Ashbourne, Peak District

The Retreat

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Property Info

General Info

An outstanding detached, brick-built barn conversion located in the village of Hollington, 6 miles from Ashbourne. The Retreat has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities on one floor, yet still retains the immense character and charm of the original dwelling. The modern styling and elegant furnishings are evident throughout the accommodation, which features a spacious king-size bedroom with wet room, an open plan living area and a delightful private garden. The market town of Ashbourne is nearby, while the Dove and Manifold Valleys and Alton Towers are just a short drive away. A fabulous cottage, providing a perfect romantic retreat whatever the time of year. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1928 and 16163, together they sleep 14.Two well behaved pets allowed. Read More

Property Info

All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with plasma flame-effect fire. 7-seater hot tub.

Facilities

Electric central heating with plasma fire. Halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small library of books/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Ample off road parking. Garden with patio, furniture, BBQ & 7-seater hot tub. Sorry no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £5 per night payable directly to the owner. Note: Owner may be able to supply breakfast pack by prior arrangement. Note: This property has a refundable good house keeping bond of £100. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 7 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located outside
  • High quality hot tub

Location

Reviews

The whole break was excellent. A wonderful cottage to stay in and the owner was very helpful. If you want to stay in a place to forget what's going on, this is the place to stay.

We loved the welcome we received as well as the beautiful place we stayed in. It felt like home from home but with the peace and quiet we needed.

The friendliness of the owners made us feel very welcome and The Retreat was beautiful and in a good location for enjoying peace and quiet.

Great accommodation, even nicer than the images. The owner was friendly, informative and very helpful. Would recommend to all family and friends looking for an ideal break. Plenty to do but also a great place to rest and relax.

The Retreat is a real retreat in every way, the whole experience cannot be faulted.

I really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location and the privacy it offered. The proprietors were friendly and helpful.

The accommodation was of an excellent standard with very tasteful décor.

Aptly named The Retreat, we had a brilliant time here. We went home totally chilled and ready for the new term at work! The owners were really welcoming and friendly. We loved to relax in the small but beautiful garden. The cottage was clean and tidy and so comfy. The area was beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone. Ten out of ten!

It was a lovely quiet area and and a peaceful setting. Ideal for a relaxing break, but not too far from local pub and restaurant and other amenities, and our hosts were very friendly.

Lovely location, rural but near to Ashbourne. Our son loved the friendly animals!

The hosts both made us feel like it was a home from home with a warm welcome and the feeling nothing was any trouble to them. The cottage was an excellent size, well kept and quiet but within easy striking distance of the tourist areas.

I thought the location was an excellent gateway to the Peak District. The hosts were very welcoming and the property was to a very good standard. We had a great time!

The accommodation was excellent and a credit to the owners.

Relaxing and friendly atmosphere, with a private garden. Pleasant hosts who were approachable and helpful.

Superb accommodation in a lovely setting. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will make every effort to return there for another stay!

The fact that we were left in peace. It was also nice to have the choice to either cook for ourselves or eat out at one of the many local pubs/restaurants.

My wife and I have just spent a very enjoyable week at The Retreat. The owners made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Exactly what we needed for a relaxing comfortable getaway.

A gem of a property in beautiful surroundings. The decor is very tasteful, the bed comfortable and the place is cosy and warm.

The property owners and their family made us feel very welcome. The lovely friendly animals from Barry the Cockerill to Davina the Sheep and lovely Frisky the Dog made our stay that extra bit special!! Also, the owner gave us great ideas for things to do and places to eat. The Retreat was a perfect romantic, but fun getaway and I will recommend it to all my friends.

Great location and ideal for a country getaway. Owners were very friendly.

All the accommodation was on one level. The wet room was an added bonus that we really liked. The owner was really nice and helpful. Also her cats, dogs & pet sheep were most enjoyable and of course the scenery was amazing.

They provided extensive information about local sights and activities. The property suited the two of us perfectly, feeling both cosy and spacious due to the clever open plan design. It felt private, occupying one side of a courtyard, a sense that was helped by the sunny separate garden.

Many thoughtful extras provided. A lovely, warm and comfortable home.

Lovely Holiday Cottage with fantastic hosts

Booked very last minute ( the day before ) for a much needed few days of peace and relaxation , and what a find the retreat was.. Great accommodation with everything you could possibly need, a lovely private garden and fantastic hot tub. This was our first stay away with our dog Henry and were slightly concerned how he would be away from home; we needn't have worried however the Retreat was a perfect environment with a very secure garden and village walks on the doorstep. Our host Philippa was very welcoming and as well as offering advice on places to walk and eat provided us with fresh milk, eggs and delicious homemade cakes. Went on some very long walks and had some great meals out. The Red Lion Pub is just down the road offering a good range of food and drinks , the pie menu is great! and the staff and locals are really friendly. Only negative is that we only stayed for 3 nights and wished it had been longer. Will most definitely return again and as well as the lovely cakes, milk, eggs etc. she had left for us

Cancelled-three days before trip!

Planned well in advance to celebrate a 70th birthday and recent birth of new grandson the owner pulled out of the contract three days before our arrival date (and two days before having banked our breakages money). It was left to the company to drop the bombshell and deal with two very angry customers! The reason given: circumstances beyond their control. Hmm! That could mean absolutely anything and IMO was unprofessional in the extreme. Had the owner ever contacted us at all to explain/apologise it might have gone down better-but she didn’t. Buyer beware!

Amazing Retreat!

Philippa our host was so welcoming and friendly, and literally had thought of everything! We were welcomed with a friendly face and a chat, alongside some fresh eggs, biscuits and milk, so we could have a cup of tea and a digestive 🙂 - there was even a few little doggie treats for our pooch! We had such a wonderful stay and loved it here, feeding Larry the Lamb and his friends! Philippa was so helpful throughout our stay, recommending local produce which was delicious! - an exceptional host, nothing was too much trouble. The retreat had everything you needed, including a BBQ which was lovely to enjoy in the sunny garden. Everything was finished to a very high standard and beautifully decorated. I highly recommend you stay at any of these properties, you won't be disappointed - especially with the pub food down the road, definitely try the pie's at the Red Lion about a 5 mins walk from the Retreat!

A fantastic retreat

My wife and I stayed for a weekend for our first trip away with our 3 month old daughter and had a lovely time. The retreat is very peaceful and a good location for walking and trips further afield. The retreat is very well equipped and a very good size for a couple and a child (even with the masses of baby accessories that we bring!). The village pub is a short walk away and does good and hearty food. Phillipa was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

Definitely coming back

The last thing my daughter said as we were leaving Philippas place was can we stay again. The cottage was a perfect place to come back to after you have had a busy day exploring. Philippa our host was so friendly and we felt very welcome. I took my two children 7 and 2 who loved feeding the pet sheep sometimes twice a day and quickly made friends with Philippas cat Tasha. The cottage is in a really beautiful setting and has everything and more then you need. We were sad to leave and will definitely be staying again.

Amazing Retreat!

After a long journey up, we were greeted by the very friendly Phillipa. She happily showed us around the retreat and had made sure there was some delicious cake and tea ready. Fresh eggs from the local chickens were greatly appreciated for breakfast too. The cottage is even nicer than it looks in the pictures with everything you could possibly want provided; every piece of kitchen equipment we could think of, tv, dvds, wifi, decent shower. The fire was lovely to warm up to of an evening and the bedding was amazingly soft for a great sleep after a busy day. The leaflets in the boxes were a great help when deciding where to cycle/walk/explore and this spot was a great base, with just a short drive to everywhere we visited.

Really lovely and peaceful place

Me and my partner were looking for a relaxing few days away over a weekend for my birthday, we were looking for something not too far away but something a little different. We thought the pictures of the property looked nice and decided to book, we were very happy with the property when we arrived, while the pictures look nice actually when you see it in person its even better. The owners have done a great job on this property. The peak district itself has some lovely views, your able to go out in the day then come back to a nice place to relax and watch some tv or just read. We had a great time and im pretty sure we will come back in the future for another short break away.

Wonderful relaxing away from it all break

Just arrived back for our mid week break and have to say we are fully relaxed and switched off. The Retreat enabled us to 'get away from it all' in really great accommodation and surroundings. We spent valentines night at The Saracens Head which was a lovely treat. The hosts are wonderful and friendly and are to hand if you need them but leave you to relax also. We had everything we needed and the bed was so comfy our lie ins got later and later! Thank you Phillipa, Julian, Neil (the sheep), Archie (the very friendly cat) & co x

The Retreat lives up to your expectations and more

Have just returned from a very enjoyable week in the Derbyshire Dales, we stayed at the excellent and aptly named Retreat in Hollington which is well placed for visiting the local tourist spots and only a short ride to the magnificent Dovedale. We arrived in Hollington having travelled nearly 190 miles in torrential rain and tackling flooded local roads, not sure what to expect on our arrival. We shouldn't have worried our host Phillipa was there in the rain to give us a warm welcome and show us around The Retreat. On arrival we were treated to Jam and Scones which were most appreciated after our long journey. The property is a converted barn and Garage which has been transformed into an open plan holiday home and has been decorated to the highest degree and equipped with everything you will need to make your holiday complete, unfortunately the hot tub was not included in our package although is available for the larger property's. The cottage is equipped with a wet room which made showering a pleasure. The Bedroom is partitioned off by a curtain and is a good size and has a very comfortable bed with a duck down quilt, very snug. Free wifi is a godsend when looking for opening times of attractions and directions. The kitchen has all the equipment you would expect from a quality let and the lounge dining area was well set out and tastefully furnished. We were well looked after and made to feel welcome by Phillipa, Julian, George and Annabelle not to mention the family pets. The Red Lion is within a short walking distance and does excellent good value meals, try the Sunday Roast and Rib Eye Steak, mouth watering and tender. Places to visit, Arkwrights Mill Matlock, very interesting demo on old weaving machines, Eyam plague village, Critch Tram Museum, Monsell Head, Haddon and Hardwick Halls. We enjoyed our stay at The Retreat and will return in the near future.

Wonderfully relaxing

We would recommend this holiday retreat to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing and romantic break away from everything.The Retreat cottage is beautifully decorated, very comfortable with everything you would need. The owners are very friendly and will help in anyway they can. We had our 18 month old son with us who enjoyed the daily routine of feeding the very friendly sheep in the next field. The only time we left the Retreat was to visit the nearby pub for lunch, which is also great. The only negative I have is we were under the impression we had a shared hot tub, and discovered we didn't when we arrived there. I had spoken to sykes the day I booked who didn't inform me differently, so when I called back regarding this I was spoken to very rudely and told I was wrong.....Very poor.......But that has nothing to do with this wonderful place, if your going to book it, go straight through the owner, NOT through Sykes.

A Wonderful Week

The property name says it all! Everything you need for a fantastic stay and a comfy bed. The owner is on hand for any help or information. The place is in the countryside as you would expect being a barn conversion. A gem of a property.

Superb Venue

My wife and I spent a wonderful weeek at the cottage in early December 2009. We found it a perfect venue to relax and explore the immediate countryside which is superb. The village has a great feel to it with a friendly local pub serving good pub food and decent real ales. The owners were very welcoming and provided fresh eggs from the hens who roam in the back paddock! The accomodation was perfect for our requirements for the week and was clean and modern. You have miles of great walking and cycling areas literally on your doorstep and you are very close to the Peak District. Highly recommend it.

Wonderfully relaxing

We would recommend this holiday retreat to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing and romantic break away from everything.The Retreat cottage is beautifully decorated, very comfortable with everything you would need. The owners are very friendly and will help in anyway they can. We had our 18 month old son with us who enjoyed the daily routine of feeding the very friendly sheep in the next field. The only time we left the Retreat was to visit the nearby pub for lunch, which is also great. The only negative I have is we were under the impression we had a shared hot tub, and discovered we didn't when we arrived there. I had spoken to sykes the day I booked who didn't inform me differently, so when I called back regarding this I was spoken to very rudely and told I was wrong...Very poor...But that has nothing to do with this wonderful place, if your going to book it, go straight through the owner, not through Sykes.

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