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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Hollington

The Old Smithy in Hollington, Derbyshire

From: €436 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

The Old Smithy Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Old Smithy is a lovely brick built barn conversion in the village of Hollington and has been converted with style and elegance to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. The open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area. The bedrooms consist of a super king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath and a twin with en-suite shower. A front patio outside makes The Old Smithy an ideal base to explore this lovely area.

Area
The charming village of Hollington is in the south of the Peak District, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is a collection of traditional cottages and farmhouses surrounded by rolling countryside and offers a number of hostelries that serve fine food and ales. Nearby is the lovely town of Ashbourne, home to some wonderful examples of Georgian architecture and interesting cobbled streets and alleyways, Ashbourne itself has a good selection of restaurants and a variety of shops, including a number of antique stores. The Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by and have many outdoor pursuits on offer including walking and cycling, but for a different kind of excitement Alton Towers is a 25 minute drive away. A great holiday spot.

Region
The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Deacon
October 2020
This holiday cottage was extremely comfortable and perfect for us! The location is excellent, just right for a relaxing weekend away from it all!
Miss Farley
July 2020
Delicious cake.. Lovely welcome. Feeding sheep is a blast. A comfortable sleep in a veritable tardis. Peaceful and delightful.
Miss Farley, July 2020
September 2019
The old smithy was a very pleasant & comfortable place to stay in, with very good parking for vehicle.. and would highly recommend. It was situated as a good place to explore countryside & many other places of interest. The owners Philippa & Julian we found were really helpful & welcoming which made our stay more enjoyable.
Mr Powell, September 2019
August 2019
A great week in a beautiful location, perfect for exploring the area.. The cottage is so comfortable, with everything that we could possibly need to feel at home. Philippa, the owner, could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
Miss Hancock, August 2019
August 2019
Very friendly welcome.. The Old Smithy is lovely. The kids loved feeding the sheep and playing with the cat. We had a great break and would definitely recommend it.
Mr Bennett, August 2019
August 2019
Great little place for us and our friends to spend the weekend!
Mrs Mistry, August 2019
July 2019
The Old Smithy was absolutely delightful and a real retreat.. Extremely well appointed, we didn't want for anything. Much roomier that expected and attention to detail. We had such a warm welcome from our hostess. All in all a perfect stay.
Mrs Clements
May 2019
Fantastic place, made to feel very welcome and we enjoyed our stay very much, ideal spot for us visiting family and the attractions nearby, very clean and well equipped, the friendly sheep were adorable especially Larry, we definitely will be back next year.. All that we missed was a CD and DVD player .
Mr Kahlon
April 2019
From the moment we arrived, Phillipa and family gave us the warmest welcome with treats for the little ones and the most exquisite homemade cake for the big ones.. Our cottage was so tastefully equipped, character rich with meticulous hygiene and a prime location that we ended up extending our stay. Thank you for an unexpectedly remarkable short break which gave us even more wonderful family memories to take away.
Mr Graves
October 2018
Lovely, friendly (non intrusive) hosts.. Excellent accommodation -very well equipped and maintained. Very clean and tidy. Warm and cosy. Good easy parking. Pet lambs /sheep in adjacent field. Very friendly & affectionate cat patrolling the yard. The local pub (the Red Lion) - a few minutes walk along the road - is an "old fashioned" pub - you must try their pie range. A little further afield the Saracens Head serves fantastic food. Also the Rose and Crown at Brailsford is well worth visiting. Many places of interest within easy driving reach. Highly recommended!
Mrs Glibbery
October 2018
We had the best time in this fabulous cottage.. Everything you could want for a relaxing weekend, the cottage is beautifully appointed, in an excellent location and the hosts are extremely welcoming. Highly recommend!
Mr Peters
June 2018
Really nice area .. Plenty of National Trust property’s . Chatsworth House and superb countryside
Guest
September 2017
The Smithy is a delightful, beautifully presented and well equipped cottage, which delighted us from the moment we arrived. The owner was friendly and welcoming making sure we knew where everything was and where the local amenities were, including the local pubs and other attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising BBQ and pizza night at the Red Lion, as well as the lovely food of the Saracens Head. We enjoyed some lovely days exploring Illam, Chatsworth (including High Tea) and the Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall, as well as catching up with friend in Derby and Nottingham. All in all we had a lovely time and hope to return before to long.
Guest
September 2017
We had a fantastic time, the owner was welcoming and friendly, the amenities were first class, and nothing was to much trouble..
pamelaord1954
June 2017
Little quiet village of Hollington, with a handy Pub 5mins walk serving good food, was great. We visited the wonderful Chatsworth House, we found a lovely little tea room in Matclok Bath called Hollington is a small friendly village just of the main route. The local pub, The Red Lion is only 5 minutes walk, and also serves good food. We visited the glorious Chatsworth House. Found a great little tea room called "The Clock Strikes 3" in Matlock Bath, recommend a visit. Bakewell was quaint especially for "Tart Lovers" ! Nearest town is Ashbourne, a lovely town with lots to see and some lovely shops and lots of eateries. But by far the best thing about our trip was The Old Smithy itself, what a great place to come home to. Our host Philippa was welcoming, gracious and a very bubbly lady (& she greeted us with some home made cake and the means to make a cuppa before we unpacked, marvellous) Well done Philippa work cottages are a credit to you. Hollington is a little village just off the main road, it has a great pub, The Red Lion
pamelaord1954
June 2017
It was a lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings and a lovely warm welcome from the owners really enjoyed are stay and hopefully will return one day..
pamelaord1954
June 2017
Little quiet village of Hollington, with a handy Pub 5mins walk serving good food, was great. We visited the wonderful Chatsworth House, we found a lovely little tea room in Matclok Bath called Hollington is a small friendly village just of the main route. The local pub, The Red Lion is only 5 minutes walk, and also serves good food. We visited the glorious Chatsworth House. Found a great little tea room called "The Clock Strikes 3" in Matlock Bath, recommend a visit. Bakewell was quaint especially for "Tart Lovers" ! Nearest town is Ashbourne, a lovely town with lots to see and some lovely shops and lots of eateries. But by far the best thing about our trip was The Old Smithy itself, what a great place to come home to. Our host Philippa was welcoming, gracious and a very bubbly lady (& she greeted us with some home made cake and the means to make a cuppa before we unpacked, marvellous) Well done Philippa work cottages are a credit to you. Hollington is a little village just off the main road, it has a great pub, The Red Lion
gd0dwell
April 2017
Fantastic cottage,clean,well maintained, felt like being at home,but on holiday. Phillipa is a great host, friendly and helpful and the sheep were friendly also,when feeding them bread. Local pub is excellent and the views spectacular. We will return one day definitely,
Mrs Freeman
July 2016
A relaxing break with everything you want from a holiday. I would recommend The Old Smithy to anyone. The weather was kind, and the area was what I expected. We all enjoyed the break.
Mrs Swan, June 2017
July 2016
A relaxing break with everything you want from a holiday.. I would recommend The Old Smithy to anyone. The weather was kind, and the area was what I expected. We all enjoyed the break.
Miss Kidd
April 2016
I absolutely cannot fault this property and the owner was delightful. The cottage is decorated beautifully and the bedroom with the giant bath, really is luxurious! The furnishings are all extremely comfy and there are plenty of plates and glasses etc. There is a lovely courtyard setting too. We will definitely be coming back, in fact we have looked to book again already, but it seems very popular. Excellent!
Mrs Freeman, July 2016
April 2016
I absolutely cannot fault this property and the owner was delightful.. The cottage is decorated beautifully and the bedroom with the giant bath, really is luxurious! The furnishings are all extremely comfy and there are plenty of plates and glasses etc. There is a lovely courtyard setting too. We will definitely be coming back, in fact we have looked to book again already, but it seems very popular. Excellent!
Mr Douglas
February 2016
The Old Smithy was superbly appointed and maintained with lots of quirky extras, and was spotless throughout.The owner was friendly and helpful.
Mrs Fleming
February 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Smithy and the cottage was fabulous! We particularly liked the amazing bath!
Miss Kidd, April 2016
February 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Smithy and the cottage was fabulous! We particularly liked the amazing bath!
Mrs Fleming, February 2016
January 2016
The Old Smithy was superbly appointed and maintained with lots of quirky extras, and was spotless throughout.. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Mr Barber
November 2015
We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. It was very conveniently situated and the surrounding area was very pretty.
Mr Douglas, January 2016
November 2015
We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped.. It was very conveniently situated and the surrounding area was very pretty.
Russell B
October 2015
We stayed here for about 7 days and loved it. The property was lovely perfect for what we wanted. The owners are very friendly and lovely people greeted us when ever we see them had a good chat. This is situated in a very good area you are able to get to everything within about 5 minute drive and about 30 Minutes to the peak. I would highly recommend staying here with out a doubt.
Mrs Noshib
September 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and contained everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. There was plenty of room to spread out. It was great having an outdoor space where we could sit out in the evening.
dmb269
September 2015
The Old Smithy is very well situated for getting to all parts of the Peak District. The accommodation is very comfortable and tastefully decorated and furnished. Everything that you might need whilst self catering is provided. The outside space is an ideal area to sit in the evenings and watch the resident sheep in an adjacent field. (Neil was my favourite!!). Philippa was very welcoming and left us a delicious cake! I hope to return to stay there as soon as I can.
Mr Barber, November 2015
September 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and contained everything we needed.. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. There was plenty of room to spread out. It was great having an outdoor space where we could sit out in the evening.
Guest
August 2015
It can be stressful holidaying with children but Philippa & Julian are amazing hosts and put us at ease with their relaxed & friendly hospitality! We welcomed the delicious homemade cake. The boys loved feeding the sheep, choosing fresh eggs and walking Dave the dog (not sure who took who for a walk ??)! The cottage is stunning! We loved the bath and resented sharing it with the boys! The super king size bed was amazing and the boys enjoyed having their own bathroom!! We were not disappointed by the delicious pies at the local pub which is a leisurely stroll down the road. The children's menu was excellent! We also found a great pub called The Ketch in Kniveton near Ashbourne. Great service & fabulous food! The boys enjoyed a rainy afternoon at Sticky Fingers in Ashbourne and loved being creative! They also have a huge selection of homemade cakes & a beautiful gift shop. We spent a lot of our time at Alton Towers where is was a short 30 min journey from the cottage. We definitely recommend this stunning cottage! We loved being away in this beautiful setting - thank you Philippa & Julian x
SVW68
April 2015
We stayed in the Smithy and had the most lovely time. The owners Julien and Philippa could not have been more friendly and helpful. We are hoping to return again in the near future. You can't get a better recommendation than that!
PilliUk
January 2015
Hot tub under the stars on a chilly winter evening, kitchen with everything you need and more, fantastic toasty fire - all in beautiful surroundings. Perfect way to spend a weekend, the only regret is we couldn't stay longer!
stashmore
January 2015
My wife and I had just got married and due to the nature of our arrangements we were not going on honeymoon straight away so looked at renting a cottage for a few days before and after the wedding to which we could retreat to and just relax. The Old Smithy fitted the bill perfectly. Situated in the very quiet village of Hollington near Ashbourne it was close enough to the facilities you might need , shops, restaurants etc etc but nice and peacefull for a relaxing time. Phillippa the owner is a perfect host, we were even treated to homemade sponge cake waiting for us when we arrived. Excellent. Spotless property with all the mod cons you would expect in a holiday rental.
Mr Hayes
October 2014
Very friendly owners.
Mrs Noshib, September 2015
October 2014
Very friendly owners..
Mr Mccullagh
August 2014
Everything was first class; it was quiet, comfortable and relaxing. The Sun shone every day!
Mr Hayes, October 2014
July 2014
Everything was first class; it was quiet, comfortable and relaxing.. The Sun shone every day!
Miss Lewandowski
March 2014
The perfect little retreat. A fabulous welcome and a weekend of utter relaxation in an idyllic setting. The bed and linen were beautiful. Relaxing with a film in the wonderful open plan sitting room. Wish we could have booked a week.
craig s
March 2014
Very friendly welcome , lovely people to stay with. The old smithy was very well equipped with everything we needed, heating system was very good, did not get cold once. The big bath was also amazing to soak and relax in. The big comfy bed made for a great nights sleep as well . This is a truly an amazing place to stay , in amazing scenery. It all made for a great first family holiday . Hope to return some time in the near future.
Mr Mccullagh, July 2014
March 2014
The perfect little retreat.. A fabulous welcome and a weekend of utter relaxation in an idyllic setting. The bed and linen were beautiful. Relaxing with a film in the wonderful open plan sitting room. Wish we could have booked a week.
Sam P
January 2014
We really needed a getaway after a stressful December and this place hit the spot perfectly. We knew we'd dropped onto a good thing when we arrived and met Phillipa - she is fantastic, easygoing and has done a great job with the old Smithy. We had been hankering for some kick back time together and the cottage was perfect for that. The added touches of luxury - the stand alone bath, the super kingsize bed and in fact, all of the top floor, is a real oasis while downstairs is comfortable, warm and had everything we could need. We happened to have our first anniversary on the Sunday and Phillipa recommended a superb pub with great food. We also met Neil the sheep who is quote the character. It has great access to nearby walks including Dovedale which is just lovely. We will, without doubt, return. I'm saying I'd recommend it to a friend and I would, except I'm tempted to keep it to myself.
Mrs Robinson
December 2013
We loved this spacious, open-plan cottage with it's high standard of fixtures and fittings, a huge bed and very well-equipped kitchen.
Miss Lewandowski, March 2014
December 2013
We loved this spacious, open-plan cottage with it's high standard of fixtures and fittings, a huge bed and very well-equipped kitchen..
Miss McCormack
November 2013
Everything about our stay at The Old Smithy was perfect. We booked a 5 night stay for our 'mini moon' after our wedding, and it was definitely the much needed rest and relaxation. A peaceful location. The owner was lovely and welcoming. The cottage itself was lovely. The local pub serves delicious food. All in all an excellent holiday.
Rachel S
November 2013
We booked The Old Smithy for a 5 night break after our wedding as we couldn't face travelling abroad....we are so glad that we did. The cottage is amazing in a lovely peaceful location with a lovely pub (serving delicious food) just a short walk away. The owner, Phillipa, welcomed us on arrival and was very friendly (as were the pet cats and dogs) and helpful. Perfect for a much needed break.
Rachel S
November 2013
We booked The Old Smithy for a 5 night break after our wedding as we couldn't face travelling abroad...we are so glad that we did. The cottage is amazing in a lovely peaceful location with a lovely pub (serving delicious food) just a short walk away. The owner, Phillipa, welcomed us on arrival and was very friendly (as were the pet cats and dogs) and helpful. Perfect for a much needed break.
Mrs Robinson, December 2013
November 2013
Everything about our stay at The Old Smithy was perfect.. We booked a 5 night stay for our 'mini moon' after our wedding, and it was definitely the much needed rest and relaxation. A peaceful location. The owner was lovely and welcoming. The cottage itself was lovely. The local pub serves delicious food. All in all an excellent holiday.
Mr Coldwell
September 2013
Furnishings were high specification, in excellent condition, and sympathetic to the building. The bath is divine. The welcome was very warm, and ongoing contact pleasant but not intrusive. We would warmly recommend this cottage to anyone who would like a bit of luxury at the end of a walking day.
janetcliff
September 2013
As a couple we have stayed in numerous locations throughout the UK & Ireland. This one we would have to say was perfect in every way, one the BEST in fact. Lovely location, very welcoming owners & pets. Everything we needed was provided and we thoroughly enjoyed the scones. We found it great for travelling to many locations within the area and even beyond. We would fully recommend "The old Smithy" to all. We have had a full 10 day relaxing Holiday and have enjoyed it thoroughly.
Miss McCormack, October 2013
September 2013
Furnishings were high specification, in excellent condition, and sympathetic to the building.. The bath is divine. The welcome was very warm, and ongoing contact pleasant but not intrusive. We would warmly recommend this cottage to anyone who would like a bit of luxury at the end of a walking day.
Mr Callow
July 2013
Warm welcome from the owners, a lovely relaxing weekend in a super cottage in beautiful countryside.
Mr Coldwell, September 2013
July 2013
Warm welcome from the owners, a lovely relaxing weekend in a super cottage in beautiful countryside..
Mrs Bostock
April 2013
The owners were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was perfectly equipped, clean and modern with lots of little touches that made it feel homely and welcoming. It was peaceful and relaxing. The bath was amazing! The location was great, being in a small village with a good pub for food and within easy access to areas of natural beauty! Would totally recommend this property.
Mr Callow, July 2013
April 2013
The owners were friendly, welcoming and helpful.. The accommodation was perfectly equipped, clean and modern with lots of little touches that made it feel homely and welcoming. It was peaceful and relaxing. The bath was amazing! The location was great, being in a small village with a good pub for food and within easy access to areas of natural beauty! Would totally recommend this property.
Mr Moroney
March 2013
A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Great job!
Mrs Bostock, April 2013
March 2013
A lovely cottage in a beautiful area.. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Great job!
Miss Lawrence
January 2013
Loved everything about the property, already booked another weekend away in one of the cottages :)
Ms Galvin
October 2012
It was lovely and quiet and in a great countryside location. The cottage is beautiful.
Lia G
October 2012
The cottage is beautiful, has a brilliant host and is in a great location which allows for some good walks and is within a 5 minute stroll to the local pub. The Old Smithy made a great relaxing break in the countryside and we wouldn't think twice about going again.
Miss Lawrence, January 2013
October 2012
It was lovely and quiet and in a great countryside location.. The cottage is beautiful.
Mr Holcroft
September 2012
The whole cottage was a delight, every aspect being 5 star and beyond. The owner was a great hostess, kind, generous and helpful.
Diane H
September 2012
On arrival Phillipa the owner greeted us, very friendly and informative about the area. The Old Smithy was tatstefully decorated, the attention to detail on every level i.e. decoration, comfort and contemporary appliances was first class. It was full of character, as were the pets, which made the holiday special. Dopey Dogs, crazy cats, and serious sheep who studied every move made in the yard. Nothing too much trouble for the owners, but always discreet and non intrusive. The village pub served good food and Beer. Lovely area, plenty to see and do. Beautiful local walks, plenty of peace and quiet.. Perfick.
Ms Galvin, October 2012
September 2012
The whole cottage was a delight, every aspect being 5 star and beyond.. The owner was a great hostess, kind, generous and helpful.
Mrs Heckford
August 2012
On arrival the owner greeted us, she was very friendly and showed us around The Old Smithy. It exceeded our expectations, and was first class in every detail. The owner even put milk in the fridge and crumpets and jam for our first snack in our holiday home. It is just these attention to details that made our stay and holiday so special. All her animals, cats, dogs sheep and chickens were a delight. I know that the children who stayed were enthralled and entertained by the various characters of the animals. It was just, as Pop Larkin would say Perfick!!
Mr Phipps
August 2012
It's our first time in Derbyshire and it is a lovely area. The only thing that spoilt it was the typical British weather! The cottage was fabulous and the owners very friendly and extremely helpful. We'd go again. Thanks.
Mr Holcroft, September 2012
August 2012
On arrival the owner greeted us, she was very friendly and showed us around The Old Smithy.. It exceeded our expectations, and was first class in every detail. The owner even put milk in the fridge and crumpets and jam for our first snack in our holiday home. It is just these attention to details that made our stay and holiday so special. All her animals, cats, dogs sheep and chickens were a delight. I know that the children who stayed were enthralled and entertained by the various characters of the animals. It was just, as Pop Larkin would say Perfick!!
Miss Waters
July 2012
Beautiful barn, friendly and helpful family. Lots of local attractions in a very attractive and peaceful part of the country
bugs18
July 2012
we have just spent a fantastic weekend at this lovely conversion. Very pretty and friendly village, owners could not have been more welcoming. Accomodation spotless with lots of lovely extra touches, furnished to a very high standard. Ate at village pub one night would highly recommend. Ideally situated for touring peaks, also ideal to just laze around!
bugs18
July 2012
we have just spent a fantastic weekend at this lovely conversion. Very pretty and friendly village, owners could not have been more welcoming. Accomodation spotless with lots of lovely extra touches, furnished to a very high standard. Ate at village pub one night would highly recommend. Ideally situated for touring peaks, also ideal to just laze around!
Mrs Heckford, August 2012
July 2012
Beautiful barn, friendly and helpful family.. Lots of local attractions in a very attractive and peaceful part of the country
Miss Waters, May 2012
May 2012
It's our first time in Derbyshire and it is a lovely area.. The only thing that spoilt it was the typical British weather! The cottage was fabulous and the owners very friendly and extremely helpful. We'd go again. Thanks.
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