About the home
This lovely cottage sleeps up to six people and has three bedrooms. It is on a peaceful, private lane in the small farming hamlet of Alton, in the award-winning parish of Ashover and is on the eastern side of the Peak District. There are fantastic views across the valley towards Hardwick Hall (National Trust) and Bolsover Castle (English Heritage). A short drive west across Beeley Moor takes you to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
Columbine Cottage perfectly combines the comforts of modern living with the charm and character of a country cottage. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard whilst retaining many original features. In recognition of this it has received a four star quality grading with a gold award by VisitEngland. The cottage also has its own private garden with barbecue and furniture for those lazy summer days. There is an open log fire for cosy winter evenings and we provide you with an initial supply of coal and logs free of charge. A fabulous new kitchen was recently installed and in 2013 we've had a new shower fitted in the bathroom.
Guests return often to Columbine Cottage and they tell us that they love the comfortable beds, the many local walks from the doorstep and the fact that the cottage is so comfortable and well-equipped.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The sunny sitting room has a French door opening on-to the garden. There is a spacious kitchen and separate dining room. The main bedroom has a double bed and the other two bedrooms are twin-bedded. The large bathroom has a bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle, WC and two hand-basins.
Travel cot (suitable for babies up to 2 years old) on request.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage has its own private garden with barbecue and furniture for those lazy summer days.
Parking for two cars.
Small shed in garden - useful for storing bicycles
Bookings are made directly with the owners - we don't use booking agents so you won't be charged an agency fee. Booking is really easy. Choose which dates you want then email, phone or text us. We'll get back to you quickly.
Weekly bookings generally run from Saturday to Saturday during the summer. Short breaks of three nights usually run from Friday to Monday and if you book a four-night short break from Monday to Friday you get four nights for the same price as a three-night weekend break. We ask for a deposit on booking with the balance six weeks before your holiday starts.
It is always worth contacting us if your requirements are different from this, particularly for late bookings or during the winter. We try to be as flexible as possible about start dates. If you would like any other information about Columbine Cottage or the surrounding area please get in touch - we'll be happy to help you arrange the perfect holiday or short break.
We place a high priority on cleanliness and presentation – before you arrive the cottage will have been thoroughly cleaned and prepared for you. If you need any assistance during your stay there will be someone available to help you nearby. On the other hand if you'd prefer to be left alone to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our lovely area then you'll also find this an ideal place to spend your holiday.
One well-behaved pet is welcome by prior arrangement.
25% deposit payable on booking with the balance of the rental 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.
For full booking conditions please see our website.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region
The Peak District National Park covers 500 square miles across several counties and attracts visitors from around the world. Derbyshire is famous for its natural beauty from peaks and dales to picturesque villages. It really does have something for everyone – for the more energetic there is fantastic walking, sailing and climbing. It has more historic houses than you can shake a stick at – Chatsworth House (7 miles from here), Hardwick Hall (6 miles away) and Bolsover Castle to name just a few. Explore caves and caverns, visit a theme park, soar skywards in a cable car or ride on a vintage tram. Or why not simply wander around our many pretty towns and villages. Our visitors often comment on how centrally located our cottages are for reaching the many attractions of Derbyshire and the Peak District so it's no wonder many of them come back time and time again.
The Chesterfield / Ashover area
Alton is a small and welcoming farming village of around thirty stone cottages. A short stroll of less than half a mile takes you to the Fabrick Rock – also known as the Ashover Rock. This is 299 metres above sea level and, on clear days, offers spectacular views of Derbyshire and across five other counties: Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Look for the stone steps carved into the hillside next to it and follow the public footpath to Ashover. Why not take a picnic and just enjoy the views.
If you like horse-riding or would you like to learn please visit Alton Riding School which is a few hundred metres from the cottages.
Alton is too small for a pub or a shop but several can be found in Ashover a mile away by road but closer if you go on foot cross-country following one of several footpaths down the hill. Ashover is frequently described as one of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire and it hosts a famous traditional country show on the 2nd Wednesday in August every year.
Chesterfield is 5 miles from here and is famous for its outdoor market and for the ‘Crooked Spire’ church of St Mary and All Saints, built in the 13th century. Please visit our website to discover more about local attractions and events.
How to get there
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Our two cottages are situated in the small village of Alton close to Ashover. They are 5 miles from both Matlock and Chesterfield but there is no public transport in the village so a car is essential. Travelling time from either junction 28 or 29 of the M1 motorway is around 20 minutes.
Activities near Chesterfield
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
26 Feb 2013
The Cottage is lovely and is well kitted out with all you need for self catering, spotless and very clean. Home from home.
collecting key/dropping off excellent.
Great Views and quiet... more
05 Feb 2013
The entire stay was a pleasure - it is a beautiful cottage, really homely and very well presented and clean with a big kitchen, excellent dining space pleasant rural surround and a homely living room... more
23 Feb 2012
We were invited to Chesterfield for a 40th birthday party and as I prefer selfcatering to hotels this accomadation did not disappoint. Are party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children. Everything has... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 450||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Spring Bank||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 550||£ 128||£ 128||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||8 Jun 13||£ 470||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||8 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 480||£ 112||£ 112||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||29 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|July Offer||1 Jul 13||5 Jul 13||£ 550||£ 94||£ 94||4 Nights|
|Summer Peak 2011||5 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer Peak 2013||20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer Peak 2013||27 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer Peak 2013||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 590||£ 117||£ 133||3 Nights|
|Late Summer 2013||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Late Summer 2013||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 430||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|Autumn||28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 380||£ 89||£ 89||3 Nights|
|Autumn||5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 360||£ 84||£ 84||3 Nights|
|October Half Term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 490||£ 114||£ 114||3 Nights|
|Off Peak||2 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 82||£ 82||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||20 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 560||£ 131||£ 131||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
LATE DEAL *** Saturday 26th June for 6 nights £415 ***
Please check our website for short break prices for specific dates. The price you are quoted is what you pay - there are no hidden extras. The rental includes all heating, electricity and other running costs plus an initial supply of logs and coal for the open fire. Towels and bedding are all included in the price. We do not charge extra if you want to bring a pet unless you fail to notify us in advance. If you book a 4 night short break from Monday to Friday we will only charge you for 3 nights - the 4th night is FREE. Payment can be made by sterling cheque, bank transfer or by credit or debit card through PayPal (3% charge for card payments).Enquire now
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