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.

Stenson Hill Farm - Stenson Cottage ref: 23666

Stenson, near Derby, Ashbourne

£1219-£2986

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4 star rating
Stenson Hill Farm - Stenson Cottage
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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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    14
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
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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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    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Garden House ref: QWB

Atlow, near Carsington, Ashbourne

£305-£562

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barn at Forest View ref: UK4126

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne

£0-£0

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Paddock House Farm Cottages - Beech Cottage ref: 18985

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£439-£449

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4 star rating
A great touring base for all ages with many attractions nearby, including Chatsworth House and Alton Towers.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Dawn Cottage ref: CC411011

Cold Eaton, Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne

£300-£709

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4 star rating
A light and airy barn conversion, set on a family-run farm within the Peak District National Park, with stunning panoramic views towards the River Dove.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Elm Cottage ref: 27055

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£351-£23038

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4 star rating
Elm Cottage is a couples retreat, spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Cherry Cottage ref: 24824

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£319-£23038

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4 star rating
A romantic escape for two in a secluded area, yet within easy reach of many attractions.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Broomhills ref: UK4033

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne

£504-£1465

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Welcome to Broomhills, a lovely renovated home nestling in the countryside, right on the edge of the National Forest.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Coach House ref: 10915

Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£333-£698

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4 star rating
Gabled cottage, retaining beams, original woodwork, leaded windows and feature fireplace. Footpath to Dovedale and Tissington cycle trail nearby.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Owl Barn Cottage ref: 15838

Thorpe, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£317-£913

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3 star rating
This tasteful conversion sits on a cattle farm just 150 metres from the Tissington Trail and 2 miles from Ashbourne.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Duck Cottage ref: RFFS

Milldale, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£673-£1448

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5 star rating
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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Nether Burrows Farm - Meadow View ref: 15697

Kirk Langley, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£1689-£2814

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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
    0
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    5
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    FRI

Garden Farm Cottage ref: QVQ

Ilam, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£389-£745

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4 star rating
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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak Cottage ref: 24825

Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

£439-£23038

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4 star rating
Have a family day out at Tissington Trail where cycles can be hired.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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