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Nine Ladies

(Ref. 1037666)

Birchover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The location was excellent and the villagers were very welcoming, providing the only source of local updated information."

    Leaflets in the property were from 2019 and information about the property was scarce. The WiFi was good and the sitting area was comfortable. However, the bathroom did not have a working fan and there was mould on the walls. This was in part due to the shower door leaking when used. The windows contained mould too. The bedrooms all had uncomfortable beds and the smallest room lacked space for clothing and luggage. We couldn’t access the patio which seemed very small anyway. Provision of and quality of dishes, cutlery and glassware was poor considering what we paid, in comparison with other Sykes properties with a similar price.

    Thank you for your comments. Bathrooms do suffer from condensation and also the corner of wooden windows in such an old property but we are trying to resist the fitting of plastic windows which are not at all in keeping. We have recently replaced some of the single beds but still not to every ones liking (beds are a very personal choice). The kitchen cupboards are full of plates, dished, bowls, various glasses, pans etc., so not sure what else we can provide. If you had pulled the bolts back on the door you would have gained access to the outside sitting area, which as you say is small but as this was built some 156 years ago we don't think this is something we can alter. We will pay attention to all points raised and rectify where necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob1.9Aug 2023

  • "No complimentary tea or coffee."

    Dirty plates, cups and bowls. Damp in the bedrooms. Had to cut holiday short by 3 days as both myself and my wife suffer respiratory problems. Parking on the public street is a lottery. We were bitten by what we think are bed bugs.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, however we did find your comments quite alarming. The property is not damp but because of the age and the stone construction it can at times suffer from condensation when the weather changes, this is common of all stone buildings but does not affect most people who see the charm and quirkyness of the old chapel. We will certainly mention to our excellent cleaners to double check cups etc and although we don't leave tea or coffee because people tend to prefer their own, we hope you enjoyed the complimentary items we did leave. We have NEVER had any comments about insect bites, but perhaps because of the wet weather you are susceptible to bites. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan1.6Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, facilities great, very cosy."

    Good location in village, nice pubs and walks, not far from Bakewell and Matlock. I was a bit confused by two chapels at first, when locating property in pouring rain. When we arrived my son found a bedroom window in smaller twin bedroom, had window not properly shut and water was running down window and wall. We cleaned this up but had to push hard to get window properly shut. Windows in several rooms looked like they needed maintaining, but no cold draughts. Cottage very clean and nicely decorated. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great value for the money."

    Nice location and good instruction for arrival. Master bedroom Electric shower did work, which was causing troubles with 5 persons. Probably the fuce was off.

    Hello really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just inside the bathroom are two pull cords, one for the light switch and the other for the shower, unfortunately someone in your group pulled the wrong one and switched off the shower. Hope this wasn't too much of an inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pasi4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property, lots of lovely walks straight from the doorstep and the locals are so friendly."

    Only thing I was confused about was where to put our waste as I could only see two traditional metal bins outside, so used these for waste and recycling - hope that was right??

    That was perfectly ok Tracey, there is a note in the kitchen regarding rubbish. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable, the double mattress could do with being renewed and the bath towels ."

    Could do with an informational booklet with everything in it about local walks and amenities. Considering the cottage is for 6 people, there’s not much space for storage in the kitchen or the bedrooms . Would also benefit from a clothes airier not just the radiator ones .

    Unfortunately we don't seem able to please everyone regarding the mattress, as it's all about personal taste. Thank you for your other comments we will certainly consider them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Nov 2022

  • "Immaculate cottage and beautiful location"

    Thank you so much, your feedback says it all. Thank you once again. The owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The house was just what we needed in terms of space (our 3 year old thought it was great!). Good location for days out too.

    Really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay (A weekend re-union for 5 University friends), the property was even nicer than we had hoped, with plenty of character, and the bathrooms were almost brand new!"

    Tiny things that would have improved our stay... In the kitchen - salt and pepper grinders, and some olive/vegetable oil. There was a bottle of table salt and some vinegar in the cupboards, but we regretted not bringing pepper and some oil for cooking with. We did appreciate the complimentary drinks and crisps though! In the bedrooms, the length of the beds did feel a bit on the small side - most of our group were over 6 feet tall and our feet were touching the frame (perhaps bear this in mind when it's time to buy new furniture). Also, the bedding could be been of slightly higher quality... but these are small details. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased you all enjoyed your stay, and thank you for pointing out that some items had run out (these we have now replaced). Unfortunately we cannot do anything about the beds as they are standard size. We hope you will stay again and are pleased you are happy to recommend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2022

  • "All fantastic, thank you, we had a wonderful stay."

    Very comfortable and clean. Loved the decor and artwork. The entrance lobby with seat and coat hooks particularly appreciated. A few more bowls and teaspoons would have been helpful if you're thinking of topping up anything.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and will take on board your suggestions regarding teaspoons and bowls. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous venue in brilliant location."

    Two excellent pubs less than a five minute walk. An old church retaining that image. Bedrooms (3) downstairs with living accommodation upstairs.Excellent facilities. Very handy for Bakewell with Buxton not far away. This place was the bee’s knee’s and great value for money.

    Thank you so much for your very kind review, we hope you will stay with us again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2022

  • "A superb break in an area full of places to visit and countryside to explore."

    The narrow streets of the village provided some parking problems on occasion, but not insurmountable. A defective shower control was reported on day 1 but there was no response. We loved the upside down element with groundfloor bedrooms and spacious lounge above.

    Reviewed by Frederick3.8Jun 2022

  • "Property is in an ideal position for visiting the area."

    Did not like the steep steps in the lounge and access to lower bathroom. Large settee in lounge does not provide enough support for comfortable sitting. Everything else was fine.

    Reviewed by Donald3.8May 2022

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Summary

  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x ground-floor twins
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed private courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept stag, hen or similar parties
  • Note: There is an additional step up at the top of the stairs

The property

Settled in the small village of Birchover near Winster in Derbyshire, is this delightful three-bedroom, stone-built chapel, Nine Ladies.

Boasting a scenic location within the Peak District National Park, character features including original beams and a stylish reverse-level layout, Nine Ladies is an idyllic dwelling for three couples or a family of six looking for a retreat in the Peaks.

Step into the porch of your new home-away-from-home where you can discard any coats and shoes after your journey and store any walking equipment, you'll also find a washing machine for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh.

Moving through the ground-floor, you will find three beautifully appointed bedrooms, a double with en-suite shower room and two twin rooms, each served by a bathroom, where you can indulge in a blissful soak in the bath or refreshing shower after a day of exploring.

Climb the stairs to the first floor and be welcomed into an open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up flavoursome meals utilising the electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave in the well-equipped kitchen, as well as a handy dishwasher for those easy clean ups!

Gather around the dining table for six and savour the fruits of your labour, before retreating to the plush sofas to relax and catch up with your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

In the morning, treat your guests to breakfast with a view out on the private enclosed courtyard as you make plans for the day ahead.

Take advantage of your superb location and venture into the local village, where you will find two pubs, including the welcoming Druid Inn, a restaurant serving scrumptious British cuisine, ideal for those evenings where you don’t feel like cooking!

From here, venture over to the well-known historical landmark of Nine Ladies Stone Circle, of which your holiday home was named after, where you will find a fascinating circle of up-right stones spanning back to the Bronze Age, frequented by walkers and tourists, as well as druids and pagans who celebrate summer solstice there.

Next stop is the nearby village of Winster, home to an impressive 18th-century National Trust market house, a delightful selection of pubs, restaurants and a village store.

Venture over to Bakewell accessed via its historic arched bridge, where you can delve into history at The Old House museum, enjoy leisurely walks along the River Wye or sample the tasty local dessert, the Bakewell Tart.

Further afield is Matlock, where you can hop aboard the Peak Rail on a vintage steam train as you take in the extraordinary sights, picnic in the beautiful Hall Leys Park next to the River Derwent, or embark up the summit to visit the Pic Tor War Memorial.

Be sure to make time to visit Matlock Bath, with it’s superb Heights of Abraham attraction which offers cavern tours and a fossil museum, the Peak District Mining Museum and Gulliver’s World, which promises a fun-filled day out for all the family.

For a getaway like no other, choose Nine Ladies.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1085059, together sleeping 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BIRCHOVER

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 Rowter Rocks, with caves and carvings, prehistoric monuments and stone circles, including The Nine Ladies up above the village on Stanton Moor. At Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe Tor, a medieval hermit's cave can be explored. Just 5 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 again.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas