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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hollington, Derbyshire, England

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TalismanU...
UK
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“The Retreat lives up to your expectations and more”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Have just returned from a very enjoyable week in the Derbyshire Dales, we stayed at the excellent and aptly named Retreat in Hollington which is well placed for visiting the local tourist spots and only a short ride to the magnificent Dovedale. We arrived in Hollington having travelled nearly 190 miles in torrential rain and tackling flooded local roads, not sure what to expect on our arrival. We shouldn't have worried our host Phillipa was there in the rain to give us a warm welcome and show us around The Retreat. On arrival we were treated to Jam and Scones which were most appreciated after our long journey. The property is a converted barn and Garage which has been transformed into an open plan holiday home and has been decorated to the highest degree and equipped with everything you will need to make your holiday complete, unfortunately the hot tub was not included in our package although is available for the larger property's. The cottage is equipped with a wet room which made showering a pleasure. The Bedroom is partitioned off by a curtain and is a good size and has a very comfortable bed with a duck down quilt, very snug. Free wifi is a godsend when looking for opening times of attractions and directions. The kitchen has all the equipment you would expect from a quality let and the lounge dining area was well set out and tastefully furnished. We were well looked after and made to feel welcome by Phillipa, Julian, George and Annabelle not to mention the family pets. The Red Lion is within a short walking distance and does excellent good value meals, try the Sunday Roast and Rib Eye Steak, mouth watering and tender. Places to visit, Arkwrights Mill Matlock, very interesting demo on old weaving machines, Eyam plague village, Critch Tram Museum, Monsell Head, Haddon and Hardwick Halls. We enjoyed our stay at The Retreat and will return in the near future.

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: Peace and Tranquility and made to feel welcome
Liked least: Lack of proper wardrobe
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Andrea H
Oldham, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfully relaxing”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We would recommend this holiday retreat to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing and romantic break away from everything.The Retreat cottage is beautifully decorated, very comfortable with everything you would need. The owners are very friendly and will help in anyway they can. We had our 18 month old son with us who enjoyed the daily routine of feeding the very friendly sheep in the next field. The only time we left the Retreat was to visit the nearby pub for lunch, which is also great. The only negative I have is we were under the impression we had a shared hot tub, and discovered we didn't when we arrived there. I had spoken to sykes the day I booked who didn't inform me differently, so when I called back regarding this I was spoken to very rudely and told I was wrong.....Very poor.......But that has nothing to do with this wonderful place, if your going to book it, go straight through the owner, NOT through Sykes.

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: Relaxed, friendly atmosphere
Liked least: no hot tub :(
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Devon
Reviewed November 5, 2010 for a stay in August 2010

Date of stay: August 2010
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Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
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Surrey
Reviewed February 3, 2010 for a stay in December 2009

Date of stay: December 2009
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Liked best: Stunning location
Liked least: Would benefit from a jacuzzi
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-44
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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