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Bear Cottage

Heage, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1089381)



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

Reviews & Ratings

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "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 TeresaDec 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 SadieNov 2021

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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.


  • 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

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

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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