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Acorn Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Ashover, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Acorn Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Acorn Cottage is a stone-built Peak District cottage, located on the owners' working smallholding in the tiny hamlet of Brockhurst, one mile from the pretty village of Ashover in Derbyshire. The cottage can sleep four people in two bedrooms - one double and one twin. Guests also have a ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC, along with a first floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. The living accommodation consists of a kitchen with dining area, a sitting room with woodburning stove and a garden room. Outside, guests have use of a side garden with patio, lawns and furniture and there is also off road parking for two cars. With lovely countryside views to enjoy, and towns, villages and historic houses to discover nearby, Acorn Cottage makes a great base for discovering the Peak District.

Ashover is a small village in the Amber Valley, 5 miles from Matlock in the Peak District, home to several good pubs including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District, and a golf course. Nearby Matlock offers good amenities and a museum, while Gulliver's Kingdom makes a great family day out with its exciting theme park rides, owl maze, water gardens and nature trails. Discover the High Peak Cycle Trail, or visit Bakewell and Chatsworth House.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

LPG central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Side, enclosed garden with patio and lawns with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Guests are welcome to help with the farm animals, which are kept in the fields behind the owners' house. Taster beekeeping sessions are available by arrangement. Note: Property is opposite owners' farmhouse and small B & B.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mrs Vincent
May 2016
A fantastic cottage which is very clean and comfortable, feels like home. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This was our 3rd stay in this wonderful cottage.
Mrs Atkinson
June 2016
Had a fantastic holiday at Acorn Cottage, it was ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area. The Cottage was fantastic, couldn't fault it. The owners were friendly and helpful, providing plenty of info on the area and things to do. There were nice little touches in the cottage. Would recommend and visit again.
Mrs Green
December 2015
This is a cosy comfortable cottage where we had a lovely welcome from the owners. In beautiful surroundings with lovely walks.
Mrs Gough
May 2016
Acorn Cottage was very comfortable with some very thoughtful touches, and it was particularly dog-friendly. It was quiet and peaceful with some lovely local walks. It is set in a lovely area with plenty of places to visit within easy reach. The owners made sure that we were comfortable. Many thanks!
Ms Easterlow
October 2014
Great location, lovely owners
Mrs Waldron
February 2015
The location was perfect for dog walks from the doorstep, as well as visiting Bakewell, Matlock, Chatsworth House etc. The owners had thought of everything. The cottage was lovely, warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend this property.
Mr Hatton
March 2015
Excellent accommodation that was spotlessly clean with a great deal of thought and consideration given to the requirements of the guests. Will return again, and again.
Mr Deeley
July 2015
A lovely Cottage that is very clean. The owners were excellent at making sure we had everything we needed for a good holiday.
Mr Rounce
August 2015
An extremely well presented cottage in a fabulous position which made for a truly wonderful holiday.
Mrs Down
November 2015
We had a lovely holiday, the owners were very helpful without being intrusive. The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable. It was situated in a quiet area down a country lane. Highly recommend and hopefully we will be back!
Mrs Gilbert
April 2014
This cottage has to be the best we've stayed in ever. Well appointed with great care taken with every detail. The location is delightful, loads to do. We've enjoyed everything. The owners are especially obliging and friendly.
Mrs Fagan
July 2014
This was our second visit and the standard of cleanliness and thoughtfulness of the owners was the same as we had remembered it. The location is perfect - rural but close to Matlock and Bakewell. It's also nice that you can get involved with the animals on the smallholding if you wish. We cannot praise Acorn Cottage and the owners enough and will be going back in September. It's the best accommodation we have found.
Mrs Vincent
May 2014
Fantastic cottage! Has everything you need, very clean and nicely decorated. The owners are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. This cottage is perfect for a nice relaxing break in a good location for tourist activities and lovely walks. Would definitely give 5*.
Mrs Robson
April 2014
Friendly hosts, excellent accommodation and location.
Mr Lister
September 2013
Excellent location and surroundings. The cottage and everything about it was excellent. The owners of Acorn Cottage were very friendly and helpful.
Ms Easterlow
September 2013
Great location, lovely accommodation. The owners have thought of everything and could not have been more helpful.
Mrs Crombie Wheeler
October 2013
We had a wonderful week. The hosts were very attentive and helpful, adding in all the little extras which made our week so memorable. The cottage was spacious, well maintained and luxurious. Attention to detail was evident. The information available was brilliant too. We would whole-heartedly recommend this cottage to others, and would stay here again if we returned to the area.
Miss France
February 2014
We loved Acorn Cottage. If other people hadn't already booked I think we would have stayed forever! The owners have such good taste, are very generous and have kitted out the cottage to absolute perfection! In fact, they're so good at what they do, we've begged them to open up a cottage in every county. Acorn Cottage is going to be a hard one to beat. Looking through the visitor's book, I know we're not alone in our thinking. If you wish to book, I'd get in there pretty quickly.
Mr Hunt
November 2012
Beautiful cottage with quality furnishings and fittings. Quiet rural area, perfect for a 'get away from it all' holiday.
Mr Gowing
November 2012
We stayed at this cottage in October half term after doing a lot of research on line. We were not disappointed, it was a lovely cottage in a lovely area and only 5 minutes into Matlock. The cottage had everything you could need and was very warm and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and put in a lot of effort into making you welcome. They took the children to feed and collect eggs from the animals on their small holding. The children thought it was great. Brilliant holiday, would recommend.
Mrs Cressey
August 2013
Loved the open space around the cottage and its location.
Mrs Hitchman
July 2013
The cottage was in a lovely setting and was excellent accommodation in every way. A warm reception on arrival and owners were pleasant and helpful all the time. A wonderful area for walking and many places to visit.
Mrs Fagan
June 2013
Accommodation and cleanliness were first class. Owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The welcome treats both for ourselves and our dog were much appreciated. The location was peaceful and rural but only a short distance from Matlock and Bakewell. We liked it so much that we have already booked it for 3 weeks next year
Mrs Waldron
April 2013
Everything about this cottage was outstanding. I would highly recommend this cottage to everyone considering a holiday in the area.
Mrs Rogerson
February 2013
Very welcoming and helpful owners. Warm and cosy cottage in a very convenient location. Good selection of tourist information.
Mr Porteus
March 2013
Warm welcome and good heating. Good location. Comfortable beds.
Mrs Knight
March 2013
The cottage was in a very peaceful location with some pretty walks from the door. The owners have put a lot of effort into ensuring that their guests have a very comfortable and relaxing break. There were even treats for us and our dog!
Miss Conder
February 2013
This was an outstanding holiday cottage, with many generous features like a welcoming bottle of wine and full central heating. The owners were very helpful and every possible detail has been thought of for maximum comfort. The cottage is situated in an idyllic spot tucked away up a quiet lane, and we were tickled pink to be snowed in during our stay so we enjoyed the scenic wonderland on our doorstep!
Mrs Hoyle
August 2012
I can't recommend it highly enough.
Mrs Caley
September 2012
Lovely owners. Attention to detail with lots of little extras we haven't had at other holiday cottages. Very high standard kitchen and bathroom. Dogs made welcome. Sufficient parking as described.
Mrs Robson
October 2012
We loved the cottage it was very homely and the owners were very welcoming. They were there if we needed them but not if we didn't, just the right balance.
Mr Burn
October 2012
It would be far to find better accommodation and a better welcome. We had a wonderful week and hope to return in the near future.
Mr Price
August 2012
The owners were very friendly and gave us a very warm welcome which was greatly received and my 6 year old daughter loved being allowed to feed the chickens and see the animals that they have on their small-holding. The cottage had everything you could want. The area was very beautiful and peaceful and we had a very relaxing holiday.
Mrs Sommerfield
August 2012
Beautiful cottage with everything thought of. We found the owners very friendly and helpful.
Mr Pobgee
July 2012
Everything you could wish for. Very friendly.
October 2015
I can describe Acorn Cottage, Jo & Veronica in one word . . . FABULOUS! Everything far exceeded my expectations. The only negative I have is that my husband & I did not stay here for the 14 weeks we were in Derbyshire in 2013 because we didn't know about the cottage. Now I know, but it looks like it might be quite difficult booking for several months as everyone who stays here will always book again. Thank you Jo & Veronica for offering such an idyllic setting & cottage. Out of all the self catering I've stayed at in England, Scotland & Wales, this is by far the BEST. Cheers!
Yvonne A
January 2016
We have jus returned from a fabulous stay at acorn cottage ... Cannot praise it enough. We loved every minute. Walking in to the lights on and a cosy warm place all ready for Us as we was arriving late. It's the little things that impress. Even more impressive was the scrumptious lemon drizzle cake and eggs from the resident Hens. Well equipped cottage for dining even fully stocked Cleaning provisions. Bin liners. Even foil and cling film. The doggies are thought of too with towels And dog bed/ water bowls. Even poop bags and the offer to borrow leafs etc if forgotten your own. Cannot praise this place enough. Cannot wait to return. Thanks Jo & Veronica
May 2016
The cottage was very clean,warm and cosy but at the same time spacious. The cottage is on the owners small holding and it was amazing seeing all the animals especially the piglets. The location is was very peaceful and relaxing and it was lovely being able to sit out in the garden for breakfast waiting for the robin to visit. The cottage has everything you need and a nice welcome pack which included "blue" eggs and honey. Lots of little extras. Jo and Veronica are friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. We will visit again.
Mrs Rodgerson
July 2012
The cottage was much more than expected. Never mind us, our dog was provided with a bed, treats, clean towels and pooh bags! Fantastic! Will go again, whatever the weather!
Sue C
September 2015
This is an outstanding cottage, the best we have stayed in. The accommodation is excellent and the welcome received from Veronica and Jo was quite special. A card, cake, eggs from their hens, and honey from their bees . There was even a bed for the dog, in case you had forgotten to bring one! The cottage is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfortable. The dog had an enclosed private garden to play in and plenty of quiet lanes and open fields to explore. The cottage is very well situated for visiting all that the Peak District has to offer and their are four excellent pubs nearby. We couldn't have asked for more!
Rich C
January 2017
Beautiful cottage, A real home from home with everything you need for a relaxing stay. This was our third stay at Acorn & we have just booked again for next year, Lovely location for a pre xmas relax.
January 2017
A little gem of a cottage with little touches that make it extra special. We were left fresh eggs preserves milk and cookies. The cottage is cosy yet spacious and close to loads of interesting places to visit. We did not want to travel far but wanted a place to enjoy New Year's Eve with friends. Ashover has 3 pubs to visit and is a lovely 45 min walk with our dog. There is a pub at the end of the lane just a short 10 min walk where we were made very welcome for an early New Year's Eve drink. More than anything we enjoyed the log fire and the doorstep walks with the dog who loved the enclosed garden. Veronica and Jo have thought of everything. Well worth the visit. Sharon Abbott
October 2016
My cousin and I have stayed at Acord Cottage twice now. Last September, and now this year too. We meet up there as we live in opposite sides of the country. It is quiet and peaceful, and Veronica and Jo are the nicest people and nothing is too much trouble. There is always a cake and some fresh eggs waiting for us on our arrival. Easy parking too! I have never stayed anywhere else that is as clean as this cottage. Plenty of space also. Takes a bit of finding, so use your sat nav! But well worth the effort. Would thoroughly recommend it.
Mr Gooding
July 2012
It was a very well decorated cottage with every facility you would need and in a good location. The owners were very welcoming and were happy to let us join in and help with the farm animals.
Mrs Phillips
July 2012
Brand new decoration and a very friendly welcome - the owners showed us their farm animals and were very happy to help and receive our feedback so that they could improve anything for future guests. We would definitely go back there.
Christine J
February 2015
What a lovely cottage, well equipped, cosy, and quiet. Jo and Veronica were very welcoming, from the lovely home made biscuits, their own free range eggs and lots of little extras. Loved helping with the animals, and an added extra we had snow.... No wonder they are booked up till after October, we shall be back next year!
Nancy W
February 2015
We have had a lovely week in Acorn Cottage. The cottage is lovely as are the owners. The location is perfect, so many lovely dog walks from the doorstep. The cottage is a great location for Bakewell, Matlock, Chesterfield, Alton Towers but is in a quiet hamlet with great views. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.
Brian D
July 2015
Acorn Cottage is a beautiful converted barn in a lovely quiet location. We found it to be very clean and well equipped with great attention to detail. The owners Veronica and Jo went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed for the perfect holiday. Nothing was too much trouble and they made several recommendations on what to do and where to go in the vicinity. A welcome pack was provided and greatly appreciated. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was warm and cosy. Acorn Cottage is well situated for visiting towns such as Matlock and Bakewell and impressive houses such as Chatsworth House. Having stayed in many properties throughout the country this must be one of the nicest and we will certainly return at some time in the future.
July 2014
I went to this cottage with my 13 year-old daughter who chose this cottage it was lovely, very friendly owners and animals, my daughter helped out with the working farm and she loved it. it is a very well warming- welcome, we were very lucky to get nice weather. My only reservation is to provide more cooking utensils i.e salad bowls, pie dish to put lasagna in.
Roy L
September 2014
We stayed here with our daughter and her husband and their 1-year-old daughter and must say it far exceeded ALL our expectations. Immaculately clean with every amenity you could ever need, and looked after by two of the nicest people you could wish to find and only too pleased to assist you if you needed anything. The cottage is a recent (2 years old) barn conversion situated down a narrow lane in a beautiful valley with extensive views once you leave the drive. The garden is well maintained and the lawned area in safe and secure behind a dry stone wall and gate... so great for kids. There is ample parking and if the weather is as good as we had you will not need to venture far. Well placed for the local attractions, and excellent an Pub and Farm Shop a short drive. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed at and intend to return.
Sharon S
December 2014
Great location for walking, pubs, shops and unloading the car is quick, as it's parked beside front door. Jo & Veronica are extremely helpful and keep the cottage to a very high standard. It's very well equipped for dogs and humans, lots of unexpected extras, plenty of bin bags toilet roll etc. Nice touch on arrival of cake, milk and eggs, or in our case a real Christmas tree, crackers, mulled wine and mince pies. This is our THIRD visit and we have booked again!
February 2013
From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome at acorn cottage by the owners. The log burner was on, mince pies were in the oven. The cottage itself was beautiful. It was very clean and there was good information as regards to the local area. It was only 15mins drive into the centre of Matlock so was well placed in the peak district. Children were able to help on the farm which they enjoyed. We are already booked to go back again!
Emma M
March 2014
My husband and I stayed for one week here with our 3 yr old and dog. What an amazing cottage and a truly warm welcome from the owners. The cottage has everything you could wish for with lots of extras thrown in which gives it a vey homely feel. There are some excellent things to see and do both locally and further afield and the owners are more than willing to point you in the right direction if you are stuck for ideas! I would whole heartedly recommend this cottage not only for its character and comfort but for the amazing hospitality shown by the owners. We hope to visit again.
December 2013
My wife and I accompanied by our two teenage kids stayed here towards the end of June beginning of July and it was the best accommodation in our entire trip to the UK. The owners are very friendly and welcoming people and we could not have wished for better. The cottage is charming and a perfect base to go to nearby areas for sightseeing and to soak up English countryside life.
Terry F
February 2014
Acorn cottage was a lovely place to spend a holiday. We found it central to all the tourist spots. We enjoyed the surrounding area and views. We had a few mealsat chatworth house restaurant. Shopping for bakewell puddings in bakewell. Will try and visitagain in the summer time.
wendy e
September 2013
Stayed for one week but wished I had booked two. The cottage has everything you need and more; even the dog had been considered with a bed, snacks and poo bags! There was a welcome pack for the humans which consisted of wine, biscuits, eggs and milk. The cottage is tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Of all the cottages I have stayed, this is the best - excellent value for money and the owners were really helpful - nothing was too much trouble. (Try their sage and red onion sausages!) The garden was a peaceful space and secure. Great walks from the end of the drive and if you to travel want further afield, there is plenty to do. Will definitely visit again.
July 2013
Service was great,little extras were most welcome. well decorated and had eveything you needed peaceful location and near lots of places to visit local pubs handy for meals and drinks would recommend and use cottage again our dog liked it as well
Helen L
September 2013
On arrival at Acorn cottage we were met by the owners who gave us a very warm welcome, invited us in and gave us lots of information about the local area including pubs, places to eat and the local tourist attractions. They had left for us inside a welcome card, bottle of wine, home made cake, 6 eggs and a bottle of fresh milk. Acorn cottage had every thing we needed during our week stay there, is very clean and homely, lovely private garden to sit out in soaking up the sun. We would highly recommend this cottage for a stay in the Peak district, as it is ideally situated to use as a base for exploring this beautiful area of England.
June 2013
We've stayed in many cottages but this one exceeds all expectations! Attention to detail is amazing, friendly welcoming owners. If you're looking for a place to stay that will enhance your visit to the Peak District try and book here, you will not be disappointed. I cannot recommend this enough.
Simon G
June 2012
We were the first to stay at this lovely cottage. It is beautifully decorated, clean and the owners Jo & Veronica have thought of everything you could need. They even provided a dog bed, sacks, treats and towels for our dog ! Our daughter had a wonderful time helping with the farm animals. There is lots to see and do nearby as the cottage is situated in a great location. We will definately return.
November 2012
I spent a few days with my children and dog at acorn Cottage in the summer. The owners were very welcoming on arrival and we loved all the personal touches - flowers, wine, fresh eggs and honey. The cottage itself was perfect. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and beautifully appointed. We particularly liked having our own little enclosed garden for the dog who was also spoilt with her own bed and dog treats on arrival. I would highly recommend the cottage.
Danny G
November 2012
We stayed at this cottage in October half term after doing a lot of research online. We were not dissapointed, it was a lovely cottage in a lovely area and only 5 minutes into Matlock. The cottage had everything you could need and was very warm and comfortable. The owners were very accomodating and put in a lot of effort into making you welcome. They took the children to feed and collect eggs from the animals on their small holding (pigs and chickens). The children though it was great :-) Brilliant holiday, Would recommend.
December 2012
We had a really good time in acorn Cottage, the cottage was perfect, we could have stayed there forever. The owners were very friendly and helpful but were not hanging around all the time. There was information in the cottage about things to do in the area which was really helpful. The cottage was set in a lovely place, with nice walks straight outside the door. We couldnt have asked for a nicer place to spend our holiday, I would definately go back again in the future and would advise anyone who wants a lovely comfortable cottage with lots of things to do in the area to choose acorn cottage.
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