River Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire for Business Groups

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Peaceful Peak District business retreat sleeping up to 16 for informal meetings and team rewards, near Bakewell

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
River Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire , sleeps 8-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water in the heart of the Peak District, River Cottage offers business groups a unique and different approach for their corporate meetings and provides organisations the ability to gather key teams together in a less formal environment.

The light and spacious dining room can provide a meeting space for up to 20 guests to gather together in a board room style on a mixture of chairs and benches. The lounge and ‘booth style seating area’ in the kitchen provide charming break out spaces. Alternatively if the weather is kind, make use of the pristine manicured riverside garden with its pretty views over the surrounding countryside to inspire your team.

Optional team building activities can be arrange on and off site; we have excellent contacts with local reputable companies who can provide bespoke social development programmes, corporate team building days or simply enjoy some leisure time with an activity day in the Peak District.

The cottage has 8 charming bedrooms (6 bedrooms can be made up as double or twin, 1 fixed raised platform double bed and 1 bunk bed room) accommodating 8 guests in single rooms or 16 guests in shared rooms. You can enjoy the freedom of the self-catering option or use one of our recommended caterers. Or after your meeting why not treat your team and walk to one of the village pubs, both are only a 5-10 minute stroll from the property and sample a local ale.

The location of River cottage is fabulous for teams looking for outdoor pursuits; there are fabulous walking and cycling trails nearby including the Monsal Trail, and opportunities for orienteering, mountain biking, abseiling close by.


Rangemaster double oven with grill + six ring gas hob, smaller oven, microwave, large fridge, separate freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, dryer.
2 long refectory tables with benches plus 4 chairs, can seat up to 20 for dining. Also kitchen/diner seating for 5/6 guests.
A beautifully decorated lounge area, perfect to relax after exploring the peaks. Enjoy the smart TV with freeview or admire the impressive garden.
There are 6 TVs throughout the property all with freeview. There are 2 iPod docking stations located in the dining room and the kitchen.
Free WiFi.
Trampoline in back courtyard (use at own risk) and plenty of books and board games.
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.
1 'Jack & Jill' en suite, 4 en suite shower rooms and 1 shared family bathroom. Also an additional downstairs WC.
This property is not suitable for disabled guests. Also please note due to the access this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility.
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.
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.
Max of 2 dogs welcome by prior arrangement. Dogs are charged at £20 each for the duration of the stay and our 'dog policy' must be adhered to.


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 The Ashford Arms, and Aisseford Tearoom. Also a couple of great country pubs in the nearby village of Great Longstone or town of Bakewell.

Booking 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.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Breakout Areas
IT Facilities
Outdoor Areas
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Buxton Road
DE45 1QP
United Kingdom
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).
Manchester Airport or East Midlands Airport.

Late Deals

August 2018 Late Deals

The beautiful River Cottage is available the weekend of 31st August - reduced from £2600 to £2000. Please quote Group Accommodation.

Rental Rates

Please do get in touch to discuss your business requirements.

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River Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire

Paul White

+44 (0)1629 888 666
Buxton Road
DE45 1QP
United Kingdom