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Pickle Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "I booked this cottage for a uni reunion, was a beautiful quaint cottage and we got given an extra night for free!"

    The kitchen was fully equipped and it was easy for us to all take turns cooking. Was very handing to have a dishwasher to. Was a short drive away from both Matlock and Bakewell and had short local walks around the area too. Only downside was there was no where to eat in the village, this meant we couldn’t all have a drink if we eat out or we would have to cook back at the cottage, but that is not the end of the world. Would highly recommend. Beds upstairs can easily fit two adults, they just have to mind there heads. Free parking also at the neighbouring pub. Don’t have a bad word to say, would stay again

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was better than expected, the kitchen had everything we could have ..."

    Everything was better than expected, the kitchen had everything we could have needed - a very cosy cottage in a lovely area

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jan 2024

  • "We loved our stay, the large family room is perfect for spending time together."

    Beautiful location and cozy cottage.

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very well equipped & extremely clean.Would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, good sized bedrooms, our boys loved the mezzanine bedroom, good en suite & good sized bathroom."

    Small patio (not used) kitchen diner/lounge cosy. Attached to a lovely friendly/locals real ale pub.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely extended family stay, the house was a perfect base for exploring the beautiful countryside and enjoying the local pubs."

    The kids had a brilliant time and loved the little touches like games near their beds and plenty to keep them amused in the pub!

    Reviewed by Marie3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely stay, lovely owners, lovely location."

    Really welcoming and very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2023

  • "Nice cottage situated in a lovely area for walking, mountain biking, etc."

    We had a lovely time with the family. Being mega critical there were a few bits that needed updating/general maintenance but it’s an old cottage and just added to the quirkyness really! Owners were very friendly and helpful too. We’d definely stay again.

    Reviewed by Neil1.9Nov 2022

  • "The noise from the staircase was so bad we all struggled to sleep if any one ..."

    The noise from the staircase was so bad we all struggled to sleep if any one moved around with two dogs that needed to go out in the night made it very hard as we understood from the description it had a private garden which was a share roof terrace which wasn’t practical The cottage was clean and well laid out with equipment but on the whole we would not recommend it to anyone else with dogs

    Hi Julie, sorry you found the staircase noisy, it is part of the nature of an old building and has not been a problem for previous guests. We are clear that our property does not have a garden and our outside area is a paved patio which has shared access with our personal accommodation. I am sure you will agree that the location of our cottage is perfect for dog walkers and there are outside spaces very close by for dogs to have that last minute pee. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in perfect surroundings."

    Pickles cottage is magical.

    Reviewed by Amahl5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location and a very nice property - clean, tidy, welcoming."

    Thank you for a grand holiday.

    Reviewed by Arden5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pickle Cottage is a lovely quirky cottage set in a lovely village."

    Alan and Jane very helpful with any queries we had. I would recommend this cottage. There were 5 of us , three adult and two children so would easily sleep 8 as advertised. The upstairs mezzanine was brilliant for the children to sleep in. Every where was clean and of course you can take your dog with you.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was ideally situated, clean and comfortable."

    Jane was very welcoming and helpful. We'll be back for sure!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend, we are two families that come together a few times a year."

    Our four girls aged 12-14yrs loved having their own space in the larger bedroom. The cottage had everything we needed & was a great base to go & explore the area. We will definitely be back again. Thank you to Anne, she was a great host.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Couldn't fault the cottage. Very grateful owner told us about the pizza van that comes to the pub on a Friday!

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8May 2022

  • "A neat little cottage, aesthetically furnished & decorated, with all the useful amenities required which made it truly, a home away from home!"

    Lots of visitor attractions at a stone's throw away. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a fantastic find."

    A lovely cottage with great facilities. Easy to find, easy to park. Lots to do on the door step - recommend Black Rocks, about 3 miles away with pretty but steep walks, amazing views. The owners of the cottage were helpful and very friendly. Their pub next door is a proper country pub with beautiful and interesting decorations. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved the property - it was very cozy and perfect for our two families with children."

    The location is very good too, and we did two interesting walks around the area. So all in all thank you so much! The only issue was heating - it was really warm and we could not set the radiators to give moderate heat or switch them off - even on low setting they were very hot. The only way was to switch off the heating completely using thermostat. If there is a way to tune it, it is worth informing your guests for their comfort and also to save some money on the bills.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2022

  • "So lovely, very warm friendly welcome."

    Best cottage to rent in Midleton my son had a fantastic birthday . thank you so much

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village location."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent place for sightseeing, dog walking and plenty of places to dine out."

    Very pleasant landlady and locals. Supermarket and petrol close by. Road closures signs not always right! Try the road before taking long detours. Could,nt fault the cottage or location. Well done.

    Reviewed by Prudence4.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had everything you could ask for."

    The owner is so relaxed, friendly and helpful and was especially welcoming of our dogs. The pub next door is very friendly and worth a visit. Lovely area with some stunning walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great little cottage,ideal location for exploring the peaks."

    Cottage down stairs quite small good job the rest of the party couldn't come . Booked for 6 adults 2 children. Was ideal for 4 adults 2 children. Upstairs was very large and roomy. Kitchen was well stocked with most things you would need. Bathrooms great with Good water pressure. Host very good. Would certainly recommend and will be going back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely break at Pickle Cottage, it was cosy and warm."

    Well equipped kitchen and nice spacious living space. It is in a great location if you want peace and quiet. The locals are very friendly and we were invited out on the village walk as we emerged from the cottage one Sunday morning, we had an instant new set of friends! The bus service is excellent for a remote location and good valley for money if you are still of a fare paying age! We would love to return to the area some time, it’s taken a piece of my heart!

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Feb 2020

  • "Great location!"

    Very nice hosts, perfect place for families and very well equipped!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Oct 2019

  • "Place was perfect, town was delightful, countryside was outstanding."

    .. a little bit of heaven.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage is nice, except if you are planning to travel by public transport then Sunday is not the day to choose."

    However there are hourly buses to and from the doorstep on all other days of the week.

    Reviewed by Debapriya4.7Jun 2019

  • "The holiday and the cottage were fabulous."

    I will definitely book with sykes again, it was great to be able to take the dogs and know they were welcome. (there were even dog towels available for muddy paws), Perhaps you can arrange better weather next time though haha.

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Jun 2019

  • "A very nice well equipped cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

  • "Warm cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen. Really cosy. And walking straight from the door..... what not to like?

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent cosy cottage that suited all our needs."

    Walks from the doorstep and all the facilities we needed at the cottage. It was fantastic that our dog was warmly welcomed by our host which allowed us to relax and enjoy the space. There’s a pub next door with lovely ales but does not do food so we needed to drive out or cook in for eats.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage; we felt very comfortable here."

    The main living area was small and cosy but still fit all 8 of us in. The bedrooms were a good size and everywhere was spotless. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2018

  • "Once we had got used to the (very), noisy stairs, it was a very comfortable cottage - well placed for exploring."

    The only two slight issues were the lack of suitable cooking equipment for the microwave, and the dim mirror lighting in the bathrooms (difficult to shave in your own shadow).

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Sep 2018

  • "We could not fault the inside of the cottage or the helpfulness of the owner, However there was no reason why vehicles, especially the owner's huge van, were parked up against the cottage, taking over the frontage."

    Also our bedrooms overlooked the pub courtyard, so we were aware of chatter ( and dog barking ! ) well into the night......... The saving grace was the nearby public garden where we could sit and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful countryside views.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jun 2018

  • "The only problem was parking."

    Sometimes the parking area of the pub was packed and it was difficult to unload baggage and pushchairs.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the cottage is ideally located."

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing weekend at Pickle Cottage."

    It was so warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2017

  • "Cosy cottage in the beautiful Peak District next door to a friendly real ale pub."

    Whats not to like?

    Reviewed by Clive4.4Oct 2017

  • "Comfortable cottage, worked well for us as a group."

    Very welcoming and easy

    Reviewed by Sally4.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Clean comfortable and well equipt. Good central location for visiting all of Derbyshire. Never a problem to park and a beautiful garden just up the path.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2017

  • "Excellent, quirky cottage."

    Had everything you could possibly need. Lovely place and in a great location for exploring the surrounding areas. would recommend, and we would certainly go back. Made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 2016

  • "Pickle cottage was absolutely charming, everything you could possibly need had been thought of."

    Jane and Alan are very friendly, as are the locals in the pub next door. Our next holiday cottage will have a very hard job to match Pickle Cottage. The standard of comfort, cleanliness, decor and fittings was excellent.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Sep 2016

  • "It was a great holiday."

    No problems at all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x mezzanine family room with 1 double and 2 singles with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Outside, at the rear of property, there is a small secluded patio area with BBQ, chiminea and seating area for use in the warmer months
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub next door
  • Note: Limited headroom in mezzanine area, accessed by very narrow staircase, care to be taken
  • Note: Pub does not serve food

The property

This comfortable, well-maintained, semi-detached cottage is located next to the owners’ pub in the heart of Middleton near Wirksworth, close to historic village of Cromford.

This wonderful Middleton cottage is perfect for groups of walkers, families, and groups of friends looking to enjoy the outdoors and explore this beautiful part of Derbyshire.

This Middleton cottage has three lovely bedrooms boasting feature beams, including a delightful family bedroom with a double bed, a mezzanine level with twin beds, and an en-suite shower room.

Downstairs, the cosy, open plan living area is the perfect space for everyone to gather and relax, and simply enjoy your time together.

Outside, soak up the sunshine on the patio and on warm summer evenings, enjoy al fresco dining as you discuss the day’s adventures.

Middleton is a charming little village.

Next door, the owners’ own pub makes the perfect spot to unwind with a refreshing drink after a day of walking.

The National Stone Centre is just a short walk from this delightful Middleton cottage, as is access to the sensational surrounding countryside and an abundance of wonderful walking trails.

Explore the nearby Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail where rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed at every level.

Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and the nearby market town of Wirksworth combines this tradition with lively carnivals.

The beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach of this Middleton cottage, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car rides, the newly-restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, and Gulliver's Kingdom.

Only two miles away from this Middleton cottage, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is certainly not to be missed.

In a great location for exploring the pleasures of the Peak District, this Middleton cottage is a great base for a family holiday, at any time of year!

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About the location


Wirksworth 1.7 miles; Matlock 5 miles.

The former quarry and lead mining village of Middleton quietly nestles on a prominent hillside above the nearby towns of Wirksworth and Cromford, 5 miles from Matlock. The village is centred on a long main street which consists of two good pubs, before eventually winding its way down into nearby Wirksworth with a selection of shops and amenities. The village was the Silver Gilt winner for the National Village in Bloom awards in 2016 and 2017. The surrounding countryside is a walker's and cyclist's paradise, with the disused High Peak Railway line close by, recently converted into The High Peak Cycle Trail and providing a fun day out for all. Nearby Matlock provides a good range of shops and pubs, whilst the many National Trust properties and museums throughout the area are not to be missed. A great location at any time of year!

Note: Twin beds only suitable for children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas