Private garden by the River Wye
View towards the property
Dining room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Homely touches
Enjoy the south facing garden
Look back at the property from over the river
Lots of wildlife to enjoy
Wintery cottage view
Take a walk down the boardwalk
Beautiful wildlife on your doorstep
1 / 18  Private garden by the River Wye
2 / 18  View towards the property
3 / 18  Kitchen
4 / 18  Dining room
5 / 18  Lounge
6 / 18  Lounge
7 / 18  Double bedroom
8 / 18  Double bedroom
9 / 18  Double bedroom
10 / 18  Homely touches
11 / 18  Bathroom
12 / 18  Bathroom
13 / 18  Enjoy the south facing garden
14 / 18  Look back at the property from over the river
15 / 18  Lots of wildlife to enjoy
16 / 18  Wintery cottage view
17 / 18  Take a walk down the boardwalk
18 / 18  Beautiful wildlife on your doorstep

The Smithy,

Ashford in the Water, Peak District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Complimentary bottle of Prosecco and box of chocolates for Valentines week booking
  • Converted blacksmiths cottage in a peaceful village location
  • Open plan kitchen and living space, perfect for entertaining
  • Within easy walking distance of the local grocery shop, post office, pub and tearoom
  • Nestled deep in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with countless walks on the doorstep
  • Private riverside garden with views to the meadow beyond
  • Lots of wildlife with ducks and ducklings to enjoy right by your door
Property code: PK547

This old blacksmiths cottage offers space and tranquillity within a stone’s throw of the popular Derbyshire village of Ashford in the Water. Includes a peaceful riverside location with meadow views.

From the property, guests can enjoy a short stroll to the old marble quarrying village of Ashford in the Water. Here, you’ll find plenty of places to shop, eat and relax beside the babbling River Wye. Nestled in the heart of the national park, walkers will enjoy exploring the contrasting scenery of the higher and wilder Dark Peak in the north and the gently rolling limestone dales of White Peak in the south.

Inside, an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area welcomes you into the cottage. With slate floors and walls of a warm light shade throughout, this is an inviting space to enjoy your evening meal, a game at the coffee table or a peaceful read on the sofa. The coal effect stove and exposed beam add character to this large room, while the kitchen is light and airy with everything you should need throughout your stay. Also on this floor is a cloakroom and downstairs toilet. Upstairs, the bedroom has been painted in the same inviting light airy shade, and a vaulted ceiling, pretty stained glass windows and an exposed beam add more character. Adjoining the bedroom is the shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet. Parking is by the cottage.

Outside, the private garden is bordered by the free-flowing River Wye. With an abundance of wildlife and views across the weir to the meadow beyond, this is a soothing setting for your afternoon cup of tea or evening drink.

  • 1 Double bedroom
  • En-suite shower
  • Downstairs WC
  • Off road parking
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • Sorry no pets
  • External storage of bikes
  • Gas central heating and power provided
  • Bed linen and towels included

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip, 1st June 2019

This is a lovely detached cottage with a small but private garden adjoining the river. although small it was well equipped and close to the very pretty village centre. A well stocked village shop and a good pub The Bulls ahead is 100 yards away. Suitable for 2 only it is a perfect couples get away.

Reviewed by Jane, 25th May 2019

A delightful little cottage with a lovely riverside garden area. Our host was helpful and friendly. The village was great, with a good pub at the end of the lane serving great food at good prices. The Peak District was breath-taking and this was a great place to be based. We hope to come again.

Reviewed by Peter, 11th May 2019

Excellent cottage for 2 people, with lovely location on the river Wye, very good pubs in village being only 2 minutes walk away. Good location with monsal trail only a short walk away and the towns of Bakewell and Buxton a short drive away. Owners of cottage very welcoming.

Reviewed by Ann, 6th April 2019

Lovely cosy cottage in a good position for exploring the Peak District .

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Private garden by the River Wye
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