Pegges Almshouse Holiday Cottage

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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The space

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.
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.
Ground floor
Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, gas stove, microwave,fridge with ice box, dishwasher and seating for dining
Bathroom: With walk in shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
First floor
Bedroom 1: With double bed
All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. 1 well behaved pet welcome

Garden with outdoor furniture. Secure cycle storage. Parking permit 4pm - 11am daily

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking.
1 well behaved pet allowed.
Maximum 2 people occupancy.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

29 Reviews

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David User Profile
June 2017
Wonderfully unique with great facilities in a lovely area

Theresa User Profile
May 2017
Had a wonderful bank holiday weekend stay. The cottage is wonderfully quirky but with all mod cons. It's location is perfect, just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ashbourne, just round the corner from the start of the Tissington trail and just across the road from Sainsbury's. All this considered it still feels quite tucked away and quiet - apart from the odd lorry which rumbles by, the clock chimes and the church bells. There isn't parking at the cottage so this is provided at cost (£8 - 3 days, £15 - 7 days) in the local leisure centre car park which again is just around the corner. Everything was spotlessly clean and the pretty little shared garden gave us the opportunity to relax outside in the great weather. A really lovely place to stay and would highly recommend.

Heather User Profile
May 2017
We had a perfect 2 night stay in this former almshouse. Real character, but contemporary conveniences, and great location for walks in Dovedale and the Tissington Trail.

Helen User Profile
April 2017
The cottage is very warm, cosy and has some unique features that make it a special place to stay. The location is perfect for spending time in Ashbourne and for walking / cycling the Tissington Trail or venturing further afield. Maria was very friendly and gave us some useful tips on eating out & pubs.

Tim User Profile
April 2017
Maria's place is very comfortable, cosy and ideal for a relaxing time in a lovely town on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.

Peter User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful historic almshouse. Maria was great, communication easy. Thanks for the wine and chocs as well, much appreciated. Recommended - Ashbourne is beautiful too

Michelle User Profile
February 2017
Wonderful stay, wonderful host. Fantastic little cottage. Could have happily stayed all week!

Ashbourne, United Kingdom · Joined in April 2013
Maria User ProfileMaria is a superhost.

Hi Maria and Ian are now living in Ashbourne, originally both from Nottingham, England.
We love the Peak District area, enjoy walking, cycling and local pubs.
We have always wanted to run a holiday cottage and Pegges Almshouse is the unique cottage we were looking for.

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