The village is charming and centrally located for exploring Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and the southern part of the Peak District. The locals are friendly and welcoming (I enjoyed an evening playing badminton in the church hall next door after a chance encounter with one of the locals in the street outside).
The owners seem to have thought of everything including tea and biscuits on arrival! It was clean and well kept and and provided everything we needed for our week long stay. I would definitely have no hesitation in booking there again.
We stayed a week with 2 children. The house is in the centre of the village, so close to shops, pubs and restaurants.
The owners are very welcoming and helpful.
A few very nice walks start nearby, so ideally situated.
Beech Cottage is a lovely holiday home, clean and well equipped. Good base for a family holiday but there is a big BUT... The church clock chimes every hour and is really loud in the single bedroom and room in the roof! It would have been really helpful to have known this before booking so we could have been better informed and made a judgement as to whether this was going to be OK especially as we have a 3 year old and 2 month old. Also, beware that the bell ringers practice on a Tuesday evening until about 9pm so forget trying to get your children to sleep before then as they also are very loud! Cannot fault the cottage itself or the helpfulness of the owners but the church noise was not great!
We had a wonderful week staying at Beech cottage. The log fire on arrival made the place cosy and welcoming. There was plenty of space to keep my bike, and the village was a great base for many cycling routes. The cottage had everything we wanted, and the kitchen had all the equipment needed to cook a meal.
Hartington itself is a nice village with a village store selling good beer, Cafe with tasty cakes, Cheese shop with a wonderful 'Snowdownia Black Bomber' cheddar and and the Devinshire Arms served delicious food. All of this was less than a minutes walk from the cottage. There are many short or long walks with great views around the village and it's close enough drive to all the sites in the Peaks.
All in all it was just the break we were after and we'd be happy to stay here again.
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