Dove Cottage is a two person pet-free non-smoking cottage, graded by the country’s official grading organisation, Visit England, in the top half of four star, and year after year for ten consecutive years given an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping in the grading process. The cottage has a modern tasteful ambience but plenty of charachter features. The living room has a log effect stove with leather settees and a leather armchair plus a TV and DVD player. The TV receives full sky programmes, so including sky sports and films channels. There is also wifi. There is fully controllable central heating throughout. The bedroom has an extra thick mattress (and second television) and the bathroom with full sized bath –with shower over – is en-suite to the bedroom. The cottage has a full sized bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen has imposing real granite sinks, gloss worktops, There are top of the range laminated floors of the highest quality throughout (where not carpeted).
Hartington itself is one of the honey-pot villages in the Peak District, being regarded as an excellent base for walking and cycling. This is helped by its location only a couple of hundred yards from the River Dove, which can easily be reached from the village over an attractive meadow and from there, there is an excellent riverside path down to Dovedale. As a result the village is able to support, despite only having 130 houses, several tea shops, two (excellent) coaching inns, a delicatessen, a grocers, two gift shops, a post office an art studio an antiques shop and famous cheese shop to which many make a point of travelling from miles around. There is also a duck pond which acts as a magnet to many visitors.
The village is approached down a gorgeous but easily driven 2 mile long dale road from one of the Peak District's main artery roads, making it extraordinarily easy to get around to visit the numerous attractions in the Peak District.
The cottage is centrally located in a private courtyard consisting of three cottages, and is therefore able to offer peace and quiet despite the village getting at times during the main tourist season or at weekends fairly busy. In the courtyard there is a barbecue and laundry room and provision for off-road parking of cars. There is some limited outdoor seating area with flower borders On the other side of the courtyard is a Sky sports room, shared with the two other cottages, but little used due to all cottages having their own Sky programmes in their own cottages, so sole use of this room is almost certain.
Visitors to this entry on this web site might notice there are only two reviews on this cottage, the reason being simply that whilst we have been taking direct bookings for the last 14 years for this cottage, we have only started listing this cottage on this site in the middle of this year. We do have thirteen reviews on Tripadvisors' web site where we have advertised for a few years with which we feel that visitors will be impressed, all having given us 'five stars'. However can we stress that you do not get graded in the top half of four star by the official grading organisation, EnjoyEngland without having high standards.
Guests will see when proceeding to the booking page, that one of the fees included in the quote is called the base charge; this is because otherwise quotes for short breaks work out wrongly as this site's computer assumes that a two night mid week break is one half of a four night break (which it very rarely is). By putting in a base charge and then reducing the nightly (and weekly) charge the computer generated figure becomes correct whether booking for two, three or four nights.
Please note that the computer generated quote is SOMETIMES (but not always) too low for those looking for a short break that includes only one night of either friday or saturday (it is correct if the short break request includes both a friday and a saturday night). If this situation applies, please simply complete the enquiry section to the right of this page or the 'Contact the Owner' bit (depending on which page you are on), rather proceeding with the ‘Request to Book' section , or 'proceed to booking’ section and the owners will send out a quote with the correct figure.