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The Old Shippon

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Alstonefield, Peak District National Park, England
Situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Alstonefield within the Peak District National Park, The Old Shippon lies behind the owners' property, with extensive views in all directions and footpaths that begin as you step out of the front gate. In its earlier life, the cottage has been both an antique shop and a barn (a 'shippon' is an old English word for a cattle barn). Dating back to the mid-19c, it's now a cosy retreat, with a log-burner to create a relaxing atmosphere.

On arrival, guests are treated to a 'welcome pack' such as fresh scones, home-made jam and milk in the fridge. Some additional frozen and tinned food items are also available on an 'honesty box' basis. A basket of logs is supplied.

For walkers, Milldale and the much-loved stepping stones at Dovedale are nearby. There are severa...
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Listing #HL5644062
About the Owner
Audrey S
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
Like to be here to welcome guests and show them around the property. Available during stay, happy to help with suggestions/ ideas for walking, visits.
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1 - 3 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Beautiful cottage and garden amid amazing views. Thank you so much Audrey and Martin for making us so welcome and for all the special little touches/extras in the cottage. We loved it so much we have already booked a return visit.

1  Thank Gemcorma
Management response:Responded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! So glad you loved our little cottage and we look forward to your next visit.Super guests in every way.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Old Shippon was the perfect bolthole for weekend of walking and cycling in the Peaks. Audrey was a very welcoming host - with lots of useful information - the cottage was immaculate and really well equipped. There was some lovely produce left out for...More

1  Thank CoventryDent
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, so pleased you really enjoyed your stay here and of course, as great guests who were so friendly and immaculately tidy it would be great to see you again.Plenty of cycling and walking for another stay.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Cottage was very clean and surprisingly large considering it is a one bedroom. Could easily have stayed for a week. Will use again if we return to the area.

1  Thank noel1003
Management response:Responded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your review Noel , many people are surprised by how much space there is in our cottage.Welcome any time you were excellent guests.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No extra guests allowed.
Simple house rule: leave our little space just as you found it, dishes put away, rubbish out, dirty shoes left at the door.Thank you!
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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  • Housekeeping fee: €29 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: €114 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Alstonefield is a small upland village in the White Peak area of the National Park, between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold rivers. A number of small greens give the village and its pretty stone cottages a quaint and distinctive feel.

At the village centre is the popular pub and restaurant, The George, which serves high quality food and a range of real ales.

St. Peter's church contains many ancient artefacts, including a Norman south door, 17th century box pews and a rare, 'double-decker' pulpit. Locally-handmade tapestry kneeling cushions brighten the pews.

The village also retains its ancient Tithe Barn, behind the late 16th century rectory.

Well-loved walks such as Dovedale, Monsaldale and Lathkill Dale are all close by. The cottage is located just a few hund...
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How to get there
Railway: Derby: 25.0 km
The nearest town is Ashbourne, which is a good place to stop en-route, and convenient if you wish to pick up any food and drink you may need for your holiday.
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