46 Church Street

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1335 348288
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A lucky break to stay here: part of a 1669 grade-II* listed Almshouse with modern interiors; leafy and quiet yet a short hop from the town


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

On sunny days you’ll be bathed in rays so leave the door to the sitting room open, choose from a collection of arty books and plonk yourself down on the leather sofa for a balmy doze. There’s a roomy feel, a TV that does everything including music, walls of exposed brick or stone, many of Clive’s photos to admire and a Scandinavian wood-burner that belts out the heat when the weather isn’t kind.

Cooks will be delighted with the attractive kitchen: all the kit you could need, a door to the terrace for al fresco meals, Sophie Conran Portmeirion pottery, cookery books and some welcoming treats – a bottle of wine, local ginger biscuits, popcorn, tea and a bottle of proper milk from Alkmonton dairy. Upstairs is another seating or work area and the peaceful, charming bedroom.

Saunter into town for independent shops, a good fishmonger and The Greenman public house and restaurant.

46 Church Street - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting indoors or out with the sunshine all day
  • The elemental feel indoors with much stone, wood and greenery
  • Wandering into town to buy freshly baked croissants for breakfast
46 Church Street - Gallery

You should know

  • The bathroom is downstairs
  • You need to clamber over a large beam to get into the bedroom


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £135
Weekly price
from £850
Damage deposit
1 House for 2
From £1351 bedroom


'What a find! We absolutely loved it here; Clive and Mari thankyou for being so welcoming (plus Rascal the cat too – lovely to watch the England game with him) Number 46 is a wonderful combination of ‘ancient and modern’ really thoughtful touches to make a stay very comfortable. We had just one problem… we should have booked a longer stay! We’ll definitely be back and for longer next time!'

James, Oxford

46 Church Street is an absolutely delightful cottage . The stylish interior blends exquisite taste and contemporary design within a historical framework. The kitchen was a cook’s dream and all the equipment was of a very high standard . Clive and Marie were excellent hosts and we really appreciated the friendly welcome and hospitality……. Nothing was too much trouble . My daughter and l loved dining al fresco at breakfast time , in the sunny garden area . The parking spot was a useful bonus ! We will return to this very stylish oasis .

Val, Kendal

Thank you to Clive & Mari for a lovely, relaxing holiday - even impending lockdown couldn't spoil our visit! They were wonderful hosts - friendly and approachable, full of information and keen to make sure we enjoyed our stay as much as possible. Ashbourne has loads of places to eat, drink & shop and the beautiful Peak District is minutes away. However, the cottage was the real star - historical charm with modern, high-quality appliances and carefully selected furniture. Clive & Mari have clearly put a lot of love and care into 46 Church Street, I highly recommend experiencing it for yourself!

Rosalind, London

Come for much peace, quiet, leafy greenery and church bells - but you're a short hop into Ashbourne for restaurants, shops and a very interesting old church. Good walks from the door.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are views through the trees to the church, St Oswald's, described by George Eliot as “the finest mere parish church in the Kingdom”. You'll hear the bells as well. The Tissington Trail runs along the back of the cottage for walking and biking straight into the National Park and Dovedale. Chatsworth is a 20-minute drive, Haddon Hall with its magnificent Tudor gardens is 25.

Local points of interest from Clive & Mari Booth

  • Ashbourne is one of Derbyshire's finest and most vibrant market towns with a wealth of historic buidings, high quality shops and places to eat. Explore the town with one of our mini guide leaflets or during the summer take a free guided tour.
  • Peak District National Park, Steep limestone valleys like Dovedale, with its famed stepping stones, and Lathkill Dale characterise the park’s southern area, which is known as White Peak.
  • Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Explore Chatsworth Garden, the ever-evolving garden surrounding one of Derbyshire’s most popular country houses.
  • The Tissington Trail provides a flat, traffic-free cycle route through the beautiful Peak District countryside. The picturesque, traditional Derbyshire village of Tissington is an easy three and a half mile cycle ride away.
  • Bakewell is Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park's mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers.
  • Alton Towers is a theme park resort located in the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands near the village of Alton, a 20-minute drive. The resort incorporates a water park. It opened in 1980 and is the largest amusement park in the UK.


Clive & Mari Booth

Clive is a local lad, a photographer (you're surrounded by his work) and film-maker. Mari is a dental hygienist (hence the squeaky clean interiors). They are both imaginative creatives who adore to surprise and delight their guests. They live in another part of the building and know their patch well if you want help and advice, otherwise they will leave you to enjoy yourselves in this great space.