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


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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The upstairs area is huge -and extremely comfortable meeting our needs very well."

    All facilities worked well. We didn't use the snug so I cant comment on that, preferring to be all together as a group in the lounge where the large settees are brilliant. Kitchen facilities were a little lacking, e.g slotted spoon, sieve (for rice -the ones there had holes that were too big), sharp knives. Lots of pans available, including 2 steamers which I love! Large double oven which was great -even if figures on knobs had rubbed off! If we'd been staying for the week another freezer would have been invaluable, however for the weekend we managed. Downstairs the bedrooms and bathrooms were all very well furnished and comfortable. We did have problems with water supply one day when we all wanted a shower at the same time as a bath being run -as we had all just arrived back form our walk! Otherwise the water supply was excellent. The biggest issue we had was the lack of a separate toilet, and one main bathroom being shared between 4 people (in fact it could have been 6 if we had been fully occupied.) There was regular occasions when people were 'booking' their showers /baths -and making them short so that they could accommodate others needing to use the toilet. A separate toilet would resolve this. Also a shame there is no toilet upstairs but I can understand the logistics to this. Parking was excellent -and facilities for recycling were much appreciated as we usually have to take our compost home! Overall as a group of friends we had an excellent stay with some minor frustrations! Thank you

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jun 2024

  • "There were 11 of us and the accommodation was perfect for us."

    The huge upstairs room had enough comfy seating for us all. On the whole there were enough pans and utensils. The odd thing that was missing was an ironing board (though we had an iron). However, one was soon found and the owners were really helpful.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1May 2024

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay here, such a lovely property which is great for a big family get together."

    It is well kept with everything you could need and very clean. The owners were very pleasant and friendly and on hand for anything you need. We could not find any fault with the property and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2024

  • "We couldn't fault the property."

    Spacious, extremely well equipped, and in a very good location. It was absolutely ideal for our party of nine. The next time we have a large amount of people to accommodate for a holiday, we will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fabulous property for large groups, with plenty of bathrooms, a large main room for gathering and games, and a small TV/quiet room for those who want a break from the group."

    Very helpful owners nearby who are happy to drop off fresh eggs from their chickens. We found a nice, mostly off road, walk into Buxton and plenty of other amazing walks a short car drive away.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely spacious barn conversion, plenty of room for three generations!"

    The grandkids loved it.. as did everyone else.Very well equipped kitchen every thing you need, all bedrooms lovely sizes and comfortable beds all in a very nice location. We made some lovely memories for my 70 th birthday.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Woodlands."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. (Better than any we’ve stayed in before). Key collection and welcome was warm and straightforward. Quiet location and good allocation of space for parking

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very spacious and well equipped property in a tranquil and picturesque location."

    It was ideal for a large family holiday and was within easy reach by car to a number of attractions such a caves and facilities such as pubs, restaurants and supermarkets in Buxton. However, the farm did sell fresh eggs. As a minor point, a mirror over the sink instead of on the back wall of the ensuite of the bedroom we occupied would have been useful for wet shaving. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very spacious and comfortable."

    . Great for a big group. Perfect spot

    Reviewed by Di5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet setting with a peaceful outlook."

    A very comfortable stay. It was lovely to have a long table we could all sit at together and the view of the farm was idyllic. Fortunately the weather picked up so we walked across the fields to Buxton too!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Woodlands is a brilliant place for a family holiday/ group break."

    It is spacious, modern, secure and spotlessly clean. Ample car parking space is available. Owner is very pleasant and on hand if a problem arose. In all, a lovely, relaxing place for a break.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great stay, just spacious and comfy."

    Did have a small issue with the shower trap, but the owner was over within 5 mins and sorted it all out, brilliant service

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hi, It was a lovely cottage and I enjoyed the 4 days there very much."

    However weather did not help as it rained. The cottage and its surrounding was lovely, spacious and clean.My only issue was not having a hair dryer as most cottages provide hair dryers as part of the stay. Otherwise it was a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Tanuja4.7Apr 2023

  • "Only issues were: Water pressure not great in some showers and water in sinks upstairs was hit and miss (not a major issue so didn’t mention to owner) Electricity did cut out at one point but Andy was very responsive and came to fix it within 20 minutes."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Apr 2023

  • "Everything was good, however, we had a huge problem with the huge sound problems between the upstairs communal spaces and the bedrooms below."

    We had children and a baby in our group and it although we are a quiet group who were just walking normally around and playing board games, it was impossible to put the little ones to bed downstairs while people are still up as normal walking sounded like people crashing through the floor. As soon as the first person was up in the morning walking around upstairs everyone was awake because it is so insanely noisey. This really needs to be noted on the advert as is very difficult with children.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Apr 2023

  • "Our group of 8 adults and 5 children had an amazing weekend."

    The property was everything we could have hoped for with excellent facilities. Thank you so much. We’d love to return some time.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Superb property for a large family occasion with everything you could need"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay for my 30th birthday weekend!"

    We also booked out the Loft, and the Shavings for our dog-owners. Perfect size for all the guests. Really sociable layout for cooking, eating, games and chats. Fantastic. Thanks Andrew and Lucy!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful facilities, so well equipped for preparing a large meal for a big group!"

    The kids loved the snug area. Will definitely be back around Christmas time next year.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great place for our family to share a Weekend, cook a Christmas dinner and enjoy the countryside."

    It took a while for the house to warm up, but then was cosy, and very festively dressed. Some of the carpet and soft furnishings were a little worn but all were clean, and the beds very comfortable. Plenty of hot water! We didn’t need to trouble our hosts, everything we needed was there. We would strongly consider another stay here as a large group, or in smaller groups in the other properties, thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Dec 2022

  • "Well equipped large property in a good area for walking and photography."

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Nov 2022

  • "The place is a great setting and is warm and comfortable."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming and around to help out if needed. The house is well equipped and has plenty of space for the numbers it holds. The rooms are comfortable and have proper sized bath towels. We have had a really enjoyable time and are looking to return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great property, secluded location but not too far out of reach for nearby towns and attractions."

    The owners are super friendly and welcoming would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by elliott5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Family really enjoyed our holiday. No problems.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Woodlands is a very large, spacious accommodation ideal for large family or group of friends to get together."

    The location is beautiful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "We selected this property to have an international meeting."

    People travelled from the UK, France and Romania to stay here. We were all really impressed with the property, it was really clean, in a perfect location and just what we were looking for. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Woodlands!"

    The property was extremely spacious, the pictures are very accurate. The outdoor space was lovely too. Make sure that you carefully follow the owner's directions to get there, it's quite difficult to find.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very happy with the overall experience and stay at the property."

    It was a corporate booking and was exactly what we needed for commuting to the exhibition in the Hillhead quarry.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was as described and the people we met were very friendly."

    They even invited us to the village Jubilee celebrations on Thursday night. My only negative comment is that we have had better welcoming packs at other cottages.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0May 2022

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay, it had everything we needed with 3 toddlers."

    Lucy and Andrew were both so accommodating, even allowing us to come and see the lambs that had just been born. Thanks so much for our stay, we’ll be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing, really enjoyed spending time with all the family."

    Apartment was spotless big an spacious, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Kurk4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely superb."

    Wonderful place to stay and the owners were really helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely family stay here in early Jan 2022."

    The owners were on hand for any of our needs; even checking in on us and offering assistance (via the plough!) when the snow came down heavy! The large open space allows a large family to interact well or break off into smaller groups if needed. It allowed excellent family time without anyone feeling on top of one another!! The sofas were amazing and added to the comfy vibe / chill we were looking for! Well equipped kitchen with plentiful dishes / cutlery etc. The two ovens and two fridges were a very much needed and appreciated. There was everything we could have needed (perhaps a couple of tea towels more would have helped but that is very much nit-picking!). Beds were super comfy with lovely quality bedding and the towels were nice and fluffy and soft. If you are wanting a large family get away - this is the place for you!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a splendid time in Woodlands; the owners were lovely, the cottage was just as described (if anything the photos don't do it justice), and the area was a beautiful place to stay."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and well-equipped, with comfortable beds and plenty of space for our group of 12. The festive touches were lovely and added to the whole experience. We would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just a perfect cottage for our requirements."

    My whole party was impressed with everything provided and everything we had avaliable to us. It was exactly what we wanted for our weekend away.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay, great location as easy to travel to many local places of interest."

    The property was absolutely amazing, so well equipped and very clean. Could not find anything negative to say! Would recommend and stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Vina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage for the 12 of us."

    Great that it had such a surfeit of cutlery, crockery, pans etc. Two fridges greatly appreciated. Beds comfortable, loads of space in the sitting area, parking for our 4 cars. Excellent all round. We asked for a cot - it might be good to be prompted that we needed to bring our own cot mattress (logical, but we forgot!)

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was even bigger than we thought it would be, perfect for our family of 6 adults and 4 children."

    Well equipped and beautifully clean and there was a welcome pack of tea, biscuits, milk, and washing up products waiting for us! Great location too. We had a fabulous week. Thanks

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second time we've been here, great place for families."

    Owners are very friendly. There's also a great book shop down the road with an even better cake shop.

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for a larger family get together."

    We loved the wide and open social space. The large couches were a real hit. It’s rare that a family of 10 can sprawl out in such comfort. The amount of bathrooms and en suite bathrooms was also well thought out. The cottage was well equipped and very well situated to explore the majority of the Peak District. Castleton and Bakewell being around 30 minutes away. Cowdale is also peaceful and beautiful. We would return in a heartbeat. This was a real find.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very good cottage that was well equipped for all 12 of us!"

    The owner Andy was very helpful when we had a couple of minor issues that needed to be fixed. The location is very central to a lot of the attractions in the Peak District. I would definitely recommend the property!

    Reviewed by Sarupa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location, very friendly and helpful hosts and a spacious and well equipped facility."


    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2020

  • "A very spacious barn."

    We love our stay and the hosts were very friendly and gave us advice on local day trips and places to eat. Well equipped kitchen, lovely sized bedrooms and a huge main lounge with an additional snug for our children. Description says,5 bathrooms but there were only 4 - lnot a problem for us but should be updated for accuracy.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great Location, place was clean and tidy and bigger than expected."

    11 of us in total and comfortably slept us all.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Stairs leading up to the living area and kitchen, and stone steps up towards the front of the property. Six ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size doubles, 2 x twins with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Ground-floor utility
  • Snug with electric fire
  • Electric heating with electric fires
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, 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 travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Shared front garden with gravelled and lawned areas with picnic benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • No fireworks permitted
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Due to upside down layout, this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: One of the king-size double bedrooms with en-suite does not have a window, but there is a constant fresh air vent
  • Note: No stag or hen parties or similar allowed
  • Please note: There is a £500 Good Housekeeping Bond that applies to all bookings made after 15th February 2023.

The property

Buxton 3 miles.

This is a beautifully-presented semi-detached barn conversion, located in the pretty hamlet of Cowdale, just three miles from the spa town of Buxton.

Spacious throughout to provide a wonderful holiday home for a group of friends, or even two families travelling together, this wonderful cottage is just perfect for enjoying this diverse part of the Peak District.

Boasting a reverse-level accommodation and character features throughout, the large open-plan living area of this is positioned on the first floor to take advantage of the lovely countryside views on offer whilst you unwind on the plush seating arrangement.

The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for a self-catering cottage, with plenty of dining space for a family gathering with a well-deserved glass of wine.

The ground floor offers six bedrooms so there's always a quiet spot to escape to and rest your head at the end of a long day.

Outside this Buxton cottage is a large shared garden with gravelled and lawned seating areas, perfect for enjoying those sunny Derbyshire evenings!

This Peak District cottage is an ideal base for exploring this area with your loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1020909, 1021021, 1021022 and 1021024, together sleeping 30 people.

Please note: There are stairs leading up to the living area and kitchen, and stone steps up towards the front of the property.

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 £500.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas