Curlew Cottage

Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Here in the grounds of a private estate is a slice of designer heaven. Peace on earth, for a couple or a party of 10. Dogs welcome


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


Bring friends, dogs, bikes, and hike from the door. In the grounds of the Parwich Lees Estate, surrounded by swathes of velvety fields and clumps of ancient trees, is a row of three gabled workers’ cottages built of red brick, converted from a 19th-century barn. This is the heart of the Peaks, miles from civilisation but minutes from The George, an unspoilt foodie pub in the village of Alstonefield, replete with its own vegetable garden. Each cottage has been stunningly styled, a symphony in white with immaculate walls and old painted boards, and timbers softly sanded. Each is cosy and luxurious, with upstairs living rooms for Curlew and Redstart – be wowed by the sunsets and views. Lovely fresh, open-plan kitchens are bang up to date, and homely too, bathrooms are fabulous, and winter wood-burners glow (Wheatear and Curlew only). Step outside with a beer and soak up the peace – and the views; if you like privacy, you’ll like Curlew’s lawn. Sedate pursuits include taking tea at Tissington, enjoying opera at Buxton, and marvelling at the wonders of Chatsworth House.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £340
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1104 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1303 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Robert & Jo Wood

  • Spectacular walks from the door into Alsop-en-le dale, Tissington Trail, Dovedale valley, Beresford and Wolfscote Dales or a short trip to Lathkill Dale, The Roaches, Ilam Park (NT) or Edale.
  • Famous country houses such as Chatsworth House & Gardens, Kedleston Hall (NT), Caulke Abbey (NT), Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT) to mention just a few.
  • Visit the David Mellor Museum and Design Factory, John Smedley Factory Shop, Cromford Mill or the famous Wedgewood Museum. Travel back in time at Crich Tramway Museum or the Churnet Valley, Butterley or Peak Rail Steam Railways.
  • Explore the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton and Bakewell, renowned for antiques or take a trip to discover the Potteries and visit Emma Bridgewater.
  • Cycling along the Manifold Valley Trail, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail.