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16th Century Cottage In Heart Of Village.2 great pubs,Tearoom And Village Shop

Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Ashford in the Water, Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire, England - Perfect Location To Walk From In The Peak Park

Black Swan Cottage is a beautifully restored 16th century building full of beams, wattle and daub. It is Grade 2 listed and you will see why with it's special 'C shaped' Crook Beam and Oak Mullioned window. It has a small but charming terraced garden and you can pick roses from the stone mullioned bedroom window. Near the village park for entertaining the children you can also stroll down to our beautiful river, perfect for chilling that bottle of white wine. There are numerous walks straight from the back door and no need to use a car as we have 2 excellent pubs, a tearoom and village shop. An open fire can tempt you to stay in.

Dr Kim N Cooke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018

About Dr Kim N Cooke

I'm a local GP and have lived next door to my property Black Swan Cottage for 10 years. I was delighted to purchase and restore it in 2007. Close proximity means I can look after it. I'm also available for local info or if there's a problem. My four children are growing up in this lovely village and it's a privilege to share it with others.

Dr Kim N Cooke purchased this in 2007

Why Dr Kim N Cooke chose Ashford in the Water

We discovered Derbyshire for the first time when my husband got a job here 10 years ago. Since then I have begun to work as a rural GP and have never stopped thinking what a special place it is.Come and see the wild flowers in May and you'll understand why.

What makes this unique

This village lies in the middle of beautiful countryside. Having lived here for 10 years I am still finding new walks and runs from my back door. Now I cycle I am being punished by the hills but get to see even more villages tucked away.It is an endless playground.However nothing beats the ability to combine this with being able to stroll to our many pubs within walking distance, or get some delicious bacon from the village shop.There are more remote villages, but this has a wonderful community and accessibility.


Ashford in the Water Accommodation and Amenities

House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a super king- sized bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. Both can accommodate a cot.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We live next door if there are any problems, or information required. We accept well behaved pets downstairs. Outside: The terraced garden has a table and chairs. Perfect for that Gin and Tonic. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. These can be changed weekly.


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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

As keen cyclists we can help you with good routes locally. For those not wanting to brave the hills there are numerous flat cycle routes such as the Monsal Trail and the Tissington Trail nearby. These are old railway lines which are car free and cycle hire is available.

Fly fishing is available on the Wye.


We are about an hour from East Midlands and Manchester Airports. Local bus routes can be used if you want to avoid a car.


Bakewell and Chatsworth House are about 2 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
I ask for a deposit of £100 on making a booking. This is non refundable. The remainder is paid one month before arrival. Bookings are usually for 3 or 7 nights from a Friday. I can be flexible however.

Changeover Day:
I would prefer to take a booking from Friday- Friday but can be flexible. 3 nights are also possible for 75% of the weekly cost. Guests can arrive after 4pm and I ask them to leave by 10 am on their last day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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