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Middle Cottage

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Hollington near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Exactly what we wanted.

    Thank you for lovely feedback Peter, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you needed."

    Clean and comfortable. Lovely welcome basket for us and a treat for the dog too. Close to Alton Towers, so handy to drop kids off and lovely walks close by with the dog

    Thank you Grace for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Hopefully see you again. Bob & Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at middle cottage as a family of 2 adults and 2 children, it is well appointed, comfortable, clean and the owners are great."

    I was worried about being in the middle house and how noise levels may be, but we never heard a peep from anyone. The shower is fantastic! The kitchen has everything you could need. The view is beautiful. We will be looking forward to staying again when we are next coming to visit Alton Towers.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Isabel, we're so glad you had a lovely quiet stay with us. The walls are very thick as I believe the cottage was built 1860, so very solid. We look forward in seeing you again. Bob and Heidi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable home providing a relaxing stay."

    All as described and better- nice and unexpected welcome basket. Very good communication and easy to deal with.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the lovely feedback. Hopefully we will see you again. Thanks Bob and Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable."

    It was very well equipped with everything that we needed. It is in a lovely rural location with wildlife in abundance. We laid in bed listening to the owls and were even visited by a woodpecker. Although rural, the cottage is in a great location to explore the area and only a short drive to Alton Towers.

    Hi Melissa, thank you for the lovely feedback. I hope you also saw the Llamas down the road as they are quite unusual to see with the cows. Hopefully we will see you again. Thanks Bob & Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Apr 2023

  • "It is a lovely area to stay in and a lovely cottage to holiday in if you are looking for a peaceful break away from all the hussel & bussel of daily living."

    Very relaxing place.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Mary, we're glad you had a peaceful break and look forward to seeing you again later on in the year. Bob & Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Middle Cottage was wonderful to stay in."

    Cosy and comfortable and the owners have thought of everything. We would be happy to stay here again.

    Thanks Lesley, we're so glad you had a nice stay with us and I will miss rubbing Ruby's tummy!! Hopefully will see you again, Bob & Heid Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Middle Cottage is lovely."

    The owner’s, Heidi and Bob, have thought of everything you may need during your stay. The views from the cottage are stunning, lovely walks (even though we haven’t ventured too far due to the weather). Cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished, it’s cosy and perfect for our interim stay whilst our house purchase goes through. Highly recommended.

    Thanks Lesley, we're so glad you had a nice stay with us and I will miss rubbing Ruby's tummy!! Hopefully will see you again, Bob & Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    We were solely there to visit Alton Towers, so the proximity was perfect. Got a bit wet during our day out and were very happy to have a cosy warm house to come back to after a long day of queuing. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, providing additional information. Wonderful cottage, highly recommend for a family.

    Thank you Abigail for your lovely feedback, we're glad you had a lovely time and will hopefully see you again. Bob & Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect little cottage in a beautiful location."

    Clean and bright with all the amenities a family of four required. Lovely friendly hosts - the kids demolished the popcorn as soon as we arrived, while the tea and milk was thoroughly appreciated by us parents and not forgetting our little doggie who was also welcomed with treats! Fantastic location for our daily jolly to Alton Towers as well as wonderful country walks. Will definitely try to rebook when we return. :-)

    Thank you Helen for this lovely review. We really appreciate it as we have worked hard to get the cottage to the standard that it is now, and your review makes it worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you again. Bob & Heidi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Easy to book through Sykes."

    Middle Cottage was perfect for us, it's in a quiet, peaceful location with lovely views and under 15 minutes from Alton Towers. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Thanks Debbie, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again, Bob & Heidi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage and Host kept us informed."

    Hi Jackie, thank you for staying with us and leaving feedback. We really appreciate it and hopefully we will see you again. Thanks Heidi & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Cottage was amazing and much more than could we could have expected, Heidi was available anytime if we had any problems which off course we didn't everything was perfect - The facilities in the cottage were spotless and we had everything we needed and much more."

    The Beds and pillows were so comfortable. The location was amazing for all our needs. The scenery was outstanding from the front of the cottage with the best views. I walked round the village at least 4 miles each morning with our Husky which she loved with the best fresh air, peacefulness and the best scenery. Then we spent 2 days at Alton Towers which is a lovely 2.5 miles drive straight from the cottage. There is a wee local bar/restaurant which is on the door step however you would never have and it as tucked away 3 mins walk from the front door of the cottage. Lovely to take pets and have a wee beverage or meal. Heidi and Bob have made this cottage as a labour of love you can tell as soon as you step inside was definitely home away from home. Me, my husband, 9 year old Boy and our Energetic Husky had the best time ever and was lovely to see the welcoming card and treats along with a list of Heidi and Bob's recommendations from food and drinks, local shops to visit, tourist sights and me and Lunas favourite lovely walk recommendations amongst lots of all the information to make a lovely enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend this accommodation for a visit. Will be back again soon and look forward to it already.

    DeniseAug 2022

  • "Lovely short break at Middle Cottage, felt at home straight away, had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay, lovely location and perfect for a trip to Alton towers, we didn’t want to leave!"

    We will definitely return!!

    Hi Anthony, we're delighted you had such a nice time and hopefully we will see you again. Thank you for staying with us, Heidi & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean."

    Owner was very friendly and easily contactable. We really enjoyed our short stay at middle cottage.

    Hi Wendy, thank you for staying with us, we are so glad that you had a lovely stay and I hope the girls had a nice time at Alton Towers. Thanks Heidi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x Super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating System with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 cars
  • Front terraced patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are 8 steps up to the property entrance, please take care

The property

Alton 2.6 miles.

Middle Cottage is a mid-terrace, family-friendly cottage overlooking the countryside in Hollington, near Alton, Staffordshire.

With easy access to Alton Towers and the Peak District National Park, this welcoming cottage offers for guests far-reaching views, high-quality facilities, and off-road parking.

Climb the steps through the terraced, front patio and into the sitting room where plush seats, a Smart TV, and a woodburning stove greet you.

Curl up with a good book or admire the gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and Alton Towers in the distance!

Feel the warmth of underfloor heating as you step through to the kitchen/diner; spacious and well-equipped, you'll find everything you need for a self-catering stay, including an electric double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Settle around the table for four and catch up with your loved ones over a hearty supper!

Upstairs, hang your towel on the heated rail whilst you enjoy a hot bubble bath or shower in the family bathroom.

Double and Super king-size bedrooms, one zip/link for flexible sleeping arrangements, have been thoughtfully appointed with storage space, bedside lamps, and mirrors.

The peaceful village of Hollington is a great holiday base with Raddle Inn restaurant and bar just down the road, along with plenty of public footpaths through the countryside.

For more amenities, Alton is a short drive away and perfect for family-friendly days out; you'll find a local village shop, popular inns such as The Bulls Head and The White Hart, and attractions including the Gothic Alton Castle and Dimmingsdale Valley & Furnace Forest Walks.

Of course, thrill seekers have the renowned rides, waterpark, and CBeebies Land of Alton Towers close by, offering something for everyone!

If you prefer a change of pace, the Peak District has plenty to offer in the great outdoors, from hiking to wildlife watching, whether that's exploring the ancient Thor's Cave, the wild landscapes of Ilam Park, or meeting a variety of animals at Peak Wildlife Park.

Stop off in Ashbourne for The George & Dragon pub, Ashbourne Park, and why not hire a bike to explore the Peak's Tissington Trail?

More wonderful days out await at RSPB Coombes Valley, Ladderedge Country Park, and the bustling market town of Leek for The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery, Brindley Water Mill Museum, and walking or fishing around Rudyard Lake.

For your next family-friendly holiday, you'll find plenty to do at Middle Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Uttoxeter 6 miles; Ashbourne 11 miles.

Steeped in history and situated at the southern end of the Peak District, the lovely village of Hollington provides home to a scattering of traditional stone built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, whilst being surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and offering a selection of country pubs renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. Nearby Ashbourne is the perfect example of an English market town, boasting an eccentric street plan, narrow, cobbled alleys, old market stalls and many fine coaching inns. From Hollington there are lots of lovely villages to explore, and walks to enjoy, there is the pretty River Dove, as well as Calwich and Croxden Abbeys to visit, while Denstone, with its farm shop, is wonderful for picking up some fresh local produce. With Uttoxeter Racecourse and Alton Towers within very easy reach, this is a lovely village for a holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas