The Dukes House, Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 1600
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1195
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1395
  • Midweek per night
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Stunning holiday house sleeping 10 for special occasions and luxury weekend gatherings in the heart of the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Dukes House, Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District, sleeps 8-10 in 4 bedrooms.

The Dukes House is a most distinctive house dating back to 1916, the residence of choice for the local, artisan architect, Cox Wilson, so attentive to detail that through renovation we found that each floorboard was signed and numbered by the very same. If you are thinking tall ceilings, original features, log burning fires and sumptuous interiors, then The Dukes House is for you, a house with lots of character through an eclectic mix of "Arts & Crafts" to boutique townhouse.

With plenty of character and spacious, luxurious interiors, this is a wonderful venue for get-togethers with family and friends, and for celebrating all types of special occasions. Or simply for just catching up and enjoying a relaxed weekend together.

Located overlooking both the River Wye and the village of Ashford-in-the-Water in a most enviable position, The Dukes House is close to everything you need without the use of a car: no fewer than two country inns, a country house hotel with fine dining, a tea room and a shop with deli, all of which are within only a 3-minute stroll.

One of a handful of properties that can genuinely claim, once arrived, to not require the car for the duration of your stay as everything you need is literally on your doorstep. Anywhere and everywhere you would ever possibly wish to visit in the beautiful Peak District is around only 5-minute peaceful drive; Bakewell, Monsal Head, Haddon Hall, The Chatsworth Estate, Hassop Hall, Lathkill Dale and so much more.

Please note that there is a 3-night minimum charge, this is standard practice at ALL similar sized luxury properties in the Peak District. This then allows for a late check-out on the third evening (up to 21:00 hours) so you can enjoy the full day without the pressure of an early check-out.


A handmade kitchen with a host of quality appliances, range cooker with 8 gas rings, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler. Dining for 10.
For more formal dining there is also a separate dining room with a large round limed oak table to seat 8. The kitchen/diner accommodates 10.
Sumptuously furnished lounge with log burner, 43" flat screen TV and large corner group and separate 4 seat sofa.
Flatscreen TVs in kitchen and lounge. Sonos speaker and Tivoli audio one also available.
WiFi is available through most of the house; however, please feel free to enquire about coverage levels in advance of booking.
There is no games room. A selection of traditional board games is available.
The property is gas central heated with underfloor heating to the kitchen, there is also a log burner in the lounge.
Bed 1 - Two single beds. Bed 2 - King-size double bed with en-suite. Bed 3 - king-sized double bed + bunk bed. Bed 4 - King-size double bed. Total 10.
Freshly laundered bed linen and towels are provided.
Wet room with rain shower, basin and toilet. Bathroom with copper bath, basin and toilet. En suite shower room with basin and toilet (Saniflo).
No specific facilities for disabled guests.
No specific facilities for children.
Private lawns to the side and front of the property. A separate decked area with seating for 10 with views into the greenbelt.
There is no pool.
Private gated parking available for up to 8 vehicles. Access is directly off the cobbled drive up a set of illuminated stone steps.
We operate a no smoking policy, this relates to both tobacco and vaping. There is one designated external area where smoking is permitted.
Sorry we have a no pets policy.


The Dukes House is sat elevated on The Dukes Drive (A6) overlooking the village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Near Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.
The village of Ashford-in-the-Water is a very short stroll over Sheepwash Bridge. Bakewell is a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Buxton is 15 minutes by car.
The village shop is a 3 minute walk on the flat. It also has a deli counter and stocks all provisions.
Bulls Head - 3 minute walk on the flat, The Ashford Arms - 3 minute walk on the flat, The Riverside - 2 minute walk on the flat.

Booking Information

Check-in Friday 16:00, check out Monday 10:00 (Weekend break).
Check-in subject to availability/flexibility (Weekly break).
Minimum 3-night stay, Christmas/New year and summer holidays may be subject to a minimum weekly stay.
T&Cs on our web site.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

The Dukes Drive
DE45 1QQ
United Kingdom
Buxton - 15 minutes, Matlock - 20 minutes, Chesterfield - 25 minutes (London St. Pancras to Chesterfield - 1hr 50 minutes).
2 minute walk on the flat. Regular buses all the way to Derby and Manchester in the other direction. See the Transpeak timetable.
Manchester - 1 hour, Doncaster Robin Hood - 1 hr, East Midlands - 1hr 10 minutes.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night Weekend
Peak (Any school holiday)
Christmas (4-Night Minimum at £2495)
21st Dec 18 to 2nd Jan 19

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The Dukes House, Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District

Jayne Stevens

Joined us: 2018
+44 (0)7526 541 384
The Dukes Drive
DE45 1QQ
United Kingdom