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    Willow House Cottage

    Property ref: S3382

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Reviews (67)

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    About this property

    A cosy, stone-built Peak District cottage in open countryside, in the hamlet of Winkhill, 1 mile from the village of Waterhouses. This lovely Peak District cottage is next door to the owners, who keep chickens and ducks with eggs for all to enjoy. Cosy throughout, and tastefully decorated, with some lovely countryside views, this Peak District cottage offers comfortable accommodation, and makes an ideal base for touring and exploring the Peak National Park. From this Peak District cottage you can head to the stunning Manifold Valley walking and cycle tracks, accessed from the village, or enjoy the adrenaline pumping rides of Alton Towers, just 6 miles away. This Peak District cottage makes for a wonderful and varied stay in this beautiful part of the region.

    Winkhill is a tiny hamlet close to the Peak District National Park, two miles from the village of Waterhouses. Waterhouses has shops, pubs and eateries, and also offers access to the Manifold Trail, a long, flat track along the former railway line, much used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The Alton Towers Theme Park is a short drive away, and the rest of the Peak District National Park is on the doorstep.


    One double bedroom with sloping ceiling and low beam, accessed via steep stairs.

    Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

    Well-equipped fitted kitchen.

    Cosy sitting room with dining area and stone floors, overlooking the garden.

    Oil central heating (controlled by owners) with electric convector heaters.

    Gas cooker, fridge, microwave, use of washer/dryer in outside utility, TV, DVD.

    Fuel and power included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Ample off road parking.

    Shared use of pretty lawned garden with lovely views, patio and furniture.

    Two well-behaved pets welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop and pubs 1 mile.
    Note: The owner has four friendly dogs who will be on the grounds and using the shared gardens.

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    • The Smiler
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    • Oblivion
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    • Alton Towers
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    • Ramblers Retreat
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    • Dark Forest
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    Reviews (67)

    - Mr Vandrill, June 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Lovely cottage everything you need. Wonderful owners who live next door made are stay even more great. Would definitely stay here again we was made so very welcome as was are two dogs. The cottage was very comfortable and in beautiful settings"
    - Miss Nicholls, May 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking scenery, so many lovely walks and amazing hosts! My dogs loved it and so did we!"
    - Ms Stevens, April 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Brilliant cottage for 2 people . Owners very helpful . Lots of lovely walks from the front door"
    - Mr Nugent, April 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Lovely hosts, went out there way to make you welcome. The dogs loved it.would definitely go back."
    - Mr Stevens, March 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "A very well equipped cottage, small but comfortable. The owner was charming and helpful and the dogs were a delight. The location whilst in itself fairly remote was within a short drive to two pleasant towns, Ashbourne one way and Leek the other."
    - Mr durndell, December 2016 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Made very welcome by the owners no requirement to bring extra utensils all supplied perfect location"
    - Mr Penn, October 2016 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Excellent value Hosts were wonderful Definitely book again"
    - Mr Goodenough, August 2016 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "The location of the property was very easy to get to from the motorway. The owners were very pleasant and helped us with all our enquiries. We would recommend people to stay here as they're amazing hosts. It's close to both Leek and Ashbourn so a good location."
    - Jennie O, June 2016 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "This cottage is a little bit of paradise,everything you are likely to need abnd the owner Chris who lives next door always leaves milk and fresh eggs. She is a very lovely lady who is always about to help if needed,gives good advise on where to go for walks or for a meal. This was the second time coming here and can't wait to book again."
    - A FlipKey verified reviewer, August 2014 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "cottage was small but cosy and plenty of room for 2 people and 2 spaniels, we had a lot of rain but enjoyed the walks and cosiness of the cottage in the evenings."
    - NikkiJane72, November 2013 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "We really enjoyed our holiday here. The house is clean and well appointed, warm and cosy, set well away from the road in very private surroundings. The owners (who are next door) and very friendly and helpful but also not intrusive - just the right balance. Be prepared to play with their 3 lovely dogs! Overall excellent and at a very fair price."
    - A FlipKey verified reviewer, April 2013 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "A very warm welcome from owners who were only to happy to suggest places to visit and walks to do from the cottage.The cottage was spotless and everything i needed was there,My 2 dogs had a wonderful time being able to run around inthe garden."
    - Miss Smith, April 2013 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Nice quiet location, The owners live in the connecting property and were welcoming. This was out first booking through . Cosy cottage."
    - A FlipKey verified reviewer, September 2012 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Great escape from the rat race. Fab for dog owners. Small quaint little getaway."
    - A FlipKey verified reviewer, December 2011 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Willow House sits within easy reach of the south western Peak District, ( A walk passes across the property). The owners [Chris and arthur ) Live next door with there 3 dogs and were great hosts. The accomodation was clean and quaint with firniture which adds to the character. We had our dog with us and she also enjoyed the company and was made welcome (Even after chasing the chickens) Good Pub nearby with food and friendly. Nothing to dislike about this place, a great restfull break."
    - A FlipKey verified reviewer, September 2011 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Enjoy our holiday with our two dogs that had great fun with the owner's dogs. We were made extremely welcome and made to feel at home."
    Mr Mark Green, Portland, Dorset
    "The quiet rural location and friendliness of our host were fantastic. For peace and relaxation you can only find in those very rare special places, this is one of them. Compact bedroom but for two people a very cosy and warm cottage. Nice walks right on the doorstep. We will be going back."
    Mr Mark Green, Portland, Dorset
    "The quiet rural location and friendliness of our host were fantastic. There is peace and relaxation you can only find in very rare special places, this is one of them. We will be going back."
    Mr Dean Cartwright, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    "The setting was brilliant as were the gardens which were lovely to roam in as instructed by the owners. A good base to go to various locations but a car is a must to see everything in this beautiful area. "
    Mr Paul Boyd, Dereham, Norfolk
    "The scenery was fantastic and we both enjoyed the walks with our dog. The owner made us extremely welcome and was very friendly. Thank you for a wonderful holiday."
    Mrs Carol Austin, Ipswich,
    "We wanted a dog friendly holiday and this was excellent. The cottage was warm, cosy and well equipped. It held lots of information on where to go whatever your interest, including dog friendly pubs. The cottage is hidden up the farm track away from the road and tucked away from sight. The scenery is beautiful and the outside patios are cobbled with plenty of seating to sit and enjoy the view. The owner was friendly, very kind and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others, would love to go back."
    Mrs Simona Watson, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    "S3382 is a great dog friendly cottage, with a lovely and hospitable owner."
    Mrs Anne Loftus, Aylesbury,
    "The nicest host we have ever stayed with; made us feel completely at home and welcome from the start. Thank you!"
    Mrs Barbara Nation, Tatura, Victoria
    "A lovely quaint property. The owner was so very welcoming and a genuinely caring person who goes that extra mile to give you a marvellous holiday."
    Miss Kelly Richards, Bilston, West Midlands
    "We had a fab time at Willow House, the owner was friendly, welcoming. Perfect for our dog Rudy, who loved to play with the other dogs on the property, honestly one of the most enjoyable holidays we've been on! "
    Ms Amanda Robinson, Newcastle,
    "From the moment we arrived, the owner was one of the loveliest, kindest most helpful hosts I have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage has some of the most spectacular views you could see and the cottage is a real hideaway, but close enough to amenities if you want them. A real gem. Would stay again without hesitation. "
    Mr Scott Manson, Leeds, West Yorkshire
    "The cottage and location were perfect, but more importantly the owner was a delight. She made us feel completely welcome and almost like old friends - it very much felt like a home from home. Outstanding!"
    Miss Rhea Jobling, hull, east riding of yorkshire
    "It was in a lovely location and the owners were very welcoming. The cottage was perfect for what we needed. An excellent holiday."
    Mr Andrew Osborne, Norwich, Norfolk
    "The cottage and surrounding area was wonderful, a perfect location off the beaten track for the peace and quiet we needed. The owner was there if we needed her and was a lovely helpful lady. The perfect time."
    Mr James Dewis, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    "Just what we were looking for, cosy cottage, pretty views. Can't wait to book again. "
    Mr Davidgwyn Griffiths, Haverfordwest,
    "S3382 satisfied our holiday requirements. Its location was great as it was a central base from which to explore the area. The hosts were magnificent, they met us upon our arrival at the cottage and the welcome was greatly appreciated."
    Mr Neil Cridge, Bath,
    "Nice friendly owners"
    Mr Paul Knight, Cardiff, Caerdydd
    "Having been to the accommodation before we knew what to expect and once again the owners made us really welcome and at home. For the first time we took our Pair of cocker spaniels, well want a wonderful holiday they had, the whole property and owner are so pet friendly. All so relaxing."
    Mr Stephen Shields, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    "A piece of paradise. The cottage is situated in beautiful countryside and it has everything you could possibly need. It is an ideal retreat for dog owners. The owners of the cottage make you feel at home in a very relaxing atmosphere."
    Mrs Anne Edmonds, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    "Cottage was well situated away from built up areas but was close enough to civilisation for food and shops. The owner was very friendly and helpful."
    Mr Darren Fixter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
    "The surrounding area was excellent and the views were fantastic, so many good walks. The owners were very welcoming and they had good knowledge of the area. "
    Mrs Jane Oakley, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
    "What a fantastic place to stay, the dogs were made very welcome and were able to explore their acres of garden with no restrictions. The owner was fantastic, her dogs were friendly and got on well with mine. It was a great location for many lovely walks. The owners had there own stream for my dogs to go and clean up before going back into the house. The heating was on all the time and made our stay very enjoyable and cosy. I would definitely go again. "
    Mr Kelly, Croydon, Surrey
    "The welcome was fantastic from the hosts. The house and grounds were wonderful. "
    Mrs Butterfield, Washington, Tyne and Wear
    "Another lovely visit to Willow Cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful countryside. Everything was geared to our comfort, and we will certainly visit again."
    Mr Knight, Cardiff, Caerdydd
    "We like the overall friendliness of the owners, including the dogs. The location was great, a home-from-home."
    Mrs Booth, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
    "The owners are very friendly and helpful and welcomed my 2 dogs. The cottage was very quiet, felt like it was in the middle of nowhere but only a short distance to Waterhouses. Lots of lovely walks on the door step and an ideal base to explore the area by car."

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