Rocking Stone Cottage

Matlock, Derbyshire, England


Stylish Peak District Base

This lovingly restored barn, now a luxury holiday cottage in the stunning Peak District, is what countryside holiday dreams are made of. Beautifully furnished and converted to provide the highest level of comfort, the cottage, dating back to 1700, feels elegant yet cozy. The nearby sights are top notch, too, providing excellent ways to spend your time in this idyllic part of the world.

The Location

In charming Birchover, Rocking Stone Cottage is the ideal base for exploring the gorgeous Peak District. The cottage is inside the national park, which includes Chatsworth and Haddon Hall (both within a 15 minute drive).

The area has a fascinating druid history, and many stunning rock formations are nearby, including the Druid Rocks and the Nine Ladies Druid Stone Circle.  For cyclists, trails like the Monsal or Tissington are perfect for taking in the stunning views.  Day trips to nearby towns are a breeze, with the village of Ashbourne a 25 minute drive away, and Bakewell (renowned for its famous puddings) 15 minutes away by car.

Manchester Airport is just over an hour from the house and road networks are super easy.

  • The tasteful and luxe design of the cottage manages to remain comfortable and cozy, the perfect feel for an English country holiday.  Things like the custom window in the master bedroom which frames a wonderful view of the valley and wildfower meadow, as well as restored antique wooden shutters outside are just some of the lovely touches
  • The property’s proximity to many impressive and stately country estates (including Chatsworth), as well as multiple Druid stone circles and rock tors.  You’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to soak up the ambience of this truly special district
  • The outdoor back terrace is a great setting for a meal or drinks.  The view of the sprawling green lawn with rolling hills in the distance is a great backdrop for a barbecue
  • When you don’t want to cook there are eateries in a walkable distance
  • Modern luxuries such as heated floors, dishwasher, indulgent ensuite showers and roll top bath are welcome after a day exploring the countryside
  • Thoughtful touches such as a champagne, milk, and fresh flowers add to the warm, homey feel you’ll experience here
  • Lovely sitting room with wood burning stove (logs provided) and well-designed kitchen plus BBQ for when the sun’s out
  • Pretty terrace overlooking gardens and farmland
  • Two bedrooms – one double and one twin/super king. The twin has an ensuite bathroom and there’s a second shower room
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player plus Wifi, digital radio and Bluetooth Speaker

After living and working in Hong Kong, owners Rachael and Gerry moved back to Rocking Stone Farm where Rachael grew up, and settled in with their family.  No detail was overlooked when they decided to convert the barn, exclusively for guest use and they love making sure guests get the best out of the stay at the farm.

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Lynn: August 2018

If you’re looking for a restorative break, then Rocking Stone Cottage is a great place to stay. Set up on a hillside above the village of Birchover, the cottage is as peaceful and as comfortable as you could wish for, has wonderful views across dales and fields, and is brilliantly located for many major Peak District attractions. Rachael and Gerry’s eye for detail and quality is evident, and the result is a subtly luxurious but homely experience. They also have super-friendly (but in no way intrusive) animals – Charlie and Heartley, their characterful dogs, also made sure we felt right at home! All in all, we had a perfect stay – so much so, in fact, that we’ve already rebooked...

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Rocking Stone Cottage

Matlock, Derbyshire, England


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