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Marsh Cottage

Stanton near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 23971)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PaulOct 2021

  • "Cottage could do with some TLC."

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

    Reviewed by LucySep 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 CatherineAug 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 ElizabethJul 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 OliverJun 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 LesleyJun 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 IanMay 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 LynnOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 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 HeatherSep 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 PatriciaSep 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 LeeAug 2020

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a breaktaking setting."

    Reviewed by DanielAug 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 GarethAug 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 RebeccaJun 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 MJun 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 ChrisMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2016

  • "The cottage was comfortable and situated in a lovely quiet area."

    It was a welcoming place to come back to each evening after a busy day.

    Reviewed by JynnetteJun 2016

  • "A quiet and peaceful location and a very well equipped cottage."

    There were lovely views from every window. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by YvonneApr 2016

  • "The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome."

    The location was perfect to meet our needs. Everything we felt we needed was there at the cottage for us to use.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2016

  • "Excellent, very spacious and warm cottage in lovely countryside, well placed for much of the southern part of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2016

  • "Think this has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It was immaculate and with many thoughtful touches. As we live in the Middle East, a traditional Christmas is something we yearn for and Marsh Cottage was the perfect venue - we really appreciated the kind touches of the owner. Can't fault it in anyway and hope to return.

    Reviewed by ZoeDec 2015

  • "We loved the location of the property, isolated yet near civilisation for shopping etc."

    We loved the views from the windows, the house had 'personality.' We found the heating to be super efficient too and were cosy all the time. The utility room was a bonus with the extra toilet downstairs. There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the immediate vicinity.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2015

  • "Liked the location of the cottage."

    The kitchen was well equipped, decorated tastefully throughout and was nice & quiet.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2015

  • "Great! A perfect cottage with 3 bedrooms."

    Had stunning scenery and a well kept up lawn. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by PhilippeJun 2015

  • "Marsh Cottage was in a great location, nice and private to enjoy surrounding countryside but near to local town and activities, and good location for Alton towers."

    Reviewed by HannahMay 2015

  • "In a peaceful location."

    Had a lovely cottage feel, but with a good sized kitchen.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2014

  • "Probably one of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in."

    Excellent layout, furnishings, garden, well just about everything.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2014

  • "The cottage was perfect, we couldn't have asked for more."

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2014

  • "The most beautiful cottage in the most beautiful place."

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2014

  • "The flowers on the kitchen table were a very welcoming touch as was the milk in the fridge and the packets of biscuits."

    We had a long journey and although we'd brought some groceries with us we didn't have any milk so it saved us having to go out again. Marsh Cottage was welcoming and very clean and tidy - a home from home which was lovely.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2014

  • "Quiet location."

    Good size garden. Comfortable beds. Well equipped house. Plenty to see and do in the area. 15 minute drive to Alton Towers.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2014

  • "The cottage was stunningly clean, well-maintained, warm and welcoming."

    Mr SykesFeb 2014

  • "The location and condition of Marsh Cottage exceeded expectations."

    The friendly welcome and the homely feel of the property were wonderful. We definitely will consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2013

  • "Marsh cottage was so welcoming and homely, with everything you need and then some!"

    There were so many lovely little touches which just made our stay so perfect, that we did not want to go home! The location was perfect, really quiet and private. We are all looking forward to another holiday there again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2013

  • "Love the cottage as it was quiet, and away from it all, but still close enough to everything we wanted to see."

    Reviewed by KarlSep 2013

  • "Property was excellent throughout, very good location, amenities very close all you need can be found in Ashbourne."

    Fantastic holiday for all ages, will be returning soon, and definitely will be telling friends and family real gem!

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2013

  • "Relaxing,quiet cottage, with a lovely garden."

    Very handy for Alton Towers and Peak District.

    Mr PantingJul 2013

  • "New and very well looked after property, no neighbours around, so you can relax and enjoy your holidays."

    Reviewed by ValdasJun 2013

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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