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: 17/11/2018

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. 

Weekly rentals appear on the availability calendars below, (but please note these are shown in the case of Knowl Cottage on the basis of full occupancy - if less than six, please see discounts below), whilst for short break rates please see yet further below.

Between early May and the end of October we only take bookings in Knowl and Manifold of a week long length and all have to start on a saturday. In Dove Cottage during this period we take week long bookings but starting on a friday or a short break weekend booking also starting on a friday or alternatively we accept mid-week bookings starting on Sunday Monday Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Knowl Cottage

(our six person cottage)

Dove Cottage

(one of our two person cottages)

Manifold Cottage

(the other one bedroomed cottage)



Available in all three cottages each year 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. Please note however that there are no weekend breaks available in Knowl before the turn of the year, although plenty in the new year.


4 nights £480, 3 nights £440 and 2 nights £400 including heating electric linen towels and unlimited log. Midweek (£160 less than our weekend rates!) - based on 6 persons staying - 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440 and 2 nights £400 including heating electric linen towels 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 December, January 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 £30 more at weekends (£15 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: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


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 £75.00 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.


To Book: 

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

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