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Lower Cowden Farm

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Sheldon near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Spacious farmhouse in a very quiet and peaceful location."

    Sunrises were superb with very big skies. Would be very happy to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2024

  • "Amazing view and beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8May 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and we had a very enjoyable week the views where fantastic and the cottage was ideally placed"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2024

  • "A modern, comfortable, and spacious property which provided an ideal base for our hiking excursions."

    We felt at home immediately as did our dogs who enjoyed the large, enclosed garden. The location of the property was perfect for us - only a couple of miles from Bakewell but set apart from any other development and that meant it was nicely secluded and with zero noise and light pollution. The view from the front of the house is simply stunning and certainly contributed to an exceptional week’s holiday.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2024

  • "Very peaceful weeks stay with fabulous views."

    Cottage is set in a beautiful area alongside a working farm so some machine noise is to be expected, however I wasn't expecting a diesel generator to be turning on and off all night. The cottage was equipt with most things but was lacking in a decent sharp knife in the kitchen. The mud room was brilliant for cleaning and drying the dogs after a good walk as well as to store outdoor clothes. We enjoyed it so much so that we have just booked another trip later in the year.

    Reviewed by David3.4Apr 2024

  • "This is a lovely farmhouse in a fabulous position with super views."

    It was clean and well equipped. It was cosy and warm. The owner responded quickly to a query I sent by text. It’s located well for visits to Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton, as well as the Monsal Trail and the Tissington Trail. There is a footpath from the farmhouse into Bakewell if you fancy a walk. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "We've just spent a lovely weekend at lower Cowden farm the house has everything you need its like home from home."

    The house is set off a little lane and if you want the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere this is perfect but not even 5 minutes drive you having the lovely town of bakewell full of shops pubs and restaurants. We definitely would stay again

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024



    Reviewed by Terry4.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a great location."

    The farmhouse was clean, warm and spacious and provided everything we needed for our holiday. Location is fantastic, with incredible views. Owners responded quickly to texts (arranging collection of keys). Will definitely be returning to this farmhouse for our next holiday!

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfortable house , situated on its own in most beautiful and picturesque surroundings ,approximately 2 miles from Bakewell ."

    Secure garden which our grandchildren and dog thoroughly enjoyed . Would fully recommend and look forward to returning .

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic views."

    Boundaries not completely secure for a larger dog with jumping ambitions but perfectly fine for the greyhound we had with us with supervision. Simply furnished but cosy and fully equipped. A lovely cottage and a peaceful place.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation was very nice, no complaints, the problem was the surroundings."

    We have a German shepherd, was told that dogs can’t get out as their are walls and fences all round, this was true the problem was that my dog jumped over one of the gates, which brings me to my next problem, we had thought that we would be able to have walks over the fields and let my dog run, this was made impossible due to the fact that every field had sheep and cows in them, also there are no bridle paths for walking, so due to the aforementioned the week was below my expectations

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with beautiful views."

    Child-friendly. Lots of floor space in the living room for playing with children. Outdoor area large also. Feels like a long way from the madding crowd - which what I prefer- but actually very close to Bakewell for those who like a bijou small Derbyshire town. Enjoyed it so much there that I have booked already for next year for a longer period.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our second stay at Lower Cowdon Farm ."

    The location is perfect . The house is clean well equipped and the layout amazing . Near to Bakewell and Chatsworth and ideal for exploring the peaks but quiet . A real sanctuary to return after a day out . Highly recommend . We will definitely be staying again .

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Jul 2023

  • "The house is fabulous, well appointed, clean and comfortable."

    The view from the front across the valley is to die for. Certainly the property details and photos on Sykes listing don’t feature this enough. We live in the country side, so finding anywhere more peaceful and beautiful is a challenge but Lower Cowden Farm met our needs and expectations. Would certainly return if we holiday in the Peak District again.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful house in the most amazing setting."

    We had a wonderful week celebrating a milestone birthday as well as plenty of time to sit and ponder the amazing views. The surrounding area was beautiful, lots to do and see. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful with any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location with a view you would never tire of."

    Close by to everything we needed and had planned to do. We were lucky to have some fantastic weather whilst we were staying and spent a lot of time outside in the garden. It would’ve been nice to have had some more garden chairs, 2 provide for the 6 adults staying. Large kitchen so we could happily eat together. Another chair in the lounge also would’ve been useful when we spent the nights in there. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this truly beautiful setting in a very lovely house."

    The beds were so comfortable, pillows and duvets divine. The 360 degree view is one you could never tire of. Easy access to Bakewell town which had an amazing g market when we visited. Lovely shops and hostelries and something for everyone. Perhaps if being picky, another armchair in the living room would be handy and there wasn’t a hairdryer which was expected. Everything else one needed was there including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. We will most definitely return asap. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the cottage."

    So peaceful and secluded the cottage was very comfortable we had everything we needed for a relaxing break away. Would stay again for sure.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We ve visited the Peak District for over 25 years and stayed in some lovely places but this house has to be one of the best."

    It has the most amazing views and is more than comfortable. The enclosed garden was perfect for our large dogs to play in, and kept them safe. There really is nothing to complain about I would, however, suggest that more information could be given about recycling and bin collection, as there is none in Bakewell. Maps and info on the surrounding areas would be a bonus but not a major problem for us We loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay , would visit again."

    Beautiful setting, house warm and clean and comfortable which could have been improved with a few very minor additions- extra seating in sitting room (not enough for 6) information folder in house including info such as recycling, thermostats, how to work the TV and on places to eat, pubs and cafes that OK for dogs, local walks etc and a cafeteria!

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Feb 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking available for 5 cars
  • Front garden with lawn and rear patio
  • BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: This property is situated on a working farm
  • Note: Children must be supervised and must not go beyond the wall which is the boundary of the property
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Bakewell 2.3 miles.

In the heart of the Peak District National Park on the outskirts of Bakewell in Derbyshire is Lower Cowden Farm.

This impressive, detached, stone farmhouse rests on a working farm and benefits from a large lawn, an elevated position over the countryside with breath-taking views and a homely interior welcoming six guests and two of their beloved canine companions.

After traversing through the encompassing countryside, cross the threshold and head straight into the fully-equipped kitchen to help rustle up a hearty meal that can then be enjoyed as a group upon the dining table.

Later, step into the sitting room where you can sink into the plush sofa in front of the warmth of the gas fire ahead of flicking on the Smart TV for family film night with tasty treats.

When yawning begins, climb the stairs to indulge in a soothing soak in the bathroom before catching your rest in either the king-size with a handy en-suite shower room or the two doubles.

Lower Cowden Farm boasts a central location in the Peak District National Park, close to quaint pubs like the Cock and Pullet which serves delicious pub fare, and a variety of drinks and to iconic towns such as Bakewell, where you can stock up on essentials.

Spend the day here sampling the famous Bakewell Tart before brushing up on local history at the Bakewell Old House Museum and the Historic Bakewell Bridge.

The Peak District has history woven throughout; discover sites including Eyam Museum, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and Magpie Mine or experience the outdoors with the variety of walks and trails on offer.

The brave among you may try to summit Chrome Hill, White Peak, Fin Cop or Wardlow Hay Cop which all reward guests with picturesque, panoramic views across the English countryside.

Unlock the secrets of the Peak District at Lower Cowden Farm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Chatsworth 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

An attractive little market town retaining a delightful rural atmosphere and offering a good selection of shops, restaurants, and pubs, as well as local farmers markets. There is an old 17th- century market hall in the town centre and a modern leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. Take a trip to Buxton and visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas