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“What a gem.”
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Bedroom 3 (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
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Bedroom 3 (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
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Bedroom 3 (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3 (The Grey Room)  on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 3  (The Grey Room) on the Lower Ground Floor with direct access to the private garden.
Bedroom 1  (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1  (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1  (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1  (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1 (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1 (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 1 (The Red Room) on the First Floor with En-suite Shower Room/WC
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Bedroom 2  (The Blue Room) on the First Floor. Perfect for families sharing the shower room in Bed 1
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Lounge on Ground Floor with extensive views overlooking open countryside.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Kitchen on Ground Floor - well equipped with amenities. Access to Lower Ground Floor.
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Family Bathroom on Lower Ground Floor access via the Laundry Room. Can be made En-suite to Bedroom 3
Private rear patio garden with seating/dining furniture/swing hammock/garden shed with bikes/BBQ
Places to visit - Chatsworth House (15 minute drive away from Simon's Cottage)
Places to visit - Derwent Dam
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Places to visit - Chatsworth House (15 minute drive away from Simon's Cottage)
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

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lauraburg...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“What a gem.”
Reviewed August 7, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Simons cottage in Totley is amazing situated in the countryside with local amenities and fantastic walks. The ladies who run the cottage are absolutely amazing they are friendly helpfull and have worked extremely hard on this lovely cottage.
It is an absolute credit and would highly recommend a visit.

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2018
Thank you so much - that's such a lovely review - very much appreciated. x :)
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Julie G
1 review
“Perfect little cottage in prime position to access the Peak District and Sheffield”
Reviewed August 3, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

What a super little gem. A great base for USA family visiting for a wedding in Sheffield. The cottage was spotlessly clean with lovely views across moorland to Totley Moss and the Peak District. Loved the attention to detail inside.
Family want to stay here next time they visit.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2018
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay...and thank you very much for looking after the cottage - it's very much appreciated. :)
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7172emg
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You won't want for anything else”
Reviewed February 15, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Booked for a short half term break and was delighted with our choice. Set on three floors, which gave our daughter the feel of a separate apartment all to herself (and the dog) downstairs, she loved it. The welcome goodies are well received, by us and the dog and the little touches throughout the property made us want for nothing. Beautifully situated for a short drive to the Peaks and perfectly placed for a quick stroll to the pub. Our son jumped on a bus over from Sheffield and so it ticked all the boxes and more. Wonderful host and top marks to the cleaners, the cottage was spotless. Will definitely be making a return trip.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 16, 2018
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. We carried some maintenance work out to the cottage just before you arrived so our housekeepers will be very happy we didn't let the side down.
We look forward to your return :)
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janicedye...
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful Quirky Cottage”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Booked to stay in cottage to attend Special Olympics in Sheffield. Glad we booked before anyone else found it. Excellent location on edge of Peak District yet only 20 minutes away from city centre. Cottage fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortably as possible. Decor was superb and the cottage was spotlessly clean with lovely fluffy towels. The added touch of a 'welcome basket' was very thoughtful. Would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation of recommending Simons Cottage to friends and family should they be visiting this area. Thank you Joanna for providing us with super accommodation during our visit.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2017
Thank you for being such fantastic guests and looking after the cottage, it is very much appreciated. Please come back any time you like, you'll be more than welcome
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management Response
May 1, 2017
Thank you so much, that's very kind. You are welcome back anytime.
:)
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2017
This review was received by the ‘guests’ in the middle of an ongoing dispute over the £100 damage deposit. The deposit has not yet been returned to the guests because they refuse to accept responsibility for ruining and bleaching three bath sheets and also leaving an enormous amount of unwanted items and rubbish inside the cottage including clothing, shoes, bags, belts, medication and toiletries.

The review does not mention the ruined towels or the excess rubbish by the guest, instead it goes into great length to criticise completely irrelevant subject matter. My response to the guest’s unfair review is as follows:

Re the accommodation cost. As I have mentioned before, you were only charged £400 per week for the cottage given the fact that you had booked for 4 weeks, we thought it would be a kind gesture as your booking fell over the Christmas and New Year period.

Regarding the safety barrier outside the cottages. This barrier is there for a purpose - to safeguard pedestrians, and the cottages, from any damage should there be a road traffic accident, it is for the safety of the residents living there.

Regarding the stairs. It is mentioned clearly on the website and all other forms of media that this is a 1900s cottage and the stairs are very steep. I also mentioned this to a few of your family members as I showed them around the cottage (your daughter and teenage grandson) when they arrived and asked them to be careful, which I do with most guests who I meet at the cottage. It also states on TripAdvisor/FlipKey/Holiday Lettings/Booking.com and our own website that it is unsuitable for disabled people given the age and situation of the cottage.

We were never made away that you and your teenage grandson (16yrs+) had ‘fallen down the stairs. As stated in the‘Rental Agreement & Contract’ we cannot be held responsible for any accidents in or around the cottage suffered by yourselves. These terms and conditions are made available to you at the time of your booking and it is your responsibility to read this information.

Re the en-suite shower. We specifically ask all guests, via the websites and the ‘Guest Information Book’ within the cottage to contact us immediately (or within 24 hours) if there are any issues in the cottage or with any or the services.

Re the toilet. Again, this is a very old cottage and up until the renovations had one single toilet downstairs on the lower ground level. An en-suite was installed in the double bedroom which works perfectly well for families using the first floor bedrooms. The original single toilet was removed and a family bathroom installed for all the guests and can also be used as an en-suite bathroom by the guests using the lower ground floor bedroom if they choose to do so.

Re access to the back of the cottage. This is a communal area owned by the council and shared by all residents. It is also a grassed area and in the winter months this terrain is wet, slippery and sludgy as are most grassed areas in and around the countryside. Again, we have no power over the weather or terrain owned by the council.

Re the excess rubbish. All we ask is that guests bag up their rubbish and put it in the bin outside or if the bin is full leave it outside and we will collect it ourselves and not leave it to the Housekeepers who charge extra for additional cleaning and removal of rubbish. You left four pedal bin liners of rubbish leaned against the wall in the kitchen along with unwanted medication left on the kitchen table, unwanted clothes (these were found downstairs in a bag along with a few handbags, belts and toiletries). We only ask that you leave it outside next to the bin.

Re Yorkshire Water. As I mentioned to your daughter and other members of your family, we had been waiting a for Yorkshire Water to replace/make good the pipe which was causing low pressure. Again, we have no control over the water board’s appointment dates or indeed the condition of the water pipes supplying water to the cottages. I specifically asked that if you preferred we would cancel the appointment so as not to disrupt your visit. The water pressure was a problem for Yorkshire Water and not within the cottage itself - we did our very best to have this resolved as quickly as possible.I also mentioned this to you in case you saw any workmen outside and wondered what they were doing there. You mentioned that you had no water for 5 hours - not once were we contacted about this.

Long periods of time for tenancy. This is a holiday let and guests stay between 3-14 nights and not 34 nights. We don’t normally take bookings for more than two weeks at any time but we do consider this for guests traveling overseas visiting family and friends and do so at a reduced rate.

Council’s bin collection service. I explained this to members of your family. This is also noted in the ‘Guest Information Book’ and also a timetable was attached to the side of the fridge for you. In Sheffield black and blue bins are collected twice a month each - we have no control over this. Your daughter mentioned something similar in Australia which caused issue due the hot weather. I have never been to Australia so I wouldn’t know but your daughter informed me that this is the case.

Your bond is not retained unfairly. We were given an additional cleaning bill for £135 for replacement of three towels and removal and recycling of all the extra rubbish taken to the skip 6 miles away. As I said before, had you told us about the rubbish we would have dealt with it ourselves incurring no additional costs. We have to pay for the time Housekeeping put in and this is the case here.

Accommodation Costs. You mention again ‘the high cost to rent it during that period’, and so I will reiterate again, This is the breakdown of our accommodation costs and discounts we gave to you. I know you didn’t ask for a discount but because you were so friendly and polite over our email communications, traveling from overseas and staying for 4 weeks over the Christmas period we thought it would be a kind gesture to include a discount. We also left additional items in your welcome basket including Christmas crackers, balloons and a Christmas Karaoke CD for your party which we were more than happy for your to have. This was also a good will gesture.

Usual cost for the dates you booked - £2164.00 (GBP)
Our discounted cost for your dates - £1695.00 (GBP)
Saving you - £469.00 (GBP)

I have broken down the cost further for you. You were charged £49.85 per night (family of 5) for 34 nights. If you can find a three bedroomed cottage that sleeps 6 guests and only charges £49.85 per night for the whole cottage over Christmas & New Year I would like the address and details please!

We have no control over booking fees or taxes that other websites charge ie TripAdvisor/Booking.com etc. Bookings taken through our website are not charged for anything other than accommodation.
All guests are given a welcome basket (coffee, tea, sugar and milk is always provided for guests on arrival - this is to give their holiday a relaxed start, especially if they arrive late and haven’t eaten.

You state that ‘you did not find the cottage to be of the standard that you expected for the very high cost to rent it during that period’. I shall refrain from repeating myself re the costs. We maintain a high standard at the cottage (as assessed by Quality in Tourism/Visit England) and the rooms within the cottage are an exact replica of the photos online.

Each year we close the cottage where possible for maintenance whereby we redecorate or refurbish rooms which we feel could benefit. After your stay we had a gap in the calendar and decided to redecorate and change Bedroom 3 on the lower ground floor. We also redecorated Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2 on the first floor and changed. If you would like photos of the cottage before the changes I would be delighted to send them to you. Photographs of the cottage as it looks now are available on TripAdvisor websites and others, please feel free to browse.

Storage space. The ‘basement bedroom’. Again, given that this is a holiday cottage there are plenty of hooks, rails and hanging rails and chests of drawers for guests staying on a break between 3-14 nights and therefore the cottage does not have vast wardrobe space for long term tenancies.

The coal chute is located in the Utility room and is walled and double glazed from the outside. This room is then separated by the stairwell and a further door to Bedroom 3. We have never, ourselves, noticed any howling winds forcing its way through the entire lower ground level, but I will of course now be checking this for my own satisfaction.

The Outdoor Area. You say, “outdoor area, which in itself was a complete disgrace - not at all like the beautiful photos shown on the booking site”. The outside area is always tidy and is kept in good condition. The garden looks its best during the spring and summer months when there are blooms - this cannot be achieved during the winter months for obvious reasons. There is one photo of the outside area, which is available to view on the website, to the back of the property which comprises garden furniture, secure garden shed with mountain bikes for guests to use, a swing hammock, BBQ area, bistro table and chairs, a paved area and a gravel area. Perhaps you meant next door who has logs piled up in every corner and a chicken pen in their garden?? I’m happy to say that the chicken pen and all its surrounding debris has now been removed.

Finally you state “overall, a very disappointing experience that cost a lot of money for little gain”. I am baffled by this comment given the facts I have stated above regarding the cost of your accommodation, decorating the cottage for you ready for Christmas, additional items in the welcome basket (£30 worth) plus £50 of logs to burn on the fire along with kindling and firelighters.

Guests usually receive an initial supply of logs for the fire and if they want to buy more that is their choice to do so. As I mentioned previously to you, your husband sent me a text asking for more logs, I told your daughter we would supply them and I left more logs in the front rockery area of the cottage for you. We are not obliged to do this but if you cast your mind back I said to your daughter if there was anything that you needed just let me know. I heard nothing further from you after that. Just to note - the cottage has central heating throughout.

I have subsequently reported this review to TripAdvisor for investigation.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Sarah S
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in a great place”
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is a great little cottage in a lovely location. It's clean, cosy, well kept and with an extremely well equipped kitchen and laundry room, and great bathroom/shower room about which I am very particular!

The only real downsides for us were the water pressure, which was so low it made it impossible to use both the lovely bathrooms at once, and the bedroom layout - two upstairs and the other two floors away in the basement - which was tricky with a young child down there. Having said that, it would not stop me staying there again as the cottage was otherwise fantastic.

The owner was also very friendly and the welcome basket was generous!

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Liked best: The cleanliness and condition of the property, it is just lovely really.
Liked least: Not being able to use both bathrooms at once (water pressure too low).
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2016
You'd be very welcome back anytime Sarah. Re the water pressure - we are making enquiries again to improve this.
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