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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Woodlands is a lovely modern cottage finished to a very high standard and well equipped."

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "This lovely holiday property is everything we could wish for."

    Clean, comfortable, quiet, well presented and very well equipped. The owner's have thought of everything. We can find no faults. We have stayed twice before and will be returning next year. Darley Dale is a good base for mountain biking and walking with a couple of nice pubs within walking distance. You can easily walk to Matlock and Rowsley using the path that runs along the railway track. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Mar 2024

  • "This property is absolutely beautiful, we stayed over New Year."

    Beautifully present, comfy bed, we couldn't have wished for anything more. Our host left us homemade cake and prosecco, such a thoughtful touch, thank you so much. We will be back. Frances

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another comfy week at the woodlands."

    Plus the treats are always delightful. Impeccably clean ,with everything you could need provided. Christmas decorations were lovely. Andy &Anne

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "After a long drive in heavy traffic it was so lovely to see the welcome pack of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and dare I say the most delicious cake in the history of cakes."

    We have two young kids so the night lights around the cottage were such a blessing. The cottage itself looks recently renovated, clean, tidy and spacious. The garden has a lovely seating area and on cooler days it was good to sit in the conservatory. The neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful. There is a small shop and a pub serving food within walking distance. Our kids enjoyed feeding the fish in the garden pond. There is plenty to do in the locality of the cottage. We only spent one week there but there is enough to do for a two week stay.. The owners responded quickly to any contact from us and even kindly made a suggestion for a family day out for us. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Deane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden in a very quiet location but with all the local amenities, even two pubs within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Woodlands."

    Very clean,was made very welcome,couldn't have ask for more,loved feeding fish in garden,lovely location

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Woodlands is a stunning property with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday."

    It is beautifully presented and the owner made us so welcome, with a lovely welcome basket and delicious cake. The bungalow is immaculately clean, we immediately felt relaxed and at home. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful bungalow in a fantastic location."

    We searched for a long time to get a 2+ bedroom property with 2 bathrooms with one of the bedrooms on ground floor so for us this was perfection. Lovely sized rooms, beautiful large kitchen and all so tastefully decorated. Different places to sit outside was a treat and we made full use of them all. There was a welcome hamper too with wine and a lovely homemade cake which was delicious. We felt so at home the moment we walked in, thank you Harriet.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just as good as the first visit last year."

    This holiday home is excellent in every way, all you will need for a realaxing week supported by a friendly, polite and respectful owner.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable accommodation with all relevant facilities."

    Lovely owners although we did not get to meet them but exchanged messages while there and very helpful couple . On the whole we had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Krishnan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful and well equipped cottage ."

    Clean and well maintained. The garden was lovely with the spring flowers out, pity the weather wasn't good enough for us to enjoy it. Harriet the owner left lots of treats which were enjoyed by all. Plus she was very helpful dropping by with a new toaster when we reported the previous one was faulty, and returning our granddaughters lost toy too. Lots of interesting things to do in the area for all age groups. A very enjoyable stay would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, and in a great location for exploring and hiking in the Peak District."

    Less than an hour's drive from Alton Towers too. Lovely welcome basket on arrival (with delicious homemade buns!). Would have loved another week.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage in the kitchen everything you could need for cooking (we did not cook much) ."

    Beds were very comfortable nice lounge although my husband could not sit on suite as very low as with 2 new knees, spacious and in a perfect central place for visiting all the Peak District. The cake and wine was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Woodlands is a fantastic property to holiday in, being extremely clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable and very well equipped."

    We found it a perfect base for a mountain biking holiday with some nice pubs within walking distance and many walks all from the door. It was lovely to be able to feed the fish too. We are hoping to return around the same time next year. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely property, with space for us all to spread out - we visited with our children (8 and 10) and in laws."

    Well equipped, with everything you might want - including spare blankets for the beds and even a puzzle board and temporary table! The welcome pack and homemade cake were a delicious extra, and the owner's communication was great - kept in touch on Whatsapp to make sure everything was OK and to remind us about bin day. First class service, thank you!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at woodlands and although the weather was cold which you expect it to be at this of year woodlands kept us nice and comfy."

    There was nothing you needed because woodlands catered for everything. Even the Chinese restaurant around the corner was acceptable.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "A brilliant property in a great location."

    Very clean and tidy. Great communication with owner. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Harvinder5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property which had everything you could need for a home from home."

    The place was spotless and for 5 mums who are used to spending our weekends doing housework it was an absolute treat to stay somewhere like this. The home-made cake and bottle of wine left for us was a lovely touch that was appreciated. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property as a place to stay. If there was one downside it would be trying to find somewhere local for an evening meal as everyone seemed to stop serving after 5pm or else they ran out of food. However, with a chippy at the bottom of the road we managed to avoid having to cook for ourselves and the fish and chips were very nice! We had a great weekend visiting Chatsworth for the Xmas markets/tour of the house and having Woodlands as our base was a joy. 5 star stay.

    Reviewed by Su5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very clean and tastefully presented cottage."

    Lots of thoughtful extras provided and a very well equipped kitchen.... if you were keen to cook! Great area for visiting attractive bustling towns and historic buildings or country parks. Large selection of good eating places in the area to suit all pockets.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Well equipped kitchen, everything considered to make it a home from home, even down to mirror and accessible plug on dressing table, which is often missing in some places. Just a note, the info said we had to take own tea towels, so we did, but the owner provided them. So a little confusion there.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellently extended, furnished and equipped property."

    Owner was an absolute delight to talk with.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a comfortable and well equipped house in a lovely setting with many walks from the house."

    We had a sunny early autumn week and were able to make use of the garden every day. The wrap around garden with different seating areas meant we could get the sun from first thing until sunset. The location meant we were close to many market towns and Chatsworth Estate and lovely villages in a short drive. A cottage we are happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Well suited for my husband who has disability problems. The garden was lovely and our grandchildren enjoyed “fish feeding days” . Harriet was very attentive to all details and it was lovely to be greeted with wine and homemade cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Dilys5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful, comfortable and clean property in a quiet location."

    A fabulous welcome cake, milk and wine. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage for our weeks stay."

    Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in the Peak District. Plenty of room and clean with everything you could wish for being in the property.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a great cottage to stay in, with great facilities and many thoughtful touches."

    The only downside was that the conservatory and porch get very hot even after we arrived (the day after 39C heatwave), with weather outside of 24C / cloudy - also, the bay windows in kitchen and sitting room are non-opening apart from two small windows at the top, so they took a long time to cool down. The kitchen remained at about 28C for some time after arrival - even after opening windows when arriving. The sitting room was also very hot on that day - we had to have a fan there in the evening. Other days, when it was 18-23C outside, and not sunny, were fine indoors. Making it easy to shade roof as well as windows of conservatory would help, as would having windows that open fully in kitchen and sitting room. Turning off or removing the wine cooler and freezer in porch may also help.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2022

  • "In hot weather quite uncomfortable in the dorma bedrooms"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property - it shows obvious care and thought out into many “little” things around the house."

    Very well equipped - would stay again. Lovely town!

    Reviewed by Jesse5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at Woodlands with our two kids plus grannie, it was a great location for driving out into the Peak District for walks and attractions (v close to Chatsworth)."

    The house was lovely and clean, in a quiet neighbourhood, with a nice garden and very well equipped kitchen. We also were provided with a stairgate, high chair and cot which saved space in the car. Thanks very much for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "This was our first self-catering holiday for a few years and we were both very impressed indeed with the standard of the accommodation and all the facilities at the 'Woodlands'."

    The house is located in a quiet, residential well wooded area of Darley Dale which is conveniently situated between Matlock and Bakewell. The house is excellently furnished and every imaginable item you may need on a week's holiday will be found here. There is attention to detail and the ornaments and modern furnishings add to the overall pleasant ambience of the stay. There is a plenty of outdoor space for sitting / relaxing and if the weather is blowing a little cooler the conservatory allows you to sample the same experience. The owner kindly provided a welcome pack and there were books, games, tourist information leaflets and instructions on how to work the numerous electrical devices. I rarely give 5 stars for all aspects in a review, but this house deserves it! Thanks again, Harriet for a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2022

  • "The Woodlands was clean and warm and had everything we needed for our stay."

    Great location with lots to do on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property in an excellent location which can be enjoyed any time of the year, in the winter relaxing in the cosy living room or conservatory, or in the summer when you can sit in the pretty garden."

    We experienced all seasons in our week at the end of.March, sitting in the garden at the beginning of the week watching the blue tits nesting in the nesting box and waking up to snow at the end of the week. The property was ideal for my elderly parents as it offered downstairs bedrooms and a wet room.We had a very enjoyable stay from the moment we entered the property with the lovely welcome basket with homemade cake to the moment we left. We will definitely be back and would recommend the property to our friends.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2022

  • "Woodlands was the perfect holiday accommodation."

    The facilities/cleanliness were 100% and situated within easy reach of the National Park and Derbyshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, its the best holiday cottave we have ever stayed in."

    Its so well equipped, beautifully decorated and furnished. The beds where just perfect and so comfy, we had a good night's sleep every night. Great quality towels and bedding, lovely shower room and fabulous bath. I really can't find fault with this cottage its made our two week holiday stress free. Its also in a great location with great views and easy links to most places in the Peak District. We will make this a yearly stay for family and friends

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2022

  • "My daughter and her friends had a great time at woodlands, when we dropped ..."

    My daughter and her friends had a great time at woodlands, when we dropped them off it was so nice to see the Christmas tree and everything all lit up, such a beautiful house, Good communication with the owner, She will help you with anything you need to know straight away, We will be recommending and will stay again

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was perfect for us."

    Everywhere was well decorated and clean. It was lovely and warm and welcoming with the home made cake and a bottle of wine! A short drive to Chatsworth, which was the aim of our visit but lovely walks nearby. We recommend this place highly.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2021

  • "The comfort ad convenience of home from home"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Woodlands."

    It felt like a home from home as soon as we arrived. The property is well maintained, modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It is even better than the pictures suggest. Harriet is a wonderful host and was always on hand with any questions we had. There were lots of little touches from welcome pack to baby towels for our stay. All in all, we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Oct 2021

  • "Greatly exceeded our expectations - one of the best rental properties we have ever stayed in!"

    Very helpful and friendly owners. Would have no hesitation in recommending it. Hope to visit the property again - lovely area.

    Reviewed by Richards5.0Oct 2021

  • "Definitely will be recommending staying at the Woodlands for any visiting the peak district."

    Great location, spacious, very clean & cosy, great jigsaws, great kitchen and amazing fireplace. Thank you for the basket of goodies including the recommendations!

    Reviewed by Qasim5.0Sep 2021

  • "I Love booking with Sykes, as I know it's always going to be a good holiday."

    And this time at Woodlands was definitely the BEST OF THE BEST. We have stayed in cottages from Scotland down to Devon plus North wales and Woodlands exceded all our expectations. Everything you need for a great holiday in a very well equipped and buitiful Bungalow. I will definitely go back and will look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful property well presented."

    Owner checked with us shortly after arrival and left a lovely welcome pack. Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Sep 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor bunk room
  • Bathroom with free standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, bidet and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Electric heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, gas burner, proving drawer, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, additional roadside parking available
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Shed with bike storage
  • Rear lawn and patio garden with seating area, swing seat and koi carp pond
  • Front terrace with lawn and seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile.Visit the Matlock Bath Illumination from 11th September to 30th October
  • Note: If you are book a short break (less than 7 days) booking over Winter then check in time is from 5pm

The property

Resting in the stunning town of Darley Dale is this wonderful dormer bungalow, Woodlands.

Sleeping up to six guests, this wheelchair friendly property is a great setting for a family trip to this scenic part of Derbyshire, within easy reach of the Peak District National Park.

The property boasts off-road parking before you enter into a spacious hallway, to your left is the kitchen/diner which is well-equipped for the dedicated chef to rustle up an evening meal and all guests to enjoy around the dining table.

Adjoining to this, there is a utility room with handy washing machine, which leads to a conservatory with further seating.

Moving back through the hallway, there is a cosy sitting room with a gas fire and a large bay window which offers views of the garden.

The ground-floor also consists of a wheelchair-friendly wet room, a bunk room and a double bedroom.

Climbing upstairs there is a king-size bedroom with Velux windows offering views of the peaks, and a bathroom.

Outside there is gardens surrounding three sides of the property, with lawn space and patio space with furniture so you can enjoy some al fresco dining, there is also a fenced off koi carp pond and a shed for bike storage.

Just a short walk away you can enjoy an evening out in one of the pubs, or grab any essentials you need from the local shop, as well as the Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure Centre offering a wide range of exciting activities, including abseiling and canoeing.

Take a short drive into Matlock, which is home to the popular Gulliver's Kingdom, as well as the scenic cable cart ride over the Heights of Abraham, the Peak Rail vintage steam train rides and the historical Pic Tor War Memorial.

Heading into the Peak District, you can admire the incredible scenery and enjoy a day in Bakewell which has a historic arched stone bridge over the River Wye, museums and art galleries, a range of shops, bars and eateries, and a golf club.

Also nearby, you can visit Chatsworth House which is a stunning stately home with an art collection, a playground and farmyard.

For a picturesque trip to this part of Derbyshire, choose Woodlands.

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

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About the location


Matlock 2 miles; Bakewell 5 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles

A picturesque town situated just outside of the stunning Peak District National Park, Darley Dale won the 2003 'Britain in Bloom' award in the Large Village category. It is surrounded by natural beauty, the town is also rich in history and culture with the Arts Festival and the Festival of Transport to discover. The Darwin Forest Country Park comes nearby should you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or enjoy a picnic in the warmer months. Head into the wonderful Peak District National Park for incredible scenery or the charming market towns, Bakewell comes just 5 miles away and is a great day out with its fine selection of amenities. The spa town of Matlock is also worth a visit with the historic Matlock Bath offering much for tourists including Gulliver's Kingdom for those of you young at heart. There are also a number of bustling cities nearby which are worth a look, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby are all within easy reach.

Visit the Matlock Bath Illumination from 11th September to 30th October.
Note: If you are book a short break (less than 7 days) booking over Winter then check in time is from 5pm

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter