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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
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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
Romantic
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.

From the property, guests can enjoy a short stroll to the old marble quarrying village of Ashford in the Water. Here, you’ll find plenty of places to shop, eat and relax beside the babbling River Wye. Nestled in the heart of the national park, walkers will enjoy exploring the contrasting scenery of the higher and wilder Dark Peak in the north and the gently rolling limestone dales of White Peak in the south.

Inside, an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area welcomes you into the cottage. With slate floors and walls of a warm light shade throughout, this is an inviting space to enjoy your evening meal, a game at the coffee table or a peaceful read on the sofa. The coal effect stove and exposed beam add character to this large room, while the kitchen is light and airy with everything you should need throughout your stay. Also on this floor is a cloakroom and downstairs toilet. Upstairs, the bedroom has been painted in the same inviting light airy shade, and a vaulted ceiling, pretty stained glass windows and an exposed beam add more character. Adjoining the bedroom is the shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet. Parking is by the cottage.

Outside, the private garden is bordered by the free-flowing River Wye. With an abundance of wildlife and views across the weir to the meadow beyond, this is a soothing setting for your afternoon cup of tea or evening drink.

  • 1 Double bedroom
  • En-suite shower
  • Downstairs WC
  • Off road parking
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • Sorry no pets
  • External storage of bikes

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sylvia 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Catherine 12th September 2020

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The property generally was good although the bathroom area was very small but that is the way the property is laid out. The garden fronted onto the river and and the location could not be bettered.

Reviewed by Claire 15th August 2020

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A truly wonderful stay. The Smithy itself is lovely and unique. The garden by the river is gorgeous - a perfect spot for a drink/tea/food. The cottage is very comfortable and the shower is wonderful. Kirstie was brilliant. She provided us not only with routes for walking, but fresh eggs from her chickens and grain to feed the ducks and chickens, whRead moreich we loved. The area itself is great - near Chatsworth and lots of great walks and views. Felt very safe and clean in covid times. Hide

Reviewed by Maurice 1st August 2020

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Location perfect. Enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Sue 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by David 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Martin 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by Colin 17th August 2019

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Reviewed by Denise 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Philip 1st June 2019

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This is a lovely detached cottage with a small but private garden adjoining the river. although small it was well equipped and close to the very pretty village centre. A well stocked village shop and a good pub The Bulls ahead is 100 yards away. Suitable for 2 only it is a perfect couples get away.

Reviewed by Jane 25th May 2019

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A delightful little cottage with a lovely riverside garden area. Our host was helpful and friendly. The village was great, with a good pub at the end of the lane serving great food at good prices. The Peak District was breath-taking and this was a great place to be based. We hope to come again.

Reviewed by Peter 11th May 2019

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Excellent cottage for 2 people, with lovely location on the river Wye, very good pubs in village being only 2 minutes walk away. Good location with monsal trail only a short walk away and the towns of Bakewell and Buxton a short drive away. Owners of cottage very welcoming.

Reviewed by R 27th April 2019

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Reviewed by Ann 6th April 2019

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Lovely cosy cottage in a good position for exploring the Peak District .

Reviewed by Samantha 23rd March 2019

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This was our third year at this property so obviously we like it. Its a comfy retreat in an excellent location. The only small gripes for us (these did not spoil our stay, they are only minor mentions) were there was no bulb in the fridge and the extractor fan in the shower room did not work. Otherwise looking forward to next years stay.

Reviewed by Charlie 6th March 2019

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Very close to river across owners drive to small riverside garden. Fantastic spot for water birds. Excellent choice of pubs moments away and many varied walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd February 2019

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The Smithy is in a good location with beautiful views. We Could not fault the smithy cottage. Had the most relaxed time I've ever had , very peaceful, the smithy is equipped with everything you need for a relaxed holiday. Local walks, perfect location, local pub, shop, and short walk to Bakewell( 2-3 miles) will be returning

Reviewed by Lisa 28th December 2018

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The cottage was perfect. So beautifully and tastefully decorated with everything you'd need for a fantastic holiday. Such a beautiful property in the most idyllic location. Perfectly located within just a few steps of two pubs, half an hour walk to Bakewell (all on pavements) and an easy drive to any area within the Peak District. Beautiful garden.

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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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