Red Lion Cottage

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

A mellow stone cottage with atmospheric interiors next to a pretty pub (the food is good). For walkers, watersporters and city retreaters


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Next to the village pub is a 1700s cottage dressed in warm stone and lintels. The owners have kept the cottagey charm and added comfort and style: creamy fresh colours, limestone floors and roaring wood-burner. A lovely surprise to step inside to so much space – a sitting room with a leather sofa and armchairs, an antique bench as a quirky coffee table and Linda’s artwork brightening the walls; the dining room, with Windsor chairs and rustic chandelier, has a country elegance. Upstairs find bamboo floors and three bedrooms with beamed ceilings, wrought-iron beds, a delicious style (and, for one, a garden view). Luxuriate in a claw-foot bath on heated black tiles, pop under a sparkling shower. The state of the art kitchen lies in a large extension looking out to the garden (note the home-baked cake on arrival!) and if you fancy a meal out, you don’t need to go far: the lovely Red Lion is next door. The terraced garden is a dreamy spot to sit on a summer’s day. It’s blissfully rural and there’s lots to do: sail and fish on the reservoir, grab a picnic, jump on a bike; and walks start from the door.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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

Special offer: Discount of 15% For Two persons.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £250
Weekly price
from £750
1 Cottage for 6
From £2503 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Linda Adams

  • The Peak District National Park on your doorstep. Walking from the door. Footpaths start in the village.
  • Visit the great houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick and Kedleston
  • Great discounts for two. Free WI-FI
  • Carsington Water is only a short walk away. Children's play area in the village, climbing, swings and slides.
  • En suite bedrooms.
  • Red Lion Inn next door serving super food!