Self catering holiday cottages in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

Book a holiday rental in Ashbourne, just south of the Peak District and have a great time walking in the country, exploring ancient villages and making the most of your leisure time in a beautiful place. Ashbourne is a Derbyshire market town, just outside of the Peak District National Park boundary, known for its Georgian buildings, cobbled market place and independent shopping. 


Information on Cottage Holidays in Ashbourne

A self-catering break in Ashbourne will appeal to those who want to stay in a town which offers ample facilities yet is conveniently positioned for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park nearby.

Discover Ashbourne traditions during your break

With attractive cobbled streets, art galleries and boutique shops, Ashbourne has plenty to recommend it for cottage holidays. The town’s church, St. Oswald’s Parish Church is worth a visit and has been described as more akin to a cathedral, rather than a parish church. Built about 1340, its single spire has been much admired. An old tradition for a local gingerbread recipe is carried on today, at the town’s gingerbread shop.

Things to See and Do on a Cottage Holiday in Ashbourne

  • Ashbourne is also located close to Carsington Water, a popular Derbyshire visitor attraction and nature reserve.
  • Ashbourne is also well known for a rather unusual sporting event that takes place every year. The Shrovetide Football Match harks back to how communities used to play football. Over two days, the town is essentially the pitch and one side of the town plays the other side. With the goals being three miles from each other and hundreds of people playing, a lot can happen and it gets quite boisterous! The best holidays include fun events to take part in.
  • The annual Ashbourne Agricultural Show is another highlight on the events calendar that you may be lucky enough to catch whilst enjoying a self-catering holiday in the town. It’s a mix of livestock classes and entertainment. Crowds at the 2012 event were wowed by the JCB Dancing Diggers and the Scurry Driving Championship.
  • Another annual event which usually takes place in July is popular with fans of live music, literature and art. The Ashbourne Festival lasts for two weeks and attracts performers from the local area and internationally. Highland dancing, music and traditions are on show at the annual Ashbourne Highland Gathering.
  • Ashbourne has its own tourist information centre located in Market Place which you can visit to find out more about local events and some of the Peak District’s top attractions.  The Tourist Information Centre can be a great place to stop off to pick up free leaflets and get some inspiration on how to spend your time on holiday in this part of Derbyshire.
  • For active families taking a cottage break in Ashbourne, the Tissington Trail offers a chance to explore. This cycle trail follows the disused railway track between Ashbourne and Buxton. Gradients are generally very gentle. You can walk the trail if you prefer, or you can hire bicycles. As for Tissington, it is an estate village, celebrated for its picturesque qualities, complete with duck pond. Tissington Hall is a grand Jacobean mansion, popular with visitors and as a wedding venue. Well dressings are a Peak District tradition and involve decorating wells with natural materials, often according to a theme and Tissington is known for its attractive displays every year.
  • The Tissington Trail also passes close by Dovedale, said to be one of the most scenic of the Derbyshire Dales. It is an area recognised for its significance as a beautiful area and one that supports flora and fauna with the majority of the landscape being owned and protected by the National Trust.
  • Ashbourne is steeped in its local traditions but also welcomes cultures from elsewhere. Discovering the Peak District attractions and Derbyshire hospitality leaves lots of terrific memories for visitors. Whether you are visiting this part of England for a romantic break or family holiday, you are sure to find plenty on offer in this corner of Derbyshire.  When it comes to finding good quality self-catering accommodation, enjoy browsing through the available choices that we offer.   From large country houses to rural country cottages, we feature an excellent selection of cottages in and near the Peak District National Park.

Book a Ashbourne cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Derbyshire on holiday.

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Price from £180
Next available 04/06 to 18/06/22
no booking fee
sleeps 4 - 6 guests 4 - 6
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion

Searching for a family cottage in the Peak District National Park? This charming pet-friendly cottage is ideal for family holidays, enjoys an idyllic setting next to fields and should be a hit with the kids with a garden with swings and sandpit where the children can play.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from £1495
Next available 13/06 to 24/06/22
sleeps 2 - 22 guests 2 - 22
8 bedrooms 8
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation

With a riverside location and river views, this unique chapel conversion in Milford could be the ideal place to holiday with friends or family close to the Peak District, and the on site sauna suite helps to make it a great place to relax and unwind too.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiSauna
Price from £1700
Next available 06/06 to 10/06/22
no booking fee
sleeps 10 - 14 guests 10 - 14
5 bedrooms 5
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome4

5 bedroom Large Barn Conversion

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent roomy holiday house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
Price from £1450
Next available 06/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 2 - 12 guests 2 - 12
6 bedrooms 6
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
4 star

6 bedroom Large Country House

A fine holiday house in Matlock with views of nearby gardens, sleeping up to 12, ideal for large groups and special occasions, both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree Wifi
Price from £387
Next available -
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
5 star

2 bedroom Barn Conversion

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £458
Next available 05/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 3 - 6 guests 3 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
4 star

3 bedroom Cottage

Field House in Swanwick, Derbyshire is a remarkable, detached holiday home in attractive surroundings.

Price from £719
Next available 25/11 to 02/12/22
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
4 star

4 bedroom Barn Conversion

Beautiful 4 bedroom dog-friendly barn conversion with stunning country views, ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £626
Next available 04/06 to 25/06/22
sleeps 4 - 7 guests 4 - 7
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
4 star

3 bedroom Farmstay

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

Facilities & Features: TVGames roomIndoor Hot TubSauna
Price from £467
Next available 19/06 to 24/06/22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
5 star

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly chapel conversion near Carsington Water.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £323
Next available 04/06 to 11/06/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
4 star

1 bedroom Cottage

Romantic barn conversion with tranquil views, set in the Peak District National Park, close to Ashbourne, the Tissington Trail and Dovedale.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £300
Next available 28/05 to 02/06/22
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
5 star

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage

Two bedroom rural retreat with ample rustic charm and countryside views with a great location just outside of the Peak District National Park close to Dovedale National Nature Reserve and Alton Towers Theme Park, ideal for couples or small families.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £549
Next available 24/06 to 27/06/22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
4 star

2 bedroom Barn Conversion

Lovely 2 bedroom barn conversion with bubbly outdoor hot tub close to Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £767
Next available 03/06 to 17/06/22
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
5 star

4 bedroom Barn Conversion

This beautiful high quality 4 bedroom barn conversion lies within the gorgeous Peak District National Park and boasts a high quality interior and wonderful views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £485
Next available 10/06 to 13/06/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
5 star

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat

Escape to the country for a romantic break to this 1 bedroom barn conversion on a farm close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park, sorry no pets.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £794
Next available 16/06 to 20/06/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
5 star

1 bedroom Sleeps 2 Barn Conversion

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Facilities & Features: TV
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