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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and large seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables, chairs and barbeque and stunning views over Biggin Dale. Private tennis court (rackets and balls available) Walk via footpath to the village pub or hotel for excellent food and drinks.

Courtyard Creamery has accommodation all on one level. Fully equipped with Free WIFI , Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, electric wood-burning stove, TV, DVD and CD/Radio/iPod docking station. Large selection of board games, jigsaws, DVD's and walking guides.

The bedroom has a king-size bed with goose-down duvet, feather pillows & 100% cotton linen. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-basin & loo has views over the countryside. Soft white fluffy towels and complimentary 'Au Lait' toiletries.

Walk directly from your back door to historic Hartington, the River Dove, and beyond. Explore the Georgian Market town of Ashbourne (Gateway to the Peak District) and the Spa town of Buxton, famous for its' annual Opera Festival. Forage for antiques in Leek. Derbyshire's jewel, Chatsworth House is just 20 minutes drive.

Plenty of secure storage for bikes. A central laundry area has a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board and also a pay phone.

4* English Tourist Board Rating.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 41 miles & Manchester 35 miles, Nearest railway: Buxton 13 miles & Derby 23 miles
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peak District National Park which was established in 1951 covers over 1400 sq km and has a huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, history and culture. The diverse nature of the Derbyshire landscape with its dry-stone walling, deep wooded valleys, heather clad moorlands, market towns and villages makes it the perfect setting for a relaxing break.

Biggin-by-Hartington sits high in the spectacular White Peak landscape and is a very popular are with walkers and cyclists. Just off the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton the village is typical of a White Peak village, running along a single street and surrounded by farms and agricultural land. Buildings of note are the Church of St Thomas, the Waterloo Inn and Biggin Hall.

Biggin Grange is just outside the village and looks over Biggin Dale which is a beautiful sanctuary of which part of it is a National Nature Reserve. A short walk from Biggin Grange takes you down into Biggin Dale which runs into the River Dove. The hills are covered in lovely wild flowers amd in the Spring cowslips and purple orchids are abundant.



The Waterloo Inn & Biggin Hall Country House Hotel are 0.8 miles away.

Hartington which has The Devonshire Arms, Charles Cotton Hotel, The Rook Coffee Shop, Beresford Tea Rooms, Post Office, Garage, Cheese Shop and 2 village shops is 2 miles away.

Ashbourne - 9 miles

Bakewell - 9 miles

Buxton - 13 miles

Tissington Trail - 1.2 miles

Chatsworth House - 14 miles

The nearest town is Ashbourne with a good choice of independent shops, supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks & Spencers and Sainsbury together with many restaurants and pubs.

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Review 1-10 of 23

3 Sep 2014


"Beautiful cottage in idyllic country setting"

We spent four nights in this cottage and had a lovely time. There is so much to do in the area; we visited Bakewell, saw well dressings, looked around Chatsworth House. The area is lovely and great fo… More

I'm so pleased you had a nice few days in Derbyshire. I agree about The Waterloo Inn as I took the children there for supper last week and the food was really good which is handy when I don't feel like cooking! Do come back and see us again. Jane

22 Aug 2014


"Loved it - would stay again"

I would definitely recommend this cottage to other people looking to stay somewhere nice, quiet and clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wish it was longer. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Apart from… More

Thanks for your review. I am very sorry that my house-sitter did not manage to see you but I did email you before to say I was abroad on holiday.
I will look into the shower immediately with the plumber and I am very sorry that there were some wood-lice and flies. Obviously we live in the countryside and at this time of year when the days are getting cooler they sometimes come inside for some warmth.
Please do come back and see us again!

9 Aug 2014


"Tranquil trip to the Peaks"

The accomondarion is luxurious and to a very good standard. The cottage sits an easy walk from the village and it's pub and Hall restuarant. A quick walk down the road leads to the first access… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the property. I am glad you managed to explore the local hostelries and I must go Biggin Hall again soon as I hear the food is really good. We are lucky to be so near to footpaths and cycle routes and I am glad you made use of them.

30 Jul 2014


"Amazing accommodation with spectacular views.......will be returning."

Everything was perfect from the day we arrived until the day we left. Jane and her husband were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage was lovely and literally had everything you could possibly need in there. All you need to take is yourself and your clothes! Perfect for a short or long break. There was even a BBQ & charcoal provided. The views were spectacular and there are lots of lovely walks and very good restaurants within easy walking distance. We are looking to return again in the winter months to experience the cottage in a different climate.

Am glad you enjoyed the cottage and many thanks for the nice review.
It's a lovely cottage in the winter months and perfect with the wood burner roaring away. The views are always stunning whatever the month so hope you get a chance to come back and see Derbyshire in another season.

23 Jul 2014


"Delightful Derbyshire Bolthole"

Spacious, superbly and tastefully furnished and more importantly this cottage has the most amazing view. It felt so private and quiet, we were able to relax as soon as we arrived.
If you are lucky enough to see a sunset it is truly a wonderful sight.
Equipped with everything you need, right next to a walking heaven and close to some lovely villages/towns and a local pub........................................ we just couldn't fit everything in.
A big thank you to the owners - Jane and Richard for making us feel so welcome. We also enjoyed the company of Otto and Mungo (the labradors) oh, and how could we forget the very tame chickens and Guiness the donkey.
We will be back.
Karen and Steve

Thank you very much for the nice review. The Labradors always seem to come and visit the cottages so I am glad they had a nice welcome from you!
Do come back and stay again when you need to recharge your batteries!

13 Jul 2014



Very nice bathroom which was clean and tidy. Nice furniture and a full kitchen. Area had lots to do with nice pubs and good general store.

Thanks for the review and pleased you enjoyed the cottage. It was nice to meet you and hope your trip back home to Australia was good.

30 Jun 2014


"Very spacious and comfortable quiet getaway"

Well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious stone barn conversion. Nice peaceful position surrounded by pastures with sheep and cows; well placed for exploring the Peak District, close to walking routes and bike trails.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Also many thanks for pointing out about the knife block and the rubber gloves which have all been replaced and dishwasher which is working perfectly now. I really do try hard to fix things if guests point them out.

26 Jun 2014


"Beautiful relaxing weekend stay"

The cottage was amazing, exactly like the photos. Beautiful location, lovely views out from the terrace. Spacious, but cosy! There was everything you could ever need in the kitchen, even a selection o… More

Thanks so much for the lovely review and I am really pleased you had a nice weekend. I have just bought a few more DVD's for the cottage as nothing nicer I think than watching a film snuggled up on the sofa!
Look forward to seeing you again at Biggin Grange and I sure Mungo and Otto will be pleased to see you again wagging their tails!
Thanks again.

23 Jun 2014


"Luxury in the Dales"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Courtyard Creamery, one of 3 beautifully converted cottages close to the village of Hartington in a very pretty part of the Peak District. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and extremely comfortable, with stunning views towards Biggin Dale, and had its own very private sunny patio overlooking fields of sheep and the dale itself . Our Hosts were very accommodating and had thoughtfully provided many extras including a Nespresso machine and useful walking pamphlets. There are many very lovely walks from the property itself down to the River Dove, or within easy driving distance, and the pretty nearby village of Hartington has a well-stocked village stores, good pubs and tea rooms. We would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful property.

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Derbyshire and thank you for your kind words.
The Nespresso machine is an essential part of my life so I wanted to put them in all of the cottages as well!
Hope to see you back in the Peak District in the future. Jane

20 Jun 2014


"A lovely cottage, full of character, perfectly placed to enjoy the Peak District."

Ideally we wanted a place to stay centrally located within the Peaks, a little off the beaten track perhaps, ideally with charm, character and some great walks nearby. Well, we certainly wasn't dissappointed, this place had it all! Our stay at the Creamery exceeded our expectations and proved the perfect place to base a couple of days in the park. The accommodation is set away from the lane on a converted outbuilding, so it's very quiet. The living area/open kitchen space is huge, the bedroom and ensuite bathroom equally so. The fixtures, fittings are all to a high standard and the decor made for a really homely feel. We particularly enjoyed watching the patio, enjoying the sunset whilst having our supper outside, really was special.
Jane, the owner and her family made us feel very welcome and we couldn't recommend staying here enough! Here's to the next time..

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Derbyshire. Thank you so much for your lovely review and please come and see us again! Jane

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