£78 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Holly Cottage - a touch of luxury in the Derbyshire Dales. – Home 1195718 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Holly Cottage - a touch of luxury in the Derbyshire Dales. – Home 1195718

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


2020 prices have been held for all 2021 dates on bookings made before 31.5.2021

Holly Cottage is the perfect destination for singles or couples; a completely relaxing holiday, a romantic short break, or a fabulous energetic outdoor experience. We have taken a tumbled down Grade II listed building and transformed it into a haven of tranquility.

The cottage is on a quaint lane in the peaceful village of Ellastone, near to our stunning village pub The Duncombe Arms, beautiful church and our very own stretch of the River Dove. Situated in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales with easy access to the Peak District and the Staffordshire Moorlands. With walking and cycling at your doorstep, and horse riding, climbing and canoeing nearby there is something for everyone. Just driving through the sleepy local villages provides for a great day out.

You can choose how special you would like your visit to be. Our standard package provides you with all the little touches to make your visit to our lovely cottage very enjoyable. All towels, bed linen, toiletries, bath robes, tea coffee biscuits milk and sugar will be waiting for you, but why not make your special occasion even more special with one of our luxury hampers? Containing Champagne or Prosecco or wine, some flowers & chocolates, a local produce breakfast hamper or any combination.

For your special occasion it can all be waiting for you when you arrive (complete with fairy lights if you like)

You will stay in a totally restored 17th century cottage which offers a cosy retreat, but with all the modern luxuries needed for 21st century living. There is dedicated off-road parking for 2 cars right at your door, along with a seating area for alfresco dining. Our free wifi is provided for your convenience. If you want it it's totally unlimited; if you need a complete break you can switch off the router - the choice is yours.

We are pleased to welcome one small well behaved dog & also offer a doggy daycare or evening dog sitting service for guests.

Our local pub The Duncombe Arms serves superb food and is only a short stroll along the lane from Holly Cottage (and is dog friendly).

Close to the famous stepping stones at Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands, The Limestone Way, Tissington Trail, and the Manifold Valley

Alton Towers is only 3 miles away, so you can arrive there early and beat the crowds

For shopping the delightful market town of Ashbourne is easily accesible

Cosy lounge with underfloor heating and log burner effect fire

Snuggly reclining leather sofa

Smart TV with Internet Access, DVD player and Freeview channels

Free unlimited WiFi

Pretty bedroom and en-suite bathroom with large double ended bath and electric shower

All of your luxury bed linen, towels and toiletries are included.

Complimentary tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits

Fully equipped kitchen with full size cooker & everything you could need.

Dishwasher Washer/dryer Fridge with freezer box

Iron/ironing board


Bath robes

Luxury Toiletries


We are able to offer guided local walks of various lengths, and information on nearby attractions

Off road parking right outside your door

Local Gastro pub 5 minutes walk

Tennis Court within 300 yards

Ashbourne 6 miles

Uttoxeter 8 miles

Alton Towers 3 miles


Chatsworth House

Thorpe Cloud

Tissington Village

n.b. You will be required to confirm that all your party will arrive free from Covid 19 symptoms

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We recommend that you have a car to make the most of your visit, however there is a regular bus services which runs every hour from the end of the lane. This gives you direct access to the market towns of Uttoxeter and Ashbourne with train services and linked bus journeys. There are numerous cycle paths and tracks so you are able to enjoy our lovely countryside without worrying about traffic.

Interaction with guest

The owner, Michele, will meet you on arrival to make sure that you are entirely happy with everything at the cottage. During your stay if you need any information or assistance you only need to ask and help is on hand. Suggestions of where to eat, local walks and any other information you might require can be provided - just ask


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We welcome one small well behaved dog, for a small additional cost, but not upstairs or on any furniture


About the owner

Michele R.
Average reply time:
2 hours 19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
06 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Dec 2013. Located in Derbyshire, it has 104 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £493 to £516.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

104 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful Chocolate Box Cottage”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2021

What can we say other than absolutely beautiful. We booked Holly Cottage for 3 nights and what an amazing time we had this beautiful cottage had everything that we wanted, the passion and love that Michelle ( owner) had put into this cottage is out of this world. Michelle was there to greet us on arrival and told us some of the history of this amazing, perfect and idyllic cottage. I want to mention the views that surround this cottage are magnificent! We will definitely return for longer next time too. Thank you.x

“Holly cottage”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2020

I loved this cottage. It is not far from anywhere. Ashbourne is lovely as is the surrounding area. The house was lovely and warm. I loved that the homeowner left some milk, tea, coffee and sugar to get you going. I hope to return there as soon as I can

Owner's reply: Pleased that you enjoyed your stay

“Lovely cosy well equipped cottage”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2020

Holly Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage in a very peaceful location. Michele (the owner) greeted us on arrival and was very welcoming. She really has paid a lot of attention to detail to make this a perfect, well equipped, comfortable holiday home for couples looking for a relaxing break. Can recommend the Duncombe Arms, fabulous food and a very short walk from the cottage.

Owner's reply: So pleased that Holly Cottage met your expectations. Welcome back anytime.


Reviewed 10 Aug 2020

Beautiful little cottage in a lovely quiet lane, spotlessly clean and everything you could need. Lovely host and a perfect place for a relaxing break for two. Can't recommend highly enough. Oh, a… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, which I'm sure will be helpful to our future guests. We are so pleased that you found Holly Cottage to be up to scratch, as we are especially careful about cleanliness and hygiene. Would love to welcome you back any time Regards Michele Robinson

“Amazing cottage”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2020

What an amazing cottage, I had the opportunity to spend the week here, michelle greeted us on arrival and was very welcoming everything in the cottage was spotless, and we feel she went above and beyond to make our stay perfect, I would highly recommend this cottage for a nice peaceful and relaxing getaway

Owner's reply: Thanks for your lovely review Wendy - I'm sure other travellers will find it helpful. Welcome back anytime x


Reviewed 6 Jul 2020

fantastic weekend away. Place is spotlessly clean. In a lovely quiet area, ideally situated to explore the south of the Peak District. Will definitely visit again. Thank you

Owner's reply: So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage. Hope to see you again soon.

“Stay at holly cottage”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2020

Really lovely cottage.cosy and has all you need for short stay.easy to find and close to lots of great places to visit..would stay again.

Owner's reply: Thanks for visiting us. Glad you enjoyed your stay.


Reviewed 16 Feb 2020

Had a fantastic 2 night stay at holly cottage! Very cosy with lots of lovely finishing touches and added extras e.g. shampoo and conditioner, biscuits, tea, coffee and even DVDs. Michele gave us a very friendly welcome and let us check in early which was a bonus. The cottage is in a great location to visit Ashbourne, uttoxeter, Matlock etc. The wallets full of leaflets for places to visit and places to eat is great to take a look at to plan your days out. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us but would love to return in the summer!

Owner's reply: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you and hope to see you again. I’ll order some sunshine for your next visit!

“Perfect accommodation”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2019

Loved the cosy cottage. Can't fault anything! Very clean. Lovely location. Made a perfect get away base. Definitely be returning

Owner's reply: Hi Alex. Well we do try to make everything as perfect as possible. It's heartening to know that we are getting it right. See you soon x

“Lovely little cottage”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2019

Holly cottage is a fabulous little place to stay you have everything you need to just lock yourself away as we did most of the time or there is a lovely pub nearby. Michele the owner is lovely and very welcoming and adds great little touches to make your stay special. Holly cottage is a gem and a must to stay in if your looking for somewhere in the area.

Owner's reply: Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. So pleased that you enjoyed your hideaway stay x

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Michele (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Michele (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Michele (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Michele the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Michele (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Michele (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Michele (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Michele (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Michele (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Michele (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Michele (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Michele (the owner) a message.

If Michele (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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