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The Tack Room Cottage

(Ref. 927577)

Ashover near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Well appointed holiday cottage in a beautiful rural setting within easy walking distance to the excellent pubs in Ashover."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were visiting family in Chesterfield and the cottage was a convenient location for us."

    Ashover is a very pretty village. The property is furnished to a high standard with all the equipment you need for a comfortable stay. Contact with the owner was by phone and she was very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The location was good, the cottage was cosy and bedrooms comfortable."

    Setting was beautiful and it was a good base to explore the area. However there were a few things which we feel need addressing. Directions were inaccurate and all of us struggled to find the entrance to the Tack Room. We selected the property as it was stated that it was a ten minute walk to the local pubs. This walk along the roads would have taken a lot longer and in places on the country lane there was no pavement or lighting. Maybe it takes that time a walk across the fields but this isn’t an option at night. A sensory light would be useful on the steps to the property as it was dark and slippery in the rain. The living room has no windows and was disappointingly dark. The small step to the kitchen is a hazard and one of our group had a nasty fall. We expect to find kitchen basics such as salt and pepper, oil, tea, coffee, foil, cling film- none of these were provided 9.30am check out we thought was a little early especially when we were expected to strip beds, empty bins and dishwasher. The guests in the other cottage were also unhappy about the check out time

    Reviewed by Shelagh3.1Sep 2023

  • "Well appointed in terms of decor but the living room was very dark and the kitchen table simply too big for the kitchen."

    Fortunately there were only four of us so we could squeeze in. Garden delightfully located, surrounded by mature trees. Given the darkness of the living room we spent much of our time at the cottage in the garden. As a base to explore the Peak District it is very good. Bit disappointed that the central heating proved to be difficult to control and the dishwasher was out of commission for the whole week.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. The dishwasher was brand new for your stay, but unfortunately, when it was fitted and tested, a fault was found and we had to wait for another replacement dishwasher to arrive which we appreciate impacted on your stay for which we apologise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage well maintained lovely hosts came and sorted boiler when ..."

    Wonderful cottage well maintained lovely hosts came and sorted boiler when heating and water went off , would definitely use again

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, struggled with heating initially but got sorted."

    Lovely’s hosts. Clean and comfortable great location.

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, very well equipped to a high standard and so comfortable throughout."

    And its location on the edge of the village of Ashover, in open countryside, is absolutely perfect for an idyllic rural getaway, with plenty of very enjoyable country walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, good quality fixtures and fittings in a sympathetically restored farm building."

    Lovely location well served by its location close to the village and marvellous farm shop and cafe.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Tack Room it was everything we hoped it would be."

    The beds were very comfortable & the whole cottage felt cosy & warm. There are some fab walks right from the doorstep. The kitchen has all the facilities you need including dishwasher & washing machine. The cake & wine was a lovely bonus! We will definitely return :)

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage, it is a shame it doesn’t have a log burner or gas/electric fire to make it feel extra cozy but it is not a cold cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen and comfortable sofas in the living room. The cottage was generally clean but it could of have a little extra attention in the main bathroom, large cobwebs on the ceiling and the small mirror needed a clean, it would be nice to have a larger mirror in the main bathroom.

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Sep 2022

  • "This is the second time for us at the Tack Room, and as the first visit we were impressed by the cleanliness and care that owners took in presenting their property."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage and location are exceptional."

    Local walks that we could take the dog and 4 pubs that are all dog friendly within easy walking distance. Marsh Green Farm Shop, Kelstedge, and the Stamp in Ashover village did excellent breakfasts and again dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely property in an excellent location with beautiful scenery and in walking distance to the village."

    All in all comfortable and spacious accommodation. The main bedroom very large and the additional day bed in there was ideal as my young granddaughter could stay in the same room as her parents and they all had plenty of space. The living area is rather dark and would benefit from some additional illumination, otherwise a great property for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8May 2022

  • "The Tack Room cottage was very clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable and warm cottage."

    High quality fixtures, fittings and linens. Owner was very knowledgeable and helpful. One of the better sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Feb 2022

  • "The Tack room cottage was a lovely place to stay, very comfortable, very clean, beautifully finished with gorgeous surroundings."

    We had a lovely weekend

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great property, very comfortable, clean and warm."

    The property owner was very helpful when we need it. thanks! I am sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week at the Tack Room."

    The place was spotless and had every home comfort we needed. A lovely welcome pack on arrival made settling in easy. The beds were very comfy, rooms felt spacious and furnishings were modern and well looked after. The village had a lovely pub and was quiet and quaint, lovely for an evening stroll. The cottage is in a great location for lots of the main tourist attractions. The owners very friendly, on hand but didn’t interfere just as we like it. The garden was nice and secluded. Although there is another cottage on site we hardly saw the other tenants and were not disturbed by their being around. My one criticism would be the amount of natural light in the downstairs. Had the weather been more sunny I would have felt we had missed out as there is very little natural light in the lounge area. This was mentioned in other reviews. Whilst it didn’t ruin the holiday it did make being indoors a slightly less enjoyable experience. However, other aspects of the cottage and location made up for it.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very nice cottage however the lounge area is very dark and needs the lights on at all times, the images on your site are very deceiving."

    Beds were extremely comfortable and all the fittings were high quality. The area is central and good for visiting the different features of the peak district. Very nice of the owner to provide an excellent lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Ashover is small village so not much other than eating and drinking to do but with transport it’s a good base for the Peak District. Thanks to Leslie for assistance during the stay and that gorgeous chocolate cake.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Jun 2021

  • "PLUS Superb location Nice village with welcoming pubs with good beer and food Well fitted out with amenities and appliances Very clean Good parking MINUS Not sure why the entrance image on your website of The Tack Room is of the rear door, other than the front door is at the bottom of a few steps."

    There are no windows in the lounge, other than the glass in the entrance door, which does not really matter as this give the room a cosy feel howver, the lights could do with being brighter should the occupant wish have a lighter room. The master bedroom has a low ceiling and an even lower beam running the length of the room. Some occupants may find this difficult to cope with when moving around, particularly at night!

    Reviewed by Chris4.4May 2021

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and set in a beautiful location."

    Short walking distance to local pubs and shop. Did a few local walks and ventured out to Ladybower Reservoir, Carsington Water and Dovedale Country Park for longer walks - all stunning and made even better with the glorious weather we had in April. Made the most of 'car park' pub dining in Ashover and enjoyed good pub food and service at all the eateries. Lesley (owner) and her parents, who live next door made us very welcome and the goodies in the kitchen on our arrival were well received! A lovely break all round! thank you!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have all had a wonderful time at the Tack room cottage."

    It is a absolutely stunning area, and the cottage and surrounding cottages are gorgeous too. The beds and sofas are very good quality, and comfortable, as 2 of our party suffer from bad backs, and for once we were both happy with both!! It’s lovely and warm and cozy too, the only downside in our eyes, was the lounge was very dark, as it could be night or day in there with the darkness, it just lacked a window. But it certainly didn’t spoil our lovely relaxing time away. All the bathrooms and showers were fabulous and spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed. We cooked in every evening too, with the COVID-19 situation, and we managed perfectly. We enjoyed a few pints of ale in the Crispin Inn. Very friendly for us and our 2 dogs

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Oct 2020

  • "An wonderful location in a quiet village with two excellent pubs."

    Plenty of things to do in the area, we particularly enjoyed a trip on the steam train to Whitby. The owner was very welcoming & we greatly appreciated the hospitality pack he left for us.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the cottage and the area"

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Tack Room Cottage is a beautifully re-furbished out-building in an idyllic farmstead setting, in a small complex of stone buildings, courtyards and gardens, with an elegant small 'manor farmhouse' at its heart."

    The whole is surrounded by pastures and woodland belonging to the property, allowing a fair bit of walking whilst hardly leaving the grounds. This includes seven minutes to your very own 'Farm Shop and Cafe', extremely friendly and well-stocked with self-catering treats, liquid and otherwise, and a perfect place for 'brunch' made largely of home grown or very local fresh food. The local area, just outside the Peak District National Park, is classic, English countryside: deep valleys with woods and running streams, high moorland, unspoilt villages clustered round their churches and traditional pubs. If you want peace and quiet, you've got it! If you like a heritage site to visit, Chatsworth is unmissable: both the house and the gardens are worth every penny and every minute of a few hours at a time. We went twice, once for the gardens (with grandchildren) and once for the house (by ourselves). Coming back to the cottage itself, it can cope well enough with two couples and two children, accommodation-wise, though the kitchen - and especially the fridge - did struggle for space a bit (we arrived in a heatwave!) The only other thing we would have different (in an ideal world) is more daylight in the main living room - just one window to see out of would be nice. On the odd rainy day, being cooped up in the house felt a little claustrophobic. This was apparent from an earlier review, so we were happy to accept it as it was and not let it spoil the holiday. When the sun was shining, we used the small, pretty back lawn for meals and drinks. The outside table and chairs there were fine but there was nothing to lounge on, so bring your own loungers or a rug, if that's what you like! The owner, Lesley, was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. We were left to our own devices unless we asked for something - such as re-booting the wi-fi router, which there was quite a need of for a day or two. There were plans to address that, so it may no longer be an issue; and it worked well anyway, with good bandwidth, most of the time. We went away with a couple of bags of lovely fresh vegetables from the next door garden, too - very generous and very tasty! To cap all that, we left something quite precious behind (it had slipped under a wardrobe) and Lesley followed up on it assiduously. The cleaners found it, on looking again, and it was posted back to us without charge. You could not wish for warmer or better organised hospitality!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was stated that this property had an 'enclosed garden' which was the reason why I booked this property as I have a small dog."

    I rang Sykes to confirm that this was the case and was told that, yes, the garden was enclosed When I arrived at the Tack Room I realised the garden wasn't enclosed at all The representative I spoke to at Sykes clearly had no idea about the real facilities at the property and was only reading the description of the property as I had done. I feel Sykes should check that the facts advertised in the property description are correct otherwise all other property descriptions will be taken with a pinch of salt and in my case will prevent me from using Sykes again

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Mar 2020

  • "The Tack room was bigger than it looked, clean and had a bottle of wine, milk and lemon cake waiting for us on arrival."

    Lesley was so lovely and helpful. It was my dads 60th Birthday whilst away and she put banners and balloons all in the cottage to make it really special. We would highly recommend and would love to return. Many thanks again. Emma

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation, tastefully decorated and very clean, lots of space for two families and two children."

    Close to various attractions and places of interest. Owner was very helpful. Only slight negative was WiFi/internet was pretty poor.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Nov 2019

  • "It was a Nice cottage and the owners were very friendly."

    We were with six adults and the kitchen had everything we needed, but was a bit small. We loved the wooden Floors in the living room. We were out all Day dancing, and therefore we appreciated the comfortabele bathrooms and beds very much. There was hardly any daylight in the living room, but it idn't bother us since we were out all day.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful furnished in a peaceful setting."

    The owners were welcoming and friendly and I was very pleased with the wine and cake left for me. My dog Pippin, had plenty of space outside to roam and thoroughly enjoyed herself. I would certainly recommend this cottage and would like to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and well presented as described."

    The two double bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable, the single room (which has an extra pull out single bed underneath) served our needs very well. A hand rail to assist with the first few steps leading down to the cottage from the car park would be helpful but this did not detract from our stay. Both Lesley (the owner) and her parents who we met, were very helpful with local advice and ensuring our stay at the cottage went as smoothly as possible. Convenient for Ashover which has a number of good pubs and for the wider South East Derbyshire area. If visiting the area again this cottage would be top of our list.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owner's mother and father were very welcoming (the owner was away on holiday)."

    Would use this cottage again if holidaying in the area and were very pleased overall with the Sykes experience and the range of properties on their books.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, beautifully furnished, we had a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage was very helpful."

    We had a lovely weekend in and around the area.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2019

  • "The Tack Room Cottage was a wonderful place for our weekend break."

    It was beautifully decorated throughout, extremely spacious and spotless. The owner was really helpful both before and during our stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "The pictures really don’t do this cottage justice."

    It is a beautiful and cosy cottage set in wonderful surroundings and the owners are so friendly and helpful. We had the perfect restful break here over Christmas and we would definitely recommend it to anyone, as well as recommending booking through Sykes. Everything was straightforward and communication about our stay was great.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Dec 2018

  • "Mince pies and a Christmas tree awaiting us when we arrived."

    A nice touch. Comfortable, warm and well equipped. Dark nights and a small baby meant entertaining ourselves at the cottage in the evening so access to iplayer or even Netflix would have been good. We played board games and sourced a festive dvd instead.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2018

  • "We were there with a toddler grandson and the lock on the bathroom was not very ..."

    We were there with a toddler grandson and the lock on the bathroom was not very safe as he could lock it from the inside and it could not be open from the out side so we had to improvise other than that great holiday and very attentive owners

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were taken aback (as were other contributors to the comments book!"

    ) at the lack of natural light downstairs in the cottage living room - we feel the details should make clear that there is NO WINDOW and the only light is through the tiny windows in the door. The photo in the cottage details is misleading as it appears as if the mirror is a window.

    Reviewed by Cathleen4.1Jun 2018

  • "The Tack Room is one of the most beautiful cottages we've stayed in, location was absolutely perfect."

    The photos do not do the accommodation justice, so much larger than we expected & beautifully decorated. Local pubs within walking distance, everyone very friendly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2018

  • "We received a personal welcome to the Tack Room which is in a quiet location in beautiful countryside."

    We spent a lot of time in the sunny garden. The Tack Room is well furnished and very comfortable. It is a short walk to dog friendly pubs and Marsh Green farm shop and cafe.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2018

  • "The Tack Room Cottage is a luxurious and extremely spacious property located in a beautiful rural setting, ideally situated for exploring the Peak District."

    A wonderful home from home with everything you need to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible. I highly recommend the incredibly short trip to Marsh Green Farm Shop & Cafe for excellent locally reared meat, we were so impressed that we managed to squeeze in both a roast lamb dinner and a roast longhorn beef dinner during our stay! I very much hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2018

  • "A beautiful warm welcoming cottage."

    I would definitely return to The Tack Room Cottage the owners were friendly and it's a great place to stay as a base with some beautiful walks right from the door. Ashover is a lovely village and the locals made us feel welcome in the Black Swan and Poets corner.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Feb 2018

  • "Very disappointed to be charged credit card fee of £7."

    50 on both the deposit and the balance, especially so close to the rules changing when you won't be able to do this! Suppose you'll just add another surcharge on somewhere to cover for these charges.

    Reviewed by Pat4.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely family holiday in pretty, well equipped accommodation, in a beautiful location."

    With only one day of rain, we were out and about every day, finding more than enough to do to please everyone (children, parents, and grandparents).

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2017

  • "Myself and my family stayed at tack room cottage for a few days for my birthday."

    We had a really lovely time. It's a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. We would definitely like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Laura4.8Feb 2017

  • "Just like to say, the cottage was a wonderful place to spend a family birthday celebration."

    The family enjoyed it immensely.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2016

  • "We had an amazing week."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated & well-equipped with everything we needed. It was really quiet, pretty village with good facilities/pubs locally - perfect holiday for walking & relaxing.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2016

  • "I think a picture of the private garden which this property has would make it even more appealing to customers."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single day bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate 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
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private garden with lawn and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to sloping ceilings, there may be limited headroom in some bedrooms.

The property

This lovely three-bedroom stone-built stable conversion was originally part of the stables and Tack Room.

It overlooks the rear garden with views across the surrounding open countryside.

Entry is under an arched porch way into the very comfortable sitting room, beautifully furnished to the highest of standards.

The country-style kitchen has plenty of character and has been beautifully equipped to meet all your culinary needs, with the dining area making it a very sociable space.

Each bedroom is tastefully appointed, one with an en-suite and one with an additional day bed, allowing flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

To the rear, five steps lead up to a private lawned garden which has fine views over fields; a delightful spot in which to relax and soak up the sun.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 927574, 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!

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