We had a lovely stay at the end of February half term. The cottage was ideal for a family of 4, well situated, clean and cosy with beautiful views. We enjoyed walks from the door and down into Bonsall to the pub (the cottage is up high above the village so it is quite a steep walk back up). We cycled along the Monsal cycle trail for miles from Hassop station which was level and easy for the children. They also enjoyed the playgound in the village and the tea room. From a practical point of view, it is worth noting that the fridge is very small, we ordered a supermarket delivery and we couldn't fit it all in despite it only being a small delivery for a long weekend's stay. Luckily, the weather was very cold so we were able to store items outside and in the car but if staying for a week, don't do a big shop.
We had a weekend stay at the cottage and fount it was comfy, clean and it had everything we needed, with super views from the windows. Norma responded quickly to our request and made the booking so easy. We would certainly like to return again, especially in the spring or early summer.
Fabulous location and cottage. Everything was as started on the website and Norma was very helpful with directions when the main road was closed! There was even half a dozen very tasty eggs waiting for us when we arrived. Would definitely recommend Spinney Farm Cottage. Would also recommend the Fountain Tearooms in the village. Thank you Norma
ok so first things first, were a family of 2 adults, and 2 toddlers, 3 and 4 yrs of age. What's important to us is that we can have a home away from home, without having to take too much of our home with us.
So before you go, the host makes sure you have everything you need for your arrival. perfect clarity on how to gain entry, how to get there, and times too. its about a 5-10 minute drive to Matlock/ bath. we came from Luton, so arrived from the south. There's a bit of a slow windy 1 track road for a few hundred meters as you approach the locale of the property, but there's plenty of passing places, and lets face it, seclusion doesn't come straight off a main road does it!
The property was beautifully clean and ready for our arrival. the quality of furnishings and fixtures is just as you would expect and to a high standard. The beds were comfortable (King and 2 x single) and the linen was all fresh and clean and of a high quality too. The appliances in the kitchen are all good and fit for purpose, with a fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, electric oven and Hob. we did not need, or feel without anything else. There is cutlery and plates etc... ok so you get the drift now, the place has been very well thought out and catered for so that you dont feel left without anything.
One important thing to us, is electrical sockets. with so many tablets, laptop, phones and other electrical appliances of our day, we need places to plug stuff in to charge and or use. This cottage has plenty of sockets, very well distributed around the house. this made our stay very comfortable. The bedrooms have a wall mounted TV each and freesat box, which i dont think is on the listing, but was a major plus to us, so our lil uns can go to bed watching tiny pop, as they do at home. what im trying to say is that it is a perfect home from home. Some places you stay at and some small niggle holds you back or takes the kiddies out of the norm and makes them miserable little tykes for the holiday etc.. you get the drift. it didnt happen here. This cottage delivered and we will definitely be returning if the host will have us.
Thank you for having us and commendations on your beautiful, clean and well delivered property.
Dave and family.
Excellant cottage, no faults plenty of hot water, no wifi but we found if I used my phone as a mobile 4G hotspot upstairs we could pair all our devices with it downstairs. Nice and clean and private.
Booked for Chatsworth RHS show. A week wasnt enough tbh. Try visiting Haddon Hall, Renishaw Hall, Bolsover Castle, Crompton mill and canal walk, Chatsworth House, farm shop and garden centre. Views excellant. I sat out most nights until 9pm. Weather permitting. You wont go wrong booking here.