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Rocking Stone Cottage

Matlock - Derbyshire


Rocking Stone Cottage

Matlock - Derbyshire

"A lovingly restored barn conversion with some of Englands most stunning countryside on its doorstep - Rocking Stone Cottage is the place to uncover the Peak District"

£139-299 / night
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"A lovingly restored barn conversion with some of Englands most stunning countryside on its doorstep - Rocking Stone Cottage is the place to uncover the Peak District"

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3

How to book...

Rocking Stone Cottage is owned and managed by Rachel ORourke.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel ORourke.

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  • Luxurious refurbishment in a magnificent rural Peak District setting
  • Great for pairs of couples, this cottage has two bedrooms, bathrooms and terraces
  • Stunning bathroom complete with roll top bath and walk-in rain shower
  • Behind the cottage is a megalithic which you can scramble up to find a firepit and a zipwire.
  • Just a few miles from Bakewell and Matlock, and 20 minutes from Chatsworth House
  • The pretty village of Birchover has pubs within a short walk
  • Breathe in the fresh air with spectacular walks right from the front door and cycle trails around the local area.

  You should know...

  • Sorry, no children under the age of 8

The Details...

A magnificently converted barn with views across the surrounding fields, Rocking Stone Cottage brings a touch of rustic chic to the Peak District. Within a short drive of Matlock and Bakewell both just over five miles away you will be perfectly placed to explore the best of this beautiful region.

Found at the end of a bumpy track, Rocking Stone Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and furnished. You have a pretty terrace right outside, letting you enjoy a drink or two while admiring the countryside view and theres a barbecue too.

The views are just as good from the main bedroom, thanks to the large arched window looking out on the fields where sheep, cows and wild rabbits roam. The same room has an en suite shower and king-size bed with a pocket-sprung mattress and luxury bedding. A second bedroom can be converted to a twin and its bathroom features a decadent free-standing bath as well as a walk-in shower.

The living space on the lower level is just as inviting. The centrepiece fireplace is occupied by a warming wood-burner, with a plentiful supply of logs to hand. TV doesnt dominate the sitting room, but you do have one, complete with Freeview channels and DVDs. Alternatively, there are books to read and board games to play, as well as Wi-Fi.

With exposed beams and bare stone walls, a good-looking kitchen and dining space has another terrace just outside. Underfloor heating beneath the wooden floor is another nice touch and, as this area is open-plan, you can adjourn seamlessly to the lounge after dinner.

In the Peak Districts south-eastern corner, Rocking Stone Cottage has some of the areas best-loved attractions in easy reach. Only 20 minutes away, Chatsworth House is a local landmark, worth a visit for its impressive gardens alone.

The Crich Tramway Village combines a tram-based museum with a recreated period street, while the Heights of Abraham is all about caverns and cable cars. For straight-up family fun, theres the Gullivers Kingdom theme park or, for the adults, Buxton Opera House hosts a diverse programme of live entertainment.

Lovers of historic houses wont want to miss nearby Haddon Hall, while those that walk or cycle may like to tackle the Monsal Trail. Rock-climbing and caving have also made their mark around these parts both exhilarating ways to see the incredible landscape.


Essential Features
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Bluetooth speaker.


  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing

We are a short drive from Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall (NT), Bolsover Castle (NT), Kedleston Hall (NT), Tissington Hall to name a few! Buxton Opera House and Spa is 30 minutes away and 45 minutes from Alton Towers

Rocking Stone Cottage

  Nearest Airport

EMA 35 miles, 1hour: MAN 39 miles 1hr 15min

Detailed Pricing Information...

There is a 15% discount for bookings of a week or longer, and a 20% discount for booking of 28 days.

Price includes all essentials such as
- luxurious towels, bath robes and 400 thread count cotton bedsheets
- tea, fresh and instant coffee, sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- logs to burn in the woodburner, firelighters, matches and kindling
- tea towels, oven gloves, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, rubber gloves, dish cloth and brush, kitchen towel and bin bags.


How to book...

Rocking Stone Cottage is owned and managed by Rachel ORourke.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel ORourke.

Message the owner  


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CoolStays user: JeremyKaren
"We stayed for three nights - Friday 7 to Monday 10 June - to attend the (wet!) RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth. We had stayed in the next village, Winster, over last New Year, so we already knew and loved this corner of the Peak District. Rocking Stone Cottage very much exceeded our expectations! The booking process with the owner, Rachel O'Rourke, was easy and efficient. This Cottage is far more than just a cottage - it's a high quality, two floor, stone barn conversion, next door to the farm house, where the lovely owner & family live. It is isolated, peaceful, so quiet - yet just a five minute walk to the two pubs in the village, The Red Lion & The Druid Inn (aside: Druid Inn does superb home cooked roast beef Sunday lunch!). Parking for six cars in front of the cottage (up a long gravel lane from the main road in Birchover village). Downstairs is one spacious, light, welcoming room: kitchen / diner / lounge. Very cosy, thanks to underfloor heating and a large log burner - large basket of logs provided. The TV is Freeview I assume (we didn't use it), plus a DVD player. Also a DAB radio and Bluetooth speaker. Lots of interesting books and sheets describing walks - we did the Stanton Moor walk. Well equipped kitchen - dishwasher, microwave, toaster, under counter fridge. Downstairs loo. Upstairs are two large bedrooms - one double, the other twin bed. The vaulted double bedroom has an amazing arched window and view. It's the trees and the birds close to the cottage that I really loved (not seen Redstarts before). Two fabulous bathrooms, one with a roll top bath. Great hot water and pressure. BT wi-fi worked well throughout the cottage (not sure if you can get it outside, though.) The cottage is only two years old and is that perfect combination of 300 year old building, but 2 year old modern fittings and furnishings. In conclusion, we absolutely loved this Cottage! Oh and I haven't even mentioned the gentle, friendly, owner's dogs, Charlie and Heartley."
(Stayed: June 2019 )

CoolStays user: Simon Sheldon
"What a fabulous cottage and location. I just can't fault it, everything is stunning about the property with no expense spared. Beautiful furniture, decor, super comfy beds, hige free standing bath, walk in showers, literally everything, it must have cost a fortune to refurb and kit out. We absolutely loved it and the location is perfect, stunning views, no roads, peace and quiet, just bliss, short walk to country pub and restaurant, great walks nearby, the list goes on. I never return anywhere as I like to keep exploring however I will return here."
(Stayed: November 2018 )

CoolStays user: Jo Burke
"The most fabulous house!
Great location (& walking distance to super Druid inn), lovely views.
Really enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful house. Everything we could ask for.. every facility, clean, comfy beds & stunning views. Great walks from the house too. A big thank you to our generous host Rachael too.. the brownies were scrummy. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back!"
(Stayed: November 2018 )

CoolStays user: The Bradbury Family
"An absolutely outstanding cottage. You feel as though you are miles away from it all, but in fact you are only 10 minutes walk away to the local pubs in the village. As you wind your way up to the cottage it has a perfect outlook over the countryside. The attention to detail in the property was outstanding. Everything is comfortable, snug, well thought out, just what was needed for a small family get together. We arrived back from our day out walking to find homemade brownies on the door step, what more could you ask for! Rachael and Gerry are a lovely couple, very helpful and informative. Their dogs Heartly and Charlie adorable too. We would definitely go back in the future."
(Stayed: October 2018 )

CoolStays user: Sue
"This is a fabulous luxurious cottage with lovely views out over the fields and a very quiet peaceful location. The owners were very helpful and welcoming, with nothing too much trouble. We really enjoyed our walk with Gerry to the Rocking Stone. A perfect place for 2 couples. The Druid local pub, just a short walk, was great for evening meals without the need to drive. Have recommended to friends already and would love to return."
(Stayed: June 2018 )

CoolStays user: Steve Phillips
"Rocking Stone Cottage is THE nicest place we have stayed in the UK. A beautiful property, superbly finished and in stunning surroundings. The owners were extremely friendly and it all added up to a wonderful stay. We have already recommended Rocking Stone to family and friends and will be returning ourselves as soon as we can. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
(Stayed: May 2018 )

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