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Toad Cottage and Oaker View are two historic buildings and are both personally managed, cleaned and checked every week by the owners, who will see you around the cottage when you arrive to make sure you know how everything works and impart local knowledge specific to your requirements. 

Both cottages are set within local Derbyshire villages just between Matlock and Bakewell and are ideally located to see the Peak District with Matlock 5 minutes, Matlock Bath 10 minutes, Chatsworth 5 minutes, Bakewell 10 minutes, Chesterfield 15 minutes and Buxton just 20 minutes away.

Oaker View Cottage front view

Darley Bridge

Many walks straight from the door

Toad Cottage front view

The lakes are beautiful above Toad Cottage

The Three Stags Head at Darley Bridge

Our Cottages

Both cottages have a village pub and if you want to eat out then this is just a walk away - you don’t need to take the car.

Many walks can be accessed from both cottages as both have footpaths just metres away that take you straight into the Peak District National Park - you are spoilt for choice for walks in the area and every day you could walk in a different direction straight from either cottage.

Toad Cottage is a beautiful historic and very spacious building set in a private courtyard known as Blacksmiths Yard in the village of Two Dales and it is believed to have originally been built early in the 17th Century as the barn for the local blacksmith but is known to have spent much of its time as the village shop and also as part of the Blacksmith Arms Public House.  The building was tastefully converted some years ago into living accommodation but has lost none of it's natural charm with exposed beams, an open fireplace and many original fixtures and fittings.

Toad Cottage has two bedrooms each with its own bathroom and sleeps 4 with the option to use the sofa bed in the lounge for an additional two people.  It also has a tiled hall with cloakroom, kitchen breakfast room and lounge dining room.   Toad Cottage also has a courtyard garden complete with garden furniture, a BBQ and off road parking for 2-3 cars.

Oaker View is a slightly younger 18th Century cottage and it is situated in the village of Darley Bridge which straddles the River Derwent.   The cottage was probably built originally for the local lead mines that were being worked in the area during this period and sleeps 2 people in comfort with the option for an additional guest to sleep on the sofa bed in the lounge.  The cottage has a kitchen breakfast room, a lounge with wood burner, a large luxury bathroom and a bedroom with king size bed.  Oaker View has a courtyard rear garden and a lawn side garden with parking for one car.  

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Recent Comments you will find in our vistors books

 "A great rest in comfort our 2nd trip and we will be back again thanks."

 "Lovely Cottage in a fantastic location."