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Rose Cottage,

Potters Hill,

Wheatcroft Nr. Matlock,

Derbyshire, DE45PH.

High on the side of a Derbyshire hill, surrounded by picturesque countryside, sits Catered Cottage. This beautiful stone cottage could be your personal hotel to bring friends and family, and from the moment you arrive, Susan will cook for you and generally pamper you.

Susan Nutbeam, who runs Catered Cottage, has always enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She began to get the idea when she noticed the expression “Hotel Nutbeam” appeared to have slipped into common use. 

 “There are lots of holiday cottages in Derbyshire, some good, some not, but the self-catering holiday is not as relaxing as it sounds – totally impossible for a short break. Between finding your way to the shops and cooking there just isn’t the time to enjoy why you are there!"

All food is cooked at the cottage from scratch using the best ingredients available at the time.


Catered Cottage, which sleeps up to 6 adults, is the perfect solution for people who want to escape to the country and don't want the formality of hotels and shared guesthouses - home without hassle - a place they can make their own and chill for the weekend.

For the perfect weekend you need a little country pursuit, somebody else to do the shopping, cleaning, and delight the palette with home cooked, well presented, dinner-party-style evening meals, and enjoy the time to read the Sunday’s and chat with friends, in a relaxed homely, atmosphere.

“I wondered how to make this combination available, then, while touring in South Africa I came across private residences opened to tourists. Some of these homes were very beautiful, relaxed and comfortable, and still managed to maintain that special family atmosphere.”

The whole idea, still in “soft focus”, Susan felt it had to be put to the test. Being a keen skier as well as keen cook, she decided to find out more and went to work as a chalet host for a ski holiday company. During those 5 months guests came and went. It proved to be the ideal situation for Susan to test her culinary skills, and with such a variety of guests, enabled her to perfect recipes from around the world.  On her return Susan put her idea into practice and Catered Cottage was launched.   

During summer you will be invited to eat alfresco on the terrace  overlooking the garden and stunning valley below. On winter evenings enjoy a candlelit dinner and the comfort of the wood-burning stove. Catered Cottage is a special blend of British and international food, relaxed living, a homely atmosphere, and real countryside - an ideal break whatever the season.




Susan loves cooking & experimenting with food, meeting people, gardening,  travel, photography, walking and most aspects of the great outdoors!