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The Bobbin

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Kelstedge, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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This cottage is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with walking and cycle trails from the doorstep, or perhaps enjoy a quiet family break away in beautiful surroundings.

The Bobbin is a charming converted barn which started its life as a cow and pig sty. Lovingly-presented, The Bobbin is a wonderful cottage which still retains many of its original features, such as the feeding trough as you walk through the front door and beautiful exposed stone walls. The barn is situated on the A632, giving easy access to exploring the local area.
Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, there is plenty to see and do from the doorstep, with many walking and cycle trails, and one leads through Ashover, a pretty village which boasts a unique downloadable audio trail, with the ability to bring the whole route to life. The River Amber flows through the village which is well known for the Ashover show in August and the festival in September.
Ogston Reservoir is just 2½ miles away where guests can enjoy water sports, birdwatching and fishing. Both Matlock and Matlock Bath with its cable car ride to Abraham Heights is only 3 miles, where you can tour the Mining Museum or walk alongside the River Derwent. Why not take a drive to Crich Tramway Museum, Chatsworth House, Bakewell or Haddon, which are all well worth a visit. The historical town of Chesterfield is around a 20-minute drive with its crooked spire and lively market. Shop 1 mile, pub with restaurant ¼ mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With tiled floor.
Living area:
With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and French doors to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
2 steps up to...
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Step down to...
Bedroom 2: With double bed, beams and Juliet balcony.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

LPG underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Laundry service available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.

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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2018
    We really enjoyed our stay at The Bobbin. The value for money I thought was excellent. We went with our two children (6 and 3) and they absolutely loved it. The only negative was the busy main road but this was clearly explained and it is not really an issue. The underfloor heating throughout was fantastic and made the barn very warm on a snowy weekend. We visited Ashover (about 1.5 miles away) and took a walk as suggested in the visitor book and had a wonderful time. The Bobbin has everything you need for a short break or even a longer holiday and we will be back I am sure.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017
    Lovely cottage in a great location. Very cosy and snug. The hosts Helen and John were lovely, very welcoming and provided helpful information regarding the property and the area. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you needed. The little extra touches provided by the owners were very thoughtful and welcomed. Only a 5 minute drive into the beautiful Matlock. The village has a pub which is in walking distance and the next village along Ashover has a few pubs where you can have a meal. Very picturesque. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2017
    A stunning cottage, beautifully renovated. Had everything we needed and bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival. Owners are just across drive and really friendly and helpful. It is on a busy main road and you could hear the traffic but it didnt bother us. The scenery is incredible. We will definitely be goimg back and i would highly recommend it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2017
    Very cosy cottage with lots of lovely touches. Owners were incredibly helpful. Great location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2017
    Lovely cosy cottage. Nice and warm with underfloor heating. Good box of kids toys. Nice surrounding area with lots to do. The main drawback if staying with small children is being right on an A road with very fast traffic. I didn't let them outside at all and even escorted very closely to and from the car.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Excellent cottage, would stay again. Road is busy at times although this would not put us off due to high standard of cottage.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Lovely cottage well equipped and beautiful decor but the proximity to the road totally spoils it. We felt it was too noisy to sit outside. The 2 steps to the bedrooms were steeper than expected and my mother struggled to get up them .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2017
    I booked The Bobbin for a weekend away with friends to go to the RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth House. We loved the accommodation and couldn't fault it at all. It was perfect for what we needed. Very modern, comfortable and clean. The rain even held off to allow us to sit outside on the patio. There is a fast road outside which we knew about when booking, but it didn't affect our stay there. The owners were very welcoming and would stay there again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is ideally located for visiting the Peak District's main attractions. The owners are lovely people and a lot of time and effort has gone into making the Bobbin comfortable for visitors. We would definitely book again.

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