We are on the edge of Monsal Dale and situated up a quiet country lane, on a sunny south facing hillside, with outstanding views across open landscapes, high above Taddington Dale.
It is an idyllic setting, surrounded by fields and woodland, providing peace and tranquillity yet central to all the attractions of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Left on Jul 18, 2020 for a stay in Jul 2020 Guest Rating 5/5
We had an absolutely wonderful holiday at Maigold Cottage. Escaping from London as soon as Boris said we were allowed, we couldn’t have stayed in a nicer place. The cottage is positioned at in a wonderfully quiet location surrounded by farmland and with great views. There are great walks and bike rides you can go on from the front door (including down onto the Monsal Trail), and we didn’t drive for more than 40 minutes to get to other great walks and rides, including the busier areas like Edale and Castleton. The cottage is very comfortable and well laid out and the central heating is seriously powerful (very helpful if the weather turns cold and wet!). We were very sad to leave and very much hope to return next year.
The location in the Peak District was ideal for our Christmas family get together. We booked both Albertine and the adjacent Maigold to accommodate the whole family. The cottage was very well equipped and had sufficient room for all 11 of us to eat in the large dining kitchen (with an extra chair, and the small table from Maigold to serve from). The large living room was more than adequate for us all to be together and the children have room to play. Upstairs the three bedrooms were served by a bathroom and shower room, both of which were accessible from the two double bedrooms but also from the large landing so they could be used without going through the bedrooms. Another shower room was located downstairs along with the fourth bedroom. The area was ideal for walking with the towns of Bakewell and Buxton a short drive away. The little touches of Christmas chocolates, wine and biscuits made our stay extra special.
Maigold cottage is a lovely property, situated high on the hill alongside several other cottages. It is in a beautifully peaceful setting without feeling isolated. A visitor can imagine being in a little farming community. The interior of the property has been kept at a very high standard with comfortable furnishings and excellent beds.
Reviewed by Barbara, 13th October 2018
Our family group of 7 plus a Labrador stayed in Albertine Barn for a long weekend. The cottage was just what we were hoping for. It was clean, spacious, fully equipped, comfortable and was in a beautiful location with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect accommodation and to top it all we had beautiful weather!
Reviewed by Peter, 8th June 2018
We had a lovely stay in Maigold Cottage with our family, including baby and dog. The cottage is beautifully furnished and comfortable, and the living room is much larger than the pictures suggest – a really welcome surprise for when the whole family is together. We know the area well already so had no concerns on location, there’s great walks, climbing and other activities in the area and Bakewell and Buxton are both a short drive away. We had a lovely stay and would definitely come again.
Reviewed by Steven, 8th June 2018
Thank you for a really wonderful stay at Maigold Cottage, we really enjoyed our holiday and didn’t want to leave! The cottage is much bigger than we had thought from the pictures and was really warm and comfortable. We stayed with our toddler and Maigold was very handy because it was all on one level, so no stairs to worry about, and we were able to use the highchair and travel cot which were in the cottage. Our dog also had a wonderful time with the cosy fire in the living room and lots of beautiful walks from the cottage and also a short car drive away. There are plenty of pushchair friendly and dog friendly walks within the local area and we walked along part of the Monsal trail and Tissington trail easily with our pushchair. Julie and Brian live next to Maigold and were available to welcome us to the property and also offer advice when required; we very much appreciated Brian providing us with a map and advice on walks available from the cottage. We hope to return to stay at Maigold soon, and would recommend Middle Farm Holiday Cottages to others who are seeking a quiet, relaxing holiday in the Peak District
We stayed at Maigold Cottage over Christmas 2016. The cottage is much larger than it looks in the photographs on the owners website. It is very well equipped and a very comfortable place to stay in, a good rural location between Buxton and Bakewell. The owners, Brian & Julie, were very helpful and friendly during our stay and quickly sorted a slight issue with the wifi connection upon arrival and provided us with top ups of logs for the logburner. All in all, we would highly recommend Maigold Cottage as a place to stay for relaxing or taking advantage ( as we did ) of the many great walks in the surrounding area.
We have stayed at Albertine Barn six times over the past seven years. We keep returning because we love the beautiful, tranquil setting, with stunning views of the Derbyshire countryside, and the standard of the accommodation is excellent. In our opinion there is nowhere better to stay in the Peak District.