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8 Tawney House Romantic Cottage in Matlock, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

8 Tawney House Romantic Cottage description

Holiday home
Just a short walk from the centre of Matlock lies this outstanding property. With views of the Church and Riber Castle, this lovely cottage has been lovingly and uniquely styled by the current owners to create a high quality holiday home. The single bedroom is reasonably small and comes with a pull out stacker bed, so perhaps this property is better suited for younger families or a couple looking to enjoy a romantic break together. With pleantiful local amenities, everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday is within easy reach.

The popular Peak District towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath have long been attracting visitors to the area. Since the Spa was developed in the late 17th Century, these pretty towns have been fashionable holiday spots and it isn't hard to see why. Offering a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, the Matlocks are set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and are home to the renowned attractions of Riber Castle, Gullivers Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. The Heights of Abraham cable cars provide breathtaking views down the gorge whilst the park itself offers a wealth of activities for the whole family such as the nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. With so many walks and cycle trails through the spectacular scenery, The Matlocks make a wonderful holiday destination.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair provided. Off road parking for 1 car. Shared use of patio with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Note: Single room is small; use of pull out stacker bed makes space compact. Note: Apartment is accessed from courtyard parking area via an external staircase.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mr Smith
September 2014
This is the fourth or fifth time I have stayed in this apartment, it is ideal for my requirements. It is very comfortable and always immaculate. It is in an ideal location for me to get around the Derwent Valley and beyond with excellent local facilities (shops, cafes, excellent pubs etc.).
Mr Holt
June 2014
A well appointed, well looked after property. The parking is shared by others in the block, but we never had a problem getting parked. It was close to amenities in Matlock, the centre of which is a pleasant stroll through the park. Convenient for buses to other places in the Peak District - useful for OAPs with bus passes!
Mr Dear
June 2016
The cottage is ideal for Matlock. There is a great kids play area and park 2 minutes walk away and a nice pub opposite. The cottage was very good to stay in with everything we needed. It was a shame to come home.
Mrs Mcgahey
March 2016
Loved this apartment. We had a fabulous week and will not hesitate to return. The apartment was perfect; warm, cosy and comfortable. It was perfectly situated to travel around Derbyshire. There was a bus stop immediately outside and the station within a 10 minute walk. No problem parking. Perfect.
Mrs Phipps
July 2015
We found the property to be a lovely flat in a great location. 8 Tawney House was bright, modern and spacious. We found the owners very helpful.
Mrs Scott
June 2015
It was comfortable, well equipped and well furnished. Central for all we wanted to do in the area.
Dr Smith
June 2015
The accommodation is of the highest quality. It is an ideal location for visiting the Derbyshire Dales. Communication with the owners was, as ever, perfect.
Mrs Amos
March 2015
Outstandingly helpful landlord and the comfort of the apartment exceeded all expectations. Highly recommended to all.
Mrs Smith
October 2014
Very good location for getting and about by car, bus or train
Mrs Layng
December 2013
High standard of property, closeness to centre of Matlock yet quiet, welcome from owner's father plus friendliness of other residents in the block. More than met our expectations. Cannot fault either Sykes Cottages or the owners of the property. Very satisfied with our stay
Mr Davidson
April 2014
Very nice location, easy walking distance into town. Easy reach of Dovedale. Accommodation was just right for the 3 of us. Very nice welcome. Would definitely consider returning.
Ms Clarke
April 2013
A lovely place in a lovely area. We will be back.
Mr Jenkins
April 2013
A very pleasant holiday property in a convenient location within walking distance of town shops, and with country walks straight from the door.
Mrs Stacey
September 2012
The apartment was very homely, sunny and spacious. It was modernly furnished and beautifully decorated with traditional stone features like the windows. It was well equipped with most things including children books.
Mr Walters
November 2012
The pictures of 8 Tauney House don't do it justice. It looks much better in real life and the views from the living room alone were beautiful. We liked the little touches, such as fresh milk and chocolate biscuits. The host was very friendly and kindly gave us a later check out on the Monday morning, so we could get up a little later, which was appreciated. The area was lovely too, Matlock and Matlock Bath are both very pretty. We spent some time walking between the two, before venturing out to Chatsworth Estates, enjoying the views! We would recommend 8 Tauney House to friends and would consider returning again!
Mr Woolrich
September 2013
Very restful. The central location made getting into Matlock very easy. We travelled about by bus and saw a lot of the Derbyshire countryside. The local shop and the fish and chips shop were very convenient!
Mr Child
September 2013
Great apartment, in a great location. Just perfect for exploring the beautiful Peak District.
Mr Durban
October 2013
The apartment was very comfortable, and central to all the amenities. There was a lot of interesting places to visit, even to just stroll through the lane to the park, and enjoy coffee and tea cakes at the little cafe.
Mr Wallace
May 2013
the property was in a good location with plenty to see and do. The area was great and we will holiday here again.
Mr Ward
September 2013
Property was set in an ideal location for local amenities. Well maintained property, and was exactly as described, so no hidden nasty surprises on arrival. Warm welcome from hosts.
Mr Webster
July 2012
We enjoyed all of it, the place is fabulous and in a great location, we will be returning.
Mr Mean
September 2012
Excellent location and thought Matlock great base for stay in Derbyshire.
Mr Pickess
August 2010
Apartment was in an ideal location with lots of attractions close by. Great views from the apartment and an easy walk into the town of Matlock.
Mrs Goldsmith
September 2010
The accommodation had everything we needed for a really relaxing break, no need to rush out to the shop for that one thing you always seem to forget.
Mrs Murphy
October 2010
How easy it was to get to attractions from the property, how close it was to the park and how easy it was to access all the restuarants and pubs in Matlock. Liked all the information left about attractions and also the books, games and DVDs left by the owners.
Mrs Jarrett
October 2010
Absolutely lovely and spacious flat, excellent standard for the price asked. We loved the huge living space for our 10 month old to enjoy. The bed was very comfortable. Conveniently close to town and with parking space. We would definitely consider renting this place again.
Mrs Corley
June 2011
Excellent accommodation and the owner and family were very helpful.
Mr Davidson
September 2011
The apartment was lovely and the location was excellent for exploring the Peak District.
Ms Rabey
September 2011
Beautiful view of the church and roof tops from the light and airy lounge. Pleasant walks, particularly through the park. Convenient local bakery, fish and chip shop and pub!
Mrs Collingwood
October 2011
A really fantastic apartment, clean, roomy and with excellent facilities - we could have easily lived there full time! Very good value for money. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and the coffee shop underneath the apartment was an added bonus, we loved the lady who runs it, and the cake. We've already recommended the apartment to family and friends who are very interested.
Mrs Carter
October 2011
Third time of staying at 'Tawney House' and it was as good as ever - warm, clean and comfortable.
Mrs Jones
October 2011
The apartment was perfect for our first family holiday with our 6 month old daughter. It is beautifully furnished and maintained and has a lovely amount of airy space in the living area with stunning views out of the window. We were extremely comfortable there and it was a brilliant base for our exploration of the Peak District. As a bonus the shops of Matlock are also in walking distance.
Mr Chegwidden
November 2011
8 Tawney House is in a convenient location. Cafe, pub, newsagent, fish and chip shop on the doorstep as were bus stops with a good local bus service. Just a short walk through the park to the town centre. The owner gave us a warm, friendly welcome. The booking process online was easy. Very pleased with the service from Sykes.
Dr Webster
July 2012
We loved staying here. It was much more spacious than the pictures suggested, so a nice surprise. The owner was very friendly and child friendly. It felt very homely and ideal for two children, and was very well located. Excellent all round.
Mrs Lambert
August 2009
The flat was beautiful, in a great location, with a super view from the lounge. It exceeded all expectations and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Mr Mccall
September 2009
A great location and an excellent property.
Mrs Williams
September 2009
We thought the apartment was fantastic. Very well kept and very well equipped. Home from home. Would definitely recommend it.
Mr Copestake
September 2009
The accommodation was situated in an excellent area for walking, driving and local transport to many interesting places.
Miss Stewert
October 2009
Very spacious. good location. very friendly owner.
Mrs Hartas
August 2010
Everywhere we wanted to see was not far away, plenty to see and do virtually on the doorstep. Our accommodation was superb, would go back again and will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Miss Carter
June 2010
We had a lovely time. The property was very good and just what we needed. There is a great park nearby for the kids.
Miss Jordan
June 2010
We loved the location and the extra touches the apartment had to offer.
Ms Killeen
January 2010
The location was perfect for us and we loved the decor and layout of the apartment.
Mr Watts
November 2009
A fabulous property set in a convenient location to explore the Peak District.
Mrs Pickering
July 2009
Great flat in excellent location.
Miss Black
June 2009
An excellent central location. A great flat.
Mr Mrs Gorse
July 2009
The flat was comfortable and attractive.
Mr Bulley
May 2009
Found the apartment a really good base for the surrounding attractions. Owner was very helpful. We would both recommend this acommodation.
Brian D
April 2014
A well located apartment, clean, tidy and comfortable. The hosts made us very welcome with little touches of a pint of milk and box of chocolates. Although the parking area tended to get busy in the early morning we were not affected as spent the days out visiting Dovedale, The Heights of Abraham, Carsington Water and Crichton. There are steps which you need to climb to gain access so possibly not suitable for all. There is a lovely well maintained park just 5 minutes walk which leads you into Matlock centre. We would certainly consider visiting this apartment again in the future. It suited the 3 of us well.
September 2014
We stayed at the flat in May 2014. It was clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It was only a short walk into the centre of Matlock through a very pleasant park. The provision of milk and biscuits on our arrival was a welcome touch. The flat is part of an old building converted into flats and is accessed via a set of external stairs. The flats have a dedicated car park. Although there is no car park for the sole use of this flat we had no trouble getting parked. This is a good base to explore the southern Peak District. There are good bus connections which we used to visit Bakewell and Buxton (the advantages of an OAP bus pass). The description does say that it sleeps 4 but the second bedroom is small and may be quite cramped for more than one. This didn't affect us as we did not use the second bedroom. Would recommend.
Ruth A
June 2015
Ideally located apartment for all amenities including doctors, shops etc just a short walk away. Apartment has all the things needed for an enjoyable stay. Complimentary tea, coffee, milk & biscuits on arrival. Spacious lounge/kitchen/diner & well equipped. Comfy beds & overall very clean. Beautiful peaceful church view from lounge windows. Roadside location but not noisy. Really friendly helpful manager. Happy to recommend.
Mr Ludlow
February 2009
A very comfortable, modern property with plenty of space. A very relaxing setting, handy for many attractions.
Mrs Dunsdon
March 2009
The flat has a great position. It is situated near a lovely park with swings, paddling pool and boats. It is a few minutes walk into the town.
Mr Spencer
October 2008
A very well cared for and tidy property that we would recommend to anyone. The owners were very warm, welcoming and helpful. A very central location that proved useful for visiting the area.
Mr Bradley
November 2008
The apartment was both beautiful, very comfy and in an excellent location. We immediately felt at home and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. The extra little touches such as the milk and biscuits for the first brew and the Halloween treats for the kids, all went to making a very pleasant stay. Hope to be be back soon.
Miss Donalds
August 2008
The owner was very welcoming and left lots of leaflets about what to do in the area and great places to eat. The property was very clean, fresh and comfortable with complimentary tea and coffee when we arrived. Overall my partner and I had a lovely break and would love to visit again.
Mrs Planchant
January 2009
It was a superb apartment in a brilliant location, just a short walk from the centre of Matlock, near shops and pubs, with plenty of nice walks in the surrounding area. The owner had thought of everything, even putting a Christmas tree and ornaments in for us. It was warm and very comfortable and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone. We had a fabulous time.
Mr Mrs Brown
September 2008
The excellent apartment was so close to an immaculate park and playground.
Mrs Graham
August 2008
The apartment was lovely, clean and modern. Everythimg was provided that was needed. The location of the apartment was ideal with the lovely park just 2 minutes walk and all the shops just a few minutes further. Would have no problems recommending it.
Mrs Haynes
July 2008
The apartment was lovely and close to all amenities.
Mrs Highfield
June 2008
The apartment was very comfortable, just like being at home. The location was ideal for visiting the town and area, plenty of places to eat/drink. Would definitely like to return to this property again.
Mrs Minty
May 2008
Beautiful in every aspect. I would recommend it to everyone. Fantastic apartment. Lovely, kind helpful owner - we'll be back!
November 2016
This was our second visit to Tawney House. As before, the apartment was warm, cosy & well equipped. Key collection was hassle free. The car park for the apartment residents ensured we never had any problems parking. It is a fantastically situated apartment - 2 minute walk to the park & 5 minutes into Matlock. The Peak District & Derbyshire are a beautiful part of the country & well worth a visit.
January 2012
What a wonderful apartment in a great location. After a stressful journey on Christmas Eve we arrived at this super clean apartment with a bottle of sparkling wine and luxury chocolates to greet us, even a bottle of milk in the fridge The apartment is very well equipped to the highest standard and there are lots of extras there to make you feel at home. The area is steeped in history so lots of things to see and do. Check out the guest commentary book as there are some great tips for eating out etc in there. It was our first Christmas away from home in 25 years and they had put up a tree to make it feel homely, the stay turned out to be a very enjoyable experience.
January 2015
The flat was walking distance to town.The flat was bigger than in the pictures. It also had board games and some toys. It was very thoughtful to leave chocolates and champagne for new year & the Christmas tree was still up. We had a lovely stay.
October 2010
Agree with previous review re the noise from the busy main road outside and also the vents in the bedroom but otherwise a very very nice apartment. Just be aware that parking in the daytime can be a bit of an issue to the office downstairs but we found that we were out usually then anyway. Very convenient for Matlock itself being able to walk to the pubs and restaurants. Childrens play area (with paddling pool if the time of year is right!) short walk away and handy to have the cafe downstairs too. Lots of leaflets on the area in the property and good fish and chip shop just across the road. We were there for a wedding and the taxi rate to County Hall was very good too! Second bedroom is really only suitable for one older child or adult but would be fine for two little ones with the pull out bed.
Tom M
August 2012
Well where shall I start. Firstly the place is nothing like the photos, it looks clean and well kept but thay certainly wasnt the case. As for hairs in the bathroom, that has got to be one of my biggest gripes with places - especially for the amount we paid to stay here, id have expected more. To be honest from day one it was a bad experience, the lady owner was a nightmare I didnt stop getting in touch with me and visiting. I came here for a 2week vacation with my fiance - that certainly isnt what I got. All that being said, matlock is a nice place, but Id stay somewhere else in future.
September 2012
We needed at short notice somewhere here to stay for the weekend for a wedding. We have a 4 year old and a baby, who at the time was 7 months old. We were unsure of this place because the photos suggested the apartments were a bit built up and the flat weeny. Neither turned out to be true at all. It was spacious, tastefully done with excellent facilities and lovely views. Both boys were very settled here and there was a very warm welcome. We would definitely return
May 2015
Lovely clean apartment. Within walking distance to the centre of Matlock with restaurants and pubs. There is one pub just across the road and a local convenience store. The apartment had everything we needed and there was easy parking. The key collection arrangements were fine and the welcome was great.
December 2011
Location was excellent for exploring the peak district and if that was not enough, the accommodation was ideal- spacious and comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone- if fact we have already done so!
December 2011
This was the 3rd time this year that I had stayed in Tawney House, so you can see that I reckon it highly! Clean, comfortable, warm & everything that you could possibly want Newsagent opposite & also an excellent fish & chip shop. Behind the flat was a lovely park & you can walk through this to the shops in Matlock town, which is such a great town. Having a oap bus pass we could get to many places without using the car. Derbyshire is such a lovely county with many great walks.
October 2011
We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment - it was in beautiful condition with modern furnishings and everything you could need! Matlock is a great location for reaching many of the attractions of the Peak District including Chatsworth and Dove Dale.
December 2013
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at this property. Key collection arrangements were most efficient and we entered a warm, clean, comfortably most welcoming apartment- exactly as shown in the photos. The position was excellent- just minutes away from the park and the town centre shops. There was no problem at all with noise despite celebrations for the Victorian Christmas weekend. being in full swing. The double glazing in the main bedroom was excellent and there was no evidence of the noisy air vents mentioned in some other reviews. We never met the owner showed us in and both he and the people we met from other apartments were all most friendly. Matlock and the surrounding area have much to recommend them and this apartment is a great base from which to explore.
The McKillwins
March 2010
We loved the open plan living / dining / kitchen area. It is very spacious and comfortabe with all the comforts of home. The location is perfect for us as we have friends and relatives in the area and its a lovely stroll into Matlock through the park. The issues we had were the noise from the traffic outside, the old lead windows are beautiful but could do with double glazing and the air vents on the walls in the bedrooms made a lot of noise too. Apart from that we loved it and would definitely stay again.
January 2011
Wonderful welcome. Made to feel very welcome. Great location. We had a very relaxing time.
August 2011
The location was excellent for just strolling through the park along the river right into the centre of Matlock and having private parking at your front door you could explore the Peak district and always know that you could get parked when you returned to base
July 2012
The apartment is centrally located for all the attractions in the area and there are some lovely walks from the door. We hardly used the car at all. The apartment was bright and spacious and was very well equipped. The owners were very helpful.
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