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Garden House

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Kirk Ireton near Carsington Water, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The peace and tranquility of the place can't be overstated."

    Need to improve the approach "road"/track though, the pot holes are vicious. Local amenities are spotty - need to pre book most places for food and it is expensive.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Garden House very comfortable everything we needed was ..."

    We had a lovely stay at Garden House very comfortable everything we needed was there ,very quiet it was nice to watch the lambs running around,plenty of local pubs for eating out only a few minutes drive away,we are hoping to return soon

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, in a private garden setting with wonderful views of the fields and wild life, great places to visit, and a ideal place to unwind and relax."

    Reviewed by PhillipMay 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Garden Cottage, a lovely retreat to retire to after long walks and visits to all the delights of Derbyshire, warm and well equipped and cosy."

    We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get away from it all, quiet with relaxing scenery all around, and just a short walk from Carsington Water - well worth a walk all around the lake and enjoy the food at the centre.

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay in this hideaway did'nt dissapoint great area, great walks, great host's Many thanks to Big Jez for arranging the removal of the the Snowdrift !"

    !!! Geoff & Sue

    Delight to have such guests .the cottage was left in an immaculate state . Look forward to seeing you again Lyn and Big jezza Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, thank you so much!"

    ! :) Everything was perfect,

    Reviewed by HamzaNov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Garden House."

    The setting is fantastic - secluded, but not isolated with lovely views from the garden. We loved watching the wildlife in the adjacent field: not just sheep, but hares, red kites, buzzards and are almost certain - a grouse. The property was well specified with everything you could need for a pleasant stay. The location is in easy reach of the attractions in the southern Peak District, but also provides a retreat from the world if / when you want it. Mr Keck’s recommendation to try The Olde Gate pub at Brassington was spot on. Also recommend the Lathkill Hotel at Over Haddon - fantastic views while you enjoy a drink. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by RAug 2022

  • "We feel that the description should include that the final drive to the cottage through the trees has grass running down the middle."

    Had we decided to holiday in our Caterham 7 car, there is no way we would have got to the cottage due to the low level of the car. Some issues with the doors but nothing to feel the need to complain about. A well equipped clean cottage in the most peaceful setting we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2022

  • "The cottage as usual is outstanding."

    Very peaceful and stunning views. Lots of walks and plenty to see. Three minor faults. Back door hard to unlock from the inside. Tv signal very poor kept losing picture. Bedroom found it very difficult to get round bed on one side to near the wall. There was a free standing cupboard full off Christmas decorations. If was removed would make more room to move the bed away from the wall.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2022

  • "Hosts were friendly enough and provided info on the local area."

    Plenty of leaflets and suggestions available. Considering the remoteness and lack of a shop open in the afternoons a welcome hamper such as milk, tea, coffee,, bread would have been beneficial and is the norm at the countless properties previously stayed in. The cottage itself was very nice and decorated to a high standard. Some of the TV stations had interference but access to netflix was a nice compensation. Listing refered to a DVD player but i dont think there was one. The bed very comfortable with decent quality bedding that felt nice and soft. Access was not great on the far side yet more room could be provided if the cupboard which is just used for Christmas decor be removed as this would allow for the bed to be pulled out a little more from the wall. Basic facilities like a hairdryer missing which are pretty standard in 5 star rated cottages. Would advise attention to the doors as stiff locks problematic especially the door leading from the lounge to the patio / airer area. One of the best locations we have stayed in for walking and beautiful scenery. Plenty to do and see, would highly recommend the area.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2022

  • "This is a little gem, as promised local walks nearby, definitely one for the lovers of nature and picturesque scenery."

    The sheep in the neighbouring field are a quiet bunch and don't disturb you, the farm cat and dog came to visit and are very friendly. Within the property there is everything that you could possibly need for your stay, plenty of lovely towns with great walks and tea rooms all within 30 minutes by car. Mr Keck is friendly and welcoming and has good knowledge on the local area so he will happily show recommendations for walks, and pubs. Very clean inside, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Really enjoyed our stay and will be back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "What a gem !"

    Lucky you if you manage to secure a booking. Geoff & Sue

    Reviewed by GeoffFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful position and was excellently equipped, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean."

    It had easy access to local walks including Carsington Water. The Kecks were very helpful especially on our arrival after our unexpectedly long journey. We would definitely look forward to returning again for another holiday and can’t recommend the cottage enough.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "Don't think the 5* rating is correct, more 3 or 4* property."

    Meant to be animal free property. We are both allergic to cats and there should be a warning that the owners cats jump in the window, doors. Found quite a few cats hairs in the property. Good job I took my inhaler as it was needed a few evenings. Black mould around kitchen sink, TV issues as could not not get anything but Netflix. Rear outside light also didn't work.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Lovely place in beautiful surroundings and so peaceful."

    The owner called by on the first day to check everything was OK and to give us helpful advice about where to go etc and urged us to contact him if there were any problems. He then left us alone to get on with our holiday

    Reviewed by PennyJul 2021

  • "We went to Garden House on Stitch farm to rest and rest we did it was great ."

    The views are fantastic our hosts where great the Garden House was just what we needed after the year we have had. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "Holiday house was brilliant."

    But I contacted Sykes over a worrying problem before the holiday and Sykes never got back to me

    Reviewed by SophiaJun 2021

  • "We booked this cottage near Kirk Ireton as soon as 12th April was named as the date restrictions on self-catering holidays would be lifted, so that we could at least meet our new grandson in his parents' garden in Derby!"

    The cottage is in beautiful surroundings and was exactly as described, although the glass tables in the photos have now been replaced with scubbed pine. Given the restrictions, we self-catered every day and the kitchen made this a pleasure - plenty of space and well equipped. We did not use the dishwasher or washing machine. Hot water was piping hot. The bed being close to the wall is, in reality, only an issue for about two minutes per day, i.e. when you are getting in and out of bed! However, we are both slim - it might be more problematic for others. This property is a long way from the nearest main road so is very peaceful and this, combined with the very comfortable bed, meant that we slept well. The broadband signal was very good and we were able to watch TV live on-line with none of the buffering we experience at home. Beautifully furnished throughout with some interesting art on the wall, ceramics in the display cabinets and other nice pieces dotted around. The owner was very helpful in giving us permission to cross his fields straight onto the Carsington Water Circuit path. Only critisism would be the strength of lighting in the kitchen and the sitting room could do with a proper reading light placed behind the sofa. We enjoyed our stay at Garden House and would definitely consider returning. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by BernardApr 2021

  • "Fantastic break away, peace and quiet along with amazing views, great log burner and comfy bed, who could ask for more."

    ....Mr & Mrs Keck were great hosts, we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by DonOct 2020

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Garden House."

    Beautiful cottage perfect for a restful getaway and an ideal location for day trips out to the local villages, attractions & nearby cities of Nottingham, Chesterfield and Derby. The cottage itself is absolutely immaculate with everything we wanted for our holiday break, from the big comfy bed to the lovely log fire. Although we cooked our evening meals at the cottage on most evenings, the french restaurant in Wirksworth was well worth the trip out. We have loved the views out over the fields every day & we are now planning our second visit to Garden House next year. Thanks to Mr & Mrs Keck.

    Reviewed by PavenOct 2020

  • "It is a lovely warm, clean and pretty cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings in a very quiet location with a field of sheep as neighbours.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "Great break - no disappointments and very well looked after by the Keck's (and their basset hound Dot)."

    Weather wasn't great but still enjoyed some great hikes and bike rides. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, very tranquil and peaceful and the view took our breath away."

    We were left alone to enjoy the time. I would highly recommend the cottage to re-charge your batteries.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    The owners are friendly Mr Keck greeted us on arrival and give us some information about the area we were then left to ourselves. The area is beautiful and private very quiet and peaceful. It is close to many attractions with some lovely pubs and restaurants a short drive away. We will definitely be returning and will recommend to all our friends. Left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

    Reviewed by RonanJul 2020

  • "Great location lovely cottage will be booking it again"

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2020

  • "Very peaceful in a lovely location."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by RoyMar 2020

  • "We arrived after a journey on the motorway in the pouring rain and were delighted when we came into a lovely warm and cosy kitchen."

    The house was easy to find and well signposted along an unmade track. The cottage is in it's own plot and although shares the drive with another property was not overlooked at all. The views are amazing and we were very lucky with the weather which meant we could enjoy the lovely autumn colours. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you needed for self-catering - it is also tastefully decorated which makes it feel more like home than a holiday cottage. We were very close to Carsington Water and enjoyed the walks and wildlife there - although the Visitor Centre was very busy on the Sunday due to half-term - we took sandwiches and coffee to avoid the queues. Close to Chatsworth, Buxton and Dovedale and worth the drive to Calke Abbey for a visit to an un-stately home. Would definitely recommend this holiday cottage and would visit again.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2019

  • "Great place to explore the peak district from."

    Lovely peaceful area and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by BonitaSep 2019

  • "Loved the cottage, in a lovely position very private."

    The garden was beautiful again very private. The cottage was beautifully furnished, yes the bedroom could be a little bigger as not much room around the bed, but this would not stop us from returning.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2019

  • "Beautiful and peaceful area."

    Cottage was clean & tidy. Could do with additional storage in kitchen. Not much space around bed

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "The bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch, and the cottage was generally very comfortable, but there are a small number of practical issues which need to be attended to to make future visitors feel more comfortable and welcome; such as:- 1."

    The installation of a central thermostat for the heating would be welcome because the radiator in the bedroom could not be switched off. Therefore it was too hot for comfort. 2. There are plenty of notices to say what to avoid doing, but no instructions on how to use the cooker, TV etc. 3. The step from the kitchen into the lounge needs to marked by some tape other means. Having said that we had a really good week exploring the local area and the cottage was an ideal base.

    Reviewed by GlennMay 2019

  • "Lovely rural setting, peaceful and quiet."

    The drive leading upto the house was full of pot holes so had to drive very slowly. We did not have control of the heating as the boiler was locked up and there was no room thermostat to control the heating. This resulted in being too hot at times due to the nice weather we had. It would have been a better experience if we had control over this facility. The bed was very very comfortable but could only access the bed from one side so I feel the older generation would find this a challenge getting in and out of bed more so the person who sleeps near to the wall. Lots of signs around the property one of which asking us to use the correct dishwasher tablets but no information on what dishwasher tablets to use so we didn’t bother using it. I think there should have been a book explaining how things worked e.g TV, cooker, microwave etc. There was only one cereal bowl too which my husband and I had to share. We did have a lovely holiday though and the owners kept themselves to themselves and gave us privacy.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well appointed."

    The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Garden Cottages it had everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation will definitely recommend and already have done, super ..."

    Excellent accommodation will definitely recommend and already have done, super hosts who just let us get on with what we wanted to do, superb break thank you

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2018

  • "The Garden House was quite delightful and very comfortable and the surroundings beautiful."

    The photos on the website do not do it justice. My only gripe would be that there were no dishwasher tablets available but a note stating that only the correct dishwasher tablets should be used! That aside, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ToniOct 2018

  • "The Garden House is in a beautiful location although the drive to it is full of potholes which have been filled in with stones."

    Once negotiated, every thing is great. The views are splendid and the only noisy neighbours are a few sheep in the next field. Beware the cunning cat (George) and dog (Dottie). They leave George outside and when you go out to play/pet him, Dottie rushes inside, puts a paw on the pedal bin, and in goes her head to grab whatever is there. Apparently they share the spoils. We had just emptied ours when they pulled this trick, so they were not best pleased with us. The outside bins have heavy rocks on top to stop them robbing them as well. The bed in enormous and I had to climb over my husband to get in my side. Once in I was so comfortable and cosy I slept as well as at home. The shower is wonderful once you've worked out the control and my husband had a bath most nights. We will be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2018

  • "The Garden Room provided a perfect away-from-it-all holiday cottage of peace and tranquillity."

    Set amongst acres of fields and farmland with just some sheep and low-flying swifts for company. Access was via a bumpety farm track so be ready to drive slowly along this. An idyllic retreat for two.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very peaceful and homely. The owner came to check everything was ok and was very hospitable. Facilities are great and the bed was so comfy. We recommend this cottage as a weeks worth of attractions and points of interest we’re just within half an hours drive. We loved our stay

    Reviewed by KatrinaJun 2018

  • "We loved our break at Garden House."

    The cottage is very well appointed and it was so peaceful being in such lovely countryside. We also enjoyed being "adopted" by Dottie the dog and George the cat. Both very friendly and we miss them already. We were nor far from local points of interest, had a great week of walking and then returning to the cottage for a relaxing evening. Highly recommend the walk from Parwich to Tissington. Don't forget to get some fudge at Tissington- delish. Cottage owners pleasant and helpful with any queries, but not intrusive. If we are ever in the area again, we would gladly stay at Garden House.

    Reviewed by CMay 2018

  • "The Garden House is in a wonderful location with great views and the hosts are very helpful."

    Overall it was a good standard holiday cottage

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    We absolutely loved it, and would definitely consider revisiting

    Reviewed by NinaOct 2017

  • "The tranquility and quietness of the location."

    Friendliness and affection of the farm dog and cat. Helpfulness of the farm owners.

    Reviewed by DesmondOct 2017

  • "We had an amazing stay at the garden house, beautiful & well kept with everything you could wish for, wonderful views right outside, lots to do near by exploring the Peak District!"

    We will most definitely be back! very impressed - thankyou :)

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2017

  • "Owners were very friendly (and so was their dog!"

    ). We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfect for getting away and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage surrounded by amazing countryside."

    It was everything we could have wanted for a relaxing break and timeout from hectic lifestyle. Many things to see and do really needed 2 weeks

    Reviewed by TheresaJun 2017

  • "Great cottage and great location"

    Reviewed by SJan 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in idyllic secluded location."

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2016

  • "If you want to get away from it all This is the ideal location, it's exactly as the picture and description located in the grounds of a beautiful converted farm and the owners should be extremely proud of there hard work making us very welcome on arrival and making some very good recommendations to local pubs with great food at great prices and great portions The Ketch pub make sure you order Adult small unless you are prepared for a monster portion."

    Our first time in The Peak District what stunning countryside and local hospitality We will defiantly be back thanks to Jeremy and Lynn for making our holiday so great Marshall West Sussex

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2016

  • "Very good and lovely place I would recommend it"

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fully fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, CD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio to front with furniture and wrap-around lawn with benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Please note: This property no longer accepts children/infants.

The property

A beautifully-presented ground floor holiday cottage, located just outside the village of Kirk Ireton in the rolling countryside of Derbyshire.

Luxurious throughout and providing spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Kirk Ireton cottage provides the perfect hideaway for couples looking to enjoy this beautiful part of the Peak District.

All on the ground floor level, in this Peak District cottage you will find a beautiful sitting room with beams and a woodburning stove, enjoying uninterrupted views of the countryside beyond, along with a romantic double bedroom with en-suite.

Outside this Derbyshire cottage is a very pretty wrap-around garden with furniture dotted around, so you can enjoy the Peak District views at any time of the day!

The lovely village of Kirk Ireton is made up of lovely sandstone buildings, many of which date back to the 17th century and boasts a village pub where you can enjoy a drink with the locals.

There are also some wonderful walks to be had from the doorstep of your Derbyshire cottage.

Explore the delightful small market town of Wirksworth, the National Stone Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail.

Also within easy reach of your Peak District cottage are the country houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House and Alton Towers and Gulliver's Kingdom theme parks.

Whatever your preference, this is the perfect romantic cottage base from which to enjoy the Peak District, at any time of the year!

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About the location


Wirksworth 4 miles.

Kirk Ireton is a lovely rural village located in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, dating back to the Bronze Age, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park, just four miles from Wirksworth. Kirk Ireton is made up of lovely locally quarried sandstone buildings, many of which date back to the 17th century, the oldest of which is the village pub. Kirk Ireton is home to a fascinating Norman church and the village is just perfect for having a stroll around and soaking up the history. Nearby Wirksworth is a small, charming market town on the edge of the White Peak, and is full of character, with many buildings of architectural interest including its magnificent parish church. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient jitties and courtyards, and the National Stone Centre, as well as the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is good walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as is Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car, the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom.

Please note: This property no longer accepts children/infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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