An introduction

Bridge End is luxury self-catering
designed for urbane sensibilities in rural

Situated at the heart of the beautiful Peak
District village of Ashford-in-the-Water,
Bridge End sleeps 8. It is stylish and
comfortable, has large and luxurious
communal space and is perfect for
gatherings of family and friends.
The River Wye runs along the bottom
of the large garden, which offers a truly
restful environment. It is a beautiful
house where you will want to spend time.
Whether you want to relax at Bridge End,
making use of the Games Room or
playing croquet and barbequing in the
garden, or whether you want to explore
the spectacular Peak District with the
amazing range of activities and interests
on offer, we are sure you will have a truly
relaxing and memorable time here.

Our philosophy

Your host has sought to create a place
where she herself would love to stay.
Built in 1962, pictured left on completion,
Bridge End was recently extended and
given a sensitive restoration and full
refurbishment to create a bright, clean,
contemporary living space offering
sophisticated style in a rural idyll.
From the fixtures to the furniture and
furnishings, everything at Bridge End has
been chosen because it combines quality,
comfort and style. The aim has been
to provide a high level of comfort and
convenience that makes Bridge End a
special place to stay for the weekend,
weeks or months. The renovation and
interior design has been a labour of love
and the result is a house with a really
unique atmosphere. Bridge End is an
environmentally modern house and its
energy is supplied by photo-voltaic roof
panels and an air-source heat pump.


Take a look at our beautiful film which
captures the special atmosphere and feel
of Bridge End and the surrounding area.

The house

sophisticated comfort

With a fresh, spacious and relaxing feel,
Bridge End offers a flawless mix of
contemporary style with genuine comfort.
The house is luxurious and stylishly
furnished. Flooded with natural light,
there is under-floor heating throughout
and there are two log burners in the
communal living areas.

Sorry, pets and smoking are not
permitted at Bridge End.


rest and recuperate

Our aim has been to provide the highest
level of comfort and style.

The house sleeps 8 people in 4
beautiful double bedrooms.
3 rooms are superking and one is
king size; each has garden views.
We have provided the highest quality
of beds and bedding for your comfort.
The beautiful Master Suite – bedroom,
dressing room and en-suite bath/shower
room – has a door leading out onto its
own private terrace with table and chairs
perfect for an evening aperitif.

Three of the rooms can be arranged
either as doubles or singles.
All bedding is provided.
Up to two cots and cotton bedding
can be provided for infants on request.


refresh and revive

Soothe your tired body after a day's
hiking or just pamper yourself.

There are 4 bath / shower rooms.
2 are en-suite; 2 have baths, and there
are 2 walk-in showers, all tiled with
Venetian limestone and luxuriously
furnished with contemporary fixtures.
We provide 2 towels per person made
from soft, quality cotton.

Eat in

create and entertain

The kitchen combines functionality with
style and luxury; it opens out onto the day
room, which provides a lovely light-filled
space perfect for entertaining and
socialising. We have also planted a herb
garden to provide you with fresh herbs
for cooking. The kitchen is fully equipped
with an American style fridge / freezer,
dish-washer, microwave, induction hob
and oven and grill. There is a utility room
that houses a washer / dryer for your use.
Choose from three dining areas –
breakfast bar, dining table or terrace.
The dining room provides a beautiful
canvas for stylish dining, the day room
and dining area lead straight out through
French doors onto the garden terrace –
providing a delightful place to dine.
Up to two highchairs can be provided
for infants on request. There is also a
barbeque for al fresco cooking and dining.

Family & friends

relax and celebrate

Open plan living space flows out over
most of the house with large floor to
ceiling doors and windows offering views
across the gardens and to the River Wye.

The French doors slide back to provide
indoor and outdoor entertaining, with
the sitting room, day room, dining room
and the terrace combining for a perfect,
comfortable and versatile space to enjoy
gatherings of friends and family.

Play or work

There is a large flat screen TV with
digital freeview channels; a choice of
DVDs; a CD / radio and two iPod docks.
Wifi is accessible free of charge.
Spread out into the Games Room and
shoot some pool or play table football.
For something more sedate, there is
Monopoly, Scrabble, and a selection
of books and children's toys too.

Outdoor games are provided for adults
and the little ones alike, including croquet,
quoits and a selection of traditional
children's games. There are sun loungers
and deck chairs for outdoor lounging.

If it's not all play, and you are bringing
your work with you, there is a work-station
and free wi-fi means you can also work in
a number of quiet spots inside and out.

The garden

riverside retreat

The river runs the length of the garden;
the light it reflects and its sounds provide
a beautiful relaxing ambiance. The large
lawned garden is completely enclosed
and perfect for garden games. Follow the
little path at the bottom of the garden to
the beautiful secluded glade by the river
where you can find tranquility to read and
watch the ducks and swans. There is
off-street parking for up to three cars.

There is gated access to the river and
parents are asked to supervise young
children at all times (the owner cannot
accept responsibility for accidents).

Eat in

supplies and
local produce

What we provide;
Tea bags, fresh coffee, sugar, salt, pepper,
olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Dishwasher detergent, washing machine
detergent, washing up liquid, hand soap,
and shower gel.
All bedding; duvets, linen, pillows.
A set of towels per person.
An initial supply of logs.
Heating and electricity.
Broadband / Wi-fi access.
A hairdryer in each bedroom.

Holdsworth Chocolates make exquisite,
handmade world class chocolates.
Their factory shop in Bakewell is well
worth a visit to buy yourselves a special
treat or to buy gifts. T. 01629 813573.

The village shop, Ibbotsons of Ashford,
is very well stocked. T. 01629 812528.

Bakewell is the nearest town, a 5 minute
drive away and there is a selection of
delis, bakeries, butchers, green grocers
and a Co-op supermarket.

Larger supermarkets Morrisons and
Waitrose are located in Buxton 15 minutes
drive away.

If you want a good, wide selection of
wines or a bottle of something special,
John Hattersley Wines in Bakewell has a
fabulous selection. If you wish, we can
arrange for a selection of wines to be
placed in the house ready for your arrival.
Please make your selection online giving
the delivery address as Bridge End at
least one week in advance of your arrival
and we will do the rest.
T. 01629 815 255.

Village life

character and charm

Bridge End is at the heart of Ashford,
a Peak District village renowned for its
beauty and charm. Parts of it date
back to medieval times, including the
Sheep-wash Bridge, from which the
house takes its name.

This is a rural idyll which has retained
its beauty and charm but embraced the
modern conveniences of a very well-
stocked shop – Ibbotson's of Ashford;
a great café – Aisseford Tea Rooms;
two pubs – the Bulls Head, which
serves food and has a lovely garden;
and the Ashford Arms, which also serves
food in a family atmosphere. There is
also the elegant Riverside House Hotel
which has a refined restaurant.

The local area

stately heritage

Chatsworth House, one of the grandest
and most beautiful of the nation's stately
homes, is only 10 minutes drive away and
there is something for everyone. Set in
1000 acres, not only does the house hold
a fascinating history and one of Europe's
most significant art collections, it offers
stunning gardens, sculptures, a unique
cascading waterfall, a maze, an interactive
farm, an adventure playground, and
extensive river, lake, and forest walks.
Browse their gardening, gift and pantry
shops as well as Britain's best farm shop.
A busy and varied calendar brings cultural
events to the estate including art, music,
flora, eventing, and the Country Fair, so its
worth checking the website for what's on; Also locally; Haddon
Hall, a 12th century Medieval manor
house owned by the Duke and Duchess
of Rutland.

The local area

updale downdale

Ashford is at the heart of the Peak District,
and there are many spectacular sights,
walks and cycle routes from the doorstep
depending on interest, ability and mobility.
The spectacular Monsal Head is nearby
and the Monsal Trail is a pretty and
relatively easy cycle ride or walk and is
pram and wheelchair friendly; hire bicycles
from Hassop Station. Arbor Low Stone
Circle, an important Neolithic moorland
henge monument is 15 minutes drive
away. The Blue John Cavern in the
beautiful village of Castleton, about 30
minutes drive away, is a 2000 year old
series of caverns, the finest in Great
Britain. Bakewell is a fascinating
historical market town with all facilities
and many nooks and crannies to
explore, with a large market every
Monday, and a Farmers Market every
last Saturday in the month.

The local area

eating out

There are many good places to eat in the
area to suit every taste, here is a selection
of my personal favourites:

Aisseford Tea Rooms is a lovely café just
across the road from Bridge End and
serves food all day.

Riverside House Hotel, a few steps from
Bridge End is an elegant place for lunch
or dinner. T. 01629 814 275.

The Bulls Head in Ashford serves good
food for lunch and dinner, and there is a
lovely garden at the rear. T. 01629 812931.

The Ashford Arms in Ashford serves
classic pub food and welcomes children.
T. 01629 812725.

Hassop Hall Hotel is a 5 minute drive
away and serves refined food at lunch
and dinner in elegant surroundings.
T. 01629 640488.

Hassop Station Café is 5 minutes drive
away and serves excellent good value
food from 0900-1700 daily and has a
bookshop, gift shop and cycle hire.
It is a great jumping off point for walking
and cycling as it is on the Monsal Trail.
T. 01629 815 668.

The White Lion pub in Great Longstone is
a popular gastropub with good food,
booking is advisable. T. 01629 640 252.

Fischer's in Baslow is a Michelin starred
restaurant and is perfect for a very
special event. 10 minutes drive away.
It does not disappoint. T. 01246 583 259.

Charlie's in Baslow, is a good bistro with
a good atmosphere and good wines too,
booking is essential. T. 01246 582 619.

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley and the
Devonshire Arms at Beeley, both 15
minutes drive away are both good gastro
pubs serving good quality, refined food.
T. 01246 583258.
T. 01629 733259.

The Manners Pub in Bakewell is a
traditional pub with a good atmosphere
where kids are welcome. Serves good
gastro food. T. 01629 812756.

Piedaniel's Restaurant in Bakewell
serves traditional French cuisine
with a European twist. It is a refined
and special place to eat. T.01629 812687.


If you would like to discuss a potential
booking, or have any questions or queries
please do not hesitate to contact us:
T. 07585 229 002.

Ashford is located on the A6 between
Bakewell and Buxton and is easily
By road from the M1 motorway,
take the A619 and then the A6020.
By train to Chesterfield or Buxton and
a taxi or bus to Ashford.
There is off-street parking for 3-4 cars.

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where you will also find our prices.

Availability and booking

Beautiful Bridge End is now permenantly closed for business. Thank you to those of you who have stayed at Bridge End over the years for your business. And thank you to those I have worked with for your support and cooperation. The house is now the home of my wonderful parents who I am sure will be very happy there.

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'It blends the quality feel of a city
penthouse into the surroundings of a
charming Derbyshire village. The cottage
has been immaculately refurbished.
'It looks like one of those places you see
in the Sunday supplements' as my elderly
father put it. I'd call it 5 star. Get in quick,
and enjoy.'
'A wonderfully presented property.'
'Amazing house - we loved our stay here,
lovely 5 star experience.'
'We have spent a perfect week here in
this fantastic house. It has been most
'Despite the great local pubs, it's the sort
of kitchen that makes you want to live
out your Masterchef one-upmanship.
Spacious, beautifully appointed, and then
a delightful marble table indoor dining
area overlooking the garden.'