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Rose Cottage

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Ashford-in-the Water, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Rose cottage is a beautiful cottage, pretty, comfortable and one of the cleanest we have stayed in."

    Ashford in the water is a lovely pretty village.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2024

  • "An excellent cottage in a perfect location in the centre of this lovely village."

    Very well equipped. Big fluffy towels, good quality bed linen, plenty of crockery.Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed all that Rose Cottage has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0May 2024

  • "We loved the cottage, clean and very comfortable with lovely decor and high end facilities."

    The village was beautiful with good places to eat, a shop and cafe. As this was our first time to The Peak District we did not realise how busy with visitors and traffic the village gets on a weekend although it does quieten down later on.The visitors did calm down the next few days but we still did find the road noisy with local traffic. Nothing you can do about that and if you are used to traffic it would not be a problem. But cannot fault the cottage otherwise.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Ashford in the Water is a picturesque and subsequently very popular village in the Peak District and can receive lots of visitors, particularly as you experienced, at weekends. Thankfully, Rose Cottage is situated slightly set back from the road and has the benefit of off-road parking and a private courtyard at the rear of the cottage to escape from the crowds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4May 2024

  • "Beautiful, warm , well equipped cottage in great location."

    Look forward to going back .

    Thank you for your very generous feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "3rd time staying at this property - still a lovely cottage in a lovely location however there is a terrible smell of smoke in the cottage, we don't use the log fires but the smell reminated throughout the property unfortunately."

    We are sorry to read about the smell of smoke during your stay (and have been in contact privately). We have undertaken some minor remedial work as we found that the door of the wood burner was loose and could have allowed, even when closed, smoke to enter the room. Unfortunately, Rose Cottage is an old property and our challenge is one of the weather and wind direction, which can mean that cold air and smoke from other cottages close by can impact Rose Cottage. The chimney's are fully maintained and our Chimney Sweep recommends that the best way to address the issue is to light a fire, which will warm up the chimney and thus send smoke back up , rather than encourage it down. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Mar 2024

  • "Over the years we have stayed in many cottages with Sykes and this is the best for comfort cleanliness and well equipped ,you can park your car off the road next to cottage."

    Ashford is a lovely village with a shop ,and just down the road is a cafe ,we went in there after a walk expecting it to be empty but was full just about managed to get a seat for tea and cake . The pub across the road Ashford Arms is really good ,i would suggest you book before ,we booked the Snug which is cosy.Just round the corner is the Bulls Head which is also good need to book also . Walks from the cottage are many ,you can walk to the Monsal trail many ways about half an hour .On the Monsal trial walk to Thornbrige gardens for tea lunch and walk round gardens then walk back to Hassop for tea again .We found more walks from Ashton than Bakewell .The weather was fine for walking we managed to seat in the small garden at the cottage .Last of all we will be returning to Rose Cottage .Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Mar 2024

  • "Warm and appealing cottage in a beautiful Peak District village."

    Very comfortable beds and furnishings. The small courtyard at the rear of the cottage is a lovely spot to enjoy the morning sun with a coffee. We are already planning a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very comfortable and clean property."

    Clearly someone has artistic flair. I unfortunately became ill in the second day and had to spend it in bed, which was not a hardship. We know the area well, but can say this is probably the best we have been lucky to come to.

    Thank you for your kind comments about Rose Cottage, though we are sorry to hear that you were ill and had to spend time in bed (I'm sure, whilst we were pleased to hear that it wasnt a hardship, you would have rather been well and up and about exploring the beautiful area around Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Mar 2024

  • "Exceptionally well equipped and well maintained cottage, we couldn't think of anything that had been missed."

    Lovely touch with the welcome basket & milk in the fridge. Beautifully decorated rooms, extremely comfortable beds white 100% cotton bedding, white bath sheets and hand towels, just like I have at home, and which is a must for me, anywhere I stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our short break and would hope to return in the future, although it does seem to be fully booked most of the time, and we can see why. Thank you again Jules and John for sharing your beautiful cottage.

    We are really grateful for you taking the time to provide us with this lovely feedback for Rose Cottage. Rose Cottage is our "home from home" and we appreciate the comforts you describe and so we are happy that our guests enjoy them too! We are booked up very far in advance, but we look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a fabulous location for exploring Bakewell and the surrounding area of the Peak District The owners have thought of everything whether you are a couple, family or dog owner."

    Some lovely thoughtful touches and great information pack. Excellent value for money. We will definitely return and fir longer!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad you found our Information Pack helpful - we try to keep it up to date, but there are so many good places and new things to see and do, that keeping it up to date keeps us busy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Feb 2024

  • "The unpleasant and unhealthy smell of smoke in the lounge caused me to cut short my stay at Rose Cottage."

    I was disappointed and the holiday was spoiled. Previous guests have also referred to the smell of smoke via comments written in the visitors book indicating that this has been a long standing issue that has been allowed to persist compromising the health of guests. This is a serious issue for people with breathing problems. Since raising the issue with Sykes, a cause for this problem has been identified yet I have had no feedback from Sykes or the owners. I do not recommend Rose CottageAshton in the Water.

    Thank you for your feedback, which is always welcome and I am sorry that you felt you needed to curtail your holiday as we strive hard to maintain high standards at Rose Cottage for all our guests to enjoy, and for us to enjoy, as our home many weeks of the year. This is the first report we have received since the stove was installed some 4 years ago. On receiving your concerns via the Sykes 24/7 customer line, we immediately arranged for the chimney sweep to visit Rose Cottage within 24 hours. As expected, the diagnosis was a very cold chimney after the recent cold snap creating a creating an air block in chimney resulting in some smoke smells being trapped in the chimney and seeping in the stove / room. It is my understanding that the sweep offered to light the stove to correct this issue, but that this was declined. However, at a later visit, following guests departure, the sweep lit the stove and resolved the issue as expected. The reference to comments in the Visitors Book indicating that this is a long standing issue pre-dates the installation of the stove in February 2019 which includes a chimney liner. Both chimneys in Rose Cottage are fully maintained to highest regulations and regularly swept, with annual checks including CCTV inspections of chimney pots and smoke evacuation, as well as the regulatory requirements to effective placing and operation of the carbon monoxide alarm. Once again, I am sorry that you felt our cottage and our actions did not meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.5Jan 2024

  • "We have stayed in a great many cottages over the years but Rose cottage was one of the best, well appointed beautifully decorated and the festive touches made it all the more special."

    It had everything and more. We would happily return in the blink of an eye.

    Wow! Thank you for your lovely feedback and we would be happy to welcome you back to Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Dec 2023

  • "Rose Cottage is stunning."

    The attention to detail is wonderful. The welcome pack is a lovely touch. The cottage is in a great location to explore the Peak District. We were sad to leave.

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage. There are so many things to do from the cottage - either a walk or a short drive away, it really is in a great location, we are very lucky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Nov 2023

  • "Great location & very well equipped comfortable cottage"

    Thank you for your feedback - we were delighted to welcome you back to Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our sixth visit and we were thrilled to be back."

    There were many changes and additions to the property since our last visit and all greatly enhanced our stay. The degree and standard of Rose Cottage is superb. We have already booked for our seventh visit next year! Thank you so much to the owners who provide the highest quality accommodation. Cannot recommend it enough!

    Thank you - as always - for your lovely feedback. And, as always, we look forward to welcoming you back for your seventh visit to Ashford in the Water. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely with plenty of character."

    Walking distance of the picturesque village. However people need to know about the stairs, at the top it leads to the two bedrooms by a further 2 more steps at each side leading to each bedroom. This is dangerous if you need to go to the bathroom at night you have to step down two steps. People could easily fall downstairs as there isn’t a rail. This issue should be made clear to people before they book.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and for raising your concerns about the steps. To reassure our guests, whilst there are two steps from each of the bedrooms, these lead on to the upstairs landing, which is substantial, serving both bedrooms as well as the dressing room and bathroom. The landing itself has the option to be fully lit by use of the upstairs landing light or, if this is not required, there is a low level night light also in place. There is a full length hand rail in place on the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and great village location."

    We enjoyed it so much that we booked it again during our stay.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean and well presented"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wow! Rose Cottage was a fantastic place to stay."

    Everything you could want and more, spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. Just felt like a home from home and we will definitely be back, this time with the dog (wasn't sure a 16 week old pup constituted well behaved!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback for us following your visit to Rose Cottage. We love the fact that it felt like a "home from home" and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in your delightful cottage."

    You have put so much effort into making it cosy and welcoming to guests which we really appreciated. Great walks, easy access to places of interest and terrific pub as well as restaurant (Rafters) on the doorstep. I’ve left comments in the book with our recommendations (Chatsworth, Eyam and Thorncroft Hall). Minor note: low beam and lights in the kitchen make it tricky for anyone over 6ft. Absolutely fine everywhere else in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a fabulous 4day break will defentley recommend just 2 very trival issues."

    . We were lucky enough to have nice warm weather but found the chairs outside not really comfy. Also while the cottage had everything you need even a rucksack and spare coat if needed it was just lacking in a good frying pan. These are only very small things but they wouldn't stop me from booking again.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback. It is really useful to us understand what is important to our guests and their enjoyment of Rose Cottage, and so to enable to maintain a good standard of accommodation at Rose Cottage. We will definitely be taking your feedback on board and will provide cushions for the outdoor seating (and hope to enjoy the sunshine you were lucky enough to have) and we will ensure a good frying pan is added to the kitchen's inventory. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Rose cottage, it was clean and very well equipped with everything you could want and more."

    If you did not want to drive the bus stop was just around the corner and the walk into Bakewell along the river was lovely.I would definitely go back again if I was going to that area.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your visit to Rose Cottage. We enjoy parking the car for the weekend and either walking from the door, or taking the bus either into (or back from) Bakewell or Buxton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage in quiet setting."

    Loved the pretty courtyard for sitting out in for breakfast and afternoon cuppas. Good central location for visiting various NT houses and other gardens. 100% satisfaction

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad that the weather enabled you to sit outside and enjoy the courtyard for breakfast and afternoon tea. One of our favourite things about the cottage is its location, providing either the ability to leave the car and just walk from the door, or the proximity to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and only a little further afield to Hardwick Hall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable, spotless well equipped cottage Ideal location to explore ..."

    A very comfortable, spotless well equipped cottage Ideal location to explore Derbyshire Thank you for a most enjoyable stay

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay in Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely property, very comfortable and up-to-date."

    Perfectly situated for walking and visiting local attractions.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay at Rose Cottage and enjoyed all that the cottage and Ashford in the Water has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage in a beautiful village."

    We often holiday in the UK and have stayed in quite a few cottages but Rose Cottage is the first one that I've been jealous of and wished that I owned. It's wonderfully cozy, beautifully decorated (very understanded), well ideal place from which to explore the White Peak District. The enclosed rear garden makes it ideal for dogs too, our Monty had a splendid time, as did Anna and I. Only think I could have wished for was a snow shovel to help dig us out from the foot of snow that fell on our last day but I managed with the small coal shovel. Highly recommended.

    Dear Matthew, Anna and Monty - we are so glad you that you had an enjoyable stay, and sorry, Rose Cottage is not for sale :) Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. It is always good to hear the views of our guests. It is useful to know what we are doing right and also to be able to make sure we continue to make sure that Rose Cottage is a relaxing place to stay and that our guests have everything they need to facilitate this. Sadly we fell short by not providing a snow shovel but it sounds like you did a sterling job with the coal shovel. We hope we can welcome you back soon - and in the sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Rose Cottage."

    The cottage is one of the best we’ve stayed in, the sofas are nice and comfy as is the bed, we were grateful of the welcome pack and the supply of other household necessities. Rose Cottage is well equipped and we found it nice and clean. This was our first visit to The Peak District and having relied on others reviews we agree that Ashford in the Water is a beautiful village.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we are so glad that you found the cottage so comfy and clean and that you had all you need. And we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy more of what the Peak District has to offer next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2023

  • "A superb cottage in an excellent location."

    Beautifully furnished and presented, we were extremely comfortable in this quality accommodation. It was very quiet being tucked away from the road and the off-road parking was brilliant. Just one suggestion that there be a mirror and ideally a dressing table in the spacious main bedroom but otherwise we had everything we needed. The village is very pretty and friendly and loads of walks from the doorstep.

    Dear Philippa - thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay in Rose Cottage. One of the things we love about it is the number of walks that we can do from the door - it is such a treat, and so relaxing, to not have to drive once we are here. We have popped a full length mirror in the master bedroom (which we do like to keep uncluttered and relaxing) and there is a dressing table with mirror, an additional full length mirror and lots of wardrobe space for our guests to use in the Dressing Room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Totally clean and comfortable."

    It would be very hard indeed to fault it. (The only thing which was slightly annoying: after a shower you MUST close the bathroom door or the upstairs smoke alarm goes off! It seems to be started by the steam.) In all, the place was really smashing.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. The upstairs smoke alarm had just been been replaced with, what it seems you experienced, a highly sensitive version. We will check this out on our next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Davena5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage in a great location ,you can walk from the cottage on numerous walks with out having to use the car ."

    The local pubs all serve great food and make us feel very welcome This was our 16th visit to Ashford in the Water and we have already booked to stay at Rose Cottage next year

    We look forward to welcoming you back for your 17th visit to Ashford in the Water! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was most comfortable and well resourced throughout."

    All the rooms were pleasant and fairly spacious. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the Peak District. Walks starting from the cottage include a pleasant river side stroll to the delightful town of Bakewell. Longer walks include circular routes from the doorstep to Monsal Viaduct and other parts of the nearby countryside. The owner's provided a super welcome pack and fuel for the stove. There are a large number of maps and books in the property with details of walks and bike rides, and information on the many interesting places to visit. Thank you. Fred and Marion Burdett

    Thank you for your feedback Fred and Marion. We are glad you had a comfortable stay at Rose Cottage. We love the fact that we can walk or cycle in any direction, literally from the door of the cottage, and enjoy the Peak District. It makes it a real holiday when, once we've arrived, we don't need to use the car. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from our fifth annual visit to Rose Cottage."

    It is superbly located in a beautiful village. The cleanliness and presentation on arrival is first class. On arrival, it is a joy to step inside and feel very much at home. The facilities are superb, nothing has been left to chance. The owners maintain the highest of standards for Rose Cottage and its visitors. We hope to return again next Autumn, why wouldn't we ? Thank you J & J.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback David - we look forward to welcoming you back in 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfy and clean in a great area for visiting Chatsworth, Bakewell, and other popular places."

    Thank you for your kind feedback on our cottage. Chatsworth is one of our favourite places, and it is possible to walk from the cottage along the Monsal Trail and over into Edensor and Chatsworth (usually rewarded with lunch at The Devonshire Arms in Beeley before catching the bus back to Ashford in the Water) and Bakewell for shopping and eating is an easy stroll from the cottage alongside the river. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely quaint cottage which gave a great base for revisiting favourite places and meeting up with friends and family."

    We definitely recommend this rental and would be happy to stay there again.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rose Cottage and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have throughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage of yours."

    We thank you for all of the extra touches, soap, dishwasher tablets, welcome hamper and especially the doggy treats I know Cooper loved these! The location of the cottage is just perfect, and we are already planning on coming back next year with some family. Tips we visited chatsworth house, thornbridge, bakewell and buxton, we had a lovely meal at the white lion. There are just a couple of things that I wanted to mention, the dishwasher didn't wash anything properly, it either came out dirty or covered in salt, not sure if it's needs topping up with salt etc or needs the filter cleaning, I didnt want to tamper with it so left it alone. The bed is uncomfortable and lumpy, it also slips of the bed frame. In the kitchen the some of the cutlery is looking rusty and doesn't clean off also the knives for meat eaters like ourselves we found the knives very blunt and could have done with some sharper eating knives. The rest of the property is just perfect. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage. As we have to manage the cottage remotely, feedback from our guests is invaluable and helps us to continue to work towards making Rose Cottage a home from home. We have arranged for the dishwasher to be serviced (thank you for flagging up the issues you experienced) We have had some mixed comments about the beds and do have a new larger bed on order but I'm sorry that you found it uncomfortable and lumpy on this visit. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Rose Cottage to benefit from the changes we will make. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Aug 2022

  • "I have already sent feedback listing several issues."

    Namely lack of cleanliness especially when pets are allowed and having to wash glasses and China before using them. Bed was small and mattress uncomfortable. A learning curve for us - never to book a holiday let who allows dogs.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. As I have to manage the cottage remotely, feedback is very important to me in order to address issues raised, and is always appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian2.2Jul 2022

  • "This is a very well-equipped cottage in a great location."

    We were lucky that the owners Joules and John informed us that the Bakewell festival was on during our stay. We walked to Bakewell and enjoyed the festival. The Bull's Head is a very short walk from the cottage and we had a couple of nice meals there. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth are worth a visit (we would have saved £5 on parking at Chatsworth if we had pre-booked online!). We hope to visit this cottage again in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage and for sharing useful tips (pre-booking for Chatsworth on-line). We will make sure that this is included in our Guest Information. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rose Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was a home from home beautifully decorated and dressed everything you ..."

    Cottage was a home from home beautifully decorated and dressed everything you need luxury of a dressing room couldent fault it

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage, it is much appreciated. We try to make the cottage a "home from home" so delighted to receive this feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Charming stone cottage with bags of character in a beautiful part of the world."

    Excellent walking country on the doorstep, wonderful village shop and The Bull's Head serves wonderful food and a good range of drinks. Staff are very welcoming. Great bus service just a short walk away. Cottage was cosy, comfortable and a relaxing place to recharge our batteries. The well equipped kitchen is perfect and the bedrooms are spacious and airy. We'll certainly be back.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad you had a relaxing stay at Rose Cottage. And thank you for reminding me about the bus service, as I don't promote it enough for our guests. We use it a lot when we are here, as it means we can often walk further afield, from the door, and get the bus back (it always REALLY feels like we are on holiday if we don't have to drive when we are here!) We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosita5.0May 2022

  • "On arrival cottage cold."

    It was a cold day heating needed to be on. We slept in separate rooms the beds small and uncomfortable. Quilts on beds 2.5 tog. Really !!!! At the beginning of April snowing on and off. We found extra quilts shouldn't they have been on the beds ?

    Reviewed by Stephanie2.8Apr 2022

  • "Wow, what else could I possibly say."

    I brought my away for a few days following her chemo session and she was delighted with the cottage. Our only regret was that we hadn't booked for longer. The cottage is a beautiful and cosy home away from home, the dog treats in the cupboard was such a special touch also. Will definitely recommend and will definitely be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect idyllic cottage in beautiful village."

    Interior very high standard. I would highly recommend Rose Cottage.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and recommendation, following your visit to Rose Cottage. We take great pride in the cottage interiors and it is a great pleasure to have this recognised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Rose Cottage, which is conveniently situated right in the centre of picturesque Ashford in the Water, just a short stroll away from the local pub, tea rooms and village shop."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the boot room has lots of thoughtful extra items available to guests.Lovely enclosed courtyard ideal for our dog.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback and we are delighted that you had a relaxing stay in Rose Cottage / Ashford in the Water. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was lovely ,the cottage was clean and comfortable and we would definately stay there again ,"

    Dear Mrs Bates - thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage. We are delighted you found the cottage clean and comfortable - and we do look forward to welcoming you back. If there is anything we should be aware of to improve the accuracy of our listing and comfort for our guests at the cottage we would be delighted to hear from you. Many thanks again. Rose Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Nov 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage and the village is idilic ,only criticism is the bed in the ..."

    Brilliant cottage and the village is idilic ,only criticism is the bed in the largest bed room is only a double (king size could easily fit the room and provide more comfort ,only a minor issue however)

    Dear Mr & Mrs Mann - it was a pleasure to welcome you back for your fourth visit to Rose Cottage (and we look forward to welcoming you again next year!). We appreciate your feedback about the bed and it is definitely something we will consider in future planning - we are always looking to make sure that our guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay at Rose Cottage. Kind regards Jules & John (Rose Cottage) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our fourth visit to Rose Cottage which had been immaculately prepared and cleaned for our week's stay."

    We feel very priviliged to stay at this wonderful cottage. Thank you Jules and John - as always, it was a great joy to be back. Here's to next Autumn!

    A delight to welcome you back and to know you will be visiting Rose Cottage again next year. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and are very grateful for your feedback. Jules and John (Rose Cottage) Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect apart from the bed being a little uncomfortable due to its firmness, but we understand other people may prefer this."

    Dear Mr Watts - thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage. Obviously we are sorry that the bed was a little hard for your own personal comfort - we try to provide a range of options of pillows and bed coverings to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible, but do appreciate that mattress comfort is a very personal thing, and we appreciate you acknowledging that in your feedback. We are glad that, other than this, you found Rose Cottage to be "perfect". Jules & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Sep 2021

  • "Rose cottage is a wonderful home hidden away in a beautiful village."

    We slept well, the kitchen has everything you need, the village shop is just around the corner. We walked into Bakewell along the river, and up to Monsal head, it’s a perfect base and a lovely house. My teen wants to sell up and move there forever :)

    How lovely to receive your feedback Tracy, but I'm sorry to disappoint your teen - Rose Cottage is not for sale :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage experience all good from start to finish."

    I do have a problem with Sykes cottages though as emailed a query which was not answered, tried phoning, but gave up the will to live after being on hold for ever. Never did get a reply.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Jul 2021

  • "Filthy unprepared accommodation."

    Spent the first day cleaning the house.

    Reviewed by Brian1.3Jun 2021

  • "Very peaceful and quiet, excellent location with everything nearby and beautiful scenery."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a stunning village with the most breath taking views."

    There is so much to do and see within a short drive away we had a fantastic time and had some great walks also ( for walkers it is one of the best areas ). The cottage has everything you want very clean and its own parking we were very pleased. If I had to make one suggestion it would be to have a larger bed in one of the rooms. Although they are doubles we found them really small and not enough room so Although I did sleep it was not the best slightly uncomfortable. I would highly recommend this cottage and area to everyone we had a wonderful time . Linda and Geoff.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful, cottage, credit to owners and cleaners spotless hand sanitizer and wipes left in cottage, no concerns with covid."

    local pub good food, Bakewell less that 10 mins in car or walk , parking space outside front, everything for chilled weekend quiet location in a stunning village highly recommend

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2020

  • "Rose Cottage is simply breathtaking!"

    It has everything you could possibly need, the decor is stunning and it's private both inside and outside. We couldn't possible rate this property any higher than 11 out of 10. Netflix was an added bonus! Best holiday accommodation EVER!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2020

  • "The village is and surrounding areas are great"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was beautifully clean and tastefully decorated."

    We appreciated the books and board games, as well as the coffee machine. Lots of attention to detail and high end appliances. Nice pub and river to feed the ducks within easy walking distance was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Rowan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Rose Cottage is a gorgeous place to stay."

    Homely, comfortable and it was very convenient to have off road parking. The cottage is in a great location within an easy drive of several villages and attractions. The village was pretty with a river and stone bridge. Very pleasant for an evening stroll. There is a tearoom, three pubs and a shop. Only the tearoom and one pub were open when we stayed but both were excellent. We had a wonderful week. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Don5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, so much attention paid to the detail."

    We will be coming back

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was really nicely furnished - the only criticism would be around the two ceiling light units in the kitchen - they offered no benefit and were placed in the areas that I walked; at 6'3" the beams were not a problem, however the lights were - one cut to the head!"

    My suggestion would be to move them both - one over the sink, the other over the table. Stairs were very creaky! Definitely recommend the cottage as a great place to stay

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2020

  • "Rose cottage is a beautiful little cottage right in the heart of Ashford in The Water, with lots of walks right on your doorstep, and the owner has really thought about what they are doing and nothing has been forgotten, everything that you could need is there."

    The cottage has been very tastefully furnished and decorated. The only thing that was not 100% for me personally, was that I was constantly walking stooped, as some of the doorways and beams are a bit low if you are tall, I am 6'2", but with an old cottage it is only to be expected really, would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jan 2020

  • "When we arrived at the cottage I realised we hadn’t received the email containing the code for the key safe."

    Rang the helpline and within minutes the issue was sorted. Excellent service. Also we received an email from the owner of the cottage with helpful information. Again this was great service. Will definitely use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2019

  • "The attention to detail is second to none, it is a home away from home and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The area is amazing, hence why we have visited the peak district often and decided to get married there! We will remember this visit for the rest of our days.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely, well managed cottage."

    It is spotlessly clean and comfortable. It is good to find a cottage that invests in quality items, the kitchen in particular. Everything you need is provided. We made use of the log burner in the snug which is very efficient The local shop in the village is particularly good and well used. Overall a very happy holiday despite some poor weather.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2019

  • "We have stayed in Rose Cottage twice and have just booked for next August ,the ..."

    We have stayed in Rose Cottage twice and have just booked for next August ,the off road parking is very convienient and the cottage well equipped and comfortable in the middle of a idealic village

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Superbly presented - everything beautifully cleaned and polished."

    Super Welcome Basket. Our second visit to Rose Cottage with third return already booked for Autumn 2020. Thank you Jules and John - it was great to return to your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautifully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Comfortable beds and very clean.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage."

    The accommodation couldn't have been better, spotlessly clean, modern stylish interior. The kitchen especially good. Two very comfortable reception rooms, the bathroom had a good shower which we appreciated The owners have thought of everything for their guests. Loved the little courtyard at the back, we'd have liked to sit outside but unfortunately the weather put paid to that. We really can't fault this cottage and highly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Ashford in the Water. We would certainly like to return at some future date. We liked that it was a dog friendly cottage and our Labrador certainly enjoyed her treats! Our Welcome Pack was gratefully received by us too ! All in all very impressive ten out of ten.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location ."

    Very quiet and peaceful with off street parking . Within walking distance to all local amenities and some great walks . You can do as much or as little as you want. Easy access to beautiful villages and of course Chatsworth . Hope to return .

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Apr 2019

  • "This is the second year we have booked Rose Cottage."

    Its location in the heart of the Peak District is perfect. Just two miles walk into Bakewell yet Ashford-In-The -Water is secluded and peaceful. Plenty of walking or short drives to many places of interest Rose Cottage is perfect. Typical of a modernised Peak cottage, but very clean, well provisioned and just a joy to stay at. We would not hesitate to book it again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a beautiful village that we stayed in, and the cottage was excellent, so much so we have booked the same cottage for next year."

    The owner has put alot of thought in providing top quality appliances, bedding crockery etc , making the holiday a special experience.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Stylishly furnished and with all mod cons. Perfect location for lots of walks. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Helena4.7Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for my needs, well looked after."

    Great village to stay in with everything to hand and fantastic walks nearby

    Reviewed by Dianna5.0Jan 2019

  • "I've stayed in a number of cottages both through Sykes and other operators and this has to be my favourite."

    It was the sort of place that you walked out of thinking I wonder if the owner wants to sell......

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2019

  • "I have been staying in Rose Cottage since 1992, and even though it's had some modern renovations, it's really your home away from home."

    For touring the Peak District it's a fantastic location. I'd just like to take time to thank the caretakers, the owner and Sykes cottages for all the help they gave us during our stay.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, very clean, and has everything you need should you forget anything."

    Plenty of wood left for cosy open fires and bed very comfortable. Brilliantly located for walks along the river to Bakewell and a 10 minute drive form Chatsworth

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2018

  • "This beautiful cottage is ideally located for all who love the Peak District."

    Thank you to Jules and John for sharing your cottage with us. We hope to return next Autumn.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "I have always loved Ashford in the Water."

    Rose Cottage was perfect for me. In fact ive already booked to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and clearly loved, cherished and used by the owners ."

    There was lovely touches like luggage labels on locks etc to help the vistor out. The parking and "seclusion" was a proper plus as was the little garden area. There was only one negative and that was a smokey smell in the snug from the fire ( unused when we were there due to fantastic good weather)! this was only a problem as one of the party has respiratory issues but it caused problems despite having the windows open regularly when staying. We need not have used the snug at all had the telly been in the other room . otherwise it would have been a 10 out of 10 property

    Reviewed by Doreen4.7May 2018

  • "This cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard."

    Great place to stay if you want to walk and leave your car. Off street parking is a massive plus.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was very well equipped and to a high standard. It was in a picturesque village location with a shop, pubs and walks all on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage, homely and cosy, great location and private."

    Lovely finishing touches and fantastic Nespresso machine curbed my coffee addiction! Great shop nearby selling everything required, easy walk to Bakewell. Would definitely come back again! Really brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Jo4.8Feb 2018

  • "Excellent village location, well presented and appointed cottage, highly recommend, we hope to return soon"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2017

  • "Charming little cottage."

    Owners have exceeded expectation in all the extra bits that are offered to guests. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Excellent location and exactly how Is described.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Oct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in good location."

    Easy access by foot or car to good walking in the peaks.

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Aug 2017

  • "A truly amazing gem of a cottage that is excellently situated in the heart of the Peaks."

    Reviewed by Katerina5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was gorgeous- well fitted out and great location."

    The tea, coffee and cookies were a nice touch, which we enjoyed by the fire. Two nights was not enough to enjoy the cottage and the surrounding area. Wish we had a longer stay. A perfect end to our 4 week vacation.

    Reviewed by Cher4.8Jun 2017

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything one could need - books, maps, pegs, washing powder, coffee machine. This is a luxurious cottage - everything has been selected to suit the sensitive restoration.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8May 2017

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Snug with stove.
  • Gas central heating with open fire and stove
  • Range cooker with hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Courtyard gravel garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 mins walk.

The property

This delightful detached cottage is located at the heart of the well-preserved village of Ashford-in-the-Water.

This spacious stone cottage is nestled behind similar buildings, tucked away from the street, and has been finished to a high standard in a traditional country style.

Rose Cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking to explore the Peak District National Park.

The traditional country kitchen is found at the rear on the ground floor and has everything you need to prepare and cook food including a Smeg fridge and a range cooker with gas hob, as well as stylish décor such as stone flooring and a butler sink.

Coming off the kitchen is the dining/sitting room which features wood flooring, an open fireplace and a dining table set for four people.

The second reception room is a cosy carpeted snug which also boasts an woodburning stove as well as a sofa and a TV to enjoy in the evenings after a rewarding day exploring the Peak District.

The cottage has two double bedrooms which are located on the first floor and boast original period features such as fireplaces and wooden beams.

There is also a dressing room upstairs, as well as an elegant bathroom complete with a bath and a beautiful fixed galvanised shower head.

To the rear of the property is a charming enclosed courtyard, laid to stone and finished with a range of potted plants as well as garden chairs for you to relax with a drink in the evening.

To the front of the property is a bedded garden area which has been cultivated with a variety of vibrant plants and can be viewed from both double bedrooms.

From Rose Cottage it’s a very short walk to the central hub of Ashford-in-the-Water where you’ll find a choice of well-regarded gastro pubs and tea rooms, as well as a village shop.

The town is also home to the Holy Trinity Parish Church.

Most visitors enjoy walking along the River Wye which runs though the village, crossing the famous ‘chocolate-box’ stone bridges.

Ashford-in-the-Water lies at the heart of the Peak District, this means visitors can enjoy stunning walks whichever way they turn when they leave the village.

Peak District activities include hiking, mountaineering, cycling and climbing.

A short drive from Rose Cottage is the delightful town of Bakewell, home of the famous pudding.

Just five miles away is Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and one of Britain’s finest stately homes.

This charming cottage is perfectly located for small groups or families who want to discover the Peak District whilst staying in a beautifully presented, traditional Derbyshire house within one of the region’s most delightful villages.

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About the location


Bakewell 2 miles.

The picture-postcard village of Ashford-in-the-Water nestles on the banks of the River Wye, just two miles from Bakewell, at the heart of the Peak District National Park. This historic village, once famous for its marble, consists of 18th century stone cottages, two lovely pubs, an exquisite restaurant and a superb village store, renowned for its quality produce. The medieval Sheepwash Bridge, overhung by whispering willow trees, was once a major crossing point over the Wye for packhorses delivering malt from Derby and is flanked by a former sheep washing pen. Ashford Cricket Ground is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon supporting the local team, whilst Ashford 'Orchard' provides an ideal children's play area. The nearby, renowned market town of Bakewell offers a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, together with frequent local farmers' markets. Visit the many stately homes, including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, or explore the rugged Dark Peak and softer limestone White Peak, all within easy reach. With Britain's premier theme park, Alton Towers, the Monsal Trail, and the impressive caverns at Castleton close by, you'll be spoilt for choice at this fantastic location.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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