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, the Manifold Valley, Monsal Dale and Lathkill Dale are all close by. The cottage is located just a few hundred yards from the village centre, on a ridgeway called The Rakes, between two valleys ('rakes' is a name given to old lead mining sites, which were common in the area).