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Columbine Cottage in Alton Derbyshire
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43 reviews
Columbine Cottage in Alton Derbyshire
Time for tea and cake in cosy Columbine Cottage
Columbine Cottage's garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
Columbine main bedroom with double bed
Twin Bedroom 1
Luxurious kitchen
Columbine Cottage's dining room
The lane outside Columbine Cottage
Relax in the sun outside the sitting room door
Twin Bedroom 2
Bathroom
Bathroom
Footpath along the lane from the cottage
Garden with sitting room window behind
Steps to Garden
View across valley from just outside the cottage
Main entrance to Columbine Cottage
Foxgloves and horses from the local riding school
View from the lane outside Columbine Cottage
Ashover Village
Heather moorland within 2 miles of cottage
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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SA00001
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Peaceful, cosy retreat perfect for adventurous groups or secluded chill time”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Booked Columbine Cottage quite late in the day and was very chuffed Sue had availability over the Easter weekend. The booking process was a total breeze and compared to local B&Bs and hotels, a two-nighter here was incredibly reasonable price wise, particularly when split between two couples.

Alton is a gorgeous weeny village with breath-taking views over the surrounding farmland. We had such a laugh fumbling our way up the stone stepped hillside to the Fabrick Rock and down the country lanes at midnight, after the pubs closed in Ashover. Take a torch if your night vision's lousy! Dinner and the atmosphere in The Crispin Inn was brilliantly cosy and 'local' on the Saturday night and we got stuck into curry night at The Old Poet on the Sunday (although I think I would've preferred traditional pub grub as was seriously average) - all 3 pubs on that strip, including Black Swan, had great beer, cider & ale selections and the service was friendly. Nearest decent shop for supplies (tesco) was a 5-10 min drive away in Chesterfield.

Columbine Cottage was immaculate, very spacious and with an amazing coal fire that smelt delicious as it heated up. The kitchen is very well equipped and roomy with a large table for dining - if we'd have been staying longer we'd definitely have cooked a roast. The pretty little garden looks out over a paddock with horses. The bathroom was massive with double sinks and lovely shower with a specially installed switch to make it kick a bit harder. And the beds, duvet and pillows were so dreamy - best night's sleep I've had in yonks! Super quiet too, which was heavenly coming from noisy London.

Thanks Sue! Highly recommended to families, couples or groups of friends either eager for chill time or keen to be adventurous and get out exploring.

Travelling group: Friends
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Caroline...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“wonderful beautiful place to stay perfect home from home.”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We came with the family the cottage was beautiful well equipped and cosy. Loved the toiletries and the log fire. We would definitely come again the kids loved it and so did we.

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Liked best: comfy beds
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Kismat73
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, excellent facilities”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Lovely cottage and we had a lovely weekend ! The cottage had everything we needed and hopefully we will be coming back

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Keir G
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Peaceful & comfortable”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We enjoyed our stay, The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and an excellent location for walking and visiting places. Would definitely stay there again.

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Liked best: It peaceful and comfortable
Travelling group: Friends
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FourCooks
1 review
“Cosy, comfy cottage perfect for our young family.”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We had a lovely time at Columbine Cottage. It's surprisingly spacious which was perfect for three small children crawling/running around and there's plenty of space for grown ups to relax too. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed the selection of DVDs too.

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Roycav
West Kirby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Superb cottage, fully equipped and an excellent location.”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

A very well kept property in a lovely location.

Spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything that we required.

Lots to see and do within a 10 mile radius, Chesterfield, Bakewell, Matlock, Bolsover and much more.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Liz A
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside.”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Clean comfortable cottage, many extra touches gives this cottage the excellent rating. Very quiet location with views to surrounding countryside.
Nearest eateries in Ashover approx 1 mile away, we had our dog with us but two of the pubs are dog friendly. The Old Poets Corner, the food was average but plentiful, however was quite a long wait although did not appear that busy. several dogs in the pub at the time of our visit. We preferred the The Crispin, food much better presented & tastier, very friendly pub both locals and staff. Individual water bowl provided for the dog. Dogs allowed in top bar only. They also do a takeaway menu several choices for £5 a meal.

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Liked best: Thoughtful touches provided by owners
Liked least: Sofas, didn't find them very comfortable, also very low.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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