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“Delightful country cottage”
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A cosy sitting room with a great view
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A cosy sitting room with a great view
inside the footstool there are lots of DVD's, games and cards etc. The Retreat is an upside down cottage with the bedroom and wet room downstairs.
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33 reviews
A cosy sitting room with a great view
inside the footstool there are lots of DVD's, games and cards etc.
The Retreat is an upside down cottage with the bedroom and wet room downstairs.
A fully equipped kitchen including free tea, coffee and suger
The kitchen area with the breakfast bar
The cosy sitting room with a great view
The fully tiled wet room
Wet room with underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
The front of the cottage at Christmas time. Parking is on the road in front of the cottage.
The Old Poets Corner is a CAMRA pub of the year, great for real ale and its 150yds from the cottage
This is the local Tuck Shop where you can buy all sorts of things including home made scones & c
The White Horse is just a few miles down the road for great food (a cut above pub grub)
Scene from the cottage upstairs Juliet balcony.
Snow scene from the cottage upstairs Juliet balcony looking down into the valley.
A summer view from the upstairs
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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janieg030...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Delightful country cottage”
Reviewed February 5, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a 3 night 'Retreat' for our first anniversary and didn't want to leave! It is a beautifully renovated, quirky upside down cottage with fabulous views. Everything is finished to perfection and there wasn't anything that wasn't provided. We had planned on visiting Matlock but after arriving on friday, we didn't use the car again. The information pack in the cottage has some detailed walks in it of which we did two, despite a bit of little drizzle (and a whole lot of mud!) The views you get on your way round are just beautiful. We ate at the two local pubs 'The Black Swan' and 'The Old Poet's' and both were lovely. The live band on the friday was great and the locals were very friendly. Our hosts, Ian and Elaine couldn't have been more accomodating. Full of information and leaving a lovely welcome pack on arrival. You could spend hours just watching the birds and squirrels feasting on their seeds and nuts from the 6 feeders on the tree in the garden of Ian and Elaine's house, all from the comfort of the sitting room. It really is a little bit of heaven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We will definitely be recommending to family and friends and will be back for our second anniversary (if we can wait that long!)

Date of stay: February 2018
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Management Response
Feb 6, 2018
Hi Jane and Matt
Thank you for taking the time to give the Retreat a review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay.
Ian and Elaine
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michael w
1 review
“Lovely little Cottage”
Reviewed November 22, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Had a smashing time. Lovely spot and friendly owners. Good attention to detail and spotlessly clean. I heartily recommend 'The Retreat'.

Date of stay: November 2017
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dropswell
Durham
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming country cottage”
Reviewed October 31, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Booked this cottage for a long weekend, and what a delightful place it is.
The cottage is finished to the highest standard and is very comfortable, we especially enjoyed the welcome pack left for us by the owners Elaine and Ian.
Ashover itself is a pretty little country village.
It boasts 3 pubs which all serve food, although be aware that only the poets corner serves food on a Sunday night and then it mainly Curry.
There is also a butchers, post office general dealers, and tuck shop.
The surrounding area is really beautiful, and there are loads of walks, of which there are details in the cottage

Date of stay: October 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tirza_Ama...
Wartau, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect Getaway 😍”
Reviewed October 5, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We spent 5 fabulous days at The Retreat in Ashover. The cottage is beautifully decorated, with lots of attention to detail and one can most certainly feel the love put into it by Elaine and Ian!
You will find everything you need for a relaxing stay including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion (which I was not expecting but thought was a wonderful touch ). It felt like a home away from home and we would have loved to stay longer.

We can most certainly highly recommend this beautiful cottage to everyone and anyone!!

Date of stay: October 2017
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Florentin...
1 review
“Loveley small cottage in a beautiful countryside”
Reviewed June 12, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The retreat is a loveley and nice cottage with very modern equipments. It fits perfect for two persons, ideal for a young couple. Ashover is a very pleasant village witch offers really good pubs with great food. There are a lot of nice footpaths to walk arround and enjoy a calm and pleasant countryside.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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James1stB...
Berkshire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Peak Retreat!”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The `Retreat` is a perfect compact cottage for two, based in Ashover, convenient for touring the Peak District area, with three pubs within the village (recommend the `Crispin` for good value food and the local farm shop for a cake break!).
The `upside down` cottage is modern and very well appointed by the friendly owners who live next door. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need, including a useful welcome pack on arrival and an amazing view from the lounge/kitchen!

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SJWk1
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful comfortable home from home”
Reviewed May 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely home from home Well thought out refurbished to a very high standard Perfect for a relaxing break

Date of stay: September 2015
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