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Park Cottage

(Ref. 1085577)

Bonsall, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Highly recommended for a family stay."

    As my wife said...' I could quite happily live here. Everything was clean and tidy with plenty of space in all areas. The downstairs has fully tilled floors which was just what was needed for us. We had 3 dogs with us.( A St bernard and 2 newfoundlands) There is a good sized enclosed courtyard outside the kitchen allowed the dogs out in a safe area. To walk them we only had to go outside to a small wooded area with a children's play park and field alongside it. A well stocked local shop is good to pick up the few food items you forgot or ran out of and a couple of very local pubs within a couple of minutes walk. It's only a 10 minute drive from Matlock Bath. We recommend this accommodation and will use again when in the area.

    Hi and thanks so much for your wonderful feedback and review. We are so pleased you had everything you needed on holiday in Bonsall at Park Cottage, and had a good holiday with your dogs too Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "We definitely enjoyed our stay."

    The location of the cottage is good within a pretty village. The tearooms over the road was very nice. The kitchen had everything we needed & the oven & range was good. We did feel that there was a little room for improvement in the furnishings. The sofa throws were very tired looking & we were glad we had brought our own. The towels were very old & rough & we didn’t want to use them. The beds were very small which we found a problem & we're not particularly large people! No hairdryer or shaving plug point. All in all a nice stay but probably needs a little updating.

    Reviewed by Marta4.1Mar 2024

  • "We felt welcome, lights on ( we arrived after dark) , Christmas trees, logs ( and kindling) and welcome pact."

    ..accommodation cosy but spacious enough . Good setting .We enjoyed our stay . Thanks

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have stayed in a few cottages over Christmas in the Peak District and this was one of our favourites."

    The open plan kitchen/ diner was beautiful, my son enjoyed the piano, the Aga made cooking lunch easy and there was a generous supply of firewood for the log burner. The owners had thoughtfully left a little food hamper for us and decorated the cottage festively. All stone floors were a plus in this dog friendly cottage as was the enclosed courtyard at the back. The recreation ground was great too for walking the park and my son playing footie. A special place :)

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2023

  • "We arrived on a cold winter night."

    .house was warm and cosy. Easy to follow instructions for key and locating cottage. Thank you . Welcome pack and milk was a lovely touch. House was exactly as described. We had a snow fall and it made the village look very magical! Lots to do in local area. Cottage was well equipped and the log burner was great to have during the cold spell. Would definitely love to come again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Park Cottage."

    Very well equipped, everything we needed. A lovely location with two pubs, a tearoom and a small shop. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed it great location"

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "Delightful cottage in a terrific location - we intend returning next year"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our family of four with two boys (9&12) had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage which was so convenient for exploring the Peak District."

    Such a great layout for a family, right beside a small park area for the boys to play and we loved the piano! So good to find a really high level of cleanliness. Enjoyed Sunday roast at the Barley Mow in the village. For others travelling with an electric car we found the Osprey fast chargers at Rowsley a few miles up the A6 very convenient for a quick mid trip recharge.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2023

  • "A couple of small kitchen knives and another small saucepan would complete an otherwise very well-equipped department."

    We never discovered how the waste collection and recycling quite worked as there were unemptied bins when we arrived and nothing was taken out during the week.

    Hi and so sorry the Derbyshire bin collection is alternate weeks for recycle and grey bins. We will replace the kitchen knives that have been taken, and so sorry again. We are glad you had a lovely stay in our beautiful cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in a wonderful little village"

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfy, clean and cosy cottage."

    Beds were comfortable, kitchen very well equipped and owners helpful in pointing out interesting pubs and places with the best views. Wood burner was very welcome as we didn't have the best weather. Mini welcome pack left for us and milk in the fridge. Loved all the interesting pictures and ornaments (great jug collection). Outside space wasn't ideal for us as we have a dog but it was manageable. The only thing we missed was blinds in the kitchen!! Lovely village and would recommend to friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kyra4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely friendly village would love to stay longer next time ."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time stopping at Park cottage."

    We ate out every night but the cottage is well equipped with everything you could possibly need if you chose to stay in and cook. The decor is lovely and has a real homely feel. The owner was very helpful and kept in touch with us about the condition of the roads as we were travelling in the snow, which was very much appreciated. Would love to stop here again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you loved Park Cottage, and we hope to see you again for a longer visit to Bonsall. Next time hopefully the weather will be much warmer. Many thanks Maxine and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful house set in a superb position, so peaceful and quiet."

    . very clean and well presented, the quality of the fittings is excellent, beds were extremely comfortable, a lovely home from home that has been so lovingly thought out by the owners, a welcome basket catered for us and our dogs, much appreciated! This is my 6th Sykes holiday since I retired from Nursing and by far the best property and location my only regret is I didnt book 2 weeks! If possible i’d give it 10/10 ❤️ Doz Vikki Stella Miley and Evie ❤️

    Hi Doreen, we are so pleased you have had a wonderful holiday at Park Cottage, and that your dogs enjoyed their visit too. We do hope you come back again soon, as the location of the cottage is so fantastic for so many day excursions and dog walks. Many thanks John and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We all loved the cottage."

    Really spacious, clean and a nice mix between contemporary and a traditional cottage feel. The kids aged 4, 11 and 14 all enjoyed playing the piano ( Not sure the neighbours enjoyed it so much!! ). We made full use of the log burner as it was feb half term and the central heating is also really good. Plenty of hot water everyday for showers, the downstairs shower is huge!! We really appreciated the welcome pack of tea/ coffee/ biscuits etc. Lots to do in area, lots of great walks in a beautiful part of the UK. We also visited the heights of Abraham, Dovedale and Chatsworth house, and a spot of shopping and lunch at Bakewell. I would gladly stay here again and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Am so glad you enjoyed staying in Park Cottage and thanks so much for your wonderful comments. It's a very cosy home with the central heating and the woodburner too. Don't worry about the piano playing as the walls are really thick with it being an old cottage!!!! Glad you liked the welcome pack and the local places to visit. Hope you visit us again. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in a cosy, clean and well equipped Park Cottage."

    The beds, although a bit narrow, are very good! The woodburner, completed by a large basket of logs and kindlings, made our nights at the cottage very comfortable and cosy. Above this we were highly surprised by the Christmas decorations en the Christmas trees in the cottage! The owners deserve a big compliment for making us feel very welcome! Thanks again John!

    Thanks for your lovely comments and glad you liked our Christmas decorations and tree which we hope made your Christmas memorable. Thanks for the Christmas tree in a pot that you left us - it will stay in Park Cottage for next Christmas. We hope to see you again and glad you felt so welcomed. Kind regards and have a Happy New year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henk4.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a great week at Park Cottage thank you!"

    A lovely cottage in a beautiful village with easy access for exploring the area. My children loved being so close to the park & the games cupboard was a big hit. The cottage was clean, comfortable & well equipped & the milk was a welcome surprise for a cuppa upon arrival. We would recommend & hope to visit again as still so much to see. We also enjoyed meals in the Kings Head which were delicious.

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had such a lovely stay at Park Cottage. Hope to see you again. Maxine and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Park Cottage is conveniently located in Bonsall Village, with two pubs and a café in walking distance."

    Car parking is best on the street, some 15m from the cottage, which is accessed by a series of steps, of which the last few are partly broken and awkward to pass. The lounge has two large sofas and a wooden box which we used as a coffee table. The wood-fired stove was conveniently provided with wood, firelighters and matches. The adjacent kitchen is large, with a table and six chairs with a large Rangemaster gas hob and electric oven. The kitchen appliances appear to be brand new and include a dishwasher, a washing machine, a fridge, a separate freezer and a microwave. The kitchen leads into an enclosed patio with a table and BBQ. Between the lounge and the kitchen, a door leads to a modern walk-in shower, WC and wash basin. Fairly steep, carpeted stairs lead to the three bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath, overhead electric shower, WC and a wash basin. Two of the bedrooms contain standard-size double beds, which some couples might find small. The third bedroom contains two bunk beds. The whole house was immaculately clean and I recommend it as a great holiday destination for exploring the Peak District.

    Thanks so much Andrew for your review and for recommending our cosy cottage. You are completely correct that the cottage has been renovated recently, and all the kitchen appliances are new. So glad you found our cottage convenient and enjoyed staying whilst exploring the Peak District. We think Bonsall village is a hidden gem. Hope to see you again, Maxine and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2022

  • "We totally loved being here and the cottage had everything we wanted."

    We loved exploring the area. The owners were Fantastic

    Reviewed by Nasim5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location, right in the centre of Bonsall."

    Perfect for exploring the Lower Peaks. The cottage had everything we needed, with comfortable beds and space for all the family. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Thanks for your lovely review. Hope you are able to visit again soon. Kind regards Maxine and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely location the park is great for small children."

    Glad you had a great holiday. The Park is a great hit for children (of all ages) and adults. Hope to see you again. Many thanks Maxine and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Jul 2022

  • "The location was excellent as we were holidaying with grandchildren & the playground out front was well used, The cottage was nicely presented & well equipped."

    Our only issue was the lack of information regarding certain issues- How to use the Tv & the PlayStation to watch children’s DVDs. Also adequate instructions for rubbish disposal- there were only two Green waste bags for a week & no information as to which Green waste went in it & where to put it! We ended up leaving it under the sink -sorry! Overall a very enjoyable stay in mixed weather & would definitely use again.

    Hi David, thanks so much for your feedback, we have purchased a larger green bin for the yard following your comments for the rubbish disposal as our original green bin had gone missing!! So no problem to leave the food in the food bin under the sink. Thanks for leaving the cottage so very tidy and glad that you were able to use the play station, apologies for it being confusing. We look forward to seeing you again for a holiday in Bonsall . We like to help guests and are happy to receive calls to resolve any issues as soon as possible when they are staying. We only live a few minutes up the road, so happy to help out with information about the cottage or local information! Kind regards John and Maxine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "We loved the cosiness and character of this property and the fact that there was a park just outside the front door was a big bonus for my grandsons aged 8 and 12."

    The welcome basket and fresh flowers on the table were a nice touch and appreciated. I would just suggest a mirror in the main double bedroom would have been helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

    Hi Carolyn, thanks for your lovely feedback, we like to welcome our guests with fresh flowers and a welcome pack of goodies. So glad you loved our cosy and characterful cottage., All kids love Park Cottage as it is next to the village Park where they can use the playground equipment and play football and explore the wooded area above the park. We have bought a new big mirror for the main bedroom. We hope to see you again for another visit to Bonsall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property and location could do with a long mirror and ground floor shower drain was blocked."

    We will definitely be booking again.

    Hi Paul, thanks for your feedback, we have resolved these issues and hope you will be booking again. kind regards John and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Apr 2022

  • "What a great find this cottage was, in a lovely village."

    we had a good few days here exploring the lovely local area. The cottage was exceptionally clean and the beds were very comfortable, would definitely consider staying here again, took a couple of nights to work out turning the heating down it was set very high, welcome box was a nice touch thank you. The Breakfast across the road at the Fountain Tearoom was lovely..

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and glad you loved the cottage and the area. The cottage does stay very warm with the heating on ! We look forward to you visiting again. We agree that the Fountain Tearoom is great for breakfasts, lunch or afternoon tea. John and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with wet room shower, basin heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Five-ring Rangemaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player inc children's DVDs, Xbox, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Secure front garden, beyond which is the lovely village park with children's play equipment and dogs of course are also welcome
  • Dog-friendly property with lots of lovely dog walks direct from the front door
  • Roadside parking adjacent to the property and extra parking available in the nearby village car park
  • Quaint village shop offers essentials during daytime hours and the local tearoom also does fabulous breakfast, lunches and afternoon tea
  • Park Cottage is the ideal base for exploring the scenic Peak District with easy access to local attractions.Nearby are Gulliver's Kingdom plus Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground
  • Also nearby are Heights of Abraham which has a cable car and Carsington Water Reservoir with lovely walks and children's play area
  • Cyclists, golfers, anglers and walking groups are also welcome with the Limestone Way long distance footpath also nearby
  • Golf or fishing equipment can be stored inside the property and the rear garden can of course be used to store bikes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pubs 0.2 miles (The Barley Mow and The Kings Head)
  • Note: There are low ceilings in some areas of the property, please take care
  • Note: There is an additional seating area available by the side of the house accessed via steep steps, please take care
  • Note: This property only accepts changeovers on a Friday and Monday and in April, July and August it is Friday to Friday only.

The property

Nestled in the small village of Bonsall, on the edges of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, is this superb award-winning recently renovated, semi-detached stone cottage, Park Cottage.

Benefitting from fabulous countryside views, character features and easy access to the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House, Park Cottage is a fantastic dwelling for a family of six or group of friends with their canine companions to explore the wonders of the Peak District.

Be welcomed into the spacious sitting room, where you can look forward to cosying up on the sofa in front of your favourite TV show courtesy of the TV with Freeview and DVD player as well as an Xbox for keeping the children entertained, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Rustle up culinary delights in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, with five-ring rangemaster, microwave and dishwasher, as well as a handy washing machine housed in the utility cupboard, so there is no need to bring your whole wardrobe away with you!

Gather around the dining table for six, as you savour a tasty meal and toast to a wonderful getaway.

If the weather is nice why not dine alfresco out on the private patio and fire up the barbecue?

Completing the ground-floor is a shower room, where you can enjoy a refreshing rinse after a day of exploring.

Climb the stairs to the first-floor, where you will find a bathroom, perfect for indulging in a blissful bubble bath before catching your rest in one of three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles and a twin.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and sip a steaming cup of coffee out in the front garden, as you watch the children play nearby in the play area.

Take a leisurely wander into Bonsall, where you will find the welcoming Kings Head, a pub serving scrumptious home-cooked meals and local ales, ideal for those fuss-free evenings where you don’t feel like cooking.

There are also the delightful Fountains Tearooms and the beautiful Cascades Gardens for a peaceful stroll.

Just a short drive away is Matlock, home to the Pic Tor War Memorial with stunning views at its top and the Peak Rail where you can hop aboard a vintage steam train for an exciting ride through the scenic Peak District.

Head over to Matlock Bath, where you can catch an alpine-style cable car at The Heights of Abraham, which offers cavern tours and a fossil museum, treat the little ones to an aquarium trip with arcades, delve into history at the Peak District Mining Museum or enjoy a memorable fun-filled family day at Gulliver’s Kingdom.

Continue down to Wirksworth where you can treat the family to a film at the quirky independent cinema, learn more about the village at the heritage centre or explore the Puzzle Gardens.

Be sure to make time for a trip to Bakewell, home to a historic 13th-century five arched bridge that leads you to the bustling town centre filled with restaurants, tearooms and pubs, as well as dessert shops offering the famous Bakewell Pudding.

Don’t forget to stop by the grand stately home of Chatsworth House, where you can tour the magnificent interiors and extensive gardens complete with labyrinth.

For a home-away-from-home in the heart of the Peak District, don’t miss out on Park Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

BONSALL

Matlock 4 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

The charming and traditional conservation village of Bonsall is situated at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, 4 miles from Matlock. Named in the Domesday Book, with a history dating back to Roman times, this former lead mining and textile producing village is renowned for the World Hen Racing Championship's held on the first Saturday in August at the Barley Mow pub. An active village, with the Open Gardens in June, a Carnival in July and a horticultural show in September, Bonsall always has something going on. The Limestone Way passes through the village and the High Peak and Tissington trails are close by for walking and cycling. The nearby county town of Matlock provides an array of shops, fine dining opportunities and at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park. Discover The Heights of Abraham, Arkwright's Cromford Mill and Nine Ladies Stone Circle, or Gulliver's Kingdom. With the historic market town of Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House and Park within easy touring distance, there's plenty to see and do at this fabulous location.

Note: This property accepts weekly bookings with changeovers on a Friday. The property also accepts 3-night weekend (Friday to Monday) or mid-week bookings (Monday to Friday).
During the months of April, July and August only weekly bookings (Friday to Friday).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas