Quality Self Catering in the Heart of the Peak District

Firstly…thanks to all our guests, we are delighted you chose to stay at Ashdown Cottage and we hope you had a great time in the Peak District.

Cottage better than advertised, excellent value for money. Thoughtful and caring owners, would recommend to everyone.     Mar, 2012.

Love the cottage, so clean and tidy. Tideswell is wicked !, got all you need, the best chippy is near the church.We really liked the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton for the kids. Had a lovely week, thanks Mel.     Mar, 2012.

This place has the wow factor, great cottage. Unexpected snow on Wednesday, beautiful view from Mam Tor and bracing cycle ride on Tissington Trail. Thanks Mel we really enjoyed our holiday.     Apr, 2012

Very comfortable and well stocked. Kitchen, maps, guide books and location great, Thanks. May, 2012 ( Couple from USA )

Our second visit this year to Ashdown Cottage. We do not often return because we like to see different cottages but as Ashdown is such excellent value for money and so comfortable and clean we returned. Wonderful !.     July, 2012.

Ashdown cottage is without doubt the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Mel made us very welcome and showed us around Buxton and Tideswell. We have been to various places and done things we have never done before. We will take good memories with us back to Iceland!     Aug, 2012.

Had a fantastic time walking and cycling, even went to Tideswell firework display. Despite chilly weather very happy to come ” home ” to a warm, cosy, well equipped and well placed cottage.     Nov, 2012.

We have had a lovely relaxing break in your lovely cottage. Saw the butler from Downton Abbey in Matlock Bath, they were filming a new drama ! Thanks once again.     Nov, 2012.

Your cottage is as cosy, clean and thoughtfully equipped as ever ( 3rd visit ). Such a great walking base, even in the snow !     Jan, 2013.

We love this cottage ( 3rd visit ) ! Had some wonderful walks in sunshine. Beautiful area and yummy cobs next door !!     Feb, 2013.

Mel and cottage are a credit to the stunning surroundings of the Peak District. The cottage felt like home within 5 minutes of arrival. Great location for walks and cycling. Fantastic value for money, cant wait to return for a longer stay.    March, 2013.

Thankyou very much for an enjoyable stay at Ashdown Cottage. It is possibly the best equipped property we have ever stayed in, and clearly much thought has been given to the small details that make somewhere extra special. We have had an interesting week and despite the unseasonal ( but typically British ) weather, we managed to get out and about and walk in your glorious countryside. With many thanks and every good wish.     May, 2013.

First trip to the Derbyshire Dales and it will not be the last. Wonderful time, cottage is just perfect with everything you could possibly need.     September, 2013.

Superb cottage, super value, super food at the Horse and Jockey, super beer at the Star. So well equipped, so clean and so warm.     Xmas, 2013.

Good base for exploring, could not fault the cosy cottage. Very well equipped, home from home.     March, 2014.

Still the best holiday venue ever, we will never tire of the 173 bus to Bakewell for puddings !. Great to be at the cottage again, lovely weather. Will always remember the starlings and glorious sunset. ( Murmuration of starlings at Cavendish Mill, about 4 miles away from cottage. They have been roosting from November last to March and experts estimate anything up to a million birds. )     March, 2014 .

Thanks Mel, our 3rd very happy visit. Cottage everything we could ask for. We will return.    March, 2014.

Another lovely holiday thankyou. We recommend breakfast at Hassop Station, which cheered up a rainy day and the tram museum at Crich which the children enjoyed.    April, 2014.

Lovely, clean cosy cottage, will definitely return.    May, 2014.

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Derbyshire, Tideswell and your cottage. Your attention to detail is brill, all you need and more. Thankyou for everything, hope to return.    June, 2014.

Many thanks for another wonderful stay, the cottage is even better than we remembered. We had a brilliant week with so much to see and do. Hope to return next year.    June, 2014.

Another fantastic week away from it all getting lost in the hills ! Thankyou we love it here.    July, 2014.

Fantastic cottage with all that you need in a beautiful location. Thankyou Mel for the warm welcome, much appreciated.    August, 2014.

Our second stay in the cottage and we loved it as much as the last time. Cottage is still beautiful and relaxing. We had some fabulous walks and really enjoyed trips to Lyme Park, Bakewell, Monsal Head, Lathkill Dale, Solomons Temple etc. Can’t wait to return !     August, 2014.

Our first stay and we loved the cottage, clean and cosy and a delight to stay in. Will come back, sweets and biscuits a treat.     September, 2014.

Every time we come here it just gets better and better, this is our 5th visit. We found the local bridleway to walk then for me to run. Enjoyed the history trail. Went to pooles Cavern in Buxton and saw the quarry trains on the way. Home from home, so relaxing, enjoyed every minute.     October, 2014.

Thankyou for helping make our 2nd wedding anniversary so special. What a lovely cosy cottage you have, perfect !     November, 2014.

Really lovely cottage, we have enjoyed our stay and have rekindled our love of the area. Hope to stay for a week next time.     December, 2014.

Fantastic stay, THANKYOU !. It was such a lovely Christmas break, the snow was beautiful. We will definitely be back again soon.     December, 2014.

Lots of thoughtful touches, would’nt hesitate to recommend. Hope to be back soon. ( Couple left on 8th February and booked on the 9th to come back in May )     February, 2015.

Excellent accommodation, great base for us. Very comfortable, especially the beds, definitely want to return.     March, 2015.

Fantastic weather, enjoyed many walks from the door, excellent location, very clean and enjoyed the treats. Thanks Mel for your hospitality and kindness, would love to come back later this year. Three very happy people !.     April, 2015.

Can’t think why anyone would want to stay anywhere else.     May 2015.

Loved it, lovely tidy house with everything you need. Definitely recommend this lovely cottage. 10/10 !!     June, 2015

Another brilliant stay with extra treats, lovely cottage cannot wait to come again.     July, 2015.

Another lovely stay, Grandchildren really enjoyed it, I am sure we will be back.     August, 2015.

Fabulous cottage, thankyou Mel and Ray you have gone above and beyond to make our holiday enjoyable !    August, 2015.

Here we are again, Bliss ! Mel and Ray as kind and as helpful as ever, happy days indeed !     August, 2015.

Another great stay, thankyou Mel. Discovered Lyme Park which was spectacular ( great playground too ).Hope we can come back to this lovely cottage and beautiful area.     August, 2015.

Fabulous cottage ! a real home from home. Thankyou Mel and Ray you have gone above and beyond to make our holiday enjoyable.     August, 2015.

Another lovely stay, the grandchildren have really enjoyed it, they don’t want to go home ! I’m sure we will be back.     August, 2015.

We have had a great time ( 2 weeks ), we will be in touch about returning next year. Recommend Red Lion at Litton – short walk away, High Nelly’s cafe – fish pie, The Cherry Tree takeaway – excellent, Elliots fish and chips – very friendly,last three places in Tideswell.     August, 2015.

We’ve had a great short break in your cosy and delightful cottage. The location could’nt be better and your every need was taken care of. Thanks so much for booking us in at such short notice. Tideswell is a little gem of a place and we will recommend it and your cottage to all.      August, 2015.

Another wonderful Christmas stay at the cottage. Bakewell was lovely
See you next year.

Brilliant cottage we had a great weekend here- thank you.

Yet again a wonderful stay. We had a lovely family New Year in your very cosy cottage.
Thank you.

Great to be back as cosy and welcoming as ever. Thank you for everything Mel
See you next month!

Very comfortable,very well equipped we have had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon.

Thanks again Mel as before everything we could need Sun showers great climbing area and excellent walks!

No wonder it feels like home this is our 7 th visit for my 70th !  We can not do better than this.  Our usual bridal way walk was extra special as we watched a ewe give birth to twins in brilliant sunshine.   March, 2016

Once again thank you Mel for a great holiday the weather was good and we had great walks.  Back next year for our 5th stayStourbridge West Mids

Our 1 st stay couldn’t have gone any better, so much to see will definatly be back many thanks Mel

Cambridge.  cottage location fantastic in all respects many thanks






SK17 8JZ

Telephone: 01298 871477 

Email: melbrindley@btinternet.com


  • Free wifi
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Walking maps
  • Central heating