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The Cottage at Bear Inn

Alderwasley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 998001)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay in a super cottage."

    All the facilities were great. I enjoyed cooking on the Marshall. Beautiful area and a nice friendly, helpful owner. We all had a great time. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Piers RApr 2022

  • "We loved the property and the owner had put the heating on in advance for us so it was lovely and warm when we arrived."

    The owner was very helpful and the property was very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2022

  • "Had a great stay at the cottage with my Wife and two children , very friendly and helpful owner ."

    Stunning views a great place to just chill and unwind and easy access to Peak District and attractions. Pub open limited days at present and undergoing some refurb works but a very nice pub full of character. The Bulls head was recommended 5 min down the road towards Belper , fantastic food and very friendly staff. Would certainly return to Cottage and both pubs in the future

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Curate’s egg - great in parts."

    Beds really comfortable, warm enough in late November. Needs a few tweaks though, viz: Somewhere in the bathroom to put your towel when having a shower or bath More hooks generally Bathmat when stepping out of shower/bath Better pans there are several tiny ones but the biggest is only what I’d call medium, and couldn’t find a lid that fitted No lid for the casserole dish No instructions for the Range cooker (just about manageable if you’ve used one before but if you haven’t you’d struggle) No info about what is classed as recyclable locally No chopping board nor small sharp knife for vegetables and I don’t suppose I’d get any thanks for using the breadboard for chilli or garlic Had the impression the owner had problems previously with people fiddling with controls, putting hot pans on wooden surfaces etc so can half understand his position. However I personally hate having no control over heating, and I think his request not to put the lids down on the range plates when they are hot is actually plain wrong and stops the oven coming up to temperature. Re previous review, I see the pub is due to reopen this December. Directions to find the place if coming from the west would have been helpful or at least a grid reference as the postcode covers a wide area

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2021

  • "This is a very nice place - HOWEVER - firstly the pub has been closed for a long time and this was one of the main reasons why we booked - we then had to drive to go out in the evening."

    This is falsification of the listing. It was very cold and the owner had only put the heating on just before we arrived even though we could get in from 3pm and only arrived about 4pm (he was only just finishing cleaning). Had we have got there on time the place would not have been cleaned nor warm. It is underfloor heating so it took the whole weekend before the place was warm. There are no places at all where you can get ready in front of a mirror with a plug for a hairdryer. No shelves etc to put your toiletries on in the main bathroom so shampoo, shower gel etc had to be left on the floor, this was also the disabled bathroom so a person in a wheelchair would not have been able to manage. Not enough water glasses (place for 6 people but only 3 glasses). Lovely location in terms of being high up but you have to look over the 'waste/junk' yard in front of the place to see it. The view from the back is over the pub car park and then the closed pub. The owners live next door so we had to keep the blinds down in the bedrooms as they walk past the back. There are three sets of patio doors in the main area which is lovely but there are no blinds, curtains etc so doesn't help with the place being warmer. All the above said the fixtures/fittings which are there all appear to be good quality.

    Reviewed by CandiceNov 2021

  • "The description states that the bear inn pub is close by and we could enjoy a drink at night or a meal."

    We have a disabled father in law and booked so that we could pop over for a drink with minimum effort. The pub has been shut for 18 months and looks deserted, the description is incorrect and we would not have booked had we known. We made the best of it but highly disappointed and very misleading. Always used sykes but am now doubting your ability to provide honest information.

    Reviewed by VickieJul 2021

  • "The landlord was very helpful."

    We enjoyed our stay at this cottage and its stunning views of the countryside..

    Reviewed by SureshkumarMay 2021

  • "A lovely, warm and spacious cottage in a good location to visit nearby sights."

    Outdoor seating area was great and lovely views over the countryside. Very comfy beds and nice powerful shower. Pub wasn’t open when we visited (April 2021) but ample cooking facilities. Owner very friendly and helpful. We would definitely be interested in returning again.

    Reviewed by JulietApr 2021

  • "It is all about the view and it does it in style with huge picture windows overlooking the hills and vales of Derbyshire."

    Opens up to an covered outdoor seating area that stayed dry in most weather conditions. Cottage was warm and dry in mixed October weather with good beds. Range cooker charming but idiosyncratic so takes getting used to. Unfortunately the pub was shut whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "The cottage is newly built and its shows."

    It was clean and comfortable. We picked the cottage for its disabled access, however the stair lift in place was not working on the first day. The owner was able to get this fixed by the next day, whihc was a great relief. If this was not done our expereience would have been ruined. Over all the cottage is in a good location close to many sites (30 to 40 min drives mainly). The owner and his wife were friendly, and the place was quiet. One very minor point would be to please include clothes hanging fixtures in the washroom.

    Reviewed by Mohammad MansoorAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 2 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request) with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area, with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
  • Oil fired underfloor heating throughout
  • A Marshall Alpha range cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle, WiFi and TV with Freeview
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub next door, shop 10 minute drive.

The property

The Cottage at Bear Inn is set in the grounds of the Bear Inn pub in the village of Alderwasley.

It affords spectacular views of the hills over to Cromford, and is filled with contemporary and luxury interiors, making an ideal base for a couples, friends and family adventure to the area.

Access into the property is through an entrance where muddy boots and coats can be left before entering the stunning open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.

The well-spaced out living room homes two comfortable sofas and a large TV.

This room features large patio doors allowing for natural light to fill the room, creating a bright and airy space.

The well-equipped kitchen/dining homes an American-style fridge/freezer, elegant counter-tops, a Marshall Alpha range cooker and dining seating for six people.

When you follow the stairs up, you will be welcomed to two king-size bedrooms, each posing elegant interiors, ample storage and stunning views.

Next door is the elegant bathroom, completed with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.

Back through the living area is where an additional staircase is located.

Here you will find a stair seat, a double bedroom with twin zip/link beds and an en-suite wet room, making this cottage well-equipped for guests with limited mobility.

Stepping outside, you will have access to a private patio area with stunning views.

The Bear Inn pub can be found next door, and is a well renowned pub in the area, perfect for an evening glass of wine after a long day exploring.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1050503 and 1050504, together sleeping up to 10 people.

The Bear Inn Cottages

Resting on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park and set within the charming grounds of The Bear Inn pub in the village of Alderwasley are these three cottages. With its superb location, home to a plethora of activities and attractions to suit a group of all ages and tastes, the cottages at The Bear Inn, promise an action-packed adventure for groups of couples, friends and families. After soaking up the views of the hills over to Cromford or enjoying a well-deserved pint after a long journey in the pub, enter into your cottage of choice, where you will find everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday. Blossom Cottage and Bramble Cottage are equipped for couples, with their double bedrooms and quaint open-plan living rooms, whereas The Cottage is a spacious abode, where families can look forward to calling home as they explore this part of Derbyshire. Be sure to make the most of the outdoor spaces and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining together in the summer months, with the addition of barbecues so that you can rustle up something tasty, whilst enjoying the spectacular views. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic location, visit Cromford Canal, where you can explore fantastic walks, wildlife and worthwhile views or head into Matlock, home to the fantastic Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park that is reached by a cable car with exciting caverns to explore and a plethora of walks. Within Matlock town centre, you will find a plethora of shops to enjoy, as well as the highly regarded Maazi restaurant and the Italian Viva Restaurant, accompanied by a selection of bars and pubs. Slightly further afield is the charming town of Bakewell, known for a local confection, the Bakewell pudding and plays host to a further selection of shops and quaint cafés. Attractions within the area include the lavish Chatsworth House with its noted art collection and lush grounds, the Tudor hall of Haddon Hall and the charming Crich Tramway Village. For those visiting with younger guests, be sure to visit Gulliver's Kingdom, and exciting theme park, designed for children up to the age of 13. All-in-all, The Bear Inn Cottages make a wonderful base in which to call home as you explore this part of Derbyshire and the stunning landscape of the Peak District National Park with your friends and family.

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About the location


Wirksworth 2 miles; Belper 7 miles.

Alderwasley is a scattered area of farms and a couple of local pubs located in lovely rolling countryside with undisturbed views for miles, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park. 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. The annual Arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Close to Alderwasley is Belper which is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th Century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now a spirited and bustling town, attractions include the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car, the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only 2 miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. A great location for a varied holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas