Yew Tree Cottage, Fenny Bentley

Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire
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A thoughtfully converted, characterful cottage for all seasons, close to great trails and good food in handsome Peak District countryside


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Take boots and bikes – or borrow one of four in the garage; helmets provided – forget the car and cycle or walk the nearby Tissington Trail that runs 13 miles between Ashbourne – great cafés and a really good cheese shop – and the spa town of Buxton, with its theatre and music festivals.

The cottage was built in around 1850, probably for mill workers on the Tissington Estate; what wouldn’t they have given for an underfloor-heated bathroom and a big bath to soak away the day? Oh – and there’s an overhead speaker for your sounds of choice.

There’s food and good cheer a couple of minutes’ walk away at The Coach and Horses and only a mile between you and one of Bassettwood Farm’s memorably good cream teas. Take time too to walk in the hills and by the rivers; the White Peak Estate and Ilam Park, has fine walks, one takes you over the famous stepping stones in Dove Dale.

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We think you'll love

  • This comfortable, traditional cottage with its wood-burner for chilly evenings
  • Visiting the good range of places to eat, drink and visit nearby
  • Borrowing the mountain bikes, and the sledges, to take to the hills
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You should know

  • The bathroom and loo are downstairs
  • The cottage stairs are narrow and steep
  • A main road runs by the front garden


  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £630
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


A lovely, cosy and fantastically clean cottage. We were initially a bit nervous about staying somewhere during a pandemic, but we were assured by the owners that all surfaces would be sanitised and deep cleaned between each visit. This was obvious as soon as we stepped inside - the cottage is spotlessly clean. It is well equipped with everything we needed for a homely 4 night stay. There are countless walks, attractions and places to eat within a few fields of this lovely place - all of which we felt equally safe in. 100% recommend this place, we can't wait to return!

Marcus, Manchester

Yew Tree Cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable, well-equipped and full of character - a perfect base for our weekend break in the Peak District. There are some great walks to be had from the doorstep, as well as the Tissington Trail which can be accessed a short distance from the cottage and is ideal for a leisurely bike ride. We would love to come back!

Greg, Liverpool

Yew Tree Cottage is ideally situated in the Peak District, being near to the Tissington Trail, Dovedale for hikes or cycle rides and just 3 miles from Ashbourne with all its restaurants, cafes and independent shops. It is full of character with traditional beams and a flagstone floor, yet is modern, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners really want to make their guests' stay enjoyable.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

At the Peak District’s southern edge, in the village of Fenny Bentley; the Coach and Horses is a 2-minute walk, another great pub The Old Dog at Thorpe, is 25. The Tissington Trail runs along a former railway line 300m from the cottage. Pretty Ilam, Cromford and Dovedale are within 3 miles. Ashbourne, 3 miles south, has eateries, shops and delis, and Derbyshire artist Lewis Noble’s gallery.

Local points of interest from Sally Badman

  • One of the perks of staying at Yew Tree Cottage on a summer's evening is leaving the car behind and walking across fields and streams to Dovedale. The crowds will have gone home and you have it to yourselves and maybe the odd heron. The peace is magical.
  • If you have the inclination to get to the top of nearby Thorpe Cloud, you'll be rewarded with glorious views to be admired while you get your breath back. On the way back, you will have earned a drink at the really friendly, candle lit, Old Dog pub
  • St Edmunds church - just 50 metres from our doorstep has a unique tomb. The life-sized, shrouded effigies of Sir Thomas Beresford and his wife Agnes lie on the top and their 21 children also in shrouds like little sacks of spuds, placed round the sides.
  • Well dressings are a big thing throughout Derbyshire in the summer months - the nearby village of Tissington having one of the most well known. Each well is transformed into a biblical work of art made up of thousands and thousands of flower petals.
  • The Shrovetide football game played in Ashbourne is as old as the hills and has been played for centuries - possibly for more than 1,000 years. It starts on Shrove Tuesday, ends on Ash Wednesday, goals 3 miles apart and has to be seen to be believed.
  • The World Toe Wrestling Championships, which is like arm wrestling but with feet, is held in August at the Bentley Brook Inn also in Fenny Bentley. We recommend it as a spectators sport but it's your choice.


Sally Badman

The Badmans live in Cheshire and - keen walkers - fell for the charms of the Peak District when driving their daughter to and from Sheffield University. They bought Yew Tree cottage in 2009 and Sally masterminded its transformation into a cosy retreat.