Quaint quirky 1790s cottage, cosy yet spacious, 2 bathrooms and reliable WiFi .

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
TV, DVD player, books, stereo
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Quaint quirky 1790s cottage, cosy yet spacious, 2 bathrooms and reliable WiFi .

Entire homePrivate host

Quaint quirky 1790s cottage, cosy yet spacious, 2 bathrooms and reliable WiFi .

4.4/5 Excellent

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Matlock, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCromford Mill11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGulliver's Kingdom14 min walk
  • Popular LocationHeights of Abraham18 min walk
  • AirportEast Midlands (EMA)40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1184 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Quaint quirky 1790s cottage, cosy yet spacious, 2 bathrooms and reliable WiFi .

Riverside Cottage in Matlock with kitchen
Bluebell Cottage is over 200 years old and was built in the late 1700s in association with Masson Mills which is situated just opposite, on the other side of the road. The cottage enjoys cosy and attractive accommodation with 3 bedrooms, (a double, a twin, and a bunk bedroom), 2 bathrooms, a living room with log burning stove, and an appealing dining kitchen with pine table. The dining table seats 4 comfortably, and will seat up to 6 guests. The cottage is fully equipped for 6 guests. However it is also a lovely spacious retreat for just two guests! The bunk bedroom is best for kids, although the bunks are adult size. Free reliable BT WiFi. The cottage stairs could pose a problem for guests with mobility issues. There are 7 steps outside leading up to the cottage, plus a few steps up to the cottage garden. The top floor ceilings are low, so not ideal for tall guests! There is a cute and sunny cottage garden (not secure) with a small lawn and flowerbeds and outside table and chairs. The cottage is situated in a Conservation area within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There are numerous country pubs, restaurants, and food outlets within walking distance. The cottage is ideally placed for using public transport, being off the main thoroughfare, yet within only 50 yards of a bus stop linking into services all over the Peak District. Trains run nearby from both Matlock Bath and Cromford, with links into the main rail network. Parking briefly to load/unload passengers and luggage is possible right alongside Bluebell Cottage. (The lane is awkward and narrow so parking there can only be for a short while) Parking is available at the nearby New Bath Hotel. We have arranged with the management for our guests to park in the hotel car park free of charge to include overnight parking, and access to vehicles is 24 hour. Otherwise free unrestricted public Parking is available in Cromford village a short, less than 10 minute, level walk from the cottage. Well-behaved Pets are welcome.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. This Matlock cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Judie Kingdom
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Theme parks nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1184 sq ft (110 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Quaint Quirky 1790s Cosy yet Spacious 2 Bathrooms Internet

About this area


Located in Matlock, this cottage is near theme parks and on a river. East Midlands Designer Outlet and Chesterfield Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Peak District National Park and Matlock Parks Country Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Gulliver's Kingdom and Crich Tramway Village. Swimming offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and hiking nearby. Guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Cromford Mill - 11 min walk
  • Gulliver's Kingdom - 14 min walk
  • Heights of Abraham - 18 min walk
  • Hall Leys Park - 4 min drive
  • Leawood Pumphouse - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cromford Station - 16 min walk
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 40 min drive


  • The Market Place Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Parkys Eatery - 7 min walk
  • The Greyhound - 8 min walk
  • The Fishpond - 12 min walk
  • China Rose - 13 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4/5 Good

Nice little cottage
We found Bluebell cottage a lovely little stay, very comfortable & fantasticly equipped for all your needs. 10 minutes walk to Matlock baths. Lots of lovely little touches on arrival. Would definitely stay again & it would be a good idea to have Tea/Coffee making facilities in the attic bedroom. All in all a great stay Thanks very much x

5/5 Excellent

A homely quaint cottage
A lovely cottage with lots of character, very cosy & clean, well equipped. Not the ideal place if you have mobility problems. A lovely welcome package, coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, milk & flowers. We had a lovely few days & hope to return when we visit Derbyshire again.

1/5 Terrible

not very good
appreciate the age of the property but quirkiness must come with cleanliness

4/5 Good

Good base for local attractionsns
Lovely old cottage with lots of original features but all the modern facilities you could need for a comfortable stay.The owners were very helpful and resolved any slight hic up promptly, had some lovely meals in the surrounding area,was our first experience of renting a holiday cottage but wouldn't hesitate to do so again

5/5 Excellent

Had a fabulous break in the quirky cottage
A genuine cottage that’s definitely quirky, but retains the charm of a typical cottage. Not for those who want contemporary, but it’s cosy and a very different place to stay. Maybe not so suitable for the in-firmed, but my pretty fitish parents in their early 70s managed fine. Great communication from the owners and was on hand when we had an issue with the tv and was willing to come back, but we managed to get it working. Cromford is less than 10 minutes walk and has a lovely couple of pubs. We ate and had drinks in The Boat.Inn…would highly recommend and super dog friendly. Meals excellent and lovely quant pub with great beer garden. We really enjoyed our stay so thank you to the owners for a value for money break in beautiful Matlock Bath.