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Luxury self-catering In a lovely setting on the doorway to the Peak District - Handel's Muse, Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Barn and Cottage in Snelston, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.

Diane and Vaughan offer all our guests a warm welcome to our farm which is set in 12 acres of delightful Derbyshire countryside. Nestled in the quiet valley of the River Dove just south of the pretty market town of Ashbourne and several hundred yards from the inspirational birthplace of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ and Anna Sewell’s ‘Black Beauty’, is Oldfields Farmhouse with its barn conversions of Handel’s Muse and Gorsey Hayes. Formerly part of Snelston vicarage, the farmhouse was built in 1828 and designed by Cottingham (the father of Gothic Revival architecture, teacher of Pugin and designer of Snelston Hall and its ‘chocolate box’ conservation village, just down the lane). Our lovingly restored barn and mews are a mixture of contemporary and antique country furnishings offering a fabulous opportunity to relax in idyllic and secluded surroundings. High quality fittings, furnishings and decoration throughout make Oldfields an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the countryside.

Details for holiday cottage Handel's Muse, Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This cute converted mews property contains a double bedroom with canopied tester, designer marble shower room, large beamed fully-fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, cooker, microwave, toaster, 'pod' coffee maker, washing machine, fridge with icebox, and a lofty open plan lounge containing an ancient wooden fire surround and flame effect electric fire.

This is a perfect retreat for those romantic weekends away with someone special. Outside Handel’s Muse, with views across towards the 'Breeze House' and bridle path, is a private patio and garden complete with bench, table and chairs. We also have a gym and table-tennis table available for guest's use.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife Diane and I are a very friendly couple who are happy to welcome people to our property located in a lovely part of Derbyshire. We enjoy being able to walk out the front door and explore the lovely surroundings nearby on foot, or by car if we want to go further afield into the Peak District.

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1 holidaymaker review

5

Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at both Handel's Muse and Gorsey Hayes over the weekend of 07-Jul through until 11-Jul-2016. The cottages were our base in the lead up to a wedding locally. The grounds and cottages are beautiful, comfortable and perfect in the lead up to the wedding. We managed to have some fabulous photos and there was more than enough room for the bridal party to get ready. Vaughan and Diane were so welcoming and even decorated the cottage upon our return as Bride and Groom. We also had numerous family and friends to visit us on the Sunday, even this wasn't a problem and Vaughan and Diane just wanted to accomodate everyone as best as possible. I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to accommodate your wedding party, friends and family during your special week-end.
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Location

From the Owner

We moved to this property early in 2012 after searching the midlands area for a lovingly restored country property with grounds and accommodation facilities. We fell in love with the place as soon as we first drove up to it and have felt at home ever since.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : East Midlands at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Ashbourne at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Uttoxeter at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ashbourne at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

Due to the rural location and lack of local bus services a car is really essential (unless you're avid walkers or cyclists!). The nearest train station is Uttoxeter (20 minutes drive away) but for mainline services you will need to go to Derby (30 minutes drive away). The nearest airport is East Midlands, approximately 30 miles, or 45 minutes away by car.

Distances:

The picturesque village of Snelston is a short 10 minute walk away. The market town of Ashbourne is 3 miles away and this is considered to be the doorway to the Peak District with many places of interest. The popular attraction of Alton Towers is only 3 miles away.

For high street shopping and all major outlets and services Derby is 20 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

Ashbourne is the nearest town, with a Marks and Spencers, Waitrose and Sainsbury's for provisions, and a Barclays, RBS and Nat West for banking. There's plenty of good pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages.

Some of the more popular local attractions include:

Dovedale’s stepping stones appear on thousands of post cards and the area attracts a million visitors a year. Keep away on sunny weekend afternoons.

Ashbourne (founded by the Saxons) is one of Derbyshire’s finest old market towns, combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. Lying in a lovely green valley on the southern edge of the Peak District, the town attracts many visitors who come to enjoy a scene which has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.

The Tissington Trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal of horse riders, cyclists, naturalists and walkers. It is suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections.

Tucked away in the Peak District’s wild rolling hills lies the Tissington Estate which presides over a quintessentially English village, complete with duck pond and village green. There are a number of interesting shops here, as well.

Escape to the fabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort – there’s so much going on, the fun never stops! As good for the big ones as well as the little ones. Great swimming open all year in a palm tree oasis.

Chatsworth House has a stunning backdrop, adventure playground, lovely gardens, great walks and farmyard fun – certainly a 2 day visit when linked with beautiful Baslow (and its village trail) only next door. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Devonshire Arms, or Lupo’s Italian Restaurant.

Availability

Rental rates

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4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£183
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16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
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23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
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30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
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£510
 
 
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6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
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£150
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10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
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17 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
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7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
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5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
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26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£216
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£450
 
 
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21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
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£246
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8 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
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13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
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£180
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Rate 14
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£192
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Rate 15
3 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£162
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Fri,Sat,Sun
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17 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
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£315
 
 
Rate 17
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
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Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
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Fri,Sat,Sun
£315
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
Reservations will only be secured on receipt of a Booking Deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost. Deposits can be made by direct payment into our bank account or by cheque. A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75 for Handel’s Muse or £100 for Gorsey Hayes will also need to be paid, in addition to the balance of the total cost of the holiday, 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred change-over day is Friday, but we are happy to consider any other arrangements that may better suit our guests. Accommodation will be available from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival and we request that guests leave by 10.00 am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for full weeks, however we are happy to consider a minimum stay of 3 nights in some circumstances.

25% of the accommodation price is due at the time of booking. The balance of the accommodation price plus the security deposit is due 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For those wishing to explore the area we have an extensive selection of guide books for your perusal. If you have forgotten the wellies, we have a modest ‘welly bank’ which you are free to use. Cycles are also available (nominal £5 per day, fully serviced) and can be secured with a refundable damage deposit. Please note that we do not supply adult safety helmets and recommend you bring your own. The less energetic of our guests may simply wish for a pleasant picnic at Monsal Head, or a romantic glass of bubbly by the bridge at Chatsworth House; in which case, Oldfields can provide a picnic set for such a venture. Please let us know. For couples with a young family we have a travel cot and high chair available for use. Outside: With over 12 acres of land there is plenty of grounds to explore. We have a small orchard where there are two brick built BBQs, patio, grass lawn, swings and additional furniture. Boules, rounder’s bats, footballs and other play items are available on request. Visitors are welcome to ramble across our fields, although there are lots of great walks in the immediate vicinity either down by the river, along quiet lanes or a stroll around Snelston conservation village.

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