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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Church Barn, Peak District , Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Ashbourne 3 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

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

Weekly Price from: £318
Next availability:
from 28 November to 18 December 21 from 02 January to 05 March 22

Cabin Knoll Country Cottage, Calwich, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ashbourne 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £294
Next availability:
from 14 December to 25 December 21 from 02 January to 19 February 22

Billys Bothy, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Billy's Bothy - sleeps up to 16 + 2 cots Billy's Bothy is a beautiful 5 star silver and gold award winning, luxury country cottage providing visitors with a quality self catering cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales and close to the magnificent Peak District.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2130

Hillside Croft, Biggin, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Large Country House Rental, Ashbourne 5 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom large holiday house with private hot tub, set on edge of Peak District National Park, close to both Ashbourne and Carsington Water.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2050

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Sleeps 2 Barn Conversion, Ashbourne 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £401
Next availability:
from 03 January to 07 January 22 from 10 January to 14 January 22

Orchard View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Peak District National Park, Parwich, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Ashbourne 5 miles away

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Idyllic 4 bedroom English country cottage with exposed wooden beams, wood-burning stove and a very comfortable interior and a pet-friendly policy, also features a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, as well as a superb location within the Peak District National Park and a Wendy House for keeping younger visitors entertained.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £574
Next availability:
from 06 December to 11 December 21 from 12 December to 15 December 21

Dragon Hill Barn, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ashbourne 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £380
Next availability:
from 05 December to 11 December 21 from 02 January to 30 March 22

Garden Cottage, Peak District, Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Stone-Built Cottage, Ashbourne 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Delightful one bedroom rural retreat featuring neutral calming tones and a very comfortable interior, ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a tranquil romantic break nestled by the beautiful Derbyshire rolling countryside and within the Peak District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £363

Old Coach House, Aldwark, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Ashbourne 8 miles away

sleeps 4 - 6 guests
4 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £180
Next availability:
from 29 December to 09 January 22 from 16 January to 12 February 22

Brookley Farmstay near the Peak District, Windley, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Ashbourne 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4, this characterful holiday barn is close to both Belper and Ashbourne and is well placed for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £354
Next availability:
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Agricola House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

7 bedroom Big Holiday House, Ashbourne 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 14 guests
1 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Award winning, stylish 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom holiday house with cinema room, games console for fun times and relaxing wellness sauna, set in Wirksworth, close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £2675
Next availability:
from 29 November to 10 December 21 from 17 January to 12 February 22

Gaia Lodge, Upper Hurst Farm, Hartington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Ashbourne 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Lovely romantic retreat with country views and private outdoor hot tub, nestled in the Peak District National Park, just 15 miles from Matlock.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £519
Next availability:
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