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Lilac Cottage Countryside Cottage in Clifton, Staffordshire

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sleeps 3
1 room
1 bathroom

Lilac Cottage Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
This charming cottage is set in the grounds of the owner's home and is a delight. It is furbished to a high standard and offers bright and welcoming accommodation. There is a beautiful south facing garden with a patio area, barbecue and furniture in which to enjoy this lovely spot. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a dining area between the kitchen and sitting room, which is a cosy, bright and airy room with doors leading to the delightful patio. All of this combines to make this an ideal property from which to explore this stunning area.

The scattered little village of Clifton is set in the midst of some outstanding scenery towards the southern end of the Peak District National Park, one mile from Ashbourne. Clifton has a local store with post office, a friendly pub, cricket club and golf course. Nearby Ashbourne offers more amenities such as restaurants, pubs and shops including several antique shops for the avid collector. There are excellent opportunities for walking and cycling and Carsington Water has a host of water sports on offer. The Dove and Manifold Valleys are beautiful places to explore and for the adventurous and young at heart there is Alton Towers close by. With all this and more on offer in the area, Clifton is a fabulous base for a great holiday.

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.

Electric central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Rear garden with patio area, garden furniture & BBQ. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk, pub 20 mins walk. Note: Moderately steep stairs in property, please take care. Note: Property is situated next to the A52 and may be subject to traffic noise.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Mr Langthorne
July 2014
Excellent value for money. The kitchen was very well equipped and made self catering easy. The style was very homely and sizes of the rooms were very good considering the overall size of the cottage. It had great travel links to get into the Peak District and surrounding areas. The owner was lovely and very accommodating.
Mr Stirrat
October 2012
The cottage was so well equipped and was a great base for Alton Towers which was only 7 miles away. The cottage itself was great and the owner even baked us a cake on arriving. Overall a great holiday and great base.
Mr Curran
September 2012
Owner very welcoming, left home baked cake for us which was a lovely touch. Area very nice with plenty to do.
Mrs Fulcher
April 2014
Close to all amenities. Excellent for walking and cycling. Cottage was well equipped.
Miss Grant
November 2011
Everything! I called the owner the day before arrival to inform her of our arrival time. We arrived at the cottage, found the key, went in and the first thing we see is a home made cake waiting for us. The lady had also been in and put the heating on for us arriving. The cottage was lovely, extremely well equipped with everything you need, right down to soap powder. There's a welcome pack in the cottage that is just excellent, tells you where you can eat, visit, shop, even has numbers for takeaways. We had a lovely stay here, so much so, we didn't want to leave. We had breakfast in the main house on our last day. Lilac Cottage, is just lovely and the owner is very friendly without being intrusive. She actually couldn't do anything more to make a stay at the cottage any better! We'll be back for sure.
Mrs Fraser
October 2011
Easy access to local areas. If you enjoy walking a variety of walking routes, ie Dove Valle, Manifold Valley, RSPB reserves and, Carsington Water. These are all excellent. If you enjoy looking around National Trust Properties, there are several in quite close proximity.
Mr Richards
August 2011
The location and view. Friendliness of the owner who was so helpful and kind. The delicious breakfasts! Ashbourne nearby.
Mr Thomas
September 2010
Property was very central for visiting tourist attractions. Cottage was compact but very well equipped even had a washer/drier.
Mr Berry
August 2009
The property was a good base for the area for two people.
Mrs Young
August 2009
The house was very central to everything we needed.
Mr Dennis
July 2010
There was so much to do and places to visit just a few miles from the cottage and the shops were just minutes away
Mr King
August 2008
Quiet, peaceful and good hostess
Eunice R
November 2015
The cottage was well situated for the southern Peaks. The owner kindly presented us with a delicious sponge cake on arrival. The cottage was adequate for two, but neither heater in the lounge area worked. An engineer was found promptly, and he managed to mend one. The other one he said would have to be replaced. The kitchen equipment was not very complete and I was glad I had a small sharp knife in my picnic bag as there were only steak knives to cut things up with. Also the door to the freezer part of the fridge was broken. The heated towel rail in the bathroom had a mind of its own too. All in all, we enjoyed our week, because we managed to have three decent days walking, and the cottage was just about adequate for our needs and cheap.
October 2011
A lovely small cottage close to the charming town of ashbourne. Wonderful full English breakfasts which are very substantial can be booked the night before. We found the extra care we were given very special.
Mrs Chapman
June 2016
It was in a fantastic position for a walking week in the sunshine. The cottage was cosy and welcoming especially the owner. All our needs were met, and if not the owner would, I am sure, try her best to provide.
October 2010
my wife and i would recomend this cottage to anyone seeking a base for exploring the delights of the peak district everything is but a short distance away
November 2010
Very well equiped cottage for 2 people and centrally located for Peak District attractions
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