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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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  • River View Cottage

    Hulme End, nr. 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, these stylishly converted stone holiday cottages (30172 and 30173) date back to the 1880s and come complete with the opportunity for free fishing onsite. Comfortably and tastefully furnished to a very good standard throughout, they are full of thoughtful personal touches. A French door leads from the living room of River Cottage to a secluded, enclosed garden, and both cottages are 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.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with portholes in ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters and gas included. 40" Freeview TV. Large enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared tumble dryer (in external utility room). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River, 110 yards.

  • 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.

  • The Coach House

    Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 10915

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

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front lawned garden with patio and chairs. Large shared lawned and orchard areas. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Clifton Cottages - Clifton Edge

    Clifton, Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: QBP

    Clifton Cottages, comprising spacious Clifton Cottage, a large Georgian house and formerly the owners’ home, together with the smaller former groom’s cottage, Clifton Edge, has been converted with much care to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. Clifton Cottage (ref RH3), suitable for larger groups, boasts a large entrance hall, three reception rooms, and retains much original character with its beams, Aga and homely open fires. Clifton Edge (ref QBP) boasts a hot tub in its own enclosed garden providing the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. The hot tub is only available for use of guests at Clifton Edge (ref QBP) or when both Clifton Edge (ref QBP) and Clifton Cottage (ref RH3) are booked together. Adjacent, yet detached from one another, they are set in a village location with the market town of Ashbourne only 1½ miles away on the edge of the Peak District National Park. There are many shops to browse and good facilities including supermarkets and a number of restaurants. There are leisure centres at both Ashbourne and Uttoxeter for swimming, squash and other sports. A similar distance away, an 18-hole golf course proves popular with visitors (available weekdays only). From the cottages one can undertake country walks, cycle rides through country lanes and there is also a very good pub 100 yards away in the village which does good food and welcomes Clifton Cottages guests. Highlights in the area include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Peak caves and caverns near Castleton, Alton Towers theme park (within 5 miles), Sudbury Museum of Childhood, Crich Tram Museum, Bakewell, Carsington Water, Matlock Bath including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham. Shop 1¼ miles.

    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

    Note: Clifton Cottage and Clifton Edge can be booked together to sleep 16+2

  • 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.

  • 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. 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

  • 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

  • Bank House Farm - Bridge View Cottage

    Hulme End, nr. 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, these stylishly converted stone holiday cottages (30172 and 30173) date back to the 1880s and come complete with the opportunity for free fishing onsite. Comfortably and tastefully furnished to a very good standard throughout, they are full of thoughtful personal touches. A French door leads from the living room of River Cottage to a secluded, enclosed garden, and both cottages are 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.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating included. 50" Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Courtyard with sitting-out area.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared tumble dryer (in external utility room). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River, 110 yards.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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