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Two attractive neighbouring cottages nestled in the Derbyshire countryside. - Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost

Bedrooms 2
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost

Characterful cosy beamed two bedroom split level cottage .

Open plan kitchen, dining , lounge area with a wealth of exposed pitch pine beams and a lovely 'tucked away' feel.

Double bedroom with raised cabin bed on first floor.

Twin bedroom and Shower room on the ground floor.

If booked with neighbouring newly renovated Stable Cottage can accomodate parties of 10/11 adults.

About the property

Brook Farm cottages

Owls Roost is an attractive beamed split level cottage with a small private patio, cycle store and utility room. It has direct access to the garden and has a cosy private feel. It can be booked with neighbouring and newly renovated stable cottage for a larger party of up 10/11.

Ground floor: Twin bedded room with pine furniture. Shower room/WC. First floor: Open plan characterful beamed sitting/dining room and kitchen. Double bedroom with high level built in bunk bed. Space for a cot in either bedroom. Quality furnishing throughout.

Children love the wooden cabin bunk bed , situated off the double bedroom and the large garden space with trampoline and friendly free range chickens .

Stable Cottage is finished to a very high standard with a lovely spacious open plan design all on the ground floor. It has oak floors and doors and a log burning stove in the lounge.

The kitchen is newly fitted and has a country style with a scrubbed pine table and settle bench seating.

There are two attractive bedrooms , a double and a twin .

The bathroom is fully tiled with a power shower.

It has a private outdoor patio with steps up to a small walled garden area leading into the main garden.

More Details

Rachel Ward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Why Rachel Ward chose Snelston

We have lived in Snelston for 20 yrs loving its wonderful peaceful location, moving to Brook farm 7yrs ago to enjoy its special elevated position with open views and a wonderful garden which we share with our free range hens, dogs and visiting wildlife .Visitors to the cottages frequently here Owls that have given Owls Roost its name. Having little light pollution a clear night provides an incredible night sky for star gazers and any one interested should bring their binoculars or telescope.

What makes this cottage unique

We believe our cottages appeal to all those who want a high standard of accommodation in a rural setting as the location is extremely peaceful set on the outskirts of the quiet historic village of Snelston. Access is easy being a short distance from the A515 between Ashbourne and Sudbury and provides a great place to stay if visiting the Peak park, Alton Towers, or any of the other wonderful visitor attractions nearby. We can provide walking routes , cycle routes and storage and even house your horse .

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time and the children have asked whether we can go back. We visited heights of Abraham, Bakewell, Chatsworth, national Stone. Centre,Matlock spa and ate at a lovely pub; The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley.
May 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Clifton Village Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ashbourne Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A 515 travelling from Asbourne to Sudbury
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Dry ski slopes Hanley
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
North Wales Beaches
Car: necessary

Stable cottage and Owls Roost are two delightful cottages attached to our farmhouse set in a large garden and 6 acres of fields and woodland with views towards the Weaver hills. It is a supremely peaceful location nestling in the Derbyshire countryside 4 miles south of the ancient market town of Ashbourne, the gateway to Dovedale and the Peak District National Park. The cottage would suit anyone wanting a relaxing retreat but also those after an activity holiday with superb walking and cycling in the area along with many other activities such as rock climbing, caving, and watersports. There are endless scenic places to visit in the peak park starting with Dovedale a few miles out of Ashbourne.The Tissington, Manifold and High Peak Cycle tracks are very popular with excellent cycle hire available.The famous Alton Towers theme and water park is just a 15 minute drive away and Chatsworth Stately home and gardens just 45 mins away. Carsington water with its water sports walking and cycling trails is a short drive away.

Ashbourne itself offers an enjoyable shopping experience, with its stylish boutiques, antique shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs and several excellent supermarkets. The nearby historic towns of Bakewell, Wirksworth, Leek and Matlock provide a similar experience and the famous spa town of Buxton has additional attractions such as the beautifully restored Opera House and Devonshire Dome and from there one can take a train to the centre of Manchester for a day in the city. Similarly for those wanting a bigger shopping experience we are also well placed to visit Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham.

Available Rentals

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Weekly rental with flexibility on start day depending on the time of year and other bookings.
Short breaks ;minimum of 3 nights with weekend breaks generally starting on a Friday.
We cannot take bookings from individuals under 18 yrs.
Non-smoking. Well behaved pets £20/wk for 1 , £30 for 2
We advice you have your own cancellation insurance. Payments; via Homeaway, BACS payment or cheque.


Snelston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with sink, toilet and shower enclosure. quarry tiled floor Shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available
  • Bedroom 1: 3m x 2.8m Bedroom 2: 3.8m x 3m The bedrooms are cosily furnished and comfortably sleep 4 adults with a child over 7 in the raised cabin bed situated in the double room. A Cot is also available. Walk in wardrobe cupboard in double room. Reclaimed pine wardrobe in twin room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also have 7 acres of fields and woodland where you can walk along with any pets. We do have chickens, sheep and a horse on our land so all pets have to be under close control We can provide cycle storage , cycle and walking routes, books, and maps. Secure fields for Horse grazing . Dog and baby sitting by arrangement Outdoor eating area with barbecue.


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Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 32 reviews

Great location, tranquil and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was perfect for our family of four. Clean, well-equipped and cosy. It was an ideal location to explore the Peak District and perfect to come back to at the end of a busy day. My only negative was only having a shower with two young children but that was my fault for not paying attention to the description and a minor flaw in what was a fantastic end of summer break. Thank you 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with pretty gardens. Everything you needed and well equipped. Would happily visit again

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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cosy, comfortable, beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated the owners' kindness in allowing us to come in early because of complicated family movements: also their exceptional friendliness and welcome. The cottage was a lovely base for a return to our beloved Peak District. We would have liked more time to play with the friendly Labradors!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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worderful holiday, great setting and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

can't recommend it enough. been 6 or 7 times already and will continue to do so! fab

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely, cosy accommodation. Great location for exploring the Peak District.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over Easter weekend to visit family and friends. A number of pubs nearby. We ate at The Crown, the food was fresh and homemade at a reasonable price.

We made an early morning visit (car park opens at 9.00am) to the Stepping Stones at Dovedale and managed to avoid the crowds, which was most pleasant.

A day trip to Ilam is also worth a visit.

The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable for a family of four and two dogs. The grounds are beautiful and plenty of walks from the cottage. Lots of fields of lambs near the cottage this time of year so dogs do need to be on a lead.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Property in Beautiful Countryside

  • 4 of 5

This is a small but perfectly formed property. It's like home from home and has every utensil etc you need, comfy beds. The only thing it is missing is a log burning fire, lovely countryside position and friendly owners. Thank for making our stay welcoming.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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