Below are some recent comments & testimonials from our guests...
What a wonderful week’s stay we have just had at Ardsley Cottage. The cottage is lovely and spacious and the hot tub was fantastic after a day’s walking. It is in a great location, we visited all of the surrounding pubs! The pie night at the Red Lion was great and the food at the Saracens Head amazing. We would recommend Chatsworth House, the Dovedale Stepping stones, Carsington Water, Bakewell, the Heights of Abraham, Matlock and Ashton in the Water to name but a few of the places we have crammed in to one week. The views and scenery surrounding the cottage were also great. We were sorry to leave and will definitely be returning. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Alison & Sue
We stayed at Ardsley Cottage for one week with 2 boys aged 7 & 3. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us with plenty of space, very well equipped, comfortable beds & spotlessly clean. The garden (and hot tub) being the highlight. The garden was stunning – perfect for watching the sun come up with an early morning coffee & watching the most stunning sun sets!! It was safe & secure & the kids loved having the space to explore & go on many an adventure. The owners were so helpful & accommodating, which is difficult to achieve in these current times but I cannot fault them at all. Engaging, attentive & genuine – keen to help & advise us to ensure we had a good time. We spent a day at Alton Towers, Carsington Water & the Fishery with the rest of the time exploring the beauty of the local area! It really is a stunning part of the country. We all cannot wait to return. My only regret is that we didn’t stay for longer. Thank you for some of the best family memories! Elaine & family.
Hot tub! House very clean and owner really took care over covid precautions
Mr Simon Browne September 2020
“Beautiful house and wonderful location.”
Surrounded by fields. Spacious inside and very clean. Hot tub was wonderful. Very relaxing after a long day.
Lovely cottage for a family holiday – good quiet location with easy access to local pub (less than a mile), shops (between 5-7 miles) and Alton Towers (30 minute drive). Top tip – Sainsbury’s deliver to the cottage – we checked in at 6pm and our shopping was there an hour later. Great communication from the hosts – very responsive and gave good advice/tips. Milk and fresh eggs left in the fridge. Very clean and tidy with a lot of reassurance around COVID-19 – AA certificate Some lovely local walks around the villages.
14thAugust 2020 Mr Jeremy Pelton
holiday was amazing the cottage was very clean and tidy. we loved our stay, the only thing we had a prob with was the beds they were a little firm for our liking, but others. any like them firm, with the hot weather we found it very hard to get a good nights sleep, oththan that the place is amazing. would highly recommend it to others.
10th August 2020 Mrs Kay Copeman
Lovely lodge, lovely area and lovely lovely hot tub!!! It’s a great base for Alton Towers but tucked away in the heart of the country where nature and the rural way of life surrounds you. The garden was just wonderful – we are already missing it – and the peace and quiet was just so welcome. The housekeepers went out of their way to look after us and despite the necessary restrictions to keep us all safe, we were given whatever we needed (even a box of logs for marshmallows on our BBQ fire-pit!). Thanks for a super week in South Lodge!
Great location and charming comfortable property and garden with beautiful relaxing views.
Fantastic cottage with comfortable beds and an amazing garden. We went out for walks directly from the cottage onto the farm estate. Would love to visit again if we get chance.
Ardsley cottage was a really lovely stay. The cottage is a good size for 6 people. The cottage was very clean and measures had been put in place to manage COVID-19 risk. The cottage with fully equipped with things you need. The hot tub was a huge bonus. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. They contacted us a few days before to confirm everything and answer any questions. There is a pub nearby but otherwise not many places to eat. We ordered food from Just Eat, the delivery person had a very hard time finding us. There isnt a food shop in walking distance either. This isnt a criticism of the cottage but something to bare in mind. Thank you very much for a lovely stay!
Lovely owner, all touch points were positive. Cottage great. Recommended.
We rented this cottage for my husbands 60th, we were not disappointed.
On arrival we were greeted with a lovely bottle of Prosecco and a birthday card. Farm eggs and milk were left for us in the fridge, what a lovely touch.
The cottage was clean spacious and very welcoming and the location is perfect. Beautiful gardens surround it and the hot tub is fab , just what we needed after a stressful few months
We walked to the nearby pub, the red lion, and were given a warm welcome there. A great local with a good food menu.
Would absolutely recommend this cottage , we all enjoyed a lovely couple of days in a great place.
Just perfect !!
It was going to be hard for us being away from home for Christmas but the welcoming cottage, complete with tree, decorations and home made cakes made all the difference. The level of attention to detail by the hosts was very impressive. The cottage was well-appointed, warm and cosy – and Father Christmas visited, in spite of the lack of chimney! Thank you and Happy New Year,
Julia, David and Hannah.
Family get away.
Great holiday, great location great property very comfortable.
Nice cake on arrival and Gill was lovely made is feel really welcome.
Great cottage. Welcoming hosts. Lovely holiday, thank you!
This was a nice place to stay. Quiet, clean, comfortable and pleasant.
Beautiful base away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough for all your needs. We used it as a base for Alton Towers and Drayton Manor. Breathtaking sunset views and wonderful host.
Mrs Sarah Thomas
We rented both Ardsley Cottage and South Lodge for 3 nights.
We had a wedding and golden wedding event. The properties were excellent,very clean with all the necessary amenities. A wonderful home made anniversary cake greeted us on arrival.
There are local pubs and eating houses, country walks and Peak District nearby. 5*
- Bill and Roberta
We found Ardsley Cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped, and in a quiet location overlooking farm fields. It was conveniently located for several National Trust properties, as well as Chatsworth House. It is also a perfect base to explore the many beautiful walks in the area such as Dovedale, and the interesting towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton to name but a few.
Particular thanks to Gill for being so welcoming and helpful, and to Liz for the cake.
Robert & Kathryn Alexander
“South Lodge is a great place to stay.”
Very Comfortable all needs catered for.
- Mrs Webb - June 2019
“Beautiful quiet lo action but good local pubs for eating out.”
Lovely welcome from the cottage owners. The house could have done with an extra bath/shower but otherwise comfortable and spacious.
- Mrs Reaper, June 2019
.. the cottage was very homely, immaculate and in a amazing location. Absolutely brilliant...
- Mr Kempthorne, June 2019
“A very comfortable cottage with all the comforts of home, although off the beaten track within easy reach of the peak district and lots of other amenities.”
-Mr Davey, May 2019
“The most perfect cottage Set in peaceful countryside Totally relaxing holiday”
- Mr Johnson, May 2019
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