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“Lovely B&B in Derbyshire Dales”
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Ellen House
Ranked #8 of 52 Matlock B&B and Inns
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“Lovely B&B in Derbyshire Dales”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Ellen House from the outside looks, like most B&B's in Derbyshire, but believe me on the inside, its a lovely, clean and comfortable stay.

The owners Anne and John are very friendly and welcoming, it was a pleasure to of stayed

Room Tip: Just ask the owners Anne and John
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you very much for this review, we really appreciate it. So glad we exceeded your expectations and that you had a comfortable stay. It is always good to know that our guests are happy with the service we provide.
Anne
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed for 2 nights over the weekend & we had a fantastic time. The hosts are absolutley amazing & go out there way if you need anything. The room we had was number 2 and was very nice & comfortable. The wifi was the best ive ever used, very fast not like mine at home. Now to the breakfasts, they have to be the star of the show, absolutley AMAZING. Also the location is 5 mins from everything. We will be coming back to this little Gem. Thanks again Nick & Denise.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you, Nick & Denise, what a lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we look forward to seeing you again. John's amazing breakfasts will be waiting!

Anne
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York, UK
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

On a quiet cul-de-sac with easy parking and 5 min walk from Matlock town centre and railway station. We had Room 3 overlooking the terraced garden where we took picnics with fresh produce from nearby Sainsbury's a 5 min walk away. Our room had a comfortable double bed with small en-suite WC and shower.

A variety of breakfasts available all carefully prepared by John and served by Anne, our congenial hosts - try the South African breakfast - really tasty.

We had a mid week deal of 4 nights for the price of 3 June 2014.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 3 at back of house overlooking and with access to garden.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
It was great to read this very positive review, thank you! Our garden is a lovely space to use in the summer and we are so pleased when the weather allows our guests to use it. John's breakfasts are always a winner, and the South African breakfast is getting very popular!
Anne
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

So comfortable, every thing thought of, absolutely delicious breakfast but above all, wonderfully hosted. Loved the South African touches in the decor. Excellent location close to station and town. Would highly recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for this excellent review, Sacha, it was great to get to know you. We love the fact that you classify John's breakfasts as gourmet, it is a first for him! Glad you enjoyed our South African touches and hospitality, would love to see you again if you visit the UK again.
Anne
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Somerset, England
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We expected this B&B to be good because we had read previous Tripadvisor reports, and we certainly weren't disappointed.
The room was not large but was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. Parking was easy, only just across the road in a residents permitted car-park.
We were welcomed by Anne and there were home-made healthy muffins in our room freshly made each day- scrummy!
But the finishing touch is probably breakfast - John cooks these to perfection and even takes into consideration special dietary requirments
we definitely recommend Ellen House

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you, we appreciate this lovely review. We do try hard to provide our guests with a special experience and part of it is our breakfast and home made goodies. Both are always a hit with our guests. Not all our rooms are the same size, but we have taken great trouble to maximise the space and to ensure that everything you need is provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Glad we succeeded.
Anne
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South Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Fishing on the Derbyshire Wye, hotels along with B&B's had been recommended within the Peak District National Park adjacent to the fishing location. They seemed fully booked, I then took the plunge and went for a B&B slightly outside the area of our proposed fishing venues. Well I couldn't have found a better place to stay! Ellen House owned by Anne and John Atkinson is amongst the very best I have ever stayed in. This couple are excellent hosts, seemingly nothing is too much trouble, they organised packed lunches and left us to come and go as we pleased. Car Parking was sorted with a parking permit all very simple and straight forward, these guy's are great! I should mention breakfast, in one word superb!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us! We are glad you took the plunge and booked with us and appreciate the fact that you found Ellen House a great place to stay. We are looking forward to your next stay and do hope that the fish will bite! PS: We did enjoy the fruits of your labour, the fish you so kindly gave us provided a lovely meal for us!
Anne
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We booked a last minute weekend in Matlock and stumbled on Ellen House. The location is perfect (just a few minutes walk from the town centre but very quiet, close to the train station too). The welcome was warm, the food excellent, the room spotless. If I was being forced to be picky the only thing I might say (we stayed in room 2) is that the bathroom is a little on the small side with the sink in the bedroom it self. However, that didn't spoil what was a lovely weekend.
We couldn't take advantage of it (because of the weather) but you can make use of a beautiful garden at the back of the house, you are welcome to borrow wine glasses and keep a bottle in the fridge, there's a fantastic range of breakfast choices with homemade jams, top quality meat and some South African touches (the owners are South African). We would recommend the B&B to anyone who asked.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2. it's at the back of the hosue, very quiet and cosy. The ensuite has a bat...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for your review, we love the fact that you think we are a perfect B&B! Such a pity that you were not able to sit in our garden, it is a lovely garden with a few places to sit and enjoy the birds and our local squirrel's antics! Glad you appreciated our South African touches and the convenience of the fridge in the dining room. As I mentioned before, we get our sausages and bacon from a local award winning butcher, he supplies meat and other products to a few other local restaurants as well.
Anne
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Property: Ellen House
Address: 37 Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 3LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Matlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ellen House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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