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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

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Angela F
Herefordshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very comfortable”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Property as advertised. A small property but everything we needed as a couple in our sixties with 2 labradors retrievers. Would also suit a couple with young children. Comfortable, clean and quiet.
Handy having a pub with good home cooked food less than 5 minutes walk away when returning from a day's walking with our 2 dogs.
Convenient too having a large enclosed paddock to exercise them in if going off in the car touring.
Good supply of tourist info and walking guides supplied.

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T F
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for touring this area”
Reviewed June 24, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was a delightful well kept cottage,.
Very quiet, private and perfect for us to stay whilst touring that area.

We found the bed comfortable and because it's off the beaten track slept well.

There is alittle space outside to sit if the weathers kind.
The living room and kitchen are small but this is shown quite clearly in the pictures.
If there were more room it would have been nice to have a dishwasher, but I guess I'm spoilt. Everything inside was modern and cleaned to high standards.

Very handy having a friendly pub just 5 mins walk away.

We visited all the following

StarDisc (nearby and interesting. Picturesque location to view the area)

Chatsworth house ( we really enjoyed this trip but it is expensive, having said that I think it is one of the best stately houses we have ever visited)

Dove dale (too many tourists and noisy children)

Hardwick Manor House ( national trust staff made this a fascinating visit and one to remember)

Abraham heights ( get a wizard view without having to walk all that way )

Lumsdale valley ( we liked this walk the best, it really is a hidden gem)

All in all an excellent few days away

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: No room for a bath or a dishwasher
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TizzieBel...
Cambridge UK
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81 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very well equipped and nice location”
Reviewed April 19, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The lodge was very comfortable. It had all the items you would expect from a rental property. We stayed with three young children - my only criticism (and I am still not sure whether this is overly clear in the description) is that the shower room is part of the smaller bedroom with bunk beds. It was only an issue as we had two young daughters sleeping in there - every time we used the shower room it flooded their room with light when we opened the door (the switch is on the outside of the door so impossible to switch the light on from inside the shower room - thought about using a torch but then the fan wouldn't work with the shower and steam .......). This would only be an issue for younger children I guess as they are put to bed quite early. Our large travel cot fitted nicely in the large room for our youngest daughter. We didn't see much of the owner but they replied straight away if we needed anything. Overall a nice lodge and spotless too.

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Liked best: a lovely paddock for the children to run around in
Liked least: the shower room being attached to the small bedroom
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2016
Thank you for your review. I am going to see if I can make the light in the shower room dimmable. Hopefully this reduce the issue.
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Ceri M
1 review
“Great Place”
Reviewed March 31, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We recently stayed at the property with our children (5 & 2). We had a lovely time and the kids absolutely adored the bunk beds, although they didn't get to sleep very early!!! The cottage had everything we needed and the owner even put balloons and banners up for our daughters birthday. Great base for exploring

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Auntie_La...
Paso Robles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely home-away-from-home”
Reviewed February 28, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

Hollywell Lodge is an adorable, perfect slice of English hospitality. Although there was only two of us staying, Hollywell could easily and comfortably accommodate more with the sofa in the living room, bunk beds in the second bedroom, and large bed in the master. There was plenty of room for parking and the view over the valley is spectacular.

The local pub is a mere five minute walk down the country lane and the food there is traditional pub grub, classic and well-priced. After sitting down to our meal and pints, we were delighted to see a handful of locals trickle in, friendly dogs in tow, to enjoy an evening pint. Definitely an authentic English experience. Using the flashlight (torch) provided in our rental, we were able to easily make our way back in the darkness to our comfortable abode.

I'd happily recommend Hollywell Lodge to anyone looking for a lovely English getaway.

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Liked best: The view is wonderful.
Traveling group: Friends
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Georgia F
Rushden, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent dog friendly holiday”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We booked our stay following a weeks training course in Manchester and brought our four year old golden labrador with us. The communication from the time of booking was excellent.

The cottage was well kept, clean and open-plan in the living areas. This was ideal so we could spend time together whilst doing individual things (cooking, watching TV, reading). We were made to feel very welcome. The master bedroom was in good condition and the bed was exceptionally comfortable!

The fenced in paddock was brilliant for wearing out our dog before and after driving into the peak district (he whinges whilst in transit otherwise...). The view from the cottage gates was beautiful, this cottage is exceptionally well placed. The owner provided us with their WIFI password which was great for looking up local sites of interest.

We would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful break in the peak district, especially those with dogs.

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Liked best: view from lodge
Liked least: not applicable
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June M
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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1 review
“Wonderful tranquil place to stay, beautiful location.”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed here for our Wedding Anniversary (surprise trip), we loved every minute of it. Clean, tidy, private little getaway, everything you could wish for and more. Thank you so much for the extra little touches. xx We would definitely recommend staying.

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