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River Cottage


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Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    I don’t really think this is a dog friendly cottage. It’s on a main road with a small pavement so was dangerous to get out the gate to walk to the car, we had to walk in the road. No garden just a small courtyard so no room to exercise. The tv was not as advised with a digital box that had no signal and the free view channels reception was poor. The cottage was well equipped with everything you would need. I didn’t really agree with previous reviews about noisy traffic first thing in the morning that didn’t bother us. Good location for 2 very pleasant pubs within 5 min walk that was dog friendly.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We apologised to these guests during their stay as next doors tree had grown and blocked satellite reception. The dish has now been moved and the tree pruned but this could not be booked in until the following week. Unfortunately even with a TV booster, Freeview channels are limited within the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2018
    Lovely cottage, clean, just a shame that the people before us didn't bother to keep an eye on their dog and clean up after it, even though there was snow on the ground because it was covered didn't mean it could be left. This us not the cottage owners fault as I said covered with snow but the dog owner should follow the rule of not exercising dog on the grounds. Area a bit sparce on amenities a choice of 2 pubs that's all, but a 15 min walk to shop or bus/car journey into town.

  • 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’.

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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