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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 - Meadowside

    Offcote, near 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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  • Clifton Cottages - Clifton Edge

    Clifton, Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: QBP

    Clifton Edge is well situated with the front aspect open to countryside and church views. At the rear it overlooks the garden of the main house and has beautiful country views.
    External stone stairs to entrance. Spacious, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and bay window. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Spiral staircase down to ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Door to courtyard.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Garden with courtyard and furniture
    • Hot tub

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking

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  • Garden Farm Cottage

    Ilam, near 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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  • 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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  • Bank House Farm - River View Cottage

    Hulme End, near Hartington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30173
    Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park in the picturesque hamlet of Hulme End, this stylishly converted stone holiday cottage dates back to the 1880s and comes complete with the opportunity for free fishing onsite. Comfortably and tastefully furnished to a very good standard throughout, it is full of thoughtful personal touches. A French door leads from the living room to a secluded, enclosed garden, and the cottage is ideally located just 250 yards from a 200-year-old coaching inn, simply making them a perfect base in which to relax and unwind or from which to explore the area. Nestling on the edge of the River Manifold and the Manifold Valley, the surrounding Derbyshire and Staffordshire countryside is both spectacular and diverse. There are ample opportunities for walking, cycling and even horse riding with the Manifold Trail accessible straight from the door, and the Tissington Trail just 2 miles down the road in the Peak District village of Hartington. The popular dramatic rocky outcrop known as The Roaches, long loved by both walkers and climbers alike can also be reached in just 15 minutes. The busy market towns of Leek and Ashbourne are both easily reachable within half an hour, as is Buxton with its famous opera house and stunning Georgian architecture. The Heights of Abraham with its unrivalled views and cable car, the ever popular town of Bakewell, the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, and even Alton Towers Theme Park for those thrill seekers, are all also just 30 minutes away. A mere further 10 minutes then brings the stunningly beautiful village of Castleton, The ‘Emma Bridgewater Factory’ full of her locally produced earthenware iconic pottery, and the remarkable plague village of Eyam. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards. River View Cottage can be booked with Bridge View Cottage (30172) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With gas wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and French door to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and portholes in ceiling.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair. Shared tumble dryer in external utility room. Free fishing on-site. Welcome pack.Large enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river, 110 yards away.

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  • The Coach House

    Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 10915
    This gabled cottage wing of a country house is bright and well-appointed, and retains beams, original woodwork and stairs, leaded windows, a feature fireplace and has a cycle store. On the edge of Ashbourne, the ’Gateway to Dovedale’, and set on a small private estate accessed by a private drive, it enjoys superb views. The footpath to Dovedale and the Tissington cycle trail runs nearby, and there is a pool and leisure centre a short stroll away. Peak Park, Alton Towers and Buxton are an easy drive. Shop ¼ mile, pub ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With open fire, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Front lawned garden with patio and chairs. Large, shared lawned and orchard areas. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bank House Farm - Bridge View Cottage

    Hulme End, near Hartington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30172
    Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park in the picturesque hamlet of Hulme End, this stylishly converted stone holiday cottage dates back to the 1880s and comes complete with the opportunity for free fishing onsite. Comfortably and tastefully furnished to a very good standard throughout, it is full of thoughtful personal touches. The cottage is ideally located just 250 yards from a 200-year-old coaching inn, simply making them a perfect base in which to relax and unwind or from which to explore the area. Nestling on the edge of the River Manifold and the Manifold Valley, the surrounding Derbyshire and Staffordshire countryside is both spectacular and diverse. There are ample opportunities for walking, cycling and even horse riding with the Manifold Trail accessible straight from the door, and the Tissington Trail just 2 miles down the road in the Peak District village of Hartington. The popular dramatic rocky outcrop known as The Roaches, long loved by both walkers and climbers alike can also be reached in just 15 minutes. The busy market towns of Leek and Ashbourne are both easily reachable within half an hour, as is Buxton with its famous opera house and stunning Georgian architecture. The Heights of Abraham with its unrivalled views and cable car, the ever popular town of Bakewell, the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, and even Alton Towers Theme Park for those thrill seekers, are all also just 30 minutes away. A mere further 10 minutes then brings the stunningly beautiful village of Castleton, The ‘Emma Bridgewater Factory’ full of her locally produced earthenware iconic pottery, and the remarkable plague village of Eyam. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards. Bridge View Cottage can be booked with River View Cottage (30173) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With gas coal-effect fire, 50" Freeview TV, DVD player, and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair. Shared tumble dryer in external utility room. Free fishing on-site. Welcome pack. Courtyard with sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river, 110 yards away.

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  • Strawberry Cottage

    Clifton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25730

    This delightful terraced cottage sits in a rural lane close to many attractions. Totally refurbished with modern comforts whilst retaining its character it lies nestled on the hillside with views across the Henmore Valley. 11/2 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne, where you can wander the antique shops, coffee shops, pubs/restaurants and twice weekly market. Dovedale and the Tissington Trail are a haven for walkers and cyclists, or just wander through the immediate countryside. Visit the stately homes in the area. Bakewell, Buxton, Carsington Water are all within easy reach. Shop 1 mile, pub 500 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional pull-out single, 1 single, both with high sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Internet access. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking.

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  • Culland Mount Cottage

    Brailsford near Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC411014
    This self contained wing of a large Victorian farmhouse offers a taste of grand country living in its spacious lounge, complete with open fire set in a marble fireplace and antique furniture. Looking out over green farmland, it offers a rural location sent in a picturesque hamlet yet close to both Derby and Ashbourne and attractions such as Alton Towers, Kedleston Hall and the doorway to the Peak District and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and Dovedale.
    The lounge is furnished in a traditional style with comfy seating and a large dining table. There is a plentiful supply of logs for the open fire, making this a relaxing room in both summer and winter. Upstairs the two bedrooms both enjoy nice open countryside views.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, Free view TV, Comfy seating and dining table
    Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Small kitchen table

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, coal, logs, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi internet connection available.Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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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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  • Heather Cottage

    Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC411017
    This quaint, terraced cottage which is near the bottom of ’Old Hill’ just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Ashbourne. Providing cosy accommodation, Heather Cottage is perfect for a couple or a family looking for a holiday in this wonderful part of the Derbyshire Dales, very close to the Peak District. A large airy dining area is situated off the kitchen, inviting you onto the decked tiered courtyard to enjoy relaxing after a busy day exploring. The centre of Ashbourne with its cobbled market place and hidden alleys are a delight to explore. The wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and stately homes, with Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall and Tissington Hall all within an easy drive. For an extra treat, spend a day at Alton Towers and Gulliver’s Kingdom, whilst for fresh air and exercise, the area is full of marked footpaths to explore and traffic free, family-friendly cycle routes. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns, and is regarded as a haven for antique hunters. A fantastic place to visit at anytime of the year.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With gas fire, Smart TV.
    Dining room: With tiled floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
    Kitchen:
    With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and CD/radio.
    Stairs: As in many cottages of this period, the stairs are quite steep as portrayed in the picture of the Lounge. At the top of the stairs there is a safety gate.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard garden with decked area and furniture. Cycle store. On street parking. No smoking. NB: There are 8 steps to the decked area.

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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Hazel Cottage

    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 18986
    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 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 water sports 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.

    First Floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. 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. Fridge. 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 at (to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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