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Marsh Cottage

(Ref. 23971)

Stanton near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Good value, well equipped."

    We had some difficulties finding the property in the dark. A "Marsh Cottage" sign by the roadside would have helped. Access to the village along small lanes requires 3 miles single tracked roads - a large SUV needs to squeeze carefully through passing places, and a small car bottomed out on the cambered track (but you expect that in the Perak District!)

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2023

  • "Really lovely place, very quiet and relaxing."

    Plenty to see on the doorstep and a short drive to the holiday hotspots.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful in a fabulous location for exploring the Peak District and surrounding areas as well as an exciting trip to Alton Towers, just a 12 minutes drive away!"

    ! The only issue we had was a lack of WiFi, as promised on the listing, other than that a fabulous cottage well maintained with some surprise extras such as tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and spacious."

    It was in an ideal location for the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet village."

    We enjoyed our stay as there was plenty to do a short drive away

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable few days at Marsh cottage ,everything we needed and very comfortable ."

    Janette ,our hostess dealt with our check in and any queries promptly

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very relaxing week in a lovely, comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped throughout and felt very much at home. Owner was pleasant and helpful. Great location, out in the country but accessible to everywhere you need to get to. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, amazing setting with lovely views and walks, very comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2022

  • "Marsh Cottage at Stanton Derbyshire is extremely comfortable and set in a beautiful and peaceful surround."

    Our week of being re-united with two friends was and is one that we shall treasure. The only small criticisms are that the oven on the cooker was two low for comfort of use and there was no key for the front door to be used in case of fire. Adrian & Mrs Mellor the owners were extremely helpful Keith & Gill Wallace highly recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage out in the country."

    Very comfortable and everything you needed. The only thing I would change would be directions to the cottage. We found the best way to the cottage was via Dale Lane (the turning for Thorswood Farm Shop) off the A52, then onto Town Head, then right onto Marsh Lane, past the church. With the other route the road is extremely narrow with no passing areas.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our second stay in this lovely cottage."

    It is very comfortable. It was a bit chilly inside when we arrived and took a while to warm up once it was warm it was great. This cottage has everything you need for your stay. The garden is nice and there is more than ample parking. The cottage is sited off a fairly quiet country lane. Others have mentioned the lanes being narrow but we didn't find them too bad, generally we came in via the A52 near the Thorswood Farm shop. A good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Mar 2022

  • "We felt at home immediately."

    ...tea, coffee, biscuits and flowers to welcome us. Surrounded by grass-munching sheep on misty fields. So peaceful. A perfect retreat from which to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Dale's.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Cottage could do with some TLC."

    Shower had all black in the cubicle. The flooring was all stained.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Sep 2021

  • "Marsh Cottage totally met our expectations, it was comfortable, clean, well equipped and in a very peaceful location."

    Ideally located for Alton Towers and a short drive to the Peak District. We would book again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our time at Marsh Cottage."

    The setting is beautiful and peaceful-it was so lovely to be surrounded by the sheep and cows. The cottage is comfy with everything we needed and plenty of space for the kids (they loved the snug and the garden especially). Lots to see within walking or driving distance and spoilt for choice with farm shops nearby! All in all a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Marsh Cottage was a great place for us to unwind and spend time as a family together."

    It has plenty of space and is well-equipped.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just before our holiday started we read a recent review so left home with some trepidation."

    Totally unnecessary. The location was fabulous, exactly what we wanted, on its own along narrow winding roads. Fabulous countryside and walks on hand. Cottage is comfortable and inviting, had everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen and an ample provision of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, cloths ,tea towels ,bin bags and toilet rolls All the things you don’t want to have to pack to take or run out of during your stay. The decor and furniture is comfortable, exactly what we wanted. We don’t want to be surrounded with designer furniture and carpets when you feel too uncomfortable to relax after a long walk. Our stay was helped by an amazing weeks weather.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "We would like to make the following observations: Location: There are only three roads into Stanton, and two of these are single track lanes, with few passing places, many twists and turns, and steep inclines."

    During our stay, because of heavy rain, there was also a lot of debris and gravel on the road, the edges were crumbling, while the few passing places had become a muddy quagmire. Visitors should be warned about this, as well as the fact that many local people drive 4X4s at speed along these narrow lanes. Furniture: The upholstered furniture in the two sitting rooms is old, tired and grubby-looking, as are the cushions. Bathroom: There are a number of unpleasant and unsightly stains on the bathroom floor, which is extremely off-putting. Garden furniture: The garden furniture is old and uncared for, as well as being placed in an area that rarely sees any sunshine. One of the slats in one of the benches had been replaced by a slat that is half an inch proud of the others. There was a general air of neglect typied by the hanging basket. Wi-fi: We had a problem with the wi-fi on arrival. For some reason, when it was working, it would only allow one device to connect, although we entered the correct password on each attempt. We notified the owner, who said that this hadn’t happened before, but she didn’t get back to us to find out how we had got on. In fact, if we hadn’t have phoned her, we would have had no contact at all during the week. Friends who use Sykes regularly were shocked and surprised when we told them about our experience – and we were disappointed, given your reputation. We did take some photographs but cannot attach them to this feedback form.

    Reviewed by Ian2.5May 2021

  • "Lovely warm, quiet, comfortable cottage in the country."

    Only sheep for neighbours. Lovely enclosed garden. Plenty of parking. Comfortable sofas. Great central heating. A little bit tired decoration wise. Slightly dusty around the edges(skirting boards ect) I'm guessing time was used to ensure the cottage was disinfected for Covid-19 therefore it was very clean where it mattered all surfaces were very clean with lovely clean bed linens. I want to move in!

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Oct 2020

  • "Excellent base for Peak District and a warm and cosy cottage to return to at the end of the day."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Oct 2020

  • "Really cosy and well equipped cottage situated in a beautiful location with easy access to lovely walks, the Tissington Trail, Chatsworth House and attractive towns and villages."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful, peaceful village and was ideal for us as it has no nearby houses, ideal with the Covid situation at the moment."

    Lovely walks from the door and lots of places to visit. We were very lucky that the weather was glorious for the entire week.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage and had everything we hoped for."

    Very rural location so what we expected. Very clean and spacious. Only downside is we asked whether we needed dishwater tablets and toilet roll etc and were told no. However 2 dishwasher tablets and 4 toilet rolls doesn’t last a week for a family for 5 so we have to search for supermarket to restock when we would have brought some from home. Again though, small issue in a great place.

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Aug 2020

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a breaktaking setting."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house and location, Ashbourne is nice and fabulous drive to Bakewell from property, Proximity to Alton Towers was a big plus, was so nice having a short drive back after a tiring day."

    Felt the house itself although lovely needs sprucing up inside, new Sofa and Armchairs are needed or at least a very good clean but overall would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gareth3.4Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in Marsh cottage, it was well equipped and surrounded by lovely peaceful countryside."

    It was very comfortable and well placed for exploring the peak district and surrounding areas. Our three children(aged 5,3 and 2 months) we very happy with the cottage and they particular liked the friendly cows and sheep in the next field.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location, our second visit."

    The 4G phone worked as a hub for internet connection. Shame the road from the village towards Waterhouses is closed for several months, had to use the narrow bendy road, take care.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jun 2019

  • "Marsh Cottage was a great place to stay."

    Everything was as listed and we considered it good value for money. No concerns or complaints.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "The try of tea, coffee,biscuits and the fresh flowers on the table was a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Wifi included.Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture, side orchard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Please note: This property only accepts holiday maker bookings. Please note: This property has a £250 good house keeping bond

The property

This charming, detached cottage is located in the scattered hamlet of Stanton on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, just 4 miles from the market town of Ashbourne.

Thoughtfully decorated and furnished throughout, this delightful Stanton cottage offers the perfect blend of contemporary furnishings with original, traditional features, and makes for lovely holiday accommodation, ideal for family and friends.

This Peak District cottage has three charming bedrooms, a large, well-equipped kitchen with dining area, and the added benefit of both a sitting room and a snug, both with warming open fires.

Outside this cottage near Ashbourne, you will find a charming garden with patio area, the perfect spot for relaxing with a book, or enjoying a meal on a summer's evening.

This Stanton cottage is set just a short drive from the popular attraction of Alton Towers, and the delightful market town of Ashbourne is also well worth a visit.

The stunning Peak District National Park is within easy access, and offers many quaint villages, as well as outdoor activities, including lovely, picturesque walks, cycle routes and horse riding.

This cottage in Stanton is a great destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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

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About the location


Ashbourne 4 miles; Alton Towers 6 miles.

The scattered hamlet of Stanton lies on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park and offers beautiful scenery and many fantastic walking and cycling opportunities. Alton Towers, the family favourite, can be reached within a few minutes’ drive. The charming market town of Ashbourne, with its fine Georgian buildings, is a short drive away and offers unique shops, restaurants, cafes and traditional inns set along cobbled streets. Carsington Water offers several outdoor activities, including fishing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing; there is also an award-winning restaurant and miles of footpaths and bridleways, making this a great day out for all the family. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are all within easy reach, as is Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable cars at the Height of Abraham. The Peak District National Park offers over 500 square miles of protected landscape and is home to a huge range of activities such as moorlands treks, horse riding and hot air balloon rides.

Note: Property only allows holiday purpose only bookings, any other booking purpose types will not be permitted

Please note: This property only accepts holiday maker bookings.

Please note: This property has a £250 good house keeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter