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Ashbourne 5 miles; Carsington Water 3 miles.
Steeped in history, situated at the southern end of the Peak District, lies the lovely hamlet of Atlow, which, nine centuries ago, was part of the Royal Duffield Forest of Frith. Atlow is close to a number of smaller hamlets including Hulland Moss, Hulland Upper and Nether Biggin, which together are made up of a scattering of traditional brick built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and offering a number of country pubs renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. Nearby Ashbourne is the perfect example of an English market town, with narrow cobbled alleys, old market stalls and many fine coaching inns, as well as an 18-hole golf course. The town offers a good selection of restaurants, whilst being regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters. For those who prefer outdoor pursuits, Carsington Water is one of the country's premier watersports centres, offering excellent sailing and a host of other activities including fly fishing, walking, bird watching, cycling and pony rides. For those who prefer outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by offering good walking and cycling, whilst Alton Towers is just a 30 minute drive away.
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A lovely detached, former farm building on a quiet lane in the pretty hamlet of Atlow, three miles from Ashbourne. Fully converted, this delightful Peak District cottage provides first class accommodation in a quiet, peaceful location. The spacious master bedroom with 'walk in' en-suite facility is a real delight, ensuring this Atlow cottage provides a perfect setting for a romantic retreat. The main living room boasts a high ceiling with exposed crook beams, a designer kitchen, a twin bedroom and a beautiful bathroom. With a wealth of features and contemporary styling throughout, including underfloor heating, this is an outstanding Atlow cottage of real merit. Discover the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and Calke Abbey, or visit the market town of Ashbourne. Enjoy superb cycling and walking in the Dove and Manifold valleys, or spend a day at Alton Towers, all within driving distance. This Atlow cottage is an ideal spot for a romantic break, at any time of the year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Hollies Barn:
Convenient to visit local Derbyshire towns and attractions.
Mr Hird, Worcester, November 2012
The cottage was brilliant and very central for all attractions.
Mr Baveystock, Bracknell, October 2012
Hollies Barn was fantastic accommodation. Very clean and well equipped. Every room was finished to a lovely standard. There were lots of extras which were very much appreciated.
Mrs Wyatt, Bognor Regis, September 2012
The accommodation was very good and its location gave good access to many of the attractions and sights we particularly wished to see. Derbyshire is a beautiful county and we will definitely be back.
Mr Foster, Dunmow, August 2012