The Old Dairy is a little gem of a cottage in the picturesque village of Butterton clinging to the sides of the valley as it tumbles down to the Ho Brook on the edge of Manifold Dale. Providing really delightful accommodation, the cottage has everything from a cosy lounge with crackling open fire, superb dining kitchen, lovely bedrooms with crisp linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes, and a super patio on which to while away sunny afternoons.
Butterton is just as great! Surrounded by beautiful countryside with dramatic tree studded hills, sparkling rivers in picturesque valleys and a wonderful patchwork of stone walls and fields, this is the real heart of the Peak District. Explore the village church with its soaring spire, have a paddle as the brook runs along the village street, marvel at the view from Thor's Cave or set out through the 'Peaks' on the Manifold Way.
And then of course there are all the Peak District's famous attractions close by ranging from Chatsworth House, mellow Bakewell and the dramatic Roaches to the beautiful Dove valley with its riverside walks, Victorian Buxton and even Alton Towers. End the day at a village pub or just make it home to the Black Lion in Butterton.
Cottage facilities include:
A charming oak floored lounge with leather settees, open fire and WiFi. (Please note that the cottage doesn't have a T.V.) An attractive dining kitchen with extending circular table and chairs, bespoke units, Belfast sink, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. An appealing double bedroom with king sleigh bed and quality linens. A twin bedroom of the same high quality. An attractive bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen, towels and bathrobes are provided. Heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the fire are included. There is an attractive patio with furniture and access to the adjoining garden. Parking for two cars is available. The cottage is not suitable for children under nine years except babes in arms. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult. Bookings are from Friday to Friday.
Short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Butterton 0.25 miles. Nearest village shop - Hartington 4 miles. Nearest supermarket - Leek 9 miles.
"A lovely stay in a really charming cottage. Thank you for your friendliness & helpfulness. A great base from which to visit our regular favourite places and a beautiful setting, wonderfully maintained. Thank you both"
Written by Nandivan, Lisa, Mandi & Kevin, 18th September 2017
"Lovely house & lovely hosts! Had a really nice weekend. Perfect for a family get away.""
Written by Cat, Martin, Josie & Megan, 23rd August 2017
"We have just returned from staying at The Old Dairy in Butterton and what a lovely place it was. The owners could not have made us more welcome and the cottage itself was beautifully fitted out. Every little detail had been thought of and it was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Butterton was ideal for visiting some beautiful places such as Wetton Mill, Milldale, Dovedale, Ilam and Ashbourne. The weather was incredibly kind to us and we discovered a whole new life without a TV . We hope to implement that particular change now we are home. Please pass on our grateful thanks to the owners for their kindness and attention to detail in their lovely cottage."
Written by Mrs Beard, 28th July 2017