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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
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
  • Handy sofa bed which is perfect for little ones if required


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.

Treat that special someone to an unforgettable stay in this impressive market town on the cusp of the Peak District National Park. Matlock was once the go-to place for hydro and spa treatments, but today it is a thriving holiday destination for those who want to reconnect with the great outdoors yet experience a slice of countryside life too. Sample delicious local fare at one of the tearooms, step back in time riding a vintage steam train and scale the Heights of Abraham by cable car for jaw-dropping views.

Bursting with gothic character and retaining many features from its former life as a church, this marvellous apartment is a quirky retreat for two. Venture along the passageway and through the archway, slipping through the cathedral door and down the steps to reach your abode. Your open-plan living area greets you on arrival with a sofa that doubles as additional sleeping space for children, ample equipment for rustling up dinners and a handy table and chairs for meals a deux. There’s a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed, and completing the property is a shower room. Outside, you’ll find a table and chairs ideal for morning coffee in the shared alleyway.

Wander down the steep hill into the bustling centre of Matlock, picking up a few treats from the market and browsing the array of shops and eateries. Time your visit with the Matlock Bath Illuminations and experience a visual feast of fireworks and fun, taking in the sights of the parade of boats along the River Derwent. By day, the river offers beautiful waterside walks with several picnic spots on the way. Further afield, Bakewell (8.5 miles away) is a must-see with its quintessential cobbled streets and pretty tearooms serving generous slabs of the famous pudding.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • Sleeps 2+2 (small double sofa bed in the lounge)
  • 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: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210