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The 'Stables'

(Ref. 971538)

Waterhouses, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved staying at the stables, the accommodation was spotlessly clean and contained everything needed to enjoy a relaxing break away including items such as dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and large modern kitchen area stocked with all utensils needed."

    Lovely comfortable bed , great powerful shower and the heating system was more than adequate to keep the whole place really warm. The views from every window are amazing and the owners are a lovely couple who whilst leaving you alone to enjoy your break are more than happy to help with answer any questions or queries that you have. My husband myself and our dog loved the area ,the beautiful scenery and the long walks and would definitely return to this great accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChrissyNov 2023

  • "Lovely property and great position to explore."

    Reviewed by KieronNov 2023

  • "It was a very comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Plus spectacular views. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2023

  • "Stayed at the Stables from 22 to 29 September."

    The cottage was lovely. We were very comfortable and it was so peaceful.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Stables."

    Very friendly owners, made us feel at home. Loved the views from the cottage

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2023

  • "The Stables is a very well equipped holiday cottage with everything you need to enjoy your stay."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The views from the property are amazing. We had a very enjoyable week and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely short stay."

    The property was perfect and had everything we needed. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at The Stables."

    It is situated in a pretty spot and the cottage is very comfortable and spotlessly clean thanks to our hosts Thelma and Keith, who were very approachable and friendly. I certainly recommend this for a visit.

    Thankyou Sharon & Alan for the comments, also for the goodies left in the fridge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an ideal setting."

    First cottage we’ve been to that provides everything you need for your holiday, so well equipped . All we needed was our clothes and wash bags. This was our 2nd visit to The Stables and hope to return again at some point. Hosts Thelma & Keith are lovely, friendly and welcoming. Area has some beautiful walks. Shall miss watching the swifts that are nesting in the attached barn . A thoroughly relaxing holiday. Also have to mention the bed. It’s the most comfortable one we’ve ever slept in.

    Thx for the comments Janine & look forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanineJun 2023

  • "Lovely property with great shower and bed."

    Owners were very helpful. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2023

  • "A perfect place to escape to; surrounded by beautiful views and just so peaceful which was what we were looking for."

    The property was very clean and warm, the kitchen very well equipped and it has a lovely hot shower. The hosts were really friendly and helpful, giving us tips for places to go and walk. The local pub was also a great find, only a 15 min walk, which did a wonderful Sunday roast. We were able to drive within 45 mins to many of the beautiful walks in the Peak District, but there are also some great places to explore very close by too. We really enjoyed our stay and would fully recommend it.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2023

  • "The Stables is well equipped, comfortable and spacious in a lovely setting with beautiful views."

    In easy reach of some of our favourite places in the peak district. Unfortunately we chose the coldest week of the winter and decided to cut short our holiday by a few days. We were glad to be home before the forecast snow arrived. We'd love to return in warmer weather to stay for the full week and make more use of the peaceful and stunning setting.

    Reviewed by GlendaMar 2023

  • "Great place to stay, very well equipped and very cosy."

    Stunning views of the countryside from all windows and the piece and quiet was much appreciated. Definitely one to return too.Lovely. Thanks Thelma and Keith.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay warm and comfortable everything we needed in the kitchen ..."

    Lovely place to stay warm and comfortable everything we needed in the kitchen etc superb views lots of places to visit in the surrounding areas only stayed for 3 nights wished we’d booked for the week

    Thx David for comments sorry didn't get to meet you maybe next time. Thelma Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarieJan 2023

  • "A very spacious, comfortable cottage for 2."

    Rural location with great views. Quiet and restful atmosphere. Despite the cold weather, the cottage was blissfully warm. Modern kitchen with everything you need. Has a wonderful view from the kitchen window. Lots to see and do in nearby areas.

    Reviewed by DerekJan 2023

  • "The stay exceeded expectation."

    The cottage itself was in such a perfect location and so peaceful. It was fully equipped with everything you could possibly think of from tin foil to a cheese grater! My only constructive feedback would be that i wish it could sleep more than 1 well behaved dog as do feel its big enough and also the key would sometimes get stuck so it was a slight struggle to lock the door, but this didn't affect the overall satisfaction with the stay. Truly perfect and exactly what I needed over the New Year Break.

    Hi Kirsty thanks for the feed back, we can take more than 1 dog by request , also have on order a new door which is due to be fitted shortly. Thanks again Thelma Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyDec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at the stables."

    The location is beautiful with plenty of walking routes direct from the cottage or an easy drive away. The cottage itself is cosy with everything you could need including good WiFi. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2022

  • "We’ve stayed in many properties over the years but this one has to be one of the best."

    Well equipped kitchen. Extremely comfortable large bed. Beautiful surroundings and the icing on the cake was that it was dog friendly. Sadly we only booked a short break, this time, but we will most definitely be booking again for a week next time. A great place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    The setting is a holiday in itself, with amazing views from all the windows, and the property is immaculately clean and comfortable. The info pack was simple and unfussy, but everything was there. The bed was really comfy and the shower was great. And what a kitchen! Maybe another armchair would be nice, so we could face each other, but I guess we could have borrowed one from the bedroom! Our hosts were friendly and welcoming - altogether a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2022

  • "No frosted window in bathroom even though there are fields around it would be nice to know there is no way anyone can see you on the toilet which is right next to window."

    Cold at night if you have to get up for anything.. Only tiny teapot. Could have a enclosed area outside for you to sit with dog when raining. If your not going out every day.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2022

  • "Very enjoyably stay at the Stables."

    The facilities are exellent. the cleaniness was outstanding. Highly recomended. The owners were very pleasent and knowledgeable about this part of the world! Will visit again. Alex and Sue Bradshaw

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2022

  • "We stayed for three weeks in August and were very pleased to get this cottage as a late booking."

    The owners, Thelma and Keith were very welcoming and friendly. Everything was as advertised and we had a comfortable and very pleasant stay.

    Thankyou Christopher for the comments, enjoyed having you both, hope you are now settled back home. Regards K&T Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2022

  • "The Stables is perfect for a relaxing get away, the property is clean, comfortable and has everything you need."

    The view from every window is stunning and the hosts were both friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation, extremely clean and in stunning surroundings."

    Plenty of space for our dog to run around. We had a wonderful time there and the owners were absolutely lovely.

    Thankyou for the comments Graeme hope you had a good journey home. Thelma& Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days away here, exceptionally clean, breath taking views."

    Really lovely couple who were very helpful. Very central position. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The property is everything you would expect from a cottage in the country."

    It has everything you need to make your stay a good one, and the views are absolutely stunning. It is in a quiet location but there are plenty of places easily accessible from here.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location to explore the Peak district park."

    Two adults and our discerning cocker spaniel had a very enjoyable week in the cottage. It was well presented with all the cooking facilities we needed. Good wifi service too. The shared gardens are lovely. Thelma and Keith were friendly and very obliging hosts. Would definitely return and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Exceptionally clean, comfortable bed, and well stocked kitchen. Good wifi and of course a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    Very clean and comfortable with great facilities. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Little extras provided a really nice touch (biscuits, dog treats). Would definitely stay again as the accommodation is lovely and there is plenty to do on the doorstep

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage in a fantastic location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2022

  • "Very clean,comfortable and peaceful."

    Well equipped too with some extras that often aren’t included ie pepper and salt, dishwasher tablets etc. The cottage was very easy to find. We stayed here as it was a great location to meet up with friends….I’m sure we will return.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Not only was the property superb, but the owners, Keith and Thelma, were very welcoming."

    They also had a great knowledge of the area, goat keeping and chickens! Our dog, Monty, was also made welcome despite chasing their cat!

    Reviewed by KateMar 2022

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable with great views."

    Also the perfect place if you crave peace and quiet. The owners Keith & Thelma are very welcoming & down to earth and I enjoyed our chats. There's 3 goats who are adorable and a few hens. Thelma kindly gave to me some fresh eggs which were delicious. There's a cat too who is very cute. Kitchen fully equipped, bedroom spacious, the shower has really good flow pressure, sofa is comfy and lounge area spacious with lots of natural light. Would highly recommend.

    Thanks for the comments Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2022

  • "Very lovely location, very helpful and friendly hosts."

    Shower was excellent and good facilities within the cottage. Enjoyable stay and would come back.

    Reviewed by SamuelMar 2022

  • "The property was lovely and cosy and it had everything we needed."

    It was in a beautiful location and the owners so friendly and helpful. We will definitely return and highly recommend it to people.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "The most amazing stay with a lovely welcome from Keith and Thelma ."

    Beautiful views . Extremely clean , warm & cosy . We couldn’t believe how amazing the shower was & comfortable the bed was . We will certainly be coming again in the summer & seeing the goats and chicken every morning was also a highlight for us :) Thankyou so much

    Reviewed by LaurenJan 2022

  • "We both had a lovely break, it was every thing we asked for."

    We hope to stay there again ! as we still have lots more walks to do.

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully restored and in a terrific location."

    The hosts are really helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Very happy with the stay perfect location and the place was very clean, would 100% book again"

    Reviewed by JackOct 2021

  • "Brilliantly laid out cottage, with such friendly hosts."

    Views magnificent.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "Good location with friendly hosts."

    A perfect base from which to explore the Peak District.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage everything you need and more."

    Beautiful location so peaceful and quiet. Hosts Keith and Thelma were very friendly. Great place to explore the Peak District, didn’t want to come home!

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "The hosts are lovely and so welcoming."

    This is one of the cleanest cottages we have ever stayed in. If you are looking for Some where quiet to stay, but still want to be close to a town, this is ideal. The cottage has everything that you need. The views are stunning and there is apub that serves good food about a 20 minute walk away. We wish we had been able to stay longer.

    Reviewed by DonnaJun 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage with friendly and helpful owners on site."

    An excellent location for local beauty spots. Spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "The cottage itself was comfortable and cosy and had everything we needed."

    A great base for exploring the surrounding area. Our hosts Keith and Thelma were lovely and welcoming and the area itself was stunning. In regards to the booking itself through sykes it is very easy to do but unfortunately due to covid we had to move our holiday from June to September. I was quite disappointed that we were not offered a refund and only to postpone the holiday instead. All in all we had a lovely holiday and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by NetanyaSep 2020

  • "Perfectly relaxing which is what we wanted."

    Lots of walking within easy reach and miles of unspoilt countryside.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Lovely little getaway, The Stables was perfect for the two of us and our little dog."

    Such a beautiful area, with amazing views.

    Reviewed by SammyAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful break, despite having mixed weather."

    The Stables is in a great location for local walks and the cottage was comfortable.

    Reviewed by MaggiAug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with good access to the Peak District."

    Lovely kitchen / lounge and comfortable bedroom. Keith & Thelma were very friendly and welcoming. Only drawback would be that Wi-Fi at the cottage is non existent.

    Reviewed by DonAug 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay for a few nights away."

    Friendly hosts and lots of local activities nearby like wildlife park, shops, pubs, etc.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2020

  • "Just what we needed in these strange times, lots of walking and relaxing in an idyllic, remote setting."

    Keith and Thelma are lovely would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "A much needed change of scenery at this beautiful cottage with stunning views."

    Lovely and spacious for the 2 of us and our staffy Enzo

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2020

  • "Friendly, helpful hosts."

    Beautiful surroundings. Cottage warm and cosy. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by MerryNov 2019

  • "Our holiday in the cottage was great very clean and warm bed was comfortable the hosts were very nice and very helpful"

    Reviewed by DorothyOct 2019

  • "Nice and comfortable cottage with wonderful view."

    No WiFi , but it was not a problem for me.

    Reviewed by XiaofengOct 2019

  • "Wonderful area and accommodation."

    Friendly hosts. Excellent pub grub and sites of interest nearby!

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation fabulous hosts will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2019

  • "Comfortable, clean and cosy cottage."

    Ideally situated for Peaks-- Leek, Ashbourne, Buxton etc. Thelma & Keith lovely people and excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage,location and very friendly hosts Thelma and Keith."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Really nice location, good size inside and immaculate."

    The owners were really helpful and pleasant and let me store my cycle in an out house which was appreciated, The weather wasn't brilliant and were weren't able to use the chairs and table outside - may be this could be a bit more sheltered.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "The cottage was the perfect location and accommodation for the two of us and our large dog."

    Fully kitted out kitchen, small bathroom (shower only), king size bed, two seater sofa etc. Very quiet location in the middle of farmed fields on the same site as the hosts home, but also a mile or two drive to a small convenience shop and a couple of pubs which do food too. Hosts incredibly friendly, and helpful with suggestions of places to go in the area. The hosts permit the use of the enclosed field opposite the front door to be used for dogs needing the toilet -supervised and cleared up of course- provided their animals (goats/ducks/chickens) are not roaming/ grazing in it. NB. This is where our dog discovered he could run and jump over 4.5ft high dry stone walls!!!! Amazingly (for such a rural area) excellent 3G connection too! Would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and brilliant hosts."

    Extremely dog friendly and walking for miles right outside the door.

    Reviewed by BonitaDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely 5 days here and were made very welcome by Thelma and Keith lovey welcome pack also left for us."

    Fabulous time would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CaronDec 2018

  • "What a fab cottage and hosts."

    The only drawback was that we could not get internet in the cottage had to sit in the car. Separate modem needed but this didn’t deter anything from the cottage.thanks Thelma and Keith

    Reviewed by MarieNov 2018

  • "Excellent hosts, superb cottage with every facility and set in wonderful surrounding countryside."

    Will do our best to return next year

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2018

  • "This cottage is the ideal place for me and my husband."

    It is very comfortable and has all the facilities needed to make it a perfect destination for exploring the beautiful Peak District. The owners, Thelma and Kieth were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2018

  • "The owners made us very welcome and extremely helpful , lovely spot very rural."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "Had a realy relaxing time in this lovley, spotlessly clean barn converstion."

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely surroundings"

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2018

  • "Very comfortable and spaspacious with quality furnishings and equipment."

    all you need and more. Viewes lovely from all aspects.Hostes are lovely and well comeing.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "It was a cosy cottage in a superb location with easy walking."

    An excellent base where we enjoyed a much needed rest. Surrounding lanes were narrow and steep but that is part of the charm of this area. Lots of photographic opportunities.

    Reviewed by IreneMay 2018

  • "This accomodation was extremely comfortable which was very important as we stayed for a month, really home from home with everything to hand you could ever need."

    It was really warm and cosy and the views of the surrounding countryside are superb. The hosts Thelma and Keith are a lovely couple and nothing was too much trouble. The fixtures and fittings and linens were all of the best quality and the kitchen was stocked with all the necessary utensils and appliances so a longer stay was easy to manage. My little Yorkshire terrier Oscar enjoyed the luxury and didn't really want to leave. We can highly recommend this accomodation, it certainly had the relaxing feel good factor we were looking for. Thanks to Thelma and Keith.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent at times.

The property

The 'Stables' at Martinslow Farm is a characterful bolt hole perched on the southern edge of the Peak district National Park, just one mile from the village of Waterhouses.

Use this cottage as your cosy base for discovering the breath-taking Peak District, which handily lies on your doorstep.

Be welcomed in to the property by the homely double bedroom, decorated in pleasant, neutral colours with stunning wooden beams.

It is a comforting spot to get your much-needed rest after an exhausting day of exploring your surroundings on foot or perhaps on two wheels.

The bedroom also comes with a convenient en-suite shower room.

Step up in to the spacious open-plan living area and be greeted by a modern, stylish kitchen area providing you with lovely countryside views to admire whilst cooking your meals.

Take a seat on the comfortable leather sofa, let your hair down and relax with your loved one whilst waiting for your delicious meal to cook.

The 'Stables' can also be enjoyed in the summer, sit out on the lawn area and take in the country air with a refreshing glass of wine.

Waterhouse area is a delightful area for your holiday with a handful of places to eat drink and shop, as well as excellent access to the surrounding National Park area.

Head to the nearby charming towns of Ashbourne (8miles) or Leek (7miles) and take advantage of their wide range of amenities and attractive architecture and for the thrill-seekers, a visit to well known Alton Towers (8mls) is a must.

The Churnet Valley Heritage Railway runs from Cheddleton (5miles) to Frogall and the Manifold Valley for walking or cycling is visible one mile distant.

The 'Stables' is a lovely cottage betwixt the mysteries of the Staffordshire Moorlands and the fantastic Peak District locations.

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About the location


  • Ashbourne 7 miles
  • Leek 7 miles
  • Alton Towers 5 miles

The village of Waterhouses lies between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne on the southern fringes of the Peak National Park. The village was once the terminus of the Manifold Valley Light Railway - now the scenic Manifold Cycle Track, which winds its way through the picturesque valleys of the Rivers Hamps and Manifold. The track is flat and traffic free for cyclists, walkers and horse-riders. Waterhouses offers a selection of shops, pubs and places to eat. The famous Alton Towers Theme Park is only a short drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas