Box Tree Cottage is a superb cottage with its lovely decor, luxurious furnishings, glowing log burning stove and wonderful setting on the hill above Matlock. Hidden away in the garden of the18 century Wellfield House it provides a great holiday retreat in one of the most peaceful parts of this attractive market town.
The quality of the cottage is only matched by its views out between the trees and down over the Derwent Valley. Just to relax on the patio with an evening drink and gaze across to High Tor is an experience you will remember for ever. Then set off along the hillside to the many local pubs or down into town to the great cosmopolitan Stones, Mazzi Indian or Thai restaurants.
When you sit on the patio remember to pinch yourself to get back to reality because there is so much more to see and do. Matlock Bath's 'little Switzerland' gorge, Peak Rail's steam trains, Crich's tramway museum and the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor are all gathered around the town. The Peak Distrist's myriad of other holiday attractions, including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, is to be found in the surrounding hills!
A superb open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. The lounge with its painting and print speckled walls, iconic sofas and chairs, T.V., DVD, Freeview and Wi Fi , glowing log burning stove and patio doors to the terrace is just amazing. The adjoining dining area with its quality table and chairs is similarly incredible. The fully fitted kitchen area has a cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher together with an automatic washer and freezer in garage. A very attractive bedroom has a king-size bed (zipped together twins) and an adjoining bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C. A separate very spacious bedroom, with its own entrance is just along the terrace , no interconnecting door, with similar king-size bed (zipped together twins), sitting area with T.V., and lovely shower room with shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an attractive patio with furniture. Gated secure parking for three cars is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Matlock 300 yds. Nearest village shop - Matlock 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 0.5 miles.
"Box Tree Cottage is delightful, the view over the garden and across the valley are superb. Thank you for your very warm welcome and for the welcome pack plus all the other little extras which made our stay enjoyable.. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family."
Written by Mrs Townsend, 09th June 2018
"Cottage is great, welcome pack very welcome!. What a beautiful area. Lea Gardens, Lathkill Dale, walk around Riber Castle are all fab. Wednesday night pie night at the Thorn Tree- amazing!"
Written by Mrs Blackwell, 26th May 2018
"The weather has been lovely and we have enjoyed breakfasting on the terrace and relaxing there in the evenings, listening to the birdsong and admiring the beautiful garden. We enjoyed Chatsworth and the walk from Dovedale to Milldale."
Written by Mrs Kendall, 11th May 2018
"Enjoyed our stay very much. Very comfortable. Thank you for the welcome goodies. Very enjoyable, also your kind concern that everything was comfortable for us."
Written by Mr Redhouse, 05th May 2018
"Lovely comfortable cottage, well supplied-thank you."
Written by Mrs Potter, 03rd April 2018
"A really lovely cottage in a wonderful location. So comfy and peaceful, with goodies and GREAT books. Many thanks to our hosts"
Written by Ms Lomas, 22nd February 2018
"Lovely time in the Peak District. Box Tree Cottage comfy with amazing views. Welcome pack most welcome too! Would like to return o explore further. Thank you for a lovely stay."
Written by Mrs Garrod, 27th October 2017
"We have thoroughly enjoyed your warm and comfortable cottage. The 'goodies' you supplied were very welcome. Lovely area with plenty to see and do."
Written by Mr Garraway, 30th September 2017
"We loved our stay in the cottage. It is so well equipped and all the extras like the generous welcome pack, fresh flowers etc makes it one of the best we have experienced. We hope to come back again."
Written by The Dunnes, 19th August 2017
"We've had a great week and even on the wet days staying in our cottage was pleasurable, so peaceful and fantastic view. Our welcome pack was the best we've ever seen. Thanks to you both and we'd love to return."
Written by Dawn Long, 12th August 2017
"Thank you Ann and John. We had a lovely break with a very comfy and cosy cottage. Loved all the welcome goodies. The location just made the entire trip so easy and convenient."
Written by The Chhugani family, 28th July 2017
"We've had a lovely well earned week in this most beautiful of places-such a lovely cottage. Welcome goodies, amazing views, walks etc after 19 years absence. Sad to say goodbye to gorgeous 'Sooty' the cat!"
Written by The Luscombe family, 15th July 2017
"A welcome return to Derbyshire after 20 year absence and what a lovely week!! Thanks Ann for your considerate touches, both with clear directions to the cottage and fresh flowers in the rooms and basket of goodies. This was a great jumping off point to explore the surrounding area and a lovely relaxing place to end the day. All this and a free cat too!! What more could we ask for?!!"
Written by Mr Bowen, 08th July 2017
"Handy to amenities and walks. Good central location. Lovely outdoor area. Friendly neighbourhood cat and hostess."
Written by The Watkinsons, 24th June 2017
"Thank you for your very warm welcome. Really comfortable cottage wanting for nothing. An excellent base from which many places can and were visited. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
Written by Mrs Brett, 17th June 2017
"This is a lovely cottage with everything to hand. Thank you for a warm welcome, the welcome goodies were much appreciated. We've thoroughly enjoyed exploring this part of Derbyshire."
Written by The Dodmans, 27th May 2017
"Thank you for a lovely stay in this most beautiful part of the world. We greatly enjoyed the history, Haddon Hall is a superb reminder of the past, as well as many other towns and villages. The walks are wonderful and the countryside with its lambs and spring flowers, just beautiful."
Written by The McClelland family, 05th May 2017
"A lovely week at Box Tree Cottage, which is super. Welcome basket was much appreciated. Our first time in the Peaks. With so much to see and do we are sure to come again! Rode the train, rode the trams, climbed the Foresters Monument! Thank you Ann for a lovely stay in a lovely place."
Written by The Ashfords, 15th April 2017
"We enjoyed a wonderful week long break at Box Tree cottage. We couldn't have hoped for a more relaxing week in an incredibly comfortable setting. Ann and John were very hospitable and on hand to help when needed. Thank you for a great week."
Written by The Brakefield family, 08th April 2017
"Lovely 3 nights enjoying a rare springtime heat-wave, absolutely glorious. The cottage was a welcoming and comfortable retreat. Thanks for the provisions, which were appreciated and most welcome. Good chance we may return and enjoy even more of the glorious scenery and inviting cottage."
Written by Mrs J Crowe., 27th March 2017