In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

Don't miss outENDING SOON! Save up to 20% on August 2022 holidays in our Summer Sale

6 people have recently viewed Woodlands

1 of 40 View Larger Image
  • Woodlands - Peak District - 1077976 - photo 1


Darley Dale, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1077976)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 StevenJul 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 RichardJul 2022

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

    Reviewed by DerekJul 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 JesseJul 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 SimonMay 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 EricMay 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 RosemaryApr 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 VictoriaMar 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 KathleenMar 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 NicolaJan 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 RebeccaDec 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 BrendaNov 2021

  • "The comfort ad convenience of home from home"

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 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 NicoleOct 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 AnthonyOct 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 QasimSep 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 KeithSep 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 NickiSep 2021

Show more


  • 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
  • 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.

View on map

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.

Region Information

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