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Beautiful Groom's Cottage, Ashford-in-the Water

Entire cottage hosted by Caroline
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
A beautiful, recently converted barn which was originally the Groom's Cottage. Newly renovated in 2018 this one bed, one bath cottage is set in an idyllic rural location with breath-taking views and direct access across the owners' fields to a footpath which leads either down to the famously picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water or uphill to the drama of Monsal Head. Separately available is The Coach House, next door, also new and sleeping 4 people in equal style.

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A beautiful, recently converted, barn which was originally the Groom’s Cottage. Set in an idyllic rural location with breath-taking views and direct access across the owners' fields to a footpath which leads either down to the famously picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water or uphill to the drama of Monsal Head, home of the Monsal Trail, and the villages of Little and Great Longstone.

To make the most of the far-reaching countryside views the Groom’s Cottage is in an upside-down configuration. The open plan kitchen/dining and sitting room take over the entire top floor with three large south-facing roof windows opening fully and flooding the room with light. There is a modern, newly fitted kitchen, a dining table, comfortable seating, exposed ceiling beams and a log burner for the cooler evenings. The barn is stocked with many lovely books about the various attractions in the immediate area.

Downstairs, you enter from your own private garden to the hallway which has coat hanging and boot storage. On this floor is the cosy bedrooms with a sash window opening onto the garden (the bed is zip-lock and therefore adaptable as either two large single beds or a huge super-king bed). The bed is modern, pocket sprung and comfortable and the linen is all white Egyptian cotton.

The bathroom is newly fitted, with gorgeous glazed ceramic tiles, there is a bath and shower over it.

Groom’s Cottage has its own gravelled parking area at the bottom of the garden. The garden is laid to grass with a gravel path to the front door and a planting bed along one wall which is home to mature shrubs. The small south-facing lawn enjoys the dappled shade of a huge Horse Chestnut tree in the afternoons. There is a lovely painted garden bench with views over the fields for sundowners.Wood Burning Stove.

TV with Freeview and Netflix.
Wifi and there is 4G in the area.
Books and Board Games.
A stash of current local tourist information leaflets.
Fluffy cotton Bath and Hand Towel for each guest.
Hair dryer
100% Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen in white
Beds with pocket sprung mattresses.
Down Duvets and Pillows
Wooden coat hangers
Kitchen: Washing up liquid, Dishcloth, Pan scrubber, Washing up brush, Tea Towels (between 1 & 2 depending on length of stay).
Fridge
Microwave
An iron and ironing board.
No pets.
Private off-street parking for two cars.
Access to a secure area for bike storage (please let us know at the time of booking)
Direct access to footpath network.

Other things to note
Access

Groom’s Cottage is at the end of a private gravel driveway and has its own gravelled parking area for two cars. Your cottage has it's own front door. There is a key safe for late arrivals. There are motion-sensor lanterns to light the step and gravel path at night.

Unfortunately, because of our large windows on the first floor, children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated for Health and Safety reasons and all our guests are requested to take care at all times.

There is a beautiful antique cast iron spiral staircase in the house which may be challenging to those with limited mobility.
A beautiful, recently converted barn which was originally the Groom's Cottage. Newly renovated in 2018 this one bed, one bath cottage is set in an idyllic rural location with breath-taking views and direct access across the owners' fields to a footpath which leads either down to the famously picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water or uphill to the drama of Monsal Head. Separately available is The Coach House, nex… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
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Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Although guests may need to arrive by car, you can leave it at home for the rest of the stay. By crossing our private fields and slipping through one of two gates our guests at Groom’s Cottage can join a pretty footpath which connects them to the huge Peak District network of trails.

Groom’s Cottage is ideally located to make the very most of the area. It is a ten minute walk (2 minute drive) down to the picture postcard village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Ashford is one of a handful of the truly lovely villages in the Peak. There is a small but excellent village shop, several good pubs, a pretty church and the idyllic, much photographed bridge over the River Wye which is home to many hungry ducks! Buses leave the village regularly for the spatown of Buxton in one direction and Bakewell, Rowsley, Matlock and Derby in the other.

If you head up the hill on the footpath from Groom’s Cottage you get to the dramatic views of Monsal Head where you can join the Monsal Trail, if you wish. Otherwise there are the sleepy villages of Great and Little Longstone to explore (home to some very good pubs too!).

Groom’s Cottage is only minutes from many of the major local attractions. The market town of Bakewell (market day is Monday) is 5 minutes away by car. Chatsworth House and all it has to offer is only a ten minute drive away. The Tudor splendour of Haddon Hall is also ten minutes away. Hassop Station (for bike hire and the Monsal Trail), Eyam, Hathersage, Kinder Scout, Stanage Edge, the NT Longshore Estate, Tideswell, Buxton and many other excellent places are all within half an hour of the front door. There really is something for everybody.

If you are looking for recommendations of things to do and places to eat during your stay then please do have a look at our own little website parkfieldcottages.com There are links to many of our favourite walks and we always try to keep it up-to-date with reviews of our very favourite restaurants, pubs, cafes and delis in and around the local area.
Although guests may need to arrive by car, you can leave it at home for the rest of the stay. By crossing our private fields and slipping through one of two gates our guests at Groom’s Cottage can join a pretty…

Hosted by Caroline

Joined in April 2015
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Hello, I'm Caroline and I have lived in the Peak District for most of my life. In 2016, I moved to Parkfield along with my husband, James, and two children. Parkfield is just up the road from Ashford in the Water, a village we have always loved. James and I have spent the last two years completely renovating our house and converting the old stables and coach house into modern and comfortable holiday homes. We hope that both Groom's Cottage and the Coach House feel like proper homes from home. We live on site in the main house and, whilst hoping to give you great privacy, we are available should you have any questions during your stay. James and I look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Peak District.
Hello, I'm Caroline and I have lived in the Peak District for most of my life. In 2016, I moved to Parkfield along with my husband, James, and two children. Parkfield is just up th…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy