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Lovely converted barn in secluded gardens in Dovedale Peak District Derbyshire

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Idyllic Rural Location With Views Over The Hills and gardens. Great Village Pub 2 Mins Walk. Walks From The Door

Beautiful converted barn in the pretty stone village of Wetton nestled in the hills above the dovedale and manifold valleys in the heart of the peak district national park. Set in over an acre of secluded landscaped gardens with a great little village pub 2 mins walk and literally dozens of walks and cycle rides straight from the door. Luxury accommodation full of character and charm providing all the mod cons and beautifully restored with love and attention to detail. Ideal location for chatsworth house, alton towers and the pretty market towns of bakewell, ashbourne, matlock and buxton. Also offers b&b accommodation for up to 8 people.

nicola drummond
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2018

Why nicola drummond chose Ashbourne

After hectic careers in London we decided that instead of trying to escape to the hills every weekend and spend half our weekend on motorways, we would escape the rat race and live in area that we love. The Peak District is perfect for us - handy to get about and set in the heart of the Peak District National Park.We have restored our beautiful Vicarage and have now renovated the barn to provide wonderful holiday accommodation. We live in a great community with a great little village pub!

What makes this cottage unique

The Old Vicarage sits in the pretty stone village of Wetton nestled in the hills above the Dovedale and Manifold valleys so it is a great location for walking and cycling which we do plenty of with our border Collie dog Maisie!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A wonderful introduction to the area. A lovely place to stay with every convenience and a beautiful garden. Thank you" Janet & Mick Burrow Sept 2011.

"The cottage exceeded our expectations, so comfortable with much attention to detail. We enjoyed superlatively comfy beds and pillows and slept like logs! We enjoyed our stay so much and really didn't want to go.We hope we can return one day soon and will recommend to friends. Thanks for everything. " Jenny - Brisbane Australia June 2011

"One of the very best cottages we've ever stayed in. Very well furnished, providing everything you could ever need. We will be back!" Jan & Mike Westley - Rochford Essex September 2011.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ashbourne in Wetton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate luxury bathroom with large fantastic shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can also be split into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large Super king size which can be split into a twin. Bedroom 2 lovely oak double bed. Both with views over the garden and hills beyond.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Wonderful rural location with walks and cycle rides straight from the door. Great village pub 1 min walk. Ample parking and additional Bed & Breakfast accommodation for up to 8 people also available from £44 pppn. PLEASE NOTE TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Outside: Use of large private landscaped garden of over an acre and private patio at rear with table & chairs and BBQ. Views over the hills. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is included EXCEPT bath towels. These are changed, and the cottage cleaned weekly.


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Lovely converted barn in secluded gardens in Dovedale Peak District Derbyshire
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Lovely Property and Host

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely, very comfortable property and Nicola was a very special host. She made us very welcome and was particularly helpful.

Wetton is a great place for walking and visiting Peak district sights.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Xmas treat

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautifully appointed cottage, the owner had made it a home from home even down to the very tasteful Christmas decorations.

Everything you need is in this cottage so it makes it a completely stressful visit. The views over the fantastically tended gardens are a delight to wake up too and it's so quiet a totally relaxing spot, I can't wait to book again for the summer months to get the use of the private patio and bbq sipping a beer or a glass of vino in a totally tranquil setting.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South East

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations. Comfortable, decoration style and quality excellent.

Position of cottage good for both walking from the door and wider exploring in the car.

Friendly owner, and nice setting.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coral - thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It means a great deal to us that you enjoy your stay and great that you made the most of all that the area has to offer - both from the door and further afield. It was great to meet you!
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Maidstone, Kent

Excellent cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at The Old Vicarage Cottage. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The local pubs provided good quality evening meals at reasonable prices, and we ate out every night.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: john thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us - we rely completely on feedback to judge if our guests are enjoying their holiday and it is great to hear that you did! It was lovely to meet you glad that you made the most of our good range of local hostelries. Nicky
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Wetton: lovely cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the lovely village of Wetton between the Dove and Manifold Valleys, the Little Vicarage is excellent self catering accommodation for two couples or a family. The self contained home was added to the Victorian 'Old Vicarage' (excellent B&B there) and took bookings from 2009. It has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay plus a patio with garden table and chairs for barbecues. A well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob, microwave, large fridge freezer: buy and cook excellent sausages from Bagshaws in Butterton. Pub next door should you not wish to try your culinary skills. Wetton is a peaceful village: 100 residents in the winter, up to 1000 in the summer. At home TV, CD player etc. to keep you entertained. Lovely walks around and near the village should you not wish to use your car: Alstonefield, Wetton Mill, Milldale for example. Stone walls and sheep in fields, hay making. Wonderful. Lovely walks within driving distance: Hartington, the Roaches, Lathkill Dale to name three. Fabulous base for sightseeing too. An almost endless list of country houses (NT and other), industrial and railway heritage as well as the lovely market town of Ashbourne for local gingerbread, and Bakewell for tarts. Adrenaline seekers prefer Alton Towers nearby, but that is not for us. We love Wetton and have stayed at the Old Vicarage many times. We enjoyed our time at the Little Vicarage equally as much. There are some people around the village who think we are local. Love it. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew - wow what a review!! Thank so very much! You are definitely locals by now and it would not be the same without your annual trip to Wetton. It was strange not having you to myself in the B&B and not to be cooking you breakfast but im really glad you enjoyed The Little Vicarage Cottage as well. Thanks for taking the time - I do really appreciate it and im already looking forward to having you back in the B&B next March. Take care until then. Nicky
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this cottage. It had everything you could want; it was cosy and it was beautifully decorated and looked after. The quality was high throughout, and the kitchen had everything you might need for self-catering. There were lovely touches that made the place feel like home, and I would strongly recommend this place for a quiet retreat in the Peak District. You can take walks right from your door, and there is a pub at the end of the drive. A great place to hideaway or from which to explore the Peak District.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tal - thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words. I am really grateful and it is really great that you enjoyed your stay. It was a delight to meet you both and i very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. Nicky
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
east midlands
Nearest Barpub
The Royal Oak Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Royal Oak pub
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For groups of 4 we are happy to arrange for a local walking guide.


Manchester and East Midlands airports are both approx 1 hours drive.


Ashbourne 8 miles, Chatsworth 20 miles. Alton Towers 15 miles, Bakewell & Buxton 17 miles.

Further Details:

Great little village pub 1 minute walk. Lots of lovely restaurants and pubs within a 5 miles radius.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
50% deposit due at time of booking with remainder 12 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover for weekly bookings. Arrival after 4pm. Short breaks also available Fri/Sat/Sun (3 nights) and midweek Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs. Flexibility on short breaks in quiet times.

Notes on prices:
Why not take advantage of our great discounted short breaks?
Stay for a 4 night midweek break (Mon-Thurs inclusive) or a 3 night weekend break priced from £375 Low Season to £525 Peak Season.

Please contact us if you require any further information. There may be some flexibility in dates depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.