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.
"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
"A really relaxing week in a very cosy and comfortable cottage, the welcome goodies were much appreciated. A lovely area and with great weather, has made this a wonderful week. Will definitely have to return in the near future."
Written by Mr & Mrs Maxwell, Shropshire, 18th November 2018
"Thank you for a lovely holiday in your cottage. It is very cosy and an excellent location. Thank you for the biscuits and wine, much appreciated. Visits to Derwent Valley, Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth were lovely. The Summer House was an added bonus!! All rested and chilled and will return. Thank you very much."
Written by Mrs G Bird and Family West Midlands, 02nd November 2018
"We had a lovely stay at Ivy Cottage. It provided a comfortable and relaxing base from which we explored the wonderful country side, that Derbyshire has to offer. The flowers and biscuits left were a lovely surprise. Coming from Australia I found this cottage charming and loved the view from my window every morning. The many extra touches such as local info were greatly appreciated, thanks Janet for making our time here so enjoyable."
Written by The Bahadur Family and Friends Birmingham and Australia, 19th October 2018
"Thank you for our most enjoyable time living in Ivy Cottage and exploring the surrounding area. The cottage is very comfortable, and we had a relaxing week . All our comforts were catered for and the recommended eating places were excellent. The welcome you gave us on arrival was very much appreciated."
Written by David and Veronica, Essex, 21st September 2018