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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Knowl Cottage - graded 5 Stars

from £36 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £36 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This is a 5 star picture postcard 700 year old cottage in the centre of the highly acclaimed and easy accessible village of Hartington, superbly situated adjacent to the Rover Dove. 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 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, and the tv in the lounge there is also 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 with 60 inch screen and surround sound in the courtyard,

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 cheep 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.

Pricing: Please note that in addition to the headline ultra low nightly rate (for low season short rates), there is also an 'initial rental' of £130 for all bookings, which does not show up until starting to proceed through the booking process (the computer pricing system does not let us show it earlier) The reason for this 'initial rental' charge is to accommodate different lengths of short breaks For example a four night mid week short break is not double a two night stay but the system does not allow us to put in a different nightly rate for a four night stay from a two night stay, so to overcome this we have introduced this charge and lowered the nightly rental. Rest assured the eventual figure produced by adding in this 'initial rental' is no more than it was before the fixed fee was introduced and if staying mid week for three or four nights is actually lower. The weekly rental figures were lowered by the sum of £130 to produce an identical total rental as before. One problem however is that rentals for anything more than 7 night bookings are understated, so if wishing to stay longer than 7 days, please send an enquiry form for me to quote.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester; East Midlands 48 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is a modest but extremely attractive cottage garden to the front of the property (often photographed by passer-bys) and a modest patio area at the rear. There is parking off road for 2 large cars, three small cars, although parking generally in the village is easy and secure.

Further details

Very strictly non smoking and pets are not allowed.

About this location

The Peak District National Park region

The Peak District National Park was not only the first such designated National Park, but remains the most visited. However it rarely feels crowded with the excellent network of lanes, numerous attractions, innumerable footpaths and so much more (hence being able to make up 10 information folders in Knowl cottage). There is almost certainly more to do within, say, 30 minutes drive of Knowl Cottage than anywhere else in the country.

There are stately houses, various victorian spa towns, market towns, fasinating villages, and bizarrely the National Tramway Museum. About 8 heritage railways as well. Every week between May and September there is the traditional practice of well-dressing in various different village.


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 the cottages. Two further trails, the High Peak Trail and the Manifold Valley Trail (both of similar distance), are within 2 miles. These three tracks are ideal for family cycling as is the network of quiet minor roads, which can be accessed at numerous points along the trails. These former railway lines have much else to offer, not least quality views, but also interesting viaducts, steam beam engines and other remnant of the past.

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23 Feb 2015


"Idyllic Cottage, Can't wait to go again!!"

We stayed in Knowl Cottage in November 2014 and loved it so much that we have already booked to stay again this November!!We arrived on the friday night and ate at one of the recommended local pubs wh… More

13 Aug 2014


"Perfect Cottage"

A lovely, delightful cottage which well deserves it's 5 stars. Perfectly situated in a picture postcard village. Quality accommodation where everything matches - no old, odd and mismatched croc… More

30 Jan 2014



We stayed at Knowle cottage for 4 nights with friends and our 2 young children. The cottage is fantastic and we highly recommend it to anyone travelling to the area. The village is the smallest and mo… More

2 Nov 2013


"Wonderful stay"

We stayed in Knowl Cottage for the third time, and we will come back next year. Does´nt it say everything?… More

31 Oct 2013


"Picture perfect cottage & village."

We were looking for the picture perfect cottage, located perfectly in a picturesque English countryside village. This was an exact fit. Nothing in Knowl cottage is out of place or second rate, it is f… More

13 May 2013


"Well equipt, beautiful, character property in a great location"

Hartington is a great village with loads of character and in a beautiful setting. It has a lovely atmosphere and some gorgeous little shops, including a sweet shop, general store, famous cheese shop, … More

28 Apr 2013


"Perfect base for exploring the Peak District"

We hired Knowl Cottage as a surprise for my wife's birthday weekend. We arrived on Friday and left on Monday.....Perfect. This Cottage fully deserves it's 5 stars and is comfortable, full of… More

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:09 Apr 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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