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The Cow Shed - Dunwood

Ashbourne, Peak District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 5
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous retreat nestled in lovely countryside with enclosed outside space
  • The perfect escape for a dog friendly break, set just half a mile from the beautiful Peak District
  • Colourful and cosy decor, with original artwork, a beautiful break for couples or family to escape to
Property code: 92980

A wonderful retreat, set among nature, and offering bright and vibrant accommodation for the perfect getaway. Carsington Water is just 8 miles away, with water sports, flat walks and pretty spaces. Ashbourne is just on your doorstep, with lots of shops, places to eat and explore. For walking, Dovedale is extraordinarily pretty, and just over 3 miles away. Set just on the tip of the Peak District, there is Matlock Bath with its stunning limestone cliffs and vibrant seaside vibe sits just a little further at 10 miles, and just a little further Matlock offers unique shops, cafes and riverside walks. The property itself has decking all around it, and is enclosed in an area within the land of the homeowner. There are mature trees and plants, making it a little wild life haven where you can enjoy getting close to nature, and relax in the gorgeous green surroundings.

Inside you are met with a bright and vibrant living space, with lots of colour, comfort and space, with original artwork and beautiful furniture and decor. The dining table and kitchen sit within the living area, making a cosy and intimate experience for anyone staying here. There is a dining table that comfortably seats four people, and two large sofas for you and your furry friends to cuddle up on. There is a master bedroom and also a sofa bed option, making it perfect for either a romantic retreat or for a family or two couples to come away together. The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed, and the sofa bed converts to a double bed. This is a truly dog-friendly space, with fully enclosed outside spaces, no dog-free zones, and lots of additional touches to make everyone feel welcome.

Outside on the enclosed decking, there is seating and a space to eat, sit, relax and enjoy.  You can enjoy watching the wildlife from inside or outside the property, for bird watching enthusiasts the main seating area is like watching from a hive with visits from rare birds and Blue Jay's, Chaffinch and thrush. Many squirrels and rabbits can be seen in the grounds.  The property sits within 2 acres of fields, ideal for walking.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom - en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, air fryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV in living room
  • Wood Burner in living room (first basket of logs provided)
  • Enclosed secure decked area for your dogs safety with furniture and 2 acres of fields for walks around the properties land
  • No restriction on the number of dogs, ultra dog friendly property with dog beds, dog bowls and treats and dogs are welcome on the sofas
  • A great place to enjoy wildlife with bird watching from inside or outside the property with visits from rare birds
  • Bespoke welcome pack includes wine, condiments, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, sweetener and any personal touches for birthdays etc.
  • Sleeps 2+2 (sofa bed in lounge)
  • Ample off road parking
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 5 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kate Gray

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Grace, 1st April 2024

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We couldnt have been happier, we were so grateful to find the most beautiful bolt hole for our trip with three labradors. The cottage was so dog friendly it made our lives so much easier and less stressful, we loved it so much we are already looking at dates to return! Perfect placement for visiting the district too.

Reviewed by Chris, 22nd March 2024

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Excellent property with everything you could possible want perfectly positioned for exploring the National PARK

Reviewed by Nigel, 15th March 2024

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Comfort personified and everything for the dogs

Reviewed by Heather, 10th March 2024

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Our holiday cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The weather wasn't great but what we expected for early March. We have four dogs and the grounds were ideal for them. We had some fabulous walks within easy reach and the cottage was delightful. The welcome pack was absolutely amazing. Thank you to Victoria and Stewart

Reviewed by Katie, 3rd March 2024

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Victoria and Stewart are the perfect hosts who are so welcoming, friendly and above accommodating! The Cow Shed is a wonderful place to stay and was the perfect place for us to relax in for a few days. Its comfortable and cosy with everything you need, complete with an incredible welcome pack! Our very big dog, who isnt welcomed in many places, wasRead more welcomed with open arms by Victoria and Stewart and the whole stay was just lovely from start to finish. We will be back! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Samantha, 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Colin, 17th February 2024

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Wonderfully unique, we loved everything about this place. This is ideal for couples looking for a snug, warm and comfortable place to stay. Your doggie companion will feel right at home here as well. The hosts were very accommodating and provided a bountiful welcome pack to boot!

Reviewed by David, 29th December 2023

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We had the perfect stay over New Year; it was so nice to be able to relax with the dog and not worry about where she went. The welcome hamper was beyond expectations, and fed us for almost the whole week! Due to the bad weather we spent quite a lot of time at the Cow Shed, and it was spacious enough for us whilst still being cost. A nice change froRead morem 1 bedroom properties being very small with minimal cooking facilities! A lovely property and super hosts; would definitely stay again Hide

Reviewed by Pauline, 22nd December 2023

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OThis is without doubt the most dog-friendly cottage we have stayed in. Our two dogs were made really welcome, even getting their own welcome pack including their own Christmas crackers. Victoria and Stewart are wonderful hosts (a very generous and thoughtful human welcome pack was also provided!) and are there when needed (but not otherwise!). DesRead morepite the inclement Christmas weather, we had a wonderful week and will certainly return to explore the area more when the weather is better. Hide

Reviewed by ANDREW, 4th December 2023

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Lovely, comfortable stay with excellent facilities for dog owners. The amazing welcome baskets were much appreciated. Thank you Victoria and Stewart.

Reviewed by Bryn, 18th November 2023

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The Old Cow Shed was the perfect getaway for a couples holiday, Victoria and Stewart were lovely and incredible hosts. The welcome basket was an incredible surprise, we really felt so treated here. The location is great for visiting quant villages or country walks, with the wood burner perfect for warming up on a cold winter evening. Bird watching Read morewas also a great way to pass the day. We would 100% stay again at this lovely cottage and recommend to F&F!! Bryn & Eilis Hide

Reviewed by Paula, 11th November 2023

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The Cow Shed was of a high standard and ideal location. The owners of the property were very friendly and attentive to all our needs including our dogs. We would definitely book this property again.

Reviewed by Iain, 23rd October 2023

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We stayed at The Old Cow Shed on the week commencing October 23rd. We had a brilliant stay. On arrival at the cottage we were giving a welcome pack by the owner Vicky including Bread, Wine, Cheeses everything we needed. The property was equipped excellently, everything and more in the kitchen you could wish for and also very accommodating for the dRead moreogs. The location is excellent, close to Carsington Water, Bakewell, and Ashbourne. Plenty of local pubs in the area too. We would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 6th October 2023

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We enjoyed our stay, no need to worry about our dogs getting on the furniture, they had as much difficulty as us in deciding which sofa to occupy. The property was clean & quirky with lots of lovely touches, we could tell that the owners had gone to a lot of trouble to make us comfortable and were there if we needed them. They also provided the besRead moret welcome pack, Vicky even contacted us beforehand to ask which wine we would prefer! Great location for whatever type of holiday suits your needs. Hide

Reviewed by Byron, 22nd September 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cow Shed. The cottage was comfortable & cosy. The owners were exceptionally helpful. We found the location very good, very close to Ashbourne (walking distance) and only 3 miles from beautiful Dovedale and Ilam Park so a good base for exploring the Peak District. The enclosed decking area is great for sitting oRead moreut and for having your dog outside. There's plenty of grass area adjacent to the cottage for exercising your dog. Would be happy to stay here again. Hide

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