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“Great house for family Christmas”
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Hollybank House
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
Hollybank House
The log chalet & terrace
The Barbecue
The Main Lounge
The Dining Room
The Blue Lounge
The Blue Lounge - another view
The Kitchen
The Hall and Main Stairs
Super Kingsize Bedroom - twin or double on request
En-suite Shower Room
The Main Family Bathroom
Twin Bedroom - one of three
The Family Bedroom
The Second Family Bathroom
New Parking Bays
The Garden
The Garden
The Garden
A View from the House
The terrace by night
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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Redcurran...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house for family Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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From start to finish the service given by the owners was first class, they were extremely keen to ensure we had a great stay in their house from the first phone call, through to a lovely welcome hamper with wine, to the return of a forgotten item, nothing was too much trouble.
Christmas was spent by three generations at Hollybank House and the property accommodated us well with the two lounges ensuring peace and quiet or music and games could be enjoyed by all. The numerous televisions also meant all programme tastes could easily be catered for. The kitchen was well equipped and even had three possibilities as to how to brew your coffee - cafetiere, percolator or filter coffee machine!
Further little touches that highlighted the detail and thoughtfulness given by the owners to their guests included the bathrobes for all, tea & coffee facilities, water carafes, a hairdryer and paper tissues in each bedroom not to mention extensive books, games and information leaflets and maps on Ashbourne and the surrounding area.
The new chalet and BBQ terrace looked great but the December weather meant we did not make use of it, but lovely for a warm sunny day.
The house was also ideally located for walking into Ashbourne literally a few minutes to the shops, coffee houses and pubs which was great.
So all in all a lovely, comfortable, warm house perfect for our family 18th birthday and Christmas celebrations

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JOAN D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, with owners who anticipate every holiday need”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This house is absolutely gorgeous. As a Victorian house, it has lovely big rooms and corridors, and a cellar, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it on arrival, finding something interesting in every room. It is beautifully furnished throughout, with loads of little knick knacks and personal touches - but it didn't feel either so stuffy that we were scared to touch things, nor as though it was a "let" - it felt like going to a well off but welcoming favorite aunt's house. There were lots of games and things to do, and the owners made sure it felt relaxing and that we were never bored, as they supplied games for inside and out. They also supplied a lovely hamper for our arrival, which was very thoughtful, and a card and chocolates for my mum, whose birthday we were celebrating. I would love to go back.

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Liked best: The spacious layout, the beautiful garden and patio, and the thoughtful equipping.
Liked least: I loved it all.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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just_marr...
Melbourne
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Perfect house for a laid back Hen party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We rented the house for a Hen party over the bank holiday weekend and were not disappointed. The house itself is lovely and very well appointed (especially the kitchen and BBQ) with plenty of space for the 13 of us. There were lots of nice touches - hamper on arrival and bathrobes and tea making facilities in all the bedrooms, that made it feel more like an upmarket B and B than a holiday rental. It is a great location - only a short walk to town and local shops. Ashbourne is lovely and was a great place for a Hen do, with people coming from all over the country, it is very central.The only thing missing was a stereo system - we brought our own. I would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Liked best: BBQ terrace and hamper on arrival
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Korinne73
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Holiday home beyond expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Hollybank House is ideally situated just a short walk from Ashbourne market place and that is why we chose it. We were impressed by other reviews and the website, but this could not prepare us for the wonderful house that awaited us. There was a lovely hamper with essentials, milk and butter in the fridge and 3 bottles of wine to welcome us. The house has eveything you could possibly need and some things you didn't realise you might need. The children enjoyed the selection of toys, games and films for them.
The owners were lovely and very informative on the phone and we had a fab week.

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Liked best: Too many things to say
Liked least: Slippery rugs on wooden floors, minor annoyance
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Leeds, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The bedrooms and the garden.
Liked least: Slippy rugs.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Sean B
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Very nice house, very nice owners!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in September 2012

I visited Holly Bank House from Vancouver, Canada. This was the perfect location to visit with friends because it offers a short walk into Ashbourne, but is also right on the edge of the Peak District for some beautiful country walks.

The cottage is well appointed and has a historic charm. I also found the owners to be very kind and helpful. They went out of their way to ensure that we had a comfortable stay.

I would highly recommend Holly Bank House for larger groups looking for a country getaway.

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Liked best: Walking distance to local market town.
Liked least: Parking can be a challenge for larger groups with more than two cars.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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