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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location in the centre of Ashbourne, with good access to the Peak District."

    Bedside tables and a cafetiere would be a nice addition, otherwise very good facilities.

    Thank you Geoff for the lovely review! Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2024

  • "Fabulous week at Milldale."

    Central location & the parking was definitely a bonus. Although the road outside was busy, it was quiet in the evening & the view onto the square made for interesting people watching. Shops & cafes & Tissingtin Trail in walking distance & a short drive to the countryside & Dovedale. The property was spotless & clean & very comfortable. We would definitely recommend. Thank you for the wine & chocolates a nice surprise

    Thank you Linda for the lovely review and being a great guest! It was a pleasure to have you stay. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "The only issue I could find was not being able to lock the bedroom window."

    Everything else was superb.

    Hi Barry, I am glad you had a superb stay! All the windows lock at the top. I’ll add that to the welcome pack to make others aware. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, comfortable and warm, ideally situated for town and countryside."

    Thanks for the lovely review Paul! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "What an absolutely lovely place to stay - very cosy and comfortable."

    High quality furniture and fitments throughout and ideally situated in the centre of Ashbourne with allocated parking. We will be returning in the future.

    Hi David, Thanks so much for the lovely review. It is very much appreciated! Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were so impressed with the apartment."

    All was furnished to a really high standard with some really luxurious extras like air conditioning and under floor heating in the kitchen. It was truly immaculate too. Being on the 1st floor, the large sash windows look out over the market place and give a fabulous view. It was so convenient for all the lovely independent shops and many places to eat. It was a great base for visiting surrounding Derbyshire villages although not absolutely necessary as there is lots to see in Ashbourne and having a private parking space meant that we could just relax and explore. We will definitely return!

    Hi Katherine, many thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful apartment, great location and beautifully presented."

    Six stars.

    Thank you Roger! Six star rating is much appreciated! Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really nice apartment and would definitely use again ."

    A couple of bed side tables and lamps would have been useful. Otherwise very good.

    Hi David, many thanks for the lovely review! We'll look into the lamp and tables. Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    Loved the big windows looking out over the Market Place. Ideal situation for visiting cafes and restaurants. Great bonus to have own parking space. Enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks for the lovely review Christine! We are fortunate to be able to provide parking for our guests, right next to the apartments. With best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found this to be such a lovely apartment furnished to a very high standard."

    The windows provide great views to the market square and beyond and let in lots of light. Enjoyed sitting at the table for breakfast and watching the world go by ! Having the parking space was also so useful in the town centre and everything about our stay was ideal. Really enjoyed staying in Milldale in the heart of Ashbourne and would highly recommend.

    Hi Margaret, Thanks for the lovely review! It was a pleasure having you stay! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very smart high spec apartment."

    A great view over the market square and beyond a great view to enjoy breakfast. Ashbourne itself is a fabulous, thriving old town, well worth coming back to visit.

    Hi Paul, Thanks for the lovely review! It was a pleasure having you stay. I hope we can welcome you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "The apartment not only lived up to the description, but exceeded it in several aspects."

    The quality of the decor and furnishings was exceptional and the cleanliness was pristine. The view overlooking the Town Square was an added bonus, and proved a pleasant distraction when eating. Jane, the owner provided a comprehensive directions in finding the location, along with all the little details to make your stay more comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our week in Milldale. Would certainly recommend. Thank you Jane.

    Hello Trevor, many thanks indeed for the lovely review! It was a pleasure having you stay. Everyone says how much they admire the view. Someone staying at the Dovedale apartment in Derbyshire House this week said she could stand there all day watching the world go by! We are lucky that Milldale, Beresford Dale, Manifold Dale and Dovedale all have a Market Square view! Very best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved the apartment, very well appointed and keyless entry meant no looking for keys."

    Good view over the market place, ideal for shops and amenities many places to visit locally. Just had to take our time when unloading the car with the stairs. Would like to come again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Our second time at Milldale and once again couldn't find fault with it."

    Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean with everything we needed. Ideal location to explore and the private parking space is such a help. Jane the owner is so helpful, even posted back a watch my husband accidentally left behind. Would not hesitate to recommend Milldale to anyone.

    Thanks Lynn for the lovely review! Glad the watch got back to you safely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "Loved the location, great to watch the comings and goings of the Market Place!"

    Ashbourne had loads of cafes and some nice shops; great area for walking especially straight from the door. Amazing apartment, on arrival smelt lovely, clean and fresh. The shower had lots of hot water and good pressure, the bed was super comfy and overall the standard was very high. The road below was noisy during the day, but as the bedroom is at the back, it was very quiet and we slept very well.

    Hi Yvette, thanks for the lovely review! Glad you had a great stay. Many thanks, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit to this property and it is the best holiday property we have stayed in and everything in the apartment is immaculate."

    The situation is brilliant and having meals overlooking the market square is great. Ashbourne is in a good position for visiting other towns in the Peak District. Jane the owner is very caring that everything is okay and the wine and chocolates on arrival a real treat.

    Hello Bette, thanks for the lovely review and coming back to stay with us. It was lovely having you as our guest. Thank you! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Milldale is one of THE best accommodations we have stayed at, this is our second visit and hopefully will continue to visit when in the area."

    It is super clean, well decorated throughout, excellent lighting and heating, everything works as it should, wifi is available, you have your own parking space adjacent to the entry door, it has a central location overlooking the town square which gives easy access to the shops, cafes and restaurants. The bedroom is on the rear of the property so extremely quiet. So it has to be 10/10 from us!!

    Thank you Derek. It's lovely that you enjoyed your stay again and thank you for coming back to us! Thank you for your time writing such a lovely review. Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent Holiday accommodation in the heart of Ashbourne."

    My wife & I stayed in the Milldale for 13 Nights and loved every moment over the Xmas & New Year festivities. Our host Jane was wonderful and responded to our every need instantly. Highly recommended and will definitely be back when we are next in the UK

    Hello Nicolas, many thanks for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay and I look forward to seeing you both soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicolas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing apartment, very clean and new, right on top of the town centre."

    Lovely shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés all within minutes walk. We went in early November 2022 and not all pubs, restaurants and cafés were open every day so you will need to check openings and if food is being served. The information pack, online booklet, is very comprehensive with every detail included and we were very impressed by the video showing how to find the apartments once you arrive in the town. Excellent standard.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Simon! Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "We’ve just returned from an amazing weekend break in this gorgeous apartment!"

    Thanks to great communication before our stay, we found the apartment really easily and knew what to expect on arrival. The pictures are really accurate and the apartment contains everything you could possibly need. It’s so central, but with dedicated parking too, perfect! We’ll definitely be back soon!

    Thanks for the lovely review Helen! It is much appreciated. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "What can I say about Milldale?"

    It's difficult to find enough superlatives. The apartment was immaculate, spotlessly clean, very well equipped, furnished to a very high standard (everything seemed brand new) and incredibly comfortable. It overlooks the main square in Ashbourne and we spent many happy hours people watching. The pleasure of having our own guaranteed parking space cannot be overstated. We rarely needed to use the car because shops and cafes were within walking distance. The owner supplied detailed instructions and even a video to ensure we easily found the property. Guests need to be aware that the apartment, accessed via private entrance, is on the first floor. The stairs are quite steep so heavy luggage is a challenge. However, that should certainly not put anyone off. It's just something to be aware of. We are intending to book again for September.

    Hello Chris! Thank you so much for a lovely review. Looking forward welcoming you back to Milldale shortly! Best wishes, Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "We are so pleased to have found Derbyshire House and its ideal location overlooking the marketplace in Ashbourne."

    Though we hesitated a little over the price (we'd paid similar to stay in full service hotels in city centres) the flat we stayed in, Milldale, felt worth the compromise. It was immaculately clean and, clearly, recently furnished. We had everything we wanted for our stay, including a well equipped kitchen (Ashbourne is not great for eating out). The bed was comfortable and the area very quiet at night (despite overlooking a couple of pubs). We slept as well as we do at home. Finally, we were very grateful for the detailed instructions on finding the flat - including images of the exterior, full directions and even a video! Very thoughtful.

    Hi Karl, Many thanks for the great review. It is much appreciated. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Apr 2022

  • "Didn’t know how to use the power shower could only use small head until my ..."

    Didn’t know how to use the power shower could only use small head until my daughter came to visit on Mother’s Day and showed me how to use it

    Hi Barbara, thanks for giving us a top score! Glad you worked the shower and thanks for staying at Milldale. Best wishes, Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was excellent, everything as new."

    It was clean, well equipped and in a great location, with shops and restaurants nearby - within walking distance. Having a parking space at the property was also a bonus. The property was close to local attractions and the Dales. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.

    Thank you Malcolm for a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Milldale in Ashbourne is the best self catering property we have stayed at."

    The accommodation was super clean and really well decorated throughout, and in pristine condition, very comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom had all the latest fittings and equipment and was like new, underfloor heating in both! Really efficient heating from a combined aircon / heater unit, together with a couple of separate oil filled rads if it got very cold. Everything worked, the knifes were sharp, and no curtains hanging by a one hook which you find in many places you stay…..Faultless. You enjoy your own parking space immediately next to the entrance door so never a panic if there is going to be a space. Communication with Jane the owner was excellent throughout and she was quick to reply and helpful with any queries I had. Location is right in the town centre overlooking the market square, there are loads of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops to suit every pocket all within just a few minutes walking distance. I cannot praise the accommodation highly enough and will certainly give it 10/10…..I would definitely like to revisit in one of the warmer months.

    Hello Derrick, thanks for such a lovely review. It was great to have you stay and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Milldale. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2022

  • "A superb apartment ideally placed, excellent instructions from the owner, great parking."

    Ideal location for Peaks exploration.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Oct 2021

  • "The flat is lovely, bigger than I thought from the photographs."

    We loved the view from the front onto the market place, disappointed that there hasn't been a market here for 8 years despite what the local tourist information says. As the bedroom is at the back it is so quiet, you don't hear the other occupants either. The place is spotless and has everything you need for your stay. Very comfy bed and great shower. Jane rang us to check all was well the night before our holiday and was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend staying here. The area is beautiful, Ashbourne is a lovely town.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the apartment and it was ideal for exploring Ashbourne and the local area."

    The team looking after/ managing the apartment were excellent. Thank you, we will use Sykes Cottages again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Sep 2021

  • "This was the most beautiful place to stay."

    The apartment was fantastically presented and was in an excellent location. We have recommended it to everyone we know!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in Derbyshire house, immaculately clean and very comfortable,loads of places to visit in local area."

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Great location. Only down side is traffic noise. But we closed the windows and put the air on. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very nice flat, well kept and presented."

    The accommodation had everything we needed and we were kept update by the owners. Main room/kitchen overlooks the main road past the market square. Traffic noise was not an issue at any point in the stay. We had an excellent stay. Parking at rear was easy to find, there is even a video to show how to find it. We did have a food shop order where they could not locate the flat but it was easy enough to walk to the square and point them back to the flat. Very good location with plenty on the doorstep. Very nice to have a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates, very nice start to our break.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "I had such an amazing stay at Milldale, the apartment was absolutely a stunning and had all of the facilities I needed & more!"

    I will definitely be returning. It was in the perfect location and I felt very at home.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was brilliant,clean,cosy with everything we needed , welcome gift wine and chocolates very nice indeed."

    (covid-19 friendly) . Ashbourne good for pubs,shops etc.plenty to do and see in surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a lovely weeks holiday at Milldale in Ashbourne- accommodation was excellent !"

    Great location for exploring the Peak District and lots of activity in the market square which kept us entertained on an evening! Complimentary wine and chocolates on our arrival which was much appreciated! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by Gilli4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great location for the lower Peaks, walking and sight seeing."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location with local amenities to explore the south of the Peak District"

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Milldale is perfectly placed for a holiday stay that has all conveniences nearby but is also quiet and restful."

    Handy location to set out from for attractions of the area. The flat was spotlessly clean and comfortable. It also had, and in fact is always our priority, parking for one car per flat. The whole process of booking was so smooth and all detail clear and explained. Thank you, we had a great week.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent central location with great views over the bustle of the market square, but removed from the noise."

    Easy pedestrian access to the towns facilities, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs of which there are many and varied. Easy access to the beautiful Peak District Dedicated off road parking at the back of the property. The apartment is beautifully appointed and presented. Really comfy bed, some of the best nights sleep we’ve had for weeks! Owners very helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2020

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and 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
  • Free town centre designated parking for one car
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shops and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Smart TV a limited number of channels

The property

Located in the landmark building of Derbyshire House, Milldale is one of four luxurious one-bedroom apartments, each beautifully designed with views overlooking the picturesque Market Square of Ashbourne, a thriving market town on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Milldale is a first-floor apartment and offers an ideally situated base for weekends away exploring all that this town centre has to offer, with easy access to the centre of the Peak District National Park.

Internally, the property offers spacious and welcoming rooms along with top quality furniture and fittings, designed with couples in mind.

Relax in the sitting room, and unwind into the evening with the benefits of homely surroundings and a Smart TV for entertainment.

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

The spacious bathroom provides a large walk-in power shower to prepare for your day in style, whilst the bedroom has a range of modern furniture and a Freeview TV, with matching bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading.

Ashbourne is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, including the market town itself, which offers a superb selection of tearooms, pubs, wine bars, and restaurants to explore as well as antique shops.

A little further afield is Dovedale, a valley in the Peak District, owned by the National Trust, with walking paths offering scenic views along the way, with another National Trust location being Ilam Park, a country park stretching across 158 acres with a visitor centre and a tearoom.

Visit the historic town of Matlock, home to delicious local eateries, peaceful riverside walks, and the magnificent Chatsworth House.

Alton Towers theme-park is just a short drive away, where you can enjoy a thrilling day of roller coasters and rides, or further afield is Carsington Water, a haven for watersports enthusiasts.

Milldale is the perfect choice for couples looking to explore the Peak District.

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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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Milldale is part of Derbyshire House and can be booked with Beresford Dale (1047613), Dovedale (1047510) 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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