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Lees Moor Cottage

Rowsley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1025990)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was well located for exploring Derbyshire and we had no problem with the busy road."

    It was well equipped, the towels were plentiful and the bed linen clean, however there were other issues that caused us concern, primarily unsecured electrical cables, loose sockets, the extension lead for the microwave hanging in mid-air and one adaptor in the kitchen which would have been overloaded if the kettle and toaster were used at the same time. The double bed had supporting slats missing. The cottage was generally clean but it did needed dusting and cobwebs removed from the beams and windows and how much more welcoming it would have been if the front garden and back yard had been weeded and the parking area swept. As landlords ourselves we would not let a cottage in this condition. We will not be returning.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "A lot of issues that spoilt our stay but owner and Sykes got there in the end But will not stay at this cottage again"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Having lived in Sheffield all our lives before we moved away, we were already familiar with the Peak District ."

    This lovely little cottage was a pleasure to stay in and provided us with a welcome place to rest tired legs after a day's walking . It is a Country Cottage with it's own original character .A well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances ,/ a comfortable living-room , / the bathroom has a bath for a good soak, (or shower if preferred) /bedrooms are clean ,comfortable and welcoming , parking round the back maybe a little tight but do-able with care ,-people-carriers and 4x4s were not around when these houses were built ! . The neighbours were friendly and pleasant .The road to the front of the cottage is busy, but expected , Rowsley is in the middle of farming country so tractors and farm vehicles use the road during the day , and Chatsworth is just up the road . We had a very enjoyable stay at Lees Moor Cottage and would be happy to stay here again .

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Where to start, I don’t usually do reviews but felt I must on this occasion."

    The cottage was not very clean, I have photos of the cloths we used to clean the floors and oven. Unfortunately this review portal has no way of uploading the photos. The so called off road parking is not for the faint hearted, I would advise only taking a small car. You can park at the front of the property if you are lucky and the next door neighbours have not taken all the spaces. The Wi-Fi code can be found on the base of the broadband router, it’s not mentioned anywhere in the documentation. There is a key hanging on a hook in the kitchen to unlock an outside cupboard if you want to use the dryer. Again not mentioned anywhere. The road at the front of the property is more busy than the A1. I have never seen so much traffic including motorcycles speeding past the cottage. We could not stand the traffic noise even with the windows shut, so must be a nightmare if it’s hot weather, so we left the property before the leaving day. We rather we wasted money then spend anymore time there.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will take up the issue of cleaning with our caretakers. With regard to the parking, the space is limited to the width of the property and cannot be made any larger, however we own a seven seat mpv which we have parked in the space. The cottage is in close proximity to Chatsworth House consequently the road can be busy when the house is open but traffic reduces when closed. We will update the guest information regarding the Wi-Fi code and the location of the key to the outhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeffreyApr 2022

  • "Lees Moor Cottage provided an excellent base for our holiday in the Peak District."

    Located in Rowsley, it was close to Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath and just a little further to Buxton. The pub was just a short walk away as well as the Shopping Village. The cottage was clean, well furnished, and in very good condition. The kitchen was well equipped and it was very handy to have a washing machine. With a TV and Wi-Fi , the kids were happy they could still play games on their phones. Parking was available to the rear, but you had to mind the stone walls and not have a big car! I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and would happily return in the future.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "Had a really nice holiday in an excellent location with great access to local walks and amenities."

    Superb accommodation of our requests for our little one too!

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "The post was really misleading."

    It did not mention the property was situated directly on a busy road. It also failed to mention that you are overlooked by a row of houses behind the property. We had to close the back curtains all the time due to the neighbours looking into the property. The road out the front was extremely busy. Traffic all day. The property itself was nice, although needed updating. The double bed has slats missing so very uncomfortable.

    We thank you for your feedback, we will attend to the bed slats, we are situated on Chatsworth Road close to Chatsworth House so the road can be busy during the day but is quieter in the evenings. The window to the rear looks out onto a wall beyond which is the parking area. We have not previously had any comments about our neighbours. We do not accept your non specific comments about the property requiring updating. The kitchen has had a new range cooker, new worktop, new cupboards and a new fridge freezer. The lounge has new occasional tables and a new smart tv. The house was redecorated throughout recently and new carpets fitted on the stairs and in the bedrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022

  • "A lovely warm cosy house in a great little village."

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2021

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at Lees Moor Cottage and we absolutely love it!"

    It's so quirky and tastefully decorated. Incredibly comfortable and has great access to places of interest locally including Chatsworth House and Farm Shop, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Matlock. 100% will book again in the future!

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage, ideally situated for access to Matlock/Bakewell and the surrounding countryside"

    Reviewed by RussellOct 2021

  • "The cottage is extremely well located for many fabulous walks and attractions in the Peak District."

    There is parking available at the back of the house but we had a large 4 by 4 car and so found it easier to park on the road at the front

    Reviewed by TamsinOct 2021

  • "Complaint Ref COR-224222-CF inc."

    photo/video evidence; Unresolved complaint - however most were previously brought to sykes and owner's attention in JUNE 2021 - shame they took no notice...

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "Please see Bradshaw complaint COR-217612-CF with full details and attached photos as evidence of very unsatisfactory property."

    Dirty, tatty, very careworn, neglected inside and out. Garden overgrown and full of weeds and abutted a very busy and noisy main road with no privacy and a noisy neighbour who liked to hang out their washing over the garden fence between us and them. Totally unsatisfactory and expensive experience. Would never recommend, not as described.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you were unhappy with some aspects of the cottage, we will address the matter of cleanliness with our cleaners. We do not accept your comments about the property being tatty and careworn. The fact is that the property was completely re decorated only last year. This is our sixteenth year and this the first complaint we have ever received regarding the neighbours and their washing. Being close to Chatsworth House means the road can be busy during periods that the house is open but generally traffic is lighter afterwards. Many of our guests find the proximity to Chatsworth to be an advantage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillJun 2021

  • "We found it difficult finding the house because the house actually looks older than in the photograph."

    On arrival I had to phone the owner to ask where it was. If the instructions had said opposite the red phone we would have found it straight away. The house was comfortable and clean. Wasn’t keen on the picnic table being in the front garden, very close to a busy road and in view of people passing by on the pavement, no privacy. The parking at the rear of the house is tight. Venue ideal for walkers and can recommend the Grouse and Claret pub near by.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your time at Lees Moor Cottage. The property is ideally situated very close to the very popular Chatsworth House and Gardens and during their opening times the roads can get busy, but in the evenings it is quiet again allowing you to enjoy the garden in peace. We are sorry to hear you had difficulty in finding the property as no other guest have advised this previously, we will continue to monitor feedback and change the directions should it become a problem.Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2020

  • "Very nice cottage"

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Lees Moor Cottage is situated in a good position, between Matlock and Bakewell."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a home from home.

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2020

  • "Ideally located for long walks to Chatsworth and Bakewell."

    Only front garden to sit out in which is on fairly busy road and quite a bit of pedestrian traffic too. Slight mix up with our arrival time - arrived after check in time but cleaners still there - said we should have been told they had been allowed an extra hour for 'touch point' cleaning. Not a major problem and we brought it to owner's attention so hopefully sorted for the future. Otherwise the house had everything we needed - and plenty of 'supplies'.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, triple electric oven, tumble dryer, washing machine, Smart TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front garden with bench seating and barbeque
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop within 0.3 miles, pub within 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property is on a busy road so there may be some road noise

The property

Within two miles of Chatsworth House, nestled at the heart of the enchanting Derbyshire countryside, amidst the delights of the pretty village of Rowsley is Lees Moor Cottage.

This traditional terrace cottage offers a wonderful base for families to explore all that the Peak District has to offer, ranging quaint towns and villages, interesting walks and historical landmarks.

Retaining a wealth of original features, the sitting room boasts exposed beams and a woodburning stove taking centre stage before the Smart TV and the plush sofas.

Look forward to cosying up here after a busy day and putting on your favourite DVD, or simply enjoy a good book with the woodburning stove crackling as your soundtrack.

Beyond here is the kitchen, where you can make use of the triple electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer to cater delicious home-cooked meals.

Once dinner is cooked, head to the dining room to enjoy quality time with your family and to plan the next day’s adventure.

Head upstairs, where you can look forward to resting within one of the superbly appointed bedrooms or indulging with a soak in the freestanding bath with a glass of something chilled in hand.

Unpack your belongings in the provided chest of draws before falling asleep in either the double bedroom or the twin bedroom.

During a balmy afternoon, make use of the front garden, relaxing on the bench seating before lighting up the barbecue to cook up a storm.

To the rear of the property, you will find off-road parking for your car, as well as an external utility housing a tumble dryer.

Paces away from the cottage are a number of quaint and quirky pubs, which are awaiting to be enjoyed if you do not feel like cooking one evening, as well as an old-fashioned sweet shop and ice cream parlour for those special treats.

From here, those who are feeling active can take a picturesque walk along River Derwent, or for those with two wheels, Rowsley Bar has been named in the top 100 climbs in Britain is nearby.

Within striking distance of the cottage is the famous Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, offering wonderful tours around the Painted Hall, State Rooms and Sculpture Gallery, as well as gardens.

Travel slightly further afield to Bakewell, where further amenities can be found and attractions including the Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell Old House Museum and Haddon Hall.

Lees Moor Cottage is a quaint escape for that peaceful getaway that you have been longing for.

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About the location


Bakewell 3 miles; Matlock 5 miles.

The pretty village of Rowsley is situated just at the south of stately Chatsworth - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and a stone’s throw from the impressive tudor-built Haddon Hall. This little village has many attractions, including Caldwell's Mill which houses the last water-powered roller flour mill and a range of craft workshops, shops and a restaurant, Peak Rail, which is a rail enthusiasts dream with rides along the valley, and the Peak Village which has many outlet shops with bargains galore together with feature attractions, a fitness centre and an old fashioned sweet shop and ice cream parlour. Rowsley offers a range of village amenities including shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants, excellent fly fishing facilities (day tickets available from the historic Peacock Hotel) and neighbouring the village is the superb Michelin-starred East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant. The village is also a hub for walkers and cyclists with many picturesque Peak District trails being accessible including the Derwent Valley cycle way, the Monsal Trail and the Rowsley Bar Hill Climb. Close by is Bakewell, capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. This picturesque town is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and further attractions in the area include Gulliver's Kingdom, the shops and eateries of Matlock Bath, and Alton Towers, also within easy touring distance, making the location ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas