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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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  • Coppice Farm

    Bradley, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
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    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, near Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27055
    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 1½ miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5 per 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). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • The Pigsty

    Stanton, near Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    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.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize 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.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.Lawned area with terrace, patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Woodside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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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  • Cherry Cottage

    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24824
    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 1½ miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. 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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  • 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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  • Lace Cottage

    Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC411020
    Secretly tucked away in a courtyard, this delightful cottage is a restored lace runner’s cottage dating from the 1830s. As soon as you walk through the door, there is a wonderful calming ambience. Situated in the beautiful town of Ashbourne, there is everything you could need within walking distance.
    Ashbourne is a thriving, picturesque market town on the edge of the Peak District, and is rich in history. It comprises medieval streets and historic buildings with a wealth of independent shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and courtyards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. There is also a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops and family and dog friendly pubs.
    Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall and Haddon Hall to name just a few, and are all within an easy drive.
    Ashbourne is known as the ’Gateway to the Peak District National Park’ and is an ideal base from which to visit many attractions, including Alton Towers Theme Park, eight miles, and the Heights of Abraham cable car rides at Matlock Bath. Beautiful Dovedale is within five miles and the Tissington Trail is within half a mile.
    This is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends wishing to holiday together, and there is something for every budget and taste.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to king size, please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking permit (1 car). Additional car park permit available for guest to use in any Derbyshire Dales District Council car park. No smoking.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Meadowside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: REEO

    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.

    Exterior stairs to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Full central heating by air source heat pump
    • Washer/dryer
    • Enclosed patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)

    • 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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  • 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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  • Garden Farm Cottage

    Ilam, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: QVQ

    Enjoying spectacular countryside views, this detached holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and set within the 7-acre grounds of Garden Farm (no longer working), in a quiet and peaceful location on the edge of Ilam Hall Country Park. The ground floor comprises of a living room, spacious kitchen and a twin bedroom with an en-suite, and the first floor has a double bedroom and a bathroom. Excellent walking can be enjoyed from the door as well as cycling. The beautiful Dovedale and Manifold valleys lie just a mile away. Tissington and High Peak Trails nearby. Ashbourne 5 miles. Carsington Water 9 miles. Alton Towers 8 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living room with ‘coal-effect’ gas fire. Spacious, farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Cosy, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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