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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd stay and won't be out last"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Fully equipped plus a great welcome pack. This was our second time we stayed here & will return some time soon. A very clean comfortable cottage situated close to the lovely town of Belper with private parking for two cars .

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic stay."

    Spotless Cottage. Fantastic welcome back. Definitely back next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Halfway cottage is absolutely delightful."

    It was extremely clean. On arrival there was a very generous welcome pack from Vanessa, the owner. The cottage is so comfortable, really well equipped. We couldn't think of anything we needed that wasn't supplied. There was even dog bed and towels for our dog, along with a variety of treats which she enjoyed. There is a lovely wooded nature trail just across the road, ideal for dogs and a short walk into the town of Belper, with great shops cafes and pubs. We can highly recommend this cottage and the area. Great location for exploring Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely property perfectly located about 10 min walk to town with lots of walks around."

    Off road parking a lovely welcome pack and very clean The yard is a suntrap with a table and chairs to sit and enjoy a quiet drink . Would highly recommend look forward to going back there soon

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "A charming little cottage."

    Somewhere which my Dad, brother and I all enjoyed staying. Well positioned close to the town centre.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay the cottage had everything you needed was home from home lovely extras snacks and drink!"

    ! Definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely few days staying at 'Halfways'."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well furnished with everything you (and your

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Was a bit of a tight squeeze parking car but all in all a very enjoyable stay. Thankyou very much Vannessa.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "A real home from home with all our needs catered for."

    We had a lovely little break away and we’re touched by the little extras that we received. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property well positioned from the town."

    Excellent public woodland park very close by for the dog. Parking could be tricky for a large car but it was fine for us. A very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Gilbert4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have just got back from staying at Halfways."

    To start with I would like to say a big thank you to Vanessa for making our stay perfect. The night before Vanessa got in contact with us to say the cottage was ready for us and to arrive as early as we wished. Once in the cottage a fantastic welcome pack was waiting for us and the dog. The cottage it self is a home from home, very well equipped and spotless. Vanessa has thought of everything to make your stay here perfect. We would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was very homely and spotlessly clean throughout."

    The attention to detail by the owner was amazing and everything was provided for our stay.The welcome pack was unbelievable and very much appreciated as previously in other cottages we’ve had to take our own. A great nights sleep was had by all as the beds were so comfortable. We would certainly recommend this cottage and we will be returning in the future. Hope there will be availability,

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay in a fab little cottage!"

    Everything we needed was available in the property & easy to find; the house was well furnished & it was a lovely walk through the park into town. Great to have a car parking space and the terrace in the back garden with a lovely view. The amazing welcome pack was brilliant and summed up how much the owners think about what people want/need to make a relaxing break - would definitely recommend & would love to plan a return trip!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage situated in Belper which was ideal for us visiting our daughter in Derby and surrounding areas."

    Very well equipped and very clean. Owner very helpful and left a great welcoming package.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Loved it would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Perry5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and a very generous welcome package."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely short stay at Halfways."

    It's comfortable, well equipped and Vannessa was welcoming and helpful. Good location next to the park and Belper is a nice friendly town.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property from the beginning was great."

    We had a text from the property owner to say the cottage was ready at about 11am. The details about the cottage were spot-on. We walked into a house that was very welcoming and spotless. We were met by a welcome pack of food and wine that was amazing. The cottage had everything that you would want and more. The owner had thought of everything, including a dog bed, treats and towels. The garden was small but as described and there was even a park across the road to walk the dog. We would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Home from home."

    Perfect location for dog walking. House is also setup well for dogs, hose pipe by the back entrance and doggy towel provided. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely stay at this cottage."

    Will definitely come back again. We'll equipped and very homely.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A super little cottage, on the edge of the town; very welcoming and comfortable."

    We were only staying for a few days so didn't want to do much travelling - being able to walk back and forth into the town (through a lovely wooded park) was ideal for us and our dog. The weather wasn't good so we didn't get to enjoy the patio area at the back which was a shame as it looked inviting.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Clean well equipped cottage in a lovely town."

    A little challenging on the hills into town.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, modern, well equipped, but with a lovely nostalgic feeling."

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Mar 2023

  • "Our second time at halfways and just as good ."

    I loved the courtyard garden . It is so pretty lit up at night . Although we had no problems the helpful owner is not far away . Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The accomodation was as described."

    Very cosy and comfortable with everthing you would need for an enjoyable stay. The communication from the owner and the welcome pask were both first class. Thank You

    Reviewed by George4.7Mar 2023

  • "A cosy cottage."

    A great welcome pack , even left treats for dogs. The owner is lovely, friendly and helpful. Well equiped kitchen. Small but pretty courtyard and even in the winter nice to sit and have a coffee in the morning. There is everything you need here for a long or short stay. Comfy beds and fluffy towels. Really clean. Well placed for walks and for getting into town. Cut straight through woods and park and within 10 mins you are in the town with all the facilities you could need. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jan 2023

  • "Everything and more you could require in this cottage."

    The owner very generously left welcome snacks, drinks and essential basic groceries. The dogs were catered for as well with bed dishes & treats. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Dec 2022

  • "Home from home, very generous welcome pack on arrival."

    Home was spotlessly clean, everything you could possibly need catered for including towels, bed & treats for your furry friends. Very comfortable accommodation, easy access to town and lots of lovely walks in the Derbyshire Dale's on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our stay at Halfways was terrific."

    The cottage was spotless, has everything you possibly need although we always take everything with us there was no need this time. We travelled from fife to visit family, great location for all site seeing and great walks for your dogs. Belper park we done every day, so many entances and nice shortcut to the town centre. Would definitely reccomend Halfways. Thank you Vannessa

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hallways is a lovely cottage to stay in."

    Spotlessly clean, stylish and everything you need. Very pretty decked garden at rear to sit in with table and chairs etc as well as long driveway with stone walls at front. Generous welcome pack and doggy treats, bed etc. Vanessa the owner is lovely. My partner left his wallet on the day we left and Vanessa rang us immediately she found it and kindly posted it to us by special delivery on the day we left. So kind and helpful. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Very happy and want to stay at Halfways cottage again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Halfways was just what we needed for our stay in Belper."

    The house had everything we needed a proper home from home . There was a lovely welcoming pack to keep us ticking along with lots of goodies

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very welcoming and a lovely property."

    The nature reserve just across the road was perfect for the dogs, as was the enclosed back garden. We spent a day exploring Belper itself but also great access to the southern Peak District and the Derwent Valley.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a fabulous holiday home, as soon as, we walked in we felt very comfortable and relaxed."

    The welcome pack was amazing and they had thought of everything to make our arrival perfect. Even treats for our dog and later found out they had provided dog towels too. The house is in a perfect location, there is a lovely forest park less than a min walk to take your dog, fully shaded with a little stream which was perfect for the very hot days. You can walk through this park to get into Belper which is a beautiful town with lots of pubs and shops. Also Belper river gardens which are beautiful and if you're lucky you may get to see the peregrine falcon. Back to the house, we didn't want for anything with regards to amenities, the garden/yard is beautiful with a lovely seating area and lots of flowers, if there had been a parasol it would have been even better as there was no shade in nearly 30 degree sun/heat. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very clean house and very generous welcome pack."

    It has everything that you would need and has a lovely warm welcoming feeling to it, we will definitely go again! An excellent place to stay if you like walking and exploring the footpaths.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2022

  • "All good. Thank you"

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, well equipped, clean, peaceful stay."

    Small garden well lade out safe for dogs, we sat out when sun came out. Nice welcome pack, dogs thought about as well. Nice walk for dogs just across the road, Cottage well situated as base for travel around the area. Ready enjoyed our stay, Thanks

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2022

  • "One of the best Sykes cottages we have stayed at ."

    Great place for town and walks . Vanessa such a helpful lady too .

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful cosy holiday cottage equipped with everything you need."

    Spotlessly clean with a lovely outside decking area great for breakfast in the mornings or a glass of wine early evening. A lovely surprise to find a more than generous welcome pack on arrival. Cottage is situated opposite a lovely woodland walk so great for dogs or walk into town. We used public transport throughout our stay using Wayfarer day tickets which allow you to travel throughout Derbyshire on buses and trains. Would highly recommend a stay at Halfways.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy property convenient for walking into town to enjoy Belper and get public transport to Matlock, Bakewell and Derby."

    Friendly thoughtful owner left a generous welcome pack that was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage located within a few minutes walk of the town."

    Probably the best stocked cottage we have been in, which was much appreciated. It was clean, warm and cosy and the generous welcome pack was a lovely surprise. There are a few great walks directly from the cottage which meant no need to drive and many tourist attractions only a short drive away. Would definitely recommend Halfways.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "If you want a holiday in Derbyshire, this is the place to stay, very clean and comfortable, everything you need is provided, a very generous welcome pack, if you are taking a dog, they get 5 star treatment too."

    If we ever have the opportunity to visit Derbyshire, this is the place we'd want to stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything you would need was provided plus a very generous & very useful welcome pack."

    The cottage had an efficient central heating system & we liked the close proximity to Belper- could take a 5 -7 minute walk through a small wood to reach the town or a few minutes longer by road. Would certainly recommend this property & likely to return @ some future date.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stayed at Halfways for New Year/Birthday celebration and thoroughly enjoyed it, very cosy and clean."

    Heating was on when we arrived which was very welcoming.The cottage is well equipped throughout, and welcome pack was outstanding, even goodies for the dogs!! Vanessa left contact number if we needed anything.Very quiet but within walking distance of town centre, we thoroughly recommend this property.Thanks for a lovely stay. Kath.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was provided ."

    Ideal location , the owner had decorated for christmas which was loverly , will definitly stay again.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Dec 2021

  • "This cottage is lovely."

    It is beautifully decorated with lots of homely touches. There was a Christmas tree and lovely decorations in the lounge. It was Home from home. There was even an extensive welcome pack... Eggs, bread, milk, biscuits, a bottle of wine and lots of nicies. The cottage is exceptionally clean with all the amenities you could think of. It was handy having a driveway too. The owner of the cottage, Vanessa is a lovely lady and really helpful. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean warm and cosy there was lots to do there was ..."

    The cottage was very clean warm and cosy there was lots to do there was everything you needed if you was stuck the owners was there to help lovely people it's a beautiful cottage and would recommend it

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cleanliness excellent."

    Warm welcome as heating was on. Generous welcome pack which was much appreciated. Very well equipped with everything. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely clean property with secure garden for the dog, Vanessa + Richard were extremely generous with the welcome pack they left us and allowed at short notice for our friends to stay ."

    Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy, spotlessly clean cottage with good facilities."

    Excellent position for all local amenities, including dog walking in Park just across the road. Welcome pack the most generous ever.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Halfway- exceeded expectations."

    The exceedingly generous welcome package and superbly equipped kitchen (you could easily cook a Christmas dinner, with what was available in this kitchen). Clear information (posted, where you need it) throughout cottage, explaining where to find or what was behind the door. Easily the cleanest cottage we have stayed in. Owners got in touch on arrival day, so you had a contact if there was a problem. Happily, book this again, if staying in area.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with an exceptional welcome pack."

    Everything you could possibly need has been provided and the location is perfect for exploring the Peak District. Across the road is a wooded walk with a short cut through to the shops. Nonno's Italian restaurant and Beaurepaire tea shop are a must!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage , so convenient for town and dog walks just opposite the cottage, amazing welcome pack, never seen anything like it!"


    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was comfy but the down stairs toilet had no door on or should i say there was a door a sliding door that was not working."

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. I am glad to hear you found the cottage comfortable and suprised to hear the sliding door was not working as intended. Had the issue been reported during your stay we would have attended the property right away to get this fixed. Since your departure on the changeover we arranged for our handyman to fix the door and was fixed within a matter of a few minutes. We would love to welcome you back to Halfways and hope to see you again! - Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house in great condition."

    Two playgrounds on the doorstep for the kids and a lovely dog walk through the woods. Excellent base to explore Derbyshire and the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • central heating with electric fire
  • Electric range with electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washing machine,tumble dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with decking, bike storage and furniture
  • Two well-behaved medium-sized dogs welcome
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the market town of Belper, Derbyshire lies Halfways, a charming stone-built end-terrace cottage ideal for a family or group of friends.

Resting within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and boasting off-road parking, this property is ideal for adventure seekers looking to explore or a relaxing holiday amongst the pretty countryside.

Stepping into the property, the traditionally-styled sitting room, complete with a two plush armchairs and a matching sofa, invites you in to kick off your shoes and cosy up with your loved ones in front of the Smart TV as the gas living-flame fire warms up the space.

Take advantage of the electric range cooker in the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner and whip up some tasty meals for the family to enjoy at the dining table as you catch up on the day's events; the kitchen is bursting with character with its exposed stone wall and original beams, and is also home to a handy washing machine to keep your clothes fresh after a long day of exploring the local area.

As the evening grows darker, climb the stairs to the first floor to discover the bedrooms; the first bedroom is home to a pleasant double bed and ample storage to unpack your belongings, and the remaining two bedrooms host single beds ideal for adults, or for the younger members of the group to rest their heads ahead of another fun-filled day of exploring.

Completing this delightful property is the outdoor space; an enclosed courtyard with decking and furniture provides the perfect place for a spot of al fresco dining as you savour a glass of wine in the last of the summer sun while before snuggling around the chimenea one the sun has set.

Spend your days exploring the Belper; stop for lunch in one of the many eating establishments such as Nonno's Restaurant for delicious Italian cuisine or perhaps try the trendy Vegan Revelation, both within walking distance from the dwelling.

The town and surrounding areas are home to numerous attractions and walking and cycling routes; a footpath leads from the property, through a park and into the town centre, where you can see North Mill, a bridge bringing architectural and historical significance to the area due to its vital role throughout the industrial revolution.

A short car journey or longer walk will take you to the historic Heage Windmill, one of the only stone-built windmills in the country, or venture slightly further afield to Elvaston Castle Country Park, home to magnificent castle set over 321 acres and complete with stunning historical gardens and woodlands, perfect for all ages and abilities.

If you are visiting with younger members of the group, Matlock Farm Park is reachable by car and a fascinating day out for the whole family where you can get up close with the farm animals before stopping at the café for a cup of tea and a light lunch.

Thrill seekers will enjoy the nearby theme park, Alton Towers; popular among tourists year round, the theme park has plenty of rides for vary ages, as well as an aquarium and children's shows running throughout the day.

For a family holiday any time of year, choose Halfways for a break you won't forget.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas