Such a pretty cottage steeped in history
Grade II listed cottage which sits on the River Wye
Stunning lounge with cosy wood burner
Sit and relax with this stunning view
Gorgeous bedroom with en-suite
Plenty of places to sit and relax
Fully equipped kitchen with everything you should need
Idyllic garden
Large dining table great for entertaining
Relax in this pretty space
Lovely beams and tasteful decor
Traditional bathroom suite
Enjoy this beautiful garden
Interesting places to sit and explore
Enjoy the wildlife and scenery
Why not bring your fishing gear
1 / 16  Such a pretty cottage steeped in history
2 / 16  Grade II listed cottage which sits on the River Wye
3 / 16  Stunning lounge with cosy wood burner
4 / 16  Sit and relax with this stunning view
5 / 16  Gorgeous bedroom with en-suite
6 / 16  Plenty of places to sit and relax
7 / 16  Fully equipped kitchen with everything you should need
8 / 16  Idyllic garden
9 / 16  Large dining table great for entertaining
10 / 16  Relax in this pretty space
11 / 16  Lovely beams and tasteful decor
12 / 16  Traditional bathroom suite
13 / 16  Enjoy this beautiful garden
14 / 16  Interesting places to sit and explore
15 / 16  Enjoy the wildlife and scenery
16 / 16  Why not bring your fishing gear

Rookery Cottage

Ashford in the Water, Peak District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in stunning secluded gardens with the River Wye running through
  • Located in pretty Peak District village with popular pub and local shop
  • Beautiful walks and fishing on your doorstep
Property code: PK879

This Grade II listed cottage has been beautifully decorated with contemporary fixtures and tones to compliment original features and quirks. Set within its own private gardens on the banks of the River Wye.

Ashford in the Water is a pretty and popular Derbyshire village, located in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Sitting on the banks of the River Wye, three bridges cross this free flowing river making it an idyllic waterside setting. The village pub is welcoming and popular among locals, while you will find almost everything you need for your stay in the village shop. Walkers will enjoy setting out on the Monsal Trail, while the riverside cricket ground offers a relaxing spot to enjoy the game.

The cottage is accessed through a porch into the spacious beamed sitting room. With a log burning fire set in a traditional gritstone fireplace, this family room also features a writing desk for those working while they’re away, plus striking stone casement windows. Next door, the spacious kitchen has been beautifully fitted with cream units, granite worktops and clean white splash back tiles. To make your stay extra special, why not request a food hamper when you book? Enjoy your meals in the formal dining room, which has a large table, gritstone fireplace and exposed beam. Or retreat to the conservatory for a relaxing afternoon’s reading.

Upstairs the master bedroom is full of character, with a vaulted beamed ceiling, gritstone fireplace and chaise longue on which to look out over the garden and river, there is an en-suite bathroom with wash basin, toilet and bath which is tastefully decorated in keeping with the cottage . The two other bedrooms have twin single beds, pretty linen and traditional stone windows, while the family bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and bath, wash basin and toilet.

Outside, there is a lovely large patio to sit and enjoy the views of the mature gardens, which run from the cottage down to the water’s edge and is fenced off for the safety of younger visitors.  There is a further large area of pasture beyond and friendly chickens which roam the grounds.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms
  • Fold down single bed available for occasional use
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet access
  • Off road parking
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided) 
  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Fishing available by arrangement
  • Electric oven and induction hob
  • Fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV/DVD/Stereo with CD player and DAB radio
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kate Gray

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard, 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne, 4th March 2022

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Absolutely stunning property in an ideal location , just perfect ! Quiet and pretty to relax and take in the beautiful scenery but close enough to the local cafe and pub for lunch etc and also 30min walk to the wonderful town of Bakewell . Cant recommend highly enough Jo, Heidi, Kerry, Linda, Shell and Clare x

Reviewed by David, 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Olivia, 21st January 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. We literally parked up and did not use the car for 3 days as the walks were so beautiful. Lovely hosts and the local pub was very welcoming. The cottage is extremely homely with its age and quirks. Felt very at home and cant wait to return. The river at the bottom of the garden, chickens and a visit from Read morethe doggies was an added bonus. If you want to go to the Peaks this is the place I would always recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 31st December 2021

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Wonderful property in a stunning setting - 6 females who wanted to let in 2022 in style - we certainly did that - the cottage is so beautiful with a log burner, huge fridge/freezer, plenty of bathrooms etc. Had an amazing time and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sally, 4th December 2021

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Lovely cottage for family get together

Reviewed by Janet, 26th November 2021

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The location is perfect. The village is gorgeous with 2 pubs and a shop. There are at least 6 walks you can do from the village so great location for walking. The cottage is in beautiful surroundings with a river at the bottom of the garden and parking for at least 3 cars. The kitchen is really well equipped. The furniture and decor need some updatRead moreing and bathrooms are very 80's. The shower was luke warm each time it was used but the bath was really hot in the other bathroom Hide

Reviewed by George, 16th November 2021

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Everything 1st class.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 29th October 2021

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Beautiful old historic house with a cosy feel especially in the lounge area. The garden and river was lovely and we loved the roaming hens.

Reviewed by Penelope, 10th September 2021

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Wonderful base for a family holiday. An attractive, comfortable, well maintained and equipped cottage. The garden and riverside location make it very special and it is well situated to make the most of so many aspects of the Peak District.

Reviewed by Catherine, 20th August 2021

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We had a great stay at rookery cottage. The outdoor space and views were fabulous and the cottage was characterful and well equipped. Would love to return soon

Reviewed by Christine, 23rd July 2021

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A very comfortable cottage in an idyllic setting overlooking the river. Ashford in the Water is a lovely village with a good local shop and a great pub with good service and food. It was ideally suited for touring the Peak District. We would love to return in the future.

Reviewed by Philip, 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Edel, 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer, 18th June 2021

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Stunning location and property. Owners very friendly. Main reason for choosing the property was the opportunity to fish in the River Wye, which was excellent! Also an ideal location for walking and exploring this part of Derbyshire.

Reviewed by Liz, 21st May 2021

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This cottage is full of character, in a beautiful and peaceful location and perfectly situated for exploring the Peak District.

Reviewed by Ian, 9th October 2020

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A charming cottage in an exceptionally beautiful, secure and private location, in a very picturesque, enchanting village. Delightful, but unobtrusive hosts. Many opportunities for wonderful walks and rock climbing nearby, in addition to listless places of particular interest to younger people.

Reviewed by Sarah, 2nd October 2020

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We had a great weekend. The location is fabulous and the cottage was lovely. The owners looked after us well,

Reviewed by David, 25th September 2020

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We had a wonderful relaxing break in this fantastic property with everything you could want provided for us

Reviewed by Alison, 4th September 2020

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We had a very enjoyable stay with 3 generations using this delightful cottage. It is a beautiful location with plenty to do in the vicinity, walking into Bakewell along the river was rather pleasant. Richard and Katrina were great hosts and it suited our purposes very well.

Reviewed by Derek, 7th August 2020

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Beautiful well equipped cottage in idylic surroundings!! The cottage is full of character and charm, very comfortable, the garden and surrounding grounds are absolutely stunning.

Reviewed by KATH, 6th July 2020

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Such a pretty cottage steeped in history
Grade II listed cottage which sits on the River Wye
Stunning lounge with cosy wood burner
Sit and relax with this stunning view
Gorgeous bedroom with en-suite
Plenty of places to sit and relax
Fully equipped kitchen with everything you should need
Idyllic garden
Large dining table great for entertaining
Relax in this pretty space
Lovely beams and tasteful decor
Show 4 moreTraditional bathroom suite

Location

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