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Wayward Cottage

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Leek, Staffordshire, England
Wayward Cottage is part of Lowes Farm located in a rural setting in the southern end of the Peak District National Park. Sited on a hill top and a mile outside the village of Grindon, there are fabulous views every way you turn, whatever the season. It is ideally placed for either a relaxing experience or an active holiday.
About the Owner, Bernard E
Response Rate: 92 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We (Nic and Bern) live on site and we're usually around to welcome guests and hand over the keys. If we're out for any reason we'll let you know where we'll leave the keys for you.
We know that some of our visitors like peace and quiet and their privacy and above all we want our guests to enjoy their stay. If you do need some help or information - or just want to pass the time of day - just knock on our door or we're often about working with the horses or the miniature sheep and we're very happy to help or tell you about the animals.
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Listing #HL6608886
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Very good - based on 3 reviews
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Mick Y
King's Lynn, norfolkl, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
person found this review helpful

Brilliant views and great to be away from mobile signals. All the people we spoke to were welcoming a helpful, we took our dog and over the week we walked all of the Manifold Way, plus various other outings. All these factors made a lovely holiday.

Management response:

Thanks for the kind words Mick. You guys are welcome any time!


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Michael F
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
person found this review helpful

What a find, to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the spot. Very well equipped cottage, ideal just for two, views in all directions and close enough to the Manifold trail for many good days walking or cycling. A welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch. Our hosts could not have been...

Management response:

Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you staying. Nic and Bern.


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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
person found this review helpful

Wayward Cottage met all our expectations for our break. The hosts were attentive but unintrusive. The cottage is spacious and well laid out, with modern features but retaining its passed: exposed wooden beams and log fire. The hospitality gifts (fresh eggs, wine, biscuits, tea, coffee and wood for the fire, were a lovely add on. A great centre for walking,...

Management response:

Hi Phillip Thanks for the review. Was good to meet you both and pleased that you had a good time


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
R 840
25 May 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
4 nights
R 924
R 5 882
29 Jun 2018 -
19 Jul 2018
7 nights --
R 5 882
20 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
7 nights --
R 6 890
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The Peak District National Park is renowned for its walking and there are plenty of footpaths in the area, including a four and a half mile circular walk at the bottom of our drive. The Manifold and Tissington trails are a short distance away, as is Dovedale. Lud's Church, Thor's Cave and the Roaches are popular walking spots. There is cycle hire at the Manifold Valley.
There are lots of country pubs and plenty of cafes and restaurants (many dog friendly) in Leek (8 miles) and Ashbourne (11 miles).
Among the many nearby attractions - Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, an otter sanctuary, a wildlife park and caverns
A little further afield (45 minutes) Bakewell and Buxton are well worth a visit.
Getting around
Unfortunately public transport is quite limited in the Peak District and you really do need a car to get about.
Car recommended
How to get there
We're 20 minutes from Leek and 25 minutes from Ashbourne. Satnavs will almost find us but, don't worry, when you book we'll send you directions to help you get here
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