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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

Brook Cottage is a Grade II listed character cottage, built in 1720 and retaining many attractive period features. Situated on the edge of the village, the cottage lies adjacent to Bonsall Brook and is just up the road from the village millpond and the famous 'Scarthin Bookshop'. Whilst all the amenities of the village are within a few minutes' walk of the cottage, guests can also enjoy many beautiful and varied walks in and around Cromford, with the canal, the High Peak Trail, moorland and woodland walks all being accessible from the doorstep.

Set over three floors, Brook Cottage provides comfortable accommodation for up to four people and is suitable for couples, friends and families. The cottage has been carefully restored with effort made to preserve many of its original features.

The accommodation briefly comprises: Living room with woodburning stove. Kitchen/dining room. Ground floor cloakroom. Boot room. Two good-sized bedrooms with comfortable beds (one double bedroom and one twin bedroom). Second floor bathroom with shower over the bath.

The garden is very steeply terraced with limestone steps leading up to a small stone patio area with a table and chairs. Further steps lead up to higher terraces of the garden with dramatic views across the valley towards the High Peak Trail (great for walking, traffic-free cycling and horseriding) and the foreboding rocky outcrop known as 'Black Rocks'. There is a lovely woodland walk behind the cottage which leads to the lively neighbouring spa town of Matlock Bath.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands, Nearest railway: Cromford 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

Bedrooms: 1 Twin Bedroom (first floor), 1 Double Bedroom (second floor). Both rooms feature exposed floorboards and open fireplaces.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom with three piece suite (second floor), 1 separate WC (ground floor).

Kitchen: Electric oven, fridge, washing machine, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron. The kitchen is well equipped with ample crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils .

General: Gas central heating throughout with hot water on demand. Prices are inclusive of gas and electricity. An understairs storage room adjoining the cloakroom provides a useful area for boots and coats.

Dining: Seating for 4. There is a dining area in the kitchen which comfortably seats 4 on farmhouse style pine chairs and oak stools.

Entertainment: Flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player (some DVDs provided), Radio/CD player, Board Games. Visitor File.

Further details outdoors

Please note that parking is on the road, often immediately opposite the cottage, depending on spaces.

NOTE: Please be aware that the cottage stairs are steep. However there is a door at the bottom of the staircase so that it can be closed off from the living room, also there is a handrail and the stairs are fully carpeted. The garden is also steeply terraced. Please bear these aspects in mind if there are very young children or elderly people in the party as, whilst many guests love them and see them as an interesting and quirky feature of the property, some may consider them unsuitable for toddlers or guests of more advanced years to use safely.

Further details

Week-long bookings in the peak season are normally Saturday to Saturday but we try to offer flexible changeover days where possible. Outside of the peak season we offer short breaks, with three nights being the minimum booking period. Weekend bookings are from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Three-night bookings are charged at 60% of the weekly rental price, 80% for four nights.

A detailed map showing the address and location of the cottage is sent upon receipt of the full balance. A code to the combination lock will be sent to guests prior to their stay.

Guests may arrive from 3pm at the start of the holiday and are asked to depart by 10am on the last day.

The Heart of England/Peak District

Located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales and on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, Cromford is ideally situated to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside as well as a host of interesting and varied tourist attractions. It is a walker's paradise, with many spectacular hill and dale walks to choose from within a short drive of the cottage, amongst them Dove Dale and Lathkill Dale.

Cyclists too will be spoiled for choice with several traffic-free cycle routes to choose from - the High Peak Trail starts in Cromford, whilst the Tissington and Monsal Trails, the Manifold Track and Carsington Water (offering a circular route) are all close by. Cycle hire is available nearby, both at Middleton Top (2 miles away) and Carsington Water (5 miles away). Carsington Water also offers a wide variety of water sports.

For those seeking more gentle pastimes, there are a number of fine historic houses within an easy drive - Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Tissington Hall. There are also many picturesque villages to discover, where you can enjoy a cream tea or a pint in the local pub. The market towns of Bakewell (home of the 'Bakewell Pudding') and Buxton are also well worth a visit, whilst for the younger visitors Alton Towers and the fascinating caves at Castleon and Buxton make for an exciting day out.

All of these attractions are under an hour's drive away, which is what makes Cromford so unique as a holiday destination as there is so much on offer for holidaymakers.


Cromford is the perfect base for a holiday at any time of the year, whatever your interests. Nestled in the beautiful densely-wooded Derwent Valley, the village occupies a stunning position. With a river, a canal and a brook all running through it and surrounded by attractive wooded hills and rocky limestone outcrops, Cromford offers many scenic walks. Add to this its good range of local amenities, including a traditional and well-stocked general store, newsagent, butcher, chemist, post office, antique/hardware store, a number of interesting gift shops, pubs serving food, tearooms, two restaurants, two fish and chip shops and the wonderful Scarthin bookshop and you have every reason to hang up your car keys for the duration of your stay!

The village - a World Heritage Site - also has much to offer visitors in terms of historic interest. Sir Richard Arkwright built the World's first water powered cotton mill here which now houses an interesting museum, a range of craft shops and a tea-room/restaurant. Many of the village houses date from Arkwright's time and the former millpond, with its working water-wheel, is a focal point in the village. There are guided walks available for those interested in finding out more about the industrial heritage of the village.

The neighbouring Victorian spa town of Matlock Bath (a mile away) offers a number of tourist attractions, most notably the Heights of Abraham, with its cable car ride and hilltop caverns, and Gulliver's Kingdom - a popular children's theme park. The attractive small town of Wirksworth, with its history in lead mining, lies just to the south of Cromford and is well worth a visit too, especially during its popular Arts Festival in September. Also close by is Crich Tramway Museum, which is a great family day out.

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Review 1-7 of 7

22 Oct 2012


"Lovely cottage, epic garden and nice and close to walks and pubs"

The cottage was lovely and clean (always my main priority!) The beds were really comfy but the stairs as explained are very steep. The shower is really good for an old cottage ( I was expecting a dribble)

Location is great for walking - we had a 3 night stay and found plenty to do. Make sure you don't fancy fish and chips on a Monday though as everything shuts! The Boat Inn was friendly and good value for money food.

Only complaints were the garden at the top couldn't lead us to the woodland path as it was too overgrown - easily solved by going another way - but I had been looking forward to that bit.

I would recommend the Scarthin bookshop too!

10 Aug 2012


"Lovely Location"

The cottage is in a lovely location, Cromford is an excellent base to explore this wonderful area. Cromford itself has some great places to visit, Cromford Mills and the canal are well worth seeing. The walk from the back of the cottage into Matlock Bath is quite easy and takes about 30 mins.
The cottage itself is ready for a revamp, its very gloomy looking and smells rather fusty, bit like living in a cellar.
The sofa needs replacing and the kitchen needs an upgrade.
The garden at the back is lovely to sit out in and the views are wonderful. The stone steps are quite steep but worth the climb to the top.
The Market Place restaurant has an excellent menu and the food is very good.

Thank you for your positive reviews of the local area. It is always good to hear from guests who appreciate how much Cromford and the local area have to offer as it reminds us of our own delight and surprise at discovering this very special part of the country five years ago.

The cottage was decorated throughout in October 2012 so hopefully guests will find it clean, fresh and welcoming. The living room sofas have been replaced with a matching pair of comfortable, brown leather sofas. The original flagstone floor in the downstairs cloakroom has been removed to make way for a smart new tiled floor, which has also been insulated to protect it from damp.

The kitchen has been redecorated and brand new appliances added this year (washing machine and microwave).

16 Jul 2012


"A bit old, but a nice place to stay!"

It is an old house in a nice surrounding, but it's quite clean though. The living room looks a bit gloomy and the sofa a bit weary, the toilet on the ground floor is a bit smelly, but the bedroom… More

The cottage was built in 1720 so it is undeniably very old but this is part of its charm! Whilst it retains some of its original features it also offers warm and comfortable accommodation and all the modern facilities you would expect from a holiday cottage.

The cottage was redecorated from top to bottom in October 2012. The sofas have been replaced with comfortable smart brown leather sofas (new photo pending).

The downstairs cloakroom was given a new lease of life in October 2012 when the old flagstone floor was removed and replaced with a new insulated tiled floor. The room was also repainted.

21 May 2012


"I can't describe in one sentence it's too fab!"

This cottage is gorgeous and in a lovely setting, the minute we took our shoes off it felt like home. Everything we need was within arms reach... including a potato masher!! The bed's were very comfortable which was a huge bonus after the amount we walked every day. The local pub serves fantastic and good value for money carvery.
We are already looking to book next year, and upon my recommondation my parents have booked later in the year.
The only problem we had was as my friend and I had travelled for an hour and come off the motorway I realised I had forgotten to pick up the keys for the cottage!! Luckily we weren't too far from home... so my biggest piece of advise before setting off on an adventure for this little hidaway is make sure you check youve picked up the keys!!!

Thank you for your positive review, it is great to hear that guests enjoy what the cottage and local area have to offer as much as we do!

A combination lock has now been fitted to the front door of the property, the code for which will be sent to guests prior to their stay.

22 Apr 2012


"Charming character cottage in a great location. A real home from home!"

We loved Brook Cottage. It had loads of character and the beds were really comfortable.

The views from the top of the garden were stunning and Cromford was the perfect base for walking and taking the children out to visit the local attractions.

Will definitely return. Thank you so much.

9 Nov 2011


"Really lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

This is a cosy welcoming cottage in the pretty town of Cromford. The cottage had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. Good local amenities and a good location to explore from. We would definitely stay here again.

NB: Stairs in cottage are quite steep as are the steps in the tiered back garden. This wasn't a problem for us but for those who find stairs a challenge, be warned!

17 Oct 2011


"Lovely cottage, full of character in a pretty village setting"

We enjoyed our stay in Brook Cottage. We visited in October so couldn't take advantage of the garden (very steep and slippery with the rain), however, it did look very pretty from the upstairs window. The beds were very comfortable and bedrooms lovely.
We enjoyed staying somewhere so with so much character, although the stairs do need to be approached with caution as they are very steep.
There is a lovely walk to the famous Scarthin Bookshops, where there is three floors of books, old and new, plus a tasty cafe, all laid out higgledy piggledy with lots of interest, chairs to sit and read.
The road outside the cottage is quite fast and the parking is over the road, just a note of caution.
I recommend the cottage highly.

Review 1-7 of 7

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