Duck Cottage ref: RFFS

Milldale, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This historic, Victorian, detached, stone holiday cottage is located in Milldale in the heart of the Peak District. Duck Cottage takes its name from the dozens of ducks constantly waddling along the riverbank and quaint pack horse bridge opposite the home’s picturesque private gardens. It is nestled between peaceful hillsides, which offer myriad country walks, cycle paths and pubs. Duck Cottage is sumptuously furnished with wood burners, central heating, a king-size brass bed, romantic slipper bath, large flat screen TVs, satellite channels and internet connection - a quiet place to escape the bustle of life. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room with 4K Smart LED TV and wood-burning stove. Dining area open to kitchen with electric woodburner.

First floor

Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with slipper bath and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bunk bedroom with Full HD LED TV. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Third floor


Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electric woodburner, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 4K Smart LED TV and Full HD LED TV (full Sky+ BT Sport packages). Large screen iMac. Blu-ray. Playstation 3. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Telephone (honesty box). Welcome pack.


Enclosed courtyard with patio, terrace and furniture. Roadside parking (additional parking in car park, 200 yards). Cycle store. NB: 9 steps to rear terrace.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Ashbourne is situated in a beautiful green valley and is the southern gateway to the Peak District. A short distance from the River Dove, commanding the approach to Dovedale, this is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns which still displays the original medieval street planning with historic buildings and a wealth of high quality shops. Even today the towns' appearance has changed little since the 18th century.

The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. Its many fine historic buildings include St. Oswald's Church, Owfield's Almshouses and The Mansion. The towns past visitors include Dr Johnson and James Boswell, Charles I and Bonny Prince Charlie, who stayed here on his march south to Derby in 1745.

Clustered around the old market square and along the main street there are many boutiques, antique shops, bistros, food shops and pubs including The Green Man and Black's Head, a famous Georgian coaching inn once frequented by Dr Johnson and Boswell.

To the north is Ilam at the lower end of the River Manifold; a pretty village with a long history, dominated by a memorial cross erected in 1840. Further along the Manifold Valley is Throwley Hall where the ruins of a fine Elizabethan manor house can be found.

Just off the Buxton-Ashbourne road is the village of Tissington, which is delightfully laid out with an imposing southern approach via a gateway and avenue of lime trees.

Other places of interest in the area are Tissington Hall near Ashbourne with wonderful paintings, furniture and porcelain, The Tissington Trail cycle route which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line and Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valley which was first inhabited by Stone Age man.

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