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The Old Shippon

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Alstonefield within the Peak District National Park, The Old Shippon lies behind the owners' property, with extensive views in all directions and footpaths that begin as you step out of the front gate. In its earlier life, the cottage has been both an antique shop and a barn (a 'shippon' is an old English word for a cattle barn). Dating back to the mid-19c, it's now a cosy retreat, with a log-burner to create a relaxing atmosphere. On arrival, guests are treated to a 'welcome pack' such as fresh scones, home-made jam and milk in the fridge. Some additional frozen and tinned food items are also available on an 'honesty box' basis. A basket of logs is supplied. For walkers, Milldale and the much-loved stepping stones at Dovedale are nearby...Situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Alstonefield within the Peak District National Park, The Old Shippon lies behind the owners' property, with extensive views in all directions and footpaths that begin as you step out of the front gate. In its earlier life, the cottage has been both an antique shop and a barn (a 'shippon' is an old English word for a cattle barn). Dating back to the mid-19c, it's now a cosy retreat, with a log-burner to create a relaxing atmosphere. On arrival, guests are treated to a 'welcome pack' such as fresh scones, home-made jam and milk in the fridge. Some additional frozen and tinned food items are also available on an 'honesty box' basis. A basket of logs is supplied. For walkers, Milldale and the much-loved stepping stones at Dovedale are nearby. There are several pubs within easy reach, all offering good food and real ales.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No extra guests allowed. Simple house rule: leave our little space just as you found it, dishes put away, rubbish out, dirty shoes left at the door.Thank you!
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1 Shower
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About the Owner
Audrey S
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 7 August 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

Came for a weekend at the end of September, and it was lovely. Super cosy cottage with all the amenities you'd expect to find. In the village of Alstonefield with walks literally from the gate you really can't go wrong. Definitely recommended!

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank AndrewT
Reviewed 28 June 2019

Stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week and enjoyed every moment. It is a perfect place to stay as we were able to enjoy walking straight from the cottrage. The views from front and back of property are amazing with picturesque gardens. We were...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank juliesteed18
Pioneer557853, VR Owner at The Old Shippon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

So pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and your stay, it was lovely to meet you both and of course,we would love to see you here again, perfect guests!

Reviewed 19 May 2019

Beautiful cottage for two set in the heart of rural countryside in the Peak District. Lots of walks nearby and in easy driving distance to lots of great places. Good food at 'The George' in the village of Alstonefield, a gentle stroll from the front...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank KerryAnneHarrison
Pioneer557853, VR Owner at The Old Shippon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

Thank you for such a lovely review! Really pleased that you thouroughly enjoyed your stay.You were perfect guests and an absolute pleasure to meet.Do hope to see you again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Alstonefield is a small upland village in the White Peak area of the National Park, between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold rivers. A number of small greens give the village and its pretty stone cottages a quaint and distinctive feel. At the village centre is the popular pub and restaurant, The George, which serves high quality food and a range of real ales. St. Peter's church contains many ancient artefacts, including a Norman south door, 17th century box pews and a rare, 'double-decker' pulpit. Locally-handmade tapestry kneeling cushions brighten the pews. The village also retains its ancient Tithe Barn, behind the late 16th century rectory. Well-loved walks such as Dovedale, Monsaldale and Lathkill Dale are all close by. The cottage is located just a few hundred yards fr...
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