About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 bed, sleep 3, set in the Manifold Valley in the Peak District National Park
Built c 1700 and named after one of its original occupants, Birch Cottage enjoys glorious views over the Manifold Valley. Recently renovated, the cottage features a cosy mix of beams, tiled floors, wooden latch doors, a handmade kitchen and a wonderful stone fireplace with log burner.
Tastefully decorated and well equipped to merge modern amenities with period charm, it offers a relaxing haven to get away from it all. The comfortable size lounge has a log burner (first basket of logs provided free, then more available on an honesty system), free WiFi, freeview TV with DVD player and a selection of DVD's and books.
Birch Cottage is perfectly located in the Peak District National Park in an ideal spot for exploring the area. We have wonderful walking and cycling from the doorstep. The cottage is in a perfect location for enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities or just to use as a base to explore the area.
There are numerous activities in the area and a good pub 5 minutes walk from the door. There are many other pubs and restaurants within a short drive.
Parking is available at the cottage for one vehicle. There is also secure storage for bikes or other sports equipment in a shed about 50 yards from the cottage.
Please note that due to the age of the cottage the stairs are reasonably steep and we would advise care when negotiating them with luggage.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Sue Bradbury
Birch Cottage is owned by myself and my sister Helen Archer. I live in Staffordshire and Helen in Derbyshire and we both love walking and living in the countryside. We both have four dogs each and various horses, ducks and cattle. We both love walking in the Peak District National Park and spending time with our dogs. We regularly take ours away with us for a week or so's walking and feel very strongly that you should be able to do so and still be able to enjoy a quality cottage in a lovely area. Birch Cottage has undergone a fairly extensive renovation programme and we are now very proud of it. We would be delighted to welcome you to Birch Cottage and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Sue Bradbury purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Sue Bradbury chose Warslow
We were looking for a cottage within the Peak District National Park, with car parking and with access to excellent countryside. We fell in love with Birch Cottage the minute we entered it - it has glorious views over the Manifold Valley and a cute cottage garden to sit and enjoy the views with a cup of tea (or something stronger!). The village pub within a very short walk, across a footpath opposite the cottage, was also a real bonus.
What makes this Cottage unique
Birch Cottage is part of Seven Chimneys a 'cheek by jowl' jumble of cottages which at one time also included the local police station! Two of the cottages have since been demolished, leaving just the five properties.We feel it is very charming and unique. and those views.......
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Really well presented and super friendly owners
Quaint and cosy with all that you need for a fab getaway. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you Simon. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you’ll see it without a blanket of snow next time!
Delightful, well equipped cottage
The owners were very accommodating and made us feel at home immediately. Everything was clean and up-to-date and the bathroom was a dream. We met several of the neighbours who were all very friendly.
We spent most of the time in glorious weather exploring the local villages and walking along the Manifold valley.
I would have given 5 stars, but the parking and access road is a bit narrow. We managed OK but large cars could have a problem. I daresay that this is a common problem in country villages, and you take it as you find it.
delightful stone cottage on the edge of the Peak District
From the very first contact at booking Sue could not have been more responsive and helpful. We had a flat tire on our way to meet her and she came and picked up my husband to take him to the cottage and show him everything and then brought him back & stayed with us until the tire repairman arrived.
Upon finally arriving at the cottage we were met with a large bouquet of daffodils and a bottle of French wine - quite an unexpected pleasure after the hectic day we had had.
The cottage has all new furnishings and the kitchen is fully stocked with silverware and cooking utensils as well as pots and pans., as well as a variety of glassware. It was great to have a washing machine available also.
The main bedroom had ample storage space for clothes with an armoire, dresser and 2 bedside tables. We did not use the second bedroom except as a place to put our empty suitcases. Absolutely loved having a heated towel bar in the bathroom - so hand to dry things on. We had a little trouble figuring out the shower, but that was more because we are Americans and not used to the type of water heating system used in England.
It was unseasonably cold during our stay so we were very happy to have the fireplace to help keep us warm.
Sue had lots of information available on the Peak District available along with general reading material. We used the map she provided everyday, and the Derbyshire magazines were first rate for information on new walks and places to visit.
We would certainly recommend Birch Cottage to anyone looking for a quaint stone cottage in a small village in northern Staffordshire, just a short drive from the Peak District.
Thank you for your kind comments Barbara. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you stay at Birch Cottage. I hope you enjoyed the second part of your trip.
Have a good summer and enjoy the horse riding!
Lovely cosey cottage and lovely welcoming owner!
Me my dog and my boyfriend had a lovely four night stay here really well equipped cottage and a lovely welcome by Sue. Would definitely recommend! Thanks again :) Ella
Great property and location, definitely recommend
We had a lovely long weekend at Birch Cottage which was all as described and more. The owners have prepared the property to ensure guests are really comfortable and provide all necessary facilities and extra touches including a welcome pack. The property is well located for exploring the area either by car or on foot from the front door. Lots of dog friendly pubs close by and plenty places to eat out. Definitely recommend and will return.
Thanks for your kind comments Derek and for being such super guests. It was lovely to meet you and hopefully, we'll see you back again.
Wonderful find !
We had a lovely stay in this cosy cottage, it was an ideal location for us as we walked straight out of the cottage onto footpaths. The cottage is lovely and quaint, well equipped , beautifully decorated and very clean. A nice welcome by the hosts ensured we had everything we needed , we are definitely planning on returning .
Warslow is a pretty stone built village situated on the side of the beautiful Manifold Valley within the Peak District National Park. It was originally a small estate village, remodelled and rebuilt in Georgian times by the Harpur Crewe family who lived at Calke Abbey. Warslow sits above the Manifold Valley through which runs the manifold way, a former narrow guage railway line which closed in 1934. The roughly 8 mile long track runs from Hulme End to Waterhouses through spectacular scenery in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Warslow has one pub, The Greyhound which dates from the 1750's. It provides an ideal base to explore the Peak District and an excellent base for walkers or cyclists. It is approximately 11 miles from Buxton (with its famous opera house) and 10 miles from Ashbourne (with its lovely antique shops and local markets). Bakewell, where you have to sample the famous puddings is 14 miles. Alton Towers is only 14 miles away too. The well known village of Hartington is just a couple of miles away and offers a good selection of shops and amenities, including the award famous Hartington Cheese and Wine Company producing and selling a wide range of delicious cheeses. This area is fabulous for walking, cycling and horse riding.