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Clays View Cottage in Alstonefield, Staffordshire

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Clays View Cottage description

Holiday home
Clays View is constructed on the side of the owner's home, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the chocolate box village of Alstonefield. The cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms which are made up of a double and a single room. There is also a first floor shower room, a spacious open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric flame-effect fire. Outside there is ample off road parking and a pretty, enclosed garden with a patio and garden furniture. A location to be enjoyed at any time of year!

On the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold Rivers, is the charming village of Alstonefield. With real charm and character, this wonderful little settlement has won the 'Best Kept Village Award' ten times (most recently in 2005) and was also in the final of the 'National Village of the Year' award in 1998. With a traditional country pub set just off the village green, this is a truly special holiday destination. Set in verdant green countryside, and along the course of the 'Manifold Trail' which follows the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway this is an ideal spot for walkers or cyclists. The pretty towns of Ilam and Hartington are close by and provide a wide range of amenities such as shops and cafes, whilst further a field are the pretty market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player, video, radio, stereo/CD player, library of books/videos/games. Utility room with washing machine. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Pretty, enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 3 miles and pubs 3 mins walk. Note: WiFi with intermittent signal.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Brawn
March 2016
Clays View is a very warm cottage, with nice views and superb local riverside walks and footpaths up and over the hills. Very quiet location close to a nice village. with a friendly owner.
Mr Herrington
July 2015
The accommodation was extremely clean and tidy and in tip top condition. Very enjoyable, a credit to the owners, who were very friendly.
Mr Snowden
May 2015
A very clean and warm property. The owners were very friendly and approachable.
Mrs Butterfield
June 2015
The cottage was furnished and maintained to a high standard. There was plenty of information for places to visit and eat, as well as good info for the village. The owner was very approachable.
Mr Stryczek
January 2015
The cottage was absolutely beautiful. Perfectly appointed in a perfect location. Cannot praise it or the owners enough, fantastic!
Mr Fozard
May 2014
A lovely cottage with friendly owners in a very pretty village. A perfect base for exploring the White Peak area.
Mrs Newey
October 2014
We enjoyed the excellent location, weather, warm welcome and very comfortable accommodation.
Mrs Mclennan
October 2013
Lovely cottage in perfect place.
Mr Bell
September 2014
An excellent location for walking, we were able to walk from the door everyday and did not have to move the car once. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. The accommodation was very clean and the lounge area spacious.
Dr Mallatratt
January 2013
Property was cosy, comfortable and well designed - would visit again!
Prof Lawrance
July 2013
This cottage is located in a lovely village, but with a pleasant rural outlook, and is very well located for touring and walking in the region. It offered a comfortable and welcoming retreat at the end of a day of activities.
Miss Orme
March 2013
The property was clean and very well presented. They had thought of every thing. Very peaceful and gorgeous views.
Mrs Warrington
February 2013
It was a nice break away from the Christmas stress. The local pub was very nice, served good meals and wasn't too far to walk to.
Mr Marchington
August 2012
The property exceeded all expectations. Well appointed, very well equipped and exquisitely maintained. Perfect hosts and perfectly located for walks in the White Peaks.
Mr Thompson
October 2012
Wonderful relaxing and peaceful location, enhanced by a clean, warm and well equipped cottage.
Mrs Scott
July 2012
We were made to feel very welcome, the cottage was very well looked after and comfortable. The owners were available to us but not intrusive.
Mrs Henwood
July 2012
A nice quiet location in a lovely rural area. Beautiful countryside.
Mr Taylor
July 2012
The overall quality was excellent and the wonderful owners were so nice and friendly.
Mr Mrs Dearden
January 2012
Despite howling wind and rain for most of the week we stayed there, the cottage was warm, cosy and pleasant to be in. Lovely village. The George pub is a popular local that does good food. Very good for a couple plus a spare bedroom. Owners were helpful but not intrusive, a perfect combination.
Mr Collett
July 2012
We loved the village and scenery. It was a very nice cottage and the host was helpful and friendly. We also enjoyed watching the birds and animals around the property.
Mr Saward-Clarke
April 2011
It was great all round and the location is fantastic to many tourist places.
Mrs Aherne
June 2011
Excellent location and high standard property.
Mrs Murray
September 2010
It was a great cottage and what we appreciated was the constant amount of hot water. It is in an absolutely beautiful location and I shall be back. A lot of thought had been given to the equipment etc. It was excellent and the owners very helpful.
Mr Avery
September 2010
The lovely cottage, we felt at home straight away. Beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Very friendly owners who lived next door. We were able to relax and get about to the lovely surrounding villages. Lots of lovely walks.
Mrs Horwill
July 2010
Central location for rambling and sight-seeing.
Mr Hunter
May 2010
Very warm property that is larger than it looks from approach. Walks from door. Excellent food in local shops.
Mrs Wooster
June 2010
The property was immaculate. Property could be made cosy quite quickly and was bright and warm especially when sun shines. Delightful village. Excellent pub. Access to unspoilt countryside for walkers, cyclists and riders is excellent in this area. Historic houses nearby.
October 2009
Great location for walking and exploring further afield. Lovely ambience in the cottage - welcoming, clean and very well equipped. Friendly landlord.
Mr Hayes
September 2009
Excellent holiday, children loved the animals in the proximity to the cottage. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Mr Malster
October 2009
Comfortable cottage. An excellent base for walking from the cottage or a short drive to other lovely walking locations.
Mrs Wilson
July 2009
The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very well equipped and there was good attention to detail as every need was catered for.
Mr Mrs Garwood
October 2009
The cottage was very cosy and a lovely place to relax in the evenings after lots of walking.
Mrs Rafferty
August 2009
Fantastic location and well equipped clean cottage.
Mrs Warne
August 2009
The property was well placed for various services and attractions. Excellent walks from the beautiful village location, owners are very friendly.
Mrs Wragg
August 2009
Very friendly and helpful owners, perfect for our walking cycling we had planned
Mrs Shingfield
June 2009
1st class accommodation, very peaceful setting with lovely walks both on the doorstep and nearby. Very relaxing setting.
Mrs Payne
July 2009
Excellent location for exploring the area. Many good, local walks.
Mr Dring
August 2009
The property was spotlessly clean, had an excellent location and had the direct access to Dovedale. We will be back!
Mrs O'Gorman
January 2009
The property was lovely, everything you could wish for. Great location, very comfortable, good heating, hot water - it was very cold whilst we were there and the property was very cosy! Couldn't fault it!
Miss Parsons
November 2008
Beautifully situated for exploring and walking from the doorstep.
Mr Lewis
August 2008
A well presented cottage to a very high standard, every need catered for. It is in a picturesque setting and very peaceful. I highly recommend this property and certainly would consider returning.
Mr Egan
May 2008
Lovely, clean and well appointed cottage set in the beautiful little hamlet of Alstonfield with plenty of walks straight from the doorstep. We had a wonderful (and hot) weekend and will definitely be back. Would recommend.
Mr Lawrence
June 2008
Great location for walks,good pubs and an excellent brochure in the property for local walks.
Mr Peters
August 2008
Great position in a lovely village with many superb walks from the front doorstep.
Mrs Haviland
April 2008
Clays was a lovely cottage in beautiful Alstonfield. A perfect location for exploring the area and further afield. Very quiet and relaxing area.
Mr Scargill
July 2008
This was our second visit and we will be going back again.
Mr Dring
August 2008
Beautiful rural location. Excellent access to Dovedale and lots of walks right from the village. Spotless accommodation.
Mr Archer
August 2008
Lovely time spent here. Owners were friendly. Locality was great.
Miss Parsons
November 2007
Perfect location, beautiful village, lots of lovely walking. Cottage very warm and cosy, heating and linen all included. Very friendly owners.
Mrs Griggs
September 2007
Great accommodation and location for exploring Dovedale and the Manifold Valley straight from the door.
Mr Mrs Parfitt
March 2007
A really lovely, clean, warm, cosy cottage. A great place for my birthday/ other's day treat!
Mr Welsford
August 2007
Excellent property and holiday.
Mrs Parry
August 2007
Setting of the cottage in an idylic village, views from inside and outside were excellent, very peaceful, lots of walks for all abilities from door step and the local pub's food was excellent.
Mr Dickinson
October 2006
The peace and quiet of the lovely village of Alstonefield in October. It was very relaxing.
Mr Scargill
August 2007
We have had holidays in various cottages ( Norfolk, Scotland and Cornwall) but Clays View was the best we have been in.
Mr Mrs Davison
October 2006
It was quiet and peaceful and the area was very picturesque. The pub was a few minutes walk away.
Ms Fox
April 2006
Very cosy cottage, plenty of kitchen equipment. Spacious enough for us not to feel too crowded despite having two bouncy children!
Mrs Warburton
June 2006
Excellent accommodation in a beautiful area of the Peak District, with plenty of good local walks.
Mr Cuthbert
August 2006
Well-presented, clean accommodation. Quiet location.
Mrs Hackney
August 2006
The area was very pretty. The owners were friendly but not 'in your face'; it was lovely having the sheep outside in the field next door. The accommodation was very neat and most suitable.
Mr Hellyn
October 2006
An excellent property. All we wanted - a home from home. Very clean, very tidy, very comfortable.
Mr Dring
June 2006
Lovely location. Cottage was spotless with all equipment you could possibly need. Plenty of parking and owners were friendly but not intrusive.
Mr Findlay
September 2006
Outstanding accommodation and friendly welcome. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning.
Mr Howard
February 2006
One of the best equipped cottages and very well presented. An excellent base for visiting the Peak District with good local walks.
February 2016
Located in the small village of Alstonefield, about 15-20 mins away from the nearest towns of Ashbourne, Matlock, etc. Clays View is a lovely cottage that suited our needs. We were away from the bustle of a busy town in charming countryside. The views were lovely. The cottage itself was situated in a good location and the owners live right next door. All amenities were provided including iron, microwave, fridge, utensils, TV/DVD player. The bedrooms were well presented and the bathrooms looked newly refurbished. There is ample parking as well. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this place. This is just 4 miles away from Dovedale and would make a lovely base for walkers.
Mr Pledge
June 2006
The accommodation was new, clean and in excellent condition.
Mr Butler
November 2005
We both really enjoyed our stay, we will definitely go again, the location and house were excellent, a lovely weekend away.
November 2012
Very well maintained and equipped. Ideally situated for the Peak district.
December 2012
Set in a peaceful village overlooking farmland, Clays View was a great location to unwind and relax. However, with plenty of good walking country in every direction, it was the best of both worlds. The cottage itself was well equipped, warm and snug, with all the amenities you would expect to find. Very much deserves a return visit to ensure that nothing is missed...can't wait.
Debbie J
September 2015
Delightful, spacious cottage in a great area for walking. Everything you could need for a relaxing break away from it all. Would definitely recommend.
September 2012
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. A bit tricky to spot when first go but wonderful spot to be in. The Village was gorgeou and the cottage very nice. Owners are really lovely and very helpful.
December 2009
A delightful cottage set in peace and quiet with lovely views over the countryside. Our hosts were helpful but not intrusive which was ideal. We chose this for its proximity to the peaks,Alton Towers , Drayton Manor and Chatsworth House. This gave us a nice balance between countryside activities for the adults and theme parks for the children. The home was spacious and immaculate throughout. The only criticism would be that the garden is not really suitable as a play area as it is narrow, stony with easy access to the main road so not ideal for kids left to there own devices.
August 2011
The cottage was a little tricky to spot from the road as it is set back a fair bit. It is well stocked with everything you could possible need in a self catering holiday home. We found it in a clean and fresh condition and it's surrounding gardens were all very well kept. There was a good supply DVD's, video's and games to help keep our 10yr old amused and a folder with everything you could possibly need to know about the local area, including restaurant suggestions. We found leaflets suggesting places to visit which were very handy to have, but I would have preferred to have had some internet access so that we could look up the attractions as many of the leaflets say "see web site for details". Perhaps the owner could open up an internet guest account for visitors. Overall, superb cottage, great location and would definitely recommend.
Mrs Raynsford
April 2016
This is a superb location from which to explore this beautiful part of Derbyshire. We had everything we could wish for, and more! We would definitely like to return.
December 2009
I come from the Staffordshire Moorlands but have no relatives left to visit. Discovering Clays View 3 years ago has ben a God send. It feels like going home each tie I visit. Alstonfield is lovely set in the heart of the best walking area in England. It's more than home from home as it's bigger and better than my house!
December 2009
Alstonefield is an ideal village base for a walking holiday in the the White Peak area. The home is a modern extension to the owner's bungalow, but has a completely separate entrance, and a small terrace at the back. The kitchen and lounge are all together in an open plan format downstairs, and comfortably furnished. The bedrooms upstairs are built into the roof space, and therefore suffer from a lack of space, especially head room on one side of the double bedroom. There are a number of excellent walks directly from the home, and this is the real star feature. The central heating makes it cosy all year round. The downside is the lack of space in the bedrooms.
December 2009
We enjoyed our stay here in this cottage, it had everything that was stated. Cosy immaculate and the owners were obliging. We travelled from New Zealand and stayed in five different cottages throughout England. All arranged by Skyes Cottages and all exceptional value. our arrangements with Sykes were professionally carried out and we had excellent servive from their staff. Well done and once again, many thanks. Mike Archer.....Kiwi.
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