Beautiful cosy place, wonderful welcome.
We have just spent a lovely couple of days in this lovely property. We found it warm and welcoming and spotlessly clean. Its the type of accommodation that you feel comfortable enough with, to stay in and snuggle in the evening. The local pub is a minutes walk away which served delicious home cooked food. The fire was an added bonus too! We spent both days walking - the region is stunning. We can thoroughly recommend a stay here. Thank you.
The apartment (with own entrance) is lovely, with wonderful views down to Matlock Bank and the hills.
It was very clean, and it was a lovely touch to have the Christmas tree and decorations. Which we appreciated.
Unfortunately the biggest thing that let it down, was how cold it was in the living area (lounge and kitchen), and the conservatory dining area which was part of the same room (as no door to block it off) was so cold it was completely unusable. We left a few days early as although we turned the radiators up in the living area to maximum (and they did work), because it is single glazed, and the conservatory also gets the wind to it, and had a cracked window panel (with tape on it to cover it up), we just couldn’t get warm.
However the bedrooms and bathroom were nice and toasty.
The other disappointing thing was there was never enough hot water in the bathroom to have a bath, for some reason the shower temperature was fine and warm.
A couple of other comments here based on the description of the place here on TripAdvisor and Holiday Lettings:
‘You will be greeted by’
- ‘fresh laundered sheets on all beds
- with a choice of weighted duvets if required....’
Fresh sheets on master bedroom, but had to request sheets for the spare room (which Debbie did sort out a day or so later)
- ‘a handmade gift for each guest’
We didn’t get this
- ‘power shower....’
The head might need changing but as it was, was not very powerful
- ‘dining room where you can enjoy wonderful dinners’
Too cold I afraid
- ‘Secure off street car parking spaces for two cars’
We were given one space, perhaps there was another available upon request
This is still a lovely place to visit and am sure would be much better in spring and summer when warmer. But for £615 for the week expected at least decent insulation/heating, hot water and beds made up.
From the moment I booked, Debbie couldn't have been more helpful. I went for a short break with my husband, my elderly Mother and our pet dog. On arrival the cottage was absolutely spotless and beautifully presented, a credit to its owner. It was lacking nothing, and in a prime location. We were lucky with the weather so we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the amazing views (don't forget your binoculars!) if you see this property available then don't hesitate to book it, you won't be disappointed! We would definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.
Just back from our stay at Little Larsas Retreat which was just fantastic. This cottage / house is just amazing, beautifully decorated and furnished. Gorgeous sumptuous beds with top quality linen. Really good stock basic kitchen goodies and welcomed in the sunny conservatory with fresh scones, cream and jam whilst overlooking the Matlock valley from uninterrupted views. Breakfast on the private decked area outside and sat there in evening listening to the birds looking out over the beautiful countryside. Can't praise this cottage and Debbie enough. Everything including emails and correspondence was dealt with perfectly. We will definitely stay here again. Highly highly recommend.
We relaxed as soon as we arrived at this gorgeous property. Warm, welcoming and spotless. The views are to die for! There was tons of information on the area and we certainly made the most of our stay and visited as much as we could in the time we had. We particularly enjoyed Bakewell Chatsworth and Ashborne. The friendly local is a minutes walk and there are plenty of amenities in Matlock Town inc. M&S Food Hall and Sainsbury's. Thank you Debbie for letting us stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to come back later on in the year to continue exploring the area!
We had a lovely welcome on arrival with afternoon tea and flowers, soft music. The property is beautifully decorated and very clean. The views are just wonderful. The local pub is a minutes walk and serves great home cooked food and you have a10/15 minute walk into Matlock Town if you wish to do so. The location is ideal for exploring the area amd attractions. The owner was extremely helpful and quick to reply. Thank you!
This is a clean, tastefully decorated, warm and cosy flat with stunning views over Matlock. And there's a great little pub just around the corner....what's not to like?
We arrived to a nice cream tea set out for us to enjoy - a nice touch. Had a minor problem with the TV but the owners were quick to respond and sort it out.
We would love to go back in the Spring/Summer so we can enjoy the views from the terrace whilst sipping a glass of wine!!
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