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General

  • Quiet and comfy shepherd's hut on a Peak District farm
  • A 10-minute drive to Peak District National Park
  • Fishing lakes and local pubs a 15-minute walk away

High Ashes Haven is part of a farm dating back to 1640. The staff might have had less comfortable berths back then, but in this traditional shepherd's hut you'll feel just as close to nature (the farm's pet sheep may wander by, but you won't have to do any tending these days, just wave hi as they amble past).

The hut is a warm and brightly decorated space accommodating a comfy king-size bed, with linen, towels and a goose feather and down duvet all provided. Right next door is your own (shepherd's) bathroom with hot shower, toilet and sink.

For eats, cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen area or sling a pizza into the woodfired oven. Logs are supplied for the firepit too so you can toast yourselves as you dine alfresco: peak relaxation.

It's thirsty work of course, all that gazing at the scenery... Most handily, the hostelries of Ashover dish up local ales (and home-cooked dinners should you tire of prepping your own meals), a 15-minute walk or a five-minute drive away.

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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Everything about our stay was just perfect 🙂 The hut ... 01/08/2018

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    Everything about our stay was just perfect 🙂
    The hut was cozy, comfortable and well decorated. We were very touched by the welcome basket (filled with niceties) and bowl of strawberries on the little table on our arrival. We enjoyed some games provided in the hut on a rainy evening too. Alot of love and thought has gone into the whole set up here 💓
    The kitchen area was well provided with everything we needed, and even the bathroom was rustically and beautifully designed, well thought out and stocked with basic supplies.
    The surroundings here are so peaceful and beautiful; a real break in a nature rich area away from the normal clatter of life.
    We loved all the animals too, and we were especially lucky to be there to see a mother duck with her 14 ducklings.
    The owner greeted us and was so very accommodating and friendly, and very informative about the local area. He recommended areas of interest and we went for a long walk he suggested to a place where the views of 5 counties are incredible. We also had some lovely chats with his friend/worker who helps with the animals twice a day. These lovely people are so passionate about this rustic and beautiful place and we felt very welcome and comfortable here.
    We would definitely return again! Thank you 😁

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Hi ,
Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased that you chose our Shepherds hut for you break, away from the hustle of day to day life.
We all enjoyed meeting you.

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My 6 year old daughter and I had a fabulous ... 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo G. Confirmed

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    My 6 year old daughter and I had a fabulous one night stay at High Ashes at the weekend. Everyone couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and the welcome basket was much appreciated, as was getting the wood burning fire going for our pizzas!

    It was so peaceful there and my daughter loved helping to collect the hens eggs, topping up the pigs water, and helping water the vegetable patch on the Sunday! She also made friends with the adorable farm dogs, River, Snowy, and doggie visitor Jack, and was very lucky to have an impromptu tractor ride on a beautifully restored 1950's tractor!

    The shepherds hut was lovely and beautifully done - the perfect space to relax and listen to the radio, or just to the sounds of the countryside!

    We had a relaxing evening pottering about and my daughter loved swinging in the hammock by the duck pond, toasting marshamallows over the fire pit and watching the owl fly off from a nearby tree at dusk!

    There is a good kitchen outside but under cover, which has a sink, fridge, cooker, microwave and toaster, well stocked with utensils and what you'll need for a night or two away, and the block with the toilet/sink/shower is nicely done and just behind the hut.

    We had a lovely time and we definitely hope to visit again soon!

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Hi Jo ,
We really enjoyed meeting the both of you. I am glad that you saw one of the owls who live near the pond. We have got three species who live on the farm ,including a barn owl,
Thank you for posting the great photos and kind comments.

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Excellent for couples or small families who are animal lovers 01/07/2018

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    Everything. The small personal touches like the prosecco and strawberries, and drawing pad for our little girl, having a tour of the farm and information about the local area, getting to feed all of the animals with the volunteer who regularly comes to feed the animals, the hut itself was beautiful, animals all friendly, quiet and peaceful, down to earth and friendly hosts, just incredibly rustic and perfect for animal and countryside lovers. Even the bathroom is amazing with everything you need.

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Hi Ashley,
Thank you for the kind comments and photographs.
It was a pleasure to meet your family , We look forward to seeing you again.

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Excellent little place for an adult night away! 24/06/2018

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    This place is amazing! It’s so quiet and peaceful, just what we needed! The owners were helpful and friendly. Loved the extra touches of treats in the hut and the marshmallows for roasting on the firepit! Definately will be booking again soon.

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Hi Katie,
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to meeting you both again.

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Amazing place would highly recommend people to stay hosts do ... 04/06/2018

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    Amazing place would highly recommend people to stay hosts do anything to help you and made the staye evan better would return

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Hi Mikaela, We are really pleased that, you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. The ducks are missing you!

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Bath available

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Local produce

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Pick-up from public transport

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Shower available

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

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Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • High Ashes Farm, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, S45 0LH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1899°N 1.4816°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chesterfield Bus Station — 3.8 miles
Matlock Coach Stops — 4.7 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Chesterfield Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Matlock Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 62.8 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 14.8 miles
East Midlands Airport — 25.9 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You can join up with the 34-mile Chesterfield Round Walk right from the site, a circular tour of southern Peaks countryside that's split into sections with parking and bus links if you want to take it easy. A 10-minute drive will take you to the Peak District National Park, crisscrossed with walking and cycling trails for all levels of fitness or heroism. Even if you only make it down to Ashover for a pie and a pint, you'll see some classic countryside around here, so bring your camera along wherever you may roam.

Fishing enthusiasts can follow the stream out of the farm for a mile to Press Manor Lakes, where there's coarse and fly fishing for trout and carp as well as fishing lessons for the curious or those who want to hone their angling technique.

Family days out nearby include Gulliver's Kingdom (15 minutes' drive away near Matlock), a dinosaur-studded theme park with log flumes and courage-testing rollercoasters. It's also worth taking the cable car from Matlock up to the Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park where you can venture into massive underground caverns or climb and swing in adventure playgrounds.

Within a half-hour drive, you can see how the other half lives (or lived) at the historic estates of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Bolsover Castle. If you fancy galloping across the hills like country squires meanwhile, there's horse riding and pony trekking at Matlock Farm Park (10 minutes from the site).

Must see

  • Chatsworth (6.0 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (6.3 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (6.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardwick Hall (7.3 miles)
  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (7.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

High Ashes Haven cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. High Ashes Haven will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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