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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful house and very welcoming owner!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
4
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8 of us (3 generations) stayed at Thorncliffe House over the new year, and couldn't have wished for a better place to base our time together. The house is beautifully decorated and has plenty of space for everyone, from watching the TV, to great cooking facitlies and plenty of quiet space to chat over a glass of wine, ...some of which was very kindly left on the welcome tray! Kate also very kindly left a Christmas present under the tree for my 3 year old - what a treat for him and so thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble for Kate and Tescos even deliver to the door to save you a trip to the shop!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Natalie P
Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceptional 5 star quality, fantastically equipped.”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
4
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We chose this house because of the room throughout as we were travelling with another family and needed accommodation for 7. The reasonable price drew us as well!
When we arrived, we were amazed at the standard and finish of the property. The accommodation was beyond anything we expected. We thought it looked lovely in the photographs, but they really don't do it justice. Definitely hope to stay again next year and have been telling all our friends and family.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Richard S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
5
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Our 3 night stay was something of a last minute booking and to be honest Darley Dale wouldn't have been our first choice but we were quite taken with the description and the photographs of Thorncliffe House. In reality the photos don't do the property justice! Everything is so well maintained and presented it is quite simply stunning - it is with doubt the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in.
So with a beautiful house to be in and free wifi - we hardly wanted to explore Matlock at all - but we did and as it happens Darley Dale makes for a great base only a couple of miles from Matlock and Matlock Bath.
Kate and Steve are excellent hosts, with warm a friendly greeting and always available if needed. The owners are perfect is so far as if you need them they will be there but once you are settled in you will be left to enjoy their fabulous house - with a complimentary welcome pack of tea and milk and biscuits and yum yum a bottle of wine too!! They really did think of everything (even the leaflets of the local restaurants have hand written directions on! How cool is that?)
I think the most telling thing for me is this very review - the amount of things I've bought off Amazon and the like where I could have left a review and never have (simply couldn't be bothered!) but with this incredible house and lovely owners I feel compelled to comment and for two reasons really firstly I genuinely hope the house is a huge success for Kate and Steve and secondly dear fellow travellers for your benefit because you won't find better accommodation at twice the price and know you know,

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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rowbb
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A real Home from Home”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
5
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We spent 4 nights (Monday - Friday) with 2 children. The layout and decor of the house can only be described as stunning!! The quality of the furnishings is of an excellent standard (if this is your rental home Kate, I'd love to see your own home - it must be amazing!!). The photos on the website is what sold it to us and we were not disappointed.

Due to the time of year we didn't spend any time in the garden but even looking out through the large patio doors whilst having breakfast was a joy. The kitchen has every utensil and feature that you need, even more than we have at home.

Our teenage son was well catered for with the wifi and wide selection of TV channels, whilst our young daughter loved having her own dressing table in the twin bedroom.

The location is ideal and although we were out every day, there is so much to see and do that it will definitely require a return visit. A visit to Bakewell, The Heights of Abraham and Alton Towers are all within easy reach to name a few of the places we visited.

When we plan a return visit to The Peak District this is will be our 1st choice and right it now it can't come quick enough.

Thank you for the warm welcome Kate and hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

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Liked best: The high standard throughout the house
Liked least: The bumpy road - not the responsibility of the owner I must add.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
5
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Liked best: Warm wellcome and new furniture
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Alison T
Armitage, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautifully appointed property”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
6
people found this review helpful

We spent three days at this property, for a family reunion. It is a superb property situated perfectly to explore the beautiful Derbyshire area. The property itself is beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is superbly equipped with top quality appliances. We received fresh flowers and wine and a very warm welcome from the owners. I would thoroughly recommend this property, we had a wonderful weekend and would most definitely return.

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Liked best: The quality of fixtures and fittings and the friendly and helpful owners
Liked least: The approach to the property is a private road and is in poor condition
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Neville H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Style and space near Matlock”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
6
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Our group of two families with small children (3 under the age of 3) stayed at Thorncliffe House for the weekend.

The house is great. Really stylishly decorated and furnished (with solid wood furniture - no Ikea here). Plenty of space for the kids with the large lounge and open-plan kitchen/diner area. Decent size garden, although you have to keep an eye on the kids due to it being raised from the patio area. The bedrooms are nicely laid out, the kitchen is well-equipped. The whole place has been newly refurbished to a high standard.

The house is situated in Darley Dale and is not far from Matlock. There is plenty to do in the area.

In short, we would really recommend the house to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

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Liked best: The space and style of the house
Liked least: No corkscrew - but I think the Owner is sorting that out!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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