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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Very good - based on 55 reviews
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Chris H
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10 reviews
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“A little piece of heaven, perfectly located in the peak district.”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I had seen some good reviews about The Hay Den and from the moment we arrived it very quickly felt like home. Sharon the owner is a great baker and leaves treats for you upon arrival and always made herself available. The Den is a very good base camp for those looking to explore the peaks and even to those who just fancy a couple of quiet days to themselves. Fabulous views, very reasonably priced and a few home touches made the long weekend perfect.

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Liked best: The view from the Hay Den is incredible and Sharon was always on hand for guidance of the local area.
Liked least: The WIFI was patchy but I could receive 4G on the mobile.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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weiqitan2...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A humble home with a big welcome”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

A perfect getaway for couples from the hustle and bustle of life.
Location is a bit out of way from the bigger towns, but we got to see and stay close to the quiet yet lovely smaller town of Bonsall. And not to forget our host Sharon who is super-friendly and helpful, helping us with to get to beautiful out of the world places. We didnt have a car, yet it was still manageable, if not more pleasant with the long walks and picturesque views all around.

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Tom P
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cosy set up tucked away in the beautiful Dales, perfect base for a few days of exploring”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Lovely studio tucked away in the hills, a perfect base for your stay in the Peak District. Lots of great touches, under floor heating keeps the place at a good temperature and Sharon is a brilliant and warm host.

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Sharon F
Retford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything you need for a relaxing, homely break”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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So many features in such a small space - and that's just the host Sharon! Friendly and full of helpful information about the local area, eating places and her cakes are to die for.
The studio is compact, clean and very comfortable, especially the bed. The shower room and kitchen areas are just perfect. The best bits are the under bed drawers for your clothes, with under floor heating it's a pleasure to get dressed in the morning - all warm and snug. You can while away the hours with a good book in the quiet calm of this peaceful palace, only the birds, the sheep and occasionally Dave the spaniel wanting a bit of fuss to distract you.
Bakewell market on a Monday is well worth a visit and for walkers, cyclists and climbers there is everything you need, on the doorstep or a short drive away.
I can't wait for a return trip.

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Liked best: The air of relaxation and comfort of the studio
Liked least: The weather was a bit dismal for the first two days
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mathew F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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person found this review helpful

What a fabulous place to stay. Picturesque views, brilliant hostess. The little things Sharon did to welcome us were amazing. We stayed for a romantic break on Valentines day and were welcomed by a heart shaped cake, a chocolate rose and hearts on the bed. Sharon was so friendly and polite. Can't wait for a return visit.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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