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Rocking Stone Cottage

Reviews

One of the joys of running Rocking Stone Cottage is the lovely people we get to meet. Here are a selection of reviews from the many we receive that really make the job worthwhile!

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Leslie

Wow! One of the best AirBB experiences. Rachael is an exceptional host. The cottage is truly outstanding. The Cottage was clean, beautiful, tremendously comfortable, stylish, practical, modern and yet deeply sympathetic with its heritage within a fantastic location. The little thoughtful details exceeded my experience with luxurious 5-star hotels. Rachael communication was fast, clear and she is super friendly. She gave us lots of local information and recommendations. The photos and description are accurate, and reality exceeds what you see in the listing. We will be returning. Our self-check in was super easy, the fireplace was set, and a single match got a roaring fire going in a minute. Upstairs the 2 bedrooms are huge and the 2 bathrooms modern, stylish and wonderful. Loads of hot water, great showers, with good pressure. The third downstairs toilet is just a bonus. The kitchen while compact is extremely well equipped and comes with a dishwasher. We had no problem cooking dinner and breakfast. The lounge by the fireplace is comfortable and Rachael provides books, TV, movies and games. Great fast Wi-Fi was fantastic. Overall the cottage is very well designed, warm, peaceful and very well equipped. Over the 4 days we did not run out of anything and everything you need is thoughtfully provided. Rachael gave us a wonderful welcome gift and loads of information on the area and things to do. Parking as easy. Hiking from the cottage was as simple as stepping out the door. We stayed in winder, but the outside terrace and BBQ looked fantastic. Very comfortable for 2 couples. Do stay here!
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Lindsay

Amazing place! We very much appreciated their attention to detail. We hope to come back again.
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Louise

An exceptional cottage, every home comfort and everything to a high standard- highly recommended. We hope to return soon.
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Marcus

This is the perfect rural get away. Beautiful surroundings and excellent accommodation; comfortable, stylish and well equipped for a self catered holiday. Rachael is the perfect host; friendly, welcoming and very easy to communicate with both before and during the stay. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.
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Tamar

Rachael and Gerry's house is in an idyllic location, a great base for exploring the area (Chatsworth and Bakewell are very close by). There are some stunning walks into and around Birchover, and two lovely pubs in the village (the food at the Druid Inn is sensational). The house itself is warm, inviting, beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with two big ensuite bedrooms - perfect for two couples. Rachael and Gerry are very welcoming and thoughtful hosts. We would certainly stay again if in the area.
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Lorraine

What a beautiful place to stay. Rachael’s thoughtful little extras were a lovely welcome. The brownies, the marmalade, the biscuits, the apples and not forgetting the Prosecco! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for a lovely short break away. I would highly recommend.
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Steve

What a beautiful place to stay. Rachael’s thoughtful little extras were a lovely welcome. The brownies, the marmalade, the biscuits, the apples and not forgetting the Prosecco! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for a lovely short break away. I would highly recommend.
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Erica

This was our second visit to Rocking Stone Cottage. It was just as wonderful as we found it during our first visit. Rachael and Gerry have done everything to make guests feel comfortable. The cottage is spotless, with extremely comfortable beds. One of the things we enjoy the most is the quiet location. It is very peaceful with hardly any noise - no traffic at all and just the sound of the sheep, birds and wind in the trees. It is a great location for visiting the Peak District. We will miss the two dogs Charlie & Hartley such well behaved dogs with real character. Thank you Rachael and Gerry for everything. Erica, Dom, Ally and Em.
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Chris

This was our second time staying at Rachael’s because we loved it so much the first time. It was just as good second time around - we discovered new walks and pubs in the area, and Rachael was the perfect host again. We hope to be back soon!
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Alison

We loved our little break with our new baby so much. It was the perfect oasis of calm after a busy few months. The cottage was so nicely done and cosy that we secretly quite enjoyed using the bad weather as an excuse to stay in and use the lovely fire and amazing bath, especially when Rachael dropped in the most delicious home baking. She was so friendly, gave us some great local tips and was so kind in being flexible with our sudden change of plan. We would love to return in warmer months to make use of the bbq area and beautiful walks around the property. I would definitely recommend.
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Gary

Fantastic cottage, charming detail. It was a lovely spot to relax and enjoy time with family. Hosts were fantastic from start to finish.
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Rebecca

Rachael and Gerry’s amazing Rocking Stone Cottage is beautiful, it’s in a great location, quiet, out of the way, just what we were looking for. The attention to detail is fantastic, the lovely welcoming bottle of prosecco and the delightful chocolate brownies we received after a great long walk were very much appreciated. And there’s no way we can’t mention Charlie and Heartly, they are a bit partial to sausages!!! Thank you again for a lovely stay, great hosts x.
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Donald

We had a lovely long weekend at Rocking Stone Cottage! The cottage is of an exceptionally high standard with views across the valley. Rachel and Gerry are wonderful hosts and have an in-depth knowledge of the area and can provide lots of great recommendations for day trips and restaurants etc. We hope to return again soon and I highly recommend.
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Rocking Stone Farm, Birchover, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2BL.

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