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Church Farm Cottage

(Ref. 4478)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely couple of days at Church Farm cottage."

    Location was beautiful and quiet. Lois the owner was very friendly and very helpful. The cottage was very cosy with everything we needed. Good garden for the dogs and an extra field as well. Will definitely be back hopefully with better weather.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful location and a friendly owner who introduced herself on our arrival."

    The cottage was perfect for dog owners due to the garden. Perhaps being able to access the property earlier would have made our stay better. At 4pm in the Winter months, the daylight is going and there’s nothing to do apart from stay indoors.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.4Feb 2024

  • "We had an excellent stay and thoroughly enjoyed the cottage."

    The owner wastreally helpful and very friendly. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage we really didn't want to leave Lois is also an ..."

    Absolutely amazing cottage we really didn't want to leave Lois is also an excellent host and very helpful will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely break away with our grandchildren and 2 dogs."

    The cottage was warm and cosy with comfortable beds and has everything you require. The enclosed garden is perfect. Well situated for walks and National Trust properties.Would definitely use this home from home again.The owners are very helpful.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely and restful stay in a beautiful cottage, thank you."

    Reviewed by Tanja4.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal position."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The owner very welcoming and helpful. See you soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Oct 2023

  • "Generally a comfortable stay, but the layout of the bath and fixed screen meant that the shower was inaccessible to someone with arthritis."

    We feel that the motorcycle racing circuit ought to be mentioned (Sunday was very noisy) and it should be noted that the nearby pub appears to be permanently closed.

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2023

  • "Overall pleasant stay, peaceful location, plenty to do nearby, the owner kindly ..."

    Overall pleasant stay, peaceful location, plenty to do nearby, the owner kindly recommended a great forest&river walk to us

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great dog friendly place to stay."

    Good walks nearby. Lovely and quiet setting. The owner was very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and a great place to stay."

    Very friendly welcome, and very helpful owners. Location is brilliant for exploring the Peak District, and cottage location on the farm is great. Ideal cottage and location for dogs. Will certainly stay again!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2023

  • "The storage heaters in the bedrooms were switched off on arrival and did not give out any heat until the following morning."

    That first night the temperature outside was below freezing and I had to wear socks and a cardigan in bed over my pyjamas. This experience put a damper on the holiday, although it did warm up the second day.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, we did get a bit chilly at times, but that was due to the change in weather, and a couple or drafts in the property, but the log fire made it cosy in the evening, very welcoming host, and our 2 dogs were quite happy."

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage on a lovely location."

    The mattress is hard but apart that I'd come back any time.

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage and has all the amenities needed for a good holiday."

    Great location and the owners are very helpful. Ideal if you have a dog - secure back garden abd immediate access to fields behind the cottage. Loved it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage Very peaceful."

    It was ideal for our 2 dogs they settled in well theirs some nice walks surrounding the property and the owners were very nice too.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stayed at cottage 6 years ago and enjoyed it so much we wanted to return."

    Well situated cottage to Ashbourne and other villages and towns and local walks. Very dog friendly and cottage is lovely and cosy. Owner and family were very welcoming as well as the local pub just up the road. The pub also welcomes dogs and even has a owner and doggy night for food. Will definitely stay again. My only regret is I forgot to leave a comment in the visitors' book.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with all the facilities needed."

    The owner was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Lovely walk through the stables to the race track especially when the weathers not good. Loved the individual enclosed garden with extra space in the shared garden. Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Church Farm Cottage and visiting the surrounding countryside and South Peaks/Dales which it is ideally situated for exploring."

    There was a warm welcome from the owner on arrival and some good advice on local walks etc. The cottage was comfortable, cosy, clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The enclosed gardens were ideal for our chocolate Labrador and the best we have experienced. There are good walks right from the front door, through the yard and onto the fields beyond. A short walk away is the Shire Horse Pub that is dog friendly and serves good pub food. Ashbourne also had many dog friendly pubs that also served very good food. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be booking to stay again next year. Mike, Jan and Poppy.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent in every respect - clean, comfortable, well-equipped, peaceful, well located for touring the Peak District etc."

    I would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "This comfortable,compact cottage is ideally situated in a peaceful setting close to Dovedale and its surrounds in the Peak District,with Ashbourne on your doorstep."

    Ideal for dogs with a choice of footpaths locally.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, very cosy, a perfect country get away!"

    The owners could not have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable and offered us wonderful suggestions of places we could take our children and dog walking. Overall it was a perfect, relaxing break and one that we highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay , owner exceptionally helpful , cosy and warm , our puppy loved the space in and out , very close to Ashbourne."

    and with a pub offering food within a stones throw away , will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent value and a great area for walking."

    Much less of a tourist honeypot than the Peak District proper - Staffordshire Way and Limestone Way were real finds.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Mar 2022

  • "Nice welcome from the owner when we arrived."

    The kitchen was well equipped. The lounge had a nice open fire with a bucket of coal and a basket of logs to get you started. Everything you needed for a weekend away.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Mar 2022

  • "Cosy quiet relaxing any one wanting to recharge their batteries this is ideal."

    Lovely country walks and pretty villages around. My 2 dogs loved it .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Fully equipped, and the open fire was a real treat when the temperature dropped and the snow created a beautiful winter wonderland in the village and surrounding countryside. We highly recommend this dog-friendly cottage.

    Reviewed by Clinton5.0Nov 2021

  • "Warm and clean on arrival with a friendly welcome and the cottage just as described."

    Log and coal fire made cottage very cosy, beds very comfortable. Well equipped with kitchenware. Super location for exploring Peak District. Recommended

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Oct 2021

  • "The floor was uneven in the single bedroom ,and had to put a book under the foot ..."

    The floor was uneven in the single bedroom ,and had to put a book under the foot of the bed ,Both beds were really hard ,and very hard to sleep on ,And I found on taking sheets of the bed ,I found the mattress had passed it's time as the springs where coming through

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay owner was lovely even allowed my daughter to groom horse's had a lovely relaxing time"

    Reviewed by Janine4.4Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed."

    The garden was safe and secure for our two Beagles. The owner was very friendly and helpful yet left us to enjoy the surroundings ourselves. Baby Ducks, dogs, horses and a Peacock were regularly in the yard. Bliss. The bed was very comfortable which is important, especially after a day of walking with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was lovely and perfectly situated to explore the Peak District, garden was great and perfect for a barbecue."

    The owner was lovely and helpful and on hand to answer any questions, great walks straight from your front door. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, cosy and clean loved it's position too."

    Fantastic walks and beautiful countryside. Perfect holiday with our dog, we will definitly go again

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Enjoyed our 3 night stay Owner was very friendly and made us feel welcomed Hopefully will go back"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    We loved having a duck nesting under our window and the visiting peacock who peered in at us in the mornings. There are lots of lovely walks straight from the front door for anyone who loves walking or who has a dog. We felt very welcome and hope to stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    It had a well stocked kitchen and a nice, secure garden which is always useful when you have a dog. The owner was helpful, friendly and available when we had a query. We particularly liked the situation of the cottage as we could walk into lovely countryside from the door and there are lots of places to go and lots of local footpaths. Our only concern were the two single beds which weren’t comfortable and were squeaky. Maybe near the end of their lives.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage, well equiped, plenty of walks direct from the cottage."

    Lady owner very friendly and helpful. The Shire Horse pub just a short walk away also very good and friendly, excellent menu.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "No very good accommodation very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Only problems were it was very cold on the first night."

    Could maybe do with putting heating on before guests arrive when it’s cold and the hot water was not good either. Other than that it was great, clean, friendly host and very cosy. Perfect for our family.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2020

  • "We use Sykes because we take our 3 cats on holiday with us."

    This cottage provided us with the tranquility in its remote location, safe countryside for the cats to explore in and owners who understood our needs and accommodated us perfectly, Located between Ashbourne and Derby the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Peak District and Staffordshire.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage everything you need made very welcome from owner on arrival ..."

    Beautiful cottage everything you need made very welcome from owner on arrival cottage was spotless inside great for are little pooch George as garden is enclosed to rear fantastic walks around fields near buy would definitely recommend this for anyone with a family and furry friend to relax and enjoy local supermarket only 10 min drive away which was good open fire which was great on a night so cosy and made you feel relaxed would definitely go back again but leave kids at home lol fantastic cottage definitely recommend this

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in this clean, comfortable cottage (party of 3)."

    We had 2 greyhounds with us that we aren't able to walk off lead so the secure garden with high hedging/fencing was ideal for them. Mrs Blake was extremely welcoming and helpful and the cottage location was perfect for many local attractions. We hope to return. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely time at the cottage and found hosts easy to talk to, would have liked better weather but we suppose they can’t do everything haha, We enjoyed local eateries and the fact that within a short distance we could stock up on necessities."

    Thankyou Edlaston, we enjoyed Bill &June, Len, Tilly&Nova

    Reviewed by Bill3.8Jun 2019

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was a true home from home."

    The owner and family was so friendly and helpful. It really is a great base for the Peak District. It has some lovely views and walks right outside your front door.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stayed in the cottage just for a mini getaway in the middle of March."

    The description did not disappoint. Directions were great and just off the A515. Location was brilliant for the local pub, local walks, a trip to Dovedale, Dimmingsdale walks and a trip into Ashbourne for tea and cake while I left hubby to watch the last day of the Six Nations Rugby!!. Cottage had everything we needed. The enclosed garden was secure to let our dog run in and out. In the evenings when the weather turned very slowly and rainy we put the log fire on and out our feet up. Thank you to Mrs Lynch for making us welcome.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "Booked both adjoining cottages for a family New Year break , everything was perfect ,the area ,cottages and experience ."

    Cottages were really clean and welcoming ,good facilities and in great situation , although off beaten track many places were in local vicinity . The local pub ,a 10 minute walk away was definitely worth a visit ,food was excellent . Would definitely return and recommend .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owner was always helpful,informative of local places to go, really friendly the whole family, they always had time."

    Very clean accomadation and peaceful. It had eveeything we needed.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage and Lois the owner is very friendly and welcoming."

    It is a little hard to spot the turn off as down an unlit country road - just to be aware if you are travelling in the dark.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Oct 2018

  • "Went to Church cottage for the second time."

    It is a perfect place for visiting Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had great week in church farm cottage very comfortable with great surroundings,including for our spaniel walks from front door,back garden for dog to come in and out as he pleased, local pub 10 mins walk great for food and dog friendly big garden at back with great countryside views."

    The owner of the cottage lives in the farmhouse attached is very friendly and will help you with anything you require, would defonately go back, great location for exploring the Peak District had great days out and weather was fantastic had to visit locations with water for dog to go swimming to keep cool lots of lakes reservoirs rivers to visit within short driving distance beautiful area of England

    Reviewed by Ernie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday,being able to give the dogs a free run on the spot was a real bonus and mrs Blake could not have been more friendly and helpful."

    Food at The Shire horse pub along the road was absolutely delicious.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2018

  • "This holiday cottage was just perfect for what we wanted."

    Great base for exploring all that Derbyshire has to offer. Some lovely walks on your doorstep and a choice of pubs to eat out. Cosy cottage to come home to after days out. Lovely friendly welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for."

    It was warm and cosy with the lovely open fire which was great as it snowed. It was spotlessly clean,well equipped and all the linens and furnishings were of the best quality. The garden was secure for our dog and the views were very relaxing as was the peace and quiet.Walks were plentiful nearby and the church was very interesting.The local pub was just a short walk away. Lois was very friendly and helpful and we had everything we needed. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for several weeks in the summer and would highly recommend this cottage to anyone for a home from home holiday in the fabulous Peak District

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage and it was great that we could take our two dogs."

    Reviewed by Andy4.6Nov 2017

  • "Only one small thing I noticed which was the light bulbs were very dull - could do with a much higher wattage."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.8Aug 2017

  • "Nice accomodation & friendly welcome!"

    Reviewed by Phillip4.0Jun 2017

  • "We were really luck to find this cottage and the location was very central to travel around Peak District and to Alton Towers."

    We had a great week staying in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Madhawa5.0Apr 2017


    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2017

  • "Visiting family in the area cottage was perfect for us, pity you can't book good weather to go with it, just battened down the hatches, built up the log fire & shut ourselves in it was lovely."

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jan 2017

  • "I've yet to be disappointed in bookings I've made through Sykes ."

    Each cottage I've stayed in has matched the description given . Church farm was ideal for me in all ways- clean and comfortable , open fire and lovely garden . Private ,yet with friendly help on hand if needed. Good location too , for exploring the Peak District and Chatsworth Estate etc . Ideal for dog- owners - walks from the cottage doorstep and no restriction for dogs at the nearby pub which served good food - ( for humans )!! Many thanks , will be booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Rosie4.0Oct 2016

  • "Church Farm Cottage was a very nice and charming cottage in an idyllic rural countryside, just what we were looking for."

    It was a perfect base for us to discover the Peak District National Park. Mrs. Blake, the owner and neighbour, was very friendly and helpful during our stay.

    Reviewed by Eduardo5.0Sep 2016

  • "THE Cottage was perfect, everything you need in a house was availeble."

    Nice, friendley people. WE saw a lot of Peakdistrict. Shopping in Ashbourne, the cities Chesterfield and Sheffield, Carsington Water, Hope Valley, Treak Cliff Cavern .......

    Reviewed by Henri5.0Aug 2016

  • "Our daughter and her partner had one cottage and my wife and I had the other, so the communal garden worked perfectly for us and our dogs."

    The garden was fully enclosed, which is brilliant to just be able to let the dogs out at any time. Loved the fire, with enough fuel provided for the week. Owner was great, and Ashbourne is on the doorstep. We love the area and the people, so thanks for a great holiday. Only problem is we need another one to get over all the walking!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (1 x 6'3" bed, 1 x 5'6" bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
  • Storage heaters with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room (£1 meter)
  • Electricity and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • individual enclosed garden, with furniture and BBQ with access to shared lawned area Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles
  • Pub/restaurant 300 yards.

The property

A lovely traditional terraced cottage, set on the owner's equestrian farm in the quiet hamlet of Edlaston, 3 miles from Ashbourne.

This Peak District cottage is a very cosy retreat, comfortable and welcoming, with an open fire and beamed ceilings, a cosy sitting room, two delightful bedrooms.

Beautiful, mature gardens, with individual enclosed area, with access to a large shared lawned area, ideal for enjoying the idyllic surroundings.

Excellent footpaths close by lead to the surrounding areas from the doorstep of this Peak District cottage.

Discover the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and Calke Abbey, or visit the market town of Ashbourne, with its antique shops and traditional coaching inns.

Enjoy superb cycling and walking in the Manifold Valley, or a day at Alton Towers.

Plenty to see and do from this characterful Peak District cottage.

Note: Although this property sleeps 4 adults, due to the size it is most suitable for 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Note: This cottage is next to ref 6964 and together they accommodate 8 people.

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About the location


Ashbourne 3 miles.

Edlaston is a lovely rural hamlet just 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Ashbourne. Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of a Derbyshire market town - there is a market place with stalls, an 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.

Please note that check in time will be 4pm

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas