Cowdale near Buxton, Peak District (Ref. 24390)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Buxton 3 miles.

This is a beautifully-presented semi-detached barn conversion, located in the pretty hamlet of Cowdale, just three miles from the spa town of Buxton.

Spacious throughout to provide a wonderful holiday home for groups of friends, or even two families travelling together, this wonderful Buxton cottage is just perfect for enjoying this diverse part of the Peak District.

Boasting upside down accommodation and character features throughout, the large open plan living area of this Buxton cottage is positioned on the first floor to take advantage of the lovely countryside views on offer.

The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for a self-catering cottage, while the large sitting area, a snug and six comfortable bedrooms means there's always a quiet spot to escape to.

Outside this Buxton cottage is a large shared garden with gravelled and lawned seating areas, perfect for enjoying those sunny Derbyshire evenings!

This Peak District cottage is an ideal base for exploring this area, and with plenty of varied and enjoyable walks right from the doorstep, and a great selection of fantastic cycle trails within easy reach, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Add to this the wonderful surrounding countryside, theme parks, historic houses and market towns offering delicious locally produced food and drink, and you will be left in no doubt that this is a beautiful base for a relaxing family holiday in the Peak District.


Six ground floor bedrooms: 4 x king-size double (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect fire. Snug (seats 4) with electric woodburner-effect fire. Ground floor utility.


Electric heating with electric fires. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 6 cars. Shared front garden with gravelled and lawned areas with picnic benches. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Best place for a birthday”
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    • “I rented this place for my 30th birthday with a group of friends. We absolutely loved it from the moment we arrived and found it to be the prefect venue for catching up and partying my way into my 30's. Our hosts were very helpful, giving us taxi numbers (very cheap into Buxton where my party was). I'd Reccommended this for groups and family in a heartbeat”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxford, May 2014

    • “Great Venue - in derbyshire NOT norflok”
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    • “We came here to enjoy a ten year sixth form reunion with some of our group having young babies. The venue was great, with a large communal area which was perfect for our requirements. the 'snug' helped to create a smaller communal area where people could watch a DVD or have a little quiet time away from general baby chatter etc. Excellent venue for board games, general wanderings and reminiscing.”

    David L, Sheffield, United Kingdom, April 2014

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    • “Amazing property, so clean & spacious. Everything in perfect order & all seemed brand new. Perfect place for families. Would highly recommend, absolutely amazing 5 star.”

    Mr Marshall, Solihull, October 2015

    • “The cottage was exactly right for our party of 10, another 2 would have been no problem. The children in our group aged 3-12 absolutely loved the space. The area was good and if the weather had been a little kinder it would have been perfect.”

    Mr Gretton, Leicester, May 2015

    • “A large lounge and kitchen where everyone could be together. An ideal area for walking and cycling. Buxton is close by, a lovely town with good restaurants and plenty of events going on through out the year.”

    Mrs Bayley, Chorley, April 2015

    • “In a lovely location and the owners were extremely helpful in giving us instructions for a local walk and finding a local takeaway. The accommodation was warm and welcoming. The bathrooms all had great showers. I would definitely stay here again given the opportunity.”

    Mrs Wright, Nottingham, March 2015

    • “Wonderfully warm and cosy despite being a large open plan space. Plenty of crockery and cutlery. Helpful owners and the cottage was pristine clean.”

    Mrs Hayes, Milton Keynes, February 2015

    • “Amazing place to stay, everything you needed!”

    Mrs Blakly, Sheffield, February 2015

    • “We had a family celebration here and it was perfect for 12 of us, 7 adults and 5 children. The little snug room was a great place for the kids to make their own space. This was our second time here and we all love it.”

    Mrs Fletcher, Stockport, November 2014

    • “We had an excellent weekend in Woodlands. Its an excellent cottage for a large party and the owners are very hard working and lovely. I cannot rate this cottage highly enough on every level including value for money.”

    Mrs Threlfall, Ashton-under-Lyne, October 2014

    • “The large open plan living area was superb and ideal for large groups.”

    Mr Young, Peterborough, October 2014

    • “Upon my first visit to the cottage, I thought it looked beautiful and perfect for my families visit to Buxton. Everyone loved the cottage so much and I recommend this to anyone. The scenery was amazing and would love to stay at this cottage again!”

    Mr Meenowa, Stalybridge, August 2014

    • “We were made to feel extremely welcome and the calm of the property and surroundings made our stay more enjoyable, especially after a busy day at Hillhead.”

    Miss Hulme, Manchester, June 2014

    • “We had a really lovely family gathering at Cowdale. A wonderful welcome, comfortable accommodation to suit all our needs, and will always hold very happy memories of our time here. Grateful thanks from us all.”

    Mrs Joy, Gloucester, June 2014

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About the location


Tideswell 7 miles; Bakewell 12 miles; Matlock 21 miles.

It was the constant 28 degrees centigrade of the bubbling blue waters of Buxton's eight thermal springs that originally attracted the Romans to the town. However it was during the 18th and 19th centuries, under the patronage of successive Dukes of Devonshire, that the Palladian splendour of the Buxton of today was designed and built - including the magnificent semi-circular Crescent, The Great Stable, Hall Bank, The Square, The Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House. Today visitors continue to enjoy these magnificent buildings and gardens, as well as the Opera House's full programme and annual festivals of music and arts. There is good walking close by with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south. A great base for exploring the Peak District.

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