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Lakeview, Peak District Luxury Cottage,WiFi, super views over Carsington Water

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Matlock, Peak District, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Location in a Beautiful Village, Excellent Walking, Cycling, Sailing & Fishing, Great Pubs

Lake View sleeps 6 to 8 people in 3 double luxury bedrooms, one of them having a very comfortable day bed and pull-out (suitable for adults and children). The views from the house are simply stunning offering an uninterrupted view of the water and rolling hills in the distance. The Cottage is set in the grounds of Hopton House and has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities set in over an acre of delightful private gardens. Guests are able to use the garden to relax, BBq, and play. The gates can be secured to provide a safe environment for children to play. The modern styling and elegant furnishings are evident throughout the accommodation, which features a spacious king-size ensuite bedroom with the most beautiful view over the lake from your bed. Spacious accommmodation over 1800 Sq Ft, with a very comfortable 8 seater, leather sofa, log burner and excellent cooking facilities. Fantastic walks and cycle paths on the doorstep. Centrally located for Chatsworth House & petting Farm, Kedleston Hall, and Haddon Hall or if you fancy something a little more adventurous Alton Towers, Splash Landings and Go Ape are all a 20 minute car drive. Quad biking, paintballing and buggy driving are available 10 minutes away in Brailsford. The lake and the visitors centre offer Sailing, wind surfing, fishing & boating with great cafes, restaurants, bird watching and childrens adventure play grounds. If that all sounds like too much effort the delightful market towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock are within a few minutes, where you will find boutiques, antiques, restaurants, markets, and galleries. Please ask about discounted 4 night midweek breaks from Monday - Friday. Deluxe Hot tubs from £169 can be hired locally and delivered and prepared ready for your arrival. (please ask)


Hopton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with shower, sink & WC Bathroom with Bath & shower, sink & WC Thick fluffy White Company Towels & Bath matts provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Superking bed can be converted into a twin if required
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 2 baby crib , Family room -Day bed which converts to a double or 2 singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- Super king Bedroom with Double pull-out Daybed (Sprung mattress suitable for adults and children) Suitable as a family room Bedroom 2 - Super king or Twin Bedroom Bedroom 3 - Double bedroom All bedlinen is 600 thread count Egyptian Cotton
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Lake View sleeps 6 to 8 people in 3 double luxury bedrooms, one of them having a very comfortable day bed and pullout (suitable for adults and children). The views from the house are simply stunning offering an uninterrupted view of the water and rolling hills in the distance. The Cottage is part of the original housekeepers wing of Hopton House and has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities with modern styling and elegant furnishings which are evident throughout the accommodation. A large sitting room with a logburner and large leather sofa big enough for 8 guests to sit comfortably. The master bedroom features a spacious kingsize en suite room with the most beautiful view over the lake from your bed. Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedlinen and fluffy White Co towels are included in the rental. Unlimited Free WiFi, Books, board games and range of toys also included. By request Cots, baby monitors and equipment. Outside: Lakeview has 1 acre of peaceful gardens with secure gated parking. Very Safe for children with a small play house, swing, slide and zipwire. Also a fabulous furnished (with umbrella) terrace area with a stunning lake view for BBQ's in the summer or maybe even a spot of sunbathing. The garden is southfacing so attracts the sun all day and offers plenty of space to run around or just sit and take in the beautiful views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included in the rental for your comfort, 600 thread count Bed linen, Goose down duvets, Allergy Duvets available (please ask). Thick fluffy White Company towels. Included in the rental is unlimited free superfast WiFi and 1 basket of logs


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Lakeview, Peak District Luxury Cottage,WiFi, super views over Carsington Water
average rating of 4.590909 based on 24 reviews

Fantastic location, clean and comfortable with helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

We had a great Christmas period at this property. We were two families sharing this property, our family sharing the big master bedroom (parents and two boys ranging 5 and 9 years old).The master bedroom has amazing view and en suite bathroom. The other family occupied the other two double bedrooms.We were all catered for at Lakeview! Pamela went beyond expectations providing Christmas wreaths in the dining room, Christmas decorations, stocking and decorated tree. The property was clean and the grounds well maintained. Pamela was very helpful and nothing we asked for was too much for her to sort out. The hot tub we rented from Midlands Hot tub was ready for us on arrival and it was situated so you had a fantastic view over Carsington Water. I would recommend Lathkill walk as well as walking along Carsington Water (starting at the property) to Miner's Arms in Hopton village as both these walks were not too far for the 5 and 9 year old. We had snow two days after Christmas which made sitting at the great log burner cosier. We are looking forward to returning in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The property was kept in good condition and bedding and towels provided were clean and comfortable. It was a lovely location too.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house with great view

  • 5 of 5

This is a house to be recommended! It's beautifully decorated, spacious and has a wonderful view of Carsington Water. It is very spacious, and the master bedroom is huge with wonderful views. The beds are really comfortable with luxurious white linen bedding. We had a wonderful time here. We can recommend eating at the Miner's Arms in Hopton village, and the breakfasts at the visitor centre at Carsington Water are excellent. The wifi was good, but the phone signal intermittent if you need to use your phone a lot. We can thouroughly recommend this house. Pamela was really helpful, and provided loads of information regarding the locality. Thank you - I am sure we will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

We chose this property to spend my partner's 60th birthday with family. The house was comfortable and the outlook was beautiful. We were disappointed, however, about discrepancies between the website description of the property and what transpired in actuality. The accomodation was described as "luxury" standard, and although this was borne out in some ways, (comfortable beds and nice linen), we felt the failure to provide more than one towel per person when we had hired the optional spa pool was inconsistent with a luxury standard - particularly when no laundry facilities were provided (in contradiction to the website information supplied at the time of booking). When we enquired about the lack of Laundry facilities, Pamela did offer to do our washing for us, however I found it very uncomfortable having to drop off and collect washing from her.. Similarly, providing just half a roll of toilet paper for the five of us who shared the main bathroom (considering we arrived on Saturday afternoon and could not easily access a supermarket) was inadequate. More seriously, we were disappointed that conflict arose over the use of the barbecue, which at the time of booking was clearly described as available for our use. After using the barbecue we were scolded the next day for doing so, which made us quite uncomfortable. Furthermore, after adressing some of these issues with Pamela, we found her strangely stand-offish. I note the website has now been updated to accurately reflect amenities available.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you were pleased with the comfort, the linen and spectacular views from the cottage. When guests choose to take the option of renting a spa pool directly from Midland Hot tub Hire, they normally come prepared with any additional towels/dressing gowns required. We provide 2 towels for each person, per rental, a hand towel and a bath towel, so we are really sorry this didn't work for you. Part way through the week as requested by yourself, I changed all of the towels, at no extra charge. This is not included in the rental. You may recall you actually forgot to book the spa pool and it was only down to my intervention the day before you arrived that I managed to arrange this for you at very short notice, with Ian from Midland Hot Tubs having to travel over 70 miles to fulfil your request. I consider this outstanding service. We clearly state that we can offer a laundry service and this has always been so on our advert with Owners Direct and has not changed in our 8 years of operation. I happily washed, dried and ironed, 3 loads of laundry which you asked me to do, may I add at no charge to you. As long as we have rented the cottage we have always provided 2 new toilet rolls in each bathroom along with cleaning products, toiletries, tea, coffee and condiments all complimentary and included in the rental, so I don't believe this to be very accurate on your part. With regard to the BBQ... I am afraid my Husband does not recall any conflict, only a polite conversation, when you used our personal BBQ, which was positioned outside the front of our home in a clearly marked, private part of the garden.... it clearly states on the website that for hygiene reasons, we do not provide a BBQ and we recommend that guests purchase a disposal one or that it is no problem at all to bring their own. We have always enjoyed a great relationship with our guests, and I assume that is why we get so many returning year after year, and so many good reviews....I feel very sad things didn't work out for you on your trip and I can only apologise if you felt that we didn't live up to your expectations.
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A superb property that was perfect for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

The family, ranging from 6 year old twin boys to 80 year old grandad, were all well catered for at Lakeview. The accommodation was absolutely spotless with all bedding and towels smelling lovely!! The view was amazing, despite the weather, and there was plenty to do in the local area. We would have no problem in recommending this property to anyone! Pamela was very welcoming and on hand if required.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a great location with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at lakeview. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The view from the master bedroom is stunning and the garden is very large. Very close to Carsington Water visitor center.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Speaks: english, italian, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable cottage, spacious & beautifully furnished.. Wonderful views and well situated for all the attractions.. Loved sitting on the terrace with a glass of prosecco watching the world go by..

Looking forward to returning next year
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 2


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
East midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Miners Arms
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kedleston Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Le Mistral, Wirksworth
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carsington Visitors Centre
Car: recommended

We are situated in the Peak District National Park in the beautiful rolling hills of Derbyshire. Very well positioned for easy access to Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Matlock Bath and Carsington water. Fantastic walking, cycling, mountain bike trails, sailing, fishing, kayaking and great country pubs offering excellent locally sourced food. A visit to Chatsworth is a must, a very fine stately home with many things to do and see during a visit.


East Midlands, Manchester or Birmingham Airports are all within 1 hours drive

Cromford Train Station is 5 minutes drive

Derby or Chesterfield Train Stations are 25 minutes drive


Wirksworth Market Town 5 mins by car

Ashbourne Market Town 10 mins by car

Bakewell Market Town 20 mins by car

Carsington Visitors Centre 2 mins by cars or 30 minute walk

Chatsworth House 20 mins by car

Alton Towers 15 mins by car

Further Details:

Online supermarkets who deliver to Lakeview - Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco

M&S, Sainsburys, Waitrose in Ashbourne 10 mins drive

Sainsburys, Co-opin Matlock 10 mins drive

Wirksworth is a market town and has a butcher, Baker, convenience stores etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $209.88

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure your preferred date with the final balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. On receipt of the booking form and deposit confirmation will be sent via email for your records. A week before arrival directions and a code for access to the key safe will be emailed to you.

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 4pm departure before 10am
Changeover days are Friday & Monday flexible if low season

Notes on prices:
2017/19 Prices start from £570 - £1200.

Please see our website for current rates.

We offer Weekend breaks (3 nights) , midweek breaks (4 nights), weekly breaks (7 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund