This was a lovely warm and comfy cottage for a 4 night Christmas break. The location was the main attraction as we have family locally so wanted to hook up with them for the many festive events (brass band and carols playing in local caverns with free mulled wine being a highlight!). The cottage was just right for us, really warm, woodburner roaring in the snowy evenings, comfortable and beautiful main bedroom for us. Its not a pristine house (no shower, dining room bit old fashioned in decor) but easy to relax in and hot baths were all we wanted after long walks on the moors. Slight niggle was lack of basics - only enough dishwasher tablets, laundry liquid and matches to last 1 day, and i didnt think to pack those. Shop in village open Christmas Eve luckily! All in all, none of us wanted to leave...
Has all you will need. Warm and comfortable. Easy access to shops and food outlets. Perfect stay for the White Peak Way. Shower is a bit useless but bath is fine. I'm a bit worried about the cooker; it should shut off the gas when the lid is put down but it does not, the mechanism has been overridden or, more likely, bent through misuse!
Had an excellent break in Primrose Cottage in Tideswell. Everything you need for a comfortable stay, loved it. We had a meal in the pub next door which was also excellent.
Left replacement soap and loo roll!
The cottage is well equipted for all requirements, and some. Best equipted holiday let I've been too.
The only thing that would be good would be a shower curtain as there is a shower attachment on bath but you wet athe floor when using it.
The village is really pictures and has all amenities you need with lovely fish and chips .
We used the local village shop delivery service and all items where really good quality and came when we arrived.
I will say if you have mobility problems the cottage would not be suitable as the stairs are very steep and there is a flight of stairs to go in ahead garden as well
The property is typical for the area and retains its character within most of the furnishings and decor. It suited our purposes as a base from which to walk the surrounding area (we covered almost 23 miles in two and a half days). The heating worked well and the bed was comfortable.. The property is able to sleep 6/7 people, but there was only seating in the living room for 4/5 people and tucked away in the corner is a tiny tv. The kitchen was reasonably well stocked including washer/dryer, double oven and dishwasher. I would say though, that the fridge/freezer could do with being replaced as the freezer section is much too small to accommodate food even for the few of us there at the time.
Bare floorboards and a rug downstairs is okay, but my personal preference for the steep wooden painted stairs, would be to carpet or at least have some edging as an anti-slip measure.
In summary, the property is a great place to stay as long as you are aware of and prepared to accept, all the details at the time of booking.