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Archway Cottage

Crich, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1038762)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, well-appointed cottage in a beautiful village located just outside of the Peak District."

    Excellent location for exploring the park and the surrounding areas with a car. The local pub, chippy and bakery serve delicious food, with the friendly service you’d expect from this part of England. The attention to detail in the cottage was exceptional - from the welcome hamper to the instructions on how to properly build a fire for the wood burning fireplace. The wifi was strong throughout our stay, we encountered no issues with the heating and the water and found the whole cottage to exceed expectations in terms of comfort. In addition, the kitchen has all the equipment needed to cook up a three course meal, should you wish to. As mentioned by previous guests, the property doesn’t have on-site parking, but that wasn’t an issue as we always found a spot up at the square (a 30-second walk). The only minor issue we had was with the lack of plug sockets in the bathroom, which meant that we we couldn’t use our hairdryer there. Still, I’d highly recommend Archway Cottage for anyone looking for a country cottage experience near the Peak District.

    Reviewed by BhaveshNov 2021

  • "Couldn’t have had a nicer place to stay."

    Really impressed! It’s comfortable and cosy, and has the most well equipped kitchen of any cottage. We couldn’t find a fault with this place and will happily book it again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , clean , beautifully decorated , great for dogs , cosy and warm ."

    Great location . No problems with parking . Everything near by and some lovely personal touches inside .

    Reviewed by MarianneNov 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage, that was comfortable, clean and well presented."

    I was only staying for a couple of nights but would definitely return in the future. The owners were at hand to answer any questions and were very accommodating. Parking is separate to the cottage, but we did not find this a problem. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Brilliant property, well equipped beyond any cottage we have stayed in before."

    Lovely village with everything you might need. Plenty of useful information provided from host. Would definitely like to stay again.

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous."

    Clean, comfy, warm, cosy . We loved it. The owner had taken a lot of trouble to provide welcome touches and just about everything we hadn’t thought of. We absolutely loved the place, the village and the beyond friendly people of Crich. We met our neighbours and a lovely man filled up my water bottle. There are no views and no on site parking which was no problem at all. We were able to cook and also check out the chippie, bakery, curry place and excellent pub. The Peak District is beautiful. Awesome walks not far to drive to (even in fuel crisis), and loads around the village. Is this too much? Really can’t praise it enough. Thank you heaps. Nicola Lewis.

    Reviewed by NickSep 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional and everything you could possibly want was supplied."

    The owner, Emma, had done everything to ensure that we felt at home and the dogs were thought of as well with the jar of treats and all the things we may have forgotten to take. The local recreation ground was ideal for them to have a run. The local pub was a great place to eat and drink and there were excellent fish and chips at the chippy down the road. We were blessed with lovely weather as well. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Really lovely well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for a couple and 2 small dogs. Great location to travel/walk around. The village was friendly and food from the black swan pub round the corner was very good pub food.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2021

  • "I rang the owner within minutes of arriving (around 4:30pm after a 4 hour drive) as I had nowhere to park and a few other things like the 'garden'."

    I was told that there's always somewhere to park. No there is not! I had to drive up to a market place and park there. My car was probably 300 or 400 yards away form the 'cottage' which is down a very noisy lane. People are up and down it all day and all night visiting the club next door. This is not the 'romantic' cottage it is portrayed as. It is dark and dinghy and the only view from any window is of brick walls. Don't be fooled by the pictures. They were taken with all the lights on. There is no natural light. My shopping (supermarket delivery) arrived around 8:30pm which is when I found dirty crockey, and a dirty fridge. A cupboard was full of previous guets leftovers, and I do mean FULL. I spent friday night and all day Saturday going backwards and forwards between the owner and Sykes. As I was getting nowhere I left Sunday morning. As I removed the sheets I saw an absolutely disgusting stained duvet. I am now taking this person to court for a refund as I had to spend another £1,000 moving to somewhere cleaner.

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, well equipped with everything you need for your home to home stay."

    The cottage itself seems like it’s been recently renovated to a high standard, the kitchen has everything you need, the bathroom and shower were perfect and likewise the bedroom, bed super comfy with plenty of cupboard space, and Alexa on demand to listen to the radio ;-) the outside area was perfect for our 7 month old puppy, with lots of walks nearby. We were hesitant about parking but in fact didn’t have any issues and were always able to find a space outside on the main street or in the square. The local amenities are great, lovely bakery with friendly staff (great pizza on a Wednesday eve), fish & chip shop Indian restaurant and local Nisa supermarket. Sunday roast at the pub, literally next door!! The owner went out of her way on our final day after we had checked out and travelled home. She retrieved a personal belonging we had left in a nearby shop and arranged for it to be sent to us. All in all this cottage was a fantastic find for us, very happy and would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect for a couple and furry friends, owner has finished the cottage to a very high standard ."

    Equipped with everything you could possibly need . Great chip shop , great location for walks . Could find any fault

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2021

  • "Perfect cottage with everything we needed for a 7-day getaway."

    We loved the fact that there are local butchers, bakery, supermarket and pub next door, and there are some lovely local walks which are perfect for our daily dog walks. The WIFI and 4G connection was also very good which was important for us as we were working for a few days. The kitchen is well-equiped and the bed is large and comfy. The only minor negative thing I would say is that (this is me being picky) we were hesitant to use the car during our stay because we were worried about losing the parking space on the street. I would also advise dog owners to be extra careful when you and your pooch get out of the garden gate because there are cars passing by occationally (although it is usually quiet).

    Reviewed by ColleenJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, thoroughly comfortable stay abd would stay again"

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

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The property

Set in an endearing location in the rural Derbyshire Dales is this charming one-bedroom cottage, an ideal romantic retreat for a couple looking to explore the Peak District National Park.

Archway Cottage rests off the main road of Crich village and down a quiet lane, a few steps bring you to the gated entrance of your very own enclosed courtyard, a lovely spot to dine alfresco on a summer's day.

There's also handy bike storage and a hose which you can use to wash your furry friends after exploring muddy peaks in the area.

Step into the property through large bi-folding doors, storing away your boots and coats in the sun room where you can curl up with a good book on one of the chairs as a gentle breeze enters through the open doorway.

Continue your evening in the open-plan living space, boasting original character through exposed white stone walling, oak beams and a quaint recess window which lets in a cluster of natural light into this snug room.

Snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove on a frosty winter's evening before showing off your best home-cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, and setting the table for an intimate date night over a bottle of wine.

Once the sun has set, withdraw to the generous sized double bedroom with walk in dressing area, decorated with an impressive wildflower wall mural behind the plush French style king size bed, ample storage and a peaceful chair where you can sit with your morning coffee and enjoy views out to the village.

Serving the bedrooms is a contemporary shower room, offering a sleek walk-in shower with a powerful monsoon head and oodles of hot water to best start your day.

"Get to know your local area and roam around the pretty village of Crich, finding a local pub, shop, post office, butcher, baker, Indian restaurant and the best fish and chips right on your doorstep, ideal for stocking up on necessities and enjoying a meal out and an evening pint.

The village is home to the fascinating National Tramway Museum and Crich Stand Sherwood Foresters Regiment Memorial, one of the most famous landmarks in Derbyshire, both within a few minutes walk from Archway Cottage.

At over 340 metres above sea level, visitors can take in 360-degree views of the beautiful Derwent Valley and on clear days can pick put 7 surrounding counties.

Whilst the neighbouring village of Cromford houses the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Spend a day exploring the county towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath and meander around a wealth of amenities including independent shops, supermarkets, trendy restaurants and local pubs, as well as Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park, a great day out for all the family.

The cottage is ideally located for adventurous activities, a scenic drive away from the Heights of Abraham with its unique show caves, water gardens, nature trails and Owl Maze, or venture over to Carsington Water with a thrilling choice of watersports to choose from.

Discover a plethora of nature around the Peak District National Park with a wide choice of walking trails, challenging hikes, wall climbing and cycling routes such as the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst must-see attractions await at Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the popular market town of Bakewell.

Choose Archway Cottage for a memorable romantic escape.


  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining and sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • Sun room/boot room
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, has double oven and 4 burner gas hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box), washer/dryer, Smart TV, Smart speaker, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The sofa can be used as a sofa bed on request

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About the location


Matlock 7 miles.

The village of Crich (known as Cardale in the hit TV series Peak Practice) is full of character and history, and boasts a number of shops and several pubs. There are walks around the village, and trams (the village is home to the National Tramway Museum) move up the valley to some of the most beautiful views of the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock, 7 miles away, offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions such as Gulliver’s Kingdom. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car that takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family with its show-caves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, while to the north are the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Park and Haddon Hall, with Carsington Water offering fantastic watersports - not to be missed! Ideal at any time of year!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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