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Manifold Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Thanks for a wonderful week so chilled and peaceful."

    The cottage has everything needed for a relaxing break. Only thing we found is if you want to eat out locally then options are limited especially at busy times like Easter there are only 2 pubs, and they get booked up quickly. Both are in walking distance but a good hour by road, however we did get a taxi home on the couple of times we visited with just a small extra charge for the dog. There are lovely walks right on the doorstep and the view from the garden is to die for. The cottage is ideally located for you to just hide away or visit the many attractions the Derbyshire dales has to offer.

    Bless you Gordon, loved having you both here and Duke of course. Your kind words are most welcome X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Manifold cottage was a comfortable haven from which to explore the Manifold valley, with lots of walks from the door, no need to drive anywhere."

    The owner lives next door and she is very hospitable and friendly. Would love to go back to stay there.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "Second time in Manifold Cottage."

    I love the peace and quiet. Didn’t like the battery air freshener noise as it kept walking me up and making me jump in the stillness. So I removed the battery. Only thing I struggled with was the amount of hot water for my shower as I have a lot of hair. But it wasn’t really a problem and I’m sure I could have remedied that if I could have been bothered. I love staying there for the quiet and solitude. May well be back, some day, if only to pat the horses. A quiet, solitary retreat.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Manifold Cottage is great, outstanding views out over the Manifold Valley from your back garden."

    There is just a low dry stone wall enclosing the garden but our dogs loved to hop over and play in the field beyond. Dove Dale is just a short drive away, it was definitely my favourite spot. We hope to the cottage very soon

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage providing all facilities ."

    Very quiet and peaceful with no shops or pubs in the village. Good pubs in surrounding villages but suggest taking provisions like bread,milk etc. A walkers or cyclists paradise with many beautiful trails nearby. Very dog friendly owners adjacent. All in all a good week spent touring and visiting lovely towns like Buxton and Bakewell and enjoyed the beautiful Manifold valley.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful time at Manifold Cottage."

    Quiet and peaceful and wake up to a lovely view of the field and trees to the back of the cottage. Everything you need in the cottage and a working fan heater in the bathroom. There is a field for running the dogs safely just down the road which was great for us and our dogs loved it. We felt very comfortable in this location and the locals were very friendly and chatty. The owners were lovely too very accommodating and had some really good conversations with them. We will definitely go back again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful area."

    Walks straight from the house. The house had the most amazing view and it was lovely to sit outside after a day out exploring. Would book again!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice and comfortable good all round could do with a little updating"

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic, cosy cottage, in beautiful surrounding countryside."

    It had everything you could want for a lovely visit. Situated in a quiet village, but 30 mins drive from Bakewell, Buxton, and Matlock. Very friendly and helpful host. We will definitely be visiting again, very happy with our stay!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice cottage needs new furniture and airing out."

    It has a damp smell . Quite place right near manifold valley walk.

    It is such a shame you got so lost on the way to the cottage and that you had such terrible weather, after all the good weather in June!. Our apologies also that we could not let you in earlier as requested, but we do need the time to turn the cottage around. I felt so bad that you were not able to find anywhere to visit during your stay. There is no damp in the cottage and the furniture is unworn, clean and very comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jul 2023

  • "Had a fab week thanks, loads of walks very close by."

    Really friendly and lovely village

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Manifold cottage is wonderful."

    If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and calming this is for you. Comfortable, clean and welcoming, the owners are lovely. The garden is great for a relaxing glass of something cool at the end of a busy day after taking in the local sights while experiencing the wonderful views. We will definitely go again and would recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2023

  • "Manifold Cottage is in a very peaceful and beautiful location with many walks from the door."

    The cottage was exactly as advertised and was perfect for us and we had a fabulous week with our two dogs, Millie and Fred. The owner was super friendly and on hand to sort the hot water issue I created by messing with the program! The ginger flapjacks at Wetton Mill cafe and the ice cream at Milldale were to die for. We would not hesitate to return to this area and this cottage. Terry and Bev from Suffolk

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful area."

    Location was great and the owner was very pleasant and helpful. We did have problems controlling the heating and hot water. The fixtures and fittings were a bit tired.

    Thank you for your feedback and kind words. I'm sorry to hear you were having issues with controlling the heating and hot water, as you know I am just next door and would have been happy to assist you with using this system, but there are also instructions left in the property. We are always open to suggestions on how we can improve customer experience and have in reent years made a number of updates and purchased new items to reflect this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Apr 2023

  • "Not enough hot water to have a decent bath"

    Reviewed by Dianne4.4Feb 2023

  • "Surrounded by breath-taking scenery."

    Plenty of walks (including to Thor's Cave) without even having to get into the car. Cottage was warm and very comfortable. Kitchen was nicely laid-out and had everything that I needed. Would highly recommend. I will certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed in this beautiful cottage for a weekend in Dec 2022."

    It was my husbands 40th birthday and I treated him to a stay. The cottage was well maintained and we had everything we needed. It was a lovely location, and it was so lovely to see the 2 horses having breakfast every morning. The owner was really pleasant and made sure we had everything that we needed. Would highly recommend this cosy cottage

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second stay at Manifold and will not be the last."

    Amazing cottage in the most beautiful setting. It was lovely to see Anne again and was made to feel most welcome. Xx thank you xx

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2022

  • "I was looking for somewhere for peace and quiet and time to reflect and somewhere comfortable for me and my two dogs."

    Was lovely exactly what we needed and felt very welcome. The only thing which does not affect what a wonderful place and stay we had was would have been easier to park in front of the cottage to help with unloading things and save dogs going in and out to help with cleaning but that's just personal to me in the muddy weather. Will definitely be back and amazing trip. Situated in a great place to get to things and walks and places for the dogs. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Grindon."

    The cottage is very well placed for the Manifold trail ( excellent level walking for our old and struggling dog) and there was access to walks from the cottage. Leek is a really interesting town - we'd highly recommend the Heritag trail and picturesque Rudyard is very close by( more level walking). The cottage is well equipped and clean. The garden was perfect for our dog. The view was superb. Our only criticisms would be: low lighting in the living area made reading difficult; the heat of the shower was hard to control; and we never did manage to access BBC 2 and 4! Overall, it was fantastic value for money.

    Reviewed by Gregory4.4Oct 2022

  • "Manifold Cottage was very comfortable and had a lovely view and it was so quiet and peaceful."

    We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage was spotless and the owner could not do more to insure our holiday was perfect."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very comfortable break."

    Enjoyed the peace and the lovely view from the back in particular. WiFi and slightly bigger range of freeview would have been good but not insurmountable. I would happily stay at manifold again although I did do a lot more driving to my favourite walks as not central. Thank you Anne for making us welcome. I would recommend the cottage and holiday at 8 on the scale. The grading shown relates to the company.

    Reviewed by Smith3.4Sep 2022

  • "Great outlook ,very peaceful ,walks from the door, great for dogs, friendly owner."

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Aug 2022

  • "The only coment we could make is that themain room light was a bit dim and the side /table lights where not high enough to easily read a book or news paper."

    we enjoyed a relaxing break ,,, it was too hot to do much for the first four days, but nice

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very peaceful ,beautiful situated cosy cottage."

    Dog walking from your door.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need for your stay."

    Anne was lovely and very welcoming and the treats left out for us and our dog were very much appreciated. The cottage is situated in a beautiful secluded area and we would recommend a stay here wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "A ideal cottage to explore the Manifold and Dovedale area of the White Peak, with lovely walks straight out of the door, great if you are a keen walker but if not, the cottage is well situated for many other attractions in Staffordshire and Derbyshire."

    Anne was a great host, very welcoming and friendly, as were her lovely vocal (but not overly so) sheep Jim and Erica. The cottage is warm and comfortable, the bed particularly comfy. We could have done with another saucepan, as there was only two, but that's a minor point.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay The owner was very helpful The cottage was very clean ..."

    Had a lovely stay The owner was very helpful The cottage was very clean and warm The garden wall was not very high about 2ft I have an adventurous lab who kept jumping the wall to do some investigating The owner removed her sheep from the field Which was very nice of her

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Feb 2022

  • "Had the most wonderful relaxing break over New Year with my Greyhound."

    The cottage was perfect for us, lovely edible gifts for us both, Christmas decorations in the cottage too! Views from the back door were great with Hattie and Maeve to bid 'good morning' to. We did little except revel in the tranquility of the cottage and village, were undisturbed by fireworks (may be back in November!) and enjoyed a good walk down into the Manifold valley. No phone and internet signal was blissful! Thank you so much Anne for the much needed break, Jenny and Dancer

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with very helpful owner but no wifi even with hotspot and no phone signal"

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Dec 2021

  • "Great little place didn't see the owners as we was up an out early however they was very helpful on the phone."

    Would recommend to anyone after a reasonably priced break

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything I needed in a place to stay."

    Clean, comfortable, cosy and the extra touch with welcome gifts for the doggos and me. A gloriously comfortable bed and resplendent views. No phone reception or Internet is exactly what I needed to switch off. The wingback chair was a fantastic place to sit and read. I noticed that other people had mentioned the shower. At six foot four, I generally struggle to get under the shower but I did have a thoroughly relaxing bath each morning then showered at mother's in the evening. A real gem of a place with a lovely owner.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, perfectly situated for a relaxing break."

    Excellent facilities in the cottage, very clean and comfortable with the most idyllic view. Amazing walks straight from the door and lots of areas to explore. Ann was so warm, friendly and welcoming she really made you feel at home. I will most certainly be returning. :)

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Manifold Cottage the owners were very helpful and friendly and welcomed our two cavalier king charles spaniels something that is very important to us there was a small;enclosed garden to the rear that was ideal for them it also had a beautiful view."

    The cottage was well equipped in a very peaceful setting if you like peace and quiet this is the place to go we wouldnt hesitate to return. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    Ann was very friendly and helpful. Stunning scenery and lovely weather .plenty of places to visit and lots of walking with the dog, hopefully will be visiting again next year.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2021

  • "Manifold Cottage is very comfortable with lovely views across the fields."

    Grindon is a very quiet village and there are no amenities so if you want to have some peace and quiet then this is the place for you. There are plenty of walks from the door so you don’t need to take the car out. The Manifold Valley is about a mile away. It is fairly close to Bakewell and Buxton (about 30 minute drive away) and also Leek. The cottage owner is lovely and is on hand should you need anything. This was our first stay in the Peak District and we will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owner was so helpful, brilliant cottage."

    Wonderful area, so much to explore Loved to hear the Church bells chime the hours.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Very friendly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Very peaceful. Had everything we needed and warm and friendly welcome from our host. Definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2021

  • "We a lovely stay at Manifold Cottage, it was clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    With milk, tea and biscuits provided by Anne as a welcome pack. These were very much appreciated after a long journey. Ann has two horses in the field at the rear of the cottage, which are nice to look at when sitting out side. Also the view isn't too bad either! The Manifold valley is really outstanding to drive through, as are visits to Leek, Bakewell and the area around these towns. We hope to return to Manifold Cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time, plenty of walking Manifold Cottage is excellently situated for the Manifold valley and is close to Leek which is a great town."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "It's a small but comfortable cottage that supplied everything you need to get away from it all."

    No Internet which was a godsend. we rely to much on technology, so it was also great to be somewhere without a phone signal as well. There are some amazing walks for dogs and the cottage supplied everything you could need for your stay for cooking with. There are Fresh eggs up the road at the local farm for £1.00 per half dozen which tasted so good. Ann was a wonderful host and was there if you needed anything and made you feel so welcome, she even supplied a proper pint of milk and a packet of Cookies but most important of all was the treats for the dogs. There is a small enclosed garden which you can sit in for breakfast looking over the valley and Ann's 2 ewes and 2 horses may come and see you over the wall. They are so comical and kept our collie entertained for hours. Thank you for letting us get away from it all to recharge our batteries, Julie, Paul, Guinness and Apollo. We will definitely be coming back again soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage and great hosts."

    Facilities more than sufficient. Remember you’re in the country not the city... keep it simple!!! And enjoy the get away.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely area and great hideaway."

    Could do with better washing facilities - the shower barely works- and wifi would be useful but it was super clean, lovely warm welcome and great views.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Apr 2021

  • "The little cottage was warm and cheery in a beautiful part of the countryside and Ann did everything to make our stay enjoyable and all the locals were very friendly, will definitely go again in the summer!"

    Reviewed by Anthea4.7Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week with our dogs at Manifold Cottage, a haven of peace & quiet with amazing views."

    The cottage was cosy & warm, had everything we needed. Only downside was the water pressure in the shower, but we had been warned so didn't matter for a week. There is no wifi signal or mobile signal which we weren't bothered about anyway. Various walks direct from the cottage over moor & farmland. It wasn't far to drive to places of interest so we had a varied & enjoyable week. Owners next door in farmhouse should you need them.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely with amazing views and comfortable bed and furniture."

    Anne & Eric were very nice hosts and was happy to give us information that we needed.the welcome gift of a packet of cookies was nice and our dogs liked there gift of a pack of treats.i loved Anne's horses hattie& Maeve and have some lovely photos of them.hope to go back sometime in the future.loads of lovely places very close by to visit especially if you like walking.loved it.

    Reviewed by Dian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Absolutely fabulous views. Walks in every direction from door. Including to Thors cave, which is a must see. There are no shops near, so need to take provisions. Tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, dog treats, and choccy biscuits are provided by owner, which was nice. Will definitely return. Peaks are beautiful.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely tranquil setting, beautiful cottage with far reaching views."

    Great place to unwind .

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Jul 2020

  • "Nothing to worry about it was very relaxing Ann is a lovely host and made us very welcome she also left the dogs some treats as a welcome as well as us over all a lovely little place."

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Sep 2019

  • "Only thing missing was a clock!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a lovely little place this is to stay."

    It's sooo nice to stay somewhere that's clean and comfortable, If I tried really hard to find a fault it would be a lack of Wi-Fi or phone network, but don't let this put you off because it was an excuse to walk the dogs and few hundred yards down the road I got a signal, I actually found after a day how nice it was not to have a constant ringing phone. This place is a real gem and glad to have found it

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Jun 2019

  • "Easy booking, cottage as shown really comfortable, everything we needed, lovely walks straight from cottage,"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Super location, lovely property, a nice welcome pack and wonderful, helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2019

  • "Anne & Eric very helpful and kind."

    Cottage would have benefited enormously from heated towel rail in bathroom. Booster pump also needed for shower - OR - you should explain that the shower is just suitable for hair washing as it has very low pressure. Very clean and well presented - wonderfully comfortable bed - fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1May 2019

  • "This cottage is fantastic beautiful views from the cottage great walks from the ..."

    This cottage is fantastic beautiful views from the cottage great walks from the cottage and the owners are most helpful and kind great place to visit with great walking all around you highly recommend this cottage will certainly go back

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy in an outstandingly beautiful place with views across the countryside."

    On arrival there was fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and even treats for the dogs. The owner was very friendly, helpful and approachable. The only thing that would improve the experience would be a better shower. The hot water pressure is low because the tank is at ground level. Other than that minor point, we had a great time

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really nice, the only negative is the shower is poor with very little water pressure and the shower coming off the taps you only get a very small amount of water with no force behind it - they should really fit a power shower."

    Also no phone signal and no wifi, so no way of contacting the outside world (this was fine with us, but may not be suitable for everyone). Lovely quite location, feeding horses over the low garden wall was really nice. No village pub or shop, so you do need to drive to get anything.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Feb 2019

  • "We had a very comfortable and relaxing time staying at Manifold Cottage."

    We were met by Ann, the owner, who was very welcoming and on hand in the farmhouse next door to deal with any queries. Gladly we didn't have to disturb her. Despite the cold weather (and snow), the cottage was very warm and cosy. Lovely views over the Manifold Valley and the two horses in the field behind the cottage were very friendly with our dog. An ideal base for exploring the Peak District National Park.

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage had everything we needed in a great location fantastic walks lots of good pubs close at hand what more could we have wanted."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic, relaxing and secluded."

    We would highly recommend! Plus really lovely and helpful owners, thank you again for helping me out when I put my back out lifting our dog into the car!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great hosts very friendly and helpful."

    So peaceful no traffic.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a Really wonderful holiday."

    An amazing place, so beautiful and stunning views and walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7May 2018

  • "The cottage met all requirements."

    It was a quite location with wonderful views of the countryside. we took our two small dogs who loved all the smells and long walks. Dovedale was a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Apr 2018

  • "We went to relax and this was the perfect place, Beautiful scenery plenty of places to visit if you want."

    Will definitely book again. One slight problem could do with a little more garden. Ron,Lyn & Daisy the Staffie.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.8Feb 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for a peaceful getaway. The owner was absolutely lovely. Lots to see and do locally. Also perfect for a walking holiday. I would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent location for getting out into the Peaks very easily."

    Comfortable cottage and very welcoming Owner - always happy to help if required.

    Reviewed by Simon4.0Oct 2017

  • "Anne the owner was very helpfull and went out of her way to make us fell at home."


    Reviewed by Colin4.8Aug 2017

  • "A great cottage for pure relaxation."

    Wonderful views from the cottage, comfy and cosy, the week felt like a month! The location is fantastic and so quiet, plenty of walks form the village.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2017

  • "Could not fault it, it was exactly the holiday we were looking for."

    Even the weather behaved, mostly!

    Reviewed by Steve4.6Mar 2017

  • "No, all good."

    Reviewed by Harold4.6Feb 2017

  • "Cosy and welcoming."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very friendly and informative."

    Reviewed by Brenda4.8Oct 2016

  • "The owner found us a garage when we damaged our car and took us to pick it up the next day."

    Very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect fire.
  • Storage heaters throughout with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

A lovely little detached, stone-built cottage in the countryside village of Grindon, on the edge of the Peak District and near to the owners' home.

This Grindon cottage is a delight, with cosy open plan living, exposed beams and a welcoming feel.

There is a garden with patio and furniture outside this Grindon cottage, making it a wonderful retreat for those warm summer evenings.

With countryside views from inside and out, this Grindon cottage is the perfect place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

From the doorstep of this pretty Grindon cottage is the wonderful Manifold Valley, while Dove Dale and the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek and Buxton are all accessible.

Less than two miles away is the village of Butterton, with amenities including a pub and a butcher.

An ideal Grindon cottage for touring and exploring the Peak District National Park.

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

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About the location


Ashbourne 10 miles; Leek 7 miles.

The delightful rural village of Grindon is situated on the side of the beautiful Manifold Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Like its well-known neighbour the Dove, the Manifold cuts a course through superb scenery and is a delight for both walkers and cyclists, with the "Manifold Trail" following the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway. Grindon itself is a pretty stone-built village, and close by is Butterton with a butcher's and a pub, whilst further afield is the market town of Ashbourne. The surrounding area has many pubs offering a good range of food and Alton Towers is just a 30 minute drive away.