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Weavers Cottage
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning? Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. We have high speed Wi-Fi broadband and off-street parking. Bonsall is a pretty, unspoilt village, linked to the famous Limestone Way path and blessed by two great pubs, a cafe-restaurant and a fantastic new village store (open seven days a week). It has two atmospheric and spacious bedrooms, a galleried study/play area, dining area , luxury bathroom and kitchen. You can explore the region by the network of footpaths or strike out by car or bike to the nearby historic attractions such as Chatsworth Hall, Haddon Hall and Arkwright's Mill, a World Heritage Site, or let ...What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning? Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. We have high speed Wi-Fi broadband and off-street parking. Bonsall is a pretty, unspoilt village, linked to the famous Limestone Way path and blessed by two great pubs, a cafe-restaurant and a fantastic new village store (open seven days a week). It has two atmospheric and spacious bedrooms, a galleried study/play area, dining area , luxury bathroom and kitchen. You can explore the region by the network of footpaths or strike out by car or bike to the nearby historic attractions such as Chatsworth Hall, Haddon Hall and Arkwright's Mill, a World Heritage Site, or let loose with the kids at Gulliver's Kingdom, Heights of Abraham or our very own 'Play Mill' down the hill at Cromford. Bonsall is famous for UFO sightings (the pub does occasional tours!) and we now have an uber-cool sofa/lounge cinema 'Northern Lights' at Wirksworth. Eat in or out on the dining terrace with only the sounds of farm and wildlife for company, or stroll to one of the village pubs. There are too many other good eating options in nearby towns and villages. Serious walkers, climbers and cyclists have endless choices beginning at the doorstep or from points across the National Park. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests must be over 21 to book.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
Meet the host
Jonathan C
Hosting since January 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAlways ready to answer your questions about your stay. Details on key pick up will be confirmed on booking.
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Reviews (57)
helenh462016
helenh462016
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom228 contributions
Lovely cottage in a quaint little village. Very handy for local attractions. Wished we had stayed longer. The cottage was very comfortable with great facilities.
Visited February 2019
Written February 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TrailBlazer402326
TrailBlazer402326
What a wonderful mid week break my son and I have had in the Peak District.weavers cottage was lovely and would highly recommend it a beautiful cosy cottage felt very much at home and was very spacious I loved it . A lovely village with a couple of pubs and a village cafe and store we used them all had a lovely meal at the king head. Very central to all Peak District attractions. Just wish I could have stayed longer .
Visited August 2018
Written August 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GrizedaleGuzzlers
GrizedaleGuzzlers
North West England, United Kingdom8 contributions
I booked Weavers Cottage for a couple of nights away on the strength of the fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed the moment we parked up. The outside of the cottage is tired and in need of repainting, the lead is hanging off most of the windows, there’s a dead ‘Christmas tree’ in a pot outside the front door and an old bench that looks like it’s never seen a lick of paint or varnish since it was purchased. There were a handful of pretty flowers in the garden and what looked like a brand new hanging basket so at least someone is aware it needs some desperate attention to get some kerb appeal. Inside, the cottage was cluttered, dated and dull. Christmas decorations in a vase in July?! The kitchen is definitely the nicest room in the cottage, it’s well equipped, spacious and fits the style of the cottage well. However, the seal around the fridge door was black and mouldy. It contained 2 half used bottles of mayonnaise, a huge jar of Branston with a half inch of pickle in it, butter which had been used and a few other used items which surely should’ve been thrown out before we arrived? I can understand leaving sealed, unused items with a clear use by date but not opened food stuffs that could have been carrying all sorts of bacteria.There was an unopened pint of in-date milk and an unopened packet of biscuits left but I’m not sure if they were part of a ‘welcome pack’ or had just been left from the previous occupants. Something had been spilt in the kitchen, splattering onto the kettle, the side of the units and down the front of the washing machine. It looked disgusting but took some hot water and 2 minutes of elbow grease to remove it. Why was this not done before we arrived? The small freezer is a great idea for ice, cool box blocks etc... The bathroom was ok, it was probably fabulous when it was fitted but keep the blind closed as there’s no frosted window. There’s huge cobwebs above the equally huge shower, a nice metal stingray on the wall and a funky turquoise painted door. The rear bedroom overlooks the outside seating area so don’t expect a great view. The massive bed has a wooden frame surrounding the mattress which makes it difficult to get in and out of, not to mention catching your shins on it as it’s virtually the same colour as the wooden floor. Saying that, once in it, it’s very comfortable. The outside seating area is accessed by some very steep steps and a little path behind the house. The table was filthy so we didn’t even bother uncovering the seating. To get drinks and food up there would be a feat in itself and watch out on those steps after a couple of glasses of wine. We chose to set up camp outside the back door, there’s some lovely blue ceramic pots containing fresh herbs so with our 2 camping chairs, cool box for a table, some lanterns and fairy lights, we managed to make a gloomy space look ok - and no steps to negotiate. There’s lots of things in the cottage for children - toys, games, DVD’s, books, bath toys etc but I’d be concerned letting children out into the rear garden due to all the steep steps. The cottage is situated on a lovely road with some gorgeous properties on it. There’s a great pub at the top which serves good food, the hosts are really friendly and the lovely resident dog is huge! The cottage is in a great location with Cromford, Matlock Bath and Matlock all close by - we walked in, spent the day mooching around the antique and vintage shops in Matlock, had a few drinks at The Riva Rose Cottage, Matlock Bath (great 80’s music!), watched the world (and motorbikes) go by, had a fish supper and got a taxi back to Weavers so still had a good time despite our initial disappointment. With some care and a lot of attention Weavers Cottage could be a beautiful, quirky, light and airy cottage, with furniture and soft furnishings that suited the style of the building but as it is currently, I wouldn’t recommend it and certainly won’t be making a return visit.
Visited July 2018
Written July 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roving708095
Roving708095
My initial reaction to this review was to write it off given we have had, as noted, consistently great feedback on the cottage over the years, most of which does not appear in review as the vast majority of visitors simply enjoy the place and not see it as an exercise in amateur journalism. So hopefully the one and only time, here is a blow by blow response to the "critique" I was disappointed the moment we parked up. The outside of the cottage is tired and in need of repainting - its several hundred years old, its alive and well. the lead is hanging off most of the windows - actually not. They are double glazed at the front with faux "leading" inside and in some cases it has peeled off inside the window. Its actually my least favourite aspect of the house but frankly the windows are high quality and its not on the high priority for replacement, The dead ‘Christmas tree’ in a pot outside the front door - not sure why "inverted commas" there - whatever it was, its not there now, n oldA bench that looks like it’s never seen a lick of paint or varnish since it was purchased. - i call it "weathered". Anyway, sadly been replaced for a new one. "There were a handful of pretty flowers in the garden and what looked like a brand new hanging basket so at least someone is aware it needs some desperate attention to get some kerb appeal. " Honestly? i have passed on regards to Kim the gardener who is employed to maintain the extensive outside grounds. Inside, the cottage was cluttered, dated and dull. Its several hundred years old and furnished largely with period furniture. Its painted yellow, its in a valley. Christmas decorations in a vase in July?! I wish it could be Christmas every day. But they aren't Xmas decorations, . However, the seal around the fridge door was black and mouldy. - duly noted, cleaner actioned. It contained 2 half used bottles of mayonnaise, a huge jar of Branston with a half inch of pickle in it, butter which had been used and a few other used items which surely should’ve been thrown out before we arrived? I can understand leaving sealed, unused items with a clear use by date but not opened food stuffs that could have been carrying all sorts of bacteria. Message - use your common sense if a previous guest kindly leaves some usable items and you don't fancy them There was an unopened pint of in-date milk and an unopened packet of biscuits left but I’m not sure if they were part of a ‘welcome pack’ or had just been left from the previous occupants. "Welcome"! Something had been spilt in the kitchen, splattering onto the kettle, the side of the units and down the front of the washing machine. It looked disgusting but took some hot water and 2 minutes of elbow grease to remove it. Why was this not done before we arrived? - Thanks for fixing. The bathroom was ok, it was probably fabulous when it was fitted but keep the blind closed as there’s no frosted window. - thanks, that's why there is blind, There’s huge cobwebs above the equally huge shower, a nice metal stingray on the wall and a funky turquoise painted door. - its not painted, its an Amtico flooring. The rear bedroom overlooks the outside seating area so don’t expect a great view. No do! The view goes all the way up to the brow of the hill. The "outside seating area" is for your enjoyment but if you push it all the way to the window, the view will be obscured. The massive bed has a wooden frame surrounding the mattress which makes it difficult to get in and out of, not to mention catching your shins on it - its a Ligne Roset Peter Maly classic design bed, retails about £3k. not everyone's taste. s it’s virtually the same colour as the wooden floor - its also made of wood. . Saying that, once in it, it’s very comfortable. - it performs its actual function well. The table was filthy - its an outdoor table, weathered by the elements. so we didn’t even bother uncovering the seating - there are six excellent chairs for our enjoyment and covers for the table. . To get drinks and food up there would be a feat in itself and watch out on those steps after a couple of glasses of wine - enjoyed 17 years of wining and dining up there, no falls yet reported. , we managed to make a gloomy space look ok - and no steps to negotiate. its a hillside cottage, it isn't gloomy, its a wonderful place. I’d be concerned letting children out into the rear garden due to all the steep steps.- supervision of children is a good idea up to a certain age. My 13 year old has grown up there and loves taking his friends exploring the hidden corners,. With some care and a lot of attention Weavers Cottage could be a beautiful, quirky, light and airy cottage, with furniture and soft furnishings that suited the style of the building - sorry i disagree as virtually every other guest who has stayed there does. but as it is currently, I wouldn’t recommend it and certainly won’t be making a return visit. - You won't be accepted back - the cleaner reported it was in a exceptional mess on departure and i reported that to TripAdvisor. As the guest who came immediately after you (i showed him your review) said - "my experience was completely the opposite" . I really can't understand why anyone would spend two days in a place and devote such unwarranted negativity. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Report a problem Tips on a good response: keep it professional and relevant to the TripAdvisor community. Your future guests are listening! Respond to this review: © 2019 Tripadvisor Inc. All rights reserved
Written January 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Retsrof
Retsrof
Stafford, United Kingdom14 contributions
My wife and I spent four days here. Bonsall is a sleepy village and Weavers Cottage is lovely place to stay. It is well equipped and very child friendly. ( not that we had any children.). We would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family.
Visited July 2018
Written July 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike H
Mike H
Ringwood, Australia7 contributions
We stayed here for a few nights four years ago and were so impressed we booked two weeks this time. The characterful Derbyshire cottage is like a tardis - we had no problems with 2 adults and our 3 boys 5, 10 and 15. Oldest quite happy on camp bed. Kitchen very well equiped. Main bathroom has big bath and combo shower / mini steam room 😀 Bonsall village is quiet but has 2 pubs, 1 cafe / small shop, is a 25 minute wall to the UKs greatest bookshop in Cromford and a short drive to many Dales and Peak District attractions. Wider range of shops a short drive away in Matlock. We had great weather so were out most of the time, or chilling on provided garden furniture, but in less great weather the cottage is chocked full of DVDs, computer games, kids toys, books.... We will be back I'm sure next time we make the trip from Australia.
Visited July 2018
Written July 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ProvenSal
ProvenSal
Varages, France4 contributions
The cottage in Bonsall was warm, well equipped and beautifully renovated and restored. Lovely decor throughout with a great kitchen. Very comfortable beds with nice linen and towels. A mezzanine play area which made for a very happy 2 year old. The village is friendly with lovely cafe and good amenities like swing park, walks and pubs. Great base for trips out too
Visited April 2018
Written April 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roving708095
Roving708095
Thankyou! Delighted you had s great time.
Written April 11, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca B
Rebecca B
1 contribution
Bonsall is a pretty village steeped in history. There's 2 pubs, a deli, a well maintained park and play field, a beautiful church and a nursery with gardens (although there is a charge to view the gardens) There are walks to follow around the village and lots of information is supplied in the cottage. The cottage itself is family friendly and well equipped. With a cosy downstairs and a light modern upstairs. Facilities include a travel cot and booster seat highchair, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area, lovely bathroom (with bath toys and child's seat). Bedrooms are comfortable with storage. There's a steep garden which is very pretty it has a nice new decking area with outdoor seating. Loads of quirky items to look at inside the cottage, plenty of toys and books for little people to amuse themselves with. The cottage is cleaned to a high standard and communication with the owner/staff is quick, efficient friendly and helpful. This is our second stay at Weavers Cottage and we will definitely return. Thanks you 😸 Picture is a view of the garden from the main bedroom, it doesn't really do it justice. Lots to explore.
Visited August 2017
Written August 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

liz a
liz a
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely cottage full of interesting character and a beautiful garden set into the hillside. Clean with everything you need and a luxury bathroom. I would definitely recommend.
Visited June 2017
Written June 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cosmopolitan711418
Cosmopolitan711418
Lovely cottage and well equipped. Thinking of booking again later in the year. Bonsall is a fab village and the area around it is well worth exploring.
Visited May 2017
Written May 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roving708095
Roving708095
Thanks! Glad you had a wonderful time.
Written June 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trail706235
Trail706235
Cosy, traditional cottage with all the amenities required for an enjoyable stay. This was our second visit and it is a great base to explore Matlock Bath and surroundings. Superb value and good communication with the owner.
Visited April 2017
Written April 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighborhood
Bonsall is set in a deep sided dale beneath Masson Hill, a mile east of Matlock Bath and a mile north of Cromford in Derbyshire. Bonsall Brook significant in Richard Arkwrights choice of site for his mill. The 13th century stone built St JamesChurch stands in a prominent position overlooking the village. It has a fine tower surrounded by crowns and gargoyles and is surmounted by a splendid spire. . The village has two pubs with regular entertainment. Cromford (down the hill!) is very definitely worth taking a closer look at, because it is steeped in industrial history and often called the cradle of the industrial revolution.Before 1770, Cromford was little more than a cluster of cottages around an old packhorse bridge and a chapel where travellers gave thanks for a safe journey. All that ...
Getting around
Inevitably a car is the easiest way to get around, but you can manage without! Firstly, the local train station at Cromford is walkable (uphill, 1.3miles!) and taxis can be arranged from there or from the rank at Matlock Station. There is also a bus service running from Matlock to Bonsall. There is a great way to combine train and car that I personally use. Co-Wheels is a car club that has a vehicle right outside Derby Station, and can be booked online for 23 pounds day, and you drop it right back at the station end of your stay. Never been easier. Ask me for more details.
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Weavers cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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