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 throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year.
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.
"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
"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
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful Cottage. It had everything we needed and was a great base for exploring Derbyshire"
Written by Jayne Ian & Bethany Cheshire, 13th September 2017
"Fantastic cottage, very light and airy comfortable. Had a wonderful stay."
Written by Helen Shropshire, 24th August 2017
"Simply a delightful cottage in a perfect setting, Our first visit to the Peak District and we loved it. How lucky you are to actually live here!! Bliss"
Written by Greg & Simone Cambridge, 29th July 2017
"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 lovely relaxing place. Very comfortable, would have been nice to see more sun but went out every day. National Trust Houses great."
Written by Alf & Shirley West Sussex, 20th May 2017
"Lovely week. Great cottage & location. Recommend live demonstration at Masson Mill, Sudbury Hall,Ashbourne Swimming Pool and Carsington Water."
Written by Wyeth family Herts, 15th April 2017
"Lovely, comfortable cottage central to all locations. Had a lovely week Thank you."
Written by Rosemarie and Kevin Essex, 19th March 2017
"Well equip[ed cottage, warm welcome and beautiful surrounding countryside. Thanks for a lovely stay"
Written by Archer family Downpatrick, 18th February 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