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The Bothy

(Ref. 985640)

Wildboarclough, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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86 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was extremely well equipped - the only thing we needed ( because the weather was so hot), were parasols for the outside tables!"

    ! Otherwise, we all agreed it was the best holiday cottage we had ever stayed in. The location was amazing and the hot tub the star attraction. It comfortably accommodated 12 plus 2 babies. We all thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "I would highly recommend a stay at this property."

    Everything about our stay was ideal. (One quibble: maybe a heads up in the information pack about the total lack of phone signal?)

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing property that offers everything you could want in an utterly beautiful location."

    The wine & chocolates were a very welcome surprise. Thank you for our stay.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, big, comfortable house with all amenities you could need."

    Great views from the house and plenty of walks. Hot tub an added bonus. Would have been helpful to have had more dishwasher tablets and a dishcloth.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2024

  • "A fantastic property to rent in a stunning location."

    The walk we did was breath taking. We stopped at The Hanging Gate pub, which is worth a visit regardless for the views. We have had the best weekend and will definitely be back. The hot tub is a welcome bonus at the end of a tiring day. It made our weekend. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "It's a great place to visit and stay and we loved it so much we have already rebooked for next year"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great weekend at the Bothy with all our family celebrating a special occasion."

    The house is beautifully furnished; the beds are comfortable; the kitchen well kitted out for catering for a larger group; the hot tub was well maintained and fun. A beautiful part of the world, we would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback Rosemary. We can't wait to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We’ve stayed at the bothy a couple of times and have booked again for later in the year,it’s the best place to stay,comfortable and well equipped, also the surrounding area is beautiful to go out and about in."

    We look forward to seeing you again later this year. We will pop a note in the diary and leave a treat for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Bothy is a well appointed house, which suited our multi family stay well."

    Its in a good location with easy access to Macclesfield and Buxton and has many lovely walks within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Doug4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Boffy ."

    It was a really home from home experience. Suited all age groups, from 4 months to 80 years. Excellent facilities and loads of space for all the family . Views were breath taking. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property and location all needs catered for couldn't fault it"

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2023

  • "We stayed there three years ago so we knew what to expect when we returned."

    The property's resources were very much appreciated. Thank you!

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable house Wonderful views of the Peak district Great ..."

    Lovely comfortable house Wonderful views of the Peak district Great facilities Weather was not great but we still had a lovely time Chatsworth was really worth visiting

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a superb property in a beautiful location."

    Communication with the owner was excellent throughout and the staff we met on site were welcoming and helpful. The Bothy was cleaned to a very high standard and well equipped. The hot tub was a real bonus and very welcome after a long days walk. All of our chosen walks could be done from the house. All of our party of 11 thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend The Bothy.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2023

  • "Oh My God what an Amazing property, it was set it beautiful countryside and was so clean and comfortable."

    All of us in our party could not fauly it at all, we were there to celebrate a 60th and 70th birthday and it really did NOT Disappoint. We will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful family stay to celebrate a 30th and 50th birthday, location is absolutely stunning and tranquil!"

    Extremely clean and spacious house, very comfortable, we’re already looking at booking again later in the year would 100% recommend! :)

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Bothy was a fabulous place to stay, my whole family loved it,❤️ was a fantastic birthday treat, we did'nt want to leave, can't wait till we return again."

    Best holiday house we have stayed in,

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The house was well equipped for the needs of all our party. Thank you for the kitchen welcome pack and the various added extras around the house. Ample towels for use both in the house (white) and the hot tub (orange). Younger family members enjoyed, and made good use of, the hot tub. To get in via the rear entrance we needed to go across the courtyard to the keysafe in the garage. Someone in an adjoining property told us that the courtyard wasn't supposed to be used by The Bothy guests (beyond a line of large flowerpots) therefore that keysafe wouldn't be available - even if the code had been correct for us. The range cooker was very slow to heat up. The Bothy was very well equipped for a large group. The setting was beautiful, peaceful and definitely worth another holiday there.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "This was the perfect house for our family birthday celebration."

    The house is beautifully furnished and has everything you need. Loads of space and a very relaxing place to be. The hot tub and gorgeous views from the garden make this house extra special. Would recommend to others and would love to return ourselves! Thank you for a wonderful weekend holiday home!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit to the Bothy."

    Perfect for a large family get together, with lots to do and visit in the area, catering for all different age groups. The Bothy being super comfortable and spacious, and the house keeper very helpful and nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Bothy."

    Everywhere was clean and well maintained. The hot tub was great. It was delightful to be in the country side with the new born lambs. The 5km round walk up & down Shutlingsloe was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a great location everything there to help you have a brilliant stay with you family to celebrate a special event."

    We will return but to stay longer next time, many thank.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was so very well equipped with so many extras we wouldn't even have thought about!"

    Despite poor weather our stay was extremely comfortable in this lovely, spacious, warm house which was more than adequate for our three families to come together. Hot tub was of course an added bonus! Thank you too to the housekeeper who responded extremely quickly when we alerted her that the Wi-Fi had gone down. By the time we came back from our outing it was back on! We would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here and it was perfect, it’s a great place for a big group it has everything you need and it’s so cosy in autumn."

    The views are absolutely amazing and there are so many places to visit nearby, we will definitely go again .

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place very comfortable all bedrooms had comfy beds lovely clean ..."

    Beautiful place very comfortable all bedrooms had comfy beds lovely clean bedding & towels it had absolutely everything you needed There was a lovely complimentary basket left for us Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, lovely welcome basket."

    Very clean and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by Shelly5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Bothy!"

    The cottage was the perfect size for our group. The Bothy was in an idyllic setting with beautiful views and lovely local walks. The cottage was very clean, tidy and well equipped. The living room had enough space for us all to sit comfortably in the evening, likewise in the dining area. The hot tub was a great bonus, especially with the gorgeous views. It certainly was an enjoyable way to end each day watching the sun go down! The bedroom set-up was perfect for our group. However, it is worth noting that one bedroom has a single bed and another accommodated three guests with one single bed and a super king that was kindly separated into two singles by the housekeeper. All the staff we encountered when they were tending to the hot tub were friendly and gave helpful advice on the local area. A perfect and memorable stay! Thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great house, very well equipped with everything you need, good quality bedding, towels and furnishings."

    Nice and spacious and great surroundings. Hospitality basket a lovely added bonus. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was my wife’s birthday so to find a card and a bottle of Prosecco was a nice touch."

    We all felt welcome at the property, even the dog for whom bowls, bags and towels were provided by the front door. This property is set in a wonderful location especially if you like the great outdoors. There is plenty of parking and a good space for the children to play and the dog to chase a ball.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "As a positive the Bothy is a beautiful home nestled in beautiful countryside, it’s very well equipped and has the most amazing views - my only negative is an issue with the maintenance of the hot tub each morning around 8am, I can fully understand that maintenance and checks need to be done but on our 2nd morning at the Bothy the head housekeeper did the check and we were advised as due to a pair of swimming goggles being left by the hot tub (I can assure you these were not actually used in the hot tub) that she had the authority to not permit us to use it for the remainder of our stay, she then proceeded to test the water and subsequently placed a notice on the hot tub not to use until after 12pm due to chemicals being added to the water, which I can understand but it was the manner in which the message was relaid to us."

    To sum my experience up I personally loved the Bothy but I think a certain staff member spoilt our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property to stay in, lots of nice touches in the property and would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the setting, the house and downstairs was great for 12 people."

    The big BUT is that this house is not made for 6 couples, and this is NOT made clear enough. One room had a double plus a single & one was a box room that would only fit a single in. The small double had the boiler in which was so loud when hot water was needed, it had to be switched off at times - not convenient.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you liked the setting of The Bothy. To address your other points, I am very sorry that you felt our rooming is not clear on the Sykes website. It does state the room set-up very clearly and exactly what the accommodation comprises of, which I did explain when this was questioned. We made every effort to accommodate your group regardless by suggesting alternatives. The boiler in the small double room has had a switch installed for the very reason you mention with a sign advising you can switch it off if too noisy. I gather the switch was used during your stay. Thank you once again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Everything was just as expected.

    Thank you for your 100% score Clare. We aim to please! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect property for all age groups."

    Superb location.

    Thank you Andrew - we also think the location is great and for all age groups. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and will be returning next year."

    Wonderful property and location.

    Glad you loved the property and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent in holiday cottage with plenty of living space as well as flexible bedroom space."

    Lovely area for local walks. Definitely recommend!!

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We can't wait to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wow . Where do I start ."

    From making the reservation through a very pleasant to deal with company to arriving home. it was the best holiday cottage we have ever rented. Facilities, location, cleanliness ,kitchen for Xmas day was outstanding for all 12 of us. That’s wasn’t including the fabulous hot tub and the table tennis table! DVD room games extra fridge utility large bedrooms and ever so comfortable beds!!! The housekeeper was lovely too. Thank you for a most memorable stay!

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Christmas is a perfect time to get all the family together and what better place to do this than the Bothy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely faultless"

    Thank you so much for your feedback. So lovely to read your comment. Please come back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    Pre Christmas family weekend away with all the children their partners and the grandchildren. Comfortable and beautiful. The attention to detail including the Christmas decorations were greatly appreciated. Would have booked again for our next Christmas family weekend but sadly it cannot accommodate the extended family since last year

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our extended family had a fantastic week."

    The Bothy is very well equipped and suited all our needs well - having 2 dishwashers is genius. The information provided before our visit was excellent and we particularly appreciated seeing the bedroom layout plan in advance. The directions to the property were very detailed and those of us who read them had no problems finding it, but it is important to look at them before you leave home. Contact with the owner was very easy and local staff were very helpful and responded quickly. We enjoyed being able to go out for beautiful walks direct from the cottage and the views are amazing - especially from the very luxurious hot tub. Well worth a visit is Knowsley Safari Park which provided much amusement for the children, both young and old. Many thanks to all the team - our time at The Bothy was very special after having been apart for so long.

    Delighted to read your feedback and so glad you all had a wonderful time. Hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The place was perfect."

    Clean comfortable and it really catered for the group. The only thing I would say for a minor improvement are directions getting to the place was a challenge for some but that is me scraping the barrel for something to say. Great stay and it really made my mums 60th!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We have now added 'What3Words' to our directions, which should hopefully allow guests to pinpoint our exact location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Sep 2021

  • "The directions need to be clearer as we all missed the road."

    Other than that perfect

    We have now added 'What3Words' to our directions, which should hopefully allow guests to pinpoint our exact location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely well stocked for everything we needed and beds very comfortable."

    The location was very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house is lovely and in a great location."

    It is very well fitted out and comfortable. The only downside is the hot water tank in the double bedroom which is noisy and led to disturbed nights. Really helpful local contacts re questions / problems.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for alerting us to the problem with the water tank. This has now been fixed so no more sleepless nights for guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage was really lovely very well equipped and comfortable."

    Plenty of room for our family of 12. the Hot Tub added to the experience. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant space to stay."

    Looks better in person than the pictures. Surprisingly spacious and very good facilities. Only thing I would suggest is put a BBQ in place to use but all round kitchen facilities were very good and exceeded expectations.

    We really appreciate your feedback - thank you. A BBQ is in the process of being added to the Bothy. Watch this space! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.4Jul 2021

  • "The property was in an amazing location and everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay had been thought of."

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Jun 2021

  • "The Bothy is amazing, everything you could possibly need, want and more."

    I don’t think I have ever been to another holiday home where the kitchen was so equipped. The hot tub was the reason why we chose the bothy and the views from it were amazing. We all took it turns to use the hot tub as only 4 allowed in it at a time, which worked really well for our family. We didn’t realise you had to be over 5years old to use a hot tub but this was not a problem for us as we got a paddling pool for the 2 year old. Towels for the hot tub was a real bonus. This was a last minute holiday only booked the week before because of covid but it was amazing, everyone was so helpful and could not have asked for more. Hope to return for another wonderful holiday sometime.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely week cottage perfect, weather was amazing."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very well equipped, perhaps more so then you could imagine."

    spotless when arrived and we loved the welcome hamper, pure class and very well recieved. Easily found the accommodation, used google maps to locate before I went so I knew where it was. Excellent location, lovely walks. Pubs nearby were excellent, the closest was closed so we drove to the Ship and the Rose, both where superb. Host was contactable and quickly replied with any issues, our only issue was the batteries for Xbox controllers, as we didn't have any ourselves and there wasn't any in controllers, but cleaner dropped some off (it was a rainy day so teenage sons wanted to play it) and we found the spares that were already in the house on the last day in the secret drawers on dining side of kitchen unit. WIFI was not great in lounge, but ok in rest of house. Would thoroughly recommend and will be going back with friends as soon as we are allowed.

    Reviewed by Gav5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely stay at The Bothy."

    Audrey made us feel very welcome with a few essentials, tickets for Knowsley Safari and a sweet birthday card for my 40th. We went to the local distillery for gin tasting which was excellent and made the most of the local area for pubs and outdoor places to visit (like the caverns and Dovedale). Every single one of us struggled to find the house though so directions are tricky- I wouldn’t recommend in the dark! The Hot tub was lovely under the stars but really dirty by day 5. The water was ok but the hot tub itself was really slimy and far from clean round the edges. Beds were super comfy, we appreciated the thick curtains and black out blinds. The fire in the living room was cosy on an evening and the heating etc easy enough to use. The Wi-fi however- DO NOT expect to be able to watch anything apart from Free View. We couldn’t get anything like Netflix to work. Our phones struggled to connect aswell and were mostly on 4G despite being in the house. At a time like this (during Covid) I didn’t like the table cloth in the kitchen which can’t be removed. We struggled to clean it and keep it sanitised through the week. With two small kids it was a near impossible task. Overall though the house was well equipped, clean, and very homely. We enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback - it really helps us to improve. We have now upgraded our wi-fi throughout the Bothy so the speeds should be noticeably improved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely location with outstanding views."

    Reviewed by Charlotte and Nicholas5.0Sep 2020

  • "Having had several holidays in Sykes properties I knew what to expect and this property met those fully."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful, comfortable and well equipped house in a perfect location."

    There is plenty of space for adults, children and dogs. My only minor criticism is that we all found difficulty in finding it. If your instructions said that it was immediately next to Crag Hall and Crag Hall Cottages, on the road between Crag Hall and Clough Hall Farm, sign posted Macc Forest, I think it would help. We had a lovely week staying here and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Margaret Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The website information should include the floor plan of the bedrooms so that guests can decide which beds should be doubles and which should be beds should be separated to a twin bed room configuration in good time."

    I only received the bedroom floor plan, and other significant information, after 6pm prior to me leaving home to travel to the Bothy early next morning. This was much later than it should have been made available to me. I am aware that Audrey was away on holiday, but it should not have been necessary for me to have to phone Sykes around 6pm on the evening before our holiday commenced to obtain key information etc... However, we really enjoyed our stay at They Bothy. We were delighted with the property, the information available there, and the nearby walks. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Ewen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had the best holiday, beautiful place, fabulous house and brilliant service from Sykes from start."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Check in was too late and check out too early."

    Understand this is due to cleaning/covid but feel its a lot to charge per first and last night if these 2 nights are nowhere near 24 hours

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic house."

    Everything we needed was there. Thoughtful extras that we weren't expecting, ie. Hair dryers in every room, towels supplied for the hot tub, doggg bags and towel supplied if wr'd brought a dog. A welcome hamper. Luxurious, we'll be booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great holiday let with every thing you could possibly need."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Feb 2020

  • "It met expectations as we had been there before."

    Enjoyed very much though a bigger hot tub would be good as the house holds 12.

    Reviewed by David Kenneth4.7Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for our party of 11 adults and one dog."

    It was extremely clean, the kitchen was stocked well with cooking equipment and had everything we needed. The hot tub in January was a real hit and a log burner made the evenings very cosy. We will definitely recommend this cottage to friends and hopefully will return one day.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jan 2020

  • "This was the second time we stayed at the Bothy and it was just as good as the first."

    The house is beautifully presented with every possible amenity you could want. It is wonderfully grand, yet equally cosy! The welcome hamper on arrival was a really nice added extra too! The location is fantastic; surrounded by great pubs and walks. We will, hopefully, be back again next year!

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Everything provided. High quality, wished we stayed for at least a week not just a weekend. Would definitely book again. Welcome pack was great as were all the details, such as dishwasher tablets, washing machine soap, kindling, newspapers, and fire lighters for the wood burner. Thank you

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Nov 2019

  • "Perfect place to spend time with our Daughters and their families."

    The Bothy is very comfortable and great for a relaxing break. The cottage easily accommodated 10 of us. We were very lucky with the weather, as it was end October but we are seriously considering returning next summer.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had the most brilliant family holiday."

    we had originally booked another property which the owner withdrew at the last minute leaving us limited time to book and very limited options. The Bothy way exceeded our expectations. We have rented several properties in the past and this was up there with the best. We are a mixed group of four generations spanning 10 months to 83 years old plus dogs. The Bothy accommodated us perfectly - it is clean spacious and well furnished with lovely comfy beds. We were concerned regarding the lack of en-suite accommodation but the design and layout worked perfectly for us. The baths are amazing and the towels plentiful and good quality. The kitchen was perfection - by far the best equipped we have used outstanding quality and everything covered. Ample space to store our mega online shop - we cook for the week - and the bonus of the extra fridge in the snug was perfect for drinks. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs and ample parking for our 5 cars. The hot tub was used daily despite the inclement weather and the provision of towels for this was a lovely touch. The garage housing the table tennis table could easily be further developed to create a full games room or even better an indoor pool. Shutlingsloe seen clearly from the garden is a lovely albeit challenging climb which we completed in under two hours door to door. The nearby family run children’s farm and ice cream parlour is also well worth the visit. The tea room has a lovely inexpensive menu. Very few negatives and none that affected the holiday: There are several small steps and level changes throughout which would be difficult for young children and elderly/disabled. The bin in the kitchen needs rethinking it is so impractical and much too tall for any bin liners A coffee maker would be a welcome addition The property is difficult to find in the dark as the sat nav only works to just outside the village. The area feels quite remote which suited us although Buxton is an easy 15 minute drive. The Tesco driver struggled to locate us to deliver our food order and was unable to connect by mobile due to the poor signal. Audrey who was our Property contact regarding the booking was responsive and very helpful. Would fully recommend the Bothy and would definitely consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent family venue, hot tub a bonus, substantial welcome pack, very comfortable beds and high quality towels and bedding."

    A superb location in beautiful countryside. Very friendly and helpful house keeper. For your information only, the single bed was a child’s bed and the small double was noisy as the house water valve is in the room and opens and closes if water is turned on.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday home for a weekend away with friends."

    Great facilities, very clean, the only downside was it was a little hard to find even with the directions. Lack of signal around the area doesn’t help either! But would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2019

  • "An excellent holiday property for a big family get together."

    Plenty of room for everyone throughout the house , we were a family aged 11- 83 . The house is very well equipped throughout and the hot tub is added bonus.Lovely garden space for the dog to run too .Although seemingly secluded and peaceful there are lots of walks and places to visit around it , A great holiday experience for us all especially as most of the family made it to the top of “The Cheshire Matterhorn”.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything was just great, for our family 70th birthday, and with age ranges from 3 to 90 years of age that wants some doing, toys and games for the young ones, Xbox and table tennis for the teenager's, hot tub was very well used by all, two separate rooms where the youngsters could get away from mum and dad, and dog friendly as Well, nearby pub was ok also."

    All of us said we would definitely recommend it to friends, and go back again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2019

  • "I went away with friends and family for my 30th birthday."

    It was the most gorgeous cottage and there was everything we needed and more. I was left a beautiful hamper of food. Thank you!! The hot tub was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. The views were sensational. Thank you thank you thank you!

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped for the number of guests advertised."

    It was very clean and comfortable. It is in a very scenic and quiet area. We were treated to a splendid welcome hamper on arrival and enjoyed using the hot tub and table tennis facilities.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful location and a wonderful venue to celebrate a significant birthday with the wider family."

    The kitchen and dining area is so nice, we didn't really move out of there to start with, but the lure of the log burner on a slightly cold afternoon meant we did use the beautiful sitting room as well.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2019

  • "We had a fab bank holiday weekend at The Bothy and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch and surprise."

    We couldn’t believe how well equipped the cottage was, there was everything you needed and much more, such as books, games, cds, films, blankets and dog bowl & towels. The Bothy is very homely and beautifully situated in the village of Wildboarclough which we took great advantage of and went on some lovely long walks. The hot tub was well used and any questions we had, Julia was very quick to respond. I would certainly recommend The Bothy to anyone and would love to return again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at the Bothy."

    Lovely surroundings and picturesque views. Perfect stay for any age group. The hot tub was a great bonus so we could bubble away while watching the lambs and the sheep in the field opposite.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Apr 2019

  • "We were able to contact a 'local person' to help with a couple of very minor ..."

    We were able to contact a 'local person' to help with a couple of very minor issues and they were resolved very quickly and professionally - thank you

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful property to accommodation 3 families coming together."

    Very well equipped, spacious, very clean with lots hot water. Stunning views in a lovely location. We were blessed with good weather and enjoyed local walks as well as trips to Buxton, Bakewell, local caverns, walking the ‘Roaches’ and Shuttlingsloe. The children had a trip to Alton towers while adults visited the wonderful National Memorial Arboretum. The local Grag Inn was in perfect walking distance, may look a bit dated (character and history!) but we had a very friendly warm welcome and good service and food was great. We made the most of the hot tub and enjoyed our chats with Norman who was very friendly and helpful. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "PLUSES: wonderful location, beautiful views and proximity to walking paths."

    Plenty of hot water, two dishwashers and two lounges, generous welcome pack, and the hot tub. When we arrived, water had seeped inside the front door, and this was dealt with quickly and professionally by Norman the handyman. MINUSES: very few. Not sure about the accuracy of the listing, because it really sleeps 11 plus a camp bed. Dining table would benefit from an oiled cloth which could be wiped down. If we add to this the fact that there were too few dishwasher tablets, you can see how minor our concerns were. All in all, a fantastic weekend at an outstanding property.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property."

    Well equipped. Everything of a high standard. No ensuites (not a issue for us but may be for others). Great area. Overall really great place for a big family gathering!

    Reviewed by Roz4.7Mar 2019

  • "Rented for a work team build."

    Boss said 'Wow' when he walked in. Best equipped property I've ever used, fabulous.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "A most memorable celebratory week for my 60th birthday with family and friends."

    All enquiries were dealt with promptly and efficiently; the "cottage" was appointed to a high standard and its location was perfect for exploring the area in a series of day walks - even the covering of snow was perfect (enough to make for picturesque photographs and challenging walking whilst still being able to move a car around in the evening). The only improvement any of us could think of was a range extender for the Wi-Fi; the place was so extensive that the signal didn't reach to the north wing!

    Reviewed by Jonathan F M5.0Feb 2019

  • "Location and quality of cottage"

    Reviewed by David Kenneth5.0Jan 2019

  • "We were absolutely delighted with The Bothy."

    It was so comfortable and beautifully presented. It's perfectly positioned to be able to go for walks straight out the front door and also close (walking distance) to some lovely pubs. We especially appreciatrd the additional thoughtfulness; hamper, wood for the fire and allowing us to stay later because the roads were so icey. We will definitely be booking again for next year! Thank you

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house was great and the welcome package lovely and we all loved the hot tub."

    The only problem we had was with the out dated directions. Every single group that drove to the property got lost. And it really stressed us out especially with kids and dogs in the car late at night. Some people where driving around for more than an hour. The directions are fine right up to the last little bit where the directions talk about finding a white gate with the name of the house on it. Well there are 3 white gates around crag hall and not one of them is the front entrance to the house. Plus the 'bothy' sign isn't visible because it's on the open brown gate which is pushed back out of the way. My two suggestions would be to maybe get the house name/sign put out on the side of the road where you can see it and please please, take of the bit about the white gate from your directions or paint the gate white. Apart from that we had a great holiday. Thanks

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Nov 2018

  • "It was a beautiful, quiet spot."

    The house was really clean and well kept. The welcome pack that was left behind was amazing and kept us well stocked until we went shopping. A really enjoyable and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Everything is of excellent quality and the house is extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    The house was spotlessly clean and welcoming for our stay - including a nice welcome pack and birthday card & gift for one of our group.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2018

  • "The oven wouldn't work on the second day which we a problem."

    However, it certainly didn't spoil the overall experience. The cottage had otherwise excellent facilities, was clean and spacious with beautiful views of the Peak District. It could do with clear signing as I was looking for the Bothy and there was no indication the cottage was called that except for the bin outside!

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2018

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  • Six bedrooms: 4 x super king-size (2 are zip/link, can be twins on request) and one with an additional single bed, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a shower over, basin and WC, bathroom with a hand-held shower, basin and WC, bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • 2 x Sitting room one with woodburning stove .
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, Wifi, DVD player, selection of books, games and DVDs, xbox
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, Pub Aprox 10-minute drive
  • Note; Property has secure bike racks
  • Note; Extra logs can be purchased from the owner
  • Please note: there is a £25 pet supplement, per pet
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar without prior consent from the owner
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

The property

The Bothy is a spacious, stone terrace cottage resting amidst the undulating countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Its quirky antique furnishings and rural location make it perfect for large groups looking to escape to the country for a while.

Set on a peaceful courtyard, enter the property and on your right sits the charming, large kitchen/diner, boasting a dining table set for 12.

The layout also boasts a wonderful, fully appointed kitchen with a stunning range cooker and pleasant cream-coloured units.

Take your pick of homely spots to relax at The Bothy, a smaller sitting room is perfect for watching a favourite film away from the group, while the more spacious sitting room, set with an enticing woodburning stove, is just perfect for some quality time with your loved ones.

The first floor of the property plays host to six charming bedrooms, fit with antique features and with four luxurious super-king size beds, the other two bedrooms are occupied by a double and a single bed.

Choose from three delightful bathrooms to get ready for your days, all with unique layouts adding their own individual charm.

Appreciate the idyllic surroundings of The Bothy from the wonderful patio area, enjoying far-reaching views of the glorious Peak District.

Head west, out of the National Park to find the stunning Cheshire market town of Macclesfield, abounding in fine pubs, eateries and things to do to make your visit a memorable one.

Alternatively, delve into the wonders of the Peak District, where as well as scenic walking and cycling paths, you will find superb spots such as the striking spa town of Buxton with its sublime architecture.

To celebrate that special occasion with your loved ones, The Bothy could be the stay for you.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Buxton 7 miles; Macclesfield 7 miles.

Claiming to be where the last wild boar in England was hunted, Wildboarclough is a sleepy little village rich in history and characteristic builds. Set on the western edges of the Peak District National Park, equidistant between Macclesfield and the spa town of Buxton, this is an idyllic spot from which to discover the many delightful towns and villages of the area. There are some wonderful walks surrounding the village and for those seeking a challenge, make sure to climb Shuttlingsloe, the ‘Matterhorn of Cheshire’, which rises steeply to the western outskirts of Wildboarclough. The little ones will love a visit to Blaze Farm, where they can meet the animals and enjoy the natural trails, whilst everyone will relish a homemade ice cream on the farm before heading home! The Ship Inn, the second highest pub in the UK, is just three miles to the north, providing the perfect spot for a pint of local ale and a bite to eat after a bracing walk. Spend the day in the beautiful town of Buxton, just a short drive away, with its seasonal festivals and events, grand structures, pretty gardens, theatres, shops and range of restaurants. A short drive to Macclesfield in the opposite direction offers the opportunity to discover the history, mills and museums of this former silk manufacturing town. The whole of the Peak District National Park is at your fingertips from this lovely location.

Note: No stag, hen or similar without prior consent from the owner
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas