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Old End Cottage

Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 980957)



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Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, great facilities and fab location."

    ..can't wait to stay again

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very well placed for all amenities in Ashbourne, parking is on the road, we had no problems parking."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "Parking a bit of a problem especially unloading and then packing up the car."

    Nevertheless an excellent cottage with very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Great outdoor space and location, only down side is the parking."

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "Had a great time the cottage was lovely clean and cosy."

    Did lots of walking on the trails, plenty to do and see hope to come back

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "Liked the proximity to the town and the Tissington Trail."

    Good selection of maps at the cottage showing footpaths to investigate. Parking in the road posed no problem. We ate in all week. The equipment and facilities were excellent for this. The garden was lovely for a quiet, private sit. The bed was very comfortable. The owner was very informative and we would be happy to return at some time.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed."

    Great location near but not too near to town centre. Perfect for a week’s walking in the peaks.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "In spite of the foul weather, I enjoyed my stay because the cottage was warm and cosy and had all I required to be very comfortable."

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "The proximity of this location to the centre of Ashbourne was a real joy."

    Although there is a short walk to the car it was never far. and it was so easy to get to other locations in Derbyshire from here. The cottage was cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "The perfect holiday cottage for a couple."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "This is such a cosy cottage and very comfortable and well equipped."

    Parking was a bit hit and miss as there is no designated space, but we managed to find somewhere each time. The owner was very nice, even contacting us after we left to say she hoped we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very well furnished and nicely decorated."

    Don't be put off by what seems like a lack of parking it was really easy to find a space. The garden is lovely a real suntrap even in October. The owners were brilliant in their communication ,questions asked were answered by return. We will certainly go again.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Perfect holiday cottage with all the amenities inside to allow for a comfortable stay."

    The location of the property is perfect and is no more than 30 minutes to all the main places to visit. Ashbourne it self is no more than a 5 minute walk and is full of beautiful cafes and one off local shops. The pubs have great atmosphere and sell beautiful food. We found everyone to be very pleasant and polite. We never struggled to park so this was not an issue for us. We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by MeganSep 2020

  • "This is a very good location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales, owners were ..."

    This is a very good location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales, owners were very supportive in providing useful information

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2020

  • "Just what we wanted!"

    We hope to be back...

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with a very nice welcome, very well equipped kitchen."

    Ashbourne is a very friendly town with loads of eating places and shops within walking distance. We hope to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by LyndaDec 2019

  • "On a very busy road."

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean,comfy and contained everything you need,but it is set on a very narrow road and traffic regularly mounted the narrow pavement when passing."

    So although the cottage was very good we wouldn`t consider returning.

    Reviewed by AlbertOct 2019

  • "You call tell this cottage is loved by its owners."

    We found it clean and comfortable and well equipped. There was decent Wi-Fi and the outside was delightful. The cottage is in a great location, being a short walk into town. We caught the bus to Derby one day and walking to and along the Tissington Trail too.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and neat."

    Although small it was equipped really well. It was only a short walk into town . All the surrounding area was interesting. The only comment I would make was that the parking was a little tricky. Otherwise a most relaxed and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2019

  • "Our holiday at Old End Cottage was every thing we hoped it would be and it would be hard to find fault with."

    The town of Ashbourne was really nice and quaint with nice small shops and for its size several Pubs that served meals. A bus trip to Buxton is a must for the journey takes you the long way round but it goes up in to the Peaks with great views, also a trip to Bakewell which was a very nice little town.

    Reviewed by LydiaJun 2019

  • "Cute little cottage for 2 - nice and cosy, with space to relax."

    Nice views from the back windows over the hills and valley. Lots of little vintage bits and artwork to add interest, it feels loved and homely. Garden is lovely, a real bonus to use on a sunny day - sadly it rained all week so we never sat out! Kitchen is a little tight if like us you cook your own meals, could maybe do with a little table nearby as extra work surface? If you always eat out then it's fine. Ashbourne has lots of nice shops - antiques, jewellers and higher-end names, a real mix of choice and interesting architecture. Plenty of places to visit nearby. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our 4 days at Old End Cottage and can thoroughly recommend Ashbourne as a perfect gateway to the Peaks national park."

    The town has plenty to offer with a good choice of pubs and restaurants but thankfully it’s not as touristy as some of the other towns.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

  • "A brilliant place within a stones throw of the lower Peak District (Dove dale just 15 mins drive)."

    The cottage was perfect for us and our newborn to relax in. Brilliant facilities, great maps and walk guides, and really nice quality kitchenware which is a plus. The garden is a lovely space and catches the sun in the morning. A great spot. Ashbourne is a charming town with brilliant amenities, and one of the Peak District cycle paths (Tissington trail) starts less than a mile from the cottage. I fully recommend this place. Great value and great all round!

    Reviewed by SamuelMay 2019

  • "Beautiful little place, not so good for parking."

    But all in all, we had a lovely break, and would happily go back

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2019

  • "Exceptional facilities, impeccable cleanliness, cosy and comfortable and in the perfect location to explore Ashbourne and beyond!"

    Thank you for such a wonderful week. Would highly recommend to any couple looking for a sanctuary to unwind and a base to explore.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

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The property

This charming late Georgian cottage is located in the friendly market town of Ashbourne, a conservation area.

A market place is a 5 minute walk away with with a gastropub, a variety of coffee shops, stalls, eccentric streets, cobbled alleys and coaching inns are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Designed with couples in mind, this cosy one bedroom retreat is homely and inviting, comprising an open-plan living area where you can relax endlessly throughout the day.

Whether you are dishing up meals in the modern kitchen, or settling down on the comfy sofas, Old End Cottage is a pleasant place to unwind and return to at the end of each adventure.

A drop leaf dining table rests nearby, the ideal spot to sit with a warm cup of tea in the morning, or, if entertaining is more your style, extend the table to join your loved ones in the evening.

From here you can also access the garden should you wish to stroll outside for some fresh air.

Upstairs, a lovely king-size bedroom promises a good night's sleep, a neutral arrangement with period chest of drawers and bedside tables.

There is also a balcony joined to the room, a little suntrap to be enjoyed as the sunrises and sets.

Lastly, a family bathroom finishes the property, designed in a modern fashion with a shower over the bath.

In its heyday of 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 lovers and “foodies”.

For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, Dovedale and the Peak district National Park, the Derbyshire Dales, and the Tissington Trail will ensure a memorable holiday for two.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Plum slate covered garden area with furniture and pots, Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and Market square 7 mins walk. Please note* The property is on the road side, and some related traffic noise may be heard during your stay

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About the location


Matlock 14 miles, Ticknall 24.7 miles, Bolsover 33.5 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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