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Woods View Cottage

(Ref. 936892)

Tansley near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Another excellent stay in this wonder cottage, our sixth year on the trot."

    Great facilities in a great location, ideally suited for our dog walking holiday. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very cosy cottage, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage,home from home."


    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Clean tidy and very homely, all the mod cons & more."

    Lovely little garden to sit & relax in, quiet location, off road parking for one car outside the front door, lovely views and a really superb location for walking, 5 min drive from centre of Matlock, 10 min drive from the moors/dales. Loved it

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2023

  • "Really nice cottage everything you require is there , excellent location, walks on the doorstep, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jul 2023

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, immaculately clean and comfortable, nicely decorated and very well appointed."

    Ideally situated in a quiet location with pleasant walks straight outside the door, Small enclosed garden very pleasant to sit in with a glass of wine, and The Gate public house just up the hill does excellent meals. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cosy very comfortable beds"

    Reviewed by Allison4.7Apr 2023

  • "Woods View cottage is very cosy and well equipped."

    We had a minor query during our stay which was resolved very easily with a phone call. All the pre stay info and info at the cottage was very accurate. We would love to visit again as there is so much to do and the surroundings are so beautiful. We enjoyed the circular walk to Lumsdale Falls and it was great to know about that from the cottage info. A really great place to stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Great walks all around. Close to Matlock, Bakewell and many other scenic drives. Dog friendly. We had a wonderful week here.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week at Woods View Cottage during February."

    The location is perfect - Tansley has walks on the doorstep, a really great pub just up the road, a small park for kids and lots of animals to see on the farm heading up the lane into the woods. Bigger towns like Matlock and Bakewell aren't far in the car either and well worth a visit. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable and most importantly at this time of year.....warm! There were loads of games and DVDS and enough essentials to keep us going once we arrived (tea, coffee, toilet rolls, kitchen roll etc). We knew towels/ linen were included but were also pleasantly surprised to see teatowels, cloths etc too as we've been caught out by not bringing these before and often they're not supplied. For our family of 5 we could've done with another chair around the dining table though as there were only 4. The TV was also pretty poor, very slow to respond with sound cutting out regularly. This didn't bother us too much as we didn't use it a lot, but it's worth knowing. Garden is fully enclosed which was perfect for our dog and the kitchen was really well-equipped. We could've baked a cake if we'd wanted to! There were plenty of bowls, pans, dishes etc etc and the dishwasher was a godsend. Also loved that there was a tumble dryer and the boot room came in really handy too. Overall it's a fantastic cottage and the owner was friendly and informative. Really great stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful and relaxing stay in Woods View cottage."

    The location was so beautiful and quiet with a great pub and lovely, scenic walks right on the doorstep. The cottage itself was very cosy and well-equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing break. We had lots of long lie-ins because the beds were so comfortable! The bathroom was lovely and warm with a wonderful and spacious shower. We hope to be able to visit again as there is still so much for us to see in the Peak District. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay over Christmas 2022 for 5 of us."

    Lovely cottage with everything you could need provided. The local pub with excellent food was literally a couple of hundred yards away and the town of Matlock a short 10 minute drive. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Eamonn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nice clean cozy cottage with beautiful views."

    Would stay again if visiting this area.

    Reviewed by Suresh5.0Nov 2022

  • "5th time we have stayed here."

    Stay was as good as we have come to expect. Great cottage in a great location, we and the dogs all enjoyed our stay. Back again next year.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage!"

    Well laid out kitchen with fantastic selection of pots, pans and utensils meant meal prep was really easy. Garden is a wee sun trap in the evening so enjoyed sitting outside and being able to dry clothes easily. Very comfortable bedrooms and a fabulous shower. Welcome pack sent by email was useful. Excellent directions and instructions on how to park.

    Reviewed by Ewen5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property which was in a great location for exploring the Peak District."

    Walks all around so no need to drive every day. Beautiful village but close to Matlock. Cottage facilities were very good and beds very comfortable. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was quite hard to find, even with detailed instructions from the owner."

    Lots of lovely walks around the area, nearby pub was very nice.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Sep 2021

  • "Great holiday as usual, 4th time we have stayed in this cottage."

    Looking to book again for September next year.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Sep 2021

  • "When we booked for Woodsview Cottage, I wasn't sure how much space there would be and whether the images were making the rooms look bigger than they were."

    We were pleasantly surprised that there was plenty of space for four all of us and the dog. Sarah was a fantastic host & provided everything we needed.The kitchen and dining area are spacious and well equipped. There is a lovely logburner in the living room. Also internet & Netflix, also many other extras including board games. Although the place sleeps 5, I think that living room and dining space would feel a little cramped with 5 adults. The master bedroom & downstairs single are spacious, although for the upstairs twin room, I think would be a squeeze for 2 adults (also we recommend the bed is made up as a double, as the singles are quite narrow). The cottage was in a lovely position, with sufficient parking for a large car (Galaxy), although beware, the lanes in the village are narrow. Small, pleasant garden, with space to sit outside. Lovely walks just on the doorstep, great pub The Gate Inn, within 200 yards. Covid insurance bookable at time of booking too. :)

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage ,beds comfortable ."

    Lots of Games to play if you wish to Lovely little garden overlooking country side . Lovely pub up the road delicious meals . Park close by with swings goal post Activities we did with Grandsons Heights of Abraham Peak wild life Park Gulliver's kingdom Escape room matlock Trampoline park Harrogate outdoor swimming pool Padley Gorge

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0May 2021

  • "Third year running that we have booked this same cottage through Sykes."

    Cottage and service excellent as always. Booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Oct 2020

  • "Woods View has everything we need and more."

    Perfectly located to make the most of the beautiful countryside right on its doorstep. We’ve had a great time here. Our trip to Sheffield Hallam university yesterday to drop off our youngest went well. We finished the day with a takeaway from the local Colombo Sri Lankan restaurant. Delicious! Great meal at The Gate Inn on Friday and even found the micro brewery at Bentley Brook just a short walk away! We had a lovely walk to Dethick, Lea and Riber this afternoon Enjoying the views, villages, woods and hills and at the end of the day enjoying the sun trap in the Woods View garden. Many thanks for letting us stay. It has been perfect. Lovely comfortable cottage which we will look forward to returning to.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Woods View was cosy and comfortable."

    The location on the edge of the village was perfect for walks from the front door. The cottage plus fabulous weather made for a perfect, safe staycation in these difficult times.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location in a quaint little village with lots of walks on your door step."

    But also lots of places to see and visit a car journey away.There is a nice pub at the top of the road . The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay we would recommend and would hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Nichola3.8Aug 2020

  • "Well equipped cottage, warm as heating on 24hours,particularly welcome as very cold at time."

    In a great area for walking and good for pets

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is set in a perfect location for a Walking Break."

    We are five mature ladies who have previously stayed in Youth Hostels for our walking trips and thought we would try a cottage on this occasion. The cottage was perfect for our needs, within walking distance to a pub and positioned wonderfully well for our walks. The owner was extremely kind in unzipping the king size double beds, to make them into single beds - few cottages have this facility. We all agreed that if we were to return to the area, we would return to Woods View Cottage.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful and very clean, well appointed and warm."

    The owner left a very comprehansive folder of how to use the equipment, local walks and useful numbers. The locals were friendly. The only possible thing that I needed, that was not provided, was a colander!

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Nice, comfortable and clean little cottage."

    Easier to find in daylight than in the dark! Had a lovely weekend with friends there.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Jan 2020

  • "The whole experience was great - from booking via Sykes Holiday Cottages, dealing with the owner to actually staying in the cottage."

    The cottage is very cosy and clean. It had all we needed for our stay and more. It may be worth mentioning there are plenty of games in the cottage to save people bringing their own :-). The views from the cottage and the whole area is wonderful. The Gate Inn pub, just a couple of minutes walk away, is a very friendly pub with a great service and good food. It has been refurbished to a high standard and was a pleasure to spend an evening in. There is plenty to do in the area - for those enjoying nature and walking, there are some lovely walks with stunning views or you can go visiting nearby places such as Matlock Baths, Bakewell etc. We'll definitely be coming back to the area.

    Reviewed by Monika5.0Jan 2020

  • "We have just got back from a lovely weekend in woods view cottage."

    The cottage was very clean, cosy and well equipped. It was a cold frosty weekend so the wood burner in the living room was perfect for warming us up after our dog walks. The gate inn is just few 100 yards up the road and was a nice pub to visit and dog friendly too. We walked with the dog to lumsdale falls which was quite impressive. The walk there and back from the cottage was around 3-4 miles and took you to the falls and through the woods. Thankyou very much for letting us stay at your lovely cottage we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for exploring the Peak District."

    Nice pub a couple of minutes walk away. No tv reception but took an amazon stick and worked well. I would recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Nov 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic: clean, warm and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great holiday in a great dog-friendly cottage."

    Also booked this cottage last year and will probably book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was just like home from home."

    Everything you could think of was there, even tea, coffee, sugar and milk! Definitely will be going back to this gorgeous cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2019

  • "Woods View Cottage is a lovely cottage set in a quiet village."

    It is very well equipped ,cosy and comfortable and as there was only two of us very spacious. We had an enormous very comfy bed, good shower and well equipped kitchen. It is a home loved by the owners not just a holiday let as it has lovely pictures and little quirky ornaments in the stone wall. There is a file giving precise instructions for all the appliances, we have been in holiday cottages where we struggled to work out how the oven or heating worked. There are walks direct from the door, details of these are also in the file. Tansley is just off the main tourist radar, a very quiet village but with an excellent pub, The Gate Inn, but a short drive to lots of places, we visited Cromford, Carsington Water, Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway Museum. The owner Sarah is very helpful if you need to contact her as we did when on departure we forgot a bag. There is a parking space directly outside the cottage for one car, reverse in and it is no problem, it is down a narrow lane. We had a lovely stay and would return to this cottage , the sun even shone every day.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "The holiday was amazing, we only go away with Sykes now as the places we stay are great."

    The location was fantastic, the house was spacious and comfortable and very clean. It was like a luxury break!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely home and very well equipped."

    Good layout for our dog and handy for Matlock and Matlock Bath.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The photos gave the impression that the garden was bigger than it was."

    Otherwise, a great cottage, very clean and well equipped. We would return there again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed."

    We had a lovely time. Were able to visit lots of places. Felt comfortable in the cottage. Lovely and clean, well kept. The saucepans need replacing, the nonstick was coming off into the food Its unfortunate that the neighbour opposite decided to knock a hole in his wall to put a new window in. Starting work at 7.30am The second parking place on the road was tricky as there was little space available.

    Reviewed by Lydia4.4Aug 2019

  • "The week at WoodsView Cottage sped by - comfortable accommodating and idyllic."

    Sadly, the cottage is so fully-booked, I cannot stay there again inthe foreseeable future...but that is a credit to the owners! I shall hope for sometime in 2021!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2019

  • "A fantastic holiday home with all the facilities to make it home from home and more."

    The log burner is a great addition and cozy family nights are what make it a must return. Comfortable beds, brilliant shower and very clean house. Would highly recommend this cottage and will be returning again with my family.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, but plenty of of room for 5."

    Well equipped, games and books for the kids is a nice touch, shower really good and log burner in the evening was a great way to end each day.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location was wonderful - so much to see and do within a half hour drive."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    Great location for visiting Matlock and Bakewell. Local pub nice and friendly. Parking a bit tricky but doable. Definitely one to go back to. Good communication with owner. Definitely recommend a visit

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2019

  • "Booking with Sykes was very straightforward and the cottage we stayed in was wonderful"

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2019

  • "Amazing views, fantastic walks and a gem of a pub at the top of the hill."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage in good location for dog walking which was our main reason for booking."

    Cottage very clean with excellent facilities. Pubs very close with good choice of meals to suit all budgets and tastes. Only downside to Tansley is the lack of local shops - you have to go into Matlock for any shopping. Would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Syd5.0Sep 2018

  • "Easy to book."

    Good contact from Sykes's and the owners pre-holiday. Cottage was immaculate and charming. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Great bird watching from the kitchen window. Fab bedrooms with comfy beds, warm and cosy. Shower was amazing but there is no bath for those that like a soak. Pub nearby (the Gate Inn) was 2 mins walk and served great food and had a nice atmosphere. Good walking on the doorstep into Lumsdale but no shop in the village so just a little drive for provisions but we took ours with us so not a problem at all. We had to stay an extra night unexpectedly due to heavy snow and road closures blocking our routes back to Manchester, and the owners were so helpful and kind. Would definitely stay at Woods View cottage again - it was fab. Sarah (South Manchester)

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Mar 2018

  • "Really important that when the weather isn’t great to have a warm , comfy space to be in, lots to do indoors and a well functioning well equipped bathroom and kitchen and this cottage ticked all the boxes."

    Lovely well stocked wood burner. Good clear instructions about everything. Nobody in our group could get a mobile signal in house or nearby so that would have been worth knowing so WiFi was important for us to contact people . Parking a little tricky when there are a few cars but we worked it out ok.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in the lovely village of Tansley, such a cosy feel and even more wonderful with the fire"

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Sep 2017

  • "Small but clean, comfortable & well equipped cottage."

    Village had a nice pub which served good food. Not any other amenities in the village for basic essentials. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Marie4.2May 2017

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage, high standard throughout and really lovely owners."


    Reviewed by Rebecca4.6Mar 2017

  • "Although dogs are allowed the garden is not enclosed."

    Apart from that the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Mar 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request), 1 x ground floor single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars on a first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Side garden with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 3 mins walk.

The property

Traditional 19th century stone-built semi-detached cottage in the quiet hamlet of Tansley, near Matlock.

Woods View Cottage is a cosy property, perfect for a group of five or small family to explore the countryside of the Peak District.

Enter from the front door into the cosy sitting room with comfortable sofas and a stone fireplace with a warming and soothing woodburning stove to relax in front of.

The one wall is stripped back to the original bare stone and this beautiful feature carries through to the kitchen diner with everything you need for a slap up meal.

Both bedrooms on the first floor can offer double or twin beds so along with the single bedroom on the ground floor it’s very versatile.

The modern bathroom features a walk-in invigorating shower.

The delightful garden enjoys lovely views of the valley and is the perfect place for a barbecue or something cold to enjoy whilst the sun goes down.

You might be tempted by the pub which is just a few minutes’ walk away as well as fantastic walks and rides right from the door.

It’s a very short hop to Matlock and Matlock Bath, famous for its promenade, cable car to the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s World Theme Park.

Just a little further is the quaint market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

Wherever you go, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This cottage provides relaxing accommodation in a lovely part of the country, to suit all types at any time of the year.

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About the location


Matlock 2 miles.

The small, rural village of Tansley is peacefully situated in the Derbyshire Dales, just 2 miles from Matlock and is home to two welcoming pubs and several colourful garden centres. The county town of Matlock is just 2 miles away and was popular from 1698 until 1950 for its warm springs that provided water therapy to travellers from near and far. Today the town provides a host of fine eateries, good shops, a fascinating museum and at the heart of the town, Leys Hall Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities including bowls, mini golf, tennis, boating and a children’s play area. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. The nearby High Peak Cycle Trail provides a wonderful experience, whilst the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Park and Haddon Hall are within easy reach. A wonderful location for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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