Wisteria Cottage

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1335 310393
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In the National Park with all its glories (Ashbourne for antiques, Chatsworth for history, Bakewell for its market) a sweet village cottage


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Heavenly walks start from the door – then it’s back to a cosy wood-burner, and bathrooms made for lingering. High in the hills above Dovedale is a handsome 19th-century cottage swathed in wisteria, a former blacksmith’s workshop. There’s a walled garden at the back (lawns, shrubs, trees, French tables and chairs), a stylish New England feel within. The space has been beautifully designed, with open-plan living downstairs, a bathroom and a twin, and a dreamy bedroom with a big shower up the runner’d stair. From the porch you enter the boot room (handy!), then the dove-grey kitchen, a chef’s delight, and the sitting room, charming and immaculate, with a leather sofa and tartan wool cushions, a renovated stone fireplace and logs on the house. Bedrooms are fresh and sophisticated, with a quirky dash of vintage. Best of all? The George lies across the road, a village inn where the rooms are timeless and the chefs get creative with seasonal produce. Charming.


  • 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 4pm Monday-Friday
Check out
10am-10.30am Monday-Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends & high season. 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog treats, water and food bowls and poo bags.

Dogs £15 per dog. Max. 2.

Enclosed garden, walks from the door; boot room.


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1000
1 Cottage for 4
From £1703 beds2 bedrooms


Beautiful spot, with walking from the door. The George for treating yourself after a days activities and plenty of historical houses a stones through away. Lovely open plan living area, for cosy evenings in, and an evening wander round the village that can’t be beaten.

Gail, Preston

A gem of a cottage - beautiful inside with a modern country chic feel. It feels larger that it actually is, and was definitely big enough for a family of four. The village is lovely and amazing walking from the door and cycling routes nearby, not to mention the pub opposite. The owners were wonderfully friendly and full of ideas for activities and were very accomodating when we asked to check-out a few hours late. Couldn't recommend more highly.

Peter, London

A stylish and well-appointed cottage in lovely Alstonefield, which delivered on everything we needed: comfortable seating and beds, dog-friendly downstairs and enclosed garden, luxurious shower and bathroom fittings and quiet village location with walks from the door. We are already planning to return to one of Jo & Robert' s cottages, or to Alstonefield Manor itself.

Alison, Bedford

Absolutely wonderful, immaculate, cosy, warm and welcoming cottage. Superb interior decor and perfect garden area to accommodate our dog. A credit to Jo and Rob. The George is one of the best pubs/eateries we've been to in many a year - just how local pubs used to be, a step back in time - with a superb menu and staff. Can't praise this cottage enough, will definitely return.


The property and location were perfect.Beautiful kitchen and comfortable lounge with wood burning stove.All felt very luxurious and relaxing.The George which is opposite served fabulous food. Our 2 children who are 13 and 10 really enjoyed cycling along the Tissington and Monsal Trail.Lovely walks too.All very relaxing.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Robert & Jo Wood

  • Spectacular walks from the door into the Dovedale valley, Beresford and Wolfscote Dales or a short trip to Lathill Dale, The Roaches, Ilam Park (NT) or Edale.
  • Famous country houses, such as Chatsworth House & Gardens, Kedleston Hall (NT), Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT) to mention just a few.
  • Cycling along the Manifold Valley Trail, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail.
  • Visit the David Mellor Museum and Design Factory, John Smedley Factory Shop, Cromford Mill or the famous Wedgewood Museum.
  • Explore the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton and Bakewell, renowned for antiques or take a trip to discover the Potteries and a visit to Emma Bridgewater.
  • Travel back in time at Crich Tramway Museum or the Churnet Valley, Butterley or Peak Rail Steam Railways.