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 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.
Short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year.
Nearest pub - Hundall 750 yds. Nearest village shop - Dronfield 2.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Dronfield 3 miles.
"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