Lavender Cottage is a luxury, contemporary style cottage located within the grounds of the owners 16th &17th Century Grade II listed country house and situated in a rural and peaceful hamlet just on the edge of the Peak District National Park and near to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Bakewell. The 2 bedroomed cottage (downstairs comprising of an open plan living room and kitchen/dining area with Clearview woodburning stove and all wood provided for your stay and upstairs a super king size bedded room, a twin bedded room and separate bathroom) is extremely comfortable, beautifully appointed and excellently equipped, with fluffy towels and bathrobes, quality bedding and toiletries provided. An extra mattress for a child or travel cot is available on request. All the cleaning products we use in the cottage are environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic. Enjoy the 10 acres of garden and grounds, including various seating areas, BBQ and pond with decking, delightful views and walks from the doorstep as well as the numerous footpaths and trails (including fantastic biking trails) of the surrounding countryside. Lots of recommended teashops and cafes, country pubs, restaurants and bistros serving great food, galleries and farmshops nearby. Off road parking. Bike storage if required.
Cottage near Barlow, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Location, Lovely Views, Walks From The Doorstep. Lots to Explore. 'Home From Home'.
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Nov 2018
We moved to Derbyshire in 1996 having completely fallen in love with the beautiful countryside and all that the Peak District has to offer. Our children (now 16 and 18) were born here. We renovated our 16th and 17th century house- and subsequently Lavender Cottage which serves both as a holiday cottage as well as extra accommodation for our family and friends. As such we have made it a real 'home from home'- tastefully decorated and appointed, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with lots of little details to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible. As a keen cook I have made sure the kitchen is very well equipped. We enjoy walking, biking, eating out and generally enjoying Derbyshire and have pulled plenty of our recommendations together for you in a folder in the cottage. Should you need anything before or during your stay just get in touch- we will try and help you in any way we can.
Nicki purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Nicki chose North East Derbyshire District
What can we say? Everyone loves Lavender Cottage and is always sorry to leave due to its peaceful, rural location and wonderful views, yet at the same time being on the doorstep of so much that Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer. The Chatsworth Estate is 10 mins drive away with its wonderful parklands as well as the House and Gardens to explore. Another 5 minutes further on is Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District. Similarly you can be in Sheffield within 30 mins, Manchester in just over an hour and in London within 2 hours. We have been here 19 years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
What makes this Cottage unique
The only thing I can add is that when we lived in Lavender Cottage for a week, while we were having a new boiler put in the main house, my husband and children decided they could easily move into the cottage permanently -deciding it was more comfortable, cosy and clutter free than our own house! In the past, two different lots of friends of ours came to stay for a couple of weeks between houses and ended up staying months- no-one ever wants to leave! We do hope you enjoy your stay.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
we had a fantastic weekend , the cottage was beautiful with everything you need. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the cottage is lovely and cosy. Thank you
Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for writing a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay – sorry to have missed you but glad you managed to catch up with Nigel. You know where we are for another time – do come back! It's as lovely here in the Winter, Spring or Summer -just different. Hope the competition was a success. Best wishes Nicki and Nigel
Lovely cottage, stunning location and perfect hosts - what more can you want!
This was our second visit to Lavender cottage and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and extremely comfortable with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. We used the log burner at night which made for a lovely cosy evening. The owners Nicki ands Nigel are very friendly and helpful and they provide lots of really useful recommendations on things to do locally. We bought our bikes and enjoyed cycling on the Monsal trail with its many tunnels and bridges. We also enjoyed a trip to Chatsworth House and a walk to the nearby Linacre reservoirs. The scenery in the area is stunning and it was particularly nice with the autumn colours. We'd love to come back again as there is so much to do in the area.
Perfect holiday cottage
We spent a wonderful week at this cosy and well equiped cottage. Beautiful surroundings! It couldn't have been better! We'd love to come back.
Dear Andrea, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review- much appreciated. Sorry we didn't get to meet but I hear Nigel managed to catch up with you. Yes, do come another time. Best wishes, Nicki
Fantastic location, charming cottage, helpful hosts.
From our first contact with Nicki we knew we were dealing with helpful, considerate and detail focussed hosts. As Kiwis experiencing our first self-catering accommodation in the UK, we were delighted to find how much trouble our hosts went to, to make everything as easy as possible - including detailed instructions on how to find the cottage from different approaches, how to get access to the cottage itself, how all the appliances work (and the cottage has everything, including a lovely log-burning fire), where the closest mini-markets and supermarkets are and all the best walks in the immediate vicinity and beyond.
The cottage is spacious and very comfortable, but beyond that it is a very sensitive conversion to modern accommodation and delightfully tastefully decorated. It is not only a great base for exploring the Peak District, it is also a very nice place to be. We were out every day walking so didn't really take the time to enjoy the garden and the immediate vicinity of the cottage, but we could see it would be a great place for a relaxing, put your feet up break, in any season.
The location is brilliant for Peak District walks, and sights, with so much accessible with just a short drive. In particular the local villages are delightful, access to Chatsworth is really easy and there are plenty of village pubs either a walk or short drive away. Access to both Chesterfield and Sheffield is also straightforward.
WIFI access is dodgy, but given that we were out and about every day is did not really matter - we just took advantage of using data purchased cheaply (compared with NZ)as part of a package on a local UK sim card.
We have returned home to NZ looking forward to coming back to Lavender Cottage and staying longer. We can highly recommend it.
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review. We are so happy you enjoyed Lavender Cottage, the Peak District and your first taste of self catering accommodation so much. Please do come and stay another time- we look forward to it! Best wishes, Nicki and Nigel
Lovely cottage with beautiful views
We really enjoyed our few days in Lavender cottage. Nicki was extremely helpful and the cottage had everything we needed. Our children loved playing in the grounds and sitting on the sofa in the tent! Nicki was very kind in letting us bring our 4 month old puppy along for the stay! Great base for exploring Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth House. We will return!
A beautiful cosy cottage with gorgeous views in a fantastic location
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage and Nikki was an exceptional host with a lovely warm welcome. The cottage was like home from home with everything you could possibly need which made our stay super relaxing with two babies under 1. We were able to enjoy the garden on the sunny days and enjoyed the cosy wood burner when it was cooler. The location is great too, so peaceful with great views but only a short drive to Bakewell and Chatsworth house. We will definitely be back. Thanks again Nikki and Nigel. The Jones and Squires. x
Must sees: Chatsworth House and Estate; Haddon Hall; Peak District National Park.
Manchester International Airport is 1.5 hours away; East Midlands Airport is 1 hour away. The M1 (Junction 29) is 20 mins away. Car is essential.
The pretty village of Baslow is 4 miles away with its village store, post office, coffee shops, bistros and boutique shops. Chatsworth House and Gardens are 5 miles away and Haddon Hall and the historical market town of Bakewell 8 miles away. Chesterfield can be reached in 15 mins, Sheffield and Matlock in 30 mins, Ashbourne in 45 mins and Manchester and the white knuckle rides of Alton Towers in an hour. Fabulous walks, cycle routes and stunning Peak District scenery are just minutes away.
There are lots of good restaurants, bistros, country pubs, tea rooms, cafes and farm shops nearby, the nearest pub serving food being a 0.5 mile walk away across the fields. Nearest post office in Baslow; supermarkets and banks in Bakewell and Chesterfield; nearest public telephone and bus service is in Cutthorpe, just over a mile away.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Telephone and email reservations will be held for 7 days pending receipt of the booking form and 25% deposit of the total charge. The booking will then be confirmed in writing. The full balance of the total amount is payable no less than 8 weeks before the arrival date. Reminders will not be sent. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must enclose full payment with the booking form. An additional charge of £30 will be made for each pet. Pets will be accepted by prior arrangement only. Changeover Day: Changeover day for weekly bookings in peak times is Friday. However for 3 night breaks and off peak times this can change. We will endeavour to be as flexible as possible so please ring to discuss. Arrival after 3pm and departure 10am latest please. Notes on prices: We are happy to accept a very well behaved pet, by prior arrangement only, at a cost of £30 per pet/per week or up to 7 nights. Please note pets are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs and it is the guests responsibility to ensure this is the case. They must also not be left unattended in Lavender Cottage. Thank you.