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Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1047616)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ChrisJun 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 KarlApr 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 BarbaraMar 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 MalcolmMar 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 DerrickFeb 2022

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

    Ideal location for Peaks exploration.

    Reviewed by KenOct 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 SarahSep 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 LorraineSep 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 ElizabethAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 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 DeniseJul 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 SimonJul 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 StephanieJul 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 GeorgeOct 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 GilliSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by DuncanSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 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 MarionAug 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 MartinJul 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 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 romantic 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 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 and for thrill seekers Alton Towers with its exciting collecting of rides and attractions is just a short drive away.

Region Information

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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