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17 Riverside

(Ref. 974071)

Oakamoor, 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
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "Despite arriving in the middle of Storm Babet we had a lovely weekend."

    The cottage is comfortable, clean and cozy.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2023

  • "Would Recommend and be back again"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent location with all the facilities you’d expect."

    A home away from home. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great clean cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely use again. The location was ideal for all our needs with great walks for us and our dogs.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at number 17."

    Riverside. Spotlessly clean. Comfy beds. Beautiful location. Loved sitting in the chair near the window watching the birds feed from the hanging feeders. Would highly recommend this property. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Please repair or replace the key safe."

    It is horrible to arrive after a long difficult journey and not me able to get in. Thank you for all the extras, cake, tea etc . Much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gem of a cottage in beautiful hidden valley."

    Glorious woodland and riverside walks and so very peaceful! Ideal for dog walks. Cottage superbly well equipped, beds comfortable, good restaurants and pub meals in easy driving distance. Don’t miss the Ramblers Retreat - a Mile and a half walk along the old raillway track.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is well equipped with everything you could possible need."

    The property is very comfortable, very clean and the welcome pack provided was a bonus. The only improvement I could think off is a bit of tidying up in the garden as weeds/vegetation is hanging over the path and the front door. This wasn’t a problem for us as we had dry weather but could be if it was wet. It would be nice if the local pub did meals but obviously that has nothing to do with the cottage owners. All in all highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful stay, we did not want to leave, very comfortable, clean with quality furnishings and bedding."

    The area was gorgeous, a river and weir with a park one way and fantastic wood walks to explore the other way and all on your doorstep. The front garden was lovely a real suntrap and it was lovely sitting out there amidst all the plants and flowers watching the birds come and go at the bird feeder. There was great information provided on the local area including different walks, which was really handy and many books and leaflets on the peak District and beyond. This is a real gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage which could be marginally improved by adding a bathroom cabinet for toiletries."

    Access to the private parking area is difficult at times as residents park on the road. However we didn’t let anything spoil our holiday. Fully recommend this property

    Reviewed by Godfrey4.4May 2023

  • "Accommodations was clean and had everything we needed."

    It is quite dated in terms of decor and furnishings but OK To get provisions or to eat out you need a car nothing in the village. Car parking was sometimes a bit tricky as cars parked on road very close to small drive made getting into parking spot difficult

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Mar 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the cottage and as before it was perfect."

    Warm and comfortable with all you could need for a short or longer stay. Spacious rooms, comfy beds, quality furnishings make it an ideal ‘home from home’. Situated in a lovely village with many walks from the door, and many places worth a visit nearby if you want to travel around the area.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottages with generous and thoughtful touches: comfy beds, lovely shower, best equipped kitchen we've been in (apart from no dishwasher), cake and biscuits were very welcoming."

    And it's a nice location with lots to do nearby.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "This cottage is a real gem."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need. The fixtures and fittings were all of a very high standard and the beds were very comfortable. Sitting in the wing back chairs by the window watching the many species of birds on the feeders was so enjoyable. The area is beautiful with lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage. We could not fault this cottage and will definitely be returning at the end of this year. Thankyou Eric and Sandra for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, also thanks for the cake, milk etc and dog treats. Pete, Dot and Alfie the dog

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful cosy and clean cottage and so quiet……we wish we could have stayed longer !"


    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jan 2023

  • "Brilliant property off road parking was a bonus very equipped literally had ..."

    Brilliant property off road parking was a bonus very equipped literally had everything you need to have a comfortable stay really good location with plenty of walking routes pubs and restaurants had the best few days and will 100% be back in a couple of months can’t complain about anything

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."

    Cottage is a real home from home with excellent facilities. A real treat not to have to use the car once during our week’s stay and that our two dogs were welcomed everywhere we went. Could not have been better and we will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2022

  • "My partner and I (and our dog) stayed here in May, and having tried all the local walks, the Ramblers Retreat and a local shepherds hut masseuse, sent my parents for a week in Sept thinking they'd love it."

    They invited us to stay with them for the weekend - it was very easy to update the booking accordingly and there was plenty of space for all 5 of us. Beautiful location, very well equipped. The Star was nice for Sunday dinner. -Enjoy!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate in coming to stay here again."

    Reviewed by Sharon Gladys4.7Sep 2022

  • "Probably the best equipped cottage we have stayed in."

    All very clean and tidy and dog friendly too. A beautiful area with great walks. We would love to come back for a longer visit.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "This lovely cottage was in an excellent location for so many walks, but also attractions a short drive away."

    A great deal of thought had gone into making it a comfortable place to stay. Lots of thoughtful little touches, like a tea cosy and a hook behind the bathroom door. I would have liked a dishwasher but there were rubber gloves so it was okay. It was beautifully cool in the current heatwave which was a real blessing each day. We don't have dogs but they were well provided for if you did. I would highly recommend and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "I had a great stay here."

    The village is lovely, the cottage is quiet and comfortable and had everything I needed, including a fenced back garden (handy for dog) and decent wifi (as I needed to work). Loved the bird feeder. Loads of walks straight from the cottage and many others a short drive away. Mobile signal is very patchy in the area generally, so download maps before you head out or bring paper ones. I would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage x Had a fantastic weekend, great for dog walking x"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you might need."

    Lots of thoughtful touches including a welcome pack and the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept on. Eric was a great host and full of information. The village is very quiet and pretty and in a great spot for exploring. Supermarkets only 10 mins drive away (as is Alton Towers)and the Peak District is under 30 mins. Lots of great local walks too. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2022

  • "Reserve, Tittesworth, Dovedale and The Roaches all within easy reach."

    Also great for local walks, with a welcoming village ambience and some spectacular vistas. We had a great time walking the canal from Froghall Wharf,and visiting Cheddleton Flint Mill. The industrial history of the area: from river to canal, mills, lime-kilns, turnpike road and railway (with Beeching debris from the 1960s) is quite awesome & thought-provoking. The accommodation was excellent, with very comfortable beds and, in Eric, a most helpful host. The feeder in front of the house was a constant pleasure. We saw siskin, coal tit, great tit, blue tit, long-tailed tit, carrion crow, jackdaw, magpie, g.s. woodpecker, goldfinch, chaffinch, nuthatch, sparrow, dunnock, pheasant, long-tailed field mouse, common shrew. There was a cuckoo calling across the valley, and at the Roaches another cuckoo and skylarks. We glimpsed a pied flycatcher at Coombes Valley. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "“ We could not have been more satisfied with our stay at 17, Riverside."

    It really is in a peaceful, idyllic location, but so convenient for visiting surrounding attractions, too: Churnet Valley Railway, Peak Wildlife Park, Alton Towers & Trentham Gardens were all in easy reach. As we had a toddler, we didn’t do much walking, but hope to return to enjoy the woods & footpaths on the doorstep. The house was clean, cosy & very comfortable & we enjoyed trying to spot the visiting birds & squirrels through the bay window. It was a welcome retreat after hectic days. We would also like to thank the owner for his great generosity in helping us with a family crisis & thereby saving our holiday.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "The outside needs a clear up and a lot of water outside drain overflow"

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location for walkers and those wanting a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life."

    The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the hosts made us very welcome with thoughtful touches like a cake left for our arrival and treats for our dogs. We loved sitting in the window and watching the birds and squirrels feeding from the feeder. Would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Thank you for the thoughtful extras. The location is perfect. We did a long walk everyday straight from the door. Ideal for dog owners and ramblers. We had a lovely lunch at the Ramblers Retreat. The food was great and the staff very friendly. You will be made very welcome along with any four legged friends. It is certainly a cottage that you would want to visit again.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was very cozy and well equipped with everything you could need and the little gifts of cake, sweets, tea and coffee were a welcome treat on arrival ."

    The beds were very comfortable with beautiful soft linen and the bathroom had the luxury of a bath or walk in shower which was absolutely perfect. The high back chairs in the lounge were lovely to sit and while away the time watching the pretty little birds and squirrels that came to visit each morning aswell. To top it off our dog was even catered for with treats left, doggy bags and some toys to play with, so all round we really enjoyed our stay and have already passed on the details to several friends and family.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    There has only been one other cottage to which we have returned but this will definitely be another, we did consider coming back over Christmas but we were unable to. Sorry if this is a long review but this cottage deserves it. The cottage has everything you could need; I'll start with something that may be important to most WIFI - brilliant Kitchenware all you could ask for and the hosts left milk, coffee, sugar, tea and a lovely cake for our arrival, great welcome...thank you. Bedrooms are good size doubles and the bedding was lovely and snuggly, loved the bathroom, relaxing in the huge tub with a good book. Plenty of information of surrounding activities and walks, we went walking from the door (6 miles) and on other days to Poole Cavern and Peak Wildlife Park but there is lots more to do. I can't review the local pubs as we are not pub goers. Plenty of books, games and DVDs and smart TV. Open fire - great after a day out walking and then chill with a glass of wine, lovely neighbors will provide you with extra logs if needed, they are not intrusive but a very friendly family and happy to help and Tim the dog is adorable. Sit in the wingback chairs and watch the birds and squirrels, we seen, tits, nuthatch, red legged grouse and a woodpecker and bird food is available for top ups. Alton Towers is a 1.5 miles away if you want to visit. Cheadle supermarkets approx 12 minutes away, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland. Deanstone Hall farm shop is approx 15 minutes away and worth a visit for local produce. In summary, we had a fantastic week and will definitely be back...thank you to our hosts

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, local pub only 5 minutes away and I would highly recommend a visit to The Ramblers Rest, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2021

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

    We’ll furnished with everything you might need for a stay. Comfortable furniture & quality bedding/linen. Showering was difficult with no rail to hold stepping in/out of the bath. (We are both over 75). As must be other guests. The induction hob took a bit of mastering! To watch the birds/squirrels was a joy, so their supply of food was a lovely bonus. The welcome gifts, milk,cake, biscuits & doggy treats were great! Our only hazard, because we had a wet week, were the back steps, very mossy and slippery to negotiate to pickup after the dog. Aside from those comments we had a lovely week, warm,comfortable, lots of walks from the door. Will definitely think of revisiting in the spring.

    Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have planned for January to redo the bath room keeping the roll top bath but moving it so that a stand alone shower can be installed. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2021

  • "No 17 Riverside is a delightful cottage in the very quiet village of Oakamoor."

    There are no local shops so shopping needs to be done elsewhere but not a problem when you’re out & about. The pub in the village does not serve food which is a shame as it’s less than 5 mins walk away but there are some lovely pubs in the area. The facilities at the cottage are good, the kitchen in particular being one of the best we’ve ever found despite the lack of a dishwasher and the knives requiring a sharpen. The shower over a roll top bath is interesting as space to move is limited when surrounded by the shower curtain. The bird feeder at the front of the house was always busy with birds and squirrels so the supply of food was appreciated. Overall a good location for exploring the southern end of the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great place to stay every thing you could think of for you and your dogs , ..."

    Great place to stay every thing you could think of for you and your dogs , plenty of walks straight from your door, I got one tiered dogs

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, had everything we could possibly need, and then some!"

    Plentiful supply of bird feed, treats for the dogs, treats for us - cannot fault. Aside from the cottage, don't touch the Dog and Partridge with anyone's bargepole let alone ur own :0)

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at 17 Riverside."

    It has to be the best equipped cottage we have stayed in, and really dog friendly. It felt like a real home from home, with some great walks right on your doorstep. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped and laid out."

    It is in a lovely quiet area with plenty of walks locally making it perfect if enjoy this pursuit or have a dog!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful situation, very peaceful, spacious living area."

    Particularly loved the two window chairs, so grandparents can be slightly apart from the rest and yet still involved. Bonkers induction cooker but don't give up on it - it does work. Pleasantly surprised to see so much recreational space in the village, interesting history also, a real plus for us industrial archeology buffs.

    Reviewed by Diddy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage, tucked away down a back street."

    Off road parking was a little tight due to vehicles parking either side and the driveway itself was snug, I bumped my rear bumper parking once or twice and the stone wall isn't exactly kind if you do that, although I have a large vehicle so that's on me. Property itself is lovely has every thing you could need, was very clean when we arrived with a few items left for us which was a nice touch, bedrooms were lovely and bathroom was great albeit I felt bad for dripping water out of the bath when showering but it's an all around curtain which is a challenge when the taps are behind the curtain. All in all it's a great location, lovely property and I especially liked the wooded area behind the house for morning walks with Ted who loved every minute of it!

    Reviewed by James4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy little cottage."

    Extremely well equipped with so many extra little things to make our stay so pleasurable and easy. We particularly loved the sunny inside area at the front where you can watch the active bird and squirrel display and easily while away an hour or two. The sunny patio was great too, though the weather wasn't nice to us! Off-street parking was an added bonus we weren't expecting. Fantastic area with several beautiful walks straight from the door. Cotton Dell and Dimmingsdale were particularly lovely. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and would happily return without hesitation. Many thanks for a memorable stay! Jess, Phil and Diego ( the dog!)

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0May 2021

  • "17 Riverside View was by far the best equipped self-catering accommodation we have experienced so far."

    A minor query was dealt with promptly and the cottage was warm and welcoming. We would certainly consider a return visit!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Had a great week at Riverside Cottage."

    All the facilities were excellent. Especially the sun terrace at front of house. If the sun is out you can sit there all day, watching the birds flying backwards and forwards from the array of feeders there. We spotted 13 different varieties of bird. There are numerous walks from the front door. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. A few goodies to greet you on arrival. Also very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in the village of Oakamoor."

    The hosts were on hand to ensure we had everything we needed. Larger accommodation than expected which was an added bonus and very well set up for a self catering holiday. Comfortable beds in good sized bedrooms. Great walks on the doorstep and easy commute to the local towns and neighbouring villages. Would definitely recommend 17 Riverside - a real home from home!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, with everything you need."

    The only improvements would be the bathroom had a bit of mildew on the ceiling and shower curtain, I assume people are not always opening the window when they shower, an extractor would help, and a dishwasher would make this place 100% perfect!

    Reviewed by Maya4.1Oct 2020

  • "The position of the cottage was ideal for dog walkers, there is a wood just a short distance along the road."

    The other way there are open grass areas. A short distance by car there are a number of lovely walks such that we would certainly come back to the area. There are also some very nice pubs to call into for food. The raised patio at the rear would not be suitable for young children or the elderly as the steps are on the steep side. The property had everything we required & was very clean & comfortable. It would be lovely, when possible, to up date the bathroom to have a separate shower rather than over the bath. An extractor fan could then also be fitted to the room. It would make a fantastic wet room !! Anyone who is interested in going to Alton Towers would find this property to be in a great position. We would recommend this holiday home, it was lovely sitting having our morning coffee watching the birds at the various feeders just outside. The owners kindly left various food so we could top up the bird seed as required. There were also biscuits for the dog & dog bowls which was a nice thought.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage owners have thought about everything you could need and more loved the thought even about our furry friends biscuits bowls towels and the lovely birds outside."

    The house was immaculate very comfortable and cosy. The area was familiar to us but found a few more places locally didn’t know about and was a great location to visit the peaks loved the place so much booked it again for next month. Couldn’t fault the place highly recommend

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely 4day nights here, very clean and had everything you need ."

    Lovely walks and some nice pubs within driving distance. Met owners they were very friendly. Log fire was very lovely. Would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage was so cosy ."

    The kitchen had absolutely everything we could have wanted. The beds were so comfy and the open fire at night was the icing on the cake for us .There are lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage .I would definitely recommend this lovely cottage Well done Eric and Sandra we loved our stay in your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage at 17 Riverside Oakamoor was absolutely perfect."

    The owners put so many extras in to the, books, DVDs, a lot of the essentials in the kitchen even a delicious lemon cake for our arrival. There were lots of lovely touches for our dogs too.The setting was wonderful and fairly central for all the places we wanted to go to. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was 5*."

    It was obvious that the owners had taken time to research the market and given a great deal of thought to the needs and comforts of the guest. We were welcomed by fresh milk, muffins and even treats for the dogs. The quality of the bedding and towels was exceptional and the beds were very comfortable. The cottage was extremely well equipped and even had books, games, DVD's and excellent wi-fi. The cottage is located in a lovely village with a warm. welcoming and friendly community. There is a great deal of history in the local area and much to see and explore. Great walks and superb cafe's, pubs and other good hospitality locations which are all dog friendly. We would highly recommend this location and the Skyes Cottage site. Our expectations were exceeded in all aspects of our holiday and we look forward to being able to book another adventure again soon.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely property in a rural area."

    Fantastic for walkers and dogs.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2020

  • "This cottage is situated in the prettiest location and is one of the most comfortable and well thought out we have stayed in, even down to providing bowls and some treats for the visiting dog."

    The birds in the garden are an added delight and provide hours of entertainment. The surrounding area is beautiful with so many walks and places of interest, we hope to return to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Difficult for us when booking a cottage to know how dog friendly it is for us to be able to fully relax."

    This cottage was a real home from home, ideally placed for dog walking. The little extra touches from Eric and Sandra meant that you immediately knew that both dog and humans were welcome and results in a lovely relaxed break.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "This was the perfect base for our trip away as right next to Alton Towers."

    We were able to take the dog too. The house itself is absolutley beautiful as is the surrounding area. Eric who rents out the house was fantastic. We had a problem with the toilet and he ws round first thing next morning and sorted it straight away. I also left my bank cards in the house which he very kindly posted up to me. I would highly reccommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at 17 riverside for a week, we had a fantastic time."

    The cottage is lovely and perfect for our dog Ned! The owners have done everything to make our stay very comfortable. The walks from the cottage are absolutely stunning especially cotton dell, we loved walking there. We also visited Bakewell and sampled some delicious tarts! We would not hesitate in staying again. Sarah

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2019

  • "Really nice place to stay, owners made a few nice little touches that made the start of the experience really good."

    Only real issue we had was with the induction hob, planned some meals to cook for ourselves but the hob wouldn’t work so had to resort to getting takeaways adding more expense and wasted food. I would suggest getting black out blinds in the bedrooms as the curtains sit a few inches away from the wall, this meant that the sun came through into the room a lot especially in the master bedroom. It would also wake up our 3 year old son as soon as the sun came up, not ideal at 6-7 in the morning. Apart from these issues we had a really lovely stay in a nice area of the country.

    Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. I am sorry that you had difficulties with the induction hob. We have checked this since your stay and can confirm that it does work but the instructions have to be followed and the correct pan needs to be used on the corresponding hob. The instructions were left for you and our number was also there. We would have been able to help if you had called us for assistance. I am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Aug 2019

  • "Cottage lovely & homely."

    Cooker hob took a few minutes to work out, find instructions in kitchen drawer. Bedroom 2 needs socket near mirror. No problem parking for us, even though the village had a busy 3 day fete on, however owners are planning to make part of front garden into off road parking. Front garden could benefit with fencing in to separate from next doors garden. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.4Jul 2019

  • "The on-road parking in front of the cottage is very tight and on one occasion when returning to the cottage, we had to park about 200 metres away- not so good as I am mobility restricted and carrying luggage that far would be extremely difficult."

    The steep access to the cottage and stairs would mean wheelchair users would be unable to stay anyway. That is really the only downside. The cottage is, however, absolutely fine. The decoration and cleanliness are probably the best that we have met. It has a large well equipped kitchen, in which the owners had thoughtfully left some milk, teabags, cake etc. and some dog treats ( very dog-friendly here). There is a TV and a DVD player with an excellent selection of DVDs. Books and games are also provided. We were very impressed with the cottage handbook, as it not only covered essential information, but also answered some questions we had about the origin of the cottages at Riverside. The location is very peaceful, and the local dogs friendly and well behaved- did not hear any barking at all whilst we were there. The Churnet River is on the opposite side of the road from the cottage and makes for a delightful setting. It is in quite a good location for visiting attractions in the area, but note that some of the roads are very narrow, steep and winding so use a decent road map for the best roads- don't rely on a satnav (especially not a Garmin-I'm scrapping mine) to get you anywhere! Finally, full marks to Sykes for the information e-mails and a big Thank You indeed to the property owners for the standard of their cottage and the really useful extras provided on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Mervyn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful rural location, perfect for a family."

    We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage felt like a home from home, with everything we could ever need."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped and everything, including washing up liquid, tea towels etc, was provided. The owners set up a travel cot for our arrival, provided a high chair, and even got our 4 year old some smarties! The location was lovely and we enjoyed walks from the door, plus exploring the Tissington trail and Dovedale.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7May 2019

  • "Very pleasant cottage, comfortable with good facilities."

    Quiet area very close to beautiful walks. would definitely return

    Reviewed by Monica5.0May 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is beautifully set next to the river and woodland areas, perfect for a family walk with the dog."

    On arrival, the owners had left muffins and milk in the fridge, which was greatly appreciated after a long journey. They had thought of everything and we didn’t need anything extra. We visited Alton Towers and enjoyed a delicious roast dinner at The Alton Hotel/Talbot Inn on the way back. Overall, we had a perfect relaxing getaway which is exactly what we were after. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "One of the best cottages ever stayed in spotless clean with everything you ..."

    One of the best cottages ever stayed in spotless clean with everything you need Even down to the daily essentials and nice welcome gift Highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location."

    Plenty of good walks from the house and locally. Very dog friendly. Little extras were appreciated. Very comfortable throughout including beds for a good nights sleep.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very nice cottage would recommend."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage its self was very nice warm and cosy very well equipped would recommend the cottage to any one eric the owner was very nice and was on hand if you needed him."

    Many thanks for your kind words regarding your stay at Riverside, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible service and property for their holiday. It was also very pleasant to read that you have acknowledged our owner Eric in this feedback, we encourage our owners to be as hands on and supportive to our customers as we are and it seems Eric has done just that. We hope to see you again soon on another fantastic Sykes holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jan 2019

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a charming location and if you book it you won't be disappointed."

    We stayed during Christmas week and it was lovely to see the little festive touches the owners had left for us - including a Christmas tree, decorations, a festive tablecloth and sparkly outside lights. The property was a real 10 out of 10. Very pet friendly - the had lots of walks and long snoozes by the fire. Outside the cottage there's lots to explore - some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Well done to the owners for creating an exceptional property.

    Reviewed by Maryann5.0Dec 2018

  • "Was a lovely weekend away."

    The property was exactly as listed and I would recommend to everyone

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for our stay and visit to Alton Towers- Prime location. Friendly welcoming pub at the end of the road. Beds were so comfy. Everything was immaculate. Very thoughtful for people staying with dogs. Lovely all round!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Nov 2018

  • "Directions to the cottage were innacurate."

    It would be helpful if the house number was on garden gate as unusually 2 cottages share the same gate and the number can’t be seen from the road. May sometimes be difficult to park right outside but room further up the road. Cottage facilities and extra touches were very generous and exceeded expectations. Would most definitely stay there again if In the area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant weekend lovely place and cottage was fabulous"

    Reviewed by Chaz5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a last minute booking and we were delighted with the cottage and the surroundings."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. There were numerous walks starting from the cottage doorstep and we didn't need to use our car during our 4 night stay. The village pub is dog and visitor friendly but unfortunately doesn't do food. The Rambler's Retreat is about a half an hour stroll and perfect for lunch or snacks. Dogs are allowed in the garden and there are covered seating areas should the weather be wet.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was exactly as portrayed on the site."

    The Rigbys were very helpful and welcoming. Everything worked in the cottage! We enjoyed sitting in front of the cottage and the lovely Sunshine! Enjoyed being in the village and going for walks in the surrounding area. Beautiful area with mam tor not too far away and out teenagers enjoyed the climb and the view! Great place!! Also comfortable beds!! Had a great day at Chatsworth House - well worth a visit!!

    Reviewed by A.j.5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage lovely in a very quiet location in beautiful surroundings."

    Very good location for walks. The walk to Ramblers Retreat for lunch a must. Only downside is back garden as this could do with a facelift. Wanted to sit out back in evening as more shaded and cooler although loved watching the many birds and squirrels in front garden. Nice welcome gifts left by owners. Thank you

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 17 Riverside the owners went above and beyond to make this a great visit."

    The cottages is very cosy and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The location is great when bringing dogs as there are loads of walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "Location and local area."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was very cosy and nicer than depicted."

    The owners were very helpful and there were lovely welcome touches. Highly recommended cottage in a very pretty and peaceful village

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, peaceful. Highly recommended. One small point: the hob wouldn't turn on. If you need instructions to turn it on, and it still doesn't work, it's a bit too fancy for a rental.

    Reviewed by Jen4.7May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles (zip/link, can be twin upon request). Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen. Lounge/diner with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, SmartTV with Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Terraced private garden to the front and raised patio to the rear with furniture
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Note: Alton Towers located 1.5 miles from the property
  • Note: If bringing with you any pet(s), please be mindful of them at all times, and do not let them upstairs or on the furniture, especially if they shed fur, thank you.

The property

A charming mid-terraced cottage situated in the picturesque village of Oakamoor, a real home-away-from-home in a honeypot location.

Ideally suited for couples or travellers, this retreat is a promising choice, should you wish to get away for a while.

A wonderful terrace private garden leads up to the property, where you will be greeted by a warm and cosy living area, perfect for relaxing at your own leisure in front of the open fire.

A dining table for four people is a nice addition to the room, ideal for a home-cooked meal before settling down on the sofa with your loved ones.

Continue through to the kitchen, modernised with neutral colours, and stocked with everything you need to prepare those appetising refreshments in comfort.

The bedrooms are both located on the first floor, each presented as fashionable doubles with a zip and link option for flexibility.

Lastly, a family bathroom complements the interior, showcasing a roll-top bath with a walk-in shower, so you can get ready in style from one day to the next.

Wander outside to the gardens for some fresh air, the raised patio is a pleasant choice, a lovely little suntrap from early morning until sunset, the patio furniture is an ideal place to sit with a cold drink for some time away from it all.

Woodland walks and cycle tracks start immediately outside the cottage, and is an ideal base for walkers, ramblers, cyclists and nature lovers.

At the centre of the village is a traditional pet friendly pub with a furnished beer garden overlooking the river Churnet.

Alongside the river is a grassed area near to the road access to the cottage.

Set between the lovely market towns of Ashbourne and Leek both of which feature an array of delightful antique stores, independent shops, markets, and a great selection of restaurants.

Historic attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey and Shugborough Hall, with the many fantastic Peak District Villages are certainly worth a visit.

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About the location


Ashbourne 10 miles; Leek 14 miles.

The picturesque village of Oakamoor, which has recently been granted Conservation Area status, and which is immaculately maintained, is located in the beautiful and peaceful Churnet Valley, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. As the name suggests, it is surrounded by woodland, and is an ideal base for walkers, ramblers, cyclists and nature lovers. There is a former railway line running alongside the River Churnet from Oakamoor Picnic area to Denstone which is perfect for gentle cycling and walking, and there are numerous public footpaths, many of which converge in “Woods and Ways” and “Heritage” Trails around the village. There are lovely locations for picnics in the village itself, and a good pub is situated in the centre of the village. Set between the lovely market towns of Ashbourne and Leek (approximately 15 minutes’ drive away) both of which feature an array of delightful antique stores, independent shops, markets, and a great selection of good pubs and restaurants. Historic attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey and Shugborough Hall, the many fantastic Peak District Villages like Ilam, Hartington, Tissington - famous for the well dressings, and the Spa town of Buxton, are also within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas