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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Lilac Country Cottage, Peak District National Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Looking for an idyllic rural retreat in the beautiful Peak District? If so this delightful 1 bedroom holiday cottage with its lovely country views could be perfect for you.

Weekly Price from: £226
Next availability:
from 01 August to 24 September 20

Hillside Croft plus Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 12 July to 16 July 20 from 20 July to 14 August 20

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: £285
Next availability:
from 01 August to 08 August 20 from 15 August to 29 August 20

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: £278
Next availability:
from 24 July to 27 July 20 from 11 August to 14 August 20

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: £559
Next availability:
from 01 September to 05 September 20 from 19 September to 21 September 20

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: £363
Next availability:
from 28 July to 05 August 20 from 15 September to 30 September 20

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: £310
Next availability:
from 25 July to 27 July 20 from 07 August to 08 August 20

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 18 August to 12 September 20 from 19 September to 10 October 20

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: £330
Next availability:
from 27 July to 31 July 20 from 07 August to 14 August 20

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
no dogs allowed

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


Special Offer: from 11 July to 15 August 20
Late availability: from 11 July to 01 August 20

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: £504
Next availability:
from 31 July to 01 August 20 from 10 August to 12 August 20

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Ashbourne 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 22 guests
2 - 22
8 bedrooms
8
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage
3 star

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.

Special features: free internet access, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £1345


Late availability: from 11 July to 04 September 20