Beautifully converted upside down detached stone barn | Fishermans Lodge, Alderwasley, near Matlock
Charming open plan living space with wood burner | Fishermans Lodge, Alderwasley, near Matlock
  • Cottage
  • Alderwasley, near Matlock
  • UKC3513

Fishermans Lodge


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Fishermans Lodge is situated near the lovely town of Matlock, perfectly located for a couple to enjoy a break exploring the Peak District and Derbyshire.

All on the first floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large garden with patio and garden furniture. Fishing on-site (£15 per week, licence required). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

If you’re looking for somewhere special to stay then look no further than Fishermans Lodge in the very heart of the Peak District, situated on the riverside with private fishing just at the bottom of your very own meadow.
The beautifully converted detached stone barn has been renovated and decorated to provide good standard accommodation all on the first floor. It’s in a private setting surrounded by attractive grounds, meadows and woods, home to the owners’ sheep and cows. Lucky guests will love Fishermans Lodge and there is river/coarse fishing on-site (licence required). Stepping inside you’ll appreciate the lovely ambience created by the restful colours on the walls, impressive antique furniture and fantastic art work. The charming open plan kitchen and living room with its crackling wood burner gives you a great place to relax. This beautiful property is made spectacular by the views it affords over the local river and countryside.
Situated close to the main road with easy access to the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park, which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town. Downriver lies Matlock Bath, this historic village is set in a steep-sided limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hill side. Nearer the river a more touristy atmosphere prevails with its many attractions from museums and cafés to souvenir shops. On the western side of the gorge is the Heights of Abraham with superb views and amenities, including restaurant and picnic area. A cable car can be taken to the top from Matlock Bath railway station. Between Matlock and Matlock Bath is High Tor, a broad limestone cliff rising some 400 feet above the River Derwent. Around High Tor there is a network of paths suitable for exploring the area and from which to experience the spectacular views. In the grounds below there are refreshment facilities, picnic areas, children’s playground, wooded walks and two caverns.
There are many historic houses such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, both well worth a visit, along with the market town of Bakewell. Carsington Water is a huge draw for outdoor enthusiasts with outdoor activities including walking, cycling, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing all available. Fly fishing is available from the bank and from boats that can be hired from the fishing lodge. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile


Shower Cubicle

Train Station within 1 mile

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 10 reviews


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Overall rating



  • London

  • Couple


out of 10

Great cottage with open fields and fantastic walks. Perfect if you want to shut yourself off from the world. Nice patio area for alfresco dining.

10 Jun 2022

  • Hull

  • Couple


out of 10

Ideally placed for days out into the Peak District. lovely place to eat across the bridge. Road noise was an issue to start but within an hour we didn’t notice it. For us one of the highlights was no phone signal so a very quiet couple of days

12 May 2022


  • Manchester

  • Couple


out of 10

Cosy lodge , enough room for the two of us and our dog . We used it for an ideal base for walking and then a short drive into Matlock ( but you can get a train , which the train station is a short walk away ) we also went to black rocks , which is great for walking , cycling and when you get to the top has a lovely view .

19 Jan 2022

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