My Mum and I have just returned from a wonderful long weekend in the Old Dairy. Having found Trip Advisor to be somewhat unreliable in the past, I didn't read the reviews for Rowdale before booking. Having just read them, my advice would be to ignore the 2011 entries!
We found the cottage to be immaculately clean and very well equipped. (The bathrooms and bedding looked brand new). The interior is attractively furnished having been converted to a high standard. Stone floors throughout - excellent for the dog!
Yes, there is a main road at the front but this is not so intrusive as to be unpleasant. We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival, having been allowed in an hour or so before the advertised time. Guest parking bays are right next to the cottages and regularly patrolled by one of the resident geese! Location is perfect, with footpaths/Monsal Trail on the doorstep.
Local pubs are extremely dog friendly, welcoming and reasonably priced.
I have only marked sleep quality as average because the mattress wasn't to my personal taste, not really a criticism.
We would certainly recommend the property.
- Also Known As:
- Rowdale Farm Holiday Cottages Peak District National Park/Ashford-In-The-Water, UK