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Coachman's Cottage

Brassington near Carsington Water, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 933144)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Clarke

    “Lovely cottage with high standards ...”

    Lovely cottage with high standards and excellent facilities. Amazing hosts that really care. Easy to get involved with village life, friendly pub. I was sad to leave and would return in a flash!

    Lovely cottage with high standards and excellent facilities. Amazing hosts that really care. Easy to get involved with village life, friendly pub. I was sad to leave and would return in a flash!


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A stunning, 17th century stone-built English miner’s cottage, situated in the picturesque village of Brassington and surrounded by the glorious Peak District countryside.

This beautifully-appointed cottage is a rare example of A-frame English cruck architecture and has had particular attention to detail in its renovation.

Many of its original features are retained with a charming mix of contemporary furnishings, creating a warm and inviting romantic retreat or cosy family base.

Skilfully converted, Coachman’s Cottage is a true delight with its stone-flagged floors and many old historic features, such as the lovingly restored polished oak flooring on the staircase and landing, and an historic cheese press built into the wall.

The owners have also carefully selected original artworks and lots of interesting finds which were unearthed during the renovation, creating a holiday home of real character, style and originality.

Step into a welcoming conservatory/dining area with lots of natural light and stone-flagged floors with the comfort of underfloor heating throughout.

The two elegant bedrooms both feature the original A-frame beams and are flooded with natural light from the large skylight windows.

There’s also a luxurious, modern bathroom with walk-in-shower, ensuring guests will be delighted and rested during their stay.

This cottage boasts an open plan living space with a cosy sitting area featuring a woodburning stove and a well-equipped designer kitchen with Belfast sink.

Outside a pretty walled patio provides the perfect spot to sit and dine alfresco on the bistro-style seating.

From the doorstep of this delightful cottage you can take a short stroll to the two popular village pubs and there are numerous walks into the scenic Peak District National Park.

The tranquil setting of Carsington Water is nearby with lots of activities including, cycling, walking, watersports and a waterside restaurant, or take a leisurely bike ride along the Tissington Trail.

The historic Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall are a short drive away, as well as the popular market towns of Matlock, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton, making this an ideal holiday base to relax and enjoy any time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Electric underfloor heating on ground floor, wall heaters and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, Bluetooth speaker
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car on a first come, first served basis
  • Alternative roadside parking available nearby on a first come, first served basis
  • Front patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 3 mins walk
  • Note: The property is not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility due to a steep spiral staircase
  • Note: There are low beams in places.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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