I visited Avonlea Cottage with my girlfriend in November for a long weekend. The cottage is lovely and cosy and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Lovely welcome from Chris and Carole with a bottle of prosecco which was well received! Nice log burner - when we got it going! As others have said, the bed is very comfortable! No issues with the shower which was powerful and warm! Watch your step around the back if it has been raining as the paving gets slippy!
Visited the Bull's Head in the village, which had friendly staff and excellent food at reasonable prices (main meal around £11). Also visited Chatsworth House, about a 20 minute drive away, which was fantastic with its Alice in Wonderland theme for Christmas, £20 entry but well worth it, as well as a huge Christmas market. We also went to Poole's Cavern which is a natural cave system in Buxton, also a 20 minute drive, with some impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Our tour guide was very informative and excellent with the children who were on the tour. Nearby is Bakewell, which is a lovely town, famous for its Bakewell Pudding, which is also worth a visit.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend Avonlea Cottage and would not hesitate to visit again.More