Fern Cottage

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Self-catering


Traditionally furnished, spacious cottage with far-reaching views and terraced garden for recovering from days spent walking and cycling

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Up a steep, bumpy road, with no sign of habitation… a mystery tour? Then a sturdy, limestone cottage, with deep-set windows and handsome proportions appears. Turn around, and you’ll stagger at the views over the Staffordshire/Derbyshire hills. There’s even a wall seat from which to enjoy them. Originally the mine manager’s house for nearby copper workings, and then the owners’ family home, it’s been thoughtfully updated without losing authentic charm. Window seats, alcove cupboards and original fireplaces mix with pale colours, cottagey furnishings and a sprinkling of well-chosen antiques to create a calm, tranquil atmosphere. Pale-painted floorboards lend an airy feel to the small, well-kitted kitchen. A window seat plump with cushions and a wood-burning stove make the sitting room cosy while a sunny conservatory extension cleverly doubles as a dining space. Large, light-filled bedrooms and bathroom are comfortably pretty yet unfussy, with wake-you-up views. Go walking and cycling; explore Chatsworth and local industrial heritage. The biggest joy is the secret corners in the terraced gardens, perfect for reading and dreaming.

Essentials

  • 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
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3.30
Check out
11.00
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends & high season. 4 nights on weekdays. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dog treats, bowls and bags.

Dogs £15 per dog. Max. 3.

Enclosed garden; walks from the door.

Meals
Restaurants 3 miles away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £650
1 Cottage for 4
From £1104 beds2 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Robert & Jo Wood

  • The Manifold Valley Trail runs just below the cottage, perfect for biking and hiking. Use the trail to get to The Manifold Inn, shop and tea rooms at Hulme End or follow it down to Wetton Mill.
  • Visit the National Trust site of the famous Ecton Mine and the recently restored Engine House located just above the cottage.
  • Visit Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall (NT) Caulke Abbey (NT), Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT)
  • Visit the David Mellor Museum and Design Factory, John Smedley Factory Shop, Cromford Mill or the famous Wedgewood Museum.
  • Spectacular walking right from the door so you can explore the White Peak area of the National Park.