Just step outside the cottage and explore the beautiful countryside.
About Vicki Bradbury
Walking along the Dovedale River with our dogs Dorothy and Eric is one of our favourite walks. Grandpa was the local police constable in Parwich as a young couple they would walk along Dovedale River.
Why Vicki Bradbury chose Alstonefield
We fell in love with this beautiful cottage when we were looking around the area, we have enjoyed making it the lovely home it is today and enjoy visiting regularly.
What makes this House unique
Fantastic walking and cycling just outside the front door.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely location for our family stay
Overall this was a lovely place to stay. Vicki, the owner was responsive and very accommodating. Dog friendly (only allowed downstairs) decent facilities.
Only criticisms were that the beds were uncomfortable and could do with decent mattresses and we found broken glass under the coffee table when we arrived.
Other than this, it was perfect. I would recommend and certainly stay again
Thank you for your review, my sincere apologies for the glass which I have addressed. I am surprised you found the mattresses uncomfortable as they are all new!
Cosy, rural cottage.
What a beautiful, cosy wee cottage set on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Milldale.
Tastefully & comfortably decorated, a comfortable home where it is easy to relax after a day of visiting or walking (helped along with the complementary bottle of wine🍷). There was a welcome pack of essentials, nice touch. Lovely towels & soft bed linen (master bed is one of the biggest I’ve ever slept in)
Cottage has plenty books & games plus all mod cons, WiFi, TV, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, etc should you need them. Mobile signal can be erratic (but you’re on holiday!).
Vicki (owner), was in contact before our arrival with all information necessary.
We live in a place where we do not need to lock the front door so having locks & padlocks on doors/cupboards/etc was a bit un-nerving but a sad & understandable sign of the times.
Thank you for staying at Bankside cottage and the lovely detailed and informative review. So very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hopefully when you decide to visit the area again, you will return.
Wonderful relaxing break
Along with my wife, children and Springer spaniel we had a wonderful relaxing break around Easter in this idyllic cottage.
The surrounding area is stunning with plenty of walks and nothing was better after a long day than sitting in front of an open fire in the cottage. We will definitely be returning.
Thank you for the lovely review and so pleased you had a great time hope you visit again soon.
Wonderful cottage, lovely area. We will be back.
Great place to rest and recharge!
We are three friends who often go on trips together. We loved staying here because we had our own rooms, with very comfortable beds (but be aware that the bunkbeds are small - the owner has stated this). We had everything we needed in the cottage and loved having our breakfast and evening drinks in the garden. The cottage is very quiet, but in a great place to walk along the river to Dovedale. There were lots of walkers who passed by the cottage. The village is lovely. We enjoyed food in a local restaurant at Alstonefield (The George) and liked that we were close to Ashbourne too. We had everything we needed in the cottage and found it to be a great place from which to explore the area. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for the lovely review and look forward to you returning soon.
Beautiful cottage in an ideal situation for exploring the Peaks
Enjoyed a long weekend in this cottage. Plenty of places to explore in the local area. Thank you for the use of the bikes perfect for the Tissington trail.
So pleased you had a great time exploring the area. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Polly's is right next to the river and just down the road from Bankside Cottage. Sandwiches, drinks, Ice Creams Perfect for stocking up before a long walk or a refreshing snack after a long day exploring, sit and relax by the river.
Super service will make picnic hampers. Meal plan for special occasions or even if you don't feel like cooking order on line and book delivery time. Everything is locally produced and eco friendly they even deliver to the door.
The Watts Russell Arms ‘Gasropub’ Approx.. (½ mile walk from cottage). Tel. 01335 342111 www.thewattsrussellarms.co.uk
The George Alstonefield: was constructed between 1710 and 1720 and is a traditional village pub, well placed for Dovedale. "Village local with comfort food" – The Good Food Guide www.thegeorgeatalstonefield.com Tel: 01335310205 Weekends get busy so advisable to book early.
Chatsworth House and farm shop, "Farm Retailer of the Year" www.chatsworth.org/farmshop
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop www.bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk
The Buxton Brewery. www.buxtonbrewery.co.uk
Wi-Fi café and licenced restaurant open 7days, 9am – 5pm approx.. 100m from Tissington Trail midway between Tissington & parsley Hay. Serving cooked breakfast, pastries, cakes, drinks. Flagged sun terrace and licensed for alcoholic drinks with meals.
The Jug and Glass Inn:
A 17th century Inn which has been completely refurbished and modernised. The Jug in Glass Inn is on the A 515 Ashbourne, Buxton road with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Hartington Cheese Shop:
Derbyshire Cheese factory www.hartingtoncreamery.co.uk
The Charles Cotton Hotel: Tel 01298 84229 www.charlescotton.co.uk
‘Gastropub’ Hulme End Harlington SK17OEX www.manifoldinn.co.uk
The Lighthouse Restaurant:
Boyestone, Ashbourne DE65AA Tel: 07335 330658 (in good food guide).
Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud
Dovedale is the name given to the section of the Dove Valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud on the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Famous for its scenery and fishing. (Fishing on the Dovedale – permits can be purchased from the Izzak Walton Hotel: 01335 350981).
The remains of the hall built by the Watts Russell family in the 1820’s close to Ashbourne. The Hall and Park now belong to the National Trust.
Tissington Hall is the 17th contrary home of the Fitzherbert family in Tissington near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Wondeful furniture, paintings and a superb porcelain collection. An old fashioned sweet shop, coffee shope/café, antique shop, a great local Butchers Shop and a farm shop. Lovely walks and local bike trail.
A great day out lots of things to do walking, cycling, fishing, water sports, children’s play area and wildlife /bird watching. Dogs and Barbeques welcome.
Situated on the Upper Derwent Valley at the heart of the Peak National Park. The Dams were used in the Second World War to perfect the ‘bouncing bombs’ technique. Surrounded by magnificent countryside where water and woodland, topped by high moors predominate. Beautiful walks and great cycling.
The Historic seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Both gardens and house are well worth a visit. www.chatsworth.org
“The most romantic house to survive from the Middle Ages”. www.haddonhall.co.uk
Buxton Opera House:
A beautiful Edwardian theatre, one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matchem theatre designs. www.buxtonoperahouse.or.uk
Walks in the area: