The Square

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Self-catering


A restful space with a pretty garden in a quiet Derbyshire village - the pub a short stroll away and Chatsworth near

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Those who appreciate English elegance will feel very much at home in this beautiful 18th-century weavers’ cottage with mullioned windows; the village is rather reassuring too with a proper green, a Grade II listed church and a friendly pub. Inside discover much light and space, a drawing room with original stone fireplace – wood-burner inside all ready to light – wooden floors, bright rugs and elegant watercolours. The kitchen is a cosy hub with warming Rayburn, terracotta tiles and dresser; there’s all you need to cook but if you’re feeling idle you can ask for a simple supper to be left. You’ll also find bread, eggs, wine, decent coffee and a jar of the owners’ River Dove honey (Sue and Victor, who settle you in, are doing their level best to bolster the local bee population). Bedrooms are up fairly steep stairs but are worth it: vast beds with linen from Harrods no less, a sweet single, books and antiques; the bathroom isn’t state of the art but gleams and towels are nicely thick. Chatsworth, gorgeous walking and antique-hunting await, but you could just take a book to the fecund garden through the gate – all yours.

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

Special offer: Due to cancellation we have availability for the first week in June and we're ideally placed for Chatsworth RHS Flower Show. Do contact us for a short break, or longer stay - 3 nights from £450.

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
By 10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays and in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Supper can be arranged. Restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £96
Weekly price
from £675
Surcharges
3 night stay £450.
1 House for 4
From £963 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

What a treat of a cottage in such a beautiful village. A generous welcome and accommodation that catered for our every need. The bathroom was so much nicer than we had expected; warm, tastefully decorated and piping hot baths. Only rain prevented us from enjoying the delightful garden. Maybe we need another visit.

Samantha, Worcestershire

This a fabulous holiday cottage in a very pretty village close to good pubs and walking ...what more do you need ? This is a holiday cottage with all the touches of a Sawday's B&B !!

Mark, Leominster

A gorgeous cottage in a stunning location. The house is so well stocked and homely. Great local tips in the house folder. Had a lovely walk from our door step. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

Lucy, Sheffield

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Square - very lovely, comfortable well equipped cottage in a very pretty Derbyshire village with a very good pub - what more could you want? Ideally placed for lovely walks with the dog and visiting Derbyshire villages and the Peaks. Thank you Sue and Victor for making our stay so enjoyable.

Peter, Fakenham

The Square was a great find for our 5 night stay in the welcoming community of Parwich.. The cottage was very comfortable. The two main bedrooms being very roomy. The kitchen was well appointed and if you enjoy cooking, you were not short of applicances. We loved sitting in the courtyard in the morning and afternoon and made use of the garden across the road. We appreciated the garage to store our bikes. There were lots of stunning walks from the cottage and great pubs nearby. Sue and Victor were very helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed meeting them.

Gareth, London

What a great place to stay , Sue and Victors house is one of the best places that we have ever stayed in , the facilities that they have to offer are amazing with the quality of all that is in the house being excellent.The meal that Sue cooked for us was top notch as well. We were really comfortable and enjoyed every minute of it. The inhabitants of Parwich were so friendly and although we were only there for three nights it was as if we had been there for so much longer. With great countryside on your door step this all made for a really great stay. Top marks.

Bruce, Grantham

Lovely surprise weekend for my birthday. We love Derbyshire. And the dog came too! This place is home from home. Parwich is a friendly place and the home is bang in the middle of the village. I loved the stone and the comfort. Squashy chairs and comfy beds. .Bit of an Aga fan so the rayburn was great and welcoming. All the comforts are there to be enjoyed and Sue and Victor, our hosts, made us very welcome . Nothing was forgotten including some honey from Victor's bees! Its the kind of place where you wish you could live. And Barbara my little dog loved the Rayburn.

Julie, Uttoxeter

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Susan Bridgett

  • Parwich itself is an active and very sociable village, the Sycamore pub is a hub of community life, there are regular film shows, art exhibitions, an annual "Gardens Open" day in June and the hugely popular and well supported "Wakes Week", in early July.
  • Majestic scenery of the Peak District & Staffordshire Moorlands literally on your doorstep - a memorable backdrop to walking, cycling and pic-nicing - Tissington & High Peak trails, the Dove & Manifold valleys, the Roaches, Ilam Park and ancient Minninglow
  • Carsington Water, our local reservoir, has a busy programme at its Visitor Centre and offers a raft of outdoor pursuits - bird & nature watching, kayaking, sailing, fishing. It's an 8 mile circular route, great for dog walking and you can hire bikes too.
  • A clutch of distinctive market towns - fine architecture, quirky shops, antiques, farmers' markets and eateries in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Leek, Matlock, & Wirksworth. There is also Buxton spa town with its stunning Opera House and annual literary festival.
  • Packed with heritage interest - the great houses of Chatsworth (and its Farm Shop), Haddon Hall, Kedleston & Calke Abbey, industrial history at Cromford Mill, David Mellor's design museum and steam train rides at Ecclesbourne and Churnet Valley railways.
  • So many wonderful pubs & restaurants - it's a gastronomist's dream. Here are a few of our favourites - The George at Alstonefield, the Old Dog at Thorpe, the Shirehorse at Wyaston, the Gate at Brassington, the Cavendish at Baslow, the George at Hathersage.