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Florries Rest

Ashover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 962886)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Judith

    “We loved the quirky accommodation - very well equipped and comfortable.”

    However, there isn’t a great deal of privacy in the house - sounds carry and people should be aware of the eco camping close to the cottage. We weren’t bothered by it at all but others might be.

    However, there isn’t a great deal of privacy in the house - sounds carry and people should be aware of the eco camping close to the cottage. We weren’t bothered by it at all but others might be.

    - Judith, September 2021

The property

Tucked away near the large market town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is this rural and eco-friendly barn conversion, Florries Rest.

Set over two-storeys and sleeping up to six guests, Florries Rest is a unique and charming dwelling for your visit to Derbyshire, within easy reach of Mansfield and Sheffield.

Approaching the property, you will pass the owner’s residence which is onsite of the working farm also, where you will find two off-road parking spaces available right outside of the property on the upper-level garden; for those requiring disabled access, there is parking available at the front of the property.

Upon entering the property, you are enveloped into a quirky open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, which is sure to become the social hub of the home.

Enjoy cosying up in the sitting room in front of the woodburning stove and selecting a show to watch on the TV for the evening with a glass of wine.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the rustic kitchen and gather you family around the dining table to discuss the plans for the days ahead.

When sleep calls, guests will benefit from the first of two bedrooms, this one being a ground-floor double with beautiful beams and exposed reclaimed wood, along with an en-suite shower room and access to the garden via the stable door, this is ideal for anyone with mobility issues.

Climbing up the outdoor stone steps, you will discover the master bedroom, with a double bed and fantastic mezzanine looking over the living space below, the stand-out feature is the free-standing bath, where you can take a long soak before climbing into bed for the evening; along with an en-suite cloakroom.

Outside you will find a private patio area where you can enjoy a morning cup of tea as you watch the world go by or opt to sit on the lower level and enjoy the sights of the farm’s animals.

Nestled in the splendid rolling green hills of the Derbyshire countryside, residing along the Marsh Brook is the small hamlet of Kelstedge.

This quaint, yet beautiful village has few amenities but is perfectly located to explore its neighbouring towns where there is plenty.

Whilst you are in Kelstedge be sure to make a trip to The Kelstedge Inn which promises visitors scrumptious meals, a wide variety of fine wines and ales and a roaring fire while you eat.

You can also take advantage of a full English at the Marsh Green Farm Shop.

Just a walk away is the rural village of Ashover, set in the picturesque conservation site of Amber Valley is the quaint renowned as being one of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire.

The village has a host of amenities to keep its many visitors happy, including a selection of over several pubs, visit The Old Poet’s Corner where you can sample a range of home-brewed Ashover Ales, or the Crispin Inn, one of the oldest pubs in peak district serving local and fresh produce.

Set just a short drive away is the former spa town of Matlock, which is home to a wide range of activities to suit everyone.

Explore the variety of independent cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops which have enough to keep shoppers and foodies happy.

Take a stroll through the glorious Hall Leys Park where you can enjoy a freshly prepared picnic or take part in a few of the recreational activities, such as boating, tennis, skateboarding and bowls; for the children, hop on board of the miniature railway for a stop by tour of the park.

Enjoy a family day out at Matlocks Farm Park, where children can feed, meet and hold the animals, there is also an on-site café to enjoy a well-earned cup of tea, or for those who aren’t ready for the fun to end, on-site horse riding lessons.

For thrill-seekers a day at Gulliver’s Kingdom is a must, where you can expect a wide-variety of rides, activities including an owl maze, adventure golf, water gardens, and cable cars which take you over the marvellous Matlock Gorge, it certainly is a sight to behold!

For a getaway where you can truly escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, choose Florries Rest.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with free-standing bath and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Biomass underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars, additional disabled parking available on ground-level
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are a series of stone steps leading to the upstairs bedroom, please take care
  • Note: This property is on a working-farm so there are animals on site, please take care
  • Note: There is a pond at the side of the barn, please ensure children are supervised at all times

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About the location


Matlock 5 miles.

The small, rural village of Ashover is peacefully situated in the Amber Valley, just five miles from Matlock. The village has several good pubs, including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District and The Old Poets’ Corner which offers home-brewed Ashover ales. The county town of Matlock, a former spa town, offers a host of fine eating places, good shops and an interesting museum, whilst at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom, with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, explore the lovely market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell pudding, or visit the elegant Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall where it all started for the Cavendish family. There is certainly plenty to see and do at in wonderful location!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas