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Cropwell Bishop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth stay at Ellen House and it certainly won't be our last. Fantastic location within a few minutes walk of the town centre but so quiet and peaceful. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and a superb breakfast. We brought some friends with us this time who were also very impressed. Thanks Anne and John, see you again soon.

Thank Christine R
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this very complimentary review, so nice that you were able to bring friends with this time and great that you all enjoyed your stay with us. There is a new restaurant opening too, also within walking distance, so something new to discover next time!

Chipping Campden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Anne and John for yet another lovely stay, even Doris did not ruin it for us!! Lovely breakfasts as always, and the room was beautiful as usual. Hopefully we will be able to come to Matlock again at the end of the year

Thank kazzio5
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you and looking forward to your next visit (don't know what the next storm will be called, but hope there will be no storm during your next visit!). We will keep the breakfasts and home made biscuits coming regardless.

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Ellen house this weekend had a fantastic time couldn't of wished for a better place to stay. Rooms were very clean and large ours looked over the garden. Breakfast was lovely couldn't of asked for anything more. If we go to Matlock again will definitely book this bed and breakfast.

Thank barbados2000
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, so good to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. The garden is looking amazing at the moment with daffodils out, birds feeding and our resident squirrel happily munching away! It will be great if you stay with us again, looking forward to a return visit.

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We could not have been happier, felt at home in this comfortable clean and well placed b&b will recommend to family and friends Breakfast was tasty and Ann was very helpful with advice on local restaurants

Thank Grahamandange
Anne A, Manager at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review for us; it was a pleasure to help with advise and recommendations. It is also great that we were recommended by family and friends, always the best advertising we could wish for!

Dundee, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have stayed in many B and B 's before but Ellen House gets first prize when it comes to excellence of service and comfort. Every possible need is catered for and the breakfasts are exceptional. John and Anne are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. Ellen House ticks all the...

Thank Tony G
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

This is a wonderful review, thank you very much! We do try hard to deliver service of the highest standard and to ensure that the rooms have all the facilities that you might need. Our reward is satisfied guests! We look forward to another visit.

Arbroath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a wonderful return to Ellen House, it had been a few years since our first visit but the standards were still impeccable and the hosts as friendly and attentive as ever. Breakfast is top notch and so fresh, highlights for me were the home made jams and marmalade as well as the piping hot cooked breakfast. The B&B...

Thank michael m
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for this complimentary review; we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to us and that the breakfast was as good as you remembered from your previous visit. Our home made jams and marmalades, made by my sister (she has just won another award for her Seville orange marmalade!), are always very popular. Looking...

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Just returned after a night away at Ellen House. When we arrived we were greeted by John and Ann and we felt at home straight away. Room was spotless modern and had everything you need, the home made flap jacks were delicious. Breakfast choices were much more than I've seen offered in any other B&B or larger hotel chain for...

Thank Debbie H
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this glowing review, it is much appreciated! Yes, our rooms are more contemporary, coming from South Africa we have introduced some unique African touches. We take great care with our breakfasts and as you mentioned we have many dishes to choose from- some unusual (such as our South African breakfasts and the filling of some...

Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Ellen house having looked at quite a few b&bs, and chose here because other reviews were very complimentary. We were not disappointed. Firstly, Anne and John were two of the loveliest people you could meet. They certainly know how to run a lovely b&b and seem to cater for your every need. They have not overlooked anything,...

Thank Elaine C
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

First of all, we are so glad that we lived up to expectations, we always try our best to offer our guests an enjoyable stay. You are not the only ones that enjoy our flapjacks (they are actually a South African cookie we call a crunchy!); I send the recipe to guests on a regular basis! Not all our rooms...

Reviewed 1 October 2016

The room with twin beds is large and welcoming in this fine, well maintained house.The very friendly hosts are lovely to chat with and create an atmosphere that other guests are quick to join in. Everything is spotless and serviced every day. Apart from free day time street parking being taken up by interlopers and a small shower that was...

Thank Contrajur
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

So good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love chatting to guests and it is good to know that the friendly atmosphere is appreciated. Our guests also really like the fact that we are so close to town but away from the hustle and bustle of the pubs and restaurants. We are very fortunate that we...

Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were made very welcome in this well maintained house. comfy bed and small but ok en suite. Delicious breakfast, beautifully cooked and very congenial atmosphere inviting conversation with other guests. A very nice experience, We will go there again.

Thank happydad1
Anne A, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review, it is good to know that you felt so welcome. An excellent breakfast is an important aspect of our B&B, glad you enjoyed it so much. Not all our rooms and en-suites are the same size, but we try very hard to provide all the amenities that you would need...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ellen House offers a special stay with the emphasis on excellent service, comfortable rooms and good food. We have a varied English breakfast as well as innovative vegatarian and vegan dishes. We are in the Peak District and close to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellen House

Address: 37 Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 3LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: RM425 - RM474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ellen House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We had a nice room with doors into garden”
 of 5 bubbles Grahamandange, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room(s) giving onto the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Thoren_12, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try the South African breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles tictactoeherewego, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 he direct access to the gaeden”
 of 5 bubbles Lolly1952, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room over looking the garden number 3”
 of 5 bubbles greenstein5, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
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