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Private garden by the River Wye
Kitchen
Dining room
Lounge
Lounge
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Homely touches
Bathroom
Bathroom
Enjoy the south facing garden
Look back at the property from over the river
Lots of wildlife to enjoy
Wintery cottage view
Take a walk down the boardwalk
Beautiful wildlife on your doorstep
1 / 17  Private garden by the River Wye
2 / 17  Kitchen
3 / 17  Dining room
4 / 17  Lounge
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6 / 17  Double bedroom
7 / 17  Double bedroom
8 / 17  Double bedroom
9 / 17  Homely touches
10 / 17  Bathroom
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12 / 17  Enjoy the south facing garden
13 / 17  Look back at the property from over the river
14 / 17  Lots of wildlife to enjoy
15 / 17  Wintery cottage view
16 / 17  Take a walk down the boardwalk
17 / 17  Beautiful wildlife on your doorstep

The Smithy

Ashford in the Water, Peak District
Visit England rating: 4 stars
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted blacksmiths cottage in a peaceful village location
  • Nestled deep in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with countless walks on the doorstep
  • Private riverside garden with lots of wildlife and ducks and ducklings to enjoy
Property code: PK547

Enjoy a romantic break for two in this quaint cottage on the banks of the River Wye. Situated in the charming village of Ashford-in-the-Water in the heart of the Peak District National Park, immerse yourselves in the rural surroundings, relax in the south-facing riverside garden or wander the few hundred metres to the village pub, shop or tearoom. With plenty of walks on your doorstep and beyond, there are ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore the varied Derbyshire countryside.

Cosy and compact, this traditional stone cottage is ideal for couples who want somewhere comfortable to return to at the end of a busy day. Stepping inside, you’ll find yourself in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where you can spend quality time together whether you’re watching TV, cooking up some treats or planning the next day’s adventure. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you’ll need. Upstairs, there is an endearing bedroom with a small en-suite shower room. The main attraction of this property is the beautiful garden which overlooks the river and weir to the meadow beyond. It’s a lovely spot for watching wildlife with a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

You can walk, cycle, canoe, climb or cave to your heart’s content in the Peak District. Whether you’re heading to the high and rugged Dark Peak to the north or the White Peak with its limestone plateaus to the south, most of the national park is accessible from this property’s excellent central location. You’re only 1.5 miles from Bakewell, the national park’s biggest town and home of the famous pudding. It’s also the starting point for the 8.5-mile traffic free Monsal Trail. For something less strenuous, you might fancy a stroll around Chatsworth House (5 miles) or the thermal spa town of Buxton (11 miles).

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower and downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Garden furniture and sunbeds
  • Off road parking
  • Fishing nearby but not permitted from the properties garden
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Matt Wojda

This property is personally managed by Matt.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 31st December 2023

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A beautiful cottage in the most gorgeous location. We booked it pretty much last minute when our New Years Eve plans had to change, and were so glad we did. It has pretty much everything you need for a really comfortable stay, the location is beautiful and the local pub friendly. We had a wonderful walk on New Years Day and easily cooked a lovely mRead moreeal in the cottage. Highly recommend this for a relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd September 2023

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A comfortable stay in a delightful cottage.

Reviewed by Barbara 9th September 2023

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The cottage is lovely and it has a wonderful private position and a garden with the river right there. Lots of wild life. The kitchen is very well equipped. The pub has a good atmosphere and good food. The cafe a few steps away is also well worth paying a visit. The owners are there if you should need them but are completely non intrusive.

Reviewed by Gaby 3rd June 2023

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Perfect location for tours and trails in the Peak District. Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden. Cottage is small but very cosy and equipped with everything you need for a short stay. We had a wonderful time!

Reviewed by Deirdre 29th May 2023

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The cottage was the perfect place to stay whilst visiting our daughters family and will certainly use it again.

Reviewed by John 6th May 2023

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Ashford in the water is a delightful village and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage particularly its location by the river. Well placed for lots of local walks and convenient being only a couple of miles from Bakewell

Reviewed by Geoffrey 22nd April 2023

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Lovely cottage well appointed . With very helpful owners, peaceful yet in the centre of the village, excellent parking space. Lovely garden to sit in right beside the river, very relaxing . Other places close by to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there.

Reviewed by Susan 15th April 2023

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This is a lovely little cottage with beautiful surroundings. Very well equipped. The hosts are close by and ready to help if needed.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th March 2023

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We spent a wonderful week in this very comfortable peaceful and attractive cottage. The owners really have tried to provide everything a guest could possibly want. The stairs are steep but this is unavoidable due to the building and there is a toilet downstairs making it unnecessary to go upstairs except to sleep. Although we hardly saw the owner iRead moret was reassuring to know that She was there if we needed help. A beautiful spot, in a very pretty village within easy reach of magnificent scenery. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Gloria 13th August 2022

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A perfect holiday cottage for our needs. It was a place to relax and unwind in the beautiful garden by the river and central to our chosen walking and exploring area.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 25th June 2022

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A beautiful building in an outstanding spot the only down side was the very steep staircase and you need a light on in early evening as it is a dark lounge

Reviewed by Michael 18th June 2022

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This is a lovely place to stay even though bedroom on the small side. Delightful garden and surrounding countryside and easy to get around by bus. Not a good place for anyone who does not like birds as ducks and chickens roam freely. Excellent pub and coffee shop only yards away.

Reviewed by Carol 11th June 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Smithy. A lovely comfortable cottage with all essential equipment supplied. It is situated in a fantastic quiet position, just a minute from the village centre with a pub and tearoom at the end of the lane. The garden is private and has lovely views down the river and across the fields opposite. We found it reaRead morelly relaxing. Hide

Reviewed by Rick 4th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting beside the river. Ideally situated with numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep. The village pub, which is very close by, has great food and everyone there is so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this cottage to anyone and will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Robert 23rd April 2022

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Beautiful cottage...the riverside location was wonderful...it was the perfect holiday

Reviewed by Paul 26th March 2022

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Great cottage with the added bonus of parking. Good central location for most of the Peak District, and a short(ish) 2 mile walk into Bakewell. Private garden section by the river was lovely, with swans nesting nearby. Great heating and easy to keep the place warm, even with the snow in March! The stairs are quite steep with the bannister difficultRead more to use. Bedroom and bathroom are quite small but were adequate for us. Good powerful shower. Hide

Reviewed by Roy 19th March 2022

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First class accommodation and idyllic setting in a lovely village. To be sble to sit beside the river and watch the wildlife is bery special. Our thanks to the owners. We will be back.

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Private garden by the River Wye
Kitchen
Dining room
Lounge
Lounge
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Homely touches
Bathroom
Bathroom
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Location

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