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The Hermitage

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The original Poor House; now four delightful cottages
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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A delightful, 3 bedroom house set in the beautiful village of Alstonefield; less than a mile from Dovedale in the heart of the Peak Our property is Grade II listed and was originally the Black Lion public house. In 1782 it, along with the adjoining properties, became the Alstonefield Poor Law Union Workhouse. In later years it has also served as a variety of different shops, including one from which the locals could purchase fish and chips. Now called The Hermitage, it was recently renovated to a very high standard; the property is still “chock a block” with beams and original features, including a restored range in the kitchen; absolutely loads of character. Please note that the stairs down to the cellar and up to the first floor are the original stone ones and are slightly uneven; s...A delightful, 3 bedroom house set in the beautiful village of Alstonefield; less than a mile from Dovedale in the heart of the Peak Our property is Grade II listed and was originally the Black Lion public house. In 1782 it, along with the adjoining properties, became the Alstonefield Poor Law Union Workhouse. In later years it has also served as a variety of different shops, including one from which the locals could purchase fish and chips. Now called The Hermitage, it was recently renovated to a very high standard; the property is still “chock a block” with beams and original features, including a restored range in the kitchen; absolutely loads of character. Please note that the stairs down to the cellar and up to the first floor are the original stone ones and are slightly uneven; special care should be taken by the young, elderly, infirm and inebriated. There is parking for a single car outside the property and three free car parks in the village, all within two minutes walk. Please note that we are NOT suitable for stag or hen groups.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please note, due to additional Covid-19 cleaning duties, we currently need to leave at least one full day between each stay and therefore cannot accept “back to back” bookings. We require a minimum of 5 nights over Christmas, 3 nights for other bank holidays and 2 nights at all other times. Please note that the stairs down to the cellar and up to the first floor are the original stone ones and are slightly uneven; special care should be taken by the very young, elderly, infirm and inebriated.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Martin J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage was beautiful and fully equip. The hosts were very responsive and accommodated our requests. We just wished we could have stayed longer, therefore will hope to go back very soon.

Date of stay: April 2022
Thank EmmaC3923
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It would be great to see you again one day. M&J

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second stay at The Hermitage and it didn't disappoint. The first time was in the autumn and we made use of the open fire and exceptionally appointed cosy living room. On our recent stay however, it was time for my friends and...More

Date of stay: May 2022
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peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ssssh; don't tell everyone ;-) Really pleased you enjoyed your return trip. Martin

Reviewed 13 April 2022

We stayed for two nights in April 2022, 2 adults and two teenage boys. We were lucky to find such a wonderful cottage, in a gorgeous location, finished to such a high standard. Communication with the owners was pro-active and first class and helped us...More

Date of stay: April 2022
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peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words; we are really pleased you all enjoyed your stay. M&J

Reviewed 11 April 2022

My friend and I stayed at The Hermitage for 2 nights in March as a base for a short walking holiday. I honestly couldn't believe what astounding value for money it was, such luxury and comfort, yet also a home from home. Every room was...More

Date of stay: March 2022
Thank Hannah F
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Hannah, thank you soooo much for such a lovely review. We are delighted you liked our home and we would love for you to come back again.

Reviewed 29 March 2022

We stayed at this fantastic house for 2 nights. I can honestly say that it is spectacular, the house is very warm beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The beautiful garden at the end of a shared garden path, is lovely and has some great...More

Date of stay: March 2022
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peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2022

You were fortunate to have some great weather; the view from the garden today is very different, but just as beautiful, with a light covering of snow :-) Thank you so much; we look forward to your return one day.

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Reviewed 14 March 2022

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Hermitage which is beautifully furnished in keeping with the old world charm of the building. The kitchen is a modern, pleasant space with every amenity you could need, and the sitting room is cosy and comfortable. The...More

Date of stay: March 2022
Thank PatrickPhelan
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2022

Thank you for your review Patrick; we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The George really is excellent for that special occasion.

Reviewed 3 March 2022

Stunningly converted property in the heart of a peak district village, perfect!. Spacious and comfortable for six, decor is spot on and bedrooms are spacious, especially the top room. Underfloor heating is fantastic, kitchen has everything and was perfect for six of us. The location...More

Date of stay: February 2022
Thank Ian S
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Thank you, Ian, for such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay so much. I must confess, it wasn't that much of a hassle collecting the various pub menus ;-) Martin

Reviewed 10 February 2022

Mr & Mrs Jinks are unstinting in their care of a superbly located and renovated property together with their generosity to guests. An early morning stroll up the garden path to the Secret Garden to soak up the views and listen to the plethora of...More

Date of stay: February 2022
Thank Thymetotravel
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2022

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. I agree, the garden and the George are completely different; but both outstanding.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

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Date of stay: January 2022
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

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Bedfordshire
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

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Date of stay: December 2021
peakhermitage, VR Owner at The Hermitage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2022

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Peak District is renowned for the huge number and variety of walks, paths and trails for casual and serious walkers and cyclists. We shall happily list some of our favourites on request.. Sailing is available at Carsington Water (10 miles) and, of course, for the young at heart Alton Towers is also just 12 miles away. The George is just 100m from our front door. Excellent for a drink or light meal at lunchtime; casual drinking can be a little crowded in the evenings with many folk enjoying the Chef’s Michelin listed fine dining. The Watts Russell Arms is less than a mile downhill in Hope Dale. A warm, quiet pub with superb, homecooked tapas dishes. The Royal Oak in Wetton; a traditional, friendly pub with hearty food & open fire.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hermitage

The Hermitage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Hermitage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Hermitage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Hermitage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.