Perfectly placed for all we wanted to do, home from home, loved it. Everything we needed was there, couldn't fault it.
My husband and I, along with our son and two of our grandchildren (ages 11 and 15), stayed here between Christmas and New Year. When we arrived we were delighted to find that Liam has left two selection boxes for our grandchildren and a plate of mince pies for us adults. There was also milk in the fridge and tea, coffee etc. The cottage is very old and quite beautiful! However the bathroom and kitchen are both quite modern, the kitchen having a dishwasher and washing machine along with ample cooking equipment (even an interesting cookery book) if needed. The beds were very comfortable, lovely crisp white bedding and although small there was enough storage space for us. There were games for all ages, DVDs, books and lots of local information including some good walks. The weather was very cold and frosty each day, although nice and sunny and the cottage was lovely and welcoming to return to after our days out and we enjoyed the cosy evenings. There are some very pretty gardens for visitors to make use of although it was too cold for us to really appreciate those! The Red Lion, a couple of minutes walk down the road, is excellent. Good food, very comfortable with a lovely big log fire and very good food. I would recommend Milkmaid Cottage to anyone wanting a good base for walking and we would certainly return without hesitation.
We've stayed here a few times before so knew what we were getting. Even though this is under new ownership, the quality of the place has not changed at all.
It's well equipped (people moan that there isn't much phone signal or any wifi - these people should get their head out of their ar**s for 5 minutes and appreciate the place and its setting, and try talking to people instead of burying your head in a laptop/tablet/phone all the time - you're on holiday after all!!)
It's location is great. Ashbourne is a great little town, only 5 mins drive away, and Matlock is fantastic.
I can't recommend this place highly enough, and will be going back again soon
We stayed at Milkmaids Cottage for 3 days with our grandchildren. We found the cottage to be very comfortable and surprisingly spacious. It is well equipped with everything you need. The owner was very accommodating and delivered us freshly baked rock cakes on our arrival which were delicious. The village is lovely but does not have any shops however Ashbourne is a short drive away & has supermarkets to get provisions.
We visited the Heights of Abraham during our stay & would thoroughly recommend a trip there.
We would definitely book this cottage again for our next trip to Derbyshire.
We stayed here as four adults in Nov 15 for a long weekend to catch up, there was plenty of space for us all and we were made super welcome, including home,add cakes on the kitchen table! The cottage was beautiful, clean and plenty of space. We had such a great time, and it even snowed overnight! Thanks for looking after us, would totally recommend to others.
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We really enjoyed our stay, a real home from home. Central to lovely walks and places to visit. Would come again.
Good location for peace & quiet to read, write & contemplate life.
Initially chilly but that appeared to be through lack of recent use. Warming the lounge was greatly aided by closing the curtains ...& some extra fan power, which travels with me for such occasions.
Bedroom ceiling wouldn't suite anyone tall.
Oh, worthy of note in these electronic times : an o2 signal wanders in/out of the bedroom, but no other network. There's no wifi to allow Facetime, TuGo or similar. I drove a mile away to get a 4g signal. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend to friends - but my old parents would be fine.
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