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Secluded patio garden
Barn Owl cottage - living room
Barn Owl cottage - kitchen
Dove Farm is a great venue for a girls weekend
Studio dining room
Family gatherings at Dove Farm Cottages
Enjoying the sunshine outside the studio dining room
Dogs joining the party!
Studio dining room, set for celebration dinner
Hen group in studio room
Create your own mood in studio room
Pet friendly
Special moments in the lambing shed
A quiet spot in the sun at Dove Farm
The front of cottages
Barn Owl Cottage - family room with en suite
Barn Owl cottage- bedroom 2 - triple bedroom
Barn Owl cottage - bedroom 3 - downstairs twin room
Barn Owl cottage - wet room shower
Swallow cottage - living/dining room
Swallow cottage - kitchen
Swallow cottage - main bedroom - k/s bed
Swallow cottage - bedroom 2 - twin room
Swallow cottage - bathroom
Wren cottage - living room
Wren cottage - kitchen
Wren cottage - double (main) bedroom k/s bed
Wren cottage - bedroom 2 (single + bunk beds)
Wren cottage - shower room
Hen groups are welcome at Dove Farm!
Studio dining room, hen group silent disco
Looking from fields to farmhouse
Snuggles with newborn lamb
Feeding lambs
Spring lambs
Sheep by the brook
Ryeland sheep at Dove Farm
Goats at Dove Farm Cottages
Dogs welcome at Dove Farm Cottages
River Dove
Barn Owl cottage - living room
Barn Owl cottage - kitchen
Dove Farm is a great venue for a girls weekend
Studio dining room

Dove Farm Cottages, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District

Sleeps 2 - 16 7 Bedrooms 18 Dining

Dog friendly holiday cottages in Ashbourne, sleeping 16 for family gatherings, hen weekends, and business groups

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Dove Farm Cottages, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, sleeps 2 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

Ideal venue for extended family gatherings, celebrations or simply getting together with friends. Hen groups are very welcome, as are small retreats and workshops. Pet friendly too.

Sleeps 16 + 2 across 3 next door cottages:
Barn Owl cottage: sleeps 7 (+1 child)
Wren cottage: sleeps 5 + sofa-bed
Swallow cottage: sleeps 4

Simply styled, well equipped cottages, with a comfortable, home from home feeling. All cottages open out onto a shared and secluded patio garden, with wooden garden seating, BBQ and small firepit. The studio dining room provides the perfect space to socialise, whilst individual cottages ensure everyone can enjoy their own quiet time too.

There is good access for those guests with mobility restrictions, throughout the cottages, studio and garden area. Only 1 cottage has stairs. There is a wet-room and wheelchair accessible shower/WC in Barn Owl cottage.

key features:
- Good disabled access suited to those with restricted mobility
- Countryside environment on our family farm
- Pet friendly (guidelines apply)
- Weekend breaks and short breaks available all year round
- Easy 10 min walk to country pub/restaurant
- Convenient location for supermarket deliveries and other suppliers
- Owners on-site and on call if required,during your stay
- Ample parking
- 4 miles Alton Towers
- Ashbourne and Uttoxeter 10 mins drive

Dove Farm offers an informal and relaxing setting for meetings, training events, retreats and workshops. Modular tables can be arranged to suit, or removed for circle or group work. Comfortable dining space for 18. Ideal for dinner parties, buffets and brunches. External catering can be arranged.

Enjoy our farm and riverside trail across open fields and wooded riverbank. On the farm, there are all kinds of farm pets and animals to see, from sheep, goats and chickens, to donkeys, ducks and alpacas. Some working areas out of bounds for the safety of guests.

Just 5 miles from Ashbourne, gateway to the Peak District, and only 4 miles from Alton Towers, we are within easy reach of all major visitor attractions across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.



Internet access. Good WiFi throughout. Limited mobile phone signal.


Good. Level floors and wide doorways throughout. 5 ground floor bedrooms. Wet room shower in Barn Owl cottage. Dove Studio also wheelchair accessible.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome by arrangement. Please see terms and conditions on our website. Generally £20 per doggie guest.


3 well equipped, modern kitchens plus additional kitchenette which is attached to studio room.

Dining Room

Dove dining studio seats up to 18 around one large table. Table is modular and may be arranged to suit.

Sitting Room

There are 3 sitting rooms, each with comfortable seating for approx 8. Just bring in extra chairs to gather your group together.

TV and Music Facilities

Flat screen TVs, video and DVD. Hifi and CD units. Bluetooth speaker. Freeview in 1 cottage. Sky Q package in 2 cottages.

Games Room

No games room, although the studio room may be used for certain activities.

Heating and Open Fires

Gas central heating on timers, plus living flame gas fires and supplementary electric radiators.


7 bedrooms comprising: 1 family room en suite (k/s bed + single), 2 doubles (k/s beds), 2 twin rooms, 2 triple rooms. Plus sofa bed in Wren cottage.


Bed linen included. 1 standard and 1 small towel per person. Bed linen for sofa bed charged as extra.


3 ground floor bathrooms, 1 with bath. 2 with shower only (one is accessible wetroom). 1 en suite in family room. 3 additional toilets.

Children's Facilities

Good. Enclosed garden. Cot and high chair. Toys and books provided on request. Farm pets to see and feed. Grassed ball games area next to cottages.


Shared patio garden with BBQ. Farm and riverside trail. Farm animals to see and feed. Walks from farm gate.

Swimming Pool

In summer there are opportunities to go wild swimming in the river Dove, with shallow places to paddle in the brook.


Ample parking for 8 cars in car park next to the cottages. additional parking can be made available if required.


No smoking indoors or around the farm. Outdoor smoking area in the cottages garden.

Booking Information

Exclusive use Group bookings include dove dining studio/communal space.
Standard changeover days Friday and Monday.
Reserve dates/provisional booking via phone/text/email/facebook/insta.
housekeeping deposit between £100 and £200 per group booking.
Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Dove Farm Cottages

Please contact the owner for availability dates

2 Night Weekend
From £1600
3 Night Weekend
From £1800
Midweek per night
From £525

Late Deals

June 2024 Late Deals

W/ends - Fri14-16 and Fri 28 -30 June. up to 16 guests. £1660


A central UK location, makes Dove Farm Cottages the ideal meeting place for friends and family groups. In the Peak District, between Ashbourne,and Uttoxeter. Alton Towers 4 miles away.

  • Ashbourne, 5 miles. Uttoxeter 7 miles.
  • Denstone Hall farm shop and cafe, Denstone - 2 miles, Spar at Rocester, 2 miles. Sainsbury’s 5 miles, Tesco 8 miles.
  • The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone. Top class pub-restaurant, easy 10 mins walk. Also nearby: The Tavern, Denstone - 2.5 miles. The Crown, Marston Montgomery 4 miles.
  • East Midlands.
  • Small branch line station, Uttoxeter.
  • Uttoxeter - Derby "SWIFT" bus service. Calls at Ellastone, and Ashbourne. Stops at corner of Main Rd/Dove St. 5 min walk to farm. Infrequent.

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