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Midway Cottage

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Whatstandwell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in a beautiful location and we appreciated it's views."

    Facilities in general good. However our downstairs twin room was very disappointing. The mattresses were NOT good for a comfortable night's sleep. The bed linen had not been ironed. The pillows likewise were uncomfortable. And there was no blind or curtain over the glass in the door, letting in light .

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere so extremely quiet and peaceful."

    Everything you could wish for was provided. We had many days out from the cottage - some close and some further afield. Could do with an instruction booklet on how to use the heating, underfloor heating, oven, hob ect.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely week stay at Midway."

    Kitchen fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, fridge has a 3 freezer drawers. Beds and seating in lounge very comfy. Both settees in the lounge are electric recliners with handy built in charging points. Underfloor heating nice and cosy once we worked out how to use it , great log burner. Only thing we missed was that there are no wardrobes in any bedrooms but plenty of hooks on the back of downstairs doors to hang clothes. The ample draw storage does make up for the space if you don't mind folding clothes for storage . Had a slight issue that was nobody's fault that was responded to immediately by a call to Julie and sorted in 10 minutes, a clear sign of a good, caring, and responsive host. A car is a must to get out and about. A welcome pack with local information etc would be helpful as would instructions for the different heating controls. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with great facilities."

    The log burner in the lounge was fabulous to have on in the evening and was more than capable of keeping us all warm. To be honest, if you’re not comfortable with having the log burner on, then the underfloor heating will keep you snug. Location was excellent with easy access to lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit. All three generations of our family were happy to stay there and the little treats left on our arrival were an added bonus, thank you!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Midway Cottage."

    It was perfect for our family Christmas break. The cottage is warm and comfortable with everything you need. We appreciated the effort the owner had gone to in decorating the cottage for Christmas and the lovely surprise goodies she had left for us. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Judi4.4Dec 2023

  • "A lovely base to stay and explore the local area from."

    Cosy cottage with plenty of space - we had 4 adults and 2 children staying and it was ideal. Recommend walking along the Cromford canal - we used the train for one way of the journey. Beautiful views - thanks for a great week. On a practical note it was great being able to use washing machine/tumble dryer (although a small airer might be a good addition?). Log burner work well, although underfloor heating was so effective we didn’t really “need” it (!) but a fire guard to prevent infants getting onto hearth would be great to borrow (all safe as it was with adults around but would have been useful). Thanks!

    Reviewed by Rebekah4.7Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Very clean and very well stocked. Could not fault it at all. Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a gem of a cottage and such a beautiful setting!"

    The welcome pack was a really lovely touch and accommodated all ages! The cottage is well equipped, very clean, and felt warm and cosy. Three nights was not long enough. Thank you very much, we all had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thanks for the stay at Midway."

    Albeit the weather was extremely wet. Generally, a good cottage with some issues that need sorting. I suspect that the following points were exacerbated due the change of seasons and would not have been apparent during the summer months. The upstairs shower is leaking and has been for some time. The ceiling at the bottom of the stairwell is marked and water drips through onto the stair carpet. There are patches mould growing around the house and needs attention. The worst case is inside the underbed draw in the downstairs bedroom. There are three different modes of heating in the cottage and as many electric underfloor heating controls. The instructions for the three types of heating were available but too complicated and we couldn't be bothered with them. The heating come on at random times but insufficient to do it's intended job. I venture to suggest that this is a contributing factor to the growth of mould. Mattress protectors would be good investment.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a good location."

    Perfect for us and our dog who enjoyed the freedom of the garden. We hope to come back another time.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "Midway Cottage was a great find and it more than covered all the needs of our family of 6."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location over looking rolling hills and short drives from a whole host of amazing towns, villages and tourist adventures to explore. The accommodation itself was really good and having two lounges, both with TV's, was a real holiday luxury and kept everyone happy. Midway Cottage had everything we could have listed and more, it was very well equipped and all quite modern. Having a separate washing machine and tumble dryer was brilliant for our rainy days. The rain did keep us from fully enjoying the garden with its outdoor eating area, but the extensive bird life was entertaining from the windows. Julie was a most excellent host and was very helpful and welcoming. We would love to return if the opportunity allows us in the future.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2023

  • "This cottage is perfect and catered for 6 adults easily the bathroom was luxurious, the snug was a real bonus and the garden was great for the dog."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, well-equiped property with everything you could need for a short or long stay."

    Owners went above and beyond to help make the stay comfortable.

    Thank you I hope you like it enough to come back Kind regards julie xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Electric central heating and underfloor heating downstairs
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, slow cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, is this detached stone abode, Midway Cottage.

Set up a hill with splendid countryside views, along with a well-equipped interior and ample off-road parking, Midway Cottage invites families for an excellent stay in Derbyshire.

Inside, make use of the well-appointed kitchen where delicious dinners can be rustled up to be enjoyed at the dining table, whilst the handy utility room features a washing machine and tumble dryer to keep on top of your laundry needs.

Spend your down time in the lounge, curling up by the woodburner and watching a film from the Smart TV, or escape to the snug with a good book and cup of tea.

Off the snug lies a twin bedroom serviced by a bathroom with choice of roll-top bath and walk-in shower.

Head upstairs and catch your rest in either the twin or king-size bedroom, with the latter benefitting from an en-suite shower.

Head outside and enjoy a fresh morning from the garden space, complete with water feature and furniture set, plus there is secure storage for those looking to bring their bikes.

Immersed by rolling hills, lush green fields and the meandering River Derwent, there’s plenty of opportunities for walking and keen anglers can cat their lines and try their luck in the abundant waters.

Head to the village pub for a hearty meal and pint before stopping off at the convenience store for the essentials on the way home.

The charming town of Matlock is a short drive away and boasts a wonderful mix of independent shops, restaurants and attractions; catch The Heights of Abraham, a cable car ride that takes you to breathtaking viewpoints, is a popular destination for panoramic vistas over the deep limestone gorge.

Enjoy a family day out at Gulliver’s Kingdom, learn about local history at the Peak District Mining Museum and the Crich Stand Sherwood Foresters Regiment Memorial or enjoy a picnic and wander around the beautiful Hall Leys Park.

Escape to Midway Cottage and explore this quintessentially beautiful part of Derbyshire.

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

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About the location


Matlock 5 miles

The village of Whatstandwell sits beside the River Derwent, located close to its better known neighbours of Cromford, Matlock, Matlock Bath and the popular village of Crich. The area, located in the Peak District National Park, is full of history, with the National Tramway Museum a particular favourite amongst visitors to the area. Matlock, just a few miles away, offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom. Magnificent views of the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car that takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family with its show caves, nature trail, water gardens and owl maze. The nearby High Peak Cycle Trail provides a wonderful experience while further to the north the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Park, Haddon Hall and Carsington Water are not to be missed!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas