Perfect location. Surrounded by ideal walks. Good local pubs.
Cottage is lovely, beautifully decorated and very cosy. Has everything you should need.
You need to be fit for the many steps though.
We enjoyed our stay so very much. The cottage is renovated and decorated to every detail with love and attention. The views of the cliffs are amazing and having tea on the terrace looking at the view is fantastic. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking, the washing/dryer was very helpful, and both bathrooms were like visiting a spa. We enjoyed being so close to the towns with shopping and antiques. Absolutely perfect holiday get away!
This was our second visit to Imladris and we loved it just as much as the first! The views are amazing, High Tor is opposite and it's extremely atmospheric.The cottage itself is beautifully renovated and contains quirky antique finds which sit well alongside the clean, rustic finish of the rooms. We loved the wood burner , with dragon motif and the second bathroom with a view of the stars! Imladris is the perfect place to spend a restful holiday , with gorgeous bedding and interesting antique items, combined with stunning views...sunset and High Tor is not to be missed!
We stayed for 3 nights in December. The cottage is in a good location for local walks from the door. The cottage was peaceful in the evening because the road below was not busy.
There was a known issue with the heating which was frustrating but the owner drove over to attend to once we contacted him. Other than this the house was hot and we had constant hot water.
We dislike clutter and were not impressed that every surface and wall is filled with 'stuff', some of it broken or worn out, most of it seemingly from the surplus of 2nd hand shops in the local area. The cottage is small and would benefit hugely from all of this junk being removed to feel more spacious and clean.
As the daughter of a fireman I'm keen on fire safety. We noted there was no smoke alarm, fire extinguisher or fire blanket provided - smoke alarms are mandatory for cottage rentals. The front door does not open meaning the only means of exit is via the back door.
The kitchen utensils left a lot to be desired. The pans were all very worn out and some had big rust marks on them. We ate out in the evening rather than use them. The glasses and utensils I did use all needed a wash before I was happy to work with them. I suspect they are given a cursory wash by occupants and the cleaning staff do not check that they are properly clean.
The steps closest to the cottage are absolutely lethal. They are green with slime from being permanently damp and then this froze overnight. They need jet washing to make them safer.
This cottage will appeal to some people more than others. It's not to my taste and I would not recommend it to my friends but the reviews would suggest that some people do love it.
Lovely short break in beautiful surroundings. Fabulous cottage a short stroll from Matlock Bath. Steep steps and stairs but highly recommend it.
We had a lovely stay at Imladris. The cottage is beautiful, so comfortable and in a great location. It was a lovely idea to have the photobook about the refurbishment of the cottage. We couldn't believe how the owners got the bath up all those steps and into the top bathroom! Imladris is perfectly located, a short walk into Matlock Bath for dinner. A good idea to take a torch with you for the return trip up the steps. We had a little difficulty finding it on our arrival - it was already dark and the ivy had grown over the house number on the wall. The steps seemed daunting that first night in the dark, but it was fine after that. The kitchen is well equipped, has pretty much anything you could want. Very pretty too. It's such a beautiful little place, would definitely consider staying there again. Bed very comfortable, slept to well.
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