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The Loft

(Ref. 1020909)

Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The loft was lovely, clean and cosy, a very quiet area and central to visiting various places."

    Owners welcoming and around if needed. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lots of lovely little extras like toiletries in the bathroom, tea bags, coffee and biscuits in the kitchen."

    Lovely friendly people. Everything was perfect for our short stay.

    Reviewed by Glenis5.0Oct 2023

  • "The loft is very central to all the peak district has to offer."

    It is in a very peaceful setting on a farm. cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped. i love the small touches of toiletries in shower room,and tea,coffee,milk and biscuits in the kitchen,also dishcloth,washing up liquid and tea towels provided. wifi was great and we used the dvd player. i would highly recommend the loft as a base to stay.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely holiday property in the perfect location to yravel to all the popular sights in the Peak District me and my dog have had a fabulous time and loved all the extra touches of fresh milk in the fridge yummy biscuits, tea and coffee, hand soap and washing up liquid as well as tea towels, dish cloth and scourer and loved the freebies in the bathroom."

    I will definitely visit again in the future, a very enjoyable stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had. Very relaxed and enjoyable stay and would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Adina4.4Aug 2023

  • "It was great to stay at the Loft, cosy , very friendly people."

    Reviewed by Sonja4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely friendly hosts, excellent property"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely loft cottage on a working farm, but it is still quiet."

    Cooking facilities are good, bed was comfy too. Great that you have an outdoor seating area on the balcony, which you can shut the gate too, so the dog can roam as well. Only a 15min walk from Buxton is a bonus. Lucy & Andrew were lovely

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The Loft is very spacious, comfortable & well equipped. Beautiful area with many good walks locally & Buxtton just a few miles away for shopping, restaurants etc. We will definitely recommend to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful time."

    Owners were amazingly helpful.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable, attractive and well furnished property in very pleasant area on a working farm."

    Owner friendly and helpful. A great place to stay with the beauties of the Peak District around you. Definitely a place to return to.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Friendly welcome, helpful, heavy snow when we arrived and we were left milk and a few basic provisions which was a massive help."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Mar 2023

  • "The loft is well placed to explore the area, close to Buxton for amenities and then we found it easy (and beautiful) drives to all our walks."

    The loft is well equipped and the bathroom is to a high standard. Lovely gesture with fizz and chocs for the new year - thank you!! Great that it allows a dog too! Really great value for money and we would definitely come back next time we go to the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Dec 2022

  • "Most enjoyable holiday, owners Lucy and Andrew were welcoming and helpful."

    A washer/dryer in the cottage would be advantageous other than that it was very well equipped and we will return.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Superb holiday ,cottage beautiful we had a wonderful holiday would highly recommend this property."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "Our second time staying at the Loft and even better than the last time."

    The change in owner has meant an even greater attention to detail in the accommodation: immaculately clean, very comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Will be back

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Accommodation was lovely with everything you could need provided."

    Location was very central to everywhere we wanted to visit with a nice circular farm walk too. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "It's a great place to stay, in a very convenient yet rural location."

    We had everything we needed, and Andrew and Lucy were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Small but roomy - plenty of space for a couple + dog."

    Quiet location, but accessible to anywhere in the High Peaks. It's a working farm but not noisy! The owners live next door but there were no issues so we didn't need them for anything. It was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2022

  • "The loft is a lovely little holiday let set on a lovely working farm surrounded by wonderful countryside we couldn't have asked for more."

    and a big thank you to Andrew and Lucy for being such great hosts

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely hosts, the apartment was spotless, very comfortable, set in a beautiful rural location on a small working farm."

    Easily walkable through the fields into Buxton.

    Reviewed by Antonio5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage (loft), great location for walking in the peak district and close to beautiful Buxton."

    Dog friendly. (We accidentally took the tv remote but now posted, will be back in its rightful place tomorrow.) We will visit again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    The Loft was very comfortable and well equipped and in a beautiful setting. Our hosts were lovely and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Loft is a lovely cottage in a quiet, rural location."

    It was immaculately clean on arrival. It soon gets warm and cosy when it’s cold outside. There was a very thoughtful welcome pack including milk, teabags, coffee and biscuits. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Andrew even helped my friend get her car started when she had a flat battery. This was my 3rd visit to Cowdale Farm and it definitely won’t be my last. Don’t really want to recommend it too much or it won’t be available for me!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation, owners so very friendly, super clean and comfortable - you really couldn't ask for any more and the location was superb - rural and no light pollution - a superb apartment and superb holiday."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "It's a lovely quiet place to stay."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place ,friendly hosts,could not fault it."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved starting at The Loft, it was in a beautiful location, but handy for visiting lots of different places."

    The place itself was fab, very clean, plenty of space and Andrew and Lucy had kindly left some milk, biscuits, teabags, coffee etc which was very thoughtful. We would highly recommend The Loft to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, useful welcome pack and lovely hosts on hand if needed"

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Property larger than expected."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Great location. We had a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved the location and how quiet it was."

    We also liked that we had privacy. We liked the modern bathroom, with a nice shower! The bed was super comfy. It was lovely to have an open plan kitchen and sitting room. We had everything we needed. Thank you so much for a great few nights away.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the Loft but were disappointed to find that there was no DVD player as listed, and the TV only had sky, No Netflix of BBC I player or ITV hub."

    Also No freezer. It was spotless, and ideally situated , very quiet.. I have to say that I was surprised when Sykes wanted an extra £7 Admin fee, as we had completely paid for this holiday and rolled it over last year, so apparently 2 emails this year costs £7 !!!!!

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Apr 2021

  • "The loft apartment was very comfortable, spacious and attractive."

    The location and setting was in charming quiet Hamlet in beautiful countryside. The location was excellent for country walks, visiting Buxton and Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Anne Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Was not expecting an extra room in our apartment."

    Warm and cosy. Lovely bathroom. Very nice owners.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.1Oct 2020

  • "Friendly hosts."

    Quiet spot close to Buxton which has plenty of things to see and places to eat. Loft was comfortable and spacious.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2020

  • "A lovely two night stay, booked at the last minute."

    We were met by Lucy who was very welcoming, pointing us in the right direction and letting us know where to find her if we needed anything. The Loft was spacious, spotless and perfect after a day walking. Wonderful, large sofa - something so many holiday rentals overlook - perfect for cosy evenings.

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Aug 2020

  • "Really loved this trip."

    We were made to feel really welcome. The location is stunning and a short drive away from Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House. The Loft was clean and much more spacious than it seems on the pictures. We felt right at home very quickly.

    Reviewed by Carmel4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had booked to stay in the loft."

    But due to a problem from a big water leak we were offered to stay in the courtyard accomadation. We accepted and was so very pleased the courtyard was huge inside it was lovely it had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The owners Andrew and Lucy are a young couple. They made me and my partner Very welcome.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great accommodation in a brilliant location."

    SO handy for visiting the area. New owners who are working VERY hard too improve the whole complex. Family team who are friendly and helpful. We very much hope to return (once covid 19 has been beaten

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2020

  • "New people had bought the farm, they moved in the week we were there, they were not made aware of the problems with the property."

    There was a leak in the bathroom, shower pressure non existent, the mattress was awful, and the sofa was uncomfortable, also door handle hanging off the door in the bathroom. We made the new owners Aware of all the issues and they are going to rectify, when they do it will be a lovely property to stay in.

    Reviewed by Johnathon2.5Feb 2020

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  • External staircase leading towards front door
  • All-first-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning-effect stove
  • Skirting electric heaters with electric woodburning-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, a selection of books, games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared lawned area with furniture (across yard from cottage)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • No fireworks permitted
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pubs 1.8 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Note: This Buxton self-catering apartment is accessed via 11 external stone steps
  • Note: The property has shared use of laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Please note: There is a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond that applies to all bookings made after 15th February 2023.

The property

Buxton 3 miles.

This light and airy first-floor self-catering apartment rests in the rural hamlet of Cowdale, near the bustling town of Buxton.

This heart-warming retreat is in a superb location on the edge of the Peak District National Park, just a few miles from Buxton.

Set over the first-floor of a Grade II listed stone barn conversion, this property still maintains its characterful features to include exposed beams offering cosy accommodation for a couple.

Look forward to relaxing in the open-plan living space with a large sofa to curl up with your partner and enjoy a romantic movie with the help of the provided DVD player.

The kitchen has been fitted with pristine white units and sleek worktops giving you all the necessary appliances and benefitting from a breakfast bar for eating your cereal of a morning.

After a long day sightseeing get some much needed rest in the double bedroom which has views of the surrounding countryside to wake up to.

The Loft is a delightful base for a relaxing romantic holiday in the Peak District.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1021021, 1021022, 1021023 and 1021024, together sleeping 30 people.

Cowdale Hall Farm Cottages

Nestled on the fringes of the Peak District National Park, in the small peaceful hamlet of Cowdale are a selection of wonderfully-restored barn conversions. Inside, the owner has created a smart and warming retreat for families, friends or couples looking to explore this beautiful, unspoilt region. Each cottage benefits from its own open-plan living space complete with an electric fire to keep the rooms nice and toasty especially during the cooler months; cosy up on the plush seating and tune into the TV for the evenings entertainment as you unwind after a long day sightseeing. Use the dining tables to gather at mealtimes and break open a bottle of bubbly to toast to a wonderful holiday break, benefitting from the well-equipped kitchens to prepare your dish in style. Choose from a selection of bedrooms with something to suit everyone's needs and get some much needed rest for the days ahead with fabulous views over the surrounding fields. These properties are perfectly placed for accessing a vast array of attractions well-worth visiting. The charming spa town of Buxton rests within a few miles of these barns and is the central haven for tourists visiting this picturesque National Park. Explore its delightful choice of pubs and restaurants for those evenings you don't fancy cooking at home. Renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, this market town boasts a wealth of architecture well-worth visiting; particularly the Pavilion Gardens miniature railway, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Buxton Crescent. If you're looking for something more adventurous, Go Ape Buxton is perfect for people of all ages to experience a treetop adventure, forest segways, netted walkways between treehouses and look forward to racing your loved ones to the other side on the thrilling zip wires. Take a day trip and explore the Peak District National Park and its stunning sites such as the Dovedale National Nature Reserve which boasts a range of wildlife species to spot along the way and fields rich with flora and fauna. Cowdale Hall Farm Cottage are perfectly placed for touring the very best sites of the Peak District National Park.

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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 and a number of pretty towns and villages are dotted throughout including Bakewell, Ashford-in-the-Water, Castleton and Edale. The stunning properties of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy driving distance and must be seen while visiting this area. A great base for exploring the Peak District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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