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Archway Cottage

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Crich, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely cottage, so fresh and clean, very comfortable furniture and everything I could need in the kitchen so well thought out utilising every inch for storage, the only time we have stayed anywhere and have not had to go shopping for basic cooking utensils."

    The only thing missing was a guest book so we could leave a personal message to the owners and leave little gems for future guests to read. In the welcome book it asks for us to let you know of any minor breakages etc but there was nothing to write on and we didn't have a pen or pencil. So apologies a glass broke when I was putting ice in it luckily I hadn't yet put my gin in ☺️.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved this little house - it’s quirky, classy, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Everything we needed for cooking was there. The fire was lovely and there was plenty of wood. The heating was easy to adjust. The entrance area was very handy to sort out a muddy dog and muddy boots - also very well equipped. Upstairs was so beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We loved it!!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "Cottage was perfect for New Year getaway, very well equipped and great location, spotless and all home comforts."

    Definitley be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have just spent Christmas at Archway Cottage, it was beautifully presented and had everything we needed."

    Log burner, Christmas decorations and a great location for walks and the local pub! We would definitely like to return! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    It has everything you will need for your stay and is in a great location for exploring the local area. We made the most of the local pub(s) and the walking routes from the cottage, and then relaxed with a roaring fire and a comfy lounge.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2023

  • "My husband,the dog's and i had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    There was everything you could ask for.It was very comfortably,clean and well maintained we just loved it.The only negative thing was the dishwasher we did have a laugh about how big it was you could not get any thing in it.But it was not the end of the world as it was just the two of a very big thank you for a great week..

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage which is ideal for 2 and a dog, fixtures and fittings were of great quality."

    Nice pub on the doorstep and a super bakers in the village.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thankyou for a wonderful stay in your cottage we had a lovely time the cottage ..."

    Thankyou for a wonderful stay in your cottage we had a lovely time the cottage is very clean and comfortable the welcome gift pack was lovely we will definitely be booking in the nere future

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our first holiday with our daughter's dog and we'll definitely do it again."

    We chose well with Archway Cottage, Crich. Very well presented. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable. Crich, itself is a small village but convenient to places of interest ie The Stand Monument and The Tramway Museum. Lovely walks and scenery. Village bakery/tea shop highly recommended. Hope to return someday.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Aug 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage was perfect for myself, my partner and our dogs."

    It had everything we needed, was very well presented and clean. Location was great. The welcome booklet was easy to understand and had everything in it we needed to know and more. We always easily got parked very closeby. The local amenities were fabulous and plenty of walks from the doorstop. We will definitely be back. Our favourite place and area we have stayed in at the peaks. We even started looking at places for sale nearby, so if u ever consider selling let me know

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the cottage which was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and really well equipped."

    The reason we have been a little down on our scores is more abut the location. We did have real difficulty parking on several occasions which was stressful and it was disappointing that the Black Swan was not serving food and that the chip shop is only open at the weekend. The King's Arms is closed and up for sale. Perhaps the information about this needs to be updated.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "Perfect little dog friendly cottage in the heart of the village."

    This is our second stay and will definitely be back and recommend for anybody visiting the area. Parking not on site but was always availability in the market place.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    All the little touches added made it an ideal home from home comfort. Unfortunately the rain was relentless and the local fish & chip shop was closed during our stay. The locals were very friendly and the doggies enjoyed all the new smells on our new walks. Our visit to Matlock and Chatsworth House was wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed. The owner of this property has thought of everything that a rental should need. and is a credit to Sykes. Thank you so very much for letting us use your home.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    Made to feel so comfortable. Everything we could have needed. A really lovely break was had by all.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, cosy and very comfortable."

    Everything you would need was there.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Archway cottage."

    This is a cosy cottage and the owners have thought about the needs of the guests eg dog owners. The facilities are very good and I was able to cook a meal in the kitchen very easily. Highlights were the outdoor area which was a suntrap , the wood burner, coffee machine and dressing area in bedroom. The only improvement for us would be to have a bath although the shower was good. You also needed to keep the blinds down in the sitting room or kitchen as people walk past. Unfortunately the pub next door had closed 4 weeks before we arrived so there wasnt a dog friendly sit in place to eat in walking distance.However there was a great bakery and an Indian takeaway/restaurant. We enjoyed having breakfast in the bakery. I also went to Crich st Marys church onthe Sunday.Loads of great walks and eating places within a short drive. Crich is a lovely friendly village.We had a relaxing and highly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great location, very nice cottage."

    Would go back and most probably will next year. 2 points which could improve my stay. I had my 82 year old mother visiting relatives in the area, she found the shower slippy and without a handrail, felt unsafe. The second is the toaster, even on highest setting, toast was still white. It needed a second round on half setting to brown it. Not a complaint, just an observation.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a wonderful community with lots of facilities (pub/ fish and chip shop/ Indian restaurant/ grocery shop and lots of interesting things to do nearby."

    We had difficulty finding the cottage but the lady at the fabulous fish and chip shop came out and showed us where it was..a great break! Back home for a rest ....

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was a last minute booking to visit family who live nearby but didn’t have room to accommodate us so this was a perfect find."

    It had everything we needed and lots of nice little extras for an enjoyable stay. The owners even thought of our four legged friends. It is near to a pub and social club but neither gave us any noise disturbance during our stay. Parking was busy in the village square but other than dropping off and packing up the car on arrival and departure we always found somewhere close by that wasn’t a problem. We definitely will be returning and have recommended it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jul 2022

  • "A lovely bijoux cottage in a beautiful village the cottage had all the quality appliances and furnishing you could wish for."

    Great touches like a picnic basket containing goodies. Our dogs were also well catered a hose, towels, food and treats and an enclosed courtyard to keep them safe highly recommend. Just sorry we couldn't of stayed longer than 3 nights.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was really lovely and was extremely well equipped."

    The owners had thought of everything! It was very comfortable and the beautiful French style bed was amazing. The location was ideal. It was right at the centre of the village and also perfect for visiting the many interesting places in Derbyshire. Our 2 dogs were also very well catered for.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything was above and beyond what I expected."

    It’s clear that a lot of care goes into the maintaining of the place and the comfort of visitors. I’d say we noticed the picnic hamper etc. but we weren’t sure if this was for us to use or not? That might be a silly thing to say but we didn’t want to open it in case it wasn’t and couldn’t find a notice

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Very cosy. Only reason didn't give a 10 was the problem with parking.

    Reviewed by Phillip3.8May 2022

  • "A very welcoming cottage and would thourghly recommend it"

    Reviewed by Lara4.7May 2022

  • "Very comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped, we stayed over Easter weekend with our dog and were lucky to get a parking spot on the road nearby. A great base for exploring the area. We went walking locally and visited Crich Stand memorial. There is lots more to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village, would like to return."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, beautifully finished and in a nice location."

    The owner was very helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely 10/10, the cottage was perfect for our little break."

    The facilities were spot-on, the cottage very professionally maintained and beautifully done throughout. We enjoyed a few nights in by the log fire keeping warm and cooked at home, we also sampled the local pub food which was amazing with a lovely atmosphere too and the local Indian - also great. Both the pub and the Indian less than 50 yards from the doorstep of the cottage. The kitchen had everything you could need, the bed was very comfortable and cosy in a spacious bedroom, the bathroom was immaculate with a powerful shower and the boot-room was fantastic for our muddy puppy who was cosy in his crate bed nice and quiet for napping! The parking was no issue at all, we managed to find a space for our van easily everyday - 80% of the time almost right outside the doorstep of the cottage - 10 yards away on the road and the other times 50 yards away on the market square. We didn't want to leave and are already planning the next time we can come back!

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jan 2022

  • "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 Bhavesh4.7Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, beautiful, great location with amenities galore."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we completely fell in love with the cottage! We would definitely recommend and we'll certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Nov 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 Sarah5.0Nov 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 Marianne5.0Nov 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 Samantha5.0Oct 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 Jessica5.0Oct 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 Nick5.0Sep 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 John5.0Sep 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 Beverley4.7Sep 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 Maria1.3Aug 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 Jeremy5.0Aug 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 Allan5.0Jun 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 Colleen5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

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  • 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 (with access to Netflix and Prime TV), Smart speaker, WiFi, selection of 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 for third guest.

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 quieter 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 plan the day ahead.

Serving the bedroom 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.

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas