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Love this, thank you!!

South Lodge 24/9/21

Great place, lovely area, looking forward to returning , the cottage was so nice we didn’t want to go out

Nicola Buckland

South Lodge27/8/21

Great cottage in a great site to enjoy local sights and to visit the Peak District. The large hot tub is a pleasure. The cemetery next door is not made very clear in the advertisement. Would we have come if we knew about the cemetery? Probably not.

Elfatih Awad-el-kariem

Ardsley Cottage 17/9/21

The location of the property was lovely and the house itself was just what we needed for a week away from the pressures of life. Will definitely book again.

Amanda Palfreman

Ardsley Cottage september 2021

Was a lovely surprise to receive a card and cake from the owners for my husband’s birthday.

Debbie Scott

South lodge August 2021

Fabulous property on the edge of a working farm, property had excellent facilities and was the perfect retreat after a day exploring. We Would not hesitate to return.. throughly recommend this property for anyone wishing to visit the Peaks.

Simon Jasper

South Lodge August 2021

Quiet area, good for a family of 4

Stuart Phillips

Ardsley Cottage September 2021

We had a great week at the cottage with our little boy. There wasn’t a lot of high chair, but we were told of this in advance and had our own. The location was quite and peaceful but close enough to the peak district and Derbyshire Dales. It was spacious and we loved the hot tub. Although we didn’t use it all the outdoor area looked great for summer and kids playing. There is a gate into the driveway which can be closed to stop kids running into the road too. Thanks for a great week.

James Guyett

South Lodge

Pleasant cottage. Lovely location. Very helpful

Mrs Anita Sibley June 2021

South Lodge

Quiet area, good for a family of 4

Mr Stuart Phillips August 2021

South Lodge

Fabulous property on the edge of a working farm, property had excellent facilities and was the perfect retreat after a day exploring. We Would not hesitate to return.. throughly recommend this property for anyone wishing to visit the Peaks.

Mr Simon Jasper 20th August 2021

Fabulous place – Ardsley Cottage, August 2021

  1. Absolutely fabulous place to stay. I booked this property as a family holiday for my 50th birthday. It easily accommodated 6 Adults, the bedrooms were really spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Such a peaceful location with some lovely places to eat within a short drive away and a lovely local pub, The Red Lion, within walking distance, just less than a mile away. The food there was amazing. The whole house was spacious and clean and the hot tub was fantastic. So lovely and peaceful to sit in on an evening and had lights in it so you could relax as the sun went down. We visited lots of local attractions whilst there – Chatsworth House, Pooles caverns in Buxton, Warwick Castle, City caves in Nottingham, Ashbourne and Swadlincote snowsports Centre. Thank you to Gill and Liz who were extremely helpful throughout and were very thoughtful in baking a cake for us when we arrived.
  2. Bev Barnwell

Ardsley Cottage May 2021

Such a lovely place to stay. Clean and welcoming. The hot tub was so nice to use after a day of walking. Would definitely recommend staying here

Fiona Hales

Ardsley Cottage JUNE 2021

Cosy cottage with great views, lovely neighbours, and great facilities. Ideal for a quiet week away from work!

Nathan Speeler

The most amazing stay, a true privilege. – South Lodge, April 2021

This stay was by far the most amazing stay we have ever been on. From the very start we felt at home, we was blown away by the attention to detail throughout the cottage, everything was very Covid-19 secure, immaculately clean. The garden is award worthy, the care, love and attention that goes into the garden is beyond what anybody could ever expect, truly beautiful. The garden also made for the perfect backdrop for me to propose to my girlfriend (now fiancé). We had the pleasure of seeing the Two resident ducks that usually reside in the pond, every day of our trip, amongst other beautiful wildlife. The hot tub was the most luxurious thing, there is nothing better than relaxing in it on a nice evening. Furthermore, nothing was ever too much trouble for our hosts, we felt very well looked after. Gill, Liz and team left us a card and a bottle of prosecco after we told them about our engagement. This trip has truly been a huge glimpse of hope, in an otherwise terrible year due to Covid. We will cherish this place, and continue to return. Words cannot capture how great a place this, I can only recommend you come and see it for yourself. Once again, a huge thank you to Gill, Liz and team.

Kieran & Sophie.

30th April 2021 South Lodge

Jill made this extremely special for us and was excellent at keeping in touch and sorting out our queries. Loved the location and beautiful walks all around the property.

Charlotte Windebank

Ardsley Cottage September 2020

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

Perfect Relaxing Family Holiday

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.

Exceeded Expectations

Hot tub! House very clean and owner really took care over covid precautions

Mr Simon Browne September 2020

Ardsley Cottage August 2020

“Beautiful house and wonderful location.”

Surrounded by fields. Spacious inside and very clean. Hot tub was wonderful. Very relaxing after a long day.

Mrs Thorne

Ardsley Cottage Exceeded Expectations

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

Ardsley Cottage Met Expectation

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

South Lodge August 2020

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!

Matthew Burley

South Lodge July 2020

Great location and charming comfortable property and garden with beautiful relaxing views.

Rebecca Dennis

South Lodge August 2020

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.

Miss Stockton

Ardsley cottage – exceeded expectation July 2020

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!

Heidi Rice

Exceeded Expectations -South Lodge, July 2020


Lovely owner, all touch points were positive. Cottage great. Recommended.

Graeme Barnett.

Just perfect- Ardsley cottage July 2020

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 !!

Sonia Crowe.

Ardsley Cottage – Christmas 2019

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.

August 2019

Family get away.

Great holiday, great location great property very comfortable.

Nice cake on arrival and Gill was lovely made is feel really welcome.


Sagoo family

South lodge 16th August 2019

Met Expectations

Great cottage. Welcoming hosts. Lovely holiday, thank you!

Tom Bromley


Ardsley cottage 2nd August 2019 Exceeded expectation

This was a nice place to stay. Quiet, clean, comfortable and pleasant.

Mark Dunning

Ardsley cottage 25th August 2019 -Exceeded Expectations

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

28th June – 1st July

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*

  1. Bill and Roberta

Ardsley Cottage June 2019

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


“Fantastic holiday.”

.. 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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