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View of the cottage from the churchyard opposite.
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View of the cottage from the churchyard opposite.
Very comfy double bed with king size duvet.
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View of the cottage from the churchyard opposite.
Very comfy double bed with king size duvet.
The spacious bedroom is peaceful and romantic.
The sitting room on the first floor.
The fireplace in the dining room (currently non-working).
The en-suite bathroom.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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aliC67
Norfolk, UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We wanted a lovely, relaxing stay and picked Christmas cottage. It's in a small village within walking distance of Ashbourne.
When we arrived there were fresh flowers and a welcome pack which included tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and a massive chocolate cake. The cottage was clean and tidy and looked exactly as the photos portrayed it.
The ground floor has a dining area and small kitchen. The cupboard near the dining table has a file with a massive amount of very useful tourist information leaflets. On the next floor is the lounge which has a settee, armchair, television & dvd player which are very welcome after a day spent walking around. There's also a toilet & wash-basin on this floor. The top floor is the bedroom which has an en-suite. Bed was very comfortable to sleep on.
Just a few doors away is the excellent local pub. I can recommend its pies which are delicious. At the back the pub is is the very useful vending machine Speedy Shop which we used to get some cereal and some stamps. Further down the road is the post-box for sending those all important post-cards! There's also a bus-stop. We drove or walked everywhere so you'd need to check on the frequency of the buses if you were planning on using those.
Ashbourne is a short walk away and there's a Marks & Spencer Simply Food just as you come into Ashbourne. In Ashbourne itself there's a small Waitrose & Sainsburys plus plenty of other shops to wander round and places to eat.
We also had a great meal at the Rose & Crown in Mayfield which is a 30 minute walk away from the cottage.
Finally, Charlotte, the owner of the cottage is very helpful, friendly and quick to respond to any queries.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Charlotte...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage - perfect for a romantic weekend!”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My fiance and I stayed in Christmas Cottage over the bank holiday weekend. Our aim for the weekend was to have a relaxing stay, with a change of scenery and to visit a few scenic landmarks. All of the above was achieved!! When we arrived at the cottage, we instantly felt at home. We were greeted by a welcome pack with plenty of recommendations and information on the area; as well as a tray full of essentials and THE MOST AMAZING CAKE WE HAD EVER TASTED. I'm not even joking, I must have eaten two slices a day and we took what was left home! The cottage itself was very cosy and we were a bit surprised about how small the kitchen was, but it was extremely well equipped. We were worried that we would have to bring a lot of kitchen utensils from home, but the cottage had everything we needed. Everything was clean and comfortable - we could tell that it was very well looked after.

Whilst staying at Christmas cottage, we visited Ashbourne which had LOADS of antique shops which were fun to browse in. The welcome back also made some great recommendations of cafes and restaurants that we visited - we didn't have a bad meal. One place I would recommend would be the "Stepping Stones" restaurant which is a 5 minute drive from the cottage, on the way to Ashbourne. We had really sunny weather all weekend which meant we could visit the peaks, which were beautiful. On our way home, we went to Alton Towers which was only a short drive away. Overall, our weekend was lovely and Christmas Cottage was the perfect place to stay.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Charlotte, the lady who owns the cottage, for making the booking process so easy and recommending so many lovely things to do. She very much tailored our stay to our interests - so thank you Charlotte!!

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Liked best: The welcome cake!!
Liked least: Maybe a little expensive - but it was a bank holiday weekend.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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MR1970260...
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautifully romantic cottage”
Reviewed 14 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country
Very steep stairs but cottage is well worth those
Most comfortable bed
Only thing missing is a shower which I believe is being installed
Would definately return

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Steep stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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JoLeese37
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Superb”
Reviewed 27 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was our first weekend away together as a couple and we weren't disappointed. From the moment we arrived at Christmas Cottage we felt warm and comfortable and felt like it was a home away from home. Charlotte had been kind enough to make sure the heating was on for when we got there which, given the fact that it was rather cold and wet outside was most welcome. She also left us a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a rather nice chocolate cake. On Saturday we sliced up some cake, made a flask of coffee and went to Dovedale for the first time which was beautiful. We spent Sunday at Carsington Waters which was equally has nice. The Cottage had absolutely everything we needed for our stay and we hope to come back to stay again in the Spring.
Thank you Charlotte, for helping to make our first break away as a couple a special one.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Nov 2014
Thank you for the lovely review, it sounds as though you had a lovely time and I'm really glad that staying in Christmas Cottage contributed to that. We hope that you will visit Christmas cottage again in the not too distant future....!
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PamWild
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, great cake!”
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A lovely cute cottage for our 2 night break during half term. Great communication from the owner. Fabulous chocolate cake baked for us. Very clean, well maintained property. Lots of info for days out. Really focused on what a holiday maker may need. We had our 3 month old baby and the stairs were challenging but doable with care. Bring your own travel cot as there is not one there.

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Management Response
28 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for the review, I'm pleased that you found it cute, we think it is too! Rather than let it out for 4 people we advertise it as a 2 person cottage which gives the luxury of space but with lots of character. We hope that you will return to stay at Christmas cottage soon.
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