Highfield Cottage ref: UK4066

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 


Highfield Cottage is a lovely two bedroom, semi-detached property tucked away down a quiet lane next to the owners home, close to a private fishing pond and wooded area. Once stepping inside the property, you are greeted by a thoughtfully decorated interior. The two bedrooms are located on different floors offering extra privacy to guests. The master bedroom is on the second floor and is equipped with an en-suite shower room. Outside, there is a garden with a patio area, and steps leading down to the private hot tub, where you can spend a relaxing evening.
Highfield Cottage is ideally located to visit the National Trust Calke Abbey, a historic house within a 600-acre nature reserve, along with Staunton Harold Reservoir and its yacht club. The largest inland marina in Europe can be found just 4 miles away at Willington Mercia House, not to mention Donnington race track, which houses the Grand Prix collection in the museum. The property lies in the National Forest, where you are given access to a wealth of beautiful countryside suitable for walking, bird watching, cycling and dog walking. A drive of approximately 25 miles north takes you to the Peak District, with Chatsworth House and the historic towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath, with a plethora of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
After a day exploring, you can venture back to Melbourne and enjoy its wealth of shops, pubs, restaurants and fabulous architectural properties. Highfield Cottage really is the perfect place to get away from it all! Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
4 steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen/dining room, bathroom and en-suite shower room), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Private hot tub. Fishing on-site available on request. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    7.5 miles
  • Lake
    1½ miles (reservoir)

About the local area

Ashbourne is situated in a beautiful green valley and is the southern gateway to the Peak District. A short distance from the River Dove, commanding the approach to Dovedale, this is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns which still displays the original medieval street planning with historic buildings and a wealth of high quality shops. Even today the towns' appearance has changed little since the 18th century.

The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. Its many fine historic buildings include St. Oswald's Church, Owfield's Almshouses and The Mansion. The towns past visitors include Dr Johnson and James Boswell, Charles I and Bonny Prince Charlie, who stayed here on his march south to Derby in 1745.

Clustered around the old market square and along the main street there are many boutiques, antique shops, bistros, food shops and pubs including The Green Man and Black's Head, a famous Georgian coaching inn once frequented by Dr Johnson and Boswell.

To the north is Ilam at the lower end of the River Manifold; a pretty village with a long history, dominated by a memorial cross erected in 1840. Further along the Manifold Valley is Throwley Hall where the ruins of a fine Elizabethan manor house can be found.

Just off the Buxton-Ashbourne road is the village of Tissington, which is delightfully laid out with an imposing southern approach via a gateway and avenue of lime trees.

Other places of interest in the area are Tissington Hall near Ashbourne with wonderful paintings, furniture and porcelain, The Tissington Trail cycle route which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line and Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valley which was first inhabited by Stone Age man.

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