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“Great cottage, great family break”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Alstonefield, Peak District National Park, England

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RedHouseB...
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great cottage, great family break”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just returned from a fantastic few days at Bankside. It is a lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location....walks and cycling right on the doorstep. The cottage thoughtfully provides bikes, BBQ, outdoor seating and inside it's like a home from home. After a day walking from the door to the stepping stones at Dove Stones (7mile round trip..mostly flat apart from the 109 steps up and down hill at lovers leap) they then spent the rest of the early evening playing on the bikes and down by the river. Not a gadget in sight!! And to make the parental dream even more idyllic the spring sunshine was good enough to sit outside with a glass of wine before retreating indoors to a roaring fire. The following day we worked up a healthy appetite walking up to Alstonefield to The George for lunch. All in all a lovely break. The nearby villages have some lovely artisan shops but in reality if you arrived well stocked (or got an on line order delivered) you could happily park the car in the drive and leave it there for a few days.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2015
Thank you for the great review. You all clearly had a fab time.
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Philip S
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Well Equipped and Great Location”
Reviewed April 8, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just spent four wonderful days at Bankside Cottage in Mildale. Some cottages provide the bare minimum, but not Bankside. In addition to the welcome basket of wine, hot cross buns and biscuits it had everything you need for a holiday stay. If marvelous scenery, peace and quiet and easy access to great walking is your thing then Bankside is unbeatable. Mildale is an idyllic village on the River Dove. It offers splendid walks along the Dove while the Tissington Trail and Ashbourne are close by. For us it was perfect. It was dog friendly and had wi-fi for our techno obsessed teenagers. Add in great weather and you will see we couldn't have asked for more. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well cared for. The only minor downside was that it was a bit cool when we arrived, but once wwe switched on the central heating we soon warmed up. Pity I'm useless at making up a coal fire as there was plenty of coal, wood and paper provided. Thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage to all those who love the Peaks.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Bit cool when we arrived
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 9, 2015
Thank you for the lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again soon.
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mar 8, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. Please come again soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Liked best: The living space downstairs was lovely, with plenty of space for everyone.
Liked least: The second and third bedrooms were very small, especially when compared to the large master bedroom.
Traveling group: Friends
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Jan 6, 2015
Thanks for great review and please come again soon.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 25, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it is a very special place. Please come again soon.
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Megan D
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rural Idyll”
Reviewed November 12, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Bankside Cottage is a lovely peaceful cottage in the middle of stunning scenery. We have a lovely stay in November with fire every evening and it was extremely cosy. The cottage was furnished to a high standard with lots of lovely touches and a well-equipped kitchen allowing us to cook each night with our purchases from local farm shops.

We took our dog who loved the walks in Dovedale and Tissington. For anyone visiting with a dog, the garden is not enclosed and is open to the road (albeit a quiet one) so we only took our dog out on the lead. There is a utility area for the dog - great for letting them dry out after a muddy walk. There were some fantastic leaflets with circular walks in the cottage which we used extensively. - it would have been nice if there was also an ordnance survey map for the area.

I would not hesitate to recommend the house to friends and family and would come back here again.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 15, 2014
Thank you for the great review. Ordance survey maps now supplied again!
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Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2014
Thank you for the great review. Come again soon.
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