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Milford Cottage

(Ref. 1022113)

Milford near Duffield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • friendly (7)
  • club (7)
  • social (7)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage itself was quaint and comfortable."

    When we arrived at 3pm on December 22nd we couldn't work out where the published parking for 2 cars was. We went into the Social Club where we found out it was in an alley where they put their empty metal containers. We went into the cottage and it was freezing in there. No heating had been turned on and no instructions how to use it or appliances, necessary if you are from another country. I called the number in the book but just got static, and then the phone was hung up. We found the controller, but it didn't work. Again, we went into the club where a customer came upstairs, thought the batteries were dead, and got some from his van. Then problem solved, heating worked. The stairs were very not very people friendly. Should have had another handrail on the other side. Dangerous if young children are staying there. The day before we were leaving, when we got back to the cottage in the evening, we found a car in our parking place and no other space available. When we went into the club, we were told the 2 parking spaces listed for Milford Cottage were actually to be shared with another one. Luckily, one of the customers was leaving the club, so we were told we could take his spot. Lastly, we couldn't lock the lock box, so we called the number again and said we were leaving the key on the dining table and the door open.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and the beds were very good & comfortable."

    Decorated nice. One morning the hot water system was not working, however this was promptly repaired. The living room was dark and had no daylight and very loud due to social club connected to the house. The kitchen tap was constantly running. Not one clothes hanger in the house. They were delivered one day before departure. The alley way to the cottage wasn‘t inviting and neither the chairs next to entrance of house. We had trouble opening the code box for the key and couldn‘t close it again. Actually a nice cottage if only small things items could have been attended to.

    Thanks for your review Constance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Constance3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is tastefully decorated and was lovely and warm on arrival."

    The 2 double bedrooms are very generous in space with comfy beds. The larger bedroom has a smaller bedroom coming off it that contains bunk beds, fine for children. The cottage was very clean with all amenities that you would need in the kitchen. The dining table is quite small but we were fine eating on our laps. The cottage is owned and run by a community social club which is a lovely addition to the property. The staff there were super friendly and invited us to attend their New Year’s Eve gathering with live music. Our teenage children were very happy as there is a full size pool and snooker table and a dartboard plus it is dog friendly. The area is lovely, plenty of walks including one alongside a golf course accessible just 5 mins walk up the road. We highly recommend the Palfrey restaurant and the Ice Cream cafe, both a 6 min walk away. Highly recommend this property and would return.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback Sam, we're glad you enjoyed your Christmas break. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely Cosy Cottage really enjoyed our stay ideally situated for visiting peak district, derby etc, Local community social club next door Pub/bar just a few mins walk down the road Kitchen well equipped bedrooms lovely heating was spot on November weather so cold and wet!"

    Just be aware if you have dogs there is no outside space however there is a area behind the pub across main road to walk the dogs and lots of walks just 5 mins drive away . We are back for Christmas!

    Thankyou for your kind feedback Karen, we're glad you enjoyed your break. See you in December :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying here."

    As a family of four we found the location of the cottage to be excellent. During our stay we were able to visit many tourist attractions all within a reasonable distance from the cottage. The cottage itself was well equipped and perfect for a family staycation.

    Thanks for the lovely review Sarah, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cute cottage."

    Done up well inside. Wasn’t informed of the code to the key safe, had to keep ringing up for them to contact the owner which was given to us after we had arrived. Property states it is dog friendly and has an outside seating area. This is one chair outside the front door. Which was not ideal for a dog to stay in, as I really struggled to find any grass around for them to go to the toilet. Also states it has private parking for 2 cars which it doesn’t.

    Thankyou for your feedback Danielle, sorry you had trouble receiving the text with the key code details although I personally sent them myself so I will make sure to follow up in future if no reply is received. The parking space for two cars is located behind the club as stated on our listing. Glad you liked our cottage, hope you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle3.8May 2022

  • "We loved the cottage ."

    So cosy and everything we needed for our short stay. It’s very peaceful. Beautiful area. Would definitely recommend it.

    Thankyou for the lovely feedback Iona, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iona5.0Apr 2022

  • "My husband and I had booked a long weekend with our dog, and we loved staying at Milford Cottage."

    The neighbours were friendly and welcoming, and gave us good advice on pubs to eat in that were dog friendly. The area was great for walking and there were good countryside walks from the cottage. It was my birthday and the owners very kindly left me a present for when we arrived. All in all, a great place.

    Thankyou for your kind review Katherine, glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great birthday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous stay for 2wks in August 2021."

    Social club very quiet in the cottage even though attached. Super friendly and welcoming to the village. Lots to do for all ages.

    Thankyou for the great review Sharon. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Super location."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Spotlessly clean. The Strutt Arms pub just opposite serves excellent food and is ‘dog friendly’. Would definitely recommend. Make sure to use the dedicated parking spots at the back of the social club - don’t park along the road.

    Pleased to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay Natalie. Thankyou for the kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Sitting room very small and not too practical but overall cottage was great for what we wanted it for. Social Club next door was excellent but the fact one of the doors accesses the club a little concern. Overall, really nice stay and made very welcome. Would recommend the Strutt Arms.

    Thanks for the kind review Mark, we're glad you felt welcomed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jul 2021

  • "The place is nice, but there are no windows in the living room, so that's not amazing."

    Felt very small Plus the room where the bunk beds are is very stuffy. The pictures make the place look bigger

    Reviewed by Arun2.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with extra attention to ensuring guests have a lovely stressfree stay Beautiful walks directly from your door."

    Thankyou for your kind review Fiona. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful and very comfortable cottage in a lovely village."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. will be booking another break here later in the year

    Thankyou for your nice review Glyn. We look forward to seeing you back later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautifully, stylishly designed interior with lots of space and very well equipped."

    Excellent quality and fresh- a lovely place to stay. Some thoughts for the owners might be to think about a bathroom splash back and 6 Dining chairs in the kitchen Not 4. Some clothes hooks in bedrooms would be great. We'd give in 4.5 out of 5- we really liked it. Thank you.

    Thankyou for your kind review Suzanne, we have taken these pointers on board and added them into the cottage. Glad you liked your stay-thankyou Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk room accessed via the king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove effect fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Outdoor space with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.3 miles, pub attached to property (Milford Social Club)
  • Note: Milford Social Club has live music and events on Fridays and Saturdays.

The property

Duffield 1.4 miles.

Within the small village of Milford in the county of Derbyshire, lies this delightful end-terrace stone cottage, full of character and original features, it makes a quaint and homely base for a family.

Attached to the now revived Milford Social Club, you are in the centre of the action, just a few steps away from a refreshing drink after a day of walks in the Peaks, or watching live music on a Friday or Saturday night.

Enter this lovely cottage and hang your coat up in the spacious hallway and be greeted by the charming kitchen/diner where a pleasant evening can be spent preparing a hearty feast for the family underneath the exposed rustic beams on the ceiling.

Opposite the original brick fireplace is the dining table, perfect for gathering around to eat while sharing your favourite moments of the day.

A balanced contrast of modern appliances with older rustic features makes for a welcoming atmosphere, continued into the sitting room through the traditional wooden door.

Settle into the sofas and armchairs, turn on the electric woodburning stove effect fire for some extra warmth and enjoy a family game of charades with a glass of wine or two for some fantastic family holiday fun!

When it's time for sleep, head up the stairs hidden behind quirky wooden doors leading from the kitchen/diner, choose from three bedrooms on this first floor; a double or a king-size which leads to a bunk room, an ideal setup for families.

The bathroom lies on the first floor providing a bright and airy spot to freshen up and prepare for another joyful day.

Take a seat in the outdoor space in the summer months and enjoy a morning coffee as you wake up with the rest of the village before beginning to explore the surrounding area.

Milford Cottage is a delightful and unique cottage placing you in the centre of a quaint Derbyshire village, perfect for exploring the Derwent Valley.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1113624, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Milford Apartments

The Milford Apartments consist of a cottage and a second-floor apartment both of which are wonderfully-presented and lie in the quaint village of Milford. Both properties provide contemporary appliances and sleek décor while maintaining charming character features such as exposed wooden beams, stone walls and feature fireplaces; the cottage welcomes two well behaved pets and the apartment provides an idyllic base for a romantic retreat. The holiday homes back onto the Milford Social Club which houses live music and events on both Fridays and Saturdays and lie paces away from The New Inn which serves delicious pub fare; a fabulous place to treat your loved ones to a special meal. Milford affords access to the 'Milford Walk' a route of around 6-miles that begins in the village and takes you on a sight-seeing tour up the Derwent Valley before descending into Belper; with wonderful views of the village found from the top of Sunny Hill near the end of the walk. Take a drive up to the Peak District for some more wonderful landscapes and walking routes that you and your canine companion can enjoy or find other attractions closer to home, like Kedleston Hall, a neoclassical mansion within huge parkland open to the public. Or there is Duffield Castle which is run by the National Trust, here you can delve into local history; continue brushing up on your historical knowledge in Derby by visiting Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Museum of Making, Pickford House and The Enoch Stone. The city is also home to a myriad of bars and pubs including The Hideout, City Bar and Noah's Ark where you can enjoy a more varied and vibrant nightlife. Nottingham and Leicester are also within driving distance and are home to a wealth of other attractions. The Milford Apartments are ideally located for guests looking to explore the Peak District National Park and its surrounding towns and cities.

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About the location


Matlock 14 miles; Ashbourne 18 miles.

The upmarket village of Duffield is set just south of Belper and is home to some fantastic attractions and a number of pubs and restaurants. Visit the remains of Duffield Castle, play a round at Chevin Golf Club or explore one of the numerous walks in the area. Nearby Belper 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 you'll find it to be a spirited and bustling town, with attractions including the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Just 14 miles away, the popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, are set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent. The Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a whole host of other exciting attractions.

Please note: Pets are not allowed on furniture or upstairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas