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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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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Very high specification accommodation."

    Spacious, warm, comfortable. Good location.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely house."

    It pretty much matched upto precious reviews. All rooms were clean and tidy. Lovely and warm too. Washer and driver were very useful. The only (almost catastrophic!) issue was on arrival at the property we could not get in. I had telephoned the owners (on both numbers) 3 days before arrival. Then messaged the day before. Still no answer or reply. Had to google an actual phone number for Sykes who said they would try and contact the owner. Ten minutes after calling sykes, the owner called with the code to the key safe. So it was a bit stressful just getting in, but hope this will be a one off and the owners will monitor their messages more frequently in future.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Feb 2024

  • "Such a lovely property to spend Christmas in, this was our first ever trip away for Christmas and 11 of us stayed here (6 adults & 5 children ages 2-13 years)."

    We were a little anxious whether there would be enough plates, pots, cutlery, glasses etc that you need for Christmas day but they did not disappoint we never at any point though "oh we could do with more of this" we actually fed 13 on Christmas day as we had our grandparents and the table fit everyone round comfortably. The property itself is next to quite a busy main road but you do not hear much noise from the road whilst in the house (unless you have a window open) it was very warm and plenty of seating for all. The property have 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite and a downstairs WC which was just perfect for the amount of people we had stopping. The only downside was we could hear ever noise in the house whether you were downstairs or on the top floor we could hear every movement, cough or laugh. The beds were okay but quite creaky... I do think some parts of the property require a little TLC the showers especially but saying thus everything was as clean as possible and the property smelt clean. The parking was perfect for us we had a van and x2 4X4's, you share the drive way with next door who also can fit 3 cars in the parking area. We didn't have any issues manoeuvring and getting on/off the property. The property also has a garage you can use which has a fridge in there which we didn't use but a perfect addition especially if you have a lot of people stopping with you. There is a small fridge in the kitchen itself and a bigger single standing fridge freezer in the understand cupboard. Happy with our stay and would stay again. The Spencers & Extended Family x

    Reviewed by Nicole4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and can’t recommend enough."

    The cottage had ample parking and a beautiful view, and was just a short drive from Chatsworth House, Matlock and Bakewell. The inside was clean and spacious, and we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "I have stayed at this property many times and have a booking in place for early next year next door."

    For the groups of friends I go with, the distance is great for us, less than an hour travelling time as some of our group still work. The location generally allows us to visit a handful of places that we like to visit including Bakewell and Chatsworth. The house has all we need including separate beds for all 8 ladies. A well equipped kitchen and a lounge we can all sit comfortably together. It’s basic but suits us perfectly. We booked again for next year while still in the house this time. Plenty of parking and owners always great if communication is needed

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time, lovely house and enjoyed spending time away with family."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Torestyn."

    It was in a fantastic location, comfortable and spacious for 11 of us. We could’ve done with a few more glasses, tea towels, a wok and some sharper knives in the kitchen as well as having tea and coffee already there. Other than that it was a fantastic place, there was very little noise pollution and perfectly located. Walking to the Square and Compass pub was a particular highlight.

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2023

  • "Torestyn was one of the best holiday cottages I have ever booked and the location was perfect for 5 ladies walking the Pilgrim trail."

    The cottage was spacious, extremely comfortable and very clean. We were able to relax in the evening and the kitchen was well fitted to enable us to cook a meal and eat around the large dining table. The owner Andy gave us clear instructions on how to find the property and subsequently went out of his way to return two personal items which we left behind on our reluctant departure.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Torestyn is a lovely house in the heart of a fabulous area."

    It was ideal for our long weekend of a group of 9 adult cyclists and walkers as routes are on the doorstep. Also convenient for cafes etc. The house itself had garage storage space for our bikes . The bedroom options suited us as a group and were attractive and comfortable . There is a bathroom on each floor including one ensuite so no queues in the morning. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge has plenty of sofas for exhausted cyclists at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Very spacious property."

    Very good bathroom provision. If the Lillies had not been empty during our stay, parking of our 9 seater van might have been an issue. It is quite awkward to turn in and out of the courtyard area with a large vehicle. The property could have benefitted from a deep clean as we had small children who dropped things under settees and behind beds which and down seat cushions which had clearly not been recently cleaned. It would have also been useful to have more large mixing bowls in the kitchen for food preparation for the 11 of us.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here thank you."

    We were a party of 6 adults and 4 children and found the kitchen/dining area a little tight with all of us in there, but it had everything we needed. It was quite hard finding the property from the main road at night, even with the instructions from the owner. The location, however, was excellent. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. A few light bulbs need replacing in the hall and kitchen, but otherwise no issues. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Jan 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean."

    With enough seating and plenty of utensils and crockery was very good in every way

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jan 2023

  • "What a wonderful property."

    Had everything we needed and more. More than adequate seating in the lounge with an extendable table for all 11 of us to dine together. The kids really enjoyed their stay also, we had 5 young ones with us on the trip and they loved the rooms they stayed in. Absolutely no negatives, very warm, very clean and very comfortable. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely garden. We all enjoyed our stay and would throughly recommend it to friends and family. Very handy for many attractions and spectacular walks.

    Reviewed by Suzi4.7Oct 2022

  • "It was great staycation."

    I wish we could have spent more time there. The property is very well maintained and have most essential stuff for a big family. I would recommend this property if someone want to spend a good time in peak district.

    Reviewed by Hemant5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family getaway."

    Andy one of the owners was extremely helpful. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We had fresh bed linen and towels. We had a young baby with us and the cot was perfect. There was much more cutlery than we expected which was perfect. The garden is much bigger and spacious than the images! The book was informative enough regarding our stay. Some of the guests travelled from London so the facilities were very welcoming. Can’t thank the owners enough for allowing us to have such a pleasant stay! Wish we could have personally thanked them. One of our guest forgot their AirPods and the owners were so kind to post it back to us! We will definitely come back to this place once we plan another getaway to the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Salma5.0May 2022

  • "This property was ideal for our us, with 3 generations under the same roof ranging from 10 years old to 76."

    We were all very comfortable in the house. Everything we required was provided.

    Reviewed by Viviene3.8Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    House was very well equipped and correspondence between the owner and ourselves excellent. A couple of light bulbs had blown and the en-suite shower seemed to have a leak, probably just the sealant needs looking at. House was in a great location for accessing the Derbyshire sights.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Need mirrors in the bedrooms"

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Dec 2021

  • "A week spent with family and Torestyn offered everything we needed, plenty of space and the facilities were ideal."

    Ideal location for exploring the area. We will certainly use this house again. Thank you Andy.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2021

  • "My second visit of the year."

    An all adult stay (7) ensured we had a comfortable stay, plenty of room and space throughout. We moved the lounge furniture a little to suit the group. Everyone together, good view of tv etc. Well equipped kitchen (a few more dishes/bowls would be nice), 2 fridges ensures plenty of cool space for both food and drinks. ( additional fridge in the garage if needed) Little problem with the oven which we reported as we were preparing to leave. Before we left, a new oven had been ordered. Bedrooms very comfortable and spacious. 2 showers (1 en-suite) both really good showers. Another shower over the 2nd bath would be useful. House very warm, temperature easy to change and plenty of hot water. Close to many great places to visit, ideal spot. We woke to snow and a very helpful man clearing the path. THANK YOU! Snow and ice again on the day we left. Again, a very big thank you for all your help with the car and ensuring we were safe when leaving. Already booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Nov 2021

  • "Great weekend stay."

    Little bit tight room wise for an all adult stay but this didn’t spoil our stay at all. Beds were comfy and the property was clean. Well equipped kitchen. Additional fridge which was very useful. Great info from owners regarding location etc. Ideal spot for exploring the local area with lots of great places to visit close by

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday with three generations."

    There is so much to do in the area we will be back to do some more. Abseiling, kayaking, cycling, walking, etc. Lovely location, views behind house lovely, nice size and contained garden. Traffic noise could be a problem but this is pointed out in the information before you book, not a problem for us. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our property was great for a large family group to stay in."

    The bedrooms worked well and seating in the lounge and dining room was sufficient too. We did however find rubbish under a sofa, the kitchen whilst it had plenty of crockery and cutlery was difficult to cook for 11 of us. Ideally a double oven and hob would have been better and 2 frying pans rather than the 1 that was there. The TV is poorly situated making it difficult for everyone to see so we did have to move furniture. The family on the top floor found it very hot at night so maybe a fan would help. They also found the bed very noisy and uncomfortable. There was a broken toilet seat which the owner did contact us about and due to shop closures at the weekend he did come on the Monday to fix this however other toilet seats were loose too. The garden is enclosed and great for the children to get outside. There were plenty of fridges and 1 freezer. Having a washing machine and tumble dryer was useful however the tumble dryer did take an extremely long time to dry. Overall the property is a little tired but with a bit of attention it is ideal for large family groups.

    Reviewed by Deborah2.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable property and spotlessly clean and really well equipped."

    We had a great time! Maybe worth a mention that the property is situated adjacent to a fairly busy road into Matlock.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "I have to say the owner Andy Ashbrook has been so generous and helpful during our stay."

    I have messaged him personally to let him know that his cottage is absolutely beautiful and each one of us have loved and enjoyed our stay at his cottage. The cottage is in the Heart of all sight seeing spots. We have all had a wonderful time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by J Lydia5.0Oct 2020

  • "We expected to ring owners,but eventually found that a text worked."

    It would be useful to know in advance, as response only received 36 hours before we left home.The only issue we had with the house was the dining chairs need pads, as they screeched whenever you moved them. The place was lovely and warm, perhaps too much for those sleeping on the upper floor! Our daughter and son-in-law had the sky lights open to let the heat out on the first night, and we turned the thermostats down subsequently. It worked well for us. No obvious Covid 19 precautions in place, again it would be useful to know as we carried extra in our luggage which we did not need.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Oct 2020

  • "The house is tired probably of having so many people in it and only getting a quick clean periodically."

    A good clean is required, and some paintwork needs refreshing. Some light bulbs need replacing and the toaster has 50% not working. But the house is a quality build and good fixtures and fittings (but some furniture at end of life) and the underfloor heating downstairs keeps the whole place warm. Although plenty of space upstairs for 12 to sleep, the downstairs is too small for this many people. As COVID stopped most of our party attending, the wife and I had acres of space !

    Reviewed by Dave3.4Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic week at Torestyn Darley Dale."

    The house was fantastic with brilliant facilities and really exceeded our expectations. The house is in an ideal location to visit the many attractions and we were so lucky with the September weather, a gloriously sunny week.Also ideal for children, there are 2 lovely parks literally minutes away,a couple of hidden gems! Highly recommended and we so hope we can come and stay again very soon!!

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent Holiday with my family."

    We had a couple of special requests and they were very accommodating.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was for a family celebration of my younger son's 30th birthday."

    The house had a perfect combination of rooms and beds for adults and children and having 4 vehicles to park, it was one of the few places in the area that offered parking to reflect the number of guests. Lots of space in the sitting room, a very well equipped kitchen and plenty of extra games, books etc. The bedrooms were lovely and the kids loved the garden. The dining chairs could do with a bit of a freshen up but it certainly wasn't an issue.The one thing I think would be a good idea is a light for the outside steps, we used our phone torches to see down the steps. I commend Andy and his wife on being very accommodating with arrival and leaving times. We have a family who operate at different speeds and who don't seem to work in the same time frame as me!!! We were able to leave a bit later which was a massive help. We had a great time, loved having the bus stop just outside the house for our trip into Matlock and would definitely visit again. Sarah Choppin

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2020

  • "Stayed here with 8 other ladies and we couldn't fault it."

    The listing on sykes was very accurate, the communication from the owner was good and the informtation provided to find the place was very helpful. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful very very spacious and modern, lots provided which u dont often find in other cottages. Very clean, neat & tidy comfortable beds and sofas. All the guests commented they would happily live there. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was great, nice large spaces and enough room for everyone."

    It's well located and plenty of parking. Beds and sofas very comfortable and nice outdoor area. Only thing I would suggest is that the non stick pans are replaced - they have seen better days (coating scratched and peeling off), and the knives need a sharpen. Would be good to have some cupboard essentials (salt, pepper, oil, cling film, foil etc) and more than one dustbin liner. This was the perfect location for meeting friends in various geographical locations and we were all very happy with it. We will be booking again next year. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Jan 2020

  • "Really nice house, comfortable, great for 3 families"

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Dec 2019

  • "They house was cosy, warm and everything we needed to celebrate Christmas with family."

    The house was big, comfortable and was very maintained.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely homely house spacious, warm and well equipped."

    Didn’t feel like a rental property. Owners were great when we had an issue with our broken down car. Ample parking for 3 families and overflow fridge space in the garage. Lots of hot water despite there been 10 of us.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2019

  • "A large and comfy house which is tremendously well equipped for large groups."

    Plenty of parking. Kitchen is really well stocked with crockery, glassware, and cooking equipment which is great if you want to order in or cook for yourself, and you can fit 12 around the table too.Beds were comfy although the singles are only really suitable for smaller people. Plenty of bathrooms and showers for people so no issues with that, either. As lovely as the house is, it is a little bit close to the main road which is quite loud at rush hour. This isn't much of an issue when the windows are all closed as this makes it negligible, but I wouldn't want to stay here when it was really hot as this house is very well insulated - a real plus in the winter, but in the summer must make this house hot and having windows open a necessity and thus the noise from the road more distracting. Also, there is only enough seating in the lounge for 8-10 people at a time, and the cushions on one of the sofa slips off a lot which is a little annoying.

    Reviewed by Rob3.8Sep 2019

  • "A lovely, well-equipped cottage with plenty of room for us all."

    Great area for cycling and sight-seeing.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a really good location situated within easy distance to the main attractions of the Peak District."

    Very well equipped with nice owners. The garden could be better maintained and the dishwasher wasn’t working but the owner arranged for it to be fixed and gave us a lovely hamper as compensation. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jul 2019

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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
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Some road noise may be experienced.

The property

Torestyn is a wonderful detached property, perched between the wonderful towns of Matlock and Bakewell.

This spacious accommodation provides a superb base for a friends and family gathering to the wonderful area of the Peak District National Park.

After an adventure-filled day, be charmed by the breath-taking countryside views that await you to the rear of the property and an interior design promising a relaxing stay whatever the time of year.

Look forward to unwinding in front of a warming gas fire or host a sociable evening within the formal dining area.

This endearing cottage offers five stylish bedrooms, situated across the first and second floors, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs for your group.

During the warmer months, you and your loved ones can make the most of a spacious patio area with further views of the countryside with a refreshing beverage.

If you fancy a special treat one evening, you will find a selection of pubs and eateries within the town of Darley Dale, in addition to shops for picking up any necessities.

Further amenities and attractions can be found within the larger towns of Matlock and Bakewell to suit all ages and tastes.

Brush up on the local history by spending time at the Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, each situated within a short driving distance.

Alternatively, if you are feeling active, explore the miles of wonderful landscape that the Peak District National Park houses, offering superb walking and cycling routes.

Torestyn offers a superb base for a group get together in an outstanding location.

This property can be booked with ref 17875, making a total of 24 people.

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About the location


Matlock 2 miles; Bakewell 5 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles

A picturesque town situated just outside of the stunning Peak District National Park, Darley Dale won the 2003 'Britain in Bloom' award in the Large Village category. It is surrounded by natural beauty, the town is also rich in history and culture with the Arts Festival and the Festival of Transport to discover. The Darwin Forest Country Park comes nearby should you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or enjoy a picnic in the warmer months. Head into the wonderful Peak District National Park for incredible scenery or the charming market towns, Bakewell comes just 5 miles away and is a great day out with its fine selection of amenities. The spa town of Matlock is also worth a visit with the historic Matlock Bath offering much for tourists including Gulliver's Kingdom for those of you young at heart. There are also a number of bustling cities nearby which are worth a look, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby are all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas