Situated at Churchdale Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, Derwent Cottage stands as a testament to refined elegance. This former cart shed of the esteemed Chatsworth estate now offers a tranquil retreat in the Peak District.
Positioned in Derbyshire, Derwent Cottage is conveniently close to iconic landmarks. The historic Chatsworth, housing one of England’s premier art collections, is within easy reach. Similarly, the medieval Haddon Hall is a brief drive away. Adventure seekers will appreciate the proximity to the Monsal Trail, a former railway route ideal for walking and cycling.
Designed as an upside-down holiday cottage, Derwent Cottage places its living areas on the top floor, granting guests panoramic views of the landscape. The upper sitting room combines rustic charm with modern amenities, featuring exposed beams, a stone wall, and a log-burning stove. For leisure, a Sony Bravia 49-inch Smart TV, DVD and CD player, and a curated collection of books and games are available.
The contemporary kitchen, with its neutral tones, boasts high-end appliances like a Neff electric cooker and Bosch dishwasher. An oak dining table sets the stage for memorable meals. The cottage comfortably accommodates two couples. The master suite includes a 5-foot double bed and an ensuite bathroom with both a bath and walk-in shower. A secondary twin bedroom offers an adjacent bathroom with an overhead shower.
Outdoor Amenities and Accessibility
A shared lawn area, furnished with wooden garden pieces, invites outdoor relaxation. The extended private tarmac drive is ideal for tranquil walks. Electric vehicle owners will benefit from the Rolec Type 2 Electric Car Charging Point, and cyclists have access to secure storage facilities.
Safety is paramount. Ample parking is available, and an adjoining shed provides additional bicycle storage and a log supply for the stove. While pets are generally not permitted, guide dogs for the visually impaired are an exception.
Child and Accessibility Policie
s Derwent Cottage welcomes guests aged 14 and above. Though the cottages are rented individually and aren’t tailored for large groups, they guarantee a boutique, upscale experience.
Derwent Cottage is a destination. Its luxurious interiors combined with its strategic location ensure a unique Peak District holiday, whether you’re venturing to Chatsworth or simply enjoying the warmth of the log-burning stove.