What a unique place to stay
Pretty walkway that leads to the cottage
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner for socialising
Come together with friends and family
Views from the front door
Take time to prepare a special meal
Put your feet up and relax
Enjoy dinner with river views
Twin or super-king-size, you decide
Everything you need for a relaxing stay
Laze in bed and enjoy river views
Enjoy long summer evenings sitting outside
A special place to relax
Enjoy a holiday to remember
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2 / 14  Pretty walkway that leads to the cottage
3 / 14  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner for socialising
4 / 14  Come together with friends and family
5 / 14  Views from the front door
6 / 14  Take time to prepare a special meal
7 / 14  Put your feet up and relax
8 / 14  Enjoy dinner with river views
9 / 14  Twin or super-king-size, you decide
10 / 14  Everything you need for a relaxing stay
11 / 14  Laze in bed and enjoy river views
12 / 14  Enjoy long summer evenings sitting outside
13 / 14  A special place to relax
14 / 14  Enjoy a holiday to remember

Riverside Escape,

Darley Bridge, Peak District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy lazy days sat by the river watching the wildlife pass by
  • Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner provides a social space to spend time with loved ones
  • Relax in bed with a coffee and enjoy the river views
  • Bring your walking boots and explore the footpaths that meander through the National Park right from your doorstep
  • The popular towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath are a few miles away with lots to see and do
  • Take peaceful walks down the River Derwent right from your doorstep all the way to Matlock and beyond
Property code: 65378

Take a step back from the everyday hustle and bustle and unwind with good company in this riverside retreat situated on the banks of the River Derwent on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

The Peak District National Park is a haven of beautiful countryside. Whether its rambling the hills or cycling the traffic free trails, you are not short of things to do. The property is within easy reach of the gorgeous country houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall which are ideal for afternoon walks. The nearby pretty market town of Bakewell lies in the heart of the National Park and offers a great place for meandering through the various shops, cafes and restaurants, don't forget to try a Bakewell Pudding. Visit Critch Tramway for unlimited tram rides in a recreated village street. Just up the road is Peak Rail which provides fantastic steam train rides through the local villages and the White Peak Loop with trail cycling for everyone.

The approach to the cottage is through the owner’s driveway and over a few steps to the path which leads to your front door. Step into the cottage which takes you into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where you can make yourself comfortable and enjoy the facilities on offer so kick your shoes off and enjoy the warming underfloor heating. The kitchen area provides everything you need for a home away from home stay, such as electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine with nearby dining area with dining table to enjoy that celebration dinner with lovely river views. Relax on the comfy sofa and put your feet up in front of the TV and light the coal effect gas fire on chillier evenings whilst watching the river meander by through the windows. Heading upstairs through the hallway and past the ground floor WC to the master bedroom which offers a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), enjoy lazy mornings in bed with a good book or pop the TV on and gaze out to the lovely river views. Next door is a beautiful double bedroom with gorgeous river views from both windows and TV. The bathroom is bright and airy offers a shower over bath and WC so don't forget your bubble bath for a long soak after a day hiking the hills.

Outside the property has raised decking with seating which overlooks the River Derwent. It is not enclosed so guests travelling with children must take care. Guests staying at the cottage can enjoy fishing rights from the doorstep, subject to holding NRA river fishing license. There is no parking directly outside the cottage but provisions are in place for luggage drop off. A parking area can be found a short walk away just the other side of the bridge.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Free parking area a short walk away
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV in the lounge and both bedrooms

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanna, 30th December 2019

We had an amazing break at the cottage. The location is excellent and we enjoyed walks and bike rides around the area. There are safe paths to cycle on close by and the scenery is lovely. The cottage is really well equipped with towels, crockery etc, even tea bags and washing up liquid. The space is perfect for two couples or a family of4. The owneRead morer was really helpful with directions when we bumped into him on our way out for a bike ride. Thank you very much for a great holiday, we will be back Hide

Reviewed by Joanna, 8th November 2019

A great break right next to the river, very relaxing, will be back :-)

Reviewed by Susan, 28th October 2019

Perfect place to unwind, watching the river running literally next to the property. The cottage is very cosy and has everything you could want. Watch out for the regular visitor, kingfisher sitting on the garden fence each morning we were there. Perfect!

Reviewed by Deborah, 4th October 2019

A thoughtfully decorated and equipped property, superbly located in a picturesque idyllic setting.

Reviewed by Emma, 16th August 2019

This cottage is brand new and feels it. It was well equipped and perfectly located to see the most of the Peak District.

Reviewed by Trish, 2nd August 2019

lovely cottage, cosy, comfortable and in a fantastic position right beside the river. Gervase and Lisa were attentive and helpful, quickly sorting a couple of minor problems. The cottage looked small from the outside but when we got in, it was a veritable Tardis, everything we needed was there and it was a very clever use of space. Loved it, highlyRead more recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Heather, 21st June 2019

Such a beautiful location, and a stylish, comfortable, fully-equipped place. It feels very modern and luxurious and we even managed to catch some fish from the river! We'd love to re-visit soon...

Reviewed by Adam, 7th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in peaceful location, very cosy in dull days

Reviewed by Charlie, 2nd May 2019

We returned here having visited a few months ago......so obviously we love the place! For anyone wanting to combine walking and fishing it is ideal (but waders would help), three decent size trout in the freezer! Again our hosts were most welcoming without being intrusive. The nearest pub has changed hands recently and for us the jury is out while Read morethe new owners settle in. Chatsworth House is walkable from the door and the Peak Railway runs nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Bruce, 26th April 2019

Very clean and well laid out. Location on the banks of the Derwent was great and would have been enjoyed even more in warmer weather (April was a little too early to expect too much.) Amenities close by in Darley Dale and Matlock were ideal and central for many local attractions/towns/villages.

Reviewed by Ryan, 19th April 2019

Great Easter weekend staying at the cottage. Ideal location for seeing the sights. Lovely well thought out accommodation and great hosts!

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What a unique place to stay
Pretty walkway that leads to the cottage
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner for socialising
Come together with friends and family
Views from the front door
Take time to prepare a special meal
Put your feet up and relax
Enjoy dinner with river views
Twin or super-king-size, you decide
Everything you need for a relaxing stay
Laze in bed and enjoy river views
Show 2 moreEnjoy long summer evenings sitting outside


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