Tan Mill Farm

Mappleton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AA, England

Self Catering Cottage - Farm House Bed & Breakfast - Caravan Parking

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This early 19th century farmhouse is located in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside a mere 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ashbourne, on the Mappleton road. The farm is easy to find, being just 100 yards beyond the Tissington Cycle hire centre. The farm gets its name from the small leather tannery that used to stand on the spot, powered by the water from Bentley Brook, which runs by the farm. Incidentally, the same Bentley Brook that Izaak Walton used to fish from in the 18th Century.


Tan Mill is still actively farmed by Peter and Glenys Spencer (part of the Ashbourne Spencer family more famously known for their Ashbourne Gingerbread).

Being so close to Ashbourne is a regular bonus for visitors! On the one hand there is easy access to the beautiful Derbyshire Dales - by foot, cycle or car , while the wide range of Ashbourne's restaurants, pubs and shops are all within easy walking distance, so making a car journey unnecessary. What better way to unwind after a hectic day's activities, to spend a quite evening in one of Ashbourne's many eateries - a good meal, a few drinks and a safe journey back home.

A short distance along the lane is the Tissington Trail, a converted railway line that is now a popular walking and cycling track along 13 miles of beautiful countryside, with ready access to the picturesque villages on route. If required, bicycles can be hired there to suit all ages for use on or off the trail.

A variety of accommodation is offered - from a fully fitted and furnished luxury self catering cottage to bed and breakfast in the farmhouse or the small select site for caravans.

The Tannery - Self Catering Cottage

The cottage, is separate from the main house and has been converted and fitted to an extremely high standard, with a real traditional cottage feel but with all the latest modern conveniences.

The cottage has full central heating and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay - from the television to the tumble dryer - everything in fact that you need to live as you would at home.


The cottage is fully self-contained, with two double bedrooms, a large lounge/dinning room, kitchen, laundry utility room and shower/toilet/bathroom.

All linen is provided - sheets, towels as is crockery and cutlery etc. all you need bring are yourselves. For food supplies,

Ashbourne is but a short distance away with a good selection of shops and supermarkets - even Sainsburys!

The Tannery fully inclusive rate is from 400 UK pounds per week depending on occupancy and season. This includes all services - heating, lighting etc.

We kindly request that guests do not smoke in the cottage nor is it suitable for pets, due to its location on a working farm.

There is ample parking adjacent to the cottage

 Farm House Bed & Breakfast

Peter & Glenys also offer bed and breakfast accommodation within the main farmhouse.

The accommodation comprises 1 twin bedded room and 2 double bedded rooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom/toilet.

All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities and a television and are furnished in the "traditional" style.

Guests have their own shared sitting room (also with television) and dining area.

The guest accommodation has a very "olde-world" feel about it, and is beautifully furnished to a high standard, with antique furniture and exposed oak beams on the ground floor.

The bed and breakfast rate is from 75 UK pounds per night including a full traditional English breakfast.

All the accommodation is non-smoking and is unsuitable for pets.

There is ample car parking available.

Touring Caravans - (5 pitches)

There is also a select caravan site for a small number of touring caravans (5). This is provided for in a field near to the house. This must be the closest caravan site to Ashbourne!

The only facilities provided are a toilet emptying point and drinking water supply point. There are no hookup services available.

Site fees are from 10 UK pounds per night, (awning included but no tents allowed).

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