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Little Willow

Golden Valley near Alfreton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 940399)


(101 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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100 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation in every aspect."

    Superb welcome pack (including doggy treats). Owners very attentive. Couldn't wish for better attention to accommodating dogs, their every need catered for. No complaints at all. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2022

  • "A perfect little cottage with everything you could need."

    Also in the perfect spot so that you are away from the hustle and bustle but in reach a lot of great places. Perfect for the dogs as well. I will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by LaurenMay 2022

  • "Yes, it was a lovely place with lots of thought put into it."

    great for dog walking on site.

    Reviewed by GarryApr 2022

  • "Well what to say!"

    ! What an amazing place, tucked away behind electronic gates in beautiful gardens, fully enclosed so safe for the dogs. The cottage was very clean and well maintained with an enclosed garden complete with a lovely seating area. The cottage had all mod cons required for a lovely relaxing stay. The lovely little touches that went far above and beyond our expectations were very thoughtful. John was really helpful with directions and places of interest. thank you, we will be back.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic, relaxing few days at Little Willow Cottage."

    John, the owner was very friendly and helpful and informative as to what to do and where to go. The accommodation was really well designed, with the space used extremely intelligently and cozy. The grounds were amazing, especially if you have dogs, with two secure paddocks and a large field where you can freely use when available (they always were when we were there), as well as the whole complex being secure too, just in case your furry friend might slip their lead. The surrounding area is just beautiful, with so many various walks and historical places of interest to visit. We whole heartedly recommend Little Willow Cottage and would definitely come back here with our and maybe even two legged friends another time.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2022

  • "This cottage was fabulous, very well looked after and high quality standard."

    Me and dogs loved every minute off the facilities and the grounds for the dogs are exceptional. The owners should be proud of what they have and they could have been nicer host with great holiday home

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "High quality, superbly presented property, even at very short notice."

    Everything we were looking for & wanted. Secure garden area & secure exercise areas for a big dog are very hard to find elsewhere. If you don't want to drive anywhere, then negotiating a short 150 metre section of narrow verge immediately outside the gate, gets you onto a lovely canal/reservoir walk. All the takeaways and shops you could ever need within a 10 minute drive. Feedback to make a 98% rating into 100% - Add the Wifi access code to the welcome folder & complete the missing sections of "sheep fencing" of the 2 biggest fields to make them fully secure too.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "We just got back Sunday 06/02/22 from a lovely 2 night stay in the little Willow cottage which was absolutely perfect."

    It had everything we needed and more! Plenty of space and the enclosed garden was a nice little touch especially for our fur baby. Owners were friendly and on hand for anything we needed. The cottage was very modern and very clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend and we will back for another stay

    Reviewed by ChloeFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Willow Cottage, it would be nice to visit again sometime, we visited some lovely places."

    The Cottage was beautiful, a real home from home. Sue and John were lovely, it was very private just how we like it and has for Buddy our dog he loved it and they are very dog friendly which is a huge bonus for us. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage xx

    Reviewed by KimJan 2022

  • "This is a perfect base for exploring the glorious Peak District then coming back to a clean and comfortable cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The little extra touches make such a huge difference. Everything was very clean and it felt very homely. I could not fault anything and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Ideal facility for those with dogs. Owners very helpful, kind and considerate.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2021

  • "A delightful little place that’s really well located for day trips, but most of all, it’s a haven for your furry friends!"

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and perfect canine holiday."

    Great facilities to allow for training needs for dogs. Good location for reaching other sites in Derbyshire

    Reviewed by TimOct 2021

  • "Host’s John and sue very polite and made it clear anything we need let them know we will return soon as it is the perfect place for dog owners."

    Thank you for everything our stay was excellent and comfortable recommended places to eat out which was nice as didn’t know the area. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Great place especially for our dog."

    She absolutely loved it. She is currently sulking, missing our holiday home.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Excellent hosts and excellent, dog friendly, accommodation."

    Reviewed by ValAug 2021

  • "Excellent place great for dog secure so peace of mind clean comfortable relaxing which is what we were looking for"

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "We were there for a short stay with 2 dogs."

    For any dog owners looking for a place to stay, this is perfect. The dogs will be safely enclosed when in the property. There is no way out of the garden, but plenty of space for them to be outside. Beyond the property and within the grounds, there is masses of space for the dogs to be walked. Beyond the property and outside of the grounds, the location is perfect within a 20-30 min drive to the Derbyshire Dales, the sites, and the countryside. Much better than expected. I would certainly consider this as a location to revisit in the future. Finally, the host was very friendly and helpful and dog oriented. So dog owners wont have any problems here.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2021

  • "Walls are to thin to next door, received 2 complaints from next door, one justified, 1st night 2nd complaint not justified."

    Wi-Fi was hopeless, barely a signal for phones or TV

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday accommodation."

    Excellent if you have dogs. 2 big fields to walk them round. Lovely hosts giving great advice on walks and places to visit. The whole place to look at is stunning. I felt all my stress drain away.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation for us and Tilly she liked the pebbles so much we had to lift her into the house."

    Very well thought out accommodation with everything you need for your stay and the gardens and outside areas were idyllic, good location for us and we will be back

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Dogs loved it, so did we."

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2021

  • "Perfect cottage hosted by a lovely couple in a beautiful location."

    Best Sykes Cottage we have ever stayed in and will be returning for sure

    Reviewed by HemlataJul 2021

  • "!. Not Actually Peak District - 40 minute drive."

    2. No Grap Handle in the shower. 3. Easy single seater for less abled people. 4. No Electric Shaver Charger. PS. Exceptionally secure for dog owners.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean accommodation, very well equipped, lovely court yard with sun most of the day."

    Hosts were very helpful

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2021

  • "Beautiful area, delightful cottages, helpful owners, extremely dog friendly and has everything you need for a perfect holiday !"

    Reviewed by BettyJun 2021

  • "An absolutely fabulous week in such a great cottage with everything and more."

    It was so dog friendly and brilliant for exercising our 2 dogs with the owned secure fields.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay at Little Willows and were extremely impressed with ..."

    We had a lovely 3 night stay at Little Willows and were extremely impressed with the accommodation, the hosts had thought of everything and it really felt like a home from home, we took our 2 dogs with us and the facilities were fabulous with lots of fenced spaces for them to have off lead time , Little Willows was beautiful furnished and spotlessly clean, we would definitely stay here again and have already recommended to our friends

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2021

  • "A well thought out & beautifully presented cottage, which, although classed as a studio, felt spacious."

    Dogs very well catered for, as well as their owners. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "The paddocks at the Little Willow complex were perfect for our dog's free run."

    No mobile signal in the house, but ok on stepping outside. The owner was very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by TessaApr 2021

  • "Brilliant location, property is stunning."

    On site facilities are excellent for dog owners. Owners really friendly and happy to share their knowledge of the area. Would highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful - it was exactly as represented in the photos."

    It was within a short distance of a number of lovely walks and it very quiet and peaceful. There was a welcome pack waiting for us on arrival, including some homemade dog treats which were greatly appreciated! The host was friendly and welcoming, which helped make our stay really enjoyable.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "What a brilliant place."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by LeahOct 2020

  • "Lovely place, we have a great week walking with our dog."

    The cottage has everything you could need and the owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by LizSep 2020

  • "Honestly the most amazing cottage we have ever been too!"

    It is like a home from home, every single little detail has been thought of! The owners, Sue and John are absolutely lovely, always offering to help and sorting any queries out instantly. It is perfect for dogs, with fields and a training field full of lots of equipment for dogs! The welcome pack was lovely, and the dog biscuits were much appreciated by our doggie! There is so much to do around, which is surprising as it is so quiet on site, you cannot tell that there are parks, villages, pubs etc near by! This really is the most perfect place for a relax and to spend time with loved ones! We cannot wait to try another cottage of yours in the Yorkshire dales in January! Thank you so much for an amazing week!

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2020

  • "Spacious, stylish and comfortable accommodation, lovely grounds, lots to see and do nearby."

    Reviewed by BelindaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is peaceful, comfortable ,tastefully furnished and very clean ."

    The area is excellent for walking and dog friendly .The owners have created the perfect getaway .

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Little Willow is a fantastic holiday home."

    It is superbly furnished with everything you could possibly need. The enclosed garden is a big plus if you have a dog and the use of the enclosed paddock makes this a dogs heaven. We would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, modern, clean, warm and comfortable."

    Really homely with everything you could possibly need and beautifully decorated and furnished. The welcome pack from the host was a lovely touch. Great secure garden for the dogs and great use of the paddock to let them have a run. Great location for accessing the peak District by car. Unfortunately the road outside the property is busy so was a bit risky walking into the village of Ridding. Found it best to travel from the property by car.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2020

  • "Willow cottage provides exceptionally clean and comfortable accommodation within beautiful surroundings."

    The owners, John and Sue were very welcoming and there was a lovely surprise basket of goodies! Willow Cottage is the most dog friendly accommodation we have ever stayed at complete with dog bowls and even home made doggie treats! The Sykes booking system was so efficient. Our last minute getaway was booked in less than 5 minutes. Thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2020

  • "Every thing exceeded expectations, beautiful cottage, warm and cosy and everything imaginable supplied right down to even a torch."


    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "Had a lovely 3 night stay at Little Willow."

    Very dog friendly / accommodating. Would definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by JenDec 2019

  • "Very rarely do holiday cottages meet your expectations of home such as cleanliness, equipment, decor etc."

    But this did. Do get your feet wet when running the bathroom tap though.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodations, superb standard and exceeded expectations WOW."

    Fantastic dog facilities with welcome pack, access to paddock, dog bowels and blankets. Home from home for the dogs and us.

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2019

  • "The facilities at Little Willow inside and outside are second to none."

    It is one of the best dog friendly places we've ever stayed in. Many thanks to Sue & John for the welcome basket with goodies for both us and our dog Amber. We hope to return in the future and hope the weather will be a lot kinder.

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2019

  • "We couldn't have wished for more."

    Absolutely dog friendly: included home baked dog biscuits in the beautiful welcome pack. Lovely grounds and plenty of places to visit and explore.

    Reviewed by VonetteOct 2019

  • "The location of this cottage is perfect."

    This was our second visit and was just as brilliant as the first. The facilities are great and the welcome is warm. It is extremely dog friendly and relaxing for dog owners. This time we hired the adjoining property for our daughters and son in law, it was ideal, as we were able to spend a lot of time in the bigger property together but all had the privacy for sleeping.

    Reviewed by ChristinaOct 2019

  • "...we have just returned after having a wonderful stay at Little Willow"

    . On arrival we were blown away by everything from the setting to the Cottage itself. We were greeted with a beautiful welcome pack, not only for us but for our Izzy too (dog), which was a beautiful touch. The proprietors have not missed anything at all, everything has been thought of to a very high standard. Our Izzy had as much of a wonderful time as we did. If your looking for a stay with total relaxation, peaceful, high spec facilities and comfort then look no further. We took basic kitchen essentials but didn’t need too as everything was on hand. We can not recommend Little Willow enough, you will not be disappointed...until next time thank you

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2019

  • "We have just returned from an amazing holiday at Little Willow with our dogs."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well configured with just about everything you could ask for. The owners, John and Sue were on hand to answer any questions and supplied a fabulous welcome basket for us. A lovely location close to country parks and the magnificent views of the Peak District. Overall, a great holiday and the most dog-friendly accommodation we could have asked for- down to the extra towels, mat and homemade dog biscuits. Very highly recommended 5*

    Reviewed by Sarah JaneSep 2019

  • "Little Willow was perfect for us and our dog Robbie."

    Robbie loved the paddock and fields and there was plenty to do out and about.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "This was our first holiday with the dogs and I would highly recommend it, very comfortable and everything we needed."

    My only slight problem was the cottage next door who had 2 Dobermans which they didn't seem to control very well and I was nervous when they were around, having two very small dogs. I worried they could jump down into the garden.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, with lots of special doggy and human friendly touches."

    Our four legged friend enjoyed the freedom to run around the paddock and appreciated the cozy dog blankets to lie on back indoors. We loved that all the small things were provided... washing up liquid, soap, sponge, tea towels, toilet rolls, hair dryer, salt. The cottage is very spacious and modern, the bed was extremely comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. There are many beautiful places to visit nearby and the owners will give you plenty suggestions/advice about suitable attractions in the area. We loved Little Willow and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised."

    Comfortable, spotless, well-equipped and very dog friendly. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would recommend

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    The owners are very friendly and the welcome hamper was much appreciated and even had hand baked biscuits for our dog. The perfect dog-friendly holiday

    Reviewed by JosephJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a delightful area."

    Very friendly owners. very well equipped and extremely dog friendly. EVERYTHING YOU COULD WISH FOR.

    Reviewed by BettyJun 2019

  • "A lovely dog friendly cottage , even has enclosed paddocks to walk the dog and ..."

    A lovely dog friendly cottage , even has enclosed paddocks to walk the dog and an enclosed garden also lots of walks nearby , would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2019

  • "Little Willows was spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and fully equipped."

    The paddocks and fields for off leash walking were great. 10 out of 10 so far as we are concerned.

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2019

  • "The cottage and grounds were perfect no complaints at all"

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "An exceptional property in a great location."

    We were very pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the fixtures and fittings in the property. We were very comfortable and wanted for nothing other than a slightly stronger WiFi signal - but this was beyond the gift of the owners! This is a great place for a couple and their dog to enjoy and we certainly did: from the welcome pack to the huge exercise paddock, the owners did all they could to make sure we could get the most out of our holiday.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

  • "Everything down to the last detail was perfect for dog owners !"

    I felt so at home here and the dogs did too, they loved their early walk in the paddock and all the fantastic walks close by. The only thing we found hard was the dogs usually sleep in the kitchen at home and they were in the same room as us here and our puppy thought it was great waking mum and dad up at all hours but we knew this would be a problem and by the third night she stayed in her bed all night as she was exhausted from her walks. The owners had thought of everything and the cottage was beautiful clean and well equipped! Cannot wait to come back later in the year

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really clean and excellent facilities."

    Warm welcome for us and our dogs. Excellent facilities for dogs - safe enclosed garden and access to fields to have a run. Highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by MarilynApr 2019

  • "Fabulous little home from home, everything you need and more."

    Really good for Dogs. Lots of space to exercise them, a real doggy haven. Owners are marvellous, really attentive and welcoming, they really go the extra mile. Had a great Easter Break at Little Willow, would definitely recommend, and we would love to come back.

    Reviewed by EveApr 2019

  • "Excellent holiday with dogs."

    We found it perfect for us and our 2 retriever dogs. Owners very welcoming and informative.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2019

  • "Friendly owners made us welcome and were very helpful, superb facilities for our ..."

    Friendly owners made us welcome and were very helpful, superb facilities for our two dogs, comfortable accommodation, local sites to visit and enjoy walking in the area

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "This is the second time of staying at Little Willow."

    We booked 3 days after getting home last year. For dog lovers its great that there are paddocks and fields that you can let your dogs run off lead. The owners are lovely

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for us."

    Extremely dog friendly which we really appreciated. We would definitely look to return.

    Reviewed by HayleyFeb 2019

  • "The owners have thought of everything!"

    Beautiful location and extremely dog friendly. We thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2018

  • "The owners have put a lot of thought and effort in to this property."

    It is so nice to receive gifts/goodies that make you feel special. The wine, Chocs and doggy treats were well received. Thank you! The paddocks were invaluable for that early morning trot before our dog had to endure another car ride!!!!

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2018

  • "Had a most enjoyable stay at Little Willow."

    The cottage is modern, well equipped, cosy and spotless. The lovely patio area is a safe and secure place to allow the dogs to potter around. Having use of the two paddocks and adjoining fields to walk and play with the dogs was so convenient. The dogs absolutely loved it! Lots of information is provided of places to walk and visit in the area. Sue was most friendly and helpful upon our arrival. The welcome basket was a lovely touch! I'm so looking forward to visiting the cottage again.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "The location was perfect, enabling us to visit many attractions without difficulty."

    Little Willow was cosy and comfortable, it was lovely to return 'home' after a day out exploring. We had all the facilities we could possible need, both inside and out. The owners made us feel very welcome and were always available to answer any questions we might have. The property and its surroundings were ideal for our little dog, particularly the enclosed court yard which was secure and a good size. We have already booked again for next year as it was so good.

    Reviewed by ChristinaOct 2018

  • "Owners were very nice, cottage was lovely & clean."

    Perfect place to take the dogs all very secure & lots of room to run around. The welcome basket was a lovely unexpected treat. Would definitely recommend it. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "A fabulous Studio Cottage that way surpassed our expectations, the decor and fittings are immaculate, the facilities to cater for our two dogs were amazing and the owners John & Sue were so accommodating and helpful to make our stay the best one yet booked through Sykes!"

    Access through electric gates and somewhere for all guests to park was great and being able to access two paddocks and a 4 acre field (there is another which has horses in) was unbelievable. Nicely located just outside Riddings easily accessible from the M1 North or Southbound and the beauty of Derbyshire within easy driving distance to places such as Bakewell, Buxton and Chesterfield and if you want the Cities then Derby and Nottingham again not too far. Little Willow has a superbly well equipped kitchen and waiting for our arrival a beautiful welcome pack with welcome card, the TV, DVD & WiFi were all excellent, the bathroom having a large walk-in shower and heated towel rail with towels provided, and the bed is so comfortable too! Plenty of cupboards and wardrobe space along with handy instructions on how things work and a myriad of information leaflets for the surrounding area and attractions. Patio doors looked onto a walled fully secure gravelled garden with raised area with table and chairs, an ideal area for the dogs and has all the floor area is wood laminated there's no worry about trailing paws, a bucket, mop and even a vacuum all provided.....and if you feel a chill just turn up the radiators and the heat is instant. Embarrassingly we left all our heavy coats in the wardrobe! John rang to advise but having driven 95 miles he agreed to parcel and post for us, they arrived in a box all beautifully folded...thank you John and Sue that was so much appreciated. These owners have literally thought of everything to make your stay memorable and take the time to introduce themselves to see that all is OK, they live in the fabulous adjacent buildings so never far away if there was an issue. Don't be put off by the Studio arrangement has the bedroom area is tastefully segregated from the living area and the kitchen around the corner so out of sight...it's all been very cleverly well thought through. We can't recommend Little Willow enough and if visiting Derbyshire again if would be a 'no brainer' to us not to book again.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "A very pleasant place to visit with our dog."

    Very clean cottage,with lovely enclosed outside area.We enjoyed use of the paddocks with our dog in the evenings.The owners were very welcoming,and gave us plenty of useful advice regarding our extremely anxious dog,and lent us a training lead for use in the paddocks.We enjoyed a welcome pack of tea, coffee ,sugar ,biscuits, wine and treats for our dog.Overall a beautiful relaxing environment.Will certainly return again. Steven, Shirley and our dog Charlie

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2018

  • "I am very disappointed that after booking my third holiday with you this weekend I forgot to enter my voucher code."

    The voucher is given as a loyalty reward. I phoned today so that my voucher could be applied and was told that it was not possible due to advice from the marketing company. It may be marketing advice but it certainly dose not inspire any further loyalty from a customer. It is how situations are handled that would encourage a customer to recommend you to other friends or relatives. This will be the last holiday I book with you in the hope other companies are more customer focussed.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2018

  • "It was fantastic- accommodation and the surrounding grounds were lovely."

    So nice that the enclosed garden was exactly that - we knew our dog was safe at all times. Will be booking with Sykes again - no question.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2018

  • "Yet another fabulous week spent in this lovely cottage."

    Our hosts John and Sue were so kind to look after our dog Ted for the day so we could visit places that he couldn't go. The area is stunning and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back!!

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "John & Sue we're very welcoming."

    Thank you for going the extra mile with Mitzy, she loved it. Hope to see you again next year. Val & Stewart

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2018

  • "Absolutely superb accommodation, great location, all the mod cons and lovely owners too."

    My border collie particularly loved having two other border collies to run around with. Would definitely recommend and revisit one day.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay with your four legged friends."

    It had everything you needed, very well equipped kitchen and the use of the 2 exercise paddocks was fantastic in the evenings if you didn’t feel like going out again. I would highly recommend this place to stay with fantastic walks on your door step.

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2018

  • "Little willow was a outstanding dog friendly accommodation the owners are extremely helpful."

    The grounds of which little willow are set in are stunning fully enclosed paddocks to exercise your dogs in. The owners have gone above and beyond to ensure that they have thought of everything ie collars stating the cottage name and “I’m on holiday” in case your dog should get lost, blankets crates available to borrow and a beautiful welcome basket containing some lovely dog biscuits wine chocolates tea coffee and sugar. There are plenty of beautiful places nearby to visit and walk with the dogs. We loved our stay here and would not hesitate to return to this beautiful cottage we were sad to go home.

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2018

  • "Little Willow is a lovely cottage decorated to a high standard and extremely dog friendly."

    It has everything that you need and John and Sue were very welcoming. It is in a great location for exploring the peak district. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by SeanMar 2018

  • "A very warm and cosy cottage much needed in the snowy weather."

    Only downside, possibly, was lack of phone reception. Will return when the weather improves!

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2018

  • "We received a warm and friendly welcome from John and Sue when we arrived."

    The property is a delight and very comfortable. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the facilities available for walking our dog were superb. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who has a dog, as being able to use the paddocks to walk your dog each morning is a special treat. Little Willow is also ideally situated as a base from which you can strike out to visit many places of interest in the Peak District. We will highly recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay ."

    Pictures are exact to expectations. Lovely & clean , very homely , stunning place to stay. Also brilliant for our dog the enclosed paddocks are great for a morning and eve little run around. Overall great stay , well equipped and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely cosy break .

    Reviewed by KayleighDec 2017

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful. They were very dog friendly. Perfect location for visiting the Peak District. Will be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JOct 2017

  • "The owners of the cottage were very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and very dog friendly, with lovely enclosed exercise paddocks. It is a good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2017

  • "Very dog friendly cottage ,high standard of accommodation and owners very friendly."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Wonderful dog friendly accommodation."

    Very helpful owners who made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "A stunning cottage,a home from home."

    Sue and John gave us a wonderful welcome and they were very helpful. Wether it's just two of you or with your beloved pooches there was everything you need.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2017

  • "Very welcoming and definitely doggy friendly."

    Such a refreshing change.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2017

  • "It was all perfect the welcome basket was lovely and the doggie element great"

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2016

  • "This accommodation was fantastic - homely, super clean and dog proof, what more can you ask for!"

    The beds were comfortable, the accommodation was spacious (which was a nice surprise for a studio accommodation) and the grounds were beautiful. It was great having space to let the dog run about outside that was safe and secure but then come back to somewhere we can put our feet up at the end of the day. There were some great days out close by, as recommended by the owners as they clearly have an eye for detail which was clear in the cottage... and we arrived to the best welcome goody basket including some yummy doggy treats. A lot of care and attention have gone into providing a great experience and the time and effort definitely didn't go to waste as it is an amazing property and we will definitely be returning and recommending!

    Reviewed by EleanorOct 2016

  • "Wonderful property, truly dog-friendly and equipped to a very high standard."

    Owner very pleasant and efficient.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2016

  • "Very happy."

    Lovely cottage. Lovely owners. Only drawback mobile phone service very poor, cannot blame owners, owners were very happy to help though. Definitely will be returning.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely owners, the grounds were picture perfect and every little detail had been thought about from the welcome box of goodies to the extensive area info packs."

    Wonderful weekend and would highly recommend to all.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2016

  • "Accommodation was extremely good standard with added extras from the owners that may a nice touch."

    One of the best holidays that we have had with the dogs as the place was so geared up for accommodating dogs, secure garden so no worries there, a great deal of thought went into the property and it showed. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and providing advice on places to visit. Would definitely return and also highly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2016

  • "Everything for you and your pet ,everything excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2016

  • "Wonderful location and very dog friendly."

    Reviewed by DilipSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished and well equipped."

    Very dog friendly and our 7 month old collie loved every minute (including the doggy treats!) Little Willow is situated in a very peaceful area and central to many places of interest. We would highly recommend Little Willow and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2016

  • "A really well thought out studio cottage, beautifully done."

    We had a very relaxed stay, pretty outside area which we used every day. Also lots of country walks nearby which our dog loved! Owners really welcoming.

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with king-size bed, kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area
  • Separate shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled and decked areas with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond on the approach drive to the property, children must be supervised at all times.

The property

A delightful semi-detached studio cottage that’s ideal for a couple and up to two dogs.

This garden apartment has the feel of a boutique hotel suite with beautiful flooring running throughout, quality contemporary furniture and soft furnishings.

There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen with...

Willow Holiday Cottages

These beautifully-presented semi-detached ground floor cottages are situated next to the owners’ home in Golden Valley, three miles from the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire. These lovely cottages are ideal for couples, friends or a family with a group of up to six people wanting to explore Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park, which is within reach. They are finished to a very high and contemporary standard and have been designed from the outset to be a perfect place to holiday with your dogs. The kitchens are modern and the designer bathrooms are luxurious, whilst the sitting areas are furnished to an equally high standard. Each cottage has a secure, enclosed garden with gravelled areas and lovely decked areas where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or just take in the evening air. There are also great boot room areas and dog washing areas and dog beds. The owners’ are experienced dog agility handlers and you can even try your own would-be champion on the on-site professional standard agility course. Of course you don’t need to be a dog owner to enjoy a break here. It’s a very short walk to the beautiful Codnorpark Reservoir or you could jump on a steam train at the nearby Midland Railway Centre, or even try your hand at carp fishing. There’s a good golf course nearby and plenty of attractions, inns and eateries to be found in surrounding villages, with Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth all within easy reach. Two superb cottages that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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About the location


Riddings 1 mile; Alfreton 3 miles.

The small hamlet of Golden Valley close to the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border is situated a few miles from Alfreton and within reach of the Peak District National Park. A mile away is the village of Riddings, which has pubs, and a larger selection of pubs, as well as shops, supermarkets and a Post Office can be found in the town of Alfreton. Crich, the home of the National Tramway Museum is 4 miles away, and Matlock, 8 miles away, also offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions including Gulliver's Kingdom. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car that takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family with its show-caves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. A little bit further away is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, while other places to discover include the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and park and Haddon Hall, with Carsington Water offering fantastic watersports - not to be missed! Ideal at any time of year!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas