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Sundial Cottage

Brassington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 939845)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • “A really unique, character cottage which has been sensitivity modernised to provide a very comfortable and memorable stay.”

    - Andrew, October 2021

The property

This detached Grade II listed stone cottage, formerly a pair of lead miners’ dwellings, is the oldest cottage (c.1615) in the village of Brassington, tucked away in a wonderfully peaceful location on the fringes of the Peak District National Park.

With versatile sleeping arrangements, the recently refurbished accommodation is equally ideal for friends, couples or families.

Approach the cottage through the fully enclosed pretty terraced garden and enter the well-equipped kitchen.

Across the corridor is a well-appointed modern shower room.

In the evening, you can look forward to socialising in the beamed sitting room or simply closing the shutters on the mullioned windows and relaxing with a good book in front of the cosy wood burner.

For a change of scenery, the spacious dining room with sitting area is perfect for enjoying your favourite meals or sinking into an armchair in front of another wood-burning stove.

Upstairs, the twin bedroom has ample hanging and drawer space and tastefully co-ordinated decoration.

The large king-size double bedroom, with further mullioned windows, has a day bed for a third person as well as a travel cot.

A spacious and characterful beamed family bathroom completes the accommodation.

The garden is set on three levels, with wooden dining furniture (and barbecue), an arbour with seating and a top sun terrace with views towards the hills.

Brassington is an unspoilt conservation village perched on a hillside on the edge of the Peak District National Park, in the midst of open countryside, very close to the Limestone Way and to the High Peak Trail for cyclists.

One of the two welcoming pubs, Ye Olde Gate Inn, was the Times' cosiest pub in Britain and the Independent's 2017 unspoilt pub of the year.

The attractive market towns of Wirksworth, Ashbourne, Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton are all within thirty minutes, as are historic houses such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.

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.

There is something for everyone in all seasons in this delightful location.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with single day bed, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Further large dining and sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburners
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, audio unit with CD, Bluetooth and internet radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Oil, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available
  • Lockable bike store
  • Off road parking in cottage’s driveway for 2 cars
  • Garden with patios, sun terrace, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops in Wirksworth 4 miles, basic necessities from the Miners Arms or Pudding Room and two pubs 5 mins walk.

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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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