Knowl Cottage
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Hartington Cottages
Patrick & Frances Skemp, Packsaddle, Macclesfield Rd, Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PW 
Tel: (+44)(0)1538  306495 : : : :Mobile: :(+44)(0)7977 724042

Last Updated: 5th July 2018

Please note that all prices include central heating, electricity, linen, SKY TV and  WiFi Connection, and in the case of Knowl Cottage unlimitd logs, kindlng wood and firelighters. 

Reductions for Reduced occupancy - see below

Between Early May and End of October we only take Saturday to Saturday bookings in Knowl and Manifold; In Dove during this period we take week long bookings but starting on a Friday, or a weekend booking also starting on a Friday or a mid week booking starting on Sunday Monday or Tuesday.
Please enquire for rates when the chart below shows Dove as available. In the period November to end of April, any period, any start dates in all cottages and rates are shown below. (although we do not actually list availability during this period as with all the comings and goings it gets rather ‘bitty’)


Rentals for 2018

6 person

2 person

2 person

13/14 July gone gone gone
20/21 July gone gone gone
27/28 July gone £450 mid-week free
3/4 August gone £450 weekend free
10/11 August> gone gone gone
17/18 August gone gone midweek free
24/25 August gone £450 mid-week free
31 August/ 1 September gone gone gone
7/8 September gone gone gone
14/15 September gone gone gone
21/22 September £660 gone weekernd free
28/29 September gone £300 mid-week free
5/6 October gone £300 mid-week free
12/13 October £570 £300 mid-week free
19/20 October gone £400 mid-week free

26/27 October

£600 £340 £330
November £560 £285 £285
Until Xmas
£530 £270 £270
Christmas gone free free

New Year

£975 free gone


KNOWL COTTAGE - Persons - Reduce by £20, 4 Person - Reduce by £40, 3 Person - Reduce by £60, 2 Person - Reduce by £80, 2 Persons only using one bedroom with one bathroom/shower room, then discount is increased to £95
MANIFOLD - 1 Person - Reduce by £10

DOVE COTTAGE - 1 Person - Reduce by £10.00


Available in all three cottages from November through to end of April ring or e mail for quote if wanting Feb half term ((valentine's weekend) and easter short break rates - please e mail or ring for a quote.

KNOWL COTTAGENovember and December and 2nd half of February: weekends  for six persons: 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440, 2 nights £400 including heating electricity linen, unlimited logs, firelighters, complimentaries, towels and more. 

Midweek (£160 less than our weekend rates!) - based on 6 persons staying - 4 Nights £320, 3 Nights £280, 2 + Nights £255, 2 Nights £240. Including heatling electricity linen and unlimited logs.

January and first half of February weekends are £30 less,  midweek £15 less) March and Apri weekends outside easter are £15 more (£10 more midweek).  Feburary half term (mid-feb) would have been dearer but its gone anyhow


5 Person - Reduce by £15, 4 Person - Reduce by £30, 3 Person - Reduce by £45, 2 Person - Reduce by £60, 2 Persons only using one bedroom with one en-suite £75.

MANIFOLD & DOVE COTTAGE -  in Dove and 1st half of February

Weekends - 4 Nights £210, 3 Nights £185, 2+ Nights £170. 2 Nights £160 including heating electricity and linen

Midweek 4 Nights £155, 3 Nights £130, 2+ Nights £120, 2 Nights £110 including heating electricity and linen.

Last week of February is £15 more at weekends (£10 midweek) and March and April are £25 more. February half term/valentines weekend, please enquire.

A + night is a rate for those wishing to leave the cottage after 10.30am, e.g. if you wish to stay for a weekend and leave as Sunday tea-time, the cottage is then booked for you on the basis that departure must be no later than 6.00pm. 



No pets are permitted, nor smoking in any of the cottages


Maximum Occupants: in Knowl is 6, Manifold and Dove are 2 persons.  This includes children but babies or toddlers sleeping in a travel cot are permitted in addition, provided we are so advised at the time of booking. Any party breaching this condition will be required to leave immediately.  Numbers cannot be revolving i.e. in a booking for a party of 6 in Knowl, 2 cannot  leave after a few days and be replaced by 2 different persons for the rest of the week.  


Arrivals:  from 3.00pm onwards and departures by 10.30am. Sometimes guests can arrive earlier in the one bedroomed cottage, but this is a concession, and we can only advise if it is possible, on the day prior to the arrival date once cleaning arrangements are known. In Knowl not really practical as we need until 3.00p.m. to clean it to required standards, (unless its a winter short break weekend and we have not let out the mid-week, so no harm enquiring couple of days before.)


Cancellations:More than 3 months before arrival date £50.00 for each week of a guests stay (£100 in the case of Knowl Cottage and if the booking is worth £500 and over, then £125) is payable, more than 2 months 30%, more than 4 weeks 40%, more than 3 weeks 50%, more than 2 weeks 60%, more than 1 week 70%, more than 72 hours 80%, 24 hours 90%is payable.  These conditions apply whether or not the cottage is subsequently rented out  If the booking is between May and end of October and has been made at the guests request on the basis other than a standard Saturday to Saturday, tougher cancellation terms will probably apply, as we will then probably have worked out subsequent bookings around that non standard period, and it then becomes harder to book out the cancelled period. However you will not be committed until you receive details of those tougher terms, tailored to the period of the booking.


Changes to Dates:If bringing dates  forward  an administration charge of £25.00  will apply.  Please note that if putting dates back, then standard cancellation terms as in clause d will apply, although there will be an ex-gratia reduction on the renewed booking which is however likely to be modest. (best to ring to discuss implications if you are considering changing your date to a later one!)


Payment: is by cheque.  I do not have card facilities, although we do have Paypal facilities and payment can be made by credit/debit card using our Palpal business acount (Guests do not need a paypal account for this purpose). If wishing to pay by credit/debit card, please contact us beforehand for advises.


Deposits: If booking is made more than 6 weeks in advance a deposit for each week or part-week of a guests stay of £50.00 is payable for the one bedroomed cottages and in the case of Knowl between £100 and £200 depending on the value of the booking). The Full Balance will be payable 1 month before arrival date.  If booking less than 6 weeks before arrival date, the Full Balance will be required upon receipt by our guest of our letter confirming the booking. If the booking is less than 10 days prior to the start date, we might possibly insist upon an inter bank transfer.


Refunds: We will use our best endeavours to relet the cottage and if successful we will reduce the amount payable by the amount of rental achieved in lieu of our booking. We will also charge an admin fee of 25 pounds. If we are unsuccessful in letting the cottage out, then the full rental is payable less 'turnaround costs', 40 pounds in the case of the one bedroomed cottages and 80 pounds in the case of Knowl Cottage

To Book: 

No forms to complete, please either e-mail or telephone to confirm availability.  

If emailing please supply postal adress and telephone number if wishing to book.