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Lane Head Cottage

(Ref. 1017565)

Alderwasley near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing cottage, warm and cozy with everything you need."

    Great attention to detail. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, beautiful living room with log burner. Situated in a secluded location with plenty of parking. This stand alone cottage has gorgeous views of the countryside for miles. Great base for lots of local attractions too. Would highly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful property, perfect for a week away with family from overseas."

    Reviewed by Misha5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Thought owners who checked in on us when we got a surprising 3 inches of snow. I would definitely return and recommend this cottage to friends. Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our 3rd stay at Lane Head & it never fails to be lovely."

    Cottage is perfectly situated for a relax & chill, always very clean with everything you need provided & maintained to a high standard. Already booked for 2024!! Can't wait!!!.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Before we retired to Scotland to be near our son & grandchildren (2022) we lived & worked 34 yrs in Swanwick ,Alfreton ,Derbyshire."

    It was a brilliant choice for us to stay & visit family & friends, Close to the A38 etc, Matlock Chesterfield ,Beeley Moor ,High peak trail… which we cycled many times.Kev was a Peak National Park Ranger based at Lady bower ,Fairholmes. A couple of things…as the winter weather sets in…a coat stand to hang coats in the entrance to the kitchen would be good as there is no where to hang your coats or a muddy boot stand? There is plenty of space for that.We had to put wet coats on the back of chairs in the kitchen. & muddy boots on plastic bags.Not ideal :)

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location."

    Very spacious, and stunning views from almost every direction. The log burner meant we had some very cosy evenings in with a movie and bottle of wine. Location ideal for Haddon, Chatsworth, Crich Tramway and Cromford Mill and Matlock Mill. Not forgetting the lovely Bear Inn about 5 minutes drive from the cottage. Wonderful break! Thank you to the Matkin family.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Having booked several stays at other properties via Sykes, this has to be our favourite."

    Excellent location and fantastic property. Too many highlights to mention for this property. Ideal location to visit Derbyshire. Well done to the owners. We have already booked to stay there again next May.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2023

  • "This holiday cottage is in an idyllic location."

    Surrounded by fields and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it’s a place where you can relax and unwind. There are also lots of walks, bike trails, quaint English villages and pubs within easy reach. I’d definitely like to stay again. Oh, and there is an opportunity to have a tour of the owners dairy farm, which is just across the field from the cottage, and is well worth doing. It gives a real insight into the life of a dairy farmer. Lots of lovely memories to take away.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great tranquil cottage, very clean with comfortable beds."

    It was a fabulous base to explore the Peak District. Fabulous hosts who were quick to reply to messages. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "THE COTTAGE WAS A PERFECT PLACE FOR OUR PEAK DISTRICT HOLIDAY."

    PEACEFUL SETTING, SPACIOUS PARKING, COMFORTABLE. AND CLEAN.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay for visiting the Derbyshire Dales, the Southern Peak district and ideal to visit Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall."

    Thanks again Sykes and Lane Head Cottage.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was as described, beautiful setting, lovely and quiet."

    It could benefit from a full size ironing board and also some storage in the bathroom. Would be nice to have a BBQ as well. The only downside was the aroma of sewage in the bathroom in the morning and occasionally in the kitchen. We assumed it was due to the septic tank. This aroma cleared with ventilation.

    As we had contact several times during your stay, it is a shame that you didn't mention the smell as we could have resolved this for you straight away, as we do pride ourselves on ensuring all of our guests have a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Jun 2023

  • "My wife and I had a really enjoyable stay at this lovely cottage, it was very clean and comfortable, and had all the facilities we needed."

    The location was absolutely ideal, very nice and quiet and the views from the cottage were spectacular in all directions, the owners were extremely helpful when I asked for information about the local area. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to stay but one which is still handily placed to explore the local attractions and the Derbyshire Dales, we will certainly be returning soon.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Jun 2023

  • "An attractive, comfortable, good condition, clean house in a really beautiful setting."

    Quiet location, but just a short drive to Wirksworth. Tastfully decorated and well fitted. The welcome cake was a nice touch and delicious.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was beautiful and the surrounding views, the owners had made a wonderful effort to keep the cottage looking modern."

    However, we had sewage on the front garden with bits of tissue - this was quickly cleaned up by the maintenance person. Later the same day after flushing the toilet upstairs, water made a rumbling noise and came through the kitchen ceiling next to the electric cooker, the water was so bad it was over the work surface where food is prepared and had to leave early! The lady who owns the farm lives close and seemed very helpful on arrival. It was such a shame what happened at this property and spoilt our holiday. A very costly week and not what we expected

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you liked the location, surroundings, and interior of the cottage. I am however sorry that you encountered a few problems during your stay. Once I received your message, we immediately went down to the cottage to sort out the problem and wasn't aware of any other issues as we didn't enter the property. It was all resolved first thing Friday morning. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this caused you, but it was a blessing that the problem arose on the Thursday before you vacated on the Friday morning and didn't affect you for the first 6 days of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley3.1Mar 2023

  • "An excellent cottage with everything thought of to make our stay enyoyable."

    Would definitely recommend and will be coming back.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a rural setting which is what we were looking for."

    We had a great time, all was ok. It was a "test" to get there as it had been snowing and the local roads were a challenge. The log fire was a perfect touch and we enjoyed it every night. The front door is a challenge at times to unlock. We did leave it unlocked 2 nights as the previous day we couldn't unlock from the inside. Returning from a meal out 1 night it took time to unlock from the outside, yes it was raining . Despite that little hiccup we loved every minute there and would recommend Lane Head Cottage to anyone. As I'm writing this I'm enjoying the last slice of cake left by the owners for us ! Thank you.

    Reviewed by John3.8Mar 2023

  • "We had a fabulous short break in the cottage."

    Such a lovely time making memories with my oldest friends. Would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, set in the lovely countryside."

    Easy to find and great parking. On arrival we had a cake and milk left by the owners, this was a nice touch. We only had two nights, wish we had longer to explore and do some walking. We went to Belpers farmers market, this was great, lots of local produce. We had lots of choice for lunch, so we went to the Bull. Great food and service. The cottage was clean, comfy and very warm! We had the log burner on, which made it perfect.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful escape to the country."

    Panoramic views, stunning. Quiet and peaceful and a great base to explore The cottage had everything, cosy and so comfy, just perfect. Definitely recommend it was fantastic. Thank you to the owners for sharing this gem

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing property in a beautiful location."

    So peaceful and restful, just what we needed for seeing the New Year in. The fire is perfect and warms up the house quickly! Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely few nights in a cosy and well appointed cottage."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property, with lots of lovely touches."

    So warm and comforting, so nice how it was decorated for Christmas. Great space so you don't feel as though you are on top of each other.

    Reviewed by Rhyannon4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, would definitely return"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable stunning views just a shame the cooker did not work properly."

    Reviewed by Elaina4.7Dec 2022

  • "2nd stay, beautiful well equipped cottage, lovely views, well situated & very comfortable."

    Owners have taken lots of care to provide a perfect holiday break.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Lane Cottage."

    Beautiful views and fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing cottage with some lovely personal touches on arrival."

    The bonus of the working dairy farm tour was great.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2022

  • "I have only given 4* for cleanliness as there was dust around the bath and a lot ..."

    I have only given 4* for cleanliness as there was dust around the bath and a lot of cobwebs behind the front room radiator (not difficult things to get clean) didn’t affect our stay but just being honest with you

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2022

  • "Our third visit to the property."

    It is spotlessly clean and very comfortable with nice touches of wine, eggs, milk and chocolates left for us. We enjoyed our week greatly.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cleanest holiday property we’ve ever stayed in."

    It has everything we look for in a holiday stay. It is within easy driving distance of so many places worthy of a visit and was so easy to find on our first day. The only problem we had was that the bed was very hard, which would suit many people, but not us. It’s not a criticism in any way, just an honest observation as we’ve only ever stayed at a handful of properties with beds which suit us. The smart TV meant we could access the streaming services we subscribe to, so evening entertainment wasn’t a problem. The kitchen has everything we could ask for and the bathroom was adequate for our needs. The views were stunning from every window and the parking was huge. I give the property itself 5 stars and if you like a hard bed, you’d give it 5 stars too.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "This is a fantastic place for a holiday everything you could possibly want very ..."

    This is a fantastic place for a holiday everything you could possibly want very clean comfie beds even left us bottle wine bottle milk and a delicious cake on arrival would definitely recommend to anyone and would go back ourselves

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Lane End Cottage."

    Such a beautiful view from the patio! The cottage was set up perfectly for a relaxing stay with family - we loved meals in the kitchen-dining room and putting on a log fire at night. Wonderful to watch the sunsets on an evening too. Really comfortable beds - the whole place was perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely delightful cosy clean cottage with far reaching views."

    ..perfect spot for exploring the peak district.. highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely,comfortable and clean."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Had a great stay here. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shiralee5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely stay at a tranquil cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage is cosy and comfortable- lovely sheets to sleep in too! Highly recommend for exploring the Peak District and surrounding areas - some wonderful National Trusts within easy drive, and just wonderful scenery to drive around. Would benefit from a few extra Utensils and cleaning products. We were very thankful for the baby gate as visited with our 4 year old, 2 year old and just turned 1 year old! The only bathroom is upstairs which was a small downside but not off putting. The logs for the wood burner were much appreciated and made our stay even cosier!

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage, so comfortable and cosy."

    The little touches like the cake, milk and eggs were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect cottage, loved the look and location."

    Loved the small touches such as logs for the fire, milk and eggs in the fridge and the farm tour. Overall an immaculate property, will be back.

    Reviewed by Leon4.7Feb 2022

  • "The owners are very kind and made us feel very welcome."

    The house is in a fabulous location, so peaceful and private. Very clean and comfortable. After staying at other holiday cottages, this one has by far been the best, run by owners that really take pride in their business.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lane Head cottage was really lovely and cozy and very clean, sorrounded by lots of lovely countryside, on arrival we had wine milk eggs and a yummy home made cake, a very welcome treat."

    .a lovely stay was had by all

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Dec 2021

  • "Wow what a beautiful place this is and the area is fantastic."

    The cottage was so private and the views were amazing. The cottage had everything we wanted and some ,fresh eggs,milk and a gorgeous cake on arrival. We even had Xmas decs put up for us. There is so many places to visit around but we were only there for the weekend but we will be back and can recommend this place to all

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Loved the property."

    Beautiful remote location, exceptionally clean and very much the feeling of a home rather than a house. Excellent layout and very comfortable including the beds. Definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "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 Kathryn5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 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 Eileen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 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 Fiona5.0Sep 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 Rachel5.0Aug 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 Anita4.7Aug 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 Yvette5.0Jul 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 X4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Helpful hosts

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2021

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

    Lovely & peaceful - Friendly landlady

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 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 Jennifer5.0Oct 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 Karen5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 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 Alison5.0Jul 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 Phillip5.0Jul 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 Isma5.0Mar 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 Gary5.0Feb 2020

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Summary

  • 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 and highchair 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
  • Please note - Electric cars can not be charged at the property

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.

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

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About the location

WIRKSWORTH

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.

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Please note - Electric cars can not be charged at the property
Please note - This property has a good house keeping bond £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas