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Top Stable Cottage

Cross o'th' Hands near Turnditch, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 906903)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Top Stable cottage was everything that was expected."

    It had everything that was needed and more. The owners Jane and Terry were very friendly and always helpful. I would highly recommend this property

    Thank you very much. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and that the cottage met your expectations. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "We had the most incredible time at the cottage."

    The place was absolutely perfect for a week in the countryside, walking and relaxing. I'd say it feels a bit bigger than the pictures look, so for the two of us and our dog it was spacious, clean, and very well maintained. The little garden was brilliant, its fully enclosed so theres nothing to worry about if you have a pet that likes to explore. The hosts were incredibly friendly and we will definitely be coming back in the near future.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and that cottage met your expectations. It was lovely to meet you as well, we would be very pleased to see you if you decide you would like to return. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay,cottage was excellent,just what we needed,very clean and tidy,nice little garden which was ideal for the dog,all set in beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you, we are very pleased you had a good holiday and that you liked the cottage. Also many thanks for leaving a review. I am only sorry we missed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShaunJun 2022

  • "Our first visit to Top Stable Cottage."

    The property was well equipped, clean and tidy. Too many gates to go through because of one excitable friendly dog. Due to the location of the cottage, we found it was extremely noisy with motor vehicle traffic passing most of the time and for this reason we will not be returning for another holiday.

    First of all we are sorry the cottage failed to meet your expectations. The gates you mention were a temporary measure due to building work. These were removed on the Tuesday of your visit. We are also disappointed you found traffic noise a problem. In our experience this is rarely a problem other than when farmers are working in the fields. Again, we are sorry you have been disappointed, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2022

  • "Jane & Terry are fanastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble and very welcoming."

    The cottage is beautiful and well equipped with everything you need, even washer and dish washer pods. The garden is enclosed for small dogs with table and chairs outdoors. The bedroom is quite large with lovely views over the fields. We will miss Frank the dog host. The cottage is central to many scenic areas, Matlock is a short drive away, a walk to Black rock is a must. There is a morrisons and aldi in Belper, 10 minutes drive away, which also has lots of shops to look around. We will definitely be returning to the cottage, it felt like home after just 1 weeks stay.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2022

  • "Beautifully clean cottage with everything that you need for a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage is ideally situated for visiting many of the attractions that the Peak Distict has to offer. The owners, Jane and Terry are lovely too, really friendly and there if you need them. When we go back to the area , Top Stable Cottage will definitely be our first choice for accommodation. We had a fantastic week , thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Our second stay at this lovely cosy clean cottage, It has everything you need."

    An ideal base for visiting this part of Derbyshire, brilliant walks with amazing views without having to travel too far. The Black Horse pub just up the road has excellent food at reasonable prices. We hope to return in a few years time.

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2022

  • "Very nice place and the owners were really helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by RickMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with very welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by RosalindApr 2022

  • "A lovely welcoming cosy cottage that has everything you need for a break away."

    So peaceful with beautiful views. We hope to go back somewhen.

    Reviewed by TrudyMar 2022

  • "A very clean comfy cosy cottage."

    The owners are really friendly & welcoming. The cottage is perfectly furnished & very well equiped with its own small dog friendly secluded garden. It's in an area that gives easy access to walks & attractions and close enough to amenities for shoping & pubs..definatly on our list to revisit.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2022

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

    The property has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard. We really appreciated the dog friendly welcome and secure garden. The location gives great views and easy access to many local towns - Ashbourne, Duffield, Belper, Cromford, Matlock, Wirksworth and more. Within easy reach an excellent farm shop at Croots (Duffield), many pubs and tourist sites eg Carsington Reservoir, historic houses and estates and the great Derbyshire outdoors.

    Reviewed by KatherineFeb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our weekend stay, the owners were friendly and helpful and the cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2021

  • "This is an outstandingly good cottage."

    It’s setting in the lovely Derbyshire countryside makes for wonderful views across the valley. The decor, furnishings and cleanliness were perfect and the private enclosed garden was a delight. The owners went out their to be friendly and helpful; nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend this as a beautiful holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "Top Stable Cottage is beautiful."

    .. it is very well equipped, very comfortable, and a great base for exploring the glorious Peak District. We would certainly consider staying there again. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JennySep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly owners who live next door."

    Handily placed for visiting this pretty area. Weather was great allowing us to use the garden patio for most meals. Very well equipped cottage. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2021

  • "The cottage owners were so accommodating and friendly."

    The cottage was home from home and was ideally situated for all the beautiful Peak District has to offer.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and very clean, enclosed rear garden if you have a dog."

    Very friendly and welcoming owners in Jane and Terry

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The hosts welcomed us and our dog and were very friendly and helpful. Very beautiful surrounding, lots of places to walk and admire the fantastic views. We had a fabulous holiday!

    Reviewed by ElenaMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely short break in Top Stable Cottage."

    When we entered the cottage, it was so well kept we felt like we were the first guests to stay there. It was well equipped and the bed was particularly comfortable. The cottage is well placed to explore the Peak District. Jane, the owner was very helpful before and during our stay

    Reviewed by JacquiOct 2020

  • "Excellent location, spotlessly clean comfortable and well equipped"

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday cottage with great hosts Jane and Tony."

    Superb location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and beyond.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "It's a grate cottage so nice and clean there was everything we needed in it ..."

    It's a grate cottage so nice and clean there was everything we needed in it would recommend this cottage to anyone lovely people that own it plenty of places to visit Linda and Alan

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "Cottage perfect, practical, private, good high quality contents, very comfortable bed, owners (live attached) lovely - couldn't fault anything at all."

    Would be happy to return

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Top Stable Cottage is a perfect base to visit some of the beautiful attractions in Derbyshire."

    On arrival the cottage was warm, clean and inviting. The facilities were excellent and the equipment in the kitchen was very good as well. Dogs are acceptable and ours didn't 'sniff' around everything on arrival which proves it was well cleaned. Shops around is a large Morrisons in Belper which has everything you need but there is also a large Co-Op though we just stuck to Morrisons. The owners Jane and Terry are very helpful if you have any problems as live in the adjoining property. Would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2020

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage, very tastefully decorated."

    It has a really spacious bedroom and an extremely comfortable bed. The cottage kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. There is a small lawned garden with garden furniture. We stayed there in March so the weather wasn't good enough to sit outside, but it would be lovely on a Summer evening. We will definitely return to Top Stable Cottage. The owners are also very helpful which means alot.

    Reviewed by LizMar 2020

  • "An absolutely fabulous cottage, brilliant facilities and lovely owners too."

    Enclosed garden ideal for our dog

    Reviewed by KayAug 2019

  • "This is our 2nd visit bck and will return again."

    The owners can't do enough for you and are very welcoming. The cottage has everything you need and is very well equipped. It's in a ideal location for visiting lots places in Derbyshire to.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2019

  • "Great week away with Murray my dog."

    Terry and Jane where so good hosts. Kept me right with places of interest all good advice. Cottage was near all places some lovely villages all dog friendly. Would recommend to anyone needing a lovely clean and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "I would certainly book this cottage again it was superb"

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Great cottage ideally located for most things"

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "Great position, the hosts were great."

    Will consider going back later.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2019

  • "The location was brilliant."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and very knowledgeable about the local area and walks in the Peak District. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "An welcoming and stylish cottage, especially the kitchen, which was extremely well appointed, the owner next door could not have been more charming and helpful."

    Despite being attached to the main house, the owners had ensured the privacy of the visitors, with a separate garden. The location was close to all the places we wished to visit and the views were lovely. Altogether a delightful experience.

    Reviewed by JanMar 2019

  • "Really lovely property and the owners were very welcoming :) Will definitely be ..."

    Really lovely property and the owners were very welcoming :) Will definitely be returning later in the year, was great to be able to take our Dog with us x

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2019

  • "This is our second time to this lovely comfortable cottage, can't fault anything you even have your own private garden, brilliant location, owners are very friendly and helpful, what more can I say."

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2018

  • "We had a very restful week in the cottage which was all we thought it would be."

    If I was to find fault at all it is that the car parking was a long way from the cottage and the path was difficult for my wife who is disabled apart from that the cottage was probably the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2018

  • "This cottage is immaculate and the owner has thought of everything, and used top quality appliances!"

    The bed is so comfortable too. The location is handy for so much of Derbyshire and nearby Ashbourne is charming and very well served by supermarkets for your food shopping. We would definitely return, it was a really relaxing week which did us both good. And Harry the dog too!

    Reviewed by ChandrakantJul 2018

  • "This cottage is very well equipped."

    welcoming hosts always ready help. It is ideal for visiting places as most landmarks are within 20mins cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage everything we had hoped for very friendly & welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "The owners are very welcoming, their knowledge and pride of the area a welcome assistance."

    Views from the cottage are astounding when you wake up in the morning. Private garden, lovely. Excellent base for alot of what Derbyshire has to offer and a joy to come "home" to after exploring.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2018

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage and friendly, welcoming owners"

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, very comfortable with excellent facilities."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, and made to feel very welcome by the owners Jane and Terry."

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "We enjoyed the whole experience from booking with Sykes Cottages to staying at Top Stable Cottage, Cross 'O Th' hands."

    We will definitely book with Sykes Cottages again for our next cottage holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanMar 2018

  • "The owners gave me a very warm welcome, and were very helpful in lots of ways."

    A really relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by MollieJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a good central location for exploring the local area."

    Very enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2017

  • "Very pleasant break in a lovely cottage that exceeded our expectations, everything we could have wished for in the accommodation."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "No problems with the cottage at all, perfect for us."

    The owner and her family were very kind and helpful and made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Jane made us very welcome and helped us with local walks.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner-style electric fire
  • Gas central heating with woodburner-style electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private, front enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to the rural location the WiFi is not fast and you may occasionally experience loss in performance during video chat, gaming and streaming at peak times
  • Normal web browsing, email, etc are fine
  • Note: Short Breaks available between 30th April - 7 May 2022 - please call us directly

The property

Turnditch 1 mile.

This charming little cottage near Turnditch adjoins the owner’s home in a wonderful rural location in the hamlet of Cross o'th' Hands, overlooking Derbyshire’s rolling hills.

This Peak District cottage is welcoming and homely and provides a cosy, romantic escape for those wishing to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Derbyshire countryside.

Boasting beautiful views, this Turnditch cottage is full of character, including a galleried en-suite king-size double bedroom, which is accessed directly from the stairs, and a warming, woodburner-style electric fire to settle beside on cosy evenings.

Outside this Derbyshire cottage near Turnditch, there is a very pretty garden which is private and enclosed, with a small patio and lawn complete with gazebo, a perfect place to sit and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and chat about what to explore tomorrow!

The village of Turnditch offers some good food pubs, and is surrounded by a network of walks that lead into the Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales.

Close by are the interesting towns of Belper, Ashbourne, Matlock and Matlock Bath, as well as exciting Alton Towers, making this area ideal for any type of holiday, with walking, climbing, pretty villages and historic houses all waiting to be discovered in this beautiful part of the Peak District.

A lovely, romantic Turnditch cottage for couples to enjoy.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Belper 4 miles; Ashbourne 7 miles.

Turnditch is a delightful hillside village in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the Ecclesbourne Valley. Conveniently located on the Belper to Ashbourne road, the village has a church, school and three pubs. The adjacent village of Hulland Ward offers a petrol station, shop and Post Office. There are many walks up and down the valley, as well as cycling and watersports at nearby Carsington Water. The attractive, traditional market towns of Belper, Ashbourne and Matlock are within easy reach, as are Alton Towers and the famous and historic houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Along with fishing on the River Derwent and golf nearby, this is a wonderful part of the Peaks, with plenty to do whatever the time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter