Local Attractions

The centre of Ashford in the Water is a five minute walk from the cottage. Here there are two pubs, both serving good food, although different in style; The Bull's Head offers a gastro pub experience and The Ashford Arms is more traditional. There is also a tea room and post office in the village, and an excellent village shop, Roberts, which stocks a wide variety of food, from delicatessen items to household essentials.

Our nearest shopping area is Bakewell, where you find the Co-op supermarket, a variety of butcher’s and delicatessen, a small Boots and plenty of tea and coffee shops! Bakewell Farmers Market runs once a month on a Saturday, a source of excellent fresh produce from the area. There is also a general market in Bakewell every Monday with a wide variety of stalls. The Chatsworth Farm Shop is 10 minutes away in Pilsey. There is also a small public swimming pool in Bakewell, although in the summer months you may prefer to try the Hathersage swimming pool.

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There are wide variety of pubs and restaurants offering good food in the surrounding area. We have provided information on the ones we enjoy in our information pack in the cottage.

Ashford in the Water is ideally suited for walkers and cyclists, with a large selection of trails and walks nearby.Local attractions include Chatsworth , Haddon Hall , Eyam Hall . The newly opened Monsal Trail cycle route takes you all the way from Bakewell to Blackwell Mill near Buxton, an excellent day out for all the family.

Also in the surrounding area are Poole's Cavern , Crich Tramway village and Go Ape , for the more adventurous.We are only a 20 minute drive from Hathersage, the villages of the Dark Peak, and the Pennine Way.

Slightly further affield is Sheffield, with its host of attractions, and approximately one hour north of us is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth Museum near Wakefield. Both make for an excellent day out in their own right.