Exterior | Church Cottage, Darley Bridge, near Matlock
Outdoor area with hot tub | Church Cottage, Darley Bridge, near Matlock
  • Cottage
  • Darley Bridge, near Matlock
  • UK42923

Church Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Hot Tub
Church Cottage nestles in the grounds of the Old Vicarage in Darley Bridge behind St Mary’s church. A peaceful base for an active and cultural holiday on the Peak District border near Matlock and Bakewell.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Smart TV, vaulted ceiling, beams and bi-fold doors leading patio area.
Dining area: With Smart TV.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, 2-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge (with small freezer compartment), coffee machine and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Electric car charging point (at cost). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children allowed.
This small stone cottage, renovated in 2023, sits hidden from view behind St Mary’s church in the Derbyshire village of Darley Bridge, on the border of the Peak District National Park. The property is entered by the main open plan room with kitchenette, sleeping area and en-suite shower room. The large living room, with exposed stone and vaulted ceiling with beams, has bi-folding doors opening onto your private patio with hot tub, barbecue, and views across the lawned garden of the Old Vicarage.

Darley Bridge itself crosses the beautiful River Derwent and is a scheduled ancient monument on the Derwent Valley Heritage Way. You will have a wide range of walks and cultural activities close by in the Peak District and the nearby historic market towns of Matlock and Bakewell.

Matlock has a range of independent shops, bars, and restaurants as well as an escape room. Matlock ARC leisure centre with gym and 25 metre swimming pool is about two miles away.

Bakewell is an attractive market town with a wide range of tourist facilities. It is the perfect place to pick up the Monsal Trail and walk to the Monsal Head Viaduct or you can hire a cycle at Hassop Station.

Carsington Water is a large reservoir with a Visitors’ Centre, restaurant, and shops. You can hire sailing dinghies, windsurf boards, kayaks, paddle boards and rowing boats as well as mountain bikes.

Chatsworth House and Gardens and medieval Haddon Hall are connected by bus and are just 10-15 minutes away by car. Crich Tramway Village is about 20 minutes by car.

Local circular walks direct from your property, include Chatsworth House and Gardens; Haddon Hall; Matlock walking along the River Derwent; Matlock Bath; Oker Hill as made famous by Wordsworth; the ancient Cambridge Wood (SSI); Wensley Dale gorge; The Heights of Abraham; Youlgreave village; Stanton Moor and the ancient Nine Ladies stone circle as well as the Limestone Way.

The Matlock to Bakewell bus stops at the end of the drive and will also drop you off at any of the following Peak District villages to enjoy a pleasant walk back home: Birchover, Elton, Stanton in Peak, Wensley and Winster, as well as Haddon Hall. Darley Dale Station, a mile away, is on a heritage line with diesel and steam trains run by Peak Rail. This can be used in the same way as the bus service to create walks back home. The line runs to Matlock Station where it connects with the main railway network on the Derwent Valley Line.

For a mix of leisure, activity, and culture, this rural retreat is ideal.


Accessible Cottages

All Ensuite


Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Ground Floor Facilities

Horse Riding nearby

Hot Tub Privacy - Private


Newly Listed Property

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please