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Holiday Cottages In Ashover

Ashover in an ancient village, which lies straggled around the head of the beautiful Amber Valley. In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealth and prosperity came to the village when local lead mines reached their maximum production. Gregory Mine under Cocking Tor is said to have been one of the richest in the county, resulting in many new buildings springing up all around the parish. Now lead mining has ceased the scars and spoil heaps have healed into areas of natural beauty.
Some of the holiday cottages in Ashover are modernised and restored miners cottages, whilst others can be found converted from smallholdings and farms in the area, as agriculture now forms an important part in the economy of this quiet rural village.
Should you book your holiday cottage in Ashover for August, you may well be here for Ashover Show when the best of the local farm animals are paraded for all to see amidst stalls, displays, amusements and show jumping.
The nearest towns for shopping when staying at a holiday cottage in Ashover are Matlock and Chesterfield, but for dining out you will be spoilt for choice by the many pubs and country inns within staggering distance!
The Crispin Inn to the side of the Church in the centre of Ashover depicts an interesting plaque on its wall, telling the story of landlord Job Wall who in 1646 tried to eject a party of the King’s troops from his premises. They evidently locked him out then drank the pub dry! Anyone staying at a holiday cottage in Ashover be warned that lock-ins are no longer allowed!
In fact, the Civil War had quite an impact on little Ashover. Eddlestowe Hall was a Royalist garrison but Eastwood Hall was owned by a Parliamentarian, resulting in the sound of cannons reverberating around the valley and Eastwood Hall being left with battle scars.
Staying at a holiday cottage in Ashover will enrich your knowledge but satisfy your senses, as here the wooded slopes, rocky hills and gritstone outcrops provide a haven for walkers.
Simply browse through the holiday cottages in Ashover listed below to find the right choice for your ‘home from home’ in Ashover.

Peak District Cottages - The Retreat, Ashover

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  • Area Ashover, Clay Cross, Matlock
Peak District Cottages - The Retreat, AshoverPeak District Cottages - The Retreat, Ashover
      The Retreat...on Butts Road is a thoughtfully converted, upside-down, end-of-terrace holiday cottage which has a...
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