Winnow Nook

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Follow twisty Peak District lanes and turn in at the two donkeys. A romantic barn conversion just for two with stylish bedroom


1 bed


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 2


The pillowy hills and quiet lanes of the Peak District National Park unravel before you – Dovedale to one side, Wetton Hill to the other – so artists, photographers, hikers and nature lovers will be happy. Serious cyclists will relish the inclines, though there are gentler routes – bikes can be brought and stored safely.Return to much comfort and style. A big bathtub in the bedroom, a wood-burner for cosy evenings in, an open plan kitchen for an easy supper prepared together, and a four-poster bed to climb into.The setting is splendid among the dry stone walls and tiny hamlets of Derbyshire – and it’s all yours to discover from the door. Or hop in the car and visit Chatsworth House – even better in June when the RHS Flower Show comes to visit.

Country cottage style dining area with table for two and tulips in a vase

We think you'll love

  • The romantic bedroom
  • The naturally beautiful renovation from top to bottom
Open plan dining and living room with table for two and comfy white sofa

Home truths

  • There’s space to sit outside, but no garden
  • There are two other cottages on site


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Pub 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £495
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £1001 bed2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Green as far as the eye can see. Absolutely idyllic, in the south of the Peak District National Park with rambles from the door. Two other self-catering cottages share the farm but it’s large enough not to feel overlooked. Visit the donkeys, or take a stroll to the Stepping Stones at Dovedale. The nearest pubs are a respectable 30-minute walk – The George at Alstonefield and The Royal Oak at Wetton – and there are shops six miles away in Ashbourne.

Local points of interest from Andrea Clarke

  • Fabulous walks and cycling from the doorstep - suitable for all abilities. Exert yourself in Wolfscote Dale, admire views from the top of Thorpe Cloud or simply amble beside the river in Milldale.
  • Amble up the meadows just as the sun is about to set, perhaps take a picnic rug and a bottle of fizz ready to watch the sun set over the hills..... expect to see the noisy curlews heading for home and maybe a scurrying hare whizzing through the grass too!
  • Take a morning walk from the doorstep across the fields. Take in the gorgeous views as you hike across Bunster and then descend to the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones. A little more walking over fields until you reach The Old Dog in time for lunch.
  • After a busy week enjoy a relaxing evening in Hartington. Indulge in freshly cooked fish and chips by the olde worldly village pond and then maybe a drink in the cosy village pub - perfect end to a busy week!
  • Check out the wildlife, curlews, skylarks, buzzards and kestrels are amongst a few of the regular visitors visible from the barn.If you prefer something slightly less flighty we have pet goats Wilfy and Jimbo who are always happy to receive a cuddle
  • Cycle from the doorstep or for an easier ride choose one of the cycle trails close by. Routes along picturesque tracks with lovely cafes and pubs along the way. Bikes are available for hire.


Andrea Clarke

Andrea and John Clarke took on the restoration job of a lifetime when they bought Damgate Farm seven years ago, swapping their professional careers in Sheffield for rare-breed sheep and converting dilapidated barns into three beautiful holiday lets. Now that their two daughters have flown the coop for university they’ve moved in a flock of rescued ex-battery hens and two donkeys, along with a host of other animals who call the farm home.