Madge House

Ashbourne, Peak District (Ref. 28850)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A lovely, two-storey wing of a wonderful Georgian building set in the very heart of the town of Ashbourne and just a short walk from the market place. Built in 1703, Madge House was originally the Nags Head Inn and formed part of the original Ashbourne Hall estate and later became a school run by the daughters of the 18th century scientist and poet Erasmus Darwin. Superbly located, within walking distance of the centre of the old town, this spacious Ashbourne holiday home combines modern amenities with original character features, including an impressive living area with sitting and dining areas. With high ceilings, moulded cornices and a ceiling rose, this room offers a certain style and elegance. Just off the main sitting room is a spacious double bedroom and adjoining stylish bathroom. A small but well-equipped kitchen completes the first floor accommodation. Two further bedrooms, a double and a single, are located on the second floor. The centre of Ashbourne, with its cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Ashbourne is surrounded by 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 the more energetic, you can’t beat Alton Towers and Gulliver’s Kingdom, whilst for fresh air and exercise, the area is full of marked footpaths to explore and traffic free, family-friendly cycle routes along former railway lines. This is an elegant and historic Ashbourne holiday home, ideal for small families and friends to get together and enjoy the Derbyshire Peak District at any time of year.


Over first and second floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with adjoining bath, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second floor single. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Communal park opposite. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 min walk. Note: The ground floor entrance hall and stairs are shared. Note: Due to the central location and the property being situated on a main road, associated noise will be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Matlock 14 miles.

Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of an English market town - market place with stalls, eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th century, the town was a fashionable social centre and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don’t expect a bargain! For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by. Alton Towers is just 20 minutes away.

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