“Perfect family home from home” This is probably the best equipped holiday home we've ever rented. From kitchen equipment to games and DVDs, this house had everything. Incredibly comfy beds too, which always helps! Perfect for 7 of us, loved being able to get everyone around the kitchen table for dinner and card games after.
Very well equipped house for all age ranges 3 generations stayed here. Like the library included maps and games. Ideal house lay out for 2 families who may have needed some privacy. It worked well because it had 2 bathrooms and the bedrooms were over 2 floors. Kitchen well equipped for foodies. Nice setting up a hill to accommodation not useful for people with different needs. Area great walks and food outlets. …
Portland House c1870 - Top 5* Luxury Party House
Perfect place, exceptionally well-decorated with every modern facility you could wish, beautiful location
The house is beautiful, & for such an old, historic building is beautifully furnished & exceptionally well-equipped. We booked the house for an extended family party with the group ranging in age from 2 years old up to 83 years old. The kitchen is enormous - huge fridge / freezer, great cooker & a big work surface which is great for breakfasts & food preparation. The rooms are elegantly furnished & have really modern en-suite bathrooms.
Our favourite places were the bar (yes - they have a bar!) & the lounge which has extended leather sofas around the walls - at one stage there were 19 people sitting watching the Wimbledon final.
The outside garden is great for barbeques & drinks, & the centre-piece fountain is fantastic! Given we were such a big party, we pre-booked the caterers recommended by Martin & Juliet (the owners, who are so helpful & friendly) - they produced a beautiful 4-course, formal dinner, with special courses thrown in for the children.
Matlock Bath is a beautiful place - its like a very traditional sea-side town in the middle of land-locked Derbyshire - there are some great places to eat (try the Fishpond who do great pizzas from their own wood-fired pizza oven, & Raspberry beer). Also, the walking nearby is breath-taking & we were really close to Chatsworth which is well worth a trip.
I'd highly recommend Portland House - we spend a couple of weeks every year where we holiday in Britain & book cottages & houses, but this was the best place we've ever stayed. …
Artists Cottage Matlock Bath
Everything you need for a pefect stay
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views and is in a really quite location. That said, it is only a 15 minute walk to the local town of Matlock, or a two minute drive. The house itself has everything you could possibly need throughout your stay, including three good sized bedrooms and a fantastic new bathroom. The Kitchen is full equiped and both the dinning and sitting room are comfortably furnished. The WiFi and freeview box were excellent and never dropped out. The Lovely welcome pack left by the owner (incl.chocolates and wine) were very welcomed after a long journey! The only words of caution I would offer when considering booking would be that those with mobility issues may struggle with the access as the road to the house is pretty steep. Other than that though I can't say a bad word against this cottage. Fabulous stay - would definitely come again! …