We had a brilliant time staying at Swallows Nest for a week in October! The booking process with Sykes cottages was easy, and their website provides lots of information about the cottage and surrounding area.
The cottage is in a great location between the towns of Matlock and Chesterfield, and is near lots of main attractions in the Peak District. The cottage is on the owners farm, which makes it a quiet and relaxing place to stay. The owner was really friendly and welcoming, and happy to answer any questions about the cottage and the area.
The cottage was plenty big enough for the 2 of us, but would be suitable for 4 people as the rooms are all quite big. It's nicely decorated, and we loved that there was a log fire to use during the colder evenings. There is also wifi which was easy to connect to and handy to have.
Within about 30 mins drive of the cottage is Chatsworth House, Chestnut Centre, Dovedale, Bakewell, lots of national trust places and plenty of walks. There were so many places to visit, we ran out of time to do them all! There are also some bigger supermarkets nearby, and the towns and villages have some nice independent shops.
We loved our stay at Swallows Nest, and would recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to explore the Peak District! We'd love to go back again in the future.