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Blacking Mill Cottage

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Belper, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A brilliant cottage, especially for us with our terrier - a properly dog-safe garden."

    The cottage was even nicer than it looked from the photos.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage for a holiday with dog."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay and the close proximity to woodland/park for dog walking a real boon. Belper ideally situated for visitng many lovely places.

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Mar 2022

  • "Perfect for dog owners, very quiet, excellent park for dog walks opposite."

    Good off road parking. Absolutely spotless! Fitted to a high standard. Bed very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beds very comfortable & clean."

    Lounge suite rather awkward for getting up from. But other wise everything fine.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Dec 2021

  • "We felt the location of this sweet little cottage was perfect - a few minutes away from both dog walking areas and the town centre."

    The 2 main reasons for booking this property was that it was detached (less noises to frighten our rescue dog) and superb enclosed garden. We had our most relaxing holiday since adopting our dog, for which we are very grateful. I can’t recommend Blacking Mill cottage enough and will be telling all family and friends about it.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean, comfortable , brilliant enclosed garden for dogs ."

    would highly recommend .This is our second time here and we will be returning .

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Blacking Mill is spotlessly clean, everything you need for a lovely holiday is provided and is very comfortable."

    The garden is dog proof, kept our two medium sized lurchers safe and secure. We could relax without the fear they could escape. We can highly recommend this characterful cottage. The Nature Reserve just over the road was lovely for close to home dog walks. Off road parking is also a bonus. All in all a perfect holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was our 2nd stay in Blacking Mill, As before everything was perfect, the garden is secure."

    Many thanks to the owners for sharing this so pretty and lovely cottage..

    Reviewed by Teresa4.1Jul 2021

  • "It was a lovely stay at blacking mill cottage."

    On arrival the host left us a lovely welcome pack it was very clean a comfortable it was a good base for many lovely walks with Luna are dog. Definitely would come back again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7May 2021

  • "Really great cottage!"

    Very clean. Great location close to the centre of Belper. It also has a decent sized enclosed garden which is perfect for doggos, and outdoor furniture to help us socialise safely within the restrictions. The hosts left us a few bits to get us started including coffee and oat milk, which was a lifesaver after a long drive. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was cosy and comfy."

    Very clean and covid aware. A really lovely cottage. Garden also secure for dogs.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "The only addition all be it a small one , the cottage could do with a toaster."

    Other than that small detail it was a lovely cottage and I would thoroughly recommend it .

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage because it was quiet and secluded with a great garden for the dogs and off road parking."

    The owners have decorated and fitted the cottage out to a very high standard. We had everything we needed including lots of storage space. Great find for us. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage having been refurbed to a high standard."

    not the only shortfall was no washing machine which was not a problem because the weather was kind but it may have been a little more difficult if the weather had been not so good. the other small detail was their not a toaster. but having said that we had a very enjoyable stay and would reccomend it.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the garden is perfect for the dogs."

    Lovely places to walk nearby and in a good location to visit the nearby towns and attractions. The Devonshire pub is great and dog friendly, they do a delicious roast dinner! The cottage had everything you need and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2020

  • "Comfortable but small house set in a lovely part of the country."

    The private parking space in front of the house is a game changer because without it you couldn’t stay at the house. We enjoyed our stay but I think it was expensive for what it is but I guess that’s for the high season.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "Ticked all the boxes and appreciated the secure gardens for the dogs."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with all you could wish for."

    Two gorgeous comfy bedrooms, central heating and a lovely log burner (with a starter pack of logs/fuel to get you going). Fully fitted kitchen with all you need (and if you do need anything there's Morrison's, Aldi, Co-op minutes away). There are a lot of quirky individual shops in Belper which are worth investigating. Broadband with smart TV with Netflix/BBC Iplayer and more. Iron + ironing board - no washing machine (no big deal, but useful to know) Well located for Derbyshire with loads of places to visit. Lovely secluded garden which is great for those with dogs and it's just across the road from Belper gardens which is perfect for exercising dogs. Belper market square is less than 10 minutes walk through there - take a torch though, it gets dark! We didn't get the best of the weather on our visit, but the garden in better times would be a real suntrap, with lovely patio and table. We had a lovely meal at The Devonshire on the other side of town (20 minutes walk) fully dog friendly and great food. We'd go along with most of the comments in the visitor's book - we want to move in!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jan 2020

  • "Perfect for Christmas stay."

    This place is also a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage clean,comfortable, everything you need would highly recommend this place."

    Ideal location.brilliant Inclosed garden for dogs .parking on drive for 2 cars. Will be returning very impressed we loved it .

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2019

  • "A chair in both bedrooms is necessary."

    More shelving in the bathroom required. Otherwise, no negative comments.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful and well situated for town, local walks and acccess to main roads to Dales and Peaks."

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Sep 2019

  • "An excellent clean and comfortable cottage with a historic twist."

    The garden was totally secure for our dog and there was Belper Park just opposite, providing a wooded walking area. The owners were unobtrusive but very helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had some building work going on next door and even that could not spoil such an exceptional cottage!"

    We had a relaxing time in a well appointed, spacious and tastefully decorated cottage.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage we loved it so much so our sons are looking to book it."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2019

  • "This place is just wonderful."

    The moment you step through the green garden gate you are transported to the countryside with a lovely enclosed garden and a wonderful period cottage. The view from the lounge and the kitchen window is beautiful and the real endorsement is that you wish you could live here. Belper itself offers a wonderful location from which to explore the Peak District. Thank you, the experience was a sheer delight.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was everything we wanted - the pictures don't do it justice."

    The garden is like a secret garden, away from the rest of the world. The owners were unobtrusive and kindly left a welcome basket which was very much appreciated! There is a Morrisons and other shops within a 5 minute drive, which makes it convenient, and although situated in a town it still has the feel of a cozy country cottage. We took our two pugs and there are walks from the cottage (over the road at Belper Parks) which they loved. It is also in a great location for exploring the Peak District, 30 mins from Chatsworth House and 20 minutes from the Heights of Abraham. We really fell in love with the cottage and would love to live here ourselves. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x second-floor king-size bedroom, 1 x double bedroom
  • Family bathroom with walk-in shower, freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Two off-road parking spaces
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area with seating
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within a 5-minute walk
  • Note: This property is for people aged 18 and over (does not accept children of any age)

The property

Tucked away within a picturesque setting is the Blacking Mill Cottage, nestled within the historic town of Belper.

Promising a quaint retreat for two couples, this cottage is perfect for those looking to explore the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, or for those simply looking to escape their day to day life.

Upon entering the dwelling, you are welcomed into a well-appointed kitchen, boasting a charming range cooker, stone flooring and granite worktops.

Look forward to sinking into the sitting room, where you will find two sofas resting in front of a roaring woodburning fire, making a delightful spot for unwinding after adventure filled day.

Head up the staircase to find a well-presented double bedroom and a separate family bathroom, where you will find a stylish interior with a walk-in shower, a warming bath, a basin and WC.

Completing the interior is a king-size double bedroom on the second-floor, where you will be delighted with the overlooking views it houses as well as the exposed beams which quietly reflect the history of this property.

Spend a moment or two within the enclosed garden area, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during the warmer months.

If you fancy a special treat one evening, a leisurely stroll will bring you to a wealth of restaurants, pubs and bars, in addition to a selection of shops for picking up any holiday essentials.

Within the town itself you will also find a number of attractions to keep you busy, including The North Mill, Long Row and the endearing River Gardens.

Further afield, are the charming villages of Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath, each well worth a visit.

Bring your loved ones to Blacking Mill Cottage for a delightful Derbyshire stay.

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About the location


Matlock 11 miles; Ashbourne 11 miles, Nottingham 16 miles, Derby 8 miles.

Belper, situated in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now you'll find it to be a spirited and bustling town, with attractions including the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. There is a thriving local music and arts scene and the town hosts an annual Arts festival every May as well as Winter and Summer Food festivals and a monthly Farmers Market. The nearby historical village of Wirksworth is also home to a well-established Art and Architecture trail and Arts Festival every September. Just 10 miles away, the popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, are set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent. The Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a whole host of other exciting attractions. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car, which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family! South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst to the north lie the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House - not to be missed! The award-winning town of Belper provides holidaymakers with an excellent base for all that Derbyshire has to offer.

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Note: This property is for people aged 18 and over.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas