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Gorgeous cottage for two, beautiful countryside, quiet location

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Riber, Matlock, Derbyshire Dales, England Peaceful Rural Location

Situated down a quiet country lane within the hamlet of Riber, the towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath are only a short distance by car. Located on the edge of the Peak District we have the best of both worlds, conveniently placed for local attractions and shops, but off the beaten track. With beautiful walks directly from the door, the cow shed is a great base in which to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Please visit our website

Anna Allsop
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A gorgeous, bright and cosy cottage, with everything on hand that we could have needed.

Beautiful, compact and bijoux, lovely quiet location.

A lovely place to stay, decorated wonderfully with lots of quirky little bits and pieces.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Matlock, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bed (Twin Beds on request), built in wardrobe, gorgeous furniture, TV with freesat,
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has been beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of original, bespoke and unusual furniture, antiques and art work. Along with the sunny garden area the owners also have an orchard located across the lane which guest are welcome to explore. Outside: Garden area with patio, original cobbled pathway, lawn, barbecue, outdoor furniture and off road parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Clean towels and linen are provided for your stay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous cottage for two, beautiful countryside, quiet location
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Absolutely beautiful property. Stunning location, beautifully decorated. Wonderful romantic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, beautiful, idyllic, perfectly situated, cosy, romantic cottage!!

Will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and hope to see you again.
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Superb well kept property in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely easy to find cottage. Thoughtful touches. Friendly helpful owner. Beautiful area with lots to do. Would recommend and love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage with walks from the door

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a beautifully converted cowshed. The owners have a beautiful eye for detail. A lovely welcome hamper awaited us. The log fire was set. We could walk from the door and Matlock is an interesting place to visit. Any small problems were quickly attended to.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy retreat for two. Gorgeous cottage. Beautiful location. Everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find. Had a relaxing few days. The cottage had everything we needed and lots of lovely little touches on top. Welcome hamper was a real treat. Log burner was bliss. Can't wait to return. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We decided to escape London for the weekend and came across this lovely property online. We were welcomed with a wonderful hamper of local produce and quickly made ourselves at home in the cosy living room. Anna has a real flare for interiors and the space has been well considered. We went for a long walk on the first day up to the Heights of Abraham and found ourselves in a local pub for lunch the next day when the weather wasn't so good.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys, really glad you enjoyed staying with us and thank you for the review. Kind regards anna
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Doherty. Property was perfect for a get away

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in this cottage and enjoyed every moment. We were blessed with reasonable weather but the owners made us really welcome. The cottage was clean and well stocked with the necessities. The wood burner was a treat! There are many walks around this area - many from the cottage itself. Easy access to Chatsworth House and matlock.

Perfect location for just pottering - or more strenuous walks.

Very comfortable cottage - ideal for 2.

Go - and enjoy yourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jug & Glass
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are a great base, away from it all, for exploring the peak district and an ideal location for walkers and cyclists.


Use of Car Essential

East Midlands Airport - 30 miles (approx 50 minutes)

Cromford Train Station - 2 miles

M1 junction 28 - approx 20 minutes


Lea & Holloway - 1 mile

Lea Gardens - 1 mile

Cromford - 2.5 miles

Matlock - 1.5 miles

Chatsworth House - 9 miles

Bakewell - 9 Miles

Haddon Hall - 9 miles

Ashbourne - 16 miles

Ashford in the Water - 15 miles

Buxton - 19 miles

Derby - 20 miles

Nottingham - 23 miles

Further Details:

The village of Lea & Holloway hosts a post office, award winning butchers, open gardens with tea rooms, lovely village pub and two art galleries.

The town of Matlock has a number of shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, parks.

The Cow Shed is ideally located for exploring the Peak District, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, The Heights of Abraham and the towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Matlock, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
22 Apr 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
7 Jun 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
19 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking a £100 deposit is payable, with the balance due no later than 4 weeks before your stay. Should you need to cancel your booking we will do our best to re-let the cottage and refund the net value of your holiday. Should you need to cancel your holiday at short notice (within 21 days of arrival) no refund will be provided. We advise that to cover this possibility, you take out holiday cancellation insurance to protect yourselves.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Days Friday, Saturday, Monday.
Week - Arrive Saturday Depart Saturday.
Mid-week - Arrive Monday - Depart Friday.
Weekend - Arrive Friday - Depart Monday.
Minimum stay 2 nights.

Arrival Times - 2.30pm onwards
Departure Times - 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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