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The Old Smithy

Snelston, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


This is an ideal base for a great holiday on the outskirts of the wonderful Peak District National Park.

This delightful, detached cottage lies within the village of Snelston, just 3 miles away from the thriving, picturesque market town of Ashbourne. Furnished to a high standard, this lovely property features a well-equipped kitchen and dining area and a living room with a delightful, cosy wood burner for those chilly evenings. There are five bedrooms, two boasting an en-suite making The Old Smithy ideal for families or friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Snelston is a pretty 19th century village, steeped in history and surrounded by lush countryside, making this an ideal choice for walkers and cyclists. There are many beautiful and scenic routes, with local pubs along the way where you can enjoy some wholesome food and ales, and a very warm welcome. Antique hunters are well catered for with many fine stores at nearby Ashbourne, which is also home to quaint cobbled streets and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Outdoor and watersports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice at nearby Carsington Water, just 9½ miles away. With the thrills and spills of Alton Towers, the attractive market town of Bakewell, elegant Chatsworth House and the picturesque Peak District National Park all within easy reach, this is a superb location to be enjoyed at any time of year. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With Everhot range, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, wooden floor and French doors leading to courtyard.
Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bedroom 5: With single bed.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. External games room with TV (for games use only), DVD player, Wii and toilet. Enclosed courtyard patio with garden. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2019
    Beautiful cottage, throughly recommend. Third time I have visited

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2019
    Attractive well equipped cottage in small village,(cottage not easy to find.)Nicely decorated with tasteful furnishings .Fabulous light Kitchen area ,great for sociable gatherings and meals at the end of the day.Looking out over an attractive garden ,but unavailable because of the winter weather.would be great in summer for adults and children enjoying Wendy house and games room.Decking area very slippy at this time of year.Nice modern bathrooms with good facilities.(Downstairs bathroom shower curtain needs replacing .)Comfortable and attractive bedrooms with quality bedding and comfortable beds .( We found the downstairs bedroom quite cold,especially for a small child.It never seemed to warm up.)fabulous wood burner in lounge though. Easy walk for children round the village and lots of good places to visit in the area.Our favourites were Peak Wildlife Park ,just a 20 minute drive away and Carsington Water ,both very child friendly.All in all we had a great New Year holiday .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2018
    Well equipped spacious cottage in a great area. Would love to go back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2018
    Excellently accommodation the only issue was we were unable to find the boiler or any instructions to enable the central heating to stay on. Fortunately the weather was not too cold so we just put an extra sweater on in the evening. Would also have liked to investigate the games room but could not find a key to unlock.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Great Holiday, fantastic home, has more than you would expect as far as equipment, sundries etc are concerned for a holiday home. Would love to stay here again. We had young children and they were also more than accommodated for. Good local hospital facility's which unfortunately we had to use. Ashbourne is a beautiful town right on the edge of the peak district where we enjoyed fantastic walking and cycling from. Very beautiful park of the country. My following comments are not negative just constructive as this is a fantastic holiday home and we loved our stay. We originally booked for 8 adults and 2 children, a couple dropped out and to be honest with 6 adults and 2 children the house was about the right size. would have been a squeeze sleeping wise for more. Parking this is not due to the owners! they give you strict instructions on where to park and if you don't adhere beware. If you have more than 2 cars between you beware. even if you can squeeze 3 cars on drive you will receive complaints. Regardless of owners advise If you don't park quit a way away from the house you will receive complaints, not that there's any parking restrictions, permits or specific bays etc If you have a nice car personally I like to park it close by not streets away. Neighbours are aggressive and rude, which is a real shame as our experience of local people in general was the complete opposite. Its ok for them to start heavy duty tree cutting at 7am though for 3 days running!! No local facility's, the pub is now over 1mile away as local pub is currently closed. However a short drive to Ashbourne provides all facility's you require.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Loved It! Classy Cottage full of character. In a quiet Hamlet near to lots of days out. The helpful owners have spent time Equipping the cottage to a high standard. Would not hesitate to visit again. H&S Families.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Great house with a great garden in beautiful area with plenty to do and see. Just a shame the the nearest pub closed down the week we were there so no where to eat or drink without a drive!

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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