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Willow Cottage

(Ref. 1066252)

Bolsterstone / Ewden Village, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "No issues at all."

    This was our second visit and I’m sure we will make at least a third.

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Apr 2024

  • "This property is the perfect holiday place."

    Not only the location but the security of the 4 cottages together within the grounds. The comfort and layout of the cottage is second to none. Beautifully furnished and kept very clean. We stayed in Chestnut cottage last year and was really impressed. The location next to the reservoir is amazing and the fact that the peak district is on the doorstep is ideal for walkers. Would definitely come back and recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our stay at willow cottage was wonderful."

    It is in a fantastic rural location with beautiful walks from your doorstep, although it's worth knowing you do need a car to get to restaurants/shops. The treats supplied in the kitchen were a nice little extra and appreciated.The cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday and the owners were friendly but didn't impose. The cottage was extremely clean and on the whole well maintained other than a couple of minor issues: light bulb out in the upstairs bathroom, wall clock wasn't working - neither of which impacted the holiday. The main issue was both double beds had several slats missing from the bed frame and so the mattress wasn't properly supported. We thought it was just that we weren't getting on with the mattresses and didn't realise until the end of the holiday when we stripped the bed linen what was causing it. I've no doubt though that the beds would have been mended had we found it and reported it during our holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2024

  • "What a smashing cottage, with everything we could possibly need provided."

    Very comfy and welcoming. We had a couple of minor issues, but I was lucky enough to run into Oliver (who does the maintenance) and he sorted them out straight away. It would be helpful to have some instructions on how to get the telly working, though. Our only complaint!

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay in beautiful settings, would deffo come back!"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous place, really well kept and in a perfect location for us for walking."

    Loved the velux windows and quirky layout of the cottage itself. The only small negative was the lack of Wifi throughout the cottage, had to go to the front door, or upstairs to access it. Apart from that, can't really fault anything and we would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Feb 2024

  • "Had a 2 night stay for 6."

    Cottage was just as described and pictures do not do it justice. Plenty of space and beautifully laid out. Fully equipped. The cottage is just as beautiful on the outside, located in a quiet area. Ideal location for travelling to nearby villages or walks in the Peak District. Only downside was the bed was too soft but that’s a personal preference. Would definitely recommend and would certainly come back.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jan 2024

  • "We've had the pleasure of staying in 3 different cottages at The Old Sawmill, which are all of exceptional quality."

    Willow Cottage was the largest that we stayed in, but all are well designed & built, beautifully decorated, warm, well equipped, and very clean & comfortable. They are situated in a wonderfully peaceful location, with fantastic walks right on the doorstep. The owners can be contacted with ease and respond quickly and professionally should you have any issues. It's the perfect place in which to unwind and/or enjoy the great outdoors!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were very pleased to see there was a dog wash outside the property - I think ..."

    We were very pleased to see there was a dog wash outside the property - I think it would be good to add it to the cottage details A number of people have mentioned the lack of a mirror in the bedrooms to dry your hair but there are still no mirrors - all that is needed is a free standing one Loved the property - quiet and secure - lovely dog walks from the door

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Nov 2023

  • "The property is complete and comfortable."

    In an area which is really amazing. We enjoyed our stay very much and will keep this in mind when we visit our family in Sheffield again. You can make long walks in the area. We had a very nice stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2023

  • "We couldn’t have chosen a better place."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage, comfortable and with a dishwasher and washing machine :) Dogs are welcome as per the website - the the house was very clean and well maintained and our allergies weren't triggered by any past pet visitors!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property, great stay"

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent stay."

    Property perfect for our reason to visit. Very comfortable. Loved having lots of equipment. Only two things that would make the stay even better - bigger mugs for the English Tea lovers. The use of black out blinds in the bed rooms (especially the one next to the bathroom) would help keep the light out on the gorgeous bright mornings. Otherwise absolutely nothing else we would ask for! Thank you for an incredible stay!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful property in a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    So well equipped. So comfortable. Stunning location. We’ve been before. And we’ll definitely be coming again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very nice and friendly place."

    the Brothers are good people and very helpful. Very clean and everything you will need.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage is beautifully set out for family with ample space for dining and relaxing."

    I noted from the Visitors Book that any comments had been taken into account as there was a second fridge/freezer (useful for drinks) in the kitchen. Beautiful decor, some games and books - altogether we had a lovely New Year stay with our daughter and family with fabulous walks literally from the gate.

    Reviewed by Joann5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is such a little gem."

    It's a renovated cottage in a secure location amongst other cottages. You have everything you need here. 3 bedrooms, plenty of linen and towels, a nice kitchen and a dining area. There is also a smart TV. The location is good, it's about 10 mins away from Stocksbridge which has everything. I got a taxi back from Sheffield town in an uber for about £35. Couple of tips for the next person: - dont have the shower on maximum flow in the shower , you will run out of hot water. Turn to maybe half way. - the Internet speed is poor. I used a spare phone as a wireless repeater and it was perfect. I could work and Netflix would stream fine.

    Reviewed by Amit5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation & location."

    It would be helpful to have a mirror located near a plug point to help when drying hair! We had to take long mirror off the wall and then sit on the floor to use the plug point in the corner next to chest of drawers. Kitchen well resourced with good equipment. Only thing I’d do is change the door on separate fridge freezer to open in opposite way, so hinges on left rather than right, to make it easier to access. Comfortable, relaxing location with fabulous walks within moments of going out of the gate.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Son, Grandson and myself had the most wonderful holiday in Willow Cottage."

    After a traumatic year this was just what we needed. The facilities were beyond expectation. The cleanliness, thoughtfulness and absolute tranquillity were absolutely perfect. I really cannot praise the holiday enough and would recommend the cottages highly.

    Reviewed by Annetta5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely, thoughtfully decorated, quality holiday cottage tucked in at the bottom of a valley right next to two reservoirs."

    Owners were really lovely and discreet, but also always available to help as and when needed. We were in Sheffield for the National Swimming championships and this was the perfect base/retreat!

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent base for the peaks and Sheffield ."

    Beautiful ,clean and more spacious than photos show . The bunk beds were too small for our teens but that was my fault bunks would be great for younger kids under 12 . Fab bbq/fire pit .Although no private garden this never felt an issue and was very peaceful . The cottages are all stunning and well maintained . Lovely walks around nearby reservoirs.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week in Willow Cottage, Bolsterstone."

    The cottage is a perfect ‘home away from home’ and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The surrounding area is just beautiful too and we found some wonderful walks each day: Longshaw Estate, Padley Gorge, Derwent Reservoir, Hathersage Stepping Stones, Stanage Edge, Middle Black Clough Waterfalls, and not forgetting the two reservoirs either side of the cottage. We would definitely come back! Thank you for a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Neeru5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property direction needs to be improved,a clear sign outside the property helps."

    We are letirally looking for WILLOW COTTAGE which is a property name inside OLD SAWMILL HOUSE.Which is a bit confusing because all the neighbouring properties got individual cottage names. The front door lock was already mentioned by the previous customer occupying the property by writing it in the maintenance log book a day before we arrived but NOT sorted..Blinds in the small room with bonk bed not working.Which makes me worried because of the 300 pounds GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOND mentioned during booking.We want to have a nice holiday without worrying of the extra charges and i am sure everyone is with me about it..Sort things out or tell your customer before they sit foot in the property. A vaccum cleaner will help too and wifi very slow. I would like to thank the owner for the bottle of prosseco. Overall,the property location and area is very nice. Great place to stay when competing at Ponds Forge International Swimming Arena. 25 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Evacueto4.4Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic Cottage with everything you could want/need."

    Very clean and neat. Beds are extremely comfortable! Lovely location with great walks from the cottage. Although we didn’t take our bikes on this occasion, the bike storage would be an extremely helpful bonus. Just to note that you can’t see the ‘waterfall’ or the water from the cottage but you can hear it. And there isn’t any garden space but there is outside seating. Very good amenities in this lovely cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Liandra4.7Feb 2022

  • "A nice, clean well presented cottage."

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2022

  • "Such a lovely place to stop, i felt like i was at home !"

    probably because it did have such a homely feel to it which was great. The surroundings speak for themselves, great for walks, morning and night. Been here a few times and sure i'll be back again.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful time and met the owners, who were very friendly and accommodating ."

    Not by way of criticism, but rather a practical suggestion. As we were a family, with children, we would have benefited by having a larger fridge. Also, a more substantial vacuumed cleaner could be considered, especially for keeping on top of having a fury friend staying. All in all, a great place to stay and we are already considering a return visit. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was very well presented, clean and had everything you would need for a self catering holiday."

    It was situated in a beautiful location with lots of lovely walks and places of interest near by. Would definitely recommend and we will be back again soon

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Biomass heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV, WiFi, a selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • One Travel cot and one highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars and one electric charging point on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Patio with outdoor seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome - £20 supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Please note: no stag or hen parties
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300 for this property

The property

Stocksbridge 2.5 miles.

Set on the outskirts of Bolsterstone village, on The Old Sawmill, is this arresting self-catering cottage.

Renovated to a high standard, Willow offers a chic and restful base from which a family or group of six can tour the glorious Peak District National Park.

As you enter into this attractive abode, be greeted by a bright and spacious hallway, where you can leave your coats to hang and place your mud-splattered boots on the rack, before continuing through to the inviting sitting room.

Allow yourself to fall onto one of the gorgeous blue velvet sofas and unwind with some of your favourite shows on the impressive TV, or cross the beautiful wood effect cyramic tiled floor over to the stylish white-gloss kitchen and prepare a tasty home-cooked meal for the whole family to enjoy whilst gathered at the contemporary dining table.

Freshen up in the handy ground-floor cloakroom, or continue up the staircase to the first floor and discover a bright bathroom with wall-to-floor tiling and a roomy bath with overhead shower, together providing a wonderful space to escape the excitement as you indulge in a long afternoon soak.

Grab your towel from the heated rail and retreat to one of the two double bedrooms or quaint bunk room, each appointed with an abundance of storage space and decorated with a tasteful colour palette.

Kick-start your mornings with a delicious cup of coffee out on the front patio, before grabbing your walking boots and waterproof coats and embarking on a scenic stroll to the heart of Stocksbridge.

Uncover a good selection of independent cafés, charming pubs and well-established restaurants, along with a well-stocked supermarket selling all the essential household items.

Take a stroll through the Clock Tower Gardens, or wander along the Underbank Reservoir before a more challenging hike along Upper Don Trail.

Hop in the car and head for Barnsley where you can take a tour of the well-kept lawns of Wentworth Castle Gardens, or see the Victorian Conservatory, Corinthian Temple, and The Rotunda.

Spend the day in the city of Sheffield and explore the Rock Garden and Norfolk Heritage Park, or admire the captivating exhibitions of The National Videogame Museum and the Kelham Island Museum.

Catch a show at Lyceum Theatre, before indulging in dinner and drinks in some of the cities finest restaurants.

With so much excitement right on your doorstep, its little wonder that Willow is the perfect choice for any escape to the Peak District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Holmfirth 12 miles.

The town of Stocksbridge is perfectly situated to the North Eastern edge of the picturesque Peak District National Park. This busy little town holds a variety of eateries and shops, together with many bridleways and footpaths for visitors to discover. Nearby, the Underbank, Langsett, Broomhead and Moorhall dams make for interesting afternoon rambles, whilst the ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country of Holmfirth is within easy reach. There is easy access to the Peak District for longer walks, mountain biking and all the attractions of Hathersage, Bakewell, Edale and the impressive Ladybower Dam, whilst the proximity to the M1 means Sheffield, Leeds, York and the rest of Yorkshire’s beautiful scenery are easily accessible.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas