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Hillsdale Lodge

Grindon, Peak District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Simply stunning views over the Staffordshire Moorlands with miles of uninterrupted countryside walks from the doorstep 
  • Located in the heart of the owners busy working farm 
  • Ideally located from which to explore Dovedale and the Manifold Valley cycle trail
Property code: 52923

A cosy lodge tucked within the owners’ working farm providing a rural retreat ideal for couples and small families, with uninterrupted moorland views from the lounge, it’s the perfect place to unwind.

Escape to this cosy lodge on a working farm surrounded by miles of uninterrupted countryside. Set out along the Manifold Valley cycle trail or along the spectacular gorge of Dovedale before stopping for a bite to eat in nearby Ashbourne (11.5 miles), Leek (9 miles) or Buxton (15 miles). At the end of the day, return to your rural retreat for a relaxing evening in front of the wood burner or an al fresco meal with a view.

Perfect for year-round getaways with loved ones, the open-plan living space has been finished with a cosy wood burner, comfortable sofas, warm rugs, ambient lighting and a TV/DVD. When the sun is shining, fire up the BBQ on the decked terrace outside before dining alfresco at the garden furniture on the lawn below. With far-reaching views over rolling countryside, lucky guests will be able to spot some local wildlife as the sun goes down.

Tucked away on the owner’s working farm, this charming lodge is the perfect place to unwind. Situated between the two villages of Butterton and Grindon overlooking the Manifold Valley, there are countless rural walks to be enjoyed directly from the doorstep. Longer walks lead from Thor’s Cave (3.5 miles) and the Manifold Valley (2.5 miles) while Waterhouses (4 miles) and Parsley Hay (11.5 miles) offer bicycle hire for the Tissington Trail. Stock up on supplies or stop for a hearty meal in the nearby towns of Ashbourne, Leek and Buxton or test your nerves at exciting Alton Towers (10.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi - service can be intermittent due to rural location
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • BBQ and Garden furniture
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alisha 13th May 2022

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Love staying at this property, 2nd visit this year. It's so relaxing and comforting. Has everything you need, clean and well equipped. Local shops just 15mins away which found easy to get too, amazing views and enjoy the horses and cows in the field. Lovely walks locally and brilliant for the dog. Will definitely be our local UK staycation.

Reviewed by Bruce 6th May 2022

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A beautiful location. Owner is there if you should need them. Fully equipped lodge. Quiet and peaceful place. Lots of animals and birds to admire.

Reviewed by Jan 29th April 2022

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Lovely clean lodge, very well equipped

Reviewed by Natalie 15th April 2022

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The lodge was not as isolated as expected - we like to stay somewhere more private usually and the images were misleading in this regard. The owners' property is right next door and there are multiple static caravans on site which overlook the property. The washing machine was broken which made things very awkward as we had packed expecting to be aRead moreble to do laundry whilst away. Sadly the tiny shower room and ridiculously small hand basin let the property down. Spectacular views though. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 25th March 2022

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Great place to stay, very well equipped, lovely views and a great base for walking. We loved the fact that you could take 3 dogs, we have already looked at coming back later in the year!

Reviewed by Lisa 18th March 2022

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Really clean, cosy lodge. Everything you need for a home from home stay. The location was so quiet and tranquil, perfect for us with miles of walking straight from the door. A little patch of paradise.

Reviewed by Emma 20th February 2022

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Excellent place to stay with dogs. Extremely practical and clean with a cosy feel. The views are so relaxing and decking allowed us to go in and out with dogs easily. The covered seating area is definitely needed with wet weather but beautifully thought out with fairy lights. Lots of amazing dog walks on the doorstep. A working farm but they have pRead moreositioned the lodge so you ate completely secluded which really is a nice touch. Lovely to see their farm animals and the farm dogs are so friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Alisha 8th February 2022

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Amazing few days, warm, cosy and lovely place to stay. Had everything you needed. Comfortable furniture and shower is fantastic :-) plenty of space outside on the decking and garden area, fully fenced for the dog which was brilliant. Lovely to see the horses so close in the field. Quick easy drive to local trails for fabulous walks, sightseeing andRead more fresh air. Owners are friendly and welcoming, just leave you to it but always on hand if you need them. Thank you. 100% will be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 29th December 2021

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A lovely place to stay on a working farm, we enjoyed the muddy winter runs and walks that are available on the door step.

Reviewed by Sharon 19th November 2021

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We had a wonderful time so quiet and peaceful just what we needed. The lodge is so comfortable and cosy we felt so at home. Looking forward to coming in the summer. Highly recommend

Reviewed by David 22nd October 2021

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Well equipped, very clean cottage in a very peaceful location. Central location to explore the peak district.

Reviewed by Mandy 15th October 2021

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Beautiful lodge with fantastic views and a lovely decking area , although it could benefit from having outside lights that work as it's very dark at night. The lodge itself is beautiful, clean, cosy and well equipped the only downside is there is only the cloakroom sink to have a wash in and not much room if like our friends 6ft tall, the fresh eggRead mores from the farm was lovely. As for the walks it's not for the disabled as very hilly, we came home early as weather was bad. Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 2nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage. Very clean and has everything you need. A lovely location with a beautiful view. We really enjoyed our time here. A credit to the owners.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th September 2021

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Great cosy lodge in a stunning peaceful location. Lovely outdoor seating area

Reviewed by Susan 7th September 2021

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Beautiful lodge with stunning views. Absolutely nipping clean with everything you need provided for. Can highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd September 2021

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Lovely lodge and beautiful views. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Samantha 20th August 2021

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Just returned from a wonderful week at Hillsdale Lodge. The facilities were excellent- everything we needed. The lodge has a lovely outdoor seating area which overlooks fields where horses and donkeys grazed and a stunning view, which is also seen from inside the lodge. The location is really secluded and peaceful. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Reviewed by Agnieszka 13th August 2021

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This is a very nice lodge, very clean and well equipped, in rural location with stunning views. Very quiet and conveniently located for many local attractions and walks. Would definitely recommend to everyone looking for accommodation in Peak District.

Reviewed by Leanne 6th August 2021

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Gorgeous views & lovely lodge. Very comfy beds & powerful shower. Loved the covered shelter, over the decking. We ate our tea under there every night (even when it rained) & we affectionately referred to it as the 'Tea Hut'. If you have small dogs, I would advise keeping them on the lead (we did) as even though there is chicken wire on the perimeteRead morer fencing, there were gaps at the bottom. On a more serious note, the sheep dog jumped over the wall & punctured a wound in our dog. Stapled! Hide

Reviewed by Danielle 23rd July 2021

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Lovely little cottage nestled in a working farm but you would never know. Stunning views and oh so peaceful. Very well equipped with all you need plus extras. Greeted with fresh flowers and shortbread. The outdoor seating is lovely. Loved a daily visit from the donkeys and horses from the neighbouring field. The cottage is in a great location and nRead moreot far to travel to explore the southern peak district. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 16th July 2021

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Very comfortable,well equipped, great space and quite.

Reviewed by Deborah 9th July 2021

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Peaceful with wonderful views. The new outdoor seating area was a real bonus.

Reviewed by Jennifer 25th June 2021

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Very central for exploring the southern part of the Peak District with interesting villages, and Dovedale and Manifold trail nearby.

Reviewed by Anthony 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ray 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by R 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Bente 4th June 2021

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Just stunning view. So peaceful. Lovely outside with sting area. Incredibly well equipped.

Reviewed by Lou 21st May 2021

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I was very impressed with the cottage, superbly comfortable and well equipped. Lovely views from the cottage. Was welcomed with flowers and a complimentary pint of milk which was most welcome.

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2021

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A very comfortable lodge with picturesque views from the lounge. Ideal for exploring the Staffordshire area of the Peak District and the Manifold Valley.

Reviewed by Gordon 7th May 2021

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A cosy lodge with spectacular views and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. A real home from home.

Reviewed by Jane 23rd October 2020

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A beautiful setting, clean and well equipped lodge. Just what we wanted for a quiet break. However having no phone reception at all and the wifi was slow and off more than on was a worry as we had to keep driving out of the farm to the top of the main road so we could check on elderly parents and pet sitters daily.

Reviewed by Mike 9th October 2020

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Overall the cottage is comfortable, great location for local walks. Though it promotes having a secure garden and dog friendly the farmers dogs can access the garden. Which resulted in the dogs accessing garden and terrifying our Pet dog and in addition no control of farm dogs fouling secure garden.

Reviewed by Edward 11th September 2020

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The pictured lawn has been replaced by raised decking reducing space for our dogs to play. Also on two different occasions the farm dogs jumped over the wall biting our dogs before running off.

Reviewed by Keeley 29th August 2020

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We have just returned from a 2 night stay and it was the relaxation we needed... beautiful views from the lodge, friendly locals and plenty of animals to see. The lodge was so cosy and our dog loved it too.

Reviewed by Michael 24th August 2020

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Nice lodge, well equipt, lovely location, beautiful view from the sitting room and balcony. Only fault, we could not get the WiFi to work.

Reviewed by Jonathan 7th August 2020

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A great place to stay, lovely views and very peaceful. Lots of animals to watch. Nice little cottage with good facilities. We loved it!

Reviewed by Carla 31st July 2020

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Wonderful farm location with very friendly people. My daughter loved seeing the cows being milked and the horses in the field that we overlooked. We had our dog with us and the area was perfectly secure. We did have visits from the farm dogs, but my dog loved having the company. Great location for walks and visits. A walk along the manifold valley Read morewas accessed from the property and the pasty at Wetton Mill was worth the walk. Great place, with lovely people. My daughter cried when we left! Hide

Reviewed by Phil 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Frank 11th July 2020

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Ideal location for parking up the car and walking out from.

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