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Little House

Matlock, Matlock & Southern Peak District
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Towels included
Romantic
Luxury
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • A wonderful and unique holiday retreat in a hidden little valley
  • Vaulted ceilings and a balcony provide a real wow factor to this property
  • Thoughtful finishing touches throughout and stunning views make this the perfect escape

Property code: OC-DCTLH

This fantastic holiday retreat is set amongst a cluster of cottages in a peaceful little valley, nestling in the rolling hills south of Matlock. It’s the ideal bolthole for a couple on a romantic getaway wanting a great base from which to explore the numerous local attractions. The High Peak Trail, just 3 miles away, is great for walkers and cyclists. Carsington Water with its water sports, cycle trails and birdwatching is just over the hill, 4 miles away. The lovely historic town of Wirksworth with its heritage railway, Heritage Centre, quirky Northern Lights Cinema and many a pub and restaurant is just 2 miles away. Belper's award-winning market town in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor, 6 miles distant, is another must-see.

Inside, the open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen surround a central double-sided wood burner. The lounge has sumptuous furniture (including a sofa bed if it is needed), while a coordinated dining area has an attractive table and four chairs for eating home-cooked meals. There is also a desk and chair. The kitchen is well stocked with everything guests should need to rustle up those delicious meals. Up the feature oak staircase, guests will find the vaulted bedroom with a king-size bed, which also has a quiet reading area and wonderful balcony looking out over the fields

Outside, the terrace, balcony and patio are ideal places to share a drink of wine or two while admiring the stunning views.

  • 1 king bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer box, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs provided
  • Smart TV, DAB radio
  • Enclosed patio, garden with seating and balcony
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Adults only
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 09:30
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Lesley Crowther

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 61 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah, 2nd November 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 28th October 2023

What a wonderful place we have had a wonderful week enjoying Little House and the wonderful walking and countryside. Thanks for everything

Reviewed by Anonymous, 6th October 2023

This has been such a relaxing stay and your house has exceeded our expectations. Even a bit of remote working was a pleasure in this setting. Thank you for being a great host and thinking of everything we will be back

Reviewed by Kathryn, 30th September 2023

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We have had a great time at Little House over the last week. The Owner and her dogs are so friendly and welcoming. The views from the cottage are beautiful and we have had a lovely time. The Bear (about 3 minute drive) does amazing food and you will get a very warm welcome. Our dog loved the place and was even more relaxed at Little House than heRead more is in our own house. Thank you! We hope to see you again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 29th September 2023

Thank you Valerie for such a lovely stay in 'Little House' what a fantastic place it is. We had a lovely stay here. It is so cosy and comfortable. Our dog has been more relaxed here than at home. Thank you for the welcome treats too. The ball lasted about 5 minutes he loved it. We cannot wait to visit again

Reviewed by Lorraine, 24th September 2023

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The Little House was lovely and comfortable, well equipped and clean, even a spare lead if needed! Was in a beautiful setting surrounded by fields, very quiet and peaceful. Small enclosed garden ideal for our dog. The owner Valerie is lovely and helpful. Unfortunately, our week was spoiled by the rain but did manage to get out to visit Matlock, BRead moreakewell and Carsington Water and Cromford Mill all within short distance. The little town of Wirksworth only ten minutes away with plenty of parking. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 23rd September 2023

We had a lovely stay. The Little House is lovely and comfortable. The welcome pack was very generous. Thank you so much Valerie

Reviewed by Justin, 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Gareth, 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Les, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 31st August 2023

We have had a truly wonderful week here in this lovely house. A very well planned and thought out place and the best form of relaxation money can buy. Thank you so much Valerie for everything we will definitely be back

Reviewed by Karen, 30th August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 12th August 2023

Thank you Valerie for a very warm welcome. Lovey relaxing Little House a great stay would definitely come again

Reviewed by Anonymous, 5th August 2023

Our second and very enjoyable visit to the Little House. Plenty to see and do even in variable weather. Thoughtful welcome pack for us and our cat

Reviewed by Louise, 1st August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 31st July 2023

Amazing stay for us and our dog. Thank you for the welcome pack and lovely touches for the dog. Look forward to our return

Reviewed by Anonymous, 15th July 2023

Superb views in a superb location. Really enjoyable stay, great for a break. Thanks for the welcome pack dog enjoyed the treats

Reviewed by Alan, 11th July 2023

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A perfect quiet location for a country break. Great views. Good walking area and a pub serving good food within a 10 minute walk.

Reviewed by Howie, 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Penny, 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 3rd June 2023

Lovely Welcome Pack. D(og) said "Thank you"... woof for her present. Peaceful location, beautiful views and enjoyable walks.

Reviewed by Craig, 21st May 2023

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Everything A1 from booking to paying to taking the holiday 10/10

Reviewed by Anonymous, 20th May 2023

What a gem. Came for R&R and Little House delivered 100%. Pure joy!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 13th May 2023

Had a fabulous, though rainy, couple of days in your very comfortable house with everything we needed and more. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 3rd May 2023

Thank you Valerie and doggies for such a perfect break away from all the craziness of work life. Beautiful place to relax. Very thoughtful welcome pack. Thank you!

Reviewed by Sebastian, 12th April 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 11th April 2023

Thank you Valerie! We've had such a lovely time in the Little House. We loved the place and the beautiful walks nearby.

Reviewed by Catherine, 5th January 2023

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Reviewed by Jeanette, 22nd November 2022

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Stunning property. Best log fire and amazing bed !!!! Perfect base for a cookery course booked in Matlock. Beautiful views . Perfect

Reviewed by Anonymous, 21st November 2022

Booked the pasta cookery course at Coughlans at Peak Village shopping mall so needed a place to stay. Original Cottages to the rescue! and found this gem. What a find. Beautiful place. Perfect view. Best log fire EVER and comfortable bed!! Matlock itself was full of traffic with roadworks and festive markets but fabulous walking around 'Little HousRead moree'. Have a few more cookery courses so will be back. PS Love Jammie Dodgers and other treats! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 28th October 2022

Thank you Valerie for our lovely stay in your Derbyshire house. We have enjoyed our few days exploring the area visiting beautiful Buxton, Bakewell, Ilam Country Park and Matlock Bath. Had great pub food at the Bear Inn - a traditional and cosy pub. Thank you for all the lovely welcome treats for us and Lenny - they were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 23rd October 2022

We came for peace and quiet and this place delivered. We have fallen in love with Derbyshire as it has such beautiful surroundings. This lodge was beautiful and catered for your every need. The dog was also taken care of as Micky had treats and a toy. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Peter, 17th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 16th October 2022

Thank you for being so thoughtful and welcoming. Your house is a delight nestled amongst beautiful scenery and we really enjoyed our stay, particularly as the weather was so kind to us. Lovely to meet you and Lola and thank you for making our stay such a pleasant one.

Reviewed by L, 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 7th October 2022

Beautiful "Little House". Valerie has thought of everything you could need for every eventuality. The surroundings are beautiful and it was wonderful watching the cows move from field to field. Flo enjoyed meeting Lola, as did we. Can't wait to come back again. See you soon.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 24th September 2022

A beautiful home away from home. lovely welcome pack - thank you. Great views and places to visit.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 17th September 2022

Fantastic place, lovely touches. Will be back again.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 10th September 2022

Great property, well done Valerie! Lovely walks, National Trust properties and gardens. The Hanging Gate pub on Ashbourne Road has fab food. 'Friends' cafe in Ashbourne tea & cakes. Off to Strutts Mill in Belper today for a tour.

Reviewed by Maria, 31st August 2022

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A lovely holiday home in a beautiful and peaceful location. We really appreciated the thoughtful touches and welcome gifts for ourselves and our little dog, and the friendly and warm welcome from the owner.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 28th August 2022

We enjoyed a lovely holiday in Little House - it has everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. We enjoyed visiting Bakewell, Ashbourne and Matlock Bath where the Fish & Chips are excellent. Great food at the Hope & Anchor, the Bull's Head in Belper and the Old Gate Inn at Brassington. Nice drinks at the Bear which we walked to. Some exRead morecellent walks, particularly the circular walk from High Peak Junction. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 20th August 2022

Thank you so much Valerie and Lola for our lovely holiday. 'Little House' is very special and we loved the views, walks and peak district. Wishing you all the very best

Reviewed by Anonymous, 12th August 2022

Thank you Valerie for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage with our not so little dog. All the best till next time.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 7th August 2022

Thank you once again for an amazing stay. Little House will always be one of my favourites and I can't wait to come back again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 30th July 2022

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in the little house with a stunning view! We had a great time. We made beautiful walks with our dog, especially to the Stanage Edge. Thank you Valerie!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 19th July 2022

Another visit and another excellent stay. Walks, good food locally and who wouldn't appreciate the balcony views and cows! It's been hot! So no fire needed yet again. Thank you Valerie....Finally made it to Stones in Matlock. Excellent. Le Mistral in Wirksworth great too. Love the cottage. It's our second time.

Reviewed by Garry, 6th July 2022

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This is a beautiful property set in an outstanding location. It has everything you could need for your stay and all to a very high standard. Would return at the drop of a hat.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 4th July 2022

Had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. This proved the ideal location to explore the dales and the peaks of Derbyshire.

Reviewed by Stuart, 19th June 2022

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Reviewed by Kerry, 14th June 2022

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This was an idyllic place to stay. Situated perfectly in an area of outstanding beauty, wonderfully quiet, with everything you could need for an lovely holiday & close enough to get to everywhere you could possibly wish to visit in the Peak District & surrounding area. Close to local shops & the smashing market town of Wirksworth, a little gem of aRead more place we only discovered on this visit, but the peaks are full of such places. We did loads of walking & got quite addicted to watching the cows go for milking each morning & evening. The owner is the perfect hostess, catering to her guests every need. We were reluctant to leave & will definitely be returning as soon as we can. If you are looking for a relaxed, get away from it all holiday, in a beautiful cottage then you will hit gold with the Little House. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 11th June 2022

This is a fantastic place. The views are stunning. The perfect place to unwind. Black Rocks great for a good walk. The woods opposite also a lovely walk. Thank you, Valerie. We are sorry to be leaving but hope to be back...

Reviewed by Kenneth, 5th June 2022

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Fabulous location, very peaceful but within easy reach of local attractions. The standard of fittings at Little House are very high and Lovely little touches by the owner are very welcoming. The ideal place to stay to get away from it all but plenty of local attractions to suit all tastes, we found Black rock and Carsington waters particularly gooRead mored for walking our dog. Little House is very dog friendly and highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 4th June 2022

Idyllic place to stay. Great views and very relaxing. Very welcoming and some very nice touches on arrival. Alfie (our Cocker Spaniel) loved the treats and looked forward to his playtime on an evening with Lola. Highly recommended and we wouldn't hesitate on returning. Recommend Black Rocks for walks, especially if you have a dog. Carsington Water Read morealso good for walking. Belper garden walks. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 25th May 2022

Recommend the walk from here to 'The Spanker' pub in Nether Heage. Very good fish finger sarnies! Well worth the hill climb. Many thanks for a wonderful break in your amazing 'Little House'. We've had a brilliant week walking in the Peak District by day and 'cow gazing' from the balcony in the evenings. Great to meet you and Lola. Thank you for takRead moreing such good care of us! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 17th May 2022

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Fantastic property, immaculate throughout and a very warm welcome . The little thoughtful touches throughout make all the difference.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 15th May 2022

Valerie - our second visit and equally good if not better. Had a fabulous time. Tilly will miss Lola. It is so relaxing here and a very special place. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 21st April 2022

Thank you so much for an amazing stay in such a gorgeous cottage. The welcome pack and special touches really made it feel like home. Will 100% be back and will bring Weston.

Reviewed by Nick, 19th April 2022

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We thought the Little Cottage was amazing, and the little welcome touches and provision for our dog were fantastic. Such a quiet and idyllic little spot with some very simple walks, whilst getting into the heart of the peaks was really very easy. The little Cottage offered lots of space and comfort for 2+ dog, as well as privacy. Really enjoyableRead more stay. Only word of caution is drive is not suitable for a low suspension car. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 16th April 2022

Valerie - thank you for a lovely break in the gorgeous hideaway you have created. The little touches were delightful and the place is definitely dog friendly. We will be back to continue exploring the beautiful area you live in.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 7th April 2022

Thank you for a relaxing, lovely stay and for the treats for us and for Dougie! Dougie will miss Lola!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 4th April 2022

Valerie - you have created the most wonderful holiday home to have the most perfect get-away-from-it-all break. Evertything we needed was to hand and lots of lovely finishing touches. - the welcome tray was very thoughtful and much enjoyed. The views from the property are amazing and we have had a great time exploring Derbyshire. We very much hope Read moreto return in the future. Hide

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