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Old Farm House

Rowsley near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 945481)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We had such a lovely stay!"

    It was very clean and had such a beautiful garden. The owners are absolutely lovely and very friendly. The location is ideal.

    Reviewed by AledApr 2022

  • "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US SUCH A LOVELY STAY You could not have tried harder!"

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Josephine was a lovely land lady, she could not help us more than she did, full ..."

    Josephine was a lovely land lady, she could not help us more than she did, full of information and easy going, apartment was well equipped, lovely peacefull area with nice walks,

    Reviewed by GlennSep 2021

  • "Very happy with the cottage, hosts were very friendly and helpful."

    Walking distance to Peak Village and 2 pubs, and short drive to Chatsworth, Bakewell and Matlock.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and well presented."

    Perfectly located for exploring Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2021

  • "Old Farm House is an absolute delight, nestled in some truly stunning countryside with all the facilities you’d expect to make your stay comfortable."

    The hosts couldn’t do enough to help, even bringing over fresh eggs for us! No question or request was too small and they happily shared their beautiful garden with us (an extra space alongside the private garden of the cottage). I would absolutely recommend and will definitely be returning - the location was perfect and within easy reach of most of the main attractions, but felt peaceful enough that you felt you’ve had a break from busy city life. Thanks again!

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "We phoned the owner two days before our arrival, as requested."

    The key was supposed to be in the lock but it wasn't and nobody was around. We finally called the office after trying the owners' mobile and landline numbers several times. We were disappointed with the bathrooms - the ensuite shower was full of mould and we could not bring ourselves to use it. The downstairs bathroom was cold and the water would not run away easily in the washbasin. Finally, we were at the property during the lockdown week and thought that we had to vacate the property before the beginning of lockdown. It would have been nice if Sykes had sent us an email making us aware that we were allowed to stay to the end of our holiday. The owner didn't mention this either and we lost two days of our holiday. All in all, we found the property and the service from Sykes to be somewhat lacking.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry you have experienced these issues during your stay. During lock down we have taken the time to fully refurbish the showers including re-tiling and fitting replacement shower units. We have also replaced our existing housekeepers with a new housekeeping team. These issues have now been resolved and we hope to see you again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlastairOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Old Farm House at the end of August."

    The cottage was really clean, well equipped, cosy and quiet. The owners were very welcoming and it was clear they had gone to a lot of effort to make us feel safe and comfortable in the current climate. Having plenty of hand wash and toilet rolls to keep us going was also an unexpected and nice surprise! Our children had a great time on the trampoline and enjoyed seeing the roaming chickens and feeding the resident sheep! The only issue for me was that the double bed was a little on the hard side, but that’s a minor niggle. We had to use the car more than if we’d been in a town, since the cottage was between Matlock and Bakewell, but it didn’t put us off. It was a great base to travel to all areas of the Peak District and we’d definitely consider booking again. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Clean, well equipped, comfortable cottage with welcoming and helpful hosts!"

    Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "Owners were pleasant and friendly."

    Accommodation was VG - clean and quiet with good parking space. Location was excellent for touring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2019

  • "The Old Farmhouse Cottage is convenient to shopping, dining, and Peak District attractions, yet serves as a secluded retreat away from it all."

    Located in the picturesque village of Rowsley, we found there were great local eateries and sights to enjoy within walking distance of our lodgings. Gracious hosts were very accommodating and went out of their way to insure we had everything we needed during our stay. We definitely recommend booking with the Old Farm House cottages and would stay there again!

    Reviewed by TomAug 2019

  • "Cottage was in an excellent position for us to see the local sites."

    Both Matlock and Bakewell were within walking distance.

    Reviewed by W IJun 2019

  • "The owners were welcoming and helpful."

    The holiday property is self-contained and private in a quiet and peaceful location but easily accessible from the road through Rowsley and on to Chatsworth House and Park. Well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2019

  • "Great cottage,great location,great hosts,will be going back."

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2019

  • "Fantastic location for the best that the Peak District offers."

    We will be returning again!

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2019

  • "A very beautiful little cottage in a lovely location."

    Josephine and Howard are very warm and kind hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy, clean & well equipped cottage."

    Located close to lots of lovely pubs. Chatsworth estate close by as is town of Bakewell. Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by KathrynNov 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable week ;the were facilities were very good ,the owners very friendly and helpful ."

    A perfect spot to access all the walks in the area. A very comfortable stay, .

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2018

  • "This was Familly Dibsdales first visit to the Peal District and we were lucky to find the perfect accommodation."

    On arrival we were met by the owners whom told us all we needed to enjoy our visit. We simply could not fault the location as we had initially booked with the intention of visiting the Chatsworth show. Locally there were some excellent circle walks with absolutely stunning views and amazing countryside. Visits to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatworth House were much enjoyed . We send our warmest thanks to the owners and look forward to further visits in the future. Simply 10 out of 10!

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2018

  • "Owner was extremely helpful, Cottage was very well equipped, we had a very enjoyable week."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "Everything was perfect."

    The house was clean cosy and comfy with a nice kitchen and bathrooms. It was so handy being able to walk to the bar/restaurant and shopping village which even had an indoor soft play for the kids.. There was much more to do in the area than we had imagined and couldn't fit in all the local attractions in just one week. I couldn't fault anything with this holiday. The owners were lovely and if we visit the area again I would re-book this house.

    Reviewed by CatrionaApr 2018

  • "Very friendly and courteous family, quiet location nestled away on the border of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2017

  • "A lovely find for our short break visiting Chatsworth."

    Very comfortable, warm and relaxing with all the thoughtful extras that make a stay great. The hosts were very nice and on arrival we enjoyed the tour of the cottage provided by the daughter. Directions provided were excellent and we appreciated the prompt replies to questions. Hope to return when next planning another visit to the area.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, shared washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and Travel Cot available on request through the owner
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private courtyard with furniture, plus shared use of owners' lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pub and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are two steps down to the ground floor bathroom.

The property

This lovely stone-built cottage is an annexe to the owners?

home, on the outskirts of the village of Rowsley, less than 3 miles from Bakewell and Matlock.

As there?s an abundance of activities to suit all ages in the area, this cottage is equally ideal for a couple or a small family.

You enter the cottage into a modern kitchen with Belfast sink and granite work surfaces, then onto a spacious sitting room with dining area which fills with natural light and looks out to the beautiful extensive gardens.

A couple of steps down from the hall is the tasteful bathroom with elegant fixtures befitting this period property, and upstairs is a spacious and light king-size en-suite bedroom, and a twin.

Outside, there?s a sheltered and private courtyard and you are free to stroll the beautiful extensive gardens which are teeming with birdlife and the occasional visiting sheep from the neighbouring farm.

Cyclists are well catered for as the cottage sits at the base of Rowsley Bar, which is listed in the top 100 climbs in Britain.

The Peak Shopping Village designer outlet is just a few hundred yards away, and some of the best gastro pubs and fine dining restaurants in the region are within walking distance.

The majestic Chatsworth House is less than 3 miles away, and head a few miles in one direction to amble around the pretty market town of Bakewell or a few in the opposite direction to enjoy a ride in a cable car, a steam train or a horse and carriage in Matlock and Matlock Bath.

Other nearby local attractions include the Crich Tramway Museum, Carsington Water which is a lovely spot for a picnic, Dovedale and the Tissington Trail, a 13 mile route starting in Ashbourne.

Whenever you go, there is lots to see and do making this a perfect cottage base.

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About the location


Bakewell 3 miles; Matlock 5 miles.

The pretty village of Rowsley is situated just at the south of stately Chatsworth - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and a stone’s throw from the impressive tudor-built Haddon Hall. This little village has many attractions, including Caldwell's Mill which houses the last water-powered roller flour mill and a range of craft workshops, shops and a restaurant, Peak Rail, which is a rail enthusiasts dream with rides along the valley, and the Peak Village which has many outlet shops with bargains galore together with feature attractions, a fitness centre and an old fashioned sweet shop and ice cream parlour. Rowsley offers a range of village amenities including shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants, excellent fly fishing facilities (day tickets available from the historic Peacock Hotel) and neighbouring the village is the superb Michelin-starred East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant. The village is also a hub for walkers and cyclists with many picturesque Peak District trails being accessible including the Derwent Valley cycle way, the Monsal Trail and the Rowsley Bar Hill Climb. Close by is Bakewell, capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. This picturesque town is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and further attractions in the area include Gulliver's Kingdom, the shops and eateries of Matlock Bath, and Alton Towers, also within easy touring distance, making the location ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • 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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