The Old Shippon holiday cottage
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, offering:
Well-equipped kitchen with dining area
Comfortable lounge with wood-burner
Bathroom/WC with electric shower
TV, DVD and wifi
Bed linen, towels and toiletries
A range of indoor games and books
Outside eating area and garden
Own parking adjacent to the cottage and electric point
Secure cycle storage
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.