Field Barn is a real gem of a cottage - a fantastic find! Created out of a detached mellow stone barn it provides really classy accommodation with its superb lounge, ultra modern kitchen, luxurious bedrooms and 'state of the art' bathrooms. Set on the very edge of Matlock it overlooks the playing fields and backs onto open countryside stretching up to the woods on Matlock Moor.
Matlock is a lovely town nestling in a cauldron of hills with jumbles of cottages cascading down the hillsides and the river Derwent splashing down the valley. Hall Leys Park and the Arc leisure centre are super. Lots of little shops are there to explore as well as the two good supermarkets. 'Peli Deli 'is great for a lunchtime treat. Thailand No1 or Mazzi's Indian are among many good local restaurants. For a special night out try Stone's bistro by the river.
There are also lots of holiday attractions nearby. Matlock Bath with its cable cars and little Switzerland gorge is just down the valley. Peak Rail's trains steam up towards the Peaks. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are not much further and places like Carsington Water and the National Tramway Museum are in the surrounding hills.
A spacious oak floored lounge, dining and kitchen area with French doors to the patio. The lounge has quality leather sofas, electric coal effect stove, flat screen T.V., DVD, Freeview and WiFi. The dining area has a quality oak table and leather chairs. The kitchen has superb oak topped units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. There is an automatic washer in a separate utility area. The pine staircase with tread lights leads to a lovely vaulted double bedroom with king-size bed, flat screen T.V and views across the fields An adjoining 'state of the art' bathroom with bath with waterfall taps, separate shower and W.C. A downstairs twin bedroom with push together twin beds, flat screen TV and superb en-suite shower room with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a large patio with furniture and access to the adjoining field. Parking for three cars is available. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Easy walking 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 November through to March excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Matlock 800 yds. Nearest village shop - Matlock 1.0 mile. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 1.0 mile.
"A cosy and comfortable base for our Christmas break. Thank you"
Written by Visitors from Melton, Worcestershire, 28th December 2019
"Lovely cottage, everything you need here. We had a lovely few days exploring the local area. Sycamore Inn worth a visit, food good. Maazi Indian very good, the same for Thailand No1. The Christmas market at Chatsworth House well worth a visit too. Shame it rained most of our stay but still had a nice relaxing time here."
Written by Angie and David, Epsom, 30th November 2019
"What a beautiful cottage with everything we could need. We enjoyed meals in (thanks for the bubbly) and a lovely day at the Christmas fair at Chatsworth and Bakewell. Woe, those puddings. A brilliant weekend in a lovely setting."
Written by Gary and Jackie, Michael and Karen, Leeds, 17th November 2019
"Lovely, well equipped cottage. Thanks for the bubbly we had it for our anniversary on the 4th. Weather not great but we managed to get about. Forgotten how hilly Matlock is. Dog friendly pubs - Sycamore(didn't try to walk). The Devonshire Arms in Pilsley does a great Sunday lunch and the pies in the Crown at Bakewell are good. Lumsdale Falls (not far away) are worth a look but steps are quite steep and slippery. Very enjoyable stay."
Written by Chris, Danny and Monty the dog from Norfolk, 06th November 2019
"A very homely cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Had great days out exploring the area. Kids really liked the playing field behind. Loved Bakewell and Chatsworth and the kids loved the cable cars and caverns at the Heights of Abraham."
Written by Dyer family, Oxfordshire, 02nd November 2019
"A fantastic cottage.. you have thought of everything."
Written by Mr & Mrs Mc Guinness, Norfolk, 12th October 2019
"A fantastic cottage, you have thought of everything. Thank you for the bubbly, we saved it for my birthday on Friday. Great walk up the track beside the cottage and back via the Thorntree pub. Have had a wonderful week, def. 5 * cottage."
Written by A family from Norfolk & Suffolk, 12th October 2019
"Our second year in this lovely cottage……It makes such a difference knowing we have such a beautiful cottage to come back to."
Written by Mr & Mrs Smith, York, 28th September 2019
"Our second year in this lovely cottage. The only difference to last year was the weather, which was extremely wet. However we still went out every day to revisit places and explore new ones like Dovedale and Ilam country park. It makes such a difference knowing we have such a beautiful cottage to come back to. Poppy loved paying ball on the football field every night too."
Written by Doreen, Brian and Poppy the labradoodle, York, 28th September 2019
"Fantastic cottage we have had a brilliant week in the Dales. trips to Buxton and Bakewell (the puddings a must). A walk along the canal at Cromford to Whatstandwell and a bite to eat at the hotel on the corner. The hill into Matlock isn't for the faint hearted, short cut down Rockside Steps, local chippy at the bottom. Had an evening meal at the Sycamore Inn, very good value and only a 15 minute walk. Would love to stay here again to explore more of the area."
Written by Ash, Dawn, Adam and Max the dog, 24th August 2019
"Fantastic cottage, we had a brilliant week. Love to stay here again."
Written by Mr & Mrs Sadler, Worcs., 18th August 2019
"We had a great week in spite of the weather!"
Written by The Atkinsons, Harrowgate, 03rd August 2019
"Second time at this lovely cottage. We had another fantastic week…… certainly be back"
Written by Mr & Mrs Nicol, Dundee, 13th July 2019
"Lovely clean comfortable accommodation in quiet rural location…….. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."
Written by Mr & Mrs Peterson, Southend, 22nd June 2019
"A lovely quiet cottage high above the Matlock town. So much to see, enjoyed it all. All good overall."
Written by Mr & Mrs Jackman, Melbourne Australia, 15th June 2019
"Lovely, well furnished, clean and confortable cottage."
Written by Mr & Mrs Hill, Norwich, 01st June 2019
"Had a wonderful week in ‘The Barn’ Weather glorious so able to enjoy the courtyard after visiting surrounding area."
Written by Mr & Mrs Skinner, Busby, 25th May 2019
"Field Barn is an exceptional property and has obviously been converted to a very high standard. It is very clear that the owners have given this a lot of thought. The barn has a lovely traditional exterior with an up to date interior with some unusual features. We have a cottage holiday at least once per year, and have done so for over 10 years and this property is without doubt one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Everything shouts quality from the furniture to the cups and saucers etc. The location is perfect, sitting right on the outskirts of Matlock in an elevated position which makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet there are houses nearby. There is a track next to the cottage which is ideal if you take you dog as we did (she loved it too) We would not hesitate to return, thank you"
Written by Mrs Hardy, 19th May 2018
"Beautiful Cottage; Great place to spend Xmas."
Written by BB, London, 29th December 2017
"Comfortable, quiet and very cosy cottage. Well located for visiting a variety of places and perfect for relaxing after long walks."
Written by N Y &S Wiltshire, 04th November 2017