Cottage near Barlow, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Location, Lovely Views, Walks From The Doorstep. Lots to Explore. 'Home From Home'.
- english, italian
We moved to Derbyshire in 1996 having completely fallen in love with the beautiful countryside and all that the Peak District has to offer. Our children (now 16 and 18) were born here. We renovated our 16th and 17th century house- and subsequently Lavender Cottage which serves both as a holiday cottage as well as extra accommodation for our family and friends. As such we have made it a real 'home from home'- tastefully decorated and appointed, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with lots of little details to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible. As a keen cook I have made sure the kitchen is very well equipped. We enjoy walking, biking, eating out and generally enjoying Derbyshire and have pulled plenty of our recommendations together for you in a folder in the cottage. Should you need anything before or during your stay just get in touch- we will try and help you in any way we can.
Nicki purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Nicki chose North East Derbyshire District
What can we say? Everyone loves Lavender Cottage and is always sorry to leave due to its peaceful, rural location and wonderful views, yet at the same time being on the doorstep of so much that Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer. The Chatsworth Estate is 10 mins drive away with its wonderful parklands as well as the House and Gardens to explore. Another 5 minutes further on is Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District. Similarly you can be in Sheffield within 30 mins, Manchester in just over an hour and in London within 2 hours. We have been here 19 years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
What makes this Cottage unique
The only thing I can add is that when we lived in Lavender Cottage for a week, while we were having a new boiler put in the main house, my husband and children decided they could easily move into the cottage permanently -deciding it was more comfortable, cosy and clutter free than our own house! In the past, two different lots of friends of ours came to stay for a couple of weeks between houses and ended up staying months- no-one ever wants to leave! We do hope you enjoy your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect relaxing cottage
After alot of searching to find the perfect relaxing place to celebrate my mum's 80th birthday I found this gorgeous cottage with amazing gardens. The ground were perfect for our little garden party and the children loved the tree swing and picking the blackberries. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage. My mum loved it!...A big thank you to Nigel for our warm welcome, we will definately return again.
Great cottage, owners really helpful and great location to explore the area
Lovely family cottage
We were very comfortable in Lavender Cottage, and found our way around the area quite easily. All the home comforts you would wish for, and the owners were friendly and helpful. Thank you for a lovely holiday home.
Super first family holiday
We had a lovely stay at Lavender Cottage, It was our first family holiday with our 4 month old son and 2 spaniels. The cottage was fully equip and comfy, a real home away from home. We had access to the beautiful grounds around the cottage which meant we could relax with a glass of something on the patio and enjoy the wonderful views.
The surrounding area is full of things to do and see. Chatsworth house is worth a visit.
Thank you to Nicki who was very attentive, accommodating and kind which made our stay very smooth. We hope to visit again soon.
Character cottage in beautiful setting
A lovely cottage with great facilities in a beautiful setting. We travelled with a 7 month old and a 10 year old and cottage was equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Nicki was very welcoming. We hope to visit again!
I booked this cottage as I was getting married that weekend nearby. Nicki couldn’t do enough to help, she was brilliant. The cottage was clean and absolutely fantastic. The location and surroundings especially it’s gardens, you can just escape from the rest of the world. We cannot wait to return.xx
Must sees: Chatsworth House and Estate; Haddon Hall; Peak District National Park.
Manchester International Airport is 1.5 hours away; East Midlands Airport is 1 hour away. The M1 (Junction 29) is 20 mins away. Car is essential.
The pretty village of Baslow is 4 miles away with its village store, post office, coffee shops, bistros and boutique shops. Chatsworth House and Gardens are 5 miles away and Haddon Hall and the historical market town of Bakewell 8 miles away. Chesterfield can be reached in 15 mins, Sheffield and Matlock in 30 mins, Ashbourne in 45 mins and Manchester and the white knuckle rides of Alton Towers in an hour. Fabulous walks, cycle routes and stunning Peak District scenery are just minutes away.
There are lots of good restaurants, bistros, country pubs, tea rooms, cafes and farm shops nearby, the nearest pub serving food being a 0.5 mile walk away across the fields. Nearest post office in Baslow; supermarkets and banks in Bakewell and Chesterfield; nearest public telephone and bus service is in Cutthorpe, just over a mile away.