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Cosy and comfortable 18th century cottage in traditional Peak District village.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; sleeps 5.

Lion Cottage comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and can accommodate a fifth guest with the use of a sofa bed. With lots of character throughout, this 18th Century holiday cottage offers a cosy retreat for families, friends or couples at any time of the year. Original features include lots of beams, exposed stonework, open fireplace in the dining room and wooden floors upstairs in the bedrooms, allowing guests to enjoy all the charm of a period property with modern conveniences including a stylish bathroom, Gas central heating and Wi-Fi internet access.

Ideally placed in the Peak District National Park, the cottage sits in the Derbyshire village of Birchover, in between the county town of Matlock (formerly a spa town sitting on the River Derwent), and the popular market town of Bakewell (famous for its puddings or pies as some would say!). There are two pubs in the village, The Red Lion (producing many of the ingredients used in their cooking) and the Druid Inn, a superb country pub which also serves excellent food and cask ales. For the little ones, the village has a children's play area.

An excellent base for exploring the many attractions of the Peaks, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both a short car ride away (under eight miles). Stanton Moor is another popular local attraction with its intriguing stone circles. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary outlaw and visit Robin Hood's Stride or spend your days visiting the much loved Derbyshire villages and towns of Buxton, Ashbourne, Eyam (the 'Plague' village) and Carsington with a reservoir which offers plenty of opportunities for water lovers.

A vast outdoor playground, the Peak District is the most visited national park in the UK - with superb walking, cycling and an abundance of attractions, it is hardly surprising.

More Details

Jane Dunphy
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Jane Dunphy

I'm a nurse (semi-retired!), wife and mother of 3 grownup sons. We all absolutely love the Peak District, and my husband and I hope to retire to Lion Cottage in the future. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy your stay there as much as we do!

Jane Dunphy purchased this cottage in 2009


Derbyshire Dales District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Travel cot available. Hairdryer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Cosy and comfortable 18th century cottage in traditional Peak District village.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Warm and welcoming cottage, good location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Lion Cottage very much. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfortable. Having two bathrooms was a bonus, especially with two teenagers in tow. The main living room was warm and cosy, as was the second reception room. Some nice walks straight from the cottage but it is also conveniently located for exploring other areas and attractions in the Peak District. Overall a lovely place to stay for our first break in Derbyshire - we would certainly use this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Inge, for your kind comments. We'd love to welcome you back to Lion Cottage in the future.
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A roaring time at Lion Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was prepared perfectly for arrival.

Cottage is extremely cosy and welcoming.

Pub next door (Red Lion) and the one 50 yards up the lane (Druids Inn) are great. Both serve nice selection of drinks and good food. We preferred the Druids Inn, food a bit better.

Nice walks on the doorstep.

No complaints at all - great weekend away.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Jim, for your great review; we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Lion pub
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Druid Inn
Car: necessary

Birchover is situated in the southern part of the Peak District National Park, the 'White Peak' (so called because the local stone is limestone). It is a land of farmers' fields and greener hills than the moorland of the 'Dark Peak' further north. There is a sense of wildness here too, though, as well as the lovely villages with their stone-built cottages dotted throughout the countryside.

There are so many special places in the Peak District: some manmade, such as the Derwent Valley Mills (a World Heritage site), and some natural, like the dramatic gritstone escarpment of Froggatt Edge. Walk up from the cottage to the ancient Nine Ladies stone circle on Stanton Moor (about 30 min), and you get a real feeling of timelessness - especially early in the morning or evening.

There are hundreds of walks to enable you to explore the Peak District close up - and an equal number of great pubs, cafés and tearooms (Derbyshire portions are very generous!) to keep you going!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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