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Haddon Hall
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County - Derbyshire | Map
Tel code: 01629 | code search
Postcode: DE45 | code search
Population: 540
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Set in the Peak District of England, the Derbyshire village of Ashford-in-the-Water gets its name from its proximity to the river Wye. Local industries included lead mining, candle making and in 1748, Henry Watson discovered Ashford Marble, a limestone that when polished, made the black marble perfect as a background to mosaic and inlaid patterns. Although it has died out today, Ashford church houses one of the finest examples of an inlaid tabletop. In tribute to the candle makers of the past, the Candle House stands proud on the site of the old candle making factory in Greaves Lanes greaves are how the workers referred to the dregs of melted tallow. Although most of the church of the Holy Trinity was rebuilt in 1868, features still remain dating back to the 1200s, including the south door. And from a mere 400 years later, a chalice from the mid 1600s. Well dressing week is a highlight of the village year, with visitors flocking to see examples of this ancient local custom. A quiet, peaceful holiday retreat for those who enjoy pastoral life, Ashford-in-the-Water has two pubs, one being the Ashford Arms, once a coaching inn welcoming weary travellers since the 1700s.

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Bulls Head Inn

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The Ashford Arms (0.05 miles)

The Ashford Arms

The Ashford Arms is a village inn dating from Napoleonic times, set in the pretty and unspoilt village of Ashford in the Water, just 2 miles from Bakewell, Derbyshire, in the centre of the Peak ... More | visit website

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Top Cottage (0.11 miles)

Top Cottage

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Set on a quiet side lane just 300 yards from the pretty village centre, two local pubs, shop, gourmet restaurant and riverside, this peaceful and charming cottage ... More

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Riverside House (0.16 miles)

Riverside House
Ashford-in-the-Water lies in a limestone ravine of the River Wye in the Peak District National Park. Mentioned in the Domesday Book it is a picture-postcard village of quaint stone-built cottages. Near the village centre stands ... More | visit website
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Rock Cottage (1.29 miles)

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Monsal Head Hotel (1.31 miles)

Monsal Head Hotel

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The Monsal Head Hotel is situated overlooking the beautiful Monsal Dale in the centre of the Peak District National Park. It is three miles from the market town of Bakewll, ... More

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Rutland Arms Hotel (1.51 miles)

Rutland Arms Hotel

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Set in the magnificent town of Bakewell in the heart of The Peak District National Park, the Rutland Arms Hotel offers a hint of Georgian elegance in unrivalled surroundings. Built for the ... More | visit website

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The Castle Inn (1.53 miles)

The Castle Inn

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A delightful traditional Inn built in the 16th Century, on the A619 as it crosses the River Wye at Bakewell Brdige. This local pub with rooms is famous for its ... More

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Croft Cottages (1.75 miles)

Croft Cottages
Lovely 17th century cottage, peacefully located near the River Wye, in the beautiful historic market town of Bakewell. Many pubs, excellent restaurants and fascinating shops are but a two minute stroll from the house.

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Damsel's Bower at Manor Court Cottages (2.11 miles)

Damsel

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In the heart of the Peak District National Park, and just 2 miles from Bakewell, this beautiful cluster of converted cottages and barns lies beside the medieval ... More

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Lathkil Hotel (2.11 miles)

Lathkil Hotel
The Lathkil Hotel is the place to go for a special break where youll find old fashioned hospitality, good food and relaxation served in the heart of the beautiful Peak National Park. Situated in the ... More | visit website

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