Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
Kick off your boots and come in
Relax by the fire
Board games for rainy days
A relaxing arm chair
A bright and fresh kitchen/diner
Get a good nights sleep
Long lie ins await
Bright and airy twin bedroom
Enjoy a relaxing soak
Handy lean to
Pretty tea room next door
Just a stroll from the cottage
View of the village from 10 minutes walk away
Beautiful Bakewell is close by
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2 / 15  Kick off your boots and come in
3 / 15  Relax by the fire
4 / 15  Board games for rainy days
5 / 15  A relaxing arm chair
6 / 15  A bright and fresh kitchen/diner
7 / 15  Get a good nights sleep
8 / 15  Long lie ins await
9 / 15  Bright and airy twin bedroom
10 / 15  Enjoy a relaxing soak
11 / 15  Handy lean to
12 / 15  Pretty tea room next door
13 / 15  Just a stroll from the cottage
14 / 15  View of the village from 10 minutes walk away
15 / 15  Beautiful Bakewell is close by

Catherine Cottage,

Ashford In The Water, Peak District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 400-year-old stone cottage in the centre of the Peak District’s most charming village, newly refurbished but retains original features
  • Enjoy cosy evenings in front of the stunning gritstone fireplace with antique wood stove
  • Beautiful master bedroom with high ceilings and window seat with views over the village and hills beyond
  • Minutes’ walk from two pubs, tea room, well-stocked village shop/deli, and the lovely River Wye
  • Numerous walking routes straight from the door, through breath-taking countryside
  • Stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall, and spa towns Bakewell and Buxton all within 20 minutes’ drive
Property code: 65683

Stay in the delightful village of Ashford in the water in this pretty Peak District country cottage, bring your boots and enjoy walks from the doorstep then come home to a warming wood burner.

Enjoy a slice of village life in this gorgeous location in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Ashford has a fascinating and long history having been first recorded in the Domesday Book and is considered to be the prettiest village in the Peak District. The cottage offers numerous walks straight from the doorstep, with ridge trails offering glorious views over the rolling countryside around Ashford and Bakewell, along the Tissington Trail to Monsal Head and Dale, or further afield to uplands of Kinder Scout and Mam Tor in the wilder Dark Peak. Also within walking distance are some of England's finest noble estates, including the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House with gardens by Capability Brown, and the Duke of Rutland’s Haddon Hall dating from the Tudor period. Alternatively, meander through the shops and cafes of Bakewell, home to a weekly market and the renowned Bakewell Pudding. Its twin spa town, Buxton, is only 20 minutes away and offers a lively arts scene including the opera house.

The cottage dates to medieval times and until the 1930s was on the Duke of Devonshire’s estate; thoroughly refurbished in 2018, it retains many period features. The hall way welcomes you with plenty of space to kick off boots and hang your gear. Next door, the lounge is furnished with comfy armchairs and a cosy couch just waiting for you to settle in and put your feet up with a good book or in front of the TV and the warming wood-burner. For much of the day, sun streams through the large south-facing window, showing off the golden tones of the stunning gritstone fireplace. The separate kitchen/diner is stylishly-decorated and well-equipped, providing everything you need to rustle up a good meal including double oven and gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Enjoy lazy breakfasts at the large kitchen table planning the day’s activities ahead.

Upstairs you can enjoy panoramic views over the village and hills beyond while lying in the king-sized bed or sitting in the characterful window seat. There is plenty of storage in the beautiful Victorian sandalwood dresser and wardrobe, and room for your luggage on the linen chest. 

The high-spec bathroom has a new suite with Victorian-style towel rail, large sink, over-bath shower and full-sized bath for soaking after your day’s adventures. Light pours in the roof window through which you can gaze at stars or sky depending on time of day.
The second bedroom is a twin with views over gardens towards hills and fields. The cottage also has its own small covered courtyard area with space to sit and enjoy a coffee in the morning for those who like some fresh air. There is on road parking available directly outside the cottage.  Dogs are welcome but please note, there is no garden at the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 Bathroom and 1 seperate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Wood burner (1st basket of logs provided)
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • TV in the lounge

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne, 4th August 2019

The cottage is in a beautiful village, well positioned for sight seeing. The cottage was very clean apart from the dust in the 2nd bedroom under the bed. The main bedroom was very spacious and clean as indeed was the rest of the house. They had added hotel comforts such as soap and shampoo in bathroom and milk, tea and coffee which was super. I wouRead moreld stay again and give 4.5 if it was possible. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer, 26th July 2019

Such a pretty cottage inside and out, in an equally pretty village, with all you could need on your doorstep. Very comfy beds, more spacious than the photos show, and everything of a high quality inside. The owners written guide to what to see and where to walk was very useful. A perfect spot to venture out into all areas of the Peaks and Dales.

Reviewed by James, 5th July 2019

Nothing needs doing....Catherine Cottage is absolutely

Reviewed by Sharon, 8th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in a great location with everything you need within it and on your doorstep. The rainy weather didnt spoil our fun as there was plenty to see and do.

Reviewed by Sue, 19th April 2019

Delightful, comfortable and well equipped property with some lovely features and quality fixtures and fittings. Ideally located for eats and treats, good walks and visitor attractions. Helpful and comprehensive info provided by owners. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend . Had a great week.

Reviewed by Ann, 12th April 2019

Lovely comfortable cottage.Very well equipped .Great position for fantastic walks straight from the door

Reviewed by Liz, 8th April 2019

With a dog, a small garden would have been better. The outside area was not secure for a dog. A mention that the church clock strikes every hour would also have been useful. Great location for walking to Bakewell over the hills, lovely teashop next door and friendly pub.

Reviewed by Katharine, 22nd March 2019

Lovely cottage in very pretty village with 2 pubs and a shop that seems to sell everything!

Reviewed by Rachel, 20th February 2019

This is a wonderful, well equipped cottage, the photos dont do it justice. It is charming and located in a wonderful village with all you need just a 5 minute walk away. We all absolutely loved it and hope to be back at some point.

Reviewed by Anna, 15th February 2019

A beautiful cottage in a perfect location - we enjoyed coming back to the cosy log fire after walks.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 5th February 2019

Beautifully renovated cosy cottage situated in small village with pubs, tea rooms, village store and hotel. Communication with the owners before and after was first class. Equipped to the highest standard, with extra little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Wonderful walks on the doorstep. Would highly recommend the cottage and Read morewill be returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 24th January 2019

Great Cottage. Wonderfully equipped with everything you need to a very high standard and a great location.

Reviewed by Dennis, 11th January 2019

Lovely comfy cottage, the only downside I feel is no garden for the dog and would miss a garden if it was in the summer.

Reviewed by Pamela, 30th December 2018

We stayed at Catherine Cottage a newly refurbished from 30th December - 2nd January 2019. What a Cottage it was in a perfect location, tea room next door then Bulls Head Pub next to that which is where we spent New years eve with the very friendly locals. Also had a lovely meal after a nice long walk at The Ashford Arms. We walked the short walk inRead moreto Bakewell which is great place to visit too. Overall we all loved it & will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 3rd December 2018

A very enjoyable stay in a beautifully refurbished cottage. It was well- equipped, cosy & warm with the log burner and has a nice hot shower, which was just what we needed after a wet winter walk! With 2 pubs, a cafe & a grocery shop there was plenty of food nearby, or bakewell a short drive away for more options. We walked there a few times: you cRead morean go along the road which has a pavement all the way, or via the Monsal trail or up across the fields. We love the Peak District! Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie, 30th November 2018

Very comfortable and warm. Information about the cottage and ideas for outings walks very useful and helpful. Well equipped with lots of crockery. Parking outside on the road, key pickup painless. Convenient - close to Bakewell, Chatsworth etc. We ate in the pub in the village. Local shop well stocked.

Reviewed by Angela, 23rd November 2018

The cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners and has the feeling of a cosy home, retaining character features but ensuring it has all the modern comforts to enjoy. The area is beautiful, walks from the doorstep and both the tea-shop and pub next door are well worth a visit. Right next to the church so if yRead moreou are a light sleeper, take some earplugs for the bells, but we found them charming! The log fire is perfect for winter afternoons! Hide

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Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
Kick off your boots and come in
Relax by the fire
Board games for rainy days
A relaxing arm chair
A bright and fresh kitchen/diner
Get a good nights sleep
Long lie ins await
Bright and airy twin bedroom
Enjoy a relaxing soak
Handy lean to
Show 3 morePretty tea room next door


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