Child friendly large group, Derbyshire – Large family holiday cottage, Milldale, Dovedale, Peak District
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About Valley View
Combining outstanding accommodation with a fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District and a world class theme park on the doorstep you'll find Valley View hard to beat
Valley View is a beautifully presented spacious holiday cottage located in a picturesque hamlet of Milldale, in the heart of Dovedale. With stunning views of Dovedale from the front of the cottage and garden and sleeping up to 15 guests and dog friendly, Valley View is a perfect choice for extended families to holiday together and explore the Peak District National Park. The separate annex provides additional living and sleeping space. Ideally located 8 miles from the market town of Ashbourne, near the popular stepping stones at Dovedale, the Tissington Trail and the world class theme park, Alton Towers is about 30 minutes drive away.
The Large Holiday Cottage
Valley View Cottage is well equipped for families and beautifully furnished with pleasing mix of contemporary decor, complemented with the cosy furnishings. The main house has 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms with the annex providing further living and sleeping space with a double bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette and second lounge. The annex is be the perfect bolthole for the older kids in the group to enjoy time away from the parents or it’s a quiet retreat for the grandparents or parents with newborns to retire to. A separate entrance around the side of the house is access for the annex.
The main entrance to Valley View really welcomes you into this lovely holiday property with its spacious entrance hall with flagged floor. There is a 10 in 1 games table in the entrance hall with pool, push hockey, table football, bowling, draughts, shuffleboard, backgammon, chess and table tennis.
The lounge just lends itself to cosy nights spent with the family playing cards or there is a huge selection of board games for all ages. With plenty of comfortable seating , surround sound TV ( with free Sky TV package including all sports and film channel) and a wood burning fire with an unlimited free supply of logs. The dining room just off the lounge has a huge table and can seat 16 and there is a highchair available.
The kitchen is a beautiful space to socialize and prepare food with an extra kitchen table that can also seat 6 and boasts all the mod cons including an electric cooker with 6 ring hob and extractor, a microwave with grilling facilities and a dishwasher. It is stylish and sleek fitted with cream, shaker style units with a Belfast sink and a standalone console unit. There is everything you could possible need for cooking and there is even a draw full off child friendly plastic cutlery, plates and beakers. There is a washing machine and dryer in the utility room found towards the back of the house. This is perfect place to dry out walking boots and damp clothes. There is also a second large fridge here should you feel the need to stock up for the week.
An additional downstairs bathroom with bath and shower eliminates those morning squabbles to get ready
Upstairs there are 5 spacious bedrooms, which can sleep up to eleven guests and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms already has a cot made up for your arrival. There is a fixed stair gate up to the first floor and portable stair gates are provided for you to use where needed. Also a fireguard is provided for safety for children and pets.
The front of the property is where you can enjoy the best of the views down the valley into Milldale and Dovedale. Handily there is a perfectly positioned garden bench, which is the ideal spot to soak up the morning sun. The front garden is fully enclosed by a stone wall, which makes it a safe play area for children and pets.
Families may like to benefit from the fabulous bike trails in the area and would wish to bring their bikes. Happily there is a wooden shed, which serves as a secure bike store, easily accessed from the front garden area. Please note that the calor gas tank is located behind the shed but it is gated so that young children cannot access it. The back garden has outdoor patio furniture and a brick built barbeque but as the back garden is graduated into the side of hill it is not a suitable area for kids and pets to play.
Extra Services to make your family break run smoothly
Valley View would like to make your holiday as relaxing as possible, which is why they have teamed up with a local company to offer you on-site catering should you wish to celebrate a special occasion. They'll provide a buffet or three-course dinner complete with chef and waiting staff.
Talking of relaxation, you can also enjoy a spa treatment in the comfort of your cottage. Organic facials, soothing back massages and revitalising body scrubs are just some of the treatments you can try.
Location and Places to Visit
This beautiful area is perfect for walking, cycling, climbing, pony trekking or simply discovering some of the most delightful and unspoilt villages in the country. The river Dove and Dovedale are right on your doorstep. There are many historic houses close by, with the spectacular Chatsworth House only a short drive. There are activities to suit children of all ages. Cycling, with even the youngest children, is great fun on the traffic-free Tissington Trail or round Carsington Water, which also offers a wide range of watersports. The famous Alton Towers Theme Park is a half hour drive away. Valley View is just a ten minute drive away from the market towns of Ashbourne. The nearby impressive Ilam Hall has a stunning and fairly easy walk to the popular picnic spot, Stepping Stones at Dovedale.
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