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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
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: 16:00 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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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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