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Cuckoo Nest

(Ref. 1113330)

Ashover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • stay (8)
  • views (6)
  • great (5)
  • clean (4)
  • location (4)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a lovely cottage."

    We were really happy with our stay. It was clean, great view, great location, good recommendations and really friendly and accommodating hosts. We would stay again if in the area. Thank you!

    Hi thanks so much for your feedback hopefully see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice play to stay - clean, beautiful and very friendly Owner"

    thanks so much for your feedback, hopefully we will welcome you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Devarshi5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at cuckoo nest."

    Having lovely weather enhanced a relay few days. Thanks

    Reviewed by Mandy3.8Sep 2023

  • "As in previous reviews the location and views from the property are very good, also the property itself is nice, however my concerns are the lack of Facilities and the price for the property."

    For just a few £££'s more I could have had a detached 2/3 Bedroomed House/Cottage, whereas this property is Very Small, not sure how you would fit in a Cot as well? Facility wise it is a bit sparse. If you plan to Fry some food forget it as there is no extraction available, so I'd avoid that, also there is no Micro-Wave, which is strange these days. If you plan to stay for a week then be aware that there are no storage facilities for clothes or even for food, although you will probably be eating out? The Hot water for pot washing only last a couple of minutes before it goes cold. To watch TV you have to keep removing the ladder out of the way. The bedroom doesn't fit my description of a bedroom, it is basically a mattress on a loft floor, no cupboards or drawers or mirrors also very little headroom, about 2', so it's a "crawl" to get in and out of bed. The upper "bedroom" is not suitable for anyone that might have disabilities etc. due to having to climb a ladder to access the mattress. The lighting is very bright, so a Table Lamp would be helpful for nighttime. We never got to me the hosts, so I can't comment on that. I know this is a negative review, and I'm sorry to leave one, but people should be made aware of the limitations that they will encounter. For me this was booked on the "Spur of the Moment", so I guess I'm partially to blame for not reading the comments etc. If you are just doing a 1/2-night stay, then this would be ideal, but anything over, in my opinion, would need a bit of consideration.

    Reviewed by Ken2.2Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay."

    Small and cosy for couples with some great scenery to view. Lovely woodland/ field walks to talk to the local pubs. Owners are also fantastic!

    Thanks Peter for your great feedback, hopefully we will see you again! Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean and tidy, very well laid out."

    Spectacular views from both the bedroom and the decking and very tranquil. Close to local amenities. Host very helpful and friendly. Will definitely look to stay again. Totally relaxing. First class.

    Thanks so much for your kind feedback, cant wait to welcome you again to the Cuckoo Nest Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house is incredibly cute, clean and tidy and in a lovely setting."

    The outdoor decking is really nice and you can watch the sheep and horses. I felt really cosy in the bed up the little ladder. I wouldn't recommend sleeping up there if you're tall or after a romantic weekend, due to ceiling height

    Hi thanks very much for your feedback. Hopefully as the bed is a king size and Ive had guests at 6ft 2 + this is more than enough room to enjoy yourself plus there is the fold down bed downstairs if more suitable. Hopefully see you again Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay, very peaceful and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Fabulous host who provided us with some basic essentials including scones and cream Would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Apr 2023

  • "Small but perfectly formed,scandi cabin feel with soothing simplicity."

    Beautiful views and location also great base for touring.wonderful Host.Highly recommend.

    Thanks Roy for your feedback, we hope to welcome you guys again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with stunning views, very quiet and peaceful, private and perfect for relaxing."

    Louisa was the perfect host, nothing too much trouble there if needed.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent break in a lovely location."

    Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback Hope to welcome you again Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zafar5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Cuckoo Nest is a wonderful bolt hole in the heart of the Peak District."

    The accommodation is small but cosy, with a lovely kitchenette and bathroom. You get amazing views from both downstairs and the bedroom. If the weather is kind there is a great outdoor decking area complete with outdoor furniture, fire pit/BBQ. It’s a very secluded, peaceful place to stay yet you are close to many attractions like Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Matlock.

    Thanks Jamie for your feedback, we hope to welcome you again. Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely, quiet and relaxing place with lovely views."

    Louisa and her family were very welcoming and friendly. If you love to walk or cycle there is plenty to do from the doorstep but also all the places we visited were within a 30 minute drive or less e.g Baslow,Bakewell,Buxton and Matlock Bath. The accommodation suited our needs and we will definitely be returning.

    thankyou so much for your feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed it here and we very much look forward to welcoming you again. Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really nice, intimate space."

    Great facilities, lovely view, homely feel.

    thanks so much for the feedback Louisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Aug 2022

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  • One king-size mezzanine bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private driveway for 2 cars
  • Front decked area with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Guests have the option to sleep either on the sofa bed, or climb the ladder, up to the king-size bed
  • Note: There is limited head room in the king-size bedroom
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior

The property

Nestled in Ashover, a countryside village in Derbyshire, is this charming one-bedroom cottage, Cuckoo Nest.

Enjoying far-reaching, rural views, a private decked area, a contemporary studio-style layout, and a well-positioned base, near the Peak District National Park, the cottage welcomes two guests, recommended for a romantic break.

Delve into the well-equipped kitchen, with all expected appliances for a self-catering stay, before gathering around the dining table, with the sound of the TV on in the backdrop.

On sunny days, venture outside and benefit from the private front garden, suitable for alfresco dining or perhaps an afternoon barbecue, whilst appreciating the sweeping vistas across the Derbyshire hills.

As sleep calls, choose between the sofa bed, or climb the ladder up to the king-size bed, displaying picturesque, elevated glimpses towards Matlock.

You'll also find a sleek shower room in the Cuckoo Nest, where you can refresh ahead of your adventure-filled itinerary.

Before exploring the countryside, head into Ashover, where you’ll find three welcoming pubs, a local café, an ice cream shop, and Marsh Green Farm Shop, perfect for stocking up on local produce or to enjoy some breakfast.

Within walking distance to Cuckoo Nest, you’ll find Matlock Farm Park, home to various animals, including alpacas and llamas, along with two cafés offering delicious home cooked meals.

Recommended for outdoor enthusiasts, head to Lumsdale Waterfall and Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, offering canoeing trips and abseiling.

Towards Matlock you'll find an array of amenities, including boutique shops, Mad Hatter tearoom and The Duke of Wellington pub, whilst activities to experience include tours of Peak District Mining Museum, strolls around Sparrow Park, visits to Matlock Bath Aquarium, and travels upon the Heights of Abraham cable car, offering high-rising views across the countryside landscape.

Within proximity to the Peak District National Park, embark on a variety of walking trails and hikes, up to the likes of Cratcliffe, or perhaps head into Chesterfield and follow the Spital Trail, or follow the border of Wheeldon Mill Lock.

Feel at one with nature at Cuckoo Nest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Matlock 5 miles.

The small, rural village of Ashover is peacefully situated in the Amber Valley, just five miles from Matlock. The village has several good pubs, including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District and The Old Poets’ Corner which offers home-brewed Ashover ales. The county town of Matlock, a former spa town, offers a host of fine eating places, good shops and an interesting museum, whilst at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom, with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, explore the lovely market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell pudding, or visit the elegant Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall where it all started for the Cavendish family. There is certainly plenty to see and do at in wonderful location!

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