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Birch Cottage Holiday Cottage, centrally located In the village of Hartington.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen/diner, lounge, garden, car parking, cycle storage

Birch Cottage self catering holiday cottage in Hartington, is an ideal base from which to explore the Peak District National Park. The cottage is approximately 200 yards from the local village shops, Post Office and Inns.

The cottage is a 3 storey stone cottages. Convenient for couples and families to book, or for larger groups it can be booked alongside our sister cottage Beech Cottage which is next door.

Sorry but we do not accept bookings from hen/stag/house parties. If such bookings are made you will be asked to leave the property with no refund of monies paid.

The cottage has a lawned garden, at the front, with garden furniture and BBQ. A private off road car parking space is available for one car, with ample additional car parking available on the quiet adjacent road.

The interior of the cottage comprises of Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Bathroom and three bedrooms. It can sleep 6+1 in a king size bedroom, a single bedroom (actually a double bed but with access from one side only), and a family room with a king size bed and a single bed. The bathroom is located on the first floor, and the family room has an en suite WC and basin.

The cottage is personally supervised by ourselves, and we are close at hand should you need any help or assistance or advice on activities and places to visit in the area.

As “locals”, having lived in Hartington all our lives, we have a wealth of local information. We take pride in our cottages, and our high standard of housekeeping reflects this.

We look forward to welcoming you to our cottages, and will endeavour to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable.

More Details

Fred & Lesley Birch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Fred & Lesley Birch

We are both local to the area, Fred was born in Hartington and we have both lived here for 36 years, and therefore we have a good knowledge of the local area. We are able to advise you on the best places to visit, to shop, to walk/cycle, to eat and to drink.

Fred & Lesley Birch purchased this cottage in 1940

Why Fred & Lesley Birch chose Derbyshire Dales

The cottage is conveniently situated in the beautiful village of Hartington. Hartington is an ideal place for visiting the Peak District and for sightseeing the area. The nearest towns which are approximately 10 miles away are Ashbourne, Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell and Leek. Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is 20 minute drive away, and Alton Towers theme park is also a 20 minute drive away. There are numerous walks which can be started from the village, and the Tissington Cycle trail is approximately 1 mile out of the village.


Hartington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests breaching house rules will be asked to leave immediately.
  • All damages to be paid for
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is on the 1st floor and has a bath with overhead shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor. We provide safety bath mat, shower gel, hand wash, and initial supply of toilet rolls.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Single room, with double bed but access from one side only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , On 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , On 2nd floor
  • The cottage sleeps 6 +1. Bedroom 1 - sleeps 2 in a king size bed. On 1st floor. Bedroom 2 - sleeps 1 +1 in a double bed. It is a small room, and the bed has access from one side only. Ideal for 2 children, or if adults don't mind the limited space. On 1st floor. Bedroom 3 - sleeps 3 in a king size bed and a single bed. It also has an en suite WC and basin. On 2nd floor. All bed linen is provided, the beds have duvets and the beds are prepared for your stay. Each bedroom has bedside table & light, wardrobes, chest of drawers or shelf space, carpeted throughout. A bath towel and a hand towel is provided for each guest. A travel cot with linen and blankets is available in the cottage.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • spelunking


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Birch Cottage Holiday Cottage, centrally located In the village of Hartington.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Stafford, UK

Clean, spacious cottage in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in Birch Cottage. A lovely place with friendly, helpful owners (Fred and Lesley). A short stroll from the Devonshire Arms where we ate each evening. Hartington is a great hub for walking or cycling and exploring the Peak District. The cottage itself is really nice, very clean, well maintained, comfortable beds, cosy, all the utensils etc you need in a kitchen - can't speak highly enough about the place.

We'll certainly recommend the cottage to others and we hope to make a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the cottage so comfortable and clean. It was lovely meeting you in the pub on Sunday night, and getting to know everyone. Thank you so much for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, it was a dream to do the changeover. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Fred & Lesley
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Comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This was abeautifully clean, very well equipped cottage. Sleeping for 6 large adults was a bit tight but ideal for a smaller family. The owners werereadily available to share their local knowledge and make us welcome. Hartington is an attractive village and very central to some beautiful, less touristy parts of the Peaks. We enjoyed the local cycle hire to explore the old railway cycle routes. We hope to return

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Delia, it is very much appreciated. I am pleased you found the cottage to be clean, comfortable and well equipped. We do try to think of everything that will be needed during a stay. I hope to see you again at some stage in the future, as there are many interesting places to visit in the area. Kind regards, Lesley
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, warm everything we needed. Hope to come back

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the cottage comfortable. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lesley
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Pre Christmas chill

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to come to come and relax. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Lovely touches- tea & biscuits waiting for us on arrival, the fire set, a Christmas tree put up & decorated. Beautiful walking country on the door step. Great Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak. A great stay. Good value for money.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the cottage comfortable. Have a good Christmas and a happy New Year. Best wishes, Lesley
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Hartington village cottage - very well situatuated, equipped, comfortable and clean

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for our long weekend (or longer). We arrived to find a generous welcome pack of supplies. Although we ate out at various pubs the kitchen is well equipped and was spotlessly clean as was the rest of the house. The living room furniture is comfortable and the log burner (with a plentiful supply in the outhouse) soon warmed the room. That said, the central heating worked well.

If you arrive and wonder where to hang coats you will soon find hooks through the door onto the staircase. The front bedroom is very spacious and there is ample cupboard space.

The village shops are nearby, the closest being yards away from the front gate. The staff are friendly and newspapers are stocked. We had a meal at the friendly Devonshire Arms which can be recommended, being a very short walk away.

There is a choice of varied walks from the village but Dovedale and other popular places are easily reached by car.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind review. I am pleased you liked the cottage and found it to be warm and comfortable and conveniently situated for your stay
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Very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and cosy cottage, helpful owners. Shops and restaurants in close walking distance, very handy. Ideal location to explore Peak district.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Devonshire Arms, Hartington
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Matlock, Buxton, Chesterfield
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Carriages, Newhaven
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund