Aspen House is a spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated house in the sleepy village of Windley set in its own secret little valley. Full of quality and character there are lime washed walls, sumptuous sofas, a glowing log burning stove, country style kitchen, four superb bedrooms and two lovely bathrooms with roll top baths and separate showers.
Sit in the sunny conservatory or the terraced garden as it tumbles into the valley and you could be in the middle of nowhere. Inquisitive sheep will look over the fence and just bird song will break the silence. But you can step out along the lane to the 'Tiger' pub with its award winning cask ales or enjoy a walk across the valley to the Cock Inn with its great food.
Nearby Ashbourne is a must with its lovely market square, country stores and many restaurants. Turn the other way and discover Belper with its award winning high street full of interesting little shops. Matlock is just to the north with all the Peak District attractions in the surrounding hills - Matlock Bath's 'little Switzerland' gorge, Peak Rail's steam trains, magnificent Chatsworth House, picturesque Monsall Dale and the Derwent Valley Dams ? to name but a few.
A cosy lounge looking over the garden with comfortable suite, crackling open fire, T.V., DVD, Freeview and WiFi. A second, larger lounge with views of the garden, settees, arm chairs and stereo system. An attractive quarry tiled dining room with large table and chairs opening into a sunny conservatory. A country style kitchen with quarry tiled floor, log burning stove, breakfast table and chairs, double sink, range cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with automatic washer. Two lovely double bedrooms, one with a distressed wooden bed and the other with a cast iron bed. Two similarly attractive twin bedrooms with brass and cast iron beds. A beautifully tiled bathroom with roll top bath, large shower and W.C. Second classy bathroom with roll top bath, large walk- in shower and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the fire and stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a large terraced garden with furniture. Parking for four/five cars is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Turnditch 0.8 miles. Nearest village shop - Croots farm shop 2.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Duffield 3.1 miles.
"The Cottage is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The gardens are well kept and good for relaxing in the evening. There is plenty to do and see within easy reach of the cottage for days out for groups of all ages."
Written by Peter, Middlesex, 13th July 2019
"Lovely spacious house, ideal for extended family."
Written by O'Brien, family, 26th May 2019
"Fabulous stay, wonderful house with every possible thing thought of. Quick query, sent email, response within an hour or so. Lovely walk through Dovedale and the local area including trips to the Tiger pub."
Written by The Hunt and Clipstone families, 06th May 2019
"Loved Woodside, had a fantastic week in this lovely house. what a view. The back garden is wonderful. Spent a couple of afternoons soaking up the view. Had a walk round the village. Visited Haddon Hall, enjoyed it too. Chatsworth was opulent, Ashbourne has character and the Tiger pub was great. would love to come back. The boys loved the Heights of Abraham. Thanks for a lovely stay."
Written by The Watsham family, 20th April 2019
"Wonderful house, garden and countryside. we had a wonderful weekend and will definitely be back."
Written by The Watsons, Manchester, Lincoln and London, 08th April 2019
"We had a perfect weekend in this gorgeous house. Such a beautiful, peaceful retreat, we will definitely come back. Thanks very much."
Written by The Douge-Smith family, 17th March 2019
"Lucky enough to have spent 6 weeks at Woodside during house repairs. Loved every minute. Thanks so much."
Written by The Crew family, 09th March 2019
"A wonderful house and retreat. we had a great time here."
Written by The Clements, 02nd January 2019
"A perfect family Christmas bolthole. Thank you."
Written by The Dearir, McSmith family, London, 28th December 2018
"Fantastic weekend, beautiful house, we didn't want to leave. Great walks and good food at the Tiger pub."
Written by A party from St Neots, Salford and Huddersfield, 03rd September 2018
"We were four couples from different areas meeting up for a weekend break at a central location. The cottage was perfect for our needs; the location, the garden where we spent an afternoon chatting in the sunshine admiring the views and the spacious accommodation. All four bedrooms were beautifully decorated with comfortable double or twin beds. Two lovely bathrooms were a must and there was plenty of room downstairs for eight adults. There was everything we needed in the kitchen to cook a meal and we also walked to The Tiger pub for a meal one evening which was very good. We visited Ashbourne and Matlock during our stay and went for a couple of walks. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a group of friends or a family get together."
Written by Kath, 31st August 2018
"Amazing house, amazing times playing arm wrestle matches, staring contests and werewolf!"
Written by The Stewarts and Imrens, 27th August 2018
"Beautiful house and garden with real ambience. A pleasure to visit, enjoyed every wonderful moment here. Thank you."
Written by Lambert, Melbourne, Australia, 19th August 2018
"Wonderful cottage with plenty of space for everyone. Highly recommend the Tiger - Thursday pie night but make sure to book."
Written by Smiths and Meales, 17th August 2018
"Lovely home, fantastic views, great space."
Written by The Pepper family, 15th June 2018
"Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating a 30th and our stay."
Written by The Doherty, Truscott,Ferrara Clan - Yorks/Notts, 07th May 2018
"A great family cottage with fantastic use of space in a beautiful location. Great for Easter Egg hunting too!"
Written by The Ramsays, Sweets and Nanna Pettit, 31st March 2018