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Knowl Cottage - graded 5 Stars

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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This is a picture postcard 700 year old cottage (yes, 700 years old!) in the centre of the highly acclaimed and easy accessible village of Hartington, superbly situated adjacent to the Rover Dove. Not only have all those, without exception, who have posted reviews on this web site given us 5 stars, but the cottage is also graded 5 Star by the country's official grading organisation VisitEngland, something which only a very small percentage of cottages achieve. In the grading process, the Inspectors has also awarded an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping (cleaning) on each of their annual visits over the last ten years. There are three bedrooms, sleeping two in each room and each room has the benefit of a spacious en-suite, one of them a full size bathroom. The original ...This is a picture postcard 700 year old cottage (yes, 700 years old!) in the centre of the highly acclaimed and easy accessible village of Hartington, superbly situated adjacent to the Rover Dove. Not only have all those, without exception, who have posted reviews on this web site given us 5 stars, but the cottage is also graded 5 Star by the country's official grading organisation VisitEngland, something which only a very small percentage of cottages achieve. In the grading process, the Inspectors has also awarded an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping (cleaning) on each of their annual visits over the last ten years. There are three bedrooms, sleeping two in each room and each room has the benefit of a spacious en-suite, one of them a full size bathroom. The original 700 year old (!) cruck beams can still be seen. The spacious living room is heavily beamed (although not as old as the cottage itself), and has an Inglenook fireplace with imposing dressed stone surround, stone mullioned windows and walls approaching three feet in thickness. Without doubt this is a most relaxing room. There is a television, offering of course full Sky programmes (films and sports package included) and CD player, but who needs these – whether in summer of winter, just sit in the leather settees (with also two wing back chairs) and soak in your historical surroundings. The cottage benefits from central heating, fully under the control of guests.The kitchen is top of the range, with lovely stone sinks sinks, gloss worktops, and of course with all necessary appliances, including fridge freezer, dish-washer, washing machine and micro-wave and is adjacent to the open plan beamed dining area. Guests have occasionally tried to find missing utensils but usually without success. As well as wifi available throughout the cottage, there is also a tv in each of the bedrooms.There are two double beds and one twin bedroom. Each bedroom has a good sized en-suite (two of the en-suites are shower-rooms, one has a bath - with shower over). Additional to the sky tv in the lounge, there is also a dedicated sky sports room (again with the full range of sky programmes but also BT sports here) with 55 inch screen and surround sound in the courtyard. An excellent wifi signal can be obtained throughout the cottage supplied via super fast fibre. In the cottage there are ten (!) highly praised personalised information folders, ensuring guests are able to take maximum advantage of their stay in Hartington and its environs. Hartington itself is one of the honey-pot villages in the Peak District, being regarded as an excellent base for walking and cycling. This is helped by its location only a couple of hundred yards form the River Dove. which can easily be reached from the village over an attractive meadow and from there , there is an excellent riverside path down to Dovedale. As a result the village is able to support, despite only having 130 houses, several tea shops, two (excellent) coaching inns, a delicatessen, a grocers, two gift shops, a post office an art studio an antiques shop and famous cheese shop to which many make a point of travelling from miles around. There is also a duck pond which acts as a magnet to many visitors. The village is approached down a gorgeous but easily driven 2 mile long dale road from one of the Peak District's main artery roads, making it extraordinarily easy to get around to visit the numerous attractions in the Peak District. There is dedicated parking for two large or three smaller cars belonging to occupants of the cottage just yards from the front door. Please note that the computerised rental figure produced if proceeding through the ‘book your stay’ section is sometimes (but not always) too low if a guest is wanting a short break which includes a friday or saturday night stay but not both nights (although the computer generated rental figure will give a clue). In this case anyone interested in an exact quote should instead fill in the ‘contact the owner’ form, rather proceeding with the ‘Book your stay’ section. On the other hand if you are booking for the period between 1st November and 5th April (the short break season) for a week and there are more than two persons in your group the rental is slightly overstated, so again please use the contact form. More
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About the Owner
Frances S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

This cottage is perfectly situated in the centre of Hartington for walks. The village has 2 pubs plus a café and 2 small grocery shops all within a few yards of the cottage which are excellent and friendly. My wife and I had a fantastic...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Frank S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

A more-than-excellent accommodation. We arrived in a snow storm and entered a cosy shelter from the elements. Nice touches were the lights and heating being on and a welcoming bottle of wine on the table. Could not be bettered.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Uptheante
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

We arrived to a very warm and inviting cottage the lights were on as was the heating it was so nice on a cold winters day . The cottage is in a excellent position next door to a tea room and next door to that...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank clarkSwaffham
Patrick20, VR Owner at Knowl Cottage - graded 5 Stars, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

We really appreciate your review. Just sorry for you that we could not accommodate your request for the extra night or two at the end of your planned stay Frances and Patrick

Reviewed December 30, 2017

We stayed for one night to join our friends and their family for a Surprise 60th Birthday get together. The Cottage was absolutely lovely, quiet and peaceful and fully equipped with everything anyone would want in a homely setting. When we joined the Robinson's it...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Soulman450
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Knoll Cottage is a well equipped, comfortable and cosy cottage in the quaint village of Hartington. With ample space for x6 people, each bedroom has an en suite. There’s a cosy pub next door (Devonshire Arms) and a village shop across the way for any...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Pamchilds
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Hartington is one of the most highly regarded villages in the Peak, famous for shop selling genuine Stilton and other cheeses, geese pond, hall and fine old stone buildings. The approach down a long dale to the village from the main road really takes some beating. The River Dove is only a few hundred yards away and a very popular walk starts in the village, over some lovely meadows to the River, along the stretch known as Berefsford Dale, which in turn leads onto Wolfscote Dale and the most famous Dale of the Peak, Dovedale. There are numerous footpaths and bridle ways in the immediate vicinity, offering unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak. The highly popular Tissington Trail, which runs for 17 miles, is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and is just 1 mile from...
How to get there
Detailed directions are sent prior to guests arrival, but Hartington is very accessable being a very easy two miles away (along a fairly straight B road) from a trunk road, the A515, half way between Buxton and Ashbourne. The accessability of Hartington means that once there, getting around the Peak District, is also extremely easy. For those travelling from abroad we would advise that we are half way between Manchester to the north (whose airport is one hour away)and Birmingham and its two airports Birminghan and East midlands Airport - the latter is also one hour away - to the south. 80 miles from Hull Docks (for ferries from Holland and Belgium)(two hours driving time) and 4 and a half hours from Dover. The excellent bus service between Buxton and Ashbourne from a stop just 80 yards f...
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