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Make a holiday cottage in Ashbourne your home away from home

The Derbyshire market town of Ashbourne lies on the southern edge of the Peak District, and it hasn’t really changed much since the 18th century! A historical location with over 200 listed buildings, coaching inns, and town houses, many famous people have played a part in its past including George Eliot, Thomas Moore, Izaak Walton, James Boswell, and Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Queen Victoria also rested at the Green Man Inn as she was passing through in 1832. HomeAway has a varied selection of rental accommodation here, including Ashbourne holiday cottages and farm houses. Many offer BBQs, country views, internet access, and neat, colourful gardens. All of the holiday cottages in Ashbourne are decorated and furnished to a high standard to ensure a home-from-home feel.

Things to do

-Historical attractions: Ashbourne’s history is best experienced by walking along its alleys and visiting the Georgian buildings; the wide Church Street boasts some of the finest in Derbyshire. Church Street is also home to St Oswald’s Parish Church, a stunning piece of architecture built in 1160. Its 212-foot spire was constructed in 1340, and George Eliot called it "the finest single spire in England". The church looks particularly beautiful in the spring with its displays of colourful flowers. There are also a wealth of country estates and homes in the area such as Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall and Tissington Hall. All of the stately homes have beautiful gardens to enjoy, and an abundance of history inside and out. All are open for public tours.

-Outdoor pursuits: Walking is a great way to explore the open countryside with miles of traffic-free footpaths to walk along. There are routes with terrains to suit all abilities, so everyone can enjoy the hills, dales, and fresh air. There are also wonderful walks through the market town itself.

-Shopping: Visitors in Ashbourne holiday homes are bound to be attracted to its shop-lined streets. With a market twice a week you can be sure to sample some local produce and get some great bargains, too. The town itself is host to high street names, boutique and independent shops, and impressive antique stores.

-Entertainment: Relaxing in local pubs is a common pastime for people staying in Ashbourne holiday cottages. There are around 12 pubs in the town, many of which have previously been alehouses or inns and retain their cosy charm to this day. The Green Man is possibly the most famous of the local pubs, built in 1750 and visited by Queen Victoria when she was a princess. You will also find the Green Man in the Guinness Book of Records with it having the longest inn name in history (The Royal Green Man and Blackamoor's Head Commercial and Family Hotel!). Visit the pubs for excellent home-cooked food and local brews.

Weather in Ashbourne

Ashbourne’s summer temperatures can reach highs of up to 22°C, and it can feel quite warm in the town centre. The summer months are a great time for booking holiday accommodation in Ashbourne, especially for visiting the stately homes as it is when their gardens are in full bloom. The winter months can get quiet chilly but are perfect for nipping in and out of shops and keeping warm in cosy pubs.

Travel to Ashbourne

Ashbourne sits midway between the M1 and M6 motorways and there are many A roads which lead to Ashbourne and follow a scenic route through the countryside. There is no train station in Ashbourne, but there is one in Derby which is just a short bus ride away from the town. The nearest airport is East Midlands.

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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BA
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      Cottage #700869
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        House #8166293
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          Cottage #8151854
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                Cottage #6778160
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                  Cottage #6483580
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                    Cottage #1856952
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                        Cottage #6501848
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Bungalow #1944062
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                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #6570111
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #1845548
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 1 BR
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                                Barn #6534783
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #87960
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #8161758
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8014339
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                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Barn #1887803
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                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Cottage #8121958
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Cottage #1015140
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1881279
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                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #8077099
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Cottage #6507124
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #6735582
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6856539
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Barn #8079810
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #1873320
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Cottage #1769753
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                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                Cottage #6507122
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8075059
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8158011
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #6581460
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Cottage #8085606
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                                                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1774769
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                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (27 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #8093007
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                                                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #6550924
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                                                                              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #8143122
                                                                                12
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1860724
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8128098
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                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8139214
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (33 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8117637
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                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #8138882
                                                                                          9
                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Bungalow #8158012
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                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (28 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #8170344
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                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                House #6784972
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                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (35 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1011814
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                                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (47 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Cottage #8157397
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                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A welcome weekend break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage was clean, warm and cosy , just as described and the village friendly with 2 pubs and plenty of good walking . A relaxing way to spend the weekend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This holiday cottage is perfect for exploring Matlock Bath & the surrounding areas. The cottage is in a quiet location with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. If you enjoy walking there are plenty off trails for you to try. The cottage itself was perfectly kept, clean, tidy & warm. It had everything we needed so was literally home from home.....we enjoyed a very relaxing weekend. We would certainly love to visit again in the near future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great find! Loved it!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Would heartily recommend staying at Stanley Barn in Tideswell. We have just had a long weekend break here and loved it. The location of the barn in the centre of the village, with the benefit of off road parking is great - only a couple of minutes walk to the Co-op, or one of the three local pubs, as well as other amenities (pharmacy, tea shops, post office, restaurants to name a few!), and a fabulous walk across the fields and up onto the Monsal Trail. We got a great welcome from Chloe along with instructions as to where everything was and how it all worked. Lots of lovely touches such as a welcome pack of wine, chocolate, doggie treats and a few other essentials, and the organic toiletries were especially welcome (what were they called Chloe and where can you buy them?). For me, arriving on the Friday afternoon, chilled to the core after a walk in Dovedale, to an already warm barn was just fabulous. A wonderful retreat and we'll definitely return. Thank you x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017