Bordering the National Park in the south of the Peak District, the colourful market town of Ashbourne makes a wonderful base to explore this ever-popular region.
Make yourself at home in your Ashbourne cottage and then head into town for a walk back in time. Wander among medieval streets, narrow alleys and cobbled yards. Ashbourne features over 200 listed buildings and lots of splendid Georgian architecture. Stroll along the main street and discover historic almshouses, a 16th Century school and St. Oswald's Church with its lofty spire. Browse all kinds of wonderful shops, showcasing everything from exclusive fashions and fine antiques to quirky gifts and stylish galleries. In between shopping and sightseeing, pop into a traditional pub or tearoom for a welcome cuppa and slab of local gingerbread. On Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy the banter of the open-air market and buy tasty local produce for a delicious supper in your Ashbourne cottage.
Attractions close to your Ashbourne cottage…
Head out of town into magnificent countryside. Idyllic Dovedale is a short drive away. There are miles of way-marked paths to explore on foot. Or the traffic-free cycle route, the Tissington Trail - also great for walking with pushchairs. For Jacobean splendour, try Tissington Hall. Or pay a visit to the National Trust's Sudbury Hall, a stunning house and gardens featuring the Museum of Childhood. For sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and more, enjoy a day out at Carsington Water. Or opt for white knuckle rides and other adventures at Alton Towers.
So much to see and do when you book an Ashbourne cottage!