About the cottage

Lion Cottage is a lovely 18th century semi detached cottage. It has been refurbished to a high standard while maintaining many original features, such as an open fire, oak-beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. The cottage also has free Wi-Fi access for guests.

The cottage can be found in the centre of Birchover, within the Peak District National Park. The village has two pubs: the wonderful Red Lion and the award-winning Druid Inn (both serving excellent food), a public telephone and children’s play park.

Lion Cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District on foot, by road bicycle, mountain bike or by car, and is surrounded by public footpaths in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Guest reviews

A home away from home! Had a lovely time, going on muddy walks, drinking lots of tea, and cosy nights by the fire. Thank you. (This was exactly what was needed, in a world that's gone a bit crazy!)

Sarah, Tom, Like and Fudge

October 2020

We have had a lovely comfortable stay. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore the Peak District. we enjoyed dinner at the Bulls Head in Ashford-in-the-Water, and the Woodyard in Bakewell. Dovedale is beautiful, also Monsal Dale, and a walk through Stanton Moor is scenic and interesting. Heights of Abraham good fun for the kids! We will be back to explore more.

Paul, Haffa, Liam, Alyse and Roger

August 2020

We have had a perfect stay! The Shalimar Indian is friendly and tasty. The walk out to the Nine Ladies and back is delightful. The Devonshire Arms at Beeley - divine! Not forgetting a cream tea at the craft mill in Rowsley....! What a fabulous 50th celebration! Thank you.

Mark, Angela, Maddie, Austin and Ellis

November 2019

Lovely relaxed stay in your Period cottage. Thank you.

Jane and Glenn

September 2019

Wonderful stay - so enjoyed the village and surrounding area. My Australian cousins loved it. Thank you so much Jane.

Dot, Alan, Mike and Rosemary

June 2019

Probably the most homely and relaxing cottage we have stayed in. Lots of lovely walks and local interest too. Thank you.

Robert, Rosemary, Lauren and Callum

April 2019

We loved it here, a really comfy cottage, great pub next door, charming locals - the pub quiz was an added bonus! Interesting walks and places to visit just from stepping outside the front door.

The Drurys

February 2019

Very comfortable, with everything we required. A beautiful place to explore. Thank you; would love to visit again.

Mick and Colleen

September 2018

Again, a wonderful and relaxing stay at Lion Cottage. Look forward to our stay in May. Thanks!

Pete and Tracy

March 2018

Well appointed cottage with comfy beds! Had great walks up to the moor daily. It even snowed for us, so did some toboganning in the fields.

Mark, Wendy and Claire

December 2017

A very cosy little place where we had a comfortable and pleasant stay. We will be back! Thanks a lot Jane!

Frederique, Jonathan, Jeremy and Ish

August 2017

Beautiful location, even on a cloudy day! So much to explore! Cottage was excellent! Thank you, Jane, for your prompt and courteous help during our stay.

Katelynn, Jan and Amy

April 2017

Came for our 25th anniversary, and it didn't disappoint. A lovely, cosy cottage which had everything we needed. Thank you.


February 2017

This was our 2nd stay here in your delightful cottage. Many thanks for your hospitality.

James and Renate

October 2016

We have had a great week of walking; this was the perfect base. Everything we needed in the cottage. Thanks Jane!

Nicola and David

August 2016

A lovely, warm, comfortable cottage. Very well equipped.


April 2016

What a wonderful little cottage, everything we could have wished for or needed! Look forward to our next stay. Thankyou!

Jackie, Derek, Kurtis and Tyler

February 2016

Wonderful cottage for a girls' weekend. We had the loveliest time - thank you!

Wheats, Iso, Laura and Rachel

November 2015

We had a great time. This is our 3rd visit and it was as good as the first.

Denis, Gary and Radley

September 2015

Just wanted to say a huge thank you....it really is a truly beautiful cottage, in such a pretty area.

Cusack family

May 2015

What a fab place! Everything we needed...Pubs lovely, walks lovely, cottage lovely. Thank you.

Reynolds family

February 2015

Lovely spot for a snowy weekend away! Really enjoyed the Castleton walk and toasty fire....

Jeremy, Jen, Matt and Sarah

January 2015

Our third visit: every bit as enjoyable as previous ones.

Philippa and Gordon

October 2014

What a glorious week! Beautiful cottage in a lovely location....Couldn't do everything we planned as so much to see here, so we will just have to come back!

Toni, Yvonne and Tony

July 2014

A gorgeous, comfortable, well-stocked cottage. Lovely walk up to Nine Ladies. Thank you for making our long weekend very comfortable; we'll be back to this lovely area and cottage again.

The Brooks

March 2014

Home from home! What a lovely cottage....we felt at home instantly, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Lorraine and Ed

January 2014

We have had a brilliant holiday here...This is a very comfortable and homely cottage to base ourselves....The Druid Inn is great for good food and very friendly staff.

Simon, Alison, Evan and Sara

August 2013

Fantastic cottage, warm and cosy. Good reasonably priced food in the Red Lion.

Ray and Maureen

April 2013

Very comfortable cottage. Fantastic location. Chatsworth and Sudbury children's museum highly recommended for families. Hope to return.

Shaun, Anya and Scarlet

February 2013

Our second visit, and we have not been disappointed. We feel so comfortable here. The Red Lion is great - food superb!

Handley family

September 2012

Perfect cottage....very sad to leave. The moors are stunning, and Buxton is fab!

Pilar and Andres

April 2012

Thank you for this lovely cottage break! I loved the place as soon as I walked in...

Dawn and Alan

February 2012

This is our second visit to this beautiful cottage. We had an amazing Christmas with our family - thank you so much Jane.

Hodgson family

December 2011

Lovely warm clean cottage. Thoroughly recommended.

Malcolm and Rachael

October 2011

Fabulous cottage, walks, countryside, food and weather! AND, next to my own, the most comfortable bed - a rare treat in holiday accommodation. Thank you.

Mike and Janet

August 2011

Had an amazing weekend. Cottage very comfortable, with everything we needed. Would love to come back! Thank you.

Wilson family

April 2011

What a wonderful Christmas! So cosy, warm and well equipped. Enjoyed Christmas dinner in front of the log fire. Love the beds and the cosy homely feel. What a wonderful place! Thank you.

Jane, Richard and family

December 2010

Lovely, lovely, lovely! 5 ladies aged 50 - 80. What a glorious week - in every way. Autumn colours in Derbyshire are stunning. Nice to come home every day to a cosy cottage with comfy beds. Can't wait to come back!

Julie and friends

October 2010