Bank Pottery is a lovely cottage snuggled up on the side of Dove Dale with incredible views way out across the valley. As you leave the Ashbourne to Buxton road and head for the cottage there is something almost magical as you 'drop over the edge' into the Dale with its dramatic hills and lovely sparkling river.
Locations don't come much better than this and nor does the cottage with its comfortable furnishings, sunny conservatory, log - burning stove and magnificient views. A perfect base for exploring the Peak District.
Get up early on your first morning and watch the sun light up the beautiful valley. Have a scrumptious breakfast in the conservatory to set yourselves up for a hard day's exploring. Wander across to the lovely village of Longnor for elevenses in the village cafe, to buy a lunchtime picnic from the 'real' village store, or to browse around the really interesting craft centre. And then just head out on the numerous local footpaths and lose yourselves.
A cosy, beamed lounge with glowing log burning stove, comfortable cottage -style suite, T.V. DVD and WiFi. A large conservatory with table and chairs. A well fitted dining kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. A utility room with automatic washer and tumble-dryer. A lovely double bedroom with fantastic views over the valley. A smaller double bedroom. A nice bathroom with small bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested.There is an attractive garden with furniture. Parking for two cars is available. Dogs are welcome. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally from 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.
Bank Pottery and the Potting Shed can be booked together to sleep six.
Nearest pub - Crowdecote 200 yds. Nearest village shop - Longnor 1.mile. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 5 miles.
"We wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your cottage over Christmas. It is a lovely place with such character and such a sense of history and we were made to feel very welcome. The property was well equipped, clean and tidy and had everything we needed except a nutcracker. We had left ours behind so had to go without the traditional cracked nuts after Christmas dinner! During our stay we had a fine welcome and a lovely meals at the Pack Horse Inn in the village and also at the Royal Oak."
Written by Smith family, Derby, 28th December 2018
"Thank you Mike and Heidi, thank you for the goodies and the "life saving" water! Wonderful walks and scenery. Chatsworth is a must and the walk by the Derwent Reservoir."
Written by Paddy and Lois, Bognor Regis,, 28th September 2018
"Lovely cottage, nice relaxing place. Beautiful views and walks. Great view of fireworks for New Year. Boys enjoyed going back to basic, playing board games, cards, hied 'n' seek. Would love to come back in warmer weather to have longer walks and to see the place in its Summer glory."
Written by Laura, Darren and Chase, Xander and Axel, Mansfield,, 04th January 2018
"An absolute privilege to stay in this cottage - lovely both inside and out. Welcome "goodies" most appreciated. Most enjoyable re-acquainting ourselves with the Peak District after a considerable absence and leaving making promises it won't be so long until our next sojourn."
Written by Ellis family and our small furry friend, 25th August 2017
"We've had an amazing holiday - weather has been kind. It has been lovely to come back to this beautiful cottage each night."
Written by Laura, Aully, Lily, Fern and Millie the dog, 18th August 2017
"A really super holiday spot. Eating and drinking from real pottery was lovely. Lots of walks with the dog, from the front door, was a bonus."
Written by Bob & Eva (Sweden), 30th July 2017
"We've had a lovely break. You have a beautiful cottage in a great location. We've had a wonderful relaxing time, walking around the area - not used the car at all."
Written by Chris, Norman and Jake, 21st July 2017
"Your lovely home was just what we were looking for, and so not at all disappointed ! This was the first walking holiday with our 2 labradors and we certainly made the most of the local walks, plus Chatsworth and Dovedale. Thanks for the wine and chocs , a very nice touch ! Pulled some rhubarb which made a nice dessert. We shall certainly miss the stunning view and hope to return for another visit very soon."
Written by Dawn, Marcus and Lauren with Hollie and Rosie, Norfolk, 03rd August 2014
"Took the opportunity to re-explore my native County and rediscover it's unigue charm and beauty. What a find to stay in such a delightful cottage too. Wonderful beds and dark curtains - thank you. Even a bath big enough to soak aching joints following rambles and hikes ! Enjoyed daily ration of fresh stawberries and leaves ! Many thanks."
Written by Richard and Gillian, Burton., 18th July 2014
"A big thank you for such a wonderful cottage ! The views were stunning, cottage so welcoming and relaxing. Enjoyed many local walks, cycled the Tissington Trail (slightly challenging ! ). Spoilt for choice for local pubs - especially The Packhorse and The Royal Oak. Loved the garden, views and wildlife and amazing welcome pack ! Will definitely be coming back. Our week went by to quickly."
Written by Ursula, Frank,Mary and James, Surrey., 11th July 2014
"Had a truely lovely time at the Bank pottery, so comfortable and well equipped, surrounded by beautiful pieces of pottery and countryside. Would love to come back again"
Written by Barbara & Geoff, 01st May 2014
"What fantastic views! We have all really enjoyed our stay, even Ludo, Pip & Archie. The cottage is a lovely home, thank you for letting us stay."
Written by Carol, Jason Clive & Mary, 01st May 2014
"We had a wonderful week in Derbyshire and in this beautiful cottage. Thank you very much, this place made our holiday absolutely unique. A haven of peace and quiet."
Written by Valerie, Hilmar, Hanna & Juliene from Germany, 01st May 2014