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Monk's Cottage

(Ref. 998794)

Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "A great little property well located for peace and quiet whilst being close to the town centre and ideally placed to get to many of the beautiful locations around the Peak District."

    There are also walks accessible without having to drive anywhere. The house is nice and well maintained and the beds are comfortable. The hot tub was a welcome luxury at the end of a day of hiking and sight seeing.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stayed, and again was absolutely lovely!"

    Great size and space, kitchen well equipped. Hot tub perfect. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our weeks stay at Monks cottage, very comfortable, cosy & clean."

    Well equipped cottage made self catering really easy, it had everything we needed. Hot tub was a great treat after a day walking in the peaks. The back area was enclosed so great to let our dog out. Thank you, would recommend and love to return

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Mar 2024

  • "Monks Cottage is a lovely cottage where we soon felt at home."

    A very comfortable lounge area with log burner, a well equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds. Hot tub is a super addition. We would return. Excellent communication prior to stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend with our four legged friend. The hot tub was a bonus after a days walk. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jan 2024

  • "We loved our stay lovely clean cottage, Only suggestion I can make, is we booked mainly because of the hot tub it was raining very heavily on our last night, and we couldn’t use the tub as there is no shelter over the tub, I find this strange as this is the main feature of the cottage, so some sort of shelter over the tub would be a great asset and allow people to use the tub in all weathers."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Monks Cottage."

    Comfortable sofa in the lounge and most importantly, comfy mattresses! Very clean, spacious cottage nicely decorated and accessorised. We paid the extra charge for the hot tub, which was delightful. Buxton is within walking distance, if you’re feeling like stretching your legs. They’re not exaggerating when they say one parking space, however we needed a second one so contacted the owner who responded very promptly and helped sort us out. Only slight negative was the towels were quite small and we wished we’d brought our own. Would definitely return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "A cosy cottage, great central heating."

    Very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. The hot tub in its little courtyard was very private. Yes, there is a small lane to it and a very small parking space but not a deal breaker. We had a couple of small problems but these were dealt with very quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had all we needed, except, perhaps, for a laundry basket."

    We realised most guests will not have missed this, but as we stayed for a full two weeks we did a couple of washes. Other than that, it was a brilliant stay and all the neighbours were so friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property itself was very comfortable lovely and clean."

    Well equipped everything you needed. The only downside was the approach to the property down a short track,not a big issue. Would definitely stop there again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "A well presented holiday let."

    Excellent quality of equipment , furnishings and bedding. Would certainly return another Would certainly return another year.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    ...can't rate it highly enough......

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely week in Monk's Cottage, all the main areas very clean."

    Excellent location to get to lots of places to visit and easy walking distance into Buxton. Hot tub excellent! Plenty of space for our family of 4. Suggestions for improvement would be extra patio seating, hooks for towels etc in hot tub area and a newer style highchair. What was disappointing was that we asked via the agent to briefly speak to the owner in advance but we were not contacted. There was a small issue on arrival and I then had the owner's number but she was a little slow to respond. We would still stay at Monks again. Thank you for an enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • "Everything was excellent."

    The only possible suggestion may be to do with the hot tub. Perhaps the shrub over the fence by the side gate could be cut down to fence height to avoid the seeds blowing into the hot tub. Alternatively supply a small net that customers could clear the leaves to assist with maintenance.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Monk's Cottage."

    We loved everything about our stay and were very sad to leave. Perfect location for exploring the Peak District and for relaxing at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    Cottage was clean, spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and spacious great walks and beautiful scenery would definitely recommend this place"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday."

    ..all very clean and comfortable as described.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "Despite everything the British weather threw at us, a very pleasant week - sitting in the hot tub after a day's exploring was the cherry on the cake!"

    The cottage was lovely and our hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly We definitely recommend Monks Cottage for anybody intending to stop in the Buxton area

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Monks cottage."

    The house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is about 15 minutes to walk to town but it's uphill to walk back! Gina, the owner, rang to check everything was alright and ensured we knew we could ring her if we needed anything. The hot tub is a really welcome feature and was used every day.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location, hot tub was amazing, kitchen great and overall a brilliant week and we will be returning."

    Only a couple of small points, the shower is not very powerful and the mattresses could probably do with changing and possobly a few more basics in the kitchen (cooking oil etc) but wouldn't stop me returning.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2023

  • "Everything was as described in the advert."

    Monks cottage is a lovely spacious cottage ideal for 2-4 people. Gina arrived shortly after us and gave us a warm welcome and let us know she was just a phone call and 10 minutes away if we needed anything despite it being over Christmas. Everything was lovely, the local pub very friendly and super local walks on your doorstep. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and easy walk into Buxton."

    Bottle of wine was a lovely surprise and the log burner made the evenings very cosy. Everything you need in the kitchen and hot tub was lovely. Only issue was trying to find the cottage as it's tucked away down a track, so detailed instructions would have been useful also, only one parking space, which I hadn't noticed on when booking. We were 2 couples coming from different parts of the Midlands so we had to move our car quite a way away. It was a minor issue and didn't detract from a lovely weekend away. I'd definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.1Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a very convenient area."

    Hot tub was great and very clean. It was good to have controllable heating in the house to cope with changeable weather. The cottage is very well-equipped generally but it would have been useful to have a few extras in the kitchen eg kitchen roll, a few washing tablets for emergencies and some cooking oil. However, the shops are very close so it's not really a problem! We really appreciated the bottle of wine on arrival and had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Monks Cottage."

    A very clean little cottage with everything you need. A great base for visiting the local area, and with Buxton town centre being only a 10 minute walk away. The Hot Tub also providing a very welcome relief for tired legs after all the walking. The car park is very very tight especially if you have a larger car. Reverse parking is recommended if able to do so !

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property with absolutely everything we could wish for."

    Friendly neighbours especially number 6 and missy the dog. Hot tub was a god send after long walks.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really welcoming property and owner - comfortable and clean, excellent amenities, and good location for getting around the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "A superb property in a fabulous location."

    It was lovely to be able to walk into Buxton and we could enjoy an evening drink at one of the many bars. The neighbours were all friendly and sociable which was lovely. The property itself more than met our needs and was comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2022

  • "Monks Cottage is beautiful and we were very impressed with how clean it was, absolutely spotless!"

    The cottage has modern touches, but still cosy and comfortable with a lovely charm about it. The hot tub was fabulous, so nice to relax in after a busy day out. The owner contacted us the day we arrived, making sure we had her number if we had any problems, and left us a little welcome gift which was so thoughtful. Our only comment would be that a hair drier would have been helpful, but otherwise we had everything we needed and had a lovely stay. We would definitely recommend Monks Cottage to other people.

    Reviewed by Bob4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay, clean and spacious cottage."

    Perfect location for exploring as most Peak District attractions are within an easy drive.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Everything needed was in the cottage and it was a lovely place to spend a week.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic weekend…."

    We will definitely be re booking xx

    Reviewed by Dominique5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just brilliant."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved our weekend away, beautiful cottage , fab hot tub just what we wanted for our sister break."

    and we didn't let the stormy weather bother us, would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Imelda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage!"

    I would definitely stay there again. Hot tub was amazing! Loved having a log fire in the evenings, it felt so cosy. The kitchen could have been slightly better equiped but was ok for 5 nights. The only issue we had was the neighbours TV was incredibly loud through the night until about 2/3am so it was hard to get to sleep. But apart from that it was an absolute gem of a cottage and the location was great too! Thanks for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Megan4.4Feb 2022

  • "Dissatisfied no heating in conservetry no dimplex heaters as advertised in ..."

    Dissatisfied no heating in conservetry no dimplex heaters as advertised in monks cottage for use in conservetry bought a heater was told we could not use it didn’t Evan offer any heaters so was unable to use hot tub holiday was booked because of the hot tub and could get straight into the warmth of the conservatory it is obvious you need heating at this time of the year this spoilt our holiday for sure we would come again if there was heating in the conservatory

    Reviewed by Bryn3.1Jan 2022

  • "The kitchen missed a few items that we would have liked, ie a casserole dish, but o really the property was very clean, tidy well-equipped with games, TV, hot tub and very comfy beds."

    Ideally placed for a shirt walk into Buxton and exploring the Peak District

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "'Incredible ' the only way I can describe this perfect cottage."

    .our stay was awesome..we most definitely recommend the exquisite little cottage..we didn't want to leave..thank you so much

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful, spacious, well equipped, attractively sited, quality cottage, furnished and decorated to a very pleasing standard, well cared for and maintained, just delightful."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - would book again in a heartbeat but the rising prices for the same period in 2022 onwards have forced us to look elsewhere - like a lot of the nicer cottages, since Covid prices have gone up way out of our price range."

    Great walks from the doorstep - literally! (One reason we'd love to come back - we didn't get enough nice weather to try the footpath down to Cunning Dale!) Hot tub was wonderful, especially after a day out. The neighbours are lovely, and we met Gina a couple of times (the owner) and she's really helpful and friendly. The kitchen facilities are superb, the conservatory is lovely, but a little cold (we didn't get much sun!) but we dug out our throws! Amazing corner setee in the lounge - perfect for two people to spread out on to vegetate in the evening. Shopping locally couldn't be easier - a couple of minutes down the road from either Aldi or Morrisons, or Buxton's shopping area/markets during the day. Not a complaint, but a note to drivers as no-one ever tells you these things: the car park isn't the first big one on the right - that's for The Mews cottages. A few yards further along, down a gravel track to the right, is the smaller walled area for the Dakin Court cottages! It can be a little tight when other vehicles are in their spots, and we had some creative multi-point turns to get in! Recommend turning round if you can to reverse into the spot, it makes getting out so much easier!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Monks Cottage is a very well equipped (John Lewis rather than IKEA if you know what I mean)."

    Lovely bathroom and kitchen, no expense spared, (except for an extractor in the bathroom). Really quiet and peaceful location The house is warm and comfortable, great corner sofa. Simple heating controls and log fire, (only used once, didn't need it). TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Comfortable beds in spacious rooms. On arrival the Hot tub was ready to go, but we didn't use it, (rain stopped play). It is positioned in a very private spot, not overlooked. Monks Cottage is at the end of a horseshoe of cottages with friendly permanent residents. There is a communal grassed garden and a parking area for four cars, the Monks spot being the nearest and in sight of and just a short distance away. I had no problem parking my old large saloon there, (the access drive is a little rough and ready). We had a great stay, Buxton and surrounding area is full of things to do and some great restaurants. Well worth a visit. I would recommend Monks Cottage.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Monk's Cottage, though the hot tub wasnt ready for the first night of our stay, and parking was extremely tight i."

    E. only space for one car. Others must park on the street which is quite far away. If we'd been aware of this, we would have come with fewer cars.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Aug 2021

  • "The hot tub was a fantastic luxurious addition."

    The cottage was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. It was spacious and we really enjoyed our stay. A big plus was being able to bring a dog. The only downside is the parking is indeed very tight and if bringing more than 1 car it will need to be parked elsewhere! Great location for exploring the Peak District, our weekend went by too fast and we wish we had stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jul 2021

  • "Parking was very tight and was quite hard to find."

    But everything else was first class would go again.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jul 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage located within walking distance of Buxton as well as some beautiful walks."

    Friendly and helpful owners. Facilities were spot on. We'd love to come back!

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0May 2021

  • "What a find."

    . Monks Cottage is a beautiful place, well kept and very clean and warm. The hot tub was used daily and after a long walk it was the perfect way to relax. Buxton is a beautiful town, full of lovely little shops to browse around. If you like heights please book the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, a great cable car ride to the top, a fantastic day out with a lovely restaurant and very reasonably priced. Monks cottage is a great base to explore the Peak District. We had a brilliant week and we will definitely be back in the future. Regards Dave & Sam.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was in great condition and obviously well maintained. We were as comfortable here as we would be in our own home, and would eagerly recommend Monk's Cottage.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2020



    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic week at monks cottage 11-17th Sept."

    The cottage was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, I had forgotten the dogs food bowl but didn't need to worry as they had bits for the dog including a snuggly blanket that he loved. The hot tub was amazing and lovely to come back to after days out. The cottage is in a great position to walk in to buxton although it's tougher on the way back up the hill! Plenty of takeaways in walking distance and pub 5 mins walk(the19th hole), we had a lovely takeaway pizza on the Friday night from a pop up takeaway outside the pub, would recommend! There was plenty of leaflets at the cottage to help choose days out, Bakewell on a Monday was nice as there is a small market and we enjoyed Heights of Abraham in Matlock. The peak district is a great place, we hope to return and would definitely stay at Monks Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was our first visit to Derbyshire and we were not disappointed,this was made even better by the comfort and cleanliness of the house."

    I was really impressed how beautifully clean and perfectly white the bed linen and towels were The enclosed communal gardens are perfect for dogs.it is the only holiday let on this lovely little group of cottages. The neighbours were all lovely and gave us tips on places to see. Couldn’t fault the property even Alfie our dog made friends with Daisy one of the residents dogs. Gina the owner was lovely and very helpful. Just a little tip if you are visiting Bakewell it is extremely busy on Mondays as it’s both stall and cattle market day Chatsworth and the heights of Abraham are both worth a visit. If you are interested in the Dambusters Ladybower reservoir and the Derwent Dam are we’re they practised the bouncing bomb. It was a perfect cottage in a perfect location

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was outstanding, very clean."

    Great location for exploring Derbyshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2020

  • "Unfortunately we were only able to stay for two of the seven days booked due to the coronavirus lockdown and had to return home."

    Gina the owner of the cottage was lovely and very understanding. we shall return once the situation we are all in has subsided and we can continue with all our lives safely

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Mar 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, comfortable and clean with a great hot tub."

    A perfect get away with friends. The people at Sykes cottages were really easy to contact and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Mar 2020

  • "Could really do with a Caffetiere."

    Only thing we were disappointed about.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Fantastic facilities. The hot tub was brilliant, very spacious and a great hub for visiting the rest of the Peak District. I would highly recommend Adams hopefully we will be going back for a second visit soon!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2020

  • "Everything was brilliant."

    We had an excellent time in wonderful comfort. All the neighbours we met were super friendly and our dog loved playing with the other dogs in the complex..

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fantastic, beautiful, cosy cottage."

    Has everything you need, absolutely immaculate, furnished to a very high standard, home from home, the owner Gina, was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and we will be sure to go back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely place could not for anything more"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage very comfortable with friendly neighbours."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Nov 2019

  • "This cottage is lovely, the people who live in the same area are very nice and helpful."

    The dog loved it playing with the other dog's what live there. Please be aware of the parking it is very tight.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    the setting is perfect and the cottage is great. everything you need and more.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Monks cottage is a really homely place, everthing you could possibly need."

    Hot tub was well used during our stay. My 8 year old daughter loved it as much as we did, neighbours were all really friendly. Great place lots to do nearby, just re-booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really nice cottage impeccably clean and tidy when we arrived!"

    Great facilities and a rather boss hot tub!!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was beautiful, comfortable and very clean and in a gorgeous location."

    Very will equipped, everything was thought off. The hot tub was fantastic to come back to each night after long walks with the dogs. The neighbours are extremely friend as is their pets. Would recommend this house and it’s location in a heart beat, we would be hoping to come back and stay here yourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really lovely clean and home from home cottage."

    Beds super comfortable, hot tub was great. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. We are totally smitten with the Peak District, very family friendly.

    Reviewed by Ant5.0May 2019

  • "Stunning holiday cottage."

    Amazing comfort and luxury in a great location on edge of Buxton. Nice and quiet. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Euron5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link) and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in the parking area
  • Shared front lawned garden and patio area
  • Rear patio area with furniture
  • Hot Tub
  • Note: Property accepts 1 small dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles and pub 6 mins walk
  • Check in after 4pm and check out by 10am
  • Please note: This property only accepts a Friday check in.

The property

Monk's Cottage is a lovely semi-detached stone cottage located in Buxton, Derbyshire.

The kitchen is wonderfully appointed at the front of the property, with its pristine white units and black granite worktops, you are guaranteed to be inspired for some home cooking.

To the side of the kitchen, step into the spacious conservatory which overlooks both the front and rear garden and is a real sun trap!

To the other side of the kitchen is the lounge area, which has a large corner sofa, ideal for curling up in front of the TV after a long day sightseeing.

The woodburning stove is a welcome addition, especially during those winter months.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms; one double and one king-size with zip and link beds to suit all types of people.

The twin bedroom has a wealth of character with its exposed beams, and the master bedroom with its built-in wardrobes which expand across one whole wall.

The family bathroom has high-quality fittings with a lovely bath and shower over.

Outside there is a shared front garden and patio area with furniture provided.

Or, for some privacy, you can enjoy the rear patio area which also hosts a luxurious hot tub.

While you stay in Buxton, why not take a trip to some of its most popular attractions?

Poole's Cavern is a two million-year-old limestone cave with lights installed inside and bridges for the public to enjoy the magnificent views.

The grounds also have a park with picnic areas and woodland trails for active walkers and sightseers.

There is something for everyone here!

For a taste of history, visit St Anne's Well, which can be used by the public to refill their water bottles as the permanent flow is mineral water.

Previous to this, it was once a Pilgrim shrine, but has been dedicated to St. Anne since medieval times.

The Green Man Gallery is also an excellent destination as it exhibits and sells work by designer makers, which includes ceramics, jewelry, hand-carved wooden items and a variety of glass, textiles and artist books.

With monthly events to entice all kinds of people, this is something you don't want to miss.

Monk's Cottage is a lovely contemporary holiday home, ideal for a group of friends and families.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: This property accepts 1 small dog.
Please note: This property only accepts a Friday check in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas