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Midfeather Cottage

Edale, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2064)



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79 Customer Reviews

  • "Previously we had stayed at Hathaway cottage so we knew the location and hosts quite well."

    We opted for this cottage because it was larger but had a freezer. It was very comfortable and we had a great week. Everything was clean and well presented. A couple of slightly negative comments though, all of the cooking knives were pretty blunt, normally we take a sharpener but forgot this time. There is no phone reception in Edale but we knew this. The cottage has wifi which has good signal strength but is shared between the farm and 4 cottages in a rural area, I think it's worth pointing out that it's pretty poor even for collecting emails. Frequently no response for many minutes. It's a minor gripe and wouldn't affect us going again, just worth pointing out I feel.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "This cottage is situated on a farm overlooking a valley with stunning views."

    It is furnished to a very high standard and we were more than comfortable. The owners were friendly and helpful and thank you to them for everything. We are definitely looking to stay here again.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2021

  • "This was a beautiful cottage with stunning views of the peaks."

    The (very friendly) Owner of the cottage met us when we arrived and showed us all we needed to know, and complimentary tea, coffee and milk was left to get us started. The cottage was always warm, the beds were super comfortable and the shower was roomy and hot. I can highly recommend staying here, especially those visiting the peaks for the beautiful walks as it is well placed for Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and the Pennine Way.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2020

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Sally Gee."

    The cottage was cosy, spotless and well organised. All our needs were met, exceeded even. We loved the generous heat, the well organised hallway to dry our wet things, the selection of DVDs, the super comfy beds and pillows and duvets, and the proximity to Edale pubs and cafes. We managed our visit, including days in Manchester, Sheffield, a walk to Castleton and a scramble up in the hills above Edale, all without a car, on Shanks pony or public transport. We'll definitely visit again

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2019

  • "We went there for one purpose."

    ..hiking. Location wise it was a perfect place. Owners were super helpful and friendly. The actual cottage was spotless and comfortable. I know it sounds like an exaggeration, however from my point of view it really isn’t. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back there again and I’m pretty sure I will.

    Reviewed by GrzegorzMay 2019

  • "The views, to be able to walk out of the door into the hills, how near the train station is to go either to Sheffield or Manchester, decor and furnishings lovely, excellent shower , goose down quilts and how polite and pleasant the owners and daughter was."

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation and friendly owners ."

    Ideally situated for walking direct from the cottage. Two public houses also in walking distance..Very enjoyable holiday particularly since it was lambing time on the farm and great weather.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "Warm and cosy, all mod cons, comfy beds, easy walk to the famous Nag's Head and an ideal base for walks on Kinder Scout, over to Castleton etc."

    Helpful owners, perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is very comfortable for a couple who share the front bedroom with the King Sized bed."

    There was everything we needed, comfortable sofas, large walk in shower, well equipped and beautiful views. For a couple we would certainly recommend it. However, the second bedroom with twin beds, is quite small and has little windows that are so high up that even the tallest person would need to stand on a chair to look out. We could find no way to open them. We did not need the room to sleep in, but if we had, with the door shut it would feel very claustrophobic.

    Reviewed by GeraldineOct 2018

  • "I booked through Booking."

    Com so there was a general confusion between them, Sykes and the property owner who did not receive the correct information from me, regarding members of my party and our arrival time. That said, the cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The farm and cottages are in a perfect location for walking and the owners are friendly and helpful. I spent some of the time alone there and felt safe and secure.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2018

  • "This cottage is possibly the best we have ever stayed in, in almost 30 years of self catering cottages."

    As well as items stated in the brochure the owner provided additional items such as all disposable household items e.g. toilet tissue, kitchen paper, tissues, hand wash. In all, a most enjoyable holiday with lovely views across the valley to Mam Tor.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2018

  • "An excellent cottage which had everything you could ask for."

    The hosts were excellent and helpful. The location was excellent for us, quiet and peaceful but also interesting being on a working sheep farm.

    Reviewed by RobinJul 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with stunning views the owner is on site and very friendly and helpful All the ingredients for a perfect break."

    We would have no reservation about returning Sykes kept us fully informed and even sent a places to see guide SUPERB

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2018

  • "Cottage could not have been more comfortable."

    We felt looked after with how much thought went into equipping and preparing the cottage, and then looked after practically with help and advice to get us away through the snow! Weather meant we couldn't really make most of the beautiful location, so caverns were useful trip out, as was the short walk to the pubs in Edale.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "Sally contacted us a few days before our visit to let us know that we'd be staying in the adjacent Meadow View cottage instead, which was an upgrade in terms of space."

    So I don't have experience of the Midfeather Cottage, but I am confident that it and the others in this cluster will all be excellent, judging by the standard of Meadow View and the caring and thorough nature of the owners. The cottage was lovely and clean, well-equipped, comfortable and warm. The location is fantastic, we were able to get the train to nearby Edale station and walk (about fifteen minutes) to the cottage, so no need for a car. From there you're basically at the start of the Pennine way and across the valley are several lovely peaks with plenty of walking routes. The views are superb, we'll be hoping to come back. Only small thing is to note there is a discrepancy between the arrival/check-in time stated on different emails from Sykes. That didn't affect us in the end, but is worth checking if you're on a tight schedule.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2017

  • "The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside."

    It is well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

  • "Fantastic location (we had no car and yet managed - not far from the station in wonderful countryside and the cottage was well equipped and really comfortable."

    Reviewed by CorinnaJun 2017

  • "Good quality accommodation, location good for nearby trail walking and day trips out."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2017

  • "The photos didn't lie!"

    The cottage was all done to the highest specification; we couldn't fault it. I have already recommended it to friends/family. Edale is only a small village, but it was lovely to be away from the main holiday places. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2016

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, it is ideally situated for walking , we didn't move the car all week."

    The owners of the cottage are friendly and helpful and we hope to return again next year to explore the area even further.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2016

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage , lovely location with many walks from the door."

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2016

  • "The cottage was in an excellent condition and immaculate which made a great impression from the start of the holiday."

    The owners of the cottages were always very pleasant and sociable making it a pleasure to stay in their farm.

    Reviewed by FredJun 2016

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, it's set in a beautiful location, with lots of walks nearby."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2016

  • "A superbly equipped cottage decorated to a very high standard."

    The owners were superb and couldn't do enough for us. We had a brilliant holiday and would recommend Midfeather to anyone visiting the Peak District.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2016

  • "The cottage had everything that you could possibly need and the area was fantastic."

    It was also spotlessly clean - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MDec 2015

  • "We all very much enjoyed our visit; the cottage was perfect for us in terms of layout as it lent itself perfectly to cooking and socialising."

    The dishwasher made a massive difference too. The bedrooms were a nice size and very comfortable. The property was surrounded by stunning countryside and the owners were very friendly and available if we needed them. We will definitely go back one day.

    Reviewed by BarneyDec 2015

  • "We have been taking cottage holidays for the past 20years and this has to be one of the cleanest and with the highest standard of furnishings that we have been to."

    The property had the wow factor as soon as we opened the front door. The owner was helpful without being intrusive and was there when needed. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2015

  • "The general location of the cottage is great for walking direct from the door."

    The owner is very friendly and helpful and keeps the cottage in a first rate condition. We have already decided that if possible we will return later in the year.

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2015

  • "Midfeather Cottage provided our family with a great location to relax, complete with wonderful views & very friendly & helpful owners."

    We will certainly be booking again later this year, & recommend this location to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to relax.

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2015

  • "Great property set in stunning countryside."

    A good base for walking locally and within easy reach of other attractions by short car journeys. Midfeather is a lovely, warm and comfortable cottage to return to during the colder weather. It's a very well equipped cottage run by lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2014

  • "Really nice quiet location."

    .a great place to chill for a week.

    Reviewed by TimothyJul 2014

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    Completely quiet and peaceful, away from roads, beautiful views and great walks from the door. We had a wonderful time here and Midfeather Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we've ever rented.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2014

  • "Very friendly, helpful owner."

    The property was up a little track, away from it all, just the sound of bleating sheep in the morning, really relaxing.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2014

  • "Lovely accommodation, everywhere clean and spotless."

    The children loved the feel of being on the farm. We rented both cottages so the whole family could be together; it was brilliant!

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2013

  • "Exceptional quality of equipment and cleanliness."

    You could not ask for better. Amazing situation for a walking holiday. Very pleasant and helpful landlady.

    Reviewed by OliverJun 2013

  • "The location was excellent and the views were awesome."

    It was a relaxing location on a working farm and the owners were friendly and helpful. The cottage was excellent with all amenities required. The perfect place to enjoy all that the Peak District has to offer.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2013

  • "Surpassed our expectations in every way."

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2013

  • "The thoughtfulness of the owner."

    The peace and tranquillity of the location.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2013

  • "Decent, good value property in a great location."

    Lovely bedding!

    Reviewed by TomNov 2012

  • "Superb cottage in an excellent location!"

    Reviewed by JoyceSep 2012

  • "We loved the setting - beautiful scenery."

    A quiet hamlet but walkers kept it from feeling too isolated. We loved the drive down from the top road. The cottage was comfortable and had a well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by AnnetteJun 2012

  • "Midfeather Cottage was beautiful, very clean, well equipped, warm with plenty of hot water, a powerful shower, comfortable beds and furniture and all equipment working well."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location is amazing with walking straight from the door, wonderful views and plenty to do and see in the area. We intend to return and would highly recommend it to friends and family. Sykes were efficient and the booking process was simple and hassle-free. Thank you!

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2012

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect for the walking we wanted to do and for touring the area."

    It was also peaceful and quiet with lovely views. It was warm and cosy too.

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2011

  • "Excellent small cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the High Peaks."

    Good walks straight from the door. Owner was friendly and welcoming. Edale village is only a short walk across the fields with 2 good pubs.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2011

  • "The barn conversion was very roomy."

    The kitchen within the living room worked very well and the bedrooms had lovely high ceilings. There was washing up liquid, dishwashing tablets, jay cloths and plenty of toilet rolls. The lighting was very good throughout the cottage. Excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2011

  • "Magnificent scenery, cottage situated at end of the road without being too isolated."

    Friendly host next door and lovely farm setting (barn of lambs next to us). A beautifully presented property.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2011

  • "We had a lovely few days in the peace and quiet with a short walk to the pub."


    Reviewed by JennyMay 2011

  • "This was the best equipped cottage that we have ever stayed in and the location is stunning!"

    The friendliness of the owners on the farm made our stay even more enjoyable. We didn't want to come home!

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2011

  • "Absolutely wonderful weather and Edale valley was equally fantastic."

    Cottage was just great and the owners were extremely helpful. My youngest loved the lambs and there were marvelous walks. Cycling in Derwent Valley was a great family day out.

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2011

  • "High standard of decor."

    Very warm and cosy. Friendly owner, very welcoming.

    Reviewed by NickieFeb 2011

  • "The location is wonderful and the owners were very friendly and yet very discreet."

    The views and walks from the door were fabulous.

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2011

  • "The valley of Edale was very picturesque, very nice to walk out the front door to."

    There are great walks from the front door leading up to Kinder Scout plateau in an hour or two. Scenery and emptiness were great. Many other good walks nearby.

    Reviewed by LouisJan 2011

  • "The cottage was excellent, the area is fantastic and the owners are very friendly."

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2010

  • "The property is beautifully maintained, very well stocked with all essentials and well furnished."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The location is wonderful, with views of Mam Tor from the bedroom windows and countryside all around.

    Mrs DabkeJul 2010

  • "We loved the location of the cottage as it meant that we could walk from the door."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly, giving us ideas on where to walk and eat.

    Reviewed by AJul 2010

  • "First rate cottage in a lovely secluded location."

    Mrs MoodyMar 2010

  • "Very pleasant accommodation in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2009

  • "Remote area, beautiful scenery."

    Relaxing. The photos on your website to not do the cottage justice, it was much nicer. Would love to come back for longer next time.

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2009

  • "Great cottage and great location."

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2009

  • "The peace and quiet along with the great hospitality made it perfect."

    The holiday went without a problem and we slept like logs for the first time in years.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2009

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for walking."

    You could do many walks from the cottage without having to use the car. Closeness to the rail station for trips to Manchester and Sheffield. Beautiful scenery and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2009

  • "It was a very quiet, away from it all holiday."

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2009

  • "Lovely position on a working farm with walking routes from the door."

    Great property to return to even on wet days with facilities to cope with washing, drying etc and always hot water for showers in a warm shower room.

    Reviewed by Ann & PeterMay 2009

  • "We have booked Sykes cottages before so knew what standard to expect and it did not disappoint."

    I have recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2009

  • "Great location, close to pub."

    Friendly and helpful owners. Fantastic, quiet area and a real country feel.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2009

  • "Everything really was excellent."

    Would not hesitate in coming again.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2009

  • "The Nags Head in Edale is an excellent pub with great food."

    Great base for walks around Edale area and a view of Mam Tor (Iron age Fort) from the window.

    Reviewed by WilfDec 2008

  • "We occupied Midfeather and Meadow View and the comments apply to both properties."

    Both cottages were extremely well equipped in immaculate condition. The owner was a genuine and delightful person.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2008

  • "Made very welcome, milk in fridge and homemade scones on arrival."

    Everything clearly explained.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2008

  • "Absolutely lovely, peaceful location."

    The property was immaculate throughout with many welcoming touches. Very friendly owner who was available for help if required. We would like to go back sometime!

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2008

  • "Wonderfully peaceful area, beautiful views amazing accommodation."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2008

  • "Property was excellent."

    Views amazing. Great location for walking. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2008

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the location truly excellent with easy access to Pennine Way and Hope Valley, short drive to Ladybower/Howden Dams."

    There were some lovely touches from the owners (fresh flowers when we arrived, milk and biscuits etc). Being part of a working farm the cottage is in the perfect environment for adults and children alike with sheep/lambs, cows/calves, cats, dog and swallows all resident. We even saw a calf being born. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, will go back and would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2008

  • "Excellent property in lovely location, great views and genuine farmyard feel to it."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Snowfall on Easter Sunday and baby calf being born whilst we were there, all made it a memorable and enjoyable holiday for our children.

    Reviewed by EleanorMar 2008

  • "The cottage is in the most amazing location."

    You can take walks straight from the front door. Inside the property was, in my opinion, one of the best presented holiday cottages I have ever stayed in. It had a lovely feel to the place that made you feel at home. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a bit of peace and quiet but still wants a good base to tour the Peak District 10/10.

    Reviewed by JulianFeb 2008

  • "Stunning scenery,a good location for walking."

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2007

  • "Will definitely go back there in the future."

    This was our first holiday in the Peak District and it was wonderful. The scenery is breath taking.

    Reviewed by Andrew & NicolaAug 2007

  • "The property was of a very high standard in a wonderful location."

    Everything you could hope for in a holiday cottage was there and more besides. The owners were helpful, friendly and close to hand if you should need them. Wonderful and highly recommended!

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2007

  • "The property was newly converted to a very high standard, in excess of the normal standard of a rental home."

    The decor and all equipment was very good and we felt very much at home. The cleanliness was first class too. The setting of Midfeather Cottage was stunning, with a huge variety of things to do in the area. We would certainly be happy to go back there again.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2007

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The property

A charming semi-detached barn conversion, situated next to the owners’ farmhouse on their working sheep farm, in the small, rural hamlet of Ollerbrook, just 10 minutes' walk from the lovely village of Edale.

Skilfully converted by local craftsmen, this 17th century former working barn is the ideal base for a couple on a romantic retreat or a small family looking to enjoy all that the beautiful Peak District National Park has to offer.

Boasting oak beams and stonework, this welcoming cottage is set over two floors, with an open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area on the ground floor, whilst on the upper floor are two bedrooms and a shower room.

Outside is a patio area, so relax and sit back with a cold drink on a summer’s evening.

Walks and cycle routes can be found in the area, plus the valley of Edale is waiting to be explored, as is the spa town of Buxton, Chatsworth House and many other places of interest nearby.

A cottage with plenty of character in great surroundings.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip & link beds - can be made into double on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Ground floor WC/basin
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, library of books/games/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Storage for bikes/walking equipment
  • Patio with furniture & shared BBQ
  • Shared grassed paddock
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Very limited mobile signal.

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About the location


Castleton 4 miles; Buxton 9 miles.

The pretty High Peak village of Edale nestles at the foot of Kinder Scout, within the Peak District National Park. The village has two pubs - both serving food - a village Post Office/general store, a Moorland Visitors Centre and (close by) a railway station. Edale is the start of the famous Pennine Way and all around is excellent walking for all abilities! Nearby is the popular village of Castleton with its Blue John Caves. The spa town of Buxton, with its many amenities, is within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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