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The Den, Bank Top Farm

Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1075755)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic time the facilities were absolutely brilliant."

    Our hosts Karl and Helen were great.Will be recommending to friends and we will be returning in future a lovely place to relax an unwind.

    Reviewed by MickAug 2022

  • "Amazing getaway in a great location to visit the Peak District."

    Really well equipped, modern and stylish with a great private decked area with hot tub. Karl the host was super friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend anyone looking to take a break here. Superb, it exceeded expectations.

    Gareth, It was lovely to host you both at Bank Top Farm! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2022

  • "Fantastic stay great accommodation very friendly owners definitely will go back again"

    Thanks so much Phil. It was great to meet you both and we’d love to host you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2022

  • "Excellent location for exploring the southern Derbyshire Dales."

    Good facilities and exceptionally clean. Compact accommodation but had all we needed for a lovely break. Friendly owner on site who made us feel really welcome.

    Thanks Lynda. Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, it was great hosting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2022

  • "This was a fantastic place for a short getaway."

    We really enjoyed our stay & we had a great experience. The owner was very warm & welcoming, he was always there if we needed anything & ensured the Hot tub was cleaned during the course of our stay. I would highly recommend the Bank Top Farm if you're looking for a weekend stay.

    Reviewed by HassanJul 2022

  • "This den is what I was looking for and boy do this deliver."

    The owner who was a genuine guy greeted us on arrival and kindly showed us around. He also went out of his way and brought us a bottle of bubbly as it was our anniversary. He mentioned what was around from site seeing to dinning. I would highly recommend this little get away. The setting the view the fine detail the owner has put in to his den made it feel like home. Also forget to mention the HOT TUB. it was beautiful

    Hi Jatinder, It was great to have you and Arinder stay with us and so lovely that The Den met your expectations for such a special occasion! Thank you for such a kind review. Regards, Karl (Helen & Pip) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jatinder SinghApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, immaculate and brilliantly presented."

    They have made the best of the space available. Property isn't huge but well laid out and h

    Laura, It was lovely having you both with us and thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "The den was such a perfect getaway for me and my partner on our anniversary weekend."

    There’s everything you need there and the town is a short 20 minute drive. Karl was welcoming and friendly! The flowers and bottle of Prosecco was a lovely touch and perfect to sip while in the hot tub. Overall I would definitely recommend if you want to relax and or go on adventures in the countryside.

    Thanks so much for the kind feedback Paige; lovely to meet you guys! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaigeMar 2022

  • "We was met by Karl on arrival who showed us round."

    We got complimentary flowers, prosecco and milk which was a nice touch. The Den is in a great location and the scenery is beautiful. The bed was extremely comfortable and a great size. The hot tub was great to for a nice relaxing evening after hiking all day. It had everything we needed and would definitely like to visit in the future. Thankyou.

    Thanks so much for the positive review Britta. I'm really pleased the weather was kind to you and you were able to enjoy some great walking! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrittaFeb 2022

  • "From beginning to end nothing was to much trouble."

    All the facilities were there, cooking, hot tub etc all for a relaxing stay. With friendly owners who assisted in any matter if required. Will definitely re-visit. Would recommend to anyone.

    Thanks Michael for the very kind feedback; we’d love to see you again! #staysafe Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the entire experience we had at your home."

    The atmosphere was pleasant and the scents of fresh flowers filled the whole serene environment.

    It was lovely to host you both! Property Owner

    Reviewed by FlorentinaJan 2022

  • "Really lovely hosts whom I believe would go above and beyond to make their guests stay perfect."

    The Den was spotless and had everything you need and more. Just one negative point, the sofa was uncomfortable, with it being winter we did sit a while and watch a couple of films but had to watch them in the bed room (not ideal) because it was impossible to get comfy on the sofa. Also I did not find a large sweeping brush to be able to sweep up as I would usually do. The Den is perfect for a short break.

    Hi Susan, We enjoyed having you at The Den; only sorry about the Sofa. New one now ordered and set to arrive next week! Thanks for the constructive feedback. Regards, Karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Me and my partner went to stay at the Den just before Xmas weekend."

    We only booked the trip in the morning and Karl was very accommodating towards this. We reached there at 10.30pm and was worried how cold it would be. We were surprised to get there as the rooms were very warm and cosy and everything was spot on. The rooms were very clean and immaculate and Karl ensured we had everything for out stay. A milk gallon was in fridge with essentials like coffee, tea, sugar etc. All the facilities were amazing and the hot tub was simply the highlight of the trip. We enjoyed it soo much and have recommended to all friends and family. On Xmas Eve, we got a lovely gift from Karl to keep us going. Absolutely amazing place to stay and would definitely recommend the Den. Thank you Karl for being an amazing host ☺️

    It was an absolute pleasure to host you both. With The Den, we’ve tried to create an intimate space for couples to chill and relax, so I’m glad you enjoyed it so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by WaqarDec 2021

  • "Booked ‘The Den’ last minute for a relaxing xmas getaway."

    The property had everything we needed and very well stocked; upon arrival we met with the friendly host Carl of whom showed us around the property and ensured we had full knowledge of the utilities and how they should be used. Also provided was a complimentary bottle of prosecco which was enjoyed whilst we spent our evening in the hot tub and a small pint of milk. The property was very clean, nice and warm, which was a bonus due to the cold weather at the time. The bed was comfortable and a very decent size, which ensured we were able to have a lovely night sleep, the only downfall being the noise coming from the pipes in the bedroom which had a trio of tones during random times of the night and at times quite disturbing; however this can easily be amended . Overall we have had a lovely weekend and would definitely return to the property.

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We’ve not had noisy pipes reported before, so I’ll ask our plumber to look into that (air in the system?). Apologies for the inconvenience. Look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JDec 2021

  • "I honestly can't say enough nice things about the property and the owner."

    The den is absolutely perfect, with everything you could need. And Karl couldn't do enough for us, he is such a brilliant host. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    Thanks for very kind feedback. We loved hosting you both, so having you here was our pleasure! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "Really happy with our stay at The Den."

    The hosts are extremely helpful, friendly & available. But also give you the peace you want. The place itself if lovely throughout. Beautifully decorated. Bed supper comfy. Id like to add there was all the little things you need for cooking thats you'd never remember or simply not want to travel with. Thats was extremely helpful

    Thanks Kye. It was lovely hosting you both! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KyeDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days stay at ‘The Den’."

    A beautiful cosy cottage with all the necessities and the hot tub was such a lovely treat.The host Karl was so kind and helpful, and ensured we were happy and had everything we could need throughout our stay. We will definitely be booking again!

    Hi Emma, Thanks for the lovely feedback. We enjoyed hosting you here at Bank Yop Farm! Stay safe, Karl Karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Spent the weekend here, a real peaceful and cosy lace, had a lovely time, and the host was fantastic, extremely helpful, would definitely recommend."

    Thanks Tyrell. You’re both welcome back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TyrellNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely week, the host was very helpful and had great recommendations of what to do in the area."

    It’s very private and peaceful, making it perfect for a romantic getaway.

    Thanks Patricia. We’re so pleased you enjoyed The Den. As you say - it really is a romantic little hideaway! I hope we see you again in the future. Regards, karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "We’ve just got back from an amazing weekend in the Peak District made even better by this stunning accommodation."

    Karl is absolutely fab and nothing was too much hassle for him, the property was perfect for what we needed and had all the necessities. We will definitely be returning, we loved it so much! Thankyou so much Karl!

    Hi Georgia, It was an absolute pleasure to host you both here in The den. Thanks for the very kind words. See you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgiaNov 2021

  • "Honestly we never leave reviews but completely had to!"

    Me & partner are due to get married next week and we needed a well deserved rest after a busy few weeks, booked last minute. Prior to our arrival the communication from direct from the owners was seamless with an easy & personal check-in. The Den was perfect, clean, beautiful inside, the hot tub was all ready for us when we arrived, with some beautiful prefect touches. Beautiful Den, perfect location, amazing hospitality. Flawless, would highly recommend and will definitely revisit.

    Hi Sara, Thanks for the lovely review. I really hope your wedding day was everything you both hoped for! Regards, karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2021

  • "This is by far my favourite place I have ever stayed!"

    The host’s daughter came and greeted us on arrival and went through how to use the hot tub. She gave me her number so if we needed her we could get hold of her whenever. The Den itself was beautiful, it was super clean, bed was super comfy and the kitchen well equipped. The Den is beautifully decorated and the complimentary bubbly on arrival a lovely touch. The fresh milk in the fridge was a blessing! All in all an amazing place to stay, can’t wait to visit again next year

    Reviewed by ChloeOct 2021

  • "Our host Karl went above and beyond our expectations, making sure our stay was as comfortable as possible and giving some great local suggestions!"

    Perfect property for an intimate getaway.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2021

  • "Perfect base for exploring Derbyshire and in Carl you couldn't get a better host."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely time at the den, had everything we needed."

    Really enjoyed the hot tub and the views.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Den it was exactly what we were hoping for."

    We were greeted with a bottle of bubbles and fresh flowers. Owner Karl was on hand if we needed anything thorough out our stay. Perfect location with beautiful scenery. Overall, had a relaxing break and would definitely recommend a stay at The Den.

    Reviewed by OliviaSep 2021

  • "We received a very friendly and warm welcome from Karl, the owner of The Den."

    The Prosecco and flowers were a lovely touch. The cottage was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed. Lovely private decked area, with hot tub and gas barbecue. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will definitely be returning. Keith & Carole.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfy and the host very attentive and helpful."

    For people with some limitation to their mobility they may find the bathroom on the small side, especially the sink.

    It was lovely hosting you at The Den, Bank Top Farm. Should you ever wish to return to the Derbyshire Dales, I’d recommend booking The Coach House, Bank Top Farm which is more spacious and has an easy access wet room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "We stayed for a weekend at the Den."

    Its a beautiful lodge, has everything you could need. There was fresh flowers and prosecco on arrival what was a really lovely touch. We will be recommending the den to others. Thank you again

    Reviewed by ChloeAug 2021

  • "The Den provided excellent, high spec accommodation for a wonderfully relaxing break."

    Karl, the host, linked in with us prior to and during our stay to make sure we were well looked after at all times.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "Soon as we got to the property, the owner Karl was really hospitable and made sure that we had everything we needed and gave us some great advice about the area."

    Everything was really clean and the Hot Tub at the back of the property was fantastic, even on the rainy days! Brilliant location just a short 10 minute drive to the southern part of the peak district and was able to get a ASDA delivery to the Den with ease. I will definitely be re-booking this fantastic property in the future!

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our two week stay at The Den."

    Great location for exploring the Peak District The cottage was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The BBQ and hot tub area is a lovely sun trap. The hot tub much needed after a day of walking in the Peaks . Karl was a great host and made us feel very welcome and comfortable.

    Reviewed by CarlaJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay, The Den was absolutely spotless and so cozy Everything that you could possibly need was at hand, The hot tub and bbq area just perfect And Karl could not have done anything more,lovely and friendly chap felt like we had known him forever after just five minutes, so looking forward to returning later in the year, Val and Trev,

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2021

  • "Lovely &clean, everything we needed."

    Hot tub great! Flowers & Prosecco on arrival

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "Amazing stay!"

    We got over the disappointment of not being able to travel abroad for our honeymoon by booking the Den and it was the best decision we could have made! It was a beautiful romantic setting and our host Karl could not have made us feel more welcome and could not do enough for us! We will definitely coming back to stay again and we suggest you all do as well!

    Reviewed by KirstyJun 2021

  • "Spent two relaxing nights in the wonderful Den."

    We were only the second people to stay there. Karl, the owner, couldn’t have been more helpful. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2021

  • "Owner Karl was very attentive, made to feel welcome and relaxed from arrival."

    Beautiful location and a great place for a romantic break.

    Reviewed by GraceJun 2021

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  • All-single-storey
  • One super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Rear decking with seating, barbecue and hot tub
  • Shared picnic bench and hammock to the front of the property
  • Sorry, no pets, no children and no smoking/vaping
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Unfortunately, bookings can not commence on Sunday
  • Please note : Short breaks are Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday only.

The property

Ashbourne 6.3 miles.

Recognised for Excellence and Great Standards, The Den received the Sykes Perfect Ten Award 2021!

Next to The Coach House, The Den is a beautiful single-storey cottage adjoined to another holiday cottage, overlooking idyllic views of countryside, perfect for a romantic escape to the Peak District National Park.

Found on a country lane, this lovely abode welcomes you into a private driveway and a shared front seating area with a quirky hammock and picnic bench next to the rural views.

Step into the intimate open-plan living space which features contemporary furnishings whilst keeping with a snug feel, here you can enjoy cosy evenings in front of the flame effect electric fire and Smart TV as you cuddle up on the woodburning stove.

Also make use of the fantastic kitchen resting behind which boasts all the appliances you'll need for a self-catered stay, whilst dining can be enjoyed indoors or alfresco on the patio.

Spend evenings outside on your own private decking and rustle up delicious burgers on the barbecue, or sit under the stars as you unwind in the luxurious hot tub.

When sleep calls, head to the attractive bedroom which houses a sumptuous super-king-size bed, fitted with zip/link features to change into a twin, Smart TV and served by a sleek walk-in shower room.

Make The Den your next base for a romantic escape with your other half.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1053613, together sleeping up to six guests.

Please note : Short breaks are Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday only.
Please note that Sunday check ins cannot be accommodated.

Bank Top Farm Cottages

Perched within idyllic countryside and boasting tranquil views of rural nature and the Derbyshire Dales, are three stylish and contemporary holiday cottages. The Bank Top Farm cottages are joined together on a single-storey level and each property has their own private decking and private hot tub as well as benefiting from shared access to a quaint outdoor seating area where groups of friends or a family can join together to socialise. For local amenities, head into the nearby village of Rocester and pick up the essentials, alternatively, the lovely market town of Ashbourne, waiting to be explored with its wonderful selection of eateries, independent shops, and the start of the Tissington Trail, the city of Derby, where all the major chains are represented, can be reached in half an hour. For the adrenaline junkies, you can look forward to spending the day at Alton Towers, boasting many thrilling rides including, Runaway Mine Train, Nemesis, Oblivion, Galactica, The Smiler, and Wicker Man; or visit the whimsical play area at the waterpark to enjoy the tropical lagoon, promising family fun all year around. If you want to take things more slowly, why not head to Denstone Farm Shop and Cafe for something scrumptious, before an easy stroll along the repurposed and picturesque Churnet Valley Railway. However, keener walkers can look forward to exploring the Limestone Way, which leads to Matlock or travel to the National Park to explore the delights of Dovedale Stepping Stones, Ilam Park and Thor's Cave.

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

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About the location


Matlock 14 miles, Ticknall 24.7 miles, Bolsover 33.5 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.

Region Information

Please note : Short breaks are Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday only.
Please note that Sunday check ins cannot be accommodated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas