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The Old Carthouse

Matlock (2mls N), Peak District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spend your evenings taking a relaxing soak in the wood-fired hot tub looking at the stars
  • Set on a 60-acre working farm with unforgettable views over the Derbyshire Dales
  • A walker’s paradise with miles of waymarked footpaths and a waterfall to explore from the cottage
Property code: 86482

This retreat is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting a hidden escape within the Derbyshire Dales. Each room has been perfectly styled with comfort in mind for a memorable staycation.

An idyllic rural getaway, this delightful property makes a fabulous holiday home for up to four guests. Providing wonderful accommodation for couples, families and friends, this imaginatively updated barn conversion retains plenty of original features including exposed beams and flagstone flooring. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, the property is a fantastic base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District. This peaceful retreat is set on a working farm and has a soothing hot tub and glorious rural views.

Featuring exposed beams and a wood burner in a stone fireplace, the delightful lounge is an ideal space to snuggle in the evenings and watch a movie on the Smart TV. The light and friendly kitchen/diner has a wide range of equipment, with a farmhouse-style dining table providing a perfect spot for sharing a favourite family meal. Upstairs, there’s a stylish bathroom and three cosy and welcoming bedrooms. The bedrooms are made up of one king-size room with exposed beams, a Smart TV and a picture window offering views over the valley, one king-sing-size room which can be made up as a twin on request, and a charming single room ideal for children. The enclosed courtyard garden has plenty of outdoor furniture and a fantastic wood-fired hot tub, offering plenty of space to unwind.

Ideal for exploring the southern stretches of the Peak District, this beautiful barn conversion is just a couple of miles from the lively market town of Matlock, which has plenty of great places to eat and drink. A public footpath leads directly from the farm onto a woodland walk. The area has a wealth of landmarks and attractions including the Heights of Abraham, the National Stone Centre, Gulliver’s Kingdom, Chatsworth House, the Peak District Mining Museum, Lumsdale Waterfall and Magpie Mine (all within 13 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link (that can be made into 2”4 twins upon request), 1 single bedroom
  • Sleeps 4 + 1 – 4 adults and 1 child
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and WC, and downstairs WC
  • Range cooker with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV with Sky in the lounge and Smart TV in the bedroom
  • Wood-fired hot tub (first basket of logs supplied and extra logs can be bought from the owner)
  • Spacious courtyard garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Situated on a working farm
  • 2 dogs welcome or 3 by arrangement, please note they are not allowed usptairs
  • Pub 1.2 miles, shop 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathryn 4th February 2024

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Just what we needed a relaxing break in a beautiful, tastefully decorated cosy cottage. The dogs loved the woodland walk just across the field from the cottage.

Reviewed by Emily 29th December 2023

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The cottage is beautiful, clean and the owners had even left a box for our dogs with a blanket, treats etc. There was nothing more we could have asked for and will certainly be returning one day! You can access the woodland at the bottom of the farm and its lovely to walk around there. Once we returned from our walks wed light the fire and have a cRead moreosy afternoon on the sofa in front of the fire. The perfect end to our days. Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd November 2023

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Fabulous setting - lovely walks straight from the door as well as handy for Bakewell, Matlock, Chatsworth, Buxton, The Monsal Trail etc. Cottage was very homely and had some nice extra touches. Also very dog friendly. Had a couple of evenings in the hot tub. The walled courtyard garden was completely private and although too cold to sit outside in Read moreNovember, this would be a lovely setting in the summer. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Candy 13th October 2023

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What a stunning place. Exceptionally clean, cosy, warm and beautiful location. The owners were lovely and very helpful when we were having issues with the wood burning hot tub. Lots of info available for activities in local area, including taxis etc. plus loads of stuff left for use such as Bluetooth speaker, hand wash, ice, washing up liquid etc. Read morewould highly recommend and definitely return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th July 2023

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A fantastic little cottage in a lovely area - close to Bakewell, Chatworth and a range of good pubs. The kids enjoyed seeing the cows every morning and the hosts were friendly and happy to give advice about the area. The cottage is well equipped and beds were comfy - we all slept well. Loved the hot tub (just make sure you keep an eye on the fire dRead moreuring the initial 4 hour heat up period). Thanks for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 30th June 2023

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Lovely cottage. Absolutely perfect location. Although part of the owners property we did not feel overlooked. The courtyard was wonderful for the dogs, completely escape proof. The hot tub was gorgeous at the end of the day. Definitely recommended.

Reviewed by Joseph 9th June 2023

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A wonderfully well loved property with every attention to detail you could ask for. Truly peaceful setting, very private tranquil location with lovely walks on your doorstep which our dog loved. Ideally located for visiting surrounding areas such as Matlock and Bakewell , Chatsworth House well worth a visit and some really nice pubs/restraints a shRead moreort drive away. Enclosed courtyard on this property is lovely and a very safe surrounding for both children and if you have a dog, very peaceful Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 26th May 2023

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Absolutely wonderful cottage, courtyard garden was lovely and super dog friendly. Views across the valley were incredible. Very well equipped and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Jude 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 5th May 2023

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Lovely location and views from the front of the property, and private at the rear. Well equipped cottage, Had an excellent stay & well situated to explore the surrounding areas & countryside great place for walks etc. We hope to stay again in the future

Reviewed by Brian 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Hannah 3rd March 2023

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We had a wonderful stay here (March 2023). The cottage was beautifully appointed and had everything we needed for the week. Loved that there were some blankets, towels bowls etc left for any doggy guests. The welcome book had really helpful information not only on how to use the facilities within the cottage (eg oven, log burner) but also details oRead moref things to do and places to eat locally. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 24th February 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage, really secure for an escape artist dog. Beds really comfortable it was so quiet-we slept like logs. The cottage is central to many of the attractions in the Peak District and Would certainly return.My only issue would be with holiday cottages, it took 4 attempts to book the property as we wanted to take an additional dog, but tRead morehey were very reluctant to contact the owner regarding this. Eventually they did and the owner was fine with it, an out of season booking nearly lost. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 27th January 2023

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Very clean, comfortable & characterful house, with lots of thoughtful touches. Fabulous views from most windows and lovely walks without having to use the car. Wish we could have stayed longer! We didnt manage to get the hot tub up to the required temperature (our inexperience) and were disappointed that we couldnt use it. Owners living next door wRead moreas not a problem as felt very independent and not overlooked in any way. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Jessica 23rd September 2022

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The cottage is beautiful and set in a great location with beautiful views. Its in driving distance to many places such as Matlock, Bakewell, and Chatsworth house. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and very cosy. Our dog was in her element and loved walking into the surrounding fields. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The cottage Read moreis a 10 minute drive away from Sainsburys which we found really helpful. Would definitely recommend and would love to come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 9th September 2022

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The Old Cart House is a beautiful cottage, comfortable, well equipped and super dog-friendly with its totally secure courtyard garden. Great location with good amenities nearby as well as fantastic scenery and plenty of good walks. We'll definitely be back!

Reviewed by Linda 2nd September 2022

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The cottage was clean, comfortable and cosy everything you could wish for. The kitchen offered every appliance you would ever need with a great stove. Bedrooms very comfortable with lots of storage.

Reviewed by Rebecca 5th August 2022

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We had the most magical time staying in the old carthouse. It was bright, clean, cosy and incredibly well equipped. The courtyard was just gorgeous - we sat out under the twinkly lit pergola each evening enjoying the big skies and hot tub. Our houdini dog Monty was totally safe in the enclosed garden and loved our daily walks down to the woods withRead more the hidden pools and waterfall. Lovely, helpful owners too - wed have been very happy to stay a few more weeks! Hide

Reviewed by Katheryn 22nd July 2022

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Excellent cottage, wonderful hosts and a great time had by all.

Reviewed by Victoria 15th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Very comfortable with everything you need to have a great holiday. The hot tub was very welcome in the blistering heatwave and was really easy to use. The garden area is so well set out with 2 seating areas. All in all a great holiday.

Reviewed by Mary 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Gerri 24th June 2022

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This is a delightful comfortable and beautifully located holiday cottage. Every tiny thing has been considered and every possible need is taken care of. What a beautiful location too with fabulous walks and other attractions a short drive away. We wanted for nothing. The dogs were welcome and settled well. A perfect home from home ! We will definitRead moreely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 5th June 2022

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Lovely property and location

Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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The Old Carthouse was exemplary and very splendid. Beautifully conserved building, excellently appointed, amidst the wonderful Matlock and Derwent Valley landscape. The private courtyard, dining and BBQ space .. and the hot-tub .. were also a special luxury. The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly. A great holiday. Thank you.

Reviewed by Nikki 29th April 2022

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What an amazing place! We loved our stay and the two dogs were secure so we didnt have to worry. We walked every day and the hot tub was extremely welcome of an evening. The old cart house is beautiful and we could have stayed longer!! Well definitely be back!!

Reviewed by Chelsie 25th April 2022

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This was our first holiday with our pup! Being a bouncy golden retriever who will walk and walk, the location was fab! Enough room for her to explore in the secure courtyard and chill in front of the log burner after exploring the local woods, waterfall and streams all day! The property is beautiful & the views are fab! Waking up to the calves runnRead moreing around in the field opposite was lovely! The property is very dog friendly! & has all the home essentials and more! Would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 15th April 2022

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This cottage was very nice, clean and had everything needed. It was a great peaceful location with nice walks. The owners were very friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed by Ann 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 11th March 2022

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This is an amazing holiday destination. The setting, and scenery are absolutely stunning - and this is matched by the property itself. So comfortable, and well specified, we settled in straight away, and had the most relaxing few days. In addition to the interiors, the garden has been beautifully designed to be an inviting and relaxing environment.Read more Our dogs loved it too. We have booked to stay again. Hide

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