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Percy's Cottage

Belper, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1058539)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Carol

    “Lovely holiday in a cottage steeped in history but with modern conveniences.”

    Owners were very generous in their extra touches to make our stay more enjoyable.

    Owners were very generous in their extra touches to make our stay more enjoyable.

    - Carol, July 2021

The property

A historic, Grade II listed holiday cottage dating back to 1802, once owned by the famed cotton spinners of the Strutt family, Percy's Cottage provides a group of six with a unique base from which to explore Belper and beyond.

Sitting at the centre of the town, this three-storey cottage is in the perfect position for those seeking to be at the centre of the action, with the surrounding wonders of Derbyshire all within easy reach.

Walk past the wonder of the garden and into the entrance of this Strutt's mill manager's cottage, where you will find a quaint kitchen/diner to your right hosting every essential for a self-catered stay; sit at the table together concocting a fun-filled itinerary while your home-made meals simmer happily on the hob, before carrying your conversations through to the warmth of the sitting room, the woodburning stove amidst the original exposed stone wall taking centre stage, as well as the wooden beams and original features bringing even more character to the cottage.

Snuggle up on the sofa, taking a book from the wide selection where you can even find a book written by the owner's family about the Strutts themselves!

Move up the winding staircase to find a single bed settled halfway up the stairs, boasting a truckle bed beneath being perfect for little ones or friends, while moving further up the stairs will bring you to the master double bedroom accompanied by the family bathroom where you can choose from either a soak in the bath or a rinse from the overhead shower to begin your day.

Up the final set of stairs to the second floor will bring you to the third and final twin bedroom, the room where the mill work would have been completed evidenced in its window creating a bright and airy setting, this property offers surprise around every corner, as well as a convenient cloakroom being on this floor too!

Spend your mornings out in the garden with your canine companions by your side as you enjoy a hearty breakfast to prepare for the day ahead, the garden overlooking penny plots where the mill workers would have lived providing even more historic wonder, while the owner is also a guide at the mill giving you the perfect opportunity to learn more about Belper's past.

Take the short stroll into the centre of the town to find a fantastic host of amenities and attractions, as well as the town benefitting from sitting with the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, so you'll find plenty of restaurants offering alfresco dining letting you truly soak in the splendour of this desirable area.

Explore the attractions of the famed North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens, all offering their own unique wonder, while Belper also benefits from a bustling local music and arts scene evidenced in its annual Arts festival in May and Winter, as well as the Summer Food festivals and monthly Farmers Market, providing excitement at any time of the year.

Visit nearby Wirksworth for even more rich history, the Wirksworth Heritage Centre being well-worth exploring as well as the Art and Architecture Trail!

Head to the Matlocks (including both Matlock and neighbouring Matlock Bath) to be met by even more eateries to choose from for a special occasion, while Bakewell is also a must-visit for its famed tasty treat of the Bakewell tart!

With access to Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and so much more, Percy's Cottage makes the ultimate stay for those seeking a holiday home with a difference.


  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x single with truckle bed beneath
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars and additional roadside parking available if needed
  • Front gravelled garden with furniture
  • Sorry no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are steep, winding stairs throughout the property, please take care
  • Please note: this property will be pet-free as of 17 December 2021; some bookings may have pets still until that date

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About the location


Matlock 11 miles; Ashbourne 11 miles, Nottingham 16 miles, Derby 8 miles.

Belper, situated in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now you'll find it to be a spirited and bustling town, with attractions including the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. There is a thriving local music and arts scene and the town hosts an annual Arts festival every May as well as Winter and Summer Food festivals and a monthly Farmers Market. The nearby historical village of Wirksworth is also home to a well-established Art and Architecture trail and Arts Festival every September. Just 10 miles away, the popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, are set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent. The Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a whole host of other exciting attractions. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car, which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family! South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst to the north lie the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House - not to be missed! The award-winning town of Belper provides holidaymakers with an excellent base for all that Derbyshire has to offer.

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Please note: this property will be pet-free as of 17 December 2021; some bookings may have pets still until that date.