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March Hare

(Ref. 1012614)

Kirk Langley near Brailsford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful grounds."

    We really enjoyed our break here. The owner David was friendly and knowledgeable. They only negative was that there was no freezer. It's down a long bumpy drive, but that has not stopped us from rebooking for a week in July. Looking forward to returning to the property.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "March hare was a great place for us despite the weather."

    Great location for us. Clean, comfortable and warm with all we needed. The most interesting and useful welcome basket we've ever had. Hoping to return

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "A stunning cottage… March hare is a stunning cottage which is spacious, well equipped and well maintained by the owners."

    We had a lovely stay and were made to feel welcome from the offset by David and Andrea. Thank you for the lovely stay- We will definitely be back for another stay in the future!

    Reviewed by Aisha5.0Feb 2024

  • "So good we’ve booked its twin for a few weeks time."

    Quiet accommodation with a 1/3rd mile driveway from the main A52. All you hear are the birds. Very handy for Derby & Ashbourne/Uttoxeter, with both directions bus stops on the A52 at the end of the drive if needed. Everything you need is supplied for the bedroom, kitchen & en-suite, excellent welcome package, Broadband, 2 tvs, dishwasher, cooker & hob, Tassimo coffee pod machine, kettle, tea & coffee pots, wood burner with extra wood if you need it. If staying a week towels are changed half way through by the friendly owners who live on-site.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy and the owner, David, was very welcoming."

    Great welcome pack and nicely decorated for Christmas. Although just off the A52, it was very quite and the peace and the comfortable bed meant we slept well. We will hopefully return as our son lives 10 minutes away so this is a very convenient and comfortable base if there isn't room at his house.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage hosted by fantastic people."

    David and Andrea go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We arrived on a wet rainy evening and the heating was already on awaiting our arrival. A beautiful welcome basket was very much appreciated. Everything in the March Hare is of a very high standard. Luxurious bedding and towels. We enjoyed a fabulous week and we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our 2nd stay at March Hare."

    And we loved it. David and Andrea are both lovely people, and are always there if needed. Warm, cosey, and very comfortable. Thank you. Barry & Jenny

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful, friendly and relaxing stay."

    The lovely weather enabled us to enjoy David and Andrea's beautiful, peaceful garden. The generous hamper was a real treat.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "March Hare barn is a high quality holiday let, light, fresh, cosy ,comfy bed, luxury hamper with delicious products, change of fresh towels mid week, very quiet countryside close to lots of places to visit by car and David was the most friendly and generous host made us feel so welcome."

    A big thank you David & Andrea, keep doing what you’re doing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find that March Hare was more spacious than we expected from the photos."

    The surroundings were pleasant with lots of lovely garden flowers. A great hamper awaited us and David even brought us fresh towels half way through the we which we have not experienced before. The driveway was a bit challenging but we managed it. David and Andrea were excellent hosta and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely garden and quiet place to relax yet close to all modern facilities and shops so we wanted for nothing."

    Hosts were perfect, checking on needs and always there if needed but not intrusive

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jun 2023

  • "A warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and the perfect location for a wonderful, relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by David George5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay here - very quiet and perfect for 2 with great shower and warm, light rooms."

    Reviewed by Jean4.1May 2023

  • "George met us on arrival and was super friendly - showed us all around the cottage."

    Fabulous cottage everything we needed - super and generous welcome hamper - thank you. Peaceful location would love to return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "5* holiday break in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. A lovely hamper was provided to start the holiday off well. Accommodation was perfect in every way, comfortable and warm. Most surprised that towels were renewed half way through the week, very nice gesture. Highly recommend and we will return.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We went away for my husband's special birthday."

    They went over and above what was expected. We are vegans and our welcome basked catered for us. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Jignasha5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice, comfortable and quiet property in a good location."

    David was an amazing host who provided us with everything we needed. We made a mistake in thinking checkout was 12pm instead of 10am but David was very accommodating and allowed us some extra time to pack our things and leave.

    Reviewed by Humzah5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful, warm and comfortable barn conversion."

    The owner, David was very helpful and his advice and recommendations were much appreciated as was the welcome hamper provided. Well situated with many attractions within a half hour drive.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent cottage,lovely quiet location within easy reach of the whole Peak District."

    Our host David is a really pleasant owner and made us feel very welcome.Welcome pack best ever. Would not hesitate to visit again if we are ever in the area.Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our fifth time of staying with David and Andrea, and will not be our last."

    As on every other occasion, we had a really enjoyable time in excellent accommodation. There is much to see and do, and several excellent restaurants, in the area, and the hosts' local knowledge and advice ensured that we were not disappointed by any of their recommendations.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in a wonderful central location."

    It has all the amenities that you need for a week of peace and quiet in the countryside. The owners are on hand if you need them. The welcome hamper was also a lovely treat to arrive to! Would not hesitate to return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Chelsie5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Facilities provide everything you need. Excellent location amongst many trees - great at autumn time. A delightful owner (Dave). Good access to buses.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "Good location."

    Very friendly host who gave an excellent welcome including a food basket.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2022

  • "We’ve just returned from 5 days in this truly beautiful place."

    Everything exceeded our expectations and it was evident how much effort David and Andrea had put in to creating such a charming holiday property. Would highly recommend. We had a beautiful welcome hamper and David was so helpful and happy to share his knowledge of the area. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "The stay my wife and I had at the March Hare was exceptionally fantastic our hosts were fantastic and very generous with all the ingredients in there welcome pack ."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need and we were provided with an amazing welcome hamper."

    We had a very relaxing holiday in a very quiet location. A lovely host as well. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The March Hare is delightful, set in wonderful grounds with a choice of shady spots to enjoy a picnic or drinks or simply sit and enjoy the surroundings."

    A long driveway off the A52 ensures that the surroundings are perfectly peaceful with absolutely no road noise etc. The owners are very helpful and friendly, our 5 year old granddaughter visited and did not want to leave. The interior is super clean and bright and very thoughtfully designed and presented. Its location half way between Derby and Ashbourne was ideal. With family in Derbyshire we have stayed in countless places, Hotels and Cottages etc. throughout the Peak District and Derbyshire. My wife and I agree that this is the best of all, so much so that we will definitely be looking to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our cottage was clean, spacious and had everything we needed."

    David greeted us and said if we needed anything just let him know. And he meant it. He even came mid week with fresh towels. Not had that before. The welcome hamper was amazing. We did not want to go home. 10/10 for everything. Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful visit to this property."

    Great location for exploring the Peak District. Everything provided for our comfort, generous welcome basket and delightful host. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you David. 10/10

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous stay at March cottage."

    The cottage was the best cottage we have ever stayed in having had cottage breaks for 25 years. The cottage was very tastefully decorated with lovely attention to detail. As there are only 2 one bedroom cottages it was very peaceful in lovely surroundings and a beautiful garden with the owners house directly behind. David was very welcoming and showed us around the cottage and was on hand for recommendations of places to visit and go walking. We had a lovely welcome basket waiting for us with lost of lovely goodies including Prosecco! Halfway through the week we also had a basket of lovely clean towels and tea towels delivered which we have never known before. A wonderful week away and we will definitely be going back. Thank you so much David and Andrea for an amazing week away in the most beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had such an amazing stay!"

    The cottage was beautiful and we felt really looked after by the owners. Nothing was too much trouble, a beautiful welcome hamper with all the essentials, immaculately clean and everything we’d hoped for and more. Just 20 mins drive into Ashbourne. We wished we’d booked for longer as only stayed for two nights. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Jennifer5.0Jun 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 Christine5.0Jun 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 Carole5.0May 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 Fraser5.0May 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 Tia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant Great hosts great location"

    Reviewed by Tair5.0Apr 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 John5.0Apr 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 Anjie5.0Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 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 Kathleen4.7Mar 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 Allen5.0Feb 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 Philippa4.4Jan 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 Nicholas5.0Jan 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 Bryher5.0Nov 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 Olive5.0Nov 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 Sharon5.0Oct 2021

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

    We shall return!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 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 Stuart5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 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 J5.0Aug 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 Linda5.0Aug 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 Stephen5.0Aug 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 Rashidah5.0Aug 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 Henrietta5.0Jul 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 Steve4.7Jul 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 Sally5.0Jul 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 Carolyn4.7Jun 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 Sarah5.0May 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 Maggie4.7Apr 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 Andrew5.0Apr 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 Giselle5.0Oct 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 Kenneth5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 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 Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "Highly recommend fabulous property great hosts."

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

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 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 Lisa4.1Aug 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 Alice5.0Aug 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 Brett4.7Aug 2020

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Summary

  • 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 properties, showcasing original features with contemporary updates, situated opposite the owner's house on private grounds.

An open-plan living space is light and bright, relax here when you return from a busy day out in front of the woodburning stove.

Make a fantastic meal in the kitchen area, where sleek white units hold all the appliances you need including a dishwasher and electric oven and hob.

A king-size bed awaits you when night falls, catch your rest here before waking up to another fabulous day of your getaway, and freshen up in the state of the art shower room.

With a private garden area to yourself you can sit out and admire the country scenery, or use the shared meadow to spread out in the sun.

On chillier evenings relax by your owner kadai fire pit/cooking bowl and take in the garden and farmland views as the sun sets.

With the area offering lots of opportunities for days out, Marsh Hare is a wonderful spot to enjoy a romantic break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1012615, together sleeping 4 guests.

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

BRAILSFORD

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas