Covid-19 (updated 22/2/21)

At present, Roachside Cottage has to remain closed until 12th April at the very earliest.

When we do come to reopen, we will be exercising a good measure of caution to ensure the safety of potential guests, their families, people with whom guests work and, not least, ourselves and our neighbours. One of our friends here at Roachside died with the virus recently - so we are acutely aware of how dangerous this disease is.

Please revisit this page periodically for updates.

Meanwhile, we are accepting provisional bookings for later in 2021 on a "no deposit" basis - i.e. we will reserve dates for guests, but on the basis that they may be cancelled at very short notice by either party due to whatever circumstances prevail at the time. Please remember that if you live in a high risk location (as defined by the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland or by the UK Government), you may be subject to your own restrictions preventing non-essential travel or visiting other high risk locations.

Potential visitors from other countries should make themselves aware of the restrictions on leaving their own location and, more importantly, the quarentine restrictions placed on those entering the UK by the UK Government (which can vary dependent on perceived risk).

We'll re-open as soon as it's safe to do so.

Stay safe everyone!

Roachside Cottage is situated just yards from the gateway into the beautiful Roaches Estate, a former private estate and grouse moor, now owned by the Peak Park and cared for by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

I’m Rob and, together with my dog Scout, I want to introduce visitors to this part of the Peak District National Park. We’d argue that it is the most wonderful walking country there is – but then, we walk here all the time. Miles and miles every week. Indeed, one of us has spent 60 years wandering the paths and climbing the cliffs without ever tiring of it.

We’re lucky enough to own this lovingly restored old crofter’s cottage. It is situated in the most stunning location, with access onto the crags right outside the door.