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Very good
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

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Very good - based on 46 reviews
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sammy72mi...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage - great base to explore beautiful countryside!”
Reviewed 17 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A lovely, comfortable, quirky (in a good way) cottage that enabled us to explore the Peak District but come back to proper home comforts at the end of the day. Well equipped if you want to cook etc rather than eat out.
Lovely to have the enclosed back garden - Piper (the dog) enjoyed lying out there as much as we enjoyed sitting out. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather so were out and about most of the time but did indulge in some relaxing in the evenings. The welcome pack, coffee and biscuits etc are a nice touch.
We did worry about getting locked out at the back as you can only open from inside (visitors are notified of this) - but got into the habit of propping the door open each time we were out there. I would recommend a similar thing with the front door if you sit outside and don't have the door key with you or don't put the door on the latch! My partner got shut out with the dog as the door closed on him - luckily I was only upstairs. These are not complaints just things we became aware of during our stay that may catch someone out if unaware.
The main bedroom was a good size and airy with the window open - although as we had hot weather while we were there, we would recommend a small fan, as it got quite hot when the curtains were closed. We didn't keep the curtains open as there were no nets or blinds to stop anyone seeing in - again not a complaint more of a personal thing for us as we are so used to having our curtains open at home!
Overall we had a lovely, relaxing stay and enjoyed ourselves.

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Liked best: The enclosed back graden
Liked least: Not being able to open more windows (but understand why from a security point of view)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Gemma U
1 review
“Cute, very cottagey”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Nice little cottage, cute quirky features with all you need for a weeks stay.
Very picturesque area, quiet village, rather hilly. Close amenities, 5-10 minute drive.
My husband would have liked to have an alarm and was concerned about the patio doors as they weren't that secure

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Liked best: cottagey features
Liked least: security
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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sootynsox
Sunderland, Wearside
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We just got back from a short break staying at matchbox cottage for the 2nd time it is a perfect cottage for dogs very clean good enclosed garden close to some brilliant walks carsington water the monsal trail and cromford canal to name a few. Very good value for money would definitely recommend it

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PatSpacey
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cosy Cottage, good place to explore different areas of the Peak District.”
Reviewed 28 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Matchbox Cottage is cosy and comfortable. The owners have thought of most things you require and have added a few nice touches.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Miss G R
2 reviews
“Quaint little cottage in gorgeous town with lots of lovely walks from the doorstep”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Recently stayed at Matchbox cottage with my dog and some friends came to stay for a night. Matchbox is a very homely and comfortable cottage set in a friendly town. There are loads of walks from the doorstep to enjoy, a great place to stay for walkers and dogs.

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