What Our Guests Say...
A Tranquil & Perfect Stay
We spent just a week at No 31 (wish it could have been longer!) and were SO happy. The property isn’t your traditional stone cottage but hey who cares, it was far far better than most of the cottages we have stayed in previously, one being able to park on the drive, knowing we didn’t have to do battle at the end of our day out and being stressed at having to find a suitable parking space like some cottages we have stayed in previously, this to us is one of the many things that made our holiday. it was perfect and could not be more ‘home-from-home’.
Guest service from Tracey, the owner of No 31, was fantastic. She was very efficient and thorough with all communication via email, she even sent us a location map, and text and was very pleased to offer assistance if required. On the day of arrival we were warmly greeted and given a guided tour. We were delighted to be given a “Welcome” basket of goodies including beautiful flowers, Chocolates, Jam and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge and more. There was even 4 pints milk in the fridge so we could make a hot drink (with the tea and coffee provided) and settle in before needing to go out shopping. She was very obliging and happy to help.
My wife and I absolutely loved the property, a little gem of a find, It has been tastefully furnished and were delighted to find that it looks even nicer and is more spacious when inside than it looks in the photos. The lounge is bright and airy. Tracey really has thought of everything that guests may need, there has been so much thought put in to equipping the cottage and attention to detail everything you need and more. The garden is also a wonderful space and very private for us to sit out in (table and chairs provided) and take in the peace and quiet. There are lovely walks at the back, the views are superb. It is very tranquil.
In terms of self-catering, because the kitchen is so well equipped you could really choose a variety of things to cook and you’d highly likely find all the utensils etc you needed to cook/prepare it. Plus my wife loved the Denby.
We were very lucky with the weather but should you need to/choose to stay in there is lots to do. A selection of magazines/ bookcase of books/games for various ages/ a tv, dvd and video player (bring your own DVD’s). Having wifi was also a big bonus, great connection.
As you can tell from our review we really enjoyed our stay at No 31.
Thank you so much Tracey for our wonderful stay.
Lovely bungalow, very comfortable, fantastic welcome.
This is a nice 2 bedroom bungalow on the outskirts of Belper. The bungalow is very well equipped with lots of little extras which make the holiday special. There is a fantastic amount of tourist literature to help you make the most of your stay. The welcome card, flowers and chocolates were nice touches.
Home away from home
Tracey was a wonderful host . We were a family with a 16month old and Tracey had a cot and highchair and many toys for her to enjoy! There is a park around the corner and the neighbourhood is quiet. We felt very welcome and settled in easily. We were welcomed with flowers, chocolate, and even milk to make a cuppa! The beds were comfy and much appreciated. There is nothing negative to say, only good things. We hope to return again !
Wow!! From Start to Finish this has been brilliant. Tracy and Andy are fantastic owners.The property was spotless and well maintained. Extremely quite area,which was brilliant. Lovely local walks within Belper,Matlock and Bakewell. Fantastic sites and many photographic opportunities.. A stunning area.. Recommend … We will return..
Love this…a lot!!
Brilliant. Well Done to Both Tracy and Andy for a fantastic property. Clean and extremely tidy with everything you require…( really comfortable beds).. So quiet…and relaxing.. Many Thanks Xx
We had a wonderful week stay here, Tracey has thought about everything and particularly people’s comfort. The bungalow had everything and more! We are sad to leave! We have been to stay in many places where we haven’t been keen or comfortable to go back to, but we all loved the bungalow and it’s home from home feeling. Tracey has made a lovely holiday home with something a little more special than any others. We couldn’t believe how much there is to do and see, we couldn’t get it all done in a week, so it’s a perfect excuse to come back!! Having nice homely self catering accommodation is often difficult to find, particularly as our son who has autism finds many places difficult to relax, he absolutely loves no 31 and that’s quite a big deal! Highly recommend that this holiday bungalow is a perfect getaway for families touched by autism, it’s relaxing, safe and has plenty to do or not to do, if desired! I can see it’s a popular holiday accommodation but I would suggest that the National Autistic Society are aware of this accommodation to recommend on their website. It’s an ideal holiday. We can’t wait to come back, and are sad to leave today! Tracey thank you so much, you have been so lovely and helpful from booking to the actual holiday. Best of wishes for the future and we hope to come and stay again in the future, it’s a relief to know there’s somewhere we are confident to go for a holiday, that’s also a big deal for us xxxx
Home From Home
A beautiful bungalow in Belper with a secluded back garden. It is equipped with everything you need for a fabulous stay. Tracey met us and made us feel so welcome. She gave us a tour around the bungalow and explained everything that we needed to know. There were lovely touches like a welcome card, a vase of fresh flowers, sweets, chocolate, a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. The bungalow was spotlessly clean and very well presented. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed visiting Hardwick Hall, Bakewell, Calke Abbey, Denby Factory and the Outlet Village at Junction 28. We could recommend this bungalow to anyone and we definitely hope to return again in the future.
Fabulous, well equiped holiday home
No 31 Belper ticks all the boxes for us. That’s why we returned for a second visit and hope to be back again. The house is comfortable, well equipped and immaculately clean. The owner goes to great lengths to make her guests welcome. The house is well situated to explore Derbyshire. The rear garden is quiet and secluded, a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine in the summer sun
A wonderful home from home
A beautiful, comfortable, clean, and fully equipped bungalow in a peaceful location. Ideally situated in the town of Belper with all essentials close by, including rail and bus links. Highly recommend Cafe G for a breakfast and The Lion Hotel for meals. Thank you Tracey for the warm welcome and lovely gifts. Tracey also helped to make our daughter’s graduation extra special. We definitely plan on returning in the foreseeable future!
Very nice and comfortable bungalow
Very nicely situated for exploring the Derbyshire dales and the surprising historic town of Belper amazing place !
A Warm Welcome
We really enjoyed our stay in this well equipped and spotlessly clean bungalow. It had everything you needed for a restful holiday and the chocolates, wine, flowers and milk were a nice touch. Tracey greeted us and she was always contactable if we had any queries. The town of Belper is interesting and the North Mill and Riverside Gardens are well worth a visit.. There are plenty of other places to visit less than an hour’s drive away. Would recommend 31 Belper for a restful break.
We have recently had a second wonderful stay in this most fantastic holiday let. From the moment you are met by the owner you know you have chosen a great place to stay. The welcome is beyond compare, very friendly and informative. Nothing is too much trouble. All you need is your food and your clothes. Everything else you need is provided, in this very well equipped accommodation. If you are thinking of booking, don’t hesitate, you wont be disappointed.
Excellent accommodation with everything that you could possibly need.
We found the accommodation was exceptionally well presented with everything and more than usual provided. A very comfortable home that was a pleasure to return to each evening after a day out sight seeing. Thank you to Tracey for the trouble she goes. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay in the Derbyshire area.
Lovely bungalow in a peaceful location
This is our second stay at this lovely bungalow. We were met by the friendly owners who had provided a chilled bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and a beautiful spring bunch of flowers (they had also given us some Easter Eggs which was a lovely thought). The bungalow is stocked with everything you would need for a holiday. The homely touches are everywhere from the soap and toilet rolls to the large selection of teas and coffees. There is no need to bring bedding or towels. Each room is decorated to a high standard and it is spotlessly clean. The town of Belper is a short drive away with an Aldi and Morrisons and a pretty high street. It also has a vintage cinema which is worth a visit and an excellent fish and chip shop. There are plenty of places to visit in the area. We went to Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath, Sheffield on the train and the McArthur Glenn shopping centre. To finish I would recommend a stay at this accommodation.
Very comfortable accommodation close to the little town of Belper with every thing needed for a visit to Derbyshire.
“Peaceful, Spotless and Cosy Home from Home”
Stayed here recently with my husband, in all honesty I can’t find anything negative to say. It’s bright and light, very well equipped, spotlessly clean (in fact it is the cleanest accommodation we have ever stayed in). Small necessities such as kitchen foil, clingfilm, dish washer tabs, washing liquid, hand soap etc were available which makes such a difference. The welcome flowers were beautiful and the chocs tasty. It really is a home from home, with excellent broadband facility which was important to us.
“Fantastic winter stop over”
Just finished our winter stop over in this well equipped home Tracey was an ideal host supplying everything you could ask for second stay in last 3 years if anything this stay was even better than our last which was superb
Home from home
An excellent place to spend time in. Tracey has provided a beautiful home from home with everything you could want or need. A wonderful part of the country with lots of places to visit. Would absolutely recommend this property for couples and families.
Home from Home
Great self catering accommodation in Belper convenient for the Derbyshire Peak District. A very warm welcome from Tracey who went out of her way to make sure we had everything we could possibly need for our months stay.The bungalow is certainly big enough for two or two couples, with off road parking in a very quiet location.Each room is well equipped, especially the kitchen, so lovely to see Denby pottery and plenty, not just the bare minimum as you usually find in self catering accommodation. The towels are plentiful,and soft and fluffy,and the beds and bedding are all good quality.I would definitely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate in re booking.
“A real home from home”
I recently spent five weeks at No 31 after I was temporarily relocated by my insurance company.
Everything was spotlessly clean and exactly as the photographs show. The description is also completely accurate and the reviews say it all.
The bungalow is very homely and I was very comfortable during my stay. The king size bed was so comfy that I have bought the same one now I’m back home!
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.
Perfect location, perfect accommodation = perfect holiday
We were welcomed by Tracey & Andy who gave a quick overview of the property and handed over the keys. They had left us some lovely welcome gifts, which went down a treat!! The bungalow is very well equipped from the kitchen to the bathroom. The kitchen is stacked with crockery, cutlery, pots & pans as well as all the mod cons of washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. The bathroom has enough towels to be able to use one every hour and still not run out, along with lovely soaps etc. The king size bedroom has the comfiest bed with a big thick warm duvet and plenty of storage space for clothes. We did not use the double room but it was just as well equipped. The lounge was really comfortable with a sofa each and a big flat screen tv. There were leaflets and guides galore so you will never be stuck for a place to go. The house is so warm and welcoming that we felt so much at home. It is ideally located for getting out and about and we went to many of the surrounding towns and villages, sampled lots of gorgeous food and bought many souvenirs. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.
Lovely house, very well equipped
Our stay at this cottage was lovely. The welcome pack was very generous and we found the cottage to be the most well equipped we have stayed in. For example, the owner provided baby shampoo and bath toys as she knew we had a young son – there were lots of really thoughtful touches. The bungalow is very comfortable and has everything you need, even WIFI. There is lots of information about things to do in the area and we found there was loads to do. For those with kids there is a playground just round the corner too. Thank you Tracey we had a lovely time.
Fantastic holiday stay in Derbyshire
Just enjoyed a wonderful 11 night stay in this lovely bungalow situated in a quiet residential area of Belper. The owners met us on arrival, explained everything and left flowers, chocolates and essentials to ensure our holiday got off to the perfect start. The bungalow was spotlessly clean, had a lovely private garden and was well stocked with everything you needed for a self catering break including lots of utensils, towels and information booklets. Belper is a lovely town close to the Dales and other areas such as Matlock, Bakewell and of course Derby. Would highly recommend this rental and would stay again on our next trip to Derbyshire.
A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walk able into town for the energetic but there is also an hourly daytime bus from the end of the road. Tracey made us welcome and responded quickly to our queries. Extremely comfortable bed and very quiet area.
“Superb. Owner makes sure the bungalow is perfect”
Extremely comfortable property . The owner clearly puts a lot of effort looking after the bungalow and the guests who stay there . Everything was superb.
“Wonderful, Fab, you will NOT be disappointed!”
Just back from our second stay at No 31. Its a delightful home from home. You will find everything you need here from the kitchen that is so well equipped and was a pleasure to cook in to the hair dryer tucked in the dressing table drawer, which so many owners forget to provide. A lovely welcome card, chocolates and freshly cut flowers in the vase greeted us with plenty of tea and coffee on arrival Tracey even provides the milk. A good selection of games, books, guides and maps for the area plus the owners knowledge of the best places to go walking and pointers for the best places to eat. There are lots of nice country walks straight from the door and the view at the back is to die for, Beautiful private garden, i love this garden it’s so peaceful. Immaculately clean, comfy sofa’s and beds with gorgeous linen and plenty of fluffy towels… I could go on and on. Tracey the owner is friendly and will be ready with a warm welcome and thank you for another truly relaxing break. This will not be our last stay, i’m always recommending this place to friends and family. If you are still trying to decide if this is the holiday house for you… IT IS PERFECT therefore, it is!
“Excellent holiday home”
Everything about No 31 was perfect.kitchen well equiped,beds comfortable,bed linen and furnishings lovely. owner ensured our holiday was a great experience
“Great property for a visit to Derbyshire”
This property is very comfortable and a well equipped little jewel, Belper is a good central point to visit Derbyshire dales and the Peak district. The property is in a very quiet location close to town center with a lovely enclosed rear garden.
This was a well positioned, quiet, excellently equipped, clean and tidy bungalow and was just perfect for us. The owners greeted us warmly and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
“Fantastic, what more can one say…”
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. A welcome you can normally only dream of. We were personally greeted and shown around by the owners. Fresh flowers, chocolates, milk, wine, tea and coffee were just a few of the lovely things provided for us. Everything has been thought of that you may need, even foil, cling film and rubber gloves. Never before have we stayed in such a clean holiday let, which smelt so clean and fresh. Lovely bedding and very comfortable beds. Loads of soft fluffy towels. Positioned in a quiet close we hardly heard any noise, other than the birds singing. The swing and slide around the corner was greatly enjoyed by our child, whilst we enjoyed the views of the countryside. We had organised a shopping delivery so we didn’t have to worry about grocery shopping which was a great success. No 31 is perfectly placed to explore all Derbyshire has to offer. Our visit to the local cotton mill was highly enjoyable, and the Denby pottery village, just a few miles away, is also worth a visit. We will definitely be returning to this amazing property.
“Warmest welcome we have every received from a rental”
Beautiful flowers, chocolates and a welcome card were here to greet us. The bungalow was exactly as described and was very clean and well presented. Found an excellent farm shop in Duffield and ate at a lovely Italian… Angelos at the New Inn .
“Our second visit ~ so we knew it would be excellent.”
We once again spent a very enjoyable week at the bungalow. The property is in a lovely neighbourhood which is also quiet, peaceful and perfectly placed for all amenities and places of interest to visit. We were exceptionally comfortable, with all needs catered for…….and more. The owners of the property have thought of absolutely everything to make a holiday perfect. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wishing for a home-from-home break away.
“Excellent would definitely recommend”
We were very warmly welcomed by the owners who had also left us lots of treats such as flowers, chocolates, wine and essentials e.g milk, “bon maman” jam which is poignant to us as we live in France and lots of other nice things. The cottage is very well stocked with everything you could ever need. It is very comfortable including the beds and lovely and warm being February it was very cold outside so it was a pleasure going back there after a day of exploring. It is also in a nice quiet spot but just outside the town of Belper so you have everything on your doorstep. I am really pleased I chose it for our stay in Derbyshire.
“charming property with everything you need”
a delightful host who is helpful and very knowledgeable about the area and options for visits. the property is very well equipped, clean and quiet, you can’t go wrong.…
“Superb, home from home stay”
From the moment we arrived, Tracey greeted us warmly. We were impressed by the extra touches, beautiful flowers, chocolates, wine and a personal welcome card. In addition there were plenty supplies including milk, coffee and other basics. The whole house is exceptionally well equipped from the cosy lounge, comfy beds and soft towels. The kitchen has everything needed and more. The whole place was spotless.
The house is situated in a quiet culdesac yet a short distance from Belper town. It is ideally situated for exploring the many sites in this lovely region.
There is a wealth of information provided by Tracey along with maps, eating places etc. There are games, tv, wifi…a real home from home. I could go on….suffice to say we will return.
“One of the very best”
This really is a lovely house. My husband and I have stayed in many self-catering houses, some truly dreadful and some really excellent. No 31 is up there with the very best of them. It is obvious that Tracey has put a lot of thought and love into making it a home from home for her guests. Absolutely everything you could ask for is provided and is top quality. The towels are soft and fluffy and plenty of them, the bedding is warm and comfortable and there is ample storage space for clothing and food etc. The rooms are all of a good size, comfortable and well appointed. The water heating system is good and simple to use, as is the microwave (usually you need a degree to use them). We loved the welcome pack so very thoughtful, it was so nice to be able to sit down and have a cuppa after our long journey with the ample tea, coffee and milk that Tracey had provided us with another thoughtful touch (so often missed by owners) The house was spotlessly clean and we respected this by leaving it the same way. All in all the house is everything that you could wish for and more. We tried The Talbot Inn and a place in town called Nourish No 44 both recommended by Tracey both had good atmosphere’s, friendly staff, excellent food and good service. In summary, No 31 is somewhere that I will recommend to family and friends and, as my husband and I are regular visitors to Derbyshire, will certainly return to.
“Beautiful little place”
We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was clean, very well equipped and had a nice garden as well. The house is located in a quiet neighbourhood. Belper is a nice town and a good place to explore the peak district from.
“Everything we hoped for, and more”
This cottage in Belper was a sheer delight with beautifully tasteful furnishings and every convenience we could have wanted. Everything worked well and the house was super clean and very well looked after. Just a few minutes drive from the middle of town makes it very convenient too. Tracey, the owner, added so many personal touches which also made our stay a memorable one. Well worth it!!!
“Lovely, comfortable and peaceful accommodation.”
The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. We always use self catering accommodation and this is the best we have stayed in. It is in a peaceful location with lovely walks on the doorstep but still very close to all amenities. There is lots to do in the vicinity; good shopping, National Trust properties, nice restaurants and beautiful countryside.
“Everything you could want.”
Delightful bungalow, quiet location, very, very well appointed, and owner made us so welcome. We always ‘self-cater’ and this is the best we have ever stayed in.
“Excellent on all Counts !!!”
Great location quality fittings & furnishings – more than fully supplied with every item anyone could possibly need (even in ones own home) good shops & Pubs – central & convenient for whatever your choice of activity – Masses of info supplied on “what to do and where to go” Exceptionally clean – comfortable beds – central heating. We had 16 lovely days together with our 17 yrs. old grandson – his first experience in travelling. “Mine Hosts” friendly helpful and informative. What more can one say!! Thank you Rod & Jenny & Joshua
“lovely bungalow in the convenient location”
This lovely little bungalow has everything you need and is well maintained and clean. We had a lovely ten days here.
We spent just a week at No 31 (wish it could have been longer!) and were SO happy. The property is perfect and could not be more ‘home-from-home’. We were provided with literally everything we needed and more. The beds were so comfortable and we slept so well. The area is also great; so peaceful and quiet, with beautiful views from the front of the property and a lovely, sunny and private garden to sit in to the rear. Proximity to Belper, Ambergate and all areas ideal.
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay……..we hope to come back soon. I have already recommended no. 31 to my best friend.
Another Amazing Break
Tracey is an exceptional host and the cottage does not lack anything that you would need during your stay. Walks in the Amber Valley with amazing scenery two minutes from the cottage when the weather permits! The new soft furnishings enhance the already comfortable surroundings. The chocolates, flowers and extras are second to none and this is still one of the best rental properties we have stayed in.
“Best rental ever”
If you could sum up everything that was excellent in all the places you visited, No 31 not only equaled them it managed to surpass even the very best. Host was friendly and all the little extras just kept coming. Whatever you needed or wanted was available. House was exceedingly comfortable and beds were sublime. Location is ideal, you could spend 12 months in Belper and not see everything that exists within a 10 miles radius Derbyshire really is a beautiful county.
“Lovely accommodation, great location!”
I won’t go over what other reviewers have already posted but just to say the house is wonderful in every way. We explored the little nooks and cranies of Belper to find the most charming buildings of all shapes and sizes, the history of the town and Mill was so interesting and it was a pleasure to stay there. The River Gardens is not far from the house where you can stroll around and look at the gardens, although it was winter it was still a very nice place to visit, there are even rowing boats to hire in the summer. We can see why Belper was named Best High Street and proving to be very popular with visiting tourists, Lovely place. Tracey is a little gem, so kind going through everything before hand. We will be returning, hopefully very soon.
They made allowance for our slightly odd arrival times, were incredibly prompt and helpful in ensuring we had all the information we needed to get there, we were met in person by Tracey and when you get there there’s all kinds of bits and pieces to give you ideas to enjoy your time (places to eat, places to walk et al. – I’d definitely recommend visiting Chatsworth we went to see the Alice in Wonderland at Christmas, it was magical!!!
The house is lovely and is very well kitted out with all you need for self catering, spotless and very clean. Home from home.
Great Views and a very quiet setting would recommend, there are some fantastic walks straight from the door of the house. We shall be back
“Beautiful House, Fantastic Stay”
Seven days of superb relaxation! No 31 is furnished with meticulous detail and good quality – the best property we have stayed at in 15 years of self catering holidays.
Thanks to Tracey for the welcoming basket of goodies and attention to detail.
Access to the local attractions is very easy – we had forgotten how beautiful Derbyshire is. The main high street is a short drive away with some excellent places to eat and shop – what more could you ask for?
“Perfect holiday home”
We absolutely loved this bungalow and had a fantastic week here at the end of August. I stayed with my husband and two young children (18 months old and 3.5 years old) and Tracey the owner had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. She greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the property. It was immaculately clean and beautifully kept. The little touches that made our stay extra special:- wine and milk in the fridge, chocolates, tin of biscuits, fresh flowers (expensive ones too), collection of leaflets/flyers provided for local visitor attractions, Bon Maman strawberry jam, orange squash, a huge selection of teas and coffee (decaff included), safety catches on the cupboards to keep our little ones safe, a private enclosed garden – very safe for the children, little rubber duckys and Johnson’s baby bath (all new)…the list goes on. There was everything we could have needed from a flask to cling film! The sofas were very comfortable as were the beds. I could have happily lived there, it was small and cosy with everything to hand in a very quiet area. There was a children’s playground just a 2 minute walk away which my little boys loved. (The swing goes very high)! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this holiday home to a friend. Everything was perfect for us (even the weather)!
Ideal bungalow for this area. So comfortable, clean, well provisioned ( Wine Biscuits tea coffee and much more) Brilliant will use again and recommend to all,