The Old Forge provides luxurious living accommodation in a quiet village location near the Peak District. This beautifully restored property is perfect for a small family or group looking to explore the local countryside. With wood panelled flooring and open-plan living throughout, the cottage feels spacious, bright and airy. The living room and kitchen are equipped with all the mod cons including a 3D TV and coffee machine. The cottage also has some great features including a romantic super-king sized bed and a luxurious bath to soak in after a day out walking. Just outside Ashbourne and only a 20 minute drive from the Peak District, this cottage is an idyllic retreat to explore the Peaks and Dales of Derbyshire.
The Old Forge is a modern barn conversion with everything you need for your retreat to the country. The barn has been lovingly refurbished to provide a quaint retreat for you to get away from it all. The spacious open plan living area leads to a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and free-standing fridge freezer. The ground floor has a cosy twin room with an en-suite shower room which is perfect for small children. Upstairs the beamed master bedroom is spacious with plenty of room to fit the king-sized double bed and has a free-standing bath. Outside there’s space to sit out and admire the views of the local countryside or for some al fresco dining.
The Old Forge is accessed via a private driveway and guests will be greeted by the owners upon arrival. If you are arriving late keys can be left in the lockbox for you to access the property.
The Old Forge is part of a beautifully converted set of farmhouses in the Derbyshire countryside. The owners provide you with fresh eggs and milk from their local farm and there are plenty of sheep in the nearby fields. The farm is partially powered by solar panels reducing the carbon footprint of the property. If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.
The Old Forge is located in a pretty village not far from the market town of Ashbourne. Within a short walk is the Red Lion pub where you can get excellent pies and local ales. Further afield the Saracens Head in Shirley comes highly recommended for its food and the Church Lane Deli which is 1.5 miles away provides delicious home cooked food and local produce. Ashbourne itself has everything you’d expect from a traditional market town including cobbled streets and numerous shops and restaurants.
Within a 10 minute drive you’re in the Peak District with plenty of fantastic walks and sights to explore including the picturesque valley at Dovedale as well as Thor’s Cave in the Manifold Valley. If you’re a water sports enthusiast, make a trip to nearby Carsington Water where you can go sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cycling and fly fishing. For thrill-seekers Alton Towers is also within a short drive making this the perfect base for an adventure filled escape.
For those looking to plan day trips please contact our Guest Services team who would be happy to provide you with recommendations.
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