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Brand new kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, oven and ceramic hobThe cosy sitting room with log burner
Rocking Stone Cottage - beautiful rural retreat
Rocking Stone Cottage - beautiful rural retreat
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
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Brand new contemporary barn conversion in an idyllic rural location with breath taking views.
Downstairs has a large open plan living/dining area with huge windows looking out across the valley, underfloor heating and a large log burner in a beautiful traditional stone fireplace, wooden shutters and exposed oak beams. There are 2 outside areas with seating and a BBQ.
Upstairs 2 ensuite bedrooms with walk in rain showers and a sumptuous freestanding bath (king size bed and twin beds/super king).

The space

The cottage dates back to the 1700 and was originally built as a two storey barn for the main house which my parents bought as a ruin in the 1960s. We have just lovingly restored it and I think we have created a contemporary, light and airy space with loads of original features, vaulted ceilings, huge windows, fabulous brand new bathrooms (that you will love!) and really comfortable beds with the best quality bedding and towels.
Everything you need for a relaxing, luxurious get away!
Wood Burning Stove laid ready to light (during Winter months)
More logs available on request
Gas BBQ on the Terrace
TV with Freeview, DVD player with a few DVDs in the Sitting Room
Decent wifi
Bluetooth Speaker in Sitting Room
Books, DVDs and Board Games
Complementary Soap, Shower/Bath Gel and Shampoo for your use
Fluffy cotton Bath and Hand Towel for each guest
100% Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen in white
Beds with pocket sprung mattresses
Down Duvets and Pillows as well as Non Allergenic on request
Wooden coat hangers
Re Kitchen: Washing up liquid, Liquid hand soap, Dishcloth, Pan scrubber, Washing up brush, Tea Towels (between 2 & 4 depending on length of stay), Apron, Dettox, etc are all provided

Guest access

Full access to your cottage with it's own front and back doors, and two terraces with a BBQ and views across the fields of our horse, neighbouring sheep, cows and wild black and brown rabbits. Perfect for sundowners and a BBQ.
The rocks behind the house is where the megalithic rocking stone is located. Our children often camp out up there.

Interaction with guests

We are onsite in the main house and are happy to chat and show you up to the Rocking Stone.

Other things to note

We are located up a gravel farm track just outside Birchover which is a small village, so a car is necessary. Very low sports cars may not like our drive.

We have a Jack Russell and a Labrador who will be around and about the property; they are very friendly. We also have 2 horses who are in our fields and occasionally in the stables below and to the left of the holiday cottage.

The staircase is handmade by a talented local craftsman, and it is quite steep with a tight turn which could be difficult for less mobile guests.

We are incredibly fortunate to have some amazingly talented craftsmen in Birchover who worked with us to create out beautiful cottage:
Chris Fleming made the kitchen, the staircase, the windows (including the fantastic 2 storey arch), the internal wooden shutters and other pieces of furniture.
Mark Eaton restored our fireplace and is a stone mason who does important commissions all over the country and featured on the Michael Portillo train journey programme.
Nick Russell did the lion's share of the restoration and he has a great shop of architectural items and antiques in his chapel in Birchover.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $62 CAD
Weekend Price $330 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Not suitable for children under 8 years

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have a labrador, Charlie and a Jack Russell called Heartley who live on the property.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 23 - Oct 1, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

15 Reviews

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Izzie User Profile
December 2017
Rocking Stone Cottage has been recently renovated to the highest standard with wonderfully comfortable beds, tasteful interiors, beautiful ensuite bathrooms and fabulous views. I really can't find any fault with this property and Rachael is a great host.

Tiffany User Profile
November 2017
This place is incredible; immaculately clean, beautiful and has an amazing view. Rachel is a lovely host and there are extra special touches (homemade brownies, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and slippers) that made the stay even better than expected. You have to rent this place!

Ella User Profile
November 2017
Stunning stunning stunning! Fantastic location, property & hosts.

Julie User Profile
November 2017
Just perfect! Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Luxurious, stylish, welcoming - all the other reviews of Rocking Stone Cottage are spot on. Absolutely perfect!

Claire User Profile
November 2017
What a wonderful place and great hosts. The barn has been renovated to the highest standards and is situated in a great location surrounded by glorious scenery. As our stay was only 2 nights we stayed fairly local and enjoyed the walking around the village, but there is so much more to discover around here we would definitely like to return for a longer stay.

Russell User Profile
October 2017
What a fabulous place in an amazing location. Total peace and quiet yet 15 mins from the beautiful town of Bakewell and all the tarts you can eat after some picturesque walks. Thank you for a wonderful family holiday.
Rachael User Profile
Response from Rachael:
Glad you had a good time Russell!
October 2017

Rebecca User Profile
October 2017
The property is beautiful, luxurious and welcoming - beautiful furnishings, well equipped kitchen and gorgeous bathrooms. We loved the homemade cakes, bottle of bubbly and fresh flowers. Our children loved playing with Rachael's two dogs and being able to stroll around the property and up and down the lane. The views from the property are beautiful and there's fascinating rocks all around. It was a lovely stay and restorative.

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Rachael User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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