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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.

  • 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

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Paige 30th December 2021

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The cottage was perfect to see in the new year's. It had everything you could need including a lovely hamper full of goodies that was much appreciated. The location was perfect as you are only a short drive to neighbouring villages and a 2 minute walk to the local pub, shop and tearoom. The Bulls head served some amazing food and had a cozy atmosphRead moreere. There was a number of walks on the doorstep also which kept us busy through the afternoon's. I would highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 22nd December 2021

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A lovely house, with a fabulous welcome pack. Kitchen snug but very well equipped. Bedrooms beautiful, clean and fresh. Smashing location, friendly locals and a good pub nearby.

Reviewed by Daniel 29th November 2021

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This cottage is perfect for a couple. The location is a short drive to many walks and the village is part of a trail. The local pub serves excellent food and beer, advise to book on Friday or Saturdays. We took our dog and loved all the walks.

Reviewed by Simon 25th November 2021

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We had a lovely time at this cottage ,one of the nicest we have stayed at

Reviewed by Laurisa 9th November 2021

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Reviewed by Gill 5th November 2021

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What a gorgeous, snug little cottage in the perfect location. It was immaculately clean, and the welcome pack was so so generous. We also had a text from Jane to say we didn't need to rush out on the day of leaving which was such a nice gesture. Absolutely loved our weekend away, thank you for letting us share your perfect little cottage

Reviewed by Kate 22nd October 2021

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Fantastic cottage in a great location. We couldnt ask for anymore from the holiday stay as everything was just perfect. The extra gift package was a really lovely touch and made us all feel very welcoming to the cottage.

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

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