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Matchbox Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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Matchbox appeals to all ages and can provide the perfect holiday for the active and also for those looking for a quiet retreat. Matchbox is large enough for 4 people , with separate dining and living rooms, gardens front and rear. The cottage is ideally situated close enough (a few hundred metres!) to the town to wander to, but located at the edge of some of the best walks in the Peaks. Featured in Good Homes magazine, Matchbox has been recently redecorated and refurbished throughout with Farrow and Ball paints, new furniture and curtains creating a warm and welcoming feel. The wealth of charming features – from the original butcher's block and Belfast sink in the kitchen, the apothecary chest in the dining room, roll-top bath, wood-burner, and beams throughout – help to create the prefe...Matchbox appeals to all ages and can provide the perfect holiday for the active and also for those looking for a quiet retreat. Matchbox is large enough for 4 people , with separate dining and living rooms, gardens front and rear. The cottage is ideally situated close enough (a few hundred metres!) to the town to wander to, but located at the edge of some of the best walks in the Peaks. Featured in Good Homes magazine, Matchbox has been recently redecorated and refurbished throughout with Farrow and Ball paints, new furniture and curtains creating a warm and welcoming feel. The wealth of charming features – from the original butcher's block and Belfast sink in the kitchen, the apothecary chest in the dining room, roll-top bath, wood-burner, and beams throughout – help to create the prefect atmosphere for a great holiday. Wirksworth truly is the Jewel of the Peak; a great town with pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars, with plenty of curiosity shops, a lead-mining museum tucked away, a steam railway and not a single high-street brand (other than the 2 banks). Should you choose to, you can get all you need from the town for your week away without using the car. Carsington Water and other attractions are only a short cycle or drive away, with major towns and attractions just a stone's throw (Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne, Chatsworth House, even Alton Towers for the brave). The leisure centre has a pool and a climbing wall. Those in the know, return to Wirksworth annually for the month-long September arts festival and Well-dressing in June. The recent redecoration has sparked some interest and some questions...the answer is Farrow and Ball paints throughout. Colours used: Stony Ground Modern Emulsion for most walls, with Lime White eggshell for doors, skirting and window frames. Feature rooms are Main bedroom, painted in Pigeon Estate Emulsion, the bathroom in Elephant's Breath emulsion and Brinjal eggshell for the bath. We have also just added wifi internet access.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Rob M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to Match Box Cottage as my wife and I spent our honeymoon here after getting married in Bakewell two years ago. We have three small dogs and your only fault last time was the fencing in the rear garden so...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed November 5, 2018

On entrance at night, it looks very nice however the bedroom was left open so the room was cold when entering. Inside you will find some very nice touches, tray with coffee and tea, their own postcard etc. Instructions are good and Rob at that...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Companion398956, VR Owner at Matchbox Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Rather than reply here, if any future guests are concerned about booking Matchbox in light of this review, please feel free to get in touch with us directly.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Date of stay: February 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2017
Management response:Responded November 29, 2017

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Matchbox is in a brilliant location so near to the centre of town and such a wonderful, cosy cottage. We loved the bath, the log burner and sunny garden especially plus the amazing walks from the door. Wirksworth is a great place with so much...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Ann R
Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

Thank you! Delighted to have helped bring more people to Wirksworth!

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

A cosy cottage, nicely decorated with a fabulous free standing bath and confortable master bedroom. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed for our stay. Wi-fi throughout. Parking was never an issue despite no allocated parking - the road the cottage...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank waggy99
Management response:Responded August 25, 2017

Thank you :-)

Reviewed August 3, 2017

Loved our stay here, wonderful cottage in a great place. Every thing we could possibly need! Easy access to restaurants and shops. Loved the log burner and the garden. Very clean and well cared for. Can't wait to stay again.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank StokeyTraveller25
Management response:Responded August 5, 2017

Thank you! Delighted you enjoyed your stay :-)

Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was our second trip to Matchbox Cottage and it did not disappoint. We love where it is situated so easy to reach most of the attractions that the Dales has to offer. The cottage was comfortable and very clean. Probably the best equipped place...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Jane H
Management response:Responded November 1, 2016

Thank you!

Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at the Matchbox. Clean and comfortable. Good base to explore Derbyshire. Had fun climbing and parking up the hill but hey you are in the Dales. Thanks love to come back another time.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank MarkNicola94
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We decided to stay at Matchbox cottage because of the lovely gushing reviews that we read. Although the cottage was very clean and comfortable , we noriced that everything was very tired and shabby. As we were lucky enough to have good weather and would...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank car0landash
Management response:Responded June 1, 2016

We were sorry that you didn't fully enjoy your time at Matchbox. We are constantly improving, upgrading and replacing (we have this week replaced all towels, duvets, pilows and bedding, for example). We have given the garden furniture a good clean (none of it is...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Yard
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
A leaflet we picked up recently in the town (produced by the Wirksworth Civic & History Society) mentions the following features... - The Puzzle Gardens; a higgledey-piggledey collection of houses perched on the steep hillside above the Dale, and linked by a maze of footpaths. - The Wirksworth Fetival (September annually) including my favourite Art & Architecture weekend where around 70 homes open their doors to the public to show off their architecture, features, or as galleries for local artists and sculptors. - The High Peak Trail (start at Middleton Top); cycle or walk for up to 30 miles along this trail. (cycles can be hired from the Middleton Top visitor centre) - The National Stone Centre (great for Children's activities) - Wirksworth Leisure Centre (at Anthony Gell School) - in...
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