What to expect when you're here...

Little extras

  • A hamper with some essentials (and a couple of treats!) on arrival
  • A homemade cake
  • Maps and walking books supplied
  • Information and advice in advance on places to go; help with bookings
  • Children’s toys, books and CDs
  • Babysitting (please book in advance, payment direct to babysitter)
  • Supermarket and local shop deliveries (please book in advance)

Let us know if you’re celebrating something whilst you are here and want our help in arranging anything in advance – flowers, chocolate, champagne etc. (charged at cost)

Bed & bath

  • 100% cotton bed linen
  • 100% cotton bath towels, hand towels, flannels and bath mats
  • Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and handwash
  • Travel cot and bedding, change mat, baby bath
  • Loo roll
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-slip shower mat


  • Wifi – reliable and fast
  • 2 TVs both with DVD players
  • Radio with ipod docking station
  • Board games
  • DVDs
  • Stair gates
  • Indoor and outdoor play space
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Lots of storage space for bikes, canoes etc


  • Oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, hob and toaster
  • Plenty of good quality crockery, glasses, cutlery, saucepans, knives, kitchen utensils and a hand held food blender
  • Dishcloths, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, bin bags and cleaning products
  • Washing machine, laundry liquid, clothes horse, washing line and pegs, iron and ironing board
  • High chair
Fresh Choice Ashbourne
Jack Rabbits Ashbourne

A little local knowledge. In Ashbourne you will find...

  • An excellent grocer (deliveries available) Fresh Choice (01335 300850)
  • 2 butchers – we recommend Mark’s (01335 300175)
  • 2 deli’s – our favourite is Bramhall’s (also a café) for cheeses and a choice of homemade ready meals
  • A fishmonger and bakery
  • Cashpoints, banks and Post Office 
  • 4 supermarkets (Sainsburys, M&S Food, Aldi, Co-Op)
  • Lots of lovely independent shops and cafés – see things to do

Just ask if you think we can help! We are happy to take the legwork out of your holiday research