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From only £416 - £688 per week

Box Tree, Matlock

An iconic cottage hidden away on the hillside above Matlock with wonderful views of the Derwent valley.

Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms) | Change over day: Saturday

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!

Cottage facilities: 

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 Tuesday to Tuesday.

Nearest pub  -  Matlock  300 yds.  Nearest village shop  -  Matlock  0.5 miles.  Nearest supermarket  -  Matlock 0.5 miles.

Summary of cottage facilities

  • High Chair
  • Cot
  • Shower
  • Parking
  • Easy Walking Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Close to a Pub
  • Bath/Shower over
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Log Stove/Open Fire

Visitor's Comments

"We had a fabulous stay at the Box Tree Cottage. The place is comfortable and exceptionally well stocked. We also appreciate the welcome pack, in particular Anne’s tasty homemade jam. We really enjoyed sitting outside on the terrace with stunning views of the countryside. The place is a haven of peace and tranquillity, and we recommend it wholeheartedly."

Written by Robert, 08th August 2020

"Booked at last-minute and received quick confirmation and good communications from the owners. The cottage is located in the grounds of the owners property and they are on hand for any problems but don't intrude. Arrived to a welcome pack and even a freshly baked cake by the owner! A lovely touch. Although the cottage itself is quite small, it is very cosy and easily accommodated four adults. Located up a very steep hill from the town , but just take your time if walking up it. However, it's high up location gives lovely views down towards the town and to the hills beyond. I can imagine on a sunny summer's day it would be nice to sit and eat meals out front. Plenty of information leaflets on the local area and some lovely walking , straight from the cottage doors. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here if we ever decide to stay in Matlock again."

Written by Alan, 20th March 2020

"'Thank you for the lovely stay in Box Tree Cottage over the Easter weekend. No need for a gym as Bank Street is doing all this on its own! Thank you for lovely welcome pack and all the extras."

Written by The Burton Family, 22nd April 2019

"'One of the nicest cottages we've stayed in'"

Written by Miss Holmes party, 15th April 2019

"'Very cold, bright and beautiful outside, super cosy and comfortable inside! Have had a lovely family catch-up w/e and had everything we needed. Snow on the hills, wood burner going- felt like our on ski lodge! Thank you very much-we will be back in the summer to experience breakfast on the terrace!"

Written by The Reeves family, 04th February 2019

"'A charming, well appointed cottage....Everything we needed in a beautiful location. Stunning autumn colours and lovely walks."

Written by A couple from Worcestershire, 18th October 2018

"'What a lovely cottage and very helpful and friendly owners. We have had a wonderful week, helped by wonderful weather."

Written by A party of ladies from Hampshire, 29th September 2018

"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