Whibberley Cottage ref: UK4063

Ashford-in-the-Water, near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Whibberley Cottage is a fabulous picturesque terraced cottage, full of character with exposed beams and a large Derbyshire gritstone fireplace complete with wood burner. The bedrooms are made up on arrival with crisp hotel quality bed linen, Egyptian cotton bedding and a choice of plump pillows. The shower room is equipped with a shaver point and there is an ample supply of fluffy towels for all the guests.
Believed to be a former barn conversion dating back to the 1700s, the property is named after the Whibberley family who lived here for the last 200 years. Located in the picture postcard village of Ashford-in-the-Water, which stands on the banks of the beautiful River Wye in the heart of the Peak District National Park, you are surrounded by spectacular countryside. Ashford’s bridge is one of the most photographed in Britain and the village houses a beautiful church which holds relics dating back to 1200s. There are two local pubs serving food, plus a restaurant, tea room and well stocked village shop, boasting the best home-made pickles in Derbyshire. Alternatively you could take advantage of the picnic set available in Whibberly Cottage, and head for the hills for a day with nature.
The popular towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock are all easily accessible and have an abundance of amenities and tourist attractions. Bakewell is home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, and Buxton has the superb opera house and diverse architecture. Chesterfield, with its world famous crooked spire is within easy reach, as are Sheffield and Manchester. Matlock, with neighbouring Matlock Bath, has the unique cable car to the Heights of Abraham and for outdoor enthusiasts, there is ample walking and cycling available including the traffic free route of the Monsal Trail, which takes you all the way from Bakewell to Buxton. Nearby Baslow offers renowned places to eat and drink and finally, for those thrill seekers, Britain’s premier theme park, Alton Towers is only approximately 45 minutes away.
Upon booking, the thoughtful owner will send you an email advising you of what is included in your booking, as there will be so many things you need not bring such as an umbrella, an alarm clock, hairdryers and straighteners, toiletries, tissues and coat hangers. Local shop and pub 150 yards, restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player with a selection of DVDs and CDs, Bluetooth speakers, Wii with a selection of games, beams and stone floor.
Kitchen: With electric/gas range, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, washing machine, beams and stone floor.
Boot room.
Shower room:
With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Narrow and steep stairs to…

First floor

Reading area.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Selection of games and books.


Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking; public car park nearby. No smoking. Please note: This property is only suitable for 4 guests. No children under 4 years old.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    17½ miles

About the local area

The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Glossop Sailing Club

Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.

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