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“Perfect base for a short break in Peak District”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Alstonefield, Peak District National Park, England

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Peter F
1 review
“Perfect base for a short break in Peak District”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Stayed here with better half for 2 nights in June. Well appointed cottage, good location, really helpful and friendly hosts - I would not hesitate to recommend The Old Shippon to any couple looking for somewhere to stay for a short break in the Peak District.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jun 2017
Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad you really enjoyed your short stay with us, we really like to try and provide a great place to escape to!
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SJ_LJ2015
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Attention to detail”
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Such a lovely cosy little cottage, perfect for two people looking for a nice relaxing weekend away in the Peak District. Great location for walking & the pubs near by are excellent for food. Upon arrival we received a mini cheese plate & a bottle of wine for us to indulge. One thing that really stood out for me was the level of attention to detail that has gone in to this accommodation. Lots of little things have been thought of that you wouldn't necessarily expect, like the USB chargers ready for you by the side of the bed, one standard USB charger & one iPhone charger! Also, the food in the freezer & the honesty jar are such a good idea. We didn't use these but it would be really handy if you were stuck! It can (obviously) get quite cold in the winter, and it's nice that there are some curtains that close off the living room from the kitchen to keep the area warmer. I think the only niggle was the shower not being very good. The pressure is quite low & the shower head leaks quite a bit (forgot to mention this when we were leaving - sorry). It didn't cause us much of an issue.
Overall, we really really enjoyed our stay at The Old Shippon & would love to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely, detailed review and I am so pleased you had a great stay with us, appreciating what we try to do to make our guests feel " at home". It was so nice to have such great guests staying and leaving our cottage immaculate on departure, thanks.
Comment noted about shower.
Comment noted about the shower
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Mark H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Everything we could have wanted”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely cottage, everything seemed to have been considered, very comfortable, well equipped, clean, quiet, Alstonefield is a lovely little village with a great pub and an ideal base for good walks down the river Dove and the surrounding area. Thank you very much we had a great stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage well equipped and comfortable. We really are in the perfect location for peace, quiet and wonderful countryside and a great village pub serving excellent food.Thank you.
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gemble1
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful Cottage in lovely grounds and stunning views”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The cottage is perfect for 2 and the setting is beautiful complimented by it being in the gorgeous village of Alstonefield. The owners have put a lot of thought into the cottage and it really felt like home from home, we had everything we needed in the cottage from kitchen equipment to guide books / recommended walks / area information.

Thank you so much for making us feel welcome this weekend, I will definitely recommend your cottage and hopefully will return for another lovely stay.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
So glad you had a good time at the cottage and appreciated everything we try to do to make our guests feel at home and comfortable. You were excellent, friendly guests and we would love to see you again.
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Ronald B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A compact, tastefully furnished; and well situated cottage.”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were cordially received by the owners who had provided a welcoming cream tea and a bottle of wine. The property is quietly situated well away from the road with a nice garden area. There are country walks directly accesssed outside the front gate. A pleasant stroll brings you to the delightful village of Alstonefield where there is a good quality (if a little expensive) eatery. Bath and kitchen facilities were modern and well appointed, central heating was preset; we did not need to use the wood burning stove.
Everything was modern, clean and functional.
We would have appreciated some more space in the bedroom and bathroom; and were disappointed the wi-fi didn't work the morning we left.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind words about The Old Shippon, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated your welcome afternoon tea and wine. Sorry that you couldn't access the Wi Fi, it is a shame you didn't tell us as we could have sorted that for you straight away.
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countrygi...
UK
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay! Excellent location for walkers”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have had a wonderful few days at The Old Shippon. The cottage is absolutely lovely and is well equipped. The garden is beautiful and we loved being able to sit outside in the evening sunshine. Hosts are very welcoming and we really appreciated the mouth-watering scones and cake on the table when we arrived! We also liked the idea of having provisions in the freezer and cupboards which we could have used, based on an honesty box system. In a small village location this is such a great idea. All in all, the cottage could not have suited us better.

The location is excellent. Once we had arrived we didn't use the car until we left. You can walk to Dovedale (and back!) from the cottage, and also to Hartington via Narrowdale and back along Biggin Dale. There are plenty of books, including walking and cycling guides in the cottage.

We would highly recommend this, and we are looking forward to returning!

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Management Response
17 Jul 2015
Thank you so much for booking the cottage, yes, it really is in a wonderful place for " car free " days and just wandering through stunning countryside. I always appreciate the little extras when I travel and am so glad you enjoyed the afternoon tea.
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