Maltsters Cottage is a beautiful little cottage, in the old Matlock conservation area, set adjacent to the Bentley Brook which splashes its way down the hillside into Matlock. Originally part of the malt store for the local mill, the cottage has been renovated recently to provide absolutely superb accommodation. Every room is lovely but the farmhouse style kitchen, with its units, tiles and pine table, tops the lot !
It's a two minute level stroll into Matlock Green for your morning paper. Walks from the cottage can take you through Starkholmes' interesting conservation area, along Lumsdale's 'industrial revolution' valley or high up on Riber hillside for breathtaking views over the Peak District hills. Have an evening glass on the patio before walking through the riverside park to the Stones bistro for a fantastic meal.
Stones is worth a block booking for the whole week but here are a few alternative suggestions. Collect a super packed lunch from 'Espresso' in Darley Dale before a trip to Haddon Hall and Lathkill Dale. Stop off at Rowley's restaurant in Baslow on the way to Castleton's caverns. Call at the Devonshire Arms in Beeley for a great evening meal after visiting Chatsworth House and Bakewell.
A cosy lounge with really comfortable furniture, attractive decoration, T.V., DVD, Wi Fi and coal effect gas fire in the old stone fireplace. A superb dining kitchen with quality fitted units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and automatic washer. An attractive double bedroom with mellow pine furniture. A similar single bedroom. A lovely tiled bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an attractive little patio in front of the cottage and a further garden area across the brook. Parking for one car is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Short breaks are available November to March excluding Xmas and New Year (and during the rest of the year if the booking is within 28 days of the holiday).
Nearest pub - Starkholmes 400 yds. Nearest village shop - Matlock Green 200 yds. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 0.75 miles.
"Our 7th stay at Maltsters. The perfect holiday cottage in the centre of The Peak District. We will be back without a doubt."
Written by Rob and Sue , South Shields, 07th September 2014
"Great cottage excellent base for exploring Derbyshire. Thank you."
Written by Jim and Christine , Inverness, 19th July 2014
"Lovely comfortable cottage with a great park nearby. It made a great base. Wonderful couple of weeks. Thank you."
Written by Peter and Elizabeth, 05th July 2014
"Another splendid week in a beautiful cottage. Love the flowers Helen puts in the window."
Written by Rona and Bill, Hertfordshire, 27th June 2014
"Was our 7th visit. Still lots to see. Enjoyed visiting Chesterfield and our walks along Cromford canal. Well stocked garden centre at Cromford. Lovely couple next door."
Written by Maggie and Dennis Parker, Mablethorpe., 07th June 2014
"Our 5th visit but there's still so much to do. Amazing walk at Great Longstone-thanks to the book in the cottage ! This is one of the best holidays ever ! I love this place !"
Written by Moira, Colin and Sam, Winchester, 05th April 2014
"Had a great week in a wonderful cottage.Would highly recommend Stones Restaurant and Fishpond Pub."
Written by Caroline and Robert, Sheffield, 22nd February 2014
"Both had a lovely break in an amazing little cottage. Thank you !"
Written by Kevin and Bradley, Suffolk, 26th October 2013
"Mum and I have had another wonderful week at the cottage and Matlock. Visiting friends and family, fabulous location."
Written by Lesley and Audrey, Denny, Scotland, 12th October 2013
"7th time always a pleasure to revisit."
Written by Mavis and Jack, Kent, 05th October 2013
"Lovely cottage.A very enjoyable week."
Written by Dave and Shirley, Chester, 22nd June 2013