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River Cottage

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Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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A traditional stone detached cottage right on the doorstep of the National Park. Amenities within walking distance.

Excellent base for exploring Peak District

A traditional stone detached cottage, situated near the River Derwent, just 0.5 miles from the Peak National Park, it opens the door to miles of spectacular scenery and walks, whilst being just 3 miles from Matlock with the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There are 2 friendly pubs in the village both serving food and the Peak Rail and Redhouse Horse and Carriage Museum are within 0.5 miles. Bakewell is 6 miles with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall an easy drive. There are water sports at Carsington Water, pot holing at Castleton, Go Ape adventure course and Alton Towers within easy reach. Shops and restaurant 900 yards, pubs 75 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms both with wooden floor, one with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking 75 yards (on riverside). No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    Well equipped cottage, but old fashioned and fairly depressing decor. Very uncomfortable (and seemingly old) bedding so we were glad we took our own duvets! The ad is misleading - the cottage isn't on the river, but on a very busy main road with lorries at all times of the day and night, and very tight pavements which led to a few near misses with our dogs/young children. The garden in the ad is fenced off and belongs to a neighbouring cottage so no garden is available but there is a courtyard. However it's a good enough location for exploring the local area by car. But don't rely on local amenities without one, or anywhere to walk a dog at night.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We were disappointed to read your review following your stay at River Cottage. The décor is as in the photos, there is a modern kitchen and bathroom, but the remainder of the property is in-keeping with a 130 year old cottage. It is named River Cottage in the original deeds, due to its proximity to the river (about 5 doors down from the River Derwent). We agree that the picture, showing the garden, may be misleading and have requested that this be removed from the ad. In respect to local amenities, there are 2 pubs in the village and less than a mile up the road, 2 grocery shops, along with a further pub, restaurant and even a hairdresser, so we are unsure what is meant by this. Dogs can also be walked either along the river, across open fields or in Cluff Wood, all about 2 mins walk from the cottage. Naturally we are sorry that you were a little disappointed with some elements of your stay but thank you for the comments you wrote in our Visitors Book. We are pleased you found the cottage to be ‘very toasty and warm, well equipped and sweet', 'good value for money and clean and tidy’.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    Left after 2 days due to illness but lovely cottage down parts road to close and garden to small

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    The cottage was very well presented with everything needed to make for a comfortable stay. The welcome pack for us and our dog was very nice and the cottage was meticulously clean. The only problem was the heavy lorries going through the village and with the narrow pavements would not be recommended for families with young children. Unfortunately the nearest pub was not doing meals whilst we were staying and the second one only had a very limited menu. There are some very good take aways close by. The Peak Railway at Darley Dale is well worth a visit.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2017
    A lovely cottage, however if you want to lay in, in the mornings any day of the week forget it your on a main through road, which is very busy with a non existent footpath outside the property. Not much to see or do in the village apart from a couple of pubs and no WiFi. Which in some ways was a plus but as there wasn't many TV channels and nothing in the immediate area to do apart from drinking or walking it got a bit boring after a week. Also the main outside photo of the rear of the house is deceptive as there is no lawn that's next doors garden!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Not quite sure what was expected in the middle of the Peak District, a lot of villages don’t even have a pub. We provide a full complement of TV channels on Freesat, as even with a TV booster, Freeview channels are limited in our area. Free wifi is also available in one of the pubs.

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6.6 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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