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The Old Blacksmiths

Ashover near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 927387)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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52 Customer Review(s)

  • Nicole

    “Lovely cottage in a quiet bucolic part of Derbyshire.”

    When our car broke down on our last day, Andrew really took care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. The kids also loved his gorgeous horse which lives in the next field and our dog loved the local bluebell wood which was perfect for walks.

    When our car broke down on our last day, Andrew really took care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. The kids also loved his gorgeous horse which lives in the next field and our dog loved the local bluebell wood which was perfect for walks.

    - Nicole, May 2021

Corner House Farm Cottages

Two beautiful cottages set on the edge of the lovely village of Ashover in the valley of the River Amber, midway between Chesterfield and Matlock. The cottages are both over 200 years old and have been sympathetically renovated to provide modern living whilst preserving the original features. Ashover, Village of the Year in 2005, is one of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire and lies in the valley of the River Amber between Matlock and Chesterfield. Ashover was mentioned in the Domesday Book crediting the village with a church, a priest, several ploughs and a mill, with a taxable value of 30 shillings! It is also said that the village is home to a couple of ghosts, including the Laughing Cavalier who haunts the Black Swan! There is a huge choice of activities and days out within the area which lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park. For history buffs there are Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall, and the jewel in the crown; Chatsworth House and Estate. Haddon Hall was once described as ‘the most perfect English house to survive from the Middle Ages’ and it is now a very popular filming location. The Peak District was Britain’s first national park and the limestone and rugged upland terrain provides an endless scope for walking, cycling, horse riding, climbing, caving and so much more. According to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes back in 1636, there are seven wonders in this area; Poole’s Cavern and St Anne’s Well in Buxton, Peak Cavern and Mam Tor in Castleton, the Ebbing and Flowing Well in Tideswell, Eldon Hole and Chatsworth. All still very popular visitor attractions today. For families, Gulliver's Kingdom and Alton Towers make for a great day out. This area really does have something to offer everyone who visits.

The property

The Old Blacksmiths is a beautiful stone cottage and, as the name suggests, this delightful property used to be a blacksmith's workshop and the owner has imaginatively reflected its history in the décor.

The open plan living area is an inviting and sociable space, with a place to dine and cook.

The first floor has a lovely feel to it, with its sloping ceilings and pretty views across the paddock to the fields beyond.

The patio is a perfect spot to relax after a busy day exploring the area.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 927898, together they sleep 6.


  • Two bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Ground source heat pump central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Storage for cycles
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Side patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is an electric fence adjoining the access to the dog walking area, ensure children and dogs are supervised and care is taken
  • Note: Due to sloping ceilings there may be limited headroom, please ensure care is taken.

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About the location


Matlock 5 miles.

The small, rural village of Ashover is peacefully situated in the Amber Valley, just five miles from Matlock. The village has several good pubs, including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District and The Old Poets’ Corner which offers home-brewed Ashover ales. The county town of Matlock, a former spa town, offers a host of fine eating places, good shops and an interesting museum, whilst at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom, with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, explore the lovely market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell pudding, or visit the elegant Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall where it all started for the Cavendish family. There is certainly plenty to see and do at in wonderful location!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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