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Bluebell Cottage

Alfreton near Oakerthorpe, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 991273)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ZacDec 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 IzzyDec 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 AmyDec 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 EllieNov 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 VanessaNov 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 MelanieNov 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 ChristineSep 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 NatalieAug 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 TrevorAug 2021

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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!


  • 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

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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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