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“Excellent base to visit Alton Towers”
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Hope Cottage
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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sdhj
Middlesex
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent base to visit Alton Towers”
Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We wanted a cottage that had easy access to Alton Towers so that we could visit it a few times during our stay but also a cottage that was in a peaceful setting after the hustle and bustle of the theme park. This cottage was perfect for this, it took just 20 minutes to reach the Alton towers car park so our 5 teenage children had a great time there then we could return to the cottage in the evening and have a peaceful time in the cottage and it's lovely outside space. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed during our stay, a great time was had by all.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: The gardens
Liked least: Hadn't realised there were no towels, fortunately we had some anyway as we were planning on going to swimming pool at Alton towers
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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kitneeds
Bristol
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Hope Cottage: quiet, well-equipped, comfortable, beautiful garden and surrounding area - everything we were looking for. Perfect.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: The cottage itself
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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W2336EPLi...
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Beautiful house and surrounding countryside”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Spent 2 nights in July - 4 adults 4 children. The garden is spectacular for adults and children and we were really fortunate to have fabulous weather which allowed us to spend most of our time outside. The house is well presented, clean and well equipped. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TravelCK1...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great weekend away!”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Myself and seven friends rented this cottage over Easter weekend. When we arrived we were particularly impressed by the grounds as well as the well kept interior. In particular the photos don't do the kitchen diner justice, this was the ideal size and enabled us to cook a full Sunday roast.

Kerry, the owner, always responded promptly to any queries prior to our stay and the information pack we received via email was pretty comprehensive for the stay.

A particular highlight was the trampoline in the garden!

Date of stay: April 2014
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joeltuson
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cottage and location”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We booked Hope Cottage with Birdsgrove House for our wedding, this is a gorgeous house with stunning views. The house has been decorated to a really high standard and is really cosy. It was perfect as a separate venue to allow the boys and girls to separate on the day of the wedding. Everything you need is in the property and the owners are fab. The grounds are stunning and we would highly recommend the cottage.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: The cottage is cosy and modern
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Maddie458
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Better Than Expected- Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Booking through holiday lettings: booking through holiday lettings (first time) was very straight forward. I received emails at every stage to inform me of the stages that my booking was going through. I was provided with the number of the owner which was a big help as I booked VERY last minute (booking was made one day prior to stay) and was able to contact the owner.

Confirming the booking: Booking was confirmed by the owner very quickly with the payment being processed safely (Paypal). Once the booking was confirmed, the owners promptly sent me a detailed email which included directions to the cottage, instructions regarding the house and a list of useful contacts in the area (hospital, food etc). All was done with no fuss and very easy.

Owner: The owner was a wonderful help. At one point, there was an issue with the heating in the house and the owner arrived promptly (cute baby in tow!) to help fix the situation. Really really sweet lady who later texted with some suggestions of activities we could do in the area.

House: The house is an absolutely gorgeous piece of estate. The house is clean, tidy with all the necessities including towels, iron, cutlery etc- we really didn't need to bring as much as we did! The internal decor is GORGEOUS and there is a beautiful fireplace in which you can burn logs which is really beautiful. There are two living rooms which is fantastic as the children have their own space to watch tv and relax. The house is located in a beautiful area. The local area is also beautiful and there was many activities for the children and adults alike.

Issues: The only issue for us was the heating. We visited during a particularly cold time and deposit the owner coming and resetting the timings, one radiator in the room with the two singles stayed cold throughout the night resulting in additional duvets having to be used.

Deposit: returned promptly. No problems with that what so ever.

Overall, a fantastic stay. Thank you.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: House and Area
Liked least: Heating Wasn't Perfect
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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bobandpat...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful location”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Booked through holiday lettings which was not a good experience. They do nothing for their fee and leave everything up to the owner and you to sort out. However, Hope cottage is in a delightful location with wonderful views and large grounds down to the river. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and we had an enjoyable long week end with our children and grandchildren who adored it. We were also pleased with the safe, private location with plenty of room for them to run and play. We would have no hesitation recommending this property to other family and friends and look forward to returning next year. Any queries were promptly answered by email from the owner.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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