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The Shires

Alstonefield near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 923807)

4.6

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “The Shires is a nice place to stay.”

    We were however disappointed that after a 5 hour drive there was no welcome pack. Some milk and teabags and perhaps some biscuits would have been appreciated and certainly most places now do these extra touches that make a big difference. The cottage itself smelt quite ‘fusty’ and damp - we visited in August and were at times quite cold - the heating (storage heaters) were difficult to fathom! The sofa had a smell too…The house is well equipped, lovely bathrooms and plenty of space for a ...

    We were however disappointed that after a 5 hour drive there was no welcome pack. Some milk and teabags and perhaps some biscuits would have been appreciated and certainly most places now do these extra touches that make a big difference. The cottage itself smelt quite ‘fusty’ and damp - we visited in August and were at times quite cold - the heating (storage heaters) were difficult to fathom! The sofa had a smell too…The house is well equipped, lovely bathrooms and plenty of space for a family of 6. The village is beautiful but the pub is food only - you cannot pop in for a drink which was a shame.

    - David, August 2021

About the property

Detached character cottage built from traditional stone in the heart of the stunning village of Alstonefield, multiple winner of the ‘Best Kept Village Award’, and in a great position to explore the Peak District and Staffordshire.

With many traditional cottage features and plenty of space throughout, this property is ideal for families and friends to explore the fantastic walks on offer right from the doorstep.

The cottage is set over two floors, with a large hallway and grand staircase; there is lots of room as you enter the property and more upstairs with three large bedrooms.

A large dining room, with character stone wall and beams, is a great place to enjoy a meal together after a long day out exploring, then you can move into the sitting room to relax on the luxurious sofas.

A lawned garden sweeps all around the property, with beautiful shrubbery throughout as well as a paved area with table and chairs to enjoy the evening sun whilst planning the following day’s activities.

With a local pub serving good food and a Post Office open two afternoons a week in the village hall, this is a great location with handy amenities.

There are fabulous walks from the doorstep of the property and being close to Alton Towers, it is an ideal location to visit no matter what you plan to do whilst you are away.

Enjoy this fantastically-located cottage at any time of the year with family or friends.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (can be made as double) with Completely refurbished en suite shower cubicle, basin and WC, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Completely refurbished Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Coffee machine, iron and ironing board
  • Bread maker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 min walk and another within 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location

ALSTONEFIELD

Ashbourne 8 miles; Alton Towers 10 miles.

The delightful village of Alstonefield lies on the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold Rivers. A village of real charm and character, Alstonefield has won the 'Best Kept Village Award' ten times (most recently in 2005) and been in the final of the 'National Village of the Year' award in 1998 - a remarkable achievement. A lovely village, it has a truly delightful country pub set on the village green and is surrounded by lovely verdant green countryside. The Manifold River cuts a course through superb scenery and is a delight for both walkers and cyclists with the 'Manifold Trail' following the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway. Nearby are pretty Ilam and Hartington with nice pubs and a wide range of shops and cafes, whilst further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

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