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The Lillies

(Ref. 17875)

Darley Dale near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A group of 6 retired ladies had a lovely stay."

    A member of the group had stayed in Torestyn next door a few times previously and recommended either cottage would be good. Plenty of seats in the lounge for us all. Higher back support sofas would have been even better. Very well equipped throughout, warm and comfortable. Having 2 fridges was a bonus as we were out during the day but were able to take a good supply of food and drink for evenings. Another shower would be great. There are 2 and 2 baths but a larger number of adults would benefit from an additional shower. Well equipped kitchen, plenty of space throughout the house. Although the house is close to a busy road the noise is minimal. The location was perfect for us, giving us easy access to Bakewell, Chatsworth, shops etc. Parking could be a little difficult if both houses had a larger number of cars to park but there are additional spaces available to both round the back. Already booked for later in the year,

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Mar 2024

  • "The Lillies house is lovely property with greate location."

    Everything what you need to spend wonderful break away from the city. Fabolouse accomadation for large group of friends or familly

    Reviewed by Iwona4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely big house that was perfect for a family getaway."

    12 of us stayed here and it was very comfortable for a family of all different age groups. The house is so well maintained and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Location perfect for visiting Bakewell and lovely villages. Car parking can be tricky, we had 4 cars and although it states 5 cars could park there, this would have been difficult. The front courtyard parking is shared with the house next door. There is also a garage that can accommodate a medium size car and a space next to the garage. There is a diagram inside the property showing how best to park. Good communication from owners, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2024

  • "It was an absolutely great house."

    We were three families (six adults and five children) and the sleeping accommodation was excellent. Plenty toilets throughout the house. The living room and kitchen could comfortably fit us all. The children loved the cubby holes in the top floor eaves (which are clean and carpeted) they made great little dens. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for cooking full family meals. Great bus links into the local towns where there were lots of lovely things to do. The only (and tiny!) suggestion for improvement would be some blankets in the living room - not because it was cold, purely for snuggling up in the evening. An absolutely fantastic house - would very happily book it again.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Three families met here for a birthday weekend."

    We had a great time and it was particularly nice that the property was decorated for Christmas. Excellent facilities apart from the fact that the oven wouldn't close properly. Would recommend, especially if you're visiting Chatsworth.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay."

    The house pictures on Sykes do not do the accommodation justice. We were totally blown away by the standard of furniture and fittings.The house truly accommodated the nine of us without feeling cramped and kitchen accessories also catered for large groups and again great quality. We will be definitely booking again in the near future. Excellent location for getting around the local attractions. We would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank the host Andy for his attention and professionalism from start to finish.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderful stay with great facilities, thankyou!"

    Parking can be a bit tricky though if you have multiple guest groups driving in. Would be helpful to share your parking diagram in advance for future guests if possible as I can understand that you might not want to paint lines on your courtyard!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely house, and nice and warm."

    The only change i would make is to have another television, I would book it, if we decided to go to Bakewell again.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Oct 2023

  • "We came in 2019 and stayed in Torrestyn, the property next door."

    However The Lilies (at the time, was the cover house) had much more modern furniture in the living room. At the time of booking, we had the choice of BOTH properties and we actually paid £50 more to stay at the more modern furnished property, which was the Lilies. However, on arrival, we noticed that both door signs has been switched and we were back in Torestyn (which is now The Lilies) So we felt a little "short changed" having booked and paid more for the other property to find we were staying in the SAME property as last time. Here are a few things that we noticed: The sofas were a bit tired, and smelt of animals so we spent very little time in the living room. Overall, we had a good time and very accessible to all attractions of the Peak District. The freezer hadn't been defrosted. So we had to chip off the ice to open up the top shelf. The coffee maker was broken (but the owner did replace it the next day) The shower in the en-suite was not hot enough and the sink to the right was draining VERY slow. Parking wasn't ideal as between the two houses, we had 6 cars. The pots and pans were a bit dated and I noticed the Wok and the T Towels I left behind 4 years ago were still in use. PHOTOS on SYKES definitely need to be updated as they are very misleading as both living rooms are completely different. The House "Torestyn" which is the one on the right. is definitely the more modern one!

    Reviewed by Geoff3.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay, we could not fault the accommodation and facilities."

    Everything was so very easy, so if we need to return to this area we would definitely stay again. Good job guys, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay by all our party."

    May well consider a return trip in the future during more summer climate. Snow made it very pretty and good job roads were clear. Cottage was all it stated when booking and the owners could not be more attentive or helpful. A great time had by all.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped, plenty of space for 10 adults and room for more."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our three night break."

    The bedrooms were great for the whole family. There was plenty of seating in the lounge and the kitchen was fully equipped with the bonus of two fridges. We all thought though that the only points we could see for improvement would be bigger towels in the bathrooms and more modern bed linen. And the parking was a bit tricky with the adjoining house having three cars making six in all.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Location was great as between Bakewell and Matlock and not far from Buxton."

    Loads of places to eat and great for us shoppers. Cottage was first class, exactly as described and we all really enjoyed our stay. Thankyou and hopefully we can return one day soon

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great house Car park is a challenge to get into and out of but quite possible."

    A couple of minor things needed addressing and I contacted the owner directly to get them sorted. Great to have a garden and outdoor dining area - we used these a lot. Lots of bathrooms meant there was never a queue! Would return (as we did last year!0 if we decided on the Peak District again.

    Reviewed by Joy4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely spacious house."

    We stayed in April 2022 and it was perfect for what we needed. Plenty of room, great location for local attractions, very well maintained. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday so thank you and would come again."

    However there were many chipped pieces of crockery, the shower head was too heavy and unable to be adjusted (in the family bathroom). Small things I know but it did cost a lot of money!

    Reviewed by Janice3.8Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed holiday but a few comments to help improve facilities for future guests: Parking tricky for 5 cars unless small family cars."

    Bigger oven would be appreciated when catering for up to 12 people 1 small cupboard in kitchen at floor level dirty Shower head in bathroom on 1st floor not fit for purpose as kept bending forward.when in use. Too many air fresheners scattered about house. Disappointed heavily stained bedding underneath bottom sheet in more than 1 bed.

    Reviewed by Joan4.1Apr 2022

  • "What a find!"

    We celebrated a big birthday here…the accommodation was perfect for a retired couple, a family of five and a family of four. Bathrooms on all floors ensured no queuing. Kitchen had everything you could possibly want and a very convenient extra fridge. High spec facilities, spotlessly clean, conveniently located.. we had a wonderful time. Have recommended the property to others. Thank you !

    Reviewed by P5.0Mar 2022

  • "Extremely satisfied with the property, amenities etc."

    Very helpful owners, knowledgeable and welcoming. Pity that we had only 2 nights there. Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Anoop5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely clean modern cottage, with everything you could need for a weekend break."

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a fantastic property for a large group."

    Beautiful, well equipped house in a fantastic location. We loved spending Christmas here with our family and were delighted with the Christmas decorations and welcome pack. The family bathroom on the middle floor is in need of a deep clean as are all of the bathroom fans. We felt that bins in the bathrooms and toilet would've been helpful. The dishwasher is very difficult to use as the drawers come off every time they are opened. These are just little niggles that we feel need addressed but we would love to return to this property.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Dec 2021

  • "We loved the property."

    It was perfect for our pre-Christmas celebrations. Kitchen great for cooking for a large family. Thank you for the decorations they looked lovely. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "House was lovely and warm when we arr late afternoon in very cold weather!"

    Had all kitchen utensils for family get together was lovely my sonre said it was brill thanx

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2021

  • "Overall, our stay at The Lillies was great!"

    Communication with the owners was easy, beds are surprisingly comfortable, location is perfect and the price incredibly reasonable. There were only a handful of small things that I would say could improve the place: the bathroom door at the top could do with oiling (it’s a bit loud), the oven gloves need replacing, there’s a drainage issue with the bath on the 1st floor that needs sorting and more then 2 showers between over 10 people would be handy. (There are baths but showers are obviously quicker and more convenient when sharing with lots of people.) The parking is also a little tricky as you’re sharing with next door, but the owners do provide a thorough guide on how to park to allow the most spaces. That being said, we would all happily stay here again! The Lillies is a really lovely property in a fabulous location with pretty much everything you could need for your stay. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Lillies was superb for our family group."

    It was clean and very spacious and ticked all the boxes for us. The location of this property is superb for being close to all the places we wanted to see. We will return.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2021

  • "We enjoyed the holiday home and it was ideal for a large family gathering."

    I gave some feedback to the person who takes care of it, a lot of the mugs had pretty big chips around the rim, some plates too when we arrived, they should have really been thrown away - he suggested people do not advise them, so we left them on the kitchen table. The TV broke when we were there on the Monday and on Tuesday they provided a new one which was fantastic of them to get it over so quickly. We know the area, Bakewell and Matlock, I would say the worst thing about the property was how busy the road out front of the house was, it was often difficult to get out and not good for walking as the local footpath was overgrown and left only width for one and we had small children in our party, obviously that is not the owners fault. It was a nice house and well equipped with appliances and even though there appeared to be no heating on, it was warm enough, there was a gas fire and CH if needed.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2021

  • "Enjoyed being together with the family, after 18 months of isolation and uncertainty, so in that regard, we were happy to just be away anywhere together."

    The property is spacious and comfortable, but needs a little more TLC. There certainly did not seem to have been any” Deep clean” carried out prior to our arrival, but other than that, we all enjoyed ourselves. We had to notify the property owner that the tumble dryer was not working, and he was grateful for being made aware of this, prior to the arrivals due on the 14/08/21. The property is ideally situated for all the Peak District attractions and locations, and I would not discourage anyone from staying at this property.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Aug 2021

  • "The property is well placed for access around the area."

    The property had almost everything we needed for our holiday When the owner was contacted they responded quickly. Overall very happy with my holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Jul 2021

  • "Not really"

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jul 2021

  • "House was very clean and had all the utensils we needed."

    Reviewed by Rufai5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had such a lovely holiday, the lillies was perfect had everything we needed."

    Was great after spending days out exploring the area to go back and relax making lovely meals and chilling in such comfortable surroundings Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house, it’s listed as more bathrooms than there us as one is a downstairs loo with no shower or bath, The parking is also incorrect as there’s not enough room for 5 cars, it would be impossible, we managed 3 cars."

    1 was in the garage( not enough space to park one round the back outside the garage unless it’s a very small thin car as the road is used regularly by tractors and the car would block access, also the parking at front we managed to agree a parking plan with the neighbors as the plan left does not work for either house. Owner was very helpful and quickly dealt with a leak. The house was well equipped although the amount of oil air fresheners was overpowering so we put them outside. But we would definitely return as love the area

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday with plenty of room for all 10 of us."

    In easy reach of lots of different outdoor activities and a decent walk in to bakewell, was also less then an hour to alton towers.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2020

  • "We were expecting a small little cottage but we got this beautiful house with a back garden and lots of parking spaces."

    The fridges were more than enough space for all our food. The living room was stocked with fun games and good reads. The owners managed to cram a lot of beds into a small space but they positioned them well, leaving plenty of space for walking. It was walking distance to lots of shops and a public footpath which was very useful. We all had a great time spending 60% of the time in the house, in the living room which was a great communal area with many sofas. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Shawarna4.4Aug 2020

  • "This house is beautiful!"

    It’s very clean, very well equipped and so so cosy!! The views from the rooms are beautiful and the location is perfect!! We all had such a lovely weekend break here and would love to come back again and stay for longer! Thank you Andy for being so accommodating!

    Reviewed by Tasnia5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great facilities and was perfect for a big family getaway."

    Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Feb 2020

  • "An amazing holiday let!"

    We enjoyed our time at the Lillies - a well equipped comfortable holiday let and a joy to stay at. We know local folks and they said it would be top notch! - it was!. I've read a few reviews on the parking - can I just add if you look at the owners welcome book you can learn the parking drill so that both occupied holiday homes can actually park with simplicity. This cottage ticked all the boxes for us and I would recommend an additional star for the owners who take great pride in their property.

    Reviewed by Florence Diane5.0Nov 2019

  • "Disappointed that there was no dvd player available despite inclusion on spec."

    This was our second visit for our 3 generation family - accommodation was perfect for our needs and location is brilliant!

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely warm,clean and comfortable house but as previously noted by another guest the road noise is constant 6am - 11pm!"

    Your view from the back of the house is a pleasant hillside but the front view is an ugly factory which does have its own Noise/traffic issue too! The driveway for the Lillies is shared and overly awkward we drive a VW people carrier. From the road it has a sharp turn and low walls, be prepared to have to coordinate parking with your neighbours for the unrealistic 5-6 cars parking at front of house. The house for us was priced realistically, discounted as booked only 3 weeks before travelling so “you get what you pay for” if you don’t mind car noise then a comfortable holiday house. Darley Dale and the surrounding area is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Sandra2.8Oct 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, in a quiet location so if you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle this is perfect."

    The cottage is clean and modern. The big dining table in the kitchen was great for all of us to sit together as a family an eat. The garden was great to sit out and enjoy afternoon tea. We made great memories and we hope to come back soon. Also we had someone come and check in on us to see if we were okay! Great service. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sayeeda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Factory and road noise were not a problem."

    There is a very effective hedge in front of the house - you don't really notice the traffic and parking is excellent being off the road. Obviously, you have to say where it is situated but it didn't spoil our holiday in any way.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "After reading recent reviews I was apprehensive about staying here."

    I phoned Sykes who contacted the owner on my behalf and I received reassurance that all negatives were sorted. Three generations stayed at the Lillies to celebrate a 70th birthday. The house layout was ideal, plenty of space. We all had a fab time and would stay there again. Issues mentioned in earlier reviews were resolved.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4May 2019

  • "Excellent property very comfortable warm very well equipped."

    central for all attractions. Only downside road a bit noisy at times and the factory opposite.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2019

  • "The house was easy to find following the direction that was given."

    There was enough room for the 9 of us. The cleanliness of the house could be more thorough as there was water/soap mildew on the tiles and around the bath etc. The fridge and oven also needed a bit more attention to detail. There was a hole in the ceiling near the down stairs toilet. The down stair toilet smelt quite damp/drainage smell. Quite a few windows had "blown " with 1 having about a cm pool. Some of the lights bulbs need a change. Only 1 side of toaster working. Was handy having a washing machine and tumble dryer, large freezer. Towels and linen provided. Did not mind having to strip the beds but almost wish we had not as the stains to all the beds, protectors, duvets and pillows would have put us off from sleeping in them. The house has would be even better to staying the attention to detail was there with the cleanliness. The drive is a shared drive which fits 3 cars on the front and 1 to the back of the property. Garden nice with patio area. Some blinds also very bent so could do with replacing. The rooms are spacious. Not everyone could watch th tv due to the position of this at one end of the living room. Also tv small.

    Reviewed by Laura2.5Mar 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    However I would add a few small pointers. In the information the dishwasher is listed as being a facility however no dishwasher tablets were available. Being people that don’t have a dishwasher at home, we wouldn’t be buying a whole packet just for a few days. Would have been useful to have a few left for our stay. This being the case we had to wash up our dishes when a dishwasher would have saved time for our break. Some of the rooms were slightly dusty and some lamps/bulbs needed replacing. I feel when you are spending a lot of money for a three day stay this should not have been the case. Stripping the beds? These are minor issues but the place was lovely. We had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Mar 2019

  • "Wasn't expecting to have to strip the beds when we were leaving."

    Didn't realise it was a shared drive but once we realised how best to park we coped well enough That aside it was a perfect size for our party and everyone enjoyed meeting up.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was much better than i expected, it had all facilities that we could use."

    I booked it for my daughters hen party there were 10 of us and we all fitted in easily. I would highly recommend the cottage to other family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Mar 2018

  • "Great place to stay which easily catered for our family of 10."

    Good access to either Bakewell or Matlock. Residents friendly and enjoyed an evening meal at the Orangeries after a recommendation by two locals. A minor point would be that the inclusion of a cafetière would be helpful for any coffee drinkers.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Dec 2017

  • "The Lillies is an amazing property, well equipped, clean and very homely, the owners were very accommodating for a early check in and late check out, and even put the tree up for us as we were meeting family for a xmas get together."

    Just a couple of points the cottage could do with a big house sign and more plug sockets near mirrors. but those points did no way have any impact on our stay, it was great we had a super time

    Reviewed by Denise4.8Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was booked for a surprise weekend for my dad's 70th birthday."

    The party consisted of an age range from 4-70 and the accommodation was wonderful allowing the family to be together along with having their own parts of the cottage. The lovely long dining table ment meals and breakfast were a lovely time to get together and enjoy each others company. The weather wasn't that kind to us, however the cottage with its underfloor heating was nice and cosy to come home to. Lots of space for the 10 of us and we didn't feel on top of each other

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2017

  • "A smart and well constructed property, nicely presented, especially outside."

    However ... 1) It worked fine for 10 adults, but 12 would be a real squash: there is only seating for 10 in the lounge and a possible but awkward extension to the dining table is required. 2) One of the bedrooms had a lamp with no obviously way to plug it into the mains. 3) The kitchen equipment was significantly lacking: only 6 reasonable sized drinking glasses; no un-slotted serving spoons; no table spoons; no water jug or reasonably-sized jug of any sort. 4) The bedroom floors are noisy, so that people sleeping on the first floor are easily disturbed by those walking around on the second floor. So overall we would consider rebooking, but it certainly wouldn't be an automatic choice for us.

    Reviewed by Ailsa4.2Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, double basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x second floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single, 1 x second floor family room with 3 singles
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the location of the property road noise is to be expected

The property

Bakewell 4 miles.

A lovely, large detached house in Darley Dale, set on the main road between Matlock and Bakewell, perfect for full access to the stunning Peak District.

Beautifully appointed throughout and providing contemporary accommodation, this Bakewell cottage is just the place for larger families or groups of friends to make the most of this perfect Peak District location.

Set over three floors, this cottage near Bakewell has lovely countryside views from the rear, while to the front the views extend past a small factory to the Peak Rail steam railway line!

This lovely Peak District cottage has five comfortable bedrooms, and downstairs, a good-sized sitting room, which has French windows leading to the garden, a great spot to enjoy your Bakewell tea or evening glass of wine!

The rear garden has a lovely private patio leading to the lawn, and offers countryside views.

On the doorstep, the village of Darley Dale offers good pubs, while a larger range of amenities is available in Matlock itself, or in Bakewell, both just a few miles away.

From this Peak District cottage, wonderful walking and cycling can be enjoyed, with the Peak District National Park just one mile away, along with the High Peak Trail.

With the magnificent Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall also within easy driving distance, just 2.5 miles away, this Peak District cottage offers something for everyone.

Note: This property can be booked with ref 17876 making a total pf 24 people.

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About the location


Chatsworth 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

An attractive little market town retaining a delightful rural atmosphere and offering a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as local farmers’ markets. There is an old 17th Century market hall in the town centre and a modern leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. Take a trip to Buxton and visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas