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Alstonefield Manor - Bed & Breakfast in Derbyshire

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Alstonefield, Ashbourne, DE6 2FX, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

Robert & Jo Wood

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+44 (0)1335 310393(landline)

Gorgeous country house with hosts to match. Glass of sherry by the log fire, then out for supper at the popular George pub - just right!

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Country manor house definitely, but delightfully understated and cleverly designed to look natural. This family home, sitting in walled gardens, is high in the hills above Dovedale. Local girl Jo spoils you with homemade scones and tea when you arrive, served on the lawns or by the fire in the elegant drawing room. Beautiful bedrooms have antiques, flowers, lovely fabrics, painted floors and garden views; wood panelled bathrooms have showers or a roll top tub. Wake to birdsong – and a candlelit breakfast with local bacon and Staffordshire oatcakes. After a great walk, stroll across the village green for supper at The George. A joy.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Robert & Jo Wood:

Local points of interest from
Robert & Jo Wood:

  • Visit The George in the village for a delicious supper - an unspoilt, family run pub passionate about good local food and recommended by The Times.
  • Spectacular walks from the door into the Dovedale valley, Beresford and Wolfscote Dales or a short trip to Lathkill Dale, The Roaches, Ilam Park (NT) or Edale.
  • Famous country houses such as Chatsworth House & Gardens, Kedleston Hall (NT), Caulke Abbey (NT), Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT) to mention just a few.
  • Visit the David Mellor Museum and Design Factory, John Smedley Factory Shop, Cromford Mill or the famous Wedgewood Museum. Travel back in time at Crich Tramway Museum or the Churnet Valley, Butterley or Peak Rail Steam Railways.
  • Explore the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton and Bakewell, renowned for antiques or take a trip to discover the Potteries and visit Emma Bridgewater.
  • Cycling along the Manifold Valley Trail, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Everything about Alstonfield Manor is designed to make guests feel as relaxed and welcome as possible. From Jo's welcome to the cosy afternoon tea by the fire. The house is beautifully decorated but not stuffy and the area has wonderful walking and one of the best pubs in England a stagger from the front door."

Sally - Nottingham , United Kingdom

March 2017
"Everything you could hope for in a B&B. Charming hosts, comfortable room, fabulous breakfast and in a picture perfect village with a great pub so you can abandon your car on arrival. Thoughtful extra touches like a strong G&T on arrival and afternoon tea taken on the lawn after a long walk through Dovedale and back across the top of the valley really set it apart from other places we've stayed in the area. Would highly recommend"

Ailsa - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

July 2016
"The most beautiful village in the Peak District,our favorite in all of England - unspoiled yet polished, an Inn carefully crafted by two lovely interior designers who also have the knack and care for warm and charming hospitality together make for a truly extraordinary place to stay. Everywhere one looks, there's something beautiful to see -- from the house interiors to the perfectly kept and extensive gardens leading out to the rolling hills of the Peak District. Robert and Jo serve a delicious and extensive breakfast in a wood panelled dining room looking out over the gardens. A delight!"

Ellen - Boston, United States of America

July 2016
"Alstonefield Manor is an absolute gem. We spent a marvelous few days in this lovely house that is run by a charming couple. The bedrooms are comfortable, spacious and thoughtfully decorated, and the common areas are a mix of old-world comfort, together with tasteful modern touches. The garden is absolutely lovely and leads on to walks in the great countryside beyond. The hosts couldn't be more welcoming - they provide a great breakfast and afternoon tea with scones. For the evenings, a 3 minute walk will take you to a pub that serves excellent food. The downsides to Alstonefield? Frankly, none."

Moina - London, United States of America

June 2016
"Jo and Rob let us forget the cool weather. Their warm-hearted welcome and their good mood made up for that. We stayed for a week at the Estate Rooms, stylishly and comfortably designed by Jo. There is a lovely private courtyard, perfect for breakfast which alternatively can be had at the Manor: the fruit salat in a pineapple is delicious! If we did not feel like cooking (the kitchen is tiny), we walked to the fabulous "The George" on the village green. All in all: rural England at its best!"

Karin - Sinzig, Germany

May 2016
"We stayed at Alstonefield Manor for three nights and it was an absolute gem. We arrived to a fabulously warm welcome, tea and cake on the lawn surrounded by Jo and Rob's beautiful garden. What a stunning house - it has a real 'wow' factor. It is beautifully decorated and furnished - perhaps not surprising as Jo and Rob are interior designers. We were in the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and wonderful views. Again, it was beautifully decorated and very comfortable and with everything we needed. Jo's candlelit breakfasts could not be faulted. We will definitely be back."


September 2015
"A lovely place to visit and a beautiful house. Jo and Rob have imagination, attention to detail and really care that their guests haven a fabulous stay."


September 2015
"Spent a delightful long weekend in Jo & Rob's 'new' cottage, No.2 Church Lane (the B&B rooms were full), next door to 'The Manor' and a short stagger from the excellent 'George' pub. The cottage is cosy with a stylish contemporary meets traditional interior design. Great walks from to village through the Dove and Manifold valleys."
October 2014
"What a brilliant place with the nicest of hosts. We were only able to stay one night but we will return. From the moment of arrival, we were meant to feel at home. The room, afternoon tea on the lawn, and breakfast were all excellent. Lovely local walks and the great village pub, The George, a couple of minutes walk away. Delightful."
July 2014
"Alstonefield Manor- just perfect. Rob and Jo made us feel so welcome. tea and scones on the lawn- delicious. they could not have done more for us. We have had a really fantastic few days."
July 2014
"Wonderful welcome from Jo and Robert followed by tea and scones in the garden. Beautiful house with delightful gardens and a relaxing and informal place to stay. Our room was lovely with ensuite bathroom and large shower. The pub is only a short stroll away and serves great food. A pot of coffee delivered to room 1/2 hour before breakfast was a lovely touch. A breakfast of fresh fruit followed by full English all served by candlelight with good company was an excellent start to the day. An excellent B&B, we will be back again."
June 2014
"We loved it - and it surpassed our high expectations. While the house and rooms were stylish, it was also relaxing, with exceptional hosts who added those little touches that made a good stay great. Like the tea and hot crumpet / scones in the afternoon; the sitting room for guest with open fire which we really could feel at home in; the tray with pot of tea and china cups before the breakfast; the full English breakfast, even a veggie version; and a great pub nearby. Well placed for lovely walks. Would thoroughly recommend, and am not surprised that so many are repeat customers. "
March 2013
"A thoroughly enjoyable two nights. Jo and Robert are excellent hosts and really nice people. Lovely house, great food and service, charming village with first class pub. Ideal walking centre with many potential circular routes without the need to drive anywhere."
March 2013

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  • 3 Doubles
Price:(i) £130 to£150 per night

Singles £100.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Over 12s welcome.


Pub 100 yds.


Christmas & occasionally.


Alstonefield, Ashbourne, DE6 2FX, Derbyshire

B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 150 per night
B&B 2 Double rooms
Each with separate bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 140 per night

Robert & Jo Wood

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+44 (0)1335 310393(landline)