A good range of Matlock self catering cottages can be found through the companies listed below. They provide a varied collection ranging from modern holiday homes
to traditional stone-built cottages, some of which are protected. Visit the sites for availability information and news of the latest deals.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 45 Matlock holiday cottages and self catering properties including modern holiday homes, renovated barns, converted farmhouses and country houses. Bookings can be made for £300 during low-season, with special two person discounts and deposit reductions available.
- 40 Matlock self catering cottages located both in Matlock and within the near vicinity. Many of their properties are located within the Peak District National Park and afford some wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Holiday Rentals -
Over 30 Matlock cottages with a good range of historical cottage properties including a 200 year old 4 Star property and a well renovated 250 year old cottage. Rates start at around £180 for week-long holiday breaks.
Another 20 Matlock cottage properties from Sykes, all situated within 5 miles of the village. Some of their holiday homes sleep up to 6 people with bookings starting at just £180 in some cases. Pets are allowed for a select few holiday cottages but smokers are not permitted for any.
Matlock is situated on the outskirts of the Peak District in Derbyshire. Set on the River Derwent, it is the county town of Derbyshire. If you're looking for Matlock cottages then our properties listed below may be suitable.
Originally a collection of small hamlets dependant on agriculture and farming, Matlock established itself as a major spa town thanks to the establishment of Hydrotherapy by John Smedley
. It became a popular centre for the treatment of ailments with water therapy during Victorian times, which was further enhanced by the introduction of railways. Now tourism is Matlock's most successful industry.
The town is set among woodlands and hills with dramatic views of the surrounding peaks and crags of the Peak District
. The Heights of Abraham
, over 700ft above the town, are said to have been named by an officer who fought under General Wolfe, because of their resemblance to the heights scaled in the capture of Quebec.
A selection of impressive show caves can be found in the vicinity of Matlock as can the ruins of Riber Castle, which stand on a hillside above the town. There are good shopping facilities in the centre of town and the Hall Leys Park
provides a variety of facilities including a miniature railway, tennis and a small boating lake. For more detailed information about Matlock visitor attractions, see below.
Matlock visitor attractions
We’ve included further information about the historical attractions and places of interest in Matlock. See below for more details of local shops and supermarkets in the vicinity.
Outdoor instruction in climbing and caving is provided by Acclimbatize
adventure specialists. There’s also a golf Club, situated on beautiful Matlock Moor
and an excellent Riding School and Trekking Centre in Jaggers Lane. In addition, Hall Leys Park in the centre of town provides recreational facilities for all ages, ranging from tennis to miniature golf.
Food and drink
The Country Cottage Restaurant
uses only locally sourced produce and features a constantly changing menu - meals start at around £15.00. The Tavern
at Tansley is also popular and offers high quality food in a relaxed atmosphere - its dishes are a combination of traditional and modern British cuisine. There are also several vibrant Indian restaurants including the Faraaz and the Balti.
History and Culture
St Giles’s Church, on a hill overlooking the town contains a Norman Font, some beautiful stained glass windows and a memorial to the Wolley family who once lived at Riber Castle
. The impressive Wingfield Manor is also close-by featured in Jane Eyre and Peak Practice.
Supermarkets and shops
Provisions for self caterers at Matlock can be found at Swanwick mini market and Peak Ingredients Ltd. See Masson Mills Shopping Village and the Craft Centre for a wider selection of shops.