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The Bobbin


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Kelstedge, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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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, 27/12/2018
    Really well decorated and beautiful barn conversion.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/12/2018
    We had a lovely stay in the Bobbin and would definitely recommend it to others. We checked in at 11pm and Helen the owner had even left us some fresh milk for breakfast the next morning.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2018
    Very good location. Busy road but didn’t bother us at all. Excellent comfort and warm welcome from Helen who also left us some refreshments which was a nice touch. Good pub just a few minutes away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    WE loved the cottage but the road noise was unbearable for us. It was virtually non-stop .The road was the Matlock to Chesterfield. Even though we spent a large amount of time away from the cottage when we were inside the cottage it was so loud. You could hardly hear the TV/radio above the sound.We were surprised that even with double glazing it was so bad.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Excellent stay. There is road noise during busy times but it did not disturb us. Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Lovely cottage, the road outside is busy & fast but it didn’t bother us at all. Helen & John we’re very accommodating, it was a pleasure to meet them & stay at their lovely cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Loved the cottage. It is on a road which can be busy but ideal for exploring the area. Pub and coffee shop close by but you need to travel for other things. Main living area is open plan with loads of room. Definitely would go back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2018
    We had a lovely stay at the Bobbin. Such a clean, well equipped and well thought out accommodation. We would certainly recommend to others and would stay again without hesitation. Little touches like wine and chocolates along with milk in the fridge made us feel very welcome.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2018
    Noisy road by the cottage, has a strong smell inside, beds lumpy, but beautiful views.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Absolutely wonderful cottage, well presented, very comfortable. The noise from road was only drawback but not enough to spoil a lovely holiday. The owners gave us good information of surrounding area, and some money off vouchers to some local attractions, much appreciated. Would definetely return!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2018
    Fabulous holiday cottage close to the Peak District. Will definitely be using again. Highly recommended.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Just had a superb week at The Bobbin. The hosts, Helen and John, were very welcoming and the cottage was a really lovely home for the week with everything we needed. Hope to come again sometime and will definitely recommend to our friends and family.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Lovely cottage. Helen and John the owners helpful. Good position to visit the Peak District, Great pub 5 minutes away. Local shops fairly near.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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