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Twin Lakes Annexe

Ashbourne, Matlock & Southern Peak District
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Apartment
Towels included
Swimming pool
Luxury
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
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At a glance

  • Modern, one-bedroom annexe with underfloor heating throughout
  • Access to the owners' indoor swimming pool
  • Stunning rural surroundings with free fishing available on site
Property code: OC-DCLAKE

Built for two, this one-bedroom cottage is a stylish retreat with a modern interior. All on one level, this annexe is tucked away in a peaceful rural location just outside the market town of Ashbourne. It is a Victorian town at the southern end of the Peak District National Park and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Peaks’. There are many designer clothes shops, antique emporiums, restaurants and pubs for you to explore during your stay.

Enter through a wide doorway and make yourselves at home in the first room, an open-plan lounge/kitchen – a bright and airy space thanks to the two large sliding doors at each end. The lounge area has rattan furniture, a coffee table and Smart TV, while the kitchen features a breakfast bar and stools, high-gloss fitted units and some appliances for a comfortable stay. You also have access to the owner’s washing machine if required. If the breakfast bar is not suitable, a table and chairs can be provided. The bedroom offers a comfortable king-size bed, a chest of drawers and a TV. You then have a wet room with a rain head shower and rinser attachment, plus a WC.

Outside, there is a level patio area adjacent to the property, with garden furniture and a gas barbecue. You also have access to the owner’s extensive grounds, including a scenic footpath around the two lakes.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer
  • Welcome pack
  • Underfloor heating
  • 2 TVs
  • Garden with patio, furniture and gas BBQ, plus access to owner’s extensive grounds with 2 lakes
  • Use of the owners' indoor heated swimming pool by arrangement – it can be accessed direcct from the annexe
  • Free fishing is available by arrangement – guests must bring their own rods and tackle
  • Private parking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Regret no infants or children under 17 years
  • The annexe and grounds are wheelchair accessible
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Lesley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lucy, 16th February 2024

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The owners were lovely and the Annexe is placed in a beautiful place! Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Graham, 3rd January 2024

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This is a beautiful, quiet and spectacular setting perfect for a quiet getaway. Although not in the Peak District National Park it is within close proximity and does not take long to get to the places of interest. Ashbourne is close and a nice old market town to visit. The Annexe is very comfortable and well equipped. Having access to the sRead morewimming is a great bonus to the property. The jewel in the crown is the hosts, they make you feel very welcome and are are very friendly and helpful. This is a very special place to stay and unwind. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 6th November 2023

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The property is absolutely fantastic, very difficult to put into words how nice it is. Great location with a top class interior fit out. Everything you need and more. Bed was the best I have ever slept on and the walk in shower was great. Swimming pool and facilities were way above our expectations and the fishing was great fun with plenty of choicRead moree. The owners are first class and they go over and above to make your stay memorable. Would certainly go back as I would love to experience the place in the summer. This place is one of those places you want to tell people about but also dont want to as its a hidden gem which you want to keep for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Clare, 1st October 2023

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Beautiful place! The Owners are so friendly and helpful nothing was a bother, swimming pool and lake was perfect would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Endaf, 1st October 2023

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The Owners have created a very special place in the Twin Lakes Annexe. The accommodation is very beautifully appointed, the setting stunning and the welcome so warm and friendly. We loved every minute and had a wonderful week - we would love to return, possibly to see the bluebells in the woods near the lake in spring. We returned home so rested - Read morethe best. A very big thank you from us both to you both. Hide

Reviewed by Loraine, 10th September 2023

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Superb property with excellent fishing. Swimming pool was an added bonus. Perfect hosts. All in all 5 stars. We will return, hopefully next year.

Reviewed by Ghilaine, 4th September 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew, 27th August 2023

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Reviewed by Susan, 22nd July 2023

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A lovely relaxing few days. We appreciated the peace and location, such a beautiful spot. The annexe is ideal for a couple.

Reviewed by Kevin, 18th July 2023

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From the moment we arrived at the property we knew we had struck gold. It is a wonderful property in a stunning location and the hosts Mary and George were so welcoming. The welcome pack was exceptionally good as well and a nice surprise and put to very good use. For those with an interest in fishing, this was very good with hard fighting caRead morerp up to 15lb, with most of the fish caught low doubles, together with some lovely roach. This is undoubtedly one of the best properties we have ever stayed in and we will definitely return and thanks again to Mary and George for such a wonderful week. Hide

Reviewed by Alistair, 3rd July 2023

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The benchmark for holiday lets: wonderful hosts, perfect accommodation and stunning location.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 30th June 2023

Truly perfect accommodation, couldn't possibly be better. George and Mary are wonderful hosts, so welcoming and helpful. Derbyshire countryside is superb and lots of National Trust places around. Don't miss Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey.

Reviewed by Paul, 25th June 2023

Friendly hosts, great location, easy to book.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 23rd June 2023

What a lovely annex, with everything we needed and a welcome pack too! Spectacular views, wonderful fishing and great pool - a bonus! Thank you George and Mary for your hospitality which was first class.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 15th June 2023

Thank you Mary and George for sharing your 'little bit of heaven'. What a great place to stay during the first heatwave of the season! We find both you and your lovely home inspirational and I am sure we will be back.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 5th June 2023

What a really lovely place to stay. The annex was perfect. It has everything you need... great modern kitchen, swimming pool and lots more. Mary and George were both very nice and helpful, welcomed us from the minute we arrived. Will definitely come back. The lakes and woodland with wildlife were very relaxing.

Reviewed by Lisa, 23rd May 2023

We wanted to get away for rest and relaxation. My husband is a keen fisherman and twin lakes did not disappoint. We had a wonderful weekend and our hosts George and Mary were fabulous. Will definitely return back to this beautiful paradise.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 22nd May 2023

What a lovely warm welcome we received. The sights were breathtaking and the annexe was immaculate. The welcome basket was a truly lovely touch... We came here as a birthday gift for my husband as he's a keen fisherman... he said it's magnificent. We had a meal at the Duncombe Arms which was lovely and ordered a take out on the next night from JustRead more Eat; they delivered, no problem. Our whole experience here has been truly wonderful, knowing you can go and have a swim was a wonderful bonus. Thank you George and Mary... you stars! Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette, 10th May 2023

As a regular user of Original properties never fail to be amazed. The Annexe was stunning. The owners attentive . Swimming pool and views the cherry on the cake.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 30th April 2023

We've had the privilege of a 5* stay in Twin Lakes Annexe, hosted by the very welcoming and generous George and Mary. It is extremely beautiful here and we have had the bonus of the bluebell woods in full bloom. There is abundant wildlife (we've counted 25+ different species of bird). Caught pristine roach, perch and carp in the smaller lake. We'veRead more had an absolutely fabulous holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 26th April 2023

Excellent property, beautiful surroundings and extremely warm and accommodating hosts. Could not fault any part of our stay.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 23rd April 2023

We'd expected something unusual but not such spectacular landscaping and engineering. The main house, and the annexe in which we stayed, must have some of the best views in the county: two lakes stocked with fish, and a population of ducks, moorhens, coots and more; and when we stayed the bluebells were coming into bloom in the woodland. The annexeRead more is modern, very accessible and easy to live in, and very well equipped. The whole place is just what we needed - very quiet and peaceful and beautiful. George and Mary were excellent hosts and glad to talk, and ready to explain the extraordinary history of their project... Guests at the Twin Lakes Annexe are very fortunate! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 12th April 2023

Thank you for a wonderful few days spent here at the Annexe. Fantastic accommodation, amazing surroundings and wonderful hosts. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, having a morning swim, relaxing and then heading out to visit beautiful Derbyshire. We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra day. Best Welcome Basket we've ever had! Thanks again Mary aRead morend George. Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 29th December 2022

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Last minute break good efficient service......perfect property...perfect hosts

Reviewed by Anonymous, 28th December 2022

Who needs to travel miles when we have all this on our doorstep - Peak District and The Annexe. A real home from home - loved it. George and Mary, thank you soooooo much. For the first time in three years we have totally felt relaxed whilst away - see you again sometime - we hope!!

Reviewed by Sue, 22nd November 2022

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The annexe was an outstanding property - modern, comfortable and so thoughtfully equipped by the delightful owners. The propertys setting was in a stunning location and we loved having access to the gorgeous swimming pool.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 21st November 2022

We couldn't have hoped for a more restful, welcoming and exquisite place to stay. The Annexe is perfect, cosy, modern and everything we'd hoped for. The lakes and surrounding woodland are wonderful. The swimming pool was such a luxurious treat. Thank you Mary and George for being such great hosts. You have a real gem here and should be very proud oRead moref it. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 2nd November 2022

Thank you for the wonderful stay. Such welcoming and friendly hosts. We had a fantastic time and are heading home refreshed. :)

Reviewed by David, 21st October 2022

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A stunning annexe in superb and extensive grounds; A warm-hearted welcome AND continuing personal contact with the owners; All this amounted to a memorable and unforgettable experience; Highly recommended .

Reviewed by Anonymous, 20th October 2022

Picture the scene... looking for a place to stay for my birthday... "Twin Lakes Annexe"... O.M.G, - is this for real? Well of course it is; in every sense superlative! - accommodation superb! - welcome so warm-hearted from Mary and George! - views stunning, grounds outstanding - weather great - and of course all the glories of South Derbyshire to Read morevisit, admire and rejoice in. Such a memorable stay! WE LOVED IT. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 8th October 2022

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Firstly the owners of this property are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful which was lovely to encounter. This is a lovely property in a beautiful peaceful location with everything we could have wished for and needed.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 25th September 2022

A wonderful, relaxing break. Such comfortable and well-equipped accommodation in the most idyllic setting. Sitting by the lake was the most peaceful thing in the world! Swimming pool was lovely too. Mary and George are very helpful and welcoming, nothing too much trouble. We hope to return in warmer weather!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 14th September 2022

We have had a lovely few days here in the annexe. It could not be better equipped and Mary and George are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Kevin used the fishing lakes and I used the pool. Thank you very much and hopefully we will be back as these few days were not long enough.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 6th September 2022

What a wonderful welcome we received from Mary and George. The Annexe was beautiful and fully equipped with everything you would need being away from home, with the added bonus of a swimming pool for me and fishing lakes for hubby. He caught mirror and common carp weighing in at 15lb. We visited the Heights of Abraham, not suitable if you're unsteaRead moredy on your feet. The Tram Museum at Crich was worth a visit... We had a lovely evening meal at Anayas Bombay Sts, Ashbourne. Thank you Mary and George for taking good care of us during our stay. Fingers crossed, we will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Harry, 23rd July 2022

We did indeed have a lovely week at Twin Lakes Annexe. The annexe is very comfortable and well appointed, in a beautiful setting, and it was a bonus for us to have use of the swimming pool and the fishing lakes and watch the wildlife. The location is so peaceful but near to local amenities. Our hosts, George and Mary, gave us a such a welcome. ItRead more was a privilege to be the first people to stay there. We do not hesitate to recommend Twin Lakes. Hide

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