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Clovermead Cottage

Findern near Derby, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 18455)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PamelaNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Clovermead cottage."

    Reviewed by BarryOct 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 AnnOct 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 CeliaSep 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 RoySep 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 MarkAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by DominicAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, owner was really helpful."

    Ideal for my Husbands disability as easy access.

    Reviewed by NickyAug 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 GavinJul 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 ChristopherJul 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 SusanJun 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 GeraldMay 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 DavidMay 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 SusanApr 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 StephenApr 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 SueSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped nice and clean."

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

    Reviewed by HelenMar 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 JulieNov 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 SherylNov 2019



    Reviewed by Kevin JohnOct 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 DavidOct 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by DavidSep 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 MarkAug 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 JohnJul 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 EileenJun 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 JaneJun 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 VanessaApr 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 RolandMar 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 KeithMar 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 TriciaDec 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 AlisonNov 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 DavidNov 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 AnthonyOct 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 ElaineOct 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 BrendaSep 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 MarkAug 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 SusanAug 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 AlexAug 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 JohnJul 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 LindaJun 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 IanJun 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 ArthurMay 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 RobertaMar 2018

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

    Owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 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 JulieDec 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 ClaireNov 2017

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

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 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 UrsulaSep 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 AnneJul 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 ArthurJul 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 AudreyJul 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 PeterJun 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 LizMay 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 JJan 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic week away."

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

    Reviewed by NDec 2016

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


    Reviewed by MartinDec 2016

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

    Reviewed by ZeenatDec 2016

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

    Reviewed by MadelineNov 2016

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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.


  • 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, TV with Freeview, 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 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile away and restaurants 2 miles.Tea room approximately 1 mile 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
  • Please note: this property requires a £100 good housekeeping bond

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.

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