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“Beautiful location - home from home”
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Ford Wetley Cottage
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56 reviews
Ford Wetley Cottage
The Lounge
A nice warm fire
Farmhouse kitchen
Master bedroom with bathroom.
Twin room with shower room.
Downstairs double room with shower room.
Private Cottage Garden with BBQ/Fire Pit
Relaxing in the front garden
The neighbours
The bridge over the stream to the cottage
Could you be lucky and have a white Christmas?
Another stunning start to the day
Bit chilly for Alfresco dining!
Fun in the field
Expedition time, well just into the field
Nearby scenery.
Sun setting at the back of the cottage
Charlie and Breeze, our Miniature Shetland ponies!
The Ford Wetley Dogs, Paddy and Murphy.
Waterfall in the garden
Peak District
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Barn -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ford, Peak District National Park, England

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Rebecca S
Leamington Spa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful location - home from home”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Seven of us stayed in this delightful cottage on a short break. The cottage was just perfect - three bathrooms (a necessity when there are a few of you!), cosy living room with tv, dvd player and cd player (and not forgetting the wood burner!); fully equipped kitchen and all-in-all we had everything we could possibly need. Louise and Adrian are perfect hosts - not intrusive, but kindly popped in to make sure we were ok and had everything we needed. Adrian also provided extra wood for the wood burner! A lovely welcome pack awaited our arrival, and we instantly felt at home. The cottage was spotless and the bedding was perfect! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and so quiet. Lovely walks direct from the cottage. Murphy enjoyed our company, too, and is was delightful to have the ponies nearby. Seeing the newly hatched chicks was also a bonus.

In summary, if you want a peaceful, relaxing break away from the hum drum of everyday life, and have a real 'home from home', then Ford Wetley Cottage is the place to go!

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580PatM
Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“If you want to chill out, this is the place.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

No phone signal without a short stroll, and no internet. So .....not only does it mean that you are uninterrupted, it also means that the youngsters actually talk to you!

The cottage is lovely, secluded, very comfortable and remarkably well equipped. The downstairs (with the exception of the bedroom) is all solid flooring so no worries about the dogs making a mess. We went on lovely walks, relaxed and in the evenings we watched films, talked or played games - it was just brilliant to chill out. There is even a dog friendly pub within about a 25 minute drive which serves excellent food.

Louise and Adrian left us a fantastic welcome pack and very useful instructions dotted around the cottage. Excellent

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are however currently connecting Wifi to the cottage but we can always turn it off if requested!!! Hope to see you again one day. Louise& Adrian
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Britkids
Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Christmas Week at Ford Wetley Cottage”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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We spent Christmas week at Ford Wetley Cottage with friends and extended family. It was a wonderful location. A very warm and cosy house which is extremely well managed and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jan 8, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review and hope to see you all again one day. Louise & Adrian
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IrisjDerb...
Derby
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A taste of Paradise on earth”
Reviewed June 7, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

I can honestly say this was the best family holiday we have all experienced,, The sheer beauty of this cottage and garden made us all very appreciative of true values.. Louise was a woman after my own heart and was really forthcoming with her help and kindness... The weather was really beautiful could not have asked for more,,Wonderful place to be...

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Liked best: The settings of the cottage
Liked least: The stay was to short
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2012
Thakn you for your lovely review, glad you all enjoyed your week here.
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Oundle, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 8, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Management Response
May 10, 2012
So glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to meeting you next time.
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EllieDeeB
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem. Well equipped. Well located. Peaceful place.”
Reviewed April 30, 2012 for a stay in August 2011
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person found this review helpful

My family (with 3 young children ranging from 7 months to 7 years) stayed at Ford Wetley Cottage in August 2011. It's a beautiful cottage in a stunning location - very leafy and secluded. The owners house is located just a short walk down the driveway but you still have plenty of privacy and aren't overlooked. The cottage itself is really well equipped and steeped with character. We all felt instantly at home there. All rooms had ensuite shower/bath facilities and although we didn't use the downstairs bedroom it would probably be very useful for parties that had older relatives holidaying with them. The woodburner was fantastic (though took us while to learn how to light it properly!). We were delighted to be able to collect eggs from the hens and once Louise & Adrian returned from their own week's holiday we were joined by the wonderful Murphy! My children still talk about him and every Border Collie we see is instantly referred to as Murphy! He was delightful - would play 'fetch' tirelessly! There were also various cats to be seen which kept my children entertained! The cottage is surrounded by trees and greenery. Lovely garden areas. There are woodland areas to explore but they were a little 'wild' for our children to explore due to their age, but older children/teens will have lots of fun here. We had some great days out including Chatsworth House (a real 'must'), Monkey World at Trentham Gardens, visited Matlock Bath (a seaside town feel!) and Bakewell (the museum on the hill is worth a look) and enjoyed several stops at the village of Hartington (the Cheese Shop and ice cream van mainly!). All in all the cottage is superbly placed to access all sorts of visitor attractions both in Staffs and Derbyshire. There is little in the way of mobile phone coverage until you drive a little way away from the cottage and the hamlet (although we got a single bar of coverage at a particular point in the garden next to the field (not far from the the living room window) so you'll have to ditch the mobiles in favour of complete peace and quiet - no bad thing. Though there is a pay phone just down the road...and of course Louise & Adrian nearby if you need anything. We had a great week's stay and would love to return some time. Oh, and a Tesco food delivery at the start of the week was a great help! Fond memories of a lovely week.

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Liked best: Murphy and the hens
Liked least: Missed my mobile phone a bit.....just a little bit though!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Management Response
May 3, 2012
Were are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ford Wetley and enjoy the space as much as we do. Thank you for your lovely review. Louise & Adrian
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BristolTo...
Bristol
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Warm and cosy”
Reviewed December 16, 2011 for a stay in December 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Four night break in this lovely barn conversion. Very cosy, no draughts! Lovely to have en suites to all the bedrooms. Lovely lounge with sofas that are actually comfy, often a rarity in holiday accommodation. Louise and Adrian welcoming and helpful. Visited Leek, Buxton and Bakewell and had good walk at Dimmings Dale. Also excellent walk from Hartington Station back to The Royal Oak pub who had excellent food. 9 miles plus by the time we got back to car.
Cottage in lovely location, would be beautiful in Spring and Summer with the woods and stream.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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