The Old Dairy ref: CC411019

near Ashbourne, Ashbourne

5 Stars



Local area

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Gym 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Old Dairy is a wonderfully converted, semi-detached, holiday barn set within the beautiful Northwood Farm estate. The barn is set in the farms own grounds with views of some of Derbyshire’s prettiest scenery, close to the market town of Ashbourne. The owner has thoughtfully converted this barn to retain lots of the original features but has also included all the contemporary luxuries, such as granite worktops to the kitchen and underfloor heating to the ground floor. Beautifully finished throughout, The Old Dairy has fabulous features with exposed timbers and oak beams, and a wonderful open plan area, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy time together.
One of the unique features of this property is that the guests have use of an oak framed orangery gym with amazing views over the open countryside. Enjoy the use of treadmill, rowing machine, free weights and a fitness bike, all whilst listening to your music through the Wi-Fi music system. After a good workout, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved sauna!
From the doorstep of the The Old Dairy there are many walks to explore, and being close to the centre of Ashbourne, with its cobbled market place, hidden alleys and range of shops, its easy to grab those last minute essentials. The wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Ashbourne is central to beautiful countryside and stately homes, with Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall and Tissington Hall all within an easy drive from this lovely old town. For those of you looking for something a little more energetic, you can enjoy a visit to Alton Towers and Gulliver’s Kingdom, whilst for fresh air and exercise, this area is full of marked footpaths to explore and traffic free, family-friendly cycle routes along former railway lines.
After a long day exploring the plethora of activities on hand, kick off your shoes and relax on your terrace.
The Old Dairy can be booked with The Granary ref RGGR to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has three steps to entrance, oil underfloor central heating and comprises:
Beamed open-plan living space: With tiled floor.
Lounge area: With 42" Smart TV, Blu-Ray player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, halogen hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.


Terraced courtyard with sitting-out area and BBQ. Nine acres of shared grounds. Shared gym with gym equipment and sauna. Bike store. Parking for two cars. Please note: There is a pond and fenced treatment plant in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    17.5 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles

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About the local area

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.

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