• A lovely cottage in the heart of attractive Crich village.

You can book this property from:

  • £887 per week
  • £127 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Ground floor WC


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • Home office/working space
  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • If you have an electric car, please use official local charging points. Charging of electric cars from the domestic electricity supply is not permitted.
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Ivy Dene is a lovely, double-fronted cottage in the attractive village of Crich. It is furnished and decorated to a superb standard with quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout its extensive accommodation. With a lounge gathered around a log burning stove, fantastic kitchen, three bedrooms, two with zip and link beds, two bathrooms and a cloakroom, it is a superb holiday retreat.

Crich is a wonderful village full of local life. Set in the village square, the cottage is a short stroll to the village pubs, bakery, restaurants, local butchers, general store, post office, pharmacy and a popular fish and chip shop.  Just a short 10-minute drive away, you have Matlock and the beginnings of the Peak District or Belper and Cromford in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor.

There are lots of things to do around Crich, wandering the lovely footpaths, visiting the Crich Monument with views over five counties, exploring Wingfield Manor with its links to Mary Queen of Scots or even catching a 2d ride at the National Tramway Museum. But don’t forget the myriad of other visitor attractions that are close by like Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, the Heights of Abraham cable cars, Castleton’s spooky caverns, the Derwent Valley dams and the Great British Car Journey is a must! 

Ground Floor:

Lounge: a comfortable room with quality furniture and soft furnishings, wood burning stove (initial basket of logs provided), Smart TV, BT Vision and WiFi.

Dining Room: a lovely room with dining table and six chairs, and oak dresser.

Snug: an additional cosy room with sofa and desk.

Boot Room: with plenty of space for coats, boots and shoes.

Kitchen: an excellent facility with all you could possibly need - bespoke units, hardwood surfaces, double sink, range cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Utility/Cloakroom: with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and WC.

First Floor:

Master Bedroom 1: with sumptuous zip and link king size bed (or two 2' 6" singles if preferred) and en suite shower room with WC and basin.

Bedroom 2: with zip and link continental king size bed (or two 2' 9" singles if preferred).

Bedroom 3: with twin beds (standard 3' singles).

Family Bathroom: with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin.


There is an attractive terrace and patio with garden furniture and barbecue, together with a lovely south-facing cottage garden; guests are welcome to use fresh herbs from the garden. Small children must be supervised in the garden owing to the steep steps and a gated well.

Two bikes can be stored in the shed and the rear garden is very secure. 

Parking for two cars is possible directly in front of the cottage, with additional parking in the square.


A cot and highchair can be requested.

Smoking in the cottage is not permitted.


The house was exactly what we were looking for in a great area. Beautifully presented with all the equipment that you could need for a relaxing stay.

Mr M,

Crich is a lovely village, we used and recommend the pub, butchers, bakers, Indian takeaway and chippy. The house was very homely and comfortable with the best equipped kitchen we have ever had in a holiday rental. There are lots of dog walks from the door and more to explore within 20 minutes drive.

Mrs L,

Absolutely amazing cottage, the pictures don't do it justice. There was everything you needed and more. And the extra touches like the wine , coffee , milk on arrival was much appreciated. Lovely garden to sit in it was all perfect. The Black Swan in the village does lovely food as does the loft ( there choice of bread was lovely) the butcher looks lovely and the Nisa shop had everything you need all had very friendly and helpful staff

Mrs G,

Characterful, well equipped & spacious cottage in the heart of the village. Pub, convenience store, bakery, cafe & butchers all on the doorstep.

Mrs R,

We had an excellent stay in Ivy Dene. Crich is a lovely village and although the cottage is in the centre we found it very quiet and enjoyed watching the activity. Local friendly pub, convenience store and bakery made life very easy. Everything in the cottage was perfect with an attention to detail and plenty of information regarding walks from the door and local attractions. Highly recommended.

Mr V,

The four of us, plus dog, enjoyed a lovely Christmas week at Ivy Dene. The house was cosy and warm upon going through the door, and very tastefully decorated with a beautiful tree aside the bay view window of the sitting room. There was lots of space, the house if a characterful solid construction and despite being in the heart of Crich, it was perfectly peaceful. Loved the kitchen which was well provided for in terms of pans, crockery and equipment such that nothing was lacking and the quality of everything was good too. Lots of walking to be had from the doorstep, even if it is wet and muddy, there are lots of quiet lanes for miles. The local pub, Indian restaurant and fish bar were all super and reached by foot within a minute, as was a pleasant artisanal bakery. We loved our stay and hope to return to try the experience during a summer next.

Dr V,

Lovely home from home in excellent location. The cottage was really well equipped, probably the best we've ever had. Very handy location in village centre, with shop, excellent butchers, bakers and fish and chip shop just yards away. Lots to see and do in the area. We would definitely recommend.

Mrs V,

Lovely well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds, linen and towels all good quality. Good location, village shop, bakery and chip shop all very good.

Ms B,

Very comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage with everything we needed.

Miss G,

Incredibly well equipped, right in the centre of the village (but quiet) with lots of things to do and see in the surrounding area. There is quite a drop (approx 4ft) from the garden to the terrace so children and dogs need to be supervised.

Ms S,

The cottage was lovely very well equipped , good quality bedding , towels etc and nice touches around the cottage.Very well situated too. We all enjoyed our stay there very much , thank you .

Mrs Wendy W,



Did you ever think Cardale village in the ‘Peak Practice’ T.V. series looked a lovely place? Well, that is Crich in real life set in the lovely rolling countryside just to the south of Matlock. Gathered around the market place it is a great village that really lives with its local stores, brilliant bakery, two super pubs and a well-known Indian restaurant.

Its other claim to fame is that it is home to the National Tramway Museum (Crich Tramway Village). This is a fantastic day out where the recreated period village has its cobbled street, working pub, café and tram depots. Re – live the olden days riding one of the 60 beautifully restored trams before wandering around the really interesting museum. You might also like to walk up to Crich Stand which is a memorial to the ‘fallen’ in the local army regiments. It is very moving to go up there and it also gives you incredible views over five counties and all the local attractions.

The Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor, Matlock Bath with its cable cars, Carsington Water with its wild water sports, the National Stone Centre featuring everything to do with stone and Matlock with its Peak Rail steam train rides can all be found in the local hills. Don’t forget to visit Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and all the other stately homes.

Local pubs: The Cliff Inn and the Old Black Swan pubs in Crich. The Bluebell Inn and The Old Yew Tree in South Wingfield. The Canal Inn at Bullbridge, just down the hill from Crich and reopened a couple of months ago. The White Hart at Moorwood Moor is close by. These latter two are known to the owners and have also been mentioned by guests. There’s also The Red Lion, Fritchley, just down the road.