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Willow Cottage

Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 967883)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb and well equipped cottage in quiet location."

    Lovely secluded garden by the stream, a beautiful tranquil setting. Recommended!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable home well appointed in a lovely village"

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and lovely village"

    Reviewed by AustinMar 2022

  • "Amazing property, really fantastic holiday retreat."

    Every bit as good as the photos suggest. Beautifully decorated throughout, very spacious property that easily accommodates 6 without feeling cramped. Stunning back garden and river views from living room and master bedroom. Great location for walking into Bakewell or along monsal trail. Pub & cafe 1 min at top Street, local shop 5 mins walk, what more could you want other then not having to leave!

    Reviewed by PhilMar 2022

  • "Great for a couple or family."

    Would be even better with a 6ft bed in the main room. Twin room very cramped and noisy with boiler in there so didn't use. Great sofas with high backs and lovely fire. Was very chilly the first night especially in bedrooms, as think most probably been empty for few weeks. Did have to turn up boiler temperature for first two days until house warmed up again. Lovely situation for walks, would use again in warmer weather.

    Reviewed by EileenJan 2022

  • "Willow Cottage looks lovely in the pictures, but when you get there it is even better, it has such a lovely atmosphere, and the village is beautiful."

    I really felt like I had got away from it all and was able to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the ducks!"

    Generally a lovely stay. The bathroom door needs some tlc as sticks and very noisy to close.

    Reviewed by IainAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay in this lovely Cottage by the river."

    I was a little worried it would not be big enough for a family of 5 adults but there was plenty of room. The location was excellent too - a great base for exploring the surrounding area and in the heart of a gorgeous village. If I was being super picky I would say the bed was way too soft - but that’s only because I suffer from a bad back. I have already recommended this property to a friend.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "Lovely location by the river in very picturesque village."

    Great access to Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock and plenty of walks nearby. Private parking for 2 cars outside and village has a shop and pub just across the road. Cottage well equipped and very cosy. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2021

  • "Willow Cottage is very well situated for exploring the Lake District."

    There was ample parking outside the cottage which is very well equipped and has a beautiful garden. The owner was very responsive.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "The lay out of the house really helped with my dads dementia."

    His issues are mainly memory issues, but he managed to navigate around throughout the week, making it a real home from home. There was everything we needed and sitting in the ‘green house’ was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    The location was outstanding with the river at the bottom of the garden and a lovely decking area for sitting out, sharing the space with the ducks. The "greenhouse" was also useful for late afternoon sun. The location is ideal as a centre for walking and hiking through the area, with the Monsal Trail withing easy reach. It was disappointing that the Ashford Arms, the Riverside House Hotel and the village shop are all closed at the moment. There are a few light bulbs that need replacing e.g. in the kitchen and the shower.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2020

  • "Lovely location (and weather helped!"

    ). Loved the River at bottom of garden. Well located in the the village and for walks.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "The cottage was even better than depicted in the photos."

    A perfect location for getting to Bakewell and surrounding villages and walks. The owner was really attentive and very pleasant. We would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

  • "Willow Cottage was lovely and beautifully located next to the River Wye."

    There is a little road noise but not too bad. We could also hear the ducks, which was nice. The house was very clean throughout and well supplied with everything we needed. The laundry arrangements made us feel safe (I was a bit nervous about travelling during Covid). The TV in the village view bedroom was very pixellated and kept freezing but I didn't want to watch much TV so it wasn't a problem. The house is really centrally located in the Peak District for sightseeing. We visited Chatsworth, Buxton, Mondal Dale, Castleton, Tideswell, Tissington, Bakewell and more. There's a pub in the village - The Bull's Head is within a one-minute walk (but wasn't at all noisy). The Ashford Arms, which is also close by, has sadly ceased trading recently. The small village shop is changing hands from end August 2020 and was only open for ice creams at the weekend whilst we were there but will be very handy when it opens up for business again. The welcome letter could be updated to reflect the changing situation. We loved having the garden and it was lovely to have somewhere to sit outside in the sunshine. We ordered a Tesco delivery on arrival, though there's an Aldi just a mile or two down the road and Bakewell has a couple of supermarkets (parking can be very busy in Bakewell).

    Reviewed by Sarah-leighAug 2020

  • "The gas range cooker is in fact electric, and off road parking for 2 cars is a bit optimistic."

    Overall Willow cottage was clean and comfortable and we would stay again.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "Despite the weather we managed to go on several hikes in the area."

    We took the bus to Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton with ease. The beds were very comfortable. The Bathroom was fine except that the extractor fan did not work, so we had to open the window. This made the room rather chilly. The location is wonderful; having the river behind the house was a joy to see. We loved the tea room, the Bull's head and the shop. All in all, it was a great holiday.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "Although the cottage was listed has having parking for two cars it was unclear on arrival exactly where the two spaces were."

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2019

  • "I booked this cottage because it was advertised as having 2 bathrooms but it actually has one bathroom and a downstairs toilet off the kitchen."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The owners were very nice and helpful - made us very welcome."

    The cottage was comfortable and very clean. Kitchen was well equipped. Bedding was good and beds very comfortable. There were one or two problems but the owners dealt with them immediately - it was really nice to sit in the garden by the river and feed the ducks and swan. The village is lovely with a very good shop and two pubs. The Ashford Arms is brilliant with good atmosphere and good food. Would recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Great location, lovely village shop and very near to the start of lots of great walks."

    Very nicely appointed cottage, enjoyed watching the ducks and swans on the river. Great to have smart TV with Netflix for the children. Some instructions on rubbish/recycling might have been helpful. Only slightly negative comment is on the beds, especially the master bedroom. The mattress was extremely soft (though of good quality) and if you are used to a firmer mattress, like I am, it caused havoc with my back!! In my experience of rentals/hotels I think it is better to have a firmer/orthopaedic mattress.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "Beautifull village location."

    Cottage great. Warm clean good bedding, lots of towels, comfortable sofas. Garden pretty and river views a bonus. Would definitely book again. Only slight negatives for owner are in kitchen area to adjust are saucepans very tired scratched. No clean scourers//cloths . Only 2 dishwasher tablets and no washing powder also. O usual supply of foil and cling film and only enough washing up liquid for one wash. Seems petty but for the price of property would usually find these things provided. All said we had fabulous week in our favourite place The Peak District. Thankyou

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2019

  • "Excellent location and a beautiful cottage Everything that we could have hoped for"

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2019

  • "Everything exceeded our expectations, from the bottle of Fizz when we arrived, to the standard of bed linen and facilities."

    The central heating and fire in the lounge made it so cosy in the evenings and the location was great, with a choice of pubs a couple of minutes walk away. We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2018

  • "Willow cottage in Ashford in the Water was a lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Great walking from the door and convenient to lots of sights including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2018

  • "This cottage is the best we have been to in all the years of using Sykes, it was very comfortable and had all the things you need a real home from home."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "The accommodation provided was very clean, comfortable and in an ideal location for local services and amenities."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2018

  • "Ashford in the Water may be the best location from which to tour the Peak District."

    It is a lovely village on the aRiver Wye. Willow Cottage is wonderful...clean, roomy and beautifully furnished and fully equipped. The garden fronting on the river is amazing. We loved having wine on the deck over-looking the river and feeding the ducks.

    Reviewed by LeonardSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Willow cottage."

    It was very comfortable, the owner was very friendly. The river running by the end of the garden was just fantastic - we fed the ducks, swans and moorhens every day. The village is great - fab local shop, two pubs and a tearoom! Such a pretty location. Great walking in the area. We also visited Chesterfield, the Heights of Abraham and the Derwent Valley Mills. We hope to be back very soon.

    Reviewed by M DAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped in pretty village"

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2018

  • "Convenient location for walks and exploring the area."

    Very quiet. Garden and outdoor facilities excellent. Good decor. Just a few shortcomings in equipment, such as no bowl/dish small enough to fit in the microwave, frying pan small if cooking for 6. Two pubs within a couple of minutes walking. Enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "The whole package was just right, accommodation, location, village, pubs, restaurants, food, walks, tourist spots etc etc."

    More time in the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District is on my to do list for the future, and the Bakewell pudding! Wow.

    Reviewed by TerryFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed."

    The beds were comfy, kitchen was modern and included a Range which we used. The lounge was nice and the bathroom was amazing- better than our one at home. The village had a shop and the pub opposite does lovely food. The location was ideal - easy to access lots of different places in the Peak District. I would definitely recommend his cottage. PS Kids were happy as there is WiFi.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2018

  • "A fabulous cottage and location."

    We really enjoyed our stay in Willow Cottage, the house was decorated beautifully for Christmas and was warm and welcoming, and we loved being by the river and watching the ducks. Ashford is a lovely village and we made the most of the park, church and Bulls Head pub with family. It's a great location for exploring the area by car and on foot - we walked to Bakewell and Monsal Head, visited Chatsworth, and enjoyed the stunning scenery. The Wifi was a bonus! We are definitely planning to come back again.

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2017

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric range cooker and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, DVD, sound system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking 2 cars
  • Rear lawn and decking with furniture
  • Gas BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: The unfenced river Wye runs along the bottom of the garden, care must be taken and children must be supervised at all times in the garden
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for toddlers and young children due to the unfenced river at the rear of the property
  • Note: Winter Short Break arrivals on Saturday and Monday only, please

The property

This beautifully furnished cottage is located in the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water in the hub of the Peak District National Park.

The superb location and excellent accomodation make this cottage the perfect stay for friends and couples to come and experience this scenic area.

The sitting room features stylish leather sofas, a TV and a flame gas fire for you to curl up in front of after a day of exploring the hills and fields nearby.

Experience a true traditional country cottage feel with Willow Cottage's rustic kitchen and dining area, with a superb range cooker.

The ground floor is complete with a charming little cloakroom.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find the three cosy bedrooms with great attention to detail ensuring you have a comforting night's sleep.

The interior of Willow Cottage is topped off with a luxurious family bathroom, offering a bath and three steps up to a sleek, black shower.

Outside you have the choice of a greenhouse-style sitting area and a decking overlooking the nearby River Wye.

Admire your surroundings with a glass of wine or even treat yourself to some al fresco dining.

Ashford-in-the-Water can be enjoyed throughout the year, with beautiful scenery, two pubs and a shop, it has all you need for a relaxing retreat.

If you fancy some adventure, explore the dramatic Peak District National Park with its walking, cycling and wildlife spotting opportunities.

The charming town of Bakewell comes just 2 miles away and is a fabulous day out for everybody to enjoy.

Willow Cottage is a warming country cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER

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 and the impressive caverns at Castleton close by, you'll be spoilt for choice at this fantastic location.

Region Information

Note: River Wye runs along the bottom of the garden, care must be taken.
Note: this property is not suitable for young children or toddlers due to the unfenced river at the rear of the property. Babes in arms welcome.
Note: Winter Short Break arrivals on Saturday and Monday only, please

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter