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River Cottage - Dining for up to 20 guests
Cosy lounge area
Impressive large garden
Outside dining area
River Cottage - Plenty of comfortable seating
Quirky booth area in kitchen, perfect for staggered breakfasts or keeping the chef company
River Cottage - fully equipped kitchen
River Cottage - Bedroom 8 with en suite shower room - sleeps up to 4
Bedroom 7 - large ensuite
River Cottage - Bedroom 4 with en suite shower room
Jack & Jill' ensuite for bedrooms 1 & 2
Bedroom 2 - raised platform mattress with low ceiling up a couple of steps
Bedroom 7 with large ensuite shower room - sleeps up to 4
Bedroom 4 ensuite
River Cottage - Inner hallway from lounge to dining room
Large dining area for up to 20 guests
Exterior view of the property
Beautiful garden with the River Wye running at the bottom
Picturesque river setting
Cosy lounge area
Impressive large garden
Outside dining area
River Cottage - Plenty of comfortable seating

River Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire

Sleeps 14 - 20 8 Bedrooms 20 Dining

Luxury large riverside family holiday house sleeping up to 20 near great walking and climbing in the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. River Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, sleeps 14 - 20 in 8 bedrooms.

Surrounded by breathtaking Derbyshire countryside, River Cottage is a truly beautiful, detached residence in a stunning location. Landscaped gardens on the bank of the River Wye are the perfect place to relax and watch the varied wildlife.

This stylish cottage is presented beautifully throughout and is a perfect base for group celebrations, short or long stays with family or friends and can comfortably sleep up to 20 guests. Situated a short stroll down a country lane from the picturesque Peak District village of Ashford-in-the-Water where there is a choice between two traditional country pubs, a tea room and a village shop selling local produce. Any visitor wishing to explore the Peak District National Park a little further will find an almost endless choice of walks for all ages and abilities, cycle trails, mountain biking and also access to one of the most popular climbing areas in the country.

The well equipped spacious kitchen with its exposed beams and wooden floors has plenty of space to socialise whilst the cooking takes place. There is also an informal dining area for up to 6 people that leads into the beautiful, comfortable lounge where you can sink into soft sofas and enjoy watching the TV in front of the electric fire or soaking up the views of the garden through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Through the lounge is a separate, beamed dining room with seating for up to 20 guests and a convenient tidy/wash-up area to make group dining hassle free.

With flexible sleeping configurations, River Cottage works perfectly for all group types. The property benefits from twin/double bedrooms, bunk bed and family rooms so you can pick and choose to match your group's requirements. Each bedroom boasts luxurious furnishings including beautiful wallpaper, cosy throws and exquisite fabrics. There are 6 en suite shower rooms and a large shared family bathroom.

River Cottage has a truly impressive outside area to be admired and enjoyed. Unwind with a glass of wine down by the river, listen to the ducks or enjoy large group alfresco meals on the patio with the view of the distant hill tops.


Dog Friendly

Max of 2 dogs welcome by prior arrangement. Dogs are charged at £30 each for the duration of the stay and our 'dog policy' must be adhered to.


Free Wifi.


Rangemaster double oven with grill + six ring gas hob, smaller oven, microwave, large fridge, separate freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, dryer.

Dining Room

2 long refectory tables with benches plus 4 chairs, can seat up to 20 for dining. Also kitchen/diner seating for 5/6 guests.

Sitting Room

A beautifully decorated lounge area, perfect to relax after exploring the peaks. Enjoy the smart TV with freeview or admire the impressive garden.

TV and Music Facilities

There are 6 TVs throughout the property all with freeview. There are 2 iPod docking stations located in the dining room and the kitchen.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout and electric log burner in lounge area.


8 bedrooms (including one bunk bed room). Sleeps 14-20 guests with choice of twin/double beds, bunk beds and some family rooms with bunk beds.


Linen and towels included.


6 en suite shower rooms and 1 shared family bathroom. Also an additional downstairs WC.

Children's Facilities

Child friendly accommodation. Travel cots and high chairs available on request. Flexible family bedrooms. Fantastic outdoor area with fish and ducks!


The splendid garden has outdoor seating for up to 20 guests with BBQ facilites. Relax next to the River Wye whilst admiring the much loved plants.

Swimming Pool

This property does not have a swimming pool, the nearest one is located in Bakewell.


Parking for 4 cars on the drive plus 3/4 cars either side of the drive - at least 10 spaces.


Please no smoking inside the property.

Booking Information

We operate a live booking system and prices change periodically with demand, you may see prices increase or decrease depending on your chosen dates, length of stay and seasonal changes. Please contact us directly for up to date prices.

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River Cottage

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £4034
2 Night Weekend
From £2420
3 Night Weekend
From £2420

Late Deals

Christmas 2024 Late Deals

10% off a Christmas stay if you book before the 31st July 2024, minimum 3 night stay.

New Year 2024/25 Late Deals

10% off a New Year stay if you book before the 31st July 2024, minimum 3 night stay.


Situated in a tranquil garden setting on the River Wye, River Cottage is just off the main A6 road running from Bakewell to Buxton. Ideally located with plenty of activities right on the doorstep.

  • The historic market town of Bakewell is 2 miles away with an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants and a fantastic park for children to enjoy!
  • A convenient village shop selling local and fresh produce with deli counter is a 10 minute stroll away in the centre of the village.
  • There are two popular pubs nearby - The Bull's Head and Aisseford Tearoom. Also a couple of great country pubs in the nearby village of Great Longstone or town of Bakewell.
  • Manchester Airport or East Midlands Airport.
  • Matlock, Buxton, Chesterfield and Sheffield.
  • There is a bus stop right outside the property which the Transpeak buses run from hourly. (This is a flag-down bus stop).

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