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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The stay was very enjoyable, the facilities were excellent."

    We would definitely stay there again. Chris in particular was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The countryside around the area is very beautiful with lots of country lanes to walk, two major towns not far away in Bakewell and Matlock and only 20 minutes from Chatsworth house. We walked part of the Monsal trail and Dovedale, all within easy driving distance. We didn't get the best of the weather but that's England for you.

    Thank you for the feedback; we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back again! Best regards, Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely airy cottage, comfy beds, well decorated."

    Lovely walks nearby and a couple of good pubs within walking distance. Well situated for the Monsal and Tissington trails if you like cycling. The only drawback we could see what the fact the lounge did not have enough comfy seating for 6 people and the bathrooms were tiny. As it was just the two of us, however, it was fine.

    We’re delighted you enjoyed the stay; thank you for the feedback. Best regards, Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2024

  • "Very well presented."

    Owners attentive and friendly. Brightside lived up to its name as it was light and airy. Plus the lighting within all areas of the property is extremely good.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed the cottage. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2024

  • "We had a really good stay with family on my 70th birthday 'long weekend'."

    Everyone loved the property instantly. Lots of character, great bedrooms, warm, excellent parking, extensive kitchen area, spacious. Nice 'welcome' basket too. The property is isolated in a lovely quiet spot. Access roads can be a bit narrow and some 'challenging' potholes so just a little care needed. Its well situated for many ameneties and tourist destinations e.g. Matlock, Dove Valley, Heights of Abraham, Tram Museum. Village pub 'Druids' excellent food and very friendly. Owner very helpful and friendly. Would go back

    Dear Christopher - we’re so pleased that the stay worked so well for your 70th; and we look forward to seeing you back. All the best, Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property, clean and warm."

    Well maintained and comfortable. Set in a walker's paradise with beautiful walks in every direction from the door.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the lovely comments. We hope to see you again one day. Many Thanks Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage surrounded by wonderful Derbyshire countryside."

    The cottage had everything us four sisters needed for a Christmas visit to Chatsworth. The old converted barns have been successfully turned into accommodation whilst keeping their historic features. Lovely and cosy, clean, comfortable beds, good showers, well appointed nice big kitchen , Wi-Fi, beautiful views, peace and quiet! We hope to return in the summer.

    We’re delighted it worked so well for your visit; and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Chris, Virginia and Shelley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Brightside."

    Very clean and spacious. Great communication with the owner from point of booking and throughout our stay. Will definitely return! Thank you so much :)

    Thank you Alice; we look forward to your next visit. Atb, Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2023

  • "In one word, well two actually; simply fantastic."

    Sykes has the reach to help you choose what best fits you and, if anything, the pictures and description understate the property - which makes for a lovely surprise on arrival. Owners are on site and very amenable, helpful, pleasant and approachable. Only thing I missed was an additional armchair as the couch got a bit crowded with four of us relaxing... Not Goodbye then, but au revoir..

    Thank you for you taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments. Sorry that your comfort was not met on this occasion (comments noted). We are really pleased you had a lovely time and hopefully see you again one day. Many Thanks Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property and position."

    Lovely walks on doorstep. Great food and beer at local pub. Well placed for visiting Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth Hall.

    Thank you for the lovely comments and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will return. Many Thanks Chris, Virginia and Shelley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brightside is a very well-equipped, clean and comfortable property."

    The owners have clearly spent time, love and effort into making this a homely and stylish cottage in the heart of the Peak District. The property is surrounded by farms and walks, including the Nine Ladies at Stanton Moor. There are also two great pubs within a short walking distance. Bakewell, Chatsworth House and several other attractions are a short drive away. We used the EV charger, which was easy and very useful. Our children loved watching the sheep and horses in the neighbouring fields. The owners are easy to approach and very friendly. They made us feel very welcome. We had a truly wonderful stay here, and this property comes with our highest recommendation.

    Michael - it was wonderful meeting you and your family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage."

    A beautiful and comfortable place to stay, well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean and very well furnished. Plenty of extras such as a great tv, board games etc. The best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed at - I’m sure we’ll be back.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Chris and Virginia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (except for car charging), additional cost if you wish to use the EV charger
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with EV charging (extra cost for users)
  • Private garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Bicycle storage available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The property is surrounded by working farmland
  • Note: Property entrance has a ramp for wheelchair access
  • Note: A further single suitable for a child can be added to one of the upstairs bedrooms
  • Please note: The property can only accommodate 6 adults and one child aged 12 yrs or under

The property

Brightside is a charming three-bedroom stone-built barn conversion sleeping a maximum of seven, with a commanding view to all sides of stunning Derbyshire countryside.

In a perfect location, Brightside is situated between the idyllic villages of Birchover and Winster, surrounded by picturesque farmland and rolling hills of The Peaks.

Bakewell, home of the famous pudding, is just 5 miles away and Chatsworth house about 8 miles.

Stanton Moor, the Limestone Way, the Monsal and Tissington Trails and Carsington Water are in easy reach for walking, cycling and water sports.

With its close proximity to local amenities, including four pubs, and its prime location within the stunning Peak District National Park, Brightside offers a delightful retreat for up to six adults and a further one child in three bedrooms, making it the perfect base for families or groups of friends.

Upon arrival, park your vehicle in the off-road parking area and step inside this characterful home-away-from-home.

With full height glazed doors, the open plan living area offers a seating area, as well as a dining area and a large kitchen, well equipped with plenty of work-top area to ease your self-catering stay.

The seating area is a delightful place to relax and unwind while enjoying the views.

You may want to browse the eclectic collection of books or switch on the TV.

Gather around the dining table and savour your culinary creations while discussing your plans for the upcoming days or take advantage of the patio and enjoy an alfresco dining experience, soaking in the beautiful rural surroundings.

As the evening comes to a close, make sure you look at the night sky before you retire indoors to freshen up in the sleek ground-floor bathroom.

Choose from the three lovely bedrooms; a double with en-suite facilities, a ground floor super-king and an upper floor super-king.

The super-king rooms may be presented as twins, and the upper floor has an additional child guest bed option ensuring a variety of sleeping arrangements are catered for.

No matter how you choose to while away the days exploring Derbyshire, Brightside provides an excellent base for your adventures, ensuring a memorable stay in this remarkable region.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1120844 together sleeping 14 guests and a further 2 child guests on pull out guest beds. Bond£200

Corkstone Cottages

Situated in the heart of the scenic countryside of the beautiful Peak District National Park is this pretty pairing of renovated stone barns Brightside and Rowtor. Together, the Corkstone Cottages are located between the charming villages of Birchover and Winster, in easy reach of four pubs. These characterful cottages offer a delightful retreat for groups seeking a tranquil escape in Derbyshire. With two-elegantly restored barns available, groups of friends and large families are welcomed to gather for an unforgettable holiday. Rowtor features three bedrooms and sleeps up to eight adult guests and a child, while Brightside can sleep six adults and a child; each property offers their own open-plan living space, perfect for spending quality time with one another, preparing delicious meals and planning your exciting itineraries. If you can tear yourself away, start your day by uncovering the delights of the Peak District National Park, with its rolling hills, picturesque valleys and charming villages, there is so much to do including walking, hiking, cycling or simply marvelling at your magnificent views. Spend the morning at the impressive Chatsworth House, a stately home with stunning gardens, impressive art collections and a rich history or head to the lovely market town of Bakewell, famous for its traditional Bakewell pudding; explore the historic streets, visit independent stores and cafes, and be sure to visit the weekly market if your stay coincides! With Haddon Hall and Matlock Bath, a lively village known for its riverside promenade amusement arcades and family-friends attractions, also close by you’ll have so much to see and do. For all of this and more in Derbyshire, secure your stay at Corkstone Cottages.

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

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About the location


Winster 1.3 miles; Bakewell 5.4 miles; Matlock 5.5 miles.

The picturesque gritstone village of Birchover is believed to once have been used by Druids as a ceremonial worship site. There’s a rock formation called Rowtor Rocks, with caves and carvings, prehistoric monuments and stone circles, including The Nine Ladies overlooking the village on Stanton Moor, where you can also find the Cork Stone. At Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe Tor, a medieval hermit's cave can also be explored. Just five miles away, the popular 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. In the opposite direction is the market town of Bakewell, and a little further beyond lies Chatsworth House and Park. With walking and cycling to suit all abilities, thriving villages and some wonderful scenery to enjoy, this part of the Peaks is sure to tempt you back time and time again.

Please note: The property can only accommodate 6 adults and one child aged 12 yrs or under

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas