Monday 9 December 2019

Hillside Croft, Offcote, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park (Sleeps 1-14)

Sleeping from 10 to 14 within 5 bedrooms, this beautiful Grade II listed cottage is full of character and charm with all modern amenities. It is a stunning cottage in which families and friends can enjoy a holiday or special occasion. A truly wonderful party house.

Located in central Derbyshire, close to Carsington Water, Hillside Croft is the perfect base from which to explore all the many attractions and activities this beautiful county has to offer. Including Chatsworth house, and many National Trust properties if has some fabulous walking and cycling terrain through the many Derbyshire Dales and into the magnificent Peak District National Park.

Ashbourne, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Wirksworth, Buxton are but a short drive as is the UNESCO Derwent Valley Heritage Trail.

This superb, luxurious, historic sandstone country cottage sits in 6 acres of private, flower-filled, landscaped gardens and pastureland. Located in the gardens it has its own private hot tub. Quaint stone mullion and pretty leaded glass windows, cosy wood-burning stoves nestled under inglenook fireplaces, ancient oak beamed ceilings throughout and part timbered walls enhance the charm of this exceptional Grade II listed cottage, dated as 1709. The cottage is fitted and furnished to a high standard with antique pine furniture and co-ordinating furnishings, having also the luxury of full oil central heating plus 2 cosy log stoves. There are 3 floors with very shallow stairs- 6 steps to each full landing making access easy for the young or elderly.

Hillside Croft has 5 bedrooms, 4 double (1 en suite) and 1 twin bed. In these rooms are also 4 purpose-built single beds, and 2 cots, making the sleeping capacity 14 (+ 2 by arrangement only).

There is a separate lounge and dining room both have cosy log stoves which add a cosy ambience to the full oil central heating. Exquisitely furnished with handmade antique pine furniture which is designed to complement this historic character cottage. A large flat-screen TV with Freeview, DVD and CD player are supplied for your enjoyment. Wi-Fi is available.

The farmhouse kitchen is fully fitted in handmade pine units with tiled and granite worktops and a French double pottery sink. Facilities include a full halogen electric cooker, slow cooker, microwave, auto washer, tumble drier, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and chest freezer. An iron and board, electric mixer, kettle, toaster, blender, coffee maker etc are all provided. The kitchen is a delight to work in with everything at hand for the adventurous chef. Catering can also be provided at the cottage and there are pubs walking distance which also provide food.

There is a large master bathroom with roll-top bath, sink, walk-in shower and W/C. The master bedroom has an en suite shower with, sink and W/C. Both have shaving sockets. Downstairs is a third W/C and sink.

Linen, towels, heating, electricity and Wi-Fi are included, as is its own private hot tub. A fire pit BBQ, Chimera and quality aluminium patio furniture overlooking the large gardens and fenced ponds are provided for your use and enjoyment. There is a shed for cycle storage and outdoor games for children to enjoy. There is private off-road car parking for all guests.

Catering for a special meal in with friends and family and meals on arrival, food deliveries, special occasion cakes can all be arranged. Pampering can also be arranged along with a host of activities for hen parties. The perfect place in which to relax and enjoy that special event for families and large group celebrations.

The perfect location for you and your family to relax and unwind after a long journey, our luxury holiday cottage will allow you to explore the magnificent Derbyshire countryside and the dramatic Peak District with ease, no matter whether you stay with us for weeks, midweeks or weekend short breaks – we’re here for you all year round.

The many fantastic walks and cycle trails (with cycle hire) in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales,), visits to an abundant amount of private, National Trust and English Heritage properties which include Chatsworth House, Kedleston, Sudbury, Hardwick and Haddon Halls, Calke Abbey and Bolsover Castle. Activities can be enjoyed at Carsington Water and Wildpark leisure and, museums and visitor centres include Crich Tramway Museum, Midland and Peak Railways to name a few and will keep you busy for the entirety of your stay.

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