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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Pauline W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 15 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We had a lovely stay at Imladris. The cottage is beautiful, so comfortable and in a great location. It was a lovely idea to have the photobook about the refurbishment of the cottage. We couldn't believe how the owners got the bath up all those steps and into the top bathroom! Imladris is perfectly located, a short walk into Matlock Bath for dinner. A good idea to take a torch with you for the return trip up the steps. We had a little difficulty finding it on our arrival - it was already dark and the ivy had grown over the house number on the wall. The steps seemed daunting that first night in the dark, but it was fine after that. The kitchen is well equipped, has pretty much anything you could want. Very pretty too. It's such a beautiful little place, would definitely consider staying there again. Bed very comfortable, slept to well.

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Liked best: Location and views, so clean, beautifully furnished and equipped.
Liked least: Nowhere to put anything in bedroom and bathroom. Lovely items on all the shelves but I'm more of a minimalist but that's personal taste - my friend was totally charmed by all the knick-knacks
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Hockley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Living room and bathroom on top floor; central heating
Liked least: Kitchen; stairs (inside);parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kabebz
Rutland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous, fantastic, peaceful haven.”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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My self and a friend booked imladris for a two night much needed break, neither of us are in our prime, and we were both sporting different foot injuries and were travelling to Matlock bath on a train.

We were given good clear instructions on all aspects of our stay by Paul and Karen (the owners) and they kindly let us use the property earlier than check in time as we had our cases to drop off.

As described the drive is very steep, and winding, and there are many steps, 47 in total to patio, with a good firm handrail. Our first ascent with cases, and an eager anticipation of arrival left us oldies slightly breathless, not only with the climb but the stunning views, it was a glorious warm and sunny day, there were climbers on the high tor opposite and we sat on the patio to catch our breath and drink in our surroundings, its a pretty patio area with seating for four, and an pretty abundance of plants and bee attracting flowers.

We accessed the property through the back door, which leads to the downstairs toilet/cloakroom and boot room which is bright and airy, due to the huge roof window, right from the moment you enter you can begin to appreciate that this cottage is well loved by the owners and its visitors. The restoration story is available in a book and is well worth a read.

The door ahead leads to a loo and wash hand basin, and the door to your right leads into to the lovely kitchen, we loved the double butler sink, the cute settle and kitchen table and the array of pretty china, all electric appliances need switching on, we soon found the fridge in the pantry and had our provisions stored away, there were plentiful supplies of condiments, and even tea coffee sugar, we bought our own and left the remainder for the next guests. We also added to the condiments.

The cottage is fully equipped, enabling home from home self catering. Nearest supermarket for supplies are Matlock, which has Sainsbury, M&S food, and Co-op, and maybe more, but we saw these three specifically. The cupboards have everything you'd need to prep and cook. Dishwasher built in and also a washer/dryer which all has liquids/tablet needed, we didn't use either of these appliances.

The stairs lead off the kitchen, and ahead is the living room with its stunning (french) fire. The room is comfortably furnished, sofa and two comfy chairs-plenty of cushions and snuggly blankets, again the router needs switching on, (and off upon departure) should you require this facility. The view again from the living room is spectacular. The beautiful front door opens onto the terrace, with the view of the high tor.

The wooden painted stairs are narrow and steep as with all traditional old cottages such as this, leading to a small landing the door to the left is the back double bedroom with a window over the side elevation, and down one step to the ensuite shower room, lovely hot powerful shower, side and roof window sink and loo, (very definitely do need a bath mat) it gets slippy, having read other reviews we used the hand towel to do this.

The beds are very comfortable. Nice Linen's and quality bedding, Plenty of pillows throws and cushions on nice beds, and the furnishing are all in keeping with the cottage, lots of nice knicknacks, everywhere.

The door to the right at the top of the stairs leads to the front double bedroom, again stunning views over the High tor, watching the sun come up over the tor was stunning, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers, with what I would have imagined being an over the stairs cupboard which has now been transformed into an attic bathroom, complete with claw footed roll top slipper bath, sink and the third loo.
The view from the loo is high tor through the velux roof window.

Subsequent trips up and down stairs in and out of the cottage get easier, once you have the measure of them, despite having a broken toe and a badly twisted ankle between us.

We had our lunch on the terrace watching the world go by, and planned our afternoon, as we were slightly encumbered with walked we decided to make use of the plentiful stream of buses. There are bus stops (dale road) within in sight of the bottom of the drive, its £2.10 into Matlock, and free for senior bus pass holders, approx 4/5 mins. We took a trip to Matlock to have a look round, browse some of the many antique and secondhand shops and collect a few supplies. Matlock bath is lacking in supermarkets.

In the boot room there is a huge basket of leaflets or what to do see and sample, there are books, games, dvd's tv etc we didn't use tv/dvd either. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility.

Despite the rain on our last morning, it was lovely sitting in the living room with the door open watching and listening to the rain. Magical atmosphere with the low clouds.

We entertained squirrels who raided the next door bird table, and even managed to meet the local Jay's we could hear squawking. The squirrels come early and they don't mind if you are sitting on the terrace, they come for breakfast. The Jay's come in for brunch!

In essence the cottage is easily accessible if reliant upon public transport, rail and or bus, it's suitable for fit active walkers/cyclists/climbers/bird watchers/photographers and for us not so fit and active if we pace ourselves .

We thoroughly enjoyed sharing a piece of Paul and Karen's second home, and we, as others before us, added to their unusual and quirky collection of possessions with a stoneware corked container we picked up on one of our forages round the local antique and secondhand shops. Which we felt fits right in with the decor, our way of saying thanks for sharing your splendid home with us for two nights.

Would recommend and give 10/10 excellent

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Liked best: Incredible views
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
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Willandme
Loughborough, UK
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“'very sorry'”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Having stayed at Imladris twice before, I booked direct with the owner. He confirmed the booking, then cancelled it two days before our arrival: "Will I'm very sorry to say because trip advisor has taken over the booking they have double booked you and somebody else is in the cottage till the 30 th'. This left us high and dry and unable to find alternative accommodation at two days notice before a Bank Holiday weekend.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
23 Oct 2016
Hi Will
I've now discovered why you were doubled booked.
It was because we didn't receive a booking form from you
The booking form establishes the date
Sorry
If you book the cottage again we will give you a discount
Regards

Paul
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KELLY M
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 11 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We really enjoyed our trip here, the owner was really accommodating and was quick to reply to any queries we had. The location was great with some fab walks from the doorstep. I would highly recommend.

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Liked best: The fire
Liked least: nothing really
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Management Response
12 Mar 2016
Thanks Kelly
Much appreciated

Paul & Karen
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SherburnL...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 2 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed for two nights over the weekend. The cottage is lovely and was ideal for us as four adults both having a bathroom each. Although there is only parking for 1 car there is a small car park at the bottom on the main road which the second car can park free of charge and this was no problem. The cottage was spotless with all the amenities you need. There are a lot of steps up to the property so no good if you have mobility problems. It's in an ideal location having the choice of Matlock and Matlock Bath both within walking distance. Would definitely recommend the Indian restaurant in Matlock Bath! Have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Thank you Paul & Karen for a great weekend.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No large cups/mugs
Travelling group: Friends
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alfrid200...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed 1 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Had a short weekend break here and I have to say its amazing. The cottage is finished to highest standard, the whole place was immaculate and the view is fantastic. Planning our next visit already. Thanks

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
4 Feb 2016
Thank you so much we are really encouraged by your comments
We wanted to create a place to stay where we would love to go.
Thanks to my talented Karen and her friend Karen and their vision
Kindest regards
Paul and Karen
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