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
1 / 15  Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
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
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
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
  • 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
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. There is a handy downstairs toilet with washbasin.

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 downstairs toilet
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, and washing machine
  • 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

Kate Gray

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah, 10th December 2021

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Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and cosy. Spacious property with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Perfect for us and we would definitely stay again when we are able.

Reviewed by Greg, 13th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Spotlessly clean, comfortable, warm and cosy. Very helpful owners. We had a wonderful holiday and will return. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Beryl, 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth J L, 11th October 2021

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Best holiday cottage we have stayed in. And at our age, there have been a lot! John and Sarah have really gone the extra mile and provided everything guests need for a perfect stay. The renovation is tasteful and the decor, calming. Location is lovely with beautiful scenery, walks right from the doorstep and pub, shop and tea room, just a few yardsRead more away. We hardly used the car, during our stay. Truly a relaxing destination. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline, 9th October 2021

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Perfect location and the cottage was very well equipped, nice and cozy.

Reviewed by Elaine, 6th September 2021

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Really enjoyed our few days away, the cottage was so cosy, relaxing and in a beautiful village. Hollie our puppy had a blast the whole area is dog friendly. The owners were so helpful and provided so much local information on everything, lots of hints on where to visit. The property was so clean and wanted to take home the bed, so comfy. Will certaRead moreinly visit again next year, planning it already. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 6th August 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Great location to be based to explore the stunning area. The cottage feels cosy yet spacious. It's beautifully presented & very clean. It felt like coming 'home' after a day out. The bed & pillows were so comfortable, the best we've ever had on our travels! The church bells were mentioned by a previous guest, Read morebut we found them rather gentle & loved hearing them, they certainly didn't keep us awake. It's all part of village life! Hide

Reviewed by Jason, 30th July 2021

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A really nice cottage in a fantastic location central to loads of great places to see. Will certainly use again.

Reviewed by Samantha, 24th July 2021

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Catherine Cottage is beautiful; cosy yet spacious, and with all the amenities you could need. The location is ideal for exploring the wider area, but Ashford itself is lovely to walk around. We would happily return to the cottage, it more than met all our needs. Additionally, the owners were so helpful and informative. We were provided with lots ofRead more useful information before we arrived which helped us plan the trip. Thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian, 25th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, feels very fresh and clean. Well appointed with everything you need to relax, cook or enjoy a quiet evening in. Location is excellent for walking in Bakewell and Monsal Head area but well situated for exploring wider peak district and beyond.

Reviewed by Sandra, 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Melissa, 17th April 2021

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We loved our few days at Catherine Cottage. Beautifully equipped and clean cottage in the middle of this perfectly located village. Access to the cottage was really simple. It was so easy to get out to the key sites we wanted to visit in the Peaks from here, and so much on the doorstep too: Chatsworth, the Monsal Trail. Local businesses have gone tRead moreo a lot of effort to make things accessible and easy for visitors, so it made for a really easy holiday with two children. Hide

Reviewed by David, 16th October 2020

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Fantastic cottage in great location

Reviewed by Roger, 9th October 2020

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A beautiful property in a stunning location that is very convenient for walk. The owners have renovated to a very high spec and have kept the feel of a home away from home

Reviewed by Debbie, 2nd October 2020

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No it was lovely and comfy and very clean in a lovely position for accessing all the local area. We will look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Catherine, 25th September 2020

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excellent location close to walks and amenities. Pub and coffee shop next door very welcoming and allow dogs.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 18th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in idilic setting, very tranquil and relaxing.

Reviewed by Leonard, 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Andrea, 7th September 2020

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Reviewed by James, 7th August 2020

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We had a wonderful stay at Catherine cottage in August '20. It was the right mixture of traditional and modern, with up to date facilities combined with traditional features. The location was perfect, with a number of walks right from your front door or just a short drive away. Immediate facilities were a bit limited, but Bakewell was just a 5 min Read moredrive (or pleasant 30 min walk) away, and a drink and meal at the Bulls Head next door is a must! Hide

Reviewed by Stuart, 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ronald, 9th March 2020

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Reviewed by Alf, 2nd March 2020

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Lovely warm cottage and very well equipped nice bedroom very comfortable bed good size bathroom good kitchen good size

Reviewed by Alf, 28th February 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqueline, 23rd February 2020

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Our second visit to Catherines Cottage and it was every bit as good as the first. Great communication between the owner before and during our stay. Warm, clean, comfortable with a beautiful log burner and perfect location. Two great pubs in the village serving lovely home made dishes and a fab little tea rooms next door to the cottage for breakfastRead more and lunches. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 21st February 2020

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Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Amelia, 14th February 2020

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Catherine Cottage is a beautifully restored and decorated property with all the home comforts you could need. It is very well located in the centre of the village just next door to the great village pub. We had a lovely stay and will probably return again!

Reviewed by GORDON, 9th February 2020

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Catherine cottage has to be one of the best if not the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Decorated and furnished to the highest standards. We were so impressed we have already booked to go back later this year. Ashford has dog friendly tea rooms,a dog friendly pub. Also a delli which we used every day. We can definitely recommend a stay in AshfoRead morerd and Catherine Cottage. You will not be disappointed. 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

Location

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