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The Croft sleeps 16 - Perfect for Group Gatherings Overlooking Carsington Water.

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottages in Kirk Ireton, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England - Large Comfortable Well Equipped Cottage With Views Over Carsington Water Perfect For Family Reunions

A carefully converted Derbyshire stone barn offering unique accommodation set on the banks of picturesque Carsington Water close to the Peak District. The cottage enjoys peace and tranquillity being situated on a quiet no through road which forms part of the 8 mile circular lakeside walk/cycle track. The cottage has fantastic views over the lake, spacious interior with comfortable furnishings and its own private patio with garden furniture and BBQ facilities perfect for taking in the fantastic views over the lake. Our cottage is a 10 minute walk from the village of Kirk Ireton with village shop, school, church and public house. There's myriad of things to do when staying in The Croft, including a circular walk/cycle ride around the lake, a trip to Alton Towers and Carsington Visitor Centre which offers a wide range of land and water based activities with an RYA recognised water sports centre, cycle hire, restaurant, shops and an adventure playground.

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More Details

Victoria Stokes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Croft was perfect for our family gathering. It is a well equipped cottage with lovely spacious rooms and great views over the lake. An enjoyable time had by all. We will definitely reccomend. Thanks :)
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ashbourne in Derbyshire Dales District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs - 1 shower room, sink & wc. Upstairs - 1 shower room, sink & wc and one bathroom, sink & wc.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 7 Bedroom Cottage Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and 1 triple room. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 small double, 1 family room with en-suite bathroom and toilet and 1 twin.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please contact for prices for 2/3 night weekend, longer stays available, please contact us for info & prices. Or visit our website where we have up to date availability, prices and an online booking page. Outside: The Croft overlooks the lake and has its own private patio with a built in BBQ area with outdoor tables and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron & ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided. You must provide your own bath & hand towels and bedding if using the cot.


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The Croft sleeps 16 - Perfect for Group Gatherings Overlooking Carsington Water.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Perfect setting for a relaxing weekend

  • 4 of 5

14 of us stayed at The Croft to celebrate my friends Hen Do. The house was in a very clean condition on arrival, and we were even greeted by some wine and snacks, which was a lovely touch. The kitchen diner area is really great for entertaining, and the lounge was spacious and cosy. The views over the lake were beautiful, especially while enjoying breakfast out on the patio. We went down to the lake to do a canoeing and raft building session, which was great fun. A couple of the girls were hoping to join us later but struggled to get a taxi, so the owner kindly offered to take them, which was so kind. Nothing was too much trouble. We'd highly recommend staying at The Croft.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

12 of us rented The Croft for a catch up weekend and we were not disappointed. The cottage had everything we needed including the most picturesque view of Carsington Water.

We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent clean and beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely voyage which was ideal for our group (hen do) clean comfy and stunning location. Lovely welcome and helpful owners. Would definately recommend as a place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Midlands Airport - 27 miles

Derby Train Station - 14 miles

Derby Bus Station - 14 miles

Cromford Train Station - 4 miles


1 mile to the nearest village Kirk Ireton

4 miles to the town of Wirksworth

6.5 miles to the market town of Ashbourne

Further Details:

Kirk Ireton has a local pub, Church and a village shop.

Wirksworth has a small local supermaket and a coop fuel station, pubs, restaurants and shops.

The market town of Ashbourne has a Marks & spencers food store, Sainsburys, Waitrose and a Coop, along with plenty of different pubs, restaurants and shops.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £200

Prices displayed on Owners Direct are a rough guide and may be different at particular times of the year.

Booking Notes:
Please contact for correct prices for a weekend breaks (2/ 3 nights), please contact us for info & prices. Or visit our website where we have up to date availability, prices and an online booking page.

Please visit our website where an online booking system is available, along with more information on the cottage.

Changeover Day:
Friday and Mondays are changeover day. We also offer Friday to Sunday short breaks.
Arrival time is at 4pm and guests are asked to leave no later than 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed are for weekend breaks (2 nights), longer stays available, please contact us for info & prices. Or visit our website where we have up to date availability & prices.

Payment is made through our own online booking page at
A 30% deposit is required within 7 days of booking and the remaining payment is required 8 weeks before your stay.
A £200 security deposit is required with every booking and is refunded within 3 weeks of your stay, ensuring the cottage is left how it was found and no damages have been caused.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.