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Shepherds Retreat

Coldeaton near Hartington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1073051)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful cosy cottage offering exactly what it advertises & extra touches too in a perfect location."

    We loved it ,thank you . If we were to be a bit picky the bedroom door catches on the beautiful floor tiles making it noisey,bathroom door hinges need oiling & the bathroom sink waste doesn't easily open fully to drain the water. Finally a 2nd toilet roll would have been nice, but thankfully we took our own

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay at this cottage."

    The area was amazing, beautiful countryside. Lots of young animals around the property which was lovely. Definitely would return.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Shepherd’s Retreat."

    Everything was just as good as the first time. The cottage is so comfortable and welcoming. The whole layout is spacious and the underfloor heating is wonderful. It was lovely to meet Alison and talk to her about the farm - particularly the lambs! There is so much to do in the surrounding area - beautiful walks, spectacular views and interesting places to visit. Check the drawer under the tv for lots of local information. We will very likely return.

    Reviewed by DaphneMay 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit."

    That says it all ready. Beautiful, clean, functional cottage. (Great shower). Home from home. Everything to hand. 500 yds off Tissington trail. Easy reach of lovely villages. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage in the most idyllic of surroundings."

    Very restful and serene.

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 2022

  • "Wonderful little cottage, amazing location, will definitely come back as so much to see in the area,"

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "I would like to thank the owners of the property for a very beautiful and comfortable stay."

    We arrived and the cottage was just like in the pictures, in fact it was better than the pictures, it felt almost homely, the pictures did not do it justice, the high ceilings and the wooden beams were a beautiful feature. The kitchen was fully kitted out to our needs, and there was even things like washing up liquid and washing machine tablets. The underfloor heating was bliss in the mornings on the tiles, the view was spectacular, especially looking over the sheep and lambs in the surrounding field spaces, the bathroom was beautiful and very spacious, as well as the bedroom being as pictured too. We were thankful for the welcome book, it was very helpful for things within the cottage and also contact numbers for any questions we may of had. We loved the outside courtyard area, and the outdoor seating. We had such an amazing time here, and we would definitely recommend Shepherds Retreat to anybody that is looking to visit the Peak District and stay here, and we would 100% return in a heartbeat. Again, thank you for your hospitality, and thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!

    Reviewed by BillieApr 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and an excellent location so close to the exceptional walking in and around Dovedale."

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2022

  • "A beautiful, cosy, well equipped and clean cottage."

    The cottage was in a peaceful spot but close enough to a main road giving access to many places to explore. Tissinton Trail and two beautiful Derbyshire Dale's were in walking distance of the front door. When the weather became unseasonably warm the owner went to the trouble of getting out the garden furniture so we could enjoy the sunshine and the views in the enclosed sheltered garden

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week's stay in such a lovely and well appointed property in a delightful setting."

    It's an excellent base for local walks and trips to nearby market towns. Although the weather was cold, the underfloor heating made it so cosy we didn't even need to use the log burner. We'd had to cancel an earlier booking due to illness but were so glad we'd rebooked. It was kind of Alison to take the time to check in with us when lambing was in full swing and the welcoming bottle of wine was appreciated too!

    Reviewed by BillMar 2022

  • "Shepherds Retreat is a very cosy, comfortable and well positioned holiday home."

    Ideal for walkers and those who enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by SheilaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely place, high standards and very relaxing place to stay"

    Reviewed by BarrieFeb 2022

  • "Shepherds retreat was very warm and cosy thoroughly enjoyed the week"

    Reviewed by CharlesJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, hardly needed to use the fire, very good underfloor heating."

    Reviewed by JeanJan 2022

  • "Awesome cottage, faultless facilities."

    Would happily live here. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2022

  • "Fantastic little retreat and some great walks in the vicinity."

    Hopefully be back sometime in the future

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the Shepherds Retreat and it was another fabulous experience."

    Beautifully situated, excellently equipped and the hosts are amazing.

    Reviewed by RalphDec 2021

  • "Absolutely great place to stay and really enjoyed our visit"

    Reviewed by GavinDec 2021

  • "The cottage was just as described."

    Warm and cozy, particularly as the weather took a definite downturn. Even though the power went down, we had a wood burner to keep us warm and our hosts kept us supplied with wood. Alison also made sure we were ok. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location, one of the best we've staryed in."

    Only personal comment - would have prefered a dishwasher to the washing machine but knew what we were getting when we booked and this in no way affected our 10 out of 10 score for this property.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "Stunning property and equally amazing location." relaxing was debating locking ourselves in and never leaving!!! We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MagdalenaNov 2021

  • "The cottage was a jewel in the crown of the Peak District and the views were out of this world."

    It felt like home when you walked in the front door. Thankyou. Colin Lovesy

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2021

  • "The peace and quiet of the countryside, ideal location for cycling the trails"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "A lovely holiday cottage."

    The only slight problem we had was with the directions. We found the group of three cottages quite easily, and pulled into what seemed the obvious area. But then we couldn't see the "nameplate" with the keysafe for "our" cottage. Eventually worked out that we should have stayed on the road a few yards further and pulled into the "layby" where "our" entrance was.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Shepherds Retreat is a great place to stay for two people,everything you need,here's the BUT, being out on long walks returning to base had to be content with a shower as there is no bath to relieve the aches of a couple of s."

    70 year olds. Not put off we would stay there again .

    Reviewed by LyndonSep 2021

  • "We thought the situation of Shepherds Retreat was exceptional."

    A short walk to the River Dove, very near the Tissington Trail and a short drive to shops at Hartington and Ashbourne. Also convenient for days out: we loved Chatsworth House and Carsington Water. The cottage was comfortable and welcoming after a day out walking. In fact we enjoyed our stay so much we have rebooked for next May!

    Reviewed by DaphneAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by PhillipAug 2021

  • "Fantastic experience."

    In fact, it was so good, we immediately booked to return.

    Reviewed by RalphAug 2021

  • "Shepherds Retreat was beautifully presented with many luxury finishes."

    To name a few would be the underfloor heating, quality towels/bedding and instant access to Netflix & amazon prime. A great deal of thought has clearly been put in to the Retreat. The Retreat is well positioned close to many of the must-see places in the Peaks, normally only a 30 minute drive. It's then nice to come back to peace and quiet, with the sheep and lambs for company in the nearby field. The owners surprised us with a bottle of Prosecco as we were away for our anniversary. They were also quickly on hand to help when needed, providing a great service.

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2021

  • "Really a lovely lovely place."

    The Shepherd Retreat is off a very high standard. Clean and tidy with everything you could ask for. Set back off the main road with easy access to Derbyshire, and Tissington Trail.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "The local towns are really nice, especially Bakewell as there is a lot to see and do there."

    Shepherds Retreat is a lovely place to go away as a couple.

    Reviewed by HattieJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for a romantic break away."

    Lovely nature surrounding the fields with lots to take photographs off. Bicycle track 200 m from the property, public right of way through the fields which is lovely to have a walk and watch the sheep and cows. So much to do around the area we spent a week here And run out of time to do everything we wanted to. The owners were very accommodating and helpful nothing is too much trouble, they even left us fresh eggs and two bottles of wine. Would highly recommend would definitely return worth a visit. And I am fussy where I stay so this is an honest review.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden patio with furniture
  • Portable BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Hartington 3.7 miles.

Tucked away within splendid Peak District National Park is this attractive, single-storey barn conversion.

Shepherds Retreat is a chocolate box property welcoming couples looking to break away from normal life and place themselves in the heart of Derbyshire’s fine countryside.

Boasting an open-plan aspect and beautiful exposed crick barn beams, this cottage is full of character and makes a lovely base to return to each evening.

Spend your down time beside the woodburning stove, resting your legs after a day of rambling, or take to the amply-equipped kitchen to prepare a hearty feast, offering all the essential appliances, crockery and cooking utensils needed for a short break.

Sit at the dining table and toast to a charming getaway with your loved one, or perhaps the sound of alfresco dining on a warm summer evening is more to your taste?

Freshen up within the walk-in shower in the shower room before making yourself at home within the double bedroom, with excellent solid oak furniture to make use of.

However you decide to spend your holiday, Shepherds Retreat is a great base for exploring the whole of the Peak District.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1073049, 1073047, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Lees Barn

Set within the gorgeous green landscapes of the Peak District National Park, on a quiet lane up to the owners' farm, are Lees Barn resting in the small hamlet of Coldeaton, near to the village of Hartington. The properties consist of one detached single-storey cottage, Shepherds Retreat, sleeping two guests, along with two semi-detached barn conversions, Owls Barn and The Haybarn, both sleeping six guests each. The properties each benefit from quality oak furniture, underfloor heating, and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, with a lockable bike store to share. The location of the properties is perfect for hopping onto the Tissington Trail resting within walking distance, spanning 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne, it's perfect for traffic-free bike rides and walks. Amble down to the River Dove from your doorstep for riverside strolls and wildlife watching in the epic Dove Valley, with lots of walking trails to discover and natural landmarks like Thor's Cave and Reynards Cave, along with Ilam Rock, one of the 'Wonders of the Peak'. For a great day out, travel over to Bakewell to Chatsworth House and Gardens and explore the magnificent stately home and grounds, or head up to Buxton for the day to admire the delights of this traditional spa town including Buxton Crescent, The Pavilion Gardens, and Poole's Cavern and Country Park. The fun-filled theme park of Alton Towers lies within easy driving distance, perfect for thrill-seekers to get their fix, with the Peak Wildlife Park nearby too and watersports awaiting you at Carsington Water, there's a wealth of choice for your group. Discover the beauty of Derbyshire and the Peak District from the comfort of Lees Barn.

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About the location


Bakewell 10 miles; Buxton 10 miles.

Hartington, situated in the Dove Valley in the Peak District National Park, was an important market centre in the Middle Ages, having been granted a market charter in 1203. Today the ever-popular village boasts lovely tea rooms, a cheese shop, old curiosity shops, traditional pubs and a splendid market square where the stone-carved village pump, once an important source of water for the villagers, still stands on the green. The local bars stock local ales brewed at the Leatherbritches Brewery in Fenny Bentley and Whim Ales in Hartington itself. The former Hartington railway station, about a mile and half from the village itself, is now a picnic area and the converted track is known as the Tissington Trail, popular with both walkers and cyclists. Hartington is also a good starting point for walking along Beresford Dale, a beautiful place with its curiously formed cliffs and rocks. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both within a 20 minute drive, and Alton Towers is within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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