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The Dairy

(Ref. 953582)

Eastwood, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "The Dairy is a lovely property with large spacious rooms that have been done to a very high standard."

    The garden overlooks a large field that was awash with beautiful wild flowers. Providing a lovely setting for evening drinks. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil, cutlery and crockery you could imagine. Gill was a lovely host and only next door if you had any questions. Would highly recommend and will be booking again.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to provide such a lovely feedback, it is very much appreciated. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Dairy and its surroundings. It will be lovely to see you again sometime in the future, thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2024

  • "Best rental we have stayed at over the past 20 years."

    The owner was very helpful and The Dairy surpassed all expectations.

    Thank you for your most welcomed feedback. I am so pleased to know The Dairy surpassed your expectations and also being nominated as the best rental you have stayed in over the past years, adds even more merit. Thank you all so much. Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent property, extremely comfortable."

    The owner was on hand to accommodate any requests that you had.

    Many thanks for your welcomed feedback and thoughtful comments which are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you all and it will be lovely to see you again should you wish to return sometime in the future. Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "The fixtures and fittings were of good quality."

    The cottage is spacious. The cottage owner were friendly and informative.

    Thank you for your comments, albeit I am a little late in responding. I do appreciate you taking the time to respond to the feedback request. Thanks again Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property owner was lovely and very friendly and helpful."

    She made us very welcome. The only advice I would give is to remove most of the china ornaments if letting to families.

    Thank you for your kind feedback which is very much appreciated. I usually leave it to the parents discretion to remove anything they think may get broken but thank you for your advice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "An amazing cottage in a stunning location with a very friendly and helpful owner next door."

    Would definitely recommend, one of the best properties we have stayed in.

    Many thanks for the feedback and your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we may see you back again sometime in the future. Thanks again Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a spacious and beautifully presented holiday accommodation."

    Gill very so helpful and friendly. Really comfortable beds and everything is of the highest quality. Easy to find and lots to do in the area. We would love to stay again in the future.

    Many thanks for your kind and appreciated feedback. It was lovely to meet you all and you will be warmly welcomed should you return in the future. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0May 2023

  • "Outstanding!"

    Best Sykes property we have stayed in and there have been many. Absolutely spotless, all equipment, bedding, towels and furniture is of the highest standard. Extremely spacious, beds and seating extremely comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely and warm with underfloor and radiator heating. Gill is a wonderful host and takes so much care to ensure you enjoy your stay. Two staircase for bedroom privacy. Situated in a gated courtyard close to all amenities. Thank you Gill for sharing your wonderful property and would highly recommend 5 star plus.

    Firstly apologies for not responding sooner. Your lovely comments are greatly appreciated, thank you and as I have mentioned in previous responses, it really does make all the hard work and effort very worthwhile. It was a pleasure to meet you and perhaps sometime in the future, we will meet again! Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Probably the best cottage we've ever stayed in!"

    Everything was perfect. The greeting when we arrived, the welcome gifts in the kitchen, the comfortable (extremely) chairs, the warmth and hot water, the bedrooms and beds, and the space! Absolutely fabulous. Kept us well protected and comfortable during the cold spell of early March. None better. Thanks.

    Thank you so much for the feedback, your comments are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am so pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay in The Dairy. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Dairy absolutely merits the 5 star rating."

    It is spacious, imaculate, well equipped and beautifully furnished. Gill, the owner, ensures those visiting her delightful Grade 2 farm conversion are welcome and comfortable for their holiday. (Of course, the welcome bottle of wine and other items to enjoy help) The Dairy is set in beautiful surroundings with many places of interest nearby and worth visiting. The Dairy exceeded our highest expectations.

    Thank you for your feed back and kind words which are very much appreciated. I am so pleased to know The Dairy exceeded your highest expectations, your comments really do make the effort and hard work very worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a beautiful holiday cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and perfectly presented. Gill was lovely, very responsive before we arrived and very welcoming. The property is warm, quiet and comfortable, well equipped and has lovely views. Eastwood has a surprisingly good range of restaurants and pubs within east walking distance. Particularly recommend the Gamekeeper if you like real ale.

    Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you. I am very grateful for your feedback and lovely comments which are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cj5.0Jan 2023

  • "We cannot praise 'The Dairy' enough."

    We loved the space and the location. A very generous welcome package and personal welcome from Gill, the owner, got our time there off to a great start. The attention to detail and the beauty of 'The Dairy' made our experience a very special one. Thank you 3 senior citizen couples, Birmingham

    Thank you for your feedback, such kind words which makes all the hard work worthwhile. It was lovely to meet you all and I hope I will have the pleasure of seeing you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a convenient location."

    Extremely clean and very well equipped. The owner lives next door and is very helpful, yet not intrusive. Had a wonderful stay and hope to return at a later date. Would recommend this cottage unreservedly.

    Thank you for your kind words which are very much appreciated. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully I may see you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we could possibly need. Gill the owner was lovely and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at The Dairy, a carefully restored conversion of the highest quality."

    Gill could not have been more helpful as the owner. All amenities were well catered for with spares of most things if needed. One of the cleanest and best organised properties we have had the pleasure to stay in. Highly recommended and excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Dairy was really lovely, and one of, if not the best holiday let we have stayed in to date."

    Everything we needed was provided in the property, and it was really clean and comfortable. We could not fault the accommodation. Gill, the owner was a lovely lady, and whilst being around to help, left us alone to enjoy our time there. We will certainly consider returning at some time in the future.

    Thank you for your kind comments which make all the hard work worth while. It was my pleasure to meet you all and should you decide to return in the future, you will be warmly welcomed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very clean warm and comfortable with plenty of space."

    Parking was straightforward. Gill is a very generous owner.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Dairy."

    It suited our needs perfectly. We stayed here with my in laws whilst we attended a wedding nearby. The property was immaculately clean and there was lots of space, so we didn’t feel like we were encroaching on one another. It was very well equipped, having a travel cot, highchair, bath mats etc really helped with the little ones. Gill was a wonderful host and made our stay very comfortable. I would definitely recommend to others. Thank you very much for having us.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous house for a friends reunion."

    Three couples, each enjoyed a large en-suite, bedroom. A generous goody basket on arrival in the huge, well equipped kitchen made for enjoyable cooking and relaxing .... every detail thought about. All just lovely, well situated for exploring, quiet surroundings and so cheap (in Feb!)

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable, cosy and well equipped to make it a real home from home."

    The welcome basket and milk were very much appreciated. A fabulous property with lovely, helpful owners.

    Thank you for your lovely comments Sally, they are very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our stay at The Dairy was amazing."

    The photos do not do it justice - it is so spacious, clean and beautifully presented. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. As 6 adults, we all commented on how much space we had and what good value it was. It was great that all rooms had an ensuite. Gill was a fantastic host and kept in contact throughout. It is located within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Nov 2021

  • "An amazing and spacious property, immaculately presented."

    The owners were friendly and helpful - particularly in accommodating our son, his friends & the photographer on the morning of his wedding !

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage the Dairy is."

    The host, Gill, was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, even leaving us a welcome basket. The cottage itself is enormous and spotlessly clean. The cupboards contain everything you will ever need on holiday and there are so many lovely touches to the property, it feels like being in a very tidy, comfortable home. The property is set behind shared automatic gates that gives you that extra security for your vehicle and is easy to find. There isn't any internet, that might put some off but I was able to access it via my phone so was no trouble for me. There are really no words to explain just how fabulous this place is and although I have stayed in loads of cottages over the years, this, without a doubt, is the very best. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "It is the best Sykes Cottage we have stayed at , it really had the WOW factor and more."

    Gill, the owner was always available to help us to enjoy our stay, a lovely lovely lady. She even sent us a message to enquiry if we arrived home safely. We hope to find another place the same next year.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Very well provided for. Very clean. Felt very safe there. Plenty of room. Nice supportive and friendly owner. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was in immaculate condition and would recommend anyone to stay."

    The only downside was that there was no wifi but in general the whole place gets a 10 out of 10 and a big thumbs up from us.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Oct 2020

  • "The Dairy was spotless, which made me feel very comfortable."

    Gill was a lovely host. All furnishings were very good quality and beds so comfy.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "The house was lovely and the owner was very helpful and welcoming."

    We all really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was amazing."

    It felt like such a special place to have a family holiday. Gill was very welcoming and happy to help with anything. We also loved the thoughtful gift basket. I would definitely recommend this cottage, it was beautiful and in such a peaceful setting

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is an extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage, absolutely lovely to come back to after a day out."

    The owner (next door) was extremely helpful, nothing too much trouble. It is also an excellent centre to explore both Nottinghamshire and parts of the Peak District. Most places are now open despite coronavirus, but some need booking in advance. We had days out at Southwell, Newstead Abbey, Sherwood Forest, Bolsover Castle, Peak District, and the excellent Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington. We would wholeheartedly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful property and very welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WIFI Fuel, power & bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars in enclosed courtyard
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Please note: No hen/stag parties or similar
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.00
  • Note: If you want to book longer than 7 days, please call the reservations line so they can liaise with the owner

The property

This Grade II listed barn conversion in idyllic countryside in the town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

Perfect for a family getaway or group of friends, The Dairy offers a spacious interior with quality furnishings and fixtures.

A private road leads to the gated courtyard where you will find the property alongside similar properties, including the owners.

The large sitting room offers a place for everyone to gather and discuss the day’s activities, perhaps with the log burner on and your favourite DVD playing.

Walk on through into the farm style kitchen, well equipped with a range of integrated appliances to help you prepare hearty family feasts.

Elsewhere downstairs is a utility room, cloak room and WC.

This Eastwood converted barn hosts three bedrooms, all of which benefit from en-suite facilities.

You will also notice the quality oak furnishings and exposed beams throughout, adding to the rustic feel of the property.

Outside is a lawned area which is ideal for family games or perhaps a picnic in the sunshine.

Close to The Dairy are numerous country walks and footpaths which allow you to see more of the panoramic English countryside.

Eastwood town centre is just a short walk away and offers a wealth of fine restaurants to try, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking yourself.

As the birthplace of English writer and poet DH Lawrence, the town is steeped in history, with much of his work being displayed in the museum which was originally his home.

Explore Hardwick Hall and its attractive garden displays or uncover the history of Bolsover Castle which dates back hundreds of years.

Venture further afield to the majestic Chatsworth House, take a guided tour to learn more about its famous rich history, modern waterworks and sculptures, or head to the farmyard where you can handle animals and the little ones can venture around the woodland playground, with its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone here.

Head into the lively city of Nottingham for excellent shopping facilities and plenty of attractions, including the National Justice Museum and City of Caves.

A spacious barn conversion to be enjoyed at any time of year.

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

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About the location


Nottingham 9 miles; Matlock 16.5 miles; Ashbourne 22.5 miles

Eastwood is a former mining town resting within the Broxtowe District of Nottinghamshire. The town is mostly famous for being the birthplace of author D.H. Lawrence, with a museum where you can learn of his story. Also discover a choice of excellent shops, eateries and pubs throughout the town. The lively city of Nottingham is some eight miles away, offering a wider range of high-quality amenities and facilities.The city of Derby is also easy to reach.

Note: No hen/stag parties or similar
Note: This property does not accept children, or any guests under the age of 18
Note: If you want to book longer than 7 days, please call the reservations line so they can liaise with the owner