These companies provide a wide selection of Ashbourne cottage properties, from barn conversions to modern, luxurious holiday homes.
They're arranged in ascending order according to the number they offer - these numbers might be subject to change over time so visit the sites for the latest news.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 100 Ashbourne cottages
and self catering properties, including barn conversions, traditional beamed cottages and converted farm buildings. Prices start at £300 and discounts are offered for a small selection. Start dates are generally Saturdays.
Holiday Rentals -
Another 50 Ashbourne holiday cottages either in the town, or within the near vicinity. Their cottages include a restored dairy building, a detached 250 year old cottage as well as a range of modern luxury holiday homes. User reviews are also provided.
- Around 30 Ashbourne self catering properties, some of which are available for £190 for low-season, week-long stays. Their collection includes traditional cottages, lodges and 18th century holiday homes, situated near landmarks such as Thorpe Cloud.
Sykes Cottages -
Close to 15 cottages in Ashbourne with another 40 within a 10 mile radius. Weekly stays range between £200 and £400 with prices rising during high-season. Special offers are available for a small selection.
Ashbourne is a market town located in the county of Derbyshire
. Considered to be the Southern gateway to the Peak District,
it is an historic town with cobbled streets and well-preserved Georgian buildings.
Originally a small Saxon hamlet, Ashbourne began to flourish and grow during the 18th century and was a meeting point for a number of coaching routes. It has over 200 listed buildings
including a range of old coaching inns like the Green Man and Black's Head. Church street has a selection of historically significant buildings including The Mansion and the 13th century St Oswalds Church which has a 200ft spire.
Ashbourne's cobbled market place
is the town's central meeting point - market days take place on Thursday and Saturdays. It can be reach via Victoria Square, which was once known as The Shambles. This area of town boast a variety of shops and antique outlets and there's also a collection of pubs and bistros found dotted around the market square.
The Shrove Tide Football match
, one of Ashbourne's most famous customs, takes place annually. Contested by the Uppards and Downards, the object is to ground a leather ball in one of two goals that lie 3 miles apart. It is a particularly rough game but has been a local tradition for hundreds of years. For information about Ashbourne visitor attractions, see the info below.
Ashbourne visitor attractions
Ashbourne has a great deal to offer cottage holiday makers, combining a strong sense of its history with a modern shopping facilities and specialist Art and Craft shops - it is popular destination for lovers of Antiques.
Hot air ballooning with the Dragon Balloon Company
provides an exhilarating experience as well as a fascinating view of the English countryside - hang gliding in Hope Valley is also popular. The countryside around Ashbourne is also well suited to hiking and rambling and takes in some impressive views of the Lake District.
Food, drink and entertainment
There is a wide range of high quality food available from local bistros and cafes as well as several award-winning restaurants, which all serve local produce and include Tastes and the Lamplight. Delicatessens in the high street offer speciality cheeses, pastries and chocolates and there is a traditional butcher
and fishmonger for self-caterers.
History and Culture
Ashbourne is one of Derbyshire’s finest old market towns and the medieval streets and historic buildings have changed very little since the eighteenth century. Worth a visit is the cobbled market place and elegant Church Street with its fine Georgian houses. There is an Arts Festival in June and the annual Agricultural Show takes place in August.
Supermarkets and shops
Renowned for its boutiques, antique shops and specialist food stores, Ashbourne offers a delightful shopping experience. There is a market every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year continuing a tradition dating back to 1257. It is also a Fairtrade Town which means that these products are readily available in the supermarket.
Ashbourne Holiday Resources