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The Cow Shed

(Ref. 914085)

Alport near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "A really wonderful, cosy and well equipped cottage."

    It has gorgeous views of the countryside, which you can enjoy from a lovely hot tub. The owners are very helpful and added some really special, romantic touches (including heart crockery, sweets and mini prosecco on arrival, and cute Cow Shed printed towels - to name a few!). It's very cosy and very clean - I really recommend for a getaway with your partner!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Was such a beautiful place to stay, the scenery was gorgeous even though the weather wasn’t on our side half of the time."

    Had games for the rainy days and lovely walks nearby for the sunny ones!

    Reviewed by Leonie4.7Jul 2023

  • "The hot tub was overlooked by the main property and adjacent holiday cottage."

    We really enjoy staying at locations with a hot tub but privacy is of utmost importance. The fences were lattice so we were completely viewable and the two small side windows and glass conservatory from the main house compounded this situation even more so. It made us feel very self conscious and vulnerable. This detail may prevent us from returning. This irritation has been something we have already discussed with family and friends who have asked us about our stay. We believe with adequate screening this could be easily remedied.

    We are surprised at your comments about the hot tub as we have never had any complaints about it positon or privacy . We have it positioned so people can enjoy the country views from the hot tub and not have it 'boxed in'. I am not sure why you felt vulnerable? We have screening on both sides of the garden . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Jun 2023

  • "What a hidden gem of find!"

    We came here in May and were very very lucky to have sun all weekend however, regardless of weather this place would be a cosy retreat all year round. Beautiful scenery, wow factor as soon as you arrive. Absolutely loved sitting in the hot tub admiring the view. Cosy, quiet little annex which was very clean and had adequate faculties for a weekend break. Edition of some Prosecco, chocolate and milk was also very kind. The garden space is private with plenty of room to relax outside. Car parking space as well. Owners were very welcoming upon arrival and made effort to ensure we knew where we were going upon arrival which reduced stress. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.4May 2023

  • "The property was just lovely."

    The welcome gifts and milk were an added bonus and really appreciated. The property was clean and had everything you need. We will certainly be recommending this cottage to family and friends. Thank you Alan & Lorraine

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Exactly as advertised."

    Lovely rural location. Welcome gifts. Clean and comfortable. Local information provided saved us time looking around. Hot tub was a real draw for us too.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Feb 2023

  • "A very lovely place and location, bit tricky to find the entrance especially in the dark, maybe post what3words as well."

    Under floor heating could have benefitted from turning up earlier before our arrival. Hot tub and facilities all great.

    Reviewed by Phil4.4Feb 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay at."

    Had an extremely chilled break. Everything we could have wanted and more was provided. Our hosts were perfect, so helpful throughout our stay Thank you

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Aug 2022

  • "A little piece of heaven!"

    Beautiful views, great location ,great hosts. Accommodation excellent well equipped and very comfortable and clean. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days, great little place with excellent facilities."

    The cottage has been renovated to a high standard with high quality fixtures and fittings. Very eco friendly with ground pump and low energy lights throughout. Great views from the garden and a lot of pleasant walks around the area.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Immaculately clean and well stocked, So many little touches that made the weekend really special, fresh eggs and milk, little bottles of Prosecco and chocolates, spare towels for the hot tub and more! The weather was hot so we didn’t use the hot tub much, we did go in it one evening and have to say that it was pristinely clean. The cottage itself was also spotless, and although compact, had everything we needed and more! We had a walk to the village centre on the Saturday before temperatures were too hot and had a cheeky pint in a couple of the pubs, which were both really friendly and a nice selection of drinks. Overall a wonderful weekend and I cannot wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Tony was very welcoming and the Cow Shed was very clean, comfortable and is in a superb location for Ealing, views and peace and quiet."

    The welcoming touches were greatly appreciated from the Proseeco, jar of sweets, eggs, milk and other goodies. We needed a parasol and within one day Tony had sourced one and arranged delivery for us. We were recommended by our relatives and would have no hesitation in recommending the holiday Cow Shed to others seeking to stay in one of the most beautiful parts of England.

    Reviewed by Guy4.1Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay in a beautiful area."

    The garden room and hot tub were a real asset and wonderful to have somewhere outside of the studio to enjoy the stunning views. Great hosts.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the cow shed."

    It was the perfect little get away. Really thoughtful touches with the Prosecco, chocolate, eggs & milk on arrival, the hot tub was great with stunning views and there were lots of lovely local walks. We will be back soon!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent stay in wonderful countryside within walking distance of pubs for food and drink."

    The owners are very friendly and the milk, eggs and prosecco were a lovely touch. I would highly recommend this property especially if you like walking.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing , never leave reviews but felt I had to for this one, amazing place ..."

    Amazing , never leave reviews but felt I had to for this one, amazing place amazing location amazing view just amazing all together, if you looking a for a break to the Peak District with real views and an hot tub this is exactly what you need

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay beautiful property stunning views."

    Will definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous stay and wonderful property."

    The views are stunning and it is quiet very comfortable. Well located about 20 min walk into Youlgrave with pubs and shops. My only slight feedback is it would have been helpful for us to be given the alternative route in to overcome the pot holes with rain but as soon as we asked the owner was incredibly helpful. Definitely 5/5 property.

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic place with fantastic views only down side it was hard to find in the dark but will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent venue with great hospitality."

    . wonderful views and walks

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely cosy little cottage for the 2 of us."

    The only slight negative being the access lane to the cottage was very poor.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cow shed even though there was exceptional heavy rain fall during your stay which resulted in the river overflowing onto the access lane ( very rare occurence ). Access can be gained through the adjoining farm in these situations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Dec 2021

  • "My wife and I stayed for a x2 night stay at this lovely retreat."

    Although we anticipated the great views and relaxation, we were pleasantly surprised at the gorgeous location. We arrived quite late at night. However, our hosts were available to guide us to the cottage. Although, I must say the directions provided were quite good. The cottage was very clean, modern and really nicely furnished. Even though we visited during winter, the cottage was kept warm for us throughout our stay. The bed was nice and comfortable and we had all the amenities we needed. The views from the hot tub are superb and the lighting was great for a romantic dip in the hot tub. We felt so relaxed whilst looking out at the splendid views. Our hosts were very attentive and provided fresh milk, eggs, tea bags etc. They also provided festive sweets and two small bottles of Prosecco (although we do not drink alcohol) which was a very nice touch. We would highly recommend this lovely retreat to all.

    Reviewed by Rooh5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Cow Shed was really warm on a snowy weekend."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. We had a great stay and didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely loved my time here with my partner."

    It is an extremely cute and cosy cottage, a perfect getaway for a couple! The cottage is extremely clean and we had fresh milk, eggs, tea bags, coffee, sachets of sugar, biscuits and even two small bottles of Prosecco all ready and waiting for us which was a very nice added touch. And the hot tub was amazing! It is in a very remote location, so you really can get away from troubles while you’re here. Bakewell is a 15 minute drive away so you are still local to shops etc. I definitely will be booking again and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Nov 2021

  • "I have stayed at the Cow Shed twice now and each time has been fantastic."

    It is scenic, peaceful and the best way to relax. I can’t wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by Sim3.8Oct 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing stay at the Cow Shed."

    The accommodation is in a gorgeous setting and the added extras rises fizz and treats were amazing. The fishing pond round the corner went really well for my partner and the jacuzzi was a hit with myself. Bakewell, matlock and Buxton on the door step and the scenery and walks justvon the doorstep

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Oct 2021

  • "The holiday was amazing, the owners of the barns are so lovely and friendly."

    The area was a great place to stay a lot of things to do and a lot of places to eat. We had an amazing time and the barn we stayed in was perfect with a hot tub. We loved this place and will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted something special and the Cow She was ideal."

    The hot tub and summerhouse were essential. Looking forward to going back again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing little place, done to the highest standards, lovely views great for a couples get away."

    Reviewed by Zita5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Cow Shed is exactly how it is described on website."

    Theres quite a long drive/walk to the Cow Shed on a single track road! Very clean compact living space perfect for two people. Summer house and hot tub were great with fantastic views. We enjoyed the walks around Youlsgreave. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Booked this for my parents anniversary and they loved it !"

    such a nice quiet place with lovely walks to do around it. Would definitely recommend!:)

    Reviewed by Halina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very friendly welcome on arrival."

    Fresh flowers, sweets, milk & eggs, and Prosecco we’re all nice additional treats. Small studio type accommodation expected as described but garden, summer house & hot tub made us feel we had ample space. Lovely walks and wildlife on doorstep. Access lane narrow when avoiding stream, walkers & a few cows with new calves, but added to the adventure! Great for visiting Bakewell, Buxton & Chatsworth, or for a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location, perfect for walks from the doorstep and gorgeous views."

    Cooking facilities are very basic so be prepared to eat out - there are plenty of local options. Also the hot tub was great after a long walk but be aware if you're noise sensitive that the hum is 24/7. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely studio cottage."

    Cosy and well equipped. Hot tub was fantastic and so was the outside seating with lovely views to enjoy. The owners are on site and are very helpful and nice people who will do all they can to ensure your stay is enjoyable. The cottage is accessed by a long private track and there are plenty of lovely walks and pubs nearby. The Tissington, Monsal and High Peak Trails are not too far away to either walk or cycle and we also enjoyed visiting Carsington Water and Ladybower Reservoir. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little gem of a place."

    Quiet, but central for some good walking/cycling. Lovely good quality bedding and towels, books to borrow if you just want to kick back and relax in the summer house, maps to borrow if you haven’t got your own. We cooked on BBQ as weather great, but used the easy to use induction hob to cook the free range eggs In the welcome basket. The Hot tub a real bonus for those walkers legs, the view over the dales was obscured slightly by the hot tub lid, but still a real treat! The pubs in Youlgreave stop serving food at 8pm, remember to book in advance to eat. Thanks Tony and Belinda we loved the Cow Shed, it’s beautifully done, we had a lovely time and will return!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our break at the cow shed, very relaxing and peaceful, the cottage was clean, had everything you needed, little extras on arrival were a really nice touch and very much appreciated."

    would certainly recommend the cow shed, and would love to go back at some point.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0May 2021

  • "Mr Ball was friendly and the facilities were of an outstanding quality."

    Lovely layout and spectacular views. Not as private as we would have liked but and overall excellent experience.

    Reviewed by Tamara4.7Apr 2021

  • "The hot tub Prosecco and fresh flowers on arrival The views Good place to explore the area"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little hideaway for a chilled weekend."

    Just need to get correct pans for hob. We only had on pan to cook breakfast and was promised to get another. Couldn’t use the dryer to dry towels as there were others left in all weekend so had to use wet towels al the time. Other than that it was a lovely place.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry one of the pans got mixed up and wasn't suitable for use on an induction hob, I am glad we got this replaced straight away for you. As the utility is shared the other guests must have been using the drier, again we would have been happy to assist had we know you wished to use it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Cow Shed."

    The accommodation is clean and tidy with everything you need. The little touches such as eggs, flowers and Prosecco made the welcome even better. Make sure you follow the syke and Tony and Belindas instructions for navigating to the property, not your sat nav with a post code. This was our fault and ended up somewhere completely different. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful stay- would recommend."

    Great property, quiet but friendly and good location.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2020

  • "A more private area for the hot tub would be preferable as the house conservatory overlooks it."

    Reviewed by Yasmin3.4Feb 2020

  • "Great stay at cow shed."

    It was all we needed, comfy bed to stay in and a hot tub looking over amazing views! What would have made the stay even more perfect would have been if robes were provided for the small walk from the door to the hot tub!!

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jan 2020

  • "Really beautiful and remote location, only issues were the hot tub isn’t very private with it being overlooked by the house and the owner was cleaning the conservatory at night when we were in the hot tub so felt very much like we were being observed."

    The other thing is the bed is very squeaky and every time you move on it it’s very loud. Otherwise a gorgeous little cottage in a beautiful place And the food in the local pubs were fantastic.

    Reviewed by Bethaney5.0Jan 2020

  • "Wonderful place to get away for a few days."

    Hot tub was wonderful, scenery was great, and some good walking in bakewell made it a great weekend away. Would highly advise the bakewell pudding if you venture into the town!

    Reviewed by Rohan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed inside!"

    Perfect for what we wanted. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cowshed was made to feel so homely, lots of little touches that made the whole experience."

    Honestly one of the most beautiful places we’ve visited, thank you so much

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break at the cowshed."

    Its location is extremely quiet and the hot tub was an added bonus for us. Just what we needed

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location peaceful surroundings."

    Hot tub was well kept but could have been more secluded by putting up some form of screening to make it more private. Overall was a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by Vince4.1Sep 2019

  • "This was our third trip to the cow shed and it was as perfect as ever."

    The location is stunning and the attention to detail and cleanliness in the property is second to none.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful little spot for a get away."

    Wonderful views out the back of the Cow Shed and the hot tub was a perfect temperature. Can’t fault anything about it. Will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great little place in the heart of the country side."

    The little extras are great, especially the eggs from the chickens on site.

    Reviewed by Ant5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely studio in a stunning location."

    So many walks from the door. Owner is very helpful.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2019

  • "The break was the much needed R & R we wanted."

    The location is peaceful and the accommodation had a few nice touches to make it special. The hot tub was lovely and really nice to come back to after hours of exploring.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7May 2019

  • "Everything was lovely,the area the little cottage once there we were left alone and hardly saw anyone a perfect retreat to chill out and relax."

    Tony was very welcoming and a really nice guy. If I had one little niggle it was the little summer house seemed to be facing the wrong way to take best advantage of the fantastic views and the hot tub cover also blocked some of the view when it was open but these were only small niggles. I would highly recommend a stay here and if we go back to this area we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at The Cow Shed."

    Lovely location and had everything we needed and more. The attention to detail is clear with fresh eggs, milk and Prosecco on arrival. Lovely private outside area with summerhouse and hot tub. It’s our second stay and as soon as we got back we booked our third for our wedding anniversary in September.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything was brilliant."

    All facilities needed for living in "The Cow Shed" were provided. We only needed to get bread, milk and food for our stay. Although bread, milk and eggs were provided to see us over first 24 hrs.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "As wonderful as ever this is not the third time I've been to this property."

    The setting is beautiful, the facilities are fantastic and the owners do everything they can to make your stay special. All the extras they give out are a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2019

  • "It was amazing!"

    Great place and fabulous app!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Feb 2019

  • "Small but perfectly formed, the Cow Shed is a beautiful, authentic, restful location; perfect for exploring the Peak District."

    The owners couldn’t be more welcoming and as mentioned by others, it’s the quality and little details that really made the difference to our trip away. We were visiting over valentines’ so we were lucky to have even more special touches. If you’re after comfort, peace and tranquility and fantastic views then this is for you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the whole experience: Great directions, a really warm informal welcome, a lovely array of treats had been put on for us & the accomodation was splendid."

    I couldn't recommend The Cow Shed enough as a lovely couple retreat. Thanks Tony and Belinda

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Dec 2018

  • "Our weekend away staying at the cow shed was simply delightful."

    Little touches like Prosecco and chocolates, local eggs and milk left out for us with the warm welcome we received made it all the more special. The accommodation is warm and cosy, very comfortable and even the kitchenette provided more facilities than we expected. The hot tub was wonderful, on the coldest weekend of the year so far too! All ready for us when we arrived and with a spectacular view to enjoy in the morning. I booked this as a relaxing weekend for my boyfriends birthday and we will never forget it, we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great location, short walk from a handful of village pubs and short bus ride from Bakewell."

    Cottage was perfect, had everything we needed but also some lovely little extras and hosts were extremely helpful. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Sherie5.0Dec 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our November break in the Cow Shed."

    The owners are very helpful and the ‘Shed’ is small but equipped to a high standard and is warm & cosy. The sun room and jacuzzi are great extras, even on cold November evenings. The drive is long and a bit bumpy but this is made clear in the listing. NB: be careful with the induction hob (which works great) it’s easy to damage the plastic surround with a hot pan...

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Nov 2018

  • "The perfect countryside get away."

    Everything from the minute we arrived to the minute we departed was perfect. When we arrived, Tony greeted us and shown us into the cowshed and talked us through the local area. The owners really go the extra mile to ensure your comfort too - a box of chocolates and some Prosecco on arrival was most welcome - thank you! The property itself was clean and finished to a high standard. We made great use of the Hot tub too, which was fantastic. We headed into Youlgreave itself and sampled each of the 3 pubs (The George, the Farmyard and the Bulls Head) And were really impressed with the warm and genuine welcome we received in each place. I’ve already recommended the cowshed to half a dozen people and we’ll be back too. Tony, thanks for your hospitality and for hosting such a brilliant little getaway for us both.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was not clean."

    We had to clean all crockery and cutlery before we could use them

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy and beautiful."

    The area took my breath away. I didnt want to leave, it was so good. Friendly owners, welcoming village. Perfect Anniversary weekend.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Aug 2018

  • "The Cow Shed was the perfect romantic get away for my partner and I."

    The hot tub was most certainly used every day / evening. It was especially useful to have a quick dip (time limit in place - to be respectful of neighbours) after our extremely long drive. Clean, Cosy, everything we needed. The owners have clearly spent a lot of time putting the effort into this establishment and we hope to be back again / would 10 out of 10 recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2018

  • "Before booking the cow shed we read about it and it said the hot tub tub was ..."

    Before booking the cow shed we read about it and it said the hot tub tub was secluded it wasn't we were over looked by the people staying in the cow barn by the camp site at the side of us by the owners conservatory at the other side only 30 feet away from us they had no blinds up large pile of stone and rubble was our view while sat in the hot tub and it never got cleans in till we was moving out was there for a week never been in a bed as uncomfortable it was sent even a good double bed not a table to eat meals of inside so uncomfortable eating of our kneesover all won't be going back paid a lot of money for a holiday we didn t enjoy

    Thank you for your comments, we are sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. We have looked in to this and feel the website is accurate, we advise the property is semi-detached and next to the owners property. The reason our hot tub is not secluded is because we would like our guests to enjoy the beautiful country side views. Our Hot tub is cleaned out and refilled for every new guest and checked daily to keep the chemical balance correct. The bed is a double antique iron bed as mentioned in the description and it has a very good hotel quality mattress, the comfort of the bed is down to personal preference. We provide a small table in the cottage which opens out but we find in the summer, guests enjoy eating out on the patio or using the summers house. We feel the description and images are accurate for the property however, if your concerns were raised during your stay we would have looked to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Aug 2018

  • "It was a very comfortable cottage in an idyllic place."

    Very nice cottage but I had difficulty with the microwave as I’ve never used a multi one before but plenty of pubs nearby. Lovely food and a pretty village. The owner was very friendly and I would recommend it as the place was very quiet, beautiful views and the bonus was the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2018

  • "The area the cow shed the views."

    Tony very helpful and friendly but we were dissapointed he made no effort to come out when we left so we could thank him and say goodbye

    Reviewed by Cecil4.7Jun 2018

  • "The Cow Shed was perfect."

    The location was stunning and the attention to detail the owners have put into the property was incredible. We had fresh eggs from the chickens on arrival and the property had a summer house that had deck chairs and a bbq. Both towels for the bathroom and the hot tub were provided as was fresh milk in the fridge. We could not have asked for anything more and can’t wait to go back. Thank you Karen and Paul

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation with great views and a nice walk into the village."

    We'll be going again.

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Mar 2018

  • "The location was beautiful and the Cowshed was lovely."

    The only drawback is the access road leading to the property. Once you leave the road onto the access track the standard of the track is appalling (very deep and wide potholes on a single track road) and is in serious need of some major repair. This is a shame as it would be the only reason for not considering a revisit to the Cowshed.

    Reviewed by Neil4.8Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic property with everything we needed and more for a great weekend break."

    Tony and his wife were both extremely helpful and accommodating recommending local restaurants and activities and even extra unexpected touches that just made the holiday even more enjoyable. The hot tub was the highlight for us, much enjoyed along with the views even in the rain. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.6Feb 2018

  • "My Husband and I had the most amazing weekend at the cow shed!"

    !! It was so much more than we ever expected. The room was so lovely, warm & cosy and had everything we could possibly need. The little extras on arrival were a lovely treat too!! The 1 mile walk into the village was nice but I would definitely recommend taking a torch with you. The hot tub was fantastic!!! I couldn’t recommend the cow shed enough!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jan 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay at the CowShed!"

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely cottage beautiful views and hot tub was a real bonus"

    Reviewed by Ann4.2Nov 2017

  • "Very relaxing and quiet place to base yourself in for the peak district."

    Great to come back to after a day out and relax in the hour tub looking over open fields although the hot tub cover blocks some of it. Quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Tom4.2Nov 2017

  • "What a lovely stay in such a unique location!"

    Really loved the small added extra's. Will definitely be staying again in the future when another mini-break is needed!

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Sep 2017

  • "Wonderful accomodation everything you require and more."

    Beautiful setting, hot tub divine! I've had a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2017

  • "After a marvellous week at The Cowshed and the owners helpfulness and friendliness its going to be VERY difficult for another Sykes holiday to match this one."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous welcome, beautiful accommodation and an awesome setting."

    Hopefully be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Cliff4.8Feb 2017

  • "Great cottage with a brilliant hot tub!"

    Lovely views and very handy to walk to pubs for good and filling food in Youlgreave. The cottage and surroundings are well looked after. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "We had a thoroughly lovely stay at The Cow Shed."

    The studio was well equipped and the owners were very nice, even leaving little bottles of prosecco, milk and eggs from their own chickens. The walk to the local pubs was just the right distance for us (about a mile down tracks through fields and lovely scenery). The hot tub was a real highlight and reserved only for guests of the Cow Shed. Youlgreave was perfect with nice local pubs, all very welcoming. Matlock and Bakewell were also very nice to visit. We also visited Chatsworth House en route home, which was fab. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2016

  • "Cosy, clean and well-equipped studio cottage, friendly/helpful owner."

    Stunning views and walks of the peak district. Hot tub is a great feature along with the summer house. Overall a fantastic stay and will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family!

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Sep 2016

  • "It was a lovely, beautifully furnished cottage about 20 minutes, (mostly uphill) from the village."

    The hot tub was delightful and the summer house was a lovely additional space. My only caveats would be that the wi-fi signal was weak and although the kitchen was well equipped, there was very little preparation space- so don't expect to cook a complicated meal.

    Reviewed by Iain4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed, kitchen and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • External shared utility.
  • Eco underfloor heating
  • Two ring electric hob, combination microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture, BBQ and hot tub and private summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property accessed via single track lane
  • Note: Coarse fishing lake on adjoining farm 5 mins walk
  • Note: Hot Tub can be used up until 10pm
  • Note: Hot tub for over 18s only
  • Please note: This property does not allow charging of electric vehicles, the nearest charging point is in Bakewell

The property

Youlgreave 1 mile.

This beautiful, semi-detached, studio cottage with a hot tub, is set next to the owners’ own home in the heart of the Peak District near Youlgreave, in the rural hamlet of Alport.

Beautifully appointed throughout, creating a lovely, romantic retreat, this cosy cottage is perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover the beauty of the Derbyshire countryside.

Situated solely over the ground floor, boasting underfloor heating, the cottage offers an open plan living area with an antique double bed, a kitchenette, and a sitting area.

After a day spent walking, retire to the sitting room with a glass of wine and discuss the day’s adventures.

There is also a shower room and outside, a patio with furniture with a hot tub and private summerhouse where you can sit and enjoy a morning cup of tea as you marvel at the glorious, rolling countryside surrounding you.

The lovely, rural hamlet of Alport offers an array of walks right from your doorstep, while a little further away Youlgreave offers a small local shop, a fantastic butcher, a Post Office, and a number of good pubs serving food.

Slightly further afield, the market town of Bakewell boasts its own selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants, all waiting to be sampled.

Explore the many wonderful walks and cycle routes across the Peak District, including the scenic, traffic-free routes of the High Peak Trail and the Monsal Trail.

Explore Chatsworth House and its exquisite gardens, or discover the stately Haddon Hall, both easily reached in the car.

This cottage is the perfect, cosy retreat for couples exploring Derbyshire, at any time of year!

Note: The property is next to Ref. 24191, together they sleep 10.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Youlgreave, 1 mile; Bakewell 3 miles; Matlock 7.5 miles; Buxton 16 miles.

Alport is nestled in some of Derbyshire's most beautiful countryside, a small hamlet scattered with farms and cottages. Close by, the ancient village of Youlgreave was once the centre of Derbyshire's lead-mining industry, winding its way along a narrow limestone shelf situated between two of the area's loveliest valleys, Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale. Now you can grab a bite to eat in one if the village’s three pubs, there are two shops, one with a Post Office, and a delightful medieval church. Nearby, the attractive market town of Bakewell has a wonderful collection of pubs, restaurants, and shops to peruse, as well as a frequent local market. There are many walking opportunities on the doorstep of Alport, great for exploring the beauty of the Peak District National Park. Discover the stately beauty of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, or unleash your wild side at Alton Towers! Alport is a wonderful base for exploring Derbyshire, all year round.

Note: this property has a £250 Good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute