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Hobson's Cottage 10 Main Street

Mapperley near Ilkeston, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1068649)


(8 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

7 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is beautiful."

    It's very clean and has everything that is needed. The pint of milk and loaf of bread were a lovely touch. The quaintness of the cottage is a definite positive and on the whole it was very comfortable, although all three beds have incredibly loud springs to the point it woke our youngest child every time he rolled over. The step out of the third bedroom is also a foot high so take care there. The cottage is also in a lovely location with some beautiful walks and an easy drive to tourist attractions. The only big problem we found is that it isn't off street parking. The reason we didn't give full marks for accuracy of description is that it is on road parking and spaces are limited. The only other feedback we'd give would be for Sykes - emailing in the middle of the night is not the best time to remind us we're going away in a few days or to request feedback.

    Reviewed by PennyApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of charm."

    Good position for getting around the lower Peak District. Wish we could have stayed for the full week has planned

    Reviewed by PhillipNov 2021

  • "We have had a great stay over October half term."

    The cottage is beautiful and the traditional beams and wood burning stove were a great touch. We enjoyed the woodburning stove on an evening. There is a local village pub a few doors away but I would advise you book in advance as it is always busy. The finishing touches in terms of the well made beds with matching cushions and fleece throw were lovely. Very clean on arrival and with a lovely welcome basket waiting for us. Overall a great stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2021

  • "There were a few items that we would class as usual essentials when staying away that weren’t provided."

    (I.e) toilet rolls, washing up liquid, tin foil, etc. Outdoor space was confusing, as we were under the impression there was garden space. Front path leading up to the house needed the surrounding flowers/bushes to be trimmed back as quite tricky with a buggy. Also, not much space to store the buggy indoors. However, we had a great stay in the cottage - great location for seeing the beautiful sights of Derbyshire & the local pub is worth a visit more than once!

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2021

  • "We did enjoy our holiday but we did find the 3rd bedroom not ideal."

    It was very small, had no furniture in it and the person that used this room found it very uncomfortable, hot and not fit for purpose. In fact the person using this room ended up sleeping downstairs in the living room. It is more of a box room than a bedroom. It may be OK for a child but not for an adult. This apart we had a great time. It was a beautifully furnished cottage (bedroom withstanding), in a lovely village and close to all amenities.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2021

  • "We think it would be useful to know that the bathroom is on the ground floor."

    For those having to visit a couple of times during the night the stairs are a little difficult to negotiate particularly if you older.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "We loved staying at hobsons cottage, it was spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable with good quality furniture."

    Personal touches mean a lot ie welcome pack A

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawn with seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

This historic cottage, dating back to the Doomsday Book, rests in the village of Mapperley near Ilkeston in the Peak District.

Identifiable by the charming red phone box outside the property, which acts as the village library, this character cottage is a wonderful base for a small family or couple wanting to explore the rural and metropolitan attractions of Derbyshire.

Head up the stone path, which separates the spacious lawn garden from a small shrubbery area, with a seating area to the side where you can sit out and enjoy an alfresco lunch on a sunny day.

Step inside this historic home to find character features, stunning original doors and wooden beams, while the sitting room boasts a brick fireplace that houses a woodburning stove, ideal for relaxing in front of on the sofa with a glass of wine.

The kitchen/diner is well-equipped with the appliances you need to create homecooked meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table, beneath the character beams.

The sleek family bathroom rests on the ground floor and offers a choice of a long soak in the P-shaped bath or a quick rinse beneath the shower, while the Velux window brings in plenty of light.

Head upstairs to catch a good night's rest in one of three fantastic bedrooms, all of which boast unique and characterful features, with the master king-size double bedroom offering plenty of storage with a wardrobe and chest of drawers, as well as a stunning feature fireplace, while the two single bedrooms are ideal for children.

Mapperley village boasts a good pub serving food and real ales just opposite the property, perfect for nights when you don't feel like cooking.

Enjoy hiking, cycling and horse riding amidst 700 acres of Shipley Country Park, while walkers can explore 20 miles of footpaths and bridleways, as well as the woodland area of Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve and hiking along the Nutbrook hiking trail.

Ilkeston is a couple of miles away, boasting a selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants, as well as attractions like its Victorian museum & gardens, strolls through Victoria Park and along the Erewash river, and multiple golf courses for enjoying a round of golf.

Nearby, the 16th century Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park is a must-see on your way to Nottingham, and features acres of parkland, a natural history museum and a golf course, while Nottingham is a bustling city with plenty of entertainment, from art venues, sporting events and fantastic nightlife, as well as fine dining at Michelin star restaurants for a special occasion and excellent shopping at a variety of high street and independent stores.

Derby is also a great city to visit during your stay, with its popular Cathedral Quarter offering a good mix of cafés, restaurants and bars.

From here, you are within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and a plethora of walking and cycling trails, as well as attractions like the Heights of Abraham attraction, where you can enjoy the best views from above with a cable car ride up to its show caves, nature trail and water gardens.

For an exciting family-friendly day out, head to Alton Towers theme park or the Peak Wildlife Park, while the market town of Bakewell, home to the magnificent Chatsworth House and Gardens, is are all within an hour's drive.

Hobson's Cottage is a wonderful base for your next family getaway to Derbyshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Nottingham 7.2 miles; Derby 9.7 miles; Matlock 21.7 miles

The Derbyshire town of Ilkeston sits on the Erewash river, just seven miles from Nottingham. The town has a rich history in the coal mining, iron working and lace making industries, all of which have since disappeared, and today visitors can explore the Victorian Erewash Museum and Gardens, play a round of golf at Erewash Valley Golf Club or Pewit Golf Course and enjoy afternoon strolls around Victoria Park, as well as find a good selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Nearby, the 16th century Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park boasts acres of parkland, a natural history museum and a golf course and is a must visit. The university city of Nottingham, known as the home of Robin Hood, is just over seven miles away and brimming with attractions and entertainment. Here you can see world-class sport, live performances and outstanding art, as well as experience fine dining at Michelin star restaurants and shop at unique independent stores. Slightly further afield, Derby has much to attract visitors with its shopping facilities and Cathedral Quarter, offering a great selection of cafes, restaurants and bars.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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