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

Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
  • Cottage344 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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


Adam Carmi

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 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

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        off road parking and further parking available on street
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        WiFi is available
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Two (3 seater) sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. 2 Large leather armchairs 2 childrens chairs window seats.
                      • Heating
                        Gas Central Heating Boiler, supplimented by electric heaters for a quick warm up!
                      • Telephone
                        Please note that mobile phone coverage is patchy in the cottage, it depends upon network and which room you are in.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and Hand Towels
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Integrated in Washing Machine
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washing powder supplied Tumble dryer facility and washing line available
                      • Wood Stove
                        wood burning stove, that can be left open as open fire. wood available locally


                          • Coffee Maker
                            bodum filter coffee cafetiera
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            variety of cooking utensils. blender- nutri bullet
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped Kitchen, with blender, scales, cook books and most commen utensils.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            5 ring gas range cooker with electric plate warming oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Usually a range of teas and coffee, along with condiments and herbs/spices.
                          • Refrigerator
                            integrated fridge freeezed
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    500+ novels (please feel free to read these and leave a replacement or return via post)
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Variety of boardgames
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Freeview Satellite TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    32" lcd flatscreen tv in lounge
                                  • Toys
                                    small selection of childrens toys, board games, and books.
                                  • Video Library
                                    approximately 30 varied DVD's


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            There are three steep steps to the cottage otherwise there is level access downstairs if using the sofabed


                                              • 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

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • whitewater rafting
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            33 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Clean, tidy, homely. Well managed, good communication with owner.

                                                            Matt B.

                                                            Great location to discover the local area and visit the sights.

                                                            Cottage is well looked after, cozy and homely. Has all amenities and facilities needed for couples and families.

                                                            Would definitely visit again.


                                                            Lovely stay, lovely cottage, great owner.

                                                            Jonathan P.

                                                            We're a family of 6 with kids aged 8,6,3 and 1. We couldn't have been happier with the cottage and surrounding area. The cottage was really warm, had everything we needed and was really comfortable. The beds were really comfy, and that makes all the difference. There was also a great selection of games and dvds.

                                                            We didn't have to go far for things to do - we did a nice walk to Matlock bath, went to Gullivers Kingdom and to Cromford Mill. Had lovely dinners in the local pubs, especially the Barley Mo.

                                                            Overall, had a lovely stay and would recommend the house and the area without hesitation.

                                                            Perfect New Year!

                                                            Viv T.

                                                            Spent 4 nights at this wonderful cottage, over the New Year period with my husband, two sons aged 13 & 11, the Mother in law & our well behaved pooch. We arrived in the evening & in a fresh stick of snow which was magical & beautiful. The cottage is all we wanted and more. Very pleased to find the place decorated for the season as wasn’t expecting that and it did cross my mind to take some decorations myself, wasn’t needed. The welcome pack of Fine foods & wine was much appreciated too. The cottage is much bigger than we expected, photos don’t do it justice and it was great for our family as there was space for everyone. The beds and even the sofa were wonderfully comfortable as we took turns in staying downstairs with the dog. The cottage is more than fully equipped with everything you need from WIFi to kitchen utensils! The decor was fascinating with lovely artifacts picked up from around the world it seemed. The gardens were lovely too, met by some very friendly cows in the back one morning! I gave the cottage 5 stars as it totally satisfied/surpassed my expectations of what staying in a 17th Century cottage would feel like. If you want stark, modern, minimalist surroundings then this is not the place for you. We adored the cottages quirks & imperfections as a building of this age should display. Bonsall itself a lovely village and we were welcomed in both Pubs (meal and the Kings Head wonderful, we didn’t eat at Barley Mow but loved our visit) both pubs welcoming to kids & dog...especially the dog!! Had a coffee at The Fountain, also very accommodating. Nice to stay in a village where visitors are truly welcomed by businesses & chatty locals alike. We did pop to Matlock Bath for a nosey and kids enjoyed the amusements...sadly wasn’t hungry so didn’t get Fish n Chips! Would love to return one day as didn’t see as much of The Peak District as intended as we were too chilled in Bonsall & the wonderful cottage!! Would like to thank Adam for allowing us to stay in the cottage and for his excellent, prompt communication throughout A+++

                                                            Ps. Nearly forgot the beautiful bathroom & the HUGE bath! Take your bubbles!

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            Thank you for such a wonderful review!

                                                            I am really happy you enjoyed your stay so much and glad that the cottage and the surrounding area was so appealing to you. It is truly beautiful when it snows, you are certainly welcome to return and carry on the exploring as you said there are always more things to do in the area, if you can make it out of the village!

                                                            Thanks again for all the positive feedback, its appreciated.

                                                            Regards Adam

                                                            Lovely cosy Christmas

                                                            Sue H.

                                                            A house with great character, providing us with a great Christmas. Only thing I would change would be the 2 single beds are not very comfortable, and sink when you touch them. Apart from that it was really splendid!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            I am gad you had such a nice Christmas at our cottage, Its lovely in the snow! the mattresses on the single beds are new, and our children love them, however I take on board your comments regarding the softness of the base. Thank you for still giving a five star rating.

                                                            Cosy historical cottage

                                                            kate h.

                                                            We had a great time in this cottage. Plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 children, with a well equipped kitchen and space for family meals. Very comfortable beds, with good quality bedding, ensuring a cosy and good nights sleep. Lots of toys and games for the children which kept them happy and entertained. Bonsall village and surrounding area is beautiful and the village pub we visited for dinner was warm and friendly. We would like to visit the area again in the future as there is so much more to explore and would happily return to this cottage if available! Thank you.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for the review, I am always happy when the cottage is enjoyed, especially when children are entertained and everyone has a good nights sleep! I always look forwards to going myself as it is so peaceful.

                                                            I have been going to the area for over 30 years and still find new walks, pubs, leisure activities and points of interest! you would be welcome back anytime to continue your exploration.

                                                            Regards Adam

                                                            Lovely homely and excellently equipped, warm and comfortable beds.

                                                            Ann B.

                                                            We went there with my son and his young family of 3 boys and a baby girl for 3 nights over half term. The cottage was roomy and ideal for family meals and games. Excellently positioned close to child friendly pub. Lots to do in the area. Will hopefully return.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind review, I have visited with my family over many years and my kids always enjoy the cottage.

                                                            Both local pubs are very friendly and offer a nice menu, so I am glad they are keeping their high standards.

                                                            Hope you can return sometime.

                                                            Regards Adam


                                                            Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK

                                                            20 Minutes walk to Heights of Abraham Cable Car 30 Minute walk to Gulivers Kingdon theme park and Matlock Bath (spa Town)


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            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.

                                                            33 Reviews
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