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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Ashbourne

The winding cobbled streets, fascinating architecture and plethora of fantastic places to eat and drink are just a few of the reasons why Ashbourne is such a fantastic place to visit. Situated in the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, it is also the perfect base to explore the rolling hills of the White Peak and the beautiful surrounding villages. Choose between lazy days admiring the town’s historic buildings and browsing antique shops and cosy cafes or head for the hills and explore the great outdoors on your doorstep. Read more

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53.060442, -1.817871

The Orchards' views are so beautiful that you will be mentally moving in before the end of the stay. This lovely holiday cottage is near the village of Ilam in the Peak District National Park, surrounded by fields and woodland on the owner's farm. There are no near neighbours (unless you count the horses and lambs in the meadow!) and no passing traffic to interrupt your peace and privacy. The opportunities for walking and cycling are plentiful, and The Orchards is within easy reach of favourite attractions like Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families and couples.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£472 to £850

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

53.029099, -1.693803

Brimming with character and charm, this exquisite five star holiday cottage sleeps up to sixteen guests (12+4) and is located in the Peak District National Park within the Derbyshire Dales. Ideal for large parties of friends or family who want to escape for a luxury break with five en-suite bedrooms (+ an additional one by arrangement), sauna and hot tub available to hire and extensive grounds with lovely rural views. The bustling market town of Ashbourne is just a mile away with good range of shops and eateries. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£2020 to £2870

12+4  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

53.027400, -1.735002

Perfect for families and friends, this welcoming self catering cottage sits on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park and provides an ideal base for exploring both Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Excellent on-site facilities including play areas for the kids, a restaurant and a pool. Ashbourne is within walking distance and Alton Towers is a twenty minute drive.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £720
Short breaks from £117 per night

2-5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.019265, -1.593088

Discover the delights of the Derbyshire Dales from this charming cottage near Ashbourne. The Cottage is a self-catering holiday home for up to four adults, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private enclosed garden. It's ideal for walking and cycling holidays, being close to the southern Peak District and Carsington Water. The surrounding area has lots of charming market towns and picturesque villages, including Matlock and Bakewell. Other local attractions include Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. There are two pubs within walking distance, and the property is dog-friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£385 to £525
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.012314, -1.744553

The Peak District National Park and the beautiful Dovedale Valley are on the doorstep of this charming late-Victorian holiday cottage in Ashbourne. Aldergrove Cottage is half a mile from the centre of this historic market town, putting everything you need for a self-catering stay within a ten-minute walk. It's fantastic for walkers and cyclists who can access the Tissington Trail and Manifold Way, among other popular routes, and convenient for Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Buxton, Bakewell, and Matlock Bath. Aldergrove Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £550
Short breaks from £50 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.069200, -1.684852

With a romantic four-poster double bedroom, use of an indoor heated swimming pool, enclosed patio for alfresco dining and log burner for cosy winter breaks, this welcoming dog-friendly holiday cottage has all year round appeal. Sitting in the lovely little hamlet of Bradbourne on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, Dumble Cottage is a great base for exploring the areas many attractions. The market town of Ashbourne and pretty villages of Tissington and Brassington are close by, and Carsington Water Reservoir is just a mile away offering great water sports, walking and cycling. Guests can enjoy easy access onto Tissington and High Peak Trails, and a pub for meals out within a mile walk away.

Weekly guide price:
£340 to £450

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.110425, -1.828318

The Coach House is in a fantastic location for walking, cycling and enjoying the best Peak District attractions like Chatsworth House and Thor's Cave, Bakewell, Buxton and Dovedale. The self-catering cottage is on a family-run sheep and cattle farm on the edge of Alstonefield on the Staffordshire Moors near the Derbyshire border. There are gorgeous views and beautiful footpaths from the cottage, which sleeps six people in two bedrooms and is suitable for couples or families, including those with children and two well-behaved dogs. Bookings are available all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £675

6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.069200, -1.684852

A fabulous large dog-friendly holiday cottage for eight guests in the small peaceful Derbyshire hamlet of Bradbourne on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park. The market town of Ashbourne is close by, Carsington Water is just a mile away (as is a good local family pub!) and you can walk to Tissington and Brassington, possibly the Derbyshire Dales prettiest villages. Superb walking, cycling and horse riding with access onto the Tissington and High Peak Trails and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. All year round appeal with the use of a fabulous indoor heated swimming pool, log burner and stunning views.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £2000

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.069200, -1.684852

With two en-suite flexible bedrooms, a log burner and an indoor heated swimming pool, Wood Shed Cottage is perfect for families or couples (one or two) who want to relax and unwind in the glorious scenery of the Peak District National Park. Nestling in the picturesque Derbyshire hamlet of Bradbourne close to the market town of Ashbourne and just a mile from Carsington Water, there are an abundance of attractions close by, as well as the Tissington and High Peak Trails for walking and cycling. Family friendly pub serving food just a mile's walk away for meals out.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £1100

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.069200, -1.684852

Sleeping four guests, this welcoming dog-friendly holiday cottage has all year round appeal with a log burner, enclosed patio for alfresco dining and indoor heated swimming pool for guest use. The cottage sits in the pretty little hamlet of Bradbourne in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is close to the market town of Ashbourne and only a mile from Carsington Water offering great water sports. Good family friendly pub serving food a mile away and within easy reach of Tissington and Brassington as well as the Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail and lots of attractions for day trips out.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £750

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.955104, -1.806196

This pretty cottage is in a quiet village location a mile from the Roston Inn pub and within easy reach of both the Peak District National Park and Alton Towers. It is ideal for families and friends, with room for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms and lots of living space indoors and out. The owners have carefully retained the cottage's original charm while creating a comfortable and stylish holiday home for contemporary families. Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne, Matlock Spa, Trentham Gardens and the Tissington Trail are just a few of the many attractions of the area.

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £1120
Short breaks from £140 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.059525, -1.620695

This beautiful lakefront property is perfect for long weekends away with your extended family and friends. The large holiday home sleeps up to 16 people in seven bedrooms and boasts breathtaking views of Carsington Water. With the Peak District National Park close by, visitors have the opportunity to sail, kayak, fish, walk, cycle, horse ride and visit favourite attractions that include Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock Spa. The Croft at Waterside Cottages has lots of living space and is within walking distance of the very traditional Barley Mow pub in Kirk Ireton.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

6-16  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.027400, -1.735002

With Alton Towers just twenty minutes away by car, the Peak District National Park on the doorstep and superb on-site facilities to keep the children and adults entertained, Callow Top Holiday Park is an excellent self-catering choice for a family holiday. There is a restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £720
Short breaks from £117 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.983263, -1.804779

A few short miles from Ashbourne and close to the breathtaking Dovedale Valley, Oldfields Farm sits just outside the Peak District National Park and provides a welcome retreat for couples who want to disconnect from the noise and stress of their everyday life. The converted mews holiday cottage is close to fantastic walks and cycle paths, with the owners including thoughtful touches such as soft bathrobes and a welcome basket with fresh eggs and homemade scones and jam. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers are just a few of the Peak District attractions nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £530
Short breaks from £97 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

53.054176, -1.683618

Standlow is on the edge of the Peak District National Park within walking distance from the Red Lion pub in Kniveton and only three miles from Ashbourne. It is perfect for walking, cycling and discovering favourite attractions including Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. The owners have transformed the lovely stone buildings into six stylish self-catering holiday homes which sleep from 4 to 17 guests and which can be booked together to accommodate large groups of up to 52 people. Each cottage is furnished to a high standard with guests having a private garden as well as shared access to the wider grounds and a fun games room.

Weekly guide price:
£1800 to £2200
Short breaks from £370 per night

8-10  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.013754, -1.730501

Rose Cottage is in the beautiful Peak District village of Ashbourne, close to the National Park and within walking distance of shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities. It sleeps five people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. The fantastic Tissington Trail starts in Ashbourne, connecting visitors to the Pennine Bridleway and the High Peak Trail. It's a superb area for walking and cycling, with many stately homes, including the magnificent Chatsworth House. Alton Towers is 10 miles away, and other places like Bakewell, Buxton, Gulliver's Kingdom and Carsington Water are all only a short drive from the holiday cottage. 

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £1500
Short breaks from £80 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.028665, -1.633052

A large, beautifully renovated holiday cottage, set in acres of exquisite private flower gardens. Hillside Croft is close to the Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire Moorlands and ideally placed for luxury breaks, activity weekends and walking holidays.

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £2400

5-14+  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.027400, -1.735002

A cosy home from home sitting on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire borders on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Enjoy the space of self-catering, the facilities of the holiday park for entertainment, and an abundance of attractions close by. Walking distance to Ashbourne and twenty minutes to Alton Towers by car.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £720
Short breaks from £117 per night

2-5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.906695, -2.079969

This lovely holiday cottage is within easy reach of the southern Peak District National Park, Cannock Chase, the Potteries, and favourite attractions like Alton Towers and Trentham Gardens. It sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms, with the living room having a comfortable double sofa bed. Little Barn is in Stone in Staffordshire, within walking distance of The Roebuck pub and only a few miles from Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. The owners offer short breaks and long stays all year round, making Little Barn ideal for couples or families in the area for a wedding, an event at the Staffordshire County Showground, or a fun and relaxing holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £685
Short breaks from £116 per night

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.979664, -1.634847

This gorgeous mill house is in a beautiful location in the Derbyshire Dales, within walking distance of a village shop and pub and close to Alton Towers and the Peak District National Park. The historic property dates back to before the Domesday Book and can accommodate up to 22 guests in nine bedrooms with loads of space indoors and extensive grounds. It's available for short breaks all year round and is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £675 per night

22  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The picturesque market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire is a delight to visit at any time of the year. Explore the quirky alleyways and streets that are lined with independent shops, fine eateries and impressive listed buildings. Be wowed by the distinctive Tudor and Georgian architecture, bag a bargain on market day or immerse yourself in the history of this pretty town. Don’t miss the historic almshouses and St Oswald’s Church with its striking 212 foot spire on Church Street, or head to the National Trust’s stone built medieval hall at the Old Manor.

Sitting on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, Ashbourne is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Keen walkers and cyclists can explore the stunning countryside along the 13 miles of disused railway on the Tissington Trail which runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. Or head a few miles north to the spectacular limestone valley of Dovedale which is perfect for picnics, bird spotting and the infamous stepping stones across the River Dove. Follow the river further up the valley to explore the limestone formations at Lover’s Leap and Ilam Rock or the caves at Dove Holes. Alternatively join a section of the Limestone Way, a 46 mile trail which runs from Rocester to Castleton, passing through stunning countryside and pretty villages.

You might be in central England, but just fifteen minutes away, water sports enthusiasts can also enjoy an action packed day of sailing, windsurfing or canoeing at Carsington Waters near the village of Carsington. With boat and bike hire also available, as well as a well-stocked fishery and wildlife centre, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy here.

The central location of Ashbourne makes it perfect for a last-minute weekend break as well as a longer holiday.