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Rosie Cottage

(Ref. 1065957)

Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Rosie cottage is a lovely quirky little place with lots of appeal."

    It is accurately listed and we found it very comfortable, with plenty of space for 2 people and 2 dogs. The cottage is very warm and cosy and the wood burner is a great addition. The beds are comfy and the bedrooms are spacious. The little outdoor space at the back is fab, and nice and secure for the dogs. Lots of great local walks (we liked the tissington trail and manifold valley) plus loads to do in the town itself including great places to eat (try Jack Rabbits) and drink (the Coach and Horses and the George and Dragon are very dog friendly and we had an amazing Sunday roast in the George). We loved our short break and would like to return in the summer months. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Dec 2023

  • "We ended up not staying the night here as the road noise was so loud there was no chance that the dogs would settle."

    The cottage is on a main road which is used by a lot of traffic including huge lorries, as its a listed building there is no double glazing or sound proofing so its not a quiet or restful place. The cottage itself was not well maintained and needs some serious repairs and maintenance. All items in the kitchen were unclean and the whole place was damp and cold. We stayed for a day effectively out of a weekend and then decided to go home. The 'welcome pack' was a couple of chocolate biscuits. Overall this was really not what I was expecting from a Sykes property at all.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Rosie Cottage, we do state in our property notes, that the property is on a main road, and some road noise can be heard. There is secondary double glazing in the rooms at the front of the cottage and double glazing at the back. The cottage is deep cleaned. Every effort is made to ensure that there are no maintenance issues during your stay. Our welcome/starter pack has a variety of items, for you to use on your arrival, eg: Quality logs, tea bags, biscuits, washing liquid, fresh Italian coffee, we even have ice cubes ready for you to start your holiday with a beverage of your choice. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma1.9Nov 2023

  • "This is a great property - comfortable, well-located, quirky in a good way, warm and clearly tended with great love!"

    Everything you basically need is there, and there is a good TV and wood-burner / internet etc... We really enjoyed our fortnight there - it is a great base for Dovedale etc. Others have mentioned about the lack of parking outside but this is not really an issue - you can load and unload using the "church space" opposite the cottage on the other side of the road (I'm sure it is fine if you put your blinkers on and are only there for a few minutes) - and free parking is readily available at nearby Windmill Lane just up the road. What we did miss was the ability to open the bedroom window to air the room - something that could be resolved with a sliding perspex panel rather than a glass one. That would be great. But it is a lovely property and we enjoyed it. Thank you!

    Thank you your feedback, glad you enjoyed your fortnight and that you had everything you ended, there is perspex secondary glazing that does lift off and upstairs can always be aired by opening the rear bedroom window. Thank you also for the top 4/4 for cleanliness score, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2023

  • "The location of the cottage is not clearly described to find it."

    As a result I had a nasty fall in the market in the evening trying to find it. Even a local in the same road took some time to find it. It is very poorly lit and on a very main road. Be very careful! There was no medical kit visible in the cottage. My wife drove 3 hours to pick me up and get me to casualty in the morning for my bruises, CT scan and x-rays. Because I'd 'left early' she refused to refund me anything for the days I'd paid for. As an Air BnB host with a heart, I like to exercise discretion especially if I'm partly responsible for the cancelled stay. It's left a sour taste in the mouth with me.

    Thank you for your feedback, I would like to reassure people that while street lighting is outside of my remit, there are two street lamps either side of the cottage, this lighting is typical for a small town and the area is also quite quiet at night.. The cottage is directly opposite the church which is advised before arrival so that guests can locate it easily and following your comments I have provided a photo to Sykes of the street lighting by the property, for the case records. A first aid kit is available and I will make sure it is in a prominent position for guest convenience. I am sorry that you needed to leave early due to an accident you had which did not relate to my property and was in a public area not relating to my property at all and would expect a guest to contact their travel insurer for any incident in a public area not relating to my property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Giles3.8Oct 2023

  • "For us, this cottage was pretty perfect."

    Central, cosy, comfortable - and we could take our pets! Home from home, as far as we were concerned. And the hostess was accommodating and warm.

    Thank you for your feedback. So happy that you all found Rosie Cottage pretty perfect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location, a little noisy from road traffic but other than that all great."

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad that your stay was all great. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very very disappointed!"

    I was shocked with state it was in, lots of cobwebs, spiders, dirty pots and unclean surfaces( when I wiped it down it was almost black and stick). The owner said she has cleaned it a week ago! I’m my opinion the cottage wasn’t clean and very unhygienic! We all couldn’t sleep due to noise and cleanses and had to leave immediately! It was simply disgusting and would not recommend it to anyone!

    Thank you for your feedback. Rosie Cottage is deep cleaned after every visit. And also before new guests arrive if possible and when needed. I had a family tragedy so could not come before your urgent booking. The main oversight of a slightly scaled kettle has also been dealt with. Many apologies. It is a quirky cottage with many nooks and crannies. But that is part of its charm. I will go around twice in the future with my feather duster instead of just the once. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rani1.3Jun 2023

  • "Rosie Cottage was an ideal place for us this Christmas."

    It was comfortable, cosy and good value for money. There were possibly just a few too many knick knacks around for my taste and the sofa was more comfortable without the back cushions but really there are no complaints. The owner left many useful extras such as washing up liquid, firefighters and even a loaf of bread in the freezer. I would heartily recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you were comfortable, cosy and enjoyed Christmas in your 'ideal' place. I've had a post Christmas declutter and always looking for ways to improve Rosie Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great little cottage right in the centre of Ashbourne, very close to main road although the traffic noise didn’t affect our sleep at all."

    A very quirky little cottage but I wound suggest to replace the sofa as it’s very uncomfortable and after a day walking when you just want to relax and watch a film it’s virtually impossible to as the settee is extremely uncomfortable to sit on for longer than 10 mins!! Limited space in the back garden so I would probably say not recommended for dogs as not enough space for them! But great area and kitchen was well equipped and ample space in fridge and freezer!

    Thank you for your feedback - Glad you enjoyed the cottage. A new settee is now in place for extra comfort.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely stay at Rosie Cottage."

    Well situated for the town and it’s lovely shops and close to the park which the dogs enjoyed. The traffic is very busy and noisy but the extra sound proofing in the bedroom is effective. I did feel nervous walking out of the front door into the heavy traffic but found safe places to cross the road. A relaxing few days, lots of walking. The owner provides lots of info regarding the area. Thankyou

    Than you for your feedback, Glad you had a lovely stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay Annoying traffic noises and lack of safe crossing Really liked ..."

    Lovely stay Annoying traffic noises and lack of safe crossing Really liked the availability of tv packages Cozy and close to amenities Would have appreciated dishwasher Ps fridge making very loud noises

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a lovely cosy stay. Residents are currently pushing for traffic lights in Buxton Hill so will reduce the traffic to one way that will be wonderful for all Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.8Aug 2022

  • "Situated not far from centre of Ashbourne."

    If I had been on a break as a couple, I think this holiday would have been amazing! However this holiday included my asthmatic mother. She found the bank where the cottage was situated very difficult and chose not to go out much. As even a walk to the car was too much. No close parking available (close if your fit with no health issues) I was warned about this but not about the severity of the bank, on which the cottage is situated. I was happy to stay in with her but the drilling / renovation going on daily in the cottage next door very noisy and hard to bare. My daughter has dyspraxia and severe balance issues. Trucks and lorries roar up the road very close to the path. Some very near misses to having a serious accident. To conclude I was fit enough to go out to local park and shops where people were friendly. Cottage well stocked and cosy.

    Thank you for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the well stocked cosy cottage! I have included a picture of Buxton Hill for guests to observe before booking. There is an action group in Ashbourne to have traffic lights to reduce traffic to one way past the cottage making good progress and they are pushing for no HGV's. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Jul 2022

  • "There is plenty of love and care to detail in the cottage which are most appreciated and there are two things that are beyond the control of the owners - the busy traffic on the doorstep and the lack of a designated parking space."

    However although a screen has been attached over the window in the main bedroom to negate the noise of the main road this prevented the facility to open the window and with no air con this was almost unbearable as we visited during a hot spell. The seating wasn't comfortable in the living room but that could be sorted quite easily. So overall the cottage has a lot going for it and my concerns can be remedied as the location however is perfect for visiting the nearby dales and Peak District

    Thankyou for your feedback - Glad you enjoyed the love and care to detail in Rosie Cottage. I am constantly looking for ways to enhance guest experience, after a search over the summer a comfier settee is now in place. This year has been hotter than usual and I had put a fan upstairs to cool the air... If these hot summers persist I will action this. Its normally cool in summer and cosy in the winter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2022

  • "We found the noise from the road really tricky."

    We all struggled to sleep and found that the proximity to the road with a pram was a big issue. I wouldn't recommend it to people with a young family.

    Reviewed by Poppy2.8Apr 2022

  • "We loved the Peak district, with the fantastic walks and beautiful scenary."

    Ashbourne is a lovely place to stay with excellent facilities. We were very lucky with the weather. Rose cottage is compact and is in a great location. The only down side was the constant noise from the road, I believe that the description under states how busy the road is and how much noise is generated by the constant stream of lorries thundering past. We live on a main road and near a town centre, so we have a good comparator. There is a bottle neck near the cottage and the lorries are either breaking hard or accelerating hard.

    Thank you for feedback. So happy you enjoyed the great location. Since your visit I had planned and have installed secondary glazing to the front of the property, soundproofed front door and fitted a noise reducing door curtain. Buxton Road is currently a busy road being within a working and farming community as well as a holiday location. Ashbourne area is the only place in the world to source a rare fluorite and the Dale's provides over a quarter of minerals nationally for the construction industry. We are awaiting a bypass that will significantly reduce traffic. Please bear with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.1Apr 2022

  • "We found the cottage warm, comfortable, everything a cottage should be, however the noise from the passing lorries kept us awake at night which is such a shame which is why only a two star rating."

    The cottage deserved more.

    Thank you for your comments. I have taken this onboard I have added secondary glazing added to the bedroom to combat the noise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely old fashioned, cosy cottage."

    Unfortunately the traffic noise is very loud which is a shame.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you found the cottage lovely and cosy. I have recently installed soundproofing to the front of property to make it even more lovely, cosy and quieter! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel3.1Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rosie Cottage."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and the cottage was warm, clean and well-equipped. Dog owners should note however that the back yard is not enclosed. There is a path leading from it to an alley which exits onto a main road.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. I have taken action regarding the back yard and installed special fencing to make it safer for pets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Feb 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single with trundle
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • 30 minute free parking zone on buxton road, onroading parking close by which is 5 minutes away
  • No access for unloading and parking outside the property due to this being private road with pedestrian access
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Sky, LP player, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and LPs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Alexa
  • Roadside parking 5 minutes walk away and nearby public car parks
  • Enclosed, mulit-level, rear courtyard with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two medium-sized, well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Fence for the dogs can be added by the steps to ensure it is an enclosed area for them
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is by a main road therefore some associated noise may be heard
  • Note: Ashbourne International Street Fest is from 17th June to 3rd July
  • Kindly note: due to the syle of the properties in this area, the stair case in the property steep

The property

Rosie Cottage is a family-friendly Grade II listed terraced cottage nestled near the centre of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

With the market town's amenities within easy reach, as well as the spectacular landscapes of the Peak District, the cottage welcomes a family of four and two well-behaved canine companions to explore a fabulous region of England.

Step inside the quirky green door of Rosie Cottage.

Rustic wooden beams as well as original cottage features and pretty furnishings await in the snug sitting room to curl up on the sofa and watch your favourite shows on the TV; why not grab a book from the generous bookshelf to read with the little ones or play an LP on the LP player?

Start the woodburning stove for added comfort and lay down a blanket for your dog, whilst the family chef whips up a culinary delight in the neighbouring kitchen/diner.

A gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and ample cupboard space ensures an easy self-catering stay with a dining table for four, whilst the adjoining utility cupboard hosts a freezer and washing machine to keep your holiday attire fresh!

Spend sunny days dining alfresco in the rear, white-washed courtyard with a barbecue space for dogs to relax after long walks; a peaceful spot to savour your morning coffee and plan the day ahead, even on a rainy day thanks to the added shelter!

Freshen up in the handy ground-floor bathroom with a bath and shower over to soak tired muscles, before settling down for the evening.

Climb the winding stairs to find a king-size and a single with a trundle bed, both with plenty of storage space to keep your belongings, wooden latch doors and charming cottage-style furnishings.

Rosie Cottage is a short journey away from the centre of Ashbourne; take a break from the kitchen and dine at a nearby inn or stock up on the essentials at the local convenience store.

The classic market town is known as a haven for antique hunters, whilst the spacious Ashbourne Park is perfect for family picnics and pet-friendly to let your dog’s blow off some steam.

If you're seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle, follow a walking or cycling path to venture into the Peak District to discover historic human settlements and hidden caves; the scenic valley of Dovedale boasts a wooded ravine and idyllic vistas, whilst Carsington Water is a nearby picturesque reservoir offering water sports rentals with a visitors’ centre and restaurant.

Jump in the car and spend a day in Matlock where guests can ride vintage steam trains through picture-perfect landscapes on the Peak Rail or visit the family-friendly Gulliver's Kingdom for plenty of rides on offer.

Alton Towers is also a short drive south west from Rosie Cottage where thrill-seekers can enjoy an abundance of popular roller coasters alongside attractions for younger guests!

Budding historians will relish a trip to the historic market town of Bolsover, home to the intricate, fairy-tale castle of Bolsover and an antique centre, as well as surrounding nature reserves, including Peter Fidler and Carr Vale.

Choose Rosie Cottage for your next family holiday for the best of bustling market towns and unspoilt countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Matlock 15.7 miles; Bakewell 16.6 miles; Chatsworth 20.4 miles.

Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of an English market town - market place with stalls, eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th-century, the town was a fashionable social centre, and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don’t expect a bargain! For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by and for thrill seekers Alton Towers with its exciting collecting of rides and attractions is just a short drive away.

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Kindly note: due to the syle of the properties in this area, the stair case in the property is steep.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas