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Bluebell Cottage

(Ref. 991273)

Alfreton near Oakerthorpe, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a beautiful place with beautiful views and the owners were so lovely."

    The only thing that failed the stay was the old thin spring mattress. The bed needs to be comfy when staying away and was such a disappointment. Other than that was brilliant. There is a workshop right next to the bedroom which woke us up early and there is also a train that passes every 6 minutes that stops at 11ish and starts at 5am ish. But once again still a beautiful place and the hot tub was the best I’ve stayed.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location for walkers

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was so amazing we had a great time."

    Especially likes the fairy lights above the hot tub, made it feel more relaxing. Views around the cottage were exceptional, such a nice area. And the Owners, Ian & Jo, were the perfect hosts. nothing too much trouble for them before and during our stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jan 2024

  • "Other than a few more kitchen utensils (a decent bread knife etc), everything was great."


    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2023

  • "Loved our stay here so much we booked a repeat stay as soon as we got home , ..."

    Loved our stay here so much we booked a repeat stay as soon as we got home , It was just what we needed , Hot tub was fantastic, Cannot fault any part , can’t wait to get back , Keep up the good work

    Reviewed by Glyn4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage perfect for getting away from everyday life and relaxing."

    The hot tub was just fabulous after one of the many walks around the area or visits to the historic sites and villages. Will be putting it on my list to book again in the future, thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful stay"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a peaceful and tranquil location."

    Very friendly owners and relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly balanced and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Karolina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage."

    If you’re looking for a peaceful break you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and private with very good facilities."

    The hot tub is sheltered with a nice wooden roof and a wall making it very private and still lovely to use in the rain. The cottage and the outside is particularly dog friendly: with an outside warm water tap, secure gates and even a dog waste bin. The area also worth exploring with lots of country walks and nearby little towns. Had we found “the Bluebell cottage welcome book” with all its useful information sooner rather than on the very last day of our stay ( it was trucked away in the basket on the floor) we would have explored the area even more! Overall highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very well maintained."

    The furniture was also high standard with all possible extras like file of places to eat and DVDs in the draw. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was easy to find and use. Would go again, it was private and we took our dog who settled straight away. We also had the luxury of leaving the door open with the added peace of mind that he couldn't get out. P.s We didnt use the grill but i did clean it anyway!

    sorry about the grill will make sure it doesn't happen again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at the cottage & definitely will be back the owners are such accommodating nice people which just made the whole experience very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday at Bluebell cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped, and the surrounding area was amazing and very peaceful. As for the hot tub well what can I say it was very relaxing and a bonus. The owners were very nice people always available if you needed anything and payed great attention to adding cleaner to the hot tub on a regular basis. It was such a lovely relaxing week and went too fast. My little border terrier sulked for a day when we got home because he loved the walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage lovely and clean."

    .bed very comfortable and the hot tub was very welcoming after a day out walking. The only negative was that there were no windows in the bedroom which could open so the room was very hot, the windows were all fixed so no openings. Lovely walks all around, and there was a lovely picnic area and bbq area adjoining the cottages

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2023

  • "Great place, would recommend it anytime."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage to stay in plus the luxury of a fantastic hot tub."

    All set in the fabulous grounds of the owners. Peaceful and totally relaxing.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage have already recommended to a friend who wants to stay later this year"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property lovely outlook and so peaceful"

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage, hot tub was great, very dog friendly and secure."

    Great quiet location for visiting the area. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the best time."

    Everything we needed in the cottage , Shame we didn’t get to meet the hosts though,

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit to Bluebell cottage but definitely not our last."

    Such a cosy place to stay and in a lovely area. Everything you need for a comfy stay in the cottage, comfy bed too. The hot tub is fantastic too

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "A perfect 'home away from home' with the added bonus of a hot tub, had a lovely relaxing few days"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had an excellent stay, nice clean and tidy cottage."

    Well equipped, great hottub!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay the cottage was well equipped and the hot tub was great to ..."

    We had a lovely stay the cottage was well equipped and the hot tub was great to relax in after a busy day out sightseeing

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely loved staying at the Bluebell cottage!"

    Everything was fantastic about it, especially the hot tub. It’s a great location and is perfect for getting away for a few quiet days, highly recommend it for everyone! We can’t wait to come back

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, the cottage was extremely clean, the kitchen well stocked, large TV in the living room, very comfortable bed, the central heating in the cottage was fantastic so we were never cold and the hot tub was clean with fairy lights above it for when you’re in there at night."

    The grounds the cottage was on was large and beautiful, we only saw our hosts when checking in but they were friendly and welcoming. We had a fantastic time and are hoping to return again in the future!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2023

  • "Pros: Great amazing place with lovely surroundings."

    15min to Matlock and 20min to Bakewell. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Con: Sofa wasn't so comfy

    Reviewed by Shamsudeen4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, owners were very helpful, great for walks, hot tub a lovely addition, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful scenery was just a perfect getaway for mine and my wife’s wedding anniversary."

    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice weekend away

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous stay brilliant location for walking added bonus we could bring the ..."

    Fabulous stay brilliant location for walking added bonus we could bring the dog very private own hot tub what more can I say

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing place, had a fantastic time."

    The farm is absolutely beautiful and the cottage is wonderful, the pictures don’t do it justice. Ian was so welcoming, friendly and always helpful, all the extra little touches were great and made our stay even better, would 100% recommend. Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property and situation."

    Cooking facilities a limited and a milk jug would have been appreciated. Do not use the post code in your navigator!

    Reviewed by Michael J4.7Jun 2022

  • "We could not find B6013 of A38 ."

    We asked a lot of people were Shaw Wood Drive was but no one could tell us (taxi drivers had not heard of it locals had no idea) .We eventually went into the library, they still could not tells us, a elderly couple overheard our conversation and said it might be Shaw Wood Farm, after one and a half hours of searching for Shaw Wood Drive we finally got there ,were nearly ready to give in and just go home,

    Reviewed by N3.8May 2022

  • "The property has been fairly recently renovated to a comfortable degree."

    The owners are friendly and helpful who maintain the gardens, lawns and driveway well. Car parking is well catered for and the large barbeque area is clean and tidy. This is our second visit to the property and are happy to recommend it to couples who like the quiet life.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2022

  • "Absolute paradise!"

    Everything we needed and more! The owners were lovely and they couldn't of done more for us! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    It was well located, clean and tidy and situated in lovely surroundings. We went on lovely walks nearby and visited local attractions. Particularly enjoyed our visit to Criche Tramway Museum, it brought back many memories of bygone times. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the scenery set in a great land scape love living in the ..."

    Loved the cottage and the scenery set in a great land scape love living in the country side as iam from a farm in Doncaster and love quietness me and my wife really enjoyed the stay and Joanne and Ian the owners were really friendly guys we will be booking again no problem at all

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had an absolutely magical time at Bluebell Cottage!"

    It is super private and they'd thought of everything as far as extension cables near mirrors and hooks for towels by the hot tub! There's a lovely short walk to a near by pub also called The Bluebell and they do fabulous food.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our 4-night stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    Our host was welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive. The ‘welcome folder’ was nice to read through, to find out a bit more about the property and hosts. The bed was very comfortable and the private hot tub was a lovely bonus of the property. We visited Tilly Pots (Nottingham), Heights of Abraham (Matlock) and Matlock Farm Park while staying at Bluebell Cottage. It was good to be close to various local attractions, with shops, petrol stations and plenty of walking routes nearby too. We weren’t aware the property was located so close to an active train line. Thankfully it wasn’t too much of an issue for us, however we think it is something to be aware of, as it could have an impact on your stay eg if staying with a small child or a nervous dog, as you can hear the frequent trains from inside the property. We felt the property could benefit from a small freezer space in the fridge of the property, rather than a communal one (personally we wouldn’t use a communal one). As some of the other reviews have mentioned, a footstool and a slightly bigger sofa would be nice just to make it a bit more homely and comfortable to relax in the evenings. The majority of the property was well kept, however we felt there could have been more attention to detail with regards to the cleaning ahead of our stay.

    Reviewed by Sophie3.1Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    Owners were lovely and friendly Loved the hot tub and privacy. No complaints! Amazing.

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nothing negative to say about Bluebell cottage, we had a wonderful stay & can't wait to return."

    Facilities, setting, location everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is almost perfect, it's is very clean and everything needed is supplied."

    The hot tub was a lovely added bonus and the hosts checked it every day. The location is perfect to visit the Peak District. The only thing we would change is the sofa as we thought it was not very comfy. Ian and Jo were great hosts

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay, we loved every minute."

    Thank you so much...we can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Feb 2022

  • "We chose this cottage for a midweek get-away to celebrate my wife's birthday and it always perfect."

    The décor and furnishings were top quality, the kitchen ideal the bed extremely comfortable and the hot tub was immaculate. We would definitely go back to stay in one of the cottages on this place. The vendor was also very friendly and available. 5 stars in our book, thank you Jo and Ian.

    Reviewed by C5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week the cottage was everything we wanted and didn’t want to go home"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, really quiet even with a train line close by."

    Nice local walks if you have a dog. Hot tub lovely and private. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Bluebell Cottage, it was exactly what we wanted and surpassed our expectations."

    it is well located for the countryside walks and a not so long distance to the town of alfreton also. the cottage was really warm and cosy and we loved and made most of the hot tub each night.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay Hope to see you again Ian n Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zac5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic and much needed little get away!"

    ! Ian and Jo have done an amazing job with these holiday lets. Full of character and set in a beautiful location even if the postcosde is a little misleading on sat nav - we did manage to get there via the written instructions on the booking email though. The little folder showing the history of the property is a lovely touch too. The cover and fairy lights above the hot tub made it even more perfect even though the weather wasn’t. Only thing I’d change is the sofa. A bit small to relax on properly, maybe a footstool could help with this but apart from that, the perfect, relaxing little get away. You have an amzing place, thank you for a great stay. Look forward to staying again :)

    Thank you We will take your points on board. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ian and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Izzy5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Bluebell cottage!"

    It was just beautiful, in stunning settings with fantastic amenities. Especially the hot tub!! The cottage itself was warm and cosy. Great location !! Definitely recommend and hope to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    We had absolutely everything we needed. It was clean and cozy and was surrounded by lovely villages and plenty of dog walks. The hot tub is a great addition, really private and just what you need after long days of walking. Ian and Jo were great hosts, really friendly but also left us to it! Will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage!"

    Fantastic area and fantastic host’s! Can’t wait to to go again! The water is beautiful from thier own water well, our four legged friend loved the it and the stone floor to keep cool on. Thank you Jo and Ian for letting us share your beautiful cottage and area. ❤️❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Slight confusion with the postcode. Nothing host Ian couldn’t correct instantly. Very peaceful break. Cottage as everything you need including a hot tub.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Nov 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, with lots of lovely walks from the doorstep."

    Ian & Jo were excellent hosts and made us very welcome. They have done a wonderful job in turning these barns into beautiful holiday cottages. We had never used a hot tub before and was pleasantly surprised that it was all completely ready for us to use and we didn't need to do a thing. It was wonderful to relax in the hot water underneath the pretty fairy lights. I also enjoyed sitting on the private patio which got plenty of sun (even in late September), and the shared lawn area is also a really lovely place to take your tea/coffee and enjoy the outdoors. My husband also enjoyed watching the trains go by.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just what was needed working for the NHS a well earned little break and it didn't disappoint."

    Owners lovely so accommodating such a lovely place its a must visit.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We spent 5 weeks at Bluebell Cottage - we were between homes!"

    The cottage is lovely, well equipped, clean and with a great hot tub which we used every day. The BBQ area was fab and perfectly set up for al fresco dining. The surrounding countryside is spectacular and there are lots of lovely villages to visit. However, the very best thing about staying at Bluebell Cottage is the owners, Jo and Ian, who are absolutely lovely. Nothing is too much trouble, they are warm and friendly and really want their guests to have a good time. They were particularly helpful at a stressful time for us and we will always appreciate that. There is nowhere else that we would stay if visiting Derbyshire and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • External utility
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview and DVD's, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car at property, additional parking for 2 cars in communal car park
  • Garden with patio, seating, hot tub and shared lawn space with barbecue
  • One medium-sized dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: There are three stone steps leading up to the patio area, please take care
  • Special occasion? Send us a message and we can supply a luxury treat ready on arrival! Choose from champagne, Prosecco or Wine all chilled in an ice bucket along with a luxury box of chocolates Prices vary, quote will be given when requested
  • This property can be booked with 1005400 (Orchard View) sleeps 6 and 1005401 (Woodland Lodge) sleeps 2

The property

Oakerthorpe 1.2 miles.

Set within a Grade II listed residence, surrounded by 14 acres of countryside and woodland in the peaceful location of Alfreton near Oakerthorpe in Derbyshire, is Bluebell Cottage.

This charming, self-contained cottage enjoys captivating views of the historic Wingfield Manor, and provides a welcoming getaway for a romantic break for two to the Peak District, within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and the towns and villages within the Amber Valley.

As you approach the estate via the delightful tree-lined driveway, which is lit up at night giving the distinct feeling of a royal welcome, you will find convenient off-road parking spaces for one car on the driveway.

Look forward to cosying up on the plush leather sofa in the sitting room and enjoy a glass of wine whilst enjoying the warmth of the electric fire in front of your favourite TV show.

Rustle up delicious evening meals in the fully functioning kitchen, ready to enjoy around the dining table as you plan the days ahead.

When sleep calls, retire to the king-size bedroom with original flagstone floors and beams, and snuggle into bed with your favourite book before drifting off.

Guests will benefit from a delightful shower room, perfect for freshening up after a long day of exploring.

Enjoy your morning coffee at the lovely outdoor dining table or enjoy a soak under the stars in the hot tub on the private patio.

Guests can also enjoy the communal lawned area and cooking up a storm on the shared barbecue, along with accessing a communal freezer and handy washing machine and tumble dryer in an external utility.

Take advantage of the cottage's vast surrounding estate, which is comprised of vibrant formal gardens, an orchard with fruit-producing trees, paddock and a well with natural spring water, all overlooked by the spectacular centrepiece of the 17th century country home.

Well-known for its beautiful views of the Derbyshire Dales and scenic walks is Oakerthorpe, a small village which is comprised of several pubs and a glorious nature reserve where visitors can take the short walk around the reserve and maybe even spot the local wildlife!

For any historians, a visit to the English Heritage site of Wingfield Manor is a must; once a remarkable manor house, its impressive 15th century ruins tell the story of battles of the past.

Visitors will find any amenities they require in the neighbouring market town of Alfreton, while just a short drive away is the village of Crich, home to the National Tramway Museum, where you can journey back in time with a ride on their world-renowned vintage trams, showcasing spectacular countryside views and informative exhibitions, ideal for all ages.

Just a little further afield is the delightful town of Matlock, which is nestled in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent; over the years it has become a tourist favourite with its excellent selection of restaurants, traditional pubs and links to the attractions of Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum.

Whilst in Matlock you can hop aboard the Peak Rail, which offers visitors the chance to take their seat and ride on both vintage steam and diesel trains on a disused line, if you’re looking for something a bit different, book onto one of their dining trips!

For walkers, grab your walking boots and conquer the uphill climb to visit the Pic Tor War Memorial, a Celtic cross remembering those from the First World War.

Bluebell Cottage is an idyllic retreat that will leave you feeling refreshed and will have you wanting to return as soon as you have left!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Crich 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles.

Oakerthorpe is a small village in the south of Derbyshire, and boasts several pubs. There are walks around the village and beyond, moving up the valley to some of the most beautiful views of the Derbyshire Dales. Supermarkets, shops and a post office are available in nearby Alfreton. Crich, the home of the National Tramway Museum is 4 miles away, and Matlock, 8 miles away, offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions including Gulliver's Kingdom. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car that takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family with its show-caves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. A little bit further away is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, while other places to discover include the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and park and Haddon Hall, with Carsington Water offering fantastic watersports - not to be missed! Ideal at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas