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Lane Head Cottage

Alderwasley near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1017565)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Needed to spend some quality time with a dear friend so this was a last minute booking."

    The cottage was just perfect to get away from current challenges. The accommodation was absolutely spotless and we had everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. Our hosts were wonderful and even brought us fresh milk from the farm, which took us right back to our childhoods (before semi-skimmed milk was introduced!!). We loved the isolation of the cottage, surrounded by fields with lovely views, yet it was just a few minutes drive to the A6, which gives access to so many lovely towns and villages. This cottage is an absolute gem of a find! Highly recommended and somewhere I hope to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by KathrynNov 2021

  • "Beautiful - comfy cottage - highly recommend - the owner is very accommodating & friendly"

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "We arrived at a beautifully prepared cottage that met all the Covid regulations, meaning we felt safe."

    We loved being there and coming back to it at the end of the day. - like returning to our own home. The setting was very rural but we were not too far from local shops and a garage. The panoramic views were spectacular.

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Second visit and it was just as good. Peaceful. Very comfortable. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Stunning views from the cottage across the hills and dales. Cottage very well maintained and equipped. Cake and wine waiting for us. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in such a wonderful location - very homely & comfortable- also quiet & peaceful."

    The owners are very accommodating & thoughtful. My only request would be the checking in & out times - check in to be earlier than 4.30 & check out to be later than 9.30am. Other than that I am looking forward to going back in October Thank you & kind regards Rachel holden

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage, very peaceful location with only cows for neighbours."

    Stunning views from the outside seating area. Great location for exploring the Peak district.

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the location of this comfortable, well-equipped clean cottage on the edge of Alderwasley."

    Having been lucky with the weather, it was great to sit out on the patio and admire the views across the green fields and hillsides. It's a great base for long circular walks around the area.

    Reviewed by YvetteJul 2021

  • "My partner, my mother, my son, and I stayed in the cottage."

    The cottage is great in every possible way - I love the space, the surrounding, the comfort, the minimalist approach, the fireplace, the convenience. My 8-month-old baby was especially impressed with the front room where he practiced crawling a lot more than back home. The only slight drawback is perhaps the bathroom, the shower sometimes doesn't work 100% well. Also the position of toilet paper is a bit tricky for a left-handed person (two of us are lefties).

    Reviewed by XJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Helpful hosts

    Reviewed by LukeJun 2021

  • "Fabulous - beautiful high standard cottage - views are stunning - great parking - comfortable beds - superb all round."

    Lovely & peaceful - Friendly landlady

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "The comfort of the cottage was outstanding."

    Easily the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Super decor. Very warm. Views were amazing. Peace and quiet guaranteed. So great that we immediately booked two more weeks next year!

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "The cottage we stayed in was idyllic, and the owners were very helpful."

    The cottage was very clean, and procedures were placed during Covid 19 restrictions. It was a shame we had to depart from the cottage so early at 9.30am, but understand the owners have to allow extra time to thoroughly clean the cottage during Covid 19.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was delightful, clean, comfortable, cosy, warm & so peaceful, with beautiful views & so handy to get to all areas."

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2020

  • "Very private cottage with brilliant views over the beautiful countryside."

    We had everything we needed to enjoy our week there. Very clean and homely. We really enjoyed the home made cake, the bottle of wine and fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2020

  • "It's not often that a cottage surprises you in the flesh versus the pictures but this really is a special cottage."

    The views are incredible, added bonus that you are surrounded by cows on and off through the day (we named a few but there are far too many so we had to give up

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2020

  • "The cottage was second to none, and far exceeded our expectations."

    My friends and I were impressed with the location, facilities and general ambience of the cottage. We were welcomed to delicious cake, a clean and well stocked space. The communication was efficient and prompt whenever we needed anything stocked up, adding to our home away from home feel. We could even see the stars from our living room! We came for a weekend away to destress from the daily grime of life, and the cottage achieved just that. Thank you!

    Reviewed by IsmaMar 2020

  • "Couldn't fault accommodation or the owners of the property."

    Nice unexpected treat of a home made cake & bottle of on arrival. Owners on hand if needed if any problems arise. Would definitely recommend this place to stay, the only let down was the rain but it was something we expected coming this time of year

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2020

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The property

Wirksworth 1.5 miles.

Lane Head Cottage is a beautiful stone-fronted cottage nestled within the charming village of Alderwasley.

A beautifully appointed dwelling boasting outstanding scenery and incredible views, this cottage is the perfect location for families, friends of five or two couples who seek an escape to the rural Derbyshire Dales.

Open the door of this traditional countryside cottage and step into the warmth of the spacious kitchen/dining room as you appreciate the character of the original feature fireplace and exposed wood beams.

Place your bags by the staircase and take off your coat and shoes before heading toward the cream kitchen and flicking on the kettle, so you can delight in a warm brew as you gather at the breakfast bar to map out your plans for the day ahead.

Place a log on the pretty woodburning stove and watch the fire flicker as you kick back and relax on the sofas and search for a movie to watch on the Smart TV.

Gather your bags and head up the stairs to the first-floor where you will find three relaxing bedrooms, each beautifully decorated with neutral tones and plenty of storage for housing all of your belongings.

There are both a double bedroom and a single bedroom, as well as a spacious super-king-size bed which can also be arranged into two singles upon request.

Once you've unpacked your belongings neatly into the storage provided, wander into the contemporary bathroom and indulge with a tranquil soak in the bath tub or a refreshing shower whilst your towel keeps warm and toasty on the heated towel rail.

Venture downstairs and take a seat at the dining table as your glass fills with wine and the room fills with divine scents from the food cooking away in the kitchen.

Tuck into a lovingly made meal and laugh with your loved ones as you recall fond memories from past holidays and toast to making more memories in the days to come.

Make the most of your time in this area with an exciting and insightful tour of the owners private farm, or head into the centre of the town for a hearty breakfast before an action-packed day at the famous Black Rocks.

Take to the waters as you canoe along the River Derwent and explore the Great Masson Cavern before retiring to your cottage for a quiet night in.

Embark on an adventurous weekend with a stay at Lane Head Cottage.

Note: this property can be booked with Ref. 1008064, together sleeping 16 guests.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/DVD player and WiFi
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with patio and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles

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About the location


Matlock 6 miles.

Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of The Peak District. Wirksworth is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Independent shops sit alongside the deli, butchers and bakers with a strong local food ethic. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the Heritage Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is fantastic walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival in May. There is also an annual Arts festival with an amazing Art & Architecture Trail in September, showcasing contemporary art and international performers of every kind. With an art deco independent cinema and a range of places to eat there is plenty to entertain. The town offers a leisure centre with a climbing wall and a small trainer swimming pool, The Eco Centre, The National Stone Centre and the Mount Cook Adventure Centre. The weekly market and monthly farmers' market provide local produce and crafts. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the heritage Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. In all, Wirksworth is a great location for a varied holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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