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Gorgeous cottage for two, beautiful countryside, quiet location

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


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 www.thecowshedlittlemoor.co.uk

Anna Allsop
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 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 in Matlock in North East Derbyshire District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful wet room with waterfall shower, wc, electric towel rail, basin.
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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.


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Gorgeous cottage for two, beautiful countryside, quiet location
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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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Delightful well equipped small cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owner Anna was very welcoming and had left a wicker basket full of goodies including a bottle of wine, local butter, bacon and eggs.. It was immaculate and comfortable and a good base for walking and exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming little property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, would recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review much appreciated.
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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
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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
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Matlock, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jun 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn 2017
19 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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