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Beech Cottage, centrally situated in the village of Hartington

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Garden, car parking, cycle storage

Beech 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 Birch 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 7 in a king size bedroom, a single bedroom, and a family room with a double and 2 single beds. The bathroom is located on the ground floor.

More Details

Fred & Lesley Birch
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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


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 the 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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is on the ground 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 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Sleeps 2 guests in a king size bed, on 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 1 guest in a single bed, on 1st floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 4 guests, a double bed & 2 single beds, on 2nd floor
  • The cottage sleeps 7. Bedroom 1 - sleeps 2 in a king size bed, on 1st floor. Bedroom 2 - sleeps 1 in a single, on 1st floor. Bedroom 3 - sleeps 4 in a double bed and 2 single beds, 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:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • spelunking


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Beech Cottage, centrally situated in the village of Hartington
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Home from Home !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 the eldest being 89yrs old were delighted with our weekend Break in Beech Cottage.

Sat Nav detail correct took us right to the Cottage.

Lesley was friendly and happy to help when neeeded.

First impression was of a beautiful, clean, well maintained cottage.

Excellent value for our stay.

Every you needed plus some thoughtful extras.

Would definitely recommend this Cottage and visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Oliver. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the cottage comfortable and clean. I do try to think of hidden extras that will make it easier for guests staying. Thank you again, Lesley
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Hartington is a hamlet, made up of homely cottages like Birch and Beech which are little Gems

  • 5 of 5

Lesley and Fred are the most welcoming of hosts, on hand if you need any help but not in any way obtrusive. Their cottage met all our expectations and then some. Beech Cottage has so much charm and was so clean and warm, with it's central heating and support log fire, very comfortable beds and such an extremely well equipped kitchen that the chef in our party was delighted with all of the range and quality of the available cookware.

Lesley used her insider connections to personally arranged a table for us at the 'The Devonshire' for dinner on our fist night, which was fully booked despite being a Sunday evening, we would never have got a table it really was all reserved. Jan and Dave could not have been more hospitable but it was the food that was truly remarkable and we both enjoyed the best lamb shank we have ever tasted which was served to us with winter veg in the most delicious flavorsome sauce. The wine list was good and we chose Dave's best Portuguese red to accompany our meal.

The village has every essential you might need to fulfill a holiday dream come true such as a cream tea in the local post office or getting all your daily food stuff in 'the village shop' such as veg n fruit & home made cakes and fresh bread and a deli counter, this bygone hamlet also boasts the best award winning cheese shop, its absolutely awesome, we brought loads home as gifts for friends and family.

You can wander around the antique shops or watch the ducks on the village pond after a day walking or driving around some of the best breathtaking country side views that England has to offer, mostly farm land with charming dry-stone walls which I found totally enchanting.

Ashbourne and Buxton are charming little towns close to the cottage and have lots to offer in terms of of really good quality shops along with charming little independent shops. Buxton is a spa town and has the most amazing arctitecture

I really want to come back here and bring all the family. Our cottage slept 7 and I think Birch cottage which is adjoining next door has a similar capacity we are 10-12 so it should work out well for us to bring all the grand children for a trip to Abraham's Heights and wear them out on the much loved walks around scenic Dovedale.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the cottage, warm, clean and comfortable. We are always on hand if any guests need to know any places to visit, eat etc. As you say the village is beautiful with local shops to visit and buy fresh locally sourced food items, along with the hospitable Devonshire Arms. We hope to see you again in the future with your family, many thanks Lesley
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Fantastic stay would recommend to anyone!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend, felt very homely with a lovely welcome by the owners and a nice touch having the open fire on for when we arrived!

Couldn't of wished for better, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly, glad you found the cottage warm, cosy and comfortable and had a good weekend. Lesley & Fred
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  • 4 of 5

Beech cottage is set in a beautiful characteristic village within easy reach of nearby amenities. The cottage itself is very well equipped and has everything you need to make your stay as stress free as possible. The owners have thought of everything, from a welcome tray of tea,coffee etc to shower gel and cleaning products. There are instruction manuals for the electrical goods,fire and recycling. There is also a comprehensive guide to the village, nearby amenities and local walks. In my opinion the owners have thought of everything to ensure a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased you found the cottage comfortable and well equipped for your stay. We do try to provide all the basics needed for guests, as well as a full list of activities and places of interest for guests to visit. Many thanks, Lesley
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Devonshire Arms
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Matlock, Buxton, Chesterfield
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Charles Cotton
Car: recommended

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.


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

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