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Delightful cosy holiday cottage, sleeps 4, open views over stunning countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Very comfortable cottage re-furbished in 2015

Totally re-furbished two-bedroom cottage with superb open views from the back garden to the Tissington Trail. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for families looking for a relaxing retreat for walking and cycling. One double & one twin bedded room. Spacious kitchen dining area opening onto the back garden yard. Cosy wood burner and everything you need for a great escape! Dogs welcome, travel cot, high chair and stair gate available, safe bike storage, TV with Sky TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi. TV has free HDMI and scart socket if you want to plug in either a games console or a video camera. Selection of DVD’s and music Cds hopefully to everyone’s taste! Phones and music players can be connected to the Hi-Fi music system, cable provided.

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About the Owner

John & Vanessa Marriott
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About John & Vanessa Marriott

Vanessa and John are pleased to introduce you to our new business Post Card Cottages. After a long career in Medical Sales and the Agricultural Supply trade we have decided to retire early and have a lifestyle change! Actually it is really a semi-retirement plan.

We love the Peak District and have wanted to move to Derbyshire for a long-time. We have spent many weekends and bank holidays walking in the Peak District and just love the area!

So over the last few years we have been planning how we might be able to live and retire to the area. Postcard Cottages is our new business venture and will have three or possibly four holiday cottages available to rent out as holiday cottages. Our aim is to offer lovely cottages in delightful locations furnished to a high standard. Where possible we are using up-cycled and refurbished furniture to give a contemporary and fresh feel.

Johns business is being sold in 2015 and this move has enabled us to get the plans going. In December 2014 we found our delightful cottage in the peaceful village of Biggin-by-Hartington. The property was purchased early in 2015. The property had been empty for over a year and was in need of some serious TLC! The builders got started in March 2015 initially knocking down the old garden shed and converting the downstairs bathroom extension into a lovely dining room space with views over the fields behind the house. Plasterers, plumbers, electricians and joiners got to work…you can see the progress on our Facebook page…postcardcottages…

John & Vanessa Marriott purchased this cottage in 2015

Why John & Vanessa Marriott chose Derbyshire Dales

Everything you need! Fully equipped cosy cottage with sheep and chickens over the wall all within a stroll to the village pub. Plenty of walks, ideal for family breaks or a romantic weekend curled up in front of the log burner, refurbished 2015, free dedicated wi-fi, sky tv, pets welcome.

What makes this cottage unique

The open views across the fields are very special and guests always remark how lovely the location is. Get away from it all! For special offers and more options please see our own website at www.postcardcottages.co.uk

have a look at our Facebook page: postcardcottages

24 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

5

Delightful, warm, welcoming and homely with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully prepared warm and welcoming fully equipped cottage in delightful surroundings. You will want for nothing and the audio visual equipment is impressive too. Wifi is excellent but don't expect a good mobile signal, however EE mobile was available most of the time in the rear garden! The incredibly detailed information pack was most welcome. I arrived armed with logs but although the weather was cold, the superb easily controllable central heating kept me very warm and cosy and there was no need for the log burner. The friendly Waterloo Inn keeps excellent beer and provides very good food. I can't wait to return and recommend the cottage very highly. Thank you John and Vanessa - well done!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John Pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. Pity you did'nt use the log burner it is so cosy with it on. look out for us on channel 4 at 4.30 on Sat 24th June as our other holiday let called The Old Co op barn is on a tv renovation show called Big house little house. regards Vanessa and John
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5

Accurately described on Owners Direct, all perfect

  • 5 of 5

A sweet, cosy, cottage with everything that you need. We were 2 friends with 3dogs between us. We loved the Forget-me-not Box (left some teabags and hair conditioner ) We spent our time chatting, chilling, knitting, reading and walking. Plenty of fab walks to choose. The Waterloo Pub welcomes dogs and even gave ours some roast beef. Great pub food with friendly atmosphere

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay and I hope the knitting basket in the cottage will soon be full with squares and I will then make a rug for the lounge regards Vanessa and John
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect. Everything one could possibly need is provided and the bed was very comfortable.

We had some lovely walks directly from the cottage which were made extra beautiful due to the snow.

The local pub is very welcoming, the food reasonably priced and good quality.

I would highly recommend this cottage for your holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan So pleased you liked the cottage, we love Derbyshire and used to come here on holiday all the time and now we live here. I also just love the rolling hills covered in sheep and walking is endless and sublime. Why not look at our new property The Old Co-op Barn at Brassington. Again this sleeps 4 and you will be surprised at some of the interior design such as sacking, dustbin lids and a whole kitchen made from old pallets. Also soon to be on a TV renovation show Channel 4 Big house Little House, 4pm on a Sat later this spring. Hopefully John and I will come across well. Regards Vanessa and John
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5

Postcard Cottage, a cosy holiday, luxury surroundings, dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Just back after a super four night stay at Number 3 Club Cottage. It has been renovated to a luxury standard and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay memorable. Small touches such as spare charger cables, welcome wine, sky tv, a kitchen packed full of utensils... the list is endless. We would highly recommend this property and would certainly stay again. It's dog friendly and there are plenty of walks from the village of Biggin with no need to use your car.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim Pleased you enjoyed your stay in No3 Club cottage, it may be January but the weather has been lovely and crisp outside, a lovely time of year to see far reaching views across the dales. I am pleased you and your dog enjoyed the walks and visit to the local pup. Why not come back in the spring and see the new borne lambs and baby chicks in the back field behind the back garden. Regards Vanessa
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5

Perfect Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Amazing little cottage. Clean tidy and cosy. Very relaxing with walks from your doorstop. Great local pub. Our little one loves the chickens in the field. Would def recommend to friends :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna So pleased you liked the cottage, we fell in love with it as soon as we saw the views, and its cosy charm. We hope you enjoyed the new settees and bed mattress's. We try to listen to our guests feedback and are always trying to improve on your comfort and enjoyment in the cottage. Check out our new cottage in Brassington now on owners direct and air b&b. Hope you can come again hopefully in the summer and enjoy the south facing gardens. Regards Vanessa and John
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5

3 night break in Biggin

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great, exactly as described on the website.

Waterloo pub about 300 yards away has good selection of drinks, friendly staff and decent food.

Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne and Bakewell are all a short drive away and nice to pass 2 or 3 hours at each.

Plenty of walk options right on the doorstep. Tissington Trail about 500 yards from the cottage.

Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim Many thanks for taking the time to review the cottage for us. So pleased you had a good stay and your comments will be helpful to other guests. You are right the location is very convenient. Apart from the local towns and facilities in the village we have only recently discovered the excellent farm shop nearby called Stanedge Grange. It is really very good and very close, almost just opposite the Newhave petrol station on the main road. Good for good range of groceries. Hope you can come back and stay again soon. Watch out for the The Old Co-Op Barn in Brassington. We have been renovating it and it will be open for booking in January 2017... it is also on the TV on a programme called Big House Litttle House. THe cameras have been following the renovation. Thanks again John
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Location

From the Owner

Everything you need! Fully equipped cosy cottage with sheep and chickens over the wall all within a stroll to the village pub. Plenty of walks, ideal for family breaks or a romantic weekend curled up in front of the log burner, refurbished 2015, free dedicated wi-fi, sky tv, pets welcome.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : East Midlands at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : Waterloo Inn at 0.02 Miles Nearest Train : Buxton at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : A515 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Biggin Hall Hotel at 0.02 Miles Car: necessary

Plenty of local footpaths, the Tissington Trail is just 1/4 mile away either by road or across the fields. The trail is great for car free biking and walking. The trail is an old disused railway so is easy going. The Village Pub is The Waterloo Inn 01298 842 84 and there is a good restaurant at the hotel in the village; Biggin Hall 01298 844 51. Both the pub and the hotel take bookings.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
wk 20 - 23 / 2019
19 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£332
for 4 nights
From
£75
From
£87
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£545
 
 
WK 24 - 25 / 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£85
From
£97
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£615
 
 
WK 26 - 34 / 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£115
£825
 
 
WK 35 / 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£412
for 4 nights
From
£95
From
£107
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£685
 
 
WK 38 - 39
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£82
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£545
 
 
WK 40 - 44 / 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£85
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 
 
WK 45 - 49 / 2017
10 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£170
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£62
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£370
 
 
15 dec -21 dec
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£75
£545
 
 
christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£425
for 3 nights
From
£135
£965
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£170
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£62
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£370
 

Additional pricing information

Admin Fee £20
Pet Fee £17.5

If you spot a two night short break that is free on the calender...get in touch and we will try to help you. If we have an orphan day bewteen bookings we will offer it at a discount to both parties on first come first served basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The open views across the fields are very special and guests always remark how lovely the location is. Get away from it all! For special offers and more options please see our own website at www.postcardcottages.co.uk have a look at our Facebook page: postcardcottages

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Powerful shower over bath, tiled, new 2015. Towel rail
  • Spacious bright bathroom with tiled floor; wash basin and bath have easy turn taps. Grab rail over bath.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Front bedroom, very comfortable.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Two comfy single beds with views over fields. Warm quilt
  • One double bedroom and one twin bedded room both with comfortable beds. Very quiet and peaceful no traffic noise and no light pollution. Clothes cupboard, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, bedside light.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Everything you need! Fully equipped cosy cottage with sheep and chickens over the wall all within a stroll to the pub. Plenty of walks, ideal for family breaks or a romantic weekend curled up in front of the log burner, refurbished 2015 free wi-fi, sky tv, pets welcome. A special place!

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