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A sunny haven

General

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

Head to High Ashes Haven for a sniff of history: this site is part of a farm dating back to 1640. The staff might have had rather more spartan berths back then, but in the comfy digs here 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 units here are warm and brightly decorated spaces with a cosy bed, with linen, towels and a goose feather and down duvet all provided. Right next door is a 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… Handily, the hostelries of Ashover dish up local ales (and home-cooked dinners should you tire of prepping meals), a 15-minute walk or a five-minute drive away.

And if that local scenery looks a tad familiar to film buffs? That may well be because the area's used as the location for 2019 hit movie Mary Queen of Scots.

Please note

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

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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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Lovely site excellent for kids with all facilities and friendly hosts27/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrea G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Stayed here for a one night break with 3 children 10, 8 and 4. The only thing that would have made the stay better was the sunshine but unfortunately that's beyond our control! The shepherd's hut was very cute and cosy and the hosts had gone to a lot of trouble to make it welcoming with lots of warm bedding, extra blankets and the fire on to warm the hut prior to our arrival. There was even a very welcome 'welcome basket' with treats especially for the children which they loved of course :-) There was a bathroom hut big enough for all of us and the kitchen facilities were under the lean to with everything you could need. It was freezing out but we still managed to have bbq burgers under the shelter in the evening and scrambled eggs from their own hens in the morning which were very kindly left for us. The hut looks over the the duck pond and I imagine on a nice evening it would be lovely to sit out here with a glass of wine under the fairy lights. Thank you to our hosts for making our short stay very welcoming xx

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    The weather but we can't control that!

From the manager...

Hi Andrea,
Thank you for your warm review , Sorry about the rain that did not stop for 24 hours !

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Fell in love on arrival ❤️17/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything. Myself and my two children fell in love with the place on arrival. The shepherds hut was very warm (even in February’s stormy weather ☔️) A very friendly welcome with an amazing basket too.
    This lovely place & the hosts have literally thought of everything, child friendly to the maximum! Fire pit 🔥 animals 🐑 outdoors 🌲 Just amazing.
    We will be back ☺️ Thank you.

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Hi Ruth ,
It was great to meet you all , even in the middle of storm Ciara.
See you all again soon.

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Welcoming relaxing and perfect. Amazing break thank you08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The location, Phil was fantastic. So beautiful there! Everything was in place for a perfect stay

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From the manager...

Thank you Kate,
Hope you have a fantastic 2020 , after welcoming ,the New Year in at High Ashes Haven.

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Everything! We have just returned from our lovely relaxing weekend …16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMegan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything! We have just returned from our lovely relaxing weekend at High Ashes Haven. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, feeding the ducks, exploring the local towns and using the rustic kitchen on site. Phil was so helpful on arrival and throughout our stay telling us about the local area. We asked for recommendations for walks, we went for one with a view and it definitely didn’t disappoint! Sitting around the fire pit at night was definitely a highlight of the stay and looking up to see all the stars on an evening. The hut is super cozy and even comes with a king size bed which is very comfy! We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, We will definitely be coming back, thanks again for an amazing weekend!

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Hi Megan,

Thank you for your kind review , We are glad you enjoyed the local walks.

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Fabulous site with rustic quirky charm11/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We absolutely loved the rustic quirky charm of this place.
    Shepherds hut was cosy and comfortable.
    Beautiful scenery.
    Kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need.
    Bathroom clean.
    Would highly recommend and will deffinetly return.

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Hi Nicola,
It was great to meet you both , Thank you for the review , we really appreciate your feed back.

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Had a great stay Phil was so helpful and knowledgeable, site was great29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKristian H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Serenity bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Absolutely everything

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Hi Kristian,
We are happy you and your family , enjoyed the stay in , Serenity bell.

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Owners were friendly and helpful but not, in any way, intrusive.24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKylie C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Serenity bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The site had a 'rustic charm' but all the mod cons needed for glamping. We felt comfortable letting the kids have a wander and there was enough for them to keep themselves entertained for longer periods than we've had on other sites. Phil was friendly and likable and really knowledgeable about the local area. Nothing but good things to say... We'll be back. Thank you for a lovely 3 nights.

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Hi , Thank you for your kind review.
It was great to meet your 'Twins' !!
We are please they enjoyed themselves.

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Excellent site, clean toilets and amazing scenery.20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbigail S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    This was such an amazing getaway! Phil and Ness were fantastic hosts and gave us privacy as well as some great conversation. The location is great and the hut was so cute. Is really recommend this for those trying to escape and enjoy the countryside! We will be back!

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Hi Abigail ,

It was great to meet you both.
We are glad that you chose , High Ashes Haven, for your countryside escape.
Our aim is to provide a place you can chill out and relax.

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We had a fantastic 4 nights spent at High Ashes. …15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily-Jayne S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We had a fantastic 4 nights spent at High Ashes. We were warmly welcomed by the owners which led to some great knowledge on the local area, including things to explore and nice places to eat. The location is fantastic, the perfect place to relax and escape. The Shepherd’s hut was clean, cozy and welcoming and a fab place to retreat to after a long day out in the Peaks. Couldn’t recommend a better place to stay if you want to escape to the country and get away from the busy modern day life and technology. Thank you to the owners, we’ll be back again very soon.

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Hi Emily-Jayne,
Thank you for your kind review , We are very lucky that visitors find High Ashes Haven, relaxing and peaceful.
However ,close by there are great places to visit and loads of local pubs and restaurants.

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A lovely place to stay and the kids loved feeding the ducks.12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Relaxed feel to the place

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From the manager...

Thank you James,
We are happy that your, family enjoyed the stay , at High Ashes Haven.
Family time is about relaxing and making treasured memories . The children grow up so fast.
It is great that you can spend some time with them, while they are not connected to the internet.

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Features

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Charging facilities

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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Bar nearby

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Restaurant nearby

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Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

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Free wifi

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

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Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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 for a circular tour of southern Peaks countryside (it's split into sections with parking and bus links if you want to take it easy). A 10-minute drive takes 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, so bring your camera along wherever you 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 those who want to hone their angling technique.

Family days out nearby include Gulliver's Kingdom (15 minutes' drive), 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 Estate: Stainsby Mill (7.3 miles)
  • Hardwick Hall (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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does High Ashes Haven have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is High Ashes Haven dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near High Ashes Haven? You can join up with the 34-mile Chesterfield Round Walk right from the site for a circular tour of southern Peaks countryside (it's split into sections with parking and bus links if … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of High Ashes Haven?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at High Ashes Haven? From £50 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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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