I was brought to Blakelow Cottages by my partner, Andy, as a belated birthday surprise weekend! And what a wonderful present! From the moment we pulled into the drive & Steve's genuine warm welcome, it was obvious this is indeed a very special place to stay!
We were in Cranberry Cottage which sleeps 4. The layout is very well done & as other reviewers have stated Steve has decorated & equipped the cottages to a five star standard!
The cottage has a lovely private deck - and given the fantastic weather we were so lucky to have, we put it to good use! The only visitors we had were the two lovely lady hens who liked to share whatever nibbles we were having on the terrace!
Steve helped Andy with all the other arrangements. Even confirming reservations at the great restaurants he had recommended as well as organising taxis for us each evening.
To offer holiday cottages to the high standard that Steve does, you have to love what you do & that is evident in the way you are treated whilst staying here! Steve felt there was a bit of an issue with the aroma in the cottage when we arrived - previous guests had obviously cooked a curry type supper the night before that had left a faint aroma - despite Steve's best attempts to eradicate it. We were not worried about it at all as it was only a faint smell - but returning back after dinner we found a complimentary pack of his home smoked bacon as way of apology! A lovely touch to show how proud & conscientious Steve is of his cottages.
The location is brilliant for exploring the Peak District - close to so many great things but a fantastic get away from it all, tranquil & luxurious setting. Can't wait to return & do more exploring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Graded 5 star GOLD by VisitEngland, our 4 cottages touch every comfort button, calming colours and designer touches, private terraces and pretty gardens, luxurious simplicity and rustic charm, your very own slice of the Peak District. A piece of heaven for walkers, sightseers, seekers of peace, and explorers of some of the best country houses and gardens in the land. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages Winster, Derbyshire