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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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    Cottage #700869
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 6 BR
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      Cottage #711823
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
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        Cottage #8149407
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 3 BR
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          Cottage #8151854
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            House #8166293
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              Cottage #6187402
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                House #6707995
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                  Cottage #1856952
                    • 2 BR
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                    Cottage #6483580
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Cottage #6737855
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #6501848
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          Bungalow #1944062
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Barn #1887803
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #1881279
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 3 BR
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                                Cottage #1845548
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Cottage #8117637
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                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                    • 1 BR
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                                    Cottage #8121958
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Cottage #1769753
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
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                                        House #8161758
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #8093007
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 3 BR
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                                            Cottage #6735582
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #6570111
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Cottage #8085606
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                                                Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #1015140
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                                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Barn #6534783
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #1860724
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #1873320
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8077099
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            Cottage #8014339
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #8113023
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                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Bungalow #8158012
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                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #87960
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                      • 9 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 24
                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #1767414
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                                                                      Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (36 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Bungalow #1731448
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                                                                        Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8164942
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                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (35 reviews)
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 14
                                                                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #899651
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                                                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 11
                                                                              Cottage #6507122
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                                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8158011
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8088401
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (34 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #1011814
                                                                                      34
                                                                                      Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #6581460
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #1767414
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                                                                                          Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Barn #8079810
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139214
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                                                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #8104300
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8075059
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Bungalow #8171467
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely place for a quiet break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My partner and I stayed for a weekend and it was lovely. The cottage was very clean, well maintained with modern kitchen facilities. The cottage is in a picturesque village in quiet surroundings, for us a perfect escape from the city. The handing over of keys was made very easy by Mrs Gould. I would highly recommend a stay in this cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent accommodation.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a group of 7 adults and one teenager who meet up for a post Christmas get together every year. This was our first time at 'Farmer Vic's, but it won't be our last. The Farmhouse South Wing suited our requirments perfectly. All the bedrooms are a good size and beds, bedding and towels of a very good quality and there was a TV in every room.There was plenty of hot water and the house was nice and toasty (a bit too warm sometimes, so next time we need to get the hang of the heating timer!) The large dining table seated us all easily for our evening meals and there were plenty of comfy seats for us to retire to afterwards for playing games and watching TV. The kitchen was well equipped and the addition of a drinks fridge meant there was plenty of room in the main fridge and freezer for our other stuff. The only items we felt were lacking in the kitchen (or we couldn't find them!) were a chopping board and a tray. The animals outside were a delight, free roaming peacocks and ducks, meerkats, sheep, guinea fowl in the field right outside our door. Lovely Farmer Vic arrived just as we were about to have breakfast on our first morning with a dozen freshly laid eggs and spent some time answering our questions about the animals. We are already planning our return visit for next year
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's obvious that a great deal of effort has gone into the cottage. The rooms are very nicely decorated and impeccably clean. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. What also impressed us was the preparation of the cottage before we arrived. We were there with my parents and children for Christmas and were expecting to have to pop out and get a tree and decorations. However, everything had been done for us - the whole place had been decorated. We just had to drop our bags and start to relax. John and Liz were just next door and were very friendly and were very happy to help, organising some logs for us. We really couldn't have wished it to be any better. I would certainly consider coming back but this time in the warmer months as there are great opportunities to go out walking and cycling in the area. Thanks for making it such a lovely Christmas.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016