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Clovermead Cottage

(Ref. 18455)

Findern near Derby, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful extended stay in Clovermead."

    Everything we needed to make us comfortable. Lovely and warm, which was great as we stayed in winter. Best bit was the beautiful view where we spent many hours bird watching and looking at the sunsets. Highly recommended and many thanks to the owners.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very nice bungalow and location - will visit again."

    Thank you for your comments and please you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ticks every box for us, very comfortable, clean, great fully equipped kitchen, 2 good bathrooms, 2 tvs, in great private village location with good parking, easy to get to main A roads, hosts Rosemary and Felicity nice friendly helpful ladies, couldn't need anything else, would definitely recommend to anyone."

    We are in our 70s and have stayed in countless cottages, this is right up there.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very clean, comfortable and well appointed bungalow in a very interesting area, with lots of places worth visiting."

    We felt very welcome. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, it's always nice to hear people have enjoyed their stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect.No issues at all in any aspect of the Cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable inside and a beautiful garden to relax in. Some very good local walks enjoyed. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. I was away so sorry I missed seeing you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Clovermead cottage."

    It had everything we wanted. A relaxing holiday. The cottage itself was really comfortable and welcoming. The bread, milk and biscuits were a lovely touch. I loved watching the birds and squirrels in the garden. Plus we had fantastic weather. Brilliant

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Went for a week with my elderly Dad, so everything being on one level was ideal."

    The lounge/kitchen/dining room is open plan and makes the bungalow feel very airy, plus it is extremely well-equipped. You can sit outside on the decking, which is accessible from the lounge and there is a lawned area for dogs if you have one (we don't!). Yes, you can hear the A38 when sitting outside, but inside the bungalow is very quiet and relaxing. In particular, we enjoyed visiting Mercia Marina, which has great shops, cafés and barge trips - perfect for all the family. We met Rosemary, the owner, and her daughter, Felicity, who were both delightful. Bread rolls, shortbread, milk and home-grown tomatoes were left for us, which were very welcome - thank you very much.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you found Clovermead cottage comfortable. Rosemary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Clovermead Cottage."

    The cottage was spacious with two good sized bedrooms, large lounge looking out onto decking and private secure garden, the kitchen was very well equipped with appliances, utensils and crockery. Bathrooms were both excellent, great having the bath for the kids. The cottage is well located, although there was some road noise from A38 once windows are closed this can barely be heard. We visited Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall, Markeaton Park, Moorways Swimmimg Pool, Crich Tramway and Matlock. All places within easy driving distance. The owner Rose is very friendly, milk and bread on arrival plus even left out a paddling pool for kids as weather was good. Definitely recommend,

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Clovermead Cottage is an ideal holiday home for dog owners."

    The garden is enclosed and there is a good choice of walks straight from the doorstep. There is a convenience store within walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation is lovely and suited our needs.

    thank you for your feedback and please you all enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "A cosy and well equipped cottage with lovely, dog secure garden."

    Is in a good location for exploring the local area with nearby access to the A50 and A38. Owners are helpful and left welcome gifts of milk, bread rolls and biscuits. Great little local shop/post office in the village.

    Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have been self-catering for the last 45 years and this cottage was , without doubt, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Would heartily recommend it!

    Thank you and pleased you found out cottage comfortable for your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed our short stay in a lovely cottage."

    Well maintained and cosy . Lovely outlook. Noise from nearby main road can be heard when outside but it would not put me off going again. Comfy beds .

    Thank you for feedback comments and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation was very bright and airy with comfortable seating plus a reclining chair which was very helpful for my husband."

    There was everything we needed in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, including tea sugar etc. The view from the lounge over the garden and decking area was great. Thoroughly recommended and will certainly come back again.

    Thank you for your feedback ,lam please you found Clovermead cottage comfortable . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2023

  • "Derek & Pam Loved Clovermead best cottage we have stayed in was lovey in every respect."

    It was so cosy didnt want to go out during the day just stayed in garden which was ideal for dog he loved it don't change anything it was so peaceful. traffic noise did not bother us could hear it in the cottage at night Didnt want to leave thank you for letting us stay. Village shop needs improvement so rude no reflection on owners of cottage

    Thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again sometime. Sorry about the Village shop , he's the same with the locals. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage in lovely friendly village, with lovely host."

    Yes, you can hear the hum of road traffic, but not really when the doors are shut. I live in the middle of nowhere, and it didn’t keep me awake! Plenty of areas to go walk and visit. The cottage had everything you needed, and felt quite private with countryside views

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marty5.0May 2023

  • "Couldn't fault the cottage and the welcome from the owners My mum is semi disabled and it was perfect for her even extra help was offered from the owners."

    Very well stocked with extras to make our stay more comfortable Garden nice and secure for our dog with lovely views of the countryside and wildlife Thank you

    Thank you for choosing Clovermead cottage and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you managed to get the bird feeder Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The proprietor, Rosemary, was very helpful, welcoming and thoughtful."

    The cottage is spacious, light and airy, The underfloor heating was much appreciated. The only serious problem for us was with the low level cooker (we are elderly and found the bending difficult!) We were able to make visits to local sites where we met articulate, enthusiastic guides. It‘s a good area to visit

    Thank you for your feedback and you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the cooker when it needs replacing it's something we can look at. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Clovermead."

    It had everything we needed and everything worked fine, although it was a little old fashioned in some respects. But it was cheaper than some other holiday lets with similar facilities. It had a nice LG 48” television in the lounge that looked fairly new. There was a good sized garden area at the back which was enclosed, so we could let our dog run around off lead. There were a few steps down to the garden from the decking terrace, so it may not be possible for a disabled person to get down to the garden. There was quite a bit of traffic noise from the nearby A50 road. The bungalow is near the owner’s house, which is just outside the village of Findern down a narrow road. We didn’t walk far along this road as it and the grass verges were quite muddy (although we saw others walking their dogs there). We were there in March, so it is probably much nicer in the summer. It was a nice place to stay while we explored the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Derbyshire cottage very warm and comfortable."

    Owner left milk bread and biscuits all greatly appreciated also made suggestions of places to visit also greatly appreciated. Would recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay , its always nice to here people have had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Rosemary and family were great hosts from the minute we arrived."

    The extra touches at Christmas were lovely and they even sent a birthday gift and card to my grandson on his 1st birthday.Nothing was too much trouble.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.We will definitely book again.Thank you

    Thank you for your comments,so glad you enjoyed your Christmas in Clovermead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable, spacious cottage, well equipped and lovely and warm."

    Great, secure garden for our dog and lovely outlook onto fields. The owners were very welcoming, helpful and even provided milk, bread rolls and biscuits to start us off. Good location for us to visit friends in Burton-On-Trent.

    Thank you for coming to Clovermead cottage and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable."

    It was a wee bit noisy with co stant traffic from the A38, but this tended to lessesn with time as you got used to it. Off the beaten track, but close enough to get to the canal and some beautiful areas to walk. Some good pubs nearby. The village shop was expensive, so provisions would be better bought at the nearest big supermarket. The dogs loved the enclosed garden and had a great time scrumping the apples from the trees. A lovely place to base a stay overall.

    Thank you . Yes the village shop is more expensive but in a radius of five miles there are four supermarkets Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2022

  • "Cottage is comfortable and has everything you need."

    Ideally located for visiting the many attractions in the area.

    Thank you of choosing our cottage and you found lots to do Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Clovermead Cottage."

    It was the best cottage we have ever stayed in and is so well equipped with everything you could ever want whilst on holiday. The owners are delightful and it was lovely to find not only bread rolls and biscuits, but also milk in the fridge to welcome us. We certainly hope that we will be able to return for a visit in the future.

    Thank you and hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and had everything you could ask for ."

    I loved siting on the Decking in the morning having my coffee and totally relaxed during our few days away. It was close to all the places we wanted to visit And the little village of findern is so pretty Rosemary was lovely and she left us milk and bread and cookies which was a lovely touch Really recommend this lovely cottage and wouldn’t hestitate to stay again here .

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an amazing week at Clovermead Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location. It was a lovely surprise to arrive and find the owners had left milk in the fridge and some lovely biscuits. The house is very well equipped and the added bonus of a wide selection of sports equipment in the garden was a huge bonus for our children, tennis and badminton, basketball and croquet were all enjoyed during our stay. There was also a good selection of games for all ages and the owners kindly added hungry frogs to them for our boys to use during the stay. The house has a beautiful outlook and from the decking/lounge we spotted lots of wildlife highlights being a barn owl, buzzards, bats and long tailed tits who were busy on the bird feeder in the garden. The owners are lovely and gave us some tips on places to visit. Markeaton park nearby is a fantastic place for families. There is so much to do nearby we will have to come back as we couldn't fit it all in to one week. Thank you for a fabulous time the boys were in tears and sad when we had to leave as they'd enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, clean and open."

    The owners provided many little extras and a welcome pack, thanks for that. There is a useful decking with comfortable seating and a large fenced garden which is ideal for children and dogs. There is a lot of information provided about the area e.g buses, tourist places, supermarkets etc. We certainly enjoyed our time here.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay in Clovermead cottage. Hope the plastic held in place for your trip home. R Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property and location."

    Hosts very welcoming and accommodating, to the point of providing a few basic good items on our arrival. Always on hand and available in case of need.

    Reviewed by David Edward5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage in lovely grounds, very well equipped, the most ..."

    This was a lovely cottage in lovely grounds, very well equipped, the most brilliant thing was the owner has put a folder in there with postcodes, distances and times to get to just about everywhere from car parking to places of interest, shops, cafes, vets and anywhere you are likely to want, on top of that the owners are so friendly, definitely will be returning

    Thank you,glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely owner. Very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely quiet spot, with lovely views over the countryside."

    A well stocked, clean and comfortable cottage. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and we would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you , lam please you enjoyed your time in Clovermead cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely well positioned and well furnished bungalow."

    ...we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the owners were really helpful and obliging.... we'll definitely stay again

    Thank you for your comments and you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A property with a real WOW factor."

    Rosemary, David, their daughter, not forgetting their lovely dogs, couldn't have been nicer. Lots of places to visit within a short drive and walks from the door. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Clovermead cottage."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2021

  • "Spacious, comfortable clean accommodation with lots of extras-cleaning items, soap, books,games."

    Excellent information book. However constant road noise from A38 even at the weekend.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very well maintained property, contained everything one could posssibly need for a holiday home."

    Owners on site (next door), left lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. Lovely area just outside Derby, so within short drive of all facilities but set within a lovely rural environment.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Liked the location, good bus service in village to Derby and Burton, good for walking off road to canal with good pubs up/down the path."

    Some noise from A50 bypass and flight path.

    Hello, Could you please suggest where I can improve on facilities and comfort, as any recommendations will be looked into. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy4.1Sep 2021

  • "Another great break at Clovermead Cottage."

    This is the 4th year that we have been there - it gets even better each time, even though we never think that it can. Rosemary and David are fantastic hosts, they are about if you need them, but certainly don't impose themselves. The accommodation is a fantastic size. so comfortable and has a wonderful outside space. Looking forward to next year already!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a secluded and picturesque location."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, owner was really helpful."

    Ideal for my Husbands disability as easy access.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and Rosemary was incredibly helpful and kind."

    The location of the cottage was ideal as it gave me the rural setting that I enjoy and the access to a very wide range of activities and places that made my family very happy. When I made the booking in February Tanya was extremely helpful and really went out of her way to help me get the best possible deal. I would certainly recommend Sykes and Clovermead Cottage

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner communication is great and they are very dog friendly."

    The cottage is superb with a lovely fully enclosed garden which our dog loved and meant he was very safe too. Milk in the fridge on arrival and biscuits too, was very well received after a long drive and a late arrival. Will defiantly return

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Clovermead cottage,it had everything you could need and Rosemary,the owner was so kind and considerate."

    All in all we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "The paddock shown on screen has been fenced off So now much smaller also a ..."

    The paddock shown on screen has been fenced off So now much smaller also a new bungalow has been built a few mtrs away

    Reviewed by Gerald4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was well appointed, clean and we had a warm welcome from the owners."

    The location was ideal for our needs, and we enjoyed the many opportunities to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely dog-friendly cottage, well equipped and well located."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Although being close to main roads this was not very noticeable, especially when in the cottage. The surrounding area was great for taking the dog on walks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent week at Clovermead once again."

    Everything clean and ready to go post Covid lockdown. Have already booked again for June as the cottage is so comfortable and very convenient for the Derbyshire Dales. Highlight this time was a visit to the National memorial arboretum.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Clovermead is a beautiful, spacious cottage with a fantastic garden."

    The cottage contains everything you need and more. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We visited Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey and the wonderful National Memorial Arboretum, all within easy reach. Dog walk and morning coffee every day at the Mercia Marina was very pleasant. I would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped nice and clean."

    If you have a dog lovely secure field/garden. Friendly/helpful owners

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2020

  • "Clovermead Cottage was comfortable and spacious."

    Everything we needed for a great holiday. The walks around the Cottage and the area were awesome. We caught up with family and friends and it became a great base. The owners with friendly and approachable and very generous. Would go back again and again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Wonderful, cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped. Amazing huge dog friendly garden that our golden retriever loved. Yes there's noise from the A38 but you can't hear it from in the house. We liked being able to walk into the village and getting the bus into Derby or Burton to do a bit of shopping! Mercia Marina is an easy walk and a lovely place to visit too. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Nov 2019



    Reviewed by Kevin John5.0Oct 2019

  • "The bungalow was lovely and comfortable, the garden was lovely, safe and secure for our dog and the owners were very helpful and friendly but not intrusive."

    The only failing we had was the 24hr droning from the A50 but nothing can be done about that.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2019

  • "Best cottage so far for people with disability problems."

    plenty of room to navigate scooter or wheelchair .owners rosemary very helpfull .

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Just a fabulous, relaxing place to stay."

    Wonderfully central, wherever you want to go. Clovermead Cottage is so comfortable and well appointed, we came back for a second year. Findern is also a beautiful village, with great walks and THE most wonderful tea rooms. If you want space, inside and out, facilities nearby and lovely hosts, this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Clovermead Cottage."

    We were surprised at how large and secure the Garden was. Our Doberman loved the space and we felt comfortable in the knowledge that he was safe and unable to escape. The Cottage itself was clean, spacious, well equipped and in a wonderful location because you had walks on your door step. The only downside was the noise from the road but reading previous reviews we were fully aware of this before our visit. The owners were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. I would recommend this bungalow to anyone who has a dog, loves the countryside and canal walks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the views are brilliant - having so much land for my dog to run around in was an added bonus ."

    the welcome pack was indeed welcome .

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation with lovely secure garden, glorious on a lovely day but unfortunately we had the wettest week possible."

    Such a shame as what looked like lovely places to walk around the cottage. The road is noisy nearby but you quickly get used to it. Would recommend to friends and family. There was a great choice of leaflets letting us what was on and where to go in the cottage and a lovely welcome pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Cottage was very spacious and comfortable and in a great location to visit places of interest."

    It is very well equipped and beds are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and Rosemary was very approachable. The village of Findern is a quaint english village with a cute tea shop and some nice pubs with food.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Apr 2019

  • "It was a superb cottage which we would go back to another time and would definitely recommend to everyone whether a couple, with friends or as a small family - ideal."

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect for our needs."

    Our dog loved it. Everything in it you can need or think off. Owner is extremely nice and pleasant. Looking to book again but fully booked most months so that actually says it all

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2019

  • "We spent Christmas week at the cottage with our family."

    Rosemary, the owner was very helpful in making sure our preparations went well. The kitchen was so well equipped that I cooked a full Christmas dinner easily in it. There were Christmas decorations up when we arrived & Rosemary even helped with our Christmas tree. Been twice now & e joyed both visits. Also nice to be greeted with a basket of groceries upon arrival

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Dec 2018

  • "Initially I was disappointed with the price."

    The price I had to pay did not match that advertised on Holidaylettings. I phoned Sykes Cottages and was told there was an issue with prices being quoted under the actual price for Cottages managed by Sykes when advertised on Holidaylettings. The cottage was wonderful. Very homely and spacious. Apart from a hair drier we had everything we needed. So lovely to have a welcome basket of milk, bread rolls and mince pies. Thanks Rosemary. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Nov 2018

  • "A great place to stay."

    The owners made us feel very welcome and included a welcome pack. The enclosed garden is great for dogs and there are lots of walks from the bungalow. Will book again

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Large enclosed garden ideal for any pet dog without worry of escaping and the hosts, Rosemary and David, ensure your stay is a pleasant one."

    Would recommend to anyone with mobility problems with or without a dog! Only thing to be aware of is traffic noise from nearby A38 but you soon get used to it.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Clovermead Cottage, we were really pleased with the accommodation, the garden was an amazing secure space for our dog to run around in and enjoy."

    The cottage is spacious, very comfortable and we liked the owner's thoughtful touches and the welcome basket of delicious goodies was extremely kind and generous. There was lots to do and see in the immediate and surrounding areas, we came back from our holiday relaxed and refreshed and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Enjoyed our second visit very much."

    Very comfortable cottage with huge garden for the dog so everyone was happy. WiFi added since our last visit which was useful. Great location.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage was absolutely amazing."

    We just couldn't believe the space and comfort that we had. The facilities were there to relax inside, on the balcony or make use of the amazing outside space. The owners were amazingly friendly, but not 'in your face' and you were left very much with the feeling that nothing was too much trouble. The welcome basket was fantastic, and so welcome after a long trip. The walks around the local area were wonderful, and we can definitely recommend the tea shop in the village. Would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants good facilities, countryside but conveniently close to Derby and Nottingham. (We have already rebooked for next year!!)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2018

  • "Such lovely accommodation."

    Beautiful setting overlooking countryside and a horse in the adjacent field. Lots of space and the children made good use of the dvds and games supplied. Ideal site for visiting our family who live on Mercia Marina and only a short drive to Burton and Litchfield for shopping. Will certainly use again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owner were very welcoming, they kept the cottage well maintained and organised."

    With plenty of inside and outside space for kids and dogs to play safely. Giving us parents a much needed break too. The little touches were appreciated, A welcome basket was provided with homemade jams, marmalade, oils, home grown veg and fresh eggs etc... Nothings seemed to be overlooked From torches, kids nightlights to outside toys and games. We also enjoyed watching the horses in the adjacent field. This is our eighth cottage holiday and the most relaxing stress free so far.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in South Derbyshire, with good, clean facilities; dog-friendly; lovely walks along the Trent-Mersey canal just minutes from the cottage."

    We were made very welcome by the owner, with milk, scones, and other provisions. The kids really enjoyed the garden, and my wife and I enjoyed the verandah.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "This property is such a gem."

    So comfortable and spacious. They have thought of everything you could possibly need. The garden is so large and lovely for the dog to enjoy, It is in a lovely peaceful location but handy for lots of places to visit. The owners are really lovely and friendly but not intrusive. My 88 year old Mum and her dog went with me and we had a wonderful time. The en suite wetroom is ideal for Mum and Rosemary provided a toilet riser and shower stool to help Mum be independent. She really enjoyed her stay. This is the second time we have stayed there and hope to go back again. The welcome pack was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anybody looking for a nice comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was a good choice for the area."

    Rosemary and David were very friendly and welcoming. Great welcome pack when we arrived. Would recommend to anyone. On the list for a possible return.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Ideal cottage lovely big garden our dog had a good time running around with good ..."

    Ideal cottage lovely big garden our dog had a good time running around with good walks round the village , great base to visit surrounding areas Rosemary is a very welcoming host a nice welcome pack and dailly fresh eggs for sale at the entrance to the property, good cottage for anybody with mobility issues ,this was our second visit and hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0May 2018

  • "All the 'cottages we've booked with you have been very good indeed."

    This one was excellent. There is no need for me to say that Sykes 'exceeded expectations' as we got what I expected to get from you, given the previous history..........

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Mar 2018

  • "Cottage was the best have stayed at, beautifully designed and decorated."

    Owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8Jan 2018

  • "It is not the first time I have stopped at Clovermead, Rosemary and David had decorated the lounge for Christmas for me and put up outside lights on the decking area, brilliant nothing is too much trouble for them."

    I had family over the Christmas week and they supplied an extra table so we could all sit down together and enjoy the festivities. Clovermead is a real home from home for me and my dog Remy just loves the large paddock around the cottage to run safely around in. The double bed is very comfy and I always sleep well, the Wi-Fi added since my last visit allowed me to do my work [even though I was on holiday] mainly had a relaxing time though in lovely well equipped cottage would recommend to anybody Thank you Rosemary and David for another excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2017

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage."

    A nice homely warm feeling when we arrived. Situated in nice grounds, garden is a great size. Handy location for Derby for what we needed. No wifi but that wasn't a problem for us, phone signal will get hampered by solar panels. But they are not bad points. Nice little village nearby in Findern.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great location, lovely, clean, modern accommodation."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2017

  • "The owner was very helpful in supplying mobility aids and provided a hair dryer when I asked for one."

    Although the listing made reference to the road noise, we were surprised by the level.

    Reviewed by Ursula4.4Sep 2017

  • "This was a fabulous bungalow with stunning views and very well equipped."

    Rosemary made us very welcome and provided a lovely basket of goodies on arrival. A real gem of a place

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage idea for people with mobility problems, great garden the dog ..."

    Lovely cottage idea for people with mobility problems, great garden the dog loved it , great base to explore ,Rosemary the owner made us very welcome

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jul 2017

  • "We felt at home from the moment we arrived and saw the welcome pack."

    We then received a warm welcome from the owner. The cottage was spacious, warm and well equipped. The grounds were ideal for our dog. There was plenty nearby to see and do.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jul 2017

  • "Wonderful lodge in a beautiful setting."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts. Perfect setting for my birthday weekend ! Honestly can't think of anything to fault and would not hesitate to book Clovermead cottage again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2017

  • "Spacious, well equipped accommodation in a lovely location."

    The owners live next door and were on hand if needed but very much left us to enjoy our short break. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8May 2017

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    The owners were very welcoming. Excellent location for our dog with wonderful walks right outside the door. Excellent garden, very large and secure - again perfect for our dog. Would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jan 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic week away."

    Great views and walks around the cottage.. Perect home away from home.. definitely recommend :)

    Reviewed by N5.0Dec 2016

  • "Lovely place, rosemary made us feel welcome, clean,spacious would recommend."


    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2016

  • "Cottage was wonderfully equipped and owners were great ."

    Reviewed by Zeenat5.0Dec 2016

  • "Lovely place very clean and owners were lovely made us very welcome"

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Nov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV in the lounge, WIFI , DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked terrace balcony with open-tread steps down to enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 1 mile away and restaurants 2 miles.Tea room approximately 0.2 miles away Note: Some distant background traffic noise from the A50 can be heard during peak times
  • Note: Due to access to the terrace from the king-size double bedroom and living area, as well as steps from the terrace balcony to the lawned areas, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There's ramped access up to the front door
  • Note: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users, please contact the owner if you have any specific requirements
  • Note: Toilet raiser available on request
  • Note: Mandatory supplement of £10 per pet per week

The property

A lovely detached lodge set in extensive private grounds next to the owner's home, in the village of Findern, close to Derby.

This delightful lodge is the perfect base for a small family or group of friends wishing to explore the surrounding area.

This cosy lodge style cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and patio doors leading out to a decked terrace.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining area, provides everything for your culinary needs, and the sitting area has laminate flooring throughout with the comforting warmth of underfloor heating.

A large patio window floods the room with natural light and opens out to the large decked terrace, ideal for enjoying an alfresco meal.

Steps down from the decked terrace lead you onto the extensive enclosed lawned garden, ideal for children to run around, a picket fence to ensure you can let your furry friends roam free and the owner has taken great care to ensure that guests with limited mobility can fully enjoy their stay here with ramps for wheelchair access, a large wide access wet room and a 'Kirton' powered armchair which helps to sit and rise with ease.

Findern is a tranquil village with a green overlooked by the parish church.

From here you can enjoy heritage trails and guided walks around the village and numerous footpaths.

Mercia Marina, Europe's largest inland marina, is a short distance away and is worth a visit with its array of shops, restaurants and cafes, or you can enjoy plenty of other activities including boat trips and circular walks taking in the abundance of wildlife.

This lodge makes a great base for exploring the Peak District National Park, as well as the market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne.

Also within reach are a number of National Trust properties, such as Calke Abbey and Sudbury Hall, and a little further afield is the magnificent Chatsworth House.

Also Alton Towers is only just over half an hour's drive away, making this a perfect holiday location at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Mercia Marina 1 mile; Derby 6 miles; Burton-on-Trent 8 miles; Swadlincote 9 miles.

Findern is a lovely village situated about six miles west of Derby. The village green is overlooked by All Saints Parish Church where a carved semi-circular stone or 'tympanum' discovered when the previous Norman Church was demolished in 1862, is preserved. There are great walks in the area and the largest inland marina in Europe, Mercia Marina with its bars, boutique shops and restaurants is just one mile away. It is a great base to explore the Peak District with its market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, as well as its many pretty villages. Also the National Trust properties of Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall with its museum of childhood are all within 10 miles. A little further is the National Trust owned Hardwick Hall, and the Duke of Devonshire's Chatsworth Estate with its annual country fair and Adventure Farm for children. The National Memorial Arboretum and the rich heritage of Burton-on-Trent with its fantastic National Brewery Centre Museum is just down the road. You can also venture into the National Forest with the award-winning Conkers attraction just 10 miles away, plus Castle Donnington race track is just 20 minutes’ drive and Alton Towers is 30 minutes’ away. Something for everyone, every day of the year.