Kniveton holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and rural retreat

45 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Milk Maid's Cottage is a lovely two- bedroom former dairy adjacent to the owners' 18th Century farmhouse, with exposed stonework and lots of interesting nooks and features. Situated at the top of the attractive grey stone village of Kniveton, the cottage is fully equipped with everything the holidaymaker could want.

The cottage has one double bedroom and one twin, a bathroom with bath and shower over, a well-appointed and spacious kitchen diner and comfortable living area with a TV and DVD player as well as a wide selection of books on the area. There is also a put-up bed in the lounge which has ample room for one person. Milk and home-made cakes are normally provided for guests on arrival, however with Covid-19 precautions we won't be offering this until advice changes. We are taking the cleaning guidelines about ensuring the safety of our guests very seriously!

With a barbecue and outside seating area, the cottage has shared use of our large garden, which contains lots of mature trees and seating as well as a pretty stream with wooden bridge over. In the summer months you may be lucky enough to spot our free-range tortoise among the flower beds! Guests are also welcome to use our free-standing fire pit if you arrange it with us in advance.

We're lucky to have our local pub, The Red Lion only a short stroll down the hill, which serves a wide selection of interesting beers and wine, and really wonderful freshly-cooked food using local ingredients.

The charming little church is next door, famous for its tower and font, both dating back to the 13th Century.

Miles of public footpaths cross the rolling fields all around, and there are many walks starting from the front door.

Carsington Water is just up the road, with its visitors centre, miles of footpaths and children's play area to explore. Beautiful Dovedale, famous for its stepping stones, and Black Rocks Country Park are a short drive away.

Not forgetting the UK's premier theme park, Alton Towers which is 20 miles away.

Our favourite places to visit include antique shopping in Matlock and Wirksworth; ascending to the Heights of Abraham by cable car in the old Victorian spa town of Matlock Bath; and cycling the path of the old Ashbourne to Buxton railway line along the Tissington Trail.

Ample private parking, including secure garaging on request, make this an ideal holiday choice.

If you are interested in a two night stay please send an enquiry and we will try to fit you in where we can. Also note that The Creamery is at the same location, and the two cottages can be booked together to accommodate 9 people.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

My home is on site so I am available for the whole of the stay. The cottage will be open when you arrive and I try to meet everyone on arrival day or the following morning to give a few tips on day trips and good pubs/restaurants.



Cancellation policy

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

Full refund

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

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

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

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 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).

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Liam D.
Average reply time:
3 hours 59 minutes

Calendar updated:
11 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Oct 2013. Located in Derbyshire, it has 45 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £493 to £567.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jun 2021.


Very Good
45 reviews
Very Good

Cosy cottage in good location
Apr 2021

Lovely cottage that felt very covid secure. Well equipped kitchen with everything that you'd need for a relaxing break away and fast WiFi throughout. Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy with patio t… More 

Reviewed 11 May 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Oct 2020

Nice cottage, walking distance to a friendly pub with good food, and well located for walks, and restaurants in Ashbourne (short drive). It is well-equipped and Liam is friendly and helpful.

Reviewed 31 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thanks for writing a review and glad you enjoyed your break. We will hopefully be open again soon.

Great base in the English countryside
Aug 2020

We stayed here for 3 nights - the apartment was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed. Our hosts were very accommodating and let our 2 girls play in the main garden and look at the famil… More 

Reviewed 31 Aug 2020

Owner's reply:
Thanks for reviewing. I'm glad you enjoyed the tortoise!
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

A pleasant few days...
Aug 2020

Fully equipped clean and warm cottage which met Covid 19 regulations. Good WiFi coverage. Lovely food a few minutes walk away at village pub, friendly landlady.

Reviewed 28 Aug 2020

Owner's reply:
Thanks for reviewing, and we'll pass your positive comments to the Red Lion (village pub).
Oswestry, United Kingdom

Beautiful well appointed cottage.
Aug 2020

We stayed here from Friday to Tuesday and were made to feel very welcome, we are a family of 5 and there is plenty of space and equipment for a fully self catered holiday. We ate out at the knockerdow… More 

Reviewed 5 Aug 2020

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Send Liam (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.

How do I contact Liam (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Liam (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Liam (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Liam (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Liam (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Liam (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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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Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Liam (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

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 Liam (the owner) a message.

If Liam (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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