Oakford Cottage Tearoom - Cream Tea Johns TwitterAt Oakford Cottage we will always provide you with a very warm welcome and make your stay with us a very special one. Our 19th Century Derbyshire Stone Cottage provides a lovely setting in fantastic countryside.  We have a B & B, a self-catering Cottage (Sleeps 6) and Traditional Tearooms.  
  • John and Jacky were very friendly & helpful. We look forward to coming back.

    — Kmj Houlihan [January 2011]

  • Very warm and comfortable.Hot tub was a bonus. Cream teas were delicious.

    — A. Peck [March 2011]

  • Owners John and Jacky were very helpful and friendly

    — D.L.Whittington [April 2011]

  • Excellent facilities, home from home. Wonderful location for walking.

    — M.Chamberlain [July 2011]

  • Very clean & comfortable cottage with lovely views! The hot tub was a welcome bonus!

    — J Rowland [May 2011]

Robin Hood Whatstandwell - Local Area

Views from Oakford cottage bed and breakfast, self catering and traditional tea rooms of the Amber Valley, peak district

Views of the beautiful Derwent Valley..

Is the beautiful Amber Valley, with the river Derwent flowing through this beautiful Dale and World Heritage site! Whatstandwell is a village on the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. This is how Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describe it… It is about five miles south of Matlock and about four miles north of Belper. Whatstandwell railway station […]

Cromford Canal Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell, crich, ambergate

A walk around Whatstandwell.

THE WALK For anyone interested in wildlife and industrial history this is a walk not to be missed. Even if you are not interested in either subject, this is a great walk with plenty of variety. Completed in 1794, the Cromford Canal stretched 14.5 miles to Langley Mill, where it joined the Erewash Canal. With […]

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way from Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

Walking the Derwent Heritage Way   The northern section : Ladybower Reservoir to Matlock and WhatstandwellExplore the Derwent valley on foot and you will experience magnificent scenery, heritage and wildlife. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55mile long waymarked walk. It follows the River Derwent through the Peak District National Park, via Chatsworth and […]

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  • Views from Oakford cottage bed and breakfast, self catering and traditional tea rooms of the Amber Valley, peak district

    Views of the beautiful Derwent Valley..

    Is the beautiful Amber Valley, with the river Derwent flowing through this beautiful Dale and World Heritage site! Whatstandwell is a village on the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. This is how Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describe it… It is about five miles south of Matlock and about four miles north of Belper. Whatstandwell railway station […]

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    Traditional Tea Rooms at Oakford Cottage..

    Our traditional tea rooms are very popular with locals and tourist alike. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere relaxed and the views – well they can take your breath away! Tea and scones, with homemade jam and cream…..watching the ducks, chickens and peacock as well as the views, just make that perfect afternoon a treat! […]

  • Cromford Canal Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell, crich, ambergate

    A walk around Whatstandwell.

    THE WALK For anyone interested in wildlife and industrial history this is a walk not to be missed. Even if you are not interested in either subject, this is a great walk with plenty of variety. Completed in 1794, the Cromford Canal stretched 14.5 miles to Langley Mill, where it joined the Erewash Canal. With […]

  • Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way from Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell

    Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

    Walking the Derwent Heritage Way   The northern section : Ladybower Reservoir to Matlock and WhatstandwellExplore the Derwent valley on foot and you will experience magnificent scenery, heritage and wildlife. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55mile long waymarked walk. It follows the River Derwent through the Peak District National Park, via Chatsworth and […]

  • CRICH TRAMWAY OAKFORD BLOG

    Crich Tramway Village in the Derbyshire Dales

    You may have a keen interest in trams, transport or history or may just be looking for a unique place to visit, whatever your interest there is lots to see, explore and discover and the village makes an ideal family day out in the heart of Derbyshire. Trams run to and fro every few minutes […]

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    Our Spa is fabulous after a lovely walk in the Peak District!

    If you are booked into our holiday cottage, End Cottage, you have exclusive use of our wonderful hot tub. If you are booked into our bed and breakfast and there is no residents at the time in End Cottage, we can arrange for you to have some time in our hot tub. It really is […]

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    Our area is so beautiful. The Cromford Canal and Derwent Valley..

    The Hamlet of Robin Hood is nestled next to Whatstandwell, alongside the Cromford Canal…. Whatstandwell is located in a most picturesque and thickly wooded section of the Derwent Valley. But the traveller on the busy A6 only catches a brief glimpse of the village, probably seeing little more than the railway station, the hotel and […]