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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay, convenient location with great parking."

    Small apartment, but had everything we needed. Took my own hairdryer as one not listed but there was one at the property, would suggest removing sideboard in entrance and replacing with coat and shoe storage, and providing egg cups and a few more drink coasters. Welcome pack was appreciated.

    Hi Helen, Thanks for the lovely feedback! We are looking at adding extra shoe and coat storage, and will also arrange coasters and egg cups. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "A quality apartment in a fabulous location, ideal base for days out around the Peak District."

    Spotlessly clean and so comfortable. Great parking and access. We highly recommend this apartment and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you Sean for a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Dovedale. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time at Dovedale."

    The apartment was beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Ashbourne and the surrounding area are lovely and the locals are warm and welcoming. It was great having a parking space as the market square is so busy. It was a pleasure dealing with Jane and we will definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you Jan for the lovely review. It was our absolute pleasure having you stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very impressed with the furnishings , facilities and cleanliness."

    Thanks for chocolates and wine . The Apartment was well situated ( and easy to find) in both Ashbourne itself and the area around . One little quibble the hidden bed base attacked my shin a few times !!!

    Hello Fred, Many thanks for the review! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2023

  • "The television needs refixing to its bracket to improve the viewing angle."

    Apart from that excellent: see you again in 2024

    Thanks John! We've re-fixed the bracket. See you next year. Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Small but perfectly formed!"

    Beautifully renovated apartment in the middle of Ashbourne, including private parking. Spotlessly clean with good quality furnishings. The living area has a very comfortable sofa and an armchair plus a small dining table. The kitchen is well equipped - induction hob, dishwasher and wine chiller all included! All basic cleaning items were provided and listed in advance which made packing so much easier. Super comfortable bed - this is the first time I can remember not longing to be back in my own bed! A bit of a tight squeeze getting round the bed but worth it for the comfort. Both the living area and the bedroom have air con. This is certainly a good thing as far as noise is concerned - the only downside of this apartment is the traffic noise, particularly if you live on a tiny cul de sac as we do where more than 2 cars an hour is heavy traffic! The bathroom has a lovely big shower, underfloor heating and a heated towel rail. I have never seen so much storage in a holiday rental, and it all looks like it should be there rather than the usual 'dump a cupboard here, a chest of drawers there' and never mind if they don't match. Overall a beautiful apartment with a really helpful owner (Jane) and much appreciated wine and chocolates waiting for us.

    Thanks for the lovely review. We recently had a new sofa and bed, and guests are very pleased with the comfort they provide! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable."

    We were ‘snowbound’ one day so we were happy to stay in and did a jigsaw we bought from one of shops in town. Enjoyed the view of the market square from our rooms. Appreciate the chocs & wine from the owner though we didn’t use it during our stay. We would love to return back one day.

    Hi Janice, many thanks for the lovely feedback. Thank you for staying with us. We hope you do return and that this time there's no snow! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is nicely decorated, suitably laid out with a well equipped kitchen and bathroom, and spotlessly clean."

    It is also in a great location to walk to facilities in Ashbourne, or cycle into the Peak District. Inclusion of washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets, tea/coffee and Prosecco were appreciated. It is however let down by the bed which we found uncomfortable (which was not helped with the mattress being on upside down) and is also too large for the room, making it difficult navigate to the far side. Equally the the sofa, which is a sofa bed, is uncomfortable and the cushions do not stay in place. Though not something that can be changed, given the properties location, and inclusion of air con to allow windows to stay closed, we did find the level of external noise was greater than anticipated given we live on a relatively busy road (be it from local pubs at weekends nights, road noise from significant numbers of HGV's from early morning and a pedestrian crossing) this impacted our ability to fully relax.

    Hello Paul, Many thanks for the feedback. This week, we've had acoustic glazing fitted to the bedroom at Dovedale and the good news is that it works very well, without impacting on the view across the Market Place that guests enjoy so much. We've also had a brand new sofa and mattress. Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2022

  • "Extremely clean apartment with an excellent location."

    We found the apartment had everything you needed but in short supply, enough plates but only 4 cups and likewise cutlery which meant you needed to run a dishwasher half full. We found the bed really comfortable and lovely and warm however, for us the sofa was uncomfortable - the cushions didn't stay in place. Lovely welcome pack and overall a lovely break.

    Hello Eric, many thanks for the review. I am glad you had a lovely stay! We will add more mugs and cutlery. I'll also take a look at the cushions. We might need bigger ones to keep them in place better. Many thanks, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Dovedale, the apartment is in a great location, with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes in the area."

    The apartment is very clean and everything looks new. The only negative comment I feel I must make was the bed, which we found quite uncomfortable as it dipped in the middle, but apart from this everything was great.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the apartment."

    Very pleased - everything as described; thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2021

  • "A really nice apartment right in Ashbourne town centre."

    Very well equipped and beautifully clean. It's location means there's inevitably a bit of traffic and town noise, but that's more compensated by the convenience (amazing how easy it was to while away a morning drifting from coffee shop to tea shop !) and a nice view from the windows. Ashbourne is really convenient for Dovedale and the Peak District and is only an hour from Sheffield. Lots of great walking, cycling eating and drinking available. We booked for a week and stayed for two, which probably says everything you need to know !

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2021

  • "Apartment is set above a shop directly in the centre of Ashbourne."

    The access is via a pin entry system and works well. The apt itself is extremely well appointed. Many fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. The living area consists of a lounge dining area. There are smart TVs in both the lounge and bedroom and you can gain access to Netflix. The kitchen is of a very high standard with many quality integrated appliances (yes including a dishwasher and wine cooler). The bathroom, in line with the rest of the apt is very well appointed with a massive walk in shower with plentiful hot water. The bedroom has plenty of storage space with wardrobe (plenty of hangers) ,drawers and bedside tables. There are many sockets in order to charge any electrical items you may have. Also both the lounge and bedroom have air con......yes air con !!!!. You also have an allocated parking. Awaiting us on our arrival was a bottle of wine plus chocolates, a lovely touch and much appreciated. The owner was a great communicator and sent us all necessary details including a link to a youtube clip with directions to the carpark . As stated earlier its right in the centre of Ashbourne and therefore people who are light sleepers may experience some road noise. This however didn't affect us after many long days walking in the beautiful countryside. Ashbourne itself is a great base for many fantastic walks in the local area. To sum up, a great apt in a great area. Many thanks Jane for your hints & tips they were much appreciated

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location with lots of places to eat etc within 2 mins walking distance."

    The accommodation was perfect, clean & well maintained and we will return! Thank You

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent furnishings fittings and comfort high standard of cleanliness parking ..."

    Excellent furnishings fittings and comfort high standard of cleanliness parking excellent central position lovely big windows for light and plenty of hot water definitely 10:10

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property in immaculate condition, with parking an added bonus."

    Its situation in the centre of Ashbourne was perfect. Excellent facilities and lovely local shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Bette5.0Jun 2021

  • "We stayed for a week at Dovedale."

    It was the perfect location for Ashbourne with everything you could possibly need nearby - a great baker, a butcher, fruit and veg shop, plus a whole range of cafes and tearooms. The off road parking was very welcome, and we were no more than 30 minutes away from all the places we wanted to visit in the Peak District. The apartment itself was equipped with everything we needed. A wonderful rainfall shower in a beautiful bathroom with heated towel rail. A well appointed kitchen with wine chiller, dishwasher, induction hob plus underfloor heating which was very welcome in the mornings. The whole apartment was furnished to a very high standard with a comfortable sofa and armchair, a Smart TV, great wifi, plus a range of natural wood furniture. The bedroom had plenty of storage and a comfy bed. The owner contacted us with an information pack and provided wine and chocolates for our arrival. We absolutely loved staying at Dovedale, it was a fabulous place to relax, and we would highly recommend it as a great place for couples to stay. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment in an ideal position for enjoying Ashbourne itself and surrounding areas"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent communication prior to arrival, with video of how to find the appartment and key codes."

    Recently renovated to a very high standard. Bed was comfy, kitchen well equipped, huge shower, welcome gift and parking on site. The only drawback was noise from the town square and road. We did expect noise in this location, but found that heavy lorries passed by at all hours and bin lorries early in the morning. The area was beautiful, we enjoyed cycling the Tissington Trail, Dovedale, Thorpe and Ilam.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean apartment and communal areas."

    Good location and easy keyless access to the building with convenient parking space outside. The email interaction prior to visiting with the owner Jane, was very helpful. Nice views of the market square out of the large sash windows. Very comfy bed. Wine and chocolates much appreciated. We are very likely to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well maintained flat with all facilities required for a week away."

    In a ideal position with car park at the rear of the property and opposite the market square with a lovely pub, The George and Dragon that serve good food. Ideal for touring around the area with walks in and around the town. Would come back at a future date.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay and thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and facilities."

    We will definitely recommend it to all our friends and family and look forward to staying again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Lyla5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful apartment with a high standard of tasteful furnishings and a well equipped kitchen."

    Right in the centre of town with an attractive view over the market square. A little noisy from traffic during the day with the windows open but hey you are in a town centre not a country cottage. Very close to nice pubs and restaurants. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had been badly let down by another holiday company at the eleventh hour but this meant we discovered Sykes, An excellent and reliable service with a personal touch."

    Our apartment, Derbyshire House in Ashbourne was awesome - great modern facilities in a fantastic location (overlooking the town square). Attention to detail - including video directions to free onsite parking and a modern well equipped kitchen meant we had a great holiday with good access to some of our favourite places in Derbyshire. A big thanks especially to Jane for taking the time to provide all the info we needed and for making our stay such a happy time,

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful - stylish, clean and comfortable and a great location from which to explore the Peaks."

    Jane was a wonderful host and replied promptly to all our correspondence and went over and above in quickly sourcing us a high chair for our baby when we asked if there was one available to use. As you would expect from an apartment overlooking one of the main roads through Ashbourne and the market square, there can be some traffic noise from the lorries driving through quite early in the morning and some noise from the pubs on the square but neither interfered with us having a good night’s sleep.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, microwave, 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property
  • Note: Smart TV a limited number of channels.

The property

Located in the landmark building of Derbyshire House overlooking the picturesque Market Square in the heart of Ashbourne, Dovedale is a one-bedroom apartment offering a superb short break for couples to the Peak District.

Just a stone’s throw from the southern end of the wonderful national park, Dovedale enjoys all the benefits of being close to all the amenities of this thriving market town, as well as enjoying beautiful, high-quality interior and features throughout.

Unwind into your evening in the lovely living room/diner, with a plush blue sofa and armchair to settle into and a large Smart TV to watch your favourite shows and films.

The kitchen is well-equipped with all the appliances you need to rustle up a lovely evening meal after a busy day out exploring the local area.

Step out of the walk-in shower in the sleek shower room before heading into the attractive king-size bedroom to get some rest, with a TV in here too for some lazy morning watching beneath the covers.

To explore the delights of Ashbourne simply step out onto the streets and choose a direction, you can reach the many cafés, eateries and restaurants on foot, exploring this bustling market town home to a wealth of Georgian architecture.

Walkers can delight in the easy car journey up to the Peak District, where the real Dovedale, a valley in the southern Peaks and owned by the National Trust, offers scenic walking paths and a chance to visit the Dovedale Stepping Stones for a holiday snap.

Venture up to Thor’s Cave, climb Wetton Hill, and experience the double sunset phenomenon at Thorpe Cloud, just some of the beautiful places to see some incredible natural scenery.

Head to Carsington Water for some epic watersports activities, try a taster session of sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding or windsurfing with the experienced instructors, creating amazing holiday memories, before enjoying a waterside walk around the lake.

Thrill-seekers can revel in an adrenalin-fuelled day at Alton Towers, where roller coasters and rides provide plenty of fun, as well as a waterpark here too.

For an exciting weekend break to Ashbourne and the Peak District, choose Dovedale.

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About the location


Matlock 15.7 miles; Bakewell 16.6 miles; Chatsworth 20.4 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 and for thrill seekers Alton Towers with its exciting collecting of rides and attractions is just a short drive away.

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Dovedale is part of Derbyshire House and can be booked with Beresford Dale (1047613), Milldale (1047616) and Manifold Dale (1047617).
Please Note: Property only accepts stays with a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

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