Ellencroft is a lovely single storey cottage in a very peaceful location at the end of a private drive and surrounded by rolling countryside. It provides lots of comfortable accommodation, the extensive lawned garden is great for ball games and the 'Croft' with its field and wild orchard is perfect for picnics and children's adventures.
The views are wonderful across the garden to the adjoining fields, often dotted by woolly sheep. A short scenic walk will take you to the Travellers Rest in Apperknowle, famed for its great pork pies and incredible selection of cheeses. Or try a pint in the CAMRA Award winning Miners Arms just down the road.
This is a brilliant location with all of the Peak District's attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the Derwent Dams just a short drive away. But you might be tempted by some of the more local attractions. Chesterfield with its crooked spire and colourful outdoor market is worth a visit. Bolsover's magnificent castle or beautiful Hardwick Hall should be on your list. Sheffield and Meadowhall are close to hand with theatres and shopping, and it's not that much further to picturesque Clumber Park and Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest!
An attractive lounge with patio doors to the garden, views across to the fields, comfortable suite, T.V., DVD, Freeview and Wi-Fi. A spacious kitchen with quality units, five burner hob, double oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. An adjoining dining area with views of the garden and fields beyond. A master bedroom with double bed and similar views. A second double bedroom. A twin bedroom. A shower room with large power shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a large patio terrace with furniture, extensive lawned garden, and access to the 'Croft' with its field and wild orchard. Parking for four cars is available. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
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 - Hundall 750 yds. Nearest village shop - Dronfield 2.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Dronfield 3 miles.
"Fabulous place to stay. Fantastic views, cottage perfect in every way. Wonderful walks on the door step to tire us out and the dogs will be looking forward to our next stay. The owners could not have been more helpful."
Written by Eileen, Sylvia and Ann, Gateshead, 25th March 2019
"Canna be beat. Ample for our needs (4 adults and 2 kids ) plus various visitors - equipment in good order, heating when needed and peaceful views to make one stand and stare. Huge thanks to our hosts. Will try to return."
Written by Teare family, Cornwall, 30th December 2018
"Beautiful bungalow in the most gorgeous location. Ideal for visiting pubs with great food and drink. Plenty of space, inside and out for a wonderful relaxing break with kids and dogs. We all had a lovely time and every little thing was available. The wine and scrumptious homemade jam were great welcoming touches. The Breeses and Warrens would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a pristine, cozy house and wants to take advantage of the amazing countryside. Waking up to the beautiful views was an added bonus."
Written by , 04th November 2018
"We had a lovely family stay here. Very clean and comfortable with wonderful views. Set in a lovely location, the two local pubs were very welcoming and dog friendly and we will definitely be returning here. Thanks for a wonderful stay."
Written by The Corr family, Staffordshire, 29th October 2018
"We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our son, wife and 2 boys William and Thomas in this lovely cottage, not forgetting the dog Casper. We did some lovely walks around the lanes. The children had a wonderful time. We had everything we wanted here, so clean and comfortable. Thank you for the jam and the wine. I'm sure we will be back. Thank you for a very special weekend."
Written by Bernard,Madeleine,Martin,Rachel,William,Thomas & Casper, 24th September 2018
"We had a lovely weekend in Derbyshire and the cottage made a great base for exploring. We were warm and comfortable here and found everything we needed. The cottage is very well-equipped for cooking and we loved the damson jam. The little touches like the milk and jam were very welcoming. Thanks Jan and Kay for the lovely stay !"
Written by Caroline, John and Alex, 10th September 2018
"This has been perfect for us, a short stay to celebrate my mothers 90th Birthday with family who live close by. Lovely cottage in beautiful scenery-would have loved to stay longer if time permitted. Everything was spotlessly clean and well equipped-we had everything we needed for a lovely stay while entertaining friends and family."
Written by Martin, Chris, Daniel and Pat, 27th August 2018
"What a lovely short break this has been. Thank you for the welcome card and wine, really nice touch. Beautiful place with every amenity available. Beautiful view and lovely garden. Adults and dogs enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. The dogs were even thought about with dishes left etc. We were lucky enough to be here to go to the end of month market in Chesterfield, worth a visit. You have made it feel like a home to be back to, which we will. Thank you."
Written by Marion, Gary, Sharon, Darren and Ella & choccie labs, 29th May 2018
"What an amazing short break ! We felt very welcomed and homey in this house - the bottle of wine and card was an excellent touch to the start of the weekend. We were greeted with plenty of sunshine and the patio and garden was just perfect for this kind of weather. Ezra our husky loved the open space and running on the grass. There was everything in this house - all the utensils and cutlery and glassware and the dishwasher helps. We will surely be back ! Thank you so much. PS The damson jam was excellent !"
Written by Vimanyu, Cindy, Razvan, Ozgun, Karl, Busra and Ezra, 14th May 2018
"It is gorgeous! Thank you for the wine and all the other welcoming touches. The sun is shining and the view is wonderful. We will be back it is a lovely place!"
Written by Sarah Shore, 08th April 2018
"Fantastic short break at Ellencroft, the bungalow is lovely and the views from the windows are stunning. The bottle of wine and the card was a really nice touch! Lovely comfy bungalow and nice and clean and everything and more that was needed. Thank you so much."
Written by John, Alison, Lynn, Jackson and Bradlee and the dogs, 02nd April 2018
"A fantastic break. The house is beautiful and the scenery stunning. This was an ideal 80th birthday treat for my Mum who has limited mobility as she soaked up the view. My neice wanted to stay here forever !! Do walk to Manor Farm at West Handley on the way to the Devonshire Arms in Middle Handley to see the sculptures of a man who has been waiting to long for his dinner. The pubs are great, we had a huge cheese feast on the last night ! This has been a wonderful holiday. Thank you."
Written by Joanne, Nigel, Norma and Louise, 02nd April 2018
"What a beautiful home, it has been fantastic for my family to enjoy the space of the kitchen and the outdoors. The house had every little thing, every pot and pan, every cup and extra bits for children. We have felt so at home here. A great day out at Gullivers World and despite the long mist that was unusual for April - we rested and played and ate well - then the Saturday was beautiful and we basked in the sunshine on the patio. Thanks for the wine too."
Written by The Reid-Minshalls, Andy, Rachel, Renee and Will, 01st April 2018
"Wow! We've had a great time staying at Ellencroft. The bungalow is beautiful with such breath taking views and the area so peaceful. We loved it. The bungalow is well equipped, there wasn't anything that you hadn't thought of making our stay extremely comfortable. We followed the information you gave us and went to a couple of the local pubs and found them very friendly. Thank you for making us so welcome with the lovely card and bottle of wine. It was really thoughtful of you. We hope to visit again soon and can't thank you enough for letting us use your lovely family home."
Written by Frances Kelly and family, 03rd September 2017