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

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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Two delightful cosy cottages in a supremely peaceful location

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

Details for Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rachel Ward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Why Rachel Ward chose Derbyshire Dales

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Brook Farm Cottages - Owls Roost
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

A lovely, cosy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a few nights in October. It's a peaceful setting and the garden offered space for the children and dog to run around. The beds were so comfortable! Great base for exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Owls Roost in Snelston and were made to feel very welcome by the owners and their family.

The cottage was comfortable and cozy in a beautiful rural location with every need catered for and a fantastic spot for exploring the surrounding area.

A memorable break for the four of us and our two small dogs!!

Thank you all so much.

The Vale Family

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Rural Peak District Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rachel & David are kind, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating hosts. Directions and information provided by hosts was perfect, but beware the single lane road - few passing places and a blind corner.

Cottage spotless and very well equipped - perfect for our family (3 daughters aged 13 1/2, 9 & 6). The girls loved playing with Henry (black lab) who was very friendly in their large garden with the trampoline. Owls Roost can get very warm upstairs (kitchen, living & dining area & double bedroom with cabin bed) in good weather - we had brought fans with us but hosts offered some. Appreciated access to laundry facilities and little touches e.g. tinfoil, clingfilm & dish washer. Best equipped cottage with the comfiest beds we have stayed in :).

Great location to explore the Peak District from - we explored Dovedale, the Heights of Abraham, picnicked and paddled at Padley Gorge, Chatsworth, Chestnut Centre (otters, owls & deer), Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Ashbourne - also close to Alton Towers.

Highly recommend - don't think twice - just book!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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cosy ,relaxing, comfortable , a real home from home

  • 5 of 5

another lovely holiday, many thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Relaxing and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Rachel's holiday cottage. We were made very very welcome and loved the surroundings. It was very well presented and we would certainly recommend this cottage to others.We heard the owls hooting - hence the name Owl's Roost. We also enjoyed seeing the chickens and had a few eggs, the two beautiful, friendly dogs loved a game of ball. The area around is great for sightseeing and walking. Also a visit to Chatsworth House is well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful little cottage in the middle of lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, everything provided that was needed for a stay. Only had to bring food, clothing and ourselves. I cooked a full Christmas dinner with no issues. My two dogs loved it although the weather could have been kinder. It didn't bother me but we were unable to get a mobile signal during our stay. Worth noting should some visitors requires this.

I would thoroughly recommend Owls Roost if you want a peaceful, picturesque location with really lovely accomadation. Thanks for our stay

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 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.

Rates & Availability

Ashbourne Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
March/ April
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Apr 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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
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Ashbourne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 24 m²
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
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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