The Old Granary Matlock

Wheatcroft, Derbyshire
+44 (0)7988 793763
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£168 - £328
per night
£1150 - £2300
per week

Peaceful cottage in the heart of Derbyshire, perfect for families, with a pretty garden, hot tub and gorgeous valley views


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£168 - £328 per night

£1150 - £2300 per week

The Experience

This Grade II-listed cottage is tucked away in a tiny hamlet overlooking the Amber Valley, with plenty of wildlife in the fields around – birdwatchers will be in paradise – and the most incredible night skies.

Amanda and Martin live in the main farmhouse and welcome you with some thoughtful goodies – a homemade Victoria sponge cake, chocolates, a bottle of fizz on ice, fresh eggs from the chickens, local sourdough bread and butter. There’s a separate Shepherd’s Hut, available from summer 2024.

You’ll be happy here rain or shine, with plenty of books and magazines; in fine weather you can eat outside or soak in the hot tub while you gaze down at field, hill and dale. Children and dogs have a field to romp around, there are pubs and shops a few minutes away, and plenty of historic houses are within a half hour drive.

The Old Granary Matlock - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The fabulous view and setting
  • Sitting back in the hot tub with a glass of fizz while gazing at the view
  • There are footpaths leading straight from the door
The Old Granary Matlock - Gallery

You should know

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs
  • One of the bedrooms hasn’t the view


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £168
Weekly price
from £1150
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1683 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 9.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


A first class retreat, hosts Amanda and Martin are wonderful people very kind ... On entering we were blown away by the beauty and hygiene of the cottage, it didn’t stop there a fabulous welcome pack greeted us... 🙏 Stunning views which are best appreciated with a glass is wine whilst sitting in the hot tub. Plenty to do in the surrounding area, you won’t be disappointed, Chatsworth House, and Haddon Hall, Bakewell.... Lots of circular walks. If you are looking for accommodation in this area it would be a big mistake not to give this a try. Thank you Amanda and Martin ten out of ten.

Tracey, Norfolk

Perfect Winter Break. Beautiful setting in the Derbyshire countryside, well appointed cottage and a luxurious hot tub from which you can admire the views – what more could you wish for? Amanda and Martin are the perfect hosts and were always available if we had any questions. However, The Old Granary itself is very private. Winter or Summer, this is a great place to stay. There is lots to do nearby and some helpful suggestions within the cottage. The walking is excellent and our dog had a memorable holiday too. I would highly recommend.

Simon, Abingdon

A fabulous place to stay with lovely views and the added bonus of a hot tub. We had a lovely family week staying at The Old Granary. Amanda and Martin were very welcoming. The house was very well equipped, warm, cosy and comfortable. The welcome pack was much appreciated too. We used the hot tub every day and enjoyed looking at the wonderful views of the countryside. We would thoroughly recommend staying here, it’s a great base for exploring the local area.

Rebecca, Eastbourne

This is an absolute gem. Tucked away in a tiny hamlet with the most beautiful views of the Amber Valley, is this gorgeous cottage. Beautiful décor, extremely comfortable bedrooms, spacious living areas and a large social kitchen make this a very special place. The icing on the cake is the Jacuzzi hot tub outside. Lift a glass of fizz and enjoy that view. Blissful.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Beech Farm is set in a tiny hamlet with the nearest pub, The White Hart Pub at Moorwood Moor, 1.25 miles away and The Blue Bell at South Wingfield is 1.5 miles. Crich, two miles away, has an off-licence and an excellent bakery, café and deli called The Loaf. Matlock is four miles Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall half an hour.

Local points of interest from Amanda Brown

  • Crich tramway museum - 2 miles
  • Matlock Park, with a bowling alley, boating lake, miniature railways and skate park - 4 miles
  • Chatsworth House stately home, with farmyard, playground and 105-acre garden with sculptures, rock garden and maze - 15-minute drive
  • National Trust property Hardwick Hall and estate, created in the 16th century and great for countryside walks - 20-minute drive
  • Heights of Abraham country park - mining museum with cable cars taking you across the valley
  • Visit the market town of Bakewell, 15-minute drive


Amanda Brown

Amanda and Martin have been renting out their holiday cottage since 2007 and are experienced hosts. They live on site and provide a warm welcome on arrival and are on hand to answer any questions you may have during your stay. They love the place they have created and look forward to welcoming guests to The Old Granary.