Beau­ti­ful large group self cater­ing house full of char­ac­ter in stun­ning gardens

Ash­ford in the Water, Derbyshire 

Riv­er Cot­tage is a superb 8 bed­room cot­tage on the out­skirts of the pic­turesque vil­lage of Ash­ford in the Water, per­fect for large groups of up to 20 guests.

The cot­tage has a total of 8 bed­rooms (some are fam­i­ly rooms with bunk beds) and 7 bath­rooms, the major­i­ty of bed­rooms also have the option of being made up as twins or dou­ble beds, offer­ing guests the great flex­i­bil­i­ty in sleep­ing arrange­ments. The prop­er­ty has a fab­u­lous large kitchen, ful­ly equipped with every­thing you need to self-cater for a large group includ­ing a dou­ble range mas­ter oven. There is a sep­a­rate for­mal din­ing room with seat­ing for up to 20 guests around one long table as we know din­ing togeth­er is an impor­tant aspect of your stay. There is also an ele­gant sit­ting room, per­fect for relax­ing in after a fun filled day explor­ing the Peak District.

One of the best fea­tures of this prop­er­ty is the amaz­ing out­door space, the prop­er­ty has the most beau­ti­ful man­i­cured gar­den with the Riv­er Wye flow­ing at the bot­tom it. There is a love­ly patio area with out­door din­ing table, seat­ing, and BBQ, a delight­ful spot to enjoy some al fres­co din­ing and soak up the river­side views with the rolling Der­byshire hills as a backdrop.

Spe­cial Features

Vil­lage and river­side location


Plen­ty of space to cater for your group with a Range Mas­ter dou­ble oven with grill and 6 gas hobs plus an addi­tion­al small­er oven. The kitchen is well stocked with all the equip­ment and mod cons. One end of the kitchen has a love­ly infor­mal din­ing space with built in com­fort­able bench seat­ing and a sep­a­rate beamed din­ing room with plen­ty of space to dine up to 20 guests.
Beau­ti­ful­ly styled sit­ting room with sol­id oak floor­ing has an elec­tric fire, neu­tral décor, gor­geous soft fur­nish­ings and com­fy sofas. The floor to ceil­ing win­dows attract mass­es of light that flood the room, enjoy views of the gar­den towards the riv­er and the hills beyond. 
Eight fab­u­lous bed­rooms in total. We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have dif­fer­ent require­ments so there is a mix of dou­bles, twins and bunk beds so you can pick and choose your lay­out to suit up to 20 adult guests. 


Fenc­ing against the riv­er and a fish pond cov­ered by rail­ings to pro­tect play­ing children.

Enclosed gar­den with river­side seat­ing. extend­able gar­den table for up to 20.

Chil­drens tram­po­line (use at own risk)

BBQ (char­coal not provided)

Load­ing map…

Local Area

The loca­tion of Riv­er Cot­tage is first-rate, Ash­ford in the Water which is well known for its medieval Sheep-wash bridge and long tra­di­tion of well dress­ing, is well served by two tra­di­tion­al vil­lage pubs, a tea­room and fan­tas­tic local shop/​deli. There are plen­ty of great walks from your doorstep includ­ing a great cir­cu­lar route up to the famous Mon­sal Head which has breath-tak­ing views over the dra­mat­ic Peak Dis­trict land­scape. You are also only 2 miles from the ancient his­toric mar­ket town of Bakewell, home to the famous Bakewell pudding. 

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

  • The Ash­ford Arms (0Km)
  • The Bull (0Km)
  • The Man­ners, Bakewell (3Km)


  • Robert’s of Ash­ford (0Km)

Rail­way stations

  • Bux­ton (17Km)


  • Man­ches­ter (53Km)

Essen­tial Information

  • Sleeps 20 peo­ple in 8 bed­rooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 1 Bath
  • 6 Showers
  • Din­ing table for 20 people
  • Park­ing for 4 cars on the dri­ve and then 3 – 4 cars on either side of the drive
  • Pets allowed £20 per dog per stay


View availability

Short breaks?

All year round

Changeover day

Mon­days and Fridays

Facil­i­ties and Amenities


  • Fam­i­ly Rooms: 1
  • Dou­ble Rooms: 4
  • Twin Rooms: 3
  • Cots: 2


  • WiFi/​Internet

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • iPod dock

In the kitchen

  • Cook­er
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freez­er
  • Dish­wash­er
  • Wash­ing machine
  • Tum­ble dryer
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Gar­den
  • Terrace/​patio
  • Gar­den furniture
  • Bar­be­cue
  • Play equip­ment
  • Park­ing

Near­by Activities

  • Golf
  • Fish­ing
  • Horse rid­ing


Dates Price
Prices per week start from
9th Oct 2019 — 31st Dec 2020