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The Snug

(Ref. 1040665)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and 'the Snug' suits it's name."

    The welcome pack for us and the dog along with the milk in the fridge was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Very clean and comfortable. We only stayed a couple of nights but would recommend the property to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage just 4 miles from Matlock with great facilities."

    I had problems with broadband which the owner tried to resolve although it remained slow (taking time to load pages, not enough to stream on the nice, big Smart TV). Otherwise the owner was very helpful and I would recommend and may return

    Hi Robert. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm so sorry about the broadband! It was just something that was out of my control unfortunately with it being a technical issue their end. I was on the phone to Plusnet so many times trying to sort it out, and happy to say that the engineer came out yesterday and fixed it and is alot faster and back up and running again as normal. :) Thanks for your feedback, Jo. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "It is small and cosy."

    Log burner was very welcome during this cold January week but lovely place to stay with my furry friend.great walks,local pubs and countryside. Our 4 th time staying here though never before at this time of year and cottage did neeed time to warm up tbf

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely 2nd visit to this gorgeous cottage."

    Lots of amazing walks in the area, never moved the car once. Booked before we came home for same time next year.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The Snug was clean, warm, well furnished and welcoming. The little touches for the dogs and tea and milk for us made for a perfect start to our holiday. The walks in the surrounding area were great and of varying lengths and difficulties. The Snug was well placed as a base to visit other locations too! We had a wonderful time and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely few days in The Snug, The cottage was perfect and the location is ..."

    Had a lovely few days in The Snug, The cottage was perfect and the location is great for all the walks and attractions around the area (which is beautiful), Communication from the owner was first class and the welcome packs were a nice touch, Would certainly go again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderfully located being 10 minutes drive from Carsington Water and Matlock Baths."

    Chosen specifically because of being pet friendly and location; lovely welcome pat for my dog. Beautifully clean and comfortable. Superb communications and very helpful owner. Stayed for two nights but will have to return and see more of the area.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Lovely welcome pack for us and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2023

  • "We struggled a bit with the spiral staircase but no harm done and we knew about that before selecting the house."

    It was clean and otherwise comfortable, and we had a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Mick4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and brilliant facilities."

    Everything you could want whilst you’re away and in a perfect setting.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, no faults at all."

    Being short settee very large a few large cushions would be good

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our stay at The Snug. Never had this comment before, but we always welcome any feedback! I will look into getting some larger cushions for our sofa as we want all our guests to be comfortable . :) Jo. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "Everything as in advertisement was correct Very nice cottage everything you need was there even an hair dryer which we did not expect ."

    Spiral staircase very steep we managed OK some people would find it difficult. Overall very nice cottage, location and eateries at hand.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Found cottage very easily thanks to Jo."

    Cottage itself is lovely and in a great location. Neighbours were very helpful and pleasant. Even though we knew it had a narrow spiral staircase we did find it a bit difficult to negotiate particularly with luggage. Perhaps we are just getting old !!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2023

  • "The snug is perfectly positioned for enjoying so many attractions."

    More importantly, it is a beautiful cottage which was spotlessly clean. It is literally home from home with everything provided. I have to say it far exceeded my expectations and I would happily recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Sj5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time exploring the local area - exclusively on foot - but also enjoyed time at the cottage relaxing with our hobbies of reading and artwork."

    The cottage was the perfect base.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Friendly village. Dogs weren't keen on the artificial grass but that just meant they got more walks around the beautiful countryside! Very informative information with personal suggestions which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Mich5.0May 2023

  • "The Snug was a very good base to people who like walking and central to lots of ..."

    The Snug was a very good base to people who like walking and central to lots of places we had a great time but weather was awful need sunshine for our next visit ha ha ha x

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "This was a gem of a cottage, absolutely perfect for the two of us and the dog."

    It was spotless on arrival, instructions on how to find it were great (the owner WhatsApped images of the property) everything worked properly and it’s well equipped. The location is good for walks from the door if you want to. We had a cracking stay and will book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "This little cottage was superb, everything you need spotlessly clean little hidden gem."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautifully appointed."

    A cosy home from home. Great location allowing easy exploration by foot and car, to the wider area. Tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and wine made for a very warm welcome. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great little cottage,lovely walks from the door to the high peak trail,then come back to the cosy wood burner."

    The Snug was perfect for our week away in Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Feb 2023

  • "Everything was fantastic - the only thing that could have been improved is that I felt the door needed slamming to shut it properly and I felt sorry for the neighbours!"

    The property was exceptionally clean with a helpful guidance folder, and a plenty of walks suggested and maps to borrow! Thanks so much!

    Thank you for your feedback. We will get the door looked at and fixed straight away as we do try and stay on top of any maintenance straight away, so our guests have a good stay with us. We glad you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to having you back. Jo. :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honor4.7Feb 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage and a perfect base for a few days in Derbyshire."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay in a cosy, comfortable, quaint cottage."

    Such a relaxing time in a brilliant location. I didn't move my car from parking up when we arrived till we left a week later. Will definitely go back to the Snug

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy, spotlessly clean cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Great location with shop and pub all within walking distance. High Peaks trail also able to get to without using your car. Great week spent at The Snug, I would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great location."

    Cottage is very comfortable, and well suited to dogs

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Have booked with you many times and have never been disappointed Will be booking again"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage."

    Has everything you need. In a lovely little village, in a lovely part of the country. For a short stay, this cottage is perfect. Garden secure (unless your dog can jump a 3 foot wall, like our sausage tried to!) Lovely neighbours, very clean. WiFi hit and miss but generally good enough for day to day use. Thank you for the lovely little welcome package and being super dog friendly. Would recommend :0)

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are glad you had a great time. :) Our WiFi has been a little hit and miss last 2 weeks, I have been onto Plusnet and there was a technical issue their end, but they have now informed me all is up and fully running properly now and been fixed. Hope to see you again, Jo. :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carlie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Snug."

    It was fully equipped with everything we and our dog (beagle) required.The addition of the moveable stair guard was perfect . Great location for exploring the local area. We did loads of walking along the trails. Neighbour Sue was really friendly and helpful too.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the snug!"

    Well equipped, enjoyed the garden. Hope the dogs barking didn’t upset the neighbours too much. We didn’t go out in the car, just walked and walked. Good beer and food at the Rising Sun. Cannot fault our time away. Thank you for the snacks and dog treats. We all had fun!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

  • "From the moment we found the place (brilliant guidance from Jo), it became our hidden home away from the world."

    Jo very thoughtfully left a small gift, cupcakes and birthday decorations for us so when we walked in, we instantly felt at home, and in the mood to celebrate! The cottage itself is beautiful with an air of magic. Lots of beautiful decoration that makes it feel homely. We especially loved the barn door (where the top half of the door opens, but the bottom half is closed). The dates we were there had some rainy moments but the barn door allowed us to enjoy the rainy smells and sounds, take in the beuaiful view and be as close to nature as possible, all whilst sitting on cosy chairs with a blanket to keep us warm. Truly magical moments that we're looking forward to experiencing again.

    Reviewed by Meera5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and the owner was very helpful messaging information how to find the property before we arrived."

    Cottage had everything in that we needed and really appreciated having some wood left to use the fire. House was spotless and couldn’t of asked for any more. Came with 10 month old cockapoo who had a lovely time! Thank you again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Couldn’t have asked for anything better for a short countryside stay."

    Cottage was well equipped and included some lovely touches from the owners such as a bottle of wine and box of chocolates as well as a doggy welcome pack which Bruno loved. Lots of information about the local area and ideas for days out for which the cottage was a great base to explore the area and walking trails. Garden space was well enclosed so had no worries about the dog escaping! A couple of lovely, dog-friendly pubs within a short walk. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful little place in a really great location, making it easy to explore."

    We had everything we needed, cannot wait to return Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay, Stairs are a bit tight when you first use them to get your cases up."

    as this is a small property. Never the less we loved it as a base to explore Derbyshire and all its beauty

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "The property was very cosy and just right for a couple with a dog."

    The doggy welcome pack was a lovely gesture on arrival. There was an enclosed garden which made it really easy to let the dog out and to have somewhere to wash the dog after a muddy walk (and a dive into the canal!!). The owners were very helpful when we had questions; and in one instance where something wasn't working they were there sorting it incredibly quickly to make sure there was no impact on our stay. Their customer service was really excellent. The location was really good with plenty of walks and tourist attractions nearby and a nice pub with food down the road. It was easy access to go anywhere we wanted. Genuinely sad to leave and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage with easy access to good walks."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, clean, comfortable property that was perfect as a base for a week away in the Peak District."

    Jo was an excellent, thoughtful, host. I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful couple of nights away at the snug."

    Perfect location for lots of country walks. The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely clean. We'd definitely stay again. 5

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just love the snug it was so cosy and very clean."

    Everything you needed for a comfortable relaxing stay was provided. My doggies loved there treats that the owner left for them

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "Exactly as appeared, comfy, clean and welcoming."

    do add that fridge/freezer small for future bookers!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at The Snug."

    The welcome pack for our dogs was fabulous. The chocolates, milk and hot drink assortment was very welcome. The Snug had everything we needed for a relaxing break. Local pubs were very friendly. Great places to visit. Jo was super helpful and accommodating when we had an issue at home. Thank you so much. We would definitely book again. Nessa, Dave and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jan 2022

  • "The snug is a lovely little cottage it is very clean and comfortable I would highly recommend staying here."

    A nice little touch was the welcome pack left for us and our dog thank you for making us welcome.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Dec 2021

  • "The snug was just perfect for me and my little dog."

    We arrived just before storm Arwen hit the country and woke up to deep snow on our first day! The snug was just as it said on the box, Snug! We were Toasty warm in front of the log fire. The cottage has everything you need, and is lovely and quiet, perfect for winding down and escaping from the busyness of life. I fell in love with it and will return again. Landlady, Jo, was super understanding when I lost the key in the snow while out on a walk.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a great and friendly location."

    Super helpful owner will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous little place."

    Yes it’s small but very comfortable and well facilitated.great neighbours into the bargain and 2 smashing local pubs.my second stay with my dog and we hope to return!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very cute little cottage in a friendly village."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Beautiful decor. Comfy sofa and super duper smart telly and dvd player ( great selection of dvds!). Not far to travel to the many dog friendly peak district attractions. No problem with parking. Great communication from the owner. Me and the dog had a fantastic holiday, thankyou

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage just made for two."

    Easily found with the instructions given. A cosy cottage lovely and clean with everything you need for your stay. It sits in the middle of the main street but just down a little alley so no noise. A pub at each end of the street both with very friendly people, The Rising Sun does food but not the Nelson. A short ride to the supermarket for essentials but the cottage is perfectly placed for trips to neighboring tourist attractions, we did loads although it was quiet everywhere.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, beautiful and clean with everything you need."

    Situated in a lovely friendly village. There are two pubs one at each end of the village, both great for taking your dogs in, it felt like popping in to a friend's at The Nelsons Arms unfortunately they don't serve food but The Rising Sun at the bottom of the village has a good selection of beer and food, we had to wait nearly an hour but it was worth it, great tasting pub grub!

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2021

  • "Gorgeous little cottage , very clean ."

    Owners have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was such a welcome haven for us and our fury family."

    The attention to detail made us all feel very special. A welcome pack for pets and a well informed welcome pack told us all we needed to know in order to plan our stay. Highly recommend and am already planning a return visit. Thanks Jo.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was excellent, but although spiral staircase was a must in the space and cottage, for the elderly it could be difficult, but everything was so lovely and all you needed was in this lovely cottage and owner Jo was very helpful and welcoming."

    Couldn't ask for more and as per usual, having now chosen 4 cottages through Sykes and pet friendly it has all been perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location to visit Matlock, Bakewell and surrounding area."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and ideal for two people.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little place ,comfy sofa and bed great tv with all the channels ,nice big ..."

    Lovely little place ,comfy sofa and bed great tv with all the channels ,nice big bath,decent Wi-Fi and nice little sun trap to sit outside

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely village which was central to the places we visited."

    The Snug was spotless and cosy and the neighbour's were lovely and chatty. Like home from home.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at TheSnug."

    It was a lovely cottage nice and clean and everything you could ask for in a little hide away cottage. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated. Would definitely recommend this for a couple.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Very happy with the accommodation."

    Very comfortable and clean and well equipped

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Snug was extremely clean and beautifully maintained."

    The owners have ensured that everything you need is provided. They even left us a welcome gift when we arrived. The Snug is in a beautiful location and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Allie5.0Apr 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, welcome pack for guests and dogs, Smart TV with Netflix ( own account needed to sign in) and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • BBQ need to bring your own coal
  • Roadside parking available and free car park nearby
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawned area with outdoor seating area
  • lockable shed for storing bikes Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no children and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note the spiral stair case may not be suitable for the less able

The property

Wirksworth 1.5 miles.

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Middleton, is this attractive white-washed cottage.

Beautifully decorated throughout, this picture-perfect property offers the ultimate setting for a romantic getaway to the Peak District National Park.

Step inside this humble abode and immediately feel the warm and inviting ambiance as you check out the wonderful welcome packs for both you and your four-legged friends.

Make yourself at home in the quaint yet well-equipped kitchen as you pop on the kettle and pour yourself a warm cup of tea, or rustle up a romantic meal for two to be indulged in at the dining table.

Kick back and relax on the stylish leather sofa as you watch movies on the impressive TV and keep warm from the heat of the woodburning stove that sits proudly within the striking inglenook fireplace.

Take the beautiful winding staircase up to the first floor and discover a sophisticated bathroom boasting a spacious tub and overhead shower, as well as a restful king-size bedroom, all with exposed beams.

Bask in the sunshine out in the garden at the charming bistro table, as you breath in the fresh countryside air before setting about on an action-packed adventure in the peak district.

Make the most of your impressive surroundings with days spent hiking through Wolfscote Dale or exploring the wonderful High Peak Trail.

Take a scenic stroll to the centre of Matlock and delight in a delicious dinner in one of the many quintessential cafés or well-established restaurants, before grabbing a quick pint down at the pub.

Enjoy a cable car ride up to the Heights of Abraham or see the Cromford Mills before a tour of the The Great Masson Cavern.

Visit the Crich Tramway Village, or uncover the The Hidden Druids Caves, before stopping off at the Harborough Rocks for awe-inspiring vistas of the encompassing countryside.

Hop in the car and head for the thrilling Theme park of Alton towers, just a pleasant drive away, or head further into the Peak District National Park to the village of Bakewell for some delicious treats in one of the many idyllic tea rooms.

For an unforgettable escape with your significant other, be sure to book The Snug.

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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.

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Note the spiral stair case may not be suitable for the less able.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas