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Garden Cottage

Sparrowpit near Castleton and Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 3884)



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Reviews & Ratings

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by OrlandoDec 2021

  • "I was very impressed with the Cottage and the fact the place was equipped so well, everything you needed in the Kitchen, a washing machine."

    Very good. Plus the owners sweet touches a jar of homemade jam which is delicious and some nice biscuits. Very impressed.

    Reviewed by OwenNov 2021

  • "Excellent base for so many great Peak District walks, Mam Tor, Kinder Plateau, and so many edges to walk all within a short distance of the cottage."

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "Cottage is clean, comfortable and exceeded all our expectations"

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Sykes did not send me a reminder when the balance was due, just a rather shirty email to say the holiday would be cancelled if I didn’t pay up pronto."

    Reviewed by LynApr 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage in beautiful Peak District, stones throw away from Castleton and so many of local attractions, caverns etc."

    Highly recommend, great overall value and enjoyed our stay sad leave

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2020

  • "Really lovely little cottage in a great location."

    We had a great long weekend here, walking and visiting the Peak District. Had everything we needed for a great holiday in the Peaks!

    Reviewed by GabrielOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed everything about this holiday, it was just what was needed to recharge our batteries."

    The cottage was so lovely and quirky, quiet and peaceful and the owners were very nice too. Would love to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "When holiday was cancelled due to covid 19, we was not offered our money back only to rearrange date in the future at an extra cost of £76."

    payable now, which says to me Sykes are only in it for the money, not for the customer. Do not like being bombarded with your emails nearly every day.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    Facilities are good and the owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, nice and close to lots of places of interest, all within easy reach,"

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely week here, despite the awful weather."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts. Thanks!

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the Peak District."

    Lovely cosy cottage and welcoming owner. Hassle free as everything went according to plan re the booking and arrival arrangements. Very happy!

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2019

  • "Excellent location to explore the area."

    Cottage comfortable and the owner was very friendly and helpful. The approach road to the property was more of a farm track so just need to drive with care.

    Reviewed by Linda & PeterJun 2019

  • "This cottage is in the perfect location to be near all the best walks in the Peak District, being between Buxton and Castletown."

    The cottage is cosy for two people on a dairy farm.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "A lovely old cottage with beautiful views of the countryside."

    Easy access to Castleton and Edale with many walks and cycle paths. Our hosts were happy for us to look round the farm and meet the lambs. We would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing break in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "The holiday itself was a fabulous experience."

    A lovely, clean and comfortable cottage - despite a few problems managing the shower - located in beautiful surroundings with a hundred interesting things to do and see on the doorstep. The owner was friendly, welcoming and helpful and we even learned a bit about the ups and downs of farming life in the area. All in all, we were delighted with the cottage and the efficient service provided by yourselves. Thanks.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Was welcomed by a very clean, well equipped cottage."

    Beautiful views. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SerenaMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in Garden Cottage."

    Very cosy. Good location for walking. The listing on Sykes refers to a possible problem with the shower. The cottage is on a working dairy farm, and when they are milking they use a lot of water. Water pressure to the shower in the cottage is reduced during this time. But this really not a problem, you can still have a perfectly adequate shower when they are milking the cows. The local pub, The Wanted Inn in Sparrowpit, is closer than the Sykes listing suggests. Daylight permitting, you can easily walk there by footpath and avoid the rather busy road. At the time of writing, the Sykes listing for Garden Cottage is showing some old pictures of the kitchen. This has been up-dated since those pictures were taken, with a new cooker and new kitchen units. The owner, Mr Morten, is a really nice, friendly guy.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2019

  • "This sweet little cottage was perfect for our short honeymoon."

    It was warm quiet private and the perfect place for two people in love. It shows signs that other guests have not treated the place with care and respect but the owners are not to be held responsible for that. It is a working dairy farm in a rural location, we were warned that water pressure drops at specific times as the milking operation draws a lot of water, but anyone would have to be an ignorant selfish town dweller to complain about that; you are on holiday, so work around those times or book into a Travelodge. This is a sweet cosy cottage, if you are over five feet four you will probably bump your head going up or coming down stairs... the clue is in the word cottage. Overall, this is a superb little place, we were sad to leave it after five days. Its location is excellent as it is only 30 minutes from Manchester airport, barely more than five minutes from Buxton. An excellent holiday cottage that was better thanI had hoped.

    Reviewed by PeteNov 2018

  • "Everything was absolutely fine apart from the fluctuations on the temperature of the shower."

    Reviewed by JudyNov 2018

  • "The house was the ideal size for a couple."

    All small necessities were supplied e.g. washing up liquid, toilet roll, tin foil, towels etc. The staff were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2018

  • "Very pleasant hosts comfortable and quiet, unfortunately there was a lack of water pressure making it difficult in the bathroom."

    Reviewed by TSep 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated for walking and touring the Peak District."

    The owner was very hospitable and had a wealth of knowledge about the area.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2018

  • "Great welcome from Peter, the accommodation was very comfortable and the location was beautiful with easy access to the rest of the Peaks."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "Absolutely BRILLIANT holiday, in a wonderful location, with the best welcome we have had ever ,from the owners."

    ..……………….. ideally located for visits and walking.....

    Reviewed by GraceJun 2018

  • "Garden cottage was small but a very cosy cottage,with the most stunning views of the Dales."

    The farmer Peter was very helpfull and friendly and even took my wife and I around his farm and we saw some of the best views around.He even told us place's to see,he would allways stop for a chat and tell us about his farm when he was a boy. The Dales have so mutch to see that a week was not long enough to see it all,and would thoroughly recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "What a wonderful view there is through the window from the kitchen sink!"

    The cottage is set in beautiful countryside with all the interest of the farm animals nearby. Easy access to many walks, rocks, caverns, reservoirs, gardens, castles etc. The cottage itself has two hazards! There is a step up from the entrance and lounge area up to the dining/ kitchen area, which can easily be forgotten . Perhaps a strip of white carpet tape could be placed on the step to make it more visible and obvious. There could also be a warning sign for the stairs. It is necessary for tall people to duck or they would bang their heads!

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2018

  • "Barmoor Farm and garden Cottage are a delightful place to stay ."

    The location is convenient for some great walks straight from the farm. Chapel en le Frith has a large supermarket and is a convenient place to stock up on supplies.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very cosy and well equipped."

    The views were stunning. The farmer was very welcoming and friendly. It was lambing time and he let us see the new borns and actually see some being born. A fabulous experience

    Reviewed by MarionApr 2018

  • "This was such a amazing week away, I actually loved it, upon arrival the people were so helpful a d friendly and anything I needed they were more than willing to help!"

    I will defo be coming back here soon! Thankyou very much.

    Reviewed by LaraNov 2017

  • "Peter made us very welcome - lots of information about the area."

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2017

  • "Cottage was ideally located in beautiful surroundings and easy access to nearby villages/towns and points of interest."

    The cottage was comfortable and had all needed for lovely stay.

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2017

  • "Made very welcome, nice and tidy and the bed was extremely comfortable."

    Reviewed by BernardAug 2017

  • "WI FI would be helpful"

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2017

  • "What a lovely location."

    So peaceful and relaxing. Close to plenty of walks and far enough away (but not too far) for shops. Owners are very polite and welcoming.

    Reviewed by SariahApr 2017

  • "It would be good to have had Wi-Fi but the cottage was excellent and the owners ..."

    It would be good to have had Wi-Fi but the cottage was excellent and the owners were very friendly and informative of the area

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2017

  • "I enjoyed staying in the Peak District for the first time."

    Garden Cottage was in an ideal situation to explore the beautiful countryside nearby and with a great view from your window. The owner was very helpful with local knowledge and suggestions.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2016

  • "Garden Cottage was warm, cosy and situated in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by EileenDec 2015

  • "Comfortable accommodation, peaceful and lovely surroundings, friendly and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2014

  • "Excellent views and walks from the door."

    The owner was a brilliant man, very friendly and helpful. He gave us a tour of the farm, let us feed the animals and recommended so many things for us to do. Without a doubt he made our holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2014

  • "We had a really great time in this cottage."

    The location was ideal for us, the cottage very comfy and wonderful for the price, and the owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CathMar 2014

  • "Lovely location."

    We found the cottage to be very cosy and warm with a good amount of space for both of us plus the dog. Nice to have a collection of DVDs for us in the evening. Lovely area for us to take our dog. Plenty of walks surrounded us.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2013

  • "It was a good central location for touring the Peak District."

    Good access to the cottage with good parking.

    Reviewed by Donald WOct 2012

  • "Perfect country retreat, not too far from lots of interesting places to visit."

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2012

  • "The location was ideal for us, coming from the flat lands of East Anglia we specifically wanted somewhere in close proximity to good hill walking areas."

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2012

  • "Cosy cottage, excellent location."

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2012

  • "An ideal cottage for 2 persons in an excellent location for exploring the national park."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Just big enough and very cosy.

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2012

  • "The cottage is in a good situation and the owners were very friendly - very nice."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2012

  • "A lovely cottage that was warm and snug with lashings of hot water!"

    Wonderful views. Great walks on the doorstep. This was a get away from it all walking weekend for my partners 60th and it ticked all the boxes.

    Reviewed by SheenaFeb 2012

  • "We had a fantastic and peaceful week in this lovely cottage."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SilviaSep 2011

  • "A great cottage to use as a base for exploring the Peak District."

    A well equipped and well situated accommodation. We would recommend and also rebook it ourselves.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2011

  • "This cottage was an excellent base for touring and walking in Derbyshire."

    Many walks from the cottage itself. The owners and family where very friendly and could not do enough to make are stay enjoyable. The Wanted Pub in the village was friendly and served excellent food and plenty of it. I would not hesitate in booking this cottage again. It was warm, cosy and full of original features. The star rating given should be upgraded.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2011

  • "A fabulous location and the hosts couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful."

    The view from the top of the farm is amazing and well worth the walk. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2011

  • "Location was a good base for touring."

    Excellent walks around the area with the dog. The cottage was lovely and warm at all times although -10 outside. A lovely, homely cottage which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2010

  • "Loved the view and the simplicity."

    We were so snug and warm. Enjoyed the train jigsaw puzzle.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2010

  • "Location was excellent, the cottage was good value for money and the owners friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2010

  • "The superb cleanliness of the whole cottage, the extreme help and friendliness of the owners."

    The position of the property was fantastic both for views and location.

    Reviewed by ValAug 2010

  • "Cosy, friendly cottage."

    Perfect location. Would recommend to anyone.

    Miss HowlistonAug 2010

  • "Fantastic walks and beautiful scenery."

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2010

  • "Situated in a lovely spot, very scenic and handy for the supermarket in Chapel-en-le-Frith."

    Cottage was compact, cosy and ideal for couples who enjoy walking in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2010

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The property

Sparrowpit 0.6 miles.

A lovely, semi-detached barn conversion on a working dairy farm, enjoying superb country views, just outside the hamlet of Sparrowpit, 3 miles from the amenities of Chapel-en-le-Frith, 4 miles from Castleton.

Full of charm, this cottage has been lovingly converted, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable double bedroom and a cosy sitting room with beams and an electric woodburner-effect stove.

Enjoy beautiful walks from the doorstep over Rushup Edge and to Edale or Castleton, cycle on the nearby Tissington Trail or take a sightseeing tour of the wonderful Peak District National Park.

With the market town of Buxton within easy reach, this is an ideal cottage to get away from it all and enjoy a break in the country.


  • One double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Note: Stairs open directly into bedroom.
  • Electric storage heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden area with furniture and fantastic countryside views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: from 2nd April this property will have WiFi

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 2 miles; Castleton 5 miles; Buxton 5 miles.

Sparrowpit is a delightful little hamlet surrounded by verdant green countryside, set amongst the beautiful rolling fells of the Peak District National Park, boasting a village hall and many pretty cottages. Sparrowpit is perfectly situated for either an action packed break full of caving, climbing, and enjoying the great walks from the doorstep, or a quiet countryside break in this rural part of the Peaks. The Winnats Pass cuts a course through superb scenery down to Castleton, and is a delight for walkers, cyclists and motorists alike. Nearby are the pretty villages of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way, Castleton and Hope, while horse riding, cycling and walking and the wonderful Castleton Caves are all available within 7 miles. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, all within easy reach. Also within easy reach are Buxton, Matlock Bath and Carsington Water, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

Region Information

Note: from 2nd April this property will have WiFi

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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