We would like to welcome you to Oldfields Farm, with our 4-star gold self-catering cottage, Handel’s Muse. We are a converted farm and NOT a working farm. Located just outside Ashbourne and the Peak District, the cottage sleeps two people in a King-sized bed and also welcomes two medium/large dogs or three smaller dogs (due to the size of the cottage). We only accept one set of guests at any time so you have EXCLUSIVE USE of our large fully enclosed garden (minimum of 4ft fencing) where dogs can run free while you sit in the heated breeeze house and use the brick BBQ area. We also have a 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.


A video tour of Handel's Muse holiday cottage.


A video tour of our dog friendly, exclusive use, fully-enclosed garden.


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), Meredith (Emma and Ben's daughter) and Helen (Emma’s Mum). Helen is the lady to thank for the beautiful gardens. It is also home to our chickens: Elsie, Sylvia, Merri, Edith, Heidi, Dilly, Henny Penny, Wilma, Lily, Florrie and Buffy the Egg Layer. The chickens stay in their own runs well away from the cottage and we ask dogs to remain on leads outside of the cottage and garden so please don’t be worried about accidentally bumping into them.

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening from June 2021 and are now taking bookings for July onwards. We are working with a cleaning company to ensure all Covid safety measures are adhered to and we will be having to make some minor changes to our Welcome Basket but there will still be plenty of delicious treats for guests and their dogs. We look forward to welcoming you to Oldfields Farm in the near future. Emma Mills-Wallace, Owner