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17th Century Cottage in a scenic village, Three bedrooms with modern facilities

Bedrooms 3
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The cottage is set in the beautiful quiet historic village of Bonsall on Masson Hill, although within 25 minutes you can walk to the Heights of Abraham cable car that leads to Matlock Bath which is a popular resort, some other nearby places of interest include Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Carsington water and a little further afield Alton Towers.

The village of Bonsall benefits from two pubs which both offer a range of decent ales and food, the nearest of which is literally a stone’s throw from the front door, there is a café within 5 minutes walk overlooking the local children’s park and a small deli shop.

The cottage is a lovely family holiday home which has been refurbished, maintaining many traditional features which include exposed oak beams, original stone flags too the hall and recessed window seats. The cottage benefits from gas central heating, which is supplemented by a log burner.

The accommodation comprises:

On the ground floor; entrance hall, shower room and w/c. A large lounge leads off the hall which comfortably accommodates 8 people. The kitchen has a 6 seater dining table, range cooker and fitted kitchen.

Upstairs there is one king size bedroom, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, there is a large bathroom with double ended bath.

A further two people can be accommodated on the sofa bed in the lounge taking the maximum occupancy to eight people ( you would need to fold the bed away each day to use the living room).

From all rooms there are views of the village or the surrounding countryside, the back stairs from the kitchen lead to the rear garden which has fantastic views and the field behind often has cows grazing (please don’t feed them!). There is a table and chairs to enjoy the view from. At the front of the property there is off road parking and a small front garden with seating, further parking is available on the street.

The cottage is child friendly and also two well behaved pets would be considered if kept downstairs (there is an additional cleaning fee for pets).

Whether hiking, hibernating or using Bonsall as a base to explore any of the other activities which are all available within 15 minute drive such as caving, rock climbing or sailing, I am sure you will enjoy staying here!

Some Finer Details:

We have Wi-Fi

All bed Linen is included, along with towels.

Heating is included.

wood for the fire is available locally.

The only additional costs which are charged are for pets and occupancy over more than 4 people.

If you require a cot bed (without sheets) or highchair please indicate on booking.

Cleaning costs are included, so long as beds are stripped, fire cleaned out and kitchen left tidy.

Check in is usually after 3pm

Check out is usually before 11am

A security deposit of £200 is required and will be taken at time of payment

Other Local Attractions:

Large Sports centre / Swimming Pool at Matlock

Rock Climbing wall at Wirksworth

Sailing / Windsurfing at Carsington

Bike Hire at Numerous locations

Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Bath

Walking – Everywhere!

Historic Houses and gardens including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall

Steam Trains – Peak Rail at Matlock

Amusement arcades & Fish and Chips - Matlock Bath

More Details

Adam Carmi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017


Bonsall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bathroom with double ended bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On ground floor, with toilet and shower only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Size - 1 king , 1 travel cot available on request
    Double Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a fold down sofa bed in the living room which can sleep a further 2 people
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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17th Century Cottage in a scenic village, Three bedrooms with modern facilities
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews

Lovely homey quirky cottage

  • 4 of 5

I would of rated this a 5 star but there are a few faults currently which the owner is due to fix. The owner was really friendly and the property is very well equipped with all the essentials. We found it to be a home away from home. The villages itself is very picturesque and we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for having us

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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State of the Cottage

  • 3 of 5

On arrival we found two large patches of damp approx. a meter square, one in the second bedroom and one on the upstairs landing.

The light fitting in the hallway was just hanging of the ceiling, Ten light bulbs blown.

Rear garden full of weeds in seated area and over grown. Steps to garden slippery and unsafe,

Shed in that area containing tools and substances not secure (no door).

Mildew in downstairs shower and around kitchen sink, work tops were badly water damaged leaving black stained areas.

The Cottage as a whole needs a good through clean down stairs.

We went we with a child with asthma and this was not helped by the damp and dusty conditions.

We wonder how often you inspect your properties if at all!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely clean and enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

A lovely charming clean house I would definitely come back

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this cottage... plenty of room to relax. We loved the quietness of the location. It was very clean and we really couldn't fault it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great base for the Peak District

  • 5 of 5

We found this property to be everything we needed for our stay in the Peak District. The location works well (just a few minutes from Matlock and thence just a short drive to most of the Peak District), the house was spacious enough for the 7 of us, and we had no issues apart from a little trouble parking at times (the space is tight if you have 2 cars and the neighbours are also in - one neighbour parked at an angle and this made it very squeaky-tight indeed!). Adam communicated well, the little patio out back was lovely, and the village was interesting. We would definitely consider it again in the same circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the kind review, I am glad that you found their to be enough space for 7 people and that you found everything to your liking. When there are 3 or 4 cars outside the front of the cottage it can be very tight parking! however there is always room on the road not to far away for a second or third car. Thanks again for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed staying. Adam
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Interesting Place

  • 4 of 5

The house was quite quirky and individual- a bit more like staying with family! Good spacious bathroom with huge bath and plenty of hot water. The garden terrace at the top was a lovely place to sit. Bonsall was interesting and we enjoyed strolling around and looking at the gardens.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and im glad you enjoyed the stay! Yes I agree the cottage is certainly different from the average house and its lovely sitting out on the garden terrace with a glass of wine on a summers evening overlooking the village.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kings Head
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Matlock Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

20 Minutes walk to Heights of Abraham Cable Car

30 Minute walk to Gulivers Kingdon theme park and Matlock Bath (spa Town)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $9.45 per person per night
Pet Fee $27
Damage Deposit $269.98

Please note:
At peak times Changeover day is usually a Saturday, however if available it may be possible to arrange an alternative changeover day, please contact the owner directly to request this as you will not be able to book this through the system without modification.

A refundable security deposit of £200 is required, refunded within 14 days of departure.

All prices are subject to change prior to making a confirmed booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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