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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.
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“A beautifully appointed, immaculately clean and comfortable cottage in a perfect location for walking and enjoying Dovedale straight from the door. Thank you Andrew and Sarah.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Fantastic family holiday ~ 5 Star standards, quality hosts, wonderful welcome hamper, walks on your doorstep – a week wasn’t long enough to do everything. we would love to come back in the winter to experience the change in seasons. Thanks Andy and Sarah – you made us feel very welcome.”
“We stayed for 6 days in Duck Cottage and had a lovely time. The cottage is lovely, with excellent facilities and beautifully furnished and decorated, and the cleaning was impeccable. The location is also perfect, very tranquil and unspoilt. Would highly recommend, and we will be returning in the future.”
“Andy & Sarah cannot do enough for you from the moment we arrived to the last evening. We have rebooked for next year already (we did this on the 2nd night!). Everything was exactly as you would expect it to be at a 5 star cottage and we felt so relaxed in spite of the on going Covid 19 pandemic. They had made every effort to ensure that we felt safe and comfortable. Milldale is stunning and the cottage fits the surroundings perfectly.
It is very clear to see just how much work and effort has been put into making this such a lovely home from home. The only complaint was having to give the keys back at the end of the week!
Thank you, 2 more visits booked now and many more expected.”
“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.”
“Idyllic setting, beautiful cottage furnished to 5 star standards. Very comfortable and luxurious. Welcome hamper was quite a feast!”
“Walking around the corner from the parking area and taken in by the views and the sound of the babbling brook, Duck Cottage emerges, and you are obliged to just stop for a moment and take in your surroundings. Stepping into a different world of beauty and peace, whatever reasons had you escaping to this stunning place, will be forgotten.
Met on site by the lovely couple, Andy and Sarah will welcome you with a smile, a gift basket and we cannot forget the champagne and home-made cake (Sarah is exceeding good at baking). We are given the grand tour, and in every room, you can’t help but notice how beautifully designed they are. By this point, you already know you are really going to enjoy your stay here.
The cottage consists of a wood burning stove and an Apple computer, with full access to the internet with free WiFi, in the sitting room, a kitchen that has absolutely everything you are going to need for your stay, two bathrooms (one with a beautiful free-standing bath and the other with a big walk-in shower), and the comfiest beds I have ever stayed in, with luxury bedding. I didn’t want to leave. Through your stay you will keep noticing all the attention to detail that has been applied, Andy and Sarah have thought of everything and have got you covered.
We stayed for a number of weeks and Andy was available upon request, and Sarah touched base to see if we needed new towels, the bedding changed and to ask what we wanted in our second cake (they were so tasty!).
The external surroundings are beautiful. If you prefer to stay at the property, there is a private terrace that climbs up the rear of the property, equipped with very comfortable outdoor seating and a view of the River Dove. But, if you like to venture in the country, then you need to make sure you pack your hiking boots, don’t be making the same mistake that this city-boy did. I slipped over in the fields a few times, and albeit hilarious to me, my friends and any onlookers, I will definitely be taking hiking boots when I return over Christmas.
During my stay I already decided that this was the perfect place to spend holidays with the family, and when booking the Christmas period, Andy and Sarah said they will decorate the cottages for us. After seeing the level of standard throughout their interior design, I already know that Christmas is going to be magical for my niece and nephews.
Seriously, you two should be very proud of both cottages and your level of care and service.”
“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.”
“We loved our stay at Duck Cottage. Everything was perfect especially the homemade cake! Thank you so much.”
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