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7 Nights  

  • £532  to  £679

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Short Breaks From

  • £97 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £108 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Accessible by Public Transport

About Wasp Nest Cottage

Wasp Nest Cottage is a charming period property on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The cosy cottage is in a quiet location in Holymoorside village, within walking distance of the well-stocked village shop and the traditional Bull's Head pub, which serves delicious home-cooked meals for times you don't want to cook for yourself. The cottage can sleep four people in two rooms (one a double and one a fun glamping-style cabin double) with the addition of a sofa bed downstairs, it suits couples, friends or families.

Holymoorside is well-suited to host visitors who come to enjoy everything the Peak District has to offer. In addition to the shop and two pubs, the village has a park, tennis courts, bowling green, tennis, fishing and a pretty dam that is home to a local flock of ducks. You can walk straight from the cottage up onto the moors, breathing in the fresh air and relishing the sensation of feeling like the only person for miles. The moors are gorgeous all year round but possibly at their most attractive in late summer when flowering heather turns them gloriously purple. Walking through the village today, it's hard to imagine it in its bustling heyday with a busy cotton industry and lead mines. Evidence of the latter is visible at Stone Edge, a favourite walking destination for locals and visitors with a welcoming Farm Shop and tea rooms. A further choice of three Farm Shops within a few miles of the Cottage means that food lovers are amply provided for. There is also an excellent choice of mountain bike trails around Holymoorside and grit and limestone crags for climbers and fell runners within a 15 minute drive. Day fishing and riding are available locally and the moors are a haven for wildlife, bird and plants, ideal for birdwatching and photography.

If you're feeling energetic, you could walk the 7 mile moor and woodland route to Chatsworth House one of Britain’s finest stately homes.Or take an easy drive to Haddon and Hardwick Hall with their nearby market towns of Bakewell and Chesterfield providing a choice of shops, restaurants and market stalls. Families can enjoy Castleton’s Blue John Caverns and the cable cars at Matlock’s Gulliver's Kingdom and Heights of Abraham, alternatively Alton Towers is under an hour away. Guests have a wide selection of sights and attractions to enjoy, with something to suit every interest and season.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jack joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Wasp Nest Cottage is a period stone cottage built in the 1800s to house workers at the cotton mill and their families. Accommodation is over two levels and features the original internal staircase.

  • Sitting room with oak effect floors, a feature fireplace with an electric log burner, concealed smart TV above, and a gorgeous statement coffee table made from a substantial section of a tree trunk from the Chatsworth estate. There is a three-person sofa-bed, a wicker armchair, upholstered reading chair and a carefully chosen selection of works from local artists.
  • Fitted kitchen with quarry tile floor and a beautiful elm breakfast bar made from a local tree. The efficient layout and well-stocked cupboards put all of the appliances, utensils and equipment guests need for self-catering (including a Nespresso coffee machine!) close to hand. If something is wood or pottery, like chopping boards, it's likely to be locally crafted, putting you even closer to the beauty of the Peak District.
  • Conservatory with a table made from the same elm tree as the breakfast bar. The room is an extension of the cottage's original layout, with the external stone wall making a stylish feature and a log effect electric heater adding to the cosy dining experience.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed frame and headboard handcrafted from local wood, bedside tables with reading lights, and a huge silver-gilt mirror. There is a chest of drawers and a built-in space for hanging clothes and basket under bed storage.
  • Second bedroom with a built-in cabin bed. It's a small double that stretches from wall-to-wall. Pine clad walls create an atmosphere akin to a glamping cabin or a chic campervan, especially with the leafy garden views. It's quirky and comfortable with cupboard hanging space and basket under bed storage.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Wasp Nest Cottage has an enclosed cottage garden to the rear with outdoor table and chairs. Parking is on the lane out the front.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Fully gas central heated. Welcome pack of necessities, local fare and flowers provided per booking. Well-behaved pets are welcome through prior arrangement - please discuss with the owner before booking. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks available for most of the year apart from school summer holidays.

Wasp Nest Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £532
To £679
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1246 568333 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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* Calendar last updated: 16th June 2024
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