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We would like to welcome you to Oldfields Farm, with our 4-star gold self-catering cottage, Handel’s Muse. Located just outside Ashbourne and the Peak District, the cottage sleeps two people in a King-sized bed and also welcomes up to two dogs. We only accept one set of guests at any time so you have exclusive use of our large enclosed garden where dogs can run free as well as our gym/games room and an indoor doggy shower room along with a laundry room and including a drying rack for wet/muddy clothes. If you’re staying for a special occasion, we can organise optional extras like massages in the cottage or personal gin tastings. We are close to a bridle path and surrounded by fields with beautiful shire horses. There are lovely walks to the nearest village and we’re only a ten minute drive from Ashbourne, with many fantastic dog-friendly pubs and restaurants. We are also not far from the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones, the Tissington Trail, Alton Towers, Carsington Water Reservoir as well as being at the foot of the Peak District so perfectly positioned for exploring the area.


Oldfields Farm offers high quality self-catering accommodation in a lovely barn conversion mews house, named Handel’s Muse.


At Oldfields Farm we love pets! We are located at the foot of the Peak District making it the perfect place for adventurous dog walks.


Oldfields Farm is owned and run by Emma Mills-Wallace. During your stay, if you have any questions or issues she will happily help in any way she can. Also living at Oldfields are Ben (Emma’s husband), Helen (Emma’s Mum) and Roy (Emma's Dad). Helen is the lady to thank for the beautiful gardens and making the delicious jam included in your Welcome Basket. You may also meet Seamus the staffy, Suki and Scruffy the cats and our four chickens: Goldie, Elsie, Sylvia and Buffy the Egg Layer. The chickens stay in their own run so please don’t be worried about accidentally bumping into them.

COVID-19 Update

As I'm sure you're aware, holiday cottages in the UK are currently closed. We are hoping that we should soon have an idea of when we may be allowed to re-open so we can start taking firm bookings. We are currently not expecting to take any bookings for before June 2021 and then on a limited basis. This is to ensure we have enough time between bookings to keep everyone safe but also because we have been shielding since March 2020 and with the arrival of vaccines, we are hoping that we can begin to see family and friends again. We have many people we are desperate to introduce to our baby daughter and at some point we want to celebrate the life of my Dad, who passed away in December 2020. We hope you can understand our decisions and that we can safely welcome you in the near future. Emma Mills-Wallace, Owner