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A warm welcome awaited us on arrival, the cottage and location was beyond our dreams, could not have wished for anything better. Will definitely return.
Hoppers, Kent

A fantastic weeks break for all the three of us. All of the special touches that have been added to Dove Cottage captivated us; it’s truly beautiful inside and outside. Both Edie and Alistair make sure you feel home from home. We shall be returning again as we know its going to keep magical memories for us. Many thanks.
Spedding Family

From the moment we first drove into the drive, Dove Cottage felt like home, and our welcome from Alistair and Edie felt like we were visiting old friends. We think the cottage is beautiful – so peaceful. The scenery in this part of the world is splendid especially around Dove Cottage – we had enjoyable fishing on the river. We will definitely be coming again.
The Frouds

A perfect break in every possible way.
Ben & Sue R. London

What a fantastic place to stay! Beautiful cottage, beautiful scenery and a tranquil setting who could ask for more! Such a shame we have to leave. Will definitely come back. Thanks for the warm welcome and for keeping us in such comfort.
Irene Goodburn, Newton on Trent

A super break – something for all the family. Some great fishing on a lovely stretch of river. Many thanks to Edie & Alistair for looking after the girls so we could enjoy a few local ales!
Dawes Family, London.

Why only five stars? The Dove has a very special magic.
G T Adams. Glos

Magical Dove Cottage in such lovely countryside – we have enjoyed it all – a big ‘Thank you’.
A & P Hills, Essex.


Extremely challenging, but satisfying fishing in wonderful surroundings. River low and only intermitant rises but the 16 ½ oz brownie on the last evening was my best ever.
John Woods

Rain heavy, Monday & Tuesday, Fished early morning, late night for remainder of week EXCELLENT! Plenty of fish. Accommodation first class. Alistair and Edie can’t do enough for you. We will return. Thanks very much.
Ted & Susan Wherry

Mayfly time and marvellous weather. A joy to be here.
Patrick Pisani, Somerset

A wonderful comfortable week in splendid weather and beautiful surroundings. Good fishing in the evenings despite the “dog-days”.Ken Robson

“Canst thou draw out leviathon with an hook?” Well no, but fantastic dry fly fishing, great cottage, lovely people. Must come back.
Dai Male, N. Lincs


V. comfortable accommodation, beautifully decorated. A real home from home! Recommend The Herb Garden at Hardstoft and the Farmers Market on the A515 towards Buxton – excellent local produce.
Rachel Woods

A marvellous location with plenty to do to ensure that the kids slept soundly! The quality of the furnishings and décor together with the many thoughtful “extras” have made this a very comfortable and memorable stay in a real home. Excellent all round.
The Sandiland Family

A wonderful weeks holiday. The countryside is glorious, especially good in the great weather we have had – one days rain! We have visited Chatsworth & Haddon Hall and, of course, lots of walking. Beautiful comfortable cottage.
Charles & Veronica Valentine

Fantastic holiday, feel relaxed here even after only a few days. Recommend Chatsworth Adventure playground for children and if you don’t have any children borrow some justfor an excuse to go and play!
Jo Foster, Gloucester

I recommend horse-riding at the Hunt Stables at Over Haddon – beautiful horses and countryside. Also – Blackbrook Zoological Park for the 2.30 Pelican feeding. Many thanks
Julia & Rosie

Woodpecker, Dippers, Heron, Sheep & Lambs. Warm bed, misty mornings, comfortable cottage, helpful neighbours – a wonderful holiday.
Bridget Inkpen, Oxon.

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