Ashbourne is situated in a beautiful green valley and is the southern gateway to the Peak District. A short distance from the River Dove, commanding the approach to Dovedale, this is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns which still displays the original medieval street planning with historic buildings and a wealth of high quality shops. Even today the towns' appearance has changed little since the 18th century.

The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. Its many fine historic buildings include St. Oswald's Church, Owfield's Almshouses and The Mansion. The towns past visitors include Dr Johnson and James Boswell, Charles I and Bonny Prince Charlie, who stayed here on his march south to Derby in 1745.

Clustered around the old market square and along the main street there are many boutiques, antique shops, bistros, food shops and pubs including The Green Man and Black's Head, a famous Georgian coaching inn once frequented by Dr Johnson and Boswell.

To the north is Ilam at the lower end of the River Manifold; a pretty village with a long history, dominated by a memorial cross erected in 1840. Further along the Manifold Valley is Throwley Hall where the ruins of a fine Elizabethan manor house can be found.

Just off the Buxton-Ashbourne road is the village of Tissington, which is delightfully laid out with an imposing southern approach via a gateway and avenue of lime trees.

Other places of interest in the area are Tissington Hall near Ashbourne with wonderful paintings, furniture and porcelain, The Tissington Trail cycle route which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line and Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valley which was first inhabited by Stone Age man.

Annie’s Meadow - Woodside ref: REEN

Offcote, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£366-£621

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Annie’s Meadow - Woodside
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Open plan ground floor apartment thoughtfully renovated to provide warm, cosy accommodation for two. Surrounded by Parkland and only 2.5 miles from Ashbourne.
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Orchard Cottage ref: UK4004

Dalbury near Mickleover, Ashbourne

£447-£849

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Enjoy all that the Peak District has to offer from this property, surrounded by 7 acres of grounds in a truly rural environment, just 13 miles away from Ashbourne.
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    3
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Rectory Cottage ref: CC411018

Dalbury near Mickleover, Ashbourne

£346-£714

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3 star rating
Stunning hamlet location in wonderful surroundings, this Grade ll listed cottage is ideal for a family holiday.
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The Coach House ref: 10915

Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£326-£679

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Gabled cottage, retaining beams, original woodwork, leaded windows and feature fireplace. Footpath to Dovedale and Tissington cycle trail nearby.
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Bank House Farm - Bridge View Cottage ref: 30172

Hulme End, near Hartington, Ashbourne

£332-£752

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4 star rating
With the opportunity for free fishing on-site and located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this is a perfect holiday location.
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    2
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Highfield Cottage ref: UK4066

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne

£404-£689

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The lovely Highfield Cottage is ideally located to explore the surrounding area, from National Trust properties to historic villages.
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Lace Cottage ref: CC411020

Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£352-£692

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4 star rating
This is the perfect location from which to discover Derbyshire and the Peak District with many attractions within easy reach.
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    2
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    2
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Annie’s Meadow Barn ref: RWW5

Offcote, Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£780-£2089

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4 star rating
A rural retreat, surrounded by spectacular views. Spacious and comfortable this barn conversion offers complete seclusion.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Swallow Cottage ref: 15839

Thorpe, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£360-£935

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3 star rating
Situated on the edge of the Peak Park in a prime position, just 150m from the Tissington Trail and its miles of footpaths to explore.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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Garden Farm Cottage ref: QVQ

Ilam, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£451-£733

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Set in 7 acres of grounds, this stunning property for 4 makes a great base for a small family or friends alike.
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    1
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    2
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    2
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Nether Burrows Farm - Meadow View ref: 15697

Kirk Langley, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£1539-£2738

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4 star rating
This spacious barn conversion sits on a working farm and has access to half an acre and a fishing pond!
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    14
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Clifton Cottage ref: RH3

Clifton, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£1102-£2670

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This magnificent Georgian holiday home is the ideal base for a family and friends retreat, with something for everyone available.
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  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Owl Barn Cottage ref: 15838

Thorpe, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£360-£935

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This converted outbuilding sits on a cattle farm just 150 metres from the Tissington Trail and 2 miles from Ashbourne.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Hayloft ref: UK4064

Longford, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£638-£1834

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With great walking and cycling opportunities within a short distance, The Hayloft is the perfect destination if you’re looking for some new adventures.
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    3
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    3
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South Lodge ref: UK4078

Longford, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£415-£796

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South Lodge is a wonderful listed property dating back to 1892 in the stunning village of Longford near Ashbourne.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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