South View

Sleeps 4

Picturesque Cottage in the heart of Ashford in the Water


  • ​Two individually styled double bedrooms with a large shared bathroom.
  • Sleeps up to 4 guests. It is perfect for 2 and cosy for 4, making it ideal for couples or a family of 4 including children. 
  • Dog friendly.
  • Perfectly positioned in the heart of the pretty village of Ashford in the Water with a popular village pub, village shop and an excellent tea room being on your doorstep.
  • With an abundance of local walks on the doorstep you are minutes away from The Monsal Trail and Chatsworth, so bring your walking boots!
  • From the village there is a scenic field walk to the popular market town of Bakewell, where there are plenty of local shops, pubs and cafes to enjoy, you are able to walk via the main road too.


South View is a pretty cottage and has lots of individual charm, offering 2 double bedrooms that can sleep up to 4 guests.

The layout is as follows:

Bedroom 1 - Fixed Double, decorated with neutral colours and finishing touches with a countryside feel. You will find a flat screen TV and large wardrobe. There is also space for a travel cot.

Bedroom 2 - Compact Fixed Double, whilst this room is smaller, it still provides a lovely restful space with a fixed double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space.


South View has a dreamy bathroom, refurbed with a luxury feel and tranquil colours to provide a relaxing space to unwind.

Featuring a luxurious deep roll top bath with shower attachment, perfect for a post-adventure soak in the tub. 

There is also a walk-in shower, towel rail, wash basin and WC; each guest will be supplied with a bath and hand towel. 

Cooking and Dining

South View has a brand new, modern, kitchen with ample storage space. Equipped with an electric hob and oven, under counter fridge, washing machine and dishwasher it should have everything you would need for your stay. A tumble dryer and freezer are available in the outbuilding.

There is a small pantry area leading from the kitchen which offers further storage.

There is an abundance of cutlery, glassware, crockery and cooking utensils so you shouldn't need to bring anything with you!

In the corner of the kitchen is a small dining table.

Access to the rear courtyard. 

Cosy Lounge

You are welcomed by a warm and inviting cosy lounge, with an impressive decorative fireplace. Once again this room is styled with a countryside theme and neutral tones to offer a relaxing and tranquil space. Furnished with a plush 2-seater sofa, 2 easy chairs and comfy cushions and throws to make your evenings cosy after a day of exploring the Peak District. 

Views from the window looking out to the country cottage garden with pretty rose borders and views out to the quiet village. 

Outdoor Space

There is a small front garden which is laid to lawn to the side and a small paved area with outdoor table and chairs. Well maintained with rose bushes and shrubbery. The small front gate leading to the garden is also shared with your neighbour.

Driving through the large archway to the side of the property,  there is a small courtyard which is shared with your neighbours so please park considerately.  There is a designated parking space for one car which is adjacent to the cottage in front of the outbuildings. There is further parking in front of the property on the street should this be needed.

In one of the outbuildings there is the freezer and tumble dryer which you do have access too.

The cottage is located in a beautiful and popular village with a  great pub, cafe, restaurant and small village shop. You are on the doorstep to many local and scenic walks so lends itself to be a great base for exploring the amazing Peak District.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

House Rules

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • Please no fireworks or Chinese lanterns 
  • Please no smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping will trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that all outside socialising be brought inside by 10pm. We kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy 
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • ​Ground floor accommodation is on level access throughout
  • Parking is close to the cottage rear entrance
  • Security lighting
  • The stairs are quite steep
  • The garden has seasonal planting offering different colours and scents throughout the year
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

​​​​Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

Ashford in the Water and the Peak District

Ashford in the Water is one of the most prettiest villages in the Peak District with the river Wye running through. Hosting charming cottages and a picturesque grade 1 listed bridge and scheduled monument called Sheepwash Bridge which is an ideal spot for a picnic or paddle.

​You can walk mere footsteps to the local pub, The Bulls Head, a favourite with locals and visitors offering great food, local ales and a rear beer garden, ideal for those warm and sunny evenings. There is also a village shop and delightful tea room and a fantastic AA rated restaurant Rafters at Riverside, all are literally a few moment's walk from the property.

The popular market town of Bakewell is a 2-minute drive, or there is a scenic field walk from the village walking alongside the river Wye. Bakewell offers an array of cafes, independent gift shops, pubs, a few restaurants and a large park with a children's play area. Chatsworth House (5 minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), and the historic spa town of Buxton (12 minutes) are all close by and are ideal for a family day out.

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How To Find South View


The Address of South View is:

Church Street, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell. Derbyshire. DE45 1QB

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.22434831673364  - 1.7073694813321416

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Directions from Bakewell

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 1.8 miles.
  • There will be signpost for Chesterfield, Sheffield and Ashford in the Water turn right here onto the (A6020).
  • Take the next left which is signposted Monsal Head and Wardlow.
  • Follow the road round passing the Village Hall and the corner shop on your right.
  • Immediately passed the shop you will see a row of cottages and South View is the 4th cottage along (or 2nd cottage after the archway)
  • You need to drive through the large stone archway as this is the entrance to the cottage parking area
  • The parking is on your left in front of the outbuildings with the black doors
  • You have arrived at your booked cottage - South View!

There is also parking in front of the cottage on the street should you prefer

Directions from Buxton

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for approximately 9 miles.
  • There will be a signpost for Chesterfield, Sheffield, Ashford in the  Water and Monsal Head, turn left here (A6020).
  • Take the next left slip road which is signposted Monsal Head and Wardlow.
  • Follow the road passing the Village Hall and the corner shop on your right.
  • Immediately passed the shop you will see a row of cottages and South View is the 4th cottage along (or 2nd cottage after the archway)
  • You need to drive through the large stone archway as this is the entrance to the cottage parking area
  • The parking is on your left in front of the outbuildings with the black doors
  • You have arrived at your booked cottage - South View!

There is also parking in front of the cottage on the street should you prefer


The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for South View. Verbatim.

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Ellie Jenkins stayed in January '23

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Your Stay At South View

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The Bulls Head, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson small character pub serving great food, just a minute from the cottage. Lovely cosy fire in the winter and beer garden for the warmer months.
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday roasts, homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines all situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red LionLitton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire Arms, Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • Thornbridge Tap Room - located between Ashford in the Water and Bakewell, a firm favourite with visitors and guests. Offering local ales and freshly made pizzas. Open daily with occasional quizzes, open mic nights, tribute bands so always best to check what could be going on.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.


  • Rafters at the Riverside Hotel - Ashford in the Water - A luxury Hotel with a fine dining restaurant, they also offer afternoon tea.
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Lovage - modern British food, with a relaxed atmosphere. Owned and run by former Great British Menu finalist Lee Smith, who has come back to his home roots. Open for lunch Thursday to Saturday and evening meals Wed to Saturday.


  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of seating. A short stroll from the property.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the old station building. Through the Summer months it is open until 9pm.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District.
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages. Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it's also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3. Enjoy the Thornbridge Experience and Tap Room

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and ideal for the  real ale lover . They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers.  Contact them to enjoy the history of the company and tutored tasting. Next door there is a great Tap Room, with comfy seating, serving pizzas daily and on various dates there are open mic gigs and live entertainment.

Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery

4. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

5. Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows. There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.

Key Facts

What to Expect at South View

​A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand Soap​
  • Toilet Rolls (1 on the holder and 2 spare)
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Basic Cleaning Products
  • 2 x Tea Towels
  • 1 x Dish Cloth
  • Dustpan & Brush
  • Utilities (Electric, Gas, Heating, Hot Water)
  • Hand held hoover

Useful Information

  • 1 x High Chair
  • 1 x Travel Cot- We provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Fresh Linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh Towels - Bath and Hand Towel per guest
  • 1 x SMART TV in the lounge
  • Small TV in Bedroom 1
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washing Machine under the sink 
  • Tumble Dryer (located in the outhouse)
  • Christmas - throughout December the cottage will have  a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of  lights

Cooking & Dining

  • ​Microwave 
  • Nespresso Coffee machine with a few pods for your arrival (Vertuo Pods)
  • 4 slice Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Under Counter Fridge
  • Freezer in the outhouse
  • Electric Hob and Electric Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Roasting Tins 4 large and a Yorkshire pudding tray 
  • Casserole dish, various sized pans
  • Cafetiere
  • Espresso Mugs
  • Wine glasses / tumblers and Champagne flutes
  • Plates / bowls / mugs
  • Plenty of cutlery and kitchen utensils
  • Chopping Boards
  • Measuring Jugs
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Wooden Trays
  • Teapot
  • Should there be a particular cooking item that you need for your stay we do suggest to bring it along with you, for peace of mind.


  • There is only parking for one car behind the property if you go through the archway the parking is on the left in front of the outbuildings
  • There is ample on street parking if needed
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle.  Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging.  Please take a look at this useful link for nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • Shared front access via the garden gate
  • Front garden partially laid to lawn with rose bushes and shrubs 
  • Small paved area featuring outside table and couple of chairs near to the front door
  • Outhouses behind the cottages
  • Outside tap to the rear of the property
  • Communal covered area for storing general waste and recycling - the bins will be clearly marked for the property
  • Secure bike storage in one of the outhouses - large enough for 5-6 bikes. We do advise to make sure your bikes are covered under your house insurance for personal belongings, personal effects and household contents

Property Quirks

  • Due to the character and age of the cottage the stairs are quite steep so may not be ideal for the less agile of us
  • The ceiling towards the bottom of the stairs could be low for some guests so please mind your head 
  • The property is located near to the road so we do ask for any dogs to be kept on leads as soon as you are outdoors in case the gate is left open
  • The fire in the property is decoration only and not in use
  • The tumble dryer is located in the outhouse to the rear opposite the cottage 


  • We allow 1 dog at the property and charge £30 for the duration of the stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please do clear any dog litter from outside
  • Do not leave dogs unattended in the property at any time


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area


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