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Cottage In Wetton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire - Manifold Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Manifold Cottage

Comfortable well equipped cottage set in beautiful open peaceful countryside

overlooking the Manifold Valley and Thors Cave. Situated on the edge of the

pretty Moorlands village of Wetton, with its stone built cottages, Olde

Royal Oak pub and St Margarets church, the cottage is within easy reach of

the many attractions and towns of the Peak District including: Chatsworth

House, Haddon Hall, Alton Towers, Buxton (renowned for its spa water and

Opera House) and Bakewell to name a few. Wonderful walking from your door

and cycling on the Manifold Trail, High Peak Trail, Tissington Trail and the

Monsal Trail with its recently reopened tunnels. Or simply relax and take

in the view.

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About the property


Hall Farm Holiday cottages offer delightful accommodation on the edge of the village of Wetton within the Peak District National Park. Accommodating up to twelve people in three cottages, we are in an ideal location for exploring the many activities and attractions within the Peak District, whether it is walking, cycling, golfing or just relaxing in the beautiful peaceful surroundings.

Ian and Christine Royle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Ian and Christine Royle

After successful business careers and many years of long days and long commutes, in 2002 the opportunity arose for us to make the lifestyle change which we had both dreamed of and worked for.

In July 2005 after numerous property viewings and the difficulties of negotiating the property market both in terms of buying and selling, we finally moved to Hall Farm Wetton.

We are never happier than when we have visitors to our cottages as we love to share our wonderful location.

We are always happy to give advice on walks or what to do and see but equally we understand that some of our guests simply want the peace and solitude which our location offers.

Ian and Christine Royle purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ian and Christine Royle chose Ashbourne

We had first viewed the house and cottages in 2003 and had been immediately captivated by its stunning location and its potential for development. Ian had walked the area many times since the late sixties (and spent many a happy hour hour in the Royal Oak Wetton) and considered the Staffordshire Moorlands one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the Peak District. Christine, a keen amateur gardener, was blown away by the potential for the gardens and was undaunted by the six foot high beds of nettles which formed the borders.

Nine years on it is still work-in-progress and will always be so as we strive to continually improve the properties and their environment and consequently the experience for our guests who incidentally have often become our friends too.

What makes this cottage unique

We never tire of the wonderful view of the Manifold Valley and Thors cave which has remained unchanged for thousands of years and every day we feel privileged to live in such a wonderful environment and most of all we love the opportunity of sharing it with our guests.

Our guests too love the peace and tranquility of our location yet the tourist hotspots of the Peak District are all within easy reach.

You can walk or cycle from the door, explore the surrounding area or simply watch the local bird life fighting for the best spot on the birdfeeders, whatever your preference we are sure that you will fall in love with Hall Farm as we did.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
£100 secures your booking with full payment 28 days prior to holiday start date.
3/4 night bookings cost 75% of the weekly price.
All breakages must be reported and paid for unless this is thought to be reasonable wear and tear.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is change over day for 7 day breaks.
Monday and Friday for mini breaks.


Accommodation and facilities for Manifold Cottage in Ashbourne in Wetton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: Towels, linen and electricity are included in the price. Unfortunately, in consideration of future guests we are unable to accept pets. Outside: The cottages have use of a shared Utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. We also keep a selection of provisions in the utility e.g milk and bread because the nearest shop is 3 miles away. We have ample off road car parking and a dry secure bike store. There is an indoor activities centre with table tennis, snooker, play stations and various toys. There is a large patio area with BBQ's and adjacent to this is a children’s play area with swings and climbing frame. Behind the cottage is a large paddock with badminton and space for other energetic pursuits or you can simply relax and watch the birds on the bird feeders.


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Manifold Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

The whole complex is stunning and the view is awesome. It was very clean and we'll presented.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very busy week walking but from the time we got back to the cottage we just felt totally relaxed and comfortable. With the addition of a play barn, BBQ area and a utility room with provisions which were available to buy we didn't really have to leave the village. This is a very special area and one we intend to revisit in a couple of years, and we certainly will be looking to see if we can stay here again. A big thankyou to the owners Ian and Christine who are very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and also for leaving the cottage in such good order for us we really appreciate that. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that your son enjoyed the table tennis after your long days of walking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lovely part of the Peak District.
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A week in the Peaks

  • 4 of 5

Hall Hill Farm Cottages was the perfect location for a family holiday to celebrate my Mum's 70th Birthday. Each family had their own accommodation but we were close enough to be able to pop in and out and spend time with each other. Each cottage was well appointed, clean and warm. The setting was beautiful and there was plenty to do on the doorstep. The large garden and play barn were greatly appreciated by all ages and we enjoyed exploring the local area, walking to Thor's Cave just 20 mins away, the village of Wetton ( where there is a great pub) and connecting with the Manifold Cycle Path. The Owners were very friendly and there to help if we wanted but they also let us have our space. Thankyou Ian and Christine for providing us with a memorable family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leamington Spa

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We booked out all 3 cottages for a family celebration. The setting and location were perfect and Ian and Christine were wonderful hosts. The cottages are cosy, comfortable and well equipped with the added bonus of a fantastic view of Thors cave and the Manifold Valley! We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Sarah it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. The cottages do work well for large groups and we are having more and more families book them for a special occasion. There is the added benefit of the playbarn for inclement weather and the beautiful gardens for barbecuing when the sun shines. Ian and Christine
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East Midlands and Manchester airports are about an hours car journey and Birmingham is about an hour 15 mins.

Buxton train station is 30 mins and Derby is 45 mins.

Staffordshire Moorlands Community bus, which can be ordered from your door to take you to local areas is a phone call away.


Ashbourne 10 miles

Alton Towers 12 miles

Bakewell 15 miles

Buxton 15 miles

Chatsworth 20 miles

Derby 28 miles

Leek 10 miles

The Roaches 6 miles

Further Details:


Hulme End which is 3 miles away has a small village store which also sells newspapers.

Hartington (5 miles) has a village store, newsagent with cash point, post office, cafe, petrol station and cheese shop.

Ashbourne and Leek have a much wider selection which includes Waitrose, Sainsburys, Boots, Co-op, Morrisons etc.

Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda provide 'Home Delivery'.

Pubs & Restaurants:

There is an excellent choice of good pubs in the area.

The Royal Oak, Wetton is the nearest a 5 minute walk. The George in Alstonefield is 3 miles away and food is excellent but more expensive and the Manifold Inn at Hulme End is also good along with the Devonshire Arms in Hartington and the Greyhound in Warslow. Hartington Youth Hostel offers a good real ale selections and good food and also has a lovely play area for the children.

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Leek & Ashbourne

Doctors: Hartingdon, Ashbourne and Leek.

Chemist: Ashbourne and Leek.

Banks: Ashbourne and Leek.

Church services: Rotated throughout the Diocese, We can provide details.

Cycling: The Manifold, Tissington, High Peak and Monsal trails are all close by. Cycle hire is available too.

Walking: Thors Cave is a must, it can be seen from the cottage and is only a 20 minute walk away, remember to take a torch for the scramble in, then climb to the top to appreciate the best views. Dovedale and the famous stepping stones is 5 miles away or can be accessed from Milldale (3 miles). The Roaches are a particular favourite of ours, with fantastic views and on a clear day you can see Snowdon (allegedly!). A local walking booklet has been produced which offers many walks directly from Wetton. It is available for £3 with proceeds going to the Church.