A luxury Hotel with a sense of style and customer service from a bygone era – In the village of Ashford-in-the-Water in Derbyshire’s Peak District, close to the Chatsworth Estate, the hotel features a fine dining restaurant, and tastefully decorated rooms with views over the river and gardens. The perfect canvas of tranquillity and halcyon calm; for a holiday, weekend break, corporate event, function, wedding or civil ceremony.

Our Location

The hotel sits in a corner of the timeless village of Ashford in the Water, at the heart of the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire – An ideal base from which to explore the rich heritage and activities the region has to offer.

Riverside House

Built in varying stages between 1620 and 1760, the hotel features our restaurant and bar, where our Master Chef, John Whelan, creates gastronomic delight using exciting, local and fresh ingredients, to create classic and modern vibrant menus.

Why stay with us?

The perfect venue to relax, be pampered and recharge your batteries. Fine food, a calm & relaxing environment with access to Chatsworth and Haddon Hall and many areas of natural beauty on our doorstep.


Luxury & Tranquillity

A peaceful weekend retreat, a chat with friends over a fine meal, a romantic & superlative backdrop for a function, wedding reception or civil ceremony, a pragmatic business meeting with a touch of style, whatever your choice, this idyll of peace, tranquillity and calm offers its guests an unforgettable experience.


Turn-of-the-century Opulence

The hotel features a range of tasteful, individual accommodation, with hand-made soft furnishings, private facilities, and completely unobtrusive audio-visual equipment – Most of the fourteen bedrooms afford views over the beautiful River and gardens.




Meet Our Chef

Our Master Chef, John Whelan, utilises fresh local and European ingredients, freshly caught fish, and seasonally available game, with creative flair and a delicate finesse that delivers classic & modern vibrant dishes to enthuse the senses, and inform the exquisite menus the Hotel is renowned for.

Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water is a very pretty, chocolate box village in the heart of the White Peak, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. It is home to the most photographed bridge in Britain, which has the gloriously crystal clear waters of the River Wye flowing free underneath. It’s a tiny place and is made up of ancient picturesque cottages, two pubs, and a beautiful church, which houses relics dating back to the 1200s and a village store and delicatessen, who boasts they have the best home-made pickles in Derbyshire. Home to the lucky few, the cottages were once owned by the Chatsworth estate.

Contact us

Riverside House Hotel
Fennel Street
Ashford-in-the-Water
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1QF

T: 01629 814 275
E: riversidehousehotel@btconnect.com
W: riversidehousehotel.co.uk

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