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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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  • Longford, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Longford, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    South Lodge

    Longford, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: UK4078
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by beautiful views of the owner’s estate, South Lodge has been thoughtfully converted to provide...
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  • Brailsford near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Brailsford near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Culland Mount Cottage

    Brailsford near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC411014
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This self contained wing of a large Victorian farmhouse offers a taste of grand country living in its spacious...
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  • near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    The Old Dairy

    near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC411019
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    The Old Dairy is a wonderfully converted, semi-detached, holiday barn set within the beautiful Northwood Farm estate....
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  • Ilam, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Ilam, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Garden Farm Cottage

    Ilam, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: QVQ
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying spectacular countryside views, this detached holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high...

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  • Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Lace Cottage

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC411020
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Secretly tucked away in a courtyard, this delightful cottage is a restored lace runner’s cottage dating from the...
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  • Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire
    Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire×

    Bank House Farm - River View Cottage

    Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire

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    Ref: 30173
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park in the picturesque hamlet of Hulme End, this stylishly...
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  • Kniveton, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Kniveton, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    West Bank

    Kniveton, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: QZR
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Set in peaceful seclusion overlooking open farmland, this attractive and very comfortable cottage stands in its own...

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  • Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Hazel Cottage

    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: 18986
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just...
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  • Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Heather Cottage

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC411017
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This quaint, terraced cottage which is near the bottom of ’Old Hill’ just a few minutes’ walk from...
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  • Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire
    Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire×

    Bank House Farm - Bridge View Cottage

    Hulme End, near Hartington, Derbyshire

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    Ref: 30172
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park in the picturesque hamlet of Hulme End, this stylishly...
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  • Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Apartment 4 in Madge House

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: UKC332
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Apartment 4 in Madge House is a lovely two-storey wing of this wonderful Georgian building in the very heart of the town...
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  • Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire×

    Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak Cottage

    Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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    Ref: 24825
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just...
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