HillcroftSleeps 16

Luxury Modern Eight Bedroomed Holiday Home Set in a Peaceful Hamlet Commanding Unrivalled Views of the Derbyshire Dales. For up to 16 adults (and up to 24 if a family group)

​Highlights......

  • ​8 individually designed double bedrooms
  • 4 en suites, 1 shared Jack and Jill bathroom and a further luxury family bathroom
  • Sleeps 16 adults but up to 24 if a family group with children
  • Dog Friendly
  • Breathtaking extensive views of Derbyshire Countryside 
  • Contemporary Interiors With Fabulous Furnishings throughout with a super generously-sized living room
  • Ultra modern, well equipped kitchen with spacious dining area for up to 24
  • On the cusp of the Peak District with an 8 minute drive to Ashbourne and a 5 minute drive to Carsington Water
View to the kitchen and dining area
Hillcroft offering secure bike storage
Bespoke Kitchen
Ample Dining Space

Bedroom and Bathrooms

Shared Luxury Bathroom
Bedroom 7
Bedroom 8 Family Room with en suite
Bedroom Furnishings
Bedroom 3
Luxury Shared Bathroom

With 8 bedrooms available, with one featuring an additional small room ideal for the children, all bedrooms give you the option of being a double or twin

Bedroom 1 (located on the ground floor) Compact King Size Double or Twin.  En suite with walk in corner shower.  Sleeps 2

Bedroom 2 (located on the ground floor) Super King Size Double or Twin, set of Bunk Beds. En suite with large walk in shower. Sleeps 4 plus room for a cot

Bedroom 3 King Size Double or Twin. Use of shared Jack and Jill Bathroom featuring a bath with shower attachment over. Sleeps 2 plus room for a cot

Bedroom 4 Super King Size Double or Twin. Use of shared Jack and Jill Bathroom featuring a bath with shower attachment over. Sleeps 2 plus room for a cot

Bedroom 5 Super King Size Double or Twin, set of Bunk Beds. Use of Luxury Family bathroom featuring a teardrop large bath and separate large walk in shower. Sleeps 4 plus space for a cot

Bedroom 6 Super King Size Double or Twin, set of Bunk Beds. Ensuite with walk in corner shower. Sleeps 4 plus room for a cot

Bedroom 7 Super King Size Double or Twin. Use of Luxury Family bathroom featuring a teardrop large bath and separate large walk in shower. Sleeps 2

Bedroom 8  Family Room Super King Size Double or Twin. Ensuite with teardrop bath and separate walk in shower. Sleeps 2 plus space for cot

Leading off bedroom 8 is a small compact King Size Double or Twin room, ideal for young children with use of the en suite in bedroom 8

Cooking and Dining

An immaculate, well equipped kitchen which is bathed in light from the stunning glassed doorway leading out onto a vast balcony area allowing you to admire the glorious views surrounding the property. Ideal for those warmer months where you can enjoy dining outdoors.

A bespoke kitchen fitted to the highest specification, offers all the modern appliances you would expect in a kitchen like this. An impressive central island with additional high stool seating on one side offers a fabulous area for everyone to help prepare the meals.  Featuring a built in Neff Electric Hob and an abundance of storage underneath this is a great space efficient addition.

The kitchen offer a full height fridge freezer, dishwasher, 2 built in Neff Electric cookers, plus a Neff microwave.  There is an additional undercounterfridge in the utility room.

The dining area is situated to the side of the kitchen area.  The 2 dining tables seat 22 comfortably, an ideal social space for everyone to come and dine together. 

Dining for 22 guests
Large Kitchen and Dining Area
An amazing extra outdoor social space
Central Island with additional seating
Well Equipped Kitchen
Dining Accessories

Living Space

Ample seating in the lounge
Entrance Hallway looking to the lounge
Log Burner with complimentary logs
Extra seating area in the lounge

Hillcroft offers an incredibly spacious lounge, the main feature being the huge, deep blue luxury corner sofa ideally situated in front of the inviting log burner. With double doors leading into this room you can close these and this gives you a warm and welcoming space for you to unwind at the end of the day.  With 2 additional two seater sofas you are not short of space. 

The lounge is flooded with natural light so you can enjoy looking out to the garden. 

Garden and Outdoor Space

Being in the heart of the countryside you are spoilt for choice as to where to spend your outdoor leisure time. Leading from the kitchen is the vast balcony area, laid with artificial grass, lends itself to enjoy a few drinks at the end of the day whilst admiring the far reaching views.  A great space for the children to enjoy is the lawned area - there is plenty of space to kick a football or just have an good old fashioned run around! The gardens do wrap around the property so if you wanted to find your own quiet spot then you certainly would. 

Garden furniture and BBQ will be available.

Hillcroft offers a secure garage where you can store your bikes or children's scooters. 

The gravelled driveway offers parking for 8 cars which still allows you to get your cars in and out without moving others about - but there is ample more space should you be happy to block each other in. 

Hillcroft Exterior
Hillcroft
The Exterior of Hillcroft with gardens
Views of open countryside

The Surrounding Area

Water activities at Carsington Water
Activities at Carsington Water
Carsington Water

Hillcroft is located just 8 minutes away to the market town of Ashbourne. With its medieval street layout and cobbled market place this town is a great day out with plenty to see and do.  With an array of different shops to browse, and cafes to enjoy you should be able to please all the family!

You are not far from many stately homes too, with Chatsworth House, Kedlestone Hall, Sudbury Hall, Tissington Hall and Hardwick Hall all being virtually on your doorstep it couldn't be easier to drive out to these and enjoy a wander round and take in the history that they all offer.

A family favourite day out has to be at Carsington Water, just a short drive away this water based activity venue is perfect for all those enthusiasts out there. Offering sailing, cycle hire, all types of water sports, sign posted walks it really doesn't matter if your are an experienced water lover or just trying things for the first time, Carsington can cater for all your needs.  With a great cafe and ice cream parlour on site too - why do you need to go anywhere else?

Alton Towers is a 30 minute drive away - an extremely popular tourist theme park - for those people who love the adrenaline of riding on the new and exciting rides that Alton Towers constantly keeps providing.  With a CBeebies area for the younger ones it caters for children of all ages.

How To Find Us

Directions

​The Address of Hillcroft is: Atlow Lane, Atlow. Derbyshire. DE6 1NS

Approx GPS co-ordinates of the property are: 53.03344687,-1.65668032

Directions to Hillcroft from Ashbourne (approx. 10 mins):

  • From Ashbourne follows signs to A517 towards Belper (Belper Road)
  • From A517 follow the road straight towards Belper for approx. 3.5 miles
  • You will go past the village of ‘Sturston’
  • You will pass a sign that signals straight on for Atlow , Hognaston, Kirk Ireton or right to Belper (A517) & Carsington Water. Immediately after this there are a row of houses to the left and a sharp bend in front of you with a left turn on the bend ‘Gorse Ln’
  • You need to take the left turn off the bend onto ‘Gorse Ln’ towards Kirk Ireton, Hognaston & Atlow (there is a red post box and it turns to National Speed Limit)
  • Follow Gorse Ln for approx. 0.9 miles – you will come to a staggered crossroads on a bend
  • Take the left turn towards ‘Atlow’ onto ‘Atlow Ln’
  • Follow Atlow Ln for approx. 0.9 miles
  • You will go past a sign for ‘Bryn Farm’ on your left
  • The next property on your right is ‘Hillcroft’
  • You have arrived at Hillcroft!

Directions to Hillcroft from Matlock/Cromford (approx. 15 mins):

  • From Matlock head through Matlock Bath towards Cromford
  • After you have taken the right turn at the traffic lights proceed up Cromford Hill
  • At the crest of the hill there if a bridge in front of you – Turn right before this bridge
  • Carry on this road you will pass the Knockerdown pub on your left take the left turning after the pub Signposted Carsington Water
  • This will take you passed Carsington Water on your left hand side
  • At the end of this road at the Give Way junction turn left
  • Then turn immediately right on Brick Kiln Lane
  • Follow this road and bear right – sign posted Atlow continue on this road a short distance
  • Then essentially you need to go straight over onto ‘Atlow Lane’
  • Follow Atlow Ln for approx. 0.9 miles
  • You will go past a sign for ‘Bryn Farm’ on your left
  • The next property on your right is ‘Hillcroft’
  • You have arrived at Hillcroft!
  • If you have come to the Village Hall you have gone a little too far turn you will see Hillcroft from their carpark – turn round here and it’s the house on your left

Directions to Hillcroft from Derby

  • From Derby head on the A6 – Duffield Road for 5 miles
  • From the main A6 road through Duffield head to Wirksworth Road (The Co-operative food on the corner)
  • Follow Wirksworth Road for 0.5 miles
  • You will come to a ‘T junction’ on the B5023 signposted left to Derby and right to Wirksworth
  • Turn right onto B5023 towards Wirksworth and follow for approx. 3.2 miles
  • You will come to a traffic lights at a cross roads with The Railway pub infront of you
  • Take a left at the lights onto Ashbourne Road (A517) and follow for 3.7 miles
  • Follow A517 for approx. 2.2 miles (you will go through Hulland Ward)
  • There will be a right hand turn signposted to ‘Atlow, Hognaston & Carsington Water’ – take this right turn onto ‘Dog Lane’
  • Follow Dog Lane for approx. 0.4 miles and you will come to a left hand turn signposted to ‘Atlow’ (there is a brick house opposite)
  • Take this left turn onto ‘Barrowmoor Lane’ and follow for approx. 0.3 miles
  • You will come to a junction, with a staggered crossroads
  • Essentially you need to go straight over onto ‘Atlow Lane’
  • Follow Atlow Ln for approx. 0.9 miles
  • You will go past a sign for ‘Bryn Farm’ on your left
  • The next property on your right is ‘Hillcroft’
  • You have arrived at Hillcroft!

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Your Stay At Hillcroft

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

The Knockerdown Inn -  Carsington Water, Ashbourne. 5 minute drive away. A Traditional Old World Pub with children's outdoor play area. A dog friendly pub and great for families, offering traditional pub food and a children's menu.

The Black Swan - Idridgehay, a 15 minute drive away.  Serving the pub classics, alongside great gastro choices and pizzas. 

The Miners Arms - Carsington, 15 minutes away. Country, dog friendly pub. Offering a great choice of main meals and a Sunday menu this is a family run pub with a warm and friendly feel and children's play area.

The Joiners Arms - Quarndon, 20 minutes away. Offering a great variety of traditional pub food, pizzas and a children's menu, it caters for everyone. This pub has a fantastic, unique garden room dining area alongside the bar area and restaurant. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.

The Cock Inn - Muggington, 15 minutes away. Featuring dishes from around the world alongside the more traditional steaks and burgers, this is a great place to stop and get something to eat. 

The Olde Gate Inne - Brassington, 15 minutes away. Dog Friendly pub, offering sandwiches, traditional pub food and a Sunday Menu. Opened for lunches and evening meals.

The Green Man - Ashbourne, 8 minutes away. Modern and Traditional pub food. Bar snacks or small plates are available if you are not needing a hearty meal.

​Restaurants

The Joiners Arms - Quarndon, 20 minutes away. Offering a great variety of traditional pub food, pizzas and a children's menu, it caters for everyone. This pub has a fantastic, unique garden room dining area alongside the bar area and restaurant. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.

The Lighthouse Restaurant - Ashbourne, 8 minutes away. The menu is dictated by the seasons and the local produce. Featured in the Michelin and Good Food Guide, this is a great place to experience the classics.

Anayas Indian - Ashbourne, 8 minutes away. Offering a warm and friendly atmosphere, this restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine. Also offer a takeaway service.

The Basement Thai Restaurant - Ashbourne, 8 minutes away. Opened for lunch and evening meals, offering authentic Thai dishes in an inviting location.




​Cafes

Cafe Impromptu - Ashbourne. offering full English Breakfasts, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cakes coffees and teas this is a gem of a cafe to enjoy any time of day.

Bramhalls Deli & Cafe - Ashbourne. Open for breakfast, sandwiches and hearty meals, this friendly cafe is a real treat. Once you have enjoyed the food why not grab yourself a few items from the deli to take home. The cafe is also licensed. 

Betty's Sewing Box -  Ashbourne. Quirky Victorian Tearoom with great homemade cakes.

Chimes Coffee Shop -  Ashbourne. Great homemade cakes, exceptional coffee, a great place to sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying the varied menu.

St John's Street Gallery and Cafe - Ashbourne. Situated above the gallery this cafe offers a breakfast menu and a lunch menu. Serving great Italian coffees and a choice of homemade cakes you'll be spoilt for choice. Also licensed.


​Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide  a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.

Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District.

Market Place Fish & Chips Restaurant - Ashbourne. Situated in the centre of town you can enjoy good old fashioned food with excellent portions at a great value. Can sit in or Take Away.

Anayas Indian - Ashbourne, 8 minutes away. Offering a warm and friendly atmosphere, this restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine. Also offer a takeaway service. Can delivery but over a 5 mile radius will charge.





    Our Top 6 Places to Stay

    ​1. Carsington Water

    Carsington Water is a 2 mile long reservoir managed by Severn Trent Water which is only a 20 minute drive from the property. There is plenty to see and do including cycling/walking around the reservoir there are two routes, a 3 mile route perfect for little legs (and big ones too) and an 8 mile cycling route for those who want a bit more of a challenge. There is also the opportunity for bird watching, fishing and water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and paddle boarding. A large modern visitor centre at the reservoir includes a restaurant, shops and water sports centre. There is also large outdoor area suitable for picnics and BBQ facilities for those warm summer days and a fantastic children’s outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy. 


    Please click here for general information on Carsington Water and here for details on sports and leisure at the reservoir. ​

    2. Kedleston Hall

    A beautiful example of an 18th century mansion, designed by the famous architect Robert Adam, Kedleston Hall was built for Sir Nathaniel Curzon in 1765 as a house to rival Chatsworth. Intended as 'a temple of the arts' and as the location for grand entertainments, the main house was never meant to be a family home, but a show palace in which to showcase the finest paintings, sculpture and furniture. The most spectacular example of this can be seen in Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum which is brimming full of a eclectic mix of treasures he amassed whilst Viceroy of India. Outside there is a variety of long and short walking routes, perfect for all the family (dogs included) around the Pleasure Grounds and park land to enjoy. 

    Click here for more information on Kedleston Hall

    ​3. Sudbury Hall

    Sudbury Hall is situated 15 miles away from Hillcroft and a 30 minute drive. A National Trust Country Home of the Vernon family, this property has a wealth of history to take in as you walk around the hall. Used for the filming of some of the locations of the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice it makes it a more exciting day trying to recognise where they filmed. Situated in the Hall's old service wing the Museum of Childhood is a must for all ages to enjoy.  Walk through the Victorian Street and have a go with the games they enjoyed.  Explore the childhoods of years gone by and remember the toys you used to play  with.  There is also an opportunity of being a pupil from the Victorian era and see how school life was back then compared to now.

    Click here for more information on Sudbury Hall




    4. Alton Towers

    Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 30 minutes’ drive away. The infamous Alton Towers resort offers a great family day out, as well as the renown rides which provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, the Cbeebies land is a great addition to cater for the youngest family members. The waterpark is also not to be missed, with rides for the adrenaline junkies as well as relaxing areas for those who just want to chill out in the Lagoona Bay. And for those looking for a more relaxing day, the Spa is a great place to unwind and chill. The Spa also offers a great selection of treatments if you are feeling indulgent. For more information on the resort and to check open times please have a look at their website.

    Click here for further information on Alton Towers 

    5. Peak Wildlife Park

    A 30 minute drive way located at Winkhill, this wildlife park is a great destination for families, with walk-throughs which allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals such as lemurs, penguins and wallabies. There are opportunities to feed the animals by hand and also a large outdoor play area, sandpit and bouncy castle to keep the little ones occupied.

    Click here for more information on Peak Wildlife Park 


    6. The Tissington and High Peak Trails 

    With the Tissington and High Peak Trails close by you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay, the Tissington Trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, while the High Peak Trail is 17.5 miles longroute from the High Peak junction near Cromford to Dowlow. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers of all abilities. It is also suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections and the trail is mainly mud free which is quite rare in the Peak District. To find the nearest access turn left out of Hurdlow Grange and walk up the lane for ½ mile and you will come to a track clearly marked on you right, follow this until you reach the beginning of  the trail on the right hand side. The nearest bike hire can be found at Parsley Hay which is 2.5 miles away and is at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails.

    Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire.







    Finer Details

    What to Expect at Hillcroft

    A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

    • Hand soap
    • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
    • Washing up liquid
    •  Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
    • Dishwasher tablets
    • Tea towels
    • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
    • Basic cleaning materials
    • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
    • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water


    ​Useful information

    • ​2 x travel cots (if requested) - please remember to bring your own cot linen
    • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
    • Hairdryers (available in each room)
    • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
    • Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
    • 1 x log burner –1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own). 
    • Wi fi 


    ​Cooking & Dining

    • ​Nespresso Coffee Machine
    • Wine Glasses
    • Small and large Tumblers
    • 2 x Kettles
    • 2 x Toasters
    • 2 x Neff Electric Cookers
    • Built in Neff Electric Hob
    • Miele Dishwasher
    • Tall Fridge Freezer
    • Separate under counter fridge in the utility room
    • Large & Small Mixing Bowls
    • 4 x Cafetieres
    • 2 x Teapots, 2 milk jugs
    • Good Assortment of different sized pans
    • Large & Medium sized Casserole Dishes
    • Chopping Boards
    • Grater
    • Scales
    • Corkscrew / Peeler / Colander/ Pizza Cutter
    • Ample Cutlery and Crockery

    Should there be a particular cooking item you would require we do suggest you bring it along for piece of mind.


    ​Utility Room

    • ​Washer / Dryer
    • Ironing Board
    • Iron
    • Fridge
    • Sink
    • Storage Space








    ​Outside

    • ​BBQ
    • Garden Furniture
    • Fabulous Views
    • Secure Bike Storage
    • Ample Parking- easily fits 8 cars without blocking each other in- can house more if blocking each other in.
    • Lawned Area with planted apple trees


    You Should Know

    Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there could be livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. You will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings.  We are happy to accept up to a maximum of 3 dogs at the venue. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details. 

    No fireworks due to nearby live stock.

    Noise Policy - due to the quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10.00pm.

    Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.

    ​Location

    The postcode is DE6 1NS please check our directions page for detailed information.

    The nearest town is Ashbourne, 8 minutes drive away


    Booking and Payment Process

    • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
    • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
    •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
    •  A cautionary damage deposit between £100-£500 (depending on properties booked) is held and returned after your stay
    • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

    Arrival and Departure

    • Check in 3pm or after 
    • Check out is by 10am prompt


    Shopping Delivery Information

    For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venues staff on site).


    Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

    Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables,
    dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at  reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point. 

    Click here to book a delivery slot.










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