The garden, yard and all the toys etc combined with the cows, chickens, pigs and (last but not least - very much their favourite) the super friendly cat were a massive hit with our boys aged 3 and 5 ["can we ask the lady if we can take him home mummy?!"].
The surrounding area kept us busy all week too - Dovedale, Ilam Park, Sudbury Hall, Carsington Water, Goyt Valley and Gullivers Kingdom all provided their own adventures.
Owners and family were very friendly, kind and helpful and the cottage was perfect as a base for the week. A great size, well equipped and a super peaceful and scenic location.
Tucked away in a very quiet village but very easy to get to all the local attractions. This cottage is well equipped and provides a comfortable base to return to after a day touring the Peak District. The owner is very friendly and helpful, as are all the people who live in the village. They make you feel welcome and part of the community.
We have stayed in many different cottages over the last 20 years, including many around the Peak District, and would rate this as one of the best. We would not hesitate to return. In fact we found it difficult to leave.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this charming cottage to anyone.
This cottage has been one of the best I have visited. Whilst not as secluded as I imagined it to be, it has been bliss. Somewhere to get away from day to day. I also brought 2 of my dogs. I did ask to bring 4 and this was welcomed with no questions on breed, size or temperament. Due to circumstances, unrelated to the cottage, I only brought 2 with me.
The cottage, itself is lovely. Quaint and quiet. Every window has a different view, from the kitchen and bedroom windows I had the entertainment of lambs jumping about. From the back windows, fields and fields of rolling hills, most of which are empty, a couple had cows and their young.
Having Rosie pop up every couple of days to check how we were getting on and having a good natter, was lovely. So nice to feel welcome and have someone check in on you without being intrusive, at all!
My dogs have enjoyed the fact that there are walks from the cottage doorstep as well as 10-30 minute drives away. You feel like you're in the middle of no where but you're in the middle of it all, walks surrounding you, it's been difficult to choose which one to go on all week!
I'll definitely be booking this cottage again, in the not so distant future!
Cottage is as quirky as you'd expect given its age and original purpose. Sleeps six if you use the sofabed, but with just the one bathroom and a small lounge I'd say it's ideal for a family of four. Pretty garden to the rear catches the afternoon sun though sadly it wasn't the weather for sitting outside. WiFi was invaluable for planning each day's outing.
A lovely, cosy cottage in a great location. We were warmly welcomed on arrival by Rosie. The cottage was in a great location for visiting all the different places in derbyshire.
Our 10 year old son loved the outside area with the football goals and we had several games of french cricket there. The cottage had everything we needed for our weeks stay and I would recommend it to couples or families wanting a quiet/peaceful location.
Would recommend a visit to Matlock Bath, beautiful walks and views. Buxton and Bakewell are also well worth a visit. If you like history Masson Mills in Cromford is a very interesting place to visit.