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The Old Shop

Parwich near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 935921)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our fourth year in the Old Shop."

    It works for us at every level. It is comfortable, large enough, always spotlessly clean and well presented and has everything we need. It is also in Parwich, which has to be one of the best villages in Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay, a very warm cozy clean property with everything we needed, plenty of space for us all, 5 adults and 5 children."

    Bronwyn very helpful and very welcoming. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "The old shop was a lovely house in a lovely village."

    We really appreciated the quality of the house. We had a fun and relaxing stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "Fabulous spacious property in a great location - we all enjoyed our holiday very much"

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "Great place to stay as a family , very well equipped in the kitchen ."

    Great fun in the games room with children Bedding including pillows was great quality and beds very comfortable

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Old Shop."

    The house was warm and welcoming the moment we stepped in the front door. There was plenty of space for our family to spread out if needed but also great spaces to gather together for family meals and cozy evenings. The internet speed was excellent which was important with two of us juggling work from home. Parwich is the perfect spot to feel like you have escaped the madness of the city yet close enough to Ashbourne and Bakewell for all your major needs. The local walks are breathtaking and the locals are so very kind and welcoming. Highly recommend and will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KarenJan 2022

  • "3rd time have stayed here and it was as lovely as ever."

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "A great cottage, in a wonderful location ."

    It was really well equipped too

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "Excellent property, actually larger then the photo's suggest."

    Well equipped in the kitchen which was great. More than enough space and with multiple living rooms, it's nice for a large group to have the option to split off and engage in separate activities. Local pub just a short walk away was a nice bonus! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Old Shop."

    The accommodation is first class and there was plenty of room for 9 adults and 3 toddlers. Parwich is a beautiful village and a great base to explore the Peak District from. We would definitely stay at the Old Shop again.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Would have liked another tv downstairs so we could catch up with the news over breakfast and also a bigger bbq for us larger families and the patio furniture has seen better days!"

    Apart from that we enjoyed our stay at the Old Shop.

    Reviewed by RAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage & facilities, exactly as described."

    Lovely village pub 2 minutes away. Great area, lovely walks, Chatsworth, Alton Towers etc. Ages ranged from 16 to 81 & we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2021

  • "Really lovely week spent with the family."

    The property was lovely and due to its space and layout easily accommodated 10 family members. The games room was a very big hit with our younger members. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "The cottage and the village were lovely and having a really good pub 2 minutes up the road was a bonus."

    The owner was very helpful with everything and very sympathetic about us only being allowed 6 people in a house that should have had 11. This was obviously no ones fault and didn’t hamper our stay in beautiful Parwich, we would definitely like to go back and have all our family with us next time. My only negative comment would be that getting hold of anyone at Sykes usually meant a 30 minute hold on the phone and then not really getting any sort of answer, I appreciate these are difficult times but when I rang the sales line I seemed to to get through straight away and then got transferred for my 30 minute wait.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2020

  • "Well equipped holiday home, lots of space and very comfortable."

    Ideal for family groups. Lovely pub in village (walkable) with great food. Nice walks from the house.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Our stay at The Old Shop was everything we hoped for."

    The house was comfortable, well equipped, spacious and set in a beautiful village. The house its self is nicely layed out with two stting areas for time when the grown ups need a break from the youth (or vice versa :-). The games room was fun and courtyard was very peaceful to sit in and enjoy an evening drink. All in all a very pleasent holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely with lots of room for two families."

    The spacious kitchen has a table perfect for board games and the lounge upstairs was great for relaxing. Lots of beautiful countryside for walks to Tissington etc. Given the weather was less than friendly, the pool table and darts board was a definite bonus!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "This is a really comfortable and warm house in an ideal location for our family, who are spread around the country, to get together."

    It was clean, very well equipped and in a pretty village with a good pub nearby. This is our second visit to Parwich and won't be the last.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2020

  • "We had a wonderful family Christmas in this beautiful house."

    There was 11 of us in total, 3 of whom were 5 and under and we found the layout and facilities of the house ideal. The kitchen was well equipped, we cooked most days including Christmas lunch and found everything we needed and plenty of space in the large oven and two fridges. The open plan kitchen/ dining/ living space downstairs is a great social area, with the large table easily accommodating us all. The separate upstairs living room is super cozy with the wood-burner and is perfect for quiet moments or watching films. The village was delightful and everyone very friendly, we enjoyed plenty of walks in and around the village, several delicious lunches in the pub and a 'pop up' Nativity on Christmas Eve in the church. All in all a perfect Christmas break. Thank you, we hope to return.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2019

  • "A very comfortable, warm house, in the beautiful village of Parwich."

    Extremely well equipped and a lovely welcome pack. As others have remarked it would be good to have a TV in the kitchen/lounge. The games room was well used.

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2019

  • "A great house for a family gathering with facilities for different generations to be together in a lovely area ."

    Super welcoming village, excellent Sunday roast at pub , made to feel welcome at village bonfire . Lovely walks from door ,and many places of interest within about half hour drive . We parked 4cars ( 3 right next to property ) and one just a VERY short walk away . Clear parking instructions given by friendly owner beforehand . Everyone in our family group commented on the relaxing ,spacious house and no one really wanted to leave ! Our visit was in winter and the property was warm and cosy . The games room ( lovely and warm too ! ) was an added bonus . Thank you to the owner Bronwen for really caring about the guests and their needs . ( Great welcoming biccies and beverages .) She even leaves a book for people to suggest any improvements or minor issues needing attention . She/ the management team are contactable for any major issues needing immediate attention . We had none ! We would all go back there !

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities for all especially for my aunt with ramps and wheelchair access."

    beautiful décor with spacious, cosy rooms for a large family gathering. games room exceptional. beautiful location with walks, bikes, wildlife, pubs, coffee shops plenty for all round family holiday.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, cleanliness excellent, location perfect."

    There was an issue with one of the ovens which the owner had advised us of prior to arrival. Unfortunately the owner was unable to get the part fitted prior to our arrival but it did not affect our holiday. The games room at the cottage was a bonus for the children but the weather was so good during our stay that it was used only occasionally. I would recommend this cottage for a large family group.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2019

  • "Great location in lovely village setting, house layout allows separate / break out spaces, which is nice."

    Games room was a bonus for all ages to use. Suggest put a TV in the ground floor open plan room, personally we rarely used top lounge as too close to bedrooms where young children slept to have TV on in evening. On saying that property layout is excellent for socialising and we loved the general feel of the house.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "What a fantastic house!"

    I wanted a holiday with all of my family, to spend quality time together and this house was just perfect. From the lovely big kitchen dinner where we all sat for our meals, to the large on-suite bedrooms, everything was like home from home, comfy, clean and everything you need all under one roof.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "Stayed at the Old Shop, Parwich, for a family wedding in June, fabulous house everything you could ask for and more."

    Games room a real plus, our teenagers, loved it! Great having down stairs bathroom and bedroom, perfect for my elderly parents, all this in a beautiful village. The local pub, The Sycamore was also excellent. Wonderful weekend.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Such a well equipped cottage with lots of extras which made it feel homely."

    Bronwen left a delicious cake for our arrival. A delightful village with great walks. The flowers and birdsong were soothing to the soul, not forgetting the tinkling of the bells on the goats nearby.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "A wonderful house in a superb location."

    The house was really clean, well equipped and beautifully presented. There were lots of little extras such as condiments, tea coffee, milk and cleaning products as well as a lovely homemade cake on arrival (in my experience not all houses have these). All our party loved their time here and we hope to return one day. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of space for a group, with 2 living areas and the games room was a bonus"

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "We loved the house and location and definitely want to return."

    The house was well designed, tastefully furbished and very comfortable. The games room was a big bonus and useful back up for inclement weather. Parwich village is an idyllic location topped with a very friendly local pub. We enjoyed walks from the doorstep. Mrs Jones was very welcoming and informative.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, with lots of extra touches making it feel special."

    The village of Parwich is wonderful, great walking from the doorstep, and the village pub does good food and beer. There is a shop in the pub, although we have never used it, it is good to know it is available for any items you forget. The most special thing for us this weekend was the wonderful sight of a murmuration of starlings right over the cottage each evening. I have long wanted to see this and it was the icing on the cake of a fabulous weekend. The owner is extremely welcoming and helpful - she left us a delicious victoria sponge cake which went down very well when we arrived.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    The thoughtful welcoming goodies were enjoyed by all. There was plenty of space for all generations of our family to have their own space or be together. The location was perfect. We could walk to the pub and play area in Parwich, to Tissington and it’s cafe. Most places we wanted to visit were within 20/30 mins drive. We all had a great time.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful house, very comfortable with plenty of space for 10 people."

    The kids enjoyed the games room! Location was perfect and Parwich is a lovely, peaceful village with a great local pub, serving excellent food atdecent prices. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CraigFeb 2019

  • "Great accommodation in a lovely location."

    Fantastic for family breaks with excellent facilities and we were very well looked after by the owner. We would thoroughly recommend both Sykes and The Old Shop based on this experience.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2019

  • "Without question The Old Shop in Parwich is the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It quite simply met all our requirements. We had 10 in our party ranging from 10 months to 70, with four separate family groups. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2018

  • "Fantastic house in a great village."

    Local pub superb.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "We were a large family and the house met all our needs and was big enough to give us space."

    The host added little extras that made us feel very welcome and made the house more of a home. The games room was an added bonus and entertained us every evening. It was tastefully decorated and clean. It was situated in a lovely village with a great pub.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

  • "Wonderful house in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by JoyApr 2018

  • "This is a wonderful property in a great location."

    There is a pub just a couple of minutes walk away, which has a shop in it, they also do very good food (and are dog friendly!). The village is very pretty, and is only about 15 - 20 minutes drive from Ashbourne. Lots of wonderful walks from the doorstep, as long as you like hills! The locals we saw were also very friendly, and the owner helpful and welcoming, even leaving a very tasty lemon drizzle cake. The downstairs kitchen/diner/snug was well equipped and comfortable, and the first floor lounge cozy and welcoming. We definitely hope to return next year and would recommend it for a group or family holiday.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2018

  • "The cottage was better thn we expected and more spacious."

    It would have been helpful to have had a plan of the room layout in this instance.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2018

  • "The Village Shop in Parwich is a delightful property, well furnished and extremely comfortable."

    The little extra touches from the owner were much appreciated ie a home-made cake, milk, tea bags, etc.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2018

  • "The cottage was brilliant, had everything we needed and made for a great Christmas break."

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2017

  • "Really lovely property."

    Very well equipped. The owner was very good and contactable if we needed any help. Not that we did as everything was perfect. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2017

  • "The house was beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice."

    Thd owner is lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by StaceyMar 2017

  • "A really nice cottage well equiped, in a lovely area cannot praise enough the cottage."

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely village surrounded by lovely countryside."

    And great pub 2 min walk away to boot. Can't fault it.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic and very clean."

    It was perfect for what we needed and there was even a cake left by the owner for us all to enjoy

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2016

  • "The Old Shop is full of character and great for a family break."

    It is well equipped and presented.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2016

  • "The property was of an exceptional standard, it was beautiful, pretty well laid out and had everything we needed and more besides."

    The owner was lovely when I spoke to her to arrange to collect the key and upon arrival we found milk in the fridge and a lovely cake to enjoy. Many thanks! :-)

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2016

  • "Wonderful cottage in a superb location."

    The property is well equiped, exceptionally comfortable and a real gem of a find. With a big homemade cake waiting on arrival - what more could you ask for!

    Reviewed by VicciOct 2016

  • "The pictures of the cottage do not do it justice , its far nicer than it appears ."

    Well thought out , well equipped , the ideal place to take a family and be able to stay in one place all together . Just one moan Wifi was very hit and miss , and none of us could get wifi on our lap tops .

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2016

  • "This is a property that the pictures don't do justice."

    There is loads of space and everything you need . It was immaculate and very quirky in that it's a bit of a maze that kids will love. Hope we get chance to return.

    Reviewed by JackAug 2016

  • "Beautiful countryside and a lovely cottage."

    Shame the local pub was shut whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with level access, shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 11) and sitting area (seats 8)
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove
  • Games room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and oil-filled electric heater in ground floor bedroom
  • Electric range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave,fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 55" smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Games room
  • Roadside parking for up to 3 cars on first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: there are a few stairs to the ground floor bedroom

The property

This is a clever conversion of the old village shop, a garage and a barn into one beautifully designed spacious detached cottage, right in the centre of the pretty village of Parwich.

When first entering the cottage, the exposed brickwork gives a real sense of history, yet the contemporary furnishings bring it right up to date.

All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with a light and airy feel, and have lovely views over this attractive village.

The main bathroom is the perfect place for a luxurious soak in its beautiful bath, and the second sitting room tucked on the first floor, with its comfy sofas and woodburning stove, makes a wonderful place to sit back and relax with your friends, or perhaps escape them for a while!

The beautifully-designed open plan kitchen is fully equipped, with an island breakfast bar, a large dining table and a spacious and comfortable seating area, so the whole space is a lovely social spot to get together.

French doors lead from here out to the sheltered courtyard with patio furniture, ideal for a barbecue, and from here you can access the games room with a full size pool table and table football.

Bikes can also be stored safely here.

Should one of your group have limited mobility, it’s good to know there’s a ground floor twin room, and a ground floor wet room which has wide access.

The downstairs bedroom room also features French doors opening out to the courtyard.

Parwich is an award-winning village, with its beautiful stone buildings and neat gardens set around an old pond and spacious village green, plus a quaint local pub.

There’s lots of attractions nearby: if it’s walking or cycling you enjoy, then there are many trails, including the High Peak Trail and Tissington Trail which follow the routes of former railway lines.

The Roystone Grange Archaeology Trail is north of the village and is perfect for keen history seekers.

Chatsworth House and Alton Towers are a short drive away and within easy reach are the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, making this property an ideal getaway all year round.

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About the location


Ashbourne 7 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

Parwich is a lovely old village surrounded by verdant green countryside, boasting a delightful country pub set on the village green, a church, a village hall, a playground and many pretty cottages. With an air of peace and tranquillity, Parwich dates from Saxon times, although at nearby Roystone Grange the remains of a Roman farm have been discovered. The nearby Manifold River cuts a course through superb scenery and is a delight for both walkers and cyclists, with the 'Manifold Trail' following the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway. Nearby are the pretty village of Ilam, the award-winning village of Alstonefield and Brassington, while golf, horse riding, cycling and sailing are all available within seven miles. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Kedleston and Sudbury Halls, all within 10 miles. Also within easy reach are Matlock Bath, Carsington Water and Alton Towers, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

Region Information

Note: No stag/hen or similar.

Property can only accept guests from 2 households only in accordance with Government guidelines.