Milkmaid cottage is one of the most charming and cosy cottages we have stayed in, very well equiped and a central base to visit lots of attractions in Derbyshire.
We loved Kniveton, quiet and friendly. The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable. We only caught up with Liam on our last day as we were out a lot, thankfully had chance to say thank you and for the yummy cakes that greeted us. We had a great time visiting local areas, Ashbourne and the Tissington Trial, heritage train lines, including Ecclesbourne. Carsington Water is beautiful. Monkey Forest is amazing. We enjoyed tasty meals at Red Lion Kniveton, Knockerdown and The Ketch.
This cottage was the perfect location for anyone who wants to explore Derbyshire. Lovely cottage, home made scones on arrival which was a nice touch, thank you. Quiet village location and good pub a short walk away. What more can you ask for. Would definitely recommend this cottage.
Perfectly placed for all we wanted to do, home from home, loved it. Everything we needed was there, couldn't fault it.
My husband and I, along with our son and two of our grandchildren (ages 11 and 15), stayed here between Christmas and New Year. When we arrived we were delighted to find that Liam has left two selection boxes for our grandchildren and a plate of mince pies for us adults. There was also milk in the fridge and tea, coffee etc. The cottage is very old and quite beautiful! However the bathroom and kitchen are both quite modern, the kitchen having a dishwasher and washing machine along with ample cooking equipment (even an interesting cookery book) if needed. The beds were very comfortable, lovely crisp white bedding and although small there was enough storage space for us. There were games for all ages, DVDs, books and lots of local information including some good walks. The weather was very cold and frosty each day, although nice and sunny and the cottage was lovely and welcoming to return to after our days out and we enjoyed the cosy evenings. There are some very pretty gardens for visitors to make use of although it was too cold for us to really appreciate those! The Red Lion, a couple of minutes walk down the road, is excellent. Good food, very comfortable with a lovely big log fire and very good food. I would recommend Milkmaid Cottage to anyone wanting a good base for walking and we would certainly return without hesitation.
We've stayed here a few times before so knew what we were getting. Even though this is under new ownership, the quality of the place has not changed at all.
It's well equipped (people moan that there isn't much phone signal or any wifi - these people should get their head out of their ar**s for 5 minutes and appreciate the place and its setting, and try talking to people instead of burying your head in a laptop/tablet/phone all the time - you're on holiday after all!!)
It's location is great. Ashbourne is a great little town, only 5 mins drive away, and Matlock is fantastic.
I can't recommend this place highly enough, and will be going back again soon