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March Hare

Kirk Langley near Brailsford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1012614)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "David and Andrea are fantastic hosts."

    The property March Hare is just a perfect stay, it is set in a tranquil country setting and has everything you could ever need from a lovely welcome basket and fresh flowers cut from their own gardens. Just perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday. David even made provision for me to charge my car for which I am most grateful. Thank-you for making our stay so memorable...Barry and Jennie

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2022

  • "One of the best places we have stayed."

    The accommodation was beautiful, comfortable and we felt at home straight away. The owner had gone above and beyond catering for guests needs. An extremely generous welcome basket awaited us. We could not have been looked after better.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Very tranquil, hidden away location."

    Set in beautiful grounds with views of the surrounding countryside. Accommodation very pleasant and comfortable and well equipped. The owners have thought of every detail and are very approachable and helpful.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2022

  • "A great few days break."

    Super location both for visiting attractions but also a beautiful setting, very peaceful and lots of wildlife. Premises excellent in terms of cleanliness, facilities and comfort. A much appreciated welcome pack and all the utility products needed. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and was always available if needed leaving nothing to be wanted for. Easily one of the best cottages we have visited.

    Reviewed by FraserMay 2022

  • "I cannot fault this property, it is exactly as advertised in the pictures, with lovely, thoughtful touches."

    The welcome food basket was lovely, and unlimited fire wood was great. The hosts were very welcoming and answered all the questions we had. The kitchen area is well equipped and the bedroom was also well decorated. It was cosy and practical- perfect for a relaxing break and driving further into the peak district. I would definitely book this stay again.

    Reviewed by TiaApr 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant Great hosts great location"

    Reviewed by TairApr 2022

  • "An absolute gem."

    ..set in quiet countryside, David and Andrea are fantastic hosts. Everything you could need is catered for including a gorgeous welcome basket and unlimited wood for the log burner. The accommodation is warm and cosy with lovely homely touches. Ideally situated to explore all of the local towns and villages, March Hare is fabulous for that peaceful/busy break that you might be looking for.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "March Hare is a beautiful holiday cottage."

    Lovely and clean, comfortable, cosy, with all home comforts and so peaceful. We had the most amazing welcome hamper with all the necessities. The Prosecco was especially refreshing after our journey. Thank you David and Andrea for a lovely stay in a wonderful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by AnjieMar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, beautiful setting and will be returning."

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 2022

  • "David was great nothing too much trouble,and the food hamper was not expected,all round we had a lovely week"

    Reviewed by RaymondMar 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very helpful owner who also offered excellent local knowledge about places locally to eat. Really lovely welcome hamper on arrival. Property would benefit from an entrance signpost from roadside.

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 2022

  • "David provided detailed instructions in advance of our arrival on how to find the cottage, was there to welcome us and show us around, the welcome hamper was extraordinarily generous, wood burning stove makes the evenings cosy, central heating very responsive, shower room spacious, furnishings very up market, the kitchen and crockery is top notch, and the bed is so comfy!"

    Great place to explore the southern Peak District, Calke Abbey and Keddleston Hall - great spaces outside the cottage to eat and relax - when the weather is good enough! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AllenFeb 2022

  • "Superb stay in lovely accommodation."

    High quality fittings and furnishings. Amazing welcome pack with many goodies. Peaceful surroundings as well away from the main road. Saw pheasants, hares and squirrels. No freezer facility but the owners kindly froze some ice packs for me. No recycling bins to hand. Very close to Kedleston Hall and Carsington Water where there are excellent walks, scenery and wildlife. The restaurant at Carsington Water has a great menu and excellent food.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJan 2022

  • "A fantastic little find , if you want to relax and explore this is the perfect place ."

    David was the perfect host and very knowledgeable about the area . We were left a Amazing welcome basket which was a surprise and appreciated. We enjoyed our time here and would recommend you try . Just like to thank them for the few days we had there .

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2022

  • "What a fabulous stay we had at March Hare Cottage!"

    Fantastic hosts in David & Andrea. The gorgeous property had everything we could have wanted, in a great location - plus a very lovely welcome basket, tailored to our needs as we’re gluten free, it was such a thoughtful touch. We felt very at home here & would definitely visit again. Thank you sii ooooh much for a magical stay.

    Reviewed by BryherNov 2021

  • "Very welcoming and friendly spotlessly clean everything you need peaceful and ..."

    Very welcoming and friendly spotlessly clean everything you need peaceful and quiet just could do with some signage to say when to turn into lane

    Reviewed by OliveNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at March Hare from the excellent cottage, brilliant walks and the weather."

    David was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The cottage was very clean and everything you could need was there. One of the best cottages we have stayed in (and we have stopped in a few). We would like to thank David and his wife for a wonderful holiday and the generous food package.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent in every way and our host was friendly and helpful while not being intrusive."

    We shall return!

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Was very surprised at the welcome pack it was top notch."

    The owner Dave was very helpful he explained everything to us and made our stay we would highly recommend the March Hare to anybody thanks Dave and Andrea

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2021

  • "Perfect cottage and location for the dales great hosts nothing to much trouble David is a great guy"

    Reviewed by RoySep 2021

  • "A big thank you to David and Andrea for a lovely stay in their amazing accommodation."

    It really is 5 star. A much appreciated hamper on arrival and a friendly welcome. David was full of information of places to visit and recommendations of restaurants. We cannot praise them enough and we will be returning.

    Reviewed by JAug 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed and spacious accommodation in quiet secluded surroundings, with a very generous welcome hamper included."

    The cottage is within easy reach of the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District and the owner, David, is on hand with friendly advice on places to visit and recommendations of local eateries. We would thoroughly recommend this lovely place.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "March Hare is a wonderful cottage fully justifying its 5 star rating."

    Beautifully appointed in a quiet and scenic location and handy for walking or National Trust properties in the area. There are also some great eating establishments near by. David and Anrea - the owners couldn't be more helpful! They provided by far the best welcome pack we have had on our travels. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "We booked this cottage last minute and didn't expect such a beautiful and comfortable place."

    We were welcomed by a wonderful host David who made us very comfortable and helped us with planning our trips. Very peaceful and safe grounds feels like home with lovely bbq. Decor and cleanliness were brilliant. Not forgetting the generous welcome hamper. Thankyou will definitely come back and recommend! Rashidah and Zuber

    Reviewed by RashidahAug 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming hosts."

    Generous touches and great welcome hamper. The cottage was very well equipped and the towels were even changed midweek. David gave us lots of recommendations on where to go and where to eat. A little hard to find but hosts will talk you through if you get lost. Really enjoyable week in a high end cottage.

    Reviewed by HenriettaJul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Area accessible to many parts of the Peak District including walks and bike trails. Excellent welcome pack, quiet location and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "As this is a relatively new property, everything was in an excellent condition and the furnishings very comfortable."

    The owners were very helpful, friendly and informative. The welcome pack was extremely generous and well thought out, and quite honestly the best we have ever had. The extra touches (shower gel, soap dispenser, cling film etc) were much appreciated. We will definitely return. Thank you again David & Andrea

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "March Hare is well thought out and equipped to a high standard."

    The thoughtful extras provided by the owners meant that we didn’t have to worry about everyday things like hand soap, tea towels and washing up liquid. Miraculously, we received fresh towels half way through the week. The welcome basket was the best and most generous I have encountered in decades of renting holiday cottages and David was an attentive and cheerful host for whom nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is situated in peaceful gardens and amongst trees, and is within reach of some good places, all of which, though, must be reached by car, since there are no walks from the door. Overall a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2021

  • "Beautiful fresh cottage in the quiet countryside, equipped with everything you need and a lovely welcome basket upon arrival."

    Super friendly owner who will help with anything you need.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Everything to a high standard, very comfortable bed, bedding and towels."

    Plenty of space, well lit, bright and airy. Really good welcome pack with everything for breakfast plus Prosecco! Welcomed by owners on site, could not have been more helpful. Would recommend as a truly restful holiday, quiet enough to hear owls at night.

    Reviewed by MaggieApr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing 4 nights in March Hare, the owner, David, was very welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay."

    Set in a beautiful and quiet location, there is plenty to see and from the doorstep. The welcome hamper was full of gorgeous items for breakfast. The whole experience was perfect and I couldn't recommend it highly enough to couples who are looking to get away for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "Lovely owner and information about where to eat and walks was great."

    Ilam park was lovely and the pub in Shirley was fantastic. A lovely meal for our 1st wedding Anniversary. We received a change of towels mid week and a lovely welcome basket with Prosecco. It was like staying in a hotel. Would recommend the tissington trail for cycling as well. Super quiet cottage and the Autumn colours were breathtaking!!

    Reviewed by GiselleOct 2020

  • "I have told our friends about this holiday we had they went and booked one their self thanks mr Ken Du-Gal"

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2020

  • "The owner was very helpful knowledgable of the local area and left an AMA welcome pack."

    Reviewed by KarlSep 2020

  • "David the owner was very helpful recommended places to visit and eat which were all excellent."

    The setting of this cottage was great for visiting the Dales.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "Highly recommend fabulous property great hosts."

    We had a really great stay and will definitely go again. Roy Gill

    Reviewed by RoyAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the March Hare."

    The owners are very friendly and greeted us when we arrived. We found a beautiful welcome basket in the kitchen which included many breakfast items and this was much appreciated! The rooms are finished to a high standard and are very comfortable. The location is also excellent, as it is within a 30-45 minute drive of the main attractions of the Peak District. We had a very quiet and peaceful stay, therefore I would recommend others not to hesitate to book!

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful 7 night stay at March Hare."

    The accommodation was perfect, newly finished and very nicely decorated with everything you could possibly need in a superb location. David and Andrea are excellent hosts and have fantastic taste in restaurants - providing us with great recommendations! They have extensive knowledge of the surrounding area and places to visit nearby - take everything on board as they really do know the best places! When we are next in the area we will be sure to book here again. Thank you again for everything David and Andrea! Alice & Mark

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2020

  • "Dave and Andrea were great first time hosts, who were ready and willing to do anything and happy to bring anything additional to the cottage, very quickly."

    The cottage was lovely and I would stay again if we were going to be in the area.

    Reviewed by BrettAug 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • One bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for multiple vehicles
  • Private garden with seating and shared meadow with sun loungers
  • Kadai fire pit/cooking bowl (logs provided and started back of coals)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.4 miles, pub within 1.1 miles
  • Note: The owner's house is within the grounds in view of the cottages

The property

Brailsford 1.5 miles.

Within the borders of Kirk Langley, a quiet village in Derbyshire is this delightful ground-floor barn conversion, offering a perfect retreat for a couple.

March Hare is one of two semi-detached...

Snapes Farm Cottages

Set within the owner’s beautifully manicured grounds are two handsomely finished barn conversions, offering privacy and tranquility on the outskirts of the small Derbyshire village of Kirk Langley. Tucked away from the main road and down a lengthy private drive, these one bedroom country cottages sleep up to two guests each. They’re simply perfect for a couples’ retreat in the green countryside, on the edge of the Peak District. Dating back to before the Doomsday Book, both cottages retain many original features. With exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceilings, they have been newly refurbished to the highest standard, with spotlights, modern fitted kitchens, and brand new fixtures and fittings throughout. Each kitchen has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Sleek white units hold a dishwasher, electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer and more, allowing you to create impressive meals to be enjoyed either at the dining area or al fresco. Relax in the comfortable lounge area, where you can snuggle up with your loved one in front of the wood-burning stove, before heading to the comfort of the king-size bed and what will undoubtedly be one of the quietest night’s sleep you will ever experience. Begin your day with a hot shower in the spacious and immaculately presented ensuite bathroom, fitted with all of the conveniences expected of modern living. Step outside into your own private English country garden, where you can enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine, or the last of the evening light. On warmer summer days, why not make use of the sun loungers in the meadow - an idyllic spot surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Travel into the surrounding local villages, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning country pubs and eateries in abundance. With the Peak District on your doorstep, there’s much to do. How about a trip into the famous market town of Ashbourne and its many antique shops, the Victorian spa town of Buxton, or the picturesque village of Hartington - famous for its cheesemaking and a must for cheese-lovers? Head into the centre of Derby to explore the museums, the Cathedral, art galleries and a host of cute cafés and restaurants. Take a stroll through the Derby River Gardens and along the River Derwent, enjoy the shops of the old town in Sadlergate and Irongate, or indulge yourself in Derby’s modern shopping mall. For the more adventurous, an outdoor activity centre, Wild Park Derbyshire is within walking distance of the cottages. You can hop on a quad bike for some off-roading thrills, or try your hand at archery, crossbow or paint-balling. Whatever piques your interest, and should you require, the owners would be more than happy to share their recommendations, to ensure you have the most delightful of stays. Snapes Farm's Cottages offer two equally fabulous properties, and the perfect location to enjoy an idyllic and tranquil break within the Derbyshire countryside.

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About the location


Ashbourne 5 miles; Derby 5 miles.

The pretty, red brick village of Brailsford lies at the southern end of the Peak District, close to both Ashbourne and Derby. The village has a lovely community spirit and country atmosphere, offering a Post Office, a pub and a small village shop. Awash with stunning architecture, the village boasts two 20th Century country homes, the Jacobean-style Brailsford Hall, and Culland Hall, along with Brailsford Church, originally built in the 11th century. The market town of Ashbourne is just six miles away and has much to offer with its fine Georgian buildings, quaint cobbled streets, restaurants, inns and antique centres, attracting visitors from miles around. For those with an appetite for outdoor pursuits, Carsington Water, the Dove and Manifold Valleys and Chatsworth are all close by. A quiet, relaxing location, with nearby attractions to please all the family.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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