Bankside Cottage is situated just 200 yards from the main run of houses which adjoin the River Dove in Milldale on the valley road to Hope and Alstonefield with views up and down the beautiful wooded valley.
The cottage has been renovated by the current owners to provide a lovely country cottage with a well equipped kitchen, utility, sitting room with beamed ceiling and old range, separate dining room and on the first floor there is a large double bedroom, two further bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower. The cottage has the benefit of oil central heating, double glazing and off road parking for one car.
A beautiful place to visit with some of the most beautiful British landscape all around you with fine views, walks and other leisure pursuits to enjoy. The well renowned beauty spots of the “Stepping Stones” and Thorpe Cloud are approached over the aviator bridge and then a lovely walk down Dovedale. From Bankside Cottage a braising walk up the hill to Alstonefield will find the highly rated George Public House and farm shop.
Milldale is about 7 miles from Ashbourne, 17 miles to Matlock and 20 miles to Derby where there are fast (about 11⁄2 hours) trains to St Pancras International.
* Bankside Cottage offers a 3 comfortable bedrooms one with bunk beds, all with antique furnishings.
* A large family bathroom with separate shower and bath.
* A cosy sitting room with a traditional open range fire.
* The kitchen is well equipped and the separate dining room seats 6.
* Plus a utility room for the family pet.
* Outside the cottage the property has private parking for one car (further parking is available very close by).
* A sitting area for alfresco eating with BBQ to enjoy the sunshine.
* 3 Adult bikes and 1 child (8 yrs up) available to use at your own risk.
This is a beautiful place to visit with some of the most beautiful British landscape all around you with fine views, walks and other leisure pursuits to enjoy. The well renowned beauty spots of the “Stepping Stones” and Thorpe Cloud are approached over the aviator bridge and then a lovely walk down Dovedale. From Bankside Cottage a braising walk up the hill to Alstonefield will find the highly rated 'George Public House'.
We are situated within easy reach of Ilam, Ashborne Buxton and Bakewell.
The Tissington cycle trail runs within a mile of Dovedale.
Dovedale is one of the finest examples of a limestone and ash woodland habitat to be found in Europe. What makes the Dovedale landscape truly special is the incredible relationship which sees grassland changing into scrub/woodland and vise versa, creating a rare semi-natural and ancient ash woodland containing remnant true ancient woodland around the crags.
You will see the rare and beautiful blue of the wild flower Jacob's Ladder, when walking through Dovedale where there is significant amounts of the wild flower to be found there. Please remember that they look more beautiful covering the landscape than in your pocket.
Milldale is a quaint English Hamlet today, used to be a bustling and busy hamlet with a Camomile mill that closed in the late 1870’s. The remaining mill buildings have now been converted into our information barn. The ancient packhorse bridge is the most famous of all in the Peak District. It is known as the Aviator’s Bridge, and was made famous in the English classic ‘The Compleat Angler’ by Izaak Walton. .
Milldale, is the first welcoming view and entrance to Dovedale looking down the wooded ravine, cross over Aviators Bridge to walk down through Dovedale to the stepping stones or north along the quieter stretches of Dovedale. All along the route watch out for dippers, kingfisher or even herons who will be looking for food in the clear waters of the River Dove.
The steppng stones which join the two banks of the River Dove at the Southern end of Dovedale, were originally built by the Victorians due to the ever increasing popularity of the area, to find an easy way to cross the river. They have become one of the most iconic features of Dovedale in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Fun for adults and children alike, hop from one stone to the next to continue exploring the rest of Dovedale. A little further up from stepping stones are a flight of steps, that were built during the Second World War by Italian prisoners of war, they lead to Lover’s Leap. Climbing this hill is the only way to continue your journey north through Dovedale.
When the river is low the stepping stones can easily be crossed, however after heavy rainfall the stepping stones become difficult to cross. Steep slopes and undulating terrain make this area difficult for visitors with disabilities; however they are constantly upgrading accessibility to ensure that more visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Dovedale. Accessible parking can be found at Stepping-Stones end of Dovedale with a portable snack bar to have a welcoming hot/cold drink.