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.

The Etchells ref: CC411008

Church Broughton near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£294-£599

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The Etchells
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Set within a period farmhouse, this cottage is located in a beautiful unspoilt village, close to many interesting towns and villages.
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South Lodge ref: UK4078

Longford, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£418-£718

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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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Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Ash Cottage ref: 18984

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£449-£23038

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An ideal base for a family holiday set in the Peak District National Park.
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Duck Cottage ref: RFFS

Milldale, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£559-£1557

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Enjoy superb views from this historic stone built cottage, situated in one of the most picturesque locations in the Peak District.
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The Barn at Forest View ref: UK4126

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne

£0-£826

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This wonderful Derbyshire property is in a wonderful location with an array of local amenities within walking distance.
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The Coach House ref: 10915

Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£333-£698

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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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Stenson Hill Farm - Stenson Cottage ref: 23666

Stenson, near Derby, Ashbourne

£1262-£2823

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Spacious property set in peaceful countryside with tennis court and rural views. Close to both Derby and Ashbourne.
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Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak Cottage ref: 24825

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£439-£23038

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Have a family day out at Tissington Trail where cycles can be hired.
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Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Elm Cottage ref: 27055

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£351-£23038

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Elm Cottage is a couples retreat, spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens.
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The Old Dairy ref: CC411019

near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£458-£1197

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A wonderfully converted barn situated near lovely Ashbourne, with its cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards. It is a delight to explore.
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The Garden House ref: QWB

Atlow, near Carsington, Ashbourne

£308-£637

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3 star rating
A quaint 16th Century barn conversion close to Carsington Water with extensive grounds to explore.
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River View ref: UK4107

Calwich, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£296-£481

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Ideal for cyclists and walkers, River View is situated in fabulous countryside at the gateway to Dovedale.
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Annie’s Meadow Barn ref: RWW5

Offcote, Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£806-£2151

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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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Swallow Cottage ref: 15839

Thorpe, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£325-£913

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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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The Creamery ref: 29161

Kniveton, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£267-£645

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Dating back to 1750 and retaining much of its character and charm. The garden has a pleasant outlook and there is a pub within walking distance.
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