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Box Tree Cottage

Flagg near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 984040)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week but there are issues with the cottage which need rectifying Oven desperately needs cleaning Shower tray does not drain adequately."

    It will over flow soon Many light bulbs need replacing but no new bulbs available Kitchen tap will break soon where guests have manhandled the spout Why no clean garden furniture put out in the back garden to use? Hoover not fit for purpose. We tried to use it but it blows out the dust why? The cottage was clean but this is the start of the season it reallt does need a thorough clean

    Reviewed by PearlMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great setting with some fantastic views."

    Extremely well placed for walking and exploring the Peak District.

    Hi Adam, What a great review. You could not describe the cottage any better than that ! I am very grateful and I am sure this will encourage other potential visitors to experience Boxtree Cottage as a base to explore the Peak District. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2022

  • "Second visit to this lovely cottage."

    Cosy, clean and peaceful. Walks from the door and a secure garden for my chihuahuas who seem to love it as much as I do. Already looking forward to further stays here! Suits us perfectly. Thank you to the owners again.

    Hi Jill , It was lovely to see you return for a second stay and thank you so much for posting another great review . I really appreciate your loyalty when there is so many cottages to choose from and I do hope we can welcome you back in the future . Thank you . Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillMar 2022

  • "Lovely warm and comfortable cottage with fabulous views at the front of the property."

    Only negatives were the oven and kitchen bin need required a good clean. Everything else was perfect

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review . Despite the wintry weather Boxtree Cottage really is a cosy , warm place to relax and enjoy the countryside . Apologies if the oven and bin needed a clean , I have addressed this issue as we are very proud of our cleaning standards and want to ensure that all elements of your stay are perfect. I do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2022

  • "Great location for a weekend getaway."

    We arrived late in the evening so it was dark and hard to find. There's only on street parking available which on a narrow country road is not ideal but it turned out fine. It's a really lovely cottage - clean, cozy and perfect if you want to cut yourself off from technology for a bit. We had 2 dogs with us and they loved running in the field across the road and exploring the back garden. Would stay here again! Thanks.

    Thankyou so much for posting such a positive review. The cottage is of course perfect if you are looking to escape for the hustle and bustle with the beauty and peacefulness of the stunning Peak District countryside all around you. We do have free superfast broadband available but I can appreciate that given the setting , you would simply wish to switch off! I do hope you will stay again in the future. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "The cottage was actually a bit better than we anticipated."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped.There was a small problem on arrival - not the fault of Sykes or the owner - and the owner resolved it with us in a friendly and efficient manner. The location was ideal for our purposes. Easy to find and follow walks from the cottage incorporating food/drink at some lovely pubs in nearby villages. All in all an excellent week.

    ''Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review following your recent stay and , of course , helping me to replace the sky remote that had been accidentally removed by a previous guest . We are indeed spoilt in the Peak District with its beautiful surroundings , great walks and the very best of pubs and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the whole experience . I do hope we can welcome you back to our cottage in the future .'' Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage and the location."

    Clean, comfortable and dog friendly. Very comfortable beds. Walks from the door, parked the car and left it there. I enjoyed sipping a glass of wine standing at the front room window looking at the fields and cows while cooking dinner! Good pubs nearby, walked the Chihuahuas to three of them and enjoyed a pint of real ale! Garden was secure for my little dogs, I always stand out there anyway, I just temporarily put the bins and a couple of other bits at the side of the cottage to prevent any nosy escapees from going around to the front! Will definitely return...loved it!

    Dear Jill, Thank you so much for staying at Boxtree Cottage recently and posting such a positive review , including a 100% performance in all areas. We really have tried hard over this challenging time to give our customers a great stay and a chance to unwind and kickback and I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. As a result of your constructive feedback , whilst the front garden wall is a reasonable height , I am now installing a gate at the side of the house to provide an even more secure garden area. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future and once again sincere thanks for taking the time to highlight your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "Cleaning had not taken place."

    As stated last October by another blameless customer. Worktops were unclean as was the sink. Obviously the owner doesnt care about the facilities. We have stayed in numerous cottages and they are alot better than this 'award winning' cottage. We will not be returning.

    I am sorry to note that you were less than satisfied with your stay . I can assure you that the cottage was fully cleaned prior to your arrival and I have fully discussed the points you have raised with our professional cleaning company . These issues were only brought to my attention following your departure as I understand you contacted Sykes on your last day and therefore I was unable to respond during your stay . I care passionately about my cottage and all my clients experiences reflected in the substantial investment in time and money made over recent years and the national award received based on customer feedback . Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fab location."

    Very clean and comfortably furnished. Great to have a decent TV with sky. No phone signal, but good wifi. Would have liked a dishwasher, rather than a washing machine. Walks on the doorstep. Back garden small but nice, but it does open onto the front of the cottage which was a bit of a nightmare with the dogs. The front wall is low and could easily of been jumped by our Labrador if she felt like visiting the cows opposite! We had to block the side passage with the bins.

    Hi Louise, Thankyou for your much appreciated feedback and positive comments. When we put in a new kitchen we made a decision to put in a washing machine as guests were staying for longer and we had limited space , but I note your preference. We do keep striving to improve the services and facilities , based on customer reviews and as a result of your review we have installed a side gate to enclose dogs at the back and prevent them visiting the cows in the field opposite ! Hope to see you back at Boxtree in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "It was a lovely homely cottage suitable for our woofs."

    Lots of great walks and welcoming pubs. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by BillMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with fantastic views over Derbyshire countryside."

    It was an ideal base for a family walking and cycling weekend.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "The cottage was great, cosy and comfortable."

    A Christmas tree and gift made it feel festive as did the snow on our last day. The cottage has amazing views of fields and hills with beautiful sunsets to enjoy. walks from the door enjoyed by us all and our dogs and would love to return in summer to enjoy the local pubs and cafes . would highly recommend this cottage as it has all you need to enjoy a break away

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2020

  • "We were not happy with the cleanliness of the property and especially in these Covid times, there was no evidence that any additional cleaning or precautions had been taken."

    There was mould on some walls, the oven was dirty, and food stuffs had been left by previous guests. The WiFi didn't work and there was no phone signal. The equipment provided in the kitchen was very basic with things like measuring jugs, bin bags etc missing.

    I am sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with some aspects of your stay at our cottage. I have personally been checking the cottage on a regular basis and was very pleased with the presentation . Indeed, we have received a lot of positive feedback , on both an informal and formal basis over the last few months. I have fully discussed your comments with our professional cleaning company who have worked extensively with Sykes and the owners on managing the covid challenges and introducing new standards of performance consistent with these demands. I am currently installing new fast fibre to improve the broadband experience and will continue to add equipment into an already well stocked kitchen and dining facility. Thank you for your comments and I can assure you we are regularly assessing our services to ensure that visitors to our cottage have a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2020

  • "This was a lovely comfortable cottage with great views and we had an excellent holiday."

    However, the internet did not work throughout our stay so I would not recommend to anyone for whom an internet connection is important. Thankfully we did have a mobile signal so could still keep in contact via 4G which was fortunate as there was a family death whilst we were away.

    I am so pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay at Box tree Cottage. We have had a lot of positive feedback this year , particularly since lockdown was lifted, as visitors escape to this beautiful cottage and relax in the heart of the countryside. I am so sorry to hear that the broadband service was unsatisfactory. I do believe that my current basic broadband service is not fast or reliable enough and with many people working from home it is probably overloaded. There has been very limited choice up till now in this remote part of the Peak District but I am pleased to say that full fibre has finally arrived and I intend installing this much faster and more reliable service as soon as possible. We strive at all times to improve all service and offering and as a result of your constructive feedback we will ensure that the broadband service is significantly improved in the coming weeks. Thank you for taking the time to highlight your concern and I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage with great amenities and views , enclosed dog friendly garden , set in a location that’s good for all types of walks ."

    Nice local pubs a few mins by car , in current climate you need to book in advance to eat .Great for families or friends to share a space .

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2020

  • "I loved it, we have a terrific time."

    Fantastic place a location for mountain bike lovers.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Box tree cottage is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, the cottage was warm, comfortable and well maintained."

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, so comfortable and cosy."

    Owners really helpful great communication at all times Great local walks really recommend The Royal Oak after a walk along The Tissington Trail

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable with great sunsets to be had from bench at front, but there is noise from all the neighbouring farms and flies are definitely problematic, so take fly spray."

    Dogs loved the flagstone floors. Pubs were easy to find and dog friendly, especially the Crispin in Great Longstone. Take wellies for local footpaths. Information about local walks for dogs off leash would be useful to have.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2019

  • "Box Tree Cottage was ideal, perfectly located & had everything we needed."

    It was so pretty & cosy, the view was amazing & our Springer Leia loved the fields opposite to let off steam! The only concern was that the garden was not secure but that didn’t detract from an amazing week. Thank you

    Thank you for staying at Box Tree Cottage and taking the time to leave this lovely review. We're glad the property suited your needs perfectly and were glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday. We have taken your feedback on board and have now rebuilt the 2 metre section of wall making it now the same height as the rest, to ensure dogs cannot get over. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2019

  • "A small well equipped cottage, convenient location, good for dogs as there is an enclosed garden."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "We had a very good holiday and enjoyed staying at Box Tree Cottage."

    A quiet location with hillside views. The cottage is well heated and well equipped. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Beds were on the uncomfortable side as the mattresses were hard however this didnt spoil it. Lots of flies in the garden so couldn't sit outside. Would have also been useful to know the small bedroom can only access the bathroom by either going through main room or down stairs one side and back up the other. Cottage was lovely and views were to die for. Would defo stay again.

    Reviewed by MarieApr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable clean cottage and well equipped."

    The views to wake up to, are beautiful. Great for dog walking. We had a very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "Beautifully presented and peaceful cottage, close to walking routes."

    Very high quality kitchen and bathroom. Luxurious big bath. Moved a lamp into living room to complement fairy lights and create cosy lighting and ambiance. Think sky subscription may have run out. We really enjoyed our stay here and would return.

    Reviewed by RachaelMar 2019

  • "We visited box tree cottage Flagg 16th-23rd March."

    Had a fantastic weeks stay in this beautiful cozy cottage, fields & footpaths in every direction. Meg our dog loved it & her tail never stopped wagging. The only thing I would pick up on is that the garden is not fully enclosed & our dog easily jumped the wall & we had to go & rescue her. We had to put her on the lead for a wee & couldn't just leave her alone to wander. This would not put us off visiting this cottage again & will hopefully return soon

    Dear Mrs Davies, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay at Boxtree Cottage. We are so proud of our property and also enjoy staying over with our big labrador , Rory. I was worried about your feedback over the garden not being enclosed at the back and I visited yesterday to check that there were no walls down with the recent storms. All walls are fully in place so , as you have mentioned , Meg must be a jumper! Thanks again for your feedback and I do hope we can wecome you back to Boxtree soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2019

  • "Lovely Cosy cottage , with great views and peaceful area."

    Fire needs attention as difficult to maintain, otherwise very warm

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful, cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Beautifully decorated with lovely touches, fairy lights, candles (which I usually have to take when we go away) and blankets. Great walks from the cottage and lots of nice pubs with good food nearby. We will return (didn't want to leave).

    Reviewed by SammiNov 2018

  • "Our time at Box Trees Cottage was short but we had a lovely time."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable.we would definitely return and spend more time.

    Reviewed by MarianNov 2018

  • "On arrival at the cottage we found it had not been visited by cleaners between tenants."

    The owner was very apologetic and offered to put us in a hotel for the night. As we had two dogs this was not possible. The cleaners came the next day with flowers, wine and chocolates by way of apology. They made the cottage clean and comfortable for us. The first morning a group of workmen arrived and dug a 3ft hole outside the gate and turned the water off for the whole day! They were there for the rest of the week knocking to let us know when the water was going on and off. Apart from that the cottage was really lovely and well equipped, there would have been beautiful views from the door/window if not for the workmens barriers outside!

    (Owners Response) Unfortunately due to a previous client extending their stay, their was, I'm afraid a mix up with the cleaning programme. An offer of accomodation in a local hotel was offered, and as this was declined, an offer of a refund of your first nights stay was made. The cleaning was carried out on the Monday morning and I was very pleased that you enjoyed the cottage experience. It was unfortunate that due to a burst main, work took place outside of the cottage which did involve water being cut off during the day. Thank you for your feedback and I do hope overall you had an enjoyable experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2018

  • "The cottage met our expectations as the description and photographs were so accurate."

    The only thing not mentioned was the huge field directly opposite the cottage which is perfect for walking the dog - a big positive for us

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "We and our friends were very pleased with the cottage."

    It was well equipped, cosy, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2018

  • "Perfect location."

    Pretty views. Homely feel. Ideal for babies. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by AshleighSep 2018

  • "This is a great holiday home, fairly central to all of the wonderful scenery in Derbyshire."

    The enclosed garden is great if you have a dog, they can run around in safety. The décor is very bright and airy and the cottage appears to be quite well insulated, unlike a lot of old cottages, which can very cold at night. If a family were staying a separate toilet would be an advantage. Overall a lovely cottage, with a view of cows grazing in the fields opposite. Mr W.

    Reviewed by BAug 2018

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Fantastic location and ideal for the grandkids who are 8,10 and 12. The doorways are a bit low which meant my grandson who is 6ft2 kept banging his head. Could have done with another toilet. Felt that the standard of cleanliness wasn’t what we had experience before but accepted it might have been one off. Don’t think the hoover or toaster had ever been emptied. Nothing though spoilt our week and would still go back here and also recommend.

    Reviewed by IreneAug 2018

  • "Box tree cottage was perfect, very comfortable, beautiful views, we loved sitting on the benches at the front admiring the stunning views and seeing the cows all walking to get milked, you don’t see this in the city!"

    When we arrived at Box tree cottage there were some lovely cakes, biscuits a bottle of wine and even a pint of the milk in the fridge. We settled in straight away, when it was time to go home my daughter cried!! Cannot wait to come back, thank you Sykes for everything.

    Reviewed by TamsynAug 2018

  • "It was smoothly organised from beginning to end."

    The Cottage was perfect- lovely furnishings, clean, comfortable, quiet. Couldn’t have been a better!

    Reviewed by ShanleyJul 2018

  • "Great cottage in a great location, kitchen was fully equipped everything we needed was provided , we had a great time at Box Cottage and would go back again without doubt, I would suggest fly spray in hot weather, either bring your own or the owner to provide."

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2018

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic condition, really wonderful."

    Very comfy bed and a great shower. The walk to the pub (Bulls Head) is approximately 40mins, a bit far for some but perfect for us :) The property gets the late evening sun right up till 8pm so it’s great to sit and soak in the lovely views

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob , microwave , fridge /freezer and washer/dryer, TV with Sky Package, Wifi -free unlimited superfast fibre broadband ( 74 Mbps normal download speed)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Front lawn with bench and rear enclosed lawn with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 miles and shop 6 miles
  • Note: The woodburning stove in the snug is for decorative purposes only

The property

Gold winner of the ‘Best Cottage in the Peak District’ in the Sykes Gem Awards 2019.

Converted from three agricultural workers' cottages, this spacious stone cottage sits in the idyllic village of Flagg, within the gorgeous Peak District National Park, close to both Bakewell and Buxton.

Surrounded by excellent walking country and with cosy living for five, bring your friends or family along to make the most of the well-placed Box Tree Cottage.

The property's charm is evident as soon as you step into the flagstone floored kitchen, the rustic whitewashed walls contrast beautifully with the modern white units hosting a fine range of high-quality appliances.

This opens out into a wonderful dining room playing host to a lovely wooden dining table and access to the garden.

For a warming spot to kick back and relax, you can choose from the heart-warming sitting room which benefits from plenty of cosy seating, a Sky TV and a woodburner, or the smaller and more peaceful snug, both being enhanced by attractive wooden beams.

The first floor of Box Tree Cottage can be reached by two separate staircases, this level comes with three serene bedrooms which include a king-size, a double and a single, all of which display the most splendid countryside views which made the perfect sight to wake up to.

An exquisite family bathroom completes this property in style, it contains a contemporary bath with a hand-held shower, a classy vanity unit and a sumptuous walk-in shower so you can get ready in luxurious surroundings.

Catch the sun from the tranquil bench placed to the front of the cottage, or enjoy some more private relaxing time from the well-kept lawn to the rear.

Awe-inspiring walking and cycling country abounds in the area.

Flagg is a quite beautiful village , surrounded by stunning countryside, offering an ideal location to explore the Peak District.

It lies within a 5 minute drive of other delightful villages including Monyash and Chelmorton, where you can enjoy the very best pub food , and only 10 minutes from the wonderful market towns of Bakewell and Buxton, which is more than worth a day trip, offering a wealth of striking architecture and an array of superb activities.

The captivating market town of Bakewell is also easily reachable and is a must-visit while you're close by.

This heart-warming cottage is the perfect stay for friends and family wishing to get away in this marvellous Peak District location.

Free Unlimited Superfast Fibre Broadband has recently been installed making it easy , quick and free to keep in touch, download (74Mbps normal speed ) and even WFH whilst being on holiday with a view to die for ! In addition , a wide-ranging library of DVD's , CD's and books await so just relax and chill in this home from home cosy cottage.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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