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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
Bumble Bee Barn oozes character and charm from every corner, and attention to detail is second to none. With underfloor heating throughout, this really is the most wonderful place to enjoy with family and friends. High ceilings and sparkling granite worktops greet you when you enter the fantastic kitchen area, which is complete with an island to gather around and enjoy everyone’s company. The impressive Aga stands proudly against the handcrafted kitchen, along with the American fridge/freezer with ice storage and the ‘must have’ Nespresso coffee machine. You also have a large, beamed, open plan dining/living area with seating for everyone and a feature fireplace with a wood burner. If you feel in the mood, you can even tinkle on the ivories of the piano! Downstairs also benefits from a bathroom with free-standing, roll-top bath and a separate shower room, so there should be no queueing for facilities here. All the bedrooms offer crisp linen and an excellent interior design.Venture outside to admire the wonderful views across the countryside, and enjoy your own private hot tub and a courtyard with seating, where you can enjoy lazy summer evenings after a day spent exploring. From the doorstep you will find a network of footpaths and walks to enjoy, or why not explore Ashbourne and all this beautiful area has to offer?Ashbourne is rich in original cobbled lanes, old market stalls and grand Georgian buildings lining the streets. It also boasts a great selection of restaurants, interesting shops and traditional coaching inns to enjoy. All within easy reach to visit are the famous historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, renowned for their architecture and beautiful gardens. This is a great base from which to explore the nearby Peak District delights such as Matlock and Matlock Bath, which has been attracting visitors since the 17th century. A host of other places to visit include Gulliver’s Kingdom, the Peak Mining Museum and the Heights of Abraham, which can be reached by cable car.You can venture a little further north to the famous market town of Bakewell and the sample the tasty Bakewell Pudding from the original pudding shop. Or why not explore the well-known Tissington and Monsal Trails, where you can hire a bike and cycle for miles without seeing a single car? Add to this the famous Alton Towers Theme Park and you really are spoilt for choice. This is a fabulous cottage in a great location to enjoy at any time of the year. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.Bumble Bee Cottage can be booked together with Butterpot Cottage (UK10801) and The Retreat (UKC3946) to accommodate up to 27 guests.
Ground Floor:Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freesat Smart TV, bluetooth stereo speaker, piano and slate floor.Kitchen: With breakfast area, Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer and slate floor.Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), single bed and slate floor.Bathroom: With roll-top free-standing bath, toilet and heated towel rail.Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.First Floor:2 separate staircases to first floor.1st staircase to...Snug.Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).Bedroom 3: With twin beds.2nd staircase to...Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and single bed.
Oil underfloor heating (in living/dining room, kitchen and bedroom 1), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. No smoking. Courtyard with garden furniture. Table football. Private parking for 4 cars.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77