Property Spotlight: The Old Shop and Station House

We are excited to share our first property spotlight feature! Here, we will showcase two properties in the Peak District: The Old Shop and Station House. These two properties are full of character and just perfect for a break in the countryside.

We have hand-selected two ideal holiday lets for families and friends to spend quality time together. They are both within a 20-minute drive of the market town of Ashbourne, the Spa town of Buxton, Dove Dale, and Alton Towers. They are beautifully renovated and have everything you need for a relaxing stay. In this article, we explore these two stunning properties in more detail.

The Old Shop Cosy Cottage

Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms | Pets allowed

The Old Shop Cosy Cottage outdoor view.

With views of the Peak District, this beautiful property retains many original features. As you arrive at the property, you’ll find the entrance through the back door, which leads to the lounge diner. The lounge diner has comfortable seating for six people, a wood-burning stove, and a smart TV. Moving forward, you’ll enter the spacious and well-equipped kitchen. On the same level, a separate laundry room has an additional fridge, freezer and a downstairs WC.

The Old Shop Cosy Cottage master bedroom.

Heading upstairs, you’ll find a main bedroom with a super king-size bed and an ensuite shower room. There is also a twin bedroom/super king and an additional bedroom with twin/king-sized beds. You can just let them know the bed configuration you require. Finally, there is a family bathroom with an over-bath shower.

The property features free ultra-fast Wi-Fi (just under 500 Mbs), so it’s also a perfect space for remote working.

Need even more space?

Next door is Station House (sleeps 4), should you need a larger space for special occasions, larger families, or friendship groups. You could consider booking the two properties at the same time.

The Old Shop Cosy Cottage Kitchen.

Pets are welcome!

They are happy to accommodate your furry friends as long as they are well-behaved. You may bring one larger dog or two small ones. They kindly request that you keep your pets off the soft furnishings and refrain from allowing them upstairs in the bedrooms. You are more than welcome to bring your pet’s bed and blankets for comfort.

The Old Shop Cosy Cottage countryside views in the Peak District.

Parking and car charging

Guests have complete access to the property and parking space. However, please be aware that guests staying at the adjacent Station House will also have access to their designated parking spot on the Old Shop driveway. Additional parking is available at the nearby layby or the Manifold Valley Visitor Centre car park on a first-come, first-serve basis.

An EV charger is provided for your convenience. Please contact us if you require the use of the EV charger, which will be provided for an additional fee. If necessary, Station House guests may also use the EV charger, provided prior arrangements are made. They kindly request that both properties use the charger responsibly and with consideration for others.

We think this property is perfect for families and friends looking to relax and explore the area. Find further information about The Old Shop and availability here.

Station House

Sleeps 4 | 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms | Pets allowed

The Station House front of property.

Next door to the above property is Station House, you can consider booking both should you need a larger space for special occasions for larger families or friendship groups. Or maybe you just liked the sound of The Old Shop and needed a smaller space!

Walking through the front door, you will find yourself in the cosy living room with a wood burner. The fully equipped kitchen is located separately and has a walkway leading to the dining area, which opens up to a pretty inner courtyard. Moving upstairs, you will discover two bedrooms—one with twin beds that can be converted into a king-size bed upon request and another with a double-sized bed. Additionally, there is a family bathroom with an over-the-bath shower. This property also features ultra-fast Wi-Fi.

The Station House, cosy living room area.

Pets are welcome!

They are happy to accommodate well-behaved pets. You may bring one larger dog or two small ones. They kindly request that you keep your pets off the soft furnishings and refrain from allowing them upstairs in the bedrooms.

The Station House kitchen area.

Parking and car charging

The property has a parking space available within the Old Shop driveway. There’s also free parking offered in a nearby layby or the car park at Manifold Valley Visitor Centre, subject to availability. Moreover, if you need to charge your electric vehicle, The Old Shop has an EV charger that can be provided upon request for an extra fee.

We think this property is the perfect base for exploring the Peak District. Click here for further information and availability.

What’s nearby to both properties?

The Manifold Trail.

There’s lots to explore nearby! The local traditional pub is fantastic, and the Manifold Inn is just a few minutes away and serves food and drink. There is also a visitor’s centre with a charming tea room, and the start of the Manifold trail is a 5-minute walk away. It’s a great location if you enjoy hiking or cycling. 

The famous Cheese shop at Hartington is just a 5-minute drive away, while the market town of Ashbourne, the spa town of Buxton, Dove Dale, and the thrilling Alton Towers theme park are all within a convenient 20-minute drive.

The Old Shop and Station House blend modern amenities and traditional character perfectly. With their stunning countryside views and spacious living areas, they are the ideal home-from-home for those who value comfort, convenience, and style. Enjoy the magic of the Peak District and book a stay at The Old Shop and Station House.

Peak District-based holiday let management and support team

If you are considering holiday let management in the Peak District we can help you. We offer competitive pricing and our 24/7 guest support team consists of real people who know the properties and Peak District area well; the team is always available to answer your questions.

Matt and Kerry.

We offer a complete end-to-end support service to ensure your holiday or short-let property realises its full rental income and occupancy potential. We operate using our Peak District teams and providers who understand the importance of knowing your local area better than anyone.

Here are a few ways we can support you:

  • Complete property management support service, including cleaning and linen management.
  • Rolling 6-month contract, so no long-term agreements.
  • Peak District-based support team to ensure your short-let property is well managed.

If you have any questions about any of the above, you can contact us, and we will help in any way we can. We hope this article has been helpful, and we thank you for your cooperation!

Matt & Kerry Clayton
Pass the Keys – Holiday Let Management in the Peak District