About Dove Farm
Dove farm is our family home, with an array of animals and farm pets to meet, greet and feed. You will love our riverside walk, acres of open space to enjoy and you will always be greeted warmly, often with cake.

The Stretton family has been here since 1962, when Henry’s parents bought the farm, but farming activity on this land, dates back to medieval times and earlier.
What started out as a dairy farm for us, has now become a group of 3 holiday cottages close to Ashbourne, on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border.
Our farming business is now a mix of arable, a breeding flock of pedigree Ryeland sheep; fodder sales; agricultural used machinery sales and repairs, and vintage tractor restoration.

We have always known that Dove farm is a natural meeting place, and it seems that lots of our guests think so too!

We invite you to experience this little countryside haven, where friends and family can gather together, to celebrate their special moments, as well as enjoy precious time together.

The pressures of modern living often mean that time is scarce and sometimes it feels like a lot of effort to organise a group event, or weekend away. We understand. 

Group getaways, including family occasions, hen groups and friends reunions, are our speciality. We have done lots of the hard work here, and brought together information and resources, to make your life easy. All you need to do, is book your dates and invite your group.

Jane’s facilitation skills and thoughtful presence also make Dove farm the Ideal retreat venue.

We offer short breaks and weekend breaks all year round. Only 4 miles from Alton Towers.

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Dove Farm, Mill Lane, Off Dove Street, Ellastone,
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2GY
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