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Two luxury holiday cottages in one of the most picturesque rural settings of the Peak District in the hamlet of Milldale, Alstonefield.

A luxury escape from the hustle & bustle

The Cottages

Traditional stone cottages situated a few paces apart offering comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests in each cottage, perfect for families or gathering friends for a getaway in the great outdoors to enjoy the walking, cycling, and fly fishing or simply a great base to explore the peaks and dales of the Peak District.

Duck Cottage


Located in the heart of Milldale the cottage is designed for modern day open plan living.



Riverside Cottage


 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

Finer Details

Situated in the breath taking White Peak, Milldale, Alstonefield 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:

Pretty Location

Wood Burning Stove

Fully Equipped Kitchen

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Mod Cons

All The Details

Your Stay Includes

A Welcome Hamper – to include a bottle of fizz, milk, crusty bread, butter, marmalade, fresh eggs, bacon & fresh coffee

Welcome Cake

Fresh Luxury Cotton Bed Linen

Fresh Towels

Bathrobes for Each Guest

Bramley Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap


English Breakfast Tea & Instant Coffee

Tassimo Coffee Machine & Selection of Pods

Basket of Logs & Kindling

Store Cupboard Essentials – a basic supply of herbs, olive oil, dried herbs & spices, salt & pepper, table sauces

Cleaning Cupboard essentials – a supply of cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, cleaning cloths, rubber gloves, tea towels & toilet tissue

Recipe Books

Use of an Apple Mac

Sky Sports, Sky Cinema Movies & DVDS


IPOD Docks

Board Games

Informative House Book Guide

Telephone & Honesty Box

Utilities – electric, heating & hot water

Residents Off Road Parking

Cycle Store

Our Reviews

What People are Saying

A wonderful week in Duck Cottage!

A wonderful week in Duck Cottage thanks to Sarah and Andrew who ensured that everything was just perfect for our stay. The Cottage is immaculate and fitted out to a very high standard throughout. To say it was spotless is an understatement, everything was so clean it really did feel like somewhere to relax in, very much a home away from home which is quite something during these difficult Covid times. The location and the cottage are so pretty and we certainly did not want to leave. We intend to return to Duck Cottage for another stay in this magical place.

Thank you Sarah and Andrew, your personal attention and attention to detail showed that its important to you that your guests enjoy their stay which we certainly did.

Sue & Colin

Duck Cottage is a real gem!”

“Spent a week ensconced in this magically pretty corner of the Peak District. With the soft bubbling of the river outside and the glorious hills on view all around us we felt were a world away. Duck Cottage is a real gem – so beautifully furnished and equipped it was a warm and cosy retreat from the showers. When we were lucky enough to see the sun, we took full advantage of the gorgeous outside decking and front garden patio. Can only imagine how lovely it is to spend a warm summer’s evening outside listening to the gentle sounds of the night time countryside.”

Mrs Z

What a wonderful stay!”

What a wonderful stay! Milldale itself is a special place, but to enjoy it while staying in beautiful Duck Cottage is as good as it gets. The cottage is exquisitely designed and immaculately presented, equipped with everything you could need. Andrew and Sarah are great hosts: attentive and responsive, never intrusive; truly first class. We will most definitely be back!

Mrs L

I can’t recommend it enough!”

We had a really special weekend in Riverside Cottage – every detail has been thought of and it is so well kitted out with everything you could need, plus robes and a lovely welcome basket of local produce! The front garden is beautiful, the road is quiet, and you can hear the river from your bedroom if you sleep with the windows open. We walked to Dovedale along the river and took an alternative (extremely hilly) route on the way back – so much fun and walks for all fitness levels from the doorstep. It felt like a home from home and I can’t recommend it enough!



Shopping Delivery Information

Guests can enjoy the very best ingredients from local Peak District producers, farmers and local businesses. Several local companies provide a supermarket style grocery delivery service, which also includes food packs, holiday kits, easy meals to hampers.

Deliveries can be arranged from the following:

Sauced Here – click here

Peak District Deli – 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 local independent food stores along with M&S Food, Sainsbury and Co-op. Local farm shops are within a short drive of the cottages.


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.