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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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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 24825

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 4 steps to 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Galleried double bedroom overlooking living area.

    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.

  • Paddock House Farm Cottages - Beech Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 18985

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included.

    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.

  • Meadow Cottage

    Roston, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 14785

    Nestling in 21 acres of idyllic countryside to walk and enjoy, this spacious, detached holiday cottage is well away from the nearest road, a peaceful retreat, with much to see and do nearby. A good base to meet family and friends. Set on non working Shawley Farm. Ashbourne, 8 miles, - ‘Gateway to Dovedale’, opens the way to the Dales, Matlock, Peak District and Buxton. Alton Towers 7 miles, Carsington Water, Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall (NT) and Staffordshire Potteries. Central for days out to Birmingham, Manchester, Chester, Stratford-upon-Avon, York and coastal resorts a possibility. A fantastic holiday retreat. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 steps to 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Grassed area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply. No smoking.

  • Dove Mount Farm - Owl Barn Cottage

    Thorpe, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 15838

    Dove Mount holiday cottages have been created through the tasteful conversion of the outbuildings at Dove Mount Farm, a working cattle farm, offers quality, compact, comfortable accommodation, adjacent to a country lane. Both are beamed and have superb views across Dovedale from the first floor. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Thorpe in 25 acres of organic farmland on the edge of the Peak Park, only 150 metres from the Tissington Trail and a myriad of bridleways and footpaths. Ashbourne is 2 miles, Carsington Water with its Nature Trail 4 miles. Buxton, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers all within 16 miles. Golf nearby. Shop 2 miles, PO ¾ mile, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with marble floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, one with Velux, both with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet.

    Two dogs welcome (sheep country).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week, £5 per short break. Shared garden with lawned area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Dove Mount Farm - Swallow Cottage

    Thorpe, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 15839

    Dove Mount holiday cottages have been created through the tasteful conversion of the outbuildings at Dove Mount Farm, a working cattle farm, offers quality, compact, comfortable accommodation, adjacent to a country lane. Both are beamed and have superb views across Dovedale from the first floor. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Thorpe in 25 acres of organic farmland on the edge of the Peak Park, only 150 metres from the Tissington Trail and a myriad of bridleways and footpaths. Ashbourne is 2 miles, Carsington Water with its Nature Trail 4 miles. Buxton, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers all within 16 miles. Golf nearby. Shop 2 miles, PO ¾ mile, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 2 double bedrooms, one four poster with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link, both with beams and marble floor. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 twin bedroom.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week, £5 per short break. Shared garden with lawned area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Dawn Cottage

    Cold Eaton, Alsop-en-le-Dale

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC411011
    Dawn Cottage is a warm welcoming family run traditional farm set within the Dovedale region of Peak District National Park, between Ashbourne and Buxton. The owners run a livestock farm, and as well as breeding cows and sheep they also have geese, hens and sheepdogs. This beautiful barn conversion is located on a gentle hillside offering glorious panoramic views over the River Dove and open countryside extending to the Tissington Trail and the Dove Valley.
    The cottage offers light and airy open plan ground floor living and three good sized bedrooms upstairs with original beams and fabulous views outside. The cottage is close to the Tissington Trail and the River Dove which can be easily reached on foot from the doorstep for many stunning and interesting walks and cycle routes.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating  and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With flatscreen TV and built in DVD player, Freeview, radio/CD player and log burning stove. Table and chairs, fridge, microwave and electric hob and oven. Laundry facilities available to include tumble dryer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Family bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. A cot and highchair are available at the property. Logs and sticks provided for log burner. Internet access available.Off road parking for three/four cars. Patio area with garden furniture. One dog allowed to be kept downstairs. Children and dogs to be supervised at all times as working farm

  • Duck Cottage

    Milldale, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RFFS


    This historic, Victorian, detached, stone holiday cottage is located in Milldale in the heart of the Peak District. Duck Cottage takes its name from the dozens of ducks constantly waddling along the riverbank and quaint pack horse bridge opposite the home’s picturesque private gardens. It is nestled between peaceful hillsides, which offer myriad country walks, cycle paths and pubs. Duck Cottage is sumptuously furnished with wood burners, central heating, a king-size brass bed, romantic slipper bath, large flat screen TVs, satellite channels and internet connection - a quiet place to escape the bustle of life. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

    Living room with 4K Smart LED TV and wood-burning stove. Dining area open to kitchen with electric woodburner. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with slipper bath and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bunk bedroom with Full HD LED TV. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electric woodburner, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • 4K Smart LED TV and full HD LED TV (full Sky+ HD and BT sport packages)
    • Large screen iMac
    • Blu-ray
    • Playstation 3
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Enclosed courtyard with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Roadside parking (additional parking in car park, 200 yards)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 9 steps to rear terrace

  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Ash Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 18984

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 2 twin. 2 steps down to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included.

    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.

  • Holme View

    Clifton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43641

    This attractive, detached house has been lovingly furnished to a good standard and is situated in the pretty village of Clifton. This holiday property is in a great location for exploring the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District, and the fabulous market town of Ashbourne, with its quirky antique shops and many bespoke coffee shops and restaurants. Ashbourne is known as the gateway to the Peak District National Park and is an ideal base to visit many attractions, including Alton Towers, 8 miles. Beautiful Dovedale and Tissington Cycle Trail are within 5 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Hall Farm Bungalow

    Shirley, Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W42675

    A modern and comfortably furnished bungalow offering spacious and comfortable accommodation set in its own formal gardens and located in the rural village of Shirley at the southern edge of the National Park. Within easy reach of the picturesque market town of Ashbourne with its many opportunities for shopping, dining and the annual arts festival, the property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the many attractions and activities of the Peak District. The stunning scenery of Dove Dale and the Manifold Valley makes perfect walking or cycling country and Carsington Water offers abundant water sports. For a fun family day out Alton Towers is only 11 miles distant. Shops and pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • The Granary

    Ellastone, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: RGGR

    The Granary at Northwood Farm started life as the granary for the 18th-century Grade ll listed farm which was originally part of the Calwich Abbey Estate, but has now been lovingly transformed into an impressive holiday cottage. Guests will enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to spend precious time together in welcoming luxurious comfort, in an idyllic rural village setting and with instant access to the countryside with walks galore. The Granary seamlessly combines original features with modern comforts to provide first-class accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location. The property has a fabulous living room with a large TV and DVD player, comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen with large dining table, a lovely ground floor double bedroom, and a further three first floor bedrooms with real style attention to detail. The delightful courtyard area with furniture and a barbecue is ideal for dining al fresco.
    One of the unique features of this property is the use of an oak framed orangery gym with amazing views over the open countryside. Enjoy use of a treadmill, rowing machine, step machine, free weights and a fitness bike, all whilst listening to your favourite tunes through the wi-fi music system. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 1/2 mile.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Spacious open plan dining room with wall mounted TV/kitchen. Utility. Games room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Second kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin) and beams. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature glass wall and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair on request
    • 42" Smart TV (Netflix)
    • 40" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Induction hob
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 9-acre natural grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Use of sauna and gym
    • Games room with X-box, pool table and table tennis
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Small shallow pond in grounds.

  • Annie’s Meadow Barn

    Offcote, Ashbourne

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: RWW5

    Enjoying a peaceful, rural location with unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside, Annie’s Meadow Barn sits within 8 acres of its own meadows, offering complete seclusion and tranquillity. This detached stone barn, which dates back to the 18th century, has been converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday home, with the addition of a games room which features large glass doors opening onto the paved/barbecue area with spectacular views over the countryside. The lively old market town of Ashbourne is only 2½ miles away, offering antique shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. Carsington Water, 6 miles, is a superb windsurfing and sailing centre and has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. At the watersports centre, guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine country walking is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by. Wirksworth, the attractive market of Bakewell, famed for its pudding, and Matlock are all fascinating towns nearby. Matlock Bath, 6 miles, is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. Enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum, where visitors can enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world. Magnificent Chatsworth House, 16 miles, boasts a famous collection of art treasures, as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall, 13 miles, is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house, dating back to the 14th-century. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, is also within easy reach. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors, exposed brickwork and wooden floor. Sitting/games room with doors to paved area. Spacious kitchen with dining area, TV and tiled floor. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds and en-suite wet room with bath. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Velux window. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Shower room and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with TV, Velux window and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Large enclosed garden with paved area and furniture
    • 8 acres of natural unspoilt grounds with terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Stable block and tack room (£70per week)
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with table tennis and board games
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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