33 Valley Road, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 7SL

Tips for Planning the Perfect Cottage Short Break in Derbyshire

Ever wanted to explore Derbyshire from the comfort of your own cottage? Barlow village offers some stunning views and wonderful holiday opportunities. In fact, if you’re considering heading out on a cottage break in the next year, you’ll find a superb starting point next to Barlow’s own Tickled Trout. Let’s look at a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when setting up that ideal cottage holiday.

Finding the perfect cottage 

Of course, in order to have the perfect country cottage break, you’ll, first of all, need the perfect cottage! 

An ideal cottage should be spacious, cosy, warm, and picturesque. That means having the best furnishings, location, facilities, and rooms for you and your loved ones! 

Whether you’re looking for a room for yourself, you and a partner, or you and friends and family, finding the right cottage shouldn’t be rocket science! 

Why not take a look at the twin cottages at the Tickled Trout – each of which sleeps four people? Both the Little Trout and Wellside Cottage are pet friendly, furnished with modern but classic and cosy furniture. You can expect all of the whim and personality of a classic cottage, with the added benefits of modern homes. 

They are both ideal for romantic getaways, as well as relaxing trips with the family. 

Of course, their main attraction for most is their ideal location – the vantage point here is superb!

Finding the perfect location 

No one wants to stay in a cottage in a big city! With the ideal vision of a holiday cottage comes nature, green hills, warm fires, and animals all around – and that’s exactly what you’ll find at our Barlow cottages.

Situated in the heart of the quaint village of Barlow, our cottages offer great opportunities to explore the surrounding areas and the famous Peak District. So, forget looking out for traffic and noise, and enjoy spending time walking around some of the region’s best-loved nature trails.

Researching local activities 

Not everyone wants to spend their holiday wrapped in a blanket by the fire in a picturesque cottage (for some reason), so don’t worry, our local area has plenty of activities to offer. 

Of course, the main activity people come to the cottages for is to take advantage of the stunning Peak District. Spend your days hiking upon the hills, following the streams, and watching the beautiful wildlife live in peace. 

On the days you need a bit more excitement, turn just towards the village of Barlow where you can get to know the friendly locals and our wonderful businesses. 

If shopping and indoor activities are your things, then you’ll be glad to know that our cottages are just a stone’s throw from Sheffield. Take a trip to Meadowhall or the lively city centre and see the sights!

Planning a delicious day out

Of course, no trip is complete without great food. In fact, the best meals can absolutely make our holidays! So, you’ll be glad to know that our cottages can be found on either side of the famous Tickled Trout pub! 

The award-winning gastro pub is known for its quality, fresh, flavourful food. But, don’t worry about paying high-end prices for small meals! The Tickled Trout is proud to be a classic British pub, serving traditional pub food with that homemade flair.

And, to accompany your delicious meals, you can choose from a variety of wines and beers, even some local ales, as well as a large selection of soft drinks. 

We are proud to be a family pub, and you’ll always find happy locals inside, some of whom may have even grown your food! We are happy to use locally grown fresh ingredients in all of our meals. So, why not visit the areas your ingredients are from while you’re here? You’ll see the best of British farming while you enjoy fantastic food at great prices. 

Pairing up a classic cottage holiday with some traditional pub grub is a great way to enjoy some much-needed time away. Come and sample it all for yourself!


With the perfect cottage, location, food, and activities, you may well have the best cottage holiday of your life. In fact, you’ll hate leaving! But rest assured, the Tickled Trout Barlow Cottages will be happy to welcome you at any time. 

To make your booking for your next getaway or holiday, call us on 01142891111, and we’ll ensure your cottage is warm and ready for your arrival! Put us at the top of your list for UK cottage breaks 2022 and beyond.


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