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
  • Close to the pretty town of Bakewell and the Chatsworth Estate
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 shared 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 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Owen, 22nd September 2018

Very comfortable and well located for walks in the White Peak.

Reviewed by Elaine, 15th September 2018

A small, cosy cottage that was very comfortable. Great location in a beautiful village. Two really good pubs who both serve great food.

Reviewed by Maureen, 8th September 2018

This property is ideally located for exploring The Peak District. The village setting is perfect - with local amenities available on your doorstep (2 x excellent pubs, a village general store and a coffee shop). The cottage itself was clean and inviting with everything available we could have wished for.

Reviewed by Karen, 4th August 2018

Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage that felt very homely. Great location in very pretty village with good amenities. Easy to get to all local attractions. On road parking no problem. Cottage had everything we could possibly have needed.

Reviewed by D, 14th July 2018

An authentic cottage in a glorious location.

Reviewed by Helen, 7th July 2018

Cottage is quite small but quaint, with beamed ceiling, original flagstone floor in kitchen, impressive large fireplace and staircase hidden behind a door in sitting room. Spacious and bright bedroom with comfy bed. The shower is quite hard to regulate. Front garden is nice to sit out in despite opening directly on to a fairly busy road. There is aRead morelso a shared back yard. Cottage is situated in the centre of this lovely village a few steps away from the shop, cafe and both hotels. V. nice stay. Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre, 30th June 2018

We had a fantastic stay at Thorpe Cottage which we found comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Ashford in the Water is a charming, peaceful village and Bakewell close by had everything you could need. We enjoyed our Trekking in the dales and it was a convenient location for visiting family in Sheffield.

Reviewed by Michael, 19th May 2018

Delightful and authentic cottage for a couple. Beautifully presented not only with all the essentials but also with art and antiques making it interesting and homely. Centrally located within the Peak District and in a beautiful village. Two excellent pubs (both with good food) within a couple of minutes walk. Highly recommended and we hope to retuRead morern. Hide

Reviewed by Laurence, 12th May 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in Thorpe Cottage. It was cosy, comfortable, and well equipped. (NB bed and duvet very comfortable). Ashford In The Water is a delightful village and the perfect location for exploring the magnificent countryside. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are close by and a must for those interested in our great British heritage. It didRead more help that the weather was sublime throughout our visit, even so, there are lots of interesting places to visit nearby whatever the weather. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 4th May 2018

Lovely cottage, cosy sitting room, kitchen was clean and had basic equipment. Small front garden was a sun trap in the early evening, great for sitting and watching world go by. Recommend booking if you want to eat at local pub, as we could not get in on Sunday evening as was full. Great local shop were you can get all you basic needs, and open lonRead moreg hours. Will definitely stay again at this property if visiting this area. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 21st April 2018

My husband and I stayed at this cottage for a week in April 2018 and we loved it. Very cosy and warm after long days walking in the lovely countryside. Great location and walking trails nearby including Monsal Head. Fab local pub with great food!

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.

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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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