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Beautiful house sleeps 8 in the stunning location of Dovedale Peak District Park

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Ashbourne House Rental Photos and Description

Middle house is a beautiful stone built Grade 2 listed converted farmhouse full of charm and character. Set in the scenic village of Thorpe it's locality makes it just perfect for walking in Dovedale and the surrounding areas in the Peak District National Park.The house has beautiful oak beams and there are stone tiles throughout downstairs.Middle house has 4 bedrooms. one bedroom has an en suite shower room and WC, There is one bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and there is a downstairs toilet There is a small garden and the village pub is a short walk away,There is parking outside and dogs are allowed. The house is 5 miles away from the beautiful market town of Ashbourne and a perfect location for visiting many NT properties, Chatsworth House, Alton Towers and going on lots of lovely walks

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jo Wright
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

About Jo Wright

My parents bought the house in the early seventies and and for nearly 40 years it has been a holiday house for our families and for our friends to enjoy and this is what we seek to continue.

Jo Wright purchased this house in 1976


based on 10 traveler reviews

Beautiful house sleeps 8 in the stunning location of Dovedale Peak District Park
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Charmed by this house

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed by this house the minute we walked in! Wooden beams, old solid furniture, plenty seating for all the family.

Kitchen very well equipped, plates, dishes, pans, utensils- every thing you need and then some!!

Beds were all very comfy- master bedroom was fab.

So much space for everyone without being on top of each other!

The children loved all the toys and dvd's that were there!

Easy or difficult walk down into Dovedale depending on choice of path!!

Thank you jo- we had a fab time!! Xx

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Lovely well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful little village and a lovely old cottage with lots of character. A family group of us stayed with the youngest being 13 months and the oldest 87 and it was perfect. Very well equipped too, and clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Middle House Thorpe

  • 5 of 5

We had not visited the Peak District before and found that there where excellent walks in the area around the cottage. The cottage was very well equipped

and we had a very pleasant week - even the weather was good.

We had 2 very good meals at the Okeover Arms.

I would certainly recommend the cottage and I hope to return for another holiday in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights in February a group of 6 adults and 2 children. Really loved the cottage which was kept nice and clean with plenty of room upstairs and down. the girls loved it. .Easy walk to Dovedale taking about 15 mins,Will definitely stay at the cottage again great value for money.I would like to thank Jo the owner for agreat stay.Pete from Walsall.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house several times and think it is wonderful. It's exactly as an old stone farmhouse should be - cosy and comfortable and offering everything you need for a pleasant, uncomplicated stay in the countryside.

The area has much to offer as well. There are of course beautiful walks in the dales, but we like mixing this by visiting the pretty towns, villages and stately homes in the area. To treat the kids we always rent bikes and get out on to one of the cycle routes like the Tissington Trail and of course a day out at the nearby Alton Towers also always goes down well.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and excellent value

  • 4 of 5

We thought the house was lovely, full of Character and excellent value for money. The house is old so there were a few issues with damp and the house generally needs some tlc to make it more comfortable. However, its nice and large, comfortably sleeping 8 people so cannot really complain for the price we paid.

The children loved the games and toys which were fabulous and the location was perfect. We did lots of walking and Dovestones is particularly beautiful.

We ate at the Izaak Walton hotel just down the road from the house which was lovely food and they were very welcoming.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: necessary

the following places are all an easy car journey -National trust properties - Ilam Hall, Sudbury Hall, Haddon Hall

Chatsworth House

Alton Towers

Blue John Cavern

Speedwell Cavern

Carsington Water

Tissington trail - for walk and cycling


Rates & Availability

Ashbourne House Rental Rates

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Oct 22 2016 - Oct 29 2016
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Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12
Refundable damage deposit $122

mid week and weekend stays may be possible so please get in touch

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ashbourne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large bedroom with Kingsize bed and en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , downstairs bedroom. travel cot stored in this room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs single room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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