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The Riddings Cottage

Denstone near Rocester, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1003351)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "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 TinaMay 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 ElaineApr 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 NickApr 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 RoyFeb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by RowanDec 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 SarahNov 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 KeithNov 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 DavidOct 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 CharlesSep 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 RichardSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by JoAug 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 RobertJul 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 JoJul 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 GordonJun 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 RaymondJun 2021

  • "Wonderful location."

    Nice and peaceful. Wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 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 MaryMay 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 JasmineMay 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 EmilyMay 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 JayneApr 2021

  • "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 TinaOct 2020

  • "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 SarahOct 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by DeeOct 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 ElizabethAug 2020

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

    We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by GlendaAug 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 KelvinJul 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 MichelleJul 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 NicolaJul 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 EvaDec 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 PamelaOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 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 JamesSep 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 LorraineAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by SharonJun 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 MargaretJun 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 KerryApr 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.

Region Information

Note: Adults only

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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