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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

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S C
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The most memorable stay, so romantic and a very special cottage.”
Reviewed 12 February 2013 for a stay in January 2012
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Matchbox Cottage is the perfect getaway...Everything that you could possibly want from a romantic break in the Peak District. Cosy log burner, immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. We love Wirksworth, lots to do and see in and around the village - Carsington Water being a favourite of ours as well as shopping in Near by Ashbourne. The High Peak Trail is minutes away and links to lots of cycle routes and walks. We will definitely be recommending this cottage and Wirksworth to our friends and family.

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Liked best: Friendly service - nothing was too much trouble.
Liked least: The weather! Still plenty to do, but we would like to visit in September for the Wirksworth Festival next time.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bigsnakey
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Pure fairytale!”
Reviewed 18 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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This is a 'chocolate box' cottage in the wonderful village of Wirksworth in the Peak District and a real gem of a place to stay. The cottage is wonderfully quaint, beautifully furnished and decorated and so comfortable, you may not want to leave once you get the wood-burner going!

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare hearty home cooked meals, using fresh local ingredients from the village shops (highly recommend Steve's Butchers). The garden with railway sleeper decking has amazing views over the rolling hills the area is famous for and a great place to chill out with all day sunshine. The dining room and living room are really gorgeous and very comfortable. A great delight was the bathroom with a huge cast iron roll-top bath, ideal for relaxing with some candles and a glass of wine and good book. The double bedroom is idyllic with very comfy bed and superior bed linen. The second bedroom is great for one of two guests with 2 single beds.

I cannot think of anything that the owners could add to make your stay more comfortable or enchanting. The day trip opportunities are super, with nearby Matlock, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chatsworth House. I would also recommend a trip to the National Stone Museum, Abraham's Heights and also the Carsington Water resevoir.

A five minute walk down the hill into Wirkswoth takes you to a number of great traditional pubs, local specialist shops, a handful of super restaurants (recommend the French Bistro and Deli) and Indian, Chinese and Fish and Chip takeaways. This village has everything you could wish for and is a photographer's delight.

We loved our stay and will be returning very soon :-)

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Liked best: The level of comfort and beauty of the cottage, plus great location
Liked least: Nothing - honestly!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Liked best: The overall feeling of the cottage and the good location
Liked least: No wi-fi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: It felt like being at home so we could relax and concentrate on our holiday
Liked least: Having to go home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The bath
Liked least: The extra bed for the second single
Travelling group: Teenagers
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