ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire Dales
Gateway to Dovedale and the Peak District
Open all the year for short breaks and longer stays starting on any day of the week.
A comfortable, well appointed and located cottage sleeping 4:
- Very well equipped spacious kitchen/diner
- Lounge and kitchen on ground floor
- Double & twin bedrooms and newly refurbished bathroom (February 2018) on first floor
- FreeSat TV with iPlayer
- Private courtyard garden
Excellent town centre location
- Convenient food shopping
- Browse the gift shops and galleries
- Enjoy the cafés and restaurants
- Roam the historic streets and market place
- Visit the heritage centre and church
Close to ......
- Alton Towers
- Scenic Derbyshire Dales and Peak District
- Tissington Trail for cycling and walking
Local information can be found here and here.
EVENTS in and around Ashbourne .…..
Ashbourne Agricultural Show: 17 August
Dovedale Sheep Dog Trials: Blore Pastures DE6 2BS 20 & 21 August
Alstonefield Music: 13 September, Bella, Polly & The Magpies; 19 October, Chistine Collister & Michael Fix; 23 November, Tom McConville Band. Regular future dates are here.
Ashbourne Beer & Cider Festival: 5 to 7 September
Ashbourne Soap Box Race: 8 September
Wirksworth Festival: 6 to 15 September
Tissington Craft Fairs: 28 & 29 September, 26 & 27 October, 23 & 24 November, 30 November & 1 December, 7 & 8 December
EVENTS a bit further away …..
Well Dressings: many throughout July & August
Summer Nights (outdoor film screenings) Various locations until 26th August
Chesterfield Motor Fest: 18 August
Peak District Highland Games: 25 August (Matlock)
Legendary Joust: 25 & 26 August (Bolsover Castle)
Matlock Bath Illuminations: 7 September to 27 October
Cavendish Horses: 14 & 15 September, 21 & 22 September, 5 & 6 October (Bolsover Castle)
Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival: 14 to 22 September
Heritage Open Days: Many locations 14 to 22 September
Derbyshire Woodland Festival: 21 & 22 September (Elvaston)
Derby Fest: 27 & 28 September
The Buddy Holly Story: 30 September to 5 October (Chesterfield)
Derby Folk Festival: 4 to 6 October
The Big BIF Weekend, Buxton: 18 to 20 October
Fireworks & Christmas Events can be found here
A general list with links to individual websites is here.
Why stay in Ashbourne?
Ashbourne is centrally located for the Peak District, Staffordshire Moorland, Stoke and the Potteries, the National Forest, Uttoxeter (races), Derby and Nottingham. It is a historic and attractive market town, providing all the convenience required of a self catering holiday with easy access to Alton Towers, Chatsworth, , National Trust properties, Matlock, Buxton, Bakewell, heritage sites and the beautiful scenery and walking country of Dovedale and the Derbyshire Dales.
As well as its natural beauty the area is full of tourist attractions, activities to do and places to see, suitable for all tastes and ages. There is plenty to do and see even if the weather is inclement.
Conifer Cottage is a short walk from Ashbourne town centre with its market square; interesting streets and alleys; historic buildings; independent and 'high street' shops; supermarkets and speciality food stores; galleries, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants, river and a lovely park. Why not book your holiday to coincide with one of the many events held in Ashbourne or locally?
Why stay at Conifer Cottage?
The cottage is ideally situated in a quiet road 5-10 minutes from the attractions and facilities of the town centre. It is an excellent base to explore the countryside of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and Peak District.
Conifer Cottage provides very comfortable two bedroom accommodation on two storeys, sleeping 4 guests. The ground floor has a lounge and a large kitchen diner, also a private courtyard garden at the rear. The first floor has double and twin bedrooms plus bathroom.
The terraced cottage was built at the end of the 19th century and has been completely modernised and now provides comfortable, cosy accommodation. It is extremely well equipped.
We accept short breaks and longer stays starting on any day of the week.
What do our guests say?
“Conifer Cottage is perfect”
If you are looking for a small, cosy, comfy, warm and extremely well equipped Holiday Cottage, which is spotlessly clean then look no further. On arrival we were delighted to find a fridge freezer which we hadn't seen mentioned before our arrival. Very well situated to walk around delightful Ashbourne where we lost count of the number of cafes, restaurants, and pubs! A choice of Sainsbury or Waitrose within five minutes walk, and Aldia five minute drive away. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to our family and friends.
Tony, Doris and Nigel, Norwich, March 2019
Conifer Cottage is an excellent cottage to rent for any kind of group. It is in an excellent location, spotlessly clean, fully equipped with everything you need and at a very affordable price. This property is a great crash pad for exploring the peaks as a base and it is also in a lovely town on the edge of the peak district national park should you wish to not venture far. The town has some lovely original features in terms of old pubs, galleries and furniture shops all in keeping with the period and area. The owner of Conifer Cottage could not be more helpful in communication before, during and after my stay. So the two things you ask yourself when you have stayed somewhere is a) would you recommend this place to others - yes 100% and b) would you book this again - yes 100%. Have no hesitation in booking here trust me.
Suzanne, Notts, December 2018
Another great stay at this lovely little cottage. Fab location with on street parking and well located for amenities. The Cottage is cosy and welcoming. A great find!
Marianne, Lanarkshire, October 2018
"5* - beautiful cottage."
Everything you could ever need, a real home from home. Great location for loads of days out, only 20 mins from Alton Towers. Will definitely book again next time we visit that part of the country.
Sarah, Hants, July 2018
“Excellent cottage easy walk to town and shops”
Cottage location excellent. Parking outside cottage on road.. Cottage was clean and all facilities good. Courtyard garden ideal with table and chairs for four. Bedrooms were also clean with plenty of storage and room and the beds were good. Bathroom was excellent with a great shower. We would definitely stay again.
John, Herts, July 2018