I booked this cottage for 4 adults and a dog (labrador) from 17th - 20th July for our mums 68th Birthday weekend.
The cottage is clean and well equipped. These are the only plus points. The downstairs is tiny, with the smallest sofas known to man (other people have written about the furniture in the guest book), they don't make for comfortable seating after a long day out. The cottage is right on a busy road with no gate before the road meaning we couldn't let our dog potter in and out , the traffic flew by (especially on an evening). It's not suitable for small children in my opinion due to the roadside being so close.
There is little privacy as the cottages are in a row with another cottage facing them. It strikes me as a renovation in which they've tried to cram 3 cottages into a building designed for 2. The result...very cramped accommodation.
The noisiest neighbour is the cockerel who starts his day at 4am....it took us 3 nights to almost get used to his early wake up call.
I had problems having my security deposit returned (21 days after departure I got it back, and not without chasing). The owner tried to charge us £25 for 'cleaning' dog hair upstairs despite the fact our dog was kept downstairs and we'd swept up the wooden floor prior to leaving. This honestly has affected my opinion of booking a cottage through this site.
The town of Bakewell was our favourite and was only a 15 min journey away, sadly the memories of our time there haven't made up for the overall poor experience.
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We really enjoyed our stay at No.1 The Rumblings. They allow dogs too which is a bonus especially in those surroundings which are perfect for walking. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for a self-catering stay as well as many thoughtful extras.
It is in a good location for exploring the Peak District and we visited Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Bolsover Castle. We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a good base for visiting the beautiful surrounding area.