Oldfields Farm is located in a lovely countryside setting approximately 2 miles from Ashbourne in Derbyshire. There is a 1 bedroom self-contained cottage, Handel’s Muse.

Further details of the accommodation, including photographs of the rooms, can be found on our website:

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01335 324 717 or email

At a Glance

Level Access

There is level access from the main entrance to:

  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom

Access with Steps

There is one step to enter the property at the main entrance.

There is a step into the shower in the ensuite bathroom.

There is one step down into the patio garden from the bedroom.

The access to the garden has one step up to a veranda and one step down from it into the garden. In the garden there is one step up to the gazebo.

Getting Here

You can find our location and directions at The best way to find us is to use google maps as Oldfields Farm is listed as a landmark. If you use a satnav and follow our postcode you’re likely to be taken to the wrong place. If you don’t have google maps then I would recommend putting The Cock Inn (DE6 2GJ) into the satnav. Once you reach the pub you continue onto Sides Lane for about five minutes where you will see a large house with a black sign for Oldfields Farm hanging from a tree. Alternatively, if you use the ‘What 3 Words’ app, our location is Snoring. Reinvest. Vowing.

Bookings/enquiries can be made via email ( or via telephone (+44(0)1335 324 717).

Travel by Public Transport

The nearest bus stop is approximately 400 yards away but services are extremely limited in the vicinity of the accommodation. We do not recommend relying on bus travel.

The nearest train stations are Uttoxeter (9 miles) and Derby (14 miles).

Travel by Taxi

You can get a taxi with Ashbourne Taxis by calling 01335 345198, well in advance of when you need to travel. The taxi company has a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Arrival and Parking

The property is approached via remote controlled gate, which will be left open for you. If for some reason the gates are not open, there is a doorbell on the gates that you can use to attract our attention. Please drive into the grounds and park on the right by the guest parking sign but if you need to park directly in front of the cottage to get out or unload you’re welcome to do so. There is a key box close to the front door. You will be provided with your unique code the day of arrival. The driveway and parking area has a level paved surface. The area is well lit at night via motion sensor floodlights.

Entrance to Handel’s Muse

There is an external door mat and an 8cm high stone step up to the main door of the property. The doorway aperture is 76cm wide and opens inwards. The door is unlocked by an Abloy key and a remote control fob is attached to the key-ring for operation of the main entrance gates. There is an external light to the side of the main entrance door, which is operated by an internal switch. External floodlights operate via motion sensor in times of darkness.

Lounge Area

The open-plan lounge/kitchen area is directly accessed via the main entrance door. The floor is stone throughout. Immediately to the right of the entrance is a bank of lights switches on the wall, which are labelled for ease of identification. Also to the right of the entrance is the living area. There is a leather sofa with scatter cushions and a seat height of 48cm. In front of the sofa is a wool rug and large footstool. Furniture can be moved by guests to best suit their needs and the footstool can be removed. There is a remote control TV and remote control electric fire. Underfloor heating is controlled via a thermostat mounted on the wall neck to the light switches. Internal lighting is provided by a combination of ceiling, wall lighting and a table lamp.

Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen area is open plan with the lounge and is on the left hand side after entering the property. There is a 90cm gap to access the kitchen. There is no dining table but there is an overhanging bench worktop with stools for dining purposes. The worktop is 93cm high and the stools are 60cm tall.

The electric oven is fitted under a work service with built in electric hob, 93 cm above the floor, and the oven door drops down. The handle is 74cm above the floor. A fridge with a small freezer drawer is fitted under a work surface and the height of the highest shelf is 60cm. There are freestanding microwave, toaster and kettle on the work surface. There is a separate work surface with a sink and a dishwasher on the back wall at a height of 93cm. There is a good contrast between the floor, walls and kitchen units and there is ample overhead lighting.


The bedroom is entered from the kitchen area via a 71cm aperture doorway. There is a king sized bed with a bedside table and lamp on each side. There is 55cm either side of the bed and the mattress surface is 54cm from the floor. There are 2 bedside rugs, a wardrobe and a small foldablw wooden luggage stand. The bedroom is lit by wall lights and 2 bedside lamps.


There is an en-suite bathroom accessed via an 81cm aperture doorway. The bathroom contains a corner shower cubicle with a 28cm tall rim. The shower is entered via a maximum 45cm aperture sliding door. The toilet is located next to one wall and the seat height is 44cm. There is a heated towel rail mounted on the wall. There is a pedestal wash basin with a height of 90cm. There are no support rails present and the taps are conventional cross handle but are easy to turn. There is a bath matt and rubber shower mat available to use. The bathroom is lit via a wall lights.


There is a small patio garden immediately behind the property, which is accessed either via an 8cm step down from the bedroom door or via a 70cm aperture metal gate. There is a flagstone patio with a small table and 2 chairs and a small 2 seater lounger. Pads are available on request. From the patio there is an 8cm step down into a small narrow chip covered garden walkway.

Beyond the patio there is a grassed area with a large apple tree with seat, brick barbeque area and a heated breeze house. The main grounds also include landscapes gardens, a children’s play area, fields and a bridle path.


There are several wall mounted electric panel radiators in the property with simple on/off switches. These can be used to provide an extra boost of heating if required.

We also have a gym and a games room that includes a selection of board games and books that guests are free to use. These are accessed via stairs. There is also a laundry room that includes a washing machine and an indoor shower for the sole use of dogs.

There is free WiFi and the log-on details are included in the information book found in the property.

Full details of local doctors, dentists, taxis and other services are included in the information folder in the property and can be provided in advance on request.

Our nearest supermarkets are Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and Aldi. There are also several butchers, a bakery, greengrocer and fishmonger in Ashbourne.


Access Statement last updated: 21st January 2023