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Cosy Village Cottage With Beams, Woodburner, Large Garden and Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

3 Beds Sleeps 6 (+1) With lots to do here in The National Forest. Real ale pub.

You will find our 4* cottage warm and cosy and having everything you need for a lovely break here in the National Forest.

We have Wifi for your use.

Parking for up to 3 cars is in the yard at the back of the cottage and the entrance is via the rear porch.

In the kitchen you have a dishwasher and washing machine and all the equipment you might need to cater for yourselves.

The lounge has a Smart TV and a welcoming wood burning stove. We provide the logs for free, many properties charge for fuel, we don’t!

There is a separate dining room and if you need a high chair, we have one for you.

There is a ground floor toilet.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a 5' large double bed, with TV and Freeview. If a foldaway bed is requested it will be placed in this room.

Bedroom 2 has a 4'6' standard double bed and also has a TV and Freeview.

The 3rd bedroom, which is the smallest, has 2 single beds.

The family bathroom has a large bath with a shower.

Outside, beyond the yard is the large garden which will be in the sun all day when the weather is good. It is peaceful too with fields on 2 sides. Children love to play here and we will fill your paddling pool in hot weather. If you bring your cycles we will store them for you.

We have 8 bistro chairs, a large table and a barbecue, perfect for your summer break.

The cottage is convenient for quick access: 8 minutes drive from the M42, junction 11 or 5 minutes from the A38 (take the junction south of Burton on Trent, signposted Walton on Trent).

More Details

Property Manager
Helena Porter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

About Helena Porter

I have lived in Coton-in-the-Elms very happily for 37 years. The people round here are friendly and welcoming.

I love living in the country and enjoy walks and cycling round the lanes.

Helena Porter purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Helena Porter chose South Derbyshire

The cottage needed a total makeover when we bought it, but I'm a very practical person and was a great builder's mate and project manager! Being close to our home means is so useful for looking after the house and garden and being there to meet and greet our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

On a lovely summer day the sun will shine in the garden from sunrise to sunset and it is so peaceful! At the end of the day, take your glass of wine to the top of the garden and catch the last rays of the sun and the sunset...it is lovely!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A very nice, exceptionally clean cottage. We appreciated the friendly, personal welcome and the extensive recommendations of activities for us to try. An overall very pleasant stay."
Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coton in the Elms in Coton in the Elms

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , downstairs
  • Family bathroom upstairs. Toilet, sink and large bath with shower over. Additional downstairs toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Double 5'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Standard Double 4'6'
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 x Single beds
  • The bedrooms are warm and cosy, each with a central heating radiator and double glazing. The Master bedroom (1) has a 5' large double bed and a TV with Freeview. There is a built in wardrobe with long mirrors and a selection of books and games. Bedroom (2) has a 4'6' standard double bed, and a TV with Freeview. Hair dryer. There is an original cupboard with a hanging rail and shelves. Bedroom (3) is the smallest and has 2 single beds and a chest of drawers. A folding bed can be provided in the Master bedroom for an extra child but space is limited. It must be requested from the owner in advance and a cost will be incurred. There are 2 alarm clocks, torches and a hair dryer.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
All bed linen and towels are included in the cost. Logs are supplied at no additional cost. No charge for gas and electricity. Parking is in the yard at the back of the house (for up to 3 cars). There is storage for cycles.


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Cosy Village Cottage With Beams, Woodburner, Large Garden and Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 95 reviews

Excellent. A very comfortable, well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for one week with my daughter and her two children aged 7 and 4. We all loved the cottage, which was immaculately clean on arrival and was very well equipped. Although our party was only four people, the cottage could readily accommodate six people both in terms of bedrooms and dining, and there was room to park two cars off road. The cottage has been well renovated with bright rooms. The main bedrooms are a good size and the downstairs (extra) toilet is a real boon. The garden is pretty and we were lucky enough to be able to eat outside there on at least one occasion. The cottage is well located for lots of local attractions and we found plenty to occupy and amuse two young children within a half-hour drive. The owner, Helena, went out of her way to ensure everything was on hand for us. There were a few items in the fridge to start us off in terms of catering, the heating was set up for us if we needed it, and she was contactable to answer any questions we may have had. In the cottage too, there was lots of information and brochures about places to visit and to eat nearby so, in the event, we didn't need to contact Helena whilst we were there. I would highly recommend this property and the National Forest area in general - particularly Conkers and the Rosliston Forestry Centre .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very positive review, thank you. It is good to know that our guests enjoyed the cottage and the area, which as a lot to offer.
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Beautiful cottage, well equipped and perfectly located to explore the surrounding area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. Helena was very friendly and welcoming and showed us everything we needed. We have two young children who were well catered for and they loved the garden. The cottage is perfect for exploring the surrounding area. We visited Thomas Land at Drayton Manor and Twycross Zoo. We would happily recommend the cottage and look forward to another stay in the furture.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable house 😊👍

  • 5 of 5

House is in a great location with off road parking and bike storage.

It's very clean and has everything you need for a family break.

It's close to Hicks Lodge mountain bike trails which was also brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage in an area we had not explored before

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There's always plenty of places to explore if you have a break here, whatever the weather.
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Cosy, clean and functional - everything we needed for a family break!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect, just as advertised. It was well-equipped and easy to settle into. It was a lovely surprise that the beds were so comfortable and the small bedside lights in the bedroom with the two single beds were very useful for the children. The provision of a washing machine and a dishwasher made things very easy for us and the garden was nice and large. Having a couple of very nearby pubs made it easy to go out for a quick meal without it being too much of a palaver with the kids. The cottage is well-located for a range of local children's activities. Helena was very welcoming and helpful as a host. Very happy with our stay here and would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that the cottage met the expectations of the guests and that they were happy and comfortable.
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A wonderful stay and wonderful weather IN UK

  • 5 of 5

The property was all one could ask for .Everything about it was first class ! The accommodation , the contents everything you needed plus! The location was ideal, what a wonderful village. Lots to see &do all within a forty minute drive. Our first but certainly not our last visit to South Derbyshire National Forest. many thanks to Helena for providing such a wonderful cottage! My family and I recommend to others.(Ps we had a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Queens Head!)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you were very happy with the cottage and enjoyed your week in South Derbyshire and the National Forest. It is an area that has a lot to offer and is relatively unfamiliar to many, but easily accessible.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Birmingham/East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Black Horse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Branston Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Burton on Trent
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M42/A42 junction11
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
The Queen's Head, Coton-in-the-Elms
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Snowdome Tamworth
Car: necessary

Here in the National Forest there is so much to do for adults and children. You can go to Thomasland at Drayton Manor Park, the National Memorial Arboretum, Calke Abbey (NT), Twycross Zoo, the National Brewery Centre, St Georges Park National Football Centre, and Conkers to name just a few. Our guests are constantly surprised at the number and range of interesting places to visit and other activities that are within a short drive of the cottage. Within 35 minutes drive you can be in Birmingham and nearer to home are Derby, Lichfield, Tamworth, Ashby de la Zouch, Swadlincote and Burton on Trent. The beautiful Peak District is north of here for a lovely day out. Coton-in-the-Elms and our cottage is ideally placed in a quiet village location with a friendly real ale pub, and small shop. We have many walks, cycling, fishing and horse riding nearby. Getting here is easy. We are right in the centre of the country and road links are excellent (M42 and A38).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
17 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 11 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Late bookings must be paid in full before the comencement of the rental.

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