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Two luxury holiday cottages in one of the most picturesque rural settings of the Peak District National Park situated in the hamlet of Milldale, the entrance to the stunning limestone valley of Dovedale.

A luxury escape from the hustle & bustle

Your Stay

Five Star Gold luxury self catering cottages await situated a few paces apart for up to 6 guests in each cottage, perfect for families or gathering friends for an escape to the great outdoors to enjoy the walking, cycling, or simply a great base to immerse yourself in the beautiful White and Dark Peaks, and tranquil dales of the Peak District National Park.

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, 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:

Pretty Location

Wood Burning Stove

Open Plan Kitchen

Riverside Bedroom

Riverside Bathroom

Mod Cons

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

Tea Towels

Utilities ~ electric, heating & hot water

Logs & Kindling


Use Of An Apple Mac

Smart TV ~ Sky Sports & Cinema package,
& Netflix included


I-Pod Docks

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

Bin Liners

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)

Recipe Books

Board Games

Telephone & Honesty box

Residents Off Road Parking

Cycle Store

Our Reviews

What People are Saying

“Thank you Sarah and Andrew, for a wonderful family holiday that we will never forget!”

We have stayed in many beautiful cottages in stunning locations over the years, but Sarah and Andrew’s attention to detail has ensured that our holiday at Riverside Cottage has simply been the best! The cottage itself is perfect; it had absolutely everything we needed, was super clean, welcoming and cosy. The larder and laundry is fully stocked, which is unusual in our experience and very helpful. The luxurious welcome basket was such a treat. The location is stunning – our granddaughter absolutely loved the ducks and even the weather was on our side.

Our holiday cottage is usually just the base from which we explore the local area, but Riverside Cottage is so much more and had the weather not been as kind, we would have still enjoyed our holiday just as much.

Thank you Sarah and Andrew, for a wonderful family holiday that we will never forget.

The Olivers

“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

Veronica D

“Outstanding in every respect!”

“The reviews on this page say it all. You will not find a better quality and better equipped property to book for your holiday, especially one in such a stunning location as Milldale in the Dove valley. Nor will you find better hosts than Sarah and Andrew whose only concern is to make sure you enjoy your stay. Outstanding in every respect.”

C Barrass

“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!”

James Family



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.


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.