Yew Tree Cottage, Ashes Lane is in the village of Fenny Bentley, three miles north of the historic and delightful market town of Ashbourne. The postcode is DE6 1LB. There are two excellent pubs just a few minutes walk away. Please see below for map and view our gallery for further photos.
From the South. In Ashbourne, pick up the A515 signed to Buxton and stay on this road for 3 miles. Go past the Bentley Brook Inn on the right and shortly after, you enter the village of Fenny Bentley. Go past the Coach and Horses pub on your right and after 200 yards, Ashes Lane is the next left turn. Yew Tree Cottage is the first house on the left.
From the North. Leave Buxton on the A515 and stay on this road for the next 17 miles. You will go past turnings for Tissington village on the left and the Bluebell pub on the right. The road goes down quite a steep hill, passing under a blue metal railway bridge. Shortly after this bridge you see the village sign of Fenny Bentley, slow down at this point ready to turn right into Ashes Lane. Yew Tree Cottage is the first house on the left.
The Tissington Trail (a disused railway line popular with cyclists, walkers and horse riders) is just 300 meters from the front door and the renowned Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud are an easy 45 minutes walk away.
Each year Fenny Bentley plays host to the World Toe Wrestling Championships in the local Bentley Brook Inn. Ashbourne has the one and only Shrovetide Football, the goals are 3 miles apart, the ‘game’ lasts for 2 days (starting on Shrove Tuesday and ending on Ash Wednesday) and has to be seen to be believed. Annually in early November there is the Dovedale Dash when anyone who is fit and brave enough to compete, dashes through the River Dove, local hillsides and fields for 5 miles. All these activities make fantastic fun for spectators too.
There are so many great places to visit it’s impossible to list them all but local attractions include Dovedale, Alton Towers, Carsington Water and Chatsworth House, which is a couple of miles from the popular town of Bakewell.