£114 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Ford Wetley Cottage – Home 109557 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Ford Wetley Cottage – Home 109557

  • Barn
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 65 reviews

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner





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.

Why not hire a Hot Tub which will be set up for you for your arrival. The secluded garden is a perfect setting for a relaxing spa. From £90 (please note, last minute is not always available)

DOGS - Well behaved dogs are allowed, (no puppies under 12 months please. We have a secure field for dogs to explore off the lead and there are many footpaths directly from the cottage. There is a fee of £30 for 2 dogs and £20 for 1). 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.

We have WIFI, free of charge for use at the cottage. If you prefer pure tranquility, this of course can be turned off! It's not the fastest but fine for checking email and looking up places to visit! However Fibre is on its way to Ford in 2020!

Further details

All guest receive a Hamper of milk, bottle of wine, free range eggs, a selection of nibbles and jams 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 on arrival.

Further details indoors

The Cottage comprises of three tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms with very comfortable and tasteful linen and duvets. There is one double room with 2 travel cots and a mattress for a small child which sits on the floor, one King Size room downstairs and one family room with a double bed plus a full size single bed, all rooms have an en-suite shower or bath room with luxurious Molton Brown Hand Soap and Moisturiser sets. All come with freshly laundered bed linen, towels and very comfy beds, all with toppers to make you feel relaxed and get a great nights sleep, you’ll be well rested. The King size bedroom is on the ground floor with only a small step down 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 sit around. The stunning oak floored, exposed stone lounge is well equipped with two large leather sofas, 2 comfy chairs, Flat Screen TV, 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.

The cottage has working Alarms and CO Carbon Monoxide alarms too for your safety.

Further details outdoors

Outside you have your own garden front and back and through a gate, an acre of wooded grounds, sometimes home to our miniature Shetland ponies Breeze and Storm, (or in the surrounding fields) there are streams, waterfalls, 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 lane, only the sounds of nature! There is parking for 5 cars and a barn to store bikes can be made available on request. (advise well in advance for key). A garden table, chairs and umbrella make the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ of some of the fantastic local fair, there is a BBQ which converts into a Fire Pit to keep you warm outside all night. Perfect for children and the nature lovers.

We allow dogs and have a secure field where they can enjoy an explore off lead. There are also footpaths straight from the door for waking. We are based on the Peak District Boundary Walk.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • 3 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is essential to get around from our property.

Interaction with guest

Louise and Adrian live close by but when we are away, we are always contactable by email or phone for any advise.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Louise C.
Average reply time:
59 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
04 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian

This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Dec 2009. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 65 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £630 to £1712.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

65 reviews

Very Good

“Cosy, comfortable and a real home feeling cottage.”

Reviewed 7 May 2019

A lovely hidden gem out of the way. The local pub is a must ( a quick drive ) and so many walks waiting to be explored. We were a family gathering of 6 people, plenty of room , all en-suite rooms were very cosy and comfortable giving the whole cottage a lovely home feeling. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in your amazing cottage.

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

Reviewed 8 May 2012

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!

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to meeting you next time.

“a beautiful and tranquil retreat”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2011

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.

Review 1-10 of 65


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Send Louise (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Louise the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Louise (the owner) a message.

If Louise (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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