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Awarded 5 Star GOLD from Quality in Tourism, Heather Cottage is a luxury self catering cottage near Ashbourne - gateway to the Peak District. With its private Canadian Spa hot tub, it blends the intimate cosy luxury of a country hideaway that is both chic and stylish.
Exclusively for two adults, Heather Cottage is perfect for mini-moons and romantic getaways, or just that much needed, brief escape, from reality. Complete with private hot-tub, hand made super king size bed, exquisite artwork and atmospheric lighting, a stay at Heather Cottage will give you an indulgent and much needed retreat from everyday life. Relax and watch village life unfold from the window of the beautiful master bedroom. Sample the hospitality and real ale in the famous Barley Mow Inn. Stretch out on the soft leather sofa in the cosy and intimate sitting room, light the candles for an intimate dinner a deux, or simply relax and sip Champagne under the stars in your own private, bubbling, hot-tub.
Heather Cottage is set in a pretty, open and sunny, cottage garden and commands excellent views of the tiny unspoilt village of Kirk Ireton, and over to the hills beyond. The cottage has private parking of course, although the bus stop, quirky, rural (and not very frequent! ) is close by for those who like to explore in the old fashioned way. The french windows in the living room lead directly onto the private terrace at the rear of the cottage with its stone built barbeque and eclectic garden furniture. From here, step down to the sunken patio where the hot tub is waiting - hot, bubbling .... and so very inviting! Here too is The Den - a warm and cosy cabin, with magazines, games and plenty of space to relax. 20 yards down the hill is the tiny, but very well stocked, village shop and the 17th Century Barley Mow Inn - both are must visits during your stay.
Luxurious, cosy and charming are three words which are a perfect fit for Heather Cottage. The deceptively roomy accommodation boasts a stunning living room with squashy leather sofa, flat screen TV, a wealth of solid oak beams, atmospheric lighting, original artwork and the beautiful hand crafted fire bowl. The natural stone tiles run through into The Snug - perfect as a secluded little space to curl up with a good book, catch up with some work, or really go to town - light the candelabra, set the table with the beautiful china and indulge your other half with a romantic dinner just for two. Traditional and modern blend effortlessly in the well thought out kitchen, boasting a full range of modern appliances, from the washer/dryer to the fresh coffee maker, the dishwasher to the fridge stocked ready for you with wine, homemade cake, eggs, milk, juice, etc., hopefully we have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Last but not least downstairs is the small, but perfectly formed, wet room. With an outside door leading directly onto the outside terrace it is ideal for using with the hot tub.
First Floor Description
The superb master bedroom has lovely views and boasts an amazing super king four poster bed, handcrafted locally using timbers reclaimed from the old lace market in Nottingham. Simply stunning, it is high enough to need steps to help our guests to climb in! This room with its wide oak floorboards, original artwork and luxurious fabrics it is a sublime and stylish sanctuary in which to relax. Adjoining is the beautiful en-suite bathroom with its deep double bath, warm underfloor heating, huge, bespoke, shower cube, fluffy robes, towels and slippers. Here you will also find a range of luxury toiletries to help you relax and soak away the stresses of a busy and hectic life.
Window Views Description
With commanding views down the main street and over to the hills beyond, the windows to the front of the cottage are the perfect place to curl up, admire the pretty cottage garden and watch village like unfold. The rear windows overlook the private patio and open farmland - the most activity to be seen may be a duck with its ducklings or the odd young cow.
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Croots Farm Shop
An award winning family run farm shop, deli and cafe in Duffield,. Croots has its own in house butchery and bakery aswell as stocking a wide variety of products from local producers. Approximately a 15 minute drive from Heather CottageVisit Website
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Sporting Attractions and Activities
Carsington Water offers a wide range of activities for the whole family, such as bird watching, canoeing, coarse fishing, game fishing, cycling, horse riding, sailing, walking and water skiing.Visit Website
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Over 17 miles of trails through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Hybrid bikes, comfort bikes and electric bikes are all available for hire from the visitors centre.Visit Website
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The ultimate Paintball, Quad Trekking, Laser Tag & Archery experience. Approximately a 25 minute drive away from Heather Cottage.Visit Website
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