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  • Dwaradin - Peak District - 1021979 - photo 1


(Ref. 1021979)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance

23 Customer Reviews

  • "We left after one night!"

    Could not stay in a converted garage with a shower for a week. Hot tub in the owners back garden on a housing estate. Not enough room to swing a cat !!! Sykes you should be referred to the office of fair trading for selling this as a cottage and/or holiday home. I shall be pursuing a refund, do not rent this property

    Thank you for your feedback. I wonder why you "couldn't stay" in a property that many people have stayed in and been pleased with. Maybe you didn't look at the pictures and read the description before you booked? I don't know how anyone could not see, looking at the photographs, that the property is on a housing estate; in front of one house and very close to another. The edge of the main house is clearly shown in the pictures. It is also described as "adjacent" to the owners house. Maybe you missed that too. The pictures and description clearly indicate the property is a studio apartment! I'm not sure what you wanted to do in there but there is plenty of room for a couple of people to sleep, eat, cook and sit in the accommodation and theres a decent sized shower and a loo and washbasin too. I'm sorry Dwaradin was not up to your expectations but it is, and always has been, a tiny house, "inspired by George Clarke's amazing spaces", as it says in the description. Did you miss that too? I'm not sure how the listing or pictures could be more clear. It's a shame when people leave unpleasant reviews and try to affect future bookings because they've made a mistake or misunderstood. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman1.9Sep 2023

  • "Owner Alison's welcome & communication with us was faultless, the property ..."

    Owner Alison's welcome & communication with us was faultless, the property itself is new and clean a bit on the small side but was the prefect retreat for us after our days sightseeing & walking, would certainly rebook again Thank you

    Thank you for your kind comments. It would be a pleasure to see you again. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jul 2022

  • "The hot tub itself was lovely and very warm, the property itself was very clean and modern, however this property and hot tub is right in the owners garden and on a housing cul-de-sac, there is no privacy, neighbours on each side and at lower garden with windows looking on for a quiet break away from children wasn't going to happen due to neighbour's children playing out in their garden."

    Owner herself very pleasant, kind and welcoming however only stayed the one night instead of four. If we had been aware this was in a garden and residential area would not have booked.

    Thank you for your comments about the cleanliness of Dwaradin and the welcome you received. I'm sorry you were unaware of Dwaradin's position. The main picture of the outside clearly shows the neighbouring house behind the cottage and the description states that the cottage is adjacent to the owner's home. You can see the main house in both pictures of the exterior. Your comments about the lack of privacy are surprising. Dwaradin has its back to one neighbour's garden and there is a 6' solid wooden fence on the other side. There are two primary school age children next door, but they normally only spend a short time outdoors playing in the garden. The property is in a residential area as is stated on the description and shown in the photographs. I'm not sure how you can have misunderstood the listing to have been so unaware of the siting of Dwaradin. I'm not sure how it could be made any clearer. It's a shame that your ratings for accuracy of the listing are very low when Sykes and the owner have worked together to make sure the listing and photographs are as detailed and explanatory as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay"

    Thank you for your great feedback. I'm glad you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reece4.7Apr 2022

  • "It was so lovely that we were able to find such a delightful stay so last minute!"

    From Sue at Sykes helping me over the phone first trying to find somewhere and Alison the owner of the property being so welcoming. Highly recommend the bolt hole and the hot tub is just the best!

    Thank you so much Nina for your lovely feedback. I'm delighted that you had a lovely stay here at Dwaradin. I'm glad you enjoyed the hot tub. It was a pleasure to welcome you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely owner, clean with very good quality decor and fittings."

    We loved the hot tub, really nice, this made our stay very special. Our only negative would be the description of this property, we feel it is a garden studio, not a cottage. We did know this however before our stay but feel it should be pointed out to others. We would stay here again any time we were in the area and must praise the lovely shower room with constant hot water and the very comfortable bed with a great eco duvet.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the facilities and am delighted that you would consider staying again. We have considered long and hard the description of the property. Thank you for your comments. however, I do feel the description and photographs give an accurate impression of the accommodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely"

    Thank you Mollie for your 100% ratings and feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Dwaradin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The accommodation is compact as described but for some reason we were expecting a tiny old cottage rather than (we assume) a converted garage, however this was well laid out and done to a good standard so no complaints about this."

    The owner kept in contact with us well. Our only comment is that the hot tub did not feel private as it is overlooked by the main house, though we never saw anybody else we felt cautious about using it for this reason.

    I'm very sorry to see this feedback. The description does state "sits adjacent to the owner's property" and "Shared garden with patio, decking, furniture and hot tub". The accommodation was newly built in 2020. It is in the garden of the main house. The photographs of the outside clearly show the adjacent property and the similar house behind Dwaradin. I always try to gauge the privacy requirements of my guests. I felt you wanted space to yourselves and, as you had texted me "No problems, everything is fine thank you" when I texted you to check, I felt able to leave you to it. I'm sorry about your disappointment. I do my best to make the space welcoming and pleasant for my guests. Most are very comfortable staying in Dwaradin. I feel very sorry when guests are unhappy because of a misunderstanding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week stay at Dwaradin, our host was very welcoming and showed us how to get in to the property and use the hot tub."

    Inside we found although it was small it was incredibly cosy and well decorated. During our stay the weather was very cold and wet, so the only feedback we would have is that it took some time for the property to warm up and it was quite difficult to find the space to dry wet clothes. These are only very minor details though as we very much enjoyed our evenings in the hot tub and using the facilities. It's very well located near many sites of interest so I definitely would recommend!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. I could have provided an airer to dry wet clothes if you had asked. The weather was indeed cold and wet. I take on board the comment about the property taking time to warm up. I leave the heating on low when the cottage is empty and turn it up when guests are due to arrive but will turn it up earlier in future. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Feb 2022

  • "It was lovely ,quiet, peaceful area exactly what we wanted for our holiday."

    The cottage was really comfortable, cosy and well maintained and really cleaned . The owner was really helpful as well she provided everything we asked for and gave us the whole privacy during our entire journey . Will definitely recommend this beautiful, lovely ,peaceful cottage to everyone

    I'm delighted that you had a lovely stay and that you enjoyed the peace and comfort of the cottage. Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kismat4.4Dec 2021

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely stay close to Christmas for our anniversary."

    The cottage was cosy & warm with a comfortable bed. We especially enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings, was spot on! The host was was very friendly & gave lots of privacy. Thank you for a wonderful stay :-)

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I'm so glad you had a nice time for your anniversary and that you liked the accommodation. It was a pleasure having you here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Demie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation ."

    Very pleasant helpful host .

    It was a pleasure having you both here. Thank you for the lovely feedback. I hope you decide to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very friendly host."

    2 seater settee was uncomfortable. Bed was very good slept well.

    I'm glad you found the bed comfortable and sorry the sofa wasn't to your taste. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hillary4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely and relaxing place to stay."

    Owner was lovely and really helpful. Would stay again.

    I'm so glad you found the holiday relaxing. I put a lot of effort into making Dwaradin a nice place to stay and it's very gratifying when people enjoy themselves and have a pleasant time here. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thank you so much for providing us a comfortable place to stay in an area with so much to do."

    I really enjoyed my stay

    So pleased you had a good time. It was lovely having you here, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Molly4.4Aug 2021

  • "I'm not sure if it was on the description but the annexe was in the owners back garden so there was not the level of privacy we wanted."

    The owner was really helpful and friendly and did give us some privacy but the hot tub was in the back garden of the owners property. The accommodation its self was beautiful,clean and had everything you needed. Umbrella for over hot tub that also swung round to cover decking. Would recommend.

    Many thanks for your feedback following your stay at Dwaradin. I'm sorry you were disappointed with the siting of the property. I suspect you just hadn't noticed but the photograph clearly shows the corner of the owner's house in the main picture and the description did state "in the grounds of the owners home". In case this wasn't clear enough, it has been updated to read "adjacent to the owner's property". Thank you for drawing this to our attention. We understand guest's need for privacy. Blinds are drawn and curtains shut when the hot tub is being used. The hot tub does have to be tested twice a day by the owner. Thank you again for your comments, and we do hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2021

  • "The host was brilliant."

    She had sorted out the WiFi and Netflix. We had no issues with the WiFi during our stay. It was very warm during our stay so we used the brolly for shade. We would definitely go back to stay if we were in the area. The host went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable.

    What wonderful people you both are. Despite the long journey here, you certainly seemed to make the best of your time at Dwaradin. It was lovely having you here. I certainly hope we meet again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was not what it looked like, the cottage is in the back garden of the owners house."

    Hot tub isn’t private at all. The owner is very nice and welcoming but the stay wasn’t what we expected so we left a day early. Internet is shocking and always lost connection and can’t connect to Netflix on the tv most of the time

    I'm really sorry you were disappointed with the cottage setting. The main photograph and the description do show and state that it is close to the main house, so I can only imagine it was a misunderstanding. The hot tub is indeed in the garden but it is private, close to the cottage and not overlooked by neighbours at all. The only person here was me when you arrived and I was out all the next day, so you had the whole place to yourselves.There have been some issues with the internet booster, but if I'd known, it could have been resolved. I was concerned when you didn't come back on Saturday night. It would have been nice to have an opportunity to understand your feelings and try to make things right for you. Update: We have now upgraded the internet booster in the property, sorry for any inconvenience caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola2.5Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very compact but ideal for a couple."

    It was peaceful and comfortable. The only complaint was the WiFi it was advertised with WiFi and a tv plus Netflix , but the WiFi kept cutting out so wasn’t very reliable, and was annoying if trying to watch Netflix. Also you can’t watch live tv as there is no tv aerial in the cottage. we gave up In the end and had to use data on our phones to watch tv. Hence the 4 stars feedback. But other than that it was the perfect little base for us. The hot tub was a nice touch too. The owner was very chatty and helpful the area is beautiful.

    Thank you for raising this issue about the wifi. I thought from our text conversations it had been solved, so I'm sorry to hear it wasn't resolved to your satisfaction. We spoke about it the day after you arrived and then all seemed well until four days later, so I was unaware of this being an ongoing problem. Since seeing this feedback I have taken steps to improve WiFi connectivity and TV reception in the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jun 2021

  • "The owner was exceptionally helpful and friendly."

    Everything was in very good condition. There wasn't room for a comfortable chair to sit on. The decking needed some shade.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I'm sorry you didn't have an easy chair to sit on. The cottage is quite compact and has a two seater sofa to save space, rather than separate chairs which would have crowded the living area. There is a large umbrella available beside the hot tub which could have easily been turned slightly to shade the decking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage with lovely views."

    Very hospitable, helpful host. Hot tub just topped off a lovely stay, will definitely be coming back!

    Thank you so much for your kind words about the cottage and its setting. I'm delighted you had a pleasant stay and do hope that you will book again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0May 2021

  • "A really lovely little place, more spacious than expected with plenty of storage for your things."

    Everything we needed was provided, very comfortable and although close to the main house we felt we had our own space and privacy. The host was extremely friendly and helpful and although we were unlucky with the weather, it's a beautiful location with lots to explore.

    Thank you for the very positive feedback. It's always a pleasure to have such lovely people staying at Dwaradin. I'm so pleased you liked the cottage and had everything you needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0May 2021

  • "We loved everything about the dwaradin The host Alison was so helpful and ..."

    We loved everything about the dwaradin The host Alison was so helpful and welcoming It was very peaceful and comfortable and the hot tub was amazing will differently be returning soon

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure having you here at Dwaradin. It was very nice to meet you both and I'm delighted you had an enjoyable time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2021

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Studio-style layout with a king-size bed, a kitchen area, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Hot Tub
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared garden with patio, decking and furniture
  • One small - medium sized well behaved Dog welcome
  • No smoking indoors or on the property premises
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

This modest, contemporary built, detached cottage, inspired by George Clarke's Amazing Spaces is named after an ancient family home and sits adjacent to the owner's property.

Dwaradin is old English for place or den of the dwarves, this "tiny house" is small, but has everything you need for a self-catered stay exploring the Peak District.

This all-ground-floor holiday accommodation has been designed to offer a welcoming and eco-friendly base for a couple or single person from which they can explore the delights of Derbyshire’s countryside and spend quality time eating out at local restaurants and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, stunning views and walks in the area.

The inviting cottage, furnished with a wintery colour palette and plush soft furnishings is run entirely on green electricity, as well as being of timber-framed construction.

With deep insulation on all sides and triple glazed, Dwaradin only needs a small amount of energy to keep it warm!

The king-size eco duvet is made from recycled bottles and the appliances are all A-rated for energy efficiency.

The entrance hall brings you into the open-plan living space, with all the essentials required for a self-catered stay, including a compact kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

There is a two-seater sofa and a foldaway dining table and chairs, which can be used indoors, or outside on the private decking where you can dine alfresco whilst soaking in the countryside scenery.

Eat and drink from the locally produced Denby tableware and be inspired by the prints and paintings of local scenes on the walls.

Enjoy a meal, glass of wine and plan your itinerary, before relaxing into your evening on the sofa, or lounging on the king-size bed; from either spot you can flick on the Smart TV, use the internet, watch TV or a Netflix programme, before catching up on sleep ahead of your next day of adventure.

Concluding the interior is the shower room off the entrance hall, with a corner shower, corner vanity unit and WC, making a perfect little space for a relaxing shower before or after a wonderful day in the Peak District.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1069493, together sleeping 8 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Matlock Bath 1 mile
  • Bakewell 8 miles

The popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, has been attracting visitors to the area since the spa was developed in the late 17th century. Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, the Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a host of attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. 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 with its showcaves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst a short drive away is the National Tramway Museum at Crich. To the north are the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House and Park - not to be missed!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas