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The Lodge

(Ref. 1059046)

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

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The lodge itself was great."

    Well laid out and spacious. We felt spoiled by the cake, it was divine, thank you. We felt like there was a lack of variety of kitchen utensils, basics only, including only one large knife that barely coped with cutting a pineapple. The wood burner worked wonderfully and came with clear instructions, which was helpful! The shower was disappointing, surprisingly old and worn and out of place for the quality of the rest of the lodge. We wish we'd stayed longer and in better weather to take advantage of the outdoor space. (This was an on-route stop for us). The local area was fantastic also and we would like to have explored more. It would also be useful to have some local brochures in the cottage as sometimes internet searches don't reveal local gems. We would certainly return here.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Apr 2024

  • "Property was very clean and tidy."

    It was beautiful. The home made cake was a delicious surprise

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic place to stay for a relaxing holiday nice and quiet with the cows calling you each morning when you wake up which was great."

    The cake that was left for us was delicious,the lodge is a great place for walkers and for sightseeing we shall definitely be back thanks for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed for a long weekend with a group of friends also staying at the Barn."

    Great cottage, great countryside, lovely cake.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2024

  • "Me and my friends had a wonderful weekend away."

    The lodge was fantastic, clean with everything that we could want to get away from the world for a weekend.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Feb 2024

  • "We only had a short stay in very cold winter weather."

    The property is spacious for a family of 4 and had all the facilities we needed. It was cold but that's as much down to the weather as the property and the log burner was very welcome. The location is great. Very rural but also close to some lovely places to visit such as Matlock Bath, Bakewell and Chatsworth. Hopefully we'll visit again in the spring or summer.

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2023

  • "The pictures online look lovely but WOW!"

    When we arrived we were blown away with how nice and home-like it was. The complimentary items were a nice touch (the cake was amazing!) It was a lovely stay and I'm sure we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely tranquil setting."

    Close to a good Pub. Everything you need for a fabulous break.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Lodge was very large, comfortable, clean and warm and had everything we needed for a great break away from home."

    The hosts even left us cake and milk for our arrival which was a lovely thought. The Lodge is close to several villages with shops, restaurants and pubs and lots to do in the surrounding areas. The Lodge is next to the farm, so it was great to see the cows and Dizzy the horse in the field next to the lodge. The only downside wass that the shower was very poor running off the bath taps and could do with upgrading to a separate power shower but apart from that everything was perfect and we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Jul 2023

  • "I recently stayed at a wonderful cottage that exceeded my expectations."

    It offered plenty of space, and its proximity to shops made it incredibly convenient. The presence of cows outside added to the charm, and waking up to their gentle mooing was a lovely experience. The cottage had everything we needed, ensuring a comfortable stay. Highly recommended for a relaxing getaway with all amenities nearby.

    Reviewed by Abdul Rahman4.7Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely countryside location."

    3 fantastic sized bedrooms, with large lounge and kitchen dining area. Great front garden too for kids to play out and outside dining with BBQ. We had a great time with the neighbours (Dairy Cows on working farm) lovely hosts on the farm and terrific farm tour available too! The picturesque Brassington and Wirksworth villages on your doorstep. Highly recommend this cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage just as described."

    We were 4 adults with 2 babies & a toddler & it was perfect for us. Very clean & good size. Owners were super quick to respond and very helpful providing extra bedding & high chair when requested. Best Victoria sponge cake we’ve ever had too! Also really useful visitor book with lots of info on everything. Only feedback would be some of the kitchen facilities could be a little better perhaps?- no sharp knives & limited range of pots & pans but to be expected in holiday let. Overall everything was great & big outdoor area, would recommend. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely day at the lodge celebrating a 30th birthday."

    We had plenty of space to all eat at the dining table and was nice and cosy in the lounge with the fire going. We felt the property was clean and the delicious cake was a lovely touch. Our one year old loved Dizzy and looked out the window for him every morning. He enjoyed riding on his fire engine which was nice and safe for him. We visited Matlock bath and enjoyed the arcades and aquarium.

    Reviewed by Holly3.8Mar 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at The Lodge."

    Lovely and spacious throughout, with very comfy beds, and a great base from which to explore the area. We went with two toddlers and the lack of stairs was brilliant! They loved watching the cows too. Vicky was very understanding and flexible about the travel delay we had due to the snow, and communication was perfect, we'd definitely stay again! We would also recommend Matlock Fark Park for anyone visiting with children as we had a great day out there, even in the rain.

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at this property at the end of Feb."

    It is a lovely well presented property which was extremely comfortable. We were greeted with a freshly baked cake and some milk to start us off. The log burner was a great addition and allowed us to have relaxed evenings keeping cosy and toasty while chatting with friends. The bedrooms were comfortable and we all had rested nights sleeps. The kitchen/diner had everything we needed for our stay and had a separate seating area with a sofa and TV that allowed the children to have their own area. We enjoyed a visit to the nearby Black Rocks and Matlock Bath. Overall a wonderful break in a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was really lovely, clean, well equipped and cosy warm!"

    Only issue was the shower, but the owners quickly fixed it once we told them about it. It was great to be woken up by the sound of cows in the morning. We will miss it and will definitely like to go back in the future

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2023

  • "The Lodge was everything we hoped it would be & we had a lovely family break."

    The only negative points were, that the water pressure is extremely low & that it only has 1 bathroom ( with 5 adults & 1 child it was a bit of a wait for the bathroom in the morning, but this didn't spoil our stay in any way). Plus the mattresses are very hard but thats just personal preference. It was cosy & warm & the host had left milk & biscuits for our arrival. It had Christmas decorations up which was lovely. We didn't want to leave & will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Dec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Lodge, spotlessly clean and lovely welcome tray."

    Possibly, bread knife, milk jug, butter dish, champagne flutes would be a nice addition. All in all we've had a great holiday at the Lodge.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful location and a lovely comfortable cottage."

    We had a fabulous week staying at The Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the working farm, Michelle was so friendly and informative (wellies would be a good idea, although they do have a few pairs). Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Lodge was just what we needed for a family holiday, my daughter, son in law, and three small children."

    Vicky was extremely helpful, she even took our Tesco shopping in as we were held up in traffic. The cake made by Vicky was absolutely delicious and so welcome after a very long drive. We would definitely stay again! The boys loved Dizzy the horse and the cows next door. We treated ourselves to a couple of meals at The Bear Inn just down the road. The Lodge was ideally located for seeing so many beautiful places literally only a short drive away. Thank you to Vicky for being such a good host and helping to make our first ever trip to the Peak District so successful. Thank you also to Sykes Cottages for making the process so straightforward especially as it was the first time I have ever rented a holiday cottage!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful, spacious, well equipped and in a lovely location."

    It’s a shame you don’t accept dogs as my husband and I would definitely of booked to come for a weekend . I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and return again sometime. Thank you for a lovely stay .

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely spacious cottage with everything we could have needed for our stay."

    Great outdoor space for little ones to safely explore and a perfect base to visit the sights of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Casey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , in a great location."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Garden space was fantastic for our three little ones, also loved the neighbours (livestock). Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent lodge with all of the facilities you would expect."

    Very clean and like home from home. Lots of lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great few days ideally situated to see the Peak District."

    But large enough grounds to relax and enjoy the outdoor space the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Love the complementary home grown eggs and home made Victoria sponge a real special touch!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "We spent a glorious week at The Lodge at the end of March 2022."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless and thoughtfully furnished. We had a slight issue with the shower, but this was soon rectified following contact with Vicky the caretaker. For us, it was a perfect base for travelling around the area and we would seriously recommend this cottage to anyone as the perfect home from home.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Lodge was just right for us."

    With six of us staying there was plenty of room to relax and not feel cramped. The log burner in the living room and plentiful supply of wood and kindling was a bonus. Although part of a working farm, the Lodge is fenced off and quite private with plenty of parking space by the front door. We found it to be an ideal place for a long weekend and close by for visits to Chatsworth, Bakewell and the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jan 2022

  • "The Lodge is very comfortable and spacious."

    As mentioned before beautiful Victoria sponge on arrival with other goodies. It’s been a very cold week but the bungalow was cosy and warm even without using the wood burner. Stunning views of the full moon and starry skies. We were only 2 but if a family or group of friends the only downside was 1 bathroom and toilet. Wonderful stay have already booked their other property for June.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely clean and felt like home from home."

    If I had to find any issues is that the water pressure in the bathroom was low. However this did not put a dampener on our stay ! I would definitely rebook again

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thank you so much - we had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was amazing. It was spotlessly clean and so spacious. It was very well equipped and really there was nothing to fault it. Vicky was so kind and helpful and it was very easy to find. We were so grateful to find milk, eggs, tea, coffee and wine (very generous!) and the cake was just to die for! It was very warm, the beds were very comfortable and the towels fluffy. There was plenty of hot water too. It is very well situated for exploring the area and the countryside is beautiful. Overall, we cannot rate this cottage highly enough and would definitely recommend it and if we stay in the Peaks again, we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage, with lots of space and really beautifully decorated."

    It is also in a super location with access to all that you want in the Peak District and locally some great restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Nov 2021

  • "Sykes directions to the property were not complete - they directed us to another property 'Lane Head Cottage' listed in the village which is owned by the same family."

    We had to phone the owners to find the cottage. This property is located in Wirksworth Road, not on Chalk Hill and would have been quite difficult to find, had it been dark when we arrived. The only bath/shower is quite deep and could be a problem for anyone with limited mobility to access safely. Apart from that the property was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated, furnished and with all you could need for a relaxing stay."

    Spotlessly clean too! The homemade Victoria sponge and a bottle of wine were most appreciated by us all!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Everything as expected and more."

    All we needed for a lovely stay. Only slight niggle was blunt knives (this is something I note in all holiday cottages though). Not a huge issue and easily solved, provide sharpener.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "The place was lovely and everything was there for us."

    the one thing we would have feedback on is the taps in the sink in bathroom and the bathroom leaking a bit on the floor. Everything was just amazing the facilities and cleanliness was perfect. the kitchen utensils etc was complete. Really couldn't have asked for much more. everything we could want was there. some times the flies in the area made It uncomfortable to sit outside in and sometimes to keep the windows open as the flies would get in.

    Reviewed by Hasmukh4.7Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful Cottage!"

    I had an amazing stay with my friends at the lodge. The location is ideal to travel around the Peak District and the lodge itself was very well equipped for all our needs during our stay. Dizzy the horse was amazing, waking up to a beautiful horse is not something you see everyday, so this was amazing! Thank you for making our stay so welcoming.

    Reviewed by Huseyin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is welcoming, comfortable, bright and spacious."

    Great pictures! Good location with a lot to see and do. Kitchen well equipped, we had everything we needed. Brilliant holiday cottage!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great hospitality, received a cake ,bottle of wine and fresh eggs."

    Clean and everything you need for an perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful and isolated!"

    ! Only thing that would make this place the perfect getaway, is a hot tub!! But I can’t fault anything else.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link beds; can be made into twins on request, 1 x king-size bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage for up to six bikes
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn and patio area with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Property is located next to a working dairy farm
  • Please note - Electric cars can not be charged at the property

The property

Wirksworth 1.5 miles.

If you and your loved ones are seeking a beautifully presented and spacious accommodation amidst the rural landscapes of Derbyshire, look no further than The Lodge.

This single-storey, stone-built cottage rests within striking distance of the Peak District National Park and is surrounded by a plethora of things to see and do, making it an exceptional base for families, friends or groups of six to call home.

Access to the dwelling is gained via a gated driveway, where the spacious forecourt provides plenty of off-road parking and views of the neighbouring working farm and beyond.

At the end of a bracing day, relax and unwind into your evening within the sitting room, where the woodburning stove takes centre stage before the inviting sofas and the Smart TV, providing the entertainment.

From here, enter into the heart of the home, the spacious kitchen/diner, where the chef of the group will be delighted to find a superb range of amenities to cater to all culinary needs, as well as a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher to serve as a helping hand.

Accompanying the country-style kitchen suite is the dining table, offering a sociable space to relish in the company of your loved ones over good food and drinks, as well as a TV to keep the little ones entertained!

As the evening draws to a close, catch your rest within one of the three bedrooms, each one designed with a touch of opulence, neutral tones and plenty of storage space to keep your things, yet the most notable feature are the stunning rural views to wake up to each morning.

Choose between a sumptuous super-king-size bedroom, a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom, all served by a bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

The garden at The Lodge has been designed as an extension of the house itself, with a large lawn area for the younger guests of the group to play freely, while you relax underneath the sunshine with something tasty sizzling on the barbecue.

Continuing to impress, the property has secure storage for up to six bikes, should you feel like exploring the beautiful surroundings on two wheels!

If you can tear yourself away from this charming oasis, head into the nearby town of Wirksworth, where amidst its network of narrow lanes, yards and alleys lies a collection of superb eateries and places to shop.

While you are here, be sure to hop on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from Wirksworth to soak up the scenery of one of Derbyshire’s most lovely and unspoilt valleys at your leisure, or brush up on the local history with a visit to the award-winning Heritage Centre, or to the National Stone Centre and Mount Cook Adventure Centre.

Avid ramblers will be spoilt for choice by the amount of walks of offer within the area, including a trek to the Black Rocks, which is a weathered outcrop of Ashover grit promising breath-taking views.

From here, Matlock is also within reach, where you will find the Heights of Abraham attractions and picturesque walks along the river Derwent, whilst further afield is the magnificent Chatsworth House.

With so much to do, you and your loved ones are sure to have a fun-filled getaway at The Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1017656 and 1008064, together sleeping up to 22 people.

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