Rectory Cottage ref: CC411018

Dalbury near Mickleover, Ashbourne

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 


This wonderful, charming, Grade ll listed detached cottage sits in the stunning hamlet of Dalbury which has a handful of houses, farms and a church. Rectory Cottage boasts superb, picturesque rural views as far as the eye can see and is the ideal base for a host of things to do, or simply just relax in the wonderful surroundings. This lovely property features a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy sitting room and two bedrooms. There is also a delightful garden, ideal for a relaxing BBQ or for enjoying the views towards the surrounding fields. In the midst of fabulous countryside, the friendly village Dalbury offers walkers and cyclists beautiful scenic routes. Antique hunters are well catered for with the many fine stores at nearby Ashbourne, home to quaint cobbled streets and a variety of pubs and restaurants. More locally several pubs/restaurants are 10 minutes away and a local antique saleroom featured on TV the same. Idyllic Dovedale is a short drive away. There are miles of way-marked paths to explore on foot, or the traffic-free cycle route, the Tissington Trail. Outdoor and water sports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice at nearby Carsington Water or closer Mercia Marina or enjoy the thrills and spills of Alton Towers or Donington Park. The attractive market town of Bakewell and elegant Chatsworth House are within easy reach, and this is a superb location to be enjoyed at any time of year. Also within easy reach are several National Trust properties the nearest, Kedleston Hall, being within 20 minutes.

Rectory Cottage can be booked together with Orchard Cottage (UK4004) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: Small with open fire (heating the radiators), Freeview TV, DVD player and radio.
Kitchen: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath.
Cloakroom: With WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds (which can be made to super kingsize – please advise when booking).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Internet access.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.5 miles
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    17 miles

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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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