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The Riddings Cottage

(Ref. 1003351)

Denstone near Rocester, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (37)
  • lovely (26)
  • owners (21)
  • well (21)
  • tim (21)
  • caroline (21)

60 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved every thing about the property could find no fault with it at all or ..."

    We loved every thing about the property could find no fault with it at all or the welcome We were disappointed we couldn’t take walks from near by the property but that was our fault we had forgotten to take our wellingtons it had rained We would stay again without any hesitation

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable cottage."

    A warm and homely feel.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Riddings Cottage is a beautiful home from home."

    There is everything you could possibly need, everything has been so well thought out. The views are stunning. It is very peaceful and quiet, there are some amazing walks. This was our 3rd visit. It's such a beautiful place. The owners Caroline and Tim are amazing people, they are always there if you need them. The goodies, milk and flowers are a thoughtful and welcoming touch. Thank you both!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday ideal place to visit so many places in Staffordshire and Derbyshire."

    As the weather was amazing so didn't do much but relax and enjoy sitting outside watching the many birds at feeders, read lots of books. Cottage is so welcoming as were the hosts Caroline and Tim. Loved the welcome pack and the fact that we were on a working farm. with the added bonus of meeting "Welly" and going blackberry picking. Visited" The World of Wedgewood" well worth booking a table in restaurant if you want lunch but we were so lucky they were able to fit us in .Amazing Food at very affordable prices. Will be back to The Riddings

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean with excellent facilities, lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Was a lovely stay with very friendly hosts."

    An added plus were the cake,biscuits and the milk that were there for us when we arrived!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "We received a warm welcome from Caroline and Tim on arrival."

    The cottage itself was lovely and in such a peaceful spot. The cottage was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. The bed linen was good quality and there were large towels provided for the shower. The strength of the Wi-Fi was great too. I did find the cooker a little tricky to get the hang of at first. All in all a great place, one to recommend and we would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were delighted with our stay at The Riddings."

    The property was exactly right for us. It was light and warm and very pleasantly furnished. The bed was very comfortable, and everything was provided that we could possibly need. There were lovely views from the farm and walks from the doorstep. Above all, we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our delightful hosts, Caroline and Tim.

    Reviewed by Cilla5.0May 2023

  • "Really comfortable cottage in a great location with plenty to do and see in the surrounding area."

    The hosts are very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting and close to many popular areas."

    A rural setting close to Uttoxeter so many shops within easy reach. We were lucky enough to be around during Lambing time which was a real bonus. The owners Caroline and Tim are absolutely great and really made us feel welcome we hope to stay there again very soon.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location, walks from doorstep, comfortable house with everything we needed, friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, we would definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had everything that we required for a very peaceful and relaxing visit."

    The cottage was perfect for our stay. Thank you to Caroline and Tim

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "First class property and hosts and in a lovely location."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Everything you could want in the centre of the farm. Spotlessly clean. Would definately recommend. Really well located for walks, National Trust properties and cycle tracks.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was lovely in every way."

    It was spacious, comfortable and provided everything that we could possibly need. The welcome pack of milk, cake and biscuits was greatly appreciated! The location of this property is excellent with plenty to do in the surrounding area. We loved the peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by Brigid5.0Sep 2022

  • "A great and well appointed and attractive cottage which made for a very pleasant stay."

    The owners were on hand but left me to enjoy my holiday,

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The owners were very friendly the welcome pack unexpected but thankyou very much. Location nice and quiet but near enough to get around. Cottage well equipped clean and very comfortable home from home. I can see why people go back there time and time again. Thankyou for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very happy with accommodation and a lovely location."

    The cottage was very well equipped and the owners friendly and informative.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have returned to The Riddings and found it as welcoming, peaceful, and bright and airy as before."

    Caroline and Tim are lovely hosts, always helpful and available. We've had a very restful time.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in ,the cottage was in a fabulous area we had some lovely walks both from the cottage and around the area."

    Caroline Tim And Lizzy we’re lovely,very helpful and friendly but not intrusive,we will definitely book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "As commented by many others, Caroline and Tim are welcoming host's The Cottage is roomy and inviting, with everything working as it should."

    We found the bed very comfortable and an aid to a relaxing good night's sleep. We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again soon. Many thanks. Michael & Toni

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was excellent it was spotlessly clean to a very high standard."

    Shower, cooker, TV were all easy to use. It was quiet and peaceful and everything else that you need for a good holiday. Tim and Carolne were very good hosts. And on hand should you need anything. But you wont everything you need is there.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great location and a fantastic base for touring the area."

    'The Riddings' is a beautiful, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Both Tim and Caroline are two great people who showed a genuine interest in our return visit. Our week-long stay. 'flew' leaving lots of other places to visit the next time. Many thanks for a great stay and a great week.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0May 2022

  • "We had an amazing week staying at The Riddings Cottage, it has all the home comforts and everything you need."

    The views are stunning. The owners are very welcoming and there if you need them. It's very peaceful despite being a working farm! Welcome pack was much appreciated. This was our second visit and we look forward to going back again.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2022

  • "Riddings is a beautiful cottage in a delightful rural setting alongside the owners own property."

    It is well equipped, elegantly furnished, comfortable and warm; a great base for exploring the local area. We had a lovely welcome on arrival and Caroline & Tim are great hosts. We would love to return to Riddings and would highly recommend to other holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous break."

    Lovely cottage, very comfy and had everything we needed and more. Owners were excellent, there if you needed but not invasive, a good balance. All in all a great break.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "From the moment we stepped through the door we felt immediately at home."

    The Riddings cottage is really cosy and welcoming and in an awesome location. Caroline and Tim are great hosts and also very welcoming. There's everything you need here for a truly relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rowan5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a wonderful cottage to return to and relax after a stressful day under our house hunting experiences."

    The photos on the Sykes website were exactly as the cottage looked. Caroline and Tim were helpful and friendly and were just as previous people had described them. Would definitely return to enjoy the things that we missed this time.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Comfortable and warm with really good facilities. Beautiful countryside around the cottage with plenty of walks. Perfect ‘get-away-from-it- all’ cottage. Caroline and Tim were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack was delicious. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well equipped accomodation."

    Quiet rural location close to Peak District. Owners very helpful with local knowledge and storage for our bikes. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything we needed was there for us and it was so peaceful, we didn't want to go home."

    An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owners were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing too much trouble."

    Only 2 recommendations outside seating is surrounded by lavender with bees. Also could have done eith a sun umbrella.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely roomy cottage; very well furnished; well supplied kitchen."

    Very quiet location, with walks from the door. Hosts are lovely!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Riddings is a delightful cottage on a working farm."

    The carved stone fireplace and bright leaded windows incorporating a featured stained glass insert added character not found in other rental cottages. It is very tastefully furnished, creating a welcoming atmosphere. We also enjoyed getting to know Caroline and Tim.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we could need, the owners Tim and Caroline were welcoming and helpful."

    The Riddings is in a peaceful setting rather off the beaten track, but well located for exploring the Peak District as well as the many other places of interest to see in this beautiful part of the country. We hope to visit again, and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were there to greet and welcome us leaving a cake and biscuits as a gift."

    The cottage is great to go and explore places, it does feel very homely, I would said everything has been provide from cutlery to towels, there are books, games, dvd's and tv to entertain, the shower is powerful and the bed very comfortable. Tim is very knowledgeable about the Peak District and Caroline is a mine of information. The holiday was made better because of them and their wonderful cottage

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful location."

    Nice and peaceful. Wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage---spacious rooms."

    Nice welcome from Caroline and Tim--very helpful during the week. Lovely area for walking. We had very good weather but might need to travel further afield if the weather is not so good.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2021

  • "We loved our long weekend at The Riddings Cottage."

    It began perfectly with impeccable directions sent through by Caroline (follow them and you'll find it!),and a warm, friendly welcome from Tim. They were both wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were around enough if we needed any assistance or advice on the local area but weren't intrusive in any way and the cottage felt very private. Is it the perfect location to explore the Peak District and surrounding area. We thought it might be busy as it was bank holiday. sunny and half term but it was very peaceful in the local areas. We would love to come back another time and will certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely break in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage situated in a beautiful part of the country."

    We had a memorable stay thanks to our warm hosts. I will not hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0May 2021

  • "Warm, welcoming, friendly hosts."

    Clean and well equipped accommodation. Lots of footpaths directly from the property. Churnet Valley cycle path starts in Denstone. Near a fabulous farm shop/cafe. Very enjoyable holiday even though the weather was not great.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and really nice and friendly owners."

    Plenty of room and was very clean. Nice touch having some milk and biscuits waiting for us - plenty of clean towels and very well equipped - didn't need to take washing up liquid etc as all provided and plenty of sanitiser/wipes. We had a lovely few days - very peaceful and suited our needs being so close to Alton Towers - would visit again.

    Reviewed by Melanie Jayne5.0Apr 2021

  • "It's a great location for walking, very quiet at night and friendly hosts made for a memorable stay."

    We really enjoyed our time there, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, clean,warm and comfortable."

    Nice decor and well equipped. Well located for the Dales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Oct 2020

  • "An absolutely amazing holiday from the start."

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A complete hone from home with all you needed. Wonderful views. and walks. Hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very cosy, comfortable cottage, very peaceful location with a warm welcome from Caroline and Tim."

    All in all a definite 5* cottage.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a comfortable, well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Aug 2020

  • "An excellent cottage, woth lovely owners next door, who made us feel welcome and answered any question we had."

    Nice coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits and milk on arrival for us Lovely surroundings, and lots to do. We had a well deserved break, and feel refreshed.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation was excellent and well presented."

    The area is very interesting with lots to see. The property owners were very friendly and very helpful, they made a good holiday even better.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious and met our every need The owners were very welcoming and suggested various walking and cycling routes that might be of interest."

    With just the sounds of nature around us this was a great place to relax, and with the Peak District just a short drive there was plenty for us to see and do. I’m sure we’ll return as this is truly a special place.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2020

  • "Travel instructions are clear, and we can't miss the college."

    I spent there a week for Christmas 2019, and arrived in the college's last day, when all the students left, so the way go up was extremely busy in that short way. But after that it was the quietest place during my holiday. Warm welcome from Caroline and Tim, lovely welcome pack in the kitchen. I loved the old style of the cooker and oven and I couldn't use them enough:) Also, for me a big fridge/freezer was a bonus, as most holiday cottages provide just small ones. I also had a nice little Christmas tree in the corner, which I appreciated:) Nice, dry, clean and warm annexe, very spacious, comfy with a huge bed, double sized walk-in shower, really comfortable for all ages. The area is lovely, and though the weather and time of the year didn't allow me to see much, but I was lucky to visit a few. Close to Peak District and some National Trust sites, such as Shughborough Estate, Trentham estate and gardens, Ilam park. Relaxing, quiet and calm place and I got the peaceful Christmas I wished for.

    Reviewed by Eva5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing surrounded by wonderful countryside with stables and sheep in the field."

    so quiet which was just what I needed. owners live next door were very welcoming and unintrusive. Would definitely recommend to friends and book another stay myself.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location was spectacular and very peaceful, and owners very friendly"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2019

  • "Owners were very friendly in a welcoming but non-interfering way."

    Little touches like local farm shop cake, biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge on arrival were welcome, as was a log burner.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2019

  • "Very close to the main items on our holiday list, Heights of Abraham, Masson Mills, Cromford Mills, Potteries in Stoke."

    Great to walk around the country side and just take in all the fresh air. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Plenty to see and do in close proximity to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very good cottage in an excellent walking area."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable and homely cottage."

    Owners very welcoming. Plenty to do in the area. Nearby Denstone Farm shop full of top quality food!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "This place was beautiful the owners made us feel so welcome."

    This was just what we was looking for somewhere to relax after a day of walking in the sun . The cottage was well set up and so beautiful the views was out standing .Will return one day thank you home from home . So lucky to have found this.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD player incorporated and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking is available for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private front patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The property has unlimited wood, kindling and matches are provided for wood burner
  • Note: AGA cooker is electric
  • Note: Adults only.

The property

Rocester 2.8 miles.

The Riddings Cottage is a stylish annexe located on the outskirts of Denstone, Staffordshire, featuring stunning countryside views across the open fields.

Attached to the owners home, this annexe offers a spacious and modern interior, ideal for couples looking for a remote country break.

The ground floor boasts a wonderful open-plan interior, with a compact sitting room, housing a lovely woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly evenings, and a sofa which is perfect for curling up with your partner and enjoying a relaxing evening.

The dining area has seating for four people and is ideal for enjoying a romantic meal for two, prepared in the ampl equipped kitchen, with its stylish and contemporary wooden units and sleek black worktops.

Upstairs has one double bedroom, with a separate family shower room, with all modern fixtures and fittings.

The bedroom has ample storage space for your personal items, including a large bookcase, stocked full with books to be enjoyed of an evening with the bedside lamp providing ample light.

Outside, there is a private patio area with furniture, giving you stunning views across the open countryside, and off-road parking is available for two cars.

Denstone is ideally situated within driving distance of many local tourist hot spots, including the hugely popular theme park Alton Towers - indulge in the variety of roller coaster rides, food stalls, a water park, spa and mini golf, so much to get involved with you might not be able to fit it all into one visit!

With plenty of nearby pathways for walking or cycling, The Riddings Cottage is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the relaxing open countryside.

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About the location


Alton Towers 5 miles; Uttoxeter 5 miles; Ashbourne 10 miles.

A pretty little village, Rocester lies on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, located on a triangle of land between the River Churnet and River Dove. The site of a Roman fort exists today and the village was also mentioned in the Domesday Book. Rocester is home to the famous JCB factory, and the company has landscaped the surrounding area to provide some wonderful walks with some interesting sculptures around the site and the nearby parkland. Most significant of these is The Fossor, which is made entirely of digger parts and is a powerful representation of JCB. Rocester is halfway along the Staffordshire Way which runs the length of Staffordshire and is also at the start of the Limestone Way which goes to Matlock. Close to Rocester is the lovely market town of Ashbourne, and just a short drive away is Alton Towers, with fun for all the family. Explore either the Staffordshire or Derbyshire part of the Peak District National Park with historic houses, market towns, moorland, rolling hills and valleys, all easily accessible from Rocester.

Note: Adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas