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, Smart T.V., Netflix, Free view, 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 tumble drier. 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.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
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.
"Very comfortable and well equipped house. Great Location. Recommend a cycle around Carsington Water. Dovedale Walk (go early) Chatsworth House, Cheddar Gorge (Shop in Ashbourne for pies and cheese) Thank you."
Written by Stephen, Sarah & Anna, South London, 29th August 2020
"Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely cottage, very comfortable and in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Just what we needed. Great location for exploring. So many areas including Bakewell, Carsington lake, Buxton and Chatsworth House. Will definitely return and will have no problem in recommending you."
Written by Steve, Angela, Ellie & Sophie, Essex, 22nd August 2020
"Couldn’t have picked a better week for weather – a little too hot maybe! We enjoyed local walks and the wonderful scenery. The great ‘change of scene’ was what we needed after 5 months at home ."
Written by Liz,Graham and William, Surrey, 15th August 2020
"A great location in this little hamlet. The property is a converted outbuilding done with real style giving 2 good sized bedrooms and a great open plan living space and kitchen upstairs. It is built this way to allow good views of the surrounding countryside. It sits in the grounds of the main house which are spacious and beautiful. Really felt like a great country break and recommended to get away from it all. Really enjoyed our week in July, post COVID, and impressed with cleanliness and owner availability if needed."
Written by Pete, 01st August 2020
"Wonderful week in a lovely place to stay in a great locale. Enjoyed it very much and will be back to the Peak District again. Thank you for such a well kept cottage."
Written by Pete & Carol, Enfield, 25th July 2020
"We were so lucky that lockdown was lifted in time for us to return once again to this wonderful cottage. An oasis of peace and normality that really lifts the spirits, clean, safe and welcoming – great to be back."
Written by Dave &Carol, Kent, 18th June 2020
"We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage. It is located in a beautiful green valley in the tiny village of Atlow. The cottage has everything you need and has good beds in the below bedrooms. It is a good base to explore the Peak District !!!"
Written by Meinen family, 17th August 2019
"It is not often when the standard of accommodation, facilities, picturesque setting, central location and friendliness of the owners all combine to make the perfect holiday cottage. The fact that this is our 4th stay in 3 years says everything about how much we enjoy our stays in this perfect place – and we are far from finished yet! Wonderful!"
Written by Dave and Carol, Kent, 27th July 2019
"Thank you, we had a lovely stay with our daughters. We enjoyed the Village Fete and Duck Race also your friendly welcome."
Written by Anne and Chris, Canada, 11th July 2019
"Great House! Setting, Enjoyed ourselves, Fantastic Hostess."
Written by John and Keenan, USA, 17th June 2019
"Wonderful Cottage . Idyllic setting. Really nice welcome and pre stay communications, nice little extras. Thankyou, we will recommend to others. Ideal base for Alton Towers too."
Written by Costello family, West Sussex, 03rd May 2019
"Had a fabulous stay with fabulous weather. It was wonderful"
Written by Connie and Nat.BC Canada, 17th December 2018
"Delightful cottage, so well equipped and comfortable in a beautiful area with so much to do rain or sun"
Written by Kate and Rosy, Northampton, 12th October 2018
"We have a good time here in this nice cottage. A perfect place to discover the Peak District, all reachable in a short distance from Atlow"
Written by The Wijnja Family Netherlands, 17th August 2018
"We (family of 4, 2 children 8&10) thought the cottage was very cosy and well maintained and in a great location to venture out to various National Trust and English Heritage properties as well as having Ashbourne on your doorstep for shopping and eating and the Peak District for walking. The owners were very friendly and WiFi in the cottage is excellent. The upside down house was also handy as it was rather hot when we stayed and the bedrooms were nice and cool. A great stay!"
Written by Sanne, 02nd August 2018
"2nd time here and every bit as enjoyable as the 1st. Superb cottage in wonderful Surroundings. Thank you for a lovely peaceful relaxing holiday."
Written by Dave and Carol. Kent, 27th July 2018
"Its so good we wouldn't mind staying permanently,. A hot week in Derbyshire 20 to 27 degrees."
Written by David,Sandra, Joanna and Astrid. Kent, 06th July 2018
"Lovely clean comfortable cottage Thanks for making us so welcome. Had a good meal at the Black Horse in Hulland Ward."
Written by Margaret Betty and Jack Lincoln, 18th June 2018
"An absolutely Fabulous stay, Thank you so much, perfect location, accommodation and host"
Written by Nigel and Wendy Berks, 18th April 2018
"Stayed for a 3 night short break. Friendly owners who were easily contactable. A clean, warm and well presented cottage in wonderfully peaceful countryside."
Written by Deborah, 11th October 2017