Ilam, Matlock & Southern Peak District

  • A really peaceful hideaway surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside on the edge of picturesque Ilam village.

You can book this property from:

  • £401 per week
  • £57 per night


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:30am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



Farriers is an incredible find. A peaceful hideaway surrounded by stunning countryside in the very midst of the wonderful Peak District. The dramatic lounge with its vibrant colours and sumptuous suite, the more gently decorated bedroom with its luxurious king-size bed, the classy 'state of the art' shower room and the breathtaking views all combine to make this a fantastic cottage on the edge of picturesque Ilam.

There is something almost mystical about the countryside as you drop over the edge towards the village. Craggy Dove Dale with its famous stepping stones, Lovers Leap and Jacob's Ladder runs off to the right. Manifold Valley with its Paradise Walk and amazing vanishing river is just as close. Follow the River Dove down to the historic market town of Ashbourne with its lovely country town shops, cafes, restaurants and many a pub. 

The moment you get to the cottage you will want to be off exploring the numerous local walks before lunch in the nearby Izaak Walton Hotel or a pie and a pint in the 'Old Dog' in nearby Thorpe. But when you hang up your walking boots remember that all Derbyshire's attractions are close at hand from Chatsworth House and Bakewell to Carsington Water, Crich's Tramway and even Alton Towers!

Cottage facilities:

A really attractive open plan lounge and dining area with sumptuous suite, table and chairs, T.V., DVD, Freeview, Wi-Fi, glowing flame effect electric fire and lovely countryside views. A well fitted galley kitchen with induction hob, microwave oven, separate microwave and fridge. A beautiful double bedroom with 'French style' king size bed and the same amazing views. A classy shower room with large corner shower and W.C.

Linen and towels are provided. Under floor heating, central heating and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a patio area with furniture. Parking is available. A small pet is welcome. Smoking is not permitted. Easy walking access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details.

Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year. 

Nearest pub  -  Thorpe 2 miles.  Nearest village shop  -  Ashbourne  5 miles.  Nearest supermarket  -  Ashbourne 5 miles.


We loved this cottage, it was immaculate , everything was so clean and welcoming, with COVID still an issue it’s very worrying about staying in any holiday places but no need to here we can’t praise it enough ,there are lovely places to visit in and around the area or if like us we wanted a quiet holiday away from crowded places the cottage is great and comfortable just to chill , would very much recommend and most probably go again.

Mrs B,

Lovely cottage in a very pretty location ideally situated for Ilam and Dove Dale. Very clean, great value.

mr D,

the cottage is very comfortable to stay in and the location is good for all the places we like,Milldale,Dovedale,Manifold valley etc etc.The cottage is easy to keep clean being tiled floors...except the bedroom,this is very good in wet weather with a dog.The fixtures and fittings are all of a good quality with nice sheets and towels etc.The owners live next door but you dont know it as they leave you to your privacy although we did meet the owner who is a very nice man.We really enjoyed the cottage and our stay,if i had to try and pick a fault i suppose not having a washing machine would be it,but we had a wet week so in normal weather this would not be a problem.

Mrs C,

Farriers is a beautiful property with amazing views. The sun was shining for our weekend away which certainly helped! A short walk to Ilam park and a great climb up dovedale ensured we had a jam packed weekend. We would definitely visit again.

Mrs W,

We had a lovely week in the Peak District. Farriers is just outside the village of Ilam up a steep hill. The accommodation was very comfortable & there are superb views of the hills & sheep from the front & rear windows. The Kitchen is a little cramped but on holiday in normal times one hopes not to be doing much cooking anyway. Owners very pleasant.

Mrs T,

This property was perfect for 2, had everything you needed for a comfortable stay and a lovely view of the hills both out of the front and back of the property. Very quiet and peaceful location. Lovely welcome from the friendly dog next door!

Mrs M,

A lovely isolated location. The property was very pet friendly but bring supplies milk etc as no local shop. Stunning scenery and good walking.

mrs M,

Ideally situated within the Peak District for walkers Ideal for couples Clean modern cottage Lacks an outside space to enjoy the evening sun with a glass of wine.

Mrs A,