Rafters at Riverside House

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BAKEWELL, DERBYSHIRE

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Located within the Peak District and in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water Rafters is a lovingly restored restaurant with rooms. Attractive bedrooms are located in the main house and garden wing; all spacious and comfortably appointed. There is a bar, comfortable seating areas, private dining room and a spacious restaurant. Food is a highlight of any stay with creative cooking and noteworthy breakfasts. At the rear is a walled garden where Al fresco eating and drinking is possible when the weather permits.

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5 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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2-Rosette restaurant
Rafters at Riverside House
Fennel Street,Ashford in the Water,BAKEWELL,DERBYSHIRE,DE45 1QF
Phone : 01629 814275

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About the area

Discover Derbyshire

The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.

The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.

The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.

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