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Luxury, Thatched Picturesque Holiday Cottage, Garden Overlooking Rolling Fields



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
House in Ireton Wood, Belper, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful, Private, Rural Location But Within Easy Reach Of Pubs And Shops When Required

Little Thatch is a delightful cottage, quiet and secluded in stunning countryside yet within easy access to several market towns and many other local amenities and nearby pubs within easy reach. The cottage is ideally suitable for two couples in two ensuite king size bedrooms or a family with two children in twin beds which can easily be arranged. Parking is ample and convenient opposite the house and the private garden is accessible from the living room and kitchen and overlooks the rolling fields, a total sun trap in nice weather!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned 'Little Thatch' for many years. Visitors choose Derbyshire because it is such a beautiful county and often make return visits to the cottage as it provides a most comfortable base for their holiday. We have lived here nearby for over 46 years and our three children have had a very happy childhood pursuing their various hobbies in a safe unspoilt environment.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Another lovely, cosy, comfortable stay at Little Thatched Cottage, Thank you.

Our first visit to Derbyshire has been wonderful. the cottage is much more than we hoped it would be, hope to return soon.

We had a wonderful break in this idyllic part of Derbyshire,. Thank you David and Cynthia for your warm welcome and beautiful cottage, we look forward to a return visit.

Excellent, fabulous, perfect, words are insufficient. Having booked over the internet the reality was even better than we anticipated.
Jan 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage. Everything you could wish for including big fluffy white.towels in the bathrooms. The owners made us and the dog very welcome and we were spoiled for choice as there is lots to.see and do locally. We cannot recommend this cottage too highly - wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments,it was a pleasure to have you all and Molly to our thatched home in Derbyshire, you were such a happy foursome and we are so thrilled you found 'Little Thatched Cottage' so welcoming, very best wishes to you all.
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Perfectly cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely, peaceful retreat. Incredibly well equipped and comfortable, clean and cosy. A wonderful warm welcome from Cynthia and David, very reassuring and made us feel at ease. We had a great Easter weekend exploring the Peak District with the children and dog, this was the perfect base.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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chocolate box cottage

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic cottage in an idyllic setting very peaceful, well equipped to a high standard with quality furnishings,lots to do in the area for everyone's taste chatsworth a must and many others, many steam trains in the area and lovely towns like buxton and bakewell l thanks to cynthia and david for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic - Proper Thatched Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week at the 'little thatch' cottage. It was like a home away from home, everything you could have wanted was provided. The location was perfect for all the attractions we wanted to go to e.g. Alton Towers, Heights of Abraham and Carsungton Water. My girls, aged 4 and 11 thought it was brilliant, loved the bedrooms and 'real' log fire. The nearby town of Belper had everything you would need and a good selection of pubs and restaurants to visit. The cottage was immaculate and so cosy, beds were so comfortable. Cynthia and David were excellent and came to check we were ok after we had settled in. Definitely booking for next year, can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Yorkshire

All You Could Ask For

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility, Perfection, Friendliness of Owners, Chocolate Box Setting, Location, Amenities, in a word Excellent all round.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage set in lovely scenery.Quiet and peaceful,rush hour is the sheep appearing in the field adjacent to the cottage!

The cottage is immaculate with everything you could possibly need.The owners, David and Cynthia made us very welcome and were there to wish us a safe jouney home.

It is a good base for country walks and sightseeing and well worth a visit.We would recommend this cottage to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We chose to live and stay in this beautiful hamlet as we loved the area, ideal for walking and yet not too far away from the necessities of life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : East Midland Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Kedleston Park Golf Club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Derby at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M1 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Hanging Gate at 2 Miles Car: recommended


Manchester Airport(45 miles) and East Midlands Airport (15 miles) The use of a car is essential as nearest amenities, shops, pubs etc. are up to one mile away.


The nearest village is three quarters of a mile away. The cottage is situated equidistant between Ashbourne, Belper and Wirksworth all four miles away.

Further Details:

The local shop is two miles away for newspapers, milk etc. Carsington reservoir is three miles away where there are visitors shops, cycle hire,children’s playground, sailing club, bird sanctuary and delightful walks. The stately homes of Kedleston, Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall and Haddon Hall are all within easy reach as is Bakewell famous for its Bakewell tarts.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Winter
5 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter IIII
4 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is requested on booking, the balance payable four weeks before the commencement of the holiday, this payed direct by arrangement with the owner. Please ring on 01773 550 277 to discuss, no payment or extra charges through this site.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is usually Saturday in high season but otherwise flexible and short three night breaks are a speciality, please consult the owner direct on 01773 550 277 if you have further queries or would like to make a booking.

Notes on prices:
Rentals are for a minimum 3 nights for up to 4 people Winter to Premium rates. Dogs are not encouraged but are accepted on request when well behaved!

Please contact the owner direct for further information or to make a booking on 01773 550 277

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

Little Thatch is a superior, cosy, very well equipped thatched cottage in a tranquil setting within easy reach of the market towns of Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Belper. It is also a suitable base for young families who enjoy visiting the Heights of Abraham in Matlock and the Tramway Museum at Chrich. A day out at Alton Towers is also within easy reach. The countryside is also very suitable for walkers and cyclists and there is ample, safe parking close by the cottage.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom has heated towel rail, wc, wash hand basin and bath with shower over. Upstairs bathroom has wc, wash hand basin and bath with hand shower, heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor ensuite king size bedroom, upstairs ensuite king size ,bedroom being convertible to a twin when required. Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage has solid oak flooring throughout and is kept to a very high standard.. Outside: The private terraced garden is accessible by the kitchen and the living room and overlooks rolling fields. There is garden furniture and deckchairs available for visitors use and a charcoal barbecue. There is a grass area to the side of the cottage where the morning sun can be enjoyed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, tea towels and superior linen provided. Other: Stairs out of the kitchen lead up to a landing into upstairs bedroom.

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