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The Medieval market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire lies amidst an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Derbyshire Peak District. Holiday cottages in Ashbourne range from romantic escapes to massive farmhouses. The town offers something to please every visitor choosing to stay in rugged stone Ashbourne holiday homes. Whether it is day trips to magnificent stately homes, animal conservation parks or just markets selling local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, a memorable holiday is assured. Ashbourne's cobbled streets are decorated with bunting and the medieval buildings are dressed for the occasion. Make time for a contemplative moment at the beautiful Memorial Garden, dedicated to those who have died for their country.

A stone barn conversion with a wisteria-clad pergola over the front door is surrounded by large lawns.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Perfectly located for exploring the Peak District, Church Barn is a beautifully presented countryside cottage with beamed ceilings, flagged floors, an open fire and a mature garden. This cosy holiday cottage for couples lies in the pretty village of Fenny Bentley, surrounded by glorious countryside.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

South Lodge is a luxurious rural cottage with a hot tub surrounded by the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Sitting on spacious grounds, this detached holiday cottage in Longford sleeps 4 and possesses immaculate gardens with beautiful views, a hot tub and fresh air, plus an interior boasting beam and a cosy log fire.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Located near Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire Slade House is one of three large, charming properties at Slade House Farm offering ideal large accommodation for family holidays, reunions and short breaks set in an idyllic, rural location. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.

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A stone-built riverside cottage in Derbyshire overlook. large lawn.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

River Lodge served as the gatehouse to the National Trust’s Ilam Hall, and the stone-built rural holiday cottage in the Peak District retains much of its original charm. A river runs by the spacious gardens of the pet-friendly cottage amidst green pastures and far-reaching rural views.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Dovedale Lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to four guests in the quiet Peak District hamlet of Blore, Derbyshire, a charming countryside cottage on the grounds of the Old Rectory featuring French furnishings, modern well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and fabulous views.

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Exterior of a large holiday cottage surrounded by spacious lawns.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Manicured gardens & open countryside surround Ardsley Cottage, a stylish rural holiday cottage with a hot tub at Longford Hall Farm in Hollington. The elegant cottage sits among the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales & features spacious grounds with lovely views, contemporary comforts and seclusion.

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Exterior of a stone-built house overlooking a lawn surrounded by a stone wall and small trees.
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4

A Grade II listed semi-detached farmhouse in Parwich, Orchard View, is full of charm and character and situated in peaceful rural surroundings. This large and spacious dog-friendly holiday home in the Peak District sleeps up to nine people.

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A stone-built country cottage overlooks a large courtyard
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Bluebird Cottage is a charming Derbyshire farm cottage near Ashbourne where you might make some animal friends on the farm before venturing into the beautiful Peak District countryside. With two bedrooms, this remote country cottage is perfect for a small family self-catering holiday.

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Here are some suggestions for things to do when staying in Ashbourne holiday cottages:

  1. Visit the Ashbourne Market: The weekly market held on Thursdays and Saturdays is a great way to get a feel for the local community and buy fresh produce, crafts, and souvenirs.
  2. Explore the Peak District National Park: Ashbourne is located in the heart of the Peak District, and there are many scenic walks, hikes, and cycling routes to explore. You can also go rock climbing, caving, or kayaking in the area.
  3. Admire Tissington Hall: This historic hall, located just outside Ashbourne, is open to the public for tours and events. The hall has beautiful gardens and grounds to explore, and it is steeped in history.
  4. Be inspired by St Oswald's Church: This beautiful church is located in the centre of Ashbourne and is famous for its Gothic architecture and stained glass windows. It's worth visiting for a peaceful moment and to admire the architecture.
  5. Go to Carsington Water: This reservoir is just a short drive from Ashbourne and offers a range of activities, including cycling, walking, birdwatching, and sailing. There's also a visitor centre with a café and gift shop.
  6. Drink: Take a tour of the Ashbourne Ale Trail: This tour takes you to some of the town's best pubs and breweries, and you can sample some of the region's best ales and beers.
  7. Discover Ashbourne Heritage Centre: This centre tells the story of Ashbourne's rich history, including its role in the Civil War and its development as a market town.
  8. Shop in town's independent shops: Ashbourne has a range of independent shops selling everything from antiques to handmade crafts. It's a great place to find unique souvenirs and gifts.
  9. Experience the Ashbourne Festival: If you’re lucky enough to visit Ashbourne in the summer, you might catch the Ashbourne festival, which stretches over two full weeks of music and performances. Even after many years, it still manages to make the town bloom with culture and pride. Ashbourne is a unique little town bursting with character and welcomes everyone from everywhere.

These are just a few suggestions for things to do on self-catering holidays Ashbourne, but there are plenty more activities to suit all tastes and interests in all seasons.