|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Dovedale Lodge is set in the beautiful grounds of the Old Rectory next to the Grade 1 listed parish church, which is over 1,000 years old. With two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property provides luxurious accommodation for a family of four, or for two couples; a fully modernised eat-in kitchen and a spacious sitting room complete the accommodation. The cottage is furnished with a mix of antique and painted French furniture and offers the highest standard of finishing and equipment to ensure your stay will be as comfortable as possible. Blore is a small hamlet with a handful of houses and is very quiet and peaceful. The surrounding countryside is famed for its views of the Peaks and the river Dove is a few hundred yards away and easily reached by foot.
A really lovely cottage, in a beautiful location, next door to Blore Church (complete with extraordinary monument to William Bassett-whose descendants include the Queen!), but only 4 miles from Ashbourne, with its multiple amenities. The cottage is equipped with top rate appliances, bedding, beds and furnishings.
The post is charming and the cottage is superb – very highly recommended.
The cottage is set in a beautiful location and really peaceful. We had everything we needed and the owner was really welcoming. We enjoyed several walks around the area, and it was amazing to be able to walk directly from the cottage to Dovedale. We would thoroughly recommend and plan to return ourselves.
Dovedale Lodge is one of the most well equipped and luxurious cottages we have ever stayed in. All the appliances and fittings were of the best quality and the cottage was warm, cosy and dry even though we experienced a lot of rain. We found the beds very comfy too. It was only a short drive from some of the area's main attractions - we visited Chatsworth and walked down beautiful Dove Dale during our short stay. The cottage was situated in a quiet, peaceful village but close enough to supermarkets and shops. We really cannot find fault with it and would recommend the cottage to others if asked.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dovedale Lodge which was perfectly located
for our visit, near the charming market town of Ashbourne but nestled in the
hills around Dovedale, all quiet and peaceful. The cottage is tastefully
furnished and we all slept like logs on the very comfortable beds. The
kitchen was especially well equipped with all mod cons and the downstairs
shower was superb - it looks as though it has been recently renovated. The
wifi worked very well and the sitting room was very comfortable and warm. We
were able to visit all the major houses in the Peak District easily in two
days - and found the cottage well located for this. The visitor notes were
also most helpful and pointed us in the right direction. As walkers, we
thoroughly enjoyed the walks around Blore and the magnificent views of
Dovedale and beyond. All in all a great week for my family and I and we
went home thoroughly refreshed. We have stayed in many rental houses over
the years but never in one so comfortable and well equipped. We will
definitely return as the children especially enjoyed all the attractions,
but sadly the theme park at Alton Towers was closed. It opens in the Spring and we will be back to visit !
Lovely warm and well equipped property with excellent comfy beds.
We were visiting friends/family locally and it was a great base.
Loved the downstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower for anyone with limited mobility. More information about domestic issues would have enabled us to be a bit more 'green', but owners were very helpful.
We would certainly book again.
A lovely cottage- comfortable and very well equipped, clean, well-maintained and tastefully furnished with a number of extra touches which made our stay very enjoyable (eg local information folder, selection of books and helpful supplies in kitchen such as tinfoil, dishwasher powder etc.). A great location for walking, sightseeing and cycling and owners were very helpful and friendly. Only one negative comment is that the shower was not up to the standard of the rest of the property and appliances. Overall highly recommended.
Birmingham airport 50 miles
East Midlands airport 25 miles
Manchester airport 40 miles
Use of car is essential.
4 miles from the Georgian market town of Ashbourne
8 miles to Alton Towers theme park
22 miles to Chatsworth House
20 miles to Haddon Hall
5 miles to Tissington Hall
11 miles to Carsington Water (sailing & watersports)
2 miles to the Tissington Trail (cycling)
21 miles to Buxton
17 miles to Bakewell
Walk in some of the Peak District's finest countryside straight from the front door. The cottage is less than a mile from the renowned limestone gorge of Dovedale and there are many stunning walks in the immediate vicinity. There are some excellent pubs locally, some of which can be reached by walking. The cottage is ideally located for visits to Derbyshire's many historic houses such as Chatsworth, Haddon and Tissington. Many local villages have well dressings and "wakes" (celebrations) in the May to September period. The property is also only 8 miles from the Alton Towers theme park and for those interested in sport, there is tennis, golf, sailing, cycling and riding routes locally.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
There is an additional Good Housekeeping deposit of £100 which is returnable if the cottage is left in good order. A booking form must be completed and a 25% deposit is payable on booking, with the balance payable no later than eight weeks from arrival date. All payments are to be made by bank transfer.
Please note: no dogs and no children under 8 years of age
Changeover day is Friday, and arrival time is from 4.00pm onwards. On leaving, the property must be vacated by 10.00am.
Notes on prices:
3-4 night rates are 70% of the weekly rate.
2015: £445 in low season, £514 in mid season & £595 in high season.
2016: £485 in low season, £560 in mid season, & £649 in high season.
Three night bookings run from Friday to Monday (3 nights).
Four night bookings run from Monday to Friday (4 nights).
In Mid and High Season 3 or 4 night bookings can only be made a maximum of 28 days in advance of arrival date.