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

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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.

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. Christmas at Chatsworth is also well worth a visit... the ground floor of the house is transformed with decorations from 5th November to 3rd 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 are also two cycle hire centres in the village, a village shop, pub and cafe. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. Pets accepted by prior arrangement.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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17 Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Portland Place - Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this modern cottage. It is beautifully presented, very clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and helpful and left some milk, tea, coffee and biscuits as a nice welcoming touch. Games, DVD's and bicycles available at the cottage and a nice garden for the children to play in at the end of the day. The cottage is in a good location for exploring lots of Derbyshire; lots of walking, National Trust and English Heritage properties to visit. We had a wonderful time and would like to return. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my friend and 2 dogs stayed here and would recommend the cottage Clean, convenient and just joy to stay in. Close to all the Peak District has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in the gorgeous little village of waterhouses. We could not have asked for a better equipped place to stay for our long weekend. My little family had an amazing time and are looking forward to booking again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Brilliant place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was brilliant. Everything you could need. Was home from home. Had a lovely time with my daughter. We went to bakewell and leek. Had a good walk round other places. Couldn't ask for anything more thanks very much

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very happy Christmas in this excellent cottage - with a warm and seasonal welcome from Inez and Hannah. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well and thoughtfully equipped, and is ideal for walking (on local lanes and trails if the fields are muddy - the owners have supplied plenty of maps and guides). Ashbourne and Leek are nearby for supermarket shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house with everything you possibly need, nice location within easy reach of everywhere.

Would highly recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn/Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£355
 
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£365
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£385
 
 
Late Spring/Early Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£405
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£445
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£395
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£355
 

Additional pricing information

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 5 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 dates may be available upon request. 3 night breaks are available out of peak season and all year round on a late availability basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, WC and basin. Family bathroom on the first floor with bath, WC and basin. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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