Ashbourne is a charming and very well known town in Derbyshire, renowned for its stunning old world style shops, its relaxed ambience, and of course its annual shrovetide football game, which see’s hundreds of participants playing a game of football from one end of the town to the other.


If you’ve never been, its certainly worth a visit. It is abundant with old world charm, traditional book, coffee and craft shops, and plays host to a traditional market every Thursday and Saturday. The cobbled market place and alleys, along with stylish boutiques and antique shops are a delight to explore.



There are lots of lovely places to eat in the town ranging from delightful restaurants, to cosy pubs. Traditional fish and chips can be enjoyed at the Marketplace fish and chip shop, a real favourite with the locals. Ashbourne and the surrounding country-side is great for walking and is commonly referred to as the gateway to Dovedale. Its one of the most popular locations for those seeking accommodation in the Peak District area.



If you are looking for a truely different accommodation experience, or something perhaps a little more intimate than a Hotel, Heather Cottage may just be the place.


Heather Cottage is self-catering taken to new heights; think five star hotel without the intrusion of any staff!  A luxurious and intimate retreat where you can relax under the stars in the spacious Canadian hot tub; watch the world go by from the window of the beautifully furnished oak bedroom with its huge hand made four poster; and stretch out on the squashy leather sofa warmed by the restful flames of the fire bowl.