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“Nice cosy holiday cottage”
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Lion Cottage
Living Room and stairs
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Bedroom 1
En Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Family bathroom
Stained Glass Window
NIne Ladies stone circle, Birchover
Jane standing on a rock near Birchover!
View from Haddon Hall (beautiful medieval manor house near Birchover)
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Birchover, Peak District National Park, England

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hev208Ken...
Kent
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice cosy holiday cottage”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lion Cottage, we have stayed at many holiday homes but found this to be one of the best. A home from home with everything we needed, including a payphone to use as no O2 phone signal and wifi to keep in touch with the big wide world! The village pubs were both very cosy and people were friendly. Lovely walks nearby, although very muddy after all the rain! Thank you to Jane for being very efficient, wish more owners were as easy to deal with. Can't wait to go and stay there again!

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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: coming home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Edward_S2...
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant cottage - already booked it again!”
Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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The description of the cottage only tells half the story; this is an absolutely brilliant place to stay. It is spacious, with two large bedrooms, yet cosy at the same time! Very comfy beds and pillows, warm duvets, clean un-fussy bed linen. The bathrooms have modern fixtures and fittings and the shower temperature was controllable to individual needs. Kitchen is very well appointed and everything works and there is plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils, including sharp kitchen knives. The living room felt like home in no time at all. We were there the first weekend in January, yet the place was warm and toasty. The second living room had games and books for the evenings if required.

You are midway between Matlock and Bakewell but the shops in Darley Dale are within easy reach too. For walkers; well you’re spoilt for choice. A short drive will take you to a huge variety of walks suitable for all ages and categories. Alternatively, leave the car and walk out the front door; the beautiful Peak District is laid out before you!

We only tried the pub next door – the Red Lion – which served a number of locally sourced ales and provided us with an adequate evening meal at a reasonable cost.

Wi-fi worked, although we didn’t use it extensively; we were on holiday after all.

Have already booked it again for March!

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Liked best: Cosy, home-from-home, location
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rachelkpo...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful cosy cottage”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We booked Lion Cottage for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary gift...a family holiday for 6 plus a new baby and dog!

The cottage was perfect for us all, cosy but spacious enough for us all to enjoy.

We were all very impressed with how clean and well equipped the cottage was...it was like home from home!

X2 very good pubs were on our doorstep which was handy for the odd tipple each day!

Lovely views of fields and sheep and friendly people in the village.

Booking was extremely easy and email contact with Jane the owner gas been very efficient and very friendly.

Would definitely recommend the cottage to couples and young families.

Fantastic relaxing holiday had by all!

Rachel, Ste & baby Jake
Lynn & Derek
Sarah, Rich & Oscar the black lab

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catanddog...
uk
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6 reviews
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“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Lovely cottage,great for walks and sight seeing like bakewell,matlock and buxton etc,good food and (ale) in the red lion and the druids inn,will go back one day,thoroughly recommended.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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jennymj
Maldon, United Kingdom
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“It's everything anyone could want in a holiday cottage!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

A cosy cottage that is everything it says on the website Lion Cottage, Birchover (it sleeps 6 comfortably - our beds were!), in a quiet village (it's next to the pub which didn't disturb us with noise!) The village has 2 pubs, both serve food so there was a choice of places to eat and drink within walking distance! The cottage had a well equipped kitche,n if you wanted to cook. the is no village shop as such but you aren't too far from a supermarket in Matlock - where we stocked up for our week's stay.
Talking of walking, there are plenty of places for keen walkers. - if you get muddy there is a washing machine and tumble drier to cope with your laundry!
The central heating works well, we visited early May so it was still cool morning and evenings - so we tried it out.
We only stayed for a week, we shopped in the Masson Mills shopping village, went siight seeing and driving round the countryside......there's still more to do so we know where we can stay! We'll go back again!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Parking on the road....but it was very quiet and no real problem.
Traveling group: Friends
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Susan P
Hayes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“A1 Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Second visit, lovely cottage, well equiped with lots of room and facilities. New owners have invested in wonderfully comfortable beds too! The Druid Inn, also under new management offers superb beer and food and is a 2 minutes walk away. Superb location for walking, cycling and running and Matlock offers excellent swimming pool close by.

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Liked best: Spacious and well presented.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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