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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 - 7 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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17th Century Cottage in a scenic village, Three bedrooms with modern facilities
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews

Lovely cosy Christmas

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Cosy historical cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Lovely homely and excellently equipped, warm and comfortable beds.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the beginning of September 17 and had an amazing time. Although there were some areas of the property that had damp patches, we were informed prior to arrival by the owner, so had no scary surprises when we first got there. The cottage is homely, cosy and kitted out with everything you need in order to make your stay comfortable. located perfectly for some nice walks in the nearby countryside and has some great small towns in the surrounding areas for a little window shopping. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend and will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you came back to visit again and that you will also return! thanks for you comments and that you enjoyed the area.
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and for your understanding particularly regarding the dampness. Hopefully you will come back again sometime! Adam
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to apologise that the cottage was not as I would have wanted it to be, I intend that all guests thoroughly enjoy their stay with no issues, and I am disappointed this was not the case. I think you will see from all the previous reviews that the cottage has been extremely clean and previous guests have had no issues. The one issue that I am aware of and I am in the process of dealing with is the damp, I am working with a builder at the moment and trying to come up with the best solution to the problem. If you had informed me of the dissatisfaction on your arrival then most of these could have been dealt with especially as you stayed for two weeks and the housekeeper, visited during your stay. For example the gardener could have visited (in the middle of the summer it is difficult for him to carry out duties without disturbing guests), the housekeeper reported two lightbulbs left out not working etc. The property is inspected after each guest and cleaned thoroughly, I visit every few months and will certainly look into all these issues and they will be rectified.
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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

Pet Fee $27.7
Refundable damage deposit $277.05

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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