Our Five Star Gold self catering cottages offer the ultimate in comfort and style, with all the amenities you need for a memorable stay. Nestled in one of the most picturesque tranquil locations, the hamlet of Milldale is the entrance to the stunning limestone valley of Dovedale and just moments from some of the most breath-taking trails and natural landscapes in the region.
A luxury escape from the hustle & bustle
Our Five Star Gold cottages await a few paces apart, designed to provide an unforgettable experience for groups of up to six guests in each cottage.
Whether you are planning a family getaway or a trip with friends, our cottages offer the perfect escape to the great outdoors, with a range of activities to enjoy including walking, cycling and more. If you’re looking to explore the beautiful White and Dark Peaks of the Peak District National Park or simply immerse yourself and recharge in the tranquillity of the dales, our cottages provide the perfect base for your adventures.
So why wait? Book your luxury stay in the Peak District today and discover the magic of this breath-taking region for yourself.
Located in the heart of Milldale the cottage is designed for modern day open plan living.
Riverside Cottage is located with a charming view of the River Dove and was originally two cottages that have been converted and ready to welcome you.
What to Expect
Situated in the breath taking White Peak, Milldale, situated at the entrance to Dovedale provides a perfect base for exploring the Peak District. Eight miles from the market town of Ashbourne, twelve miles from Bakewell and sixteen miles from Buxton and Matlock.
Both cottages offer the following facilities:
Wood Burning Stove
Open Plan Kitchen
All The Details
Your Stay Includes
It may help you with your packing to know that you will find the following in your cottage ready for your arrival:
A Welcome Hamper ~ to include a bottle of fizz, milk, crusty bread, butter, marmalade, fresh eggs, bacon, biscuits & fresh coffee
Fresh Luxury Cotton Bed Linen ~ beds made up on arrival
Fresh Towels ~ bath towel & hand towel for each guest
Bathrobes (adults only)
Bramley Products Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner
& Hand Soap ~ for use at the cottage
Utilities ~ electric, heating & hot water
Logs & Kindling
Use Of An Apple Mac
Smart TV ~ Sky Sports & Cinema package,
& Netflix included
Washing Machine & Dryer or Washer-dryer
Cleaning Cupboard Essentials ~ a supply of cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, cleaning cloths, rubber gloves, tea towels, toilet tissue & kitchen roll
Cling Film & Tin Foil
Store Cupboard Essentials ~ a basic supply of herbs, olive oil, dried herbs & spices, salt & pepper, table sauces
English Breakfast Tea & Instant Coffee
Coffee Machine & Selection of Pods (Tassimo pods in Duck Cottage ~ Nespresso Vertuo pods in Riverside Cottage)
Telephone & Honesty box
Residents Off Road Parking
What People are Saying
“Truly a rare find!”
“Absolutely wonderful stay over the Christmas break. One of the best cottages we’ve ever stayed in, with everything you could possibly need – and more – on tap. Countless extra little touches, incredible generosity, spotlessly clean – and yet we still felt completely at home! This really is hotel-style self-catering accommodation. And, of course, it’s set in the most stunning location, with Dovedale on the doorstep. Communication with Andrew and Sarah was easy from the start to finish. Truly a rare find.”
“If I could give Duck Cottage more than 5 stars I would!”
“If I could give Duck Cottage more than 5 stars I would. This is the most perfect cottage, beautiful outside and decorated elegantly inside. The location in Milldale, a lovely little hamlet, is just off the River Dove path, so perfect walking is right on the doorstep. Duck Cottage itself had everything we could want and more, with a lovely welcome basket of local treats. It was immaculate both in cleanliness and decor. Andy and Sarah were extremely responsive with suggestions for eating and quick answers to any questions we had. A huge thank you to them for a most enjoyable 5 days in this beautiful setting.”
“My family and I had the most wonderful Christmas staying at Duck Cottage!”
“My family and I had the most wonderful Christmas staying at Duck Cottage. Sarah and Andy provided the best hospitality leading up to our stay, during and afterwards.
The cottage was very clean, and provided a lovely hamper on arrival. Because it was Christmas, they also provided some roasting tins, which was a lovely touch.
The cottage has everything that a family would need and plenty of space to relax. I would certainly recommend to anyone wishing to stay within the Peak District.”
“I cannot stress enough how absolutely delighted we were to have booked such a beautiful cottage!”
“Graham and I have just returned home from the most beautiful few days away – not only was the area and surroundings exceptional, I cannot stress enough how absolutely delighted we were to have booked such a beautiful cottage. It was incredibly clean and tidy and the attention to detail was amazing ensuring our stay in Riverside Cottage couldn’t have been any better. Sarah had thought of everything from the delicious welcome pack for us, to the very thoughtful and unexpected inclusion of dog bowls, bed and blankets for our black Labrador Woody. So much thought and effort had gone into our stay, I cannot thank Sarah enough. It’s an absolute must and I cannot wait to return now knowing it will feel home from home….. thank you so much Sarah x”
Mandy & Graham
“A 5 star holiday!”
“We absolutely loved our stay at Riverside Cottage. Sarah and Andy have created such a luxurious and cosy environment for their guests and have thought of everything. From the thoughtful welcome basket, to the fantastically equipped kitchen, supremely comfy bed, immaculate bathrooms and beautiful outside spaces, the cottage really is the perfect base for a break in the Peaks. We were so grateful for Sarah’s recommendation of The George at Alstonefield for a meal – a really fantastic lunch from a very talented chef. The location is perfect for exploring the stunning countryside (in particular we loved the circular walk through Beresford Dale and into Alstonefield) and picturesque local villages (Tissington is gorgeous!). A 5 star holiday!”
Guests can enjoy the very best larder provisions from the local Peak District National Park producers, farmers and independent foodmongers. Several local companies provide a supermarket style grocery delivery service, to include holiday kits, easy meals to hampers.
Deliveries can be arranged from the following:
Fresh Choice Ashbourne – click here
Sauced Here – click here
Local Peak District farm shops provide quality ingredients, butchery and worthy of a visit for provisions to enjoy
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop – click here
Denstone Hall Farm Shop – click here
Stanedge Grange Butchery – click here
A J Holmes Butchers Tissington – click here
Hartington Cheese Shop – click here
High street supermarkets also deliver to the local area – Sainsbury, Tesco or Asda.
Deliveries can be arranged for after a guest’s arrival or before if by prior arrangement with ourselves
Ashbourne has many specialist independent food stores along with M&S Food, Sainsbury’s and Co-op.
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Get In Touch
We love to be in contact with our guests to advise on any details of the cottage or any arrangements that can help make your visit perfect. We encourage guests to pick up the phone or email and get in touch with any queries before making any booking. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.