Alstonefield holiday cottage letting with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

Bankside Cottage

from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

37 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 299889

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Bankside Cottage is a unique, quaint cottage set in the hamlet of Milldale, in the heart of Dovedale.

This detached idyllic stone cottage provides accommodation for up to four adults and two children (six guests altogether) the cottage is tastefully decorated well equipped and very well looked after.

* Bankside Cottage offers 2 comfortable double bedrooms and a BOX ROOM with 2 bunk beds.


* A large family bathroom with separate shower and bath.

* A cosy beamed ceiling sitting room with a traditional open range fire. TV with DVD/ Bluray / iplayer.

* The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher and the separate dining/breakfast room seats 6.

* There is also a utility room with washing machine and dryer and a small space for the well behaved family pet.

* Outside the cottage the property has private parking for one car (further parking is available very close by)

* Sitting area for alfresco eating area with BBQ to enjoy the sunshine.

* 3 adults bikes and 1 smaller bike available to use.

Milldale is a beautiful place to visit. The dramatic 'white peak' landscape begins at the front door with fine views, walks, cycling and other leisure pursuits to enjoy. The renowned beauty spots of Dove Holes the “Stepping Stones” and Thorpe Cloud are approached over the viator bridge with a lovely walk through Dovedale.

Fly Fishing day permits can be obtained from the near by Izaak Walton Hotel.

Nearer to home and following a bracing walk up the hill to Alstonefield you will finded the highly rated Public House Resturant 'The George'.

Bankside Cottage is situated within easy reach of Ilam, Ashbourne, Buxton and Bakewell.

The Tissington cycle trail runs within a mile of Milldale.

Prices quoted are for a full week Saturday to Saturday. 3 night minimum breaks are available out of peak season and all year round on a late availability basis at 70% of the weekly tariff.

All prices include free wireless Broadband access, bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and complimentary bucket of coal and a basket of wood provided. As the cottage is in a rural village, the broadband access can occasionally go down. Please note minimum stay is 3 nights.

Maximum of 6 guests (including children and babies). Bankside Cottage is designed for family holidays. We reserve the right to refuse group or other bookings which we consider unsuitable for the accommodation.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Derby Railway Station 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Peak District National Park region

Come and take in the breathtaking landscape of the Peak District. You can take a spectacular walk over some of the 500 sq. miles of countryside and National Park, enjoy the rich cultural history of the area in the wonderful Chatsworth House (where Pride and Prejudice was filmed) and the wealth of other stately homes. There are also bustling, bright towns, cosy country pubs and great shopping all around. It is a trip that will be truly magical and compelling with so much to do in this glorious area of the English countryside.

Milldale, is the first welcoming view and entrance to Dovedale looking down the wooded ravine, cross over Viators Bridge to walk down through Dovedale to the stepping stones or north along the quieter stretches of Dovedale. All along the route watch out for dippers, kingfisher or even herons who will be looking for food in the clear waters of the River Dove.

Dovedale is one of the finest examples of a limestone and ash woodland habitat to be found in Europe. What makes the Dovedale landscape truly special is the incredible relationship which sees grassland changing into scrub/woodland and vise versa, creating a rare semi-natural and ancient ash woodland containing remnant true ancient woodland around the crags.

The steppng stones which join the two banks of the River Dove at the Southern end of Dovedale, were originally built by the Victorians due to the ever increasing popularity of the area, to find an easy way to cross the river. They have become one of the most iconic features of Dovedale in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Fun for adults and children alike, hop from one stone to the next to continue exploring the rest of Dovedale. A little further up from stepping stones are a flight of steps, that were built during the Second World War by Italian prisoners of war, they lead to Lover's Leap. Climbing this hill is the only way to continue your journey north through Dovedale.

When the river is low the stepping stones can easily be crossed, however after heavy rainfall the stepping stones become difficult to cross. Steep slopes and undulating terrain make this area difficult for visitors with disabilities, however we are constantly upgrading accessibility to ensure that more visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Dovedale. Accessible parking can be found at Stepping-Stones end of Dovedale..


The Ashbourne / Alstonefield area

Alstonefield has won the best village award many times in the past. It is a stunning village with a close knit community who are always friendly and willing to help. Alstonefield is actually built on a limestone plateau, which is 900 feet above sea level, making for lovely views. There is a popular old coaching inn just in front of the old wool market, and shops that used to thrive on the silk industry, making silk buttons! It is a wonderful village, with craft shops and galleries to potter about in as well as being the link to the wonderful countryside all around.

A quaint English Hamlet today, Milldale, used to be a bustling and busy hamlet with a Camomile mill that closed in the late 1870's. The remaining mill buildings have now been converted into our information barn. The ancient packhorse bridge is the most famous of all in the Peak District. It is known as the Viator's Bridge, and was made famous in the English classic 'The Compleat Angler' by Izaak Walton. .

This is a beautiful place to visit with some of the most beautiful British landscape all around you with fine views, walks, cycling and other leisure pursuits to enjoy. The well renowned beauty spots of the “Stepping Stones” and Thorpe Cloud are approached over the viator bridge and then a lovely walk down Dovedale. Nearer to home a bracing walk up the hill to Alstonefield will find the highly rated George Public House and farm shop.

Alton Towers is less than 45 minutes drive.

Milldale is about 7 miles from Ashbourne, 17 miles to Matlock and 20 miles to Derby where there are fast (about 11⁄2 hours) trains to St Pancras International.

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24 Nov 2015


"Lovely Cottage in Beautiful Location"

A pretty and well maintained cottage. We made full use of the excellent fire and the kitchen facilities were very good too. Also, you enter the cottage via the utility room which made it easy with dirty walking boots and a dog. The downstairs rooms are quite small so it might feel tight at full capacity, but this wasn't an issue for us. The master bedroom is large, but note that the bunk room is only suitable for children. The location was perfect for us as the cottage is a very short walk to the river Dove and many public footpaths. We felt very welcome as there was a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. We would definitely go back.

Thank you for your great review. Look forward to your returning soon.

6 Jun 2015


"Wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the Peak District"

We had a fantastic bank holiday break in this cottage wihich we found to be very well appointed and located. The owners made sure we had everything that we could want to find, and we had a great relaxing break there.

So pleased you had a great time at our very special cottage. Look forward to a return visit soon.

23 Feb 2015


"Cosy cottage in a Beautiful location"

We had a lovely long weekend at Bankside Cottage. There were interesting walks straight from the cottage, and the scenery was stunning. The cottage was comfortable and the cosy fire was much appreciated during our Feb stay.

Thank you for your lovely review. Please come again soon.

6 Jan 2015


"Perfect New Years break"

We had a lovely stay at Bankside cottage to welcome in the New year. The cottage was located in a lovely snowy hamlet with scenic walks close by and even a local coffee shop. The cottage itself was well equipped with everything we needed, including a welcome hamper to help us settle in. We would happily return to bankside, and found it great value for money. Thanks again

Thanks for great review and please come again soon.

25 Nov 2014


"Birthday break"

After searching website upon website for a short break, we finally found Bankside and what a find. This cottage is perfectly set a stones throw from the river dove. With excellent walks on the doorstep you don't have to think about using the car to get around. The cottage itself is very clean and spacious, the photos don't give you the full reality of how much space there is. From the initial booking the communication with the owner was brilliant, full of useful information around the stay and recommendations where to eat and drink. As it was November we drove the mile to the George for an evening meal, this pub is highly recommended and I see now why we were told to book ahead. In the summer this would be a pleasant stroll to and from Bankside. I would definitely recommend Bankside to anybody looking to get away for a peaceful, relaxing break.

Thank you for your lovely review, it is a very special place. Please come again soon.

3 Oct 2014


"Everything you need, great location"

Home from home super master bedroom, stroll down to Mildale to walk dove dale great no need to drive. Found lots to do around the area.

Thank you for the great review. Come again soon.

30 Sep 2014


"Charming and so very relaxing"

Thanks so much for making us feel so very comfortable and at home. All the little touches made such a difference and put us right at ease. We love the cottage itself, and the village of Milldale is second to none. We can't wait to come back!

Thank you for your lovely review. Please come again soon.

2 Jun 2014


"Beautiful cottage!"

We had a wonderful 4 nights in this gorgeous cottage. Vicki was a fantastic hostess and we were delighted to find a welcome hamper with lots of goodies on arrival. The cottage is comfortable, as beautiful as it looks in the photos, lovely and quiet and has everything you could need. The location is amazing - right on the River Dove and beautiful walks from the front door. It was easy to explore the Peak from here with lots of easy drives. Thank you Vicki for such a memorable experience!

Thank you for your great review. So pleased you had a great time visiting England and especially the Peak District. If you come to England again please make sure you get in touch.

25 Mar 2014


"A lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped in an ideal location"

Just returned from a long weekend at Bankside Cottage – the owners have gone to considerable effort to make this a relaxing and enjoyable venue. The property is very clean and cosy and the fittings and equipment are in good order. Location is in a lovely position in Dovedale providing easy access to the Tissington trail and southern end of the Peak district. We will be going back.

Thank you for your lovely review. Very glad you had a great relaxing weekend. Look forward to you booking again soon.

10 Mar 2014


"Beautiful and relaxing long weekend"

We stayed at Bankside for 3 nights from a Thursday. Bankside is in the heart of the beautiful Milldale, with access to amazing and endless walks on your door step. The cottage is a great size and perfect for a small families and very dog friendly. My wife and I stayed with our Labrador. The stairs have a gate on to stop any unwanted visits from the dog upstairs. The cottage is packed full of everything you need for a at least a weeks stay. The owner of the property was very accommodating and was very helpful to make our stay as perfect as possible. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend Bankside Cottage to anyone.

Great review thank you and come again soon.

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