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The Old Stables

Ashover near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 927574)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely place to stay."

    Lots of room but it felt cosy and everything was high quality. The setting is very pretty and feels like you’ve escaped yet you’re still near to plenty of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Quiet byway just outside of ashover village and a short walk to any of 4 pubs, farm shop and coffee shops. We had everything we needed for ages 3 to 73yrs and were very comfortable. Would highly recommend a stay here for easy access to everything the Peak District has to offer.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Cleanliness second to none. Extremely comfortable and homely with everything you could wish for in a holiday let. The owner was very friendly and helpful and kindly left some provisions in the kitchen which were much appreciated. We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2022

  • "We stayed in the Old Stable with another family for 3 nights."

    Absolutely beautiful house. Lots of room for us all. We were lent two travel cots and high chairs which was really helpful. The Old Stables is in a lovely little village with a shop, cafe, pubs and play park. Lots of walks. Lots to do in the area as well and the area is beautiful. Thank you for our holiday!

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a great location."

    Spotlessly clean,great rooms.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "Accommodation very comfortable and clean."

    We all felt covid safe. Owners extremely accommodating and friendly. Perfect location and a good base for touring the area. Thank you for the welcome pack - especially the lemon drizzle cake. We found the freezer and especially the fridge to be far too small. As the cottage accommodates 8 people there should be a much larger fridge as we could not get all the provisions we had brought with us in. Only one side of the toaster was working and the other side takes ages to toast. These are purely comments which perhaps could be taken on board and certainly do not distract from the excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2021

  • "Cottage beautiful in a great location Thank you"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Lovely and well located property, and extremely well cleaned on arrival."

    Would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "An outstanding property in an idyllic surrounding."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "The great quality of the furnishings and furniture made this an enjoyable experience."

    The location was perfect for visiting Chatsworth and Hardwick Halls. Local pubs were good for great meals.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "1. Please can you make sure there are 2 contact numbers available."

    When we arrived we could not get hold of owner. 2. Duvets were far too hot! Summer ones required as it is very hot upstairs! Could do with some fans too. 3. Blackout blind needed in large en-suite room as was very light. 3. Could do with Amazon fire stick so you can watch films,etc. TV was quite small for size of room.

    Reviewed by EJul 2021

  • "We loved the Old Stables."

    .. Had a wonderful time, the kids loved it too. It's been very nicely converted and the grounds are magnificent. Lesley is lovely and very communicative. I gave it four out five primarily because check out time was 9:30am on the Sunday morning. I've never had to check out so early in my many times using Sykes and other accommodation websites. Lesley explained that there was another booking due on the day we left, but check in isn't until 4:30, so we all felt 7 hours turn around time to be a bit unnecessary, even during these Covid times. Otherwise, excellent!

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "Refrigerator and freezer too small for the number of guests."

    Wifi dropped out a few times. Lounge TV needs udating, very slow to respond to the remote control

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2021

  • "The accommodation was fantastic - beautifully high standard throughout and just a pleasure to stay in such a lovely place."

    Lesley was so helpful and welcoming - we definitely would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2020

  • "The Stables is a perfect holiday getaway."

    Beautiful property and location.

    Reviewed by CarlaOct 2020

  • "This property is furnished beautifully and maintained to a very high standard."

    It is in a beautiful setting and the owner was very welcoming. The extra touches of home baking and wine for when we arrived were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and was well equipped."

    It also sat in a beautiful edge of the Peak District making everywhere easily accessible.

    Reviewed by BarkAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and very comfortable."

    We enjoyed our weekend of lovely local walks.

    Reviewed by ColletteMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. Clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "Nice & peaceful location, cottage has been refurbished to a high standard."

    There were great views over the fields, with some nice walks direct from the cottage out into the dales. The location was really good for Matlock, which was surprisingly close, Matlock has a superstore with a petrol station and the location is ideal for going to the likes of Bakewell & Buxton. Ashover is a very picturesque village and has 3 decent public houses about 10 minutes walk away. All off the pubs did decent cask beers and the food was decent and not really expensive. Locals we spoke to were really friendly.

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2019

  • "It couldn't exceed my expectations because we have been there before!"

    And we have booked again for the same time next year. So that tells you a lot. Very comfortable, excellent for a large party, nice location, and the owner is very friendly and helpful while being absolutely non intrusive.

    Reviewed by TrevorDec 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed."

    The information folder was very well thought out with great suggestions for walks and places to visit. The bedrooms were all a good size and the bathroom facilities adequate. We really enjoyed our short break and the owner left us some lovely mince pies which we thoroughly enjoyed. The only thing that could be improved is that the only shower in the property is downstairs in the hallway. It would be nice given that there is space for there to have been a shower upstairs with the bedrooms instead of two baths.

    Reviewed by KellieDec 2019

  • "We had a brilliant weekend at the Old Stables."

    The accommodation was perfect, immaculate and in a lovely location. The owners were lovely and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by EdwardDec 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, beautifully presented with lovely attention to detail."

    Lesley was very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2019

  • "Lesley the owner was so friendly and helpful accommodation peaceful tranquil ..."

    Lesley the owner was so friendly and helpful accommodation peaceful tranquil easy access Matlock and bakewell found it lot travelling to alton towers you need to be prepared to travel distances photo on sykes was different to when we arrived but had lovely holiday

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "Great location, friendly owners,good pubs and food,1st class accomadation,walks from doorstep."

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2019

  • "Stayed here as a group of friends with young children."

    Its a beautiful place which is even better than the pictures. The rooms were beautiful and spacious and everywhere decorated to a high spec. The owners were friendly, helpful and relaxed! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristinaJun 2019

  • "Lesley the owner was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had."

    Our stay in the old stables was great, the location is beautiful and the accomodation suited our party size perfectly (4 adults and 4 children). Worth mentioning is the kitchen, it was very well equipped and had all we needed to cook up some delicious family meals which were enjoyed around the large dining table. We’d recommend staying here to friends and family.

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2019

  • "Fabulous, spacious and spotless holiday accommodation with lovely big comfy beds."

    A great location with three pubs just down the lane and the farm shop for a delicious cooked breakfast and a very warm welcome. Some beautiful walks from the doorstep with amazing views and within easy reach of two ridge walks, plus many other places of interest. Altogether great! A lovely village with very friendly people.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "Lovely spot and lovely property."

    All modern and was suitable for a large group of 8. Big shower downstairs which we weren’t expecting but was a welcome addition. Plenty of utensils in the kitchen with enjoyable lemon cake and games in the lounge. We used the welcome book to go for a walk and then ate at the local village pub which was fantastic. All in all a great weekend break and we wouldn’t hesitate to return. Many thanks

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2019

  • "This accommodation is superb."

    Really beautiful, finished to a high specification. The photos do not do it justice!!

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage gorgeous quiet location within walking distance to shop, tea room and pubs all very friendly also near to all major attractions in the area."

    The location is excellent. Cottage is warm comfortable and has the wow factor would book again in a heartbeat. The owner Lesley made us feel very welcome and even took the time out to source something we had forgotten.

    Reviewed by JanetteApr 2019

  • "The Old Stables was a stunning venue beautifully presented and fitted to a high spec."

    We loved it so much we were looking at possible dates to return! We would highly recommend The Old Stables.

    Reviewed by HeleneMar 2019

  • "The old stables is highly recommended by my quests and I would most certainly look to stay there again"

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Stayed at the Old stables with 7 friends for my birthday for the weekend and it was the perfect house!"

    Lovely and clean, spacious, warm and had every emenity we needed. Owners were kind enough to leave a bottle of wine and some cake which was a nice touch- we all said we’ve 100% return for future trips!

    Reviewed by LydiaJan 2019

  • "Great property in a brilliant location."

    Plenty of walks and a choice of local pubs with good food.

    Reviewed by GailDec 2018

  • "Beautiful property in an excellent location."

    Great walking on the doorstep and lovely pubs within walking distance. Our whole party had a fab weekend and will hope to return. Very nice to have a bottle of wine and home made cake left by the owner Lesley. The only negative for us as 4 couples who prefer showers rather than a bath would be for another shower perhaps over the bath to eleviate the wait but everything else was absolutely top notch.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2018

  • "Cottage was fitted out to a very high standard - definitely has the 'wow' factor."

    Directions form Matlock 1st -class. Lesley very helpful with a couple of settling in queries. As I wrote in the guest book (and I'm a bit of a 'picky' sort) absolutely NOTHING negative to say - a most enjoyable venue for my wife, myself and our family as part of our Golden Wedding celebrations.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location, down a quiet lane, but close enough to walk to the village and all its amenities."

    Lovely walks from the door and further afield. The cottage was very comfortable and suitable for friends sharing a weekend away.

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2018

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    The cottage was superb, very spacious and clean. Location was great with excellent walks straight outside. Local pubs were really nice too, especially The Poets.

    Reviewed by CharlieSep 2018

  • "There are many steps both on the ground floor and first floor."

    The property is actually on three levels.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "The Old Stables was a pleasure to call home for a few days, perfectly located for a trip to Chatsworth House and some country walks in the local area."

    The house is finished and maintained to a high standard throughout We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by RobJun 2018

  • "What a stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    I can't recommend this cottage enough, me and my friends had a wonderful stay at The Old Stables. The owner came to greet us on arrival and had left a bottle of wine and a cake, a really thoughtful touch. Thanks for a great holiday sykes!!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2018

  • "Loved the location of the accommodation."

    Perfect in every way, high standard throughout. Great place to party, relax and unwind with friends. Wine and cake on arrival was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2018

  • "Beautiful barn, owner Lesley was very friendly & accomodating."

    Barn was furnished to a very high standard, very comfortable & excellent location.

    Reviewed by HowardApr 2018

  • "The Stables was lovely for our party of 6 adults +2 children 2 and 4."

    Location was very good being a 10/15 min walk to the village. Ashover is a lovely village with shop and traditional pubs. It is well positioned for relaxing and walking locally but also for trips out for the whole family. Lesley the owner was friendly and helpful.Would highly recommend and love to go again.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2018

  • "The accommodation was spacious, clean and well equipped with everything we needed and more."

    .. The attention to detail in all the rooms was tastefully decorated and high quality. The owner introduced herself and was helpful in giving details of local amenities. We didn't want to go home, beautiful house and stunning location loved it.

    Reviewed by DonnaFeb 2018

  • "We had a wonderful weekend with family at The Old Stables to celebrate two 60th birthdays."

    The house was just perfect; plenty of space, beautifully decorated, well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The bedrooms in particular were stunning!! With many thoughtful finishing touches (including a bottle of wine and a homemade cake!) we couldn't have asked for any more! Lesley was extremely accommodating and friendly, and was happy to help us out with any extra requests we had. The Old Stables is tucked away at the end of a quiet road, but is within a 10 minute walk of the lovely village of Ashover. The views from the house across the fields are gorgeous, particularly on a sunny day (which we were lucky enough to have plenty of!) The village itself is beautiful and we enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Black Swan - highly recommended!! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend, we can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in ideal location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    Reviewed by KellyJan 2018

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, superb quality of accommodation."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

  • "What a gorgeous property!"

    Beautiful bedrooms, comfortable beds, lovely living space. Lovely walks from the house, pubs, local shop. I’ve already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by LindseyNov 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation in a lovely area with plenty to see and do, owners very friendly as well."

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2017

  • "A superb cottage in an idyllic surrounding."

    Easily accessible to places of interest and towns such as Bakewll and Matlock. Would have no problem in recommending The Old Stables .

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2017

  • "Great cottage and perfect location."

    Lesley and her husband we're great and made our stay lovely. The wine and cake went down a treat! Would definitely stay again and recommend it!

    Reviewed by SejalJul 2017

  • "Not only is the cottage superb, but Lesley was extremely helpful."

    I've stayed in many holiday rentals - this property is up there with the best of them.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2017

  • "Farm shop and café nearby very good Plenty of places to visit in surrounding area."

    Accommodation perfect for family get together very well equipped and very clean. Plenty of pubs with food close by.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2017

  • "Property was amazing looked good in the pictures but in reality they don't do it justice."

    Love it, love it!!!

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2016

  • "This cottage was a complete delight."

    Very spacious with an amazing top floor master bedroom and high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Lovely location down a quiet path but only a short walk away from 3 pubs which serve really nice food. It certainly had the wow factor and we would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2016

  • "An extremely comfortable, well dressed and thoughtfully equipped cottage."

    I would highly recommend this beautiful property.

    Reviewed by JulesNov 2016

  • "We booked the cottage for my Dad's surprise 70th birthday weekend and he absolutely loved it."

    The photos on the website made the cottage look luxurious, but the reality was even better. The quality of all the furniture, furnishings and decor is top notch, but we still felt really comfortable and it was a home from home for the weekend. Lesley and her family should be very proud of what they have achieved in this stable conversion. I don't have a bad word to say about our time in The Old Stables. The location is perfect for exploring the Peak District. The village is a short 10 minute walk, where there are 3 pubs to choose from. We will definitely be coming again in the very near future.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2016

  • "It was a family gathering to celebrate a 70th birthday."

    All the family were impressed.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2016

  • "Such a brilliant place to stay!"

    The property is really clean and all the bedrooms are a good size with some lovely little touches of character. It's in a great location with lots to do in the surrounding areas and just a short walk from the village with a few pubs. Great property!

    Reviewed by SusannahSep 2016

  • "2 bedrooms were brilliant but other two were rather small and one had no wardrobe."

    Not ideal for 8 adults. But on the whole very good accommodation and a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by LynAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms (two with TV): 3 x king-size double (one with dressing room and en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to sloping ceilings, there may be limited headroom in some bedrooms
  • Note: Please be aware that within the property there are internal stairs to most rooms
  • This may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

The property

This lovely, four-bedroom, stone-built stable conversion was originally part of the stables and carriage house to the hall.

It overlooks the courtyard and small frontage garden, with views across the surrounding parkland and open countryside.

Entry is from the main entrance door into a large vestibule hall, beautifully furnished to the highest of standards.

The country-style kitchen is beautifully equipped for preparing delicious meals and has plenty of character, with a separate dining room for enjoying meals together and a large sitting room.

Each of the four bedrooms are tastefully appointed, one with an en-suite, allowing flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

To the front a patio and private lawned garden, which has fine views over fields, provides a wonderful area for relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 927577, together they sleep 14.

Marsh Green Hall

Marsh Green Hall dates back to the 15th century and its history is linked to the Civil War. The stable block has been converted and is idyllically-placed on the edge of the small village of Ashover, five miles from the popular tourist town of Matlock. Situated in the hall’s grounds, along with the owner’s property, the two semi-detached properties have been meticulously renovated to a beautiful standard throughout. Retaining some exposed internal stone walls and timbers, both properties exude quality, with handcrafted, country-style kitchens boasting granite worktops, Belfast sinks and range cookers. The sitting rooms are comfortable and spacious with wood grain flooring, leather sofas and tasteful furnishings. Both properties offer contemporary bathrooms with an en-suite, a separate family bathroom and an additional ground floor cloakroom. With ample off road parking and private gardens showcasing views over open, private parkland and countryside, the properties provide excellent holiday homes with all modern comforts. A short stroll brings you to the four local inns and village shops, whilst golfers can enjoy a round on the 9-hole course in nearby Stonedge or on the Matlock golf courses. Ashover is one of the country’s largest parishes and has an extensive footpath network, with all routes coming back to the village. The surrounding area is wonderful for walking and cycling, or touring the pretty market towns and popular tourist attractions. Nearby Matlock, with its warm springs, offers interesting, independent shops, restaurants and tempting tea rooms, with Leys Hall Park providing a lovely setting for recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Chatsworth House and gardens are about 20 minutes’ drive away and Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall are also both well worth a trip. With Crich Tramway Museum and Matlock Bath close by, there's a wealth of activities for all. For birdwatchers and nature lovers, you can enjoy taking a walk around Carsington Water along well defined paths. Both lovely properties really do sit in a delightful area of Derbyshire.

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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

Note: Please be aware that within the property there are internal stairs to most rooms. This may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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