|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Bridge End will be closing for business from the end of Easter 2017.
Special offer 10% off stays in January and February (except school holidays) 2017. Contact owner directly.
Bridge End is luxury self-catering designed for urbane sensibilities in rural surroundings. Situated at the heart of the beautiful Peak District village of Ashford-in-the-Water, Bridge End sleeps 8 in 4 comfortable double bedrooms. It is stylish & comfortable, has large & luxurious communal space & is perfect for gatherings of family & friends. The River Wye runs along the bottom of the large garden, which offers a truly restful environment. It is a beautiful house where you will want to spend time. You can relax at Bridge End, making use of the Games Room, or playing croquet & barbecuing in the garden; or explore the spectacular Peak District with the amazing range of activities & interests on offer. We are sure you will have a truly relaxing and memorable time here. There are many spectacular walks from the doorstep, & Monsal Head, Dale & Trail are minutes away, as are Chatsworth House, Bakewell & Buxton. Ashford has excellent amenities including 2 pubs & an award-winning deli/shop.
Through my work I have travelled widely & stayed in some lovely hotels, villas and guest houses; I have also stayed in some that were not so lovely. The birth of my baby 2 years ago forced a work/lifestyle change. I returned to live in Ashford-in-the-Water. Bridge End came up for sale & presented an opportunity to own a house in a prime location in the middle of my beautiful village. Bridge End was built in 1962 & its design was influenced by the Mid-Century Modern movement. I extended & renovated it to create a light-filled, contemporary space offering stylish luxury in a rural idyll. Taking all my experience of rental & hotel hospitality, I wanted to create a place I would love to stay with friends or family.
Olivia Holdsworth purchased this bungalow in 2011
Bridge End is a stunning contemporary house in a rural idyll. It is perfectly located in a prime central spot in the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water - one of the most beautiful villages in the Peak District. Bridge End has a beautiful lawned garden & the river Wye runs along its edge, creating a lovely serene atmosphere in the garden & house. The village is a traditional Derbyshire village which has managed to retain its essential amenities - 2 great pubs serving great food & a well-stocked shop are minutes walk away. Some of the most spectacular Peak District walks from the door step - up to Monsal Head & Dale; Chatsworth House is 10 minutes drive away; the Monsal Trail is 5 minutes drive, as is the old market town of Bakewell.
Bridge End has a special atmosphere. Perhaps due to the river flowing at the bottom of the garden, singing into the garden & house, casting a special light. Perhaps it is Ashford, with its Medieval sheep wash bridge, visible from the river bank glade at Bridge End. The living areas at Bridge End are open-plan & flow into each other; all have floor to ceiling windows & doors, ensuring a lovely light-filled space. A lot of attention has been paid to detail; everything has been chosen because it combines style & comfort. I have sought to ensure that it is a place you will want to spend time when the weather is inclement, so there are two log burners to curl up in front of, a selection of board games & DVDs, a games room with pool & table football & a fabulous kitchen to create in.
'It blends the quality feel of a city
penthouse into the surroundings of a
charming Derbyshire village. The cottage
has been immaculately refurbished.
'It looks like one of those places you see
in the Sunday supplements' as my elderly
father put it. I'd call it 5 star. Get in quick,
'A wonderfully presented property.'
'Amazing house - we loved our stay here,
lovely 5 star experience.'
'We have spent a perfect week here in
this fantastic house. It has been most
'Despite the great local pubs, it's the sort
of kitchen that makes you want to live
out your Masterchef one-upmanship.
Spacious, beautifully appointed, and then
a delightful marble table indoor dining
area overlooking the garden.'
We chose this accommodation for 4 couples in order that we could walk in the marvellous area. To say we were impressed is an understatement! Every aspect of a self catering break had been thought of and more. The style and quality of the furnishings and facilities is second to none, and it was spotlessly clean throughout. You can clearly see that a lot of thought has gone into this project. Each of the 4 couples were blown away by this wonderful home and wished we could have stayed longer. Olivia was a pleasure to deal with and kept us updated throughout the booking process. Our deposit was quickly returned after the stay was over. We used this as a base for walking but Bakewell and Chatsworth House are also close by and easy to get to.
Thank you Olivia .
I can't recommend Bridge End highly enough. The house is absolutely amazing in the most perfect spot. It is beautifully decorated and impeccably clean with everything you could possibly need. If it wasn't for the beautiful walks on the doorstep I don't think we would have left the house! Treat yourself to a week at this fabulous place, I guarantee you will leave feeling ready to face anything. :-)
East Midlands airport, 75 minutes drive. Manchester airport 75 minutes drive.
Bridge End is located in the centre of Ashford village. It is 2 miles to Bakewell town. 8 miles to Buxton town. 4 miles to Chatsworth House. 10 miles to Castleton. 15 miles to Chesterfield.
Ashford has an award winning very well stocked grocery and newsagents shop; a post office; 2 pubs, both serving food; a hotel and restaurant; and a cafe. Bakewell is 5 minutes drive away and has delis, bakeries, butchers, a supermarket, an array of shops, newsagents, 2 pharmacies, a post office and chocolate factory and shop. There are several banks and building societies, restaurants and cafes. Ashford is at the heart of the Peak District. There are stunning walks from the doorstep. Chatsworth House is 10 minutes drive away, where the house, gardens, park, farm yard & adventure playground offer days of fun for all. Arbor Low stone henge is 15 minutes drive. The Blue John caves at Castleton are 30 minutes drive away. Carsington Water which offers a variety of activities from walking, to cycling to sailing, is 30 minutes drive away. Bike access to the Monsal Trail - a great cycling and walking trail for all levels is 5 minutes drive away where there is bike hire and a great cafe at Hassop Station Cafe. Great climbing can be found at Froggatt Edge 15 minutes away. David Mellor Design is located at Hathersage, 20 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay