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Pegges Almshouse Cottage

from £48 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

36 reviews

from £48 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The end one of a row of 17th century Grade II listed almshouses, this quaint little stone cottage offers the perfect romantic break. A wealth of oak beams and original exposed brickwork give it a unique atmosphere, enhanced by the owners' careful choice of furnishings and fittings. The kitchen, complete with beamed ceiling, ceramic sink and granite worktops, combine up to date facilities with old world charm. This leads into the lounge, with stone lintels and leaded window panes and an electric stove to make it cosy all year round. Upstairs you feel like you are stepping back in time and indeed have to 'step through' a door in the brick and beams wall into the main bedroom. This room is full of character too and boasts a Victorian style bed and chandelier light.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 34 km, Nearest railway: Derby or uttoxeter 12 km
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Derbyshire region

Church Street, where Pegge's Almshouses are situated, is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. The cottage is tucked just off this main street, within a few minutes walk of shops, cafes, pubs and leisure facilities (including an indoor swimming pool). Ashbourne is an ideal choice for a short break or longer holiday, combining a wealth of historic buildings and high quality independent shops in a street scene that has changed little in appearance in the last 200 years. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, with a superb choice of delicatessens, cafes and galleries. At the end of Church Street the graceful spire of St Oswald's dominates the skyline, worth a visit to see the splendid carved monuments. The Tissington Trail, a former railway line now converted into a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders comes right into the town centre near the cottage and offers cycle hire and miles of peaceful cycling amidst superb countryside. Just to the north of Ashbourne is Dovedale, a famed beauty spot where the crystal clear waters of the River Dove are edged by spectacular limestone scenery. To the south is the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and Kedleston Hall, two grand country estates not to be missed.


A fine old market town, with good shopping, especially for antiques. An ideal base for visiting the Peak District or Alton Towers.

Described as "The Gateway to Dovedale", Ashbourne has much more to offer.

Ashbourne became a busy and fashionable social centre for the wealthy during the Georgian period, with six coaching roads meeting at the town, including the route from London to Carlisle. A stroll down the main street today takes you past historic almshouses, the 16th century Old Grammar School, the Mansion where Dr Johnson visited his friend Dr Taylor and the lovely parish church of St Oswald, with its graceful 212ft spire and the oldest dedication plaque of its kind in Britain, dating back to 1241. Ashbourne's legacy of more than 200 listed buildings, fine coaching inns and mellow-bricked town houses combine to create the town's unique atmosphere.

The medieval annual Royal Shrovetide Football Game attracts thousands of visitors as does the Highland Gathering held in July. A wide selection of eating and drinking establishments in the town cater for the discerning visitors every taste.

Things to do; In addition to good shopping, there are excellent recreational facilities in the town parks with a good leisure centre, swimming pool, squash courts and gymnasium. Near the town centre is the Tissington Trail, a former railway line, now converted for use as a trail for walkers and cyclists. Bike hire is available from the Visitor centre at Mappleton Lane. Market Day is on Thursday.

Other attractions nearby include Carsington Water – a reservoir with water sports centre surrounded by numerous trails set amidst spectacular scenery.

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Review 1-10 of 36

11 Feb 2015


"Couldn't ask for more."

Stayed late January, beautiful cottage, warmy and cosy. Only complaint is that we had to leave eventually! The cookies and wine were an unexpected but very welcome treat!

Hi Thank you for adding the review, really appreciated. Sorry you had to leave, be sure to book a longer stay next time round! Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Maria and Ian.

2 Feb 2015



Lovely old property - from the outside - very modern on the inside. Parking was a bit of a problem - but only until Maria gave us a hint where the locals park - after that we were fine. Very comfortable cottage in a lovely central location. Really enjoyed our saty

Hi Thanks so much for adding the review, really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Pegges' and your trip to England. Regarding the small parking issue, this was the first problem we have had with parking, just slightly unfortunate that the Tourist Information office was closed at the time of your stay, as we usually have easy access to the permits. Look forward to seeing you again when you next visit the UK. Kind regards Maria and Ian.

2 Jan 2015


"A perfect short break"

We were greeted by Maria, the owner, and warmly welcomed with wine and mince pies. The cottage was beautifully presented and had all the facilities we could wish for. The location was excellent, with country walks and the small town centre within a few minutes walk. Didn't go near the car until it was time to leave. Our stay, between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve, was the perfect antidote to a busy family Christmas. This was our first trip to this part of the world but it certainly won't be our last, and I would be very happy to stay in the same cottage again.

Hi Many thanks for adding the review and really glad you enjoyed your stay at Pegges Cottage. See you again soon and Happy new year ! Kind regards Maria and Ian.

22 Jun 2014


"Amazing little cottage"

We loved our stay, the cottage is brilliant, the shower is amazing and an added bonus there's a dishwasher! It's also in a fantastic location, walking distance to the town and a sainsburys. The Tissington Trail is just outside your door, and just further up is where you can hire bikes, I can't wait to go back!

Hi Thank you so much for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Maria and Ian.

14 Apr 2014


"Beautiful luxury property in ideal location"

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Pegges Almhouse Cottage to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed everything about our stay. The property was even nicer in reality than the photos showed. We were greeted by wine and biscuits on the kitchen table as a lovely welcome. The property was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated and attention to detail fantastic. Beautiful crisp white bedding on the comfy bed and we were provided with lovely white fluffy towels, it was like being in a top class hotel. The cottage is situated within a 5 minute walk from the centre of Ashbourne so a lovely base to pop out in the evenings for food and a drink without having to worry about driving. But also a great location for many local walks and the start of the Tissington Trail. Loads to do and see in the wider area and we cant wait to return to explore this beautiful part of the countryside a little more. Thanks to Maria and Ian for a fantastic short break away. Carolyn and Dave Howells

Hi really pleased you enjoyed your birthday whilst at Pegges Almshouse cottage. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Maria and Ian.

17 Dec 2013


"A Really Lovely Place to Spend Your Holiday"

We had a really fantastic weekend, the cottage was simply fantastic! The Welcome was warm, the accommodation was spotlessly clean and has everything you could possibly need , a real home from home (even had a Christmas Tree) Loads of things to do in the area and you won't need to travel far to get to them. Already recommended the property to friends and family. Thanks Maria & Ian we will definitely be back!

Hi Thank you so much for the review and for recommending us, really appreciated. Really look forward to you staying again and Merry Christmas! Kind Regards Maria and Ian.

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