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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

John & Liz Astle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Kniveton

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!


Kniveton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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 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.


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Character Cottage Sleeping Up To Six People. Peak District. Good pub close by.
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Lovely cottage with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely, beautifully appointed cottage. It had everything we needed, abacus in a great location for exploring the area. Child friendly she plenty of room for the four of us. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do try really hard to keep the cottage in the best possible condition for our guests. Will hope to see you again soon. John & Liz.
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Birthday treat

  • 5 of 5

An excellent home from home stay stay

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a lovely village. It had everything we could wish for. The owners who live next door were very welcoming. Would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, we do try hard to maintain a high standard and we're delighted you were happy with your stay. We'll hope to see you all again soon. John & Liz.
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Lovely cottage with an excellent pub nearby.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights for our son's wedding which was on a farm in Kniveton. Wonderful place to stay as we could easily walk to the venue and to the cottages where other guests were staying. Would love to stay again as we didn't get to visit all the beautiful Derbyshire countyside. We highly recommend the local pub. The food was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad the wedding went well and that you enjoyed your stay. Our local pub is brilliant isn't it? A welcoming atmosphere and wonderful food, coupled with that "local" feeling. We're very lucky to have it just 75 yards away from the front door. It will be lovely to see you again if you do choose to revisit, there's so much to see in Derbyshire and I know that most of your time on this occassion was taken up with the wedding. Come back for a proper holiday! Best wishes John & Liz.
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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: June 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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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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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Red Lion
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Red Lion
Car: necessary


Nearest airports -

East Midlands - 30 miles

Manchester - 50 miles

Birmingham - 51 miles


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $99.89

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.