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South Lodge - Longford Hall Farm Holiday Cottages

(Ref. 1008092)

Longford near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (8)
  • cottage (8)
  • lovely (7)
  • location (7)
  • garden (6)
  • property (6)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic week - house is wonderful."

    Owners are very helpful (even with a car Tyre change) and can't thank them enough. Nice and quiet location, big garden and hot tub was added bonus which the kids loved on Christmas day. Would look to come back for sure. Thanks

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2023

  • "A very well-equipped property in a quiet location suitable as a base for trips to the surrounding area."

    We really enjoyed our stay on our 13th trip to England and Scotland. Thank you for a nice week.

    Thank you for yoour comments. we hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Slavomir5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage and it's location is very good."

    It was clean and well presented. Central heating of the house is controlled by the house owner and they have limited the higher temperature at 18 degrees. With kids it was very challenging and we struggled with cold specially at night. To save energy owner should upgrade house with double glazing windows instead of too much controlling central heating.

    Thank you for your Feedback, we can advise that the heating can go up to 22 degrees and we cannot install Double Glazing as it is a listed building. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Siddharth3.4Dec 2022

  • "The big problem was that no directions to the property were given, relying on client to use sat nav is useless for those that prefer a written local route."

    ,Google maps was useless Apple maps ok, but the best route via A50/515 not chosen but complex way on unfamiliar local roads please revert to local route in writing

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great site to enjoy local sights and to visit the Peak District."

    The large hot tub is a pleasure. The cemetery next door is not made very clear in the advertisement. Would we have come if we knew about the cemetery? Probably not.

    Reviewed by Elfatih4.4Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous property on the edge of a working farm, property had excellent facilities and was the perfect retreat after a day exploring."

    We Would not hesitate to return.. throughly recommend this property for anyone wishing to visit the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Quiet area, good for a family of 4"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2021

  • "Pleasant cottage."

    Lovely location. Very helpful

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Jun 2021

  • "Jill made this extremely special for us and was excellent at keeping in touch and sorting out our queries."

    Loved the location and beautiful walks all around the property.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely property in a gate house on quiet estate."

    Great local days out. My boys adored the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely lodge, lovely area and lovely lovely hot tub!"

    !! It’s a great base for Alton Towers but tucked away in the heart of the country where nature and the rural way of life surrounds you. The garden was just wonderful - we are already missing it - and the peace and quiet was just so welcome. The housekeepers went out of their way to look after us and despite the necessary restrictions to keep us all safe, we were given whatever we needed (even a box of logs for marshmallows on our BBQ fire-pit!). Thanks for a super week in South Lodge!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with comfortable beds and an amazing garden."

    We went out for walks directly from the cottage onto the farm estate. Would love to visit again if we get chance.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location and charming comfortable property and garden with beautiful relaxing views."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely owner, all touch points were positive."

    Cottage great. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2020

  • "We (family of 4 with 5 and 7 year olds) had a lovely stay at South Lodge Cottage."

    Communication with the hosts before and during the stay was excellent, and the homemade cake on arrival was delicious (although we didn't manage to finish it all!!). The cottage itself was very clean and was actually more spacious than we thought it would be. It was very well equipped with everything we needed for a three night stay. Smart TV was useful for catching up with Netflix with a glass of wine once the kids were in bed! Good central heating system which kept us nice and cosy, as well as on demand hot water. Great location too. We visted Dovedale, Derby, Sudbury Hall as well as going slightly further out towards Castleton. Unfortunately, we visited during Storm Dennis, so we couldn't make the most of the beautiful garden although our boys still had a run around out there and looked for fish in the pond. I imagine it would be fantastic on a warm summers day. I would highly recommend this cottage! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was clean and the lovely garden looks very nice and both are well maintained and have everything you need. We also enjoyed the delicious homemade cake and the pleasant contact with Gill.

    Reviewed by Gijs4.4Oct 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Welcoming hosts. Lovely holiday, thank you!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Aug 2019

  • "South Lodge is a great place to stay."

    Very Comfortable all needs catered for.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • LPG Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture and a hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.5 miles
  • Note: Cot and highchair are not provided
  • Note: No Stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Please take care, un-fenced pond in the garden
  • Note: The owner requires terms and conditions to be signed prior to use of the hot tub
  • Note:This property has a Friday or Monday changeover only

The property

Ashbourne 8.5 miles.

South Lodge is a detached property and is the ultimate choice for a relaxing holiday break in an isolated and beautiful part of Derbyshire, with easy access into the Peak District National Park for plenty of historical sights.

South Lodge was built in 1892, but boasts a modern interior, with high-quality furnishings.

Delight in the open-plan kitchen and dining area, with plenty of seating for families to gather and enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal together.

Step into the lounge area and catch up on your favourite shows with the provided Smart TV, while curling up on the plush sofas.

Each bedroom has a range of furniture to store your personal items, as well as fabulous views across the open countryside.

To the rear is an enclosed garden, with plenty of seating available for enjoying a cup of tea in the morning whilst watching the sunrise, a swell as a fantastic hot tub, where you can end each day in luxurious fashion under the stars.

South Lodge is the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday break.

Note: The property can be booked with Refs. 1008093, together they sleep 10 people.

Longford Hall Farm Cottages

Longford Hall Farm Cottages are two cottages, situated a short drive away from each other in Derbyshire, England, just a few miles from the bustling market town of Ashbourne - both cottages have been renovated into stylish holiday homes. South Lodge dates back to 1892 and has original character with the exposed beams and brick inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. While Ardsley Cottage is a modern property, with a tasteful décor and high-quality furnishings, providing a warming retreat. These cottages offer welcoming sitting rooms, with plenty of furniture to relax and unwind of an evening, with TVs provided, so you can catch up on your favourite shows. The kitchens are well-equipped with a range of appliances on-hand and a dining area to use as a quiet space for some late night or early morning reading, or to enjoy family meals together. The cottages come with homely, warming bedrooms, along with more than ample storage. Delight in the family bathrooms, which provides elegant baths, so you can take a relaxing soak in the tub of an evening, or a quick shower to start your day. Use the enclosed gardens to sit out with a refreshing beverage and bask in the fabulous countryside air. Nestled within small villages and set along a network of leafy lanes in delightful rural isolation, in the south Derbyshire Dales, these properties have a good village pub within walking distance. A little further afield, Dovedale, the Manifold Valley and Tissington, offer great cycling and walking opportunities. Situated just 6 miles south of Ashbourne, Longford has wonderful views over the Derbyshire countryside and is within easy reach of many of the surrounding attractions. Ashbourne, once a fashionable social hub in the 18th century; the town is rich with original cobbled lanes, old market stalls and grand Georgian buildings lining the streets. It is also home to a good selection of restaurants, interesting shops and traditional coaching inns. Longford is also a great base to explore the nearby Peak District delights such as Matlock and Matlock Bath, which has been attracting visitors since the 17th century. A host of attractions await, including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car, which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham, a great place for all the family with its show caves, nature trail and water gardens. A little further north is medieval Haddon Hall, the market town of Bakewell, and the world renowned Chatsworth House and Gardens, a lavish stately home with noted art collection, plus a playground and farmyard in the lush grounds. The famous Alton Towers theme park is within easy reach, just 13 miles away. This group of cottages is the perfect choice for those looking to explore all the Peak District National Park has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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. Alton Towers is just 20 minutes away.

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This property requires a good house keeping bond of £200
This property has a Friday or Monday changeover only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter