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The White Cottage

(Ref. 1075229)

Bretby near Swadlincote, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "My 7 friends and I stayed here over the weekend to celebrate some of our upcoming 30th birthdays and we had a fabulous time."

    The cottage had plenty of room for us all and we made use of the facilities. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The White Cottage and thought the welcome gifts were a lovely touch. The hot tub and outside area are brilliant (even if the weather wasn’t) and the cottage overall is perfect for a group getaway. There’s a Table Table within walking distance and plenty of other eating and drinking establishments nearby. A small bit of feedback would be that the seal around the downstairs shower seems to have failed because the floor was well saturated after using it. I forgot to mention to Andy when he came round on checkout day but it could do with looking at. On that subject, Andy was really helpful on check-in day by coming round to show us the facilities and we appreciated that extra touch. Overall we all really enjoyed our stay at the white cottage and would highly recommend it.

    Many thanks for those comments and letting me know about the shower Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay was for my 40th birthday weekend and couldn't fault a thing ..."

    We had a lovely stay was for my 40th birthday weekend and couldn't fault a thing we would definitely recommend it to people and we would visit again thank you so much

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes, A&K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at The White Cottage and we were grateful to Andy for coming over and ensuring we were settled in."

    Also, thanks for the welcome gifts. There were lots of things in the cottage that our children enjoyed especially the hot tub, games and cuddly fruit and vegetables! The cottage was very comfortable and ideal for a family. Lots of extra touches like throws etc were appreciated. However, it was extremely dusty. I know old places gather dust as we live in an old house but I couldn’t stop sneezing from it. Also, there wasn’t a brush to clean the barbecue with, unless we just couldn’t find it and the shower in the downstairs bathroom leaks through the bottom of the door. It also doesn’t say that the cottage is next to a very noisy busy road on the listing. Although, I guess this is my fault for not looking at google maps prior to booking it. Regardless we enjoyed the cottage and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Robin3.8Aug 2023

  • "We were a group of writers using the cottage for a writing retreat."

    It was absolutely perfect. Comfortable, plenty of space and great to relax in the hot tub after a long days writing!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Apart from one bed that wasn’t comfy and a blow dryer that wouldn’t work, this cottage was cozy, cute and fit our family perfectly!"

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped."

    Friendly owner who contacted us and visited on our arrival to show us how to work the hot tub and other bits. Kitchen very well equipped with everything we needed. Comfortable seating in the Lounge. Plenty of dining seating too. Lovely garden area and great views of the cows in the field next to us.

    Thanks for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your stay at The White Cottage. Please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0May 2023

  • "When the can opener didn't work, the owner brought another one the next morning."

    Everything else worked perfectly! We were welcomed with Flowers, chocolate and wine. The place was clean and welcoming, well-maintained. We hope to come again. It was a lovely place! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was clean and tidy, however we had issues with a leaking roof in the downstairs toillet, some radators were not working correctly and toilet seat very loose."

    We aslo had a very disapointing situation on leaving, the person looking after the house (Andrew) turned up at exactly 10.00am and walked straight into the property and started to rearrange things even though we were still there cleaning and finishing off. I understand we should be out by 10.00 but we were out by 10 30 and have never been hassled like we were in this propety even though he have hired many sililar propities previously. Very poor attitude to their customers, I explained this was my wifes 70th birthday and we were running a little late but that mde no differnce to Andre, very RUDE AND OFF PUTTING !!

    I am sorry you felt that Andy was 'rude and off-putting'. When booking the cottage, you will have noted the time that the property needs to be vacated - this is to allow time to clean the house and patio area, and replace the water in the hot tub (it takes a full 5 hours sometimes, depending on how previous guests have left the house). We do like to have the house clean and ready on time for the next guests. We resolved the leaking roof within hours (fortunately a roofer was available at very short notice). Thank you for letting us know about the loose toilet seat - this has now been resolved. I do hope you enjoyed the Prosecco and chocolates we provided for you. KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2023

  • "We stayed for a long weekend with friends and had a wonderful time."

    The local pub was only 200m up the road and the property was within driving distance of the Peak District. Lovely hot tub and garden area and comfortable beds. Thank you for having us!

    My pleasure, please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property Well looked after and superbly furnished."

    Welcome pack a lovely touch

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay, please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely, warm cottage with plenty of living space."

    Extremely well equipped. Owner was incredibly responsive and the welcome hamper was perfect. Thank you so much !

    Thank you for booking The White Cottage, very glad yo enjoyed the hamper! Please do come again - KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful property that had everything we needed and was in an excellent location."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again one day. KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Booked the cottage for a weekend get together with my sister, 2 daughters and daughter in law."

    We had a great time, the cottage was large enough for our party, clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed the hot tub. We ate at the Dial in Burton on Saturday night, which we certainly recommend. The tapas were really good, and a great atmosphere. They were busy so would advise booking in advance

    Thank you for your kind comments, please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the white cottage immensely ."

    The only thing I have to moan about if you like was the cleanliness in kitchen cupboards. The welcome pack was much appreciated thank you.

    Thanks for your feedback - I shall mention the cleanliness issue with the cleaner. Kind regards, and thank you for letting us know - KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel4.4Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was delightful and the flowers and welcome pack most appreciated."

    The house was well equipped and comfortable but we were unable to operate the tv in the snug despite following the instructions and the one in the lounge rather small for modern standards. The fourth bedroom was rather small and the beds fine for children but we we had teenagers who were tall and adult in size so we felt these beds were rather inadequate for adults. The garden also would be much more inviting with some more updated and comfortable furniture so we used it minimally.. Delightful but definitely needs some updating to meet modern standards.

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Jul 2022

  • "A lovely house, very well-equipped."

    Plenty to do in the local area. Enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a great holiday cottage."

    We really loved our welcome pack, it was a great start to our weekend away and really thoughtful. The cottage is beautiful, the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms are all beautiful and very comfortable. We loved the hot tub and made good use of it. The cottage is close to a busy road, which initially worried us, however you can't hear the traffic once you're inside (or even see it) and when outside in the hot tub we didn't even notice it. We did a lovely walk past Bretby Hall to a local village for lunch and loved the area. We would definitely stay here again.

    Thanks for your lovely comments, you are welcome any time! Glad you enjoyed the hot tub xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved our stay at The White Cottage, the kitchen was very well equipped, and the extras left on arrival were a lovely touch and much appreciated."

    It was a perfect place for a catch up with friends after so long thanks to the pandemic.

    Thanks for choosing The White Cottage, so glad you enjoyed your stay! K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stayed here with friends."

    Lovely cottage, great amenities. Everything we could of wanted was there. Hot tub was lovely too. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay in Jan 2022."

    The house is even more beautiful in real life, everything you need is there and the hot tub is amazing. There was plenty of space for 8 of us and we really enjoyed having big dinners around the table together and sitting in the spacious living room. Wouldn't hesitate to book again!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at The White Cottage! Come back soon - KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had property for 4 weeks throughout December for family reunion from around the world after 2 years of Covid restrictions."

    It is a lovely comfortable well furnished and really well equipped kitchen. Plenty of seating everywhere throughout. We were able to do a proper Christmas meal and hold birthday celebrations with ease. We had a 3 year old with us and soft toys and all necessary equipment were provided, a lovely Christmas hamper, and plenty of laundry as required and a great outside garden area, used BBQ but not hot tub! Nothing seemed to much trouble. Lighting in dining room a bit dim at this time of year and we did have some problems with heating and a roof leak all dealt with very quickly - would happily go back again.

    Thanks for your lovely comments Rosemary, so glad your long-planned reunion went well! xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovley spacious cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Loved the hot tub.

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay at The White Cottage! Best wishes and thank you for booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at the cottage , it was very clean and the tea , milk ect was very welcome."

    Just about everything you could need was supplied from plenty of cups through to towels for the hot tub . We visited Twycross zoo ,Conkers ,a great place for children to run around and the little train was a big hit and we enjoyed a couple of meals in the The Stanhope Arms two minutes walk up the hill.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our holiday cottage was beautiful and we very much appreciated the fact we were able to have a break due to the difficulties the last year or so has presented for everyone!"

    We have been going away as a group of ladies every year over 28 years now staying in cottages across England. We’ve used Sykes for several occasions too for this. Every year it becomes easier to book, keep track and appreciate the reminders. I still like the personal touch of speaking to someone to book the cottages when possible and this was possible this time round too. The cottage was lovely and clean. The layout was perfect especially as I’d had a hip replacement (very short notice and really didn’t want to miss out on going away) and was able to have downstairs bedroom and bathroom facilities which were a god send! One lovely bonus moment was watching the cows and young calves bouncing about in the field right by the cottage!! There’s always a compromise with most cottages we stay in and on this occasion it was the busy road alongside. But we knew to expect this as we always check the map before booking. To be honest it wasn’t an issue once inside and definitely not noticed with the bubbles of the hot tub noise! We all left wishing we owned the cottage and had the lovely decorative taste of the the owners! We were tempted to book their other cottage for another occasion knowing their standard of provision but sadly it was not big enough for us all. We love our opportunity to go way together with our friends and it’s cottages like this that make it possible to keep everyone happy so thank you!! Kindest regards Clare and friends !

    Thanks for your lovely feedback! It's an absolute pleasure to have people use the cottage to get together after a couple of horrible years. Best wishes and please come again, K xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2021

  • "The photos online didn’t do the cottage justice at all."

    It was absolutely stunning and the owners thought of everything that you may need during a stay there. Would definitely go again

    Alice, so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for booking with us. K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely well furnished and fully equipped with all you could need for your visit."

    Bedding and towels were prestine. Only negative is that you can hear passing traffic and single beds in one bedroom were rather uncomfortable for young adults - probably fine for young children. Lovely convenient location and all local amenities fully detailed along with helpful suggestions for all your needs during the stay. Would highly recommend.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, please do come again! K. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trish4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, very well equipped for everything we needed for our trip and more ."

    The owners had thought of everything from towels and plastic glasses for the hot tub, cushions for the outdoor furniture and a parasol, a barbecue , a paddling pool for little ones, every utensil you could think of for the kitchen and excellent quality furnishings, bedding and accessories. A lovely welcome hamper on arrival was a really nice touch too. It was so clean and tidy on arrival and we were very happy with all aspects of the cottage, it was by far the nicest place we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Aug 2021

  • "The owners and the cottage are first class."

    Ideally located in Derbyshire it’s an idyllic cottage quiet, everything new in the cottage, beds comfortable hot tub fabulous, just been a perfect week there. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, extra on road parking available
  • Garden with lawn, patio, summerhouse, hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Swadlincote 2.9 miles.

Nestled in the rural village of Bretby, a stone's throw away from the thriving market town of Burton-Upon-Trent, rests this striking whitewashed holiday home, The White Cottage.

Offering a homely and inviting interior, The White Cottage provides the perfect base for your next group celebration to the picturesque county of Derbyshire.

Upon your arrival you'll be delighted by the traditional whitewashed exterior of this marvellous dwelling, providing off-road and on road parking, making loading and unloading an easy task, you will find a utility room at the back of the house for coat/boot storage.

Stepping through the doorway, you enter into a delightful hallway before continuing through to the sociable living/dining area to put your feet up and unwind with a steaming mug of tea after an adventure-filled day.

Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen, beautifully-appointed with a traditional wooden farmhouse décor, and gather your loved ones around the grand dining table to serve up your culinary delights as you plan your next group getaway.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, take the celebrations outside with a seat on the patio, sharing a bottle of wine as you soak in the tranquil countryside views, ending the day in style with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles under the canopy of the stars in the hot tub.

Completing the ground floor is a thoughtfully laid out king-size bedroom alongside a contemporary shower room, offering convenient ground-floor living to assist guests with limited mobility.

Heading upstairs, you'll find three further bedrooms, a spacious king-size bedroom and two twin rooms, all featuring a quirky shabby chic interior and providing a peaceful setting to rest your head.

In the morning, prepare for a new day in the modern family bathroom, fit with an elegant roll-top bath and a walk-in shower cubicle, giving guests the choice between soaking your muscles in the tub, or if you'd prefer, a quick morning rinse.

If you don't fancy cooking, there's a plethora of delicious eateries on your doorstep, including the traditional country pub, The Lamb Inn, where you can unwind with a refreshing pint of ale with a seat in the delightful beer garden, or if you'd prefer, indulge in a takeaway from Hillcrest Fishbar in the comfort of your holiday home.

Spend a fun-filled day out at the National Forest Adventure Farm on the outskirts of the nearby market town of Burton-upon-Trent, home to a delightful array of animals, thrilling rides and hosting family-friendly events, or partake in the guided tour through the The National Brewery Centre, where you can discover British brewing and enjoy delicious samples en route.

Venture further afield to the vibrant city of Derby, home to a plethora of exciting shopping opportunities and eateries to suit all tastes, as well as an array of art galleries worth visiting, including Whitewall Galleries, homing paintings and sculptures from internationally acclaimed artists, alongside Derby Museum & Art Gallery, displaying collections relating to regional and military history, or if you time it right, you might be able to catch a thrilling game at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at The White Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Burton upon Trent 5.7 miles; Derby 14.7 miles; Ashbourne 26.3 miles; Matlock 34.1 miles.

Swadlincote is a bustling town with a lovely outdoor market and independent shops, affectionately known to locals as 'Swad'. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, from village tea rooms to award-winning restaurants. Nearby Burton upon Trent is a town straddling the River Trent, made famous by its breweries and with The National Brewery Centre interactive museum close by, you can sample some of the many award-winning ales and learn a thing or two about the brewing process. There are many historic sites and places of interest such as Tutbury Castle, the Old Marina and Claymills Pumping Station. A notable attraction is the National Memorial Arboretum, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year to see its varied memorials such as the 25-acre memorial woodland, dedicated to a range of service-people and professionals. Swadlincote is a good touring base, with Twycross Zoo, Drayton Manor, Belper, Matlock and Ashbourne within easy reach as well as Calke Abbey. Being in the heart of the National Forest there are miles of country walks to enjoy.

This property does not accept Stags / Hens or similar groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas