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Large Holiday Cottage With Views Over Dovedale In Peak District National Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Cottage in Milldale, Dovedale, Peak District, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Rural Location, 15 Minutes Walk To Superb Pub In Alstonfield, Walks In All Directions

Large holiday cottage in Milldale, heart of Dovedale, Peak District, with stunning views, 6 bedrooms and located right on the doorstep of some of the best walking country in the Peak District National Park. Sleeps up to 15, with 13 in proper beds and 2 on a sofa bed (one bedroom is downstairs). There are 3 bathrooms (two downstairs). Valley View is pet friendly and we accept up to a maximum of 5 dogs depending on size. Spa retreats and catered dinner parties for special birthday or anniversary celebrations can be organised. Ideal for large families or family groups to holiday together or groups of friends. Facilities for secure bike storage provided and there are good mountain biking and off road cycling trails suitable for families very nearby. Very handily placed for visiting Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chatsworth House. Alton Towers is about 30 minutes drive so ideal for a family or group outing.

One of the main features of Valley View holiday cottage is its location in the heart of Dovedale, one of the most famous and picturesque areas in the Peak District National Park. Valley View has stunning views from the front of the property over Dovedale and literally within a stones throw of delightful walks along the river Dove. In fact there are walks in all directions and you will be spoilt for choice. The walk along the Dove is suitable for all ages and abilities and a visit to the famous stepping stones is a must.

Valley View is also very close to the Tissington Trail, ideal for traffic free cycling and walking for miles. There are pubs along the route, but it is also ideal for a picnic in the spring and summer months.

For those wanting to visit the lovely Peak District towns and villages and historic houses, there are plenty nearby. Ashbourne is a lovely market town with plenty of small shops to explore as well as a centre for antique lovers with many shops along the high street. There are good delis, cafes, pubs and restaurants too.

For those wanting more of an adrenaline rush, Alton Towers is only a 30 minute drive to Alton Towers. Many of our guests have taken the opportunity of visiting the UKs largest theme park while staying at Valley View holiday cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I run two large holiday homes in the Peak District (and if you don't know, this is an area pretty much right in the middle of England). I've been doing this since 2006 when I opened my first holiday home, Riverside House. For over 30 years my friends and family had been coming to the Peak District for walking holidays, great pubs and just hanging out together. I opened my 2nd holiday home in the Peak District in 2010, Valley View and it is ideal for family holidays, special celebrations,larger groups, business meetings and team building. Both cottages are in spectacular areas of the Peak District and are ideal for walking. My family and I stay in our holiday cottages on a regular basis so we make sure everything is working propertly, is well stocked and in good order for our guests.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fantastic visit to this lovely, spacious holiday cottage. There is everything you need for a group holiday plus fab walks from the door in all directions. The dog was very happy! As were we!
Jan 2016
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3 Reviews

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Gorgeous cottage in a picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year myself and a group of friends have stayed at valley view. The cottage is gorgeous and the location is so peaceful. We stayed for 5 nights and could have quite happily stayed longer. There are plenty of nice walks close by and a pub within 1 mile. The owner and housekeeper are very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend this property to groups of friends or families looking for a short break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us for a second time. Even more delighted that you want to come back for a third time! I do agree the walks from the door are lovely and the location has some great views.
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Family break at Valley View

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a short break with our family age range of party aged four to fifty two. Valley view is a more than well equipped beautiful cottage, we could find no faults and there everyone enjoyed our stay. The cottage is set in a very private stunning village and it was a very safe place for the youngsters to play as there is no through road hence no traffic. We went for long walks along the river and it was extremely unspoilt with magnificent views. For years we have had a family holiday staying on caravan sites but after staying at Valley View cottage our idea of spending quality family time has changed. We will definitely be returning there next year. The cottage was very spacious and spotlessly clean and the owner very helpful I would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments and I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Valley View holiday cottage. The area is lovely and quiet and beautiful, ideal for walks of all ages as you say. We would love to welcome you back again next year.
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Wonderful "Home from Home"

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Valley View several times and each time, it really feels to me like it's "home from home", but with much better views ! The setting is wonderful, there is easy parking and this area of The Peaks has the routes walkers could want, from easy rambling to the more challenging more hilly routes. The facilities are first class, clean and very well maintained - the kitchen, for example, is very well equipped with a great range of cooking equipment and plenty of crockery and glasses, so you don't have to wait for the dishwasher to finish each time - you don't just get one of each item, like a lot of holiday rentals. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into this because their cottage is really comfortable, large but cosy and a great base for group/family holidays, with wifi/Sky TV, so there's also indoor entertainment if the weather's bad. We've already recommended this property to friends and look forward to staying there again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoy staying at Valley View holiday cottage. We always try and keep the cottage well stocked for large groups, so glad you appreicate the amount of kitchen equipment. The views and walks, we agree, are really lovely.
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Location

Chatsworth House Park & Garden
Eyam, Hope Valley
Baslow Edge
Alton Towers Theme Park
Ashbourne
Monsal Head Hotel
Dovedale
The Izaak Walton Hotel
Hathersage
David Mellor Design
Ilam Hall
Monsal Trail
Bakewell
Buxton
Castleton
The Plough Inn
Matlock

From the Owner

For years my friends and family had been coming to the Peak District for walking holidays, great pubs and just hanging out together. We struggled to find good self catering places in great areas and that were large enough to accommodate us all. So that's why I decided to give it a go myself. I chose the Peak District because it's an area I've known for over 30 years and it has a great central location. It is easily accessible from most parts of the country and is therefore ideal for groups and families to meet up without long car journeys. Once you are in the Peak District you can escape the worries of everyday life and relax. Or you can get active and have fun with the family in the big outdoors. Or explore an historic house or market town. It is also great for our active dog too!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Alstonfield at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Buxton at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Derby at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M1 at 70 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Alstonfield at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

Valley View is located off the A515 north out of Ashbourne. From the M1 Ashbourne is accessed via the A50 (Alton Towers/Stoke). Driving times: Birmingham - 1 hour 15 mins; Bristol - 3 hours; Cardiff - 3 hours; Derby - 30 mins; Edinburgh - 4 hours 30 mins; Glasgow - 4 hours; Leeds - 1 hour 30 mins; London - 2 hours 30 mins; Manchester - 1 hour (Manchester Airport - 1 hour)

Newcastle - 3 hours; Nottingham - 1 hour (East Midlands Airport - 1 hour) Car is essential.

Distances:

Alstonfield and The George public house one mile, Ashbourne market town 6 miles, Bakewell market town 10 miles, Buxton spa town 10 miles, Leek with fine food markets approx 20 miles, Derby approx 30 miles. Chatsworth House is about 10 miles.

Further Details:

The nearest pub is one mile and serves fabulous food, it is renowned in the area. Plenty of other great Peak District pubs within a 2-5 mile radius. Local shops and restaurants are in the market town of Ashbourne (6 miles), with main supermarkets, banks, deli’s, cafes, pubs, fish and chips, Indian as well as lovely independent shops and antique shops.

We supply a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits, salt and pepper oil, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, a starter supply of washing machine and dishwasher tablets, a couple of bin bags, a few toilet rolls, hand soaps in all bathrooms and an unlimited and free supply of logs. We also provide a bundle of kindling and some firelighters.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Economy Season
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£996
for 2 nights
From
£498
£1,247
 
 
Christmas and New Year 16
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,992
for 2 nights
From
£996
£2,287
 
 
Economy Season
6 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£996
for 2 nights
From
£498
£1,247
 
 
High Season 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 2 nights
From
£644
£1,591
 
 
Economy Season
18 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£997
for 2 nights
From
£498
£1,247
 
 
Peak Season week 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,723
for 2 nights
From
£862
£2,153
 
 
Mid season 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 2 nights
From
£546
£1,365
 
 
Peak Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,723
for 2 nights
From
£862
£2,153
 
 
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 2 nights
From
£644
£1,591
 
 
Peak Season
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,723
for 2 nights
From
£862
£2,153
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,157
for 2 nights
From
£578
£1,439
 
 
Peak Season
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 2 nights
From
£878
£2,193
 
 
Economy Season
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 2 nights
From
£514
£1,285
 
 
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,055
for 2 nights
From
£1,028
£2,377
 
 
Economy Season
6 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 2 nights
From
£514
£1,285
 
 
High Season
9 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 2 nights
From
£682
£1,697
 
 
Economy Season
17 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 2 nights
From
£514
£1,285
 
 
Peak Season
30 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 2 nights
From
£878
£2,193
 
 
Mid Season
14 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,157
for 2 nights
From
£578
£1,439
 
 
Peak Season
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 2 nights
From
£878
£2,193
 
 
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 2 nights
From
£682
£1,697
 
 
Peak Season
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,757
for 2 nights
From
£878
£2,193
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
To secure bookings a 25% deposit is required at time of booking. Accept BACS or cheque only. Balances are due 6 weeks prior to arrival. A returnable breakages bond of £150 is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Pet fees of £15 per pet are payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. Please note that prices shown on the prices table are weekly prices. We do have short breaks available throughout the year, even in Peak Season so do contact us direct for breaks of 2-4 nights. 2 nights is our miniumum stay. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 25% DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE IF YOU CANCEL. THE BALANCE ONCE PAID IS ALSO NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT IF WE CAN RE-LET THE PROPERTY WE WILL RETURN THE BALANCE TO YOU.

Changeover Day:
Friday for weekly rentals, flexible for sort breaks and mid-week breaks. Standard arrival time is 10 am and standard departure time is 4 pm. Flexibility will be considered with these times out of Peak Season and for short breaks.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices are given in the prices table. We do accept short breaks from 2-4 nights so do contact us direct for these prices. We accept short breaks throughout the year even in Peak Seasons at Valley View. Our minimum stay is 2 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Valley View is in a lovely conservation hamlet in the Peak District National Park. The views from the garden and kitchen window are something that you won't get with most holiday cottages - with some stunning views over Dovedale a Peak District gem. The location is ideal for walking and not to be missed are the famous stepping stones over the river Dove. There are walks to suit all ages and abilities from the door of the house. There is a fantastic foodie pub The George only a short (but steep) walk up the lane to Alstonfield and this is well worth booking for a special meal out. Ashbourne with its market, local shops, cobbled streets, delis, restaurants and pubs is a short 15 minute drive away. The thrills and spills of Alton Towers are about a 30 minute drive away too!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Main family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and large free standing bath with claw feet and wc. Downstairs family bathroom with bath with shower over, wc. Downstairs bathroom in attached Annex with bath with shower over and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, A link attached king-size and single or as 3 singles
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, A link attached king-size or can be a twin room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed, A link attached king-size or can be a twin
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Located in the attached Annex, downstairs double, sofa bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have link attached beds so may be king-size or twins, and there is an additional single in bedroom 1. Bedroom 4 is a double, 5 a twin and bedroom 6 is a double in the downstairs Annex (accessed round rear of the house). Cot supplied.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We ask for a £150 breakages bond on all bookings, which is returned once the house is checked. We do not charge for minor breakages. Standard arrival time is 4 pm and departure time is 10 am. However short breaks are flexible and will be discussed with individual bookings. Standard changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings. Pets welcome and there is a pet fee of £15 per pet. All heating and unlimited supply of free logs is included in the booking fee. Outside: Two large lawn garden areas to the front of the house, one of which is secure and surrounded by a traditional stone wall. Patio area and BBQ are situated round the rear of the house. Ample garden furniture and chairs provided. There is a lovely secluded seating area at the top of the rear garden with views over fields. Secure bike shed provided solely for guests use. Off street parking for up to four cars. Other parts of garden planted with mature shrubs. Utility Room: Spacious utility room with washing machine, separate dryer, 2nd large fridge, shoe racks for walking boots and wellies, coat hangers, sink, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen, supplied. Property is cleaned prior to arrival. Longer stays of two weeks, mid-stay cleaning and change of beds, towels can be provided with prior arrangement. Other: Very large entrance hall with games table - multiple use for different games such as mini pool, table tennis and others. Coat hangers just off hall. Stair gates provided to bottom of main hall stairs. Both TV's have Sky sports, BT sports and films in HD.

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