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Well Equipped, Comfortable, Modern Semi Detached Cottage With Countryside Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Waterhouses, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Location With Walks From The Doorstep

Comfortable well equipped cottage, located at the end of the Manifold Valley, mid way between the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek. The cottage is situated in a quiet cul de sac on the edge of the village and benefits from an enclosed rear garden with patio furniture and a private drive providing off road parking for two vehicles. It is heated by oil fired central heating. Heating, electricity, bedding and towels are included in the price, as is Wifi. Owner contact number 01780 470593.

The cottage is located in a superb walking and cycling area and is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions in the area. The Manifold Trail which is a surfaced track suitable for both walking and cycling runs for 8.5 miles between Waterhouses and Hulme End. Other cycle and walking trails within the area include the Tissington, High Peak and Monsal Trails. Lovely walks are available along the many miles of footpaths and lanes within the surrounding area and the network of surfaced trails and lanes within the area make the cottage an ideal base for walking all year round. Dovedale, Thorpe Cloud and the pretty village of Ilam are less than a 15 minute drive away.

Historic houses and gardens within the area include Chatsworth House with its farmyard, adventure playground and the many events held there throughout the year; Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall (restricted opening) and various National Trust properties including Sudbury Hall with its museum of childhood, Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Biddulph Grange Gardens. Chatsworth House is well worth a visit in November/December for its Christmas market (17th November - 5th December) with over a hundred stalls plus its own shop. Depending on the date of your visit, why not combine the Christmas market with Christmas at Chatsworth where the ground floor of the house is transformed with decorations from 11th November to 5th January. See their website for details.

Carsington Water which is within easy travelling distance of the cottage offers water sports, sailing, cycle hire, fishing, a children's play area and a bird watching centre with several hides, or you can just walk around the reservoir (a full circuit is around 8.5 miles). Two miles north of Leek is Rudyard Lake with it's miniature railway and activities on offer include walking, fishing and boating. For the more adventurous, the Swains Centre near Buxton offers go-karting, trial biking and a small synthetic ice rink, or visit Wild Park Derbyshire, between Ashbourne and Derby for paint balling, laser tag, quad biking and archery.

The pretty market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne, Leek & Buxton (renowned for its spa water and Opera House) are all well worth a visit and easily accessible from the cottage.

Other attractions within the area include Gulliver’s Kingdom & the Heights of Abraham at Matlock; Poole’s country park, caverns and Go Ape at Buxton; Alton Towers and Splash Landings indoor pool (10 minute drive), The Peak Wildlife Park (10 minute drive); Waterworld at Stoke; Crich tramway museum and the Churnet Valley Railway. The National Memorial Arboretum, Tamworth Snow dome and Drayton Manor Theme Park are all within travelling distance of the cottage.

All this and more is close to the cottage to keep you busy for the whole period of your holiday, or you can just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful part of England.

There is a separate garage for the storage of bikes and this also contains a selection of bikes which are available for guests to use. There is also a cycle hire centre in the village, a village shop, pub and cafe. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. Pets accepted by prior arrangement.

More Details

Owner
Inez Bradbury
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Inez Bradbury

As a family we love the Peak District and having enjoyed many holidays here ourselves, decided to buy a cottage so we could spend more time in this beautiful area which has so much to offer. Having stayed in many self catering cottages over the years we have aimed to make the cottage as comfortable as possible for your stay and have tried to provide all the essentials required to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Since we started letting the cottage we have met so many lovely people, many of which return again and again. We look forward to welcoming you at our cottage and hope you enjoy this beautiful area as much as we do. For bookings or more information please contact me via email through the website or if you prefer to phone either 01780 470593 or 07866012873.

Inez Bradbury purchased this cottage in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brilliant cottage, very comfortable with everything you could possibly need and more. Been to the Peaks many times but loved this location. Val and John



What a beautiful house you have here. Perfect position and you have thought of everything anyone would need. Thank you for letting us stay, we will be back. Anna and Paul



Your cottage is a real gem! We had a fantastic time. Thank you so much, we are already planning a return visit. Naomi and Paul



The cottage is in a great location to explore both the Peak District and Staffordshire. Cottage was very well equipped, everything we needed. Karen, James, Matthew and Jonathan
Nov 2012
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Distances:

Waterhouses is located on the A523 approximately 7 miles from the towns of Ashbourne and Leek and 5 miles from Alton Towers and Dovedale. The Manifold Trail starts from the village and ends in Hulme End a distance of just over 8 miles.

Further Details:

Shop, pub and cafe/takeaway within easy walking distance. Good range of supermarkets in both Leek and Ashbourne. Banks available in both towns. Doctors surgery within the village, plus children's play area.

Amenities

Waterhouses Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, WC and basin. Family bathroom on the first floor with bath (shower over), WC and basin. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite shower room, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes and are located on the first floor. Space for travel cot (available upon request)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio area. Patio furniture provided. BBQ and tools provided. Clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels are included in the cottage rental. However, should you wish to use the travel cot, we do not provide bedding for this so please bring your own. The cottage is cleaned prior to each stay. Other: Iron, ironing board, clothes line & airer; selection of DVDs, books and games to suit all ages; good selection of walking books & local maps; stair gates and high chair available upon request. Wifi available.

Reviews

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Fantastic cottage, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage with everything you need, very clean and felt like home. Lovely owner, great contact throughout booking. The cottage is in a great location for visiting Alton towers, a short 15 minute drive through lovely countryside and you're there. The welcome pack in the cottage is very helpful, we used it to find other local attractions and nearby towns and villages. We visited leek which is a lovely place with lots of quirky shops to look around. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to stay in this area, you won't be disappointed. Hoping to make a return journey.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the property by the owners who gave us a few hints and tips on places to visit. The cottage is perfect. A brilliant base for many local adventures. One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Would highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic house well located for activities around the Peak District

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well equipped and maintained, and village location.

Only a mile from the start of the Manifold Track, a lovely rural, car-free, route of about 8 miles long. Great for walking, cycling, or running.

Very friendly and helpful hosts, and with bikes available to borrow, allowed us to explore the immediate locality.

Local pub, Ye Olde Crown Inn, just down the road had a lovely Sunday Carvery, and good ale.

Ilam is a short drive away, well worth a visit, and a walk.

Waterhouses is conveniently situated between Ashbourne and Leek, both lovely towns to visit.

One of our main reasons for stay was proximity to Alton Towers, and at around 6 miles away, was very handy.

Easy drive into the beautiful Peak District, and drive between Leek and Buxton was very picturesque.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Comfortable home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 5 night holiday in this superb, clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. Couldn't fault the cottage and the weather we had was great so were able to sit outside in the lovely enclosed garden after busy days out exploring the beautiful Peak District. The owner was very helpful and informative. Would highly recommend this cottage and would have no hesitation in re-booking.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 friends stayed here for a biking holiday, they were able to walk to the pub for dinner to make up for all those calories they had burned riding their bikes. Everything was in good order and clean. The owner is very helpful and very prompt to answer any questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage.

It was so well equipped, much more than we could have expected. Our children played happily for hours with the games and Lego and enjoyed the garden and space to run very much.

There really was nothing about our stay that we could fault, and having such a clean and comfortable base for our adventures made it all the better.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is direct with the owner so no additional fees are incurred. Provisional bookings can be made by either email through the website or telephone (01780 470593) and will be confirmed upon receipt of a completed booking from and deposit. Deposit is 25% of the total price of the holiday for breaks of 4 nights or more, 50% for short breaks (minimum of 3 nights). Provisional bookings will be kept for 10 days from date of booking although this period can be extended upon request.The balance is payable one month before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Saturday but this is negotiable. Guests may arrive after 3.00p.m. at the start of the holiday and we ask that they depart by 10.00a.m. at the end of their stay.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for a full week Saturday to Saturday. Alternative start days are available upon request. 3 night breaks are available out of peak season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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