The Cow

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Inn


Stylish bedrooms, and scrumptious food. Fill your boots (and pack your wellies) at this new village jewel in Derbyshire's lovely crown

Bedroom

12 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The former ‘Black Cow’ has been scrubbed and spruced and is now simply The Cow, a smart gastropub facing the village green, with twelve boutique bedrooms, deep in the South Derbyshire countryside. Step inside to where the copper-topped bar gleams and the fire leaps in the old stone fireplace. You can perch on an upcycled milk churn to down a pint of local ale and choose from the imaginative menu (On the Hoof, Big Troughs, Udder Bits). Perhaps homemade pork scratchings with spiced apple compote scrumped from Lisa’s garden, followed by roast chicken with mustard cream. Puddings are reassuringly robust: a baked blackberry filled Braeburn, or Bakewell trifle. Upstairs, the rooms are spankingly new with padded headboards, plump cushions, gleaming linens and a warm glow from clever lighting. The latest hi-tech touches make the rooms smart in more ways than one, while bathrooms sparkle and have attractive stone basins. Breakfast will set you up for a day of exploring the Dales; tuck into poached Finnan haddock or a three egg omelette. You’re in Derbyshire’s Golden Triangle so take your time to admire the many little villages and vast views. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Starters £5.50. Lunch & dinner £11.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Surcharges
Extra child’s bed available £25-£30 per night.
12 Doubles
From £120

Reviews

Stayed overnight en route back to the Northwest from Suffolk. Welcoming, great atmosphere and lovely comfortable room with many extra touches like a small bottle of milk in fridge. Best bed we have slept in for ages. Quiet location. The food was unexpectedly innovative with ‘small plates’ - five between two were plenty- the home made pork scratchings were delicious and sinful, the home made scotch egg really tasty. Breakfast equally good and freshly cooked to order.

Dian, Manchester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from

  • Chatsworth is described by many as the Palace in the Peaks and well worth a visit, with its fascinating and beautiful gardens, one of the most opulent stately homes in the North of England where deer can be seen roaming freely amongst the backdrop.
  • Matlock Bath is a popular destination for families, bikers and fun seekers, with a wide a variety of things to do; An exciting cable car ride takes you up to The Heights of Abraham, where the wooded country park is crowned with the Victoria Prospect Tower.
  • Kedleston Hall is a spectacular Neo-classical mansion, framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings. A fun day out exploring the parkland and house.
  • Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious pudding. Bakewell has many more tempting treats to offer - ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.
  • Discover the beauty of Haddon Hall, just a 45 minute drive from Derby and described as “the most romantic house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park overlooking the River Wye.
  • Dovedale is known for the River Dove and it’s impressive limestone ravines, but the most iconic part of the trip has to be the picturesque stepping stones. With hike-worthy views this destination is sure to impress those longing for adventure.