Farm location with horses and empty field was ideal for our dog. Welcoming owners and family. Kind to us when our dog needed the Vet....not serious as it turned out.
Lovely walks and no sheep ! Amenities very good. Two toilets and showers. Excellent. Very quiet location at night even though bearish a Main Road to Ashbourne. Soon went quiet. Shops easy to find in Ashbourne and Vets near the large shopping complex five mins away. Take your dog and go and visit the area.
The cottage was very clean and warm, it has everything you need for a pleasant stay. The location is convenient for day trips with the M1 very close by. The town of Ashbourne is a short drive with a good range of shops. The cottage would be Wonderfull in the summer as there are plenty of walks and things to do near by. The weather meant the location was very muddy but that is due to location and no fault of the cottage. All in all a very nice place to stay.
Let me start by saying they really are both dog-prepared and dog-friendly. It was actually a better place to have my dogs than my own home! Linda and Paul were friendly but not overbearing next door neighbours / hosts. An excellent location for the short getaway.
My wife and I spent a week with our 2 dogs at Birch Cottage. The cottage itself was nicely furnished and had 2 bathrooms (always a bonus). The garden was fantastic for our dogs. There is a gate to the path around the cottage, so safe for them to be off lead at all times. The rear garden is approx 70ft long and fenced off. There were friendly horses in the adjoining fields, and plenty of wild rabbits.
The location of the farm is ideal as just outside the Peak District National Park. Everywhere we visited was within a short drive.
We met Paul (the owner) who was very friendly and extremely helpful. He recommended places to eat and visit, and was spot on with his descriptions.
There are several decent pubs in the local area and a takeaway where food was very good, and staff friendly.
We would recommend the cottage and would have no hesitation in returning.
Friendly welcome on arrival from the owners, very clean and well equipped cottage on a farm.This was a great base for walking and visiting the peak district. Would love to visit again !