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The Nest

Cowdale near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1021021)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ChristineAug 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 SianAug 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 RonJul 2021

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

    It was excellent.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 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 JaniceJun 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 SarahJun 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 KathyOct 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 DonnaOct 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 PeterSep 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 KeithSep 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by PeterAug 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 JoAug 2020

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

    Many thanks!

    Reviewed by KatieJul 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 DebbieJul 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 RalphJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor studio layout
  • 1 x drop-down 4ft double bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect fire
  • Shared laundry room
  • Electric fire and electric skirting heater
  • Combination microwave/oven with 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, 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
  • Shared garden furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, dog bed available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Note: Drop-down 4ft double bed folds into wall for additional living space during the daytime
  • Please note: property closed as of November 2021 until March 2022 for major refurbishment and improvements; photos to be added by March 2022

The property

Buxton 3 miles.

A wonderful studio apartment set in the rural hamlet of Cowdale, on the edge of the Peak District National Park and three miles south of the action of Buxton.

The ground floor of an old stone barn, The Nest offers simple and welcoming accommodation in a superb location for getting the most out of this fantastic area.

Enjoy quality time with your loved one while relaxing in front of the television on the snug sofa, with the electric fire warming the room in the winter months.

The kitchen are holds a modest selection of amenities, so you can rustle up a romantic meal to be enjoyed at the slim dining table when you’re not indulging in a delicious dining experience in one of the nearby eateries.

Pull down the double bed in this studio apartment and catch up on your rest ahead of your next fun-filled adventure.

Within walking distance to a wide host of wonderful amenities, The Nest is the perfect abode for your romantic retreat to the Peak District.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1020909, 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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Region Information

Please note: property closed as of November 2021 until March 2022 for major refurbishment and improvements; photos to be added by March 2022.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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