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Character Cottage Sleeping Up To Six People. Peak District. Good pub close by.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Kniveton, Nr. Ashbourne, Peak District, Derbyshire Dales, England - Village Location, Close To Carsington Water.

This recently refurbished stone built cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms, two of which have double beds, the third having twin beds. Smaller groups of up to four people can be accommodated with 1 double bedroom locked. Outside is parking for up to three cars and a secluded patio area with table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Owners John & Liz live next door so should be on hand to welcome you when you arrive, show you round and answer any questions. If you need any help during your stay, just come round to us to ask. For those evenings when you don't fancy cooking, the village pub is just 75 yards down the road serving good food and real ales. As an alternative there's another pub just half a mile away, again with a great reputation for food. The bustling market town of Ashbourne, often referred to as "The Gateway to the Peaks" is just a couple of miles away, and has four supermarkets where you can get food - Sainsburys, Waitrose, Co-op and Marks & Spencer Simply Food. There are many small, private shops in the town, ensuring it is not just your "typical" high street, and in Church Street you'll find a selection of around a dozen antique shops, one of Derbyshire's largest collections of this type of shop. A couple of miles in the other direction is Carsington Water where you can find so much to do. There's water sports, sailing, cycle hire, a children's play area, a bird watching centre with several hides, or you can just walk around the reservoir. A full circuit is around 8.5 miles. Obviously Derbyshire's fabulous Peak District is right on your doorstep with so much opportunity to walk, cycle and generally enjoy the wonderful countryside. Within a short drive you can get to Dovedale, possibly the most famous of Derbyshire's dales, but also close by are Milldale, Monsal dale and Lathkill dale. You can walk or cycle along the High Peak Trail and the Tissington Trail, or if you fancy some of Britains finest heritage, then Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedlaston Hall and Hardwick Hall are all close by, as is the Derwent Valley Mills, a World Heritage site. For those of you wanting excitement of a different sort, the famous Alton Towers resort is within half an hours drive, perfect for keeping the kids happy or for entertaining the child in you! All this and more is close by to keep you busy for the whole period of your stay. Or you can just chill, relax, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful part of England.


Owner
John & Liz Astle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About John & Liz Astle

John & Liz moved into Kniveton late in 2013 and immediately began to refurbish Upper Bank House to a high standard as a self catering holiday cottage. We live next door so are available to meet and greet, help you settle and answer any questions you may have.

You will be fully independent, but help is at hand if you need it.

This is our only holiday let ensuring it receives our full attention. We are very proud of it and make every effort to ensure the quality on offer to guests remains at a very high standard.

Why John & Liz Astle chose Derbyshire Dales

Village location in country community. We are Derbyshire people and wished to remain in the county where we enjoy its magnificent scenery. Living in the other half of the cottage ourselves ensures that you enjoy quiet privacy which we know is important to our guests.

We are also keen bird watchers - well John is keen, Liz enjoys - and we wanted to be close to Carsington Water which attracts much of interest.

What makes this cottage unique

Village location

Very convenient for Ashbourne and Carsington Water

Friendly local community

Local pub - The Red Lion - serving good food and real ales.

Fresh country air!

Amenities

Ashbourne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bathroom with feature "slipper" bath, large walk in shower, wash basin with mirror and wc. Mirror has "hands free" electric lighting. All towels included.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms with double beds. One bedroom with twin beds. All bed linen included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We accommodate up to six people, but can offer a small reduction if your group numbers no more than four and only two bedrooms are needed. One of the double rooms can be locked if this is the case. There is parking for up to three cars. Sorry, no pets. Outside: There is parking for up to three cars and a small but attractive patio area with a table and six chairs for warm summer evenings. There is a covered shed where two - three bicycles can be left. It is not secure, but not visible from the road. Utility Room: A separate part of the kitchen, the "wet" area includes the sink unit and drainer, dishwasher and washer dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned every week, or at the end of each visit if sooner. Other: Dining room with table and six comfortable chairs beside a large old feature fireplace. Included is a hostess trolley to help keep food piping hot.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Character Cottage Sleeping Up To Six People. Peak District. Good pub close by.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
5

property was clean tidy well presented & owners were more than helpfull, would not hesitate to go ag

  • 5 of 5

good area to stay for all forms of sightseeing, plenty of local shops 15min away,good local pub grub & lots of good shops. great accomadation & friendly people

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be delighted to welcome you all back soon.
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5

Spacious welcoming cottage in a great area for exploring the Peak District

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely few days staying at John and Liz's cottage. We are a family of five with teens and we had plenty of space and had everything we needed. I think I was more excited than the kids about the selection of games available and the welcome bottle of fizz and crisps were very gratefully received! The place was also spotless. Very close by is Carsington Water, a lovely spot to cycle around and a great cafe too. We also had a fantastic day cycling from Bakewell (30 minute drive away) along the Monsal Trail, stopping for a pub lunch along the way. Haddon Hall was another highlight. We sampled the food at the friendly Red Lion pub a few doors down and would happily return. A lovely part of the country.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the area so much. We're very lucky to live in such a lovely village in this beautiful part of the country. Liz and I hope you see you all again for another stay soon. You'll always be welcome.
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4

beautiful,warm and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

A very enjoyable weekend. A beautiful cottage, clean, warm and comfortable with the owners on hand to help if needed. Located in a very convenient pretty village close to the lovely Derbyshire tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we do our best to make the cottage as warm, comfortable and welcoming as possible. It is our only holiday let so take a great pride in its presentation and facilities. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. John & Liz.
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5

One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious that a great deal of effort has gone into the cottage. The rooms are very nicely decorated and impeccably clean. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. What also impressed us was the preparation of the cottage before we arrived. We were there with my parents and children for Christmas and were expecting to have to pop out and get a tree and decorations. However, everything had been done for us - the whole place had been decorated. We just had to drop our bags and start to relax. John and Liz were just next door and were very friendly and were very happy to help, organising some logs for us. We really couldn't have wished it to be any better.

I would certainly consider coming back but this time in the warmer months as there are great opportunities to go out walking and cycling in the area.

Thanks for making it such a lovely Christmas.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, we do put a lot of effort into preparing the cottage for all our guests throughout the year. Christmas is special though so we make sure the cottage is decorated nicely for the whole festive season. We're so glad you were happy with our efforts. There is much for our guests to enjoy all year round, come rain or shine. The scenery is magnificent for walkers or cyclists to enjoy in all weathers whilst for those who would rather be inside on colder, wetter days there are many historic houses and museums within easy reach. The historic market towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell and Wirksworth are also worthy of visits. It will be lovely to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes John & Liz.
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5

A lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage. It was very well equipped and very clean.The owners who live next door were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we do our best to ensure that our guests have the best possible holiday experience. If help is needed we're there for you, otherwise we just leave you in peace to enjoy your stay. We'll hope to see you all again soon.
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5

We can't recommend it enough!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Upper Bank House, and would definitely return. It is situated in a lovely rural area, which is a great base for walks (long and short) or drives to local towns/attractions. There is a pub a few doors down the road too, which serves food. We didn't sample this, but it certainly smelled good!

There were five of us staying in the cottage (all adults) and it was very comfortable - six would be fine, too. Very comfy beds and bedding. Very clean rooms. Spotless bathroom, with a huge shower.

John and his wife were lovely, and very welcoming, yet left us to do our own thing, which was nice. We were touched to find a welcome gift on the kitchen table when we arrived, including wine and nibbles.

The kitchen is very well equipped, and we managed to easily whip up a roast dinner with all the trimmings, alongside many other meals. The garden is small but lovely, with table and chairs for sunny days.

We had brought our own games with us, however there is an impressive array of books, games and DVDs to choose from in the cottage, if you are stuck indoors or just fancy a night in.

Our only criticism was the fact there is only one bathroom/toilet. This probably wouldn't bother most people, however it always makes me a little bit anxious due to health issues.

Overall, I'd book this cottage again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review, Liz and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do work very hard to maintain the standard of the cottage, both for cleanliness and its contents. Many guests have commented to us that the kitchen is better equipped with pans, pots, utencils etc than they have at home. The bathroom also draws considerable praise for both the shower and the feature bath. One guest wanted to take the bathroom with them when they left!! We can confirm the food at the pub is excellent, we often eat there ourselves. The chef has won awards and to maintain the standard food isn't served on his day off. We're so glad to hear you'd love to come and stay again, it will be our pleasure to welcome you back here soon. John & Liz.
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Red Lion
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Derby
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Red Lion
Car: necessary

Travel:

Nearest airports -

East Midlands - 30 miles

Manchester - 50 miles

Birmingham - 51 miles

Distances:

Village pub - The Red Lion - 75 yards

Ashbourne - 2 miles

Carsington Water - 2 miles

Dovedale - 7 miles

Alton Towers - 14 miles

Chatsworth House - 19 miles

Further Details:

Ashbourne has four supermarkets, Co-op, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Marks & Spencer Simply Food.

There are many other small, independent shops in Ashbourne, together with many banks, restaurants and antique shops.

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Rates & Availability

Ashbourne Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
17 Medium
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$770
 
 
17 High
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$208
$893
 
 
17 Low
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$154
$660
 
 
17 Medium
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$770
 
 
17 Very Low
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$550
 
 
17 Low
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$154
$660
 
 
17 High
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$208
$893
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $97.02

Changeover Day:
During busy periods our changeover day is usually Saturday, but we try to be as flexible as possible. Guests may arrive at any time after 4pm, and leave us by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Reduced prices available for 3/4/5 night stays at our discretion. Do please enquire for our prices for 3 night + stays.
Stays of 6 nights are charged at the 7 night rate.
For groups of up to 4 people and if only two bedrooms are required, a small reduction may be offered and one of the double bedrooms will be locked. This is at our discretion. Please enquire if this option may suit you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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