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The Cotton Reel

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
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.

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

  • 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

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pat 24th September 2021

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Nice well kept cottage. The main bedroom was excellent, the second bedroom looked good. The living room was nice and comfortable,however it was difficult to use the dinning table because the chairs would block access to the kitchen. The kitchen was well fitted except during our stay there was no pot suitable to make pasta. Also there is virtually nRead moreo counter space to prepare a meal The bathroom was very nice and spacious with new fittings. Location was good to start walls but nearby road busy Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 17th September 2021

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The property was lovely. Very thoughtfully decorated and a perfect location to explore all that the Peak District has to offer. Some really nice touches from the owners like a basket of goodies, a bottle of wine in the fridge, a folder explaining everything about your stay and the area to explore. It really was comfortable, clean and made for a relRead moreaxing experience Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 3rd September 2021

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A very nice, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting, convenient to explore many wonderful sites nearby. The cottage is a home from home and the owners are extremely thoughtful, leaving a welcome hamper on arrival full of goodies

Reviewed by Neal 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Debbie 6th August 2021

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A beautiful cottage full of character and charm. We adored the decor and the thoughtful welcome pack. Nothing has been forgotten to make us comfortable. The location is amazing with just enough facilities nearby and more just a short distance away. Guests should be aware though that anyone with limited mobility would struggle here with the only toiRead morelet up 2 flights of stairs and a roll top bath needs to be climbed in and out of even just for a shower. A fabulous place though and we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Rob 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Reshma 25th June 2021

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Lovely cottage- very clean and a generous hamper on arrival. Great location - lots of walks from doorstep. Pub and corner store nearby.

Reviewed by Melanie 12th June 2021

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Loved the location. Quiet area you could leave the front door open and listen to the birds singing. Really cosy cottage. Thanks for the welcome hamper it was great!

Reviewed by Megan 5th June 2021

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Perfectly located, cosy cottage in the heart of The Peak District. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Anthony 21st May 2021

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The Cotton Reel was well equipped and well stocked and beautifully decorated. We wanted for nothing- very impressed! There is nothing negative to write here as all was great. we feel totally relaxed- best nights sleep in a long time- thank-you.

Reviewed by Shelagh 14th May 2021

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A wonderful cottage! Cosy, welcoming and beautifully decorated. A welcome basket of goodies greeted our arrival - thank you! The location is second to none - great walks from the door and close to Chatsworth. Not forgetting the lovely tea room, shop and the excellent Bulls Head in the village - its the perfect base for the Peak District!

Reviewed by Fiona 30th April 2021

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Really comfortable, cosy cottage in great location. Lovely soft towels. It was so nice to have essentials such as olive oil, salt & pepper and tea bags etc provided. Welcome pack and toiletries were very much appreciated. We were made to feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Jason 24th April 2021

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Spent a lovely birthday weekend for my better half at the Cotton Reel cottage. The place felt really homely with lots of special touches inside. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of prosecco and other goodies. The roll top bath in the bathroom is lovely as well as a refreshing raindrop style overhead shower. Bliss. The stove fire is well stockeRead mored for that authentic cosy cottage feel. Bakewell, Monsal Trail all within easy reach. Well stocked shop across the road and a couple of pubs. Great xx Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 31st October 2020

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This is a lovely, cosy cottage which has been beautifully decorated. We loved snuggling up in front of the fire each night. The owners had been so considerate, getting us a high chair for our little girl, they had also bought her a toy, Halloween bucket, bath wash and plastic cutlery. The location of the cottage is perfect, near to lovely walks, BaRead morekewell and Chatsworth and Ashford in the Water itself is also very pretty, with a beautiful bridge (and lots of ducks to feed) and a lovely park! Hide

Reviewed by David 9th October 2020

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Cosy cottage in a stunning location, handy for long or short walks from your doorstep

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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A wonderful cottage in the tranquil village of Ashford in the Water, a number of walks available direct from the door step. A short drive away is the bustling town of Bakewell and equidistant in the opposite direction you have the Monsal trail and viaduct. The Bulls Head in the village is a great pub for good food and drinks, dog friendly with sensRead moreible Covid precautions. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 18th September 2020

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Although small this cottage was perfectly formed. It was warm cosy and in a delightful village. It was thoughtfully furnished, and had everything we needed. The basket of goodies and bottle of Prosecco was a generous and welcome gift. A point to note while we were there the shop in the village was closed, but feeding the Ducks was a real pleasure. Read moreThanks for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 4th September 2020

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The owners were very helpful and very thoughtful eg an excellent welcome pack of food. The Cotton Reel is in a really beautiful part of the Peak District With easy access to most of the attractions. Well placed for fabulous walks and bike rides.

Reviewed by Alice 31st August 2020

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This is such a lovely cottage. The owners went above & beyond to make us feel welcome, leaving little touches throughout the cottage, that made the stay really enjoyable. We had a small issue at the cottage during our stay & the owner came & sorted it immediately. The cottage is in a little village with a pub and cafe, and it is just a short car joRead moreurney to Bakewell, so a good location. The neighbour was also incredibly friendly and lent us a book on the peak District. We will definitely be back Hide

Reviewed by Paula 7th August 2020

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A well presented, cozy quaint cottage set in the perfect location which is easily accessible to Bakewell, Monsal Trail, Chatsworth House and other popular tourist locations. A lovely addition was the welcome basket & little added extra's which after a long journey was very much appreciated! Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the owner has provideRead mored additional measures to ensure a safer stay. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 2nd August 2020

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This adorably cute cottage was a wonderful base for us to explore the biking hiking and fly fishing on offer in the area. The location in the heart of the sleepy picture perfect village, meant an easy walk too and from the pub and tea house or stroll to the bridge over the Wye River. The cottage, lovingly decorated, had everything we needed and a vRead moreery friendly and attentive owner even drove a 1:30 round trip at the drop of a hat to get us back in when we locked ourselves out by mistake. Hide

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