OxfordshireMum
Thu 22nd August 2013
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Great cottage

This cottage (terrace house) has been freshly renovated while retaining some lovely original features. Super views across the valley from the master bedroom. The house is at the top of a series of steep roads, so not suitable for people with mobility problems (or if your car doesn't have a good handbrake!) The owners were very efficient and helpful on the phone. All bedding etc fresh and modern. Sofa bed in sitting room was fine for teenage daughter. The only downside is the size of the kitchen. If you want to cook proper meals for a family of 4 or 5, you will find the kitchen very small and food storage space is very limited. Luckily there are pubs and restaurants at the bottom of the hill, so you don't need to cook. One very nice thing about the house is the owner's husband's paintings on the walls - beautiful. Would gladly return to this property.

mardleEngland
Mon 24th February 2014
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Cosy retreat

Painter's cottage is ideal for a break at any time of year. It is a cosy cottage with great views. There are many lovely walks from the door and Matlock Bath has a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The cottage is up a steep hill but this does mean that the views are wonderful. The owners were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. The cottage has everything you need for a holiday base. We definitely plan to return.

Ecopsyche
Mon 7th April 2014
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Beautiful views, inside and out!

It's a beautiful, warm cottage, with stunning views from the front windows in all weathers. There are also many paintings by Colin Halliday in every room, which are stunning and really add to the atmosphere of the place. The owners have supplied everything you could possibly need for your stay there and you quickly feel at home. The beds are comfy, there is on-demand hot water and a washer/dryer. Neighbours were all friendly but not intrusive. Contact with the owners (via phone and email) was easy, very friendly and very welcoming. Also one of the the best value properties we've seen! There's a patio area out the front which is perfect for morning coffee while you take in the views. Plenty of footpaths all around, either into the countryside or between Matlock Bath and the surrounding villages. Despite the countryside views, the cottage is still only a 5 minute walk from the station (straight down!) on the Matlock-Derby-Nottingham line, and lots of things are within walking distance. Streets are very steep and narrow so, while it's possibly to drive to the cottage to unload, you need to park on the next road down - we never had any problems finding a parking space. We really enjoyed our stay there, and would recommend it to anyone who was capable of walking up the very steep hills! (Useful exercise to counteract the fantastic food available in the area - the Chocolate Shop in Matlock Bath is well worth a visit...)

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Thu 7th August 2014
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wounderful views

beautiful terraced house overlooking matlock bath. clean tidy and decorated with beautiful paintings by the owner.kitchen small but has everything you need. we loved the view from the terrace outside and we would certainly book again. we went at easter and the owners left a small easter gift for our grand daughter who was staying with us. very kind and thoughtful .

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Sun 17th August 2014
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Room with a view

Fabulous view from the front patio and main bedroom made the steep hill up to the property worthwhile. The only downside to the property was that the parking was five minutes walk away - up the hill! I would not recommend to very unfit or disabled people for this reason.

mardleEngland
Mon 24th February 2014
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Cosy retreat

Painter's cottage is ideal for a break at any time of year. It is a cosy cottage with great views. There are many lovely walks from the door and Matlock Bath has a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The cottage is up a steep hill but this does mean that the views are wonderful. The owners were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. The cottage has everything you need for a holiday base. We definitely plan to return.