Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • 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 couples.

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?

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 and Fenny Bentley. 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 (property suitable for over 8's), 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), coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave, dvd player, cd 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.



Ashbourne Shrovetide Football: 4th & 5th March 2014.

Chatsworth House Beyond Limits Sculpture Exhibition in the Garden - 8th Sept - 26th Oct 2014. 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.

Ashbourne Farmer's Market - last Thursday of every month, 9 - 2pm

Tissington Well Dressings - 29th May - 4th June 2014, 14th - 20th May 2015.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 49 km, Nearest railway: Derby 27 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated), 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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Peak District National Park 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

Fenny Bentley

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!