Alley's is a fantastic find! It's a very stylish cottage by the side of the sparkling brook in the sleepy hamlet of Atlow. Gaze at the views down the valley from the cottage's lounge as the sun comes up. Have breakfast on the patio and share your toast with the wild birds. Try to spot the Heron as it glides over the water or play Pooh Sticks from the little bridge. Have your last drink on the patio and just listen to the silence.
This tranquil little valley is a perfect base for numerous walks through beautiful countryside. Wander across the fields to the Red Lion pub in Hognaston or step out just a little further to discover Carsington Water with its visitor centre and water sports. If you hire a bike it's then just a short pedal to the hidden gem of a historic market town that is Wirksworth with the famous Le Mistral restaurant.
A visit to nearby Ashbourne with its Georgian terraces, wealth of food, antique and fashion shops is another must. Bakewell, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are not much further away. Of all Derbyshire's other attractions how about the National Tramway Museum, Peak Rail's steam trains, Castleton's Blue John caverns or even nearby Alton Towers?
A sunlit upstairs lounge with comfortable settee and easy chairs, flat screen T.V., DVD, WiFi, enclosed solid fuel stove and views down the valley. An adjoining well equipped dining kitchen with quality units, hob, oven, microwave,dishwasher and fridge. Accessed from outside is a boot room with a freezer, automatic washer and drying facilities. A large ground floor double bedroom with picture window views across the garden. The second cosy twin bedroom is also on the ground floor. An adjacent attractive bathroom with bath, separate shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. There is a patio and garden with furniture. A cot and high chair can be requested. Ample parking is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Short breaks are available November to March excluding Xmas and New Year (and during the rest of the year if the booking is within 14 days of the holiday).
Nearest pub - Hognaston 1 mile. Nearest village shop Hulland Ward 1 1/2 miles filling station and store - Wirksworth 5 miles. Nearest supermarkets - Ashbourne 4 miles.
"Friendly helpful owners. Very clean and spacious. Although our weather wasn't great we still managed to get out. This cottage is in a lovely peaceful area all that can be heard are the birds. Lovely."
Written by Shirley, Bognor Regis, 27th May 2017
"What a perfect holiday let!! Great facilities everything we could have needed and wanted in a snug stylish setting."
Written by Sara , Mick , Alison and John, 29th December 2016
"Enjoyed our stay in the upside down house. The cottage has everything, very snug and spotless. Great location, owner and neighbours very nice."
Written by Innes and Davina , Dumfries and Galloway, 17th October 2016
"Super cottage in beautiful location. We had a wonderful time."
Written by Alison , Richard and children , East Yorkshire, 13th August 2016
"Was recommended this cottage by a friend. It is absolutely stunning, very comfortable. We have had a great week exploring the countryside."
Written by Deborah and Melvyn , Scunthorpe, 06th August 2016
"Thank you for your warm welcome and a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Every detail was perfect for a comfortable stay. The location is very peaceful and the beds very comfy, we slept really well! We are familiar with this area and the cottage is perfectly located for our trips to Dovedale, Bakewell, Kedleston, etc etc"
Written by Robert and Kathryn, 25th June 2016
"I liked the fact the house was upside down with bedrooms down-stairs and living space upstairs. All rooms were very comfortable and I particularly liked the bright airiness of upstairs. There were stylish touches such as the bedroom blinds and up-cycled furniture, which added to the overall feel of the place. There are many really good walks on the doorstep or a short drive away. There was also access to a utility room."
Written by Richard, Preston, 16th June 2016
"We have had a wonderful time, thank you for making us feel so welcome. This is a brilliant location for exploring the local area."
Written by Lowe family, 11th June 2016
"What a wonderful place. This was a magnificent birthday surprise, but could not have chosen anything more special."
Written by Sue and Neville , Stockport, 03rd May 2016
"Thank you for a lovely welcome and a charming, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a superb location. We had a great time."
Written by Matt, Emma, Tom and Laura, 09th April 2016
"Our fourth stay was just as special as the other three. This is home from home and we feel relaxed as soon as we step in the door."
Written by Justin, Jill and Leo, 26th March 2016
"Beautiful Countryside comfortable homely cottage kind hosts."
Written by Rachel and Stephan, Leichtenstein, 29th December 2015
"The Alleys is a charming and very high standard retreat for romantic couples or indeed families to stay at whilst visiting the Peak District. The property is well laid out and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It is situated in a very small and beautiful village of Atlow, within driving distance of all the local amenities and adventures that the Peak District offers everybody. I will be using this property in the future for when I return to this beautiful part of our England."
Written by Syd Hoyle, Bristol., 11th October 2015
"Absolutely brilliant time, Wonderful barn wonderful location friendly service. The barn was just what we needed.We did so much- everything on the doorstep."
Written by The Harveys, Gateshead, 22nd August 2015
"The cottage was even more beautiful than the photos, everything we needed for a lovely stay. We all loved feeding the animals at Matlock Farm Park and the rides at Gullivers Kingdom were great for the children (5 & 3). It was great to have some outside space to play at the cottage. Thanks for a memorable and happy summer holiday"
Written by Esther, Annabelle,George & James London, 08th August 2015
"Thank you for a lovely stay!. The cottage was wonderful and all the little touches make the difference.Thank you for being so friendly and welcoming."
Written by James Sarah and children Leicester, 18th July 2015
"Stunning find, so peaceful,but great location for exploring the area, cottage so comfortable had everything we needed,would definitely come back again and recommend to others."
Written by Fay Lee & Family, Scunthorpe, 30th May 2015
"What a beautiful place, we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Thank you so much for the welcome pack. The weather has been sunny every day. We definitely recommend staying here."
Written by Alwyn and Edie, Notts, 01st November 2014
"Lovely cottage, very welcoming and comfortable , felt very relaxing. Would love to come back again. Thank you very much."
Written by Ian, Sue and Katie., 23rd August 2014
"A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, we really enjoyed it. Will see you again."
Written by Dave , Linda and Grandsons, Norfolk, 26th July 2014