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The Birds Nest; entire first floor Awarded 5Star Gold by Quality in Tourism.Tourism 2014 - 15 - 16.
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The Birds Nest; entire first floor Awarded 5Star Gold by Quality in Tourism.Tourism 2014 - 15 - 16.
The Birds Nest Sitting Room, with Gas Fire and wide screen Tv .
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The Birds Nest; entire first floor Awarded 5Star Gold by Quality in Tourism.Tourism 2014 - 15 - 16.
The Birds Nest Sitting Room, with Gas Fire and wide screen Tv .
View of the Courtyard.
Sitting Room
Bird's Nest Sitting Room/ Dining
Sitting Room
The Birds Nest Fully equipped  Kitchen with breakfast area.
View of the Courtyard.
Kitchen
Birds Nest Master Bedroom with Original Floorboards, Cane Furniture ; breath taking Rockside View.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
The Birds Nest bathroom complete with shower over the bath and featuring original wooden floor.
Games Room - Table Tennis, Air Hockey, Pool  Darts for Mole End and The Birds Nest's Guests.
Seating Area for Mole End and The Birds Nest Guest's use.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Amanda D
Whitby, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great home away from home”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We had a wonderful holiday staying in the Bird's Nest. It was everything we could hope for in a holiday flat. The owners, Susan and Abid, were the perfect hosts - they even picked us up from the train station (and dropped us back again at the end of our stay). The apartment was clean and bright, beautifully decorated, and well thought out for everything you might need. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil you might need to make your meals. The beds were comfy and plenty of towels and linens were in supply. I would certainly recommend this flat to any of my friends or relatives.

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Liked best: The official greeter - 'Angel' the cat!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
30 Apr 2015
Hello Trip Advisor
Yes Doole family from Whitby Canada did stay with us at Birds Nest. One of the most delightful guests we have had.
It was a pleasure to have them.
Sue & Abid Shah
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Ian_Manzi...
Mazamet, France
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“beyond 5* stunning and fabulous”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We (family of 4) stayed over Christmas at .Mole End apartment the lower floor of this mews block. The apartment was extremely well appointed especially the kitchen. Abid and Susan are brilliant hosts not too intrusive but helpful when needed. Appreciated small touches -Sunday Times delivery and complementary bottle of wine!!

HIGHLY Recommended

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Liked best: Abib and Susan
Liked least: poor wifi
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Ian
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid.
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Lynne M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“absolutely fabulous”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent property with everything you could need - Susan and Abid very attentive and nothing too much trouble

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Liked best: attention to detail in every room - kitchen equipment and crockery were very good
Liked least: mats in kitchen were slipping
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Lynne
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid.
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Hayley325
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed in the Birds Nest for five days recently and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. the apartment has everything you need. It is a very spacious apartment, but cosy at the same time. We took our 2 year old and they had everything we hoped for, cot, high hair, stair gate, etc. All we had to take was food. Matlock Bath is only a short walk away, or you can travel further. While there we walked the Monsal Trail, cycled the Tissington Trail, visited Matlock Farm and travelled to Matlock and Bakewell. There is plenty to do and the apartment has many leaflets and lots of information on what is available in the area. I would definitely recommend this apartment. We are hoping to visit again soon

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Liked best: Everything you needed
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Hayley
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid.
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ron n N
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very comfortable apartment”
Reviewed 20 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed in this very comfortable upstairs apartment last September in order to experience the Matlock Illuminations.
It really was a comfortable place to use as a base for our visit and I would recommend it to everybody except for those who have trouble with steep stairs and those without transport to get them from the main road up to where the Bird's Nest is situated.
I sometimes have trouble sleeping in a strange bed but not this time. I slept like the proverbial baby.
I suffer from angina but managed to walk from the site of the illuminations up the hill to the apartment afterwards without too much pain.
My thanks go to the lovely lady and gentleman who made us feel so welcome.

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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Ron
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid.
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JAJONES20...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a lovely place.”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The place is spotless. It is decorated beautifully. It is cosy, pretty and they have thought of everything.

The owners were welcoming, friendly and attentive.

We would definately like to stay again and would definately reccomend it .

Thank you for helping our 25th Wedding Anniversary one to be remembered.

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Liked best: Just everything, I could live there.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you Mr & Mrs Jones
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid.
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Duncan T
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

From the moment my wife and I stepped into the Bird's Nest apartment, we felt completely at home. During Susan's guided tour, we were instantly impressed by the tastefully furnished rooms, and the atmosphere of calm that is evident throughout the apartment.
Despite staying just across the courtyard, Susan gave us plenty of space to enjoy our stay, yet was always on hand if we needed advice on where-to-go or what-to-see. She was very friendly and approachable... the perfect host.
The apartment is well-equipped and comfortable. The large living room, in particular, is a perfect place to spend a rainy day since it has Sky TV, a games console, DVD player and dozens of movies. And its sofa and chairs have the plumpest cushions I have ever settled into.
There's not a lot to see in Matlock Bath itself, but we could walk from the apartment into the surrounding hills within a few minutes. We also walked to Riber Castle, to Cromford, and to Matlock with relative ease. For those who want to venture further, the train station is a ten minute walk from the apartment. On the wettest day of our holiday, we took a train to Derby to see a movie.
The Fishpond pub is only a five minute walk away, and offers live entertainment in the evenings.
Prior to our stay in the Peak District, I spent a lot of time online, checking out accommodation. I chose The Bird's Nest because it appeared to tick all our boxes... and it certainly didn't disappoint. For comfort, convenience, and value for money, it cannot be faulted. It was simply perfect!

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Liked best: Luxury and ambience.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Duncan
Sorry, missed to respond earlier.
Sue & Abid
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