A couple’s retreat in the popular village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Stay in this picture-perfect village with miles of countryside walks and many of the Peak District’s hot spots within easy reach.
Stay in this peaceful getaway for two in pretty Ashford-in-the-Water and enjoy a variety of walks from your front door as well as easy access to many of the Peak District’s most-loved destinations.
A typically charming, single-storey stone property from the outside, this desirable cottage is bright and modern on the inside, set out all on one level apart from the four steps that lead down to the front door. Enjoy picturesque views over the village from the kitchen, which is equipped with everything you’ll need to conjure up tasty suppers with ease, before dining at the traditional wooden table in the open-plan lounge. Here there are also a pair of comfortable sofas gathered around the TV and a wood-burner-effect electric stove. This is the spot where you can spend cosy evenings relaxing after a day spent exploring the exceptional countryside nearby. Leading off the lounge, the double bedroom also has a sofa bed, suitable for a child, and there is a bathroom with a shower over the bath. Wrapping around the cottage, the enclosed patio is a fabulous place to sit and take in the wonderful views or partake in an al fresco meal.
From your cottage you can stroll to the village pub, shop and tearooms, as well as its iconic Sheepwash Bridge. Walk to the bustling market town of Bakewell (1.5 miles) for its independent shops, foodie destinations and Monday market – not forgetting to try the renowned Bakewell Pudding – or venture out into the Peaks and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park. There are hikes long and short from Ashford-in-the-Water, and a great one to try is the Monsal Trail, a cycling and walking path through valleys, fells and hills, with caves, viaducts, old mills and mine workings, and some spectacular views.