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1 room, 2 adults

The Cottage

2.5-star2.5 stars
12 Canal Bridge, Derby, England, DE65 6BQ, United Kingdom

No-frills Derby inn with restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Lovely place and really excellent food.Mar 18, 2020
  • quality décor, pubs next door - efficient check inFeb 22, 2020

The Cottage

from €55
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite

What’s around The Cottage


  • University of Derby - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Claymills Victorian Pumping Station - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • National Brewery Centre - 5.1 mi / 8.1 km
  • Royal Derby Hospital - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Kedleston Hall - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Sharpe's Pottery Museum - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km

Getting around

  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 42 min drive
  • East Midlands (EMA) - 24 min drive
  • Nottingham (NQT) - 46 min drive
  • Willington Station - 1 min walk
  • Burton On Trent Station - 11 min drive
  • Tutbury & Hatton Station - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to The Dragon Pub, which is adjacent to the property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

The Cottage’s small print

Also known as

  • Cottage Derby
  • The Cottage Inn Derby
  • The Cottage Inn
  • The Cottage Derby


This property recommends that guests reserve dinner in advance if they intend to dine at The Dragon Pub.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cottage

  • Are pets allowed at The Cottage?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at The Cottage?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cottage?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cottage?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Rising Sun (1-min walk), The Green Man (1-min walk), and The Dragon (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 49 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Should be 4 Star!
Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable bed. Quick check in. Excellent condition.
gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Cottage
The best customer service I have experienced in a long time! Great food, comfy beds, what more do you want!
Malcolm, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I will stay there again.
This was just a single night because I was visiting a relative. I stayed in Room %. It over looks the road out of Willington towards the A38, Despite this, I did not notice much traffic noise. The bed was comfortable and large. The shower room is large and the shower is a pleasure to use. The shower room over looks a yard at the back, a yard that leads to a private dining room. There is limited car parking at the back of the hotel. There was an awning covering part of the yard which takes away parking spaces. There is additional parking at the Dragon pub/restaurant which is where you eat breakfast. The breakfast was good. Sadly, no fried bread this time. Parking at the Dragon can be difficult because the Dragon is extremely popular. Overall I like the Cottage and I will stay there again.
David, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Night away
Lovely location, fabulous food. Busy but relaxed atmosphere. A real little gem.
Anna, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a night stay at the cottage , and we thought it was excellent value for money, the room was very tastefully decorated and comfortable bed. The dragon pub also serves excellent breakfasts and great evening meals . I will definitely stay again.
Angela, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Canal side weekend break
Very welcoming and comfortable, everything was perfect.
Catherine, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The COTTAGE in the Village of Willington
Lovely setting by the Canal. The Cottage was the central hub for all the local area and particularly the THREE village pubs! Stayed for a long weekend and celebrated a 6Oth birthday party at friends who live in the village.
TREVOR, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Five Rooms and Five Stars
Check in and out for The Cottage is at the Dragon restaurant. The breakfast is served at the Dragon, an excellent breakfast it is, especially if like me you ask for and get fried bread. The breakfast is so big that I did lunch. The room I had was perfect for my needs with its bed, television, etc. The shower room was perfect too. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The building was a cottage, so do not expect a lift because cottages do not have them. I shall definitely return.
David, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Overnight stay
Kevin, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
The room was very spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. Conveniently located next to the superb Dragon Pub offering delicious food and Real Ales. What more could I ask for after a hard day's work?
Darren, gb1 night business trip

The Cottage

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