Our first stay at this but definitely won't be our last! This pet friendly Cottage is sufficiently remote but has fantastic walks right on the doorstep. The owners have tastefully decorated and accessorised to make the cottage feel very special and homely. The open log fire topped it off. Would highly recommend and definitely return.
Bankside Cottage was perfect in every way for our short 3 night booking. Very comfortable and cosy and had everything we needed. It's obviously well looked after and maintained.
We went for a long weekend break in February. The cottage is fantastic, very spacious. We were convinced that it's a semi-detached cottage, but you actually get the whole cottage shown in the photo. Vicki was very helpful and informative. Everything what you need is in the cottage. It was quite a cold weekend, so we were a little bit cold on the first night, but we used the fireplace more and switched on the heating for a little bit longer on the following days and it was much better. The Dovedale walk which is just round the corner from the cottage is very picturesque. The walk to the George pub was also very enjoyable and its destination even better!
We booked the cottage just before Christmas so we had something to look forward to after New Year. The communication from Vicki The owner of the cottage was excellent. The Cottage is idyllic, welcoming, tastefully decorated, warm and cosy. The real fire in the lounge is an added bonus especially at this time of year. The bed in the Master bedroom is probably one of comfiest beds I have ever slept in. The location of the cottage is perfect with good walks close by. We embarked on the walk to Alstonefield and had lunch at the The George which was excellent. We will definitely stay at Bankside cottage again. We were loathed to leave and I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. A big thank you to Vicki and very much look forward to staying with you again soon. We loved it. With kindest regards, Jeremy, Claire and William Soden and George The dog.
We spent Christmas and New Year in Bankside Cottage and it couldn't have been better. The cottage felt really cosy with the real fire and tasteful mix of modern/traditional decor, especially the amazing master bedroom (that king size bed is hard to get out off once you are in it!). It's really well equipped so we didn't want for anything. The owner, Vicki, was brilliant to make arrangements with and even decorated the cottage for us for Christmas, which was so thoughtful. It's ideally located just 2 minutes from the Dovedale river walk and has lots of walking/biking routes all around the immediate area. There are some good local country pubs and Ashbourne is only a 20 minute drive, which has supermarkets as well some lovely local shops to choose from. If you want to get away into the country with lots of outdoors and cosy indoors, you couldn't find anywhere better to stay than Bankside Cottage.
We had a lovely weekend staying at Bankside Cottage. The communication from Vicki was excellent, and the cottage was immaculate on arrival. We particularly loved the open fire which we used every night! There are several walks straight from the front door - the walk along Dovedale to Ilam is stunning. There are 2 pubs nearby (both within a mile). The George in Alstonfield is well worth a visit and does excellent food.
We will definitely be returning.
Ideally located cottage allowing numerous, excellent walks from the door.
The cottage has been refurbished to a high standard with all amenities you will need.