View towards the cottage
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
1 / 12  View towards the cottage
2 / 12  Kick off your boots and come in
3 / 12  Relax by the fire
4 / 12  Board games for rainy days
5 / 12  A relaxing arm chair
6 / 12  A bright and fresh kitchen/diner
7 / 12  Get a good nights sleep
8 / 12  Long lie ins await
9 / 12  Bright and airy twin bedroom
10 / 12  Enjoy a relaxing soak
11 / 12  Handy lean to
12 / 12  Pretty tea room next door

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
6 more

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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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.


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1/3 Deposit

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