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The Retreat

Hollington near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2287)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The Retreat is absolutely beautiful."

    Finished to a high standard and very cosy and comfortable. Furniture and beds were extremely comfortable and it was toasty warm. Perfect!

    Reviewed by HughOct 2021

  • "My wife and I have just had a fantastic week long break at The Retreat."

    I honestly don't have enough superlatives to discribe it but I'll try. The accommodation is a real home from home and has everything you need for your stay. The photos don't do it justice so you won't be disappointed. Philippa is a perfect host so warm and welcoming but never intrusive. You can tell she cares that you enjoy your stay, leaving home made cake, eggs from the farm and even milk in the fridge. The icing on the cake is meeting Larry and friends (the pet sheep) in the field nextdoor. It's just been idilic. The location is also great as there is many things so do and see from gentle walks and stately homes to adrenaline fuled Alton Towers. So something for everyone. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by RossOct 2021

  • "Tastefully furnished and well equipped, the Retreat is an ideal base to explore the southern half of the Peak District from."

    The owner lives in the same farm complex and is very welcoming, helpful and always on hand were you to need her. You shouldn't, as everything is very well maintained, in excellent condition and there is a comprehensive house folder. The outdoor area is large and well furnished too. Above all else it is dog proof! If it was very wet, drying clothes could be a slight challenge as there is no dryer, but there is a large airer. Other than that we were delighted with the Retreat, which is tranquil and comfortable. We would definitely re-book if we were back in the area. The Red Lion in Hollington is an easy walk, dog friendly and does a stunning list of tasty pies amongst it's menu!

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "The Retreat is a perfect little bolt hole and great for a couple with a dog."

    The accommodation is well furnished, and the decor is fresh and modern. We liked it a lot and had a very happy stay there. There's quite a bit to do and see within the local area. There are some nice walks locally, and truly beautiful walks are just a very short drive away. There are really great places to eat out nearby and most of them are dog friendly too. We've thoroughly enjoyed a restful and peaceful week at The Retreat.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the holiday cottage and our 'landlady' looked after us very well and was easy to get on with, friendly and flexible."

    Reviewed by AidanOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, you could almost forget what was happening in the outside world once the door was shut which is just what we needed."

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "We found that the bed was too low and the television was too large and intrusive for the room."

    Otherwise it was perfect.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay and found that Julian and Philippa were excellent hosts and made us very welcome."

    We would be happy to go back again. Edith and Les Voke

    Reviewed by LeslieJun 2018

  • "We would have no hesitation in recommending the Retreat for a holiday, a lot of care has gone into making the Retreat welcoming and comfortable just like home from home."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Good location for exploring the southern end of the Peak District. Pleasant, welcoming owner - eggs, scones and milk!

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2018

  • "Process with Sykes was smooth and efficient."

    Property itself (the retreat in hollington) was brilliant.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2017

  • "First class cottage with great customer service from the owner."

    Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2016

  • "Ideally placed for visits to many National Trust properties."

    Close to the wonderful scenery that the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales has to offer.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with plasma flame-effect fire
  • 7-seater hot tub.
  • Electric central heating with plasma fire
  • Halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small library of books/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with patio, furniture, BBQ & 7-seater hot tub
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £5 per night payable directly to the owner
  • Note: Owner may be able to supply breakfast pack by prior arrangement
  • Note: This property has a refundable good house keeping bond of £100.

The property

An outstanding detached, brick-built barn conversion located in the village of Hollington, 6 miles from Ashbourne.

The Retreat has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities on one floor, yet still retains the immense character and charm of the original dwelling.

The modern styling and elegant furnishings are...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Ashbourne 6 miles.

Steeped in history and situated at the southern end of the Peak District, the lovely village of Hollington, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, provides home to a scattering of traditional brick built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, whilst being 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, boasting an eccentric street plan, narrow, cobbled alleys, old market stalls and many fine coaching inns. In its heyday, during 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 with a good selection of restaurants, whilst being regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don't expect a bargain! For those who prefer outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by offering good walking and cycling, whilst Alton Towers is just 25 minutes away!

Region Information

Note: One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £5 per night payable directly to the owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

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