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Bear Cottage

(Ref. 1089381)

Heage, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property, very modern and warm, everything you need for a comfortable stay, the horses next door in the field were an additional bonus, very quit position."

    Met the owner who was lovely and knew the area well, all in all a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful barn conversion - that Ruth and Ian have made sure you have everything you need for a peaceful get away from the hustle and bustle of life along with a good mixture of locally places to visit if you want too This was our second visit and would highly recommend to any one !"

    Nice to be welcome by a bottle of good red wine and a tin of chocolates too .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Bear Cottage is one of the nicest places we’ve stayed at and we’ve been to many."

    Such a high standard throughout, definitely got the wow factor, lovely location, very quiet, great views and very cosy. We met Ruth who is lovely and friendly. Thank you so much for the wine & chocolates. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a beautiful barn conversion you both have!"

    ! Could not fault our stay at all. Well equipped clean and fresh. Very modern indeed. Loved seeing the donkeys, horses and even greeted by a few ducks in the morning. Throughly enjoyed and will be back to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous!"

    My idea of a perfect holiday accommodation. So modern and tastefully fitted out. Real luxury living from the moment I enter red it was a complete wow!!,

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay the owners were so welcoming and was very helpful."

    The property is stunning with beautiful surrounding. Would highly recommend

    Hi , many thanks for leaving such valuable feedback not just for us but future clients too . We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage , we do have high expectations and I’m pleased we continue to meet these . Take care … All the best and thank you for choosing to stay with us . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Best property we have ever stayed in property and the views are awesome thank you very much."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved Bear cottage!"

    As well as being beautifully furnished and very roomy, it was equipped with things that are often missing in other properties, such as teapot, slow cooker, plentiful crockery, cleaning items, lots of towels, loo roll etc.

    Hi Kate , thank you for your feedback. As you rightly point out the cottage is well equipped , home from home is what we set out to achieve, and valuable feedback like yours helps us get things right . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage."

    The owners are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. We had a lovely chilled out week. Very peaceful with lovely views. Everything you need in the cottage that makes you feel at home. Thank you for the bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival. A truly lovely cottage in a beautiful area. THANK YOU.

    Hi Mark , I’m pleased the wine and chocolate were received well . Thank you for your honest feedback , it will help others with their choice of booking accommodation. Delighted you had a super chilled out week . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a very tranquil setting but also really close to places such as Bakewell, cromford and Carsington water."

    Everything immaculate in the cottage and the bed was really comfy. Lovely to have breakfast looking out at the view and listening to the donkeys braying! Wine and chocolates left for us by Ruth the owner which was a lovely touch. Spent every late afternoon in the cottage just chilling and enjoying the view. Table, two chairs, umbrella and bbq on the outside patio for the summer. Will definitely recommend Bear Cottage to all our family and friends.

    Hi Linda , we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us . The donkeys know when it’s tea time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage equipped to a very high standard, set in a quiet location with excellent views."

    Ruth made us feel welcome and was only a text away if we needed anything. Would have no hesitation in recommending Bear Cottage, and would certainly book again if visiting the Peak District in the future.

    Hi David , receiving great feedback makes us happy , knowing that we have done our job to the best of our ability . Thank you so much for your honest feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage,comfy well equipped,wine and chocs appreciated,very handy for ..."

    Excellent cottage,comfy well equipped,wine and chocs appreciated,very handy for sightseeing and walking,quiet and peaceful 10/10 very well done Ruth and Ian keep up the good work and good luck for the future

    Hi Christine , thank you for taking the time to write feedback , it is really appreciated by us and future guests . We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "“Simply the best”."

    Excellent in all respects and many thanks for creating Bear Cottage for others to enjoy.

    Hi , Ah …. One of my favourite songs .We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bear Cottage . It was our pleasure to meet you . Many thanks for your feedback, I’m sure it will help others . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The cottage is equipped to a very high standard and had plenty of space for a two person stay. Would thoroughly recommend

    Hi Philip , Thank you for taking the time to send in feedback , it is appreciated. We are pleased you found the cottage equipped to a very high standard, with plenty of space. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely short stay in a beautiful cottage."

    Ruth was a lovely host. Provided brilliant instructions on how to get there.

    Hi Rachel , it was a pleasure to meet you . We are so pleased you found the cottage beautiful. Glad the instructions came in handy . Thanks for choosing to stay with us . Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another very comfortable and relaxing stay at Bear Cottage."

    Everything is provided in this modern and spacious converted farm building with beautiful views and welcoming owners So many places to visit and an abundance of good places to eat and shop locally. I will be returning to this peaceful haven as often as I can.

    Hi Christine, It was lovely to meet you again and catch up . I’m pleased you enjoyed the cottage as much the second time as the first ! Like you say plenty of places to go and many excellent places to eat . Take care and thank you for choosing to stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Possibly the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Everything you could need is provided. Ruth & Ian excellent hosts - very friendly. Bed possibly more comfortable than our own! We had a fantastic week and are already looking at booking for next year.

    Hi Ian , so so pleased you enjoyed your week here with us ! The lady who has arrived today also came last year . Great minds ! Thanks for such a brilliant review it is nice to know we get things right …. Well mostly . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "FABULOUS! We certainly struck gold when we picked Bear Cottage for our week in Derbyshire."

    We could not fault a thing. Plenty of places to visit too. We loved every minute. The cottage is perfect in every way and so comfortable. We didn’t want to come home. Thank you Ruth and Ian for providing a perfect place to stay.

    Hi , We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us . I know you were delighted with the cottage and it was so lovely to see your expressions from seeing and being in it . Makes all the hard work worth while . You certainly visited a lot in the area too . Many thanks for staying with us . Best wishes for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful property and host."

    Very highly recommended.

    Hi , it was great to meet you . We are pleased you found the cottage wonderful. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic break."

    The cottage was very modern with every amenity imaginable. Dave

    Hi David , it was great to meet you . I’m pleased you enjoyed your break . All the best for the future . X Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bear cottage was amazing in a beautiful location."

    Very well equipped for a perfect stay. Lovely and modern and immaculately clean. Wine and chocolates to welcome us. Lovely touch. We loved sitting outside in the evenings with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down and see the horses in the field opposite. Spectacular.

    Good morning! A huge thank you for such a glowing review . So pleased you had a good time and enjoyed the cottage and the sunsets . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful break at Bear Cottage - the best 2berth cottage by far we have stayed at !"

    Furnished and equipped to a very high standard by Ruth and Ian the owners . Lovely too to have friendly ponies , donkeys and sheep in the near by fields . Would definitely recommend to friends and hope to come back again soon !

    Hi, Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage, amenities and the surroundings. Thank you for the review and recommendations to friends too...it is very much appreciated. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bear Cottage is a beautiful cottage."

    Clean Cosy and Comfortable. Couldn't fault a thing credit to Ruth & Ian. Lovely view's and lovely to see the Horse's and Donkey's.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and delighted that you found the cottage near on perfect! Thank you for choosing to stay with us . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect Getaway !"

    The Bear Cottage was perfect for a long weekend. The property was clean, cosy and comfortable with a modern interior and offered everything that you could possibly need for your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely return in the future. The Donkeys and Horses were also a welcome surprise and a joy to wake up to every morning. I also want to thank Ruth for making us feel welcome with a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine our arrival.

    Hi , Ah I’m so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us . I’m delighted you liked the wine and chocolates. It’s very relaxing watching the animals grazing happily away . Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for keeping the freshly decorated cottage so clean and tidy ! Look forward to you returning. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location. It is very clean, modern and the facilities are excellent. We felt very welcome - thank you!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed the holiday cottage and the local amenities too . Especially the food in the Black boy pub ! Thank you for taking the time to submit valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb accommodation & everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed. Thank you Ruth for the excellent directions & for the wine & chocs. We loved seeing the donkeys every morning & hope to visit again.

    Hi , thank you for holidaying with us and an even bigger thank you for your fabulous review. We do try to reach high standards so clients are not disappointed and I’m pleased this was the case with you guys . Look forward to welcoming you back if you’re in the area . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property could not have been better, everything catered for comfortable clean, wonderful views, ideal situation for our well needed break, would definitely book again if holidaying that way ."

    Thank you for such a glowing review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and had time to watch the world go round . Take care xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb high end accommodation with spectacular views, peace and quiet."

    Attention to detail for everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable has been met. Ruth and Ian have been wonderful hosts, there if needed.

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your time at Bear Cottage. It was our pleasure to be your hosts . Thank you for choosing to stay at Bear Cottage. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation and close to a lot of sights."

    We had a wonderful break and didn’t have to worry about anything in the property, everything was provided. Highly recommended

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback . It was great to meet you both and I’m pleased you had a lovely time , enjoyed the cottage and area . Take care . Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything provided that you could possibly need."

    Very peaceful, relaxing location and lovely seeing the horses and donkeys on the farm. Ideal location for exploring the local area. Thank you Ruth and Ian for being the perfect hosts. Would not hesitate to recommend Bear Cottage to anyone wishing to holiday in that part of Derbyshire.

    Hi Alison , thank you for providing such valuable feedback. I loved our chats and enjoyed hearing about your lovely adventures. You certainly packed a lot into 2 weeks . Wish you all the best for the future xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Bear Cottage is the perfect place for a peaceful, relaxing holiday."

    This was our second stay, we love it. Your alarm call each morning will be the sound of horses hooves clip clopping & the occasional donkey bray. The view over the fields has to be seen. Ruth & Ian were only a text away if we needed anything. Perfection.

    Hi guys, it was lovely to welcome you both back and catch up on what's been happening over the last year in your lives . Im delighted that you found the cottage just as enjoyable the second time as the you did the first time ! I think Chris commented " Has anyone stayed in there its still the same and very clean " Music to our ears . Wish you all well for the future and thanks for choosing to stay with us again. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay at Bear Cottage."

    The cottage was warm, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. A very comfortable bed and the kitchen very well equipped. Although it didn't inconvenience me, as I travel with my own, there seemed to be a lack of a hairdryer. Farm setting very peaceful and relaxing.

    Hi Marion, im so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us. Im pleased you also noticed how clean the cosy cottage was. We do work hard to maintain standards. The hairdryer , your absolutely right, there isn't one. I will pop it on the list to acquire . Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and for providing feedback. Take care Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loverly cottage you wanted for nothing everything provided."

    5 star rating. Comfortable and peaceful. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Fabulous position for things to see. On a farm with horses and donkeys, sheep and lambs so calming. Thank you Ruth and Ian making us so welcome to your Bear cottage definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage that is well equipped, beautifully decorated and very clean."

    In a lovely peaceful and relaxing location and the horses & donkeys were an added bonus. Very central & close to amenities but maintaining a rural setting. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a break in the area.

    Reviewed by Hellen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and comfortable idealy situated for places of interest in the area..would certainly recommend it.

    Many thanks for providing feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage . As of August we are moving to holiday cottages.co.uk . We also have the flexibility to take some off peak bookings direct too . Thank you for choosing to stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you both . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Bear Cottage is a wonderfully thought out cottage with all the equipment you could possibly need."

    In a lovely peaceful setting looking out over the horse paddocks and views beyond. Would return in the future. Good communication from the owners with a text on the morning giving us all access details for the cottage and a further text on our arrival home . Neil and Maggie

    Many thanks for your kind words . We have put a lot of thought and work into Bear Cottage and are super pleased you enjoyed your stay . As of August we are moving to holiday cottages.co.uk for your information. Take care and thank you for providing feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage thanks for the stay!"

    Great kitchen plus the bathroom was so spacious.

    Hi , Thanks for the review. I’m so pleased you managed to get the keys to your new house and escape the Premier Inn as you put it ! Glad you liked the cottage . All the best for your new adventure. Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely area of Derbyshire."

    The cottage is so warm, which was perfect for walks on cold January days. Good local walks, and easy drives to Cromford and walks in the Peak District.

    Hi Richard, Thank you for your very valuable feedback, this not only helps us but potential customers too ! As of July we are moving to Holiday Cottages . You’re absolutely right , the cottage is warm and toasty …. It’s heated 24/7 . We want customers to be cosy especially after a long walk ! Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2023

  • "Bear Cottage is comfortable and welcoming a perfect base for us visiting family and friends."

    The kitchen is well equipped if eating in, there are good takeaways close by and The Spanker Inn a short drive away, is cosy friendly and serves good food. Watching the horses and donkeys, the views and being able to see the stars at night are all added bonuses. Ruth is a lovely host, welcoming, helpful and un-instrusive. A lovely stay.

    Hi Amanda , thank you so much for your lovely review . I particularly like the stars at night part …. Something we take for granted up here but shouldn’t ! It was lovely to welcome you back again . Take care Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2022

  • "An excellent property."

    Modern, clean and comfortable

    We are pleased you found the cottage to have high standards . We do work incredibly hard to maintain these. Many thanks for your time in making a review . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Spacious, warm and comfortable cottage, very well equipped with all modern facilities and decor."

    Peacefully situated in beautiful countryside within easy reach of Ripley or Belper for numerous shops, pubs & restaurants. The owner was welcoming, kind & friendly. I hope to stay here again.

    Hi Christine, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us . The cottage is warm as you rightly point out but it is heated 24/7 to maintain this standard . We will gladly welcome you back anytime. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and to help others decide whether to book or not . Take care Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2022

  • "FANTASTIC PERFECT GREAT WONDERFUL AMAZING"

    Hi , your so kind. It was great to meet you both ,. I know you feel in love with the cottage and I also recall you saying … wow this is so much better than the photography! Hope you enjoyed the wine and chocolates. Take care , keep laughing . Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage,felt at home and relaxed straight away."

    Spotlessly clean. Owners on hand if needed and friendly. Would definitely recommend this cottage for exploring the Peaks.

    Good morning, thank you for taking the time to leave a review . I have to say you did look very at home here . I’m glad you found the cottage clean , I do try to keep standards high . I know you also enjoyed the wine and chocolates…. Who wouldn’t . Thank you for choosing to stay with us Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2022

  • "The superbly appointed Bear Cottage provided a restful, tranquil stay in a lovely rural environment & made the marking tasks I was doing seem almost a joy!"

    My thanks to Ruth for being so welcoming and to the horses & donkeys for their quiet companionship. The walk to Heage Windmill was a highlight, as was the pint in the Eagle Tavern en route both ways!

    Good morning, It was great to meet you both and also add a new few words to my vocabulary ! I’m pleased you enjoyed the surroundings, The cottage and the visit to the windmill via the pub ! Thank you for staying with us . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent for space, layout, luxury and comfort."

    Lovely location for outdoor activities. Cute horses and donkeys on site. Very warm and helpful hosts. Takeaway delivers; Netflix on TV. Superbly equipped. Light and airy. Highly recommended.

    Hi Mark , you and Ruth certainly packed a lot into your stay here . I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and it was great chatting to you . The energy of you guys is immense, think we could all do with a bit of that and bottle it lol Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at Bear Cottage for almost a week and it was perfect for us."

    It was beautiful, It was really modern and spotlessly clean. It had everything we could possibly need for our stay and the owners were available at all times if we had any queries. We had a very comfortable stay, it was very quiet and peaceful and the donkeys and horses outside were lovely. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Hi , I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us on the Farm . As you point out it was a quiet and peaceful stay , we like it that way . We are on hand if and when required and it was lovely to meet you . Thank you for your review . Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday cottage; the best we have ever stayed at."

    Everything you could ask for; peaceful, relaxing, and very comfortable. Furnishings and kitchen equipment are all of a high standard with built in kitchen appliances that are also of an excellent quality. Gorgeous bathroom too. Thank you Ruth and Ian, we had a lovely week staying in your beautiful cottage and we just love those cute donkeys. We would not hesitate to recommend your cottage. Ann & Les x

    Good morning, it was my absolute pleasure to get to know you guys . I just loved hearing about your stories from yesterayear. I’m pleased you had a wonderful stay and I know you enjoyed the shopping at the Denby Factory Store . Hope the new grandchild has arrived safely and that all is well . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely warm welcome with a box of chocolates and wine."

    The cottage was super clean, kitted with equipment well and attention for detail. It had everything you would need provided. Lovely comfy reclining sofa and hypnos bed. Would highly recommend for a comfortable and quiet stay away.

    It was my pleasure to meet you both . The smell of home cooked pancakes was welcome and inviting too. You certainly got out and about visiting the National trusts in the area and Kinder Scout too …. Think you’ve taught me a thing or too about the area . I hope you had a safe journey onwards . Take care …. Many thanks for taking the time to review us . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming and I would thoroughly recommend a stay here. Very close to the edge of the Peak District and easy to get to. My husband is disabled so we find it very difficult to find suitable accommodation- this is all on the level with no steps and the bathroom was fabulous with only a very small lip into the shower itself. Hopefully this information will help others looking for suitable holiday accommodation for people with mobility issues.

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review . I’m glad that you and your husband found the cottage user friendly for someone with mobility issues. We did think a lot about the lay out when it was designed . It was a pleasure to meet you both . The bathroom is fabulous as you point out …. If only it was in my house lol . Thank you for staying with us. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2022

  • "Bear Cottage is a lovely place to stay, definitely 5 star accommodation with top quality furnishings and fittings."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped and was immaculately clean. The owner was on hand to answer any queries and offer information but not at all intrusive. Although on a working farm it was quiet and peaceful. The views are lovely and there are lots of nice walks from the door as well as being well placed for exploring the Derbyshire Dales.

    Hi Sarah , thank you for taking the time to review us … we really do appreciate it. Your quite right a lot of effort has gone into making this 5 star accommodation, from the pictures on the walls , bed linen, superb bathroom etc . We do strive to keep the cottage as clean as is possible, I always think , if it’s clean our guests can relax as can we . Thanks again . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Bear Cottage is a really comfortable and smart holiday home."

    The surroundings are wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you Ruth and Ian for the lovely chocolates and wine. We highly recommend Bear Cottage for a great holiday.

    Good afternoon, you are most welcome for the wine and chocolates. I hope you enjoyed them . I’m pleased you found the cottage comfortable, that is always pleasing to know . I’m delighted that you feel able to recommend us to newcomers . Thank you for your time in posting this review . Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Every need is catered for. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The property was spotlessly clean and well presented. Highly recommend

    Good afternoon, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Bear Cottage . I’m also thrilled that you found the property spotlessly clean and well presented. We do strive to have high standards . We try to cater for every need as you say . Many thanks for 5 star review. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was one of our favourite stays we’ve ever done, we managed to get lucky with the weather which fit perfectly with the type of property it was lovely and open and we could let the fresh air in."

    We rang about the BBQ and they kindly came over and gave us some coal over all it was just what we needed for a nice break i would definitely come back. Our favourite part was the bathroom we fell in love

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was a 5 Star Gem, very comfortable, relaxing and peaceful."

    Morning, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay here on the farm . Yes peaceful , relaxing , wide open views for forever . The cottage is comfortable, very well equipped with space . Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback . Take care xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jun 2022

  • "Please don't be put off by the description "working farm", it's home to horses, ponies and a pair of cute little donkeys, oh and the odd tractor moving hay."

    The location is fantastic, it's quiet and unrushed, we just switched off and admired the view. Bear Cottage is very well equipped, very clean, light and spacious. Our hosts, Ruth and Ian were only a text message away if we needed anything (which we didn't, everything had been thought of). We thoroughly recommend Bear Cottage and will be back. :o) :o)

    Hi , thank you for taking the time to write such an accurate account of life on the farm . Its laid back , quiet with the odd bale of hay being moved baled . The scenery is fantastic and we are so lucky , and it’s great that we can share it with friendly fantastic people. It’s a pleasure when we know how much you have enjoyed your stay with us . I know you particularly enjoyed the miniature donkeys . Take care , xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2022

  • "Newly refurbished barn making it a delightful well appointed place, all on the same floor."

    Ideal for those who love watching horses and donkeys.

    Hi Ken, It was great to meet both you and Jackie. I know you throughly enjoyed your quiet stay here , just what you guys wanted and we didn't disappoint! Your right the barn, is delightful, well equip and I have now placed 2 trays in as requested by yourselves. Thank you for suggesting that. Yes we have 2 horses and 2 Mediterranean mini donkeys on site ( luckily for us they rant the noisy ones ) Take care and thanks for choosing to stay with us . Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Pictures did not do it justice took our breath away."

    Modern and stylish loverly dining room very well equipped kitchen comfy bed just lovely

    Good afternoon, thank you so much for leaving feedback . In the week when you said “ this place took our breath away “ I was really touched ! I’ve had lots of lovely positive feedback but your words blew me away ! I’m so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here . It was a pleasure to meet you both . Take care and thank you for choosing to stay with us xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Staying at Bear cottage was a delight."

    It has all the mod cons you could wish for, the views from the cottage were spectacular, ideally situated for getting out and about. It was lovely to meet the owners Ruth and Ian who made us very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, would go back in the future.

    Hi Janet , it was my pleasure to meet you both , and I thoroughly enjoyed the spray of your beautiful perfume too . I think you found the cottage being on one level particularly helpful too. I enjoyed the photographs you sent to me . Thank you for staying at Bear Cottage . Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "Bear Cottage is a very welcoming place to spend a holiday, very comfortable and tastefully furnished with lovely decor, you can tell that a lot of thought went into making Bear Cottage a cosy, comfortable place to stay after touring lovely Derbyshire."

    Thank you to Ruth & Ian.

    Hi , I’m pleased you found the cottage welcoming and very comfortable. Music to my ears . Your very right a lot of planning and thought went into making Bear Cottage . The response I’ve had to the decor , pictures, equipment and spacious layout is very pleasing indeed. Take care and thank you for your time in posting xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was just beautiful, so clean and modern with everything provided for a very enjoyable stay."

    Location was good with lovely views of the countryside and good private parking space. Would definitely return if in the area again.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us . The views are spectacular especially at sunset . Thank you for taking the time to review us . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2022

  • "Close to and easily accessed from the A38, Bear Cottage sits in a quiet, scenic backwater with walks from the doorstep and shop, pubs, chippy etc nearby."

    It is well placed for visits to the many National Trust properties and country parks in the area. The cottage is clean, light and spacious, comfortable and well equipped, The separate dining room is a great feature, the bathroom is excellent and also has heated towel rail. The patio gets sun from mid morning right through to sunset. The owners are charming, and on hand if needed. We had a great week. Sykes photos do not do the property justice.

    Hi Brian , thank you for such a glowing review of the property. I know you certainly got out and about to the National trusts / parks in the area ! I am delighted you had a superb week . Take care xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay at bear cottage, wow just wow, exceeded our expectations, would highly ..."

    Our stay at bear cottage, wow just wow, exceeded our expectations, would highly recommend for a quiet romantic getaway, 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, we found the cottage very clean with a warm homely feel to it, ideally placed on the edge of the Peak District, THANK YOU ruth and lan for a brilliant holiday

    Hi David, wow just wow ! High praise indeed . I’m glad we exceeded your expectations and that you had a great week too . Thank you for taking the time to post . Take care xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything was delightful, just as written up and very clean."

    Nice to be in the countryside with the lovely horses and donkeys too We had a small issue with the heating but as soon as we notified Ruth all was dealt with very quickly and efficiently Thank you for sharing your property

    Good afternoon, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback . We do value everyone’s feedback . I’m pleased you found the cottage very clean , I do try my upmost to keep standards high ! The countryside around here is beautiful and we’ve been glad to share a piece of it with you . Thank you for choosing to stay with us . It was a pleasure to meet you both . Take care . Thanks again Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "We've had a lovely comfortable stay at Bear Cottage which is warm, welcoming and extremely well equipped."

    The view from the living area is lovely and rural and watching the horses being led by while eating breakfast was a treat. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We received an email while travelling with clear directions and she came to say hello and to check that we had everything we needed (we certainly did). We would definitely return, thank you.

    Good morning, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was certainly a pleasure to meet you both and I trust you had a safe journey onwards. I am pleased you found the cottage warm, welcoming and well kitted out. I have now added 2 small tables near the sofa to help with housing drinks as you mentioned this would be helpful. Thank you for your suggestion and I am very grateful for your feedback. Stay safe Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Ruth and Ian made us so welcome and the lovely welcome box was appreciated."

    We stayed for two weeks and found Bear Cottage very clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. It’s a great place to stay, there’s lots to see and also has lovely walks with views of the countryside around. Mr and Mrs P

    Good afternoon, it was our pleasure to welcome you back in such a short period of time. I'm glad you liked the welcome box and that you found the accommodation very clean with all the comforts of home. The scenery around here is beautiful. Take care , stay safe and thank you for choosing too stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jan 2022

  • "We arrived the evening of Monday 13th of December very tired as we had moved from our house and Ruth greeted us with a lovely welcome and when we went inside the barn it was warm and welcoming with a lovely welcome basket and all the comforts of home."

    The barn is in a lovely location with beautiful views. It was great being around the horses and donkeys. Both Ruth and Ian made us feel so welcome over the three weeks we stayed - definitely would recommend Bear Cottage for a holiday break.

    Hi, It was a pleasure to meet you both and i'm sure the mini donkeys and pony would definitely agree. I'm glad that you found the barn welcoming and that you enjoyed your stay during the Christmas period. Take care, stay safe Kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a beautiful property."

    In such a lovely spot. The cottage had everything you could think of. The owners really have thought of everything. Ruth was round for any need we would have needed. The cottage was spotless when we arrived with a lovely welcome basket. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Hi Sadie, We are delighted that you both had a great time, and that you found the cottage well equipt for your needs. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and for your booking. Stay safe kind regards Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Nov 2021

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Summary

  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area
  • Dining room
  • Air source heat pump and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles, there is wine and chocolates provided by the owner on arrival

The property

Settled amongst glorious countryside in the charming village of Heage, Derbyshire, and based on a working farm, rests this beautiful barn conversion, Bear Cottage.

Just paces away from amenities to assist with your self-catered stay and within easy reach of wonderful attractions, this delightful abode is the idyllic base for a couple seeking a romantic escape.

Be greeted by off-road parking spaces to leave your vehicle before admiring the splendour of nature before you, with views reaching Crich and beyond.

Step inside to unveil the rustic charm of your home-from-home, with great beamed ceilings and traditional barn timber blended with contemporary décor.

In the heart of the space lies a large corner sofa, ideal for snuggling up in front of the Smart TV, with the underfloor heating to keep your feet toasty.

Rustle up tasty dishes in the matte charcoal kitchen, home to fantastic facilities, including an electric oven and induction hob, as well as a washing machine and dishwasher to keep the space neat and tidy!

When dinner is served, join your other half in the separate dining room, flooded in natural light from the patio doors and enjoy a home-cooked meal together.

On warmer days, throw open the patio doors for an alfresco affair, with the option to cook up a feast on the barbecue and you can dine on the outdoor furniture to bask in the sun.

As the sky grows dark, retreat inside to the warmth of air source heat pumps keeping the place toasty and enjoy a refreshing rinse in the tastefully designed shower room.

When sleep calls, a king-size bed awaits, with hanging space for your holiday attire and a Smart TV for a movie night beneath the covers.

In the morning, make use of the well-equipped kitchen to conjure a home-cooked breakfast and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee as you ponder the adventures of the day.

Bear Cottage is perched in an excellent position for exploring exciting attractions; visit the stunning Carsington Water for a romantic stroll around the reservoir, tour the remains of Riber Castle for a taste of history and there is Cromford Mills for a guided tour around the cotton mill.

Embark on an adventure to the pretty town of Matlock, here you can soak in spectacular sights of Derbyshire from the Heights of Abraham, admire a variety of marine life at the aquarium and relax at the Victorian Spa.

Outdoor lovers may wish to take a short journey to the glorious Peak District National Park to explore the dramatic landscape, either on foot or bike, whilst absorbing the wonderful wildlife within the area.

For memories you will cherish with your loved one, secure a stay at Bear Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

HEAGE

Matlock 10.2 miles; Derby 11.2 miles; Peak District National Park 15.9 miles

Nestled between the towns of Ripley and Belper lies the charming village of Heage, Derbyshire. This scattered village is divided into two parts, Heage and Nether Heage, both home to rustic cottages and quaint lanes but neither possessing a centre. The name 'Heage' is Anglo-Saxon, meaning sublime or high and is fitting considering the hilly backdrop and greenery. The land has a rich history of farming and this is evident with its ancient farmhouses and working farms today, as well as the historic Morley Park, which was previously a coal mining and ironworks major setting. Within easy reach is the stunning reservoir of Carsington Water, the spectacular Grade II Riber Castle and Cromford Mills for a guided tour around a 1800s water-powered cotton mill. The friendly village of Heage is also a fantastic base for exploring the wonderful Peak District National Park and the glorious Sherwood Forest.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas