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Swallows Cottage at The Priory, Nr Ashbourne

from £86 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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from £86 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Antique four poster bed with duck down duvet

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Explore the Peak District in Luxury.

5 Star recently converted charming cottage in rural location just 2 .5 miles from the Georgian market town of Ashbourne, ideal for a relaxing rural retreat for families or couple (30 minutes from Alton Towers & Splash Landings). Travel cot and high chair available but please be aware that there are ponds in the garden (toddlers/younger children). We can occasionally offer one night stays.

Enjoy the large 5 acre garden and orchard. Laze by the outdoor heated swimming pool after a game of croquet before firing up the barbeque. There's table tennis, too - or why not take an evening stroll on the private river walk? Just 25 minutes from Derbyshire's Jewel in the Crown - Chatsworth House, with it's Adventure Playground, Gardens and Farm Shop, Sudbury Hall and Haddon Hall.

Original beamed property furnished with antiques and original paintings but with every modern convenience for a comfortable stay. Well equipped kitchen/dining room, dishwasher, washer/dryer, large Smeg fridge/freezer. Views over 5 acre gardens and pool. Free Broadband/Wifi included.

Relax in the sitting room by the log burning stove. Furnished with a huge leather sofa and tub chairs, plenty of cushions and rugs. Writing desk. Flat screen tv with Freeview, antique French armoire filled with plenty of books, games and dvd's.

Antique double four poster bed in the Master Bedroom with duck and goose down duvet and stunning views over the surrounding fields. Freeview TV, hairdryer. Twin-bedded room. Both bedrooms benefit from pure cotton linen sheets and ample wardrobe space. Bathroom with underfloor heating.

Enjoy the private river walk with fishing, and wild garlic in Springtime. Walk directly from your back door to Tissington, Thorpe, Dovedale (the "Stepping Stones") and Ilam. Hire bikes for the Tissington Trail at Mappleton (Ashbourne), or bring your own. Just 25 minutes from Derbyshire's Jewel in the Crown - Chatsworth House, with it's Adventure Playground, Gardens and Farm Shop. 30 minutes from Sudbury Hall and Alton Towers & Splash Landings.

Ideal for family breaks, relaxing country escapes and wedding visitors (Tissington Hall, Osmaston Park, Yeldersley Hall, Callow Hall all a short distance). Carsington Water (sailing, cycling, watersports) is only 10 minutes away, horse trecking at Tissington, golf at Ashbourne. Try your hand at fishing or shooting at The Yeaveley Estate. Go paintballing, quad biking or play laser tag at Wild Park Leisure in Brailsford (15 mins). Take in an evening race at Uttoxeter Racecourse - family days, too.

Local gastro pub is The George at Alstonefield. The Gate at Brassington is a traditional (unspoilt) pub with log fires, garden and delicious food. Ashbourne offers plenty of individual retailers from deli's to antiques and excellent clothes shops.

Ashbourne has a Waitrose, M&S Food, Majestic Wine, Sainsburys and Co-op - or why not get your order delivered? Excellent deli, Bramhalls, in Ashbourne market place now offer ready made meals for you to take away if you want a rest from cooking.

Factory shops: John Smedley, Denby Pottery, Emma Bridgewater (Stoke on Trent), David Mellor cutlery (Hathersage).

Included: Kitchen basics - tea, coffee, sugar, flour, olive oil, dishwasher tabs, bin liners, washing up liquid, soap etc. First basket of logs.

Provided: Iron and ironing board, slow cooker (useful for days out), Cafetiere, hair dryer, microwave, dvd player, radio. Cool box with ice packs and picnic rug.

Heated outdoor swimming pool: available May - September

Arrival time: 3pm, departure 10am. All damages must be paid for.



Chatsworth House Look at the Chatsworth House website for full list of exhibitions and special events.

Wirksworth Arts Festival - Art and Architecture Trails Weekend - September - check website for details.

Tissington Well Dressings - 14th - 20th May 2015.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 49 km, Nearest railway: Derby 27 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Derbyshire region

Explore the Peak District National Park in comfort.

Britain's first created National Park covers some 555 square miles at the heart of the UK. With direct trains from London St. Pancras to Derby, East Midland's Airport and easy access to the M1, Derbyshire is England's jewel.

Rolling landscapes and rugged hills make it ideal for walking or cycling. Private cycle paths such as the Tissington Trail make for a safe, traffic-free (and relatively flat!) ride or walk, ideal for families.

Major cities such as Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield offer a wide range of arts-based events – from theatre and ballet to music and opera at Buxton.

A visit to Derbyshire wouldn't be complete without a visit to Chatsworth House, with its' majestic gardens, behind-the-scenes tours, adventure playground and farm shop. Visit their website for details of exhibitions. Chatsworth: 30 minutes drive


The Georgian market town of Ashbourne, known as “The Gateway to Dovedale”, is an ideal base for visiting the Peak District.

Wander through the cobbled market place and discover antique shops, delicatessens and many other independent retailers.

The medieval annual Royal Shrovetide Football Game attracts thousands of visitors as does the Highland Gathering held in July. Ashbourne: 2.5 miles

The estate village of Tissington, with its' Jacobean Hall, Old Coach House Tea Rooms, Nursery, White Peak Farm Butchery and old fashioned sweetie shop delight all who visit. Plan ahead to visit the annual Well Dressings (Ascension Day) – one of Derbyshire's most spectacular. Tissington: 2 miles - or walk by footpath, directly from your door (30 mins).

Hire bikes (or bring your own – we have secure storage) at Mappleton (2.5 miles) and cycle on the Tissington Trail.

Alton Towers and Splash Landings are an easy 25 minute drive away. 14 miles.

Carsington Water (5 miles) for bird watching, walking, cycling (pedal and electric) and excellent water sports and sailing centres


Explore local town Wirksworth with its' annual Arts Festival in September, Northern Light Cinema, Farmer's Market and Well Dressings in May/June. 8 miles

Walk the Stepping Stones at Dovedale, climb Thorpe Cloud and explore the National Trust's local gems – Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall – with its' wonderful Museum of Childhood and Hardwick Hall.

And if all that is just too much, why not spoil yourself with a spa treatment at Sally Montague's in Ashbourne!

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1 Apr 2014


"Haven from the rat-race"

Wonderful cottage, fell in love with HUGE leather sofa, views, the quiet, the poolside cups of tea at 8.00 a.m. (yes in March - very sheltered). A bit of an uphill hike over muddy fields to the quintessential Tissington but the walk back very easy (go figure!). Just a fabulous place to be, well equipped cottage, warm and snug - except for the kitchen which was a bit chilly underfoot, just take your slippers though and the view from the window will be worth the chilblains! Owners not on site for our weekend but reading the visitor's book and my own on-line virtual relationship you will very well looked after without interference I am sure.

Thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm so glad you had a good break and only sorry that we weren't here to meet you. Thank you too for the comments about the kitchen floor - very helpful. I have now put a large rug on the floor to take away any chill.

6 Aug 2013


"Idyllic retreat in some of Derbyshires most beautiful countryside"

We spent a wonderful five days at Swallows Cottage. It was wonderfully equipped and every need catered for. Izzy was an attentive host and nothing was too much trouble. The location was perfect and the standard of accommodation very high indeed. Well situated for a wide range of family attractions and only 10 minutes from both Ashbourne and Dovedale. Highly recommended and faultless.

We are so pleased that you had such a good time at Swallow's Cottage and made the most of the surrounding area. We are pretty biased when it comes to appreciating the local countryside and so it is lovely to hear when guests have really enjoyed themselves and loved it as much as we do! Thank you so much for your lovely review - come back and see us again soon - Derbyshire is equally beautiful, if not more dramatic in Autumn and Winter.

23 Jul 2013


"Perfect for all the family"

We booked the cottage as a last minute break for a weekend. It was so lovely and in such a beautiful setting. The interior is decorated tastefully and the garden and pool magnificent. The owners were really helpful and it isn't a problem sharing the grounds with them, the cottage is ideal if you have an active family but also perfect if you just want to relax. We cycled the tissington trail and also did a short walk one day. The surrounding area is gorgeous and easily accessible. My only regret is we took too much food and missed and opportunity to eat out at many of the lovely pubs. We would go back without hesitation and recommend it for couples, walkers, cyclists and families with children over 8.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is great to hear when guests have had such an enjoyable time, not only here, but exploring Derbyshire and making the most of the beautiful countryside. There is always so much to do and visit - but equally important just to relax by the pool, too. Come back and see us soon!

21 Jul 2013


"Total Relaxation in a beautiful cottage, in beautiful, peaceful location."

This is a gorgeous cottage, extremely comfortable and thoughtfully furnished. The use of owners swimming pool is a big bonus. Owners are very welcoming and helpful. There are some very good places to eat within a short drive. A very good area for walking and cycling. Would most definitely recommend.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you managed to catch the glorious Derbyshire sunshine and use the pool!

16 Jul 2013


"Beautiful, well equipped, comfortable and a cut above the norm for self catering accomodation."

Swallows Cottage is a superb property. It oozes style and comfort from the moment you walk in. It is beautifully furnished, very clean and well equipped. Bedding and towels are all high quality and so clean and plentiful. We were lucky enough to stay in 30 degree sunshine so the pool was brilliant. The pool, like the cottage is clean and well kept. The surrounding gardens are immaculate and very pretty. The owners Izzy and Simon were very welcoming and despite the fact that their home is next door it did not feel instrusive at all. Our children ( 11and 7) loved the place and did not want to leave. I agree that it is unsuitable for really young children as I think you would be anxious about them making a mess of the lovely furniture, carpets etc and there is a pond in the gardens. It provides a base for a really relaxing holiday and we will definately be back.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We loved having you here and it's always great to know that the pool is being used. What a Summer!

11 Jun 2013


"Gem of a place"

If you want comfort, home from home facilities, beautiful surroundings and a great welcome, Swallow Cottage is the place for you. We stayed there in April when the weather was not particularly warm but really enjoyed our stay. If the weather allows you to make use of the pool it would make the place perfect.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have tried to make Swallows Cottage as comfortable as possible so it's great to hear that you so enjoyed your stay. Come back in the sunshine and enjoy the pool!

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