Nice cottage, problems no garden for dogs, only a seat outside on a public path. Windows at back of house open a few inches before hitting pipes not very good if there's a fire. We found the cottage was on a very busy road and to noisy to leave bedroom window open at night. Cromford is a lovely place, shame about Bobbin cottage and it's problems.
It's a shame that people pass through Cromford to go to the "proper" peaks, as this is a brilliant area for walking, local real ale, good food and live music, so we found!
Cromford is a busy working village due to nearby quarries, so expect large lorries in the village. Not that it will bother the guests much in their cosy double glazed cottage.
If you haven't researched the area before you go, look through the information and maps thoughtfully left by the owners, whilst sipping a glass or two. The cottage is well appointed, but still has the feeling of being in the Peak District. There are nearby pubs and cafes (recommend The dog friendly Boat Inn, and Parkys for wonderful cake and breakfast) if you don't want to eat in. Nearby rail and bus will take you to other places well worth a visit.
On arrival we were relieved to find Bobbin Cottage was clean and well presented- it literally looks exactly as it does in the photos (a rarity with dog-friendly accommodation!). It's tastefully decorated throughout and has clearly gone through recent redecoration. The area is lovely, although it was wet during our stay, with lots of attractions and stunning walks right from the doorstep. Would recommend to guests with small/medium dogs as there isn't really any outdoor space, but a small bench for a morning coffee was more than sufficient for us and our lurcher (I'd recommend Parkys in Cromford for a cracking morning coffee- very reasonable and squeaky clean with friendly owners!) Although the property is on quite a busy road once you're inside the triple-glazing seems to dull any real road noise; slept brilliantly in the comfy King-size bed.
A great little cottage to explore the wonderful Derby Dales from. We hope to come back!