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Period Country Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


South Darley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in Matlock, Nr. Matlock Bath, Derbyshire Dales, England - Quiet Location Yet Minutes To All Local Amenities And Attractions

Beautiful interior designed cottage with lovely antiques and art. The property is the owners holiday home too therefore appointed to the highest standard, and not merely a "holiday rental!" The cottage is in a fabulous location being 10-20 minutes from Chatsworth House - Bakewell - Matlock - Matlock Bath - Carsington Water and many other beautiful Peak District villages and sights. Very high standard.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Hilary Oates
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Hilary Oates

Hi we're Paul & Hilary Oates. We originally bought Thatch Cottage as a bolt hole for ourselves and being busy business people decided to let the Cotrage to careful guests, as the property is furnished and decorated to the standard for ourselves rather than just a holiday let. We regularly visit the cottage and maintain it to a very high standard.

Hilary Oates purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Hilary Oates chose Derbyshire Dales

Beautiful and convenient location to all of the Peak District and its towns and villages.

What makes this cottage unique

Big Inglenook Fireplace. Brass beds. Lovely sunny garden and terrace with stunning views.


Period Country Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Absolutely fabulous home from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous long weekend in the cottage with our 2 children (ages 1 and 3). It is a really beautiful cottage, furnished to a very high standard with all the bits and pieces you would expect and plenty more too. There were lots of lovely touches (flowers, soaps, biscuits, coffee to name a few) and the beds were really really comfortable. The front garden is lovely for sitting in and the back whilst plain was perfect for our 2 to tear about in. Downsides were that we were travelling late and night and found the property difficult to find in the dark. We also struggled to fit the travel cot in as space around the beds is a bit limited (only in so far as fitting a travel cot in not for general use) but we just moved the bed over and it was fine. The other thing to be aware of if travelling with young children is that this is the owners own holiday property and as such is filled with lovely knick knacks, we moved a few out the way but had to be watching all the time to be sure nothing would be broken. The stairs are also pretty open and there is a step down into the kitchen. We managed all of this fine with our two so it is possible. An addition we would have liked to find would have been local information, such as attractions, walks, maps and recommended eating places but we found all this out easily from the tourist information at Matlock train station. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful, comfortable home to holiday in and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Set in the Peak District with beautiful walks cycle tracks . Chatsworth Park Bakewell and Matlock all just 10 -15 mins drive.

Carrsington Water and Alton Towers a short drive away.

Beautiful villages and market Towns.


East Midlands airport approx 40 mins drive. Manchester Airport approx 1 hour 20 mins.

A car is required to get the most out of this beautiful area.


10 -15 mins drive to Chatsworth park , Bakewell and Matlock.

40 mins to Alton Towers

15 mins to Carsington Water

Further Details:

All main supermarkets located in Matlock and Bakewell, small shops pubs and post office3 mins drive away.

Bus route


Rates & Availability

South Darley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127

Booking Notes:
25 per cent paid on booking the remainder to pay 6 weeks before your stay.
Payment in GBP

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Flexible prices for longer stays.
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25 per cent payable on booking the remainder payable 8 weeks before visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Darley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The Victorian ensuiite bathroom with full bath/shower basin bidet and toilet to bedroom one. Bathroom two with Victorian fittings, with shower wash basin and toilet for use of bedroom two
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ensuiite bedroom had a traditional iron king size bed. and beautiful views over to Riber Castle. Bedroom 2 also has a traditional iron Queen size bed with views over the front garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Peaceful setting in period but modern cottage with gardens. Outside: Thatch Cottage is a period property situated in the pretty village of Wensley. Gardens to front and rear of property with flower borders grass apple tree and York Stone patios. Outside Dinning Table and chairs for alfresco dinning. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide the best Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels,, but if you prefer to bring your own there's a £30 discount. Cleaning weekly or after each stay if less than a week.

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