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Toad Cottage

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Two Dales, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent 28 nights here after selling our house and being unable to rent one."

    Booked for 2 weeks then added another two weeks. Absolutely fabulous, like a home from home! Absolutely everything you needed, super clean, comfy. The pictures don’t do it justice. We would 100% stay here again. Stunning cottage, beautiful area, lovely owners even asked if they would like to drop off more bedding and towels. Lovely welcome pack and even snacks for the dog! Didn’t want to leave. Loved it!!!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2023

  • "R second stay at toad cottage."

    A great cottage. Brilliant beds and pillows.Great location. 4 good walks on your door step. Will be back soon. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Craig3.8Nov 2023

  • "We very much appreciated the welcome pack, was a lovely surprise when we first arrived."

    Found the facilities adequate, sufficient cutlery & crockery. Lounge spacious and comfortable. Plentity of space to move around the accommodation. Please could have done with another large shower towel. (only one was supplied) The downstairs shower needs a good clean and some mold cleaned off the tiles around the bottom - but overal very pleased with our stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Oct 2023

  • "Perfect cottage , very clean , well equipped had every thing you could need and many extras you would not expect ."

    Nice welcoming pack , easy parking . Good dog walk nearby . Much loved cottage . Recommended

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack …."

    Own parking space … clean and well equipped … comfortable bed … good shower ….. plenty of space . Quirky .. great to get out and about from ..all in all a lovely stay… thank you so much.Bev Francis Roman and delta

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very convenient location for visiting Peak District areas of interest."

    We had a comfortable and enjoyable stay in this well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very peaceful and comfortable location ideal local amenities and country walks."

    Looking forward to our next stay which will be longer.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well maintained."

    Nice touch of welcome pack including dog treats. Walk from the cottage Easy to reach Matlock and Bakewell as well as the lovely Linacre reservoir which has a great walk round followed by good food at the Peacock at Cutthorpe. Pub in Two Dales does not serve food but good for drinks in the evening

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,very comfortable and well situated for places to visit and walk."

    Electric shower in en-suite bathroom had no electrical power.This fault seems to have been outstanding for a year given recent reviews. More information regarding appliances and recycling would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "Good size cottage, plenty of space for us 4 adults and a puppy, well equipped kitchen with everything you need for cooking, drinking etc, perfect location to explore, thanks for making us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by Corrina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Three university friends having a reunion in the Peak District had a lovely stay at Toad Cottage."

    There was enough room for us and two dogs, nicely spaced across this unusual little cottage. A lovely little walk just outside the door provided doggy "bedtime" ablutions. Co-op and Canton Cuisine provided human reparations. We visited Bakewell, the Monsal Trail, the Heights of Abraham, the village of Eyam and its Tudor Hall and Arkwright's Mill at Cromford. Could have stayed another week and still nor have seen everything this little corner of the Peaks had to offer.

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Apr 2023

  • "So much to see and do."

    Bakewell is such a lovely town. Chatsworth house is amazing. We had a great stay it was very comfortable everything was fab but both showers can’t run at the same time as the pressure can’t cope but that was the only snag! It’s a gem local pub was great to.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very enjoyable few days in Toad Cottage."

    We would definitely consider re-booking. Great to have the two bathrooms with two teenagers! The whole cottage was well equipped throughout and lovely touch with the welcome basket including dog treats. Very impressed!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Great welcome pack. Great location. Great walks from your door step. If any faults cannot use both showers at same time. Upstairs bathroom could do with updating. But had a great stay. And will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Feb 2023

  • "We have stayed at Toad Cottage twice with our two dogs and have had a brilliant holiday both times."

    It’s a great location and the house had everything we needed. It’s very cosy and we really enjoyed the board games and puzzles on offer. We have visited Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Matlock Bath, Eyam, Perevil Castle and the caves in Castleton. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs and restaurants nearby, such as The Gate Inn, Grouse & Claret and The Rising Sun Middleton. We are looking forward to another holiday at Toad Cottage.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nice cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    We even saw a toad trying to get in the front door! Plenty of areas to go for walks both short and long. A shame that the closest pub only does food on a Thursday (fresh pizza), but hotel on the A6 was an easy walk and had a good menu.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for two couples."

    Both bedrooms had their own bathrooms. Kitchen and sitting room were great. Excellent value for money

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Awesome cottage, awesome area and so relaxing."

    Loved every part of our holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous stay at Toad Cottage."

    Great location and cottage was beautiful. Only the smallest of criticism is that the front door key was very difficult to remove from the lock. When we first got there I had visions of not being able to leave the cottage because the key wouldn’t budge. It was very fiddly but we eventually conquered it.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2022

  • "It would have been nice to have a shelf in the downstairs bathroom for toiletries."

    Putting them on the shelf by the toilet seemed a bit unhygienic.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this fab quiet cottage."

    The welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The beds were comfy and we felt relaxed in the upstairs lounge. Great location for dog walking. Loved Bakewell town. Just wish the local pub did better food - but there are other pubs within 15 minutes walk. Locals were all lovely and welcoming. We will be back soon I'm sure.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely immaculate !"

    Really spacious. Very well equipped and loved the Bakewell tart in the welcome pack . Even milk for us in the fridge . Very thoughtful and hope to visit again . Slept incredibly well as so peaceful .

    Reviewed by Henrietta5.0Apr 2022

  • "Toad Cottage was absolutely lovely."

    We needn't have bothered bringing half the things we did - just about everything we needed was already there, and the hamper was very welcome!

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday."

    The property was lovely and had everything we needed. It was in a stunning area and so friendly.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2022

  • "The location was excellent but I don’t feel it is suitable for dogs, due to the low wall which my dogs could jump over."

    There was nowhere the dogs could go to the toilet as they only go on grass and the only bit of grass was on the road! The upstairs shower had no power and the washing machine was very smelly. Shame really as the layout was great and kitchen had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Mar 2022

  • "Loved Toad Cottage."

    Warm, comfortable and everything I needed. Maybe a better quilt, I was a bit cold on a few nights. Take a throw. Lovely views, perfect location for walking and leaving the car parked up but also central for sightseeing. Great for dogs too. Go and enjoy

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent, we arrived to a lovely selection of welcome goodies, Really can’t think of any negatives with the cottage."

    I would say more suitable for two couples or a couple with older children as the ground floor bedroom is well away from main bedroom if someone has young children. Would definitely consider going back loads of walks and several good pubs well within walking distances.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfortable home from home."

    Great location and loved the bakewell tart in the hamper provided by the owners.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in this cottage and the local area, welcomed with a surprise bundle for our first day, Oscar loved his doggy treats as well."

    The cottage was easy to find and really well maintained, we felt right at home. Lots to do in the local area both walking from the cottage or a small drive away, even though it was January so some things were not open we found plenty to do with our dog. There is a great coop within walking distance as well as a post office and cafe's. Matlock and Matlock bath are on the door step with lots to walk round and see, and we also adventured up to Buxton, Solomans Peak and the main town area where we lost a whole day exploring. Will be looking to book again, not too far from home but lots to explore

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed at the end of November 2021."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations. We were expecting it to be good, but in fact we were delighted, my wife especially. It was bigger than we expected for a cottage (they can be quite small) and it was very well furnished. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery and there were small touches all over. There was a small basket of essentials (bread, milk, cake) on arrival. TV was good quality and was Freesat. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week. We would have no hesitation in returning. I would recommend .

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, in a brilliant location."

    Owner had thought of everything and even packaged up all towels and shared items so you know they are clean and safe to use. Lots of stairs/steps but no issues for us. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was brilliantly equipped and close to many places went to visit (Bakewell, Heights of Abraham, the 9 ladies, Buxton etc) ."

    Very spacious and sound didn't seem to travel from one room to another. There was enough parking and lovely outside space. The closed patio was a wonderful safe area for our dog, no stress involved at all for her needs. Thank you for a relaxing time away, as the place was set up beautifully we could all enjoy time together. I fully recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Sofia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage with all the facilities that you would require."

    Nice quiet location but close to all the major tourist spots of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2021

  • "Toad Cottage was a lovely place."

    Superb location and great accomodation. A bit light on cooking dishes and no large frying pan but that always seems to be the case, just different things for different people. The cottage was left with lots of nice little extras which just made it feel like home as soon as we arrived. Definitely would recommend , very happy.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Sep 2021

  • "It wasn’t made clear on the parking as two couples went with two car’s we ..."

    It wasn’t made clear on the parking as two couples went with two car’s we actually parked one car at the back of the property next to the road not really knowing if it belonged to the property as the main road was fairly narrow

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Very nicely decorated with everything you could possibly need. Thank you Claire and Yvonne for the lovely basket of goodies .

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "Toad cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It was central to shops, pubs and restaurants and easy to reach all tourist attractions. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage plenty of extras, loved every second of our stay there."

    Would definitely return The Plough pub was also very good, lovely people very friendly

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Owners have thought of the little things that make a difference (well equipped kitchen, plenty of coat hangers and a welcome basket of goodies). Would benefit from a Kingsize bed in the master bedroom and a BBQ.

    Reviewed by Christa4.4May 2021

  • "It was lovely to receive a very thoughtful welcome pack that included our furry friend."

    It was wonderful to be able to come back after a day out walking in the rain, to a warm cosy house and in particular, to be able to get everything clean and dry ready for the next day. Thank you

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Really appreciated the welcome package and dog treats for our four-legged friend. Loved the squeeze stile leading straight into a footpath at the end of the Yard so we could walk the dog. Easy to reach Matlock and a shop and pub within walking distance. Would love to return but might need a lesson on the bin system!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were greeted with a lovely welcome hamper with not only treats for us humans but also our doggies."

    Claire and Yvonne had thought of everything that you might need or forgotten to bring with you. Toad cottage was very clean, comfortable and we as a family loved our stay and will defo come back when we holiday in the Peak District again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay and really looking forward to returning in the near future."

    Beautiful cottage with everything we needed and more with lots of lovely touches such as the welcome hamper. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lots of extra touches and super confidence in cleanliness"

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-sized bed with en-suite bathroom with bath, over shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.Cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed front garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.9 miles, pub within 0.3 miles
  • Note, There is a step down to the ground floor bedroom from the hall and a step up from the hall to the kitchen/dining area

The property

Toad Cottage is a quaint reverse-level brick cottage found in the serene village of Two Dales, nestled between several charming country cottages.

This dog friendly dwelling is the perfect base for a small family or couples looking to explore the surrounding Derbyshire countryside, in close distance to the Peak District National Park.

The ground floor is fitted with attractive black stone flooring, and traditional oak beams are featured in nearly all rooms throughout, in-keeping with the country-style character.

Rustle up a tasty meal in the kitchen/diner, equipped with all the essential amenities needed for a self-catered stay, alongside the lovely dining area to enjoy your delicious meals on.

Feel refreshed in the ground-floor shower room, adorned with sleek white tiles and a welcoming heated towel rail to keep you cosy after a shower.

The twin bedroom is found on the ground floor, great for children to rest their heads after a busy day, decorated with attractive blue tones.

Make your way upstairs to settle down in the spacious sitting room, a stunning bright room featuring deluxe chocolate leather seating, wicker decor and a TV to keep you entertained on a snug evening inside.

The master double bedroom rests just behind the living space, with specks of aqua tones dotted around, a handy walk-in wardrobe, and a lavish en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail, where you can soak in a soothing bubble bath.

Enjoy a cup of tea in the glorious sunshine on the enclosed front yard section, there's also an outdoor stone staircase leading up to a second entrance to the first-floor sitting room.

Stroll down the charming village lanes, finding several traditional pubs and convenience stores where you can pick up all your necessities and treats during your stay, with the neighbouring village of Darley Dale also boasting a restaurant, supermarket, Post Office, butchers, and garden centre.

Explore the beautiful market town of Matlock, take an afternoon stroll along the stunning River Derwent, visit the Heights of Abraham where you can travel on a cable car, find fossils, or go on a cavern tour.

Find adventure at Gulliver's Kingdom, a fantastic day out where children can seek thrills on theme park rides and rollercoasters.

You can also take a trip over to the scenic town of Bakewell, home to attractions including the Monsal Trail, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House, and Thornbridge Hall Gardens.

You can't miss out on a visit to the Peak District National Park, an ideal location for outdoor adventure such as walking, cycling, horse riding, and plenty of picturesque trails.

Enjoy a peaceful break away from reality in Toad Cottage, a fabulous base for exploring the Peak District.

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About the location


Matlock 2 miles; Bakewell 6 miles

This delightful Derbyshire village sits peacefully in between the Hill and Sydnope Dales - hence its name. Two Dales, neighbouring the town of Darley Dale, is a small yet well-stocked village which provides The Plough Inn pub serving food, a supermarket, a Post Office, garden centre and a butchers to name a few of its quaint amenities. From here you can walk into the awe-inspiring Peak District National Park, you will discover incredibly beautiful countryside, rivers and lakes as well as charming towns and villages and the stately homes of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House. The market town of Bakewell is easily accessible and boasts a fine selection of shops and eateries, closer by is the attractive spa town of Matlock, both of these make for delightful days out. With much going on in the surrounding area, Two Dales is a wonderful place to base your holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas