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Ellen House

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37 Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 3LZ, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portishead Bristol
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ellen House nestles up a quiet cul-de-sac, with a beautiful garden behind and trees filling the view from the front. Yet it is in fact only minutes from restaurants, the town centre, a large Sainsbury's, and Matlock Station! But what I remember is the peace and quiet. My wife and I stayed there four nights, and found it efficiently run,... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, Ellen House is a very nice B&B. The hosts are pleasant people and they are very welcoming. The halls and bathrooms are very narrow and small, But the place was quiet and we had a good night's sleep. The breakfast was one of the best we've had on this trip, though the breakfast room was so... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, a pity to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. Ellen House is an Edwardian house built about 1901, and like most houses of that era, it is not as spacious as more modern houses might be. Glad though to hear though that you found us welcoming and pleasant, we believe customer... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stayed 8 nights at Ellen House and it was perfect. You will not find friendlier hosts anywhere. Nothing is too much trouble, our room was kept spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were delicious with an amazing choice.Anne and John were full of tips for local places to visit or eateries nearby.Just a few minutes from the train station and the town... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to get to know you and so glad you were able to extend your stay to 8 days. John enjoys cooking and we love to offer some of the dishes we enjoy for breakfast on our menu too, hence the variety. Thank you for the compliments about cleanliness. Looking forward to a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed at Ellen House for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Anne and John are the perfect hosts, being very friendly and showing a real love and passion in what they do. There were so many lovely little extra touches, ranging from the homemade jam and marmalade on the breakfast table to the surprise of finding fresh biscuits and... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

A lovely review, thank you so much. We do love running our B&B and enjoy producing delicious breakfast. Glad you found the homemade goodies and our home made jam enjoyable. Looking forward to a return visit! More 

Lancashire
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Recently spent two nights at Ellen House and had a very enjoyable stay. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and so was our room. Extremely well appointed with everything you could want and some nice extra thoughtful touches which you'll have to find yourselves. Breakfast was very good with ample choice and beautifully cooked. We had not been to the... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for posting a review. The Peak District has much to offer, walking, historic houses, outdoor activities, steam trains and a tramway museum to name a few. We do pay great attention to our rooms and breakfast, after all, that is what a B&B is all... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Needing a break from home and work and with the need to chill out and not wanting to travel too far my partner and I picked this lovely little b&b in Matlock. The hosts John and Anne are very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is to die for and the homemade marmalade is so scrummy that you just keep asking... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

It is good to know that we were able to provide the much needed break and delicious breakfast! Yes, my sister's jams and marmalades are really good, she has some awards to prove how good it is, and luckily for me she always tops up my stock providing me with traditional as well as some more exotic combinations. We will... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I booked here after stumbling across the website in search of last minute weekend break. This is a lovely B&B, very quiet, but very close to Matlock railway station. I had a relaxing couple of nights here in a comfy bed and was able to explore Matlock and Matlock Bath. The B&B is comfortable and good quality, everything you need... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review for us. One of our strong points is our proximity to the town, the station (close but not intrusive), and the many restaurants in our small town. It is good to know that you found your break relaxing. Our vegan menu does offer choices that might be a bit unexpected,... More 

Chipping Campden
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I think this is about the 6th time we have stopped here and again it cannot be faulted. Anne and John always make us so welcome that it feels like our second home. We both tried the continental breakfast this time, it was lovely and filled us up until the evening.

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

Thank you, love it that we are your preferred choice in Derbyshire, it is always so good to see you and get an update on family happenings (not forgetting the canine members as well!). Glad you enjoyed your choice of our continental platter. Looking forward to your next stay. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A lovely little B&B. John and Anne are incredibly welcoming and helpful, and are genuinely interested in their guests. The train station is maybe a 1-2 minute walk away, and the town is not much further. The room we had was immaculate and there were numerous pamphlets prepared about local sights and attractions (Chatsworth House is just one quick bus... More 

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EllenHouse, Owner at Ellen House, responded to this review

So nice to get such a lovely review, and it was a pleasure to get to know you, we do really enjoy meeting so many interesting people. As this an area with lots of tourists attractions, such as Chatsworth House, we try to provide information that our guests will find helpful. We do hope that you will be able to... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lucky we managed to book a last minute cancellation, allocated the garden room with a door leading out into a beautiful garden. Hosts were very welcoming and rooms very well equipped. Perfectly clean, beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious, perfect x 10/10 can't wait to go back Lots to see anddo in Matlock and Matlock bath.

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EllenHouse, Manager at Ellen House, responded to this review

What a simply lovely review! Our Garden Room is very popular and has a good view over the garden. We do pay a lot of attention to the rooms so that they are welcoming and we aim to provide most things you would want on a short break so our guests don't have to worry about it. More 

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