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 Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Hundall 750 yds. Nearest village shop - Dronfield 2.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Dronfield 3 miles.
"We have loved our stay at Ellencroft ! The house is beautiful in a great location. We've loved using the gardens and the walks to the local pubs are perfect (highly recommend the pork pie and cheese at the Travellers) Everything we needed was here and it's been a great place to get the family together. We're all now looking for new homes with a view but doubt anything will compete with this ! Thank you."
Written by Sue, Dan and family, 02nd February 2020
"Lovely short weekend break here. Had a great time with the boys. Really impressed with how clean and well presented the cottage was. Everything we needed was close to hand. At the end of the weekend we all agreed that this would be our venue for the same get together in 2021. Fab !"
Written by Wayne, 12th January 2020
"Yet again a fantastic break at Ellencroft. The winter views are even more breathtaking than those in the Summer. Jan and Kay we thank you for the use of your beautiful home for the extended family Christmas. Gentle evening strolls with the dogs to the local breweries went down a treat and I am sure we will be back again."
Written by Ian, Sally and family, 27th December 2019
"Little touches, thoughtful gifts, attention to detail makes for the best weekend break for a girlie weekend. Had a really relaxing break, amazing views to wake up to, stare at holding a hot cuppa, to the quietness to fall asleep too. Thank you."
Written by Sharon, Nicki, Kay and Mercy, 10th November 2019
"I have stayed at Ellencroft a few times now, the most recent in November 2019. I always find it such a peaceful, relaxing place and a lovely spot to escape from city life. While there are plenty of sights and places to go and visit if you want to, if you just like to walk and visit the (very good) local pubs, then it’s also perfect to do that. The house is well decorated and very comfortable, with lovely views to the back fields– the living room is very cosy, and the kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook. There’s a lovely outdoors area too if the weather is kind."
Written by Jacqui, Jackie and Sarah, 10th November 2019
"Wonderful stay at Ellencroft. Stunning location and wonderful views. Stayed at the house to visit new grandson and nephew who live in Derby. Required somewhere that would be accessible for Mum with limited mobility and requires aids. The bungalow was great for fulfilling her needs, only thing that would be helpful is a temporary ramp for wheelchair access, otherwise the bungalow was most convenient. Everything has been thought of to make visitors stay comfortable and enjoyable. Loved the little extra touches and the homemade jam went down well ! Thank you."
Written by Maureen and Natalie, Somerset, 03rd November 2019
"We have had a lovely break here at Ellencroft. There is everything that you need. The jam was beautiful. We had gorgeous weather every day we were here. Our grandchildren came to visit us and they just loved the garden. Jan and Kay have thought of everything to make our stay perfect. We will love to return."
Written by Jill, Richard and family, 27th August 2019
"Another lovely break at Ellencroft, just the relaxing break we needed after having a hectic 6 months with our second daughter being born. All the little extra touches were lovely, we enjoyed lots of jam on toast and a drop of wine once the girls were asleep. We look forward to our next stay at Ellencroft."
Written by Sarah and Andrew, 23rd August 2019
"Fantastic break with family and friends. We were accommodated for at the last minute and had absolutely everything we needed. Loved the view from the patio and Rosie the Collie dog had a blast running around the lawn. The cottage is beautiful and we loved reading about it's history and connection to the family. Ate a bit to much cheese from The Traveller's Rest pub up the road ! We hope to return someday."
Written by The Starrs and Cannells, 11th August 2019
"Fantastic break with family. We were accommodated at the last minute and had absolutely everything we needed. Loved the view from the patio and Rosie the collie had a blast running around on the lawn. The cottage is beautiful and we loved reading about its history and connection to the family. Ate a bit too much cheese from the Travellers Rest pub up the road. We hope to return some day."
Written by The Storrs and Cannells, 11th August 2019
"What a lovely cottage, it has been so comfortable and you've thought of everything. We have all enjoyed a wonderful stay and our 4 year old says he doesn't want to go back to his old house. Jan has been so helpful on the phone, answering all of our queries very promptly and was very accomodating. We would definitly come back for another visit. Thanks for helping us have a wonderful break."
Written by The Gentles and Silveros, 06th August 2019
"Absolutely fabulous. We rented your cottage as it was close to our son, who got married on the 1st of August at Chatsworth House. We could not have asked for a more glorious location to celebrate such a special event. The rooms, the views, the proximity were all perfect for us. We would like to thank the owners for the cards and flowers on our arrival, which were put to good use during our stay. We will definatlely be visiting again, we have all had such a great time. For future visitors take a trip to The Travellers Inn, perfect for sitting outside and great food. Visit Dronfield and the remarkable Church and make the most of such a beautiful home, peace and quiet. Thanks."
Written by The Chambers family, 03rd August 2019
"We have had a lovely week here and weather has been really good to us. Loved sitting in the garden looking at the lovely views. My grandson loved watching tractors. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home with all the lovely extras that you left. Jam and wine were really welcome, we will definitely come back. Food at Miners Arms Dronfield was really nice. We had a home delivery rom Tesco, but it took the poor driver a few attempts to find us. Lovely out of the way restful retreat. Thanks. It was also great to be able to text for any advice."
Written by Debbie Smith and family, 11th July 2019
"We have enjoyed our week here - very thoughtful welcome gift. Beautiful weather, company and most of all the view - simply stunning. We found the bungalow well stocked with what we needed, very clean and tidy. We have developed muscles from the tight fitting doors - an added bonus! Thank you"
Written by A happy couple, a grumpy brother and an ancient Liverpudlian, 05th July 2019
"Very well stocked and beautiful home. Lots of fabulous walks and homely pubs. Thank you for the supplies of jam and goodies. We had a great stay and shall be back. Spectacular views and great garden for the children to play. Recommend the Devonshire and Travellers. Thanks so much."
Written by Sue, Kaye family and friends, 09th June 2019
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful family home. We have been very comfortable here, the dog has loved the garden and we have all enjoyed the views and local walks. The bungalow is very central for exploring Derbyshire and we have been busy doing just that. The jam, wine and card were a lovely touch. Thank you again."
Written by Anderson family, Hants, 31st May 2019
"Thank you for the jam and the wonderful gifts in the fridge. Lovely place to stay and explore the surrounding areas. Very lucky with the weather which showed the countryside off to it's best."
Written by Johanson's and Welchmans, South Wales, 24th May 2019
"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."
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