Welcome to our fabulous (Gold winner 2011/12) award 5 star country cottage located in 10 acres of peaceful private gardens and pastureland with lovely panoramic views. A large luxurious cottage suitable for large groups, families and hen parties.
Just 1 mile from the pretty market town of Ashbourne and a short drive to Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton. An ideal base for walking and exploring the many beautiful dales. Carsington water is 4 miles doen the road. A fabulous area for walking and exploring.
Billys Bothy can sleep 10 plus 4 within 5 bedrooms and has an option of a 6th twin or king size bedroom giving sleeping capacity for 16 if required.
All of our bedrooms are en suite. On the ground floor are 2 double and 1 twin bedrooms, also the optional twin room. All bedrooms have character brass and cast iron beds and are furnished to a high standard with LCD TVs and Wi fi.
The 1st floor is cut into the bank giving it a ground floor platform from the lounge onto the patio and orchard area. On this level are two more double en suite bedrooms. Our beautiful, and well equipped galleried kitchen is a delight and leads into a separate dining room for those special meals with friends then onwards into the large lounge area with a feature glass gable end overlooking the gardens and orchard.
The lounge has a large LCD smart tv, dvd player, ipod dock, video and cd player for your enjoyment. Wi Fi is provided throughout the cottage.
Beams, revealed brick walls, oak and stone floors and a cosy wood burning stove for those winter months add ambience to this lovely cottage.
Beautiful pastureland and gardens surround the cottage, and you ar free to explore. and greet our donkeys and chickens. The patio has a gas BBQ and charcoal fire pit with hardwood patio furniture.
Full central heating, electricity, towels, linen and Wi fi are all included.
We offer meals and pampering for those of you wanting to relax and unwind. We have a sauna on site in which you have the option to relax, music is wired to the sauna for total relaxation.
For those of you wanting adventure, within 5 miles you can experience pony trekking, archery, karting, clay pigeon shooting, walking, canoeing, cycling and paint balling activities or visit some of the many attractions in the area including Chatsworth House and Alton Towers.
Activites for parties available at the cottages.
No pets or smoking.
Hillside Croft is a traditional grade II Iisted country cottage dated 1709, top quality luxury sleeping from 14 plus 2 given 16 within 5 bedrooms. There are 5 bedrooms one of which is en suite plus a fabulous master bathroom with roll topped bath and walk in shower. A truly beautiful self catering cottage it is perfect for large groups, family celebrations, holidays and hen parties. Hillside offers luxury character accommodation with ancient heavy oak beams and timbered walls, pretty leaded windows in stone mullions and an abundance of revealed stone walls. A mix of stone, oak, tiled and carpeted floors add to the character. Cosy log fires in the dining room and lounge add extra ambience on those cold nights.
The cottage sits in 6 acres of private grounds with two well fenced ponds, gardens, lawns and pastureland. A wonderful location surrounded by nature, wildlife abounds and you will be greeted with birds, squirrels and rabbits when you wake.
The area is rural with beautiful views and yet it is just 1/3 of a mile from the village which has 2 pubs each serving meals. This cottage is located halfway between the historic market town of Ashbourne and the mill town of Belper. Centrally located in the Derbyshire Dales it is perfect for exploring the many attractions and activities that surround us, including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Calke Abbey, Haddon, Hardwick, Sudbury, Renishaw and Kedleston Halls, Alton Towers and Gullivers Kingdom, Wildpark Leisure and the many walks and cycle trails of the Derbyshire Dales.
Hillside Croft has 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are double and 1 twin. On the first floor are the master double bedroom and twin bedroom where there are also 2 single sofa bed chairs. On the second floor are 3 double bedrooms, within these 3 double rooms are also 4 specially made low single beds. Linen and towels are provided.
On the ground floor are two entrance halls to the front and rear, also the lounge, and a third cloak room with WC, dining room and farmhouse kitchen. The character lounge has a cosy wood stove, there are 3 sofas and a tub chair, coffee table, a flat screen TV with freeview, video, DVD player, CD player and ipod dock. Wood for the stoves is provided.
Next to the kitchen is the dining room with a large table seating 12 with ease, there are extra chairs for 16 which is more of a squeeze but attainable. There is a beautiful chicken coop dresser and cosy log fire which sits under a beautiful inglenook fireplace. A lovely room to enjoy a special meal with friends and family.
The farm house style kitchen is a delight with handmade pine units and tiled and granite worktops with a double Belfast sink. It is exceptionally well equipped and has a full electric double oven cooker, microwave, slow cooker, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, washer and tumble drier, dishwasher, large fridge and separate freezer. There are plenty of cooking implements, pots, pans and cutlery for all guests.
All bedrooms have comfortable character beds handmade in antique pine. LCD TVís with free view are available in two bedrooms, hair driers and WI FI access are provided in al rooms.
The patio area has a large teak table and chairs, solid fuel BBQ and lounge chairs. There is a large garden plus orchard area for children and adults alike to relax in.
The cottage has full oil central heating to maintain a warm and cosy cottage throughout the year.
To enhance your stay we can offer a choice of meals or pampering in relaxing and beautiful surroundings.
A truly beautiful property.