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Hockerley Cottage

(Ref. 1053651)

Whaley Bridge, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is so clean, comfy, very well equipped and the bed is amazing!"

    This was our third stay at Hockerley cottage and I hope it won’t be our last. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfectly located within a quiet, peaceful property yet close to all amenities and within easy access of Peak District and Derbyshire Dales."

    Very well equipped, comfortable and clean cottage. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Dec 2023

  • "Superb cottage, excellent facilities, top quality."

    Warm and snug in the very cold weather we experienced.. Jan was the perfect host, there when needed but not intrusive. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had to abort stay abruptly due to family emergency."

    However the short time we had was great. The cottage was immaculate with modern facilities. Heating, hot water, shower and cooking facilities were great. Cottage comprehensively equipped for all your needs. Couldn’t have asked for more. Many Thanks Howard.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Nov 2023

  • "We enjoyed a brilliant week at Hockerley cottage and would highly recommend it."

    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely to have another stay at Hockerley Cottage."

    Really comfortable and cosy, and well appointed. Jan and John (and Wilson the dog) are so friendly and have made this a wonderful cottage to stay in. Ideally placed for walking into Whaley Bridge, and perfect for walking in the Peak District. Thank you, Nigel and Dot

    Reviewed by Doris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hockerley Cottage provides everything required for a perfect break in the Peak District and Whaley Bridge is a great base."

    The cottage is finished to the highest standard everywhere and Jan and John are so helpful and knowledgeable with any questions you may have. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another wonderful week at Hockerley Cottage."

    Such a warm invite and again the cottage was perfect. If you want a cosy, well appointed and comfortable stay then look no further. A five minute walk from Whaley Bridge town where there are shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Thank you for having us. X

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, fitted out to a high standard, lovely owners , would stay again."

    Reviewed by Edwards5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation and very well equipped plus all the little extras you would ..."

    Lovely accommodation and very well equipped plus all the little extras you would need thoroughly enjoyed our stay would recommend this place

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely quiet surroundings."

    Perfect xx

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a really lovely relaxing holiday with everything provided for our comfort, very central for the place's we wanted to visit."

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay clean and very comfortable and the owners very friendly 10 out of 10"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was excellent - exactly as described."

    The shower room and kitchen were modern and well equipped. We had a small issue whist staying there which was dealt with promptly and efficiently. Jan was a delightful host and the welcome pack was very welcome! The cottage is a perfect getaway. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hockerley Cottage was clean, comfortable and in a handy location for visiting sights."

    It was a joy listening to the birds. The owners were very helpful and the cottage was exactly as advertised. WiFi was excellent which was an added bonus. Thank you for our welcome pack. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Jan was welcoming, helpful and generous."

    The cottage was excellent beyond our expectations. We had a very enjoyable week there.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "All facilities and utensils catered for."

    A well maintained and modernised property in a nice location. Handy for train station and buses. Trains direct to Manchester and Buxton. A good base for walks and travelling around peak district. Ideal for couples and solos. Made an excellent week's break.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Could have done with a dressing table for lady to do hair ."

    Didn’t like bed in window . Kitchen lovely. Bathroom/ shower room was. Stunning .

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage - it felt like a home from far away."

    Jan was quick to respond and very communicative throughout our stay. The cottage itself was very well-maintained and spacious. Close driving proximity to various hiking spots including Mam Tor and Kinder Scout. Recommend and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is exceptional in all respects."

    Lovely location with fantastic views over the hills in front of the cottage. It is equipped and refurbished to the highest standard and met our needs perfectly. We were lucky enough to meet the lovely owner Jan and her delightful dog Wilson. Jan was most helpful and informative regarding the cottage and the area and the luscious treats in the welcome basket were very much appreciated!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Julia, that is very kind of you. It was so lovely to meet you both. So pleased you enjoyed l staying in the cottage. Thanks so much Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Visited over the Christmas Break and had a wonderful time."

    Property is perfect has everything you need and more all of good quality. The area is great for exploring with good walks and the cottage is only about a 10 minute walk from the town and shops. Good bus service to Buxton if you don’t want to drive and there is a station very nearby. The hosts Jan and Jon were fantastic and checked we had everything we needed, the treats on arrival were a lovely touch so thank you both. Could not have wished for a nicer week away over Christmas, we will be back and recommending Hockerley Cottage to friends and family.

    Thank you so much for such a lovely and kind review. That is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you had such a lovely stay over Christmas and explored the local area too. Lovely to meet you both and you are welcome back anytime, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage is one of the best we have stayed in."

    Everything you need and all good quality. Walking distance to Whaley Bridge, with rail station to Buxton and Manchester. A number of walks close by. But many others within a 10 minute drive. We ate at Casa Di Pizza, Whaley Bridge one night, amazing, and The Old Hall, Chinley one lunch time again amazing. Jan and John the owners are lovely and should be proud of this property.

    Thank you so much Lesley that is so kind of you and much appreciated. Lovely to meet you both and so glad you had a good stay, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It is very well equipped, immaculately clean and very comfy. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, this is really appreciated and really glad you liked the cottage Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the most comfortable, well equipped and relaxing places we’ve ever stayed in."

    Certainly the most comfortable bed - hard to get out of in the morning! The owners are friendly and helpful while also giving their guests space to enjoy their holiday in peace. The extra little treats they provide make you feel welcome and valued. The cottage is in a great location being close to the station with trains to Manchester one way and Buxton the other, but also an easy drive to most areas of the Peak District. Plenty of lovely local walks to be had as well. We loved it.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback that was very kind and so glad you enjoyed your stay, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean and comfortable and we appreciated the goodies and local information provided in the welcome pack on our arrival."

    We also loved its close proximity to Whaley Bridge centre, and the the Railway Station. It was nice to explore further afield by train and not use the car for every day out.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. So glad you could explore the area and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hockerley Cottage."

    The accommodation is spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Its situation close to Whaley Bridge shops, train station, local supermarkets and restaurants is definitely an advantage. It is also well placed for discovering the delights of the Peak District. Jan was the perfect host, ensuring that we had everything we needed both before and during our stay. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Thank you so much for such kind feedback, much appreciated. I’m so pleased you had such a lovely stay and you are of course welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, very well thought out and equipped to a very high standard."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean. The area is a walkers paradise with walks on the canals, tramway trail, hill walks all from the doorstep. There is also nice villages a short drive away. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated. I would certainly recommend this cottage - it's in a lovely quiet location too.

    Thank you Sharon for such lovely feedback, that is so kind of you and very much appreciated. So pleased you had such a lovely time, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just back from our stay at Hockerley Cottage & what a wonderful stay we had."

    The property itself is handily placed to visit most attractions in the area & also very close to the station with trains travelling from Buxton to Manchester. The cottage has all the facilities you could want & more including Sky & a Smart TV which were perfect after a day of exploring the area. Finally a mention for Jan & John who are the perfect hosts & made sure we had everything we needed. I would certainly recommend Hockerley Cottage for anyone wanting a pleasant stay in the Peak Disrtict.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, always appreciated. So glad you had a lovely time, it was so nice to meet you both. Take care Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just enjoyed a 2 week stay at this accommodation which I would describe as well thought out, modern, spacious and all on one level set in rural Derbyshire."

    Ideally placed near Buxton for the Peak National Park and other locations easily reached by road. Also convenient for the local rail station for Buxton and Manchester direction and local rural bus services. Whaley Bridge has several eating establishments and the YO YO Chinese a favourite. We found Janet a friendly helpful host and the adorable 'Wilson' a highly recommended location to consider. Thank you for the welcome pack. Kathy & Peter August 2022

    Thank you so much Kathy and Peter, for such a lovely review, so kind of you. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Wilson loved you being next door, thank you for his treats! Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cleverly designed."

    Tastefully decorated. Comfortably furnished. Comprehensively (and expensively) equipped. Generously provisioned. Kindly hosted. And all packed into a relatively small space. Ideal for a holiday in an interesting town and area. We’ll be back!

    What lovely feedback, thank you so much! We would love to see you return. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautifully appointed clean cottage with all you need for a home from home experience."

    Friendly helpful owner with excellent communication. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, that is really appreciated. So pleased you liked the Cottage and glad the info was useful too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hockerley cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped."

    Great attention to detail has been given to make it comfortable and quirky. The welcome pack provided by the friendly and helpful hosts was greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much for staying here and for such a kind review, much appreciated. So glad the welcome pack was good too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant 5 star accommodation and friendly owners - thoroughly enjoyed our visit"

    So glad you had a lovely stay at the cottage. Thank you for staying here and for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2022

  • "This cottage proved perfect for our holiday."

    I loved the design with its spacious open plan living area. The bed was so comfortable it made us lie in when we should have been up and about! The separate walk through kitchen is modern and well equipped with integrated appliances. The modern shower room has a large walk in shower with twin heads and plenty of space for someone with mobility issues like myself. The quality of the cottage was also matched with the quality of service. A lovely welcome pack, milk in the fridge and even tabs for the washing machine were just some of the little touches that were appreciated. This cottage exceeded our expectations and is definitely somewhere we will return to . Five stars all round.

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review. So glad the Cottage was good and you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really super cottage."

    Very well presented, and very comfortable. The owners are very welcoming and the information they provide, both regarding the property itself and the attractions of the local area, is first class. We highly recommend this cottage and its location to any one seeking a holiday in Peak District.

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review, very kind of you and so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our second stay at Hockerley Cottage and as excellent as before."

    Really comfortable and cosy, and well appointed. Owners are very friendly and hospitable. Easily placed for walking into Whaley Bridge, and ideally situated for walking in the Peak District. Definitely recommend this cottage, a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback and it was so lovely to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Hockerley Cottage is of a very high standard and an ideal base for the Peak District."

    The owners provide a comprehensive guide to the property, the area, things to do and places to eat and a nice welcome pack. Contact before and during our stay was not intrusive but very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this property

    Thank you so much for your kind review, much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Hockerley Cottage is a lovely holiday property for two which certainly lived up to our expectations."

    Thoroughly recommended. Janet

    Thanks so much Janet for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay."

    Jan was very helpful with giving us information and help when we needed it, but was also very respectful of our privacy. The cottage was spotless and we had everything we needed. We couldn't ask for more!

    Thanks so much Jane for a lovely review. So pleased you had an enjoyable stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Another wonderful week in this superb property, which had everything we needed, and a great welcome from Jan."

    Hope to return soon.

    Thank you so much Chris, very kind. It was lovely to welcome you both back and so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "One of the best cottages that we have stayed at."

    It is a first class cottage with all modern facilities in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fitted out to the highest standard with a very helpful host on hand too"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    This cottage is perfect, in a lovely area with the most helpful hosts you could ask for. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very welcoming and friendly hosts who looked after us during our time there."

    Beautiful location with a warm homely feel. Would highly recommend to others and visit again.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay Jan made us really welcome beautiful cottage highly recommend thanks Rachel and Steve ."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2021

  • "My wife and I have just spent a wonderful weeks holiday at this lovely cottage and was welcomed by a lovely welcoming pack and the owners themselves to assure us of anything we may need that they will be happy to assist us with, it made us feel at home straight away and we both can highly recommend this cottage to anyone and all."

    Eileen and Bill.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean. It was a lovely base for us as we love to walk. We managed to get to lots of places we had never been before. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "This beautifully renovated property was perfect for retiring to after a long day strolling across the hills; has everything we needed."

    Very warm welcome and assistance from the lovely host, convenient for local services and quiet. Hope to return soon...

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in great location, friendly owners, every thing necessary for good holiday."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Does what it says on the "tin"."

    Very good choice of facilities and furnishings. Road up from village a bit of a fair ride.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Hockerly Cottage, there is so much to see all around and we will probably visit again."

    The cottage is beautiful and wonderfully equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Thanks once again to Jan, John and Wilson

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well laid out and absolutely spotless with superb quality bed linen, towels and kitchen with everything you need, the owner supplied a lovely welcome basket even including wine which was very welcome after our long journey."

    You have your own driveway and a lovely little private garden with table and chairs. The owners have clearly given an enormous amount of thought into the planning and fitting out of Hockley cottage it's a perfect place to stay. We cannot recommend it highly enough. It's perfect.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2021

  • "Enjoyed the holiday despite unpredictable weather."

    The facilities in the cottage are very modern, but there is a notice with full explanations of how things work, which was very helpful to us. Janet the host was very helpful and allowed us to arrive early on the first day., since the previous occupants left the previous Monday. The owner has a dog called Wilson who is lovely and friendly. Very enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "Ideal cottage for two, pretty setting, with all the mod cons you could wish for on a holiday."

    Tastefully decorated and thoughtfully laid out. Made it a pleasure to come back after an outing.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for two people."

    Description/photos do not really do justice to how comfortable and cosy it is. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Doris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Lots of small touches that were really lovely. Fantastic location. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Jul 2021

  • "What an amazing bolt hole."

    Jan the owner was so friendly but not intrusive. Furnished to a v high standard- all equipment was top of the range and shower room was amazing. In a good location for visiting the area. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "We couldn't have chosen a better or more suitable cottage to stay in, everything was first class."

    The owners, Jan, John couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful, even Wilson the spaniel was welcoming. This is a lovely location from which to explore the beauty of the Peaks and Derbyshire Dales, driving or walking is a pleasure.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2021

  • "Hockerley Cottage is superb, very comfy & home from home."

    Everything is top quality from fixture & fittings to the towels & bedding etc. Jan & John are the perfect hosts & make you very welcome on arrival. Every detail has been considered to ensure you have a lovely break away. We'd highly recommend the cottage to anyone & hope to return. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great hosts, great property, beautifully equipped."

    Couldn't have asked for more. Well placed for exploring the area. You must meet Wilson the dog. Tony & Jackie.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is amazing!"

    A modern and stylish place with a fantastic taste of design. We stepped in, and we knew that we would have a perfect time. Comfy and cosy inter with a beautiful view and unique sounds of nature. We recommend it a lot and want to come back. Again... thank you for a perfect time.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Hockerly Cottage."

    Was extremely clean , comfy and modern. The owners communicated via text message, and went above and beyond to be helpfull. Would definatly recomend!

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and living area
  • Modern bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, Sonos Smart TV, books, games, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private patio with seating and lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is on the owner's grounds

The property

Discover your own private escape set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, where this chic and contemporary abode rests for a party of two to settle in for a quiet weekend.

Sat on an elevated land, a sweeping driveway leads you to the front of the ground-floor stone cottage, based close to the owner's property on their grounds, boasting your very own private lawned area through a charming pergola, you'll find a rugged rockery garden, lush shrubbery as well as your own patio space in front of the property where you can sit out and delight in a morning coffee.

The rustic exterior is shifted as soon as you step into the contemporary open-plan room, a large studio layout space in an 'L-shape', with quirky lighting, wood laminate flooring, a bespoke king-size bed, dining and a kitchen area.

Make use of the wall-mounted, swing out Smart TV, complemented with a Sonos speaker and sky channels, you can enjoy a film either tucked up in bed on a lazy morning, or with a bottle of wine on the plush sofa of an evening, there's also a selection of games and books to keep you entertained on a rainy day.

The king-size bed is situated next to natural light seeping in through the bay windows, as well as handy reading lights on each side of the bed for a late night read.

Throw together a fantastic home-cooked meal in the state-of-the-art kitchen, equipped with a washer/dryer, microwave, fridge with Ice box, oven and hob, all surrounded by elegant decór and sleek fittings.

Start your day right in the splendid shower room, a wet room style space with an extremely spacious walk-in shower, accompanied by a funky heated towel rail, an illuminated recess wall and mirror for extra brightness, and an alternative obscured glass window to the side.

Whaley Bridge town centre is just a short stroll away with a range of convenience stores for you to stock up on snacks, as well as local pubs and a few takeaways for a date night inside when you don't feel like cooking.

The historic town of Chapel-en-le-Frith is recognised as the Capital of the Peak, home to a wide selection of boutique shops, lovely cafés, supermarkets, and a golf club, as well as a 13th Century Church, the 18th Century Church Brow, and the Market Place with stocks and ancient cross.

Take a short drive over to New Mills, a thriving town boasting an arts centre, leisure facilities, children's amusement centre, and a train station with links to Buxton and Manchester Picadilly.

For a day of adventure, climb Eccles Pike, an isolated hill with stunning landscape views of the Dark Peak summits, alternatively, avid ramblers can challenge themselves to the Kinder’s moorland plateau as a starting point to the Pennine Way or Snake Pass.

This cottage is a lovely base to visit surrounding Peak District villages such as Bakewell, Ashbourne, and visit landmark attractions including the dramatic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, limestone caves at Blue John Cavern.

A fantastic getaway awaits you for a couples retreat at Hockerley Cottage.

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 3 miles; New Mills 4 miles; Buxton 7 miles.

Known as the Gateway to the Goyt Valley, Whaley Bridge is a lovely little town in the High Peak. Passing by the station, with its’ links to Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly, Whaley Bridge town centre is just a short stroll away. A range of local businesses include food and convenience stores. Pubs, restaurants and takeaways in the town provide great options when you don't feel like cooking. Chapel-en-le-Frith, known as the Capital of the Peak, is only a short drive away, boasting a cobbled market place and historic old stocks. Within easy driving distance is the delightful spa town of Buxton, famous not only for its therapeutic spring water, but also for its Pavilion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House. Within easy driving distance are the Blue John Cavern show caves at Castleton and many stately homes, such as Chatsworth House and Lyme Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas