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1885 The Retreat

Matlock, Peak District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Intriguing apartment in a church development with Gothic-style cathedral elements
  • A perfect little escape for couples wanting to explore Matlock and the surrounding area
  • Lots of things to do on your doorstep with an array of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs

 

Property code: 85176

Part of a church development, this apartment is located in a former Sunday school and is the perfect bolt hole for a couple or a small family ready to explore The Peak District.

Situated at the top of a steep hill that runs down into Matlock town centre, you’ll find there is host of things to see and do on your doorstep including an array of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is a weekly market and within easy reach are the gorgeous country houses of Chatsworth (8 miles) and Haddon Hall (7 miles), both ideal for whiling away an afternoon. The Matlock Bath Illuminations and firework display are especially popular with kids and adults alike in autumn. Just a short drive away will take you to the nearby picturesque market town of Bakewell (8.5 miles) which lies in the heart of the Peak District National Park and offers a fantastic place for meandering through the various shops, cafes and restaurants.

 Make your way along the passage and under the feature Gothic-style archway. Enter through the cathedral door and take a flight of steps down into the accommodation which leads you into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen area offers everything you need to rustle up a meal during your stay including an electric oven with a two-ring hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.

Nearby, there is a fold-out dining table ideal for lazy breakfasts and planning the next day's activities. The lounge area offers a sofa, an armchair and Smart TV. The bedroom comprises a king-size bed and a wall-mounted TV, perfect for decadent lie-ins with good company during your stay. The shower room offers a shower and WC.

Outside the property, there is a small table and chairs in the alleyway outside the property, ideal if you want to sit and enjoy a cup of tea in the fresh air. There is ample on-road parking a short walk away from the property.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and two-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer
  • TV in the lounge and bedroom
  • Table and chairs in the shared walkway
  • Ample on-road parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles, restaurants and shop 0.3 miles
  • Flight of steps down to the accommodation
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kate Gray

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen, 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Emma, 13th November 2023

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Reviewed by Shaun, 6th October 2023

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The accommodation was small but done to a good standard. The location was very good, despite being on a steep incline, as the views are fantastic. The town centre was a five minute walk, and it was a friendly area in which to walk and shop.

Reviewed by Philip, 4th August 2023

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Very good value, very clean and comfortable. In a good area of town close to a bar, pizza shop and several delis.Bed comfortable and shower/bathroom facilities excellent. We did not bring a car but public transport facilities in the area are absolutely excellent. You do need to be aware that the flat is at the top of an extremely steep hill from thRead moree town centre. 600 metres of lung busting ascent. If you're going to cook, bring a can opener and a colander. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha, 5th May 2023

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Amazing apartment,clean, comfortable and had everything for a break away,the location was perfect, faultless, would definitely go back

Reviewed by Georgia, 28th April 2023

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Great Place to stay in a lovely location. Place was clean and Tidy - All cutlery and equipment was clean. The kitchen had everything you would need for a stay there. Really lovely place, and the Pizza place across the road is great !

Reviewed by Nia, 28th March 2023

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A lovely apartment, everything you need for a break away and it was superbly clean! Loved our stay thank you very much.

Reviewed by Paul, 5th March 2023

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Reviewed by Matthew, 25th February 2023

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A great stay, well located for nearby Peak District walking. Access was straightforward and the property comfortable.

Reviewed by Stephen, 22nd January 2023

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Nice place ,high spec finish, parking situation not great, actual location is right at top of a very steep hill ,you need to be a mountain climber to walk back from town.its sub terainian and only has roof windows gives a slight claustrophobic feeling couldn't live in it full time. Dodgy hob in kitchen and needs a shelf in shower. 4pm is rather latRead moree to check in . Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 7th December 2022

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I had a fabulous stay - what a super apartment and a great location just a short walk downhill into town. The apartment has everything you need and was nice and warm in spite of the snow and ice outside which I really appreciated. I didn't have any problems parking during my time there. I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Linda, 3rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Helen, 23rd November 2022

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A cosy base from which to explore an interesting area, as long as you don't mind side street parking.

Reviewed by Anne, 28th October 2022

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Got plenty of exercise up and down the hill to the town of matlock. A lovely area and the accommodation was clean and bonus of towels and bedding included also wifi

Reviewed by Sarah, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Abigail, 16th September 2022

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Warm and comfortable

Reviewed by Ange, 5th September 2022

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Really enjoyable stay, well equipped and great location.

Reviewed by Muzzammil, 27th August 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic location and aparmrent. Has all the amenities for a comfortable stay! Easy to follow instructions when checking in and parking a couple of minutes walk away. The pizza place across the road is a must visit in Matlock!

Reviewed by Samuel, 23rd July 2022

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Very quiet neighbourhood. Lovely place with 1800s character.

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