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Two attractive neighbouring cottages nestled in the Derbyshire countryside. - Brookfarm - Stable Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 365 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Brookfarm - Stable Cottage

Beautifully finished ,newly renovated two bedroom cottage that sleeps up to 5 adults. High standard of fittings with oak flooring , log burning stove and a large open plan country style kitchen with a newly fitted kitchen.

Two smartly furnished bedrooms, one twin and a double with an additional fold down bed and cot if required.

When booked with cosy neighbouring Owls Roost will take a larger party of 9/10 adults.


About the property

Brook Farm cottages

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.

More Details

Rachel Ward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Why Rachel Ward chose West Midlands

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 .

Guestbook comments from the owner

A real haven , far from the madding crowds. Thank you for your flexibility. Gorgeous garden for playing in.very well equipped and stylish inside and out.
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Clifton Village Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ashbourne Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A 515 travelling from Asbourne to Sudbury
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Dry ski slopes Hanley
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
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.

Available Rentals

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Saturday to Saturday rental but its flexible depending on the time of year and other bookings.
Short breaks ;minimum of 3 nights , weekend breaks generally starting on a Friday.
We cannot take bookings from individuals under 18 yrs.
Non-smoking. Well behaved pets; 1- £20/week. 2- £30
We advice you have your own cancellation insurance. Payments; via Homeaway, BACS payment or cheque.


Snelston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stylish tiled wet room with large power shower enclosure, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , delightful twin room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , spacious double room with fold down single bed or cot space
  • Bedroom 1: 3.3m x 3.1m Bedroom 2: 4.2m x 3.1m Bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with solid wood furniture , comfortable bedding and high quality linen. The double room has a large wardrobe, old painted chest of drawers and bedside cupboards. There is a good sized pull out bed that comfortably sleeps both adults and children and room for a travel cot if required. The twin room has a large reclaimed pine wardrobe a small chest of drawers between the beds and a small shelving unit. Both bedrooms, being situated at the rear of the cottage are very peaceful.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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, maps Secure fields for Horse grazing Dog and baby sitting by arrangement Outdoor eating area with barbecue.


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Brookfarm - Stable Cottage
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 38 reviews

Lovely and homely cottage! Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stables Cottage. The cottage was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Our party of 2 adults and 3 children had plenty of space and the cottage felt very homely for us. We enjoyed family days out at Alton towers theme park and also Spash land, and a visit to Chesnut centre - Otter, owl and wild life park was a big hit with our kids.

Rachel and David were very friendly and helpful - Thanks for a lovely stay, glad we found the cottage on!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely break away for the family and dogs. Well equipped house, comfy beds, great shower and beautiful surroundings.

We went to Alton towers, which is only 15min drive away. Ashbourne had some lovely shops and tea rooms.

Would really recommend this property for a break away.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The cottage was so clean and tidy. Very homely. Very peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Peak District a few times before but not that little bit south of it. Had a lovely week visiting Denby Pottery, Bolsover Caste and a few other places nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Stable cottage was so lovely and cosy, beautiful interior. Very clean and had everything we needed and more. Quiet area, lovely walks, the gorgeous Labradors Rosie and Henry, quaint villages nearby. We had a lovely relaxing weekend Thankyou so much, would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

On arriving at the cottage we were welcomed by Rachel who explained how the heating worked and also made sure we had everything we required for our stay.

On entering the cottage we couldn't believe how clean and comfy the cottage was, we were also pleased to see a log burning fire which we were looking forward to putting on after our long walks.

On the first evening we were having trouble getting the lovely fire to light and also the TV wouldn't turn on.... no need to worry Dave was on hand with fire lighters and the know how on the TV. Nothing was to much trouble and Dave even gave us more logs so we had enough for our entire stay.

We had a lovely time and will definitely be back!

Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Stunning Cottage and Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Family of six stayed here from 24-28 October 2016. Beautiful cottage, extremely well equipped and had everything you could possibly need for a home from home experience. The cottage has stunning surroundings and well situated for exploring, we booked our stay due to visiting Alton Towers and the Water Park, we were only ten minutes away by car and close to other amenities. Rachel and David are excellent hosts and made us feel extremely welcome. Would certainly recommend staying here and we will certainly return ourselves in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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