We live in the Peak National Park in England. My husband used to work for a charity and I am a chartered surveyor. Old buildings, village life, walking and gardening are what we like.
We absolutely loved our stay in the Spook. It is a charming little cottage in a beautiful village with winding narrow streets. The photos don't do it justice. We also had 2 fantastic meals in the pub just down the road. I couldn't recommend it more.
Response from Anthea:
Thanks very much! Hope you will come again. Regards Anthea
We stayed at The Spook for a weekend in August. It's an excellent base for exploring that part of the Peaks. The house is clean, compact and comfortable (plus lots of books, which I love!) Our host, Anthea, was helpful and knowledgeable about what was going on locally, which also added to our enjoyment. Thanks to Anthea & AirBNB for a lovely weekend.
Nice place in a nice village. Small but very functional for 1-2 people. Shame the better of the two pubs is open only thurs to sun but the village store is well stocked. Close to Bakewell which is lovely so that was handy.
Anthea was very easy going and making arrangements for her stay was very straightforward. We didn't meet but the house was left in perfect condition - would definitely recommend.
Anthea is a very nice, warm and open personality. She is a great person to chat with and has nice stories. She is always welcome to stay with us again, so I recommend her as a guest!
I was a guest in Anthea's cottage, "The Spook" for a week in June 2013.
The cottage is exceptional value for money - everything you need, and with plenty of room for a single person or a couple. It was immaculately clean, there was plenty of space, plenty of books to read, a very comfortable bed, and the garden, with its views of the village and surrounding countryside was also lovely.
Anthea had thoughtfully left out local maps and guides, as well as biscuits, tea, coffee, milk and a bottle of wine for me. She was also incredibly helpful, even picking me up from the local train station, waiting when my train was delayed, plus offering me several lifts during my week's stay. She was also kind enough to invite me to join her and her friends in the pub one evening.
I would thoroughly recommend "The Spook" to anyone wanting a relaxing week in Derbyshire, and I'm sure Anthea would be a super guest for any other Airbnb hosts.