testimonials

Had a brilliant few days in this lovely cottage.  Weather great.  Enjoyed Ilam Park and Kedleston Hall.  Thanks to Becky and Tom for very freindly hospitatlity and, of course, all the goodies!!

Mr and Mrs Shurmer, Lincs, April 2018

Thank you for a tranquil and peaceful rest in your fantastic cottage.  It is a perfect location to explore the amazingly beautiful part of the world you live in.  Thank you for sharing it with us and for all your help in making our stay wonderful.  We've been thoroughly spoilt!  Many thanks for making our stay an absolute pleasure.

Snipe family, April 2018

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage.  The welcome hamper is a great touch and very much enjoyed.

Dalby family, Kent, April 2018

Great place to take a break and celebrate my birthday with my family.  Thank you for your kind hospitality.

Brandt-Juergens family, UK, March 2018

Had an amazing stay here in this beautiful cottage for my birthday weekend!  Thank you so much Becky for such a warm welcome.  I'm sure we will definitely return here :-) 

Mr and Mrs Sansom, Notts, December 2017

A very peaceful and relaxing break in a lovely cottage in a wonderful setting.  The cottage is well equipped and the hamper on arrival is a great touch.  The gluten free chocolate cake was one of the best we have tasted!!  Very friendly hosts.  Ashbourne is a quaint, pleasant place and nice independent shops/cafes.  Jack Rabbits was our favourite.  Overall a very pleasing stay – very recommended!!

Mr and Mrs Shield, November 2017

We booked last minute due to losing our holiday abroad due to Monarch's downfall.  Although we were sad not to be going abroad, this beautiful cottage has rekindled our love for the British countryside.  From our thoughtful welcome pack to the beautiful decorations – the whole experience of staying here has been relaxing and wonderful and we will definitely be coming back.

Pickavance family, Birmingham, October 2017

Having won a cottage break we carefully selected a cottage that would be ideal for walking, sight seeing and relaxing.  This cottage exceeded our expectations.  Perfect location, perfect hosts, perfect luxury, perfect treats.  A perfect prize!

Kantor family, October 2017

Thank you very much for a wonderful weeks holiday.  You have been excellent hosts, providing us with such a warm welcome and all the advice we needed to make our holiday complete.  The cottage is beautiful and you have thought of everything, including a lovely hamper and delicious cake.  Sitting in the garden, enjoying the view with tea & cake – who could ask for more!  Many thanks.

Mr and Mrs Mead, Cambs, October 2017

Thank you for the most incredible accommodation.  From booking through to check out you have been incredibly accommodating!  We loved the quality of all the linen and towels, really made it feel like a home away from home.  Such a bonus for the kids that you have so many toys!  Not a single complaint!  5 stars plus!!  Thanks!

Heller family, London, August 2017

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location with lovely views.  Garden just right for tea on a sunny afternoon.  The welcome hamper had delicious fruit scones and plum jam for our afternoon tea!  We saw the shooting stars from the roof window one night – no light pollution here!  A lovely few days away to relax.  Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Hall, Norfolk, August 2017

Thank you for another wonderful and relaxing week in this beautiful cottage and location.  We've really enjoyed walking in Dovedale, Monsal Trail, Chatsworth, Bakewell and in the fields around the cottage.  We also hired bikes to cycle at Carsington.  Thanks also for the yummy cake.  I'm sure we'll be back again!

Stein family, Surrey, August 2017

Lovely light filled cottage with great views.  So many walks within the area.  The walking maps and books were much appreciated.  Very comfortable and relaxing stay.

Mr and Mrs Dunbar, Cumbria, July 2017

We have had a very happy week here!  We arrived to a warm welcome from Becky (& a generous hamper with delicious cake!); we have particularly appreciated Becky & Tom's unobtrusive friendliness throughout our stay.  There were so many things to do in the area and we were delighted to find a large number of walks that can easily be done by the not so young and not so fit!

Mr and Mrs Spurgeon, June 2017

Excellent cottage in a very rural and quiet location.  Excellent beds and very nice people.

Mr and Mrs Platvoet, Netherlands, June 2017

Lovely cottage, perfect spot for exploring the area.  Loved the cycle trail from Tissington and Bakewell to Monsal.  Fabulous cake and welcome hamper.  Thank you.

Thomas Family, May 2017

This was the perfect cottage for the perfect weekend away.  The cottage is beautiful and had everything we needed for a fun and relaxing weekend.  Thank you so much for the welcome hamper – the cake was delicious!

Leslie Family, Norfolk, May 2017

Our first family holiday as four and we coudn't have chosen anywhere better.  Plenty of things for our 2 year old to do on site.  Cottage was very well equipped for our boys.

Swarbrick family, Lancashire, February 2017.

This is our new favourite cottage!  Our stay was too short and we will definitely come back again.  Thanks for the hamper and delicious cake!

Wright party, London, November 2016.

Thank you for a lovely stay.  Beautiful accommodation.  You and the boys made us feel very welcome.  Thank you!

Leach family, Surrey, October 2016.

Outstanding scenery!  Outstanding weather!  Outstanding accommodation!

Silverthorn family, South Wales, September 2016.

Such a beautiful cottage and a great little hideaway.  Thank you Becky and Tom for looking after us so well from the point of booking onwards.  Everything is so well catered for here.  Thank you, we've had a wonderful stay.

Moore family, Hertfordshire, August 2016

We have had a wonderful time – enjoyed the peace and quiet and lovely views. Our children loved the toys and books and we found the whole place very comfortable – beds and sofas better than at home!  

White family, London, July 2016.

Our second visit did not disappoint.  The same warm welcome, peaceful countryside and all one would want from a holiday home.  Thank you for more happy memories to take back home with us!

Mr and Mrs Bowen, Suffolk, June 2016.

Thank you for such wonderful hospitality.  The welcome basket was very much appreciated after a long drive.  The cottage is lovely – with everything we needed ad the views stunning!  We had a wonderful stay with some great days out, exploring and bike riding.  Thanks very much!

Tiedt family, Kent, May 2016

Lovely clean and well equipped cottage. Great location for exploring the area.  Tom and Becky lovely, helpful hosts and the hamper was much appreciated.  Scones yummy!!  Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Smith, Kent, May 2016

From booking to leaving Becky has been most helpful and welcoming.  The cottage is beautifully and cleverly designed, all of our needs were met.  A very special stay for a special occasion.  Thank you so much!

Roberts family, Northumberland, April 2016

What a lovely cottage in great surroundings.  We found everything we needed had been provided.  The very generous hamper was exceptional, especially the scones.  Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Atkins, Nottinghamshire, February 2016

It was certainly a happy new year!  The cottage is gorgeous as is the location.  Becky & Tom have thought of everything to make you feel welcome and comfortable.  The cake was delicious!  Can't thank you enough!

Blunden family, Surrey, December 2015

Perfect cottage. Perfect host. Perfect stay.  Thank you.

Sullivan family, Hong Kong, December 2015

The cottage was perfect in every way.  Would love to come back.

Perez family, Leicestershire, Oct 2015

We had a fabulous stay here.  The cottage is so beautiful and comfortable.  The views are stunning.Thanks a ton for your warm hospitality and for the amazing cake.  And thank you for the thoughtful touches everywhere.


I love this place.  It has my favourite books and toys.  I love my bed and the garden.

Raj family, London, October 2015

Had a fabulous week here at Stables.  Accommodation was perfect.  Weather brilliant and fabulous autumn colours everywhere.  Would love to come back.  The hamper cake gorgeous – many thanks.

Mr and Mrs Garratt, Herts, October 2015

Perfect, we shall be back.

Mr and Mrs Mollard, Oxon, October 2015

Lovely calm and peaceful stay.  Ideal location!

Clear party, Newcastle, August 2015

A really lovely stay.  Just what the doctor ordered – fresh air, lovely views, biking, walking and pub lunches.  Thank you!  Great place and perfect hosting.

Milligan family, Indonesia, August 2015

So clean!  Thank you.  Hosts very helpful.  Beautiful scenery and very well placed for lots that the Peak District has to offer.  And a huge thank you for all the extras that you so kindly provided.

Costello family, Essex, July 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay at the Stables.  The cottage is amazing and in a fantastic location allowing easy access to the surrounding area.  Thanks for making us feel so welcome!

Tan family, Cambs, July 2015

We all had a wonderful time in a beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings.  The little touches in the cottage made it a home from home.  We would certainly recommend to family and friends and would love to come back.  Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Smith family, Blantyre, July 2015

Lovely cottage, very nice decor.  We have had a really relaxing time.  Thank you for the welcome pack, really tasty lemon cake!  The scenery from all the windows – beautiful.  Would love to come back!

Mr and Mrs Brooker, Hants, June 2015

We have had a lovely week's break – the cottage is truly lovely, thank you for the gorgeous welcome hamper, the fruit scones went down a treat.  You have thought of everything.  We will definitely be recommending your wonderful cottage!

Preston family, Essex, June 2015

Thank you very much for a relaxing Easter holiday and making us feel so welcome!  We loved all the toys and Easter treats you left for us!

Skelton Family, April 2015

Fantastic cottage – very cosy!  It was immaculate when we walked in, and were welcomed with a brilliant little hamper and delicious cake!  Becky & Tom were very welcoming.  Would definitely recommend.

Uddin Family, Birmingham, October 2014

A very comfortable and well thought out holiday house.  Thank you for all your care and attention to detail, your welcome and flexibility.  A beautiful spot.

Wicks Family, Suffolk, October 2014

Amazing cottage, lovely welcome hamper, particularly the cake!  Very comfortable and in a fantastic location with walks from the doorstep.  Can recommend walking to Carsington Water.  Becky and Tom were very welcoming and accommodating – thank you so much!

Gammie Party, London, September 2014

From our initial reception by Becky & Tom, the accommodation, provisions of cake were excellent.  Our hosts being able to provide information on local places to visit, eat and walk.  Recommend visiting Haddon Hall – step back in time.

Perry Party, Staffordshire, September 2014

Very warm and comfortable stay.  Lovely thoughtful touch with the welcoming hamper.  Thank you Becky and Tom for a lovely holiday.  Wouldn't change a thing and can't think of anything you have missed.  Perfect.

Richardson Family, Northumberland, August 2014

Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings.  Welcome pack greatly appreciated, you have thought of everything for a wonderful stay.

Mr and Mrs Brown, Kent, August 2014

We have had a lovely holiday – thank you for your hospitality.  The cottage is great and in a fantastic location with so much to do within just a few miles.

Johanson Family, Essex, August 2014

A lovely few days spent at a beautiful cottage.  Fantastic setting and a very warm and friendly welcome.  Thank you Becky & Tom for all the special little touches.

Padman Family, Suffolk, July 2014

We made fabulous memories of fun, love, adventure and laughter here.  Your hospitality, empathy and good humour made this comfortable cottage feel like a real home away from home.  We will of course be back!

Jones Family, Barbados, July 2014

Very comfortable stay in a beautiful corner of the Derbyshire Dales.  We had a wonderful time, cycling the Tissington Trail and ‘Going Ape’ in Buxton.  Thank you for the delicious chocolate birthday cake! Very thoughtful.

Vaughan family, Birmingham, May 2014

Home away from home!  Everything is so gorgeously perfect: the cosy cottage, lovely walks and friendly locals (animals and people!)  Becky you did everything possible to accommodate our needs; heartfelt thanks.  The effort you made and personal touches were really appreciated.  The children will be talking about the delicious cake for a very long time!  We can’t wait to return…..

Khangura family, Warwickshire, April 2014

Can’t compliment Tom & Becky enough for the welcome and warmth supplied.  Right from the initial e-mails it was clear that they really were happy to accommodate any issues that may crop up.  Lovely cottage that is both practical and comfortable.  Will recommend to friends and is already on the shortlist for next years holiday!

Williams family, Norfolk, April 2014

This has been the best cottage we have stayed in.  Becky and Tom you are the perfect hosts.  Everything has been wonderful, thank you.

Mr and Mrs Stubbins, Suffolk, March 2014

We had a lovely, relaxing stay – thank you Becky and Tom – your cottage is beautiful and you really made an effort to make sure we had everything we needed.  We will certainly be back again!

Mr. Brookes, Cleveland, January 2014

Whatever the weather this was more relaxing and more fun than a 5* hotel.  Thank you for a great break.

Writer family, Kent, October 2013

What a beautiful cottage in an amazing location with fantastic views all around.  It was hard to coax my 4 year old away from the delights of the barn and surrounding countryside!  We recommend Heights of Abraham, Crich Tramway Village, Dovedale, walking to Ashbourne across the fields and just getting lost driving around the lanes and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.  Thanks for the lovely welcome!

Stein family, Surrey, August 2013

Very well appointed house with amazing views and beautiful, elegant decor.  Well equipped for adults as well as kids.  The Harringtons couldn’t have been more welcoming.  I strongly recommend The Stable to families and couples alike; it is smart, well situated, peaceful and immaculate.  Plus we were greeted with wine and a home-baked cake – bonus points from children and adults alike!  Thank you so much for a wonderful, recuperative stay in an idyllic setting. 

Scobbie family, Dubai, July 2013

From before we arrived we were catered for and felt so looked after.  We love the peace and the location, we expect to return.  We have recommended the Stable to friends and family.  Thank you again for all your help and kindness.

Giretto family, Australia, July 2013

A wonderful location – seclusion but not too isolated.  Extremely comfortable accommodation and perfect owners who made us so welcome.  We are sure many others will have lovely times here at The Stable.

Mr and Mrs Bown, Suffolk, June 2013

Thank you for the warm welcome (cakes and wine a real treat!)  Really enjoyed the break in this perfect cottage and location.  Ideally placed for wonderful Peak District.

Pocock family, Oxfordshire, May 2013

Lovely place to spend our first night together as a married couple.  Perfect place to relax after our hectic wedding day.

Mr and Mrs Lewis, Berkshire, October 2012

Thank you for a very comfortable, relaxed stay in your beautiful holiday home.  Loved the warm welcome, the stunning countryside and being here to help celebrate the wedding of some good friends.

Mr and Mrs Riordan, Berkshire, October 2012