Ashbourne is Derbyshire’s finest Georgian Market town, little changed since the 18th Century. Its medieval street pattern with many historic buildings, hidden alleys and yards and the cobbled market place are a delight to explore; with the market, chartered since 1257, now held every Thursday and Saturday. Church St is wide, elegant and leads to the magnificent medieval parish church of St Oswald, it is generally considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.
Ashbourne has a long established reputation for the variety of designer and other specialist shops in the main shopping area. The town is renowned for its independent stores, designer outlets, and speciality food shops and especially the many antique dealers, art galleries and craft shops to be found, particularly in a walk down Church St.
Arrival & Local Services
The nearest railway station at Derby is approx 13 miles (20 km). East Midlands International Airport is approx 20 miles (32 km) and there is a bus station in Ashbourne itself. Local taxis can be booked to collect guests from any of these. Access to the motorway network, north and south, is normally within 30 minutes driving time. There is a choice of Restaurants and Inns serving food within 200 metres and also a variety of take-away food shops, with a free local delivery service in most cases.
There is an indoor swimming pool near to the town centre. Across the road from the house a ‘jitty’ (Derbyshire dialect for a town footpath) leads to a large park nearby with children’s play facilities.
Waitrose & Sainsbury Supermarkets, the Post Office and a wide selection of specialist food shops are within ¼ mile ( ½ km). There is an M & S food store at Waterside Park.