The Waiting Room Holiday Cottage

Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, Country village

"Nick & Alison"

We have had a great 2 weeks at this lovely waiting room. We love the cottage and surrounding area. Cromford has a few surprises worth exploring. Lots of places to walk/access by public transport. Did the drive recommended by the previous guests (Marc & Sharon), after walking at Hartington - stunning. And enjoyed a meal at the Miners Arms, Eyam.

Worthing, W Sussex, 7th to 20th August

"Brian & Michelle"

Lovely relaxing 10 days this time. We walked for miles. Up to Matlock Bath and High Tor - fantastic views. Ambergate walk 6 miles. Surprising find at Shining Cliff Woods. Still not enough time to do everything. See you again.

W'bro, Northanks, 9th to 18th Aug 2019

"Ruth, Josh & Millie Sweet"

Thank you for a lovely stay, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend having a BBQ. We have already booked another weekend!

Lincolnshire, 30th Aug to 1st Sept 2019

"Alison & Steve"

Thank you for a lovely weekend in this cosy & stylish cottage. We love this area and have now found a new favourite place to stay. A weekend of trains, walking, Cromford, chocolate and now we're off for breakfast at Parky's, and then on to Scarthin Books. Here's to a return trip.

Non given, 10th to 13th March 2017

"Lynda, Mark & Scratty"

We had a wonderful visit and were so glad to return after 8 years when we were the first Christmas guests at the Waiting Room. Fantastic walks and lovely food at the Boat. Scratty loved meeting Peppa. See you again in 2019.

Southampton, 30th Dec to 3rd Jan 2018

"Ann & Quentin"

Brilliant cottage - so beautifully restored. We have loved the trains, the station and all of the railway info. Unique experience

From Oxford, 24th to 27th June

"David & Sharon"

Hardal Hafan Hedd (Beautiful Haven of Peace) is the name of our town in Llandudno & we couldn't think of a better description of this lovely cottage. We loved the secret garden to relax in after a day of exploring the glorious area. So much to see & do. Perfect location. Thanks, Tim & Ryan

Llandudno, 2nd to 7th July 2019

"Murray Gould"

A lovely and cosy cottage and a great base for a stay in such a wonderful area.

Australia, 24th to 30th Aug 2019

"Donna & Craig"

What a warm welcome and such a lovely cottage! Perfect 1st anniversary weekend. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

West Yorkshire, 6th to 9th July 2018

"Brian & Miriam"

Another lovely relaxing visit. Everything we could wish for - and a visit from the friendly dog. This year we did the cable cars at Matlock Bath, did the High Peak Trail and travelled to Stanton Moor for the 9 Ladies stone circle. Good food & drink at the Boat & Greyhound. Excellent week.

Herts, 14th to 21st May 2018

"Dave & Carol"

Another great Christmas in the cottage, so we'll be here again next year. New restaurant in Cromford village - Parkys - is good. Really good food. Thanks again Tim & Ryan, see you next year.

Coventry, 19th to 30th December 2016

"Alex & Helen"

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable unique cottage. Great location. Thanks

Leeds, 3rd to 10th Sept 2019

"Jill 'n Jeff"

Thank you for another brilliant winter break. We walked too far and ate too much! Will be back

Nottingham, 10th to 15th January 2018

"Lisa & Simon Cooke"

Wonderful cottage, great days out by train or on foot. So relaxing, can't wait to stay again

Not stated, 14th to 20th Sept 2019

"Mike & Jackie"

An absolute gem of a place - so unusual. Thank you.

Didcot, Oxon, 7th to 13th July 2019

"Edna & Eddie"

We've been here before ......and will certainly be here again. So much to see, so many places to go - and all without having to use the car! The Best self-catering place we have ever stayed in. We love it!!

Asford, Kent, 21st to 24th June

"Pauline & Nick"

Lovely time again. Illuminations brilliant. Great location and cottage, loads of lovely walks and so easy to get to. Thanks

Nottingham, 21st to 24th October 2016

"Simon, Jane & Millie"

Another lovely holiday here. Great to come back on dank afternoons. Many thanks.

Bath, 9th to 16th December 2016

"Jayne & Matt"

What a lovely little cottage. We loved every minute including a boozy birthday/night out on the train to Matlock. We came for the Oasis connection and have had a wonderful time. Thanks Tim & Ryan, we will return again.

Elswick Manor, Lancashire, 2nd to 4th Aug 2019

"Paul & Sarah and the dogs"

Our 2nd visit - the 1st one was in deep snow all week, so we have managed to do all the walks we could not last time. Wonderful time, will be back again no doubt!

Gloucestershire, 23rd to 30th Sept 2017

"Sam, Alex, Lucas & Oscar"

What an amazing place. We all loved it and will be back in the summer!

Ealing, London, 11th to 14th December 2017

"Jeremy & Nicky"

Back again. Too short as ever, so see you next summer.

Pembridge, 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2017

"Jane & Betty (the terrier)"

Absolutely lovely. We walked everywhere, as so central. Found a few dog friendly places (the Boat and Sour Cow Café in Wirksworth). Blessed with fine weather. We'd love to come back.

Cumbria, 13th to 16th Sep 2017

"Tony & Brenda"

Cottage excellent. For food The Boat has character and the Greyhound a more restaurant feel.

Northants, 21st to 24th May 2018

"Sheridon & Mark"

Thank you Tim & Ryan for another wonderful weekend, loved it.

Chellaston, Derby, 1st to 4th Dec 2017

"Pete & Cath"

Lovely location. Would love to visit again in the summer.

Sutton Coldfield, 6th to 9th Dec 2017

"Andy & Maggie"

Well done on restoring this iconic building - didn't want to leave! Totally relaxing few days in beautiful location. Recommend a lovely morning walk over the top of the tunnel, also along the High Peak trail and canal. Hall Keys Park Matlock great for kids. Thank you, we'll be back.

Banbury, Oxon, 13th to 17th May 2016

"Gill & Paul"

Our first visit to the Waiting Room to finish off a week celebrating Paul's 60th birthday. We've had a wonderful stay. Thanks Tim & Ryan we'll certainly be recommending this place to friends & family.

Camberley, Surrey, 12th to 15th May 2017

"Andy & Vikki"

What a fantastic cottage! We were drawn to the Waiting Room despite never visiting this area before, but once we get here we were blown away by the amount of things to do on the doorstep. A very enjoyable week, relaxing & quite and a superb break. Excellent job on the restoration and renovations, Tim & Ryan. Thank you.

East Grinstead, West Sussex, 14th to 21st October 2016

"Graham & Patt"

Lovely cottage, everything we need supplied. Lots of things to do, easy walk to the village centre (10 mins) Train noise not noticeable. Enjoyed the welcome from Peppa the dog.

Hemel Hempstead, 1st to 8th June 2018

"Dave & Carol"

We've had another great time in the waiting room. Nice to see it in the summer rather than the winter. Looking back through the Visitor's Book, many of us come back time & time again. Made our first visit to Le Mistral in Wirksworth. Very good, the Boat & Viva in Matlock remains a favourite, especially the latter as it's an easy train trip.

Coventry, 4th to 8th Aug 2019

"Marc & Sharon"

Great week in the holiday cottage. An amazing job on the renovation. Recommend Trentham Gardens, Crich Tramway village, Heights of Abraham and a walk along the Monsall Trail. Fantastic cream tea in the Village on the Green tearoom at Eyam.

Poole, Dorset, 31st July tyo 7th August

"Stephen & Melinda"

Delightful, unique place for a few days unwindings. Shall miss seeing the occasional train from the kitchen window. Hope to return. Recommended.

Suffolk, 28th June to 1st July

"Jane & Gary"

Second visit. We've had another great stay in this lovely cottage.

Upminster, Essex., 3rd to 6th April 2017

"Rosie & Griff"

A beautiful yet cosy building. Perfect for a relaxing break + ideal if using public transport with good bus and train links,

Derby, 29th April to 1st May 2016

"Mark & Sian"

Had another incredibly relaxing weekend. Thank you Tim, Ryan and 'the kids' for making us so welcome. We recommend the Boat and the Greyhound for drinks, food and evening entertainment. Hope to be back very soon.

Aberdeen, 13th to 21st October 2017

"Dave & Jenny, Colin & Dolly dog"

We have had a lovely week in this unique, cosy cottage. Felt right at home straight away. Fantastic location, very relaxing, just what we wanted. Great place to explore. (Didn't realise Cromford's history until we visited the mills - very interesting. Perfect week, beautiful Derbyshire. Thank you.

West Midlands, 16th to 23rd Sept 2017

"Bob, Cath, Ryan & Erin"

You must be proud of what you have achieved here. This place is amazing, quirky and a fantastic location. Highly recommend the River Gardens at Belper, the park at Matlock for the kids, Crich Tramway village. Brilliant views in the cable car and up to the Heights of Abraham. Thank you Tim & Ryan. for making this all possible.

Nottingham, 20th to 27th August

"Michelle & Nen"

We were last here in 2010, it's taken us far too long to return! The standard of the cottage is still in perfect order and well maintained. We must do better and get our next visit booked

Nottingham, 15th to 18th April 2017

"Jane Williams"

Beautifully restored - fascinating to see restoration pics - well done. I'm a train fan so getting here was amazing Really comfy bed. Trip on Peak Rail - great, lovely tea room at Rowsley. Matlock illuminations on at present. Would definitely recommend this stay.

Birstall, Leics, 27th to 28th Sept 2019

"Alan & Barbara"

Third time, just as perfect as the first. Ideal for the heatwave, lovely and cool. Recommendation; Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Afternoon Tea on Tuesdays, a very civilised way to see the countryside.

Rugby, Warwickshire, 9th to 13th July 2018

"Sheila Johnson & Mick Robson"

Our first stay. The location was good for us without a car. Have enjoyed returning to an area we have been in before. Thanks Tim & Ryan for saving this lovely building.

York, 7th to 12th June 2019

"Tony & Angie"

We had a great time, walks along the canal were very nice. Peaceful and relaxing and the waiting room was lovely.

Dorset, 9th to 16th June 2018

"Sean & Sharon"

What can we say - another fab week in the cottage. This is our sixth visit and we enjoy coming here every year. We would highly recommend Parky's, great food and customer service.

Rugby, Warks, 30th December to 6th January 2017

"Holly, Stewart & Flash"

Thank you for another lovely long weekend in your beautiful cottage. Can't wait to come back again.

Non given, 25th to 28th February 2017

"Alan & Hilary"

Great location, fabulous cottage, brilliant weather - couldn't be better. We hope to return.

Inverness, 24th to 31st May 2018

"Kathy & Lee"

Attractive, comfortable and convenient accommodation. Enjoyed a great time. Explored the area by bus and train. With thanks and best wishes.....

Essex, 23rd to 30th June 2018

"Noami, Chris & baby Nachol"

Absolutely lovely to meet you both. Thank you for making the biggest Oasis fans dream come true. Stunning place - you should be proud of yourselves.

Definitely, maybe will be back!

Leeds, West Yorkshire, 18th to 20th Aug 2019

"Sue & Pete"

10 days just gone too quick again. Had a lovely time, spot on. Didn't want to go home. Back this time next year, it's our little oasis, if you'll forgive the pun! Much love.

Leicestershire, 3rd to 13th Nov 2017


I used this as a base for a walking holiday. I didn't use the car at all, every day started & finished at our 'private station.' I have yearned to stay here and could not possibly have been happier! I am so impressed by the restoration which has been done to such a high standard. Well done you two!

Hampshire, 13th to 22nf March 2017

"Ian, Kathleen & Bracken"

Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage. In a great location and lovely area. Good for off-peak trips to nearby towns.

Northumberland, 20th to 27th Sept 2019

"Jenny, Brian & George"

The absolute perfect setting for our train mad son. We loved everything about our stay and will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

Liverpool, 21st to 28th Aug 2019

"Miriam and Brian"

The ultimate station waiting room. We have visited stations that boast of waiting rooms with pianos (Hebden Bridge), art galleries (Todmorden), and wood burning stoves (Ribblehead), but none compares to Cromford. I can't think of a better reason to miss the last train home.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 7th to 10th October 2016

"Alan & Barbara"

Great, when can we move in!

Rugby, Warwicks, 6th to 9th May 2016