View towards this pretty cottage
Beautiful village views
Lounge with cosy gas burning stove
Lounge with original beams and gritstone fireplace
Plenty of comfy seating
Fully equipped kitchen and dining
Homely dining area
Spacious double bedroom
Ample space in this gorgeous bedroom
Bright and airy bathroom
Charming chocolate box cottage
River walks on your doorstep
Sunny patio seating area
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2 / 13  Beautiful village views
3 / 13  Lounge with cosy gas burning stove
4 / 13  Lounge with original beams and gritstone fireplace
5 / 13  Plenty of comfy seating
6 / 13  Fully equipped kitchen and dining
7 / 13  Homely dining area
8 / 13  Spacious double bedroom
9 / 13  Ample space in this gorgeous bedroom
10 / 13  Bright and airy bathroom
11 / 13  Charming chocolate box cottage
12 / 13  River walks on your doorstep
13 / 13  Sunny patio seating area

Thorpe Cottage,

Ashford in the Water, Peak District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 300-year-old Grade II-listed cottage with period charm throughout
  • Located in the heart of Ashford in the Water on the River Wye
  • Within easy walking distance of the village tearoom, pubs and shop
  • Just a stone’s throw from the Monsal Trail leading to Monsal Dale
  • Traditional style interior with contemporary kitchen and gas burning stove
Property code: PK249

This 300-year-old property is a quintessential chocolate box cottage nestled in the heart of a popular village with plenty to see and do without having to get in the car. Walking distance to the village's amenities.

Ashford in the Water is a quaint Derbyshire village situated in the White Peak. Home to the most photographed bridge in Britain which crosses the River Wye, it boasts two pubs, a pretty church, tea room, village store and delicatessen and plenty of charming cottages. If you’re looking to soak up a bit of history during your stay, historic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are only a short drive away.

The cottage is approached via the pretty walled front garden, which leads into the cosy sitting room. With a beamed ceiling, original gritstone fireplace with cast iron gas stove, an exposed stone wall and even a charming window seat, this is the perfect space in which to relax after a long day’s walking or cycling. At the rear of the cottage is the kitchen dining room, which features a slate floor, cream units, a farmhouse style dresser and small kitchen table. With a vaulted ceiling and door leading out to the yard, this is a light and airy room for cooking and enjoying your meals.

Upstairs, the large bedroom has been decorated in the same fresh, clean tones, and features a large window, original fireplace and TV, while the bathroom next door is yet another light and airy space. At the rear of the cottage a yard leads to outbuildings, handy for storing bikes and there is a quiet spot to sit with table and chairs. The sunny patio at the front is complete with a pretty garden table and chairs – a lovely spot to enjoy a morning coffee, take in scents from the thriving flower beds beyond and watch the world go by.

  • One Double bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven and hob
  • TV/DVD
  • Internet included
  • Hi-Fi CD player and Radio
  • Patio furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Gas burning stove
  • Sorry no pets
  • Gas central heating and power provided
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Free roadside parking

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beverley, 31st March 2018

Ideal location for exploring the area. Very warm & cosy cottage, everything we needed.

Reviewed by Ruth, 10th March 2018

We found the stairs quite difficult, but a quaint period cottage is likely to have such stairs! The only reason I am saying wouldn't recommend to a friend is that most of our friends are of similar age and state of health! Everything else was good.....a reminder to bring slippers because of the stone floor in the kitchen would help too.

Reviewed by Elsie, 5th March 2018

Lovely little cottage in Ashford in the Water. Had everything we needed for a few days break! The cottage was nice and warm to come back to after a day of walking and the bed is super comfy.

Reviewed by Katharine, 23rd December 2017

Really warm & cosy. Excellent location great for walks.

Reviewed by Ed, 17th November 2017

A wonderful cottage in an ideal location. The cottage is cosy, warm and well furnished. Bakewell is just five minutes away and it's not much of a drive for several fantastic walks. We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend Thorpe Cottage.

Reviewed by Jamie, 18th September 2017

Thorpe cottage!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED!was cosy, beautifully clean and well stocked for everybody's needs, the village has two wonderful pubs where you can get a lovely meal every night of the week, the village also has a lovely little village shop. My husband and I went to celebrate our honeymoon but will definitely be back next year.

Reviewed by MICHELLE, 5th August 2017

Thorpe Cottage is a lovely quaint cottage in an ideal position for some excellent walks. It as everything you need to make your stay a comfortable relaxing holiday. Its not far from an excellent convenience store two pubs and a cafe. Also its not far to walk to Bakewell or catch a bus if you need more. We would highly recommend it for both a relaxiRead moreng holiday as well as a base for the many walks there is to do. Hide

Reviewed by George, 15th July 2017

Cottage is small but cosy and set within a nice village. Ideal location for exploring the area. Lots of things within easy drive

Reviewed by Susan, 1st July 2017

Thorpe cottage is so well positioned in the village we could have spent the whole week not using the car. The area around was spectacular and so accessible from the cottage. In the village there are two great pubs serving excellent food, a shop and tea rooms. We had a fabulous week and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Barbara , 10th June 2017

We loved the location, the village. There are two pubs nearby and a well stocked village store. With Bakewell down the road we had everything we needed at hand. The cottage was well equiped. We made lovely walks nearby. Maybe the cottage will not be ideal for very tall people, we aren't very tall so we didn't care.

Reviewed by Trevor, 3rd June 2017

Great location just yards from a 1st class village shop and local pub,very pretty village ideal for all areas of the peak district and 10 miles from Chatsworth which had its 1st RHS Flower show which was the purpose of our stay.The cottage had everything we needed and the cleaning standards were 1st class.Parking could be an issue at peak times.

Reviewed by Kay, 20th May 2017

Was ideal for our needs and in the perfect location for exploring the area. Tons of hot water, excellent storage/boot room for grubby boots, coats, suitcases, etc. Local amenities - shop, pub, had everything necessary for a short holiday. Easy access to all footpaths, and not far to drive to other parking areas for different walks. Parking was easyRead more every day even though it is on street parking, there were no difficulties finding a space directly opposite the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Donald, 13th May 2017

Great location for exploring the Peak District.

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View towards this pretty cottage
Beautiful village views
Lounge with cosy gas burning stove
Lounge with original beams and gritstone fireplace
Plenty of comfy seating
Fully equipped kitchen and dining
Homely dining area
Spacious double bedroom
Ample space in this gorgeous bedroom
Bright and airy bathroom
Charming chocolate box cottage
Show 1 moreRiver walks on your doorstep


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