Situated within a few minutes' walk of the centre of the village, this lovely cottage is composed of two bedrooms â one double and one single â as well as an open plan living room with central staircase, and a fully fitted and well equipped kitchen ar This property is a recently constructed property on the side of the owner's home. Outside, there is a lovely private garden for guests, which overlooks the lush countryside, known locally as 'The Clays' â a term dating back to the days when the clay was used to line local dew ponds. The property is well served by amenities in Ashbourne and Leek.
Amenities: Oil central heati...ng with electric fire in living area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player, video, radio, stereo/CD player, library of books/videos/games. Utility room with washing machine. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Pretty, enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 3 miles and pubs 3 mins walk. Note: WiFi with intermittent signal.
Region: The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Town: On the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold Rivers, is the charming village of Alstonefield. With real charm and character, this wonderful little settlement has won the 'Best Kept Village Award' ten times â mostrecently in 2005 â and was also in the final of the 'National Village of the Year' award in 1998. With a traditional country pub set just off the village green, this is a truly special holiday destination. Set in verdant green countryside, and along the course of the 'Manifold Trail' â which follows the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway â this is an ideal spot for walkers or cyclists. The pretty towns of Ilam and Hartington are close by and provide a wide range of amenities such as shops and cafes, whilst further a field are the pretty market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
A great holiday in a wonderful cottage in a peaceful location
Left on 12/12/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | N Thomposn
Set in a peaceful village overlooking farmland, Clays View was a great location to unwind and relax. However, with plenty of good walking country in every direction, it was the best of both worlds.
The cottage itself was well equipped, warm and snug, with all the amenities you would expect to find.
Very much deserves a return visit to ensure that nothing is missed...can't wait.
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Phil
Very well maintained and equipped. Ideally situated for the Peak district.
Alstonefield - A Beautiful scenic place
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Colletts
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. A bit tricky to spot when first go but wonderful spot to be in. The Village was gorgeou and the cottage very nice. Owners are really lovely and very helpful.
Peak and Quiet
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Brendan
A delightful cottage set in peace and quiet with lovely views over the countryside. Our hosts were helpful but not intrusive which was ideal. We chose this for its proximity to the peaks,Alton Towers , Drayton Manor and Chatsworth House. This gave us a nice balance between countryside activities for the adults and theme parks for the children. The home was spacious and immaculate throughout. The only criticism would be that the garden is not really suitable as a play area as it is narrow, stony with easy access to the main road so not ideal for kids left to there own devices.
Hills of home
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Sue
I come from the Staffordshire Moorlands but have no relatives left to visit. Discovering Clays View 3 years ago has ben a God send. It feels like going home each tie I visit. Alstonfield is lovely set in the heart of the best walking area in England. It's more than home from home as it's bigger and better than my house!
A cosy base in a lovely village
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Nigel Peters
Alstonefield is an ideal village base for a walking holiday in the the White Peak area. The home is a modern extension to the owner's bungalow, but has a completely separate entrance, and a small terrace at the back. The kitchen and lounge are all together in an open plan format downstairs, and comfortably furnished. The bedrooms upstairs are built into the roof space, and therefore suffer from a lack of space, especially head room on one side of the double bedroom. There are a number of excellent walks directly from the home, and this is the real star feature. The central heating makes it cosy all year round. The downside is the lack of space in the bedrooms.
Christchurch New Zealand
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | Kiwi Traveller
We enjoyed our stay here in this cottage, it had everything that was stated. Cosy immaculate and the owners were obliging. We travelled from New Zealand and stayed in five different cottages throughout England. All arranged by Skyes Cottages and all exceptional value. our arrangements with Sykes were professionally carried out and we had excellent servive from their staff. Well done and once again, many thanks. Mike Archer.....Kiwi.
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