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Guest comments on our shepherds huts
Caroline - August 2018
“We had a fantastic time in the hut! It has everything you could need and Nic and Bern were really helpful in giving us recommendations for dinner and walking routes. Will definitely be back! ” 

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What Recent Cottage Guests Have Said .....
Marjory October 2018
“ Good, friendly hosts, and a lovely place - we can see why it is in such demand! " 

Barbara - September 2018
“Nic + Bern were perfect hosts. Its a lovely secluded area with fantastic views of the manifold valley. Their animals, horses sheep + chickens are all very friendly. All needs catered for in the cottage, we had a lovely time. The two dogs loved it too. (Garden is secure) would definitely recommend . " 

Peter - September 2018

“ We had a lovely stay. Prosseco in the fridge when we arrived. The house was lovely, peaceful and private. Beautiful view out the back. We love the Manifold valley, Leek (great interesting, historical walk around Leek we got from the tourist info - especially the church) and Stafforshire and will be visiting again. The books in the cottage with mapped walks of the Peaks were very helpful as were Bern's suggestions of where to visit. We enjoyed the local walk (info left in the cottage as a map and directions) for guests to do if they wished. The instructions in the folder were very clear and helpful too. Very warm, snug cottage even on the rainiest of days. We loved their dogs, horses, sheep and chickens wandering about - Thanks. " 

S - September 2018

“  Absolutely delightful x  
Tranquil setting, spacious cottage, seating area to the front and rear, both with stunning views, well equipped, good mobile signal (rare in this neck of the woods!) Helpful, welcoming hosts, just follow their directions then relax! " 

Andrew - June 2018

“  Fantastic cosy cottage  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
A very warm welcome from the owners nothing being any bother. The cottage itself is well equipped and very comfortable. There is pleasant enclosed seating area front and rear of the building which is great if like us you have dogs. The views from one of these areas are fantastic. The location itself is very quiet however you are not far from all the Peak District has to offer. There are a number of country pubs are within a short drive and larger stores in the local town of Leek We loved it, our week flew by. . " 
 

Kayleigh - June 2018

“ This was a lovely little cottage with beautiful views across the countryside. Very kind and accommodating hosts. Be prepared for being secluded - the nearest convenience store we found was a 20 minute drive away down slow narrow country lanes. But don't let this put you off - the seclusion means the countryside is vast and unspoiled, with miles of romantic meanderings to be had. Be sure to check out Buxton, Matlock, the Heights of Abraham, and a pub we found called "the Cheshire cheese" in Longnor that does a pork and apple burger to die for. "

Ruth and Brian - May 2018

“ Brilliant hospitality. Friendly hosts. Wonderful views. Very helpful "

Brigid - May 2018

“ Cute cottage attached to main homestead on quiet farm with easy access to nearby villages. Nic and Bern were lovely no-fuss hosts and their recommendations for the area, plus lots of books in the cottage, were valuable for our 3 night stay in the District. Would absolutely stay again. "

Jacqueline - May 2018

“ Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. Friendly owners next door.  It had everything we needed! ” (5 stars for comfort, clenliness, location and equipment)

Karen - May 2018

“ The cottage is gorgeous and has stunning views, it is so peaceful, I wanted a very quiet time and I got it! Fabulous location for walking, cycling and resting! They are wonderful hosts too. I highly recommend it and I looked at their 2 Shepherd's huts which are gorgeous, so I might stay in one of them when I go back! ”

Marsha - April 2018

“ Lovely relaxing home from home. Rural and relaxing! Brilliant hosts. ”

Elizabeth - April 2018

“ We stayed for a week at Wayward Cottage and, despite the weather being against us for some of the time, were cosy and comfortable in the cottage, due to the great facilities and kindness of our hosts. It's a beautiful location and we enjoyed the company of the patient horses, friendly chickens, cute Ouessant sheep and fleeting glimpses of Scout the Pup! Thank you Bern and Nic. ”

Jo - April 2018

“ Peaceful and secluded cottage, perfect for recuperating. Really friendly and helpful hosts. ”

Lizzi and Mike - April 2018

“ We had such a wonderful time at the Wayward Cottage. Nic and Bern were lovely hosts and Grindon is a totally idyllic little spot. It's a perfect place to wile away a few days. Thanks so much for having us. ”

Edwina and John Paul - March 2018

“ We loved getting away from the hubbub for a few days and staying in Wayward Cottage. We were able to walk off the door step. We chose to self cater the entire weekend and had all the necessary utensils to do this. It was a treat to enjoy the woodburner each evening. ”

Nikki - March 2018

“ Beautiful accommodation and surroundings. Great place to stay to explore the Peak District or have a quiet get away. Host were friendly and helpful. ”

Nellie and Rick - March 2018

“ Remote, quiet, perfect, warm, cosy, clean. Hosts so welcoming. Questions asked before our visit were answered in full and promptly which really aided our logistics. Nic & Bern even offered to drive us to Leek when a bout of the flu rendered us unable to cycle as intended. Most thoughtful. They even took delivery of our supermarket order ready for our arrival. We would recommend this Cottage to anyone who wants to escape from it all! ”

Laura - March 2018

“ We were planning to stay here for 3 nights originally. The place was ideal for what we needed and lots of great info about the local area and walks is provided. We actually had to stay for an extra night as the weather took a turn for the worse and we got snowed in! Nic and Bern were amazing and let us stay the night free of charge and even offered us a pizza as we were running low on supplies! Superb hosts and lovely little place! Also super cute dog! ”

Damien and Kelly - February 2018

“ We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage and would highly recommend to our family and friends. We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing and scenic break away, and found that at your cottage. One of the highlights of our stay was feeding your sheep, you wouldn't have the same experience at a petting farm. Mongo and co were adorable. You were very helpful in advising us where to hike and places to visit. We'll be visiting again in the future. ”

Nick - February 2018
“Beautiful little cottage in a rural setting. Fantastic views all around and a really relaxing stay. We will definately consider returning! ”


Pete - January 2018
“ Wonderful place to go for a relaxed few days. Highly recommended. ”


Stephanie - January 2018
“ Wayward cottage is literally 10/10 for absolutely everything. The cottage and its location is amazing! Bern and Nic are such gracious, knowledgeable, friendly hosts. Nothin was too much trouble for them. We have had such a picturesque, relaxed few days away. We can not recommend this place enough, we will be back. Such a bonus that it's dog friendly, but make sure that you bring your dogs bed with you, and your slippers, as it's tiled throughout, so the floor can get chilly. ”


Katie and family - January 2018
“Lovely little cottage, fantastic views and really friendly hosts. Bern was kind enough to introduce us to his horses and miniature sheep. Great location for absolute peace and quiet. ”


Tom and Jane - January 2018
“ Fantastic accommodation in the Peak District (the log burner is a nice touch in the winter). Received a very warm welcome from the hosts who ensured we had a good experience! No complaints - I would definitely return - 5* Thanks Nic & Bern! ”


Jane - December 2017
“ We loved our stay at Wayward Cottage. Bern and Nic were very friendly and helpful. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. It's a great location for getting away from it all - lovely views. There is plenty to explore near by - we enjoyed some lovely walks - but it's also a nice place to just relax. Getting to feed the sheep was a definite bonus - they are little beauties!. ”


Sarah - December 2017
“ Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing few days. The cottage was perfect-everything I needed, warm and cosy. I hope to return soon!. ”


Libby and sister - December 2017
“ The cottage at Bern and Nic's place is lovely. It is very cosy and equipped with everything you need to create a home away from home. The views of the surrounding areas are fantastic (we had the extra bonus of being there when it snowed). Both Bern and Nic are wonderful hosts - they were very welcoming and were happy to provide suggestions and tips for places to visit in the area. ”