Winnow Nook

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1335 310271
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Follow twisty Peak District lanes and turn in at the two donkeys. A romantic barn conversion just for two with stylish bedroom


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

The pillowy hills and quiet lanes of the Peak District National Park unravel before you – Dovedale to one side, Wetton Hill to the other – so artists, photographers, hikers and nature lovers will be happy. Serious cyclists will relish the inclines, though there are gentler routes – bikes can be brought and stored safely.Return to much comfort and style. A big bathtub in the bedroom, a wood-burner for cosy evenings in, an open plan kitchen for an easy supper prepared together, and a four-poster bed to climb into.The setting is splendid among the dry stone walls and tiny hamlets of Derbyshire – and it’s all yours to discover from the door. Or hop in the car and visit Chatsworth House – even better in June when the RHS Flower Show comes to visit.

Light and airy bedroom at Winnow Nook, Derbyshire with large bath tub

We think you'll love

  • The romantic bedroom
  • The naturally beautiful renovation from top to bottom
Open plan dining and living room with table for two and comfy white sofa

You should know

  • There’s space to sit outside, but no garden
  • There are two other cottages on site


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

Special offer: Escape to the countryside for a few days of peace and quiet…fast WiFi, walks from the doorstep, country pubs... Prices from.. 7 nights £700…5 nights £650…£4 nights £520….3 nights £400…2 nights £280…

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Available with Winnow Stable & Winnow Barn for parties of up to 14.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £420
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


I had a wonderful time staying at the Winnow Barns. I had booked a few nights in the Winnows Nook which was perfect for a solo traveller. The Nook itself was just the right size with a lovely downstairs kitchen/living room and a large bedroom upstairs. The farmyard animals were very friendly and really added to the lovely feel of the place. The hosts were excellent and made me feel very welcome. The location is great as you are within walking distance of places such as Thor’s cave or the Dovedale stepping stones. It is also a great hub if you want to go cycling. A great place to stay.

Matt, Leicester

Winnow Nook is a beautiful cottage with all the mod cons you need for a relaxing holiday. It is in a beautiful and peaceful setting and the owners are so helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our week there and will definitely book again!

Helen, Stratford upon Avon

Winnow Nook is an outstanding & highly recommended place to stay, it surpassed all expectations! The cottage had all the necessary essentials for a home from home stay - couldn’t have asked for anything more. Located perfectly for all the top attractions for the Peak District - beautiful walks and biking! I would definitely stay again!

Kez, Kent

Recently returned from a lovely few days in Winnow Nook. A lovely little cottage, with every thing you need for a relaxing break, run by very nice people. Large bedroom, with comfy bed and a bath! Good shower room. Soft towels. Very quiet location with good walks from the door. Andrea was lovely, very accommodating with our request for a Wednesday to Sunday stay and communication was very good. We had some Dovedale Brewering Co. beers delivered for our arrival which were excellent.

Erin, Oxfordshire

Andrea's flexibility was really appreciated (we booked lockdown week and had to reduce our stay but she couldn't have been more helpful and we'll definitely return). Lovely stay at a cosy, quiet retreat - an awesome place to recharge the batteries, put on the wood burner and kick back !

Lee, Wantage

Hello Andrea We had a lovely time in your neck of the woods. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and furnished to a high standard. I especially enjoyed the bath after a day of walking! Despite the weather we managed a good walk every day and visited Chatsworth before driving back to London. We are determined to be back when next free to travel. I liked being able to support local businesses by ordering from Sauced.

Doreen, London

A cleverly converted barn in a perfect spot for fabulous walks in beautiful countryside. Andrea was very welcoming and the Nook offered everything we needed for an escape from the city in these difficult times.

Hannah, London

What a wonderful stay at the Nook. This cosy welcoming barn has everything you need for a break away from it all. The four poster and claw foot bath in the bedroom are very romantic. Excellent walks in the area including Dovedale and Tissington. Very peaceful and quiet bolt hole enhanced by the variety of farm animals, loved the chickens who came straight to our front door. Andrea and John are excellent hosts and we will definitely be returning next year.

Yvonne, West Midlands

we had a lovely week in between lockdowns Comfortable and warm cottage surrounded by stunning scenery The goats are entertaining as well as the chickens who share their breakfast Andrea and John are great hosts and bad weather is no problem with the Micro Brewery across the yard

Chris & Peter, Romford

What a find. Tranquil hideaway in The Peaks, beautiful scenary and fantastic facilities. Andrea was a fantastic and welcoming host. The barn was spotless on arrival, we will certainly be coming back.

Sian, London

A really nice welcome from Andrea on arrival at Winnow Nook. We had booked for four nights wish we had booked for longer. A beautifully furnished cottage, it has warmth and cosyness and all very well equipped for a self catering stay. The four poster bed is so comfy too! The farm offers peace and quiet surrounded by outstanding beautiful countryside. Lovely to meet with John a little later in the day, both he and Andrea work hard to ensure a stay at Winnow Nook is just what the Dr. ordered. Thank you both for the thoughtful little extras we found on arrival, Mmmmm very nice.

Pat, Sheffield

Such a lovely stay in Winnow Nook - the peace and quiet was the perfect escape from city live. The accommodation was at once cosy and welcoming but also spotlessly clean. We loved the proximity to the animals and were made to feel so welcome by Andrea. The location was great and presented lots of opportunity to get out and explore. We’d definitely look to return. And sooner, rather than later!

Alexandra, London

My wife and I visited Winnow Nook for a week in June 2019. We had a great week. The accommodation was perfect for us with Andrea being an excellent host and able to answer all our queries. The bedroom was very large with a very comfortable mattress and roll top bath. The kitchen had all the essentials for self catering. We loved the area. Plenty of walking routes form the front door (Ilam, Dovedale, Milldale loop was our favourite) and I took my bike (secure bike storage) and was able to explore a little further. Hopefully we will return one day.

Andrew, Reigate

Ideal accommodation for two with great access to The Dales. Well equipped for self catering and a cosy feel that made the stay very relaxing. Andrea was always willing to see that everything ran smoothly and we can recommend the IPA made in the micro brewery!

Graham, Leamington Spa

Lovely relaxing place - in the middle of nowhere which is just what we wanted. Ideal for a New Year's get-together - our second stay here. Great hosts and excellent amenities

R Tomkinson

We had a wonderful, relaxing three days at Winnow Nook. Hidden away in the Derbyshire dales with fantastic walks on the doorstep, the perfect spot for getting some country air and cosy evenings in front of the wood-burner. Would recommend The George in Alstonefield and the village stores in Hartington

P Saunders

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The neighbourhood

Green as far as the eye can see. Absolutely idyllic, in the south of the Peak District National Park with rambles from the door. Two other self-catering cottages share the farm but it’s large enough not to feel overlooked. Visit the donkeys, or take a stroll to the Stepping Stones at Dovedale. The nearest pubs are a respectable 30-minute walk – The George at Alstonefield and The Royal Oak at Wetton – and there are shops six miles away in Ashbourne.

Local points of interest from Andrea Clarke

  • Fabulous walks and cycling from the doorstep - suitable for all abilities. Exert yourself in Wolfscote Dale, admire views from the top of Thorpe Cloud or simply amble beside the river Dove in Milldale.
  • Amble up the meadows just as the sun is about to set, perhaps take a picnic rug and a bottle of fizz ready to watch the sun set over the hills..... expect to see the noisy curlews heading for home and maybe a scurrying hare whizzing through the grass too!
  • Take a morning walk from the doorstep across the fields. Take in the gorgeous views as you hike across Bunster and then descend to the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones. A little more walking over fields until you reach The Old Dog in time for lunch.
  • After a busy week enjoy a relaxing evening in Hartington. Indulge in freshly cooked fish and chips by the olde worldly village pond and then maybe a drink in the cosy village pub - perfect end to a busy week!
  • Check out the wildlife, curlews, skylarks, Red kite, Field fare, buzzards and kestrels are amongst a few of the regular visitors visible from the barn. not forgetting Dave, the resident barn owl.
  • Cycle from the doorstep or for an easier ride choose one of the cycle trails close by. Routes along picturesque tracks with lovely cafes and pubs along the way. Bikes are available for hire.


Andrea Clarke

Andrea and John Clarke took on the restoration job of a lifetime when they bought Damgate Farm seven years ago, swapping their professional careers in Sheffield for rare-breed sheep and converting dilapidated barns into three beautiful holiday lets. Now that their two daughters have flown the coop for university they’ve moved in a flock of rescued ex-battery hens and two donkeys, along with a host of other animals who call the farm home.