visit_4_star.jpg Rookery Cottage is an attractive period cottage, located in the charming village of Ashford in the Water, 5 minutes from Bakewell and 10 minutes from Chatsworth. The cottage is situated in the grounds of The Rookery, with 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 for children to play in.  

The cottage is peaceful and secluded, offering every opportunity to relax in the grounds, or providing an excellent base from which to go out and explore the Peak District. Fishing is available in season on request.

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Originally built as the livery accommodation for the stables at The Rookery, the cottage comfortably sleeps 6 adults, or 6 adults and an additional child in a cot or put- up bed. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a bay window offers a peaceful view out over the garden and the river. The bedrooms have all 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!


The cottage has a large sitting room, with plenty of space to relax in front of the log fire. There is a separate dining room which comfortably seats 8 people, as well as an outside eating area. The kitchen is fitted with an electric oven and microwave, an electric hob, and a dishwasher.
Basic food items and household essentials are included, as well as some logs for the fire. We can provide food hampers on request. At the back of the cottage there is a small conservatory, a cosy place to sit and enjoy the light in the darker winter months.

On arrival we provide you with a cake and a bottle of wine. We hope that these little extras will help you relax straight into your holiday!  Please note that in the interest of all our guests, pets are not allowed.