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Postbox Cottage

(Ref. 1118533)

Atlow near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (6)
  • location (5)
  • welcome (5)
  • pack (5)
  • jane (5)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a perfect holiday cottage."

    Communication with Jane prior to our stay was excellent and the welcome pack left for our arrival was very generous. The cottage was spotless and very warm and cosy. It was well equipped with everything you needed. We didn’t want to leave but will be back.

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, it really is appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed the treats . We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have just spent a fantastic week at Postbox Cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need and it is do cosy especially with wet and windy autumn weather! Washing machine, dishwasher, airfryer, microwave, oven just makes everything as stress free but home from home for visitors. The welcome pack was such a thoughtful idea which the kids really enjoy, thank you Jane for your kind hospitality. The cottage is in a perfect position to visit so many places (a week isnt enough!), with Alton Towers less than 30 min away, Tissington Trail for walking and cycling 15 min away, Dovedale 25 mins, Carsington Water for walking, cycling and water sports 5 min away just to name a few. The cottage and location is perfect!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind and thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure to have such lovely guests who left the cottage spotless. We look forward to welcoming you again and thank you once more. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely clean and well appointed cottage, it was a nice size for the three of us."

    Jane very kindly made contact before we arrived and was lovely to deal with. The cottage is located in an excellent location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District. In response to a previous review. The cottage was very warm, and temperature easily adjusted with a simple to use thermostat. Fridge was cold and spacious, washing machine easily accessed. Lots of paintings and rugs. Curtains fine also. Definitely no mould, the cottage was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is really well equipped. This cottage is absolutely 5 star, and we hope to return in the future.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely genuine review. Your kind words are most appreciated. Excellent guests that we really hope to welcome again soon. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Five star property. Postbox Cottage was perfect for us. Jane the owner is the perfect host and goes above and beyond to ensure her guests are comfortable and happy, excellent communication. Absolutely spotlessly cottage, well equipped with everything you could possibly need and of good standard . Property extremely well maintained inside and outside. Very quiet location with lovely walks direct from the gate. Great heating fully adjustable, lovely shower and comfy beds and furniture. I must respond to the previous review. There is absolutely no mould or smell of mould anywhere the cottage is pristine , only smell was fresh and clean, Jane has replaced the fridge with a lovely fridge/freezer, put thermal curtains at the back door and the washing machine is easily accessible, heating thermostat works great . We loved every minute here and would highly recommend. Thank you so much for the alternative plant based welcome pack.

    A very sincere thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to Postbox Cottage and lovely meeting you. Thank you too for being the perfect guests, leaving the cottage immaculate was greatly appreciated and enabled the following guests the opportunity to check in earlier. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back . Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    A few things were not working properly though, the fridge and the heating, the thermostat control didn't work and had a few cold evenings. The fridge did not keep cool and my bacon went off. There was a very mouldy smell too covered up by air fresheners everywhere. I was quite amused by the fridge totally blocking the washing machine so we couldn't use it. The shower was lovely though, the bed was comfortable and the location perfect. All in all it was nice, albeit very small. Ways to improve would be a door curtain on the patio doors and back door as rather cold at night . Would be more cosy with pictures on the wall and a nice rug. But it was very clean and a lovely welcome pack awaited us. After all I've said I would definitely recommend to friends.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our cottage. I sincerely would have valued the opportunity to rectify any issues you had during your stay, we were only a phone call away to help. Once aware of the issues we went to the cottage , checked the thermostat which was working ok and installed a brand new 80/20 fridge freezer. This is slightly narrower giving more room to use the washing machine which I use every week without any problems. There is no mold in the cottage, you very kindly said to me it was the cleanest cottage you have ever stayed in. I am also sorry you found the cottage very small for you both with two reception rooms, two bathrooms , downstairs cloakroom and two bedrooms . Thank you also for your positive comments and your message saying it was by far the best place you have stayed in. We hope to welcome you back to Postbox Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Sep 2023

  • "I went there alone, and very last minute."

    This cottage was absolutely beautiful. It was kitted out perfectly and was immaculate! Everything had been thought about. I felt relaxed and at ease the second I pulled into the drive. It’s set in a beautiful, quiet location where you really can forget about any worries. Gorgeous bathroom and a separate shower room And the kitchen is just lovely, with everything you could possibly need. It was a shame to leave. :) I will certainly be returning.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, most appreciated. Pleased we could accommodate you last minute and it was everything you wanted . We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean & very comfortable."

    The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch. The cottage is in a great position for exploring the area. Jane was very helpful with recommendations for pubs, restaurants etc. We highly recommend this lovely cottage & we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Thank you for your kind words, and being the perfect guests. It really is most appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Postbox Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms with 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, airfryer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • TV & WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and outdoor furniture, 4 x Adirondack lounge chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking & vaping on the premises
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Only 15 miles from Alton Towers
  • 3.3 miles to Carsington Waters
  • Original features give Postbox Cottage charm and character
  • Note: There are steps on the patio, please take care
  • Note: Limestone steps from the kitchen to the sitting room, take care
  • Note: Access to the twin room is through the double room and no door separates them
  • Please Note: No electric car charging available
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The property

Ashbourne 4.7 miles.

Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Atlow with simply stunning views of the Derbyshire Dales is Postbox Cottage.

Just a short drive from the market town of Ashbourne, with a cobbled marketplace, hidden alleys and a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs.

This homely, detached, stone-fronted cottage is aptly named after the post-box embedded in one of the walls, and benefits from off-road parking, breath-taking vistas across the Dales and charming original features, perfect for friends, families or couples looking to explore the countryside with walks throughout the year.

The front door opens into the entrance porch (great for muddy wellies), with a handy cloakroom, and gives access to the well-equipped country-style kitchen/diner, and a welcome pack with local produce.

Limestone steps lead to an inviting sitting room with a leather sofa, armchair, oak flooring, beamed ceiling, and French doors to the terrace.

A welcoming snug also rests on the ground floor, a private haven for those wishing to escape.

A walk-in shower room featuring a heated towel rail completes the downstairs layout.

Upstairs leads to the landing with a family bathroom, and family bedroom with a double and two single beds for your nightly rest.

Outside is an enclosed garden/patio and ample parking; you can enjoy the sunsets behind the lush rolling hills or wrap-up and take a hot chocolate outside to stargaze.

A stunning circular walk from Postbox Cottage takes in the quaint hamlet of Atlow, or you could take a slight detour to the traditional country pub, the Red Lion in Hognaston, for a bite to eat.

On the doorstep is Carsington Water, one of Derbyshire’s most important tourist attractions.

Walking and cycling trails through woodland and wildlife meadows, along with a picnic area, adventure playground, and wildlife discovery centre are awaiting to be enjoyed.

A courtyard of small shops, ice cream parlour and café are nearby if you are hungry, or why not try the excellent Mainsail Restaurant, with spectacular views over the water.

Carsington also has a fantastic water sports centre where you can hire paddle boards, rowing boats, and sit-on-top kayaks, along with cycle hire.

No stay would be complete without visiting Matlock Bath, known as the seaside town without the sea; fantastic fish and chips, ice cream, rock and sweet shops are available along with its own cable car ride and theme park.

Wirksworth is a hidden gem of a historic market town, home to a bustling high street, heritage railway and quirky Northern Lights Cinema, or head to Belper, an award-winning market town in Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, with its thriving local music and arts scene, and picturesque riverside gardens to explore.

A short drive away you’ll also locate the iconic Chatsworth Estate, a stately home, gardens, and farmyard, along with the biggest theme park in the UK, Alton Towers, CBeebies land and water park.

Postbox Cottage is the perfect base to explore the hills and Dales of the Derbyshire countryside with an abundance of walks and cycling trails, together with a vast array of attractions and pretty villages, there is simply something for everyone.

Please note: Property can only accomodate bookings arriving on Mondays / Fridays

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Matlock 15.7 miles; Bakewell 16.6 miles; Chatsworth 20.4 miles.

Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of an English market town - market place with stalls, eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th-century, the town was a fashionable social centre, and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don’t expect a bargain! For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by and for thrill seekers Alton Towers with its exciting collecting of rides and attractions is just a short drive away.

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