Just lovely - thank you very much. Super spot! Appreciate the birthday cards and balloons for our kids from Max! First Class!

Indeed a very nice, calm and fantastic stay. Couldn't even think of having such a pleasing stay anywhere else. The caring attitude of Carol is just awesome, Amazing.

Had a brilliant time. Cottage is superb, grandkids loved playing with max. Hospitality was first class. Thanks very much and will hopefully be back soon.

Fantastic weekend in Badger Cottage! Excellent accomodation and bread, milk that you supplied were a nice touch. Great location, ideal for visiting Alton Towers, thanks again

We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage (Dormouse). Thank you for providing as with home from home accomodation. Your personal touches are much appreciated and we will definately be reccomending to others.

We have had a great stay, fantastic cottage. We will highly reccomend Dormouse Cottage to friends & family.

Carol, thank-you so much for Cameron's Birthday Card & eggs, a very thoughtful touch. Cameron & Kelsey both loved playing with Max. What a great dog! Hope to return soon - 5* Cottage & Host.

Hot Tub Terms & Conditions

We want you to relax, unwind and enjoy your hot tub experience to the full, so please read and adhere to the following information. This is in the interest of your health and safety as well as that of other hot tub users: 


Hot tub etiquette and health and safety advice must be followed and respected for everyone’s benefit.


  • The hot tub is open from 12 noon until 10pm. 
  • Guests receive 1 free session with every 3 and 4 night bookings and 2 free sessions with every 5, 6 and 7 night bookings. Further sessions are available at a cost of £10 per session.
  • Maximum use of the hot tub is 45 minutes with a minimum hour break in-between sessions. 
  • Please do not bring any valuables to the spa as we cannot take responsibility for any damages or loss of property.  
  • Please wear bathing costumes.  
  • Please use your own towels from home in the hot tub not the cottage towels. 
  • As well as your bathing costume & towel please bring with you a pair of outdoor slip on shoes (flip-flops are fine). This allows you to keep your feet clean whilst walking around the hot tub, therefore keeping our hot tub clean. 
  • Bathers must take a hot soapy shower in their cottage before entering the hot tub, washing off any heavy make-up and body lotions.  
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in Cedar Retreat. 
  • All under 16s must be supervised by an adult (over 21).  
  • For health and safety reasons no individual use. 
  • Please do not let the water overspill out of the hot tub. If this does happen please inform the owners. 
  • Only staff may check and adjust the hot tub. 
  • Running, jumping and climbing on the hot tub or in the hot tub area is not allowed.  
  • No food allowed in the hot tub area.  
  • No soaps or oils etc. are allowed in the hot tub. 
  • Please ensure the dials are returned to the off position at the end of your session. 
  • Under no circumstances must glasses be taken into or near the hot tub. We reserve the right to charge for emptying the water and re-filling should there be any evidence that glassware has been used in or around the hot tub. 
  • Please keep noise levels down to an acceptable level whilst using the hot tub, and be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity. 
  • Any abusive behaviour towards staff or other tot tub users will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.  
  • No Alcohol - the risks involved in using this facility whilst under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or anything else likely to affect your judgment or the condition of your body, are too great for us to permit it’s use. 
  • People under the influence of drugs or alcohol are asked not to use the hot tub, and may be asked to leave if this becomes apparent.  
  • When using the hot tub do not fully submerge your head in the water or let the water go in your mouth.  
  • All hot tub users are encouraged to drink plenty of cold fresh water.  
  • Using the hot tub for too long may result in nausea and dizziness, so take breaks when necessary. Please get out straight away if you experience: nausea, dizziness, faintness, rapid pulse, irregular heartbeat, stomach pain or tingling in the hands or feet.  
  • If you are pregnant you must not use the hot tub. 
  • Guests are advised not to use the hot tub without first seeking medical advice if they have heart disease, diabetes, asthma or any other chronic illness as well as migraine sufferers and people with an illness that causes inability to perspire.  
  • To avoid spread of infection, people with skin, ear, genital or other body infections, open sores or wounds, or those who have had diarrhoea in the last 14 days should not use the hot tub.   
  • Please note, visitors are not permitted to join you in the hot tub. 
  • We reserve the right to close this facility if it is being misused. 
  • Please lock the door and return the key to the owners after each session.
  • We accept no responsibility for injury caused by misuse of the hot tub.