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Honeystone

Meerbrook near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 3565)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, friendly, warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by AhmedMay 2022

  • "Honeystone is a beautiful cottage, so warm and welcoming."

    We were 5 ladies who hadn’t been away since before the pandemic so getting away to here was just what was needed. Lovely owners who checked everything was ok.

    Reviewed by SandyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, 10 minutes walk to pub which serves good food."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. Great location for walking

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage set in an equally beautiful village."

    Honeystone is well-equipped and spacious.It is within easy reach of many places to explore, not least the nearby Tittesworth Reservoir which has a fantastic play area and an abundance of birds to watch. I highly recommend a visit to the Heights of Abraham where there is plenty to see and again it has two fab play areas. Please have a big bag of change to pay for parking as most locations don’t currently take card (correct at time of writing). The owner of the cottage was on hand to answer any queries. We will be back!

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Honeystone Cottage was everything we expected."

    We had no serious complaints and only a couple of constructive observations (see below). The cottage was larger than we had expected, and it sleeps up to six very comfortably. Contrary to some other reviews, we found the beds very comfortable. We were there in August, so we can't comment on the heating. But the water was hot and the showers were excellent. The downstairs living area was comfortable although we didn't try the wood-burning fire. The adjacent cooking/dining area was very spacious and all the kitchen equipment was more than adequate, including cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and basic essentials. Outside, the courtyard between two of the three cottages provides more than enough parking. Meerbrook is a short walk from the cottage and we ate twice at the Lazy Trout in the village. On the first occasion, we were not too impressed with the standard of the food. But the second occasion was a transformation. Excellent. The Three Horseshoes is an alternative pub at the junction with the A53. It about a mile and a half away—too far to walk, especially in the dark on the relatively narrow country road—has better food in our opinion. The car park is large and it's a good choice if one of the party doesn't mind driving. On the slightly negative side, the lighting in the kitchen/dining area was a bit gloomy and a few more lumens would be appreciated. However, the big problem with the cottage is the very poor wifi, despite the presence of a range-extender in the kitchen. Most of the time it was unusable and one of the reasons could have been that all three cottages were occupied and the number of people using the already inadequate wifi could have overloaded the feed. Two of our party had work to do, so the poor internet service was a disappointment and an inconvenience. To make matters worse, cellular reception is poor from Vodafone, although excellent from EE (which were the only services we had access to, others may differ). We had taken a Vodafone 5G Hub, with unlimited data, and this would have been the answer if the signal had been other than poor. Anyone with a similar EE hub would have been been in clover. In view of the sleeping capacity of the cottages, a professional broadband installation with a business-level service would more than repay the relatively low investment. All in all, despite the two minor quibbles, this cottage exceeded our expectations and it proved to be excellent value for money. We would definitely return, despite the rainy week which kept us indoors a lot of the time.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing time at Honeystone and met all our need as a family of 5, the property really did exceed our expectations in every way."

    It was great to arrive somewhere and to feel instantly at home and be really impressed and please that you have made a good booking. The chocolate and wine on arrival was a lovely touch and the personal welcome we received once we were settled in was great. The farm was extremely peaceful, and we enjoyed meeting the cows and sheep, it was the perfect location to get away form it all and forget about the rest of the events of 2020.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "Cottage was brilliant had all the things you need to make our stay comfortable."

    Excellent pub the Lazy Trout 5 mins away food was great ! Walks from the door step too. Nice welcome gift from the owner's too.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2020

  • "Lovely welcome in person by the owner, very helpful."

    .. flowers, chocs and wine too. Thoughtful addition of anti bacteria wipes, spray and hand gel aswell as soap at every sink. Excellent deco, comfy beds etc.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2020

  • "This is a brilliant cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and well located for exploring

    Reviewed by CathMar 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage which was well decorated and very comfortable."

    The owner left chutneys and wine and a beautiful vase of roses to greet us. The cottage was also decorated with lovely Christmas decorations and a beautiful tree! So lots of nice added touches. Only small suggestion would be to have a better wine opener and to provide tea towels. Wifi wasn't brilliant but I know it's being looked into - good not to always be on social media though :-) We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the ease of getting out for walks. Great time and place for family and friends to reconnect.

    Reviewed by Michelle AndreaDec 2019

  • "Had a great family holiday in this cottage ."

    We have used Sykes Cottages to book cottages many times . We will be back .

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "Great cottage, lovely location Comfortable with everything we needed for a weekend break with friends"

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2019

  • "The cottage was the perfect place to meet with friends."

    It was in a stunning location, had a great pub on its doorstep and comfortable for us all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

  • "Cottage was better than in the pictures."

    Lovely owner and welcoming community.

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2019

  • "Spacious warm centrally heated, barn conversation, well appointed with washer/drier which came in handy as weather was a bit rainy on our weeks stay at end of May."

    The underfloor heating in the kitchen made the flag stones cosy under foot, but couldn't get under floor heating in the livingroom to come on. The owners lived on site which was reassuring and Susanne was welcoming and left a bottle of wine, flowers and choccolates for our arrival. She also very kindly brought over a jug of milk to get us started when we arrived. The accommodation was overall clean and comfortable, but a few areas need some more attention, the stair carpet was quite dirty, a high traffic area which I appreciate is hard to keep clean. Notably we all took our outdoor shoes off at the door and walked about in our stocking feet. The cushion covers in the living room need washed and the flat cushions replaced. The mattresses on the beds were clean and all had protectors on them with clean white fresh linen, but all were uncomfortable, soft with very little padding between the springs which were pronounced when sleeping. I slept with a doubled-up duvet below me to try to cushion the springs. The accommodated was very well situated in the pretty little village of Meerbrook with village green for the kids to kick a ball about and play withe frisbees. The Lazy Trout pub in the village gave a us a lovely, well priced Sunday dinner, which I booked well in advance as very busy and people being turned away. The Tittsworth reservoir and country park was 15 minutes walk down the road and was a regular haunt for us as had a lovely cafe & shop for ice creams overlooking the reservoir. A circular walk around the reservoir into Leek took us around 5 hours. The Roaches (craggs) were 2.5 miles walk across the fields from the accommodation or 10 minutes drive away and were a popular evening spot for us, as enormous rocks for the boys to 'boulder' on. Lots of climbers too and a great view point from Hen Cloud only 10 minutes to the top, with views across the peaks valleys below. A longer walk to Luds Church Chasm took us 5 hours. I would recommend this accommodation and if the areas mentioned were addressed I would given it 5/5.

    Reviewed by AllisonMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, plenty of space and facilities were great."

    Location was ideal, with a pub within walking distance and a reservoir nearby that had a nice walk around it. Wine and chocolates on arrival was a nice welcome.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2019

  • "Highly enjoyable stay."

    Cottage was immaculate, area was beautiful, and hosts could not do enough for us! Would recommended to anybody, and would definitely return. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2018

  • "Amazing place, so relaxed had everything you needed for a break away."

    the owner was lovely, she came round the day we got there and was talking us through things and letting us know about everything. cottage had everything and was well equipped. it felt like home

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2018

  • "Really enjoyed break and close to attractions for young children."

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2018

  • "Honeystone is a beautiful cottage fully equipped for a family to stay in and enjoy the amazing countryside on its doorstep."

    We had young children and the cottage suited their needs perfectly, they especially loved the neighbouring fields with animals in. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2018

  • "Lovely location, fantastic owner - very informative and helpful - comfy!"

    The only issue we had was that the main bathroom shower was hard to contain and it was hard to not soak the floor. We would definitely go back, thank you for the welcome chocolates and wine

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped."

    Beds are super comfy. Owner on site and very helpful. Would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2018

  • "Really easy check in and extended late check out, which we really appreciated."

    Went above and beyond expectations as so friendly and helpful. Supplied us with an extra cot and high chair which cut down on packing! Chocolates and wine on arrival which were welcome! A lovely property to stay in with everything you need!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite access to main bathroom, 1 x twin with pull-out single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Cosy sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and open fire
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be intermittent.

The property

A detached, stone barn conversion with breathtaking countryside views towards the Roaches walking area, as well as Tittesworth Reservoir.

Welcoming, quality accommodation of character and style, including oak beams, exposed stonework and underfloor heating.

One of three cottages, this property is next to Refs. 3563 and 3564, together they sleep 33.

Alderlee Cottages

Three delightful barn conversions with fabulous countryside views, on a peaceful former working 17th century farm in Meerbrook, 4 miles from the market town of Leek. A skilful conversion of traditional honeystone buildings, these fantastic cottages seamlessly blend original character and contemporary styling with exposed beams, underfloor heating, open fires and en-suite facilities, offering comfortable, spacious living. Enjoy fantastic walking on the nearby Roaches and the greater peak area. The wildlife reserve of Tittesworth Reservoir with visitor centre is nearby, and the area offers excellent walking and cycling, plus Alton Towers is only a short drive away. Three superb Peak District cottages, a magnificent holiday retreat.

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About the location

MEERBROOK

Leek 4 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

The quaint rural village of Meerbrook is peacefully situated on the edge of the fabulous walking area known as The Roaches, just 4 miles from the moorland market town of Leek. A short walk away is Tittesworth Reservoir, with its visitor centre and many water based activities. The spa town of Buxton, famous for its warm springs, offers a host of fine eateries, good shops and a fascinating museum; and do take advantage of the Buxton Opera House, with varied and often ‘big name’ entertainment. Enjoy a thrilling day at Alton Towers with its rides, water park, spa and gardens. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, visit the lovely market town of Bakewell or enjoy elegant Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Plenty to see and do in this wonderful location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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