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Millers Retreat

Bolsover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 5613)

5.0

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb accomodation, the retreat had everything I require from a holiday, centrally located to visit the surrounding area,dave and bev were great host,many thanks for the welcome pack,highly recommendable and will return in future."

    Reviewed by KennethJun 2022

  • "This Property is a real gem and has to be the best cottage that I have ever stayed in during all the years of Self Catering."

    It is clean, spacious, nicely decorated, comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen with everything you need. There is a lovely conservatory overlooking the garden and this is a delight to sit in and watch the birds and squirrels or just relax. It is extremely peaceful here even though it is less than a 5 minute walk to a supermarket, which is very handy. The owners are lovely and are on hand should you need them but not at all intrusive. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, it had everything you could wish for and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were so welcoming and friendly, really good local shopping. We really enjoyed our stays, and the dogs had a blast, playing in the secure garden (although our pup decided to try and be another Houdini), with lovely walks near. Would certainly recommend Millers Retreat very highly.

    Reviewed by ElviraMay 2022

  • "We were absolutely delighted by Millers Retreat."

    It is a beautiful property finished to a high standard and was spotlessly clean. Bev and David were very welcoming. They had thoughtfully left a lovely welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine! It was very easy to take our young dog out for walks as there is a footpath just across the road from the property. As we have friends who live nearby, we hope that we can return to Millers Retreat when we visit them. I would recommend Millers Retreat to people wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "Millers Retreat is exceptional."

    The property is spacious, spotlessly clean, extremely well-equipped and tranquil yet within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre and there is off-street parking at the property. The hosts David and Bev are charming and extremely welcoming; always available but never intrusive. Bolsover is a great centre for a variety of attractions : Bolsover Castle, New Bolsover model village, Hardwick Hall and Estate, Welbeck Estate, Chatsworth House, Hathersage, Stannage Edge, Clumber Park, Creswell Crags, Eyam and The great British Car Journey (for those interested in the history of British cars!). We cannot recommend this property and this area too highly.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2021

  • "Wow what an amazing cottage, tucked away behind the main house, but beautifully designed with the holidaymakers in mind!"

    Just little thoughtful touches, tea, coffee, sugar provided with milk in the fridge along with a bottle of wine. David and Bev were in the background when needed, especially with David’s thorough instructions on how to use the steam shower, absolute bliss after walks. One of our dogs, a Romanian tri paw street dog was interested in the wildlife food left in David and Bev’s, but she was returned to us safely. Dog walks just across the road, what more could we ask for. Enjoyed our break immensely.

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2021

  • "Have stayed at this accommodation several times and it is always very clean and comfortable, a real home from home."

    The owners are very welcoming and nothing seems too much trouble for them and there are also lovely walks in the area.

    Reviewed by DianneAug 2021

  • "Bev and David made us feel very relaxed."

    They are very good hosts.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Enjoyed the cottage very much and loved the wildlife in the garden lovely and ..."

    Enjoyed the cottage very much and loved the wildlife in the garden lovely and relaxing everything you need and also able to travel to different places

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "Great hosts, Bev and David very helpful plenty of things to do and great walking area would recommend a visit."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The cottage is fantastic."

    Very comfortable and and spacious. The conservatory is a real bonus as we were able to watch the birds in the lovely garden. A real home from home!

    Reviewed by SallieOct 2020

  • "Was very relaxing and everything was provided that you could need."

    Was very spacious and very private. The shower is amazing. And very close to the local shops and 7 minutes away from bolsover Castle. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and has everything you need."

    Bev and Mike was very friendly and helpful and great to take your dog if you want to.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2020

  • "Everything was perfect, a genuine "Home from Home""

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage!"

    Very clean and spacious! Everything at hand that you needed! In a lovely location! Weather was fantastic as well!

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, with very nice furnishings which were very comfortable and a good kitchen with quality kitchenware and utensils."

    Everywhere was spotlessly clean. There is an excellent conservatory which looks out onto a private garden with lots of birds visiting. Altogether an excellent cottage in which to stay, we definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2019

  • "The property is excellent ."

    No problems whatsoever. However the reason I would not recommend you....is your refusal to accept a £ 25 voucher ! The person I dealt with last year when I booked it was in my view very unhelpful regarding the voucher...despite it being a 2 week booking ! I can easily afford £25...but loyalty counted for nothing.

    Hello, only just noticed your comment, I do not know what you mean and presume your comment is aimed at Sykes themselves as do not take the booking or deal with the pricing. regards David Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2019

  • "The bungalow is well equipped and provided fully for our needs."

    An added bonus was a conservatory leading on to a fully enclosed garden which was ideal for our cocker spaniel. The owners were most accommodating without being intrusive. I certainly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by GuyJul 2019

  • "Get to get into town."

    Never and David were very friendly and helpful. Bolsover is so lovely and not to far from any were . So was a brilliant base.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

  • "Everything was excellent and ideal for touring about."

    Reviewed by DorothyJun 2019

  • "The cottage was so pretty, comfortable,well appointed with good quality ..."

    The cottage was so pretty, comfortable,well appointed with good quality furnishings,nice conservatory with access into a neat and private garden, with many birds visiting the food provided, this was just one of the extra little touches the made the whole experience so enjoyable

    Reviewed by EvelynMay 2019

  • "Fabulous fabulous fabulous!"

    !! Very kind owners and everything you would need and then some!

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "We had disappointing weather but found the cottage so comfortable and well equipped that staying indoors was not an issue."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and spacious and the furnishings and contents are of a high quality."

    The kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge and freezer. A large conservatory leads onto a lovely garden with lots of bird feeders that entice plenty of different varieties of birds. We even saw a hedgehog and a squirrel. There is plenty to do around the area and Bolsover is a small town but has most things you need. There are plenty of supermarkets a short distance away and some lovely pubs not too far away. The hosts are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cottage as it is home from home with plenty of space and everything you need to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "Very nice cottage and very helpful, friendly owners."

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2018

  • "This property is the in the perfect location to explore the beautiful Peak District!"

    It is well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine etc and has a beautiful garden and is close to some lovely dog walks. It is also within walking distance to shops, take aways, restaurants and pubs and Bolsover Castle. The property has everything you need and the owners kindly leave wine, milk, coffee and tea, which is really appreciated after the journey there. The shower is great and doubles as a Steam Room, so enhances the relaxing break. It is a real home from home and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "What a fantastic place to stay fabulous owners so friendly and helpful, lovely property everything you could possibly need including an amazing shower."

    So lovely to watch the birds in the garden in a morning and the hedgehog at night, aways peaceful and quiet. Great base to visit so many places in the peek District enjoyed so much booked to comeback again next year.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation, excellent value."

    We loved the high quality finish and privacy that the property offered. We have already rebooked as there is more we want to do in the area. We really enjoyed relaxing in the property, lovely garden and spacious living areas. Can't fault it in the slightest. Simply brilliant.

    Reviewed by ChloeJul 2018

  • "It was a very spacious property with a large secure garden."

    All furnishings are of a very good standard. It is worth noting that the property does NOT have a barbecue.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2018

  • "For a holiday cottage that accepts dogs, this is not only the best we have stayed at but far exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage is immaculate and the garden exceptional. We particularly loved the vast variety of birds and also the delightful hedgehogs that visited the garden each evening. The owners are very friendly and most considerate to guests.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "This was our second visit to Miller's Retreat and we were very impressed with how friendly and helpful the owners were."

    Nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by LeonardMay 2018

  • "Millers Cottage was a delight."

    The facilities provided were of exceptionally high standard and far beyond what we had expected. Longe and bedroom were extremely comfortable and the conservatory provided a wonderful place to sit and watch the wildlife activity in the private and peaceful garden. By far one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AntonApr 2018

  • "This retreat suits us so well, dogs love it, super walks and every comfort."

    Good pubs for meals and dogs are so welcome. This is our perfect place to relax and recharge.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2018

  • "The dogs and us love this retreat, has everything we want for a peaceful happy holiday."

    Cannot wait to return in 2018.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2017

  • "This has to be the top property on your books."

    This was out third visit and it will not be our last. Absolutely stunning - the ideal place for a getaway from it all break. Perfect.

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2017

  • "The bungalow was 1st class in every way ."

    Very pleased they allowed dogs as not always as high spec when dogs are permitted.David the owner very helpful but not intrusive. Looked forward to coming back in the evening after days out.

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2017

  • "This was our third visit to Millers Retreat and, as on previous occasions, everything was absolutely faultless."

    We will return.

    Reviewed by AileanMay 2017

  • "The cottage was really excellent, and was in exactly the right place for the sightseeing we wanted to do."

    Reviewed by EApr 2017

  • "We have found a dream retreat for us and 2 boxer dogs."

    So beautiful and clean, comfortable and the garden was a joy for the dogs and us watching the birds. It was such a relaxing week and have already booked another week in October. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2017

  • "We felt very welcome by a very friendly couple nothing was too much trouble ."

    Everything was catered for and the bungalow was lovely and warm and comfy. We have two dogs and there are plenty of walks nearby and parks etc a little further away.Are hoping to be able to go again in the summer and take advantage of this lovely part of the country . Great break when we needed it after a stressful house move .

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2016

  • "The owner of the cottage was very friendly and took us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know."

    The cottage was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. The garden was secluded and we loved watching the birds from the conservatory every morning. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is the perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2016

  • "Millers Retreat is a 5+ star property with everything you need and more."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. The information folder in our opinion was limited, it had the basic information. What would have been nice, is some details on restaurants, pubs and take a way. It was advertised as wifi. It was extremely hit and miss, some times you had a good signal than nothing. The best signals come from properties around us. Because of the limited wifi connection maybe it should not be advertised as having it, as I was constantly using my mobile providers service, not what I had expected or paid for. The other thing we would like to add is a more detailed list of what Derbyshire sees as recycle. As there's appears to be different from other regionals in the Uk. Apart from the above, we truly enjoyed our stay, and would like to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by StellaAug 2016

  • "This place is beautiful the owners have thought of everything!"

    Good central location for exploring Derbyshire! Will be returning!

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower with steam function and seat, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and TV
  • Sitting room.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, 2 x iPod docks, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with private patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Located in a residential area in the Derbyshire town of Bolsover, this one-bedroom detached cottage offers good-quality accommodation for a couple looking for a peaceful break.

All on the ground floor, this cottage has a king-size double bed, a luxurious walk-in shower with a seat, a fitted kitchen and a cosy sitting room.

With shared use of the owner's garden and a private patio for your own use, this cottage gives you the opportunity to enjoy balmy summer evenings outdoors.

Within 50 yards is a public footpath, ideal for dog walking, and a mile away is the Peter Fidler Nature Reserve at Carr Vale, which is in the top 5 for birdwatching in the county.

Close to Bolsover Castle and the historic town of Chesterfield, with its famous twisted church spire, this cottage is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding area.

Just a short drive away is the renowned walking area of the Peak District National Park whilst the world-famous Sherwood Forest is just 12 miles from this cottage, making it a perfect location all year round.

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About the location

BOLSOVER

Chesterfield 7 miles; Sherwood Forest 12 miles; Sheffield 15 miles.

Bolsover is a Derbyshire town with a history dating back to the Domesday Book. It is home to a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars as well as a number of parks and play areas. The town is best known as being home to Bolsover Castle which is managed by English Heritage. The castle has a fairytale quality to it as it sits on a hill top overlooking the surrounding countryside. Dating from the 17th century, the castle is now home to magnificent paintings, extensive gardens and a Discovery Centre. Just 7 miles away is the historic town of Chesterfield which is most notable for its famous crooked spire on St Mary and All Saints Church. Situated between the Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest, this region is well known for a wide variety of landscapes and fabulous walking opportunities.

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