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Oak Lea

(Ref. 1056766)

Dronfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The bungalow was lovely and felt really homely the views were stunning even on a rainy day"

    Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated. I hope you had a safe journey home in the terrible weather. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect property with a 'wow' round every corner and through every door."

    Only a short drive from great walks and days out

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so glad you had a good time at Oak Lea. We are very grateful to the fabulous Leann who makes the property sparkle for us each week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic nothing to moan about ."

    Totally great and awesome

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your time at Oak Lea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful property."

    Certainly one of the best we have stayed in. We would love to return at some future date but as the property is going to be extended it will probably cost too much in the future. Perhaps offering a two-person discount is an idea. The only criticism I would make is it would be nice to have a dvd player for those winter evenings - you can pick them up for £20 at Argos so it would be handy. The property was very comfortable and in an excellent location, which was just as well as the weather was awful.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property was outstanding we had such an Amazing week here."

    Close to good days out tthere’s also a lots of footpaths near by for walks. Scenery surrounding the property was absolutely beautiful. The owner was very accommodating when I requested the high chair and travel cot for our grandchildren it was really appreciated. The welcome box was also really fabulous. All in all nothing negative about this stay we would definitely stay here again . Just wish we had stayed longer .

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "I booked the holiday as a present for my father and his partner to take them to visit family and many areas from dads earlier life."

    My father has severe sight impairment and has trouble getting up and down. While he was able to manage the steps with supervision he is unable to use a bath so we were banking on the shower. This proved to be useless for him as I was unaware of the steep step up to the shower which steps up to a shallow ledge. There was no mention of this in the description. However, the rest of the cottage and its facilities were great and lovely location. Unfortunately we would not be able to return if my father is with us.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Sep 2022

  • "Oak Lea is a lovely property in an excellent location."

    The views from the property are simply stunning and it is very peaceful. You have everything you need to enjoy your holiday and it is spacious for 4 people. You are ideally situated to visit Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton. Many other interesting places ( Hathersage, Derwent Valley Reservoir )are also only a short distance away. The pub down the road is brilliant, great food and reasonably priced drinks. We had an excellent week and would like to return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, very spacious."

    People with less mobility need to be aware of large walk in shower. My mum who was disabled, did find this difficult. Good communication with owners when the fridge broke half way into our break. Lovely basket of goodies.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely property and the owner has provided really good quality beds,towels, crockery (apart from knives,they are blunt but she probably doesn't know in all fairness) The only things that let it down for us was no phone signal,and unfortunately the internet was down for the duration of our stay."

    The main thing though was the dust and cobwebs in a lot of places, window sills and light fittings mainly.Also we had our 93 year old Mum with us and the access was very difficult for her, which we didn't know when we booked.

    Reviewed by Edith4.1Aug 2022

  • "Oak Lea was a beautiful home and ideal place to stay."

    Everything you needed and the views were amazing. Spotless and clean and a welcome pack as well. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow in beautiful surroundings I would recommend it"

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning area."

    All you need for a break away all amenities provided for your stay maybe a couple of extra towels wouldn't go amiss. Spotless on arrival two large bedrooms two bathrooms large lounge and kitchen. Perfectly situated for anything you have planned on your break. Large garden with patio furniture providing great views over the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful gem of a cottage."

    Very spacious, yet cosy.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2022

  • "Not enough hand or tea towels and the instructions for the TV and radio could be improved."

    Bungalow though was spacious, very well equipped, and in a good location.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Mar 2022

  • "Oak Lea is a wonderful place to relax and unwind."

    A lovely, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Lots of lovely walks and places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a fabulous stay, very comfortable and peaceful."

    Great base to visit NT houses etc., and of course Chatsworth. Farm Shop kept us going! only negative really is T.V, (batteries needs spares for remote), possible D.V.D player when bad weather prevails, Door out to terrace from bedroom very hard to open, swollen wood, could be dangerous if pushed too hard! Having said this we will very much look to return, thank you for little treats and milk. Will definitely recommend! Super find thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly look to provide a DVD player. I am sorry you were inconvenienced by the batteries running out. If you had let us know at the time we could have arranged to pop some in for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is well located, not too far from the M6 and very near the Peak District."

    The cottage is cosy and well equipped and has superb views. We were a party of 4 and there is plenty of room in the cottage. Although the weather was cold (mid-Jan) the cottage was always warm. The Peak District itself is wonderful with great walks and plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "We found Oak Lea to be a comfortable, spacious and well equipped property in a good location."

    All facilities were in good order and the property was clean and well supplied. We did however have an issue with the TV as it's response to the remote was sometimes very slow or non existent and frequently couldn't get a live TV signal. A Sky box was provided but this required a Sky card to be inserted to view most of the live and catchup channels. Also, prior to the holiday I was informed by George on Sykes on-line chat (transcript available) that there was no freezer there. As we rely heavily on frozen food, this was a considerable problem and we had to adjust our meal plans. This caused a fair bit of aggravation and stress so we were doubly upset when we found on arrival that the house did, after all, have a freezer (needs a knob on the door). So the listing needs to be updated to show that the house does have a freezer and George needs some training.

    Hi Gerard, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that Oak Lea did not meet your expectations. As soon as we received the note you kindly left on the table, the team at Sykes updated the website information about the freezer. I am sorry you were frustrated by the television system. We will update the notes that we leave in the property to enable future guests navigate it with greater ease. We are always available to speak to our guests and we would have happily talked you through the television process. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard3.1Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful/Comfortable Property Excellent location."

    Will return

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful bungalow with stunning views everything was just perfect , thank you to the owners who provided an amazing place for holidaymakers to stay ."

    . definitely 5 stars and we definitely will be booking again .

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect for people who want tranquility and comfort but like to be close to civilisation - ie pub close, all other facilities within easy drive and magnificent countryside on doorstep."

    Lovely owners who care!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Oak Lea which was wonderfully spacious, clean and in a perfect location with a view of surrounding countryside."

    The property had everything we needed, including a washing machine. Beds were really comfy with good quality bedding and the bedrooms were huge! We intend to return as 7 days was not enough to explore the fabulous Peak District.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful part of derbyshire great views, the property spacious well equipped clean throughout home from home."

    Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2021

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  • Ground floor
  • Two bedrooms both king-size
  • One with a woodburning stove
  • Bathroom with extra-large bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner including dishwasher, integrated fridge, and a freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor king-size bedroom (zip/link bed can turn into twin beds on request)
  • First-floor shower room and toilet
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Integrated 3 drawer freezer and separate integrated fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The pond and shed in the rear garden of the property are closed off and not open for use by guest

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of Dronfield, Derbyshire is this stunning detached chalet bungalow, Oak Lea. Featuring spectacular views, ground-floor living and sleeping up to four guests, up on the first floor there is a spacious double room sleeping another two people.

Oak Lea is a fabulous setting for your next Derbyshire adventure, within easy reach of the Peak District National Park. Upon arrival you will discover off-road parking on the drive for up to 4 cars, walk down the steps before pausing in the large, enclosed garden surrounding the property and admiring the panoramic views of the countryside. Enter the side door of the property straight into the characterful kitchen/diner, containing all your necessities to create your home-cooked favourites and enjoy them at the large dining area that seats up to eight. Continue through the property and down the magnificent hallway with large windows boasting views of the distant Peaks, before entering the spacious sitting room; with plenty of seating & a large window with bay-seating, an ideal spot to read a book! There is a Smart TV, games and a woodburning stove - perfect for a restful evening together. Make your way to the end of the hallway to the magnificent king-size bedroom with panoramic views of the valley.

Sit in front of the log burning stove for cosy winter evenings.

There is extensive wardrobe space in the dressing area. The second ground floor king-size bedroom has plenty of wardrobe space and another lovely view. Next to these two rooms is the family bathroom, where you will have the luxury of choosing between a glorious extra-large bath and a spacious walk-in shower to use in the morning! The utility room is next to the bathroom. Upstairs is another large bedroom with seating in the window to make the most of the views.

The twin zip/lock king size bed can be separated on request to make two single beds for flexible accommodation. Across the landing is a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Exit through the patio doors and enjoy dining alfresco on the enclosed terrace which is south facing and enjoys day long sunshine. The property is situated near Dronfield, a town containing a multitude of your amenities including: multiple convenience stores, parks, a railway and a number of eateries. Be sure to visit the Forge Shopping Centre to browse the local wares and gifts, which you can purchase for loved ones, before trying a range of local pints at the Drone Valley Brewery. A scenic drive will take you to Cliffe Park, a family-friendly park and garden, ideal for picnics in the sun and leisurely strolls. For a more challenging day of walking, head into the Peak District National Park for a day of discovering the caves, peaks and countryside in this delightful area. Speedwell Cavern offers boat trips through the underground caves, while Treak Cliff Cavern provides guided tours through the network of rare Blue John stone caves, perfect for the avid explorers of your group. Further afield, you can venture into the city of Sheffield for a day of shopping and wandering the Botanical Gardens, before stopping for a tasty pub-grub meal or some fast food from one of many independent restaurants and heading back to the cottage. For a memorable family holiday, any time of year, choose Oak Lea.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Chesterfield 6 miles
  • Sheffield 7 miles

Dronfield is a Derbyshire market town with a history dating back to before the 1086 Domesday Book, and has a number of 12th century buildings which are still in existence. The town has a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants and also a modern sports centre, and is surrounded by wonderful Peak District countryside where the walks are asking to be explored. Dronfield is situated between the Peak District National Park and the city of Sheffield while close by is the historic town of Chesterfield which is most notable for its famous crooked spire of St Mary and All Saints Church. The impressive Damflask, Agden, Dale Dike and Ladybower dams make for an interesting afternoon's ramble, while the attractive village of Hathersage (thought to be the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre) is also within easy reach and is home to a selection of shops, pubs and inviting eateries, plus an outdoor lido. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, whilst the historic and ever popular town of Bakewell and the rest of the Peak District, are within a short drive.