River Cottage is situated on the edge of Ashford-in-the-Water, one of the most scenic and popular villages in the Peak District National Park. Just two miles (3.2 km) to the north west of Bakewell and conveniently located on the main A6, River Cottage makes a great base for visiting such renowned places as Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall and is an ideal location for walkers eager to explore Peak District favourites such as the Monsal Trail. River Cottage is approximately:
- One hour from Manchester airport
- Fifteen minutes from Buxton
- Ten minutes from Chatsworth House
- Three minutes from Monsal Head
- A few minutes gentle stroll from two very good village pubs
From Sheffield or Chesterfield, take the A619 out of Baslow towards Bakewell. Just past the left turn to Chatsworth House, take the next right turn (A6020) towards Ashford-in-the-Water. Passing the right turn to Ashford-in-the-Water village, proceed to the T junction (A6) directly ahead of you and turn right towards Buxton. On your left some 700 metres along the A6 you will see a turning to Sheldon. This is the point at which to start making a right turn signal because River Cottage is situated on the corner of the next turning to the right.
From Bakewell, proceed along the A6 towards Buxton. To your right you will pass a turning to Sheffield, Chesterfield and Ashford-in-the-Water (A619) and then to your left a smaller turning to Sheldon. This is the point at which to start making a right turn signal because River Cottage is situated on the corner of the next turning to the right.
From Buxton, proceed along the A6 towards Bakewell. After approximately 11 miles you will see a sign-post on your left to Ashford-in-the-Water; take this turning. (N.B. the turning appears immediately after a blue Police helicopter speed enforcement sign to your right.)
Frequent bus services are available just to the rear of our house. For example, the Trans-Peak bus running between Derby, Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Manchester stops outside every half hour. From Sheffield the X18 or 240 service to Bakewell then the Trans-Peak will get you right to our door and from Chesterfield the 170 service, plus the Trans-Peak, will get you here.
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