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Lavender Cottage

(Ref. 1014096)

Stanton By Dale, Derbyshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Owners were friendly and helpful."

    Cottage is in the perfect location for us. Warm, comfortable and cozy. Love the little touches, like blankets in almost every room, radio, Google Home, desks etc. A real home away from home!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lavender cottage was lovely, really well maintained and with everything we needed, wish we could have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2023

  • "On arrival the freezer was full of the owners food which was annoying."

    When questioned Greg responded that on-one ever uses the freezer but he did remove some ice blocks but left all the food? The parking was inadequate as our car was damaged by a delivery van reversing. The TV remote did not work which meant it was difficult to control. Finally a more comfortable sofa would have made our visit slightly more comfortable - we left 2 days early due to this. Generally the cottage was adequate and we will probably rebook in 2024.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.1Nov 2023

  • "We will return"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay in Lavender Cottage was perfect and we "fell in love" with the cottage from the very first moment - very cosy with everything needed for a lovely week's holiday."

    The village and the surrounding area were a delight and the owner gave us many tips for eating out and places to visit nearby. Hope very much to stay in Lavender Cottage again on our next visit to Derbyshire. Gail and Gerd

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was first rate in many respects but for two people with mobility issues it was a problem at times."

    Initially, before entering there it a bad pot hole and I stumbled on that, but the big let down for us was the shower. No grab rail to hold on to and the shower tray was like an ice rink. Nor was for there provision for soap of shampoo within the unit, Having said all that the rest was absolutely first class.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect home from home in a lovely location."

    Everything you need is provided, decor in keeping with the property spotlessly clean with parking an added bonus

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Lavander Cottage."

    It is well equipped, clean and comfortable. A great spot to get out exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice cottage- perfect for two people, may be a bit small for four (not enough comfy seats for 4)."

    Very comfy beds and good shower. We didn’t really use the kitchen but it looked fine.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Lavender Cottage and we enjoyed all the facilities it’s such a delightful holiday let and such a picturesque and peaceful village."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful village."

    Reviewed by Rhiannon4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lavender Cottage was a delightful find by my husband !"

    We wanted a place to stay so we could visit family and walk Mam Tor .. We were thrilled with the comfort of the cottage . Our thanks to Carol and Gregg for making our stay Just that …they had thought of everything that one could need on a break away . The cottage was very clean and lovely and warm and lots of hot water too …always important .. Stanton By Dale is a very pretty village and we enjoyed meals in the Stanhope Arms , made to feel very welcome there . From Stanton By Dale it’s easy to visit tourist attractions via the M1 .. Would recommend Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall … We visited Kedleston again on this visit but did some of the parkland for a nice walk . In Ilkeston you have Tesco for essentials…easy to find .. We throughly enjoyed our visit and the fact our accommodation was so good made it all the more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "A warm welcome & great communication from Carol who made sure that we had arrived safely & had everything that we needed."

    A comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage. The bed was amazingly comfortable! We had a great stay thank you.

    Reviewed by David And Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "Hello from Mablethorpe we stumbled on Lavender Cottage when looking for somewhere to stay while we visited our family."

    We loved the cottage it is so well equipped you had everything you could possibly need, it was like being home The village is so picturesque and while there go visit The Cowshed at Dale Abbey, where the food and the service is excellent. We so enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Regards Rev. A and Mrs C Pendleton

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nick and I had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at Lavender Cottage."

    There is plenty of space which was a bonus as we both had some work to do and could find 2 work spaces. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, although we did choose to eat at the 2 local pubs plus an amazing Indian restaurant called Lime on the outskirts of Nottingham. The staff in both pubs are very welcoming and the food is good value. On fine days we enjoyed the circular walks from the village and one by the Erewash and Nottingham canals. The log fire was a bonus in the evenings. The cottage is excellent value at the time we visited and the owner is very helpful if you need anything. She agreed to send on an item we had left and did this within 24 hours. We would highly recommend this holiday cottage and the village of Stanton by Dale and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage wax lovely, very clean, well-equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lavender Cottage was quite comfortable to stay in."

    We were rather curious as to why there was a very visible mouse trap under the kitchen unit. We were soon to discover why. A family of mice had decided they were safe and warm as we were in the kitchen. On the Sunday morning the trap had been actioned with a large mouse well and truly caught. This continued a further four times. The owners (Carol and Greg) were helpful and sympathetic. They set more traps on the Wednesday evening, arranging pest control to visit as well. We had decided to leave a day early due to this issue as it had put rather blighted the weeks' holiday.

    We are sorry that Peter felt he had to leave a day early. However, it has to be pointed out that we were alerted to the problem late on the day before they were to leave . Had we have known earlier we could have taken immediate action to prevent further incursions. As it turned out we managed to arrange for a specialist to visit the property and deal with the problem on the day they left. With appropriate action now taken we fully expect that the problem has been solved and future guests can enjoy Lavender Cottage to the full. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lavender Cottage is delightful."

    A comfortable, very well equipped cottage which is a credit to the owners. Exceptionally clean with quality fixtures and fittings, in a peaceful and friendly village location. We will definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, clean cottage and extremely comfortable bed."

    Lovely little village with handmade lavender candles for sale nice little touch.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in a delightful village."

    The owners could not have been more helpful to us and we enjoyed walking through the fields around the village. We recommend The Old Schoolhouse and The Cow Shed for coffees and snacks.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - a rel home from home"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2022

  • "Lavender Cottage a comfortable cottage."

    Had all the kitchen equipment we required. A peaceful area to stay

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a short stay in this lovely cottage."

    It was very clean, well equipped and cosy. The beds were really comfy, we had a really good nights sleep and the area was quiet. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the very cosy Lavender Cottage."

    Thank you

    Thank you glad you enjoyed. Also thanks for the excellent score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage."

    It was a very cold week but the cottage soon got warm when the heating was put on. It is in a good location with two pubs. We enjoyed a drink in chequers and had a meal in the other which was very nice We went to Ilkeston to do our food shopping. Plenty to choose from as there is a morrisons,m&s foodhall and a huge tesco. Also a tesco express just past morrisons if just want a few things. We had a lovely break with plenty of things within easy reach to keep us busy & would return

    So pleased you enjoyed and will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Oct 2021

  • "Had a great week the cottage is cosy and very comfortable ideally situated for ..."

    Had a great week the cottage is cosy and very comfortable ideally situated for the many attractions in both Nottingham and Derbyshire

    Thank you for such a good score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy, comfortable and clean cottage."

    (Just one small issue - the shower water leaks all over the bathroom floor.) Lovely location in a pretty village surrounded by fields. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Im afraid because the bathroom ceiling slopes down its the longest shower screen we could fit and therefore if not careful water is readily deflected through the shower opening. I do provide a shower mat to lay on the floor. A lot of old cottages have round edged ceilings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was really spotlessly clean, and we enjoyed sitting in the conservatory."

    However the beds were really uncomfortable, one was really squashy unacceptable for back sufferers the other a cheap mattress with little or no springs also very uncomfortable. The sofa and armchair in the sitting room were uncomfortable to sit on impossible for a back sufferer like my wife. This experience leads us to question Sykes cottages criteria for checking out properties to make sure they are up to standard or at least to add in the description that the beds are of varying quality and that the sofa and armchair might be fine for some people but not suitable for back sufferers. We regret that we did not see the earlier review before booking, as it was correct in its criticism.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in fantastic location."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped. My daughter and I had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely return.

    Thank you for your generous score and pleased you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "A cosy well presented cottage."

    It perfectly suited our needs.

    Thankyou for a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage location was very good."

    The decor was fine but not the contents. As with all similar holidays we have experienced, from a variety of suppliers, there were no sharp bread knives and in this one , no bread board either. Likewise the sofa and arm chair were ancient and uncomfortable. But worse of all, the freezer was full of the owners left over food in plastic containers ( the owner retrieved a rhubarb crumble from said freezer whilst we were there! ), the chest of drawers were full of old towels . There was no wardrobe in the second bedroom though plenty of room for one. Our wardrobe had two duvets jammed in it and two suits in it etc… the kitchen had a 1977 slow cooker and a garlic peeler but only 6 odd cups for three of us to use? There were photos of the owners in the downstairs rooms = it was like being watched. So ideal location but it felt like someone else was living there and had just popped out.

    There was a comment regarding the harpness of the knives. We will check them and ensure they are sharpened. There is a wooden bread board in the kitchen drawer and also a glass chopping board for easy clean. There are plenty of mugs in the kitchen cupboard and a full Eternal Bow tea and dinner service with serving dishes in the sideboard so the comment about there being only 6 ODD cups is misleading. These cups all match the mugs. I did knock politely on the door and ask for the crumble I had made for a party I was having and explained I thought it was in my own freezer. As for the towels in the chest of drawers these are all in good clean condition and not old so we cannot understand this comment. The settee and chair are in good clean condition and so we were surprised by this observation. There is ample room in the freezer for the use by our guests and we put bread peas etc for our guests to use. Also in the kitchen cupboards we leave staple items like salt pepper vinegar rice etc for guest use. We are sorry our photos offend these can be easily reversed though nobody else has commented on this. Perhaps you should have looked at our beautiful watercolour paintings adorning the walls instead. There is no room in the second bedroom for a wardrobe as most ladies enjoy the dressing table and mirror but there is hanging space on a purpose built appliance attached to the wall for light items such as shirts and trousers. There is also plenty of hanging space in the main bedroom together with a thicker duvet in case this is needed. The slow cooker is vintage but it still works. I like to have a mix of new and old in a 220 year old cottage. It is a 2 bedroom cottage and most people would appreciate that space is limited. We have since replaced a brand new sofa. Best Regards Carol Cooper (Manager) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy2.8Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    A nice way to come out of lockdown

    Thank you for a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Very nice place and the area as well as the super supportive host. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dmytro5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday at Lavender Cottage."

    The cottage itself is beautiful and comfortably appointed, leaving us wanting for nothing. There was plenty on hand to entertain a nearly-toddler and enough space to keep us all happy when the weather was bad! The location was quiet and pleasant and we enjoyed wandering the village, finding paths, playgrounds and meeting horses! Only comment is as previous reviews have mentioned the TV signal is poor on a lot of channels so I recommend bringing a Firestick/similar device with you.

    Thank you for a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Oct 2020

  • "Delightful, peaceful, welcoming cottage with incredible amenities."

    Newly refurbished to a very high standard, yet retaining its homely atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and left with great reluctance.

    What a wonderful response and thanks for a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Pretty cottage in lovely village with places to eat out."

    Very helpful owners. In addition to National Trust places Attenborough Nature Reserve and Dale Abbey close by. A short but relaxing stay. We would not hesitate to return.

    Thank you for a good response and we now have had a brand new sofa so would be pleased if you decided to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina4.1Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We really enjoyed the time away from home. 2 pubs within easy walking distance with a good selection of food. There are plenty of attractions within an hours drive. We predominantly went to go walking which we did every day. If we went there again which is a good possibility I would take a firestick with me as the TV signal was pretty poor, pixelating a lot and often so we ended up watching the dvds that were in the cottage.

    Thank you for a perfect score and admit we do have slight problems with the TV signal at times in the village. So pleased there is a good possibility you will return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Quiet cul-de-sac location in a medieval village with history."

    The cottage was comfortable with plenty of home comforts and beamed ceilings but with modern comforts. Well presented with quality furniture and various water colour paintings on display throughout the cottage that were painted by the owner. This cottage is well worth a holiday visit at this location and two pubs are within the village also.

    Thank you for a perfect score and a good advertisment to the public to visit Lavender cottage for a holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Only two things I would mention is that it would have been nice to have a wardrobe in the second bedroom."

    Also the freezer was full with the owners own food. Luckily we eat out most nights and bought fresh food for the fridge. It’s not a criticism and did not affect our stay as we had a great time. Would certainly recommend.

    Thank you for a good score. We decided rather than have a wardrobe in the second bedroom its nice for the ladies to have a dressing table and chair. There is a wall hanging space for a few lighter items. The food in the freezer is for holidaymakers to help themselves too. Just a few staple items in the cupboard also. I hate taking salt vinegar etc. on holiday with me or having to buy everything when you get there to take home. Thank you also for your good recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and presentable."

    The only real issue we had was the bed was so soft I could not sleep well on the first night so I had to move to the smaller harder bed in the early hours which is why two lots of bedding were used! I don't suppose there is anything that can be done apart from me should ask before we book about the beds :) Also it would have been very helpful to have had somewhere to put toiletries whilst having a shower. Just a very small point - I could not find any wines glasses apart from plastic ones. Overall the cottage was good. We were particularly happy with how clean it was. Sue and Brian Myrie

    It is very hard to satisfy people with bed comfort.....some like softer squashy beds and some liking a hard bed, everyone is different. That is why we chose on of each. I usually put my toiletries on the corners of the shower tray. Lots of various glasses in the sideboard of the lounge, fewer in the kitchen cupboards because of lack of space . The plastic wine glasses were for outside. They have been removed now. I wish you had contacted me whilst you stayed there and I could have sorted you out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Aug 2020

  • "We loved the cottage."

    We all slept really well. We used every space provided. We watched some of the films that were left. We enjoyed playing games with the hey google. We sat in the garden. We explored the area. It was perfect for us.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage in a perfect location."

    Owners extremely helpful.

    Thank you for a good score and a compliment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie4.7Jul 2020

  • "A lovely spotless cottage in a quiet location with a small back garden and parking area."

    Well decorated and with everything you need, especially in the kitchen. Nice modern bathroom with a great shower. In a very attractive village with two nice pubs and a cafe with excellent food.

    Thank you for a perfect score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alisa5.0Feb 2020

  • "“This is an exceptional cottage, beautifully designed and decorated, and scrupulously clean and comfortable, a lovely relaxing haven, this cottage comes highly recommended."

    ” It’s in a beautiful village with lovely country walks and two Pubs, a bonus is the log burner for chilling by as you relax in this lovely cottage. would definitely recommend and will most certainly be back again

    Thank you for a perfect score and would love to see you again at Lavender cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage was fabulous !"

    everything we could possibly have needed, thoughtfully supplied. Clearly, great care had been taken to ensure guests comfort. The cottage is in a beautiful location, and we would recommend highly, will definitely return !

    Thank you for a perfect score and so pleased you will return again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • Sun lounge
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, board games, books and WiFi
  • Gas and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Outdoor washing line
  • Off-road parking for one car 30 yards from the house as well as roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop & Post Office 1.5 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Junction 25 of the M1 2 miles
  • Note: The property does not accept persons under the age of 18

The property

Beeston 5 miles.

Lavender Cottage is situated in a private cul-de-sac in a conservation area within the picturesque, medieval village of Stanton by Dale.

The village has a cricket pitch, a medieval church, children's playground, Erewash Golf Course, two good pubs serving home-cooking and pedigree ales, and charming tearooms in the old school providing homemade lunches and cakes.

This heart-warming retreat is perfect for couples and families alike seeking a rural location yet halfway between the bustling cities of Nottingham and Derby, an easy drive away from the wonderful Peak District National Park.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into an open-plan living space where you can sink into the plush sofas and put your feet up after a long day, and tune into the TV with a DVD player so you can watch all your favourite classic films or use the CD player to listen to music.

There are dining areas in the kitchen and the adjoining sitting room providing plenty of space for gathering over a home-cooked meal and a refreshing beverage.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard, housing all the essential appliances you could possibly need during a week-long stay, including a dishwasher as an added benefit.

As the evening draws to a close, follow the steps up to the first floor where a king-size and double bedroom await, with fresh bed linens and a range of furniture for storing your personal belongings.

Throw open the doors to find a gravelled court yard with tables and chairs to enjoy the last glimpses of sunshine during a summer's evening.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, make the most of the being centrally located between the bustling cities of Nottingham and Derby, both rich with a popular tourist hub.

Discover the National Trust property of Kedleston Hall, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and a variety of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and cafés in case you fancy a spot of lunch or picking up a souvenir for your loved one’s back home.

There is a rich network of footpaths that radiate from the village with undulating countryside of fields, meadows, bluebell woods and a famous cave, ideal for horse riders, hikers, runners and cyclists.

For more history and culture, visit Nottingham Castle Museum, the National Trust Grade I listed building Calke Abbey, Art Gallery and Wollaton park, as well as the ancient City of Caves.

Further afield is the beautiful Peak District National Park, home to a wonderful nature reserve such as Dovedale, ideal for all manner of walking, hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

Lavender Cottage is a wonderful base for those seeking a traditional Derbyshire country getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Nottingham 7.5 miles; Derby 8.7 miles; Loughborough 15.3 miles

This small village and civil parish lies in the South East of Derbyshire. This quaint village retains its unspoilt charm. The Stanhope Arms and the Chequers Inn are the two watering holes situated within the village. During the second world war, there was a shortage of barbers in the local area, so the landlord used to cut customers’ hair, while they enjoyed a refreshing pint or two! A deep history surrounding the past industrialisation of the area lies at the Stanton Ironworks company, which in the 1960's joined with Staveley Ironworks, together housing 7,000 workers manufacturing manhole covers and concrete street lamps. Also in the village, there is a plaque commemorating aviation pioneer Hugh Oswald Short who, with his two brothers, built some of the first British aircraft in history. There are charming cottages, almshouses, a traditional parish church and village hall, cricket ground and even a medieval cross overlooking a village green. The city of Nottingham is nearby, with a vibrant culture centred on its rich heritage and sporting glory. See live performances, excellent sport, nightlife and art in a series of venues, with Michelin star restaurants and high street shopping to indulge in. Derby lies to the west of the village, on the banks of the River Derwent, hosting a wealth of arts, culture and history, as well as festivals and events on throughout the year. The Peak District offers walking and outdoor activities in abundance, along with delightful market towns and villages to be explored.

The property does not accept persons under the age of 18.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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