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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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

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Adam Carmi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

17th Century Cottage in a scenic village, Three bedrooms with modern facilities
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Lovely stay over Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the cottage for Christmas with the family. The cottage is homely, cosy and kitted out with everything you will need. It was also already decorated for the festive period which was a lovely addition. Ideally located for some nice walks in the nearby countryside with the dog. A thoroughly enjoyable week!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I am so glad you enjoyed Christmas at our cottage. I have spent several Christmas there and its lovely to come back from a local walk and have mulled wine in front of the fire. Its a shame it didnt snow for you! Regards Adam
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Perfect rental property in Derbyshire

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family of 5. The owner was extremely helpful. It has every amenity and was warm and cosy - we had damp and drizzly weather! We had a brief couple of hours of sunshine and made immediate use of the beautiful back garden. We were especially happy to explore the vast quantity of books at the house. Perfect for us. We had wonderful days out at Sherwood forest and Edwinstowe, Hardwick Hall, Eyam plague village and museum, Arkwright Mills and a wonderful day at Scarthin books, (one of the best bookshops I have ever visited) followed by fish and chips...what a perfect day. Enjoyed a lovely mass at StJoseph's in Matlock. So very happy withour holiday. Would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you Mr Carni

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here ( 2 families of 4 ) for 3 nights and had a great time. Some lovely walks and great food in the local pub. The cottage is a great size and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, warm and cozy, Home from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, I am so glad that both families enjoyed the stay, walks and pub so much and that you found the cottage a suitable size for you all, and that you found it a "home from home"
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Very good value

  • 4 of 5

A quiet, peaceful, very comfortable, exceptionally well-equipped and characterful place to stay in an attractive, characterful, picturesque village in a beautiful part of the country. We recommend it very warmly.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely period cottage set in a beautiful village.

  • 4 of 5

Had a fabulous week and we were very impressed with the cottage and all the facilities offered. Games, books, wi-fi, tv's etc kept us all amused when we were in. Both local pubs were good fun. Only things missing were a BBQ and a shaver socket but overall fantastic and we are looking at dates for a return visit next year.

Matlock Bath and Matlock offer lots to do and well within striking distance to Chatsworth, Alton Towers and numerous walks and attractions.

Had a great time, thanks a lot.

The Douglas family, Dunbar, East Lothian.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the area so much and that you found the facilites good. I take on board your comments regarding a BBQ, in the next 1-2 years I will be refurbishing the outbuilding with the idea of building a BBQ in the end wall ( or storing 1 in the outbuilding).When I refurbish the shower room (2018 planned) I will now incorporate a shaver point. Thanks for the ideas and glad your stay was enjoyed. Adam
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June Stay 2016

  • 5 of 5

3 adults and two teenage boys. This was an absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end. Adam was very considerate and helpful, reimbursement for the deposit was swift. The week was very drizzly and cool, but we never even had to put the heating on, the cottage was so cosy and comfortable. We only got to enjoy the back garden for one hour but my Mum and I were determined to sit out there and enjoy the view and peace and quiet. The cottage had everything that we needed and more. it was immaculately clean.

We visited Hardwick Hall, Sherwood Forest, Bakewell and Matlock, the Arkwright Museum and Eyam. Great fish and chips in Cromford and possibly the best book shop in the world. I would come back just to go there. Having said that the house was particularly well stocked with a wide variety of excellent reading material. We had a marvellous dinner at both the Kings Head and the Barley Mow. We wandered down to the pub most evenings. Definitely a wonderful vacation - I would unhesitatingly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone. We can't wait to return.

JRC and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderfull review! I am so glad that your visit was so enjoyable and that you found plenty to read when required! Although you still seemed to fit a lot in (there is just so much to do in the area)and yes Scarthin books is certainly a hidden gem. Thanks again Adam
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $246

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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Bonsall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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