Rookery Cottage is a beautiful cottage in the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-Water. Its location simply couldn’t be better; nestling on the banks of the River Wye, in the heart of this very pretty Peak District village.

Rookery Cottage

Rookery Cottage Accommodation

Rookery Cottage was originally built as the livery accommodation for the stables at The Rookery, and is situated within the grounds of this beautiful Grade II listed 18th Century country house.

Rookery Cottage has its own private garden on the banks of the River Wye (the river has been fenced for the security of younger visitors), providing ample space to relax in, or for children to play in. Fishing is available on request.

Rookery Cottage

Rookery Cottage has a large, comfortable sitting room with a log fire – perfect for relaxing around after a long day exploring in the countryside. There’s a DVD player and an ipod / iphone dock as well as a radio CD player, and wireless broadband is available. We have also provided a selection of books about the area, which are there for our guests to browse.

There is a separate dining room which comfortably seats 8 people, as well as an outside eating area with a barbecue available for guests’ use.

The newly refurbished kitchen is ideal for cooking up a feast. It’s equipped with an electric oven and microwave, an electric hob, a fridge freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine. Basic food items and household essentials are included, and we can provide food hampers on request.

Rookery Cottage comfortably sleeps 6, with space for an additional child in a cot or put-up bed. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a bay window that offers a peaceful view out over the garden and the river.

All the bedrooms have been furnished to the highest quality; we believe that a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed is essential to ensuring the success of a holiday! 100% cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels and additional blankets for cold nights are standard; anti-allergy pillows and duvets are available on request.

Please note that dogs are not permitted in Rookery Cottage.


Rookery Cottage Location

Rookery Cottage is set in a peaceful and secluded location, offering every opportunity to relax in the grounds, or providing an excellent base from which to go out and explore the Peak District.

Rookery Cottage is situated in the heart of the chocolate-box village of Ashford-in-the-Water, arguably one of the prettiest villages in the Peak District. The cottage is an easy walk into the centre of the village, where you’ll find two great pubs for food and real ales, as well as a cafe/tea room, a Post Office and an excellent village shop, Roberts, which stocks a wide variety of food, from delicatessen items to household essentials.

Ashford-in-the-Water is ideally suited for walkers and cyclists, with a large selection of trails and walks nearby, including the lovely Monsal Trail, a traffic-free path that runs for 8.5 miles between Chee Dale and Bakewell.

Only a few miles away, 5 minutes in a car, you’ll find the ancient market town of Bakewell, renowned for its pudding! You’re also within easy driving distance of the country estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.


Contact Rookery Cottage

For more information, to check availability or to make a booking, please get in touch with the friendly team at Rookery Cottage. They’ll be delighted to help you!


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Why not have a Spring mid-week break in the beautiful Peak District - We have just 4 nights left in May. Arrive Mon 6th May depart Fri 10 May. Sleeps 6 at £779. ... See MoreSee Less

Its extremely cold in the cottage garden, but the aconites and snowdrops are still enthusiastic! We start work making some improvements to the garden next week - and will keep you up to date with photographs.

Its extremely cold in the cottage garden, but the aconites and snowdrops are still enthusiastic! We start work making some improvements to the garden next week - and will keep you up to date with photographs. ... See MoreSee Less

Mick taking advantage of the sunshine to tidy up some external paint work at the cottage. Hes enjoying working under the stunning blue sky.

Mick taking advantage of the sunshine to tidy up some external paint work at the cottage. He's enjoying working under the stunning blue sky. ... See MoreSee Less

Steve, our gardener, took this photo of the Autumn beginning to show her colours.

Steve, our gardener, took this photo of the Autumn beginning to show her colours. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful swans showing off on the river at the bottom of the Cottage garden this morning.

Beautiful swans showing off on the river at the bottom of the Cottage garden this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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