Riverside Cottage is one of the most beautiful Peak District cottages, a characterful country home offering luxury accommodation in a truly stunning part of the Peak District National Park.
The little hamlet of Milldale is a picture-perfect place, with stone cottages on rural lanes beside the babbling River Dove, and it’s within easy walking distance of the popular beauty spot of Dovedale.
Riverside Cottage sleeps up to 6 people in self-catering accommodation, furnished to the very highest standard, and it’s perfect for your four-legged friends too!
Accommodation : Riverside Cottage, Milldale
Riverside Cottage blends country charm with modern, comfortable living accommodation to provide the perfect holiday home for up to 6 people.
On entering the cottage via the breakfast room, you’ll find a charming country dining area with a beautiful Aga and a large farmhouse table, perfect for cosy kitchen suppers. There’s also a desk area here with an Apple Mac computer for planning your next day’s adventures. There’s free WiFi throughout the cottage.
The well-equipped galley kitchen has a combination oven and ceramic hob, as well as a refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. There’s even a welcome hamper included for you, with a bottle of fizz, milk, crusty bread, butter, marmalade, fresh eggs and bacon, English breakfast tea, fresh coffee and cake. There’s a Tassimo coffee machine and a selection of pods, as well as a range of store cupboard essentials and a selection of recipe books.
To the rear is a boot room perfect for boots, wellies and coats – not to mention soggy dogs!
Leading from the breakfast room is a cosy sitting room with comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove, just perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the beautiful countryside. A basket of logs and kindling is provided.
An additional family sitting room has a TV (with Sky Sports and Sky Cinema Movies), an iPod dock, and an electric wood-burning stove. Ideal for gathering the family together for movies or games nights!
Upstairs at Riverside Cottage you’ll find three large, beautifully-appointed bedrooms, all made up with luxury cotton bed linen. Two have Super King beds and the third has a King Size bed. Both Super King bedrooms can be configured with two twin beds instead, if you’d prefer.
The family bathroom is bright, airy and clean, with a shower, bath and vanity unit. There’s underfloor heating to keep you warm and cosy too. A second shower room has a double walk-in shower and vanity unit. Towels and bathrobes are provided, along with Bramley shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and soap, as well as hairdryers.
Outside at Riverside Cottage there are several outdoor seating areas where you can relax and watch the world go by, including tables and chairs to the front and rear, plus a garden room with wicker seating. A residents’ off-road parking space is available, as is cycle storage.
Riverside Cottage is Pet-Friendly!
Your dog is welcome at Riverside Cottage, and we know your four-legged friends will enjoy their Peak District adventures as much as you will!
Location: Riverside Cottage, Milldale
Milldale is a truly beautiful location, offering the very best of the Peak District countryside. Riverside Cottages is surrounded by rolling hills and wooded valleys, and sits alongside the clear River Dove, famed for centuries for its fly fishing. The stunning valley of Dovedale, with its iconic stepping stones, is very close by.
Milldale is small, peaceful and idyllic, and you’re assured a very warm welcome from the village ducks. Polly’s Cottage in Milldale sells hot and cold drinks and delicious snacks, and is deservedly popular with the many walkers who come from all over Britain to explore this part of the Dove Valley.
Within walking distance is the quaint village of Alstonefield, which has a wonderful pub, The George, serving superb food and great beer.
Only 8 miles away you’ll find the historic market town of Ashbourne, renowned for its independent shops and cafés, and within 12 miles you can reach Bakewell, home of the famous pudding.
Slightly further afield but still within easy driving distance is the graceful spa town of Buxton, famed for its graceful Georgian architecture and elegant Opera House.
Walking from Riverside Cottage
This part of the Peak District offers superb walking and cycling opportunities, and there are a great many walks into the surrounding countryside right from the door of Riverside Cottage.
Why not try a Let’s Go Peak District local walk during your stay?
Our Dovedale and Ilam Walk (6 miles) starts from nearby Dovedale. It crosses the famous stepping stones, walks on shady paths alongside the River Dove as it cuts between towering limestone cliffs, tracks through the grassy slopes of Hall Dale and passes through the picture-perfect village of Ilam before returning to Dovedale. There are magnificent views along the way, although this route does not feel like a tough one and is a good one for the whole family to enjoy, maybe with a picnic en route.
Or our Dales of the River Dove Walk (8 miles)starts from nearby Alsop-en-le-Dale and takes you through some of the most spectacular dales in the White Peak, where dramatic limestone crags tower above grassy slopes dotted with wildflowers. There are picturesque villages and shady woodlands en route, and the walk often meanders along the banks of the beautiful River Dove.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Check out beautiful Duck Cottage, also in Milldale, also sleeps 6.
Contact Riverside Cottage
For more information, to check availability or to make a booking, don’t hesitate to get in touch – the owners will be delighted to hear from you!