Set at the edge of the commanding Peak District National Park, the historic county town of Matlock has long been popular with tourists for its spa treatments and stunning local scenery.
Today Matlock is a bustling Derbyshire town famed for its local shops, pubs and restaurants. These can all be enjoyed by the backdrop of the award-winning Hall Leys Park - with its own bowling greens, a skateboard park and even a miniature railway!
Take a moment to browse our selection of Matlock holiday cottages and soon you’ll be exploring the sites and rolling hills of the Peak District for yourself.
Matlock Holiday Cottages
Derbyshire has a rich heritage of historic buildings and Matlock is no exception. Many of the town’s properties are built with traditional local lime and roofing stone, while incorporating all of the conveniences you would expect from a modern holiday home.
Choose from a collection of hand-picked holiday cottages within Matlock and the surrounding area, including Snitterton, Oker and Cromford and prepare to make yourself feel right at home. There are properties ranging in size from cosy hideaways for couples to larger Georgian houses sleeping as many as 12 guests.
Many Matlock properties are dog-friendly, welcoming one or more pets. Be sure to also look out for special cottage features such as off road parking, open fires and prime walking locations to guarantee the very best from your Matlock visit.
Visiting Matlock and the Southern Peak District
Owing to their picturesque location at the edge of the Peak District National Park, Matlock and the surrounding area provide the ideal destination for a truly breathtaking family holiday.
Matlock sits astride the River Derwent, which also plays host to several smaller villages dotted along the valley hillside. These have long been popular destinations for holidaymakers, with plenty of little cottages, secret walkways and welcoming communities. Be sure to pay a visit to Youlgreave with its village shops, Saxon church and three great local pubs. The George Hotel is a great spot for a bite to eat, pint of ale or even take away fish and chips.
Situated just south of Matlock lies the spectacular local beauty spot known as “Little Switzerland” and the village of Matlock Bath. Here you will discover an active riverside promenade, Heights of Abraham cable cars and Gulliver’s Kingdom children’s theme park - an ideal destination for keeping little ones amused.
The village of Cromford rests just a few miles from Matlock and is truly unique in that it combines a strong industrial heritage with glorious natural beauty. The village originally developed around Sir Richard Arkwright’s famous mills and today features some fantastic shops, restaurants and inviting pubs. Arkwright’s Cromford Mill has been opened to the public and is home to a dedicated visitor centre with shops and its own cafe for a fascinating day out.
The Southern Peak District is truly home to an eclectic selection of villages and local beauty spots. Honorable mentions should go out to the villages of Wirksworth, Ashbourne and Belper, which all offer a one-of-a-kind experience for you to discover and explore.