A large group of us stayed here over Easter weekend and it was fantastic. The house is beautifully decorated to a very high standard, everyone was amazed and talked all weekend about how nice it was. The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful (they live just next door) and were kind enough to start the cleaning around us when we weren't quite ready to leave at 10am (although we had been told well in advance several times that we had to be out by no later than 10!) The house is in Cromford, a small village but it has everything you need - a big pub, great fish and chip shop and a convenience store selling most things. It's also a pleasant 20 minute walk away from Matlock Bath. The house has 3 living rooms and three separate kitchens, although one of the kitchens has seating for all 18 guests it is a shame that there isn't one big living space. I think it would be perfect if you were 3/4 smaller families going away together but for one large party it could be a little bit disjointed. In saying that I would definitely book this house again as it's just so beautiful.
We were a party of 17 friends, the property over three floors had plenty of space to accommodate us all yet also had smaller areas to spend some quiter time if needed, the three kitchens had everything that you would need, the ground floor one seated 18 so we all got together in the evenings for our meal, during the day the smaller kitchens were used for breakfast and lunch, the bedrooms were all different, clean and comfortable and all the bathrooms were of a high standard. The stone steps going down to the lower ground floor may be a problem if someone had mobility problems so be aware of this, overall is a stunning, quirky property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pretty, small village if Cromford had a few shops and was a nice 20 minutes walk into Matlock Bath. The ownner of the property gave all the information and directions needed to make our stay an enjoyable one, we would definitely recommend this property to our friends and would happily pay a return visit.
Two grandparents, 8 parents and 6 children all enjoyed a fabulous Christmas in this extensive and character filled residence. The house offers a maze of rooms and plenty of larger sitting rooms and a long dining area allowing us all to eat together. The location is excellent, allowing us to enjoy Cromford and its mills on foot and some great hill walks just a short drive, or run, away. Highly recommended.