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Luxury Peak District Cottage With Private Pool, 2 miles from Ashbourne

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Fenny Bentley, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire - Rural Tranquility, But Only 2 Miles From The Bustling Georgian Market Town Of Ashbourne

Just 2 miles from the Georgian market town of Ashbourne, Swallows Cottage sits down a private lane, amidst 5 acres of gardens and orchards (help yourselves to plums, damsons and apples in Autumn.) Take a footpath directly from your back door to the historical village of Tissington and beyond. Lounge by the private pool (only shared with owners) during Summer months (Mid-May, June, July & August) or bring a rod and try your luck fishing on the Bentley Brook. Curl up on the huge leather sofa watching one of the many dvd's in front of the wood burning stove in the sitting room, furnished with French antiques. There are plenty of books and games, too. Rustle up your favourite meal in the well-equipped, large kitchen/dining room with large scrubbed pine table (seats 8) and Smeg fridge/freezer,Nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer or treat yourself to a home-made ready meal from one of the delightful delicatessens in Ashbourne. Sleep peacefully in the antique four poster bed with crisp linen sheets -this room also has a tv - and far reaching views of the fields beyond. The cosy twin-bedded room has plenty of storage and we can also supply a travel cot and high chair, too. Modern bathroom with limestone flooring and underfloor heating. Derbyshire's Jewel in the Crown, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall and Alton Towers/Splash Landings are just 30 minutes away. Enjoy traditional local pubs, gastro pubs and restaurants with excellent food and real fires. Explore Derbyshire in comfort. Try horse trekking at Tissington, Cycling and Sailing at Carsington Water. Fluffy white towels, bath mats and all linen provided, apart from swimming towels. Kitchen basics - tea, coffee, sugar, spices, dish tabs, washing powder all included. Private patio with seating for four and Weber bbq.


Property Manager
Isobel James
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Isobel James

Simon and I bought The Priory, Swallows Cottage and The Old Engine house some three years ago. Since then we have renovated The Priory and Swallow's Cottage to ensure maximum comfort - whether it be beds, heating or endless hot water. Our landscape gardener has developed the grounds, especially around the swimming pool, sympathetically and with great detail. Our three teenage children are often away and we relish the chance to look after our Swallows Cottage guests and love introducing them to our special Derbyshire "finds". We love being in such a peaceful spot but are endlessly grateful that we are just such a short distance from Ashbourne.

Isobel James purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Isobel James chose Derbyshire Dales

Having lived in a local village (some 6 miles from Asbourne), very happily, for 10 years, we were thrilled to find the combination of rural peace but without being miles from civilization - with Ashbourne just 2 miles away we can easily whizz in for milk, papers and take-aways without feeling that we are in a built-up area. An added bonus is that we can walk by footpath, directly from the front door, to Tissington and Fenny Bentley.

What makes this cottage unique

When we bought the property we were advised by many friends not to put a pool in - how glad we are now that we ignored their advice! This Summer has been glorious - Derbyshire at its very best. Breakfasting by the pool on a quiet Summer's morning can't be beaten. We have fishing rights on the Bentley Brook (just across the lane) and you are welcome to bring your fishing kit.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Just perfect" - our family of four had a fabulous time at this lovely cottage set in its extensive and beautiful gardens.

"A very warm welcome!" - An ideally placed cottage that is well equipped with all the home from home comforts. All the basics were available in the kitchen and it seemed that nothing would be too much trouble for Izzy."

"A home-from-home - only better" . We booked the cottage for a relaxing girly weekend away and it was just perfect. We received a very warm welcome from the owner Izzy who is lovely.

"Total relaxation in a beautiful cottage, in beautiful, peaceful location"

"Gem of a place"
Oct 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fenny Bentley in Fenny Bentley

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, loo, underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom boasts an antique four poster double bed with duck down duvet, and pure cotton linen, own tv. Twin room has two single beds. Travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The owners, Simon and Izzy, lived in the accommodation whilst they were renovating their house nearby. It has been equipped with every modern facility and for maximum comfort. There is plenty of storage space - in-built wardrobes in both bedrooms and plenty of living space. Children are welcome but please be aware that there are ponds in the garden. Outside: Enjoy the best of English Summers by the landscaped heated outdoor pool, overlooking the croquet lawn and orchard. Relax on sun loungers and whip up a barbecue on your own Weber. Try your hand at table tennis or just wander around the 5 acre gardens and orchards. Private river walk and fishing on the Bentley Brook. Pick wild garlic in Springtime, plums, damsons and apples in Autumn. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pure cotton linen in both bedrooms, fluffy white towels, bathmats, tea towels are all included. Mid-stay cleaning can be arranged on request. Swimming towels can be hired on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Luxury Peak District Cottage With Private Pool, 2 miles from Ashbourne
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful location, lots to do and still relax in the evenings.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week away and even though the weather wasn't great, still kept busy with many beautiful local places to visit. Wonderful views all around to clear the mind and get away from the hustle of city working life. The pool is a bonus. I'm not great with mobility but this pool is easy access with graduated steps at one end. There are a few small steps into the cottage itself but then its all on one level so perfect for me. Both hosts very friendly and happy to help. They are on-site, and available without you even noticing they are there. We are hoping to re-visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I am so pleased that you managed to not only get a good, peaceful break, but also managed to relax in the pool, too. We would love to welcome you back...
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4

Great little location away from the world...

  • 4 of 5

Originally I booked this apartment for the pool but misread that its not actuallly open until Mid-May. Still we had a great time. One thing to note is that you will have no telephone reception at this location and there is no landline provided by the owners so you are cut off from the world. Internet speed is 2MB down and 0.5mb up. and the wifi signal does not reach the bedroom. Was a little worried as we have small kids with us and incase of emergency did not have a phone service

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do think that part of the charm of the cottage is, as you say, "away from the world" - and naturally would have provided a land line phone if you had needed one - we are only a few steps away and totally understand the need for contact if you have small children. We do have mobile service at the house - I am not sure what provider you have, though. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was simply perfect for a family get away in the Peak District.

The property itself was bigger than I expected, a large kitchen with a good sized (easily seat 6) pine table and a sizeable living room. It was very well appointed with good crockery and cutlery - a small thing but indicative of the care taken to ensure that guests can feel relaxed.

I have no hesitation in recommending this to anybody looking for a cottage in the Peaks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage with everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

Good location for walks directly from the cottage, close to ashbourne and great fire!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments - so pleased that you had such a good stay and made the most of local walks and the cosy woodburner!
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5

Swallows Cottage is in an idyllic setting. It is a charming and very welcoming holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Fenny Bentley at Swallows Cottage. The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable - we had some great family dinners around the large kitchen table! Watching the Autumn mists slowly disperse from the long lawn was a breakfast treat. Ashbourne is only a couple of miles away and has a good range of food shops and eating places. The Derbyshire countryside is glorious with Dovedale, Tissington and Ilam at your doorstep. We live in a large city so the quiet, and the chance to experience real darkness and to see the stars, was a rare pleasure. Izzie, our host, was welcoming and helpful. Altogether lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review - we loved having you to stay and were thrilled that you had such a good holiday and so pleased that you managed to explore some of Derbyshire's gems, especially Tissington which is one of my favourites, too.
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage and wonderful, helpful hosts.

The cottage is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area and is lovely and peaceful too.

As a family we don't tend to return to the same place twice but we wouldn't hesitate to return here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ashbourne Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Derby
Car: necessary

Travel:

East Midland's Airport is just 45 minutes away

Manchester Airport - 1 hour

Birmingham Airport - 1 hour

Car hire essential

Distances:

Ashbourne - 2 miles

Bakewell - 30 minutes

Derby - 30 minutes

Chatsworth - 30 minutes

Alton Towers - 30 minutes - (14 miles)

Stoke on Trent - 40 minutes - Emma Bridgewater Factory Shop, "The Potteries"

Nottingham - 45 minutes

Carsington Water - 15 mins (5 miles)

National Memorial Arboretum - 45 mins (29 miles)

Gullivers Kingdom - 30 mins - (14 miles)

Tissington Village - 7 mins - (3.5 miles)

Further Details:

The Georgian market town of Ashbourne is just 2 miles away, with plenty of independent retailers (antique shops, clothes and delicatessens) alongside a Waitrose, Majestic Wine, Sainsburys, M&S Food, and Co-Op. The village of Brassington (5 miles) has a wonderful, unspoilt pub serving excellent pub food - The Old Gate Inn. The Duncombe Arms at Ellastone (8 miles) is a fabulous, buzzy pub with delicious food. The George at Alstonefield (6.5 miles) has truly amazing food - all of the above are worth booking beforehand. Newly opened "Whites" in Ashbourne offers relaxed French food and a great selection of cocktails. We also love Cafe Impromptu on Church Street in Ashbourne...when they say home-made they really mean it....open for breakfast, lunch and tea.

The estate-owned village of Tissington can be reached by footpath from your back door (or a quick 5 minute drive). Frequently used for historical filming this unspoilt gem is great for walking around...village duck pond, butchers, old fashioned sweetie shop and great tea rooms...their annual Well Dressings (on Ascension Day) are not to be missed. Take the Tissington Trail (walk or cycle) to Ashbourne or north towards Parsley Hay.

A visit to Chatsworth is a must....look on their website for behind-the scenes tours and special events. Don't forget Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, too.

Younger children will love the farmyard at Chatsworth, Gulliver's Kingdom, Alton Towers, china painting at Sticky Fingers in Ashbourne or just cycling round Carsington Water.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
7 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£685
for 4 nights
From
£165
 
 
Late Summer
10 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£275
for 2 nights
From
£125
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£285
for 2 nights
From
£130
 
 
Winter
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£265
for 2 nights
From
£120
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£490
for 3 nights
From
£155
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £25

Changeover Day:
We are completely flexible on changeover days. 2 nights minimum stay out of school holidays and bank holiday weekends. Arrival after 3pm, departure 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are guideline and may vary during school holidays and bank holiday weekends. Please ask about special prices for weekly stays.
We can occasionally offer one or two night breaks and last minute special rates. Please call us for details. 01335 350 737. 07870 171 872

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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