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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Mandy M
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5 reviews
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“5***little gem”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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person found this review helpful

Beautiful little hide away, with stunning views, 5* home comforts, and 5* hospitality from our hosts, lovely welcome tray with home made cake, warm homemade apple pie we felt totally spoilt, super attention to detail with our names welcoming us on a blackboard on the hay den wall. We stayed for 2 x nights but would not hesitate to stay for longer next time..
Thankyou Sharon x

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Christine...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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person found this review helpful

Even though the Hay Den is small, it has everything you need. Sharon made us very welcome and the banana cake was delicious!

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SirGrant
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect little cottage.”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

For long or short stays the hay den is perfect. Sharon goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hay den itself is lovely, great views and has everything you would need for a long or short stay. It is in a lovely area. My only complaint is it's slightly hard to find.

Date of stay: July 2016
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guyhth
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small but perfectly formed.”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

We spent two nights in the Hay Den, and what lovely nights they were.

Sharon was wonderfully welcoming, and the homemade cakes she provided were a very nice (and delicious) touch. The setting is very tranquil, and yet is well placed to explore the local area. There's a great pub (The Barlow Mow) within walking distance which is similarly welcoming and does good food.

Yes, it's small. Yes, brushing your teeth can be an exercise in contortion. Does it matter? Not one bit. It provided us with a cosy place to sleep and have breakfast, and that's all we needed. We wouldn't hesitate to come back if we were visiting the area again.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Kerry A
Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The perfect getaway! ”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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people found this review helpful

The Hay Den is a charming and cosy studio apartment surrounded by stunning views! Sharon is the perfect host who made us feel very welcome - nothing is too much trouble! The bed was so comfy, I didn't want to get up! We will definitely be back!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Dianne T
Windermere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“wonderful !!!!!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My first holiday travelling alone and what a good decision I made booking the Hay Den. The owner Sharon was amazing - kind caring and could not do enough to make sure everything was ok for me. She baked cakes for my arrival and even shared her delicious pudding with me on one evening.
The Hay Den is small but beautifully formed with everything two/one people could possibly want - comfy armchairs and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in.
Sharon is more than happy to share her beautiful garden with you and the views all around are a delight.
Thankyou Sharon - you have no idea how much you and your gorgious dog and even the horses in the field have helped me and I will be back.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: The cottage and the views
Liked least: narrow lane
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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Management Response
Jun 27, 2016
Caked and puds alway available to my guest. No calorie counting allowed
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_timnezzy
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed June 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Just spent two nights in this lovely accommodation. Sharon very friendly and welcoming. Setting was perfect for a romantic get away. Everything needed was provided and the homemade cakes were a lovely personal touch. Just disappointed that we missed the woodpecker!! Maybe next time.
Can't wait to stay again soon.

Date of stay: June 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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