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Cottage In Wetton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire - Grindon Cottage

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



Grindon Cottage

Charming single storey cottage set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens and surrounded by peaceful open coutryside with views over the Manifold Valley and Thors cave. 4 Poster bed. Fine local pubs and restuarants. Walking and cycling from the door and all the activities and attractions of the Peak District within easy reach.

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
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 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 Grindon Cottage in Ashbourne in Wetton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • 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 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Four poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • 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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Grindon Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cozy Cottage - A Real Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful little cottage right in the heart of the Peak District. There are literally dozens of fantastic walks to do within ten miles - including the trek up to see Thor's Cave (a definite must!), the Manifold Valley Rail Trail, and Dovedale. The cottage was in a perfect spot for us, very centrally located, and with a parking area on the property, it was incredibly convenient. As an added bonus, the town pub, Ye Olde Royal Oak, has fabulous food, an excellent offering of craft beers, and is within walking distance - should one opt to have a pint or two.

The cottage itself felt very homey and cozy, and after a long day out seeing the sights, it was a joy to snuggle up under the duvet for a good night's sleep! There was a full kitchen, equipped with a good supply of dishes, pots, pans and utensils, and a refrigerator. There wasn't a freezer in the cottage, but the shared utility room had a fridge, which we were invited to use. Also in the utility room were a washer and dryer, which was fantastic, as we didn't need to bring two weeks worth of clothing with us. There was also WiFi available, so we were able to check email and search for restaurants and places to go (not that we needed to - there was a very large binder in the cottage with dozens and dozens of pamphlets and brochures). For anyone with children, there is also a play barn and some playground equipment in the back garden, all of which looked very nice (though we didn't spend too much time investigating, as it was just the two of us).

Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly, and did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The cottage was kept in immaculate condition, and we loved every minute of our trip.

If you're looking for a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy less hustle and bustle, this would be the ideal retreat for you. Two massive thumbs up! ^_^

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Grindon cottage, that you enjoyed your first visit to the U.K. and that the cottage had everything you needed for your stay. We know that aside form the local walks and attractions of the Peak District our central location enabled you to travel as far as Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria and Caernarfon Castle in Wales on your days out before returning to our peaceful cottages in the hills. In the words of a previous guest " the setting is straight out of a fairy tale, tranquility at its best"
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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.