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7 Nights See prices

  • £385  to  £782

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  • £74 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Painter's Cottage

Painter's Cottage is a charming early-Victorian stone holiday home in the picturesque village of Matlock Bath in the Derbyshire Dales. Cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance of the beautifully refurbished cottage, which comfortably sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families or friends. The Peak District National Park is only a stone's throw away, making the area a favourite with walkers, hillwalkers and mountain bikers. Whether you are planning a relaxing holiday of sightseeing and good food, you can't wait to get out into the dales and walk for miles, or you want to mix a little of everything, Painter's Cottage is a superb holiday home in a perfect location.

Matlock Bath is gorgeous. Popular with stylish Georgians who came to drink and soak in the natural spa waters, it was the Victorians who designed the layout you see today, with elegant buildings, lovely parks and riverside gardens, and vistas that will have you sighing with pleasure. It sits beside the Derbyshire Derwent River (not to be confused with the Derwent Rivers in Cumbria, Yorkshire, and Tyne and Wear!). It is well-known for the cable car that rises to the famous Heights of Abraham and the annual Matlock Bath Illuminations. Other local attractions include the family-friendly Gulliver's Kingdom theme park and the Peak District Mining Museum. Matlock Bath has a great choice of shops and amenities, with more available a mile and a half away in the market town of Matlock.

Day trips can include shopping at Bakewell's busy Monday market, visiting the breathtaking Chatsworth House and its estate, including gardens, parklands and a farm, and going to the open-air Crich Tramway Museum. Haddon Hall and Cromford Mills are also popular with visitors staying at Painter's Cottage, with others making the most of the activities and water-sports available at Carsington Water. Walking and cycling bring people to the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales all year round. Bicycle hire is available locally for those who need it.

Whatever your reason for coming to Matlock Bath, you'll be glad that you chose to stay at Painter's Cottage.

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Owner details:

Elizabeth Baxter joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Painter's Cottage is a terraced stone cottage on a quiet residential lane. It dates from the 1850s and is beautifully decorated throughout. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Charming sitting room with a sofa, Smart TV, and a coal effect fire in the fireplace. It's at the front of the cottage with wonderful views over the terrace to the countryside beyond.
  • Lovely dining room with original Victorian tiles, an antique table and chairs, and a fireplace with a log burner. This is the perfect place for leisurely breakfasts and also looks fantastic when decorated for a special meal. A highchair is available.
  • Modern fitted kitchen with an efficient layout, full-sized oven with a four-burner gas stove, and a door opening into the rear garden.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a wardrobe. This room has the same far-reaching countryside views as the living room and an original decorative fireplace.
  • Second bedroom with two single beds and proper storage. As with the rest of the house, the decor and furnishings are of a high standard. A travel cot is available.
  • Bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage is accessed via steps from the lane. It has a big paved terrace with garden furniture out the front, where guests can sit and enjoy the incredible views. Free parking is available on the hill outside the cottage which is around a one minute walk away and up a kerb. However, there is a lane right outside which you are welcome to reverse up to unload before going to park.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A travel cot and a highchair are available. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement and a small surcharge. Guests to provide cot bedding and dog towels if they are required. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Smoking indoors is not permitted.

Painter's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 29th Oct 2021 - Thu, 9th Dec 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £222 | 4 nights: £294 | 5 nights: £385 | 6 nights: £385
Additional Notes: There is a surcharge of £20 per dog.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 10th Dec 2021 - Thu, 16th Dec 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £249 | 4 nights: £332 | 5 nights: £438 | 6 nights: £438
Additional Notes: There is a surcharge of £20 per dog.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 17th Dec 2021 - Fri, 31st Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: There is a surcharge of £20 per dog.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Elizabeth Baxter
Member Since May 2021

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