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Sundial Cottage

(Ref. 939845)

Brassington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "Sundial cottage is a fantastic cosy place to stay in the village of Brassington."

    Sundial cottage is full of character, fireplaces ,beams and stone floors and a few low doorways. The owners have thought of everything, and the cottage is warm and very well equipped. This was our 2nd visit and will not be our last.

    Lovely that you've already booked again for next year, Jill! Many thanks for such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great week staying in Sundial Cottage."

    It was such a cosy place and had everything we needed for a week away! Perfect for us.

    Super to hear that you had such a good holiday at Sundial. Thank you very much for taking the time to give feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2024

  • "Sundial Cottage exceeded our expectations, most of the cottage has been renovated to a high standard, and the living rooms are still traditional."

    Everything looked brand new to us, the bathrooms were really of a high specification too.The garden would be perfect to sit in during the Summer for a morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine, no grassy area if you have a large dog. We managed to park two cars and one motorbike on the drive which was very convenient for us. The location was perfect, and the village is pretty with a couple of pubs which we tried out.

    Delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and surrounds - and thank you very much for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Feb 2024

  • "This property was absolutely wonderful, the very best place we have stayed in for a short break."

    It was extremely comfortable, a home from home experience. The owners have thought of everything to make a guest's stay here very enjoyable. We would like to book to stay again; great walks nearby and lots of other things to do but really, the cottage is the main draw - really wonderful, thank you.

    We're delighted that you found the cottage so comfortable and are grateful for your super feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely break at Sundial cottage, which is as described."

    We were warm and cosy in a quiet and peaceful area. The locals and the two pubs were very welcoming and friendly, and the location in Brassington is great. Minor issues were that we didn't have any kindling and just four logs on arrival, so not enough for a starter pack for a first fire. A few bumped heads from the low door frame in the bathroom, but we were warned! Lastly, the plumbing/central heating was very noisy, especially when in the double bedroom. But, a good time was had by all, and we really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    We are really sorry that you did not receive the full fuel starter pack: we leave clear instructions for the housekeepers to provide enough logs, kindling and firelighters, so it is disappointing that they did not on this occasion. We are very pleased that you otherwise enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage and local community very welcoming and helpful."

    Very glad that you so enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your very positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped warm and cosy cottage, located in the small village of Brassington in a great location for exploring the Peak District."

    So pleased you enjoyed your weekend, and thank you very much for the positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Lots of character, spacious and well equipped. Loved the lights in the garden at night. Warmer duvets on twin beds preferable now as going into winter. Excellent meals at both village pubs. Parwich village shop was handy as Brassington shop closed all week. Overall a great stay.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. The duvets in the twin room are actually 10.5 tog, but we will replace them with a newer, fluffier variety! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Lovely cottage would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Very glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to welcome you again and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean4.4Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage,with a beautiful garden, outstanding location in the village of Brassington the locals are so nice and friendly."

    The cottage has everything you need,comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen.

    So glad that you enjoyed the cottage and village so much and grateful for your very positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Charming cottage, in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Excellent base to discover the Peak District. Parking at the property was a bonus. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable beds! Very helpful communication with property owners. Very dog friendly. Would highly recommend.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Sundial - and thank you for taking the time to give feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous cozy and comfortable well maintained cottage with quality appliances and a lovely garden that was perfect for us and our two dogs."

    We loved it, our dogs loved it and the very helpful communications from owner made this a perfect and relaxing stay in a very pretty village in a great location to explore the peaks.

    We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay and benefited from the garden in such a sunny week. Thank you vey much for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage has everything you need for a great holiday."

    We were blessed with good weather but this would be a cosy cottage even in the winter months. The area it is in is just stunning. For anyone who likes walking it is a walkers paradise.

    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and walks as much as we do! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a first class property in a beautiful location, a big thank you for making it available all 4 of us had such a great holiday we have already booked for next year."

    The village is in an ideal place for exploring with two great pubs supplying a good variety of meals and ales, would recommend this property highly

    We are delighted that you so enjoyed the cottage and its surrounds, and that you have already booked again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in an amazing village!"

    Very pleased that you enjoyed such a good stay. Many thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful..everything that could be needed was provided"

    ..and the cottage was very clean and very warm and cosy. And a short distance from the Peak District wonders We have already booked for next year. As it was such a fantastic base for a weeks walking with our 2 dogs.

    Delighted that you had such a good stay and that you have already rebooked! We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Sundial Cottage was amazing, everything you needed was there."

    It is an ideal spot and the people are very friendly. The Miners Arms serves lovely food and made us feel welcome as did Ye Olde Gate Inn. Would highly recommend. Thank you

    We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay and hope you managed to dodge April showers! Many thanks for the warm feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good information beforehand lovely property superb position"

    Many thanks for the positive feedback. Really pleased that you enjoyed your Easter stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lunniss4.4Apr 2023

  • "Sundial Cotttage is an excellent base to explore all that the Peak District has to offer."

    The cottage is warm, comfortable, has everything you need and plenty big enough for 4 people & 2 dogs. The 2 local pubs are friendly, welcoming and serve great food. There are lovely walks straight from the door. Places to visit include Ashbourne, Bakewell, Carsington Waters, Matlock and Matlock Bath. All within a 30 minute drive.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed returning, this time for some walks in the snow! Many thanks for the positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really lovely, cosy cottage sympathetically modernised and equipped with everything you could need."

    The village of Brassington is idyllic with two good pubs within walking distance plus numerous public footpaths easily accessible. Highly recommend

    Very glad that you so enjoyed your stay in our cottage and in this beautiful village. Many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our second stay at this cottage, and again we couldn't fault anything, the cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and clean."

    Beautiful location with plenty of walks. Would definitely recommend this cottage as a peaceful place to stay. We will definitely be booking for visit number 3 next year

    Delighted that your second stay was equally refreshing! Thank you for taking the time to give such super feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautifull old cottage with stunning period features."

    Very comfortable, cosy and warm in a great location.

    Glad that you found the cottage so cosy in the colder weather! Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely 2 night break away."

    The accommodation was fantastic and very clean. Loads of great walks on your doorstep and we will definitely be looking to re visit at some stage.

    Great to hear that your family enjoyed such a super short break and many thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Sundial cottage!"

    What a beautiful cottage and it's even better in person. So cosy with two woodburning stoves and the owners even left a basket of logs with kindling and newspaper firelighters. Best of all there was a pint of milk to greet us in the fridge. We loved the attention to detail and cleanliness. The beds were comfy and the layout was perfect for us. Located in such a pretty village and the locals were very friendly. We enjoyed a lovely meal and drinks in the village pub. The Tissington trail and High Peak trail were so accessible. We would love to stay again and highly recommend this special little cottage.

    Thank you for such positive and enthusiastic feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed a cosy and restful stay, benefiting from beautiful walks even in the depth of winter! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Sundial Cottage and it was just as enjoyable as the first."

    The cottage was extremely clean and comfortable and the Christmas touches made it very welcoming indeed. Thank you for another great holiday, we really do love it here and can't wait to return.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed returning in the festive season and thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Sundial Cottage is one of the best we have stayed in, very well-equipped, warm and comfortable, and spotlessly clean."

    The village was very quiet and peaceful, just what we needed. Would definitely like to return.

    We're very pleased that you so enjoyed your stay and the beautiful surrounds. We thank you too for your positive feedback and hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, fell in love with it, there has been no expense spared to get the cottage in to the condition it's in."

    Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is set in a beautiful location and was just as described."

    We visited in November when it was a little more colder but we arrived to a very warm welcome with the house being toasty warm and exceptionally clean. The cottage was fully equipped and the owners seem to have put a lot of thought into the comfort of their guests. I have stayed in many holiday properties within the UK and I have to say that this is one of the best I have stayed in. I will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, excellent facilities."

    Thank you for being dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing break at this lovely cosy cottage."

    The garden is very pretty and fully enclosed so perfect for our dogs. It’s in a very quiet and peaceful location in the village but easy walking distance to both pubs and off road parking was a bonus. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage,lovely decor spotlessly clean,we really enjoyed our stay,the garden was so pretty,would definitely recommend sundial cottage."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Set in a lovely village, this cottage is just what we needed For our weeks stay. Very well equipped and and so clean and comfortable. There is also a lovely garden. Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage for a relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with absolutely everything you could need for a home from home holiday."

    Lovely quiet location and very friendly village with excellent pubs. We were blessed with a whole week of sunshine so it really felt very special, so much so my husband and I have made Brassington our retirement goal, although not for a good 20 years

    Reviewed by Zillah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Garden was very beautiful, English cottage garden at its best and with the most beautiful rose bush! We had all we needed. Highly recommend the miners Arms, a very friendly pub with great food, and very reasonable. Super dog friendly. Carsington water very close by and great for walks.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is well equipped and ideally located for visiting places of interest."

    It is also spotlessly clean. The downsides are: that there is no mobile phone signal (although there is a landline for emergency calls), and the stairs and garden are very steep. These points should be mentioned in the listing.

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. The landline is indeed for outgoing emergency calls, and we also provided you beforehand with the number for incoming calls. Most people are happy to use their mobiles over the Wifi or WhatsApp, as the signal is variable in the village. We shall henceforth mention this in the listing, as well as: "Potential guests with mobility difficulties should note that the staircase has two steeper steps." The listing already mentions that the garden is terraced and this can be clearly seen from the pictures, with a few steps in between. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2022

  • "A spacious, comfortable and well fitted out cottage, with lots of extra touches."

    This all added to giving us a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property is very good - ideal for a stay in the Derbyshire Dales or White PeakDistrict."

    The owner is very friendly as are the immediate neighbours. Accommodation is warm friendly and very clean I would recommend it to anyone wanting a break in Derbyshire

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Excellent walking area and a wonderful village. Can't say enough about our stay. Cottage was really clean and comfortable and we can't wait to go back.we will definitely be booking again for next year. 10/10 for everything. Thank you from Kay and Tony

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a great weekend.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable couple of days staying at this beautiful cottage."

    Everything was just perfect, fully equipped for everything. So cosy and beautiful settings. Our dogs who just loved the space and coziness laying next to the fire and a teenager who make good use of the games cupboard, we had many laughs. Such a beautiful place. Thank you very much for such a enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely home from home where we spent Christmas as it was 40 Minutes drive to collect our 87 year old mother to have christmas lunch with us; fully equipped kitchen made the full christmas lunch possible to make, the down stairs bathroom was perfect for her to reach and for those muddy "fell runners" we had in the house."

    The enclosed garden was great for our furry friends to be secure

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with extra level of comfort and facilities."

    Kitchen particularly well equipped. Beds very comfortable. Peaceful location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our second stay at Sundial and it did not disappoint: a wonderful property in a wonderful village, with a wonderful pub (Olde Gate Inne)."

    Great walks from the door in a peaceful location. Dog proof garden - even for small ones!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2021

  • "A really unique, character cottage which has been sensitivity modernised to provide a very comfortable and memorable stay."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Sundial Cottage was beautiful, very well furnished and very comfortable, The kitchen was well equipped and the garden was lovely."

    Lovely welcome pack when we arrived of tea's coffee ect. We loved the area with nice walks and beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2021

  • "The pictures don't do this beautiful cottage justice."

    The decor is so tasteful and the owners have thought of everything. Very quiet village. Safe garden for dog. Parking very tight

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful and peaceful location, with great village pubs for a meal out a walk from the door."

    The owners really have thought of everything - they rent out their own holiday bolt hole and it really shows: the cottage has been furnished and refurbished to a very high standard. We loved having two sitting rooms - a couple of people could watch the TV in one room whilst others read. played a board game or simply relaxed in the other (there are TVs in both rooms if people want to watch different things too!) The garden is beautiful and completely dog secure. The cottage is right on the edge of the Southern Peak District but most key sites like Castleton, Eyam and Chatsworth were about half an hour's drive. Even more northern points like Lyme Park were within an hour's drive. The cottage is very nearby Carsington Water with water sports and bike hire available... and of course the whole of the Peak District is wonderful walking country. The next door neighbours are very friendly and supportive too - a lot of people comment on this in the Visitors' book. The owners, although not local, were also very helpful and friendly. The cleaners do an amazing job - the cottage was so clean on our arrival. We do like booking via an industry approved company like Sykes as we do feel secure about booking and cancellation issues - especially in the uncertain times of the last two years.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sundial Cottage is set in the peaceful village of Brassington."

    It is full of character and charm and the owners have thought of everything for your comfort. The furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality and taste. Everything has been thought of to make your holiday relaxing and stress-free. We spent a lot of time in the garden, eating meals there or just reading, and all that can be heard are the bees, birds and occasional buzzard above the moor. There are pretty walks from the doorstep or within a short driving distance. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have just come back from 1 weeks stay at this beautiful cottage."

    It was so much more than we expected. Brassington is a small but wonderful. It had two very good pubs and close to all amenities. The garden was wonderful. Would recomend this place to anyone who is looking for a chilled break ..

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful Cottage and facilities very good."

    As a tall couple the downstairs was a little challenging due to ceiling height. My elderly mother found the stairs uneven and steep and the step in the kitchen should be ‘highlighted’. Would have welcomed a bigger sofa in one of the reception rooms. Saying all that beautiful tasteful cottage, would return! Great beds and pretty enclosed garden. Position fabulous for Chatsworth and the National Park, 2 lovely pubs nearby. Such a shame no local shop in the village.

    Reviewed by William4.4May 2021

  • "We had booked this cottage 12 months ago, originally for our honeymoon, but although the wedding was postponed (for the 2nd time!"

    ) we were lucky enough to be able to take our stay after slightly altering the dates, with no issues. The cottage more than met our expectations in every way. It had the charm that you would wish from such a place, but was modernised in all the right places to provide a very comfortable stay. All rooms were very well equipped with anything you might need during your stay, and cleanliness was perfect - not even a cobweb in the corner! All rooms were very tastefully decorated and furnished which made us feel at home straight away. The cottage is well situated in Brassington village (itself a most charming and interesting place with excellent walks from the doorstep), and has a very well maintained mature and colourful garden, ideal for a well deserved GnT after your long walk! We would thoroughly recommend Sundial Cottage and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fully equipped, cosy, superb contained garden."


    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2020

  • "Sundial Cottage was extremely comfortable."

    It was warm, bed linen and towels were of a very good quality. Decor was very tasteful. All rooms were nicely furnished and comfortable. Nice little touches like milk in the fridge and tea bags and coffee, even biscuits. We were very impressed and will visit again. Garden was lovely, unfortunately weather wasn’t too good so didn’t get to use the garden but our cockerpoo liked it. Brassington is a lovely village, lots of walks and 2 very nice pubs. Can highly recommend Sundial Cottage.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    It was lovely cosy and warm when we arrived and felt so welcoming. It is really well equipped and finished to a high standard. All the information given and instructions etc were really useful and appreciated. Other nice touches are the welcome pack and the incidentals such as salt and pepper, handwash etc., small things that are thoughtful and make a big difference. The garden has nice seating areas and is dog friendly; hope to visit again in the summer to make the most of it. The cottage is well placed for countryside walks, the village and importantly, the two dog friendly pubs. It’s a really friendly village with a welcoming atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2020

  • "Unfortunately we found the cottage quite disappointing."

    Although it was decorated to a high standard. The house was absolutely freezing. The heating went off during the night and there was no way we could change it. The duvets were summer so very very thin. The pillows were rock hard. In my daughters bed there was black dog hairs. We booked the cottage as it was 4 stars so we were expecting a little more luxury.

    We were very concerned to read your feedback, as we have taken great care over the cottage. Whilst the temperature on the thermostat is deliberately lowered for night-time comfort, it easy to override, as described in the instructions in the cottage and sent to you beforehand. The bedding is high-quality, and the duvets are recommended for winter-use; there are also blankets in both bedrooms. We are sorry that you found the pillows excessively hard and that there were any dog hairs upstairs. The cottage was fully cleaned on the day of your arrival and guests are asked to keep pets downstairs. Again, we are sorry that you were disappointed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen1.9Feb 2020

  • "A stunning cottage in a very beautiful, friendly village."

    After 2 days we felt like locals. The cottage is well maintained and we can't wait to return next year. The neighbours are helpful and friendly. The garden was very secure for our 2 dogs, they loved it as much as we did.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "Well equipped, warm, clean, comfortable cottage in a quiet, pretty location."

    Walks from the door, helpful and very friendly locals. Cottage garden is lovely and was even secure for my chihuahuas! Parking the car was fine with a bit of manoeuvring, can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jan 2020

  • "We were delighted with Sundial Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay, in spite of very wet weather, which was not unexpected in January."

    Once we became familiar with the rather awkward parking technique into the driveway, we had no problems at all during the week, and were very warm and comfortable throughout the week. The cottage is well equipped, with plenty of instructions as to how to use everything in the cottage. We would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and family and hope to return ourselves in the future as we are particularly fond of Derbyshire. Thank you John and Shirley for your very helpful guide which you Emailed to us prior to our stay. Peter and Diana

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jan 2020

  • "Cottage was stunning and location great for visiting dove Dale and Tissington trail."

    Good for dogs and local pubs very friendly.enjoyed our Christmas break and would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2019

  • "We have stayed in a number of cottages, both as a couple before kids, with one and then two kids and now with the addition of our dog- Sundial is Hand on heart our favourite."

    Amazing property with all you could wish for, beautiful location, great village, walls, pubs... I want to move to Brassington!!

    Reviewed by Bianca5.0Nov 2019

  • "Nothing to add really-everything ideal"

    Reviewed by Mac5.0Nov 2019

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years but Sundial was undoubtedly the best."

    Tastefully designed and furnished, it was perfectly situated within a delightful village.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, very well appointed."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Derbyshire is a truly unspoilt area where the people are very friendly, the roads almost empty and the weather on this occasion perfect."

    It is a beautiful area with plenty to do and see. I have used Sykes twice now and the company have provided perfect cottages. They are extremely efficient regarding the booking and would certainly used them again. In the cottage description I feel there should have been a reference to an extremely steep step at the beginning of the stairs which is immediately behind the door. Apart from this the cottage was described perfectly.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely well presented cottage with fully enclosed garden, Good location idea ..."

    Lovely well presented cottage with fully enclosed garden, Good location idea for seeing local nearby places the only thing it could do with is a local shop

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, stunning location."

    The cottage was absolutely gorgeous , it was stocked with everything you’d possibly need. The road leading up was very narrow, but it was incredibly peaceful. The pub in the village no longer sells the basics, so you need to drive to get any supplies you need, but we loved it.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The weather was fantastic. 2nd week was in the 30”s!!! So could have done with a fan in the bedroom. The views were amazing. Neighbours were abit noisy early in the mornings and kept parking their car so it was hard to get out and park up. But the cottage was a delight and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and even better than the photos on the website ."

    Carsington water was quite close and is a great pleasure for walking,cycling or relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    parking a little tight but by the end of the week we were experts. would definitely return here

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Can’t fault this lovely cottage."

    Second visit. Owners have thought of everything and more. Parking can be an issue if you have a large car as space to manoeuvre is tight and more so if next door neighbour parks at edge of driveway. Couldn’t get on driveway when we arrived and also on two other occasions. Friendly enough and did stop parking there after we mentioned it to him. Brilliant location and ye olde gate inn is great for pie night.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2019

  • "The only hitch we had was that Sykes had given us the wrong code for the key safe."

    We had to travel a mile down the road to get a phone signal and then be given an alternative code. By the time we got back to the Cottage it was raining so we had to unload in the rain.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you had difficulties regarding the key code. Key collection information is sent 6 weeks in advance, or at the time of full payment if booked less than 6 weeks in advance. With it being sent so far in advance we do send a key collection reminder 7 days prior to arrival also, this email will advise if any codes have been changed by the owners for your reference. I can confirm that this was sent to you, apologies if it caused confusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village perfectly placed for exploring the area."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need and more. We enjoyed relaxing in the lovely terraced garden when the sun came out.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Carsington Waters is a 10minute drive away lots of walks,cafe,shops and facilities."

    There are 2 dog friendly pubs in village the Gate Inn is a must for Sunday lunch but you must book. There are no shops in the village but Wirksworth is only 4 miles away.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful scenery and pretty surrounds."

    .. perfect Gastro pub/restaurant up the road.....garden may be a little steep for guests with mobility issues

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage, very cosy and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2019

  • "The village so quiet and the people were so nice both pubs were excellent."

    And as for the cottage you just couldn't get any better

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful, well kept cottage."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely clean cosy cottage great location gate inn pub in the village does lovely food nice walks in the area too."

    recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2019

  • "We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Although the weather was cold and we had some snow, it was so cosy to sit in front of a log fire with a choice of 2 beautifully furnished sitting rooms. The village was pretty, the neighbours helpful and friendly and the local pub served delicious food in their lounge in front of another cosy log fire. A restful week was had by the two of us plus dog, and the whole break at Sundial was wonderful. Thank to the owners who have shared their lovely holiday cottage with us. We will be back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2019

  • "Cottage is immaculately presented, clean, comfy and well equipped."

    Up stairs and downstairs bathroom, good kitchen facilities and 2 lovely woodburners. Local pub is a 5 minute walk and has a good atmosphere. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2019

  • "For those over 6foot it is very low in places , good walks from the cottage, very nice garden to relax in"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Dec 2018

  • "Sundial Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage and the owners have gone the extra mile in providing everything you need for a relaxing break."

    The well stocked games cupboard, reading materials and maps are lovely touches.

    Reviewed by Marta5.0Nov 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage well equipped and in a great location."

    We will be telling friends and family about this cottage, very impressed!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely terraced garden."

    Extremely well equipped, very cosy and comfortable. Made a perfect location for our holiday. Village is very peaceful with lovely surrounding countryside, and two charming pubs that are both dog freindly.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Sundial Cottage was a joy to stay in."

    It's very well appointed, the very recent refurbishment is of a very high standard. There was a welcome pack when we arrived which was very appreciated. All the comforts of home but in a quiet, romantic 16th century house, what's not to like? The neighbours are very friendly, there are two great pubs only a couple of minutes' walk away and Brassington is a perfect starting point to explore the Peak District. The service provided by the owners was very personal and made us feel very much welcome. Although we didn't have great weather, we sat in the cosy garden whenever the sun came out. Our Cocker Spaniel was also very happy with the space outside. All in all a perfect holiday. Would recommend 10/10.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Aug 2018

  • "Superb old cottage in the middle of very lovely village , private garden and very quite , very nice , great walks nearby , the information pack with local things was brilliant, we did most of them !"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in a lovely friendly village."

    Excellent communication from the owners about the cottage, how to get there and surrounding areas with information on local walks and attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would love to return soon to this home from home!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at this cottage we were lucky with the weather and we even had 3 days of snow the cottage was pet friendly our spaniel loved it especially the log fire."

    It was also lovely the neighbours of the property also made us feel welcome with friendly chats and gave us lots of tips on restaurants and places to visit. The cottage was very convenient for Matlock a town which we loved to wander around. The cottage was quite hard to find glad we had to find it in daylight hours but definitely worth the driving around the very narrow streets. We tried both local pubs both very friendly and we were made to feel welcome I would recommend Thursday's for ''Homemade Pie Day'' it was delicious.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, immaculately maintained, very cosy and welcoming, well decorated and furnished."

    All home comforts. Welcome pack much appreciated. Lovely village location, friendly people and fabulous country pub within 5 minute walk which serves delicious food and has a great atmosphere. We felt very much at home here. The cottage is near enough to beautiful walks and popular tourist places but also far enough away to be peaceful and relaxed. Beautiful garden. A lot of thought and effort has been put into making this cottage a wonderful holiday home. We are definitely going back again and plan some short weekend breaks. The added bonus is that the cottage, the local pubs and shops in the surrounding areas are all dog friendly so our four legged friend was able to enjoy the holiday with us. Fabulous place. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jan 2018

  • "Fabulous well equipped cottage with two cosy wood burners in a lovely Derbyshire village."

    Dog friendly pub and lots of countryside to explore nearby.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Dec 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with single day bed, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Further large dining and sitting room with woodburner
  • Note: Guests with mobility difficulties should note that the staircase has two steeper steps.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburners
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, audio unit with CD, Bluetooth and internet radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Landline number provided for any incoming calls and for emergency outgoing calls (mobile phone signal variable)
  • Oil, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available
  • Lockable bike store
  • Off road parking in cottage’s driveway for 2 cars
  • Garden with patios, sun terrace, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops in Wirksworth 4 miles
  • Please note - there is an £18 pet charge.

The property

This detached Grade II listed stone cottage, formerly a pair of lead miners’ dwellings, is the oldest cottage (c.1615) in the village of Brassington, tucked away in a wonderfully peaceful location on the fringes of the Peak District National Park.

With versatile sleeping arrangements, the recently refurbished accommodation is equally ideal for friends, couples or families.

Approach the cottage through the fully enclosed pretty terraced garden and enter the well-equipped kitchen.

Across the corridor is a well-appointed modern shower room.

In the evening, you can look forward to socialising in the beamed sitting room or simply closing the shutters on the mullioned windows and relaxing with a good book in front of the cosy wood burner.

For a change of scenery, the spacious dining room with sitting area is perfect for enjoying your favourite meals or sinking into an armchair in front of another wood-burning stove.

Upstairs, the twin bedroom has ample hanging and drawer space and tastefully co-ordinated decoration.

The large king-size double bedroom, with further mullioned windows, has a day bed for a third person as well as a travel cot.

A spacious and characterful beamed family bathroom completes the accommodation.

The garden is set on three levels, with wooden dining furniture (and barbecue), an arbour with seating and a top sun terrace with views towards the hills.

Brassington is an unspoilt conservation village perched on a hillside on the edge of the Peak District National Park, in the midst of open countryside, very close to the Limestone Way and to the High Peak Trail for cyclists.

One of the two welcoming pubs, Ye Olde Gate Inn, was the Times' cosiest pub in Britain and the Independent's 2017 unspoilt pub of the year.

The attractive market towns of Wirksworth, Ashbourne, Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton are all within thirty minutes, as are historic houses such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.

Close by is beautiful Carsington Water, covering 750 acres, with some of the best sailing in the country.

The site also offers boating, biking and windsurfing, along with shops, a restaurant and a children’s adventure playground.

There is something for everyone in all seasons in this delightful location.

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About the location


Carsington Water 2 miles; Matlock 8 miles.

The attractive and unspoilt conservation village of Brassington is perched on a hillside on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park in the midst of glorious open countryside. It is a traditional Peaks, limestone village with many cottages dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. There are two pubs (both serving good food), and further amenities are available in nearby Matlock, Ashbourne and Bakewell. Close by is beautiful Carsington Water, covering 750 acres with some of the best sailing in the country. The site also offers boating, biking and windsurfing, along with shops, a restaurant and a children’s adventure playground. An excellent base for exploring the Peak District.

Please note - there is an £18 pet charge.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas