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The Nest

(Ref. 1021021)

Cowdale near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Always a joy to stay here, so peaceful and relaxing and a lovely warm welcome."

    Really comfortable and has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and even in the best ones we have said if only it had something or other not the Nest it had everything we needed."

    Plenty of hanging space and draw space and lots of room in the kitchen to put things away.We had everything we needed and more.Thanks to Andrew,Lucy and family for a lovely stay and hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Nest is a super cottage for two situated on a farm near Buxton."

    Smart bathroom and shower and well equipped kitchen. We would have liked more substantial pillows but otherwise this is a top quality rental property.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Sep 2023

  • "What a find, it was beautiful it's more like a bed sit but very comfortable had everything you needed."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Very cosy, had everything we needed and great location for exploring south of the Peak District. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in fabulous location."

    Loved my time here, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Superb little cottage filled with quality fittings"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous property with every pot, pan, accessory provided."

    Very well laid out.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had lovely few days, owners very friendly, the nest was very cosy and ..."

    Had lovely few days, owners very friendly, the nest was very cosy and comfortable, very well designed after revamp, tea and coffee were available when we arrived which was nice after a long drive would go again

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Nest was superbly furnished and very comfortable."

    The farm was a wonderful location. We were made very welcome. It was a quiet and restful place while being just 5 minutes from Buxton. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "I first stayed in The Nest in 2014."

    Back then it was warm and comfortable, but small, basic and a bit dark. It has now been transformed! If you have stayed before you wouldn't recognise it now. The new Nest has been extended out into a neighbouring room under the roof (the old laundry) and two Velux windows have been added, one in the new kitchen area and one in the new bathroom. The result is a gorgeous spacious and airy apartment. It's really comfortable, and the underfloor heating and high levels of insulation keep it lovely and cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped (the dinky dishwasher is genius). The dining table opens out easily to a good-sized circle. The living area has all you need, and there is plenty of storage in the bedroom. The bathroom is smart, light and airy. The Nest was spotlessly clean when I arrived, and I was very glad of the welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. All in all, a beautifully done transformation. Congratulations to Andrew and Lucy for doing this. I really enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Recent renovation provided probably the best quality apartment we have stayed in for a holiday"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful ground floor cottage, recently substantially renovated and refurbished to a very high standard (ignore any reviews prior to Dec 2022)."

    Clean, warm, with everything you could need with very helpful and friendly hosts. You can walk across the fields to Buxton and it’s perfectly set to explore the Peak District and beyond.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Nest is as described."

    Small but generally comfortable. The bed is comfortable but narrow and difficult to access. Water pressure in shower is a little low, but we are talking a conversion here. For a short break it's ideal. Owners are very friendly. Be aware it is a working farm so there is activity during the day. We enjoyed our three night stay.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Aug 2021

  • "The Nest is cosy and wonderfully located for exploring the Peak District."

    The bed was very comfy and the kitchen well equiped for simple Cooking. Unfortunately the shower was not working and was on a cycle of freezing cold or scolding hot no matter how I adjusted the settings. Maybe I missed something obvious but I don’t think I did. If you are a light sleeper like me I would maybe avoid as the fridge was very noisy and being a studio flat it was close to the bed. The noise of people moving about upstairs was also very loud. If you are unlucky enough as me to get people that wander around for an hour in the middle of the night it can disturb your sleep. That being said if you are a heavy sleeper or things like that don’t bother you then it’s a comfortable stay and I’m sure the shower issue will be fixed as I did inform the property. It really is well located and there is a great footpath that starts just outside the farm leading to beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Sian3.4Aug 2021

  • "The nest is a great base to visit the Peak District it has everything you need ..."

    The nest is a great base to visit the Peak District it has everything you need for a comfortable stay well hosted great walks for our dog even the sheep are friendly

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great little place to come back to a non-mind after a busy day."

    It was excellent.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Well situated in the Peak district for walking, cycling and other attractions."

    Accommodation fine but small. Some disturbance from apartment above, mainly if they were heavy footed!!! But not enough to ruin the peacefulness of the stay.

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Jun 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage that suited our needs perfectly."

    The hosts were very welcoming and included a few little extras that weren’t expected. Just to highlight the oven is a microwave oven - something that I overlooked in the original description but it was absolutely fine for our short stay. A perfect location to visit several other areas nearby. Would highly recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay and the owners were so lovely too."

    Pets welcome and very polite people in the other apartments too. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic little no frills accommodation."

    Warm and comfortable and met our requirements for our short stay. Beautiful setting. Lovely hosts. Only thing I would change is the lack of a gate at the front of the property. I feel it would benefit dog owners no end to be able to open the door and contain the dog in the small garden area whilst sitting having a morning coffee as a table and chairs are provided. Other than that everything was great. Comfy, clean and warm. Thank you for a lovely stay. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Set in a lovely part of the peaks,friendly owners,not luxury but suited our needs,small drawback was the sound of footsteps from above ,but it wouldn't stop us from rebooking."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2020

  • "The property a bit felt damp, I had great weather so it was not an issue, but if it had been a cold and wet week may have been different, also could do with some sound proofing from 'The Loft' above as you could hear the guests clumping around."

    Other than that a very nice basic place and just what I expected and wanted.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2020

  • "Friendly caring owners & clean & cosy accommodation."

    Not a criticism, but a simple gate in the wall outside would help dog owners.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy accommodation which has everything you need."

    A good location to go and explore the surrounding areas. Really friendly owners, made us feel really welcome. I would definitely recommend to others and would love to come back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location is fantastic, hosts were friendly and accommodating and the Nest was comfortable with everything we needed."

    Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2020

  • "We booked it at short notice as i was desperate to have a weekend break away from the house as i had been working all through lockdown."

    At first i had trouble finding anyway finally found this lovely little place the owners could not do enough and they were doing well thankyou so much for a relaxed stay.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2020

  • "I had been to the property a couple of times before so chose it for excellent access to walking/cycling opportunities and for its reasonable price with good basic facilities."

    New owners are keen to renovate and presumably upgrade, but I hope they maintain this dimension for people like me... Simple comfort, quiet and good location are very valuable.

    Reviewed by Ralph3.8Jul 2020

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Shared laundry room
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fan-assisted oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Shared use of laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • No fireworks permitted
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Please note: There is a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond that applies to all bookings made after 15th February 2023.

The property

Buxton 3 miles.

Set in the rural hamlet of Cowdale near Buxton, on the edge of the Peak District National Park is The Nest, a fabulous ground-floor, studio-style apartment.

Sympathetically renovated, adorning a stone-fronted interior and a contemporary interior, The Nest offers two guests an idyllic base for exploring Derbyshire, featuring its own private patio, a sleek shower room, a well-equipped kitchen, and access to shared laundry facilities.

Benefit from ample off-road parking, before entering through either the original stable door or the main entrance, firstly reaching the spacious open-plan living area.

After a day of traversing, rustle up tasty dishes in the well-presented kitchen, before gathering around the dining table to toast to your getaway.

If you’d prefer an alfresco affair, dine upon the private patio, with views of the farmland, before returning indoors to cosy up with the Smart TV on in the backdrop.

When sleep calls, locate the plush double bed, enveloped by plenty of storage, before awakening to a refreshing shower.

Within walking distance to a wide host of wonderful amenities, set off on your Derbyshire adventure, using The Nest as your romantic retreat.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1020909, 1021022, 1021023 and 1021024, together sleeping up to 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.

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

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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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Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas