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Ashbourne

Known as ‘The Gateway to Dovedale’, the market town of Ashbourne is popular with those who love the outdoors due to its close proximity to the Peak District National Park. One of Derbyshire''s oldest market towns, it provides a great cottage holiday base for exploring this beautiful part of Britain.

The town has a rich history, with a medieval street layout that is still largely made up of traditional stone and brick buildings and cobbled streets; there are some 200 listed buildings here as well as some lovely old coaching inns. As a focal point for a number of coaching routes from London to Carlisle, the town became a very fashionable place in Georgian England. The busy market place is the central hub of the town, with numerous places to eat and drink. There’s a good mix of retailers, including independent boutiques and antique shops and on Thursday a market is held.

Ashbourne is on the doorstep of the Peak District, one of the most popular spots in the UK for hiking, rambling, cycling and general outdoor exploration. There are numerous marked trails, including the nearby Tissington Trail, an old railway line that now provides a lovely route for walkers and cyclists. Bike hire is available at the visitor centre in Mappleton Lane. In addition discover lots of historical walks as well as mile upon mile of quiet, unspoilt woodlands. A great family day out can be found at Alton Towers which is not far away.

One annual event that attracts many visitors is a giant-sized football match, pitting one half of the town against the other. The two-day Royal Shrovetide Football Match can involve thousands of players playing two eight-hour periods, and it has become a long-standing tradition in the town.

For self-catering accommodation see our cottages in Ashbourne, for a holiday in the Peak District.
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  • Annie’s Meadow - Woodside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: REEN

    Annie’s Meadow has three stunning properties set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    • Full central heating by ground source heat pump (underfloor in wet room)
    • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Enclosed patio with furniture
    • Wheelchair access

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Carp and trout fishing by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 16 yrs
    • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: REEM

    Annie’s Meadow has three stunning properties set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Full central heating by ground source heat pump
    • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Patio
    • Summerhouse with enclosed patio.

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Carp and trout fishing by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 16 yrs
    • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds

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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Cherry Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24824

    Wonderful rural setting

    Walkers paradise

    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just inside Staffordshire, with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village, following the course of the River Dove and its splendid dramatic scenery this area has to offer with its crags, caves and spires, the the gentle rolling hills with its wild flowers and woodland gorge. Enjoy the 3-mile walk and tread the Victorian stepping stones across the River Dove and explore this unique and wonderful valley at Dovedale. The charming village of Hartington is a popular tourist area with good pubs and tea rooms offering cream tea and scones. 4 miles away is the village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall. The 13-mile long Tissington Trail is where cycles can be hired or perhaps a walk for the more energetic! Carsington Water is 14 miles away, where sailing and watersports are available. Enjoy Alton Towers for a fun day for the kids, or for the adults with the lovely gardens. Spend a day at Chatsworth House and its stunning 1000-acre estate along with medieval Haddon Hall, both near the lovely old market town of Bakewell. Spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens and river and listen to the music that is often playing from underneath the Victorian bandstand. Golf can be found at Ashbourne or Buxton. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 25 guests. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5per week. Shared lawned garden with patio. Shared 5-acre grounds and picnic tables. Barbecue. Outdoor children’s play area with swings, playhouse, slide and a large area for ball games. Stabling by arrangement. Ample parking. Two pets welcome ( to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • Coppice Farm

    Bradley, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 967

    This delightful, characterful wing of an 18th-century farmhouse adjoins the owner’s home on a working dairy and stock farm, overlooking lawned gardens and meadows. Its beams, featured brickwork, fine woodwork and good quality furnishings will delight. Dovedale, Ilam and all the wooded Derbyshire dales are close by. Walking from the door and a small nature reserve on the farm. A perfect peaceful holiday retreat. Carsington Water 5 miles. Golf driving range 2 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Large shared garden and patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Elm Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27055

    Wonderful rural setting

    Walkers paradise

    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just inside Staffordshire, with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village, following the course of the River Dove and its splendid dramatic scenery this area has to offer with its crags, caves and spires, the the gentle rolling hills with its wild flowers and woodland gorge. Enjoy the 3-mile walk and tread the Victorian stepping stones across the River Dove and explore this unique and wonderful valley at Dovedale. The charming village of Hartington is a popular tourist area with good pubs and tea rooms offering cream tea and scones. 4 miles away is the village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall. The 13-mile long Tissington Trail is where cycles can be hired or perhaps a walk for the more energetic! Carsington Water is 14 miles away, where sailing and watersports are available. Enjoy Alton Towers for a fun day for the kids, or for the adults with the lovely gardens. Spend a day at Chatsworth House and its stunning 1000-acre estate along with medieval Haddon Hall, both near the lovely old market town of Bakewell. Spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens and river and listen to the music that is often playing from underneath the Victorian bandstand. Golf can be found at Ashbourne or Buxton. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 25 guests. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cycle store. Welcome pack.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5per week. Shared lawned garden with patio. Shared 5-acre grounds and picnic tables. Barbecue. Outdoor children’s play area with swings, playhouse, slide and a large area for ball games. Stabling by arrangement. Ample parking. Two pets welcome ( to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • The Pigsty

    Stanton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 30401


    This pigsty was converted in the Spring of 2015 and now offers holiday accommodation for two. It stands on the edge of a wildflower meadow, created with help from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. There are extensive views over four counties and the Weaver Hills. It is located in the conservation village of Stanton, just 3 miles from the historic town of Ashbourne and 2 miles from the southern edge of the Peak District. This is a snug retreat for all seasons. The peaceful surroundings are ideally suited to walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists and all who love the countryside. Cycle hire is available nearby.
    Ashbourne retains many small, privately owned shops, including antiques. There is a wide choice of cafés, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
    The southern Peak Park has many attractions - beautiful Dovedale, the spa town of Buxton, Matlock and the Heights of Abraham. Lesser known Leek, the "Queen of the Moorlands", has a lengthy history, with a number of old and interesting buildings. The Nicholson Institute houses a museum and art gallery.
    Within easy reach of Stanton are Cheadle, with its magnificent Pugin Church, for the more adventurous, outdoor activities at Carsington Water, and for excitement Alton Towers. Further afield are many places of interest, including Bolsover Castle, Calke Abbey, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Old Hall, Kedleston Hall and Shugborough. For those interested in our industrial heritage, there are pottery museums in Stoke and Derby, Arkwrights Mill at Cromford and The Silk Museum in Macclesfield. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 2 miles.


    The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Cupboard: With washing machine.
    One step to...
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.


    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.
    Lawned area with terrace, patio and furniture. Bike store. Parking for two cars.
    No smoking.

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  • Church Farm Cottages - The Creamery

    Kniveton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29161

    Nestling in a peaceful location in the picturesque village of Kniveton and dating back to 1750, these barn conversions (ref 29160 and 29161) offer quality accommodation, equipped and furnished to a very good standard with flair and imagination. Retaining much of the original charm and character, with beamed ceilings and interesting little niches, these two delightful holiday cottages, situated adjacent to the owners’ home, are ideally placed for exploring this beautiful area. The market town of Ashbourne, ‘Gateway to the Peak District’, and Dovedale are only 3 miles away where guests will find a good choice of shops, restaurants and pubs. Carsington Water offers sailing, windsurfing, rafting and canoeing and is an ideal place to spend a day out in the Derbyshire countryside. This is a wonderful location for walking and touring with Chatsworth House, Matlock, Buxton, Bakewell and the Potteries only a short drive away. Shop 3 miles, restaurant 1 mile and pub 500 yards. Please note: These properties can be booked together to accommodate a maximum of 6+3 guests.

    All on ground floor: 3 steps to living room with single sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and Velux. 2 steps to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of owners’ large, enclosed garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Stream at end of owners’ garden.

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  • The Saddlery

    Shirley, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W42674

    Located at the southern end of the Peak District National Park, this attractively converted groom’s quarters lies in the grounds of the owner’s farmland and retains all of its character with its gothic windows and exposed beams. Nestling in the countryside and yet within easy reach of the old market town of Ashbourne with its many delightful dining and shopping opportunities. Carsington Water is only 8 miles, with its many varied water sports and activities. Dove Dale, equally as close, is a must with its stunning scenery and spectacular walking and cycling. Also Alton Towers theme park is within easy reach. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food 0.25 miles.

    Stone steps to entrance. All on first floor: Hall with single bed. Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams and Velux. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared use of owner’s washing machine. Large grounds with sitting-out area and furniture in 1-acre of shared gardens. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. NB: There is a moat in the grounds.

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  • The Etchells

    Church Broughton near Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC411008
    A 2 storey cottage located close to the centre of the unspoilt and sought after village of Church Broughton. The cottage is contained within a fine period village farmhouse of some considerable age which has been skillfully and thoughtfully converted to form similar cottages. The accommodation has a sitting room/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower facilities. There is a paved patio area with external lighting and seating.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Lounge/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, freezer, fridge, washer dryer and dishwasher. Dining table and 6 chairs, log effect electric fire, TV, free view, radio/CD player and sofa bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single and futon bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on requestParking for 2 cars. Patio area with garden furniture.

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  • West Bank

    Kniveton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: QZR

    Set in peaceful seclusion overlooking open farmland, this attractive and very comfortable cottage stands in its own fenced garden just a mile from the superb water sports centre of Carsington Water. It is only 400 yards from the pub/restaurant of this pretty hamlet and 3 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne. Dove Dale and the other lovely dales of the limestone White Peak District provide many delights for walkers, whilst Alton Towers, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall are all within easy reach.

    Spacious sitting room with patio doors to garden. Large, modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Small double bedroom with en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Radiant fire included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Small freezer
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • The Garden House

    Atlow, nr. Carsington

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: QWB

    Peacefully set in Peakland countryside, this 16th-century barn conversion is only a mile and a half from Carsington Water, with its nature trails, wildlife sanctuary, riding, water sports, cycle hire, pub/restaurant and shops. Attached to the owners’ home, it has its own south-facing garden and enjoys shared use of extensive grounds. Kedleston Hall and the spectacular scenery of Dove Dale are both within 6 miles, and Ashbourne’s shops, inns and activities are within 10 minutes’ drive. Cycling and walking on the Tissington Trail (4 miles). Alton Towers, 12 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Fitted kitchen with dining area. First floor: Small cottage-style living room. Step to spacious double bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Electric heaters
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TV’s
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared grounds of 5½ acres
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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  • The Old Dairy

    near Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC411019
    The Old Dairy is a wonderfully converted, semi-detached, holiday barn set within the beautiful Northwood Farm estate. The barn is set in the farms own grounds with views of some of Derbyshire’s prettiest scenery, close to the market town of Ashbourne. The owner has thoughtfully converted this barn to retain lots of the original features but has also included all the contemporary luxuries, such as granite worktops to the kitchen and underfloor heating to the ground floor. Beautifully finished throughout, The Old Dairy has fabulous features with exposed timbers and oak beams, and a wonderful open plan area, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy time together.
    One of the unique features of this property is that the guests have use of an oak framed orangery gym with amazing views over the open countryside. Enjoy the use of treadmill, rowing machine, free weights and a fitness bike, all whilst listening to your music through the Wi-Fi music system. After a good workout, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved sauna!
    From the doorstep of the The Old Dairy there are many walks to explore, and being close to the centre of Ashbourne, with its cobbled market place, hidden alleys and range of shops, its easy to grab those last minute essentials. The wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Ashbourne is central to beautiful countryside and stately homes, with Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall and Tissington Hall all within an easy drive from this lovely old town. For those of you looking for something a little more energetic, you can enjoy a visit to Alton Towers and Gulliver’s Kingdom, whilst for fresh air and exercise, this area is full of marked footpaths to explore and traffic free, family-friendly cycle routes along former railway lines.
    After a long day exploring the plethora of activities on hand, kick off your shoes and relax on your terrace.
    The Old Dairy can be booked with The Granary ref RGGR to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has three steps to entrance, oil underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Beamed open-plan living space: With tiled floor.
    Lounge area: With 42" Smart TV, Blu-Ray player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, halogen hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Terraced courtyard with sitting-out area. Shared 9-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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