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Guest comments on our shepherds huts
Name witheld - October 2018
“ Such a beautiful location, the cabin was gorgeous and quiet! It was clean and tidy and the washroom was spacious and well organised and very clean. They focussed on the environment and was very eco friendly. We got to feed the sheep with Bern ....(more) "

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Jamie -  November 2018
“ Wonderful. We will be back!  This was a simply wonderful place to stay. The accommodation was excellent, beautiful setting and the welcome friendly and warm. The freshly-laid eggs were a great touch. Circumstances meant we couldn't take full advantage this time, but we will definitely be back. Oh...and we learned how to talk to horses! " 

David - November 2018
“ Wayward Cottage is not wayward at all! It is small but very orderly and clean with all the basics for any traveller. Thanks for having us Bern and Nic. " 

Angela -  October 2018
“A lovely few days. The cottage and location were ideal and our hosts couldn't do enough for us.  The location was good. Ideal for walking. The Cottage was lovely. Very clean and cosy . Plenty of room although it was only for two people and and the views were fantastic. Our hosts were very friendly and were helpful in regarding places to eat, visit and walks etc. We had taken our dog with us and there was a field fenced off where you could exercise dogs without being worried about them running off. Thankyou for a lovely few days  " 

Louise - October 2018
“ Lovely quiet break in a beautiful farm cottage.  Nic & Bern were around to welcome me upon arrival. The cottage was beautiful and the kitchen was equipped with everything I needed to cook for myself in the evenings. I didn't try out the log burner but I imagine that would have made it even cosier. Wifi limit was plentiful for my usage. It's a good base for exploring Staffordshire/Derbyshire, and as a solo female traveller I felt safe. The nearest town was about a 20 minute drive away if I needed to go to a supermarket for supplies.   " 

Marjory - October 2018

“ Good, friendly hosts, and a lovely place - we can see why it is in such demand! " 

Lyn - October 2018
“ A very comfortable enjoyable stay. Everything you need to enjoy peace and quiet and relax in a beautiful countryside setting. Sheep, horses and chickens add to the escape to the countryside feel." 

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!  " 

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. ”