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!
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 excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Thorpe 2 miles. Nearest village shop - Ashbourne 5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Ashbourne 5 miles.
"Thank you for a very comfortable stay. We've enjoyed your lovely cottage and beautiful situation."
Written by Tony and Anne, 08th March 2019
"What a stunning place to stay when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle ! An amazing back drop and a very cute little cottage ! Sorry to leave. Thank you for making our stay in Ilam so comfortable."
Written by Mike and Natalie, 30th October 2018
"Thank you for letting us use your lovely cottage. It has been so comfortable and well equipped and such a fabulous location. This is our first visit to the area and we really liked it so scenic and lots of places to visit including Dovedale, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Tissington Village and Ilam Park right on the doorstep."
Written by Ethel and Joe, 12th October 2018
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in a very cosy homely cottage. The flowers are beautiful. Everything was just lovely and felt very cosy indeed. The views from both sides of the picture windows are just stunning. So glad we stayed here and did some lovely walks around the Dales."
Written by Sue and Steve, 30th September 2018
"Farriers was the perfect base for our first walking break to the Peak District. Really enjoyed our short visit and would not hesitate to re book this well equipped cottage again."
Written by Ed and Tara, 23rd August 2018
"Had a lovely weekend. Cottage was well equipped and very cosy with wonderful views. Will definately come again. Thank you."
Written by Michelle, Louise and Ella, 20th August 2018
"Lovely weekend. A very well equipped and beautifully decorated cottage. Stunning views from both directions. Thank you for the flowers biscuits and milk. Enjoyed our stay and would definately return."
Written by Cheryl and Pete, 14th August 2018
"Fantastic week in Farriers cottage. Beautiful part of the world. Great cycling and walks. We will be back !! Thank you."
Written by Nicky and Shaun, 22nd July 2018
"Our second visit to the cottage, we came two year's ago not long after it opened. The cottage is still as nice as we remembered. Lovely touches like the flowers, drinks and biscuits, very homely. Beautiful surroundings lot's of lovely walks and we were blessed by great weather. Thank you."
Written by Mick and Julie, 20th July 2018
"Thank you Helen and Ian for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage and for the drinks and lovely flowers. With wonderful views all around we had some lovely walks. We couldn't have asked for a better cottage it had everything we needed. My grandaughter said we would love it. Thank you so much."
Written by Pauline and David, 22nd June 2018
"Very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. The little extras, flowers, drinks etc made us fell very welcome. Fantastic views. We have done lots of walking helped by the lovely weather. Good meal at Coach and Horses, Fenny Bentley."
Written by Alison and Will, 15th June 2018
"We have had such a relaxing couple of days, it's been perfect. The cottage is warm clean and comfortable. The area is peaceful and quiet, just what we needed."
Written by Guy and Caroline, 16th April 2016
"Loved our stay in the cottage it is everything we were looking for.The view and surrounding area is lovely."
Written by Charlotte and Connor, 11th April 2016
"A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location and the lambs across the road made it perfect."
Written by Tim and Karen, 07th April 2016
"A lovely , warm, cosy cottage to come back to after a day out walking whether on two legs or four. Had a great time as did Molly the Springer."
Written by Andrew and Gill ,Durham, 28th March 2016
"Very honoured to be the first guest at Farriers,what a beautiful little cottage in such a stunning location. The cottage is so comfortable,cosy and well equipped."
Written by Jane, County Durham, 13th March 2016