Some Comments from the Guest Book
Many thanks for a lovely relaxing stay. Cottage, food, surroundings all superb and little Harry, what a sweetie.
Irene and Chris - Birmingham
Poppy Cottage is our little slice of paradise, so thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home and lavishing us with the most splendid breakfast. When we stayed with you in 2007 it was just perfect and this time was nothing less. Next time we won’t leave it so long. Just never stop doing what you do, the way you do it.
Carla, Adam, Eva and Albie - North Stoke
Having spent a magical few days here, we are now wondering how soon we will be able to come back. Alison, enthusiastically supported by Harry, has been a terrific host and her breakfasts, including honey from the village on her home- made bread, are simply wonderful. Looking forward to our return trip.
David and Irina - Berks
Thank you for such wonderful hospitality and making Poppy Cottage the perfect place for a writing retreat. Very nice to have Stanton Moor to run across and Rowter Rocks to scramble up. I’ll definitely recommend you.
Bill Bevan - Wirksworth
Perfect, relaxing, restful, peaceful stay. Beds are Sooo! Comfortable. We will be back.
Julie and Sally Anne - Nottingham
Things could not have been more wonderful here at Poppy Cottage. Thank you so very much Alison and Harry for being so kind, welcoming and lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed your breakfasts and your company in taking such care to make this such a tranquil stay. We hope to visit you and Harry again soon.
Zinnia and Joel - Sydney, Australia.
Thank you Alison for a lovely, relaxing stay. I love the way Poppy Cottage is decorated, great books and such a comfy bed!! We loved the breakfasts too and think they’re the best we’ve ever had.
Fran and Dean - Cambridge
We have had an amazing time at Poppy Cottage, perfect B&B. Quality bedding, towels and dressing gowns. Superb breakfast!!! The whole weekend was fab and sitting in front of the fire in the evening - BLISS. A massive thanks to Alison, you are a wonderful host. Xxx
Andrea and Andy - Stonybridge
Wonderful stay, thank you very much. Lovely welcome on our arrival with a much needed cup of tea and cake, and a greeting from Harry, who is gorgeous. Everything perfect. Superb breakfasts and everything you could need for a short break. Hope to visit again soon and will highly recommend a stay here to our friends and family.
Jenny and Chris - Norfolk
Blissful cottage! Loved the pottery. Great value for money, great location and great breakfasts. Very warm hospitality and loved the open fire. See you again. Thanks,
Sarah and Owen
This has been our best B&B experience by a long way. B&B does not do it justice! Personal service, wonderful food, every attention to detail, in short marvellous hospitality. Thank you very much. Best wishes.
Cath and Cyril - North Wales
A real cottage complete with open fire - everything we hoped for. We all enjoyed the delicious breakfasts which really set us up for the day. A great place for a short winter's break - thank you very much.
Catherine, David, Cameron and Isabelle - Aylesbury, Bucks
A wonderful peaceful haven! Such a shame we couldn't stay another night. The breakfast was to die for. Thank you for making our anniversary memorable. We'll be back! x
Kate and AJ Harris - Buxton
Thank you for a very special time! We loved Poppy Cottage and hope to be back in the not-too-distant future. It was exactly the peace and tranquillity we were looking for. All the best.
Jason and Sandra - Derbyshire
Thank you for a lovely stay - short but sweet. Very welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable. Great breakfast and our two boys loved the guinea pigs and Harry.
Wonderful stay at Poppy Cottage. Breakfast was great and many thanks to Harry for keeping us on the right track when out for a long walk. We will definitely be back.
Les and Sue - Daventry
Our second visit but not the last. Real home from home - well probably better than home! Great to get away from the day to day rushing around. Thanks for being a great host.
John and Maureen - Upminster
First time in the Peak District made all the more wonderful by staying here at Poppy Cottage. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay and after our first day here knew we will return. It's not the last you've seen of us! We will be recommending Poppy Cottage to family & friends. Next time we stay we will try and leave more breakfast for Harry.
Emma, Laurence and Ava - Hounslow, Middlesex
100 PER CENT IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. WILL CERTAINLY BOOK AGAIN WHEN IN THIS PART OF THE PEAKS.
MR AND MRS WRIGHT - WAKEFIELD
This was my second time here and it was as lovely as ever. This is the best B&B I have ever been to. My sister absolutely loved it and so we'll be back as soon as we can. Thank you x
Elaine and Suzanne - Nottingham and Essex
The perfect B&B! We had high expectations and they were all exceeded. Thank you.
David and Elaine - Melbourn, Herts
An ocean of rest and peace. The hospitality was great. Nothing is too much trouble with her eye for details. Hope to come back for a longer stay.
Ton and Olga - Netherlands
Thank you for sharing your little haven of peace and tranquillity with us. Everything here in your home is beautiful. I love the simplicity of your decoration style, very calming after our cluttered house. The garden is a little paradise and Birchover and the surrounding countryside really lovely. A scrumptious breakfast + it was nice to be looked after so well as we spend a lot of time looking after others.
David and Betty - Chesterfield
This truly goes to the top of our list of great B&B's and we have stayed in many over the last ten years.Thank you so much for your attention to detail. It has been a delight to be cared for so well in such beautiful surroundings.
Derrik and Scilla - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
A lovely comfortable , tranquil place to stay. It lives up to all the excellent feedback on the internet. We intend to come again as soon as practical. Thank you so much.
Wendy, Alan and Rory - Lowestoft, Suffolk
What a fabulous find! This our first but not last time at Poppy Cottage. Not a thing to fault. Love everything about this gorgeous cottage. There has been a lot of thought and love gone into all the finishing touches. Can't leave without mentioning the wonderful breakfasts! The best B&B breakfast we've ever had, beats any 5* hotel.
Julie and Alban - Newcastle upon Tyne
Our first stay at Poppy Cottage, which truly lived up to its wonderful reputation on TripAdviser! Fantastic Breakfasts and faultless accommodation!
James and Angie - Melbourn, Herts
Thank you very much for a fantastic break. The extra touches not gone unnoticed. Will be back again. Very comfy bed and great breakfast. X
Annemarie and Elliot - Nov 2011
Well what can we say, we've had an excellent weekend. Lovely food, comfortable beds and a comfortable lounge with a real fire. Thank you for the wonderful breakfasts.
Denise and Chris Moore - Syston, Leic'shire
Julie and Richard Isgar - Melton Mowbray
Thank you for providing such a wonderful B&B. Beautiful cottage and fire, great pub recommendation, fantastic breakfast and a wonderful host. We've had a lovely stay, thank you so much. Oh, and the perfect amount of snow.
Nick and Fran - Nottingham. Dec 2011
"A lovely home from home escape for our first wedding anniversary. Wonderful hospitality, delicious breakfast and excellent books to browse."
Helen and Tony
"What a lovely place! Excellent service with the best of a hotel and B and B. Thank you".
Jean - Paul and Monica, Surbiton. Surrey
"A lovely place, with excellent service and hospitality - Many thanks, we will definitely visit again."
Daryl and David, Mansfield. Nottingham
"Beautiful house, comfortable bed (very), delicious food and warm welcome. Ticks in all the boxes."
Frances and John, Harrogate. Yorkshire.
"A beautiful place to be in every sense - Thanks"
Carl and Fran, Ainsworth. Nottingham
"I had a great time here! Great hospitality and very friendly atmosphere."
Marianna, Golders Green. London
Thank you again for such an unexpected last minute delight. We hope to come again with friends and will spread the word. Good luck and best wishes in the meantime.
Sonia and John, Kent
Thank you for such a warm welcome into your home. Our first visit, but definitely not the last!
Beverley and Ges, Oxfordshire
"A lovely, cosy place. Felt like more than a B&B - thanks for letting us have the whole place to ourselves. Wonderful books too! Stayed up reading one of them!".
Tom and Kasia, Birmingham
"Lovely, relaxing break away from the city. Despite the dreary weather we had a wonderful time and our breakfast was sublime! We'll definitely be recommending you. Many thanks".
Simon and Jemima, Clifton. Bristol
"Lovely hostess, nothing too much trouble. Hope we've made a new friend and shall return again soon".
Pam and Les, Sykehouse, E.Yorks
"Loved everything about the cottage - it was perfect! Amazing breakfast and a wonderful host".
Clare and Robert, Chelmsford. Essex
And the Oscar goes to Alison and her lovely Poppy Cottage! Thanks a lot!
Laura and Flo, Germany
We had a wonderful stay. The real fire was wonderful on those cold nights.
Peter and Sarah McCormack, Ealing, London
Never stayed anywhere nicer! Perfect for a really relaxing weekend away from the children. Thank you.
Claire and Trevor, Belper, Derbyshire
A wonderful stay! New standards set for B&B's. Thank you so much.
Karen and Paul, Nottingham
Our "apartment" was beautifully appointed and immaculate; we thought your balance of hospitality with privacy was spot on.
Mr and Mrs T. Baker, Hull
Lovely to have a lounge to sit in and snuggle by the open fire. Loved our breakfasts - thank you for getting the wheat free bread. Alison is a warm and friendly hostess and we felt completely able to relax here. Poppy Cottage is great!
Lesley and Peter. Bexleyheath. Kent
A beautiful, cosy cottage, fantastic hospitality, excellent location and top class food.
Daniel and Laura. Swadlincote. Derbyshire
Thank you so much for a lovely weekend, everything was perfect. We will be back!
Lauren and Byron. Kinoulton. Nottinghamshire
If all B&Bs were so perfect - hotels would be extinct! Thanks for contributing to our wonderful weekend.
Jo and Phil. Bestwood Village. Nottingham.
Beautiful Cottage, beyond our expectations. A perfect place to relax with friends. No hesitation in booking again, soon! We'll be back!! Thank you.
Nic, Tony, Euan & Ali. Metheringham Fen, Lincs & Staffs
A very relaxing place to stay. Log fire Great! Breakfasts Great! We really enjoyed the nuts! All in great location. Well Done!
Andrew and Carol. Princes Risborough. Bucks
A really lovely place to stay - comfortable bed and super breakfast. We think you need to put your prices up but not before we've come back to stay again!! Thank you.
Colin and Helen. Newark. Notts
What a little gem of a find: cosy and comfortable accommodation, warm and friendly hospitality and the food - from the homemade cake on arrival to the handmade jams at breakfast ( and the perfect poached egg ) - fantastic. The perfect retreat!
Lynda and Peter. Wimbledon. London S.W
We could not have found a more perfect place to stay. We loved every minute of being in Poppy Cottage - The fire, the breakfast and hospitality - not forgetting the warm welcome and chocolate brownie to die for. Thank you for giving us the perfect place to escape! We will be back!!
Naomi and Simon. Southhampton
What a lovely cottage and a warm welcome. The open fire was a delight. We loved the breakfast and the wonderful selection of preserves. We will definiatly be back.
Hilary and Geoff. Leeds
We've had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in the greatest of care and comfort. Thank you very much for all your assistance in making our little holiday such a pleasure.
Ray and Lynne. Saxton House, Lincs
Warm, welcoming, perfect. So perfect in fact that we decided to stay for an extra night. Fabulous, thank you!
Carla and Adam. Chelmsford. Essex
What a great place to stay! The children really didn't want to go home. They had such a lovely time and so did Pieter and I! I felt so relaxed when we came home. Thank you again and a big hug from Ismene for Harry.
Ismene, Ole, Pieter and Marjolein de Klein
THANK YOU, Excellent stay, great breakfast and charming hostess.
Don and Pat. Goff Oak. Hertfordshire
Another great stay!
Pat and Ian. Lincoln
We could not have chosen a better place to celebrate our engagement. Poppy Cottage is just a dream Bed and Breakfast where you cannot help but have the perfect relaxing weekend. Thank you for everything. x
Keeley and Gary, Sheffield
Everything has been thought of for a truly memorable stay. A gem of a place. Many thanks.
Pat and Ian, Lincoln
Great hospitality, really enjoyed our stay in a fantastic room and a very homely living area. As for breakfast, the sausage was awsome!!! Thank you. See you again soon.
Michael and Gemma, Lincoln
Thanks for a lovely weekend break, very relaxing time spent here, breakfast was great! Fantastic hospitality, very welcoming and loved the warm cosy fire in the evenings. Thanks from us both.xx
Phil and Susan, Norwich
We could not have found a more perfect place to stay. We loved every minute of being in Poppy Cottage - the fire, the breakfast & hospitality - not forgetting the warm welcome & chocolate brownie to die for! Your place is simply beautiful - thank you for giving us the perfect place to escape! We will be back!! xx Happy Easter!
Simon and Naomi, Southampton
Cold weather and snow in April ..... your warm welcome and the warm open fire made up for that. We both loved your cosy cottage and enjoyed your hospitality very much.
Kavin and Jessica, Germany
Just PERFECT - ONCE AGAIN. We enjoyed it soooo.. much. It feels like home (everytime). Thank you so much. Hope to come back soon.
Laura & Flo + Granny and Grandpa, Germany
We came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It couldn't have been better! We love "our" house, the fireplace, breakfast, the movies, Harvey, warm baths, lovely countryside and of course, you. Thank you for everything.
Kristina and Niclas, Klagsham, Sweden
Had a lovely holiday, hostess is charming and attentive! Will recommend to all. Great breakfasts (and Guinea Pigs).
Dan and Emily, Thetford. Norfolk
Best B&B we have ever stayed in. We will tell all our friends. Thank you!
Linda and Pete, Kennington, Oxford
We’ve had a wonderful stay and will be back for more next year! After a deliciously BIG BREAKFAST we needed the hike around Castleton and up Mam Tor… and even then we weren’t hungry afterwards! Thank you.
Simon and Linda. Halifax. West Yorks
A very enjoyable break – excellent breakfasts – thank you. What a selection of books to browse through!
Sue and Dave. Doncaster
We have had a very enjoyable break. You are a fantastic host, nothing is too much trouble. The breakfasts really set us up for the day. Thank you
David and Pauline Boston. Lincolnshire
Another fantastic stay, so relaxing. We really enjoyed the curry with you and Abi (also Sunny and Harry). Thanks again for such a friendly and warm welcome – look forward to our return.
Helen and Ian. Nottingham
A Wonderful haven of peace and tranquillity. Superb hospitality. Harry’s fan club has 2 new members!!
Richard and Patricia. Redditch. Worcestershire
Thanks for a beautiful week in your cosy home! We enjoyed every day after a perfect breakfast, either it was lazy indoors or an active outdoor one. Time was flying especially because you made us feel so welcome.
Ralf, Anke, Nils and Lucas. St Albans. Hertfordshire
Outstanding holiday – beautiful, comfortable cottage set in the heart of some really gorgeous walks. We recommend Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill. Lovely piano (for a bit of Tori Amos), wonderful stay, we will be back! Also recommend Druid Inn.
Stephanie and Farooq. Cambridge and London
I had a wonderful stay here at Poppy Cottage, the highlight though had to be the breakfast and all the pets around. I also enjojed the fire when we got back from an outing, Thank you Alison.
Daniel Marris (11) Brighton
I had a great time and I loved the animals as pets. I took Harry on a walk and he really enjoyed the five mile walk. The rabbit came in and I lifted him up and he was really cuddly.
Lauren Marris (8) Brighton
Happy kids = happy, full, rested, contented parents.
Richard and Natasha. Brighton.