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Luxury Peak District Cottage with private pool, 2 miles from Ashbourne

Heated outdoor swimming pool (mid-May - mid-September)
29 reviews
Heated outdoor swimming pool (mid-May - mid-September)
Antique four poster bed with duck down duvet
Swallows Cottage sits in five acres of gardens with orchards and river walks
After a long walk why not curl up in front of the woodburning stove
Plenty of books, dvd's and games in the French Armoire
Charming twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes
Take a footpath directly from your back door to the historic village of Tissington
An Autumn morning at Swallows Cottage
Private river walk with wild garlic in Springtime
Help yourself to damsons, plums and apples from the orchard in Autumn
Plenty of space to create the perfect meal in the slate flagged kitchen
Laze by the pool on a Summer's afternoon
Time for croquet?
The original Victorian swimming pool
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Explore the Peak District in Luxury.5 Star recently converted charming cottage in rural location just 2 .5 miles from the Georgian market town of Ashbourne, ideal for a relaxing rural retreat for families or couples (30 minutes from Alton Towers & Splash Landings). Travel cot and high chair available but please be aware that there are ponds in the garden (toddlers/younger children). We can occasionally offer one night stays. Enjoy the large 5 acre garden and orchard. Laze by the outdoor heated swimming pool (open June, July and August) after a game of croquet before firing up the barbeque. There's table tennis, too - or why not take an evening stroll on the private river walk? Just 25 minutes from Derbyshire's Jewel in the Crown - Chatsworth House, with it's Adventure Playground, Gardens and Farm Shop, Sudbury Hall and... Read more
About the Owner, Izzy J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 34 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live next door to Swallows Cottage and are happy to help if you have any questions. Otherwise, we respect your privacy and leave you to enjoy the cottage.
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Listing #HL498890
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Excellent - based on 29 reviews
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Emily G
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Our first mini break as an engaged couple! And what a fabulous break it was. Charming, cosy cottage with beautiful grounds in a stunning setting. Loved the little touches by Izzy. It was amazing to see the Peak District in the snow and can't wait to return in the summer to see it in the sun! Looking forward to our...

Karen B
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This beautiful cottage is very remotely set near Fenny Bentley but still only 2 miles from Ashbourne. The owner Izzy was so very accommodating and had made our stay feel extra special adding little touches to celebrate our anniversary. The log fire, huge sofa, array of books, dvds and gorgeous four poster bed made it such a wonderful weekend. The...

Management response:

Thank you so very much for such a lovely review - we loved having you both to stay and were thrilled that you had chosen Swallows Cottage to celebrate your anniversary! Look forward to seeing you next time, with the boys! All best wishes, Izzy


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Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

A very disappointing stay in a cottage in some need of updating. From an unclean oven, blackened with baked on grease and dirt, to badly stained glasses this cottage did not live up to expectations. We left early our only regret is that we did not invite the owners in to discuss these issues. On contacting them upon our return...

Management response:

I am so sorry that you found your stay at Swallows Cottage disappointing and really do wish that you had mentioned these two items whilst you were staying with us. I had cleaned the oven myself so I can only apologise if you thought it was not up to scratch and I agree, you are quite right - some of...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please note - because of the pool and several unfenced ponds in the garden we suggest that the property is not suitable for children under the age of 6 - obviously babes in arms...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 3 nights
GBP 145
17 Feb 2018 -
31 May 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
GBP 115
GBP 125
1 Jun 2018 -
8 Sep 2018
Summer 2018
5 nights
GBP 155
9 Sep 2018 -
16 Dec 2018
Autumn/Winter 2018
3 nights
GBP 120
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: $36 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please enquire about last minute breaks.
Prices may be subject to change at the advertisor's discretion.
We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Keys are available from 3pm on day of arrival. Departure by 10am.
All damages to be paid for and declared before departure.
First basket of logs and kindling included in price. Additional logs available from owners at cost. £5 per bag.

Swimming towels are available to hire, at £4.00 pp, by prior arrangement.
Central heating included.
Additional mid-week cleaning available by prior arrangement.
Kitchen basics included - tea, coffee, dishwasher tablets, bin liners, washing up liquid.
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About the neighbourhood
The Georgian market town of Ashbourne, known as “The Gateway to Dovedale”, is an ideal base for visiting the Peak District.

Wander through the cobbled market place and discover antique shops, delicatessens and many other independent retailers.
The medieval annual Royal Shrovetide Football Game attracts thousands of visitors as does the Highland Gathering held in July. Ashbourne: 2.5 miles

The estate village of Tissington, with its' Jacobean Hall, Old Coach House Tea Rooms, Nursery, White Peak Farm Butchery and old fashioned sweetie shop delight all who visit. Plan ahead to visit the annual Well Dressings (Ascension Day) – one of Derbyshire's most spectacular. Tissington: 2 miles - or walk by footpath, directly from your door (30 mins).

Hire bikes (or bring your own – we hav...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: East Midlands: 49.0 km
Railway: Derby: 27.0 km
You will need a car to get around here .
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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