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Cosy Nook, Ivydene, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0QU

Self-catering - Sleeps 2

Welcomes children, dogs, smokers,

Average Rating from 12 reviews: 4.92
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Cosy Nook

Contact Details

Jackie Matravers
Email - via website
Tel - 01260 226 570
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Detached accommodation set in a rural but not isolated position. Private, enclosed gardens which include a barbecue, vine covered arbour, outdoor table and chairs, patio, and lawn. Own outdoor clothes drying facilities.

Full double glazing and gas central heating, Cosy Nook is available for a holiday any time of the year. Sensible use of the gas central heating and electricity is free.

Fully equipped solid oak kitchen includes washer-dryer, electric oven-grill, four ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, food processor, toaster, coffee maker.

Lounge-diner with beamed ceiling, woodblock floor, and living flame gas fire. The bedroom has twin single beds with ample storage space for clothes. Spacious bathroom with over-bath shower.

  • Twin single beds, space for travel cot
  • Free Wi-fi connection
  • Toiletries & bathrobes provided
  • Walking distance of pub-restaurant
  • 26 inch flat screen TV & video-dvd, Sky
  • Gas & electricity included
  • Off-road parking next to cottage
  • Bed linen, towels & tea towels
  • Fresh free-range eggs (as available!)

“surpasses all previous properties visited”

“A MUST for dog owners - very peaceful and you are left alone”

“A box of delights”

“The cottage facilities are excellent and your privacy is guaranteed”

“Very dog friendly, but spotlessly clean with no dog smells or hair”

“We have been cottage holidaying in the UK for the last 12 years and I can honestly say that Cosy Nook is probably the best one so far”

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Review Review No. 12 of 12

Recommended by:

Karen B from Brisbane

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 55
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

14 Nights
January - 2013

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Treat yourself to a stay at Cosy Nook cottage”

Cosy is a very good description of Cosy Nook cottage, as is gorgeous, cute, quaint, comfortable and characterful - with exposed beams in the lounge room and loft-style bedroom upstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds very comfortable and the bathroom, complete with full-size bath tub, was generous in size. Added bonuses were a good sized flat screen TV and a washing machine. The owners were very friendly and accommodating.

Cosy Nook is in a very quiet, attractive, rural location with walking trails nearby. Only a 10 minute drive to Macclesfield, it is a convenient base for exploring the Peak District.

We and our 2 small doggies thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay - walking, exploring villages in the Peak District and relaxing indoors while reading and watching the snow fall - a real novelty for we two Aussies. I would definitely recommend anyone to treat themselves to a stay here.

Specifically Recommend:

All said in the above section.

Local Gems:

Walking trails, Peak District on doorstep.

Karen B, Brisbane, Qld, Australia - 20.01.2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/01/2013
By Karen B from Brisbane

I CONFIRM Karen was a bona-fide paying guest at Cosy Nook. Her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Jackie Matravers, owner, Cosy Nook - 21st January 2013
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Review Review No. 11 of 12

Recommended by:

Stephanie W - New Quay, Ceredigion

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 49 - 54
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
December - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Fabulous, friendly and home from home”

Have stayed at Cosy Nook 10 times in the last six years. Jackie and Malcolm are always so welcoming - it’s just like home from home.

Beautiful, cosy cottage in fantastic location surrounded by glorious countryside and endless walks.
Love to re-visit our favourite places such as Carsington Water (near Matlock), Tittersworth Lake, Rudyard Lake, Tatton Park, Trentham Gardens (for shopping), Buxton and Manifold Valley (on the Ashbourne Road).

Had many good meals in the Knott Inn just on the doorstep within walking distance. Can’t wait for our next visit next year.

Specifically Recommend:

Tatton Park, Carsington Water, Buxton and Tittersworth Lake.

Local Gems:

The Knott Inn for food and Trentham Gardens for shopping

Stephanie and Paul W - Newquay - Christmas Eve 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/12/2012
By Stephanie W - New Quay, Ceredigion

I CONFIRM Stephanie & Paul were bona-fide paying guests at Cosy Nook. Their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Jackie Matravers, owner, Cosy Nook - 21st January 2013
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Review Review No. 10 of 12

Recommended by:

Stuart McC - London E17

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 59
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Probably the best cottage in the world”

Cosy Nook is a delightful cottage for two persons in the lovely hamlet of Rushton Spencer. The cottage was extremely well equipped in every way. The gardens were beautiful and Jackie and Malcolm obviously take great care of the grounds. Our dog was able to have free access to the garden as it is completely dog-escape-proof.

The beds are very comfortable and the bedroom is a reasonable size. There is Sky TV available in the bedroom if required. The kitchen was better equipped than our own kitchen and had everything.

We have been cottage holidaying in the UK for the last 12 years and I can honestly say that Cosy Nook is probably the best one so far.

Specifically Recommend:

Peace and quiet.

Lovely gardens.

Short walk to the local pub.

Near lots of beautiful walks.

Local Gems:

Rudyard Water is the best waterside walk in the area.

Stuart McC - London E17 - 3rd August 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 03/08/2012
By Stuart McC - London E17

I CONFIRM Stuart was a bona-fide paying guest at Cosy Nook. His review was not incentivised but is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Jackie Matravers, owner, Cosy Nook - 7th August 2012
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Review Review No. 9 of 12

Recommended by:

D.B from Watford

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Very relaxing retreat”

Lovely cottage and garden. Very well equipped kitchen - clean and tidy.

Didn’t need any washing stuff - everything provided. Had milk, tea and sugar on arrival.

Lovely couple, Jackie and Malcolm.

Specifically Recommend:

Great for dogs

Be Aware:

Could be cows in field next to garden
Please see Owner’s Reply

DB - Watford, Herts - 21.07.11

Owner’s Reply:

With regard to ’washing stuff’ a range of toiletries are provided for guests’ use, as are bathrobes.

With regard to the calves, it is unlikely there will be any in the field during 2012 - Jackie

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 21/07/2011
By D.B from Watford

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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Review Review No. 8 of 12

Recommended by:

Jackie H from Cramlington

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 49 - 55
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2010

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“The best cottage and location I have stayed in in this country and I have stayed in a few 5 star!”

A real home-from-home and really exceeded our expectations. Jackie even sent a print out of directions from my home. Fresh flowers were a nice touch. Ideal if you want to relax, walk or tour the area.

The cottage is the best equipped that I have ever stayed in, and garden area lovely with lots of seating.

Very dog friendly, but spotlessly clean with no dog smells or hair.

You only need to take toothbrush and toothpaste as everything else is provided bathroom-wise.

Please make sure you have essential food stuff (bottle of milk in fridge when you arrive and tea and coffee to make a cuppa), as the nearest shop is about 4 miles.

Anyone booking here will not be disappointed, you just need to read the visitors book in the cottage - so many return guests and I can see why as I would like to return in the future. Everything was thought of with comfort in mind.

Specifically Recommend:

The Knott Inn for good food

Rudyard Lake for lovely walks

Bakewell pudding in Bakewell - take bread to feed the ducks

Stoke on Trent potteries

Alton Towers for thrill seekers

Thai restaurant in Leek

Local Gems:

(See above)

J.H - Cramlington - 8-11-10

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/11/2010
By Jackie H from Cramlington

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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Review Review No. 7 of 12

Recommended by:

Karen B from Huntingdon

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 50
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“An excellent holiday cottage in a lovely location, well worth a visit”

Cosy Nook is set in a rural location amidst the Staffordshire Moorlands. The cottage facilities are excellent and your privacy is guaranteed. All mod-cons in the cottage make this a home-from-home holiday.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a large downstairs bathroom leading off from this. A cosy lounge (with Sky T.V.) and a dining area with stairs leading to the open-galleried bedroom. There are two comfortable single beds and a second T.V. There is plenty of storage space and lovely views from the windows.

The cottage is clean, warm and cosy - central heating and a gas fire in the lounge. There is a pleasant garden surrounding the cottage, ideal for dogs to have a run around in and for adults and children to enjoy the surrounding scenery. The countryside is reasonably hilly but there are gentle walks from the door which are ideal for dog walking or for just a gentle stroll.

The old railway line runs through the village and if you walk along the path by the Knot Inn it takes you to Rudyard Reservoir. A 5 mile circular walk around brings you back to the Inn for a well-earned rest.

Cosy Nook exceeded all my expectations - it was very well equipped and there was nothing else that I needed to bring with me.

Specifically Recommend:

The peace and quiet of the small village and surrounding area.

There are good links to local towns and places of interest.

Lots of places to walk and lovely scenery.

Be Aware:

You need to bring 1 GBP coins for the electricity meter.
Please see Owner’s Reply at foot of page

Local Gems:

Knot Inn in the village.
Rudyard Reservoir for walking.
Stoke-On-Trent for the potteries.

KB - Huntingdon

Owner’s Reply:

Please note coins are no longer needed for the electricity meter - Jackie

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 27/10/2009
By Karen B from Huntingdon

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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Review Review No. 6 of 12

Recommended by:

S.W from Llandysul

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 50
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Wonderfully relaxing, beautiful location and cottage, with lovely welcoming owners”

Fantastic location for walking and scenery. The cottage is idyllic and peaceful, very comfortable.

Everything you could possibly need is provided. Everything is spotlessly clean and well maintained.

Lovely owners who always make you welcome. We have visited eight times so far and just about to book the ninth visit - can’ wait

Specifically Recommend:

A visit to Carsington Water near Matlock.

The local pub - The Knot Inn.

Be Aware:

The nearest food shop is about five miles away in Leek, so get well stocked up on essentials when you arrive.

Local Gems:

Leek for shopping. Buxton for scenery walking and shopping.

Rudyard Lake, Tittesworth Reservoir and Carsington Water near Matlock for walking the dogs.

The Knot Inn near the cottage for great food

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/03/2009
By S.W from Llandysul

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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Review Review No. 5 of 12

Recommended by:

Janet W from Malaga

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 60
  •  
Stayed:

14 Nights
November - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Uk Holiday
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Everything we had hoped for”

The cottage was a box of delights. While accurately described on the website, if anything the description was very modest.

The cottage was delightful in every way. Having not seen any internal photographs of the property, we were delighted with the quality of the furnishings and attention to detail.

Being there in November we really appreciated the thoughtful, cosy touches such as electric blankets on the beds. The attention to detail by the owners was astounding. Nothing had, seemingly, been overlooked. There were even fresh flowers in the sitting room.

The cottage was warm, comfortable, and very peaceful. The feeling of privacy and homeliness also extended to the garden of the cottage, with a BBQ and equipment, along with ample garden furniture.

Specifically Recommend:

The collection of guide books, local information publications, games, books, DVDs CDs provided by the owners. Very useful after a busy day out and about, especially during the inclement weather.

Local Gems:

Would recommend visiting Northwich, Buxton, Bakewell and Glossop. All interesting places and with beautiful surrounding countryside.

Owner’s Reply:

If you would like to find out more about staying at Cosy Nook please either telephone me on 01260 226 570 or visit our web site

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/12/2008
By Janet W from Malaga

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Review Review No. 4 of 12

Recommended by:

Keith W from Wigan

Our party:
  • Adults:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Excellent - peaceful”

Excellent cottage in an ideal location. Both the cottage and garden exceeded our expectations - the advert was accurate but probably did not stress how good the outside and garden is.

Very quiet. Excellent for dogs with good, safe and large garden for your pets. Excellent walks nearby. We have been to this cottage three times and will probably come back again.

The cottage is fitted to an excellent standard and very clean. It has everything you would need - even Sky TV. Outside there is everything you need - even a BBQ.

Specifically Recommend:

A MUST for dog owners - very peaceful and you are left alone.

Be Aware:

If using SatNav, beware of some of the side roads - no more than a single track lane

Local Gems:

Tittesworth Reservoir - only 4 miles away - good day, especially for dog owners

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/08/2008
By Keith W from Wigan

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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Review Review No. 3 of 12

Recommended by:

John H from Huddersfield

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 61 & 65
  •  
  • 1
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Traffic-free Environment For Grandchild
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Outstanding value”

Cosy Nook was a home-from-home, extremely well-equipped, surpasses all previous properties visited. If you had it in your own house at home, you would most likely find it here, and more. Everything has been covered by the owner, we were extremely pleased with the entire stay

You have your own grassed patio areas overlooking fields, very safe and secure for a youngster to run free. We found the abandoned railway perfect for our grandson to ride his bike all the way to Rudyard Lake yachts and miniature railway. The Knot Inn has a superb playground for kids plenty of outdoor tables for drinking and eating

Specifically Recommend:

Take walking boots and bikes - the area lends itself to both. The cottage even has a washer drier if you get caught in the rain!

Be Aware:

You need to take some supplies with you, as there is no shop in the village, but there is a less expensive Co-Op or Aldi in Leek approx 5 miles, and a market on Wednesdays.

Local Gems:

The Knot Inn, just round the corner, for good food and drink.

Rudyard Lake, a nice 2 mile walk via the old railway track, starting at the pub.

Leek for a good mix of shops

En Route:

Two adults and our 4 year old grandchild, travelling from Huddersfield via Glossop Buxton, prefer to avoid motorways for a more peaceful start to a holiday that is a mere 50 mile trip, lovely countryside and very good roads

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/08/2008
By John H from Huddersfield

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - J.M - owner
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