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River Cottage

Ashford-in-the-Water - Derbyshire

An elegant, country house in the stunning Peak District, with lush, riverside gardens and room for up to twenty people

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 6
£3840-4800 per week

How to book...

River Cottage is owned and managed by Peak Venues.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Peak Venues.

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  The Highlights...

  • The boutique, riverfront house has been expertly restored and combines original features with a modern, country style.
  • There are separate living spaces with room for all of the group, along with eight stylish bedrooms with doubles, twins and bunks.
  • The majority of the bedrooms have the option of being made up as a double or twin to offer flexibility in sleeping arrangements.
  • The beautiful gardens offer breath-taking views and have an al fresco dining terrace and lush, private lawn.
  • Walk and cycle through the Peak Districts stunning natural scenes, stopping off in picturesque towns for afternoon tea.

  You should know...

  • The cottage is set back from the busy A6 but the beautiful gardens are a peaceful retreat.
  • There is a river and pond within the pretty, cottage gardens but both have been fenced off or covered for the safety of the guests.
  • Mobile phone signals can be intermittent but WiFi is provided as part of your stay.
  • One of the bedrooms has a raised platform and is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

  The Detail...

Gather your favourite people and host a traditional country soiree at this elegant, riverside cottage in a spectacular rural setting. Nestled in Ashford-in-the-Water in the beautiful Peak District, River Cottage is a magnificent home with room for up to 16-20 people. Relax in its gorgeous riverfront gardens or out on the sophisticated terrace, playing group games on the garden lawn and sipping champagne at nightfall. Enjoy hearty walks and cycle rides and picnics in the meadows or cream teas and Bakewell Tarts in the picture-perfect villages.

The boutique, riverfront house has been expertly restored and combines its stunning, original features with a modern, country style. Expect dark beamed ceilings and thick oak floorboards, alongside chic, country furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. Warm, neutral shades add to its refined finish and are joined by hand-picked antiques and quirky, designer prints.

Spacious living areas provide ample space for groups and include large, communal spaces with small, cosy hideouts. Unwind in the formal sitting room or out on the peaceful garden terrace, cooking breakfast in the farmhouse kitchen and feasting around the massive dining table. Each room has been equipped with everything you could ask for and more, including an impressive Range cooker and state-of-the-art mod-cons.

During the days, you can spill out into the colourful cottage gardens, soaking up the dramatic mountain views and listening to the rushing River Wye waters. Theres a relaxing BBQ terrace with an al fresco dining table, where you can sample the delicious local foods beneath sparkling, starry vistas.

Scattered around the house are eight stylish bedrooms which offer flexible accommodation to suit your personal group requirements. There are three family bedrooms, and three doubles/twins, along with an additional bunk room and a room for up to three kids. Each has access to a luxury bathroom or en-suite and is complete with super-comfy beds and premium sheets.

The cottage is just a short stroll from the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water and is in an excellent position for exploring the best of the Peak District. Walk along the majestic Monsal trail or cycle the flourishing river dales, gazing at the striking mountain peaks and remote moorland fields. Visit the famous Bakewell town and its historic market or the iconic Chatsworth House and its sprawling gardens. The spa town of Buxton is also just a short drive away and is packed with boutique shops, pretty pavilions and authentic, local tea rooms.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Manchester airport is 33 miles away (approx 1 hour drive)

  Detailed Pricing Information...

These prices are a guideline and we really encourage you to email with your group size and the type of event you are planning to enable us to send an up to date quote. We have a range of properties on our peak venues website so if this one is not available we may be able to offer an alternative

Our weekend prices in the busy season are for a 3 night stays from 3pm Friday to 10am Monday. We offer a set weekend price to give you the added flexibility of being able to relax and enjoy the property until as late as you like on the Sunday, even if you don't actually stay overnight till Monday morning.



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How to book...

River Cottage is owned and managed by Peak Venues.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Peak Venues.

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