Ramblers' Rest

Brassington near Carsington Water, Peak District (Ref. 4427)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

A cosy, stone-built, semi-detached cottage in the centre of the unspoilt village of Brassington, just two miles from Carsington Water. A lovely Brassington cottage attached to the owner's home, Ramblers' Rest is a cosy property full of charm. A double bedroom with a comfy sitting area, a simple, modern kitchen with dining area, a shower room and a patio garden make sure that guests will be comfortable during their stay. An ideal romantic retreat, this Brassington cottage offers good walks from the doorstep, two local pubs just a short stroll away, and the village itself has a long and interesting history. From this Brassington cottage, you can visit nearby Ashbourne (the Gateway to Dovedale), Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. For a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year, this cosy Brassington cottage is an ideal base.


One double bedroom with sitting area. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Small, well-equipped kitchen with dining area.


Electric heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, books/games/DVDs/videos. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Patio garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, village pub 1 min walk. Note: No babies/children. Note: First floor is accessed via steep, open stairs so care must be taken.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect”
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    • “Thisis a delightful cottage in a beautiful little village. It was a perfect base to visit Dovedale, Bakewell, Tissington, Matlock etc. There is a breathtaking walkfromthe back of the cottage to Carsington Water. Upon our arrival there was milk, tea, coffee and even some biscuits which were most welcome after our journey. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend.”

    Cathryn E, Romford, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Great little hideaway”
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    • “We had a lovely weekend in Brassington, nice walks and a picturesque village - great little cottage, very compact but with everything we needed. Our weather wasn't always great but we had a good afternoon curled up with cake, hot chocolate and a few DVDs and played chess in the pub in the evening.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Great cottage, suprisingly spacious”
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    • “We stayed for a week and the owners were very helpful but sufficiently hands off, so we didn't see them all the time, but they were there when we needed them. Ideally located in a beautiful little village with good road connections. Walks available right from the door (it's a nice walk to Carsington). Kitchen was very well equipped and quite spacious, we took things we didn't really need. Bathroom was also quite big- shower was very roomy. Bed was comfy (always a plus) and there were plenty of DVDs and videos to keep us occupied in the evening after a visit to one of the local pubs. Lots of things to do and see in the local area; some cheap, some pricey (something for everyone). A lovely romantic getaway and would recommend to family and friends.”

    Lilylou2013, Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “Delightful cottage in lovely village”
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    • “We enjoyed our stay in Rambler's rest. The property is comfortable and manages to be both compact and spacious with a beautiful view across the hillside. The village has many walks and two excellent pubs serving good food, which makes the property particularly suitable for short breaks.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, January 2013

    • “The perfect cosy, romantic getaway”
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    • “This cottage wasn't big but it was charming, had everything you needed, lovely views and was clean and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and helpful. An ideal base for exploring the peak district and excellent value. The village itself has a pub called the Gates which does excellent food at reasonable prices too. Have already recommended it to parents and friends!”

    EJG_91, Peterborough, United Kingdom, July 2012

    • “excellent location”
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    • “Lovely cottage and great location for exploring the Peak District,the landlady was lovely and friendly,however the neighbours in the attached cottage were very unfriendly and rude as were the landlords in the two local pubs.also no phone reception or wi-fi - would recommend though.”

    Lesteam, May 2015

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    • “The cottage was beyond our expectations.”

    Mr Jones, Ellesmere Port, October 2015

    • “The cottage and the village were idyllic. It was so peaceful, a proper holiday. It was our first time in a cottage and it will definitely not be our last!”

    Mrs Dawson, Newark, August 2015

    • “Excellent accommodation in a lovely village and great for walking.”

    Mrs Rickard, Plymouth, June 2015

    • “This cottage was snug, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was very well equipped despite its small size, and was peaceful with lovely views. Would certainly recommend it, and hope to go again ourselves.”

    Mrs Lynn, Southwell, May 2015

    • “We enjoyed re-discovering the Peak District and Ramblers' Rest was a good base. It was very compact, but perfect for 2; spotlessly clean, well-equipped and cosy with a warm welcome on arrival.”

    Mrs Miller, Cambridge, May 2015

    • “Cosy retreat, warm cottage, lovely location and friendly hosts.”

    Miss Isaac, Nuneaton, February 2015

    • “A cosy & well equipped little cottage.”

    Mr Booth, Sutton-in-Ashfield, February 2015

    • “It was a relaxing experience with lots to do in the area, and a chance to get away from the daily routine to be somewhere different, with beautiful scenery, and the sound of animals around. It was a nice place to stay, which was comfortable in the evenings, and had everything that we needed.”

    Miss Godfrey, Canterbury, September 2014

    • “The views were fantastic, the location again fantastic, within easy reach of loads of places to visit, and the walks, a good selection of steep hills to nice country walks.”

    Mr Reader, Scunthorpe, July 2014

    • “Very comfortable and clean. Owners very friendly and helpful. Ideal for touring the Peak District.”

    Mrs Rushton, Wellingborough, June 2014

    • “The owner was friendly and very helpful, the location was ideal for walking, not too far away from towns and places of interest. This is a place I would recommend to friends.”

    Mr Ellis, Dereham, June 2014

    • “The owner was friendly and most helpful and provided little extra things which was much appreciated. The cottage is situated in a lovely area with great walks and the village is charming. Well placed for visits to Matlock, Dovedale, Buxton and Bakewell.”

    Mrs Waddington, Heywood, May 2014

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About the location


Carsington Water 2 miles; Matlock 8 miles.

The attractive and unspoilt conservation village of Brassington is perched on a hillside on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park in the midst of glorious open countryside. It is a traditional Peaks, limestone village with many cottages dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. There are two pubs (both serving good food), and further amenities are available in nearby Matlock, Ashbourne and Bakewell. Close by is beautiful Carsington Water, covering 750 acres with some of the best sailing in the country. The site also offers boating, biking and windsurfing, along with shops, a restaurant and a children’s adventure playground. An excellent base for exploring the Peak District.

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