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“Idyllic Cottage, Beautiful Location for our Peak...”
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Situated in a quiet country lane, easily accessible whilst being quiet and peaceful. In a beautiful village location with parking at your door.
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Parking is available right outside your door
Situated in a quiet country lane, easily accessible whilst being quiet and peaceful.
In a beautiful village location with parking at your door.
Holly Cottage is waiting to welcome you, for a long holiday or short break
Your lounge is cosy and comfortable, with leather sofa and gorgeous fire.
Relax on the snuggly leather sofa, in front of the fire
Our cosy lounge has underfloor heating, a fire and a TV and DVD player
Our cosy fire, for chilled out afternoons or a relaxing evenings after a busy day
That special occasion can be made even more special with a stay at Holly Cottage
Our kitchen, complete with dishwasher, full size cooker, washer/drier and fridge freezer
Our kitchen contains everything you may need, from snacks through to full blown gastronomic delights
Washer and tumble dryer are provided for your use - we've tried to think of everything
Underfloor heating makes all the difference on those chilly evenings!
The stylish first floor bedroom has an oak floor, exposed brickwork and original beams.
With captivating views from your bed, who could ask for anywhere better to wake up?
Superb countryside vista from the window in the pretty bedroom
Wake up refreshed and relaxed in our pretty bedroom.
Wake from a blissful sleep to magnificent views of the Derbyshire countryside.
Fresh sheets mmmmmm!
Comfortable bed with egyptian cotton bedding.
The light and airy bedroom has plenty of wardrobe and storage space.
Luxurious bathroom with high quality toiletry products and fluffy egyptian cotton towels.
Light and airy bathroom
At the end of the day relax in our sumptuous double ended bath tub
Fancy a shower instead of a bath?
Your en-suite bathroom is a tranquil haven with toiletries and all towels provided.
Top class fittings throughout
Surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Surrounded by stunning scenery and beautiful countryside
Our sentiments exactly!
We are pleased to welcome one small well behaved dog.
River Dove at Ellastone, great for wild swimming.
River Dove at Ellastone Bridge
Our award winning local pub. Just a short stroll away.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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Excellent - based on 90 reviews
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Hannah D
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Idyllic Cottage, Beautiful Location for our Peak Adventure”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The cottage was wonderfully furnished, including everything you would need for a getaway. We used it as a base as we explored Haddon Hall, Crich Tramway Village, Peak Wildlife Park and Dovedale. We also had our adrenaline fix at Alton Towers. Michele was very welcoming and informed us about a shortcut to Alton Towers, which was a lot easier than driving along the main roads. Thank you Michele, we didn’t want to leave!

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Your age range 18-24
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Well it sounds like you certainly packed a lot in to your few days, but I bet there are still hundreds of things still left to see and do! Do you need to start making your list for when you return lol? Thanks for leaving everything so clean and tidy. Regards Michele
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Filu
Norwich
1 review
“Fabulous cottage in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a fabulous time at Holly Cottage! The facilities were first class and the extra touches that Michele provided were wonderful. It is a wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District. There was so much to do that we will definitely be back again soon and have already recommended it to friends and family. Thank you so much!

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
So glad that you had a great time Fiona. Its seems like our little cottage is getting a really romantic reputation, and we think that it's truly deserved - congratulations once again on your engagement. See you soon, perhaps for the honeymoon??
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Thomas H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our first cottage break, but definitely not the last”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A stunning cottage in a beautiful location, this was the perfect place to spend our fifth anniversary. The owner, Michele, was very helpful throughout our stay, giving us great advice about the local area. We were very happy with every part of our visit, and are planning to stay there again.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2015
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks once again for Claire's help during your stay. Really looking forward to welcoming you back anytime.
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ewantaven...
Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good location for accessing the Peak District”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Located in the village of Ellastone and close to a cracking little pub and various walks through the countryside. The location is great for access to Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne.

The cottage is kept in a good, cosy condition and has comfy beds and good bathroom facilities. The items included with the cottage are all useful,such as umbrellas and guides to areas of the Peak District.

We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to be back in the Peaks soon.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The security deposit is quite steep in relation to the cost of the rent and the directions given led us to another Church Lane in Ellastone
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Michele
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LFNudd
1 review
“Beautiful cottage, fantastic friendly owner”
Reviewed 29 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Not only was Holly Cottage as beautiful and cosy as described and portrayed in pictures, it's was also a fantastic base in which to explore the surrounding area as well as experience the authenticity of rural Derbyshire village surroundings.

Coupled with this is the friendliness and helpfulness of Michele, the cottages owner.

I proposed to my then girlfriend (now fiancé) in the cottage and Michele went above and beyond to facilitate this by setting out the cottage with fairy lights, flowers and champagne.

We had such a lovely stay and will be back in the not too distant future to explore the area further and just to enjoy the tranquility of the cottage and the Derbyshire Dales.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
It was a pleasure to have you stay, and to be a part of the planning for your proposal. Holly Cottage is a great choice for a cosy romantic break, and with all the fairy lights arranged specially for you it looked like a fairy grotto. So pleased that Charlotte said yes, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Lesley186...
Woodville, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“what a little gem”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Warm welcome on arrival by owner michele.The cottage was exceptionaly clean and had everything you need to make it a home from home.The cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard,but still remains cosy and homely, exceptionaly quiet so very relaxing.Good base to explore the beauty of the peak district,and lovely to come back to after a day walking,to enjoy a lovely bath and a cosy night in watching a dvd with a glass of wine.Perfect !Thanks for the selection of dvds we enjoyed secret window.
I would highly recommend this cottage.
Thank you Michele,we had a lovely time,even Layla was chilled.

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Liked best: all of it
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 May 2015
So glad that you all enjoyed your stay, and that you loved Holly Cottage as much as we do, and if Layla was happy that makes all the difference. Thank you once again for leaving everything in such good order. We look forward to welcoming you back any time.
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Rebecca S
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Precious Gem in the Countryside”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our 3 night stay at Holly Cottage could not be faulted, absolutely everything had been thought of and we wanted for nothing. We are missing the underfloor heating and the gigantic bathtub already! The location was so peaceful and the property very well insulated that even the howling wind and rain that accompanied us on our trip didn't dampen our stay. This place is perfect for country walks and also any adventurers visiting Alton Towers with a little country lane nearby that brings you out right next to the entrance - avoiding all the traffic! Michele was so welcoming and we can't wait to come back in the future. Anybody could feel at home here and we certainly weren't eager to leave, so thank you.

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Liked best: the underfloor heating and bathtub
Liked least: not applicable as everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
12 May 2015
So glad that we were able to provide the well deserved break that you were so looking forward to. You did have the worst weather of the year and so it's reassuring to know that you were warm and cosy. I love the big bath tub too! Would love to welcome you and Sofia back anytime.
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