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Delightful, detached, stone cottage in Fenny Bentley, Peak District, Derbyshire

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, pretty stone holiday cottage,full of character - superb base for 3 or 4 night break or fortnigh

Attractive old stone cottage refurbished by local craftsmen to high specification - log burner, full central heating throughout, exposed beams, modern and very well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. Outside there is a traditional cottage garden, plus a small secluded sitting out area and secure garage with four bikes provided for the use of guests. Located in the lovely village of Fenny Bentley, just three miles north of the market town of Ashbourne. There are two popular pubs with excellent food in the village. The cottage is close to the Tissington Trail, from which it is easy to access the numerous cycling routes in the Peak District. We have many guests who return for repeated stays.

We do stipulate that there is no smoking or pets in the cottage and short breaks are for a minimum of three nights.

More Details

Sally Badman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Sally Badman

My husband and I bought Yew Tree Cottage in 2009 and then used local well-respected and highly skilled craftsmen to carry out the renovation to a high specification. We hope that guests enjoy the character and relaxing atmosphere of the cottage as much as we do.

Sally Badman purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Sally Badman chose Derbyshire Dales

The Peak District is a beautiful National Park and although easily accessible, it remains unspoilt and quiet. It has stunning scenery, a wealth of historical buildings, exeptionally friendly, genuine local people and lovely market towns such as Ashbourne and Bakewell.

It takes no more than 40 minutes to get to from either the M6 or M1.

What makes this cottage unique

Once at our cottage, it is easy to walk or cycle to Dovedale or the attractive village of Tissington without using the car. The Tissington Trail is easy to access again without even thinking about securing bikes to the car. We have four bikes in the garage which guests are welcome to use during their stay.

Only 200 metres away is a delightful family-run pub which provides excellent food and drink.

Above all, the cottage is a perfect place to unwind and relax in comfort after a day's fresh air in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District.


Fenny Bentley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC and wash basin. Under floor heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is a garage for small car and bikes, (although 4 are provided by us for you to borrow) and parking is also available on Ashes Lane. Outside: There is a traditional cottage garden to the side of the house and a secluded sitting out area at the rear, both having table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided. If stay is for more than a week, we will provide a change of towels and linen, and the cottage will be cleaned mid way through your holiday.


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Delightful, detached, stone cottage in Fenny Bentley, Peak District, Derbyshire
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

charming cottage, a bit of road noise but otherwise great location

  • 5 of 5

short break for grandparents and grandchildren Visited NT Sudbury, Tissington trail, Alton Towers waterpark and Bakewell Agricultural show, all within 30 mins drive. The cottage was beautifully clean, with comfy beds, plenty of hot water for children's bath and a log fire on one cold morning. Thanks Sally and Roger for your kind treats.

I wouldn't recommend this property if you are tall as you would bang your head in the shower on the beam above.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Definitely deserving of 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage, with every need catered for including the provision of bikes and information on the local villages and surrounding countryside. Sally and Roger were friendly, easy to deal with and went out of their way to assist which was particularly appreciated given we were booking from Australia.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A beautiful Cottage in a lovely part of the countr

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is very clean, well decorated and very well equipped, we loved the wood burner the walks which are right on the door step as well as having Dove Dale close by. Alton Towers is only 7 miles away.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cosy cottage, beautifully appointed!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't recommend enough , stayed with our two children between Christmas and new year , wish we'd have booked for longer !

Kitchen is beautiful , really well equipped, loved the underfloor heating in bathroom , so warm and cosy we didn't need to use log burner !! Lovely pubs in walking distance we particularly liked the 'old dog' , we didn't really need the car once we'd stocked up in Ashbourne with its many shops .

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Possibly the best find you'll find in Derbyshire!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Yew Tree Cottage desperate for some rest and relaxation. Not only did the outside look very twee and appealing, the inside was simply perfect! Beautifully decorated and clean as a whistle. It was "home from home". The owners have clearly thought everything through and there was not one thing missing. Warm, cosy, log fire and comfortable beds!!! I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough for couples or small families to escape every day life and switch off. 5 star rating, so much so we have already decided this will be the place we visit when we need a lovely break. Thank you Sally and Roger xx

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Superb stay!

  • 5 of 5

Yew Tree Cottage proved an excellent choice for a mid-week break in this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Very well decorated and spotlessly clean, it provided a welcoming return after a day spent exploring the local area. The owners, Sally & Roger, had thoughtfully left an arrival pack of goodies - as well as a folder advising local walks and places of interest to visit. Correspondence with Sally was excellent throughout the booking process and we would highly recommend Yew Tree Cottage to anyone wishing to visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Coach and Horses pub
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Coach and Horses
Car: recommended

Whilst it is preferable to have a vehicle to enjoy the Peak District, the cottage is 200 metres from a bus stop on the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road.

The nearest railway stations are at Derby and Uttoxeter

The cottage is 30 minutes drive from both Junction 15 on the M6 and Junction 24 on the M1.


Fenny Bentley is three miles north of Ashbourne. Other market towns, Bakewell and Buxton are a short drive away as are Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers. Many guests enjoy cycling on the handy Tissington Trail or only a little further afield, at Carsington Water.

There are beautiful walks - the walk to Dovedale starts from the doorstep of Yew Tree Cottage. Many other fantastic walks are close by - Monsal Head, Lathkill Dale and the Roaches to name just three of the more well-known.

Further Details:

Ashbourne is a historic market town with a good choice of independent shops, supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys, and many restaurants and pubs.

There are some great country pubs within three miles of the cottage.

The Tissington Trail and Dovedale are a short walk or bike ride away. The Monsal and High Peak Trails also provide stunning scenery.

Every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, Ashbourne plays host to the unique and centuries old game of Shrovetide Football. Not like any other game of football anywhere in the world, The goals are 3 miles apart, play starts early afternoon and continues till 10'o'clock at night, the teams often swim with the ball when it enters the icy waters of the river running through the town - a sight not to be missed.

The annual dovedale dale dash, (held in November) great participation by the fittest and the not so fit. A great spectacle for runners and spectators alike.


Rates & Availability

Fenny Bentley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
early winter
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas &New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $64.37

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, please email or ring Sally or Roger on 01270 625901.
A 25% deposit and completion of booking form is required to secure the booking. The balance is required 28 days prior to stay together with a refundable £50 damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is typically a Friday but we aim to be flexible with this to fit in with your plans.

Notes on prices:
We also offer short breaks all year round for a minimum three night stay, please contact us for prices by email or phone 01270 625901.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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