From our Guests

We receive excellent feedback from our guests here at Tub Cottage.  Here is a selection of comments from our guest book:

Firstly read the very helpful information that Leonie and Eric have taken time to put together.  Everything you need to know about the cottage, the amenities, and some fabulous walks, are in there.   Loved looking at the cottage renovation photos and reading the history of this beautiful cottage.  We have had a wonderful stay here.  From booking, the welcome tray, to meeting Leonie, everything has been just perfect!  Highly recommend the Red Lion, delicious food.  In summary we have loved every second of our stay and would not hesitate to recommend to others, we will definitely return!  Thank you so much.  P,S&D October 2021 

Another week of largely unbroken sunshine, including two really hot days which discouraged any strenuous activity!  It’s great to see all our favourite pubs (especially the Red Lion) open again (not the case when we came in April).  Tub Cottage was, as always, immaculate.  Leonie and Eric were, as always, helpful and welcoming.  We’ll be back to enjoy this lovely cottage and countryside next Spring when the daffodils will be out.  (9th visit here).  R,M&C September 2021 

We have had a fabulous time, loads of lovely walks and visits to Buxton, Bakewell and Tideswell.  The Cottage is absolutely lovely, this is our first week here, however, we have been here before for weekends with friends.  The cottage wants for nothing and Leonie, Eric and May have made us feel very welcome.  Home for a rest now! We will be back.  L,R&L August 2021

This was our first family visit to Derbyshire, the cottage is a lovely base to explore from and really feels like your home after a day out walking over the moors.  We managed to cram lots of outdoor activities into our action-packed week and the kids loved the Monsal trail bike ride.  You have been fantastic hosts, lovely people and very attentive to your guest’s needs.  All the best for the rest of 2021 and hopefully we will be back.  R&L August 2021

Having to count up, this is our 7th visit and we think it gets better every time!  As always we’ve had a fantastic time and can’t wait for our next visit later in the year.   Days out in Castleton (a walk up Cave Dale and down Winnats Pass), Bakewell, Padley Gorge and Hathersage Moor.  We even tried out the bikes with a quick cycle around the loop to the cemetery and back.  Thanks again for everything.  L&M August 2021

Our second visit to Tub Cottage, delayed by Covid and well worth the wait.  Sunny days and rainy days, but always managed to avoid the worst of the weather.  Days out included long walks in Eyam, Bakewell and Cromford (great bookshop).  Sat out at the front of the cottage as much as possible.  A fantastic cottage in a beautiful village.  Can’t wait to come back.      J,T & L July 2021

First time in the Peak District since the children were young.  This time we did plenty of walking in the wind and the rain and enjoyed exploring places we hadn’t seen before.  We did parts of the Monsal, High Peak and Tissington trails and a small part of the Penine Way.  We enjoyed staying at the cottage which was always comfortable after being out in the elements.  Recommend the walk from the cottage down to Peter’s Stone through the nature reserve, lots of moths and butterflies.  Hope to be back, just have to train the dog to get over/through some of the stiles!  K&C July 2021

We have thoroughly enjoyed our second stay in this well appointed cottage. It is so well appointed and every need has been considered.  We have had lovely meals at the Red Lion, some adventurous walks and relaxed a bit, the main purpose of coming.  Particular thanks to Leonie for the warm welcome and the contents of the greeting tray.  Hopefully we will be back.   J&M June 2021

Thank you for the lovely welcome pack and for the reassurance of knowing that we would be safe here during these difficult times.  V&C October 2020

This will be the first of many visits to Tub Cottage as I actually feel rested for the first time in a long while.  Thank you for your hospitality.  D&P October 2020

Our 6th visit here and another fabulous week in this lovely cottage.  Covid-19 has meant that this is our only holiday this year, but everything is as perfect as ever.  Thanks to Leonie, Eric and May for all the extra work to make it possible to visit.  Things have been inevitably different, especially having to book meals at pubs in advance, but we’ve been lucky with the weather and enjoyed several new walks as well as old favourite ones.  This is a wonderful part of Britain and we are lucky to be able to enjoy it while having the comfort of Tub Cottage.  Until next time…  R&M September 2020

Thank you again for such an amazing visit (our 6th!).  Looking back in the visitor book, it seems so strange that although it was back in March when we last visited, only a few guests have stayed in the cottage since then – due to Covid-19.  We have achieved so much whilst we have been here.  A few highlights including a two-part walk of the Monsal Trail, a 12 mile walk out to Eyam, a walk through Cressbrook, Tideswell and Millers Dale and finally a walk over Monsal Dale.  Last visit of the day was discovering Peak Volumes in Tideswell, a fantastic second-hand book shop, highly recommend it!  L&M August 2020

Why would you want to stay in an up-market hotel, when you can stay at Tub Cottage for a fraction of the price!  We had everything we wanted and more!  Thank you!  A&C Feb 2020

This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in throughout the UK.  There is everything you could possibly need.  It is always warm and a cosy retreat after a lovely cold walk.  Visited Bakewell and recommend picking up pasties from the Pastie shop – they’re still warm by the time you get back to the cottage!  We can see why people return time and time again to Tub Cottage.  We certainly intend to!  T&S January 2020

We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the past 20+ years and Tub Cottage is certainly one of the best!  Cosy, comfortable and warm, making it lovely to return to at teh end of the day, especially in the cold, wet and autumnal weather.  The cottage has everything you could ask for, plus being across the green from an excellent pub.  Located in a pretty, quiet village gives easy access to much of what Derbyshire has to offer.   A&M Nov 2019

We can well understand why many of your guests are serial returners to Tub Cottage!  It’s so welcoming, comfortable and well-equipped and ideally situated for getting to know the Peak District.  We came seeking rest and relaxation and the cottage has been a wonderful retreat for us.  We hope to be back too!   Thank you for everything.  L&J July 2019

Our third fabulous stay in our Winter retreat.  Nothing disappoints, not even the weather – sun, snow, wind, mist – magical!  We can only re-emphasise what a fabulous cottage this is, so well equipped, so warm and homely, fantastic location with incredible walks on the doorstep and an amazing pub and such a friendly host in Leonie.  We’ll most certainly be back again next Winter.  A&A February 2019

This is our fifth stay in Tub Cottage and as we’ve said before, it won’t be our last!  As always, the cottage is immaculate, with the lovely welcome hamper, such a lovely touch.  Leonie always comes to welcome us.  This really is a magical place to stay and we have had the most wonderful week with lovely walks and meals at the Red Lion.  This is our magical place, thank you!  G&G, January 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage.  Our first family break away with our 3 month old and we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location.  The welcome tray was so thoughtful, especially the Tubby Teddy.  We would love to come back in the future, it really is a home from home.  A&L, December 2018

Our third visit to Tub Cottage and each time we grow to love it even more.  Have had a very adventure-filled week of caving and walking and there’s still so much we’d love to do.  We loved the warm welcome, great to see you again.  Another great couple of meals at the Red Lion, so convenient.  We will definitely be back sooner rather than later, in fact we’ve already started checking out dates for next year!  Thank you so much for a wonderful week.  L&M November 2018

We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful area enjoying long walks, knowing we would return each evening to the comfort of Tub Cottage.  Thank you for thinking of everything, from the very welcome Welcome Pack to the comprehensive information pack.  The latter was really useful when our dog damaged a claw on a walk and needed surgery at the vets.  They were fantastic!  We have visited the area before staying in other cottages, Tub Cottage is far and away the best and we will be back!  V&S&T, October 2018

The fact that this is our ninth visit to the beautiful village of Litton and the fourth in this fantastic cottage, says it all!  There’s nothing to add to my earlier list of superlatives.  Once again the weather has been fairly kind, though not always sunny.  We’ve revisited several of our favourite places and added some new ones, notably Lyme Park at Stockport, only 50 minutes drive. We are looking forward to 2019 …. R&M, September 2018

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay at the beautiful Tub Cottage.  It really is a home away from home.  The fantastic welcome pack was much appreciated, a real treat!  It was so lovely too to meet your whole family including those with feathers!  Thank you!  We love the area too, our highlights being fabulous meals at the Merchants Yard restaurant in Tideswell (Sunday dinner and early bird menus were lovely and fantastic children’s meals too).  Amazing rides along the Monsal Trail, brilliant tour of the Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton and an awesome day at the Chatsworth Farm and adventure playground.  We also loved the bike rides recommended by Eric!  We all agreed that we want to return hopefully in the not too distant future. E,R,I and B, August 2018

Our return visit was as lovely as our first visit last year.  Sometimes a second holiday can be disappointing but that has not been the case at Tub Cottage.  We still have lots of walks to do and tea shops to visit so we hope to come back again.  So many tea shops, so little time!.  Thank you for a lovely week.  G&J, June 2018

It was the warm welcome as we opened the door of Tub Cottage that we remember from our last visit and we were not disappointed on this second visit.  Everything we need and more, immaculately kept, so clean and ordered!  We tried, stupidly, to find fault but could find none!  Our only disappointment is that we have to leave – no doubt to return again some day.  We can only echo what others have written – thank you Leonie , Eric and May, you have created the perfect escape in the Peaks..  A&A, January 2018