Key Holiday Home Information:Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Cot, Highchair.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Derby.
Nearest city or town: Ashbourne, Derbyshire, approximately 2 miles away.
Type of self-catering break: Large group holiday.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: All year round
Billy's Bothy - sleeps up to 16 + 2 cots
Billy's Bothy is a beautiful 5 star silver and gold award winning, luxury country cottage providing visitors with a quality self catering cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales and close to the magnificent Peak District. Located in a quiet and peaceful rural setting within 10 acres of landscaped gardens and pastureland in the grounds of our grade II listed farmhouse, just 2 miles from the pretty historic market town of Ashbourne. This fabulous area has so many exciting, interesting and beautiful things to see and do for all ages.
This lovely cottage is built of old handmade red bricks with an abundance of pine beams and revealed brick walls throughout. The ground floor windows are a pretty feature with elegantly curved arches over old sty openings.
The Bothy has 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom all en-suite. There is an option of a 6th twin, annex bedroom, also en-suite. The floors of the shower rooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails keeping them snug all year around.
The possible sleeping capacity is for 10 to 16 by arrangement. There are 2 travel cots provided.
The main entrance is on the ground floor in the centre of the house with oak stairs leading up to a magnificent galleried kitchen. The oak staircase and oak front door and surround make a wonderful feature to the cottage entrance and can be viewed from almost all rooms within the cottage. The farmhouse style kitchen furnished with hand made pine units with granite worktops is extremely well equipped and a pleasure to use, a large wine cooler is now provided.
The spacious lounge with a cosy log stove is on the 1st floor and opens out through a magnificent oak framed entrance onto a patio with flower borders and a well stocked orchard which follows around to further beautiful gardens and pastureland to enjoy. From here you can view the Henmoor valley across our small nature lake, and say hello to our chickens and donkeys .
Beautiful cast patio furniture gives seating for 16 and a solid fuel BBQ and fire pit are provided for your relaxation and entertainment. There is a hot tub off the patio which may be used by arrangement.
The lounge has 4 comfortable quality settees plus 2 bucket chairs and bench seat giving ample seating for all guests. The lounge has a large Smart TV with freeview , you can download Netflix, Amazon prime etc. from your own accounts. for your enjoyment with DVD, and CD player with radio also provided . The dining room is a delight for those intimate meals with friends and family, our large dining table will comfortably seat all guests. The furniture is all hand made in old pine to compliment our period cottage.
Two high chairs are provided. For those of you wanting a little pampering, meals can be arranged on request.
Catering can be arranged for a special night in and there are many good restaurants and takeaways close by. Pampering and activities can also be arranged at the cottage.
SORRY but we don't accept pets as we try to be allergy friendly.
Layout of Bedrooms
Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: Hot Tub , Sauna
Flexible changeover day: Yes
Recommended Attractions near Ashbourne: Edging the magnificent Peak District National Park, and at the centre of the Derbyshire Dales, Billy?s Bothy is the perfect base from which to start your exploration. Walk the Many beautiful Derbyshire Dales such as the Manifold valley, Dovedale, Lathkill and ???? Dales or explore the magnificent moorlands if the Peak District. Meander the historic market, spa and mining towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth. Historic houses abound with Chatsworth House, Kedleston, Haddon, Hardwick, Renishaw,, Sudbury Hall with its museum of Childhood, Bolsover, Tutbury, Perveril Castles and the timeless Calke Abbey to explore. Carsington Water offers cycle hire and water activities and Wild Park Leisure offers quad biking, laser tag, paint ball and archery activities with fishing, golf, pony trekking, llama walking and cycling close by. Theme parks include Waterworld at Stoke, Alton Towers and Gullivers Kingdom. Other attractions include The National Stone Centre, Peak District Mining Museum, Castleton Caves, Heights of Abraham, The National Tramway Museum, Butterley Steam railway and Museum, Peak Rail and Ecclesbourne Railway. There are many museums and heritage centres in the area including, The Old Silk Mill, Pickfords House Museum, car museums, breweries and distilleries, Heights if Abraham cable cars, mines and Castleton Caves. Many beautiful gardens and garden Centres for you to explore and just the tip of the iceberg, So much more to see and do for all
Good places to visit near Ashbourne: Ashbourne, Alton Towers, Matlock Bath, Buxton, Lady Bower and Derwent reservoirs, Castleton Caves, Chatsworth House, Kedleston, Haddon, Hardwick and Sudbury Halls. Bolsover Castle, Calke Abbey, Coors Brewery at Burton, The Wedgewood Museum at Stoke on Trent, Midland Railway at Butterley, Crich Tramway Museum, The villages of Tissington and Hartington. Explore walking down the many beautiful Derbyshire Dales such as Dovedale, The Manifold Valley, Millers Dale, Monsall Dale- just a few. The Blue John caves at Castleton - Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff and others. The Heights of Abraham cable Cars and lead mines at Matlock Bath. The Wedgewood Museum at Stoke. Everything listed in Attractions are within 10 mins to 35 minutes from our property- the perfect base.More about the Location:
Annual Events: February - Royal Shrovetide Football, July - Ashbourne Festival, In early summer June and July there are traditional Peak District well dressings, steam engine rallies and family days. Village carnivals, Arts Festivals, Farmers Markets abound, Ashbourne Agricultural Show in August and many other country shows throughout the year. Visit the snowdrop gardens, Rhodedendron Gardens and the many open gardens in the area a delight for garden enthusiasts. We now have the RHS gardens at Chatsworth House, to add to its many other events.
Good places to eat near Ashbourne: Local pubs and restaurants abound. There are so many excellent eateries surrounding our cottages, please ask for details as we keep a list of recommendations .Catering can also be arranged.
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 3 nights
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