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Gorgeous cottage for two, beautiful countryside, quiet location

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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:
23 February, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller 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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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We decided to escape London for the weekend and came across this lovely property online. We were welcomed with a wonderful hamper of local produce and quickly made ourselves at home in the cosy living room. Anna has a real flare for interiors and the space has been well considered. We went for a long walk on the first day up to the Heights of Abraham and found ourselves in a local pub for lunch the next day when the weather wasn't so good.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys, really glad you enjoyed staying with us and thank you for the review. Kind regards anna
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Doherty. Property was perfect for a get away

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in this cottage and enjoyed every moment. We were blessed with reasonable weather but the owners made us really welcome. The cottage was clean and well stocked with the necessities. The wood burner was a treat! There are many walks around this area - many from the cottage itself. Easy access to Chatsworth House and matlock.

Perfect location for just pottering - or more strenuous walks.

Very comfortable cottage - ideal for 2.

Go - and enjoy yourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic little place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cow shed is a great place to stay if you want something a little different.

It is clean and tidy and well presented. There is a road a few yards outside but you only get a few cars passing so its very quiet.

A log burner is the main heating which warms the place very quickly.

The kitchen has all the mod cons you would need, the shower room/toilet is not big but then it dosen't need to be. The rain shower was great.

The owners are helpful and friendly and have lots of info on the local area, where to eat/visit etc.

We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Matlock in Derbyshire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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