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Church View

(Ref. 952294)

Biggin near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (42)
  • garden (35)
  • welcome (30)
  • location (27)
  • great (24)

74 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved every minute of our week at Church View, from the generous and thoughtful welcome pack that included home-baked goodies, to finding milk and eggs in the fridge, to the clean, tidy, and charming cottage itself."

    The peaceful and beautifully laid out garden completed the package. Parking on the property was available, but we chose to park in the street with no issues. Our host Lynda initiated contact before we arrived and was in touch throughout. We felt both at home, and supported as guests. The kitchen was well appointed with all the items we needed, everything worked and was clean. The location of the cottage was ideal for us, with easy access to lovely walks of various lengths and difficulties (helpful maps and guides were provided), 5 minutes stroll to the pub, and close enough to Buxton and other attractions to be convenient, yet rural enough not to be overcrowded over the May bank holiday weekend. We did not have children with us but the cottage was ideal for them. The large enclosed garden provided plenty of space to play outside, and with two sitting rooms even rainy days would be good days as there were games, puzzles, books, CDs, DVDs, and TV on hand, as well as facilities for babies/toddlers including stair gates and a cot. Since the bedrooms are all upstairs, and the drive is gravelled, persons with mobility difficulties may struggle with access, though we all as "seniors" had no problems. We will be back, and we definitely recommend Church View.

    Thankyou so much for your positive review, lovely to hear that you had such a happy time. at Church View. It is my old family home, so it is always rewarding to dee people enjoying it, kind regards Lynda. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, very comfy and cosy, the children loved the garden with all the ornaments and fairy door."

    Very well equipped cottage, lots of nice little touches for the children such as kids bedding, fairy lights, books, games. Cottage in need of some renovation and oven wasn't great, although hob was fine, but didn't affect our stay. Pub in the village was really accomodating for the kids and the playground in the village was also really good. Overall had a great time.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Apr 2024

  • "We were thrilled with this holiday cottage."

    The owner gave us great customer service and the cottage was really well set up for our young children, who loved it! Nice and cosy, great location.

    Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Church View, it was everything we could have wanted and more."

    All the facilities are excellent and the log fire was extra special at making us all cosy after our long days exploring the Peaks. We really appreciated our welcome hamper, which was full of yummy goodies and considering it was my husbands 40th and Easter, the treats were very much welcomed. The location is excellent with local attractions and towns not too far away, which when you have kids who don’t like long journeys was a major plus. We highly recommend Church View to anyone, it has everything you could ask for and more. We would definitely love to come and stay again to explore the Peaks some more. Thank you for having us and making us feel very at home.

    So pleased that you had a good stay, and a Happy Birthday celebration. Thank you for your kind words, also for leaving everything spotless, such a great help!! Hope to welcome ypu again soon, Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at church view for our family Christmas holiday and it exceeded expectations in every way."

    We arrived and the cottage was decorated for us with lights and decorations making it instantly feel festive and magical. The welcome pack we were greeted with was the best we have ever had. The cottage itself had literally everything you could ever need and more. Warm, quiet and in the perfect location. The pub was just a couple of minutes walk away, was friendly and the food was delicious.

    So pleased that you all had a lovely stay, and thank you for such positive feedback, much appreciated. Hope to welcome ypu again, and would like to wish you u a very happy new year. Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cosy little cottage."

    Lovely log burner with plenty of logs. The owner was lovely and left washing up liquid and cloths and there was some tea and coffee and some lovely treats. It was very cold when we stayed with temperatures just above freezing. There was strict instructions not to mess with the heating settings. The heating didn’t come on until 6.30 pm. As it got dark at 4 pm we were coming to the cottage in freezing temperatures. The beds were not comfortable. Although the furnishings met our needs it didn’t give us the feel of walking into somewhere luxury or nice. For the price it was disappointing.

    Sorry that you were cold, during your stay. I did advise to contact us with any queries or problems encountered, this would have been preferable to highlighting this in the review.,when it is too late to offer help. As you will understand,central heating is a petsonal preference, and cannot be left to guests operationor We would quickly be out of business. Ample logs are always provided with the very efficient burner. Kind regards, Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail2.2Nov 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Church View which had everything we needed."

    The welcome pack was lovely and the fire every evening was great and so easy to use and we found the bed very comfortable. We used the bus a couple of times to go to Buxton and Ashbourne very easy to do with the stop outside the property! Plenty of walking and pubs nearby although the ground is a bit wet at this time of year. We would definitely stay again but more likely May/June when we could enjoy the garden. There was only 2 of us but the property would have been great for us as a family when our children were younger!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a great stay here with my family."

    My daughter loved the books and toys to play with.I would highly recommend staying here its a lovely cottage and I will definitely return.

    So pleased that you had a good weekend, and Thankyou for your positive review..Good to hear that your little one also felt at home. Come back and see us in tbe summer, and hopefully enjoy the garden too. Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Oct 2023

  • "I have already sent a message to her ,the beds were uncomfortable the double was ..."

    I have already sent a message to her ,the beds were uncomfortable the double was noisey when ever you moved so if one of us got uo in the night it would have disturbe the other we tried single beds one you could feel the springs ,we notice wood lice in the living room and one of the glasses had a chip and crack in it

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry that you found the double bed uncomfortable; everyone has a different preference and others have found it comfortable but it is subjective. As for a chipped glass, I apologise! Wood lice tend to find their way in during Autumn in a country cottage, as do spiders etc. I can assure you that I vacuum behind my sofas each week. I hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise but perhaps a cottage in the country is not for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely and peacefully quiet stay at Church View, and would have enjoyed the lovely gardens had the weather been better!"

    It's great for kids, having various toys, books and games in the cottage, and it was great to have a proper cot in the cot room, rather than just a travel cot. It is a convenient location for exploring the White Peak/Derbyshire Dales area of the Peak District. We were let down by the washing machine not working, and as a family with a toddler using reusable nappies, we specifically choose holiday cottages with washing machines. Having handwashed the first load in the bath, the host washed the next 2 loads for us. Having read through the reviews again, it appears the washing machine has been out of action since at least April, and given the age of the machine it isn't surprising it's taking this long to get the part. I would suggest it either needs replacing, or removing from the list of facilities (although the host did say it was due to be fixed or replaced on the day we left, so this is something that should be confirmed before anyone books this cottage who needs a washing machine). In terms of issues raised by other people, we did not experience any issues with the WIFI, which worked well throughout our stay. The double bed was comfy, if somewhat bouncy, meaning you felt whenever the other person moved! The curtains are definitely thin, so let in a lot of light, however there are blackout blinds in the cot room as well, so it's not an issue in that room. The drive is difficult to get into, but was possible with our estate car; as others, and the hosts, have mentioned there are plenty of on street parking options. The radiators worked fine for us, and in fact got too hot to touch at times, so we turned a lot of them down, which mostly solved the problem.

    Washing machine replaced with brand new one as promised on Friday that you left. We Cant please everyone with every little detail, but we do our very best. Heating is a difficult one, As everyone had a different requirement . The drive is tight due the, cottage being well over a hundred years old, and it has to be accepted that it is small. Most people park without a problem, It is also safe to park outside the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather3.4Aug 2023

  • "I would love to have given a higher rating to this accommodation than I have but I think its important to keep the feedback as honest as possible as I always take into account feedback left by others when choosing a holiday destination."

    The location of the property can not be faulted and the well maintained garden and outside setting is ideal. Also the lovely gifts left by the owner were a pleasant surprise. The problem was the lack of maintenance inside cracked tiles both in the kitchen and bathroom also one of the kitchen chairs is very wobbly and requires attention. The washing machine not working could be a major issue if you have young children. According to previous feedback this has been ongoing for at least five months. The TV in the bedroom isn't working and even the DVD on it fails to read any discs. For me no toilet brush in either the indoor or outdoor WC is a serious omission, and an easy and inexpensive one to remedy in fact we bought one ourselves locally for £4.99. It is a shame as most of the problems could be fixed with a little TLC and very little cash. Would I book this property again? As it stands today probably not but if the items mentioned above where sorted and a good maintenance program put in place then yes I would as it sits in such a beautiful area.

    Thanks, A cracked tile here and there in old cottage, has to be accepted and Im sure doesn't affect your holiday in any way Tv signal in the hills can be unpredictable. . We do not provide a loo brush, as I find them extremely unhygienic, particularly as I am the one that has to face the unclean brush. The toilet is left spotless, with cleaner provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan2.2Aug 2023

  • "Church View is in a great location, perfect for exploring the beautiful Peak District."

    The cottage was comfortable and very clean and had everything that you needed for your stay, with one exception - the washing machine was out of order - which although is not essential for a lot of people, was a nuisance for us as we particularly choose holiday properties that have one in order to deal with extra washing generated by our disabled son. However, we enjoyed our stay - the garden at the cottage is lovely and if you are after a peaceful and relaxing time then Church View has it all.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Church View is such a cosy and comfortable cottage with a large and pleasant garden to relax in."

    It is set in a quiet village and has numerous really good walks from the door, access to the Tissington Trail being just up the road. It had everything we needed for a really pleasant stay. Thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, the gardens are wonderful and location, right next the church is charming."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Lots of great walks and fantastic views. Thanks

    So pleased that you had a lovely week, Thankyou very much for leaving everything so clean and tidy, A great help, Kind regards Lynda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2023

  • "My husband and l had a lovely time at Church View cottage was cosy relaxing and peaceful, the garden was beautiful which we spent a lot of time in and had lovely walks and plus visited friends ."

    Would stay at cottage again Lynda the owner left some lovely treats which we enjoyed so thank you . The only thing the washing machine was not working and hadn't been since April wasn't a great problem to us but be if you had children, so diffantly needs sorting out. Stayed 9th to 16th June 2023.

    Thankyou so much for your kind words, So pleased that you had a lovely stay, And a huge thankyou for leaving everything so clean and tidy, such a help on a hot Friday. Sorry about the machine, was repaired once, Then stopped spinning, We have a maintainance week on June 30 so will repair, Kind regards, and hope to weoyou back in the future, Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.4Jun 2023

  • "This was our third stay at 'Church view',."

    within a span of 13 months., so it is obvious that we enjoy everything about the cottage,. and in particular the large and beautiful gardens. One can laze in the sunshine with just the sounds of birds and occasional passing tractor, and the hourly chime of the church clock to remind you it's time for another cuppa'. It is an ideal and spacious property suited to just a couple or a larger family,. everything guests would ever need for a stay is supplied and the owner kindly leaves a 'welcome pack' of varying 'goodies' to start you off. Timed central heating and a log burner stove ensures cosy evenings. The whole of the surrounding countryside is stunning with nearby walks and quaint unspoilt villages for exploring. Biggin and the most lovely cottage itself is the ideal location for anyone wishing to take a stay in the area.

    Was a great pleasure to welcome you back, so glad that you had another happy stay, and thanks so much for leaving everything so clean and tidy, very much appreciated. Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous location and has a marvellous garden."

    It was very comfortable and welcoming.

    Thankyou so much for yourr kind words, So pleased that you had a good stay. We appreciate your understanding on Saturday during the new gate fitting. Also thankyou so much for leaving everything so clean and tidy. Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Church View."

    We appreciated the very light and spacious but homely feel of the cottage, with its 2 sitting rooms, and the large garden (which has multiple seating areas to enjoy in the warmer weather). The welcoming Coronation-themed refreshments from Lynda and Robin were much appreciated after our journey. It was our first visit to Biggin and we found it quiet and perfectly placed for local walks, as well as for easy access to the nearby A515 for explorations further afield in the beautiful Peak District. (We found parking on the drive fine for our smallish car once we got used to it, but there is plentiful on street parking for those with larger vehicles or who would find reversing round the bend in the drive tricky). Thankyou. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Church View Cottage."

    Lots of space and very homely. The children loved the garden and Lynda had left out some books and games for them which was a lovely touch. The only slight criticism is that the washing machine was out of order, other than that we had everything we could need, Thank you.

    So pleased that you had a lovely stay, Sorry about the washing machine, we have a part on order., kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and welcoming."

    Location was ideal for walking I hadn't realised how convenient it was till I got there.

    So pleased that you had a good week, Thankyou so much for leaving everything so clean and tidy, such a help!! Hope to welcome yoh again. Kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ideal location for local walks."

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Dec 2022

  • "Had a nice peaceful stay in a lovely area"

    Reviewed by Leslie4.1Nov 2022

  • "Nice cottage in good location."

    Good value. Note that there is no blind in the second bedroom over the small window so that would be a useful addition as well as more cutlery. These are minor points on what is a good cottage with a lovely garden.

    Glad that you were comfortable, Thought cutlery adequate, never had a complaint before.Even orovide children s cutlery. The tiny end window has a voile curtain, pus black out blind in drawe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Oct 2022

  • "Comfortable, quiet cottage well situated for exploring the dales by foot, car and bus."

    Thankyou for your feedback, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and a big Thank you for leaving everything so neat and tidy, such a great help on a busy Friday turnaround, kind regards Lynda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location for touring the area."

    Quaint nice and quiet cottage with excellent cakes on arrival.

    So pleased that you had a good week despite the weather being so changeable. Thankyou for your review, kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage, lovely and clean, few minutes walk to local pub."

    Lots of walks in this beautiful area of the Peak District.

    So pleased that you had a lovely stay, And thankyou so much for leavimg everything so neat and tidy. Look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely village only the 2nd cottage we have ever returned to in 45+ years of renting."

    Only slight fault was the intermittent WIFI at the property.

    Lovely to welcme you back, thank you forr your kind words, also for leaving cottage so clean and tidy, such a great help. I will continue my conversation with tthe intetnet provider. to eliminate the occasional blip. Kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by E4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in this spacious, picturesque cottage."

    It was very comfortable, with a large and beautiful garden, and within a few minutes walk of a good walking trail (the Tissington trail). The owner very kindly left us a lovely "welcome pack", which we very much appreciated and enjoyed. We loved the peace and quiet of this property (especially as we live beside a busy main road!). We were not able to get a mobile signal at the property, however broadband worked fine.

    Thankyou so much for your kind words, also for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, such a help. The chocalates were a real treat thankyou. So pleased that you had a peaceful week and hope to welcome you again, kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was fine for our needs."

    Spacious and comfortable. Nice village.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jul 2022

  • "The property is situated in an excellent but somewhat remote location."

    We read the reviews and while in the main they were excellent there was one that was quite poor. So we decided to book, for us the poor one was the nearest to reality. We left early due to poor seating that while looking good in the photos has long since seen its best. We also found the beds uncomfortable. All the double glazed units have failed, a long time ago, so your view through the windows is one through condensation stained glass so it looks dirty and cannot be cleaned as the marks are inside the double glazed units The curtain rail in the small single bedroom was hanging off the wall In terms of fire safety all the bedrooms and one reception room are inner rooms and the twin room is and inner inner room. None of these rooms have escape windows and the fire alarm is not ideal with battery only operated smoke detectors being provided. I would suggest that a professional fire safety risk assessment in under taken and its findings implemented

    Reviewed by Nigel1.9Jun 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in an ideal location."

    My husband and I had a wonderful week staying at Church View. The spacious property is set in an attractive garden in a peaceful village. On arrival the welcome pack provided everything one needed after a long journey. We found the cottage to be clean and very comfortable. We would highly recommend Church View as a place to stay.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay, Thankyou very much for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, very much appreciated, Kind regards Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the quintessential English country cottage with a huge and most beautiful garden, so lovely that if the sun shines, you might never want to leave it, one might think the property consists of two or three dwellings - but it is one large cottage with plenty of storage and living space for a family."

    Absolutely everything guests may need is supplied - in fact there were many items stashed in cupboards drawers and a bureau that we never used. Very comfortable furnishings - beds - sofa's - timed central heating and a most welcome wood burning stove which made for cosy evenings. A large selection of D.V.Ds - books and local area interest reading. All set within quiet Biggin village - a very good local pub with meals minutes walk away and surrounded by stunning countryside and all the 'must visit' many old and quaint Peak district villages. Close access from the cottage to lovely walks and trails - 'Biggin dale' and 'Wolfescote dale' and a track to 'Hartington' are all easy and nearby walking. A 'welcome pack' of food items to start visitors off was very useful. Everything was well maintained and immaculately clean upon arrival - we would visit again and highly recommend to anyone considering a Derbyshire cottage stay.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Cottage, as this was my family home kts lovely to see people still gaining enjoyment from it. Thankyou for the great review, and also for leaving everything so clean and tidy, hope to welcome ypu again in the future, Kind regards Lynda and Robin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable facilities."

    Lovely garden. Good walks and friendly pub. Pleasant and helpful owner. Bath plug not tight and tap not fixed properly but otherwise all perfect.

    Will pay the the tap movement some attention, although slight and does nor affect function. Trust this didnt spoil your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Church view."

    The cottage was clean and comfy. We enjoyed some cosy evenings in front of the log burner.

    Thankyou, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the changeable weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Lucy4.7Apr 2022

  • "This cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay in the Peak District."

    It was well equipped and had everything you could need for a toddler including stair gates which were very handy. The garden is big and secure and even has a little slide. It’s just off the Tissington Trial so perfect for walks or bike rides. The log burner was amazing and made the cold nights very cosy. -Very close to Hartington which has great pubs and a few shops - the cheese shop is a must! Biggin also has a pub which serves good pub food. My only small gripe is that the curtains are a little thin so do let quite a lot of light in. Linda was very helpful and gave us lots of information before we arrived. We will definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    So pleased that you had a good week, and felt comfortable. Understand your point about curtains, particularly now the mornings are lighter, My next project, Look forward to welcoming you again. Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved that cottage, loved the walks, so peaceful"

    Thankyou, Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Church View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay and loved the cottage and village."

    The owners did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable and we would definitely consider going back.

    Thankyou very much, We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great stay, cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Thanks Caroline, and a big Thank you for leaving everything so neat and tidy, such a help, Happy New year New YearHhgokweek, Happy New year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very quiet location ideally situated for walking, cycling and visits to such as Chatsworth, Haddon and Cromford."

    Pub in village. Generous provision of towels, equipment such as iron and hairdryer, and welcome pack. Some minor points that may make a difference to some (but not to us): - stairs are very steep - second bedroom accessed through main bedroom - drive is very tight, but you can park on the street if preferred.

    The twin room is described and its access on the sykes website., Stairs, /old cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very traditional and spacious enough with a new boiler and a nice garden but there were some definite areas of improvement needed."

    The WIFI or rather the internet connection had a fault and was unreliable sometimes working and sometimes not. This is very important when you have no mobile signal and you have to book tickets for places we wanted to visit. We missed out on some due to this. Raised the fault with the owner who responded but it did not get fixed. The TV signal was poor meaning hardly any channels worked not even the radio channels. A freesat dish would be better to get a decent signal in this area. The adult bed was a double which is too small to fit two adults on it and the length was also small meaning ankles hanging over the edge. We had to swap with the kids but their mattresses were uncomfortable and you could feel the springs coming through. Back ache every morning and not a goods nights sleep. Some new mattresses needed and potential a larger one for the adults. Some of the curtain rails were broken and hanging off the walls. There was also curtains missing from one of the windows which let sunlight in early in the morning. Similar situation with the book shelves. The drive way is very narrow and the plants overgrown around this area. Reverse parking required a lot of skill each time. We were warned about this but there was nowhere else to park and the property is listed as having parking. Lots of other general upkeep things like waste pipes leaking outside when the bath is in use. The property could to with some maintenance carried out. Welcome pack of cake, biscuits etc was nice and appreciated after our long drive to the property. Comments left here are to be used as constructive to help the owner improve the property for others.

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Aug 2021

  • "Charming cottage, fantastic location, lots of quirky features."

    The second reception was a godsend. Beautiful large quiet garden. Some things a little bit dated but it was a very comfortable cottage. The log burner was a godsend and perfect for a cosy night in. Little welcome pack of treats upon arrival was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Only downside I could see was the driveway was very narrow, we didn't park on it The whole week but in fairness we parked a few yards around the corner outside the church so it wasn't such a big deal. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second time at Church View."

    We had a great time again this year. The welcome goodies are lovely. The kids loved the garden. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying on the cottage."

    It was beautiful and well suited for our family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "The 'chocolate box' cottage is in a great setting with a lovely garden and has everything we needed for our weeks stay."

    The peace and quiet is idyllic yet there are plenty of 'off the beaten track' things to do within a short drive. Will be recommending to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful cosy, homely cottage set in a beautiful large garden in a quiet peak district village."

    Good walks straight from the cottage and a short drive to amazing walks. We had a superb week and would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends and will surely visit again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just the two of us in Church View, a lovely cottage in a very quite village."

    Lynda was very helpful with directions and tips. Super welcome pack! Sorry we decided to leave a couple of days early due to the new lockdown. We hope to return in better times.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2020

  • "We have had a brilliant time the cottage was lovely both spacious and cosy ..."

    We have had a brilliant time the cottage was lovely both spacious and cosy ideally located for walking and close to place’s to we had a great time and would definitely go here again

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a week at Church View, last week of September."

    It's a very old cottage and very well equipped. A lovely generous welcome pack awaited us.The log burner is great. The central heating was on a timer but only for a couple of hours in the morning, so if you wanted a lie in it was off by about 9.30. It was about the same time in the evening, it came on about 6.45 till about 9.00. This is fine as you have the log fire, but rest of cottage is cold. It would be nice to have the option of a boost, but I realise some may abuse that. The stairs are steep, and may not suit elderly people. There also was an abundance of extension leads plugged in. The kitchen did smell slightly damp. There does seem to be a lot of clutter in the cupboards but there is everything you need. Wi fi is good, no mobile signal, though there is a phone box just over the road there is no phone and not been for many years. I do seem to have pointed out a few negatives but we had a lovely time. There are plenty of walks from the door. The walks to Milldale and Wolfscote are very nice. The Tissington trail is a flat easy walk. Hulme end to Wetton mill is also very pleasant. Hartington is good for a pub lunch or coffee.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage, great location."

    Cottage was very comfortable and welcome treats lovely

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the position of the cottage, nice and quiet, near to village pub and children's play park."

    Cottage was cosy and had excellent facilities. Nice homely touches and generous welcome pack and pretty vase of flowers. Garden was huge too.

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage, owner was wonderful and had gone over and above on providing everything we could need plus some extras on top."

    Great position close to lovely walking country. Cottage is set in a beautiful garden in a very pleasant village. We are veterans of many trips to Derbyshire and many cottages but this is the best equipped we have ever had. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday, even though the weather wasnt great, we had a mix of rain and sun and wind."

    We specifically chose the area for the proximity to various cycle routes, Monsal Trail, High Peak Trail, Carsington Water and Tissington trail which is right round the corner to the cottage, no driving needed, the location is fantastic, you are close to everything. The village has a lovely friendly pub which serves nice food and the there is a restaurant, Biggin Hall which serves fantastic food. You are also round the corner from Hartington which has shops and pubs etc. A massive plus point for this cottage is that the owner is incredibly thoughtful, there are side tables (a particular bug bear of mine when cottages dont have enough of these), washing machine, clothes horse, iron, proper ironing board, logs for the fire (more available in conservatory at reasonble cost), lots of blankets and throws, a pouffe (another bug bear of mine in holiday cottages is the lack of being able to put your feet up), a lovely welcome pack of cakes, bread, milk and eggs. A massive massive bonus is the ability to store the bikes safely, there is a garage here that you can put them in to keep them safe. Plenty of storage space in the bedrooms. Its actually a 3 bed, you could easily put a baby in the small 3rd cot room. It has two living rooms. But we felt that the cottage probably suffers from damp in the kitchen and the radiators didnt really work in that they only got lukewarm. We used the fire which was more than adequate for the evenings but in the mornings as you're getting ready to go out/having breakfast we didnt want to light a fire and then have to leave it when we went out so it was chilly. Although we didnt use them, the cottage has large gardens, in warmer weather I can imagine them being beautiful to sit out of an evening watching the sun set.

    Reviewed by Coral3.4Mar 2020

  • "Lovely,lovely cottage in a village between Buxton and Ashbourne."

    If you are expecting boutique hotel style, forget this property. If,on the other hand, you want olde world charm, cosiness and character, this is for you. Lovely location, plenty of places in the area to visit and a pub down the road...what’s not to like. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.....the icing on the cake, as it were!!

    Reviewed by Christine Ann5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely homely cottage, beautiful area."

    Made very welcome by the owner who left lots of lovely goodies, would love to return next year.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage is very well appointed and we were very comfortable."

    The owners had lit the fire for us which was very welcome as we arrived in the cold dark and rain. Another nice touch was a welcome basket of biscuits and cake. The village is in an ideal location to explore this area of the Peak district with some really good walks along the river Dove and into Hartington. The local pub was very welcoming and we enjoyed Sunday lunch after a walk around the village and the Tissington trail. A thoroughly enjoyable break in a fantastic little cottage in lovely gardens. The owners obviously take pride in the cottage and pay plenty of attention to detail to make the stay as enjoyable as possible

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a most beautiful village."

    The cottage was very well equipped with a great welcome pack. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was so well stocked with all the kitchen items, then there were the children's toys that were available including a rocking horse which absolutely made my little girls holiday, Lynda left us a very well thought out welcome pack of bread, bacon, cakes and other essentials which was very thoughtful, the garden was lovely and big for the children to play in, All in all we have stayed in over 20 cottages in the peaks and this was by far the best all round holiday home we have had."

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jul 2019

  • "Biggin cottage is located in a quiet village with a great pub - but is close to ..."

    Biggin cottage is located in a quiet village with a great pub - but is close to walks and other attractions in the peaks plus close to Bakewell village where there are great shops-The cottage was immaculate and the cake, eggs and milk were much appreciated - thank u- The garden is gorgeous and encourages you to relax

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0May 2019

  • "What a lovely well appointed and thought through cottage - felt like a genuine home."

    A delightful welcome pack greeted us and the log burner was set up ready to go. Plenty of small thoughtfull things that can often be missed in a more 'stripped down' holiday let were present - hand soap, kitchen roll, a tea towel, cleaning materials on hand, bin bags available and so on - the basics were all in place for you to top up for the next visitors. The kitchen was fully equipped. It was lovely to sit in the garden on a comfy chair in the sun and listen to the Church Bells. We accessed the Tissington Trail a very short bike ride (less than 5 mins) on one road from the Cottage - spot on!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was perfect if you have young children, the best we have been in."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2019

  • "The location and the cottage were fantastic."

    A lovely welcome pack was left for us by the owner and we felt at home straight away.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2018

  • "Church View is a very lovely cottage in a great location for walking and cycling."

    There is easy access to the Tissington Trail and great walks at Dovedale and Monsal Head are only a short car journey away. The cottage is made to feel very home-from-home and is set up very well for young children. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of a comfortable stay in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2018

  • "Our host was very accommodating, kind and very helpful ."

    Cottage was exceptional and garden ,also a wonderful welcome pack too . Couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2018

  • "Everything about the cottage was excellent except the central heating."

    It is a big cottage but the central heating failed to keep the property warm. We had to use a fan heater most of the time, which was provided. With the onset of chilly mornings, the heating controls need to be reset to come on earlier.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very well appointed cottage in a good place for walking and various attractions."

    Restaurant and pub withing a couple of minutes walk. Exceptional garden at our disposal and owner left a welcome pack which was great.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2018

  • "Superb location, quiet relaxing and very welcoming village."

    Cottage is well equipped, quaint and the grocery pack was most enjoyable, it was a splendid break.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owner provided a most thoughtful welcome of home baked cakes,bread,milk and spread upon arrival."

    The cottage is clean,tidy,comfortable and well positioned to explore the mines and caverns and shops, giving a short drive to Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Ashbourne, Chatsworth and Keddleston. The tissington trail is literally on the doorstep and monsail is close by as well for the walkers. The garden is large and sunny for evenings to relax in. The cottage has central heating and a wood-burner for the winter walkers, and a bath with shower over. The Waterloo pub is popular with the locals and provides a friendly atmosphere and good ‘home cooked’ food, next to the pub, Biggin Hall is located and provides a more up market setting for finer dining. The owner provides linen and towels a starter of loo rolls and electricity. There is a new electric oven,microwave,dishwasher and washing machine. Iron and ironing board. A plentiful supply of mugs,cups,glasses pans and utensils. The lounge has a small TV and DVD player(not blue ray) good selection of board and garden games. The cottage has a small room with a cot,baby monitor and changing mat for the young family with a fixed child gate at the top of the stairs together with a second child gate which can be placed anywhere. There is a second outside loo which is very handy. I have stayed in many cottages throughout the country over the years and can say that the thoughtfulness and care of the owner for her guests is evident throughout the cottage, I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Clayton5.0Jul 2018

  • "A really perfect little holiday cottage, the whole family loved it."

    The village is very pretty and in a great location for walks etc. Having a pub close by is a bonus. The cottage had everything we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The log burner made it very cosy in the evening. We would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Bobbie5.0Mar 2018

  • "When I arrived the log burner had been lit and there was an amazing food package that had been left as a welcome gift."

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was home from home, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely position."

    In the morning there was often a cockerel crowing and the church bells ringing - but neither of them too loudly! Great property and the gardens were perfect for our 5 year old to run about in. Secure driveway and a true home from home. One thing for mums...bring blackout blinds if its sunny! Cottage was lovely and cool and we would definitely use again! Lovely owner and a pleasure to rent from!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2017

  • "At Churchview we were made to feel VERY welcome!"

    . what a reception we had on arrival at the cottage, homemade cake, eggs, bacon, milk and bread!! After a long tiring journey with the children it was just what we needed! The owner had gone to meticulous detail in ensuring the cottage was tailored to our needs even choosing bedding appropriate for our teenager and toddler! The cottage is perfect for a family, group of friends or a couple wanting a getaway in a quaint, cosy cottage! It has been a real to treat to stay in this delightful cottage!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2017

  • "Such a lovely venue, with a welcome pack of food in the fridge."

    Really family friendly, lovely cot room that was all set up (including change mat and potty!), even baby bath available if required.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x cot room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with electric fire.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front and rear enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Access to the twin room is through the double bedroom only.

The property

This character, detached cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Biggin, near to Ashbourne, in the peak District National Park.

This cottage is tastefully decorated throughout, keeping many original characters, making a perfect place for families and groups of friends to enjoy a lovely holiday.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a good-sized dining table and chairs, making a great social space to prepare and enjoy some great home-cooked meals.

There is a choice of two sitting rooms with plenty of comfy sofas either with a welcoming woodburning stove or electric fire to relax in front of after a full day out and about exploring the area.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, plus a cot room with a family bathroom.

To the outside of the cottage are extensive enclosed lawned gardens to enjoy, making a great place for the kids to let off some steam.

Make use of the outside furniture for some alfresco dining or even just a relax with a glass of something chilled.

There are wonderful walks from the doorstep and cycling trails directly accessible from the village, while the lovely village church and pub allow you to soak up the local atmosphere.

Take a trip to the wonderful National Trust owned Dovedale and make use of the Tissington Trail for something different.

For a good day out, take a trip to Buxton with its famous opera house and spa water as well as a good array of shops and bars, whilst the antique searcher’s paradise of Ashbourne is also an easy drive away in the opposite direction.

Further afield, take a visit to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, or take a trip to Alton Towers for a fun-filled day out.

Whatever you decide to do, Church View is a great place to explore the whole of the Peak District.

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About the location


Ashbourne 10 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

The lovely, small rural village of Biggin is situated perfectly for exploring the Dove and Manifold valleys within the Peak District National Park. The village was founded in the 13th century and is a scattered stone-built village with a church, a lovely pub serving good food and Biggin Hall Restaurant. Biggin is close to a national nature reserve, the wonderful National Trust owned Dovedale and the Tissington Trail, with excellent access for all for walking and cycling. The well known village of Hartington is close by, offering a wider selection of shops and amenities, including the world famous cheese shop selling the delicious Dovedale Blue. The whole area is a paradise for walking, cycling and horse riding. Buxton with its famous opera house and spa water has an array of shops and bars and is just a 20 minute drive away, while the antique searcher’s paradise of Ashbourne is also an easy drive away in the opposite direction. Visit Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, or take a trip to Alton Towers for a fun-filled day out. Carsington Water a 30 minute drive away offers walking, cycle hire, birwatching and watersports. Biggin is perfectly placed for exploring the whole Peak District.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas