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The Cotton Reel

Ashford In The Water, Peak District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Within walking distance of the village tearoom, pubs and shop
  • Great walking and cycling trails through the Monsal Dale
  • Bring your four legged friend or your bicycle to explore by foot or two-wheels
Property code: 78655

A cosy cottage nestled in a charming Peak District village, offers a great base for exploring the nearby Monsal Dale by bike or foot. Located in Ashford-on-Water close to main amenities including a village pub.

Head off with family or friends to this enticing, three-storey stone cottage within the scenic village of Ashford in the Water. Nestled at the heart of the Peak District National Park, less than 2 miles from Bakewell, this charming location is known for its limestone cottages and medieval Sheepwash Bridge. Sleeping four people and also happy to accommodate two dogs, the two-bedroom property could suit a family or two couples. Follow a section of the 8.5-mile long Monsal Trail, which runs along a former railway line and is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users. Return to the village for a cup of tea in a cafe.

Open the front door and make your way into the charming lounge/diner, with its inglenook fireplace. Light the wood burner in here and peruse your evening’s viewing on the Smart TV, which comes with Netflix, Apple TV and Sky. Head into the kitchen to prepare delicious dinners for everyone then serve up next door. At the end of your busy day climb up to the first floor to find a double bedroom, with seating space. A twin bedroom and the family bathroom, with freestanding bath, are on the floor above. Find a useful utility room, with washing machine and tumble dryer, out in the courtyard. There is also safe storage space for bikes out here. The shared courtyard is also a pleasant space to enjoy a glass of wine on a warm evening. Parking for the cottage is on the road nearby, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Embark upon a 6-mile circular walk from Ashford in the Water, following the River Wye and cutting through beautiful woodland. Spend your afternoons in Bakewell, where you can potter in colourful shops and enjoy a helping of the town’s renowned pudding in a tearoom.

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over roll top bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Pub and village shops within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Sky, Netflix, Apple TV
  • Communal courtyard with seating
  • Secure bike storage with hooks
  • Welcome pack included
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. 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 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Betsan 19th January 2024

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A small and cosy cottage in a good location for walking and getting o local attractions. An excellent bus service close by. The stairs are very steep to the bedroom and top floor bathroom and might be problematic for some but there is a sturdy rope rail to help. There is a shared courtyard at the back with a utility shed and a bistro table and chaiRead morers for warmer days! We ate at several of the lovely local pubs in the village, the two Longstones and Sheldon. Parking was fine - but it was January! Hide

Reviewed by Marc 6th November 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 23rd October 2023

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We stayed October half term with 2 kids (3 and 6). The place is full of character and very cosy. Ashford on Water itself is also lovely, including the pub. We had a great stay and Dave our host made everything extremely easy to navigate and also made us feel extremely welcome. If you've got a little one it's worth knowing the loo is on the 2nd flooRead morer and as a few others mentioned, parking is sometimes up the road. Hide

Reviewed by Gerry 20th October 2023

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This cottage is beautiful. It has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We felt so at home their straight away. The welcome hamper was lovely. We did some great walks around the area. We walked along the Monsal trail into Bakewell and did a walk around the Chatsworth estate upto the aquaduct. We also went to Thornbridge Hall which is in walkiRead moreng distance. The pub in the village has great food, we ate their twice. Relaxing in the evenings in the cottage with the fire on was total bliss. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 1st September 2023

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Fantastic cottage in great location with everything you could possibly need. The cottage has a really homely feel and was spotlessly clean. We had no problem parking and due to the great location managed not to use the car that often. Will definitely use the cottage again and thank you for the lovely welcome pack.

Reviewed by Deborah 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Grant 11th August 2023

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Its such a lovely cosy cottage and in a great location! The welcome hamper is the best we've ever had, and even a toy for the dog!

Reviewed by Kevin 19th June 2023

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All the facilities you could ask for in a great location to access this wonderful village and many other Peak District attractions, scenic walks and places of interest. The photos do it justice. The Cotton Mill is a quiet, clean, nicely decorated and cosy place to stay. The stairs are relatively steep due to the nature of the property and might be Read morean issue for guests with limited mobility. Overall rating excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Leonard 4th June 2023

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Reviewed by Mr 12th May 2023

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Quirky cottage in a lovely location Welcome Pack was outstanding.

Reviewed by Serena 24th March 2023

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Cottage was absolutely clean, warm and well equipped. It has a lovely cosy feel and even with 4 adults we were comfortable. The welcome pack was excellent - a real treat, as were the things left in the cottage eg soap, matches for the fire, board games, etc. So thoughtful. Great location, able to do walks from front door or within 30 mins drive. LoRead morecal pub does great food and the staff are wonderful. Village is very pretty and interestingdo find out about the hidden grave in the Church. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 19th March 2023

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A beautiful cottage, the welcome hamper was a lovely thought. Everything you needed for our stay was available. Set in a beautiful little village, close to Bakewell and close to all the stunning scenery and walks

Reviewed by Nikki 9th March 2023

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Reviewed by Liam 3rd March 2023

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We absolutely loved the cottage, the fireplace was especially warming after a long day of walking. Perfectly located for great walks through the peaks and the Monsal trail. Also a lovely walk into Bakewell with plenty of things to do. A lovely village pub as well where the 3 of us were made to feel very welcome. Would 100% recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Anne 24th February 2023

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Cosy warm cottage in perfect spot for walking and cycling. Local pub is friendly with good grub. Owner is responsive and accommodating.

Reviewed by Eileen 13th February 2023

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Gorgeous cottage in a lovely little village. The cottage was immaculate and the welcome basket was such a lovely surprise! It had everything we needed and felt very warm and cosy. We will definitely stay again next time we visit the Peak District. Thank you for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Phil 19th November 2022

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Reviewed by Keely 17th November 2022

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What a wonderful cottage. The welcome pack exceeded all expectations and Arthur loved his new toy and treats. The cottage was cosy and warm despite the miserable weather. Everything you need in the kitchen. The stairs are steep but manageable and the bed was lovely and comfortable. Perfect location to walk into Bakewell or on to the Monsal trail.

Reviewed by Jake 8th November 2022

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This cottage was very well decorated and in a nice quiet location. It had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay there. The welcome hamper in the kitchen was a nice surprise! There was a log burner and the house had nest heating and was very warm, didn't even need to have the log burner on due to the mild weather in November. Will recommend to aRead morenyone staying in the area and will return again next time I'm in the Peaks. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Deb 13th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, close to walking routes and places to visit. The cottage is very characterful and quaint and has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide a warm and cosy retreat. There was also a generous welcome hamper which was lovely. The cottage can be a challenge if you're tall but this is an old cottage and Read morethe steep stairs and low doorways are part of its character. We loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 7th October 2022

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We absolutely loved the property and instantly felt how welcoming The Cotton Reel was and attention to detail superb. Lovely surprise to find the welcome pack of goodies - unexpected and so appreciated. We had everything we needed - we were very comfortable and the location was great. Explored Chatsworth, walked part of the High Peak Trail, visitedRead more Cromford Canal and Haddon Hall. Would love to come back to stay. Thank you once again. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy 1st October 2022

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Lovely cottage situated right in the middle of Ashford. Very cosy, perfect location for a couple of days walking. Comfortable beds and well kitted out kitchen.

Reviewed by Louise 21st September 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 16th September 2022

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A very nice cottage in a lovely village in a great location. A pub with good food ( booking advisable as it gets very busy)just round the corner with a tearoom that opens for breakfast or treat yourself to a homemade cake. Everything you needed - a home from home with a lovely welcome. Be prepared to climb some steep stairs though as its over threeRead more floors and the bathroom is on the top floor but the bath is worth it! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 31st August 2022

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What a wonderful cottage. Superb location as you can travel easily to lots of the main attractions of the Peak District. Cosy and welcoming. All the facilities needed. We immediately felt at home.

Reviewed by Sonya 26th August 2022

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Lovely cottage, amazing welcome pack

Reviewed by Kevin 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Liam 5th August 2022

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The cottage was situated in a perfect location to explore the Peak District. It was well appointed, clean and contained all we needed for a week long stay. Although we were there during part of a heatwave, the thick walls meant that the cottage did not become too hot. An added bonus was the proximity to the Monsal Trail, a disused railway line, whiRead morech was ideal for walks and even had its own parkrun. Hide

Reviewed by john 15th July 2022

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Had a great time there. We were there during the heatwave (38degC) and the place stayed relatively cool (thankfully) as it only has small windows and thick walls. The place is very "cute" with lots of animal pictures, pillows, ornaments etc. It is great to have access to Sky and Netflix on the TV too, although we didn't watch much. The kitchen is tRead moreiny but they have managed to cram in lots of essentials for cooking so it's possible to cook full meals there. Hide

Reviewed by Gerhard 8th July 2022

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The Cotton Reel is a truly charming cottage and very well equipped. The owners left a lovely array of welcome goodies for us and the property has everything needed for the perfect stay - including extra loo rolls and cleaning products! Ashford is a lovely and peaceful village within walking distance to Bakewell and on the highly recommended Monsal Read moreTrail route. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Kirsten 11th May 2022

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We had a wonderful 3 night break. The Cottage is comfortable, cosy and in a superb location - walking distance to the excellent tea room (for breakfasts) and the Bull (for suppers) (both dog friendly) and of course, for lovely long walks.

Reviewed by Hayley 8th April 2022

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This cottage was perfect. We would definitely recommend. The owner could not have done anymore to make this our home for the week including our small dog. The location was very good too. The local pub is a must.

Reviewed by Carrie 29th March 2022

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Cosy, very welcoming cottage in great location providing everything we needed for a short mid week break with our student son. Very kind welcome pack on arrival and some fridge essentials thank you!! Bit of a steep twisting staircase with rope handrails to second floor bedroom and the bathroom but this added to the cottage feel and we managed well,Read more even although our son is 6ft 2'. Gorgeous main bedroom and comfortable bed - so peaceful and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th March 2022

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What a stunning little Cottage, in a perfect location. Couldnt fault anything. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and Bailey enjoyed her treats and toy.

Reviewed by Joanna 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 4th March 2022

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The cottage is beautiful and v well equipped for a great holiday. The provisions left were extremely generous, and the note of welcome on the chalk board was lovely. The instructions in the cottage were very clear. I wasnt sure where I should park but I parked on the main road as v short walk and not blocking anyones way or view. Heard a dripping nRead moreoise from the (soil and vent?)enclosed pipe in the corner-main bedroom, window side of bed. Hopefully not a slow leak and normal. Fab thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Darrell 23rd February 2022

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Superb cottage! Great location, very close to Monsal trail and the beautiful town of Bakewell. The cottage has everything you could wish for and is spotless. My family had a lovely time here. The welcome pack was amazing! Would definitely stay again and 100% recommend.

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