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Ford Wetley Cottage

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Excellent 5/5

41 reviews

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Ford Wetley Cottage

Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden




Set in the southern Peak District, it is rare to find a cottage all on its own in the most beautiful environment. With this luxurious, warm, well appointed cottage, this really is the ideal place to explore all the attractions of the Peaks and north Staffordshire. Just 30 mins drive and you are in Buxton or Bakewell, with places like Chatsworth House to visit. Just 10 mins away are the pretty market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. With stunning walking on the doorstep you can't go wrong, exploring the rocky outcrops of the Roaches or the beautiful hidden secrets of the woods around Alton. With that in mind for the children and the grown up children there is the thrills of Alton Towers just 6 miles away. We have now installed WIFI, free of charge for use at the cottage. If you prefer pure tranquility, this of course can be turned off!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 35 km, Nearest railway: Stoke-on-Trent 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Cottage comprises of three tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms with very comfortable and tasteful linen and duvets, two doubles and one twin. With two en-suite shower rooms and one en-suite bathroom all with luxurious 'Molton Brown' Hand Soap and Moisturiser. All come with freshly laundered bed linen and luxurious towels and very comfy beds, all with toppers to make you feel relaxed and get a great nights sleep, you'll be well rested. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor with only a small step into it, so perfect for the elderly or those not so steady on their feet. A rustic farmhouse kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and a wooden table to all sit around. The stunning oak floored, exposed stone lounge is well equipped with two large leather sofas, TV, Juke box Hi FI, an extensive range of books, games, toys and plenty of DVDs and a lovely log burning stove. Perfect to curl up in front of and enjoy a well earned drink.

Further details outdoors

Outside you have your own garden front and back and through a gate, an acre of wooded grounds, home to our miniature Shetland ponies, there are streams, waterfalls, rope swing, and a camp fire, all for you to explore. This area is fenced off so perfectly safe for children. There is virtually no road noise as the cottage is at the end of a dead end road, only the sounds of nature! There is parking for several cars and a barn to store bikes. A garden table, chairs and umbrella make the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ of some of the fantastic local fair, there is a HotSpot BBQ which converts into a Fire Pit to keep you warm outside all night. Perfect for children and the nature lovers. There are chickens wondering around which the children can come and feed and collect some fresh eggs and Murphy and Paddy our sheep dogs and cats who will keep you company.

Further details

All guest receive a welcome pack of milk, tea & coffee, chocolates, bottle of wine, some of our own free range eggs, a selection of cottage delight products and a basket of logs to get you going with the fire. The cottage is equipped with washing up liquid, dish washer tablets, washing tablets, kitchen towel, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and oil for cooking.

Towels, T-towels and freshly ironed bed linen is provided.

All heating and electricity are included.

At festive times extra attention is made with Easter eggs for children and beautiful Christmas decorations and champagne and home made mince pies on arrival.

DOGS - Up to 2 well behaved dogs are allowed, (no puppies or large breeds) there is a fee of £30. PLEASE NOTE that dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the cottage or to sleep in the bedrooms or on sofas. They must be kept downstairs and out of all of the bedrooms to help us keep our high standards of cleanliness. If any extra damage or mess is left, a further cleaning fee will be payable.

The Peak District National Park region

The Peak District is famous for its walking and stunning scenery as well as the Spa Town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell. It is also home to some of the worlds best rock climbing and some pretty amazing biking be it on or off road! With countless local food producers and some amazing restaurants you certainly wont be going hungry! Just to the south is the relatively unknown Staffordshire Moorlands and the wooded hills around Alton, well worth an explore.


Ford is a peaceful hamlet off the beaten track set on the banks of the river Hants. The cottage is about half a mile out of the village along a dead end road, it is secluded by trees from the main house and so if you are looking for seclusion, this is the place. It is a few miles to the nearest pub in Onecote (only walkable in very dry weather) and about three miles to the nearest shop. With some lovely walking from the front door you won't need to go far, Dovedale and the spectacular Roaches are just a few mins away by car. A good choice of pubs and restaurants are all close by. There is a lovely farm shop/cafe a 2 mile walk, up hill out of Ford and the new Peak Wildlife Zoo Park is also 2 miles away.

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8 May 2012


"a real gem of a holiday didn't want to come home!"

We booked to stay at Ford Wetley cottage last minute....we figured camping over the cold bank holiday would not be fun. Well, how lucky were we to stumble upon this gem of a holiday cottage! The cottage itself is warm and cosy and pretty much has everything you need. The owners have been very thoughtful and have made this a very easy / comfortable home from home. However, what sets this cottage apart is it's truly idyllic location. It is peaceful, yet not so off the beaten track that you can't get to a pub / shop within a reasonable drive time. The gardens are just wonderful, and the kids could have stayed playing there all day with no need for any excursion out. There are streams, little waterfalls, shetland ponies, tyre swings, places to picnic and endless opportunities to play the best games of hide and seek. When you are tempted to leave, there is plenty to do. We went scrambling on the Roaches, explored Dovedale and ventured to some of the cycle tracks. Overall a very successful long weekend. I will be booking kids are demanding it!

So glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to meeting you next time.

5 Jun 2011


"a beautiful and tranquil retreat"

As a party of 2 children, parents and grandparents the cottage offered a perfect layout to accommodate us all. The fact that all bedrooms had en-suite made life so much easier and the downstairs bedroom was ideal for my father-in-law who has difficulty with stairs. It was like a home from home with everything thought of and easy to find. Louise and Adrian were extremely friendly and so helpful. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Although we only saw Murphy for a couple of days (as he went away for a little holiday) I would like to say that my 9 yr old son, who couldn't be more frightened of dogs, was won over by his friendliness. All in all we had a wonderful holiday, really back to nature and peaceful.

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      Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2015

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