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Pathways Holiday Cottage a Delightful 18th Century Stone Cottage in Derbyshire

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30-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV, fireplace
2 bedrooms, premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds
2 bedrooms, premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds
30-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV, fireplace

Overview of Pathways Holiday Cottage a Delightful 18th Century Stone Cottage in Derbyshire

Pathways Holiday Cottage a Delightful 18th Century Stone Cottage in Derbyshire

4 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWingfield Manor5 min drive
  • Popular LocationLea Gardens12 min drive
  • Popular LocationCrich Tramway Village15 min drive
  • AirportEast Midlands (EMA)40 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1604 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 King Bed
Bedroom 2
    2 Twin Beds

About this property

Entire place

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

Pathways Holiday Cottage a Delightful 18th Century Stone Cottage in Derbyshire

4-star vacation home with kitchen and furnished patio
Pathways Holiday Cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the historic buildings, pretty villages and the beautiful scenery of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire on the edge of the Peak District national park. This charming stone-built cottage dates back to 1703 and has retained many of the original features throughout. Beautifully decorated, Pathways Cottage is a real gem in the wonderful village location of Old Higham in Derbyshire. Offering a cosy living room with two wood burning stoves, a large kitchen/dining room with crackling wood burner and a wonderful range to cook on, through to a conservatory to relax in whilst looking out onto the cottage garden. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a shower and the all-important slipper foot bath to soak away your troubles. Walkers will find many routes directly from the doorstep offering you the chance to explore this fantastic area. Close by you will find Hardwick Hall, built in the 1590s by ’Bess of Hardwick’ the second most powerful woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I. The jaw dropping hall is now open to the public through the National Trust and has a visitor centre with shop and coffee shop. Whilst visiting Hardwick Hall why not visit the estates original watermill, still in operation and open to the public, then enjoy lunch at the Hardwick Inn dating back to the 16th century. A short drive away you will find the delights of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House, the town of Matlock and Matlock Bath famous for its illuminations and Heights of Abraham cable car. For a nostalgic journey back in time hop onto one of the Peak Steam engines or journey back in time on one of the historic narrow boats on the Cromford Canal. The towns of Chesterfield and Derby are just a 20-minute drive away, and nearby Nottinghamshire is also just 20 minutes away, here you can marvel in the famous Nottingham Castle or Sherwood Forest and go on a hunt for the infamous Robin Hood. Chesterfield is a must to see the crooked spire that is the centre of this historic market town. All in all Pathways Cottage will not disappoint and really does have something for everyone straight from the doorstep with golf and fishing available locally. Shop ½ mile, two pub’s serving food and one a la carte restaurant within Higham Farm Hotel open to none residents, all within 100 yards. Accommodation consists of Living room (With wood burning stove, Free view & Streaming TV, DVD player.) Large kitchen/dining room (With wood burning stove, gas range cooker with twin oven, fridge/freezer and large farmhouse table.) Utility room (With washing machine and 2nd toilet.) Conservatory (with a two seater settee) Bedroom 1 (With zip and link king size bed can be twin beds on request small walk in wardrobe) Bedroom 2 (With zip and link king size bed can be twin beds on request and wardrobe) Bathroom (With lion claw foot cast iron bath, separate shower cubicle & toilet.) Rear enclosed private cottage garden (With Barrel BBQ & patio table and chairs very private and idea for alfresco dining or relaxing with a bottle wine) Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burning stoves included. Welcome pack. 1 small dog welcome. On road parking outside the front door. No smoking.
This vacation home offers 2 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Memory foam beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star property have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.

This Alfreton property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 30-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

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

Property manager

Julie Hardstaff
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Toys
  • Fireplace gate
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Changing table
  • Highchair
  • Children's books


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Memory foam mattress


  • 1 bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Wood stove


  • 30-inch flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • DVD player
  • Pay movies
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 1 per room (up to 33 lbs)
  • Dogs welcome
  • Service animals exempt from fees


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevators
  • Soundproofing
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • Near a train station
  • In the historical district
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards


  • 2 rooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Unit size: 1610 sq ft (150 sq m)

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets stay free
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 33 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Pathways Cottage Higham
Pathways Cottage Alfreton
Pathways Alfreton
Cottage Pathways Cottage Alfreton
Alfreton Pathways Cottage Cottage
Cottage Pathways Cottage
Pathways Cottage

About this area


In the historical district and near a train station, this vacation home is in a walkable area with great shopping. East Midlands Designer Outlet is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Gulliver's Kingdom and Chatsworth House Labyrinth. Traveling with kids? Consider Crich Tramway Village and Lumsdale Valley. Windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and cave exploring nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wingfield Manor - 5 min drive
  • Lumsdale Valley - 11 min drive
  • Lea Gardens - 12 min drive
  • Crich Tramway Village - 15 min drive
  • East Midlands Designer Outlet - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Alfreton Station - 10 min drive
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 40 min drive


  • The Greyhound — 4 min walk
  • Pesto at the Peacock — 3 min drive
  • The Plough — 4 min drive
  • The White Hart Inn — 4 min drive
  • Oriental Pearl — 4 min drive

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very well presented, everything you need for a self-catering break and some essentials to get you started. Very clean and everything works.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A very quaint, well equipped cottage that was very clean and very cosy. Would definitely stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019