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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
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Christmas Cottage is a quaint, early 19th century, mill workers cottage situated in the beautiful village of Clifton on the edge of the Peak District. The accomodation is generous for 2 people and is arranged over 3 floors which retain many period features including beamed ceilings, quarry tiled floors and original fireplaces. Tastefully decorated in a contemporary style it is an ideal retreat for a romantic break, walking holiday, sightseeing or for relaxing and getting away from it all. There are many lovely walks from the doorstep, along the river or via the lanes to other local villages and the historical Georgian market town of Ashbourne is about half a mile away along an easy path to it's excellent shops and facilities. A short, scenic car or bike ride will take you to all the local...Christmas Cottage is a quaint, early 19th century, mill workers cottage situated in the beautiful village of Clifton on the edge of the Peak District. The accomodation is generous for 2 people and is arranged over 3 floors which retain many period features including beamed ceilings, quarry tiled floors and original fireplaces. Tastefully decorated in a contemporary style it is an ideal retreat for a romantic break, walking holiday, sightseeing or for relaxing and getting away from it all. There are many lovely walks from the doorstep, along the river or via the lanes to other local villages and the historical Georgian market town of Ashbourne is about half a mile away along an easy path to it's excellent shops and facilities. A short, scenic car or bike ride will take you to all the local attractions including Dovedale, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Sudbury Hall, the Tissington Trail and Kedleston Hall. The terraced cottage is accessed from a small front garden which enjoys the sun throughout most of the day, as do most of the rooms. It is a nice place to sit with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. You enter from a small porch into the dining room with its large feature fireplace and original tiled floor adding to its charm and character, to the rear is the galley style kitchen with all the essentials you will require for your stay. The original winding stairs (be careful as you go up both flights, they are steeper than modern staircases in keeping with the property), lead to the first floor with the light, cosy lounge to the front, also on this floor is separate cloakroom with toilet and hand basin. The second flight of stairs lead to the splendid, spacious bedroom, it has a vaulted painted beamed ceiling, a king sized bed and its own en suite bathroom with bath, with hand held shower over, hand basin and toilet. Most rooms have views over the church and the village. Clifton is a pretty, peaceful village with a cricket pitch, children's play area and friendly country pub with beer garden within stumbling distance. Please note - due to the stairs this property is not suitable for anyone who has limited mobility. Dogs are welcomed for a small charge and we ask that they stay on the ground floor of the cottage. The garden fence is quite low so the garden is not secure for dogs but there are lots of lovely walks from the doorstep.More
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About the Owner
Charlotte W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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I always email my guests before their stay with directions, information about the cottage and lots of suggestions for their time here. I also send details regarding the keys which I leave the in the key safe at the cottage for you to collect. My family and I live locally and are always on hand to help or advise. We work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay and are happy to help in any way possible.
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

Christmas cottage is a good base to explore Ashbourne and the surrounding area,it is next door to a dog friendly pub with good walks on the doorstep,it takes around thirty minutes to walk into Ashbourne. Thank you to Charlotte the owner for the lovely welcome...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019

We were desperate to get away, we enquired, charlotte responded and we were in the cottage a few hours later.we were welcomed by cake, wine, flowers and a very comprehensive welcome pack.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019

My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Christmas Cottage, it was just what we needed at the time. The cottage itself was lovely, and had everything we needed. The cake and wine on arrival were very yummy and didn't last long! Charlotte was...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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cw2046, VR Owner at Christmas Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

Thank you for leaving us such a great review, I'm really glad you found everything that you needed during your stay. We work hard to make sure all our guests needs are catered for and their expectations are met and hopefully, exceeded, so we really...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Excellent stay at crimbo cottage which was very clean & equipped with everything you need. Plenty of information of what to do & where to go. Nothing was to much for charlotte ( owner ) who was at the end of a tx or phone...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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cw2046, VR Owner at Christmas Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely review - much appreciated. We were really pleased that you chose Christmas Cottage for your stay over the New Year and hope to be able to welcome you again. Thanks very much for leaving the cottage so clean...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019

Lovely cosy cottage in great village setting. Interesting layout over three floors and really well equipped. The location means it’s very easy access into nearby Ashbourne with lots of pubs, restaurants & shops.

Date of stay: December 2018
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cw2046, VR Owner at Christmas Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

We are really glad you had a lovely Christmas in Christmas Cottage! Thank you so much for the review-it is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thanks, Charlotte.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
From rugged moorland to rolling hills and dales, and lush meadows to leafy forests, the Peak District has some of the country's finest scenery. Add Hollywood film locations, historic houses, glorious gardens, awesome attractions, world-class theme parks and fabulous festivals - and a host of quality places to visit and delicious local food and drink - and you have the perfect recipe for a brilliant break. Highlights of the local area include: National Trust properties within easy reach include Ilam Park, Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey. Chatsworth is one of Britains best loved stately homes and has been the venue for several film locations. A very scenic drive will take you to it's gardens, views, antiques and parkland. It also hosts many popular events th...
Getting around
It’s about 30 minutes pleasant walk into the centre of Ashbourne, along the pavement, so easy to have a meal and drink in town and walk back. Regular buses run from Ashbourne to Derby and Uttoxeter but the best of the countryside is ideally seen on foot. We recommend bringing a car to visit lots of the local attractions.
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