Sympathetically restored to provide unique self catering holiday accommodation, Ashford Mill is a truly splendid example of a former working corn mill. Totally refurbished yet retaining many historic and machinery features, this remarkable dwelling provides you with the utmost modern comforts. Sleeps 8.
Luxury Self Catering Restored Mill In A Stunning Riverside Position in the Picturesque Village of Ashford in the Water
- A Grade 2 listed conversion, Ashford Mill has been transformed to provide the most unique and beautiful self catering dwelling
- Incredibly spacious with exposed original features throughout, a mixture of industrial heritage with a contemporary feel
- Two large double bedrooms both with stunning en suites
- One cosy bunk bed room sleeping up to three guests and a luxury private bathroom.
- Set in a stunning garden setting, right on the banks of the River Wye, enjoy watching the wildlife while sitting in the gorgeous maintained
- Take an easy 5 minute stroll down the country lane, to arguably the most beautiful village in the Peak District National Park, Ashford in the Water.
- You can enjoy walking to two traditional country pubs, a tea room and a village shop selling lovely local produce.
- Conveniently located one and a half miles from Bakewell, as well as being near to the stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Ashford Mill is ideal for family groups or a retreat for couples alike wanting a totally unique experience in beautiful surroundings. With two stylish double bedrooms with rustic charm sleeping up to 4 guests and a further cosy bedroom with one single bed and a set of full size bunk beds. The layout is as follows:
- Bedroom 1 - a good size double room furnished with a 6ft superking sleigh bed and an en suite with large glass fronted shower enclosure. As you enter the room you are struck by the partial glass feature floor lit for ambience from below.
- Bedroom 2 – a huge room with an impressive quirky centrepiece of two exposed mill stones and original machinery. There is a 5ft King size sleigh bed, dressing room which leads to a stunning en suite in stone finish with double shower enclosure.
- Bedroom 3 - A cosy room which is one of the original grain bins of the mill. It has been cleverly designed to accommodate three adult guests/children in full size built in bunk beds and an additional single bed.
- Family bathroom with modern design and free standing double ended bath.
- Additional double sofa bed tucked into the corner of the lounge (please arrange in advance at the time of booking)
Cooking and Dining
As you enter into the hall through the main arched glass doors you are immediately meet by the vast natural wood and stone walls, warm lighting and striking original machinery all preserved to their former glory.
The contemporary polished concrete floors lead through to the open plan dining area and meets the original flagstones in the enormous kitchen beyond. The focal point is the 4m x 2m island, with plenty of cooking and storage space. The kitchen is well stocked with equipments and all the mod cons you would expect in a high standard property including a dishwasher, American fridge freezer, microwave and four oven Aga.
To the far end of the kitchen is a comfortable seating area with plush Duresta sofa with deep cushions, easy chairs and wall mounted 50in smart TV.
In the remainder of the ground floor there is a boot room/utility room and downstairs wc.
The first floor is equally as impressive, with high apex ceilings, traditional beams and an abundance of interesting features. The 40ft lounge stretches the whole length of the property and is furnished with sumptuous Duresta leather sofas to sink into, a 49in smart TV, oriental Persian rugs and a Sonos sound system.
There is a computerised controlled lighting system throughout the property which is changeable and variable in colour and brightness creating different ambience as you wish.
Garden and Outside
Established as a working mill on the River Wye since before 1043 AD and active producing corn as recent as 30 years ago, Ashford Mill estate is steeped in history. Situated in a beautiful lush setting with two mill races and a 400yard long mill leat it provides a welcome riverside refuge.
You can enjoy plenty of garden space with outdoor furniture and gas BBQ in the summer months.
There are a maximum of three car parking spaces directly outside, with additional parking in the private car park opposite or on the country lane.
Ashford in the Water and The Peak District
Ashford Mill is situated on the edge of Ashford-in-the-Water, one of the most scenic and popular villages in the Peak District National Park. A gentle level five minute stroll over the river and past the cricket pitch will take you into the village which is well served with amenities such as country pubs and a village store.
Just 1.5 miles to the north west of Bakewell and conveniently located just off the main A6, Ashford Mill makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell (2 minutes dive), Chatsworth House (10 mins drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (12 minutes) to name just a few.
Alternatively, head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy with access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer
right from your door step. You can follow the meandering river and walk off road all the way to Bakewell or the famous Monsal Head and trail is one of our recommended circular walks from Ashford or you can drive there to enjoy the view in only 3 minutes.