Green - rainbow kitchenA blue room

Entire home/flat

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/flat

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

Rainbow Cottage is in the village of Fenny Bentley, less than two miles North of Ashbourne. Hill walking straight from the back door. An open fire for chilly evenings. An oil Rayburn for winter warmth. Three bedrooms, car parking, wifi, an old piano.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 29%


The space

A former Chapel, and then the home and workshop of a watchmaker and conscientious objector. A place of peace. A sundial on the house says 'Omnibus Lucet - May Light Shine on All.' Great for walks and family time, up to 9 people comfortably.

Guest access

Whole house and small garden. Oil-fired iron cooker in winter. Also electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, clothes washer, tumble dryer.

Interaction with guests

A neighbour usually oversees, handling keys and answering questions. I can be in touch by phone.

The neighbourhood

The best quilted hills of England. Very close to Ashbourne - great for gourmets, antique lovers, fashionistas, art lovers and charity-shoppers. Miles of hill walks and cycle trails. Quaint towns with rambling secondhand bookshops. Prehistoric burial sites, splendid noble houses and the world's first factories. Alton Towers theme park and JCB Factory.

Getting around

Best to have a car. Parking for 2 cars on a drive. An infrequent bus passes in front of Rainbow Cottage.

Other things to note

1 bedroom with 1 double bed
1 bedroom with 4 single beds
1 bedroom with 1 single bed and another bed to pull out
1 double sofa bed in living room

House Rules

You need to leave the house as clean as you would expect to find it. If you would like instead to pay for a cleaner, please ask.
Many people bring their own sheets and towels. You can use those there. You either wash them and leave them to dry before you leave or pay for someone else to wash. Explain your decisions about sheets and cleaning when you book.
No smoking in the house. Most pets welcome, please ask.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Tennille User Profile
April 2016
Rainbow Cottage was a great base to relax as well as scout the local area. The coal fire was great...but may have been an issue if one of our group didn't have prior experience with coal fires. I had trouble with internet reception, so didn't get the email about the back boiler until after I had messaged Roger, but, we managed to figure out how everything worked via text. It was great having the place to ourselves instead of cramming into a small hotel room.

James User Profile
February 2016
The listing was just as described, the cottage is lovely and we all had a fantastic weekend away. We loved coming back to the cottage after a day of walking, putting on the fire and relaxing. Impressive collection of board games too!

Stan User Profile
November 2015
Had a lovely time and felt completely at home

Beth User Profile
October 2015
The cottage was a warm, homely, peaceful place with beautiful views but not too far from 'civilisation'. The coal fire and rainbow theme were lovely. Thanks for sharing your obviously much loved retreat with us.

Jacqueline User Profile
September 2015
Amazing cottage wonderful countryside. It's on a very busy main road but once inside that's soon forgotten, just take care parking and crossing. . Everything we needed and more was available. Aged 72 to 4, the whole family were comfortable. Terry across the road was very helpful too. Rainbow cottage is a real suntrap too. Would definitely stay again, the kids especially loved it.

Jez User Profile
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 87 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Mike User Profile
September 2015
Comfy, cosy cottage, just in need of a clean. Great location.

Fenny Bentley, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2015
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