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The Old Smithy

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Snelston, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating
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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
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
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    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2017
    Decorated beautifully for Christmas. Log burning stove made it very cosy. Everhot stove a challenge but successfully cooked full Christmas dinner. Owners very helpful. Nearby town of Ashbourne has good local amenities. It would be good to visit in summer and enjoy the outdoor patio area and games area. Duncombe Arms was preferred pub that we could walk to.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/12/2017
    What a lovely house and area! We had a lovely time in this beautiful house set in a very pretty and quiet village just outside the peak district. We were lucky and had snow which just topped off our trip perfectly. The owners had thought of everything and we had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. We would highly recommend the house.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/12/2017
    This was a great spot, beautifully presented, and the owner was very helpful and obliging. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2017
    We absolutely loved our stay at The Old Smithy. It was a homely place and we had the fire roaring in the evenings. It was perfect for a reunion with old friends and our toddler slept well in the travel cot and loved the playhouse outside. Although there are no amenities on the doorstep that suited us as we were well prepared and took nice autumnal walks to the pub and the garden centre for sustenance.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Extremely well equipped, comfortable, peaceful and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Lovely wood-burner. Our toddler was well catered for. Perhaps one of the en-suites could be improved by the fitting of a shower curtain and wall-mounting the shower itself. Local resident wasn't too happy with one of our cars being parked in the road outside his/her property by the Reading Room.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2017
    What a fantastic time we had, 6 ladies on a girls weekend away. The cottage is a really comfortable home from home and we had everything we needed. It was clean, well appointed and very pretty. It’s in a very quiet location which suited us. Would definitely stay again.

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