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Two Attractive Neighbouring Cottages Nestled in the Derbyshire Countryside. - Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A


Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost : England Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1077018ha

Characterful cosy beamed two bedroom split level cottage .
Open plan kitchen, dining , lounge area with a wealth of exposed pitch pine beams and a lovely 'tucked away' feel.
Double bedroom with raised cabin bed on first floor.
Twin bedroom and Shower room on the ground floor.
If booked with neighbouring newly renovated Stable Cottage can accomodate parties of 10/11 adults.

About the Property

Two delightful cosy cottages in a supremely peaceful location

Owls Roost is an attractive beamed split level cottage with a small private patio, cycle store and utility room. It has direct access to the garden and has a cosy private feel. It can be booked with neighbouring and newly renovated stable cottage for a larger party of up 10/11.
Ground floor: Twin bedded room with pine furniture. Shower room/WC. First floor: Open plan characterful beamed sitting/dining room and kitchen. Double bedroom with high level built in bunk bed. Space for a cot in either bedroom. Quality furnishing throughout.
Children love the wooden cabin bunk bed , situated off the double bedroom and the large garden space with trampoline and friendly free range chickens .

Stable Cottage is finished to a very high standard with a lovely spacious open plan design all on the ground floor. It has oak floors and doors and a log burning stove in the lounge.
The kitchen is newly fitted and has a country style with a scrubbed pine table and settle bench seating.
There are two attractive bedrooms , a double and a twin .
The bathroom is fully tiled with a power shower.
It has a private outdoor patio with steps up to a small walled garden area leading into the main garden.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Rental periods; We prefer Saturday to Saturday rental but we try to be as flexible as possible depending on the time of year and other bookings. Short breaks are generally for a minimum of 3 nights with weekend breaks starting on a Friday. Extra nights can be booked following any 3 night stay or longer. We cannot take bookings from individuals under 18 yrs. Non smoking 1 well behaved pet is welcome at a rate of £20 per week , we do have free range hens and our own dogs with livestock in fields neighbouring the garden. Pets are not allowed to go on the furniture and we would ask you to ensure they are cleaned off when entering the property.
Payments; A 25% deposit of the total booking fee is required on reservation. The balance is due 6 weeks before your holiday start date. For bookings made within 6 weeks of your holiday start date, the full fee is payable at the time of booking. If payment is not made according to these terms we reserve the right to cancel your holiday and retain the deposit paid. Guests are adviced to consider having cancellation protection insurance. If you have to cancel your holiday for any reason, contact us immediately. You are only liable for the deposit if you cancel at least 6 weeks before your holiday starts. If you cancel less than 6 weeks before your holiday starts a full payment of the balance is due,however we will do our best to rebook and refund you or find an alternative date for you to stay. Cheque payments are to Rachel Ward at Brook Farm, Snelston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2GP. Any queries ring 01335 324058 or 0797480664. alternatively payment by BACS method is easy.
House keeping; Normal arrival time is 4pm and departure time 10 am. Other times can be discussed. The cottage will be cleaned before your arrival. On departure it must be left in a clean and tidy state and we must be notified of any damage or breakages. A reasonable charge will be made for any damage found. Linen, towels, electricity and oil central heating are included in the cost. For guests staying longer than 1 week a linen change can be organised. The cottage is strictly non smoking Rubbish is collected on a friday morning alternating with recycling. There are bins provided for both and we can put this out for you if you leave it at the frront of the property. we encourage you to fully enjoy the garden space and fields but please be responsible for your children and pets especially when using the trampoline and near the livestock.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 24 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    The cottage has a high chair and cot and a stair gate at the top of the stairs. There is a range of puzzles and games and some further toys in the eaves of the cottage. We have a trampoline and large garden for use at owners own risk. Children love the friendly Hens ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets are welcome. Two maximum, one pet £20/ week, two £30/ week Grazing for horses available in spring/ summer...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

    Travel cot available...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 3m x 2.8m Bedroom 2: 3.8m x 3m The bedrooms are cosily furnished and comfortably sleep 4 adults with a child over 7 in the raised cabin bed situated in the double room. A Cot is also available. Walk in wardrobe cupboard in double room. Reclaimed pine wardrobe in twin room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Ground floor bathroom with sink, toilet and shower enclosure. quarry tiled floor Shaver point. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also have 7 acres of fields and woodland where you can walk along with any pets. We do have chickens, sheep and a horse on our land so all pets have to be under close control We can provide cycle storage , cycle and walking routes, books, and maps. Secure fields for Horse grazing . Dog and baby sitting by arrangement Outdoor eating area with barbecue. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A number of board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    And iPod dock with speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen TV Freesat and Freeview...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Large choice DVDs available for use ....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area recessed off open plan lounge with seating for 5, overlooks front of the property. Nice reclaimed pine dining table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace:

    Electric wood effect fire...moreless

  • Garage:

    Can be used along with outside store for secure cycle storage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil central heating included...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi connection available at no extra charge...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Unless price reduction from bringing ones own towels and linen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cosy pitch pine beams , Reclaimed pine table with 5 chairs, two sweater sofa, two separate arm chairs , Coffee table. Freesat TV with Freeview, iPod dock, DVD player, radio...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Unless price reduction from bringing ones own towels and linen...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    In outside laundry room Additional tumble dryer...moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    China and cutlery for 5/6 people with children's plastic bowels , cups and plates. Large selection saucepans and cooking dishes, serving bowls. Selection wine/beer glasses. Cafetiere. Teapot. Utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Open plan beamed kitchen at end of cosy beamed lounge with dining area. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric fan oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio area to side of cottage with wooden table and chairs and a parasol, plant pots ....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal barbecue ...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
East Midlands Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Clifton Village Pub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ashbourne Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A 515 travelling from Asbourne to Sudbury
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dry ski slopes Hanley
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Wales Beaches

Car: Necessary

Stable cottage and Owls Roost are two delightful cottages attached to our farmhouse set in a large garden and 6 acres of fields and woodland with views towards the Weaver hills. It is a supremely peaceful location nestling in the Derbyshire countryside 4 miles south of the ancient market town of Ashbourne, the gateway to Dovedale and the Peak District National Park. The cottage would suit anyone wanting a relaxing retreat but also those after an activity holiday with superb walking and cycling in the area along with many other activities such as rock climbing, caving, and watersports. There are endless scenic places to visit in the peak park starting with Dovedale a few miles out of Ashbourne.The Tissington, Manifold and High Peak Cycle tracks are very popular with excellent cycle hire available.The famous Alton Towers theme and water park is just a 15 minute drive away and Chatsworth Stately home and gardens just 45 mins away. Carsington water with its water sports walking and cycling trails is a short drive away.

Ashbourne itself offers an enjoyable shopping experience, with its stylish boutiques, antique shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs and several excellent supermarkets. The nearby historic towns of Bakewell, Wirksworth, Leek and Matlock provide a similar experience and the famous spa town of Buxton has additional attractions such as the beautifully restored Opera House and Devonshire Dome and from there one can take a train to the centre of Manchester for a day in the city. Similarly for those wanting a bigger shopping experience we are also well placed to visit Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

Why the Owner Chose Ashbourne, UK:
We have lived in Snelston for 20 yrs loving its wonderful peaceful location, moving to Brook farm 7yrs ago to enjoy its special elevated position with open views and a wonderful garden which we share with our free range hens, dogs and visiting wildlife .Visitors to the cottages frequently here Owls that have given Owls Roost its name. Having little light pollution a clear night provides an incredible night sky for star gazers and any one interested should bring their binoculars or telescope.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We believe our cottages appeal to all those who want a high standard of accommodation in a rural setting as the location is extremely peaceful set on the outskirts of the quiet historic village of Snelston. Access is easy being a short distance from the A515 between Ashbourne and Sudbury and provides a great place to stay if visiting the Peak park, Alton Towers, or any of the other wonderful visitor attractions nearby. We can provide walking routes , cycle routes and storage and even house your horse .

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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