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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

“Idyllic setting, beautiful cottage!”

“Idyllic setting, beautiful cottage furnished to 5 star standards. Very comfortable and luxurious. Welcome hamper was quite a feast!”

Mr T

“We had a delightful stay!”

“We had a delightful stay in this beautiful spot. Peace and tranquility , but with option of so many things to see and do nearby, beautiful cottage with everything we needed.

We look forward to returning to this hidden gem.”

Mr S

“We thought it was absolutely lovely!”

“Just to let you know that we really enjoyed staying at Duck Cottage; we hope all was okay after we left it. We thought it was absolutely lovely; we were beautifully warm and comfortable and really appreciated the homemade cake, bread, marmalade and, of course, the champagne.”

Mr & Mrs H

“Loved it!”

“We loved our stay at Duck Cottage. Everything was perfect especially the homemade cake! Thank you so much.”

Mr & Mrs D


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.