Character cottage in the beautiful Peak District

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of Character cottage in the beautiful Peak District

Entire homePrivate host

Character cottage in the beautiful Peak District

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHall Leys Park6 min drive
  • Popular LocationGulliver's Kingdom15 min drive
  • Popular LocationHeights of Abraham15 min drive
  • AirportEast Midlands (EMA)62 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Character cottage in the beautiful Peak District

Family-friendly cottage in Matlock
Button Cottage is located in the hamlet of Wensley in the Peak District National Park. The detached cottage is formed of workers cottages built into the hill and was converted into its current layout in the 1980s but retains original features. During renovations, buttons were discovered in the foundations which gave the cottage its name.

The cottage sleeps up to six people in three well-furnished and comfortable double rooms and has two bathrooms both upstairs, a well-equipped kitchen and utility room and comfortable living / dining room and off-street parking in a garage. It is ideally suited for families or groups of friends for short breaks and longer holidays and is available all year round.

It is 5 minutes from Matlock and Matlock Bath (Matlock Farm Park, Heights of Abraham, caves). Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House within 10 - 15 minutes drive. Alton Towers is only 45 mins by car!

For activities, walks start from the front door and...:
- Monsal Trail: walking or hire bikes from Hassop Station where you can also buy lunch (15 mins)
- Tissington Trail: walking and cycling hire from multiple sites (e.g. Ashbourne 25 mins)
- Carsington Water: for cycling and water activities, booking advisable (25 mins)
- Castleton: walking and cave vista (40 mins)

Visit the Peak District National Park website for a list of activities in the local area, including booking requirements.

Property description

Ground floor: Living / dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar and utility room, hallway and access to garage.

First floor: Bedroom 1: King-sized bed. Bedroom 2: Double bed. Bedroom 3: twin single beds. Bathroom 1: shower and toilet. Bathroom 2: bath with shower attachment and toilet. Bed linen and towels included.

Outside: small terraced garden accessed via back door on the first floor with a decked area and garden furniture.

Parking: One small / medium car in the garage and in front of the cottage.

Facilities: Gas central heating and gas fire. Travel cot and high chair. Freeview TV with DVD player. Free BT Broadband and wi-fi. Bluetooth speaker. Gas hob, electric single oven, microwave, washer / dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A small library of books including walking and cycling guides, information on places to visit and DVDs.

The nearest pub is the Stag and Hounds, in Darley Bridge which is 10 minute walk. There is a community shop in nearby Winster and Matlock has an M&S food hall, Sainsbury’s and a Co-op.

Access to the first floor is via two staircases including a spiral staircase from the kitchen, there is a low height door from one side of bedroom and some uneven paving steps in the garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Cleaning practices (from 4th July 2020) - Our property managers will be adhering to best cleaning practices as recommended by the holiday letting industry. A leaflet detailing their approach is available on request. Please contact us, if you would like a copy.

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Geoff Sharpe

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6


  • Cycling
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Character Cottage Beautiful Peak District WENSLEY
Character Cottage Beautiful Peak District
Character Beautiful Peak District WENSLEY
Character Beautiful Peak District
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Cottage
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Matlock
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Cottage Matlock
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Cottage
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Matlock
Character Cottage in the Beautiful Peak District Cottage Matlock

About this area


Located in Matlock, this cottage is in a rural area. Crich Tramway Village and Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Chatsworth House and Cromford Mill. Travelling with kids? Consider Rowsley South Station and Lumsdale Valley. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Hall Leys Park - 6 min drive
  • Cromford Mill - 11 min drive
  • Lumsdale Valley - 14 min drive
  • Gulliver's Kingdom - 15 min drive
  • Heights of Abraham - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Matlock Station - 6 min drive
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 62 min drive


  • Red Lion Inn - 5 min drive
  • Black Cat Café - 6 min drive
  • Thailand No1 - 6 min drive
  • Cool River - 6 min drive
  • The Thorn Tree Inn - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 91 out of 106 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 106 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 106 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 106 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 106 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Clean and comfortable but right next to a road.
Lovely scenery great location to access Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, etc. Lovely cottage - clean and comfortable ...all utensils/equipment provided. However, located right next to a road. Local shops but none within walking distance for us.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Good accommodation so we'd return
We had chosen the property carefully to fulfil the requirements of our group and it did not disappoint. The cottage is very well equipped and booking in etc was seamless. We had a problem with the shower flooding and one or two other little maintenance issues need seeing to but overall we'd definitely recommend the property and would have no hesitation in using it again. It's on a fairly busy road which none of us are used to at home, but it didn't overly disturb us.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous cottage
Thank you Geoff for being an excellent host. Very responsive to messages. The cottage was just as described. We had a lovely stay with family. Lots of space and very comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful cottage in beautiful countryside
We loved our stay at Button Cottage. The cottage itself is very comfortable, welcoming and relaxing. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The living room is generous, with two sofas and at armchair plus a dining table. There is a big TV with lots of options. The hearing works well and there’s a gas fire which is lovely. There is a good sized entrance hall, perfect to coats (there is a ample coat hanging space) and muddy shoes. The bedrooms are comfortable, big beds with good mattresses and good storage space for clothes etc. the two bathrooms are modern, clean and convenient. Geoff was available to help and assist with our questions. Wensley is a small hamlet, very quiet and with the countryside just outside. There are lots of walking routes around. We would love to come back!
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

60th Birthday celebrations
The cottage was lovely, easily big enough for our family to live in for the 3 days we were there. Everything was at hand and the owner very kindly left us some refreshments plus a bottle of wine. The bedrooms were perfectly situated for our needs and the beds were comfortable. Overall everything worked out perfectly for us and I can recommend the cottage for anyone wanting to explore Derbyshire as it was ideally located.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

A great little getaway.
Button Cottage is a lovely and well appointed find. My family enjoyed a restful weekend and we hope to make it our ‘home from home’ and return in 2022. Thanks, Geoff. Regards, Vanessa
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

A fantastic and really spacious property in the perfect location
What a wonderful cottage! We were four adults staying here for a weekend and it was absolutely perfect - beautifully furnished, clean and with everything we could want. The beds were comfortable and the showers really excellent. The cottage was in a lovely quiet village location but just a few mins drive from the local amenities. The best thing was the amount of space though, it is really huge - more than enough room for 4 adults to have a very comfortable weekend. Thank you very much again Geoff and we will definitely be back!!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
Fantastic cottage
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Girls do Chatsworth
Fab stay in charming cottage with lovely surroundings for walking

5/5 Excellent

Peak District visit
Lovely cosy cottage, close to local attractions and picturesque walks
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021