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The Studio

(Ref. 920314)

Parwich near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful studio, in a wonderful quiet location."

    Hosts were friendly and approachable, and really helpful with any requests. Lovely place to stay if you are investigating local walks or historic sites, or just to have a quiet break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2024

  • "The perfect retreat for a couple …."

    and an old dog! Lovely warm welcome from the host. Parwich is beautiful with heartwarming walks on the doorstep! Beautiful accommodation with hotel quality bedding. 5 ⭐️!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely venue with all that you need to have a comfortable stay."

    We were impressed there was no smell of dog or smoke. We will be using again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay in The Studio."

    There was everything we needed for 4 nights and being able to take advantage of the beautiful garden was an absolute bonus, our little dog loved it! Parwich is a quiet little village with a good pub (very popular at the weekend so booking is advised). Tracy-Ann and Simon are great hosts - there if you need them but never intrusive. Would we go back? Yes, definitely!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Out of several staycations post covid, this was the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Perfect for 2 adults and a dog. Log burner very cosy in evenings, lovely open plan living area and upstairs mezzanine. Owners live next door and very friendly but unobtrusive, on hand for any queries. Local pub is excellent, and lots of nice walks locally. Will certainly return

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay in a lovely quiet village."

    Well situated for walking and visiting the area.The property is well equipped and the owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place in."

    A beautiful village. Very easy to find and great local areas. We arrived and we’re greeted by Simon who was working outside. Very friendly then later we’re treated properly by the host who was friendly and lovely. Great fresh eggs on arrival which was a lovely touch. The cottage/lodge was lovely and quaint. Bathroom was a little tight but absolutely fine. Kitchen was well equipped even with washer and dryer so. The garden which was ours was to the side of the property was beautiful and well kept. No gate tho which at first made me worried but even if you have a pooch that will rub out its perfection safe as it’s a private road /entrance to the house so I was at ease. Just be careful when washing up as the sink is solid and we accident it broke a glass which the host was very understanding and told me not to worry. Literally the main thing I wouldn’t recommend which is coming from someone who relys on tech is that the tv needs a chrome cast or some casting device so you can turn the tv into a smart tv and cast from your phone on a evening or if staying in the lodge. I worked from home a few half days while there and would of found it easier. Overall great beautiful lodge in a lovely area !

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful village stunning location great walking."

    Cottage beautiful. Hospitality from warm welcoming hosts. Local pub serves lovely food. Highly recommended simply perfect

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location- central for our activities."

    Beautiful walks on the doorstep. Local pub very accommodating. Eggs were outstanding!

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location!"

    Cottage was well stocked with everything you need for the stay (and more than enough wood to last a few days!!)

    Reviewed by Koen5.0Mar 2022

  • "The studio is a perfect getaway for 2 !"

    Great location to explore weather your looking for towns for shopping and tearooms to stunning walks it's all in a short drive .the accommodation has everything you need for your stay cosy sofa to fully stocked kitchen , and host Tracey Ann and Simon were available to answer any questions , as you can tell we loved our stay ( even in the storms lol )

    Reviewed by Clark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation and hosts in a beautiful country village in the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved the Studio and Parwich."

    The perfect home from home.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Studio, assisted by the perfect weather."

    The living space was just what we needed, full of character and nicely furnished with a comfortable bed (important!). Ideally a bath would be welcome but we knew there wouldn't be one - no room - and the shower room was neat and clean Parwich itself is a beautiful, spacious village and we were warmly welcomed into the excellent local pub which serves quality food. The secluded rear garden beside the property was a real bonus, very well kept and full of bird life, plus a friendly visiting cat who didn't bother them but made up to us. Owners could not have been more helpful, as previous visitors have noted.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a charming village with a nice pub."

    The friendly and welcoming hosts made us feel right at home.

    Reviewed by G5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great place to stay and explore the Peak District."

    Lovely cottage ideal for a couple who enjoy walking and cycling. Friendly hosts on hand and willing to help with any problems. Short walk to local pub who serve great value meals.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2020

  • "2nd time at this property and it still has the wow factor when you open the door for the first time."

    Lovely owners, great location and everyone you meet is so friendly. I think we would like to come back again during winter as we have yet to light the log burner. Our week went so quickly.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Studio."

    The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and comes fully equipped. We were lucky to enjoy a few dry days, so we had the chance also to enjoy the garden, which is lovely. Parwich is a beautiful village, calm and quaint without being overtly touristy, and a perfect location to go for walks or drive to other sites in the Peak District. Tracy-Ann and her family were great hosts: warm and welcoming without being intrusive. We highly recommend it, and we will definitively be back!

    Reviewed by Ignacio5.0Jul 2020

  • "Outstanding from start to finish."

    Beautiful little house in the perfect, get-away-from-it-all setting. The owners were very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2020

  • "We wrongly assumed that the garden was secure and accessible from within the cottage, which it was not."

    This was an inconvenience for us as dog owners, had we have booked this in the summer months we would not have had the benefit of using the garden. However, it was a beautiful location with friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Teresa-marie4.1Oct 2019

  • "The Studio is a perfect retreat for a couple with or without a dog."

    It is in a beautiful little village with walks into the peak district from the door. We had a great relaxing time with our dog here and it was so nice to come back to a comfortable cottage to relax after a good days walk. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Welcoming hosts. Great experience all round.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2019

  • "The village of Parwich is quiet and peaceful, the local Pub serves very good pub grub with plentiful helpings, we had a delicious Sunday lunch there."

    The Studio is just right for 2 people and is very comfortable and keeps cool when it is hot outside.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful location - lovely and quiet."

    Lots of walking trails from the village. Perfect for newlyweds of just over 30years!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect village and location for walking Charming hosts will return"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "I would not call it comfortable."

    Clothes dryer didn't work and there was no other substitute, the heating was only on in the early morning and early evening which is not sufficient for comfort - the wood heater cannot heat the cottage. There was half eaten food in the coffee cups in the cupboard. The bathroom is really very uncomfortable, really tiny and very, very awkward. I would not recommend this cottage and I don't think the description is fair or accurate.

    Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that you were not fully happy with your stay. Had we been made aware of your issues, we would have been able to help and advise you on how to adjust the heating as full instructions are left in the property. I am sorry that you found food in a cup as this clearly has been left by a previous guest but I will be sure to check everything in the cupboards in future. We feel that the picture of the shower room is clear and have added the word 'small' to the description to avoid any uncertainty in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Conrad1.3Oct 2018

  • "We had a warm welcome from our hosts, Simon and Tracy-Ann (and Bert!"

    ). The Studio is ideally located for walks being close to Dovedale and Tissington and was fine for two of us plus Poppy, the Labrador. There are good shopping facilities at Ashbourne,which is within seven miles and where both Waitrose and M&S have large food stores.

    Reviewed by John & Sally5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent location and beautiful studio."

    Felt very at home and loved the private garden (so did the dog)! Everything was spotless and we had a lovely long weekend exploring parwich and the local area.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jun 2018

  • "We found it so easy to search & pay for a Sykes property."

    The Studio was just as advertised & just what we were looking for: small, warm, cosy, a little quirky & we could take the dog too! The owner was there to welcome us but left us to it during our stay. The property was well equipped & there was local information. We appreciated the lack of notices / rules which we have found stuck around other properties. We would recommend Sykes Cottages & The Studio

    Reviewed by Jane-anne5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautifully set up cottage for a short break and very nicely furnished and kitted out."

    Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Nov 2017

  • "The Studio is a lovely place to take a break."

    Very helpful hosting family. Pub advices very helpful. It was an excellent choice to stay here.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage is wonderful, the village is small, quiet and Friendly."

    The owners, Tracey-Ann and Simon are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is finished to an excellent standard and is the right side of not being too polished to lose it's charm. We had a brilliant three nights here and it was a much needed break. We will definitely visit again and both thoroughly recommend it to people looking to get away.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2017

  • "The studio is absolutely gorgeous."

    It was a real treat to stay there. We loved the wood burner and the mezzanine bedroom. The owners were lovely and accommodating. Location is great, Parwich is a lovely little village. We would thoroughly recommend eating in the George in Alstonefield. The food was fantastic. We would more than happily recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to escape to the countryside!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2016

  • "Friendly, welcoming owners."

    Very quiet, peaceful village.

    Reviewed by Richard4.6Sep 2016

  • "A beautiful, idyllic location for a peaceful holiday."

    The owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome. The Studio itself was so much nicer than the pictures led you to believe, and the pictures were very good. We would definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Sep 2016

  • "Tracy-Ann could not have been more helpful."

    Cottage ideal for our requirements, in a beautiful, quiet secluded village. We both think that, for our tastes, this is one of the best, if not THE best cottage for two that we have come across in the last twenty years of UK holidays.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2016

  • "The photo of the barn is pretty misleading."

    We expected the barn to be fairly set back away from the family property, but actually it is situated less than a meter away to the left of the photo. The family were lovely, but the location meant we couldn't sit with the door open for the dog and the family were constantly walking past and through the garden at the back. Not private at all. If we'd have known this we probably wouldn't have booked it. It would also be worth noting before booking that there is zero phone signal at the barn. We half expected it, but I was expecting an important phone call that week and I was constantly worrying about missing it! In the end I had to rearrange the phone call. There is also no mention that the property has really good wifi, this would be a selling point.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.0Sep 2016

  • "Very relaxing."

    Lovely village. Great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by Juliet4.8Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One mezzanine king-size double bedroom
  • Small shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Mezzanine bedroom accessed directly from stairs and has a sloped ceiling
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

The property

This beautiful, stone-built, little detached cottage is next to the owners’ own home, in the heart of the traditional Derbyshire village of Parwich.

The cottage is perfect for couples seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or keen to pull on their walking boots and discover the beauty of this marvellous region.

You enter the cottage immediately into the open plan living space, which has a vaulted ceiling, beams, a woodburning stove and is overlooked by the mezzanine bedroom.

This gorgeous little cottage just oozes style; the sitting room has parquet flooring and leads to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area, which in turn leads to the shower room.

Upstairs, the mezzanine bedroom is a delight, with more exposed character beams, a king-size double bed and lovely views over the vegetable patch and to the village beyond.

Outside is a lovely walled garden, completely private with furniture making it the perfect spot for an evening drink or a cup of tea in the morning sunshine!

The Sycamore Inn is a short stroll up the road, a traditional, friendly country pub serving food that also doubles as the village shop!

Situated in the south of the Peak District National Park, the property is a short distance from the Dovedale National Nature Reserve and Carsington Water, making it a great base for walking.

For cyclists, the Manifold Trail is a great way to explore the countryside, while a little further afield, Chatsworth House is easy to find in the car.

With the delights of the Derbyshire Dales within easy reach, The Studio in Parwich is the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples exploring this charming area, 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.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.