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Beautiful Grade 2 Cottage In Perfect Location Within The Peak District Park



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Cottage in Ashford-in-the-Water, Nr. Bakewell, Peak District, England - Centre Of Picture-postcard Village With Excellent Amenities, River, Footpaths And Monsal Trail

Picturesque grade 2 listed cottage extensively renovated to a very high standard and brimming with period features and character.

Located in a quiet no-through lane within the centre of the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Perfectly suited for a romantic getaway, for serious walkers and cyclists or for those wanting to discover the beauty and attractions of the area. So much of what the National Park has to offer is close by.

A car is not necessary as there is a good bus service and the town of Bakewell- with a wide range of facilities and shops- is only a two mile riverside walk away.

With so much to do do locally: from spectacular scenery and fine walks, to the famous caves and caverns, local markets, festivals and well dressings, to country pubs, historic villages, grand houses and mills to explore,there is a wealth of activities to suit everyone. The local trails range from the gentle to the more demanding walks, with climbing and cycling for the more extreme outdoor enthusiasts.

Family entertainment includes Chatsworth House and Gardens just four miles away, the amusements of Matlock Bath or even Alton Towers which is easily accessible for the day. Monsal Trail is less than two miles away and is justifiably famous for its spectacular scenery.

The village of Ashford in the Water has many fine buildings and is located on the River Wye and it is well worth spending time enjoying the immediate surroundings, including the village pubs, tea rooms, restaurant and gift shops. The village is located in an idyllic spot by the river, offering a great place to picnic and has a picturesque cricket ground to watch the local teams play on a summer's evening. There is an excellent shop and delicatessen that sells everything for your stay.

The listed limestone property offers a wealth of period features, being one of three terrace cottages built in the 1790's for local workers on a quiet lane with no through traffic and plenty of parking at all times for residents and guests.

The character of the property really adds to the experience, although now fully equipped for today's modern living with high quality fixtures and appliances throughout, from the roll top bath to the brand new kitchen.

It should be noted that the stairs within the cottage are steep and may not be suitable for people with mobility problems or the very young, without care.

From enjoying a coffee sitting at the table outside, to lighting the log burner in the evening, you may simply want to stay at the cottage without leaving the village.

Available for week long stays throughout the year and weekend breaks on request, usually with Friday start dates, the owners will always try to be flexible where they can. Simply call to check. The cottage is ideal for two although the second double bedroom means four can easily be accommodated. The owners provide a welcome pack for guests and information about local places to visit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Myself and my wife Marsha own the property and live some 17 miles away and know the area very well, having raised two children and worked in the area. We spent a long time trying to find a suitable property in the best possible location within the National Park and were delighted when the opportunity to purchase this property came up in 2013. Ashford In The Water is well known to locals as being not only one of the prettiest but also the best located within the Park. Our intention was always simple, having worked for a number of holiday companies in the past we wanted to have our own property we could enjoy as well as letting out to guests. We hope we have added character and comfort and that all our guests enjoy their stay.

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect Peak District retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I decided to have a change from our usual city breaks and were so glad we did! The cottage itself is very charming and has been decorated very tastefully. It was a lovely welcome to find Martha had left us a bottle of wine, cake along with basic provisions such as tea, coffee and milk, along with info on local events and walks which we found very helpful. Plenty of local walks, we walked into Bakewell and found it easy enough to catch the bus back to save us getting soaked, nice to sit in front of the log burner on our return!

We eat at The Bulls Head in the village and had a great meal and service.

All 3 of us said we would like to return again to explore the area further, thanks for making our visit memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in pretty village

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is really well presented with wonderful attention to detail. We had a lovely welcome package which even included warm slippers!!! The kitchen is small but very well equipped - I cooked up some lovely meals with ingredients from the local farm shops & markets. The bathroom is gorgeous with a beautiful bath - the beds are comfortable & the cottage is cosy. Ashford in the Water is a lovely village with a couple of pubs & a good local shop. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best things DO come in small packages!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in a perfect location. We spent a week here with our six year-old grandson and his seal of approval was declared very openly upon our arrival. He thought the cottage was “so exciting” and the village proved a great hit with him, particularly as it boasts such a great, well maintained play area, which was, in his words, “Just the best!”

We loved the clean, cosy nature of the accommodation and we wanted for nothing. Marsha has certainly done her homework and provided everything one could possibly need for a most comfortable stay. The flowers, the cake and the wine, together with several other “goodies”, were a very pleasant addition upon our arrival and Marsha’s welcome was such that we felt like old friends!

In the village, Ibbotson’s Corner Shop (you name it, they’ve got it!); the Aisseford Tea Room (great breakfast!); and the unpretentious Ashford Arms (excellent Sunday lunch) did not disappoint.

Further afield, though not by much, Monsal Head, with its breathtaking view and superb Hobb’s Café; the Monsal Trail and the Headstone Tunnel; Chatsworth House Farmyard; the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway; and Buxton, with its Museum and Art Gallery and the Pavilion Gardens all proved worth our visits.

We have, in our time, experienced many self-catering holiday cottages and this one is definitely among our favourites. We will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to spend some time. The cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated with loads of what estate agents would call 'period charm' - very much a 'home from home' feel. Ashford is a lovely village, full of pretty cottages, two pubs that both do good food, a corner shop that seem to sell everything, and a tea shop (which we didn't sample). There's also the famous (apparently!) Sheepwash Bridge - much photographed - we fed the ducks. It rained and rained, but that didn't dampen our enjoyment; this is an ideal cottage from which to explore this beautiful area, or just to relax in with a paper in front of the open fire. Splendid!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2 Hall End Lane

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was delightful, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. On arrival we had a lovely vase of tulips together with a welcome pack including a bottle of wine which was a nice surprise. we have never done this sort of holiday before as we tow a caravan to different parts of the country, so it was an added treat for us as it was like staying in a Hotel. Good communication between the owner. We would definitely use this cottage again and recommend it to our friends. It was also in a very good location for sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The location is outstanding being in the heart of the Peak District and we love the character and history on show within the property. Although only 30 minutes drive away from where we live, we instantly feel we are on holiday every time we visit the property. Having really nice pubs and places to eat so close by really adds to the experience. If you want to escape into the stunning countryside, it literally surrounds the village and the nearest footpath to start exploring the National Park on foot is less than 100 metres from the cottage.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and a world renowned tourist and holiday destination, there is a huge variety of activities and special interest pursuits available within close proximity. From sports such as canoeing, rock climbing to horse riding and falconry, to cookery and art courses. A small selection of leaflets is available for guests on arrival.


Located in the centre of the UK, the nearest beach is some 2 hour journey by car.


Nearest airports are Manchester, Robin Hood Airport, Leeds/Bradford or East Midlands. All with approximately 1 hour drive. Nearest train stations are Matlock and Buxton. Plenty of local attractions and a good bus service from the village.


Located in a village within the National Park, the nearest town is Bakewell 2 miles away, with Matlock and Buxton 9 miles. Chatsworth House is 4 miles away and Monsal Trail is 2 miles away. Castleton, Blue John Mines, Peak Caverns, Edale, and Dove Dale are all close by.

Further Details:

Great shop in the village that sells literally everything and well worth shopping from. All the locals do.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Sep 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Telephone and email reservations will be held for 7 days pending receipt of the booking form and 25% deposit of the total charge. The booking will then be confirmed by email. The full balance of the total amount is payable no less than 8 weeks before the arrival date. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must enclose full payment with the booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible where possible. Please email or call owner to check. Departure by 11.00 and arrival after 16.00 on changeover day. Again call owners as we will always try and help if we can.

25% to confirm booking. Balance 8 weeks before arrival.

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From the Owner

Visiting Chatsworth House & Gardens is a must and living locally we have an annual family pass as there is always a different show, event or exhibition on. There are many little villages and quaint shops to explore and lots of heritage, including industrial engineering sites, to visit as well as the outstanding natural beauty of the place. Little wonder that the Peak District was the first ever National Park created in the UK. The village is lovely and we do not know a better one within the National Park.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Character bathroom with roll top bath and ceiling shower, sink and wc. The bathroom is situated on the top floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed,window seat and feature fireplace. Bedroom two with day bed which converts to a comfortable king size or two singles.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Renovated in 2014. Welcome pack on arrival for all guests. Towels and bedlinen provided. Also logs for the fire. Perfect for the winter or just for the joy of a log fire any time when returning from the local pub and restaurant in the village. Cottage located on a no through road with plenty of parking available. Outside: There is a paved courtyard shared with the small terrace of cottages, but with your own private outdoor table and chairs for sitting and eating outside. A barbecue is provided. In addition to the outside utility room containing washing machine and dryer,there is also outside storage for logs for the fire. The cottage is located with footpaths and trails very close by taking you in all different directions within the National Park, the nearest being just 80 metres from the front door. Utility Room: An extension of the kitchen containing fridge and additional storage. Period features throughout, including oak flooring and original doors. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels provided. Cottage cleaned prior to each stay. Other: Additional utility room converted from an outhouse and equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for hiking equipment and boots.

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