The cottage is a nice and comfortable holiday home and great if like us you have dogs and young children. The cottage is well equipped, although a dishwasher would have been a welcome addition for us, but it does have a washer drier and reasonable well equipped out kitchen. Sadly, there was no stairgate available. There was always plenty of hot water when we stayed and I imagine winter stays would be comfortable with modern central heating and the added joy of a wood burner for extra cosyness! There's a dog friendly pub just across the road and while we didn't eat there (too much hassle with young children and dogs!) I believe it has a good reputation. When we did pop in for a quick drink the landlord was very friendly and hospitable. If you like going out walking, this is an ideal base with plenty of walks in different directions from the door and loads more just a short drive away - I recommend buying a decent OS map of the area. The nice old fashioned market town Ashbourne is a 15 or 20 minute drive and has plenty of shops and supermarkets. Buxton's not far the other way. If we do return to the area in the near future we'll defiantly return!