Stayed for a long weekend Friday to Monday. Can honestly say we had the most amazing time. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need and lovely and clean. Hot tub was incredible, bbq and log fire were perfect. Only two things I would say which are very little... downstairs in the lounge theres a huge whistling noise that doesn't stop think it's the fridge and upstairs on the top floor the windows needs blinds 2 of them do which leaves 2 windows with the sun beaming through very early in the morning. But honestly other than that, we will be returning and will be recommending to friends and family.
We took 2 dogs who also very much enjoyed their stay! Beautiful places local to visit. We had a walk into belper, what a charming town! Look forward to booking again soon! Thank You very much.
Stayed for New year with family & friends (7 of us in total, 3 children).Great location being able to access Belper easily and in walking distance of a local park for the children.
Upon arrival we were met by the owner who ran through a few points (washing machine, Jacuzzi etc and how to work them).
We stayed just after Christmas and into the new year and it was lovely being able to relax. During the day we played games we?d brought along (Also board games available in the house) & fed the horse at the bottom of the garden with the children. The evenings were spent in the Jacuzzi continuing to relax. Fairly confident we'll be returning in the future :D
Terrific will go again, Pet friendly, convenient location
The location was perfect for what we wanted but I was so concerned by some of the reviews that I got the agency to speak to the owner before we booked. Hearing that it had been updated for the 2018 season and that the cleaners had been replaced, I booked.
Very glad I did because it's a lovely house at a fair price and we had a terrific weeks stay. The garden was magical at night with a multitude of coloured lights, (Be sure to pay attention when Simon shows you where all the switches are) the hot tub was spotless, warm and fun. The kettle BBQ was terrific and the chiminea was handy one night when a bit of extra heat was welcomed
Specific details of the kind I always wonder about ....
The bathroom was large, spotless and the shower, one of those drench 'saucers' was fab. The bath is huge. the whole house has been tastefully modernised. The second fridge is the kitchen was a godsend as a cold drink fridge and the large SMEG in the dining room worked perfectly.
The house is a good size and apart from a pair of oven gloves (for the BBQ not the oven) I didn't find a single thing that I wanted and couldn't find provided.
The beds were comfy. In fact my only gripe about the whole rental was that the double room on the first floor REALLY needs blackout curtain liners as the sun coming in at 4am was no fun, they're cheap and would massively improve sleep in that room :)
Recommend it highly the house welcomes pets and the garden is completely enclosed and child and pet friendly.
We will go back and if you are taking a dog - be sure to Trip for reviews on Belper Parks as there is a dog paradise forest (literally) in the middle of the town that you will miss if you don't know it's there!
Great potential but let down by certain things
Lovely cottage, but let down by certain things, not enough clean cooking utensils and pans for cooking, we enjoy cooking when we stay in cottages and eat out occasionally, was fine for cooking breakfast as had a few frying pans, but we had to eat out every night because of the lack of equipment we required, we enjoy making curries and casseroles etc but couldn't find a pot to make these type of things in. We also had a problem with the oven and ended up not being able to use it and having to leave a day early. Other than that it was lovely, the loft room was lovely,the bathroom was too, we enjoyed the open fire and the hot tub.
Good stay but small details let it down
We stayed here last Sunday thru Thursday. On first inspection the cottage seems lovely. It has everything you need during your stay, cooker, 2 fridges, washing machine, dishwasher and all cleaning things provided. Although the cooker needed manually lighting as the ignition didn't work, the red fridge made a high pitched noise which was very annoying, and there was no instructions provided for the washing machine as it was very confusing, but we managed to figure it out.
The cottage was well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Although a couple of the dishes in the cupboard were dirty.
Bedrooms were all good. Very clean, nice bedding. Loft bedroom was gorgeous. Very comfy bed and lovely views.
Bathroom was good too, although the window didn't open. Shower was nice and the claw foot bath is a good touch. Gorgeous and very deep! Although we didn't use it.
The garden could use a little TLC. The hot tub was not covered as it is in the photos online. The bar area seemed unclean and could have done with a good clean to bring it up to scratch. (Side note to the owner - we think there is a bees nest inside the roof of the bar, saw several bees flying in and out of a little hole on the right hand side).
Hot tub was good for the first couple of nights. It got a slight green tint to the water and smelt a bit "mossy". Contacted the owner who told us to drop a couple of the chlorine tablets in which seemed to sort it out! Good communications with the owner/management which was excellent!
BBQ was a bit old and not cleaned from the last people who used it.
Adequate parking, even for a big minibus.
Co-op and Premier food stores not too far away, and Morrisons/Aldi/B&M a bit further into the town centre.
We used justeat to order a local takeaway. Definitely recommend Papas, best kebab ever.
Good location for Alton Towers/Drayton Manor. Even had a day drip to West Midlands Safari which is a good couple of hours away.
All in all, we had a good stay. But could have been better if the finer details were ironed out.