The Carriage House 

Introducing you to The Carriage House, a beautifully and lovingly restored building of its namesake, nestled right in the heart of the enchanting Ashford Hall Estate. Tranquillity and romance unfold within the grounds of this truly English country hideaway, in the picturesque and historic village of Ashford in the Water. This luxury cottage has been furnished to an immaculate standard, full of original features and cosy charm, it is the ideal base to discover the finest The Peaks has to offer.

With 3 stunning ensuite bedrooms, a peaceful lounge with a log burner and private outdoor seating space, The Carriage House is perfect for trips all year round. 

The Local Area 

Just around the corner is stunning Chatsworth, the famous stately home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. There is so much to do at Chatsworth, explore its history in a tour of the grand house, and wander at leisure through its immaculate gardens and grounds. There’s also a farmyard and playground for children as well as many seasonal events, such as the Christmas Markets.

The Peak District National Park, known for its outstanding natural beauty, has so much to offer, from local market towns such as Bakewell and Buxton, its pretty limestone villages, and an abundance of cycling and walking routes and trails – the local edges and rockfaces are perfect for climbers of all levels.

The pretty village of Ashford in the Water is only a two-minute walk from the house, with its traditional and popular local pub, highly rated Rafters restaurant, and several charming tearooms. There is also a well-equipped village shop.

Ideally located within a two-mile drive or a short walk along the River Wye is the popular market town of Bakewell, famous for its Ye Olde Original Bakewell Puddings and boasting a collection of small independent shops, tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants.

You are only five miles from Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall and the historic spa town of Buxton is just a twelve-minute drive away.

Straight from your doorstep there is an abundant network of scenic walks and cycle routes, so bring your bike or walking boots for great access to the countryside and the dramatic landscapes beyond. Only a five-minute stroll away is the Monsal Trail, which will take you in either direction to Bakewell or Buxton through the famous tunnels and to the Monsal Head Viaduct and past inviting cafes on the way.

Top Tip

If you stay with us on a Monday, it is worth checking out Bakewell Livestock and Stall Market. This truly unique shopping experience has something to please everyone.
Supplying the finest and freshest foods, unique gifts, home furnishings, fashion or simply a refreshing snack there's no better place than Bakewell Market.

The Carriage House, with its country chic interiors, boasts a generous sized space that parcels both modern luxury and traditional quality.

The Kitchen

Enjoy cooking and socialising in the bespoke dining kitchen, with its unique butcher’s block island and branded appliances. Incredibly well equipped with an abundance of cookware, crockery, and glassware, it is set for any occasion. There is an oak dining table in the kitchen that amply seats 6 guests.

• Miele Appliances
• Oven and Hob
• Integrated Coffee Machine
• Fridge/freezer
• Microwave
• Dishwasher
• Dining table and chairs (to seat 6)
• Highchair available
• There is also a downstairs shower room, washing machine, and tumble dryer

The Living Room

The living room warmly greets you with the crackle and glow from a log-burning stove, set within a traditional stone fireplace and surrounded by soft and sumptuous sofa seating.

• Sofa seating for 6
• Armchair
• Log Burner
• TV
• Garden Access


Sleeping up to 6 guests in three generous sized double en-suite bedrooms, you will enjoy the best of a night’s sleep on V Spring mattresses and under the finest of linens. With luxurious fabrics and a palette of lavender minks and muted neutrals, they bring peace and calm after a day of discovery.

• Bedroom 1: Super king size double, with en-suite bathroom featuring a bath
• Bedroom 2: King size double, with en-suite shower room
• Bedroom 3: King size double, with en-suite shower room

Outdoor Space

The secluded Carriage House Garden offers a private patio area with a comfortable Teak table and chairs, and the use of the endless sea of green grass of the field beyond.

• Weber BBQ
• Patio Seating
• Lawn Area 



There is ample off-road parking for 4 cars in its own stone courtyard. There is also a small lockable shed which has space for bike storage.


  • 3 en-suite bedrooms

  •  4 bathrooms

  •  Washing Machine

  •  Tumble Dryer

  •  Hair Dryer

  •  WiFi

  •  Bath

  •  Bed Linen

  •  Clothes storage

  •  Clothes drying rack


  •  Travel cot

  •  Indoor fireplace

  •  Carbon monoxide alarms

  •  First aid kit

  •  Smoke alarm

  •  Coffee Maker 

  •  Highchair

  •  Extra pillows and blankets

  •  Iron


  •  BBQ Grill

  •  BBQ Utensils

  •  Long-term stays allowed

  •  Free parking 

  •  Dining table

  •  Dishwasher

  •  Freezer

  •  Garden

  •  Outdoor furniture

What to do:

The Carriage House is centrally located within the stunning Peak District National Park. This means there is a wealth of scenic walks and outdoor activities, country pubs and exquisite stately homes all right on your doorstep.

Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants:

    • • The Bull, Ashford in the Water, just a small stroll from the property this pub has lots of character and serves great food.

• The Peacock at Rowsley located in the mill yard at Caudwell’s Mill, this cafe is well known for its delicious homemade cakes! Also serves light lunches.

• Rafters at Riverside House, Ashford in the Water. This luxurious restaurant is a 7-minute walk from the property. They specialise in incredibly presented and beautifully tasting food. The 6-course tasting menu is a popular choice for fine dining lovers.


Things to Do:

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 is 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.

Monsal Trail 
With the Monsal Trial literally on your doorstep 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 also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.


Take-aways and Supermarkets:

Scoff, incredible home-made food can be delivered direct to you.

Rajas Indian Restaurant

Bakewell Fish and Chips

ALDI Supermarket

Ashford Village Shop


Directions by car from Bakewell:
– Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 1.8 miles.
– You will see a sign post for Ashford-in-the-Water, Chesterfield & Sheffield directing you to the right. Take this turning onto the A6020.
– Continue along the A6020, passing a cricket field on your right.
– Further on to the right is the entrance to The Carriage House, this is clearly signposted on the wall.

Directions by car from Buxton:
– Follow signs to the A6 Bakewell Road – continue along this for approximately 9 miles.
– You will come to a left turning for Ashford-in-the-Water, Chesterfield & Sheffield. Take this turning onto the A6020.
– Continue along the A6020, passing a cricket field on your right.
– Further on to the right is the entrance to The Carriage House, this is clearly signposted on the wall.

There is off-road parking for approximately 4 cars.

Book with us

Please book via the calendar below, or feel free to email if you have any questions prior to booking.

The Carriage House is available for minimum 3-night stays.

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Your deposit of 25% is due to secure your booking. Payment will be processed via Holiday Rent Payment/Super Control.

We request your card details to hold a damage deposit of £200, this will be released back into your bank account within 7-days of your stay providing we are happy with how you left the property.

You can find full details of this in our Terms and Conditions.

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