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Lark's Rise Cottage

(Ref. 937834)

Bottomhouse near Bradnop, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, more spacious than it looks in the pictures."

    Great location, lovely hosts.

    Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated and thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Laura and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "A very warm welcome from Laura explaining all that was available."

    The cake and tea was a lovely touch. The cottage is comfy, clean and warm. Negative comments about a busy road, absolutely no problem as was being on a working farm! What was, not actually a problem but a concern. The cold tap in the kitchen, had to be aware that it didn't always turn off properly. The bathroom fittings, shower flow and the loose toilet seat needs attention. This all being said we did have a lovely time. A big THANKYOU to the owners!!!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the stay."

    Host party is excellent. Location is very good and a pleasant view. One small item need attention: I, (Structural engineer and building surveyor by profession) would recommend Kitchen sink tap and bathroom Wash hand basin tap should be a mixture tap. Otherwise water is either too hot or too cold. Everything else is good. Thank you for your accommodation service. Don

    Reviewed by Don4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very happy with the cottage and location."

    Very quiet and relaxing. Only had a problem trying to work the shower initially. We did contact the ower regarding this who attended, and would have liked a better flow of water. Toilet seat was wobbly. Tried tightening down a bit but not very successful. O

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Jul 2023

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay in a comfortable cottage."

    The location is perfect for seeing different places nearby. It is very quiet despite being close to quite a busy road.

    Reviewed by Cecilia4.7Jun 2023

  • "Crockery very limited which made the 12 place dishwasher redundant."

    Had `to ask for a microwave dish and ice cube tray. Future visitors should be aware that it is self catering in its most basic form. No salt or pepper pots, not a teabag in sight, not even a basic welcome pack most owners provide. It lacked forethought on the owners' part. In the twin bedroom one bed was unmade. Appearances do count. On the day of departure we were asked at 9.00 if we were going to be long!

    Reviewed by Rita3.1Sep 2022

  • "Asking for thoughts immediately after arrival (Sykes) is far too early."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything needed. Laura was exceedingly.helpful. On your website (Sykes), the wetroom showed a fold down seat in the shower area. This was missing. Laura, very kindly, found a shower chair. She explained that Sykes had been out and taken new photos but the site had not been updated.

    Reviewed by Cecilia4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great property, tastefully decorated & furnished with all the facilities & equipment required for a self contained accomodation."

    Mrs Melland was very approachable, explaining where to go for meals & places of interest. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and a place we will visit again

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage - loved it."

    Only problem is that Mum is wheelchair bound, and I have severe mobility issues so although the gate closing times have not been a problem in the past, they have been an issue this time. Laura and the family have offered to open/close the gates, but this causes problems for them if they want to go out! But - I am sure we will return .....

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    A perfect location to explore Peak District for an affordable price

    Reviewed by Dr Edy Tonnizam4.7Dec 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay, nothing too much trouble very welcoming friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was well laid out and and was very comfortable ."

    The owners were helpful and the cake to welcome us was very nice.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Sep 2021

  • "Not really"

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely location very friendly owner very comfortable with modern equipment"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2020

  • "Finding a cottage during the Covid 19 epidemic was not easy as people had clearly had the same idea."

    However the location of Larks Rise Cottage caught my attention due to access to the Peak District, Cycling possibilities and good pubs. It far exceeded my expectation. We had a glorious week. The cottage was plenty big enough for the three of us. The Wifi worked. The owners were on hand if needed and the cottage had all that was specified. An ideal spot if you are prepared to get out and make your own entertainment.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location,stunning views and great host."

    Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Sep 2020

  • "We loved the ambience of the cottage."

    We loved its position both on the farm, and in the surrounding area. The cottage was easy to live in with its comfy sitting area and well equipped kitchen. There was access to the wonderful Peak District and the little town of Leak. We can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner of this cottage had not put any of the recommended measures in place with regards to covid."

    Prior to booking, we had read the document provided by Sykes in which guidelines are clearly described for both owners and guests. We were encouraged by this and felt optimistic about this break, our first since March. However, the owner greeted us by opening the door of the cottage herself and going in ahead of us. We didn’t follow her in. Subsequently, we found there were no cleaning materials, soap or sanitiser at all. Plus, basic kitchen equipment was missing and just a few sheets of toilet paper were left. Fortunately, we always bring loo roll with us. However, all this caused us to have to speak to the owner when we had expected and wanted a contact free time. It was all very unsettling and shook our confidence. The owner had not checked the property, having trusted that someone else would prepare it properly. We were given the missing supplies and we hope that future guests will have no such issues. We telephoned Sykes to inform them of our concerns but all they could say was that their guidelines on covid are just that and they can’t make them mandatory. Apart from this, the cottage was reasonable. We would have liked net curtains on the bedroom windows as there was little privacy. The outside space was better than expected with a patio area overlooking fields.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.4Jul 2020

  • "A home from home, everything you need to totally relax."

    The hosts are super friendly and kind. The cottage is spotless and the use of the appliances made the stay most convenient for me.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2019

  • "First class cottage run by first class people"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2019

  • "Perfectly situated cottage for exploring the Peak District."

    Comfortable and clean. Owners on site - very friendly. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2019

  • "The hosts were very friendly and the location was absolutely ideal for our Alton Towers holiday."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Although my husband was taken ill during the holiday, our hosts were very kind and helpful."

    The cottage was in a very beautiful part of the peak district and my daughter and I were able to view a great deal of the countryside. People were very pleasant, especially those at the Country Kitchen café.

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful location lovely view from the cottage place was spotless would highly recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was good value, very comfortable, clean and with all the facilities one needs."

    It is well located for the Peak District. The owners, who live on site, were very helpful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would definitely recommend Lark's Rise Cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great place to stay with my mother who is disabled and needs to use wheelchair"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very spacious and cosy at the same time."

    Lovely views lovely owners. Perfect location to explore we ran out of time so will definitely be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2019

  • "The only issue we had was sorted quickly by the owner."

    The accommodation was clean and tidy. It was only 15 mins drive from Leek, the nearest town. Would go back again and use as a base for Alton Towers as we did this time.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a very rural and beautiful area."

    Leek is well worth a visit, nice market and quite a few shops.

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Sep 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage, beautiful spot - just yards away from National Park."

    Owners made us feel welcome, and were very helpful. Great place for us and our 2 small children. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to take a well-earned restful break!"

    Chickens in the garden and sheep in the next door field; hills, fields and trees as far as the eye can see- exactly what we needed. The cottage is relatively spacious, with all amenities needed (wi-fi was a little intermittent at times). Very clean and very comfortable, (shower though not bath). Friendly owners, live on site, so on hand for anything. Great value fresh eggs for sale daily (and a free box on arrival). Short drive in to Leek and 40 mins from Rudyard Lake- which is beautiful. A great place to go for the peace and views alone. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very nice place and the owners were very nice"

    Reviewed by Ronald3.8Jun 2018

  • "Cottage is fine for someone who is slightly disabled but needs grab rails in shower and by toilet"

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jun 2018

  • "This was a pleasant, comfy and well appointed holiday cottage."

    It was well equipped with everything we needed and situated in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2018

  • "The booking experience did not affect that fact that the Cottage itself was lovely."

    The furniture was a little dated and not the most comfortable, but for the price, it was a lovely place with friendly owners who were not intrusive. We really enjoyed staying in Lark's Rise and would consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Siobhain4.8Aug 2017

  • "1.Wifi speed is slow and needs a better service provider, if possible."

    2. A swing in the lawn would be a good addition for children. 3. Rest everything is good. 4. I highly recommend this place for families.

    Reviewed by Ahmad4.2Aug 2017

  • "A lovely, warm cottage."

    Great views and fabulous location for Alton towers. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 twin
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden to front with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to wide doors and the wet room, this property may be suitable for wheelchair users
  • Please contact for more information
  • Note: There is a poultry supplies farm shop at the rear of the property so associated noise may be heard during office hours
  • Please note: No BBQ's at the property- due to a fire risk

The property

Leek 5 miles.

This lovely, stone-built annexe is attached to the main farmhouse within the grounds of the owner’s working farm, in the small hamlet of Bradnop, near to the historic town of Leek.

Cosy and welcoming, this traditional cottage is perfect for a couple or a small family wishing to discover the rugged beauty of the Staffordshire Peak District and beyond.

All on the ground floor, with splendid views of the rolling open countryside, when you step inside this property you’ll find that it has been furnished with convenience and flexibility in mind.

There are two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, as well as a wet room with a shower.

You’ll also find an open plan living area, featuring lovely exposed beams and a well-equipped kitchen, not to mention comfy seating and a dining area in which you can enjoy an evening meal with your loved ones.

Outside, to the front of the cottage is a patio with furniture, making this a great spot to take in the sights and sounds of the farm, as well as the views of the countryside beyond.

After a day exploring the local area and a hearty evening meal in your splendid cottage, why not take a stroll in the pretty gardens and observe the rare-breed hens roaming around?

The Peak Wildlife Park is just down the road and with its large walkthroughs, allowing you to come face-to-face with exotic animals, it makes for a great day out.

For any keen horse riders there’s Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre close by and for those who enjoy walking, there are endless stunning trails, including Dovedale, with its rocky slopes and woodland.

For the thrill-seekers in your party, Alton Towers is just a short drive away, as are the delightful market towns of Leek and Ashbourne, offering a tempting array of antique shops, real ale pubs and restaurants.

At any time of the year, this lovely cottage will provide the perfect base from which to enjoy a memorable holiday.

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About the location


Bradnop 3 miles; Leek 5 miles; Hartington 9 miles.

The hamlet of Bottomhouse is small and pretty and is set in the Peak District National Park on the western edge. Leek is close by and has many antiques shops for visitors to explore. Also nearby are the market towns of Ashbourne and Buxton. The Manifold Cycle Track is nearby and is a lovely route for cyclists to follow and walkers can enjoy taking in the views of The Manifold Valley and Dovedale. With so many pretty villages boasting good pubs close by and Alton Towers just a short drive away, everyone will be catered for in this wonderful holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas