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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
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
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

This old blacksmiths cottage offers space and tranquillity within a stone’s throw of the popular Derbyshire village of Ashford in the Water. Includes a peaceful riverside location with meadow views.

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
  • External storage of bikes
  • Fishing nearby but not permitted from the properties garden
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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 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.

Reviewed by Alison 9th October 2021

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This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. A cosy well equipped cottage set in a lovely quiet riverside position. The owners were friendly but non intrusive, but were there to help when needed. We loved sitting in our private garden overlooking the river with the friendly ducks who would waddle up to see us. Thank you Kirsty for making it Read morea perfect holiday, we will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 2nd October 2021

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Cottage is very quaint and cosy and has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Relaxing little garden with resident ducks faces onto River Wye. Local pub and tea room just across the road and offer good food. If you want a completely relaxing holiday you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Brian 25th September 2021

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Seating very uncomfortable, stairs very unsafe if care is not taken. pillows very poor quality heating hard to control. Lounge very dark needing lighting on all time

Reviewed by John 18th September 2021

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very nice cottage - spoilt by the lack of sun and daylight.

Reviewed by Janet 11th September 2021

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We loved this cottage,especially the private garden looking onto the river wye. Loved feeding the resident ducks. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you could need, the location was superb,just a stones throw away from the main street. I would definitely use this cottage again. The owners are there if you need them for anything, but yRead moreou are in a very private position. The bed was super comfy and a lovely bedroom . Hide

Reviewed by Terence 28th August 2021

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Lovely cottage, great peaceful location. Close to amenities. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by June 31st July 2021

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This cottage was in an ideal situation. It was so quiet but also so convenient. We have bus passes and , once we arrived at The Smithy, our car didnt move for a week! The cottage was a great place to return to after lovely walks and visits to nearby attractions. The local pub and tea shop are literally just across the road and served delicious fareRead more. Would highly recommend The Smithy for a perfect holiday. Thank you . Hide

Reviewed by Brian 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 3rd July 2021

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We would recommend this property to any couple looking for somewhere to stay in the Peak distict

Reviewed by Adrian 26th June 2021

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The cottage is in a perfect location, beautiful and peaceful. We had our own private garden on the river with the ducks and chickens coming to visit us. It is definitely the best location we have been to. The facilities were very modern, the lighting was a nice touch. I loved watching Netflix and just sitting outside by the river. Kirstie made everRead moreything perfect and am truest grateful for baking this a really nice stay with us. Dont think I will ever find a nicer cottage and garden than this. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Doris 15th May 2021

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In a lovely spot by the river. Loved the chickens and ducks being around. Well equipped and warm cottage. Local shop, tearoom and pub all a few yards away. Plus an hourly bus service to Buxton and Matlock.

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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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