The location was perfect for exploring. We were on canal boat property. We could walk the towpath to a brand new Tesco superstore. The train was a five-minute walk. Manchester was 30 minutes by train. We were within a half hours drive of some of the best hikes in the high peaks. Whenever we go to the UK we make sure our National Trust membership is up to date but we found the hiking so exhilarating that we only visited one national trust property during our two-week stay. The cottage was cozy, good bath with great water pressure and plenty of hot water. Water from the tap was cool and good tasting. Stairs to the bedroom are a bit steep but a good sturdy handrail. The place could use a place to hang clothes and better reading lights as the living area has only one window. We never once turned on the television.