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We've just returned from an absolutely fantastic week at the Aspens. It's one of the nicest places we've stayed in given its accessibility to some beautiful walking from the doorstep yet some lovely local towns and villages close by. The owners have thought of everything and a lovely welcome pack greets you on arrival. Its location at the end of a country road overlooking Grassholme reservoir means its really secluded and very very peaceful with beautiful views across the valley. The hot tub is wonderful and the perfect place to relax after a days hiking. Thank you Mandy and David - We'll be back!
Just returned from a week at the Aspens with our dog. Everything was just spot on (apart from the weather!) - right from the moment we arrived to be greeted by a delightful welcome pack. Comfortable, clean and extremely well appointed. Mandy was a charming host. Liked it so much that we've booked another week in September! Definitely one of the finest, if not the finest, of the many self catering cottages we've stayed In.
Having just returned from a long weekend, we could not recommend the Aspens more. The property is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with wonderful finishing touches (such as the welcome pack and dog treats!), it really was the perfect getaway for our family. Set in the most idyllic and private location, we enjoyed some great child-friendly walks and were also blessed with great weather so the hot tub was a huge hit! The kitchen is really well equipped too and we had everything we needed to enjoy cosy evenings in front of the fire. We will definitely be returning!
We had a wonderful stay at The Aspens over Christmas. From the extra comfy sofas and beds, to the well stocked kitchen and roll top bath, it really felt like a luxurious trip. The cottage is spacious but cozy and we loved lighting the log fire in the evening. The location is great for local attractions, but also very private. We will definitely go back and stay again!
Just returned from a fabulous 4 night stay at the Aspens- beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean - the hot tub a real bonus - the cottage has everything we needed and loved the views and surrounding countryside - would love to visit in the future .
What a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. So peaceful but with everything you could need. The cottage is so well equipped, very well presented and very clean. Star gazing from the hot tub was really special, the skies are so dark. Plenty of wildlife around the fields, including a very active barn owl. The welcome hamper was very gratefully received (especially the prosecco and chocolates). We can recommend the Crown at Mickleton's "Crown at Home" service... excellent frozen gastropub meals delivered to the cottage. Can't recommend The Aspens highly enough. We'd love to return!
The Aspens is a wonderful property. A perfect location and place to relax. Everything at the property has been so carefully thought out. Hot tub was wonderful after a long walk. Mandy was absolutely amazing. We would totally recommend staying here. We don’t often want to return to holiday properties but we had such a wonderful time that we hope to return very soon. It was the perfect break.
The Aspens is a truly perfect getaway in stunning surroundings. Comfort and cleanliness were excellent, we could not fault anything. The cottage had everything you could need. The hot tub was amazing after a day walking (and those views.....). Amanda and David have successfully created a beautiful, idyllic haven and we would definitely recommend.
Wow! What an absolute stunner! We love love love this place and cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are looking for a quiet retreat where you could simply hide away if you wanted to then this is it. No humans or properties on the doorstep only wildlife and farm life. Everything you could possibly need has been catered for. The underfloor heating and stone flooring is gorgeous, the sofas are lovely and Comfy, the fire literally roars, the kitchen is fully loaded and includes a wine cooler too. The bedrooms are gorgeous too with the addition of the roll top bath in the main bedroom where I sunk in and read my book that was set on the over bath shelf with book holder no less. Listening to the nightlife while sitting in the hot tub under the stars with or without lighting is so relaxing we can't wait to return. The welcome extras that are provided by Mandy and Dave are a really nice touch too and I especially loved watching, through the full length lounge window, the little lambs frolicking in the field. Next time we will have to venture out and explore the aonb on offer.
The cottage was even more beautiful than expected from the photos. It was spotlessly clean and so well equipped. The arrival pack was amazing and we felt so cared for! The environment surrounding the cottage is simply breathtaking, nothing to be heard but the sounds of all the many different birds . We enjoyed the hot tub immensely, especially star gazing in the completely dark skies. The Teesdale area was such a pleasant surprise, we walked some of the pennine way which is right on the doorstep. We only live an hour away and yet never knew this beautiful place existed. We will definitely be back.
Just back to the real world after a fantastic week at The Aspens. The cottage was just what we needed after the first half of 2020. Peaceful, secluded and perfect to get away from it all. Weather was kind for the end of September and we got lots of use from the Hot Tub. I'm sure the local villages are lovely, but to be honest we didn't explore much! Great walks from the door and the cosy atmosphere meant we felt no real urge to wander further afar. Maybe we'll be back again to actually see the area!
We stayed at The Aspens in Autumn 2019 and had a lovely time. The thought and attention to detail ensured we had a wonderful stay. Thanks so much for a great week, we will be back. Sue and John Brown.