Cute little cottage ideally situated for local amenities. Fire was lit when we arrived which was a nice touch. Cottage was very cosy despite it being cold outside, and the bed was seriously comfy! Sadly we had to cut our stay short owing to hubby falling ill so we didn't get to do and see half the things we'd planned.
Strutt Cottage, deserves to be graded higher:
Location : 5/5
The location of this sweet cottage could not be better, walking distance into the Center of Belper, with its wonderful array of shops, Cafes and Bars.
Also Handy for the buses and trains, should you want to let the Local transport take the strain.
Bed : 5/5
A perfect nights sleep on a wonderful Comfortable bed, with beautiful quality of bedding.
On reading the Booklet provided i thought perfect that everything was in place to make this an amazing break. However i was sadly wrong, Either the cleaner needs to pay a bit more attention to detail or book a sight test. On the first night relaxing on the sofa, some change fell out of my pocket onto the floor and under the sofa, The amount of dirt under it was absolutely shocking, On further investigation, Cobwebs hanging from the bathroom ceiling, a mass of dirt and grime on the extractor vent and on the shower rail also in the bathroom, and the tiled floor in the kitchen at the side of the fridge and cooker, well..YUK, i wont even mention the Lightshade in the kitchen..
The hoover provided, did not look like it had been cleaned in weeks, packed to the hilt, and the pad, was filthy.
On a saftey Note, Be warned The shower is far the worst i have ever used, it was impossible, the bars to get temperature made no difference, last grey bar you expect some heat, None! First red bar, FAR FAR TO HOT- UNBEARABLE and i love a hot shower.
The heater on the stairs, not only sends out great warmth it also heats the Bannister above it.. Nearly burnt my hands on the metal!
As i said, on the whole Strutt is an amazing cottage, Great Location, and well appointed, a few missing things, like occasional table for drinks in the evening and its mentioned on other reviews, nets on the window, unless you like being naked in front of people coming out of the bathroom!
From the churchyard opposite clear view right into the bedroom!
We stayed for 3 nights on a weekend and it was lovely, there was a cosy fireplace that kept us nice and warm while the weather outside was freezing, the whole house was comfortable cosy and warm, the owner was helpful and responded to any enquirys quickly and was very helpful. Me, my husband and my 3 month old baby stayed here and he has never slept so well as he did There, so my baby loved it too. The kitchen has everything you need to make anything you want. And the view from the back window of the house is amazing. Loved our stay and would definitely stay there again.