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Feature lounge / diner with oak beams and comfy sofa, together with a woodburning stove.
Feature lounge / diner with oak beams and comfy sofa, together with a woodburning stove.
Feature lounge / diner with oak beams and comfy sofa, together with a woodburning stove.
Lounge / Diner with blazing log fire, TV/DVD/freeview and Broadband below open plan stairs
Avonlea Cottage frontal aspect
Private and secluded sunny rear garden with view to open countryside with two seating areas.
Garden view with open countryside views and second patio for BBQ and al fresco dining an
Monyash
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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HKRDave
Hull
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Homely little cottage, good location to explore the Peak District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Our stay was cut short by a couple of days but that didnt stop us enjoying our trip to the Peak District. This cottage is a well presented little place with everything you need to make you feel at home. The cosy living room with the log fire (finally!) burning is a great place to wind down after a long walk in nearby Dovedale.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Log Fire
Liked least: Noisy Boiler waking us at 6.30am!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2012
It gives us great satisfaction when guests have really enjoyed their holiday in our cottage.
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sue08
kent
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The owners have thought of everything to make this a perfect place to return to after exploring miles and miles of the wonderful Peaks. The accomodation was of a really high standard- confortable and homely and it far exceeded expectations of what would normally be found in a holiday let. We had prepared a list of walks to do- but need not have bothered as there was lots of books and maps at the cottage. The local pub was amazing too!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 22, 2012
Thankyou for your comments about our cottage. We take pride in presenting it to our guests in the best possible way, for their comfort and enjoyment.
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sandfly21
Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect one bedroom cottage in lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed at this lovely cottage for three nights in September. It is difficult to find one bedroomed properties and we usually end up paying for two which always seems such a waste. The bedroom and bathroom are generously sized for such a small cottage and the lounge is very cosy. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and leads on to a charming garden overlooking fields. We were there primarily for the walking and were not disappointed. Walks straight from the front door are delightful. We also walked part of the Monsal Trail from Bakewell and can recommend the coffee at Hassop Station. This was our first time in the Peak District and we will certainly be back. So much to see and do in this area. Chris, the owner, was very friendly on the phone. We highly recommend this cottage and will be back for a longer stay next time.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location and how cosy the cottage was
Liked least: Water pressure of shower but in such an old property there are bound to be minor drawbacks
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Nov 22, 2012
What lovely comments from a couple who really enjoyed their first visit to the peak district and appreciated our one bedroomed cottage, with its central location in the peaks. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Regards
Chris
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VEH1982
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Cottage - perfect for a relaxing weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

My boyfriend and I have recently stayed at Avonlea and were delighted with the cottage and everything provided for us from the bottle of wine awaiting our arrival to the DVDs to watch on the chilly evenings. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable, it is a shame the weather wasnt the best for enjoying the garden but in sunnier months I could imagine sitting eating breakfast outside.

Monyash is a lovely village and it was great to be able to park right outside, very quiet so no noise issues. There is no shop however so be prepared with food or to head into nearby Bakewell where we would recommend The Peacock pub for a Sunday roast.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Peacefulness
Liked least: Shower a little tempermental
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2012
Thankyou for the compliment that everything was provided for you to enjoy your stay, with doorstep parking and a very quiet location. Please come again in summer to sample al-fresco dining in the garden.
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tapper25
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A lovely cottage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We recently spent a week in Avonlea cottage. It is a wonderful spot to explore the Peak district - either on foot or in a car - or both. There are many trails starting near Monyash, the village where Avonlea is located. The cottage was cozy and welcoming. We loved coming home each evening to the comfort it provided. The kitchen is very well equiped, with a lovely garden view. The bedroom had lots of storage and the bed was very comfortable. People in the area were friendly and the local pub has great food if you don't feel like cooking.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2012
We are pleased you found Avonlea central for exploring the peak district and that it was cosy, welcoming and comfortable each day, on your return.
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barnsley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“excegreat location cottage clean tidy great hospitallity and”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

we arrived at the cottage and a great start a bottle of bubbly waiting what a great touch.the cottage itself was very clean and tidy with a good size living area with a lovely log fire and kitchen with everything you need for your stay ,the upstairs has a great bathroom and the bedroom is a good size.the outside has a lovely enclosed area which is great for bbq .the local pub is only 100 yard away and serves a good selection of real ales and lager they also do great food all in all the cottage is in a great spot and is well kept and i would advise anyone looking to stop in this area to book avonlea as we will definately be booking again thanks again dave seddon

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the cottage and location
Liked least: no pint pot ha
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2012
Thankyou for writing a review of your stay with us. We are pleased you had a great time in our cottage and we look forward to your return visit in the future.
Regards Carole & Chris
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25KarenB
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful cottage in a lovely location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We stay at this cottage every year as we take part in the White Peak Walk (26 miles) which starts at the doorstep. The cottage is a lovely cosy place to return to - everything you could need has been provided - dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer etc. It is always spotlessly clean and the decoration is perfect - nothing too fussy but warm and welcoming. It's the perfect size for two and would make the perfect honeymoon cottage.
The only downside to the cottage is the low water pressure which makes the shower a little disappointing although, on the upside, there is no shortage of hot water.
A note of caution for anyone with mobility problems - there are steps up or down into each room so if you struggle with your knees or hips this might be an issue.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The cosiness of the cottage
Liked least: Low water pressure for shower
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2012
Our most frequent returning guests - we are pleased to welcome for a 5th consecutive year. Avonlea was built in 1769 and was recently completely restored by the owners Chris and Carole to achieve a 4 star Visit England rating. Unfortunately, due to its configuration, we could not make it suitable for everyone to use. We are also taking steps to improve the shower water pressure.
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