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Royal Oak

(Ref. 1026472)

Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from our second stay which really speaks for itself."

    We will return.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property suited us very well - three generations, parents, children plus partners grandchildren."

    (7 adults, one infant school child and a toddler). It was clean, comfortable, well equipped and a lovely big lounge and dining area gave plenty of space for socialising. Garden very small, but as we had poor weather it didn't affect us and there were chairs available for sitting outside. A most enjoyable stay. We would have found a second set of house keys useful as we did spend some time going up and down the stairs to retrieve the keys from either the back or front door, when in the property.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "A tidy, clean if slightly quirky in layout cottage, with good walking access to the surrounding Peak District."

    Kitchen well stocked with pots and pans, good sized lounge area for eight, with large smart TV, excellent Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. No mobile phone signal, but you cannot blame the owners for that, so just use the Wi-Fi until you leave the valley of the village. Overall, a very enjoyable extended family stay for the eight of us..

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We honestly cannot rate this cottage and the owners more."

    The cottage is a short distance from so much that even though we only stayed for 3 nights, we were able to explore so much and make some great family memories. The cottage itself was like a home a way from home. It was clean and comfy with so much space. The facilities that the owners provide were honestly above and beyond what you would expect from a holiday let. From kitchen appliances, cutlery, pots, pans and the necessities to everything you could need in a home to have a no worry stay. We holidayed with family so the two floors that included a separate bathroom on each is a dream to share the experience but have our own little bit of privacy. The decor was outstanding and so fresh but also charismatic, you can tell that the owners have put a lot of thought and love into it. There was so much space throughout for our family of 7 including a sweet, comfy little snug which the kids in particular adored. Claire was so accommodating and welcoming from the get go of our booking. The location was spot on too. Although close to a busy road with the pub opposite, it was so quiet and peaceful with everyone surrounding so polite. We are already talking about booking again and I have already recommended this place to a couple of friends and family members. Do not hesitate to book, you will not be disappointed! We cannot wait to come back for a longer stay next time in the very near future.

    Thank you for such a lovely review and for looking after our property so well. We are glad you had a nice stay and we hope to see you again. Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Feb 2023

  • "A perfect cottage for a perfect weekend get together for 6 old friends."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Brassington boasts two very welcoming pubs with the Olde Gate literally the other side of the road from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Nov 2022

  • "The only issues were that the oven trays were all dirty and we had to wash them before use (not a massive task, they were probably just missed)."

    There was supposed to be a second set of keys hung up by the back door. We couldn’t find keys or a hook. We really loved the house, the village and the pubs and we will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Nov 2022

  • "Had to find this property @ short notice."

    To accommodate 7 adults the cottage was really spacious, comfortable & kitchen very well equipped. The location was ideal for walking & visiting local places. Both pubs nearby served excellent food and drink. Nothing was too much trouble. We were given shortbread, by the owners, as a welcome gift. Thank you Claire!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Can you include the address for the WI-FI as well as the code?"

    Very comfortable. Took 1 minute to reach the pub!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2022

  • "We were impressed with the modernisation, decor and fittings, as well as the personal contact from the owner to ensure everything was how we wanted it when we arrived."

    Brassington is a great place to stay, with it's history and for walkers. The two top floor bedrooms have great views of the surrounding hills with their traces of former mine workings and rock outcrops. Overall, Brassington is an excellent base for exploring the Devonshire Dales and Peak District, remaining a relatively quiet and authentic former mining village. The odd lorry whizzing past the cottage before 9am was the only interruption to the overriding sense of calm. The hospitality provided in The Olde Gate Inn across the road is worth the cost of the stay alone - the quality of the food, in particular, is outstanding! Overall, we would rate our stay and the cottage 4.75 out of 5, with just a few practical points which bothered us a little (we're being 'picky' here and commenting in the hope our feedback will be useful) - a taller lamp in the lounge to provide a reading spot on one of the sofas, a shaving point in one of the bathrooms, a powerpoint near a mirror (for my wife's hairdryer). We would very happily return, however!

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2020

  • "We stayed here for a 40TH birthday, the accommodation met all of our needs and was over equipped with everything we needed."

    It was comfortable and spacious and suits all types of parties. Would 100% recommend this beautiful quirky cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was a lovely cosy base, great for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire dales."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really fantastic cottage."

    Lovely pub opposite.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2020

  • "Picture-perfect!"

    My family and I enjoyed a wonderful few days staying in the Royal Oak Cottage located in the beautiful village of Brassington. We hired bikes at nearby Carsington Water and enjoyed a pleasant ride around the reservoir (bookings to be made online). We had a trip to Castleton and climbed Mam Tor followed by coffee and cake in one of the pretty tea rooms in the town. Matlock Bath and Bakewell are a short distance from Brassington making this the perfect location to explore the Peaks. The village has two pubs both serving excellent food. We had a particularly warm welcome in the Miners Arms and arranged a 'takeaway' from the main menu one evening to take back to the cottage, the food was so delicious that we went back to eat the following evening. The locals are delightful and we loved walking around the village admiring the pretty cottages and scenery, this truly was the most relaxing few days. The cottage is spotlessly clean, spacious and has everything that you need for a comfortable and cosy stay. We cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Jul 2020

  • "We really loved our stay at the Royal Oak, we liked that we don't need to bring towels and bedding."

    The kitchen was more than complete, it had everything. We will come back sometime. Greetings family Molier

    Reviewed by Ilona5.0Dec 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug
  • Electric central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • On road parking
  • Rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note the property accepts a minimum 3 night stay

The property

Wirksworth 4.4 miles.

Nestled in between the bustling market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell, this charming end-terrace stone cottage rests in the village of Brassington, in Derbyshire.

Benefitting from stunning views across the rolling fields, this property is the perfect choice for friends and families.

The open-plan living space has been individually styled with all contemporary furnishings and a lovely purple and grey colour scheme, which adds some character to the room.

The cottage boasts an oak fitted kitchen with all the necessary appliances for preparing some delicious meals, whilst the large dining table provides all the space you could need for a family gathering.

The bedrooms are arranged over two floors and are set up as a king-size and twin on each floor, making it ideal for families.

Each bedroom has been fitted with a selection of wooden chest of drawers and bedside tables for storing your personal belongings.

There is a first-floor snug area, ideal for getting some quiet time to read a good book.

Discover a gleaming bathroom and shower room to prepare for your day in style.

To the rear of the cottage is a patio area, ideal for dining alfresco during the summer months, or simply enjoy the fresh country air.

The Old Gate Inn pub can be found within a stone's throw of the property and is popular for its delicious food menu, also an excellent choice for quenching your thirst after a long day sightseeing.

Resting just outside of the Peak District National Park, this property is well-placed for accessing a number of country trails for walking and hiking, particularly excellent at the Dovedale Nature Reserve, as well as cycling routes.

Further afield are the market towns of Matlock and Ashbourne, both rich with must-see tourist attractions.

Also nearby is Carsington Water, where you can enjoy birdwatching, fishing and kayaking.

Royal Oak is the place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

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About the location

ASHBOURNE

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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Please note the property accepts a minimum 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas