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Anvil Cottage (on the right), Orchard Barn (on the left) and plentiful secure parking area.

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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Anvil Cottage is a luxury 2 bed roomed (1 double & 1 bunk bed) semi detached barn conversion, completed in 2011 and new to the holiday rental market in July 2013, it has a large kitchen with a breakfast table and the lounge has two settees and a wood burner. Sited in the grounds of a 17th Century timber framed former farmhouse. The superb facilities include full under-floor heating powered by a Ground Source Heat Pump and PV cells, a lovely bath & shower, combined cooker/dishwasher and a washer dryer, all 'A' rated. With a 2 acre paddock to stroll or play games in.

Free Wi-Fi is available in both barns and there is ample private parking.

Included in the price is a welcome pack with tea, coffee & milk, wine, biscuits and a basket of logs for the wood burner. All bedding, towels (min 2 each), dishwasher & washing machine detergents.

Alternatively, if Anvil Cottage is unavailable for your dates, please look at Orchard Barn (ref 505280) as this is a similar styled & furnished, but larger 2 bed roomed barn conversion next door.

Being just 5 minutes from the A50 at Sudbury, we are situated on the outskirts of the village of Draycott-In-The-Clay on the very edge of the National Forest, with abundant beautiful woodland foot & bridle paths, 2 traditional pubs an Indian restaurant (who will deliver free) & a shop all in the village and just a few minutes easy walk away. We are within easy reach of the towns of Ashbourne, Burton upon Trent, Lichfield & Uttoxeter with all the attractions of the Peak District, Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & Alton Towers on the doorstep.

Pets are welcome for a small charge of £5 per pet per night (max £25).

One last thing, we have another (one bed roomed) holiday home a mile from Ashbourne called Christmas Cottage, home id 481361.

Thanks for looking.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tatenhill 2m / EMA 25m / BHX 35m 3 km, Nearest railway: Uttoxeter / Tutbury & Hatton / Burton Upon Tre 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Centrally located with easy road links from all directions, we are situated just 10 miles South of the picturesque town of Ashbourne and on the northern edge of the National Forest, with Uttoxeter racecourse and Alton Towers just a few miles to the West and Tutbury castle a few to the East, Draycott-in-the-clay is ideally situated and there are numerous scenic walks on the doorstep (no need to even get in the car).

The usual attractions of the area include the 'Staffordshire Way', Tissington trail, Dovedale, Alton Towers, Uttoxeter Racecourse and the numerous National Trust properties including Sudbury Hall (museum of childhood), Tutbury Castle, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, Shugborough Hall, to name a few. The National Memorial Arboretum ( is just 10 miles away.

The historic Cathedral city of Lichfield is just 20 minutes away and the ancient Mercian capital of Repton is even closer.

The newly developed 'St Georges Park' is the FA's 330 acre National Football Centre and is just 5 minutes drive away (

Ashbourne is a beautiful & historic market town, known as the Gateway to the Peak District (see, with its traditional weekly Thursday & Saturday markets and a farmers market once a month.


The more adventurous amongst you should not be disappointed, below is a list of a few highlights of what is available close by (all within 30 minutes drive and I've been to most of them)!

MTB enthusiasts will be drawn to the wide variety of runs at Cannock Chase (see

There are numerous equestrian facilities within hacking distance, including the BSJA affiliated centre at Marchington ( or the 60 acre cross country course and other facilities at Eland Lodge (

If you fancy your hand at aviation you can take a trial lesson for under �£70 just up the road at Tatenhill ( or paragliding / hang gliding courses at Darley Moor ( which is on the road towards Ashbourne.

Also at Darley Moor is the Motor Cycle Racing circuit ( Sailing lessons are available at Carsington Water (, Staunton Harold (, Foremark ( and Blithfield Reservoir(

There are too many golf courses to list, but the most popular are at Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Kedleston, Craythorne & Broughton Heath (Par 3).

If all this is a bit tame for you, then you are always welcome to join us in a game of Royal Shrovetide Football, which has been held every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in Ashbourne since the 12th Century. Each 'half' is between 3 and 8 hours long and the goals are just 3 miles apart (see or We look forward to seeing you there, whether you are an Up'ard or a Down'ard!!

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Review 1-4 of 4

9 Sep 2014


"So homely"

A group of 10 of us stayed for a hen party and we had an amazing time,both the barn and cottage are so lovely,lots of outdoor seating areas,so well equipped with everything you need.Adam the owner was… More

28 Aug 2013


"Wonderful Cottage for a family holiday"

My family and i have just returned from a lovely weeks break in the Peak District.We cannot recommend this place highly enough. The owners Adam and Charlotte are fantastic hosts who have obviously put… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to having you to stay. We're glad you relaxed and made the most of the facilities, you are all most welcome back any time. Kind regards, Adam & Charlotte.

18 Aug 2013


"perfect holiday home"

My husband myself and our two children stayed at Anvil cottage for 5 days and we couldn't of been more happier with our time spent there. We were overwhelmed by how welcomed we were made to feel … More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the barn, we're pleased that you had a relaxing time. We enjoyed having you to stay and it was very much appreciated that you left everything so clean & tidy. Best regards, Adam & Charlotte.

29 May 2013


"Perfect setting for a relaxing break, all mod cons in a lovely new barn conversion."

We stayed as a couple in the cottage for a late Easter break, predominantly as a base to visit a stately home or two and for walking. The welcome pack was a nice touch, we arrived a bit later than exp… More

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