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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (19 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 5
    House #8166293
    19
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 9
      House #6707995
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      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6187402
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Barn #6778160
          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1856952
              • 2 BR
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6483580
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6501848
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #8337832
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (31 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #6570111
                    31
                    Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (34 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Bungalow #1944062
                      34
                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (28 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #6065995
                        28
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (21 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #1845548
                          21
                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (17 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #6856539
                            17
                            Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #87960
                              21
                              Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (27 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8014339
                                27
                                Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (28 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Barn #8079810
                                  28
                                  Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (12 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8121958
                                    12
                                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (48 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1881279
                                      48
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (23 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #8161758
                                        23
                                        Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Barn #6534783
                                          20
                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (28 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1015140
                                            28
                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (6 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8077099
                                              6
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #6735582
                                                16
                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Cottage #6507124
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                      Cottage #6507122
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (28 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Cottage #1860724
                                                        28
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #1873320
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139214
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (51 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              Cottage #8157397
                                                              51
                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Bungalow #8158012
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (37 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8170344
                                                                  37
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6550924
                                                                    24
                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #471471
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8138882
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8158011
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8143122
                                                                            14
                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #838989
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #6945602
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (35 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Cottage #1769753
                                                                                    35
                                                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (54 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Barn #1887803
                                                                                      54
                                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (31 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8128098
                                                                                        31
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6924840
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            House #6933124
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6831282
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #8075059
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #6973343
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #6969492
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (19 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Bungalow #1853612
                                                                                                      19
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage. A real home from home with everything you could possibly need.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful long weekend at this cottage. The cottage has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the owners and has a lovely feel to the place. There were 9 of us staying and we had plenty of space to spread out. The cottage is very close to Shipley Country Park for lots of walking and biking and big play area/zip wire for the kids. The owners were lovely and helped us with tips on local things to do and places to eat which was really helpful. Couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough and we're hoping to come back soon!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Wish We Were Here More Often

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Outstanding, clean, well equipped and comfortable property in a fantastic location close to Bakewell. We loved Sadie's Croft as a base and having a dog friendly pub nearby and an enclosed rear garden for our beloved fur baby was ideal for our needs. A real home from home as far as we were concerned and we can't wait to go back soon for a short winter break. Thank you very much Sally.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017