Ivy Cottage is a brilliant stone cottage, renovated to a superb standard with a lovely lounge, ultra modern dining kitchen, three super bedrooms, a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. Its sumptuous furnishings and drapes, quality decoration and glowing log-burning stove make this a very special home from home. Then there is the fantastic Wisteria clad rear patio and delightful summerhouse/winter snug !
Tucked away in Two Dales it's got a super location. Sit on the patio with your morning toast as the village comes to life. Wander down to the local shops just along the road. Take a picnic to share with the ducks in nearby Whitworth Park. Set out along the footpaths for afternoons exploring the beautiful Derwent Valley. If there is an evening chill in the air just cuddle up in front of the stove when you walk back from the pub.
If Bakewell is just a few minutes drive away then so are all Derbyshire's other holiday attractions. Local to Two Dales there is Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, Peak Rail's steam trains or the cable cars in Matlock Bath, bargains galore in the shops in Peak Village or Masson Mill, or just lovely meals in the numerous local restaurants. Barringtons restaurant in Two Dales is one of our real favorites.
A cosy lounge with really comfortable furnishings, glowing log burning stove, T.V. DVD, Freeview and Wi-Fi. A superb dining kitchen with quality units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with automatic washer. A delightful double bedroom. A similar single bedroom. A lovely second floor twin bedoom. An attractive bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a lovely rear patio with furniture. Easy parking is available on the local roads next to the cottage. Pets and smoking are 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 & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Two Dales 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Darley Dale 0.25 miles. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 3.5 miles.
"Firstly I would like to applaud Janet and Steven on the cleanliness of the cottage! Fabulous extras touches of welcome gifts that have been much appreciated. The cottage is very comfortable, in a great quiet location. We hope to be back soon."
Written by McClarnon Family, Lancashire, 26th August 2019
"Our second stay at Ivy Cottage. Thank you for letting us use your very clean and well equipped cottage. Supper comfy beds, it’s like a home from home. Its great location means it is a perfect base for exploring Derbyshire. We have visited some old favourites such as Dovedale and had a great time doing new things, such as climbing ‘Man Tor’ and ‘The Roaches’. I think the children now love Derbyshire as much as I do."
Written by Caroline Harper, Eleanor, Jamie, and Gabrielle Cambridgeshire, 23rd August 2019
"This is one of the best holiday lets we’ve ever stayed in. The kitchen is so well equipped and the entire cottage is spotlessly clean. You have really thought of everything to make a stay here ‘home from home’. We really appreciated the vouchers you left and had a fabulous time at the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Theme Park. So much to do here we’ll just have to come back. Thank you for the flowers, drinks and biscuits too!"
Written by The Goodall Family, Cleethorpes, 03rd August 2019
"A lovely well equipped very clean and comfortable cottage, a perfect base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales. Our stay has been very relaxing and was a well earned break. Beds very comfortable and everywhere was spotlessly clean, the information leaflets and books of great value to use for waking, we will defiantly be staying again. Thank you Janet and Steven for the little extra touches, they were very much appreciated, hope to be back very soon."
Written by Deanne & Karen (Leicester/London), 23rd July 2019
"What a beautiful cosy cottage, with everything we needed here – just great. Fantastic area so pretty with lots to see but not enough time, so will have to come back. Thanks for the goodies left for us –yummy, and cannot forget the summer house/winter snug , wish I could take it home with me. We can recommend the Eyre Arms Calver (Hope Valley) for Sunday lunch. Thank you for providing such a comfortable, clean home from home. The cottage is a marvellous base for exploring the area. Love to come back."
Written by Dave, Dianna, Val, Malcolm and Maureen, Dorset, 19th July 2019
"We have really enjoyed our time in this lovely, well –equipped cottage. We have visited Hardwick Hall and came the long way home via Chatsworth Park, still as beautiful as ever. We know the area well and have been happy to have a stroll down memory lane in Matlock and Cromford. If you find yourself in Worksworth, we can recommend the food at the Mistral. Thank you Janet and Steven for the warm welcome and the goodies. We hope to be back."
Written by Judy & Libby Buckinghamshire, 02nd July 2019
"We were very comfortable, the house is well equipped and beds very comfortable. Despite the rain we out every day walking, particularly enjoying our visit to Hardwich Hall. It was a great way to celebrate my niece’s 21st. The weekend was very successful. We will come again as we are regular visitors to the peaks."
Written by The Hart Family Hertfordshire, 17th June 2019
"We have had a wonderful stay at Ivy Cottage, it is so comfortable and well-organised, beds were lovely and we all enjoyed some good sleep. Despite the very wet weather, we really enjoyed our time here The collection of leaflets and guide books was so thoughtful and typical of the care taken to welcome guests. As for the summer house it is just brilliant! Such imagination! We would love to come back to Ivy Cottage."
Written by Mr & Mrs Leney, Suffolk, 11th June 2019
"What a wonderful cottage! Quiet, peaceful and very comfortable. We loved everything about our stay, in this beautiful home. We’ve long wanted to explore the area and Ivy Cottage was such a great location. We were lucky enough to visit Chatsworth, Hadden Hall, Hardwick Hall as well as Ashford in the water, Matlock and Chesterfield. Back home in the cottage was lovely to relax in the ‘snug’/summer house – what a great surprise that was. Many thanks Janet, we look forward to visiting Ivy Cottage again."
Written by The Wood family St Helens Merseyside, 31st May 2019
"Wonderful well kept cottage in a brilliant location. I can see the owners have really taken care with the place. Great list of recommendations of things to do, eat and with local groceries. Very well equipped and clean, keep up the good work. We’ll definitely be back Many Thanks"
Written by Mrs Ho & Co, London, 27th May 2019
"A lovely well equipped, very clean and comfortable cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed the evenings we spent in the ‘Summerhouse’. The location is excellent, perfect for visiting the surrounding area. The weather has been very good, we had a lovely sunny day at Chatsworth and had an excellent meal in the Cavendish Restaurant, (booking needed but you don’t pay any parking fee if you book!) Thank you for your warm welcome and the gifts of wine, biscuits, milk and flowers, all much appreciated. There are more places we want to visit, so we look forward to visiting Ivy Cottage again before long. Many Thanks"
Written by Robert and Pat, 24th May 2019
"Beautiful cottage – perfect home from home. We will be back later in the year to enjoy the cottage and all its little extras once more."
Written by Mr Hart, Kent, 23rd April 2019
"What a great house! A perfect base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales. The house has everything we could want, super clean, well equipped and lovely and warm. Weather was also perfect, what more could we want! Thank you for a lovely house."
Written by Paul, Vicki, Libby and Edward The Moss Family Ipswich Suffolk, 19th April 2019
"We had a wonderful time, the cottage and everything about it is perfect. We will be coming back again and telling all our friends to visit it. Thank you for the wine and biscuits, these little ‘touches’ make the cottage a pleasure to stay in."
Written by Anne, Richard and Lesley, London, 15th April 2019
"We have had a lovely week at Ivy Cottage. The surrounding area is beautiful and we have had some lovely days out. The cottage itself is wonderful, bigger than we expected, with everything we needed during our stay. The beds are very comfortable and the cottage had plenty of room for our family of five. The flowers and treats we arrived to, were much appreciated too."
Written by Helen, Darren, Rachel, Jessica and Alex The Duxbury Family County Durham, 12th April 2019
"Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage, a perfect base for the Chatsworth Wedding. Thank you for the wine, milk, flowers and biscuits so very thoughtful. We had a great time especially with our children being with us. We would like to come back again. Many Thanks"
Written by Dawn & Ken,Essex, 01st April 2019
"Another excellent week at Ivy Cottage, spotless, warm and welcoming and we all appreciate the lovely “extras”. So good to have a cottage that is so comfortable and were sure to be back again. Thank you both."
Written by The Maxwell Family Bridgnorth, 29th March 2019
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in you lovely cottage. The accommodation is exceptionally clean, very comfortable and well equipped; we have really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the beautiful Peak District. We really enjoyed trips to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth and especially The Heights of Abraham. Very welcoming with the flowers and other goodies, would love to come again!! PS The Summerhouse is a real bonus!!"
Written by The Bennett Family Malvern Kenilworth, 20th February 2019
"Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in you beautiful cottage, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning soon. Everything was cosy and comfortable. The Summer House/Winter Snug is amazing. The welcome note and treats were very much appreciated, we were very spoilt. Thanks again for everything."
Written by James and Rhonda,New Zealand, 28th January 2019
"A perfect week in the Peak District, in a very well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome by owners, with an extra Christmassy feel. Very clean and comfortable. Recommend hours walk along heritage trail to Matlock (accessed via DFS car park) walkable from cottage. Enjoyed using summer house. Would love to stay again."
Written by Mrs Sole and family Canterbury, 28th December 2018