Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
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
Just a stroll from the cottage
View of the village from 10 minutes walk away
Beautiful Bakewell is close by
1 / 15  Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
2 / 15  Kick off your boots and come in
3 / 15  Relax by the fire
4 / 15  Board games for rainy days
5 / 15  A relaxing arm chair
6 / 15  A bright and fresh kitchen/diner
7 / 15  Get a good nights sleep
8 / 15  Long lie ins await
9 / 15  Bright and airy twin bedroom
10 / 15  Enjoy a relaxing soak
11 / 15  Handy lean to
12 / 15  Pretty tea room next door
13 / 15  Just a stroll from the cottage
14 / 15  View of the village from 10 minutes walk away
15 / 15  Beautiful Bakewell is close by

Catherine Cottage

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

  • 400-year-old stone cottage in the centre of the Peak District’s most charming village
  • 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
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. There is a handy downstairs toilet with washbasin.

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 are welcome but please note, there is no garden at the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 Bathroom and 1 seperate downstairs toilet
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, and washing machine
  • 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 is personally managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alf 2nd March 2020

Lovely warm cottage and very well equipped nice bedroom very comfortable bed good size bathroom good kitchen good size

Reviewed by Jacqueline 23rd February 2020

Our second visit to Catherines Cottage and it was every bit as good as the first. Great communication between the owner before and during our stay. Warm, clean, comfortable with a beautiful log burner and perfect location. Two great pubs in the village serving lovely home made dishes and a fab little tea rooms next door to the cottage for breakfastRead more and lunches. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 21st February 2020

Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Amelia 14th February 2020

Catherine Cottage is a beautifully restored and decorated property with all the home comforts you could need. It is very well located in the centre of the village just next door to the great village pub. We had a lovely stay and will probably return again!

Reviewed by GORDON 9th February 2020

Catherine cottage has to be one of the best if not the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Decorated and furnished to the highest standards. We were so impressed we have already booked to go back later this year. Ashford has dog friendly tea rooms,a dog friendly pub. Also a delli which we used every day. We can definitely recommend a stay in AshfoRead morerd and Catherine Cottage. You will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 21st December 2019

Centrally located, easy access to all walking/cycling routes, good local facilities. Good, hearty meals at The Bull at very reasonable prices, corner shop stocks everything you might need for a holiday and "special" meals can be had at the Riverside Hotel. We took our bikes, plenty of storage space without getting in the way of anything. Parking veRead morery easy & convenient. The cottage itself is very spacious and beautifully presented. Perfect place to return to and collapse after long days walking. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 9th December 2019

What a fabulous cottage! Attention to detail is second to none. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect, so homely. We particularly enjoyed the novelty of making an open fire every day. The village is beautiful and well placed for everything we wanted to do. We would definitely recommend Catherine Cottage and hope to stay again.

Reviewed by Pam 29th November 2019

Catherine Cottage is a beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Very clean, well equipped, lovely comfortable beds and having the log burner is a bonus. The cottage is in the heart of the village, which is beautiful, the tea rooms next door sell delicious cakes, the two pubs in the village are very welcoming and serve delicious food. The cottage isRead more in an ideal location for visiting lots of other places just a short drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 15th November 2019

Made to feel really welcome, they had thought of everything. Lovely village and friendly people.

Reviewed by Ben 11th November 2019

Catherine Cottage was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, well equipped as well as surprisingly spacious. The location and village amenities were perfect for us. The combination of comfort, proximity to great walks (as recommended by the helpful owner), places to visit and food /drink made for the best holiday cottage break we have experiencRead moreed. Couldn't fault it and will definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 11th October 2019

The Cottage is beautiful it has been renovated to a very high standard with a lot of care to keep original features. It is situated in the middle of the village with a park just a short walk away and a cafe next door. The Cottage it self is lovely and clean with every amenity you need for a comfortable stay plus a very nice welcome package. The ownRead moreers also contacted us personally just to make sure everything was okay which was a lovely touch. Personally i would recommend this property very high. Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 2nd October 2019

The cottage was very clean & cosy the beds were amazingly comfy and there was everything you need to hand. The location is wonderful for lots of good walks and everyone is friendly dogs are extremely welcome everywhere you go even in the shops in Bakewell. The Bulls head pub next to the cottage is first class with amazing food and a great atmospherRead moree this was our 5th year in Ashford and we are definitely booking this cottage for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 20th September 2019

This cottage was one of the best we have stayed in. Great location for walking into Bakewell with dog friendly coffee shop and Bulls head pub in the village.

Reviewed by Leonard 6th September 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. We were very content with all aspects including the decoration facilities kitchen bathroom and beds. Village life and our location in it was excellent. We visited The Bull's Head the cafe and the shop frequently and found them all excellent. Ashord was well placed for the places we wanted to visit. QuiRead moreeter than the Lakes and beautiful scenery. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 4th August 2019

The cottage is in a beautiful village, well positioned for sight seeing. The cottage was very clean apart from the dust in the 2nd bedroom under the bed. The main bedroom was very spacious and clean as indeed was the rest of the house. They had added hotel comforts such as soap and shampoo in bathroom and milk, tea and coffee which was super. I wouRead moreld stay again and give 4.5 if it was possible. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th July 2019

Such a pretty cottage inside and out, in an equally pretty village, with all you could need on your doorstep. Very comfy beds, more spacious than the photos show, and everything of a high quality inside. The owners written guide to what to see and where to walk was very useful. A perfect spot to venture out into all areas of the Peaks and Dales.

Reviewed by James 5th July 2019

Nothing needs doing....Catherine Cottage is absolutely

Reviewed by Sharon 8th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in a great location with everything you need within it and on your doorstep. The rainy weather didnt spoil our fun as there was plenty to see and do.

Reviewed by Sue 19th April 2019

Delightful, comfortable and well equipped property with some lovely features and quality fixtures and fittings. Ideally located for eats and treats, good walks and visitor attractions. Helpful and comprehensive info provided by owners. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend . Had a great week.

Reviewed by Ann 12th April 2019

Lovely comfortable cottage.Very well equipped .Great position for fantastic walks straight from the door

Reviewed by Liz 8th April 2019

With a dog, a small garden would have been better. The outside area was not secure for a dog. A mention that the church clock strikes every hour would also have been useful. Great location for walking to Bakewell over the hills, lovely teashop next door and friendly pub.

Reviewed by Katharine 22nd March 2019

Lovely cottage in very pretty village with 2 pubs and a shop that seems to sell everything!

Reviewed by Rachel 20th February 2019

This is a wonderful, well equipped cottage, the photos dont do it justice. It is charming and located in a wonderful village with all you need just a 5 minute walk away. We all absolutely loved it and hope to be back at some point.

Reviewed by Anna 15th February 2019

A beautiful cottage in a perfect location - we enjoyed coming back to the cosy log fire after walks.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 5th February 2019

Beautifully renovated cosy cottage situated in small village with pubs, tea rooms, village store and hotel. Communication with the owners before and after was first class. Equipped to the highest standard, with extra little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Wonderful walks on the doorstep. Would highly recommend the cottage and Read morewill be returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 24th January 2019

Great Cottage. Wonderfully equipped with everything you need to a very high standard and a great location.

Reviewed by Dennis 11th January 2019

Lovely comfy cottage, the only downside I feel is no garden for the dog and would miss a garden if it was in the summer.

Reviewed by Pamela 30th December 2018

We stayed at Catherine Cottage a newly refurbished from 30th December - 2nd January 2019. What a Cottage it was in a perfect location, tea room next door then Bulls Head Pub next to that which is where we spent New years eve with the very friendly locals. Also had a lovely meal after a nice long walk at The Ashford Arms. We walked the short walk inRead moreto Bakewell which is great place to visit too. Overall we all loved it & will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 3rd December 2018

A very enjoyable stay in a beautifully refurbished cottage. It was well- equipped, cosy & warm with the log burner and has a nice hot shower, which was just what we needed after a wet winter walk! With 2 pubs, a cafe & a grocery shop there was plenty of food nearby, or bakewell a short drive away for more options. We walked there a few times: you cRead morean go along the road which has a pavement all the way, or via the Monsal trail or up across the fields. We love the Peak District! Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 30th November 2018

Very comfortable and warm. Information about the cottage and ideas for outings walks very useful and helpful. Well equipped with lots of crockery. Parking outside on the road, key pickup painless. Convenient - close to Bakewell, Chatsworth etc. We ate in the pub in the village. Local shop well stocked.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd November 2018

The cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners and has the feeling of a cosy home, retaining character features but ensuring it has all the modern comforts to enjoy. The area is beautiful, walks from the doorstep and both the tea-shop and pub next door are well worth a visit. Right next to the church so if yRead moreou are a light sleeper, take some earplugs for the bells, but we found them charming! The log fire is perfect for winter afternoons! Hide

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Catherine Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water
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
Show 3 morePretty tea room next door


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