Woodpecker Cottage is a superb cottage providing really classy accommodation. Its beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors, glowing log burning stove, luxurious lounge and quality dining kitchen combine with beautiful bedrooms and fantastic en-suite bathrooms. Crisp linen and fluffy towels top the lot. Part of the coach house to Eccles House, a lovely Georgian Mansion, it's at the end of a quiet country lane with super views across the valley and a cauldron of Peak District hills as a magnificent backdrop.
Get up early and spot the Woodpeckers and other birds that live in the House's extensive grounds and woodland. Have breakfast on the patio before exploring the numerous local walks. A wander down into the valley will get you to the bustling village with its local shops and great pubs. This is an absolutely brilliant holiday location within easy reach of Derbyshire's myriad of visitor attractions.
For exciting days out how about a trip to Castleton's Blue John caverns, Peveril's 'storm the battlements' castle, Bakewell's famous Monday market, Monsal's magnificent waterfalls, Gt Hucklow's gliders, Calver's breathtaking views and even Chatsworth House for a very special treat. Wherever you go get back in time for a drink in the Old Hall Inn!
A superb stone flagged lounge with glowing log burning stove, luxurious leather suite, flat screen T.V, Freeview, CD/Ipod player, Wi-Fi and French doors to the grounds. A quality dining kitchen with solid pine table and chairs, bespoke kitchen units, Belfast sink, hob, oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A beautiful beamed double bedroom with Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C. A second double bedroom of the same high quality with en-suite shower room with shower and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Under floor and central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. A cot, high chair and Zbed can be requested. There is a patio with furniture and barbeque and use of the coach house grounds. Ample parking is available. Pets are allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Chinley 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Chinley 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Chapel 4 miles.
"The cottage offers all you need, located slightly out of the village but within easy reach of shops and lovely dog friendly pubs. There are many lovely walks which ever direction you turn. The cottage was spotlessly clean with two spacious bedrooms both en-suite. Although we never met the owner we had several written communications and was very friendly."
Written by Spencer family, 04th January 2020
"We had an amazing time thank you! The cottage was really perfect and everything we could have dreamed of. The cleanliness was excellent, the layout and decor was beautiful! We really enjoyed the pubs that were recommended in the information file and found the whole file very helpful, it had everything you could possibly think of in it! We had a soggy trip out to Bakewell and attempted a wet muddy walk, typical that the weather brightened up the day we left, but it didn’t dampen the mood of the trip at all! Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our dog also! There aren’t many places as lovely as yours that allow dogs so we really did appreciate it! Thank you from all of us for making our catchup so lovely!"
Written by Fran from Tyne and Weir, 27th October 2019
"We booked Woodpecker cottage as a mid point for our friends to come from London and us to come form the north. The cottage looked lovely on line and lived up to and exceeded every expectation. The cottage was very clean with a modern but classic design. It’s a gorgeous property that is dog friendly so you get a touch of luxury but can also take your pooch. The kitchen had every utensil you could need, both bedrooms were similar size and had en-suite bathrooms which is rare to find. There was lovely little touches with dog biscuits, a bottle of wine, fresh eggs and a massive slab of yummy lemon drizzle cake on arrival. It had a packed information file with everything you would need to know. It really felt like home with an extra special touch. It was amazing to see our friends and the cottage made it extra special for us."
Written by Guests from North Shields, 27th October 2019
"My friend and I have just spent a lovely 5 days at Woodpecker Cottage. Could you please pass on my thanks to the owner. It is a lovely cottage and so cosy. We and my dogs had a lovely time in Derbyshire, even the weather was kind to us. Thanks once again."
Written by Pat, 18th October 2019
"Accurate details of this property made this short stay break a very pleasant experience. No surprises, everything we’d expected. Would return again in the future I’d highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a comfortable stay in a beautiful location.."
Written by Lyon family, 30th September 2019
"Just returned from a lovely week away. High spec cottage with lots of lovely welcoming touches. Scrummy cake and tasty wine included. Lovely outdoor area which we could make the most of as weather was good. Did lots of walking without having to drive anyplace first. Dog felt as much at home as we did. Highly recommended"
Written by A family of Four + dog, 05th July 2019
"Beautiful home in a lovely setting. This is one of 3 cottages converted from an old coach house, each designed with a different theme. Woodpecker has an oak theme and it’s been done to a very high standard. Lovely spacious rooms with lots of light, and each of the 2 bedrooms has its own en suite. The only tiniest criticism I would say is that the beds were a little creaky and were doubles as opposed to king size, but there is plenty of space to have bigger beds. Overall though a fantastic place to stay, very relaxing with beautiful walks from the moment you step out of the front door. Would highly recommend."
Written by Lerway family, 03rd June 2019
"The property was very well furnished, warm and comfortable for four adults. The welcome pack of wine, cake, eggs, flowers and milk was lovely. The only suggestion that I would make, and it is only a small one, would be to ask the owner to put in a coffee table. We often found of an evening that we needed to put one of the little side tables in the middle of the room so that we could all reach the nibbles and the wine that we had put out to make the day complete! The cottage is situated in fabulous countryside and within reach of many attractions and walks. The two pubs are just down the road so what could be better. We had a great time."
Written by Sherry and Peter, 03rd May 2019
"Superb cottage providing classy accommodation in a really peaceful locaton. Had three nights in Woodpecker cottage and had a great time. The cottage was just what we needed and we were very grateful for the welcome pack left for us on arrival. Based in an ideal location for walking and not far from a couple of lovely pubs. Would definitely recommend this place and hope to come back in the future."
Written by Nick, Leicester, 31st March 2019
"Just back from a fabulous break at Woodpecker. Cottage has everything you need and is cosy and immaculately clean. Perfect location for great walks and pubs. Highly recommend. We will be back!"
Written by Jo, 17th February 2019
"It was a beautiful, welcoming property.Surrounded by beautiful countryside. Had a great time."
Written by Lesley, 13th July 2018
"Great cottage in an excellent location for doing as much or as little as you wish in Derbyshire. The location enables easy access to all venues in Derbyshire, Dovedale, Bakewell, Matlock etc. Two good pubs within walking distance, Paper Mill and the Old Hall, both dog friendly. The cottage is well equipped and we loved the welcoming free range eggs and lemon drizzle cake on arrival. A very enjoyable week in Woodpecker cottage."
Written by David, 08th June 2018
"Had a great weekend. Cottage is lovely, really well equipped. Will definitely return. Local pubs fantastic and people great."
Written by Karen and Trev, 08th December 2017
"This is our second visit to Woodpecker Cottage and everything is just as special as the first time."
Written by Chris and Danny, 11th November 2017
"Woodpecker Cottage and its surroundings have been a perfect location for our weekend get away. The Cottage itself is beautiful, quirky and something to be proud of."
Written by Kylie and Katie, 02nd November 2017
"Another perfect week at Eccles Cottages. It's five years to the week since our first stay and everything is as immaculate as our first visit."
Written by The Witt family, 27th September 2017
"Fab cottage and beautiful location. Very warm and friendly hosts."
Written by Angela, Jane and Christine, 15th September 2017
"Third visit to Eccles Cottages. A tranquil haven far from the madding crowd. The perfect UK staycation."
Written by Chris, Deborah and Oliva, 01st September 2017
"Second time staying at Woodpecker and just as lovely as before. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay"
Written by The Aspinall family, 18th August 2017
"Very sad to say goodbye. It was such a wonderful week with such a warm welcome. Great walks on Eccles Pike (what a view): incredible to have that on the doorstep"
Written by Jean and Julia, 04th August 2017