What our customers say about us

From the moment we walked into Cavendish Cottage we all felt at home. The location was Great and the snow covering when we woke up made it even more spectacular. Very well equipped and all the comforts of home.

Richard S Stayed March 2019

We stayed with friends and found it to be everything that we hoped for. The hosts are charming and are a mine of local knowledge. We eat out on a number of occasions, twice at Lupos, an Italian on the doorstep of Chatsworth, very good food and lovely staff. You will not be disappointed with this gem as a destination.

colinbrownester stayed October 2017

We wanted somewhere peaceful and cozy to crash out for a few days R&R and Cavendish Cottage was perfect. Quiet secluded location, yet less than 10 minutes drive from Matlock. Plenty of good pubs and a farm shop within a couple of minutes drive. The cottage is very well equipped and we lacked for nothing. Good quality beds and bedding. Great communication with the owners before and during our stay and although they live next door and were in hand if we needed anything, they were very discreet and totally respected our privacy. We were sad to leave and hope to return soon

Tony H. Stayed January 2019

Cavendish Cottage is a real find! Beautifully decorated, the kitchen is great, and the beds comfy. We loved the woodburner, and it made it really cosy in the evenings in the living room when lit. It's secluded down a narrow lane, though there are other houses around. We loved our stay, wish it had been longer than 3 days!

sarski9 Stayed April 2019

Probably the best cottage that we have stayed in, in terms of quality of the accommodation. It is only a couple of minutes from the village where the Old Poets Inn is recommended. The cottage is a good location for access to Matlock and the Peak District. We love walking, and this was an ideal base. Since we have a dog, the fact that she was welcome at the cottage meant that she enjoyed the holiday, too.

Stayed September 2017

Home from home, everything provided.    Quite location at the end of a long narrow lane, very peaceful. A welcome pack of useful necessaries was a welcome surprise. The rooms were immaculate and luxurious and first impressions got us of to a good start. Highly recommended.

NorthStar09390102922 Stayed March 2019

“Beautifully appointed getaway” This cottage more than lived up to the previous reviews. Quiet location, very nicely appointed, room for 2 cars. The Kelstedge Inn is a 10 minute walk and pubs in Ashover a 5 minute drive. Lots of gentle walks from the door, a great weekend meeting up with our son and his girlfriend.

adoyle1675 stayed February 2017

A first rate holiday cottage. The owner has thought of everything you need. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.

Carol B stayed February 2017

“Fantastic Cottage” This is a beautiful place to stay. All your needs are catered for with quality furnishings and high class fixtures. The kitchen has everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine etc. The owners are very friendly and very helpful. We found the fenced area great for our two dogs as they were able to have a little walk round on their own. The setting is lovely, very quiet but close enough to the small village or a little further to Matlock or Chesterfield. We had a very relaxing break over the New Year, thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return in the future.

Stayed December 2016

We went in December for a weekend break and loved it. Such a rural location, peacefully surrounded by lovely scenery yet so close to Matlock, Chatsworth Estate and a short drive to the Peak District, with excellent opportunities for great walks nearby too. The cottage itself is spacious, with a gorgeous interior; the quintessential barn conversion with all mod cons but where else has its own stone circle in the garden and llamas on the field? The wood burner was just perfect for the winter weekend although the cottage was certainly warm enough without it. The owners Helen and Andy cannot do any more to help you enjoy your stay, with excellent local knowledge for touring, walking and making the most of your stay. Having a bath as well as showers is a bonus rarely found in cottage rentals, yet perfect for soaking after a long walk. I'd recommend you book here, as you'll certainly want to come back again once you have.

Marie B stayed December 2016

Due to go home tomorrow could have stayed another week. Truly a beautiful place to stay, very clean very quite and well equipped for what you need, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine kettle hob and oven etc. The place was immaculate when we arrived. Bathrooms are clean and well set out...bedrooms are clean and a good size for a cottage. Possibly an addition of somewhere to hang clothes in the twin room would be a bonus but it didn't bother us as there are plenty of drawers and we got by, so not a moan purely an observation. The narrow lanes getting to the cottage may seem a bit daunting but you soon get used to them, just take your time in case you meet something coming the other way. Personally we had no problems so don't let it put you off. Plenty of walks to go on around the property...three are given in the welcoming pack but we just got our map and off we went...never saw another soul..lovely. plenty of pubs etc nearby the nearest being the kelstedge Inn at kelstedge. Close to places like Hardwick chatsworth matlock darley Dale etc. We adored it and would defo come again. 

Paul J Stayed July 2016

We regularly work and stay in and around the Peak National Park and fortunately came across Cavendish Cottage, top quality dog friendly accommodation in which we have stayed twice already and going back again very soon. It is by far the best quality accommodation we have come across in this area. The property is located about ½ mile off the main Matlock to Chesterfield road, both are worth a visit. The cottage is set in lovely countryside down a single track lane, it has been recently refurbished and everything is brand new. Set within the grounds of owners house, Andy and Helen are warm friendly hosts who have been very helpful on both our visits, there is parking for two cars if needed and you have your own picket fence garden with table, bench seats and BBQ, the garden is great if you have young children and/or dogs. The front of the cottage is more or less completely glazed with two sets of French Doors making it bright and airy, I love sitting at the dining table watching the activity at the bird feeders, the downstairs is spacious and completely open plan with a quality well equipped kitchen and appliances, good size dining table for four and a comfy sofa and armchair, I am yet to use the log burner but already looking forward to the winter. There is an under stairs cupboard which was useful for storing coats and boots. There are two small flights of stairs that lead to the two upstairs bedrooms, not difficult for the less mobile. Upstairs has two en-suite bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two singles that you can push together if you want. The beds are comfy with what I would call firm mattresses, the double room has a cupboard with hanging space and a chest of drawers storage, the en-suite shower room has a spacious walk in shower that has over- head soaker which is pure pleasure after a hard day, the twin room has chest of drawers storage and the an en-suite has a lovely big L- Shaped bath which also has a shower. The nearest pub to Cavendish Cottage is The Kelstedge which is within walking distance and there are three pubs in Ashover for those happy to walk a little further, we ate at The Kelstedge twice and had good pub meals on both occasions, and The Poets in Ashover is worth a visit for both food and their real ale. I would highly recommend this property as a homely feel and creature comforts are my priority, the hosts being warm friendly people is a bonus.

Adrian S stayed August 2016