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Box Tree Cottage

(Ref. 984040)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "5th time we’ve stayed at Box Tree and as usual we absolutely loved our stay."

    The place is perfect for our needs.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas break at Boxtree. Thank you so much for your 100% score on all areas and your much appreciated loyalty. I am also very grateful for both your formal and informal feedback as it helps me care for the cottage and run a better business for the future. Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is attractive, warm and comfortable with a lovely outlook."

    Well situated for visits. Excellent WiFi connectivity. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Contacted the owner with a issue and had a speedy response.

    Thank you for posting such a positive review, it makes such a difference. We replaced the spare bent door key immediately and thanks for letting us know. The Wifi was upgraded to superfast fibre last year and is regularly mentioned as a big plus for the cottage. Hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwyneth4.7Oct 2023

  • "We loved this cosy, quaint little cottage."

    The neighbours were lovely too.

    Thankyou for your very kind comments and I’ll pass your thanks on to our great neighbours who help to look after Boxtree Cottage . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean, well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a really good location."

    We had a great time.

    I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be so clean and comfortable. Thankyou for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to Boxtree in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Sep 2023

  • "Box Tree Cottage is in a good location and has a nice garden."

    There are good walks nearby. However, on arrival we found the cottage appeared not to have been properly cleaned for some time. In the kitchen the oven was dirty with burnt food on trays. Food debris was in the cutlery and crockery drawers and crumbs on the worktop. Food debris was in the sink, the kitchen bin was dirty. Surfaces in the lounge were very dusty and the sofas were tired looking. The stair carpet was heavily stained. Large cobwebs hung from lampshade in snug stairwell and there were lots of flies. We didn’t use the snug for this reason. The bathroom bin hadn’t been emptied, the shower door/surround was dirty and the bathmat needed replacing. Surfaces in the bedroom were dusty and bedside cabinets were stained. Bed linen was poor quality and ill fitting. As we had two dogs with us and we didn’t want our holiday to be further compromised by accommodating time for a deep cleaning team, we decided to wait until we returned home to report it, so we cleaned surfaces we used but this shouldn’t have been necessary. It is very disappointing to note from several previous guest reviews that the cleanliness problem keeps resurfacing. We would not book again.

    I was very disappointed to hear that on your arrival the cottage had not been serviced and frustrated that you did not inform Sykes or myself until the day following your departure. This gave me no opportunity to rectify the problem . We pride ourselves in offering clean, comfortable accommodation as reflected in our current annual score of 4.6 out of 5 from reviews, with exceptional high scoring on cleanliness. You could count on one hand the cleaning issues we have had over the last five years. We are recent winners of Peak District Cottage of the Year based on customer feedback. Even the guests who checked out the day of your arrival gave us the best review ever and rebooked prior to their departure ! I fully accept that the cottage had not been cleaned and you have been generously compensated. This however is not a recurring theme at Boxtree and I simply hope that should you stay at a cottage in the future that you report on arrival a missed clean , giving owners,who are passionate about their business, the opportunity to remedy their error. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay2.2Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quaint cosy cottage , slept like logs!"

    Superb for dog owners they are completely secure and flagstone floor is great. Everything we needed was in the kitchen, and fortunate enough to have a very hot week so made good use of garden furniture and BBQ. Large bathroom with a good shower. Friendly neighbours who would help if anything needed. Location perfect , nearest pubs all serve fantastic food and dog friendly, The Bookstore cafe is nearby for lunch and breakfast & is dog friendly, A great farmshop Redferns in Harper Hill , Morrisons Buxton only 10 mins away Walking….absolutely spoilt for choice (although we had to stick to walks with rivers as too hot for the dogs) the scenery was beautiful and so tranquil (we used the All Trails app but get downloadable version ad mobile signal touch and go once out and about, but wifi in cottage is great.) We have already booked our next visit.

    What a great review and even includes our really helpful neighbours, Jim and Cath . It is a great location for walking and enjoying the very best of the English countryside. I’m also delighted that you made the fastest ever rebooking when you booked another stay prior to departure ! Sincere thanks for your positive review and I’ll make sure you have another great stay on your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage and the pictures don’t do it justice!"

    It wasn’t clear from the listing that it was a detached cottage and we get the whole thing - it was much more spacious than we expected with lovey bedrooms and views. Broadband was excellent and fully supported the wife “working from cottage” for the week. Kids loved having their own separate snug. Dogs loved it, great garden for them with no worries. In all a great week and glad we found Box Tree Cottage.

    Many thanks for your highly complimentary review. I must change the description on the Sykes website as it is indeed detached , with two cottages knocked into one. So pleasing to hear about clients enjoying Boxtree whilst working from home as we invested heavily in super fast fibre to encourage guests to stay , who need quality broadband at their disposal. All credit to Derbyshire County Council for this initiative , helping to install great broadband facilities in secluded popular tourist areas. Hope we can welcome you and the family back to Boxtree in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable and well appointed cottage with glorious views across the countryside."

    We had a peaceful and relaxing time and our hounds loved the space and the soft comfy wool rug! Our only gripe was that we couldn't stay longer!

    What a lovely review and many thanks for your kind comments and 100% score . Let’s hope we can welcome you back to Boxtree Cottage very soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2023

  • "4th time staying, with 5th already booked, at Boxtree says it all."

    Cottage has everything you need, in a very peaceful village. Always clean and tidy and the owners have got it spot on. Info book useful for walks/bike rides if that’s your bag. Can’t recommend highly enough! Love the place!

    What can I say , absolutely delighted that you and your family keep coming back and posting 100 % scores , it’s a joy to host you ! Needless to say we will be pulling out all the stops to make sure you have a great 5th stay in a few months time . Thank you for a great review and showing such loyalty towards our beautiful Boxtree Cottage . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely stay in Box Tree Cottage."

    The cottage was perfect in every way. We loved the far reaching countryside views and being central for visiting all the local walks and towns. It honestly was one of the best cottages we have stayed in and can’t wait to return.

    It was great to speak to you during your stay and I am very grateful that you have taken the time to post such a positive review. Let's hope that we can see you back at Boxtree in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Box Tree Cottage was just as we expected of a dog friendly cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and there was everything we needed for our holiday. We loved the view from the front of the cottage across the fields and enjoyed sitting there of an evening with a glass of wine listening to the birds and watching the setting sun. Lots of places to explore within easy reach. We are National Trust members and so visited Dovedale and Ilam, which we would thoroughly recommend. Also visited Bakewell for some shopping and to buy a delicious Bakewell Tart. The tourist information centre was excellent and the lady who served us gave us lots of ideas of places to visit. We loved castleton and made the very steep climb up to the Castle ruins. Absolutely stunning views and can thoroughly recommend Dollys Tea Rooms when you climb back down again, excellent value and delicious food. We drove around the very pretty villages in the area and visited Eyam, the Plague Village. We also walked part of The Monsal Trail which we thoroughly recommend. Went to The Royal Oak for an evening meal, just a couple of miles from the cottage and the food was very good. Had an amazing hearty fry up in The Old Smithy Tea Rooms in Monyash on our way home. There is so much to see in The Peak District and we thoroughly recommend Box Tree Cottage. Many thanks

    Thank you for a quite wonderful review and providing a perfect 100 % score. There are so many things to do and see in the heart of the Peak District along with great cafes and pubs to eat in and we are really pleased that you got round so many. Indeed we recently updated and enhanced our guest directory to help our clients navigate their way round and maximise their stay. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stone cottage in a great location."

    We stayed here during some very hot weather and the cottage was nice and cool; perfect for our dog to cool himself down on the flagstones after a good walk! The property and garden were both a bit larger than we expected from the listing/photographs which was an added bonus. Very clean and well maintained. A handy welcome book listed some local places to eat/drink and places to visit. Overall I can highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for another 100% score it's very much appreciated. It is an ideal cottage , cool in the summer but very warm and cosy in the winter with the new boiler , hive system and log burner. It was in fact two small cottages converted into one so it is surprisingly spacious inside. It is also great to hear that you found the newly updated and revamped guest directory helpful during your stay. Thanks for staying at Boxtree and do hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, beautiful position, we would definitely visit again."

    Thank you for providing a 100% score and for such positive comments . This really does mean a lot to the team . We do hope that you will visit again and recommend the cottage to others . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2023

  • "Just returned from a lovely week at this pretty, well positioned cottage with lovely views over open fields."

    We did lots of walking, helped by the beautiful weather. The cottage was warm, comfortable and quirky. It is roughly half way between Bakewell and Buxton. Lathkill Dale and Monsail Head are close by for lovely walks. We appreciated the OS maps but the leaflets were all out of date. We did collect some new ones and left them at the cottage. There are a few items in the cottage that need attention though. Your professional cleaning company you use is letting you down. The oven was dirty as were the windows. The stair carpet is stained and the area behind the TV is very dirty. Lampshades are very dusty too. I removed several cobwebs that were hanging down. The mattress protector on the king sized bed is stained on one side. Soft furnishings and rugs were also looking a bit tired. On the whole we did enjoy our stay but just a bit more attention to detail would have made it perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The cleanliness of the property is of paramount importance to us and I have discussed your comments with our cleaning contractor. A full deep clean of all areas has been organised this week and new rugs , mattress protectors , glassware and other enhancements are being put in place. We are very proud of our cottage and will always ensure we respond positively and promptly to any constructive feedback. Thank you and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by June4.4May 2023

  • "Stayed with two under 3s."

    Good base as the walks, shops and attractions we wanted to do were all within 30min drive. There are two stair cases in the house but ease to hide one away as goes from the snug. The girls loved the garden and the playpark in neighbouring Monyash. House comfy and practical

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback as a family with young children. As a couple with four children and four grandchildren we have had many great family times at the cottage and have always tried to make it very family friendly with Sky channels and family DVDs , quality highchair and cot, playtent , enclosed safe garden etc . There is so much to do around the area for all age groups and , as you say , the Bulls Head at Monyash one of the best pubs in the County for homemade food also has a great playarea behind the carpark. Thank you again for your kind words and I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings"

    Beautifully summed up and thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2023

  • "If anything the website rather undersold the property - very comfortable, more spacious than we had expected, and very well-appointed."

    We had to call the owner the first evening with a query about the cooker and he was extremely helpful, also offering various suggestions about things to do and places to eat. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments . We do believe we have a wonderful comfortable cottage , that's cosy and spacious but it's just great when our guests take the time to confirm . It was good to speak to you on your first night and of course it was simply an issue of resetting the oven with the child lock on. I do hope you managed to find time to enjoy some of our recommended pubs and things to do as we are surrounded by so many great places to experience. Look forward to welcoming you back to Box tree in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great location with nice views very well equipped."

    Thank you for taking the time to post such a clear and accurate description of Box tree Cottage. I do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in your cottage."

    We walked most of the trails and the weather was kind to us. We could not find the starter pack but it was no big issue as we got fuel from, of all places B&Q. My wife especially loved the bathroom and the WFI suited our grandsons in the evenings. My wife commented that the cottage with its flag flooring is ideal for dogs and that the cottage is dog friendly unlike some cottages we have stayed in. We would recommend your cottage to anyone looking to walk or cycle in the Peak District and then relax in the evening. My wife was reluctant to leave on our departure day which is a sure sign of a great holiday. Thank you.

    Thank you for such positive feedback and providing a perfect 100% score. Apologies if the kindling and logs were not laid out for you as we have substantial stock of both. We have addressed this issue with our very professional cleaning company. We recently upgraded our free WIFI to Full Fibre 100 which provides very fast download and upload speeds, far in excess of what I have at home, perfect for the young ones and those WFH. We have tried to make the cottage dog friendly whilst also cosy and relaxing so I'm grateful to read your comments. Many thanks for staying at Boxtree Cottage and hope we can welcome you and your family back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Third time we’ve visited Box Tree, don’t think it will be the last."

    Love everything about it, property, location, everything.

    Hi Russell, I am really grateful for your loyalty and appreciation of Boxtree Cottage. What a great way to finish the year with your kind comments , especially after all the work we have put into the property. So hope we can welcome you back in the future. Many thanks and wishing you a happy New Year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russ4.7Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage great location with fantastic views of the rolling countryside."

    It's on a very quiet road with public access to the immediate fields opposite and we found three pubs within walking distance and would highly recommend the Royal Oak. Buxton and Bakewell are both approximately 15mins away by car with a good choice of cafes, pubs and the Antiques shop in Bakewell had a superb cafe. The cottage itself catered for everything we needed with great facilities throughout with a real rustic charm and the log burner in the evening was lovely, Internet was reliable as I worked a few days from the cottage. Bathroom was big with large bath and large separate shower. Just a couple of improvements I would recommend the mattress could do with a change on both double beds and the heating control was all or nothing so that would benefit from being updated abd then itxwoukd be more energy efficient. Would I stay again and the answer would be yes!

    Dear Michael, Thank you for your much appreciated comments regarding the cottage. We have just upgraded the broadband to Full Fibre 100 as we recognise that many of our clients may need to work during their stay and fast , reliable, free internet is an essential service. On the two points you have raised both mattresses were purchased only a month ago and are high specification , expensive mattresses. The heating is certainly not all or nothing. It is controlled by our guests from a hand held Salus system , allowing clients to adjust temperature up or down with full instructions in our guest directory? I note that as a result of your misunderstanding that you switched the boiler off , despite the sign in the kitchen cupboard asking clients not to do so , resulting in a plumber having to be called out as the salus system could no longer link to the boiler and we presumed there was a fault. I am pleased to hear that you would stay again and should you rebook I can run through the details of the heating facilities and any other services provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Boxtree Cottage."

    This was our fourth stay here which speaks volumes. From the minute you walk in the door that feeling of homeliness hits you, shoulders go down and you relax. We bring our 2 dogs and they relax straight away. Lovely cosy lounge and no where better with the Woodburn going on a cold evening. Wonderful views from the kitchen across the open fields. Sky TV is a bonus. Beds are very comfortable and the shower lovely and hot. It's a real get away from it all place which we love. No pub or shop so be prepared to drive for those but it's just the way we like it. We will definitely be back again when we can.

    Dear Debbie, It was so good to see you return to Boxtree Cottage once again. Sincere thanks for your loyalty and for posting such a kind and considerate review. We do treat our cottage as our home and continue to add little touches and extra facilities to improve it all the time and hopefully encourage our guests to return. Your comments really make it all worthwhile and, needless to say , let me know if and when you wish to book a fifth stay . Keep well and many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at Box Tree Cottage between 30th Sept' & 7th Oct '22, Box Tree Cottage is a lovely cottage situated in the peak district between Buxton and Bakewell, in a small village that is very quiet and peaceful great for a walking holiday, whilst the cottage is well presented and homely, we felt that it is being let down by the cleaning and maintenance, we didn't use all of the rooms available, as there was just the two of, we used the main lounge, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and main bedroom."

    With regard to the kitchen, the window had dirt and cobwebs on it, there were cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, the oven needs cleaning, there were cobwebs in the lounge, dining room and bedroom, hanging from light fittings and ceilings, the stained glass window on the stairs, had dust and cobwebs on it, the wood work on the stairs by the little cupboard was all dusty, the bathroom basin taps have limescale around the base where they meet the basin, the shower tract that the doors run in is dirty. With regard to the maintenance, every room we used had at least one light bulb not working, the middle pan drawer in the kitchen, the handle is only held on with one screw, and is so over loaded with crockery it is danger of breaking the runners, the rear doors to the garden, on the outside need stripping back and painting, as does the bathroom window, with regard to the kitchen if you are selling Box Tree Cottage as a self catering property, then please supply utensils that are usable, all the knives were blunt, (I had to buy a knife sharpener) the baking trays are covered in burnt on food/fat etc, these type of trays only cost a few pounds, so why not replace them, or at least supply adequate cleaning materials, not just a "J" cloth, small scouring pad and a small bottle of washing up liquid. I'm sorry that this appears to be such a negative review, but you have a lovely cottage that is being let down by whoever is responsible for cleaning and maintenance.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Boxtree Cottage. We are very proud of Boxtree and the reputation we have built up over the last five years and always respond positively to any client comments and recommendations. Indeed we are recent winners of the Sykes Cottage of the Year in the Peak District. The cottage is cleaned by a highly professional local company but as a result of your comments a full deep clean was immediately undertaken and inspected thereafter by myself and the company owner. All light bulbs were checked , with two not working and replaced immediately. The kitchen drawer handle has been strengthened and heavy crockery re distributed . A new box of knives have been added along with additional new oven trays and cleaning supplies topped up. Separate to the issues raised , in recent months we have upgraded the broadband and sky package , added new DVD'S to the existing library, and enhanced the throws , glassware and crockery all aimed at enhancing our guest experience to ensure our lovely cottage continues to be enjoyed by all. I hope that my response on these issues , coupled to the superb location and attractive cottage facilities, will encourage you to re book in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Sep 2022

  • "Stunning views, comfy cottage with some lovely touches."

    Really nice conversion. Cosy and warm with plenty of hot water. Cosy rugs, comfortable beds, excellent instructions books etc Really appreciated all the detailed info left by owners in the cottage book. A lot of time and care has been taken in preparing all the suggested walks and cycle rides. Plus all the appliance instruction manuals are there. Problems with the heating Salus control probably due to low batteries (no spares) as the touch screen was hard to ‘wake up’. . A few extra things might have been helpful. Bathroom stool, chair in main bedroom for clothes. Hooks for towels in kitchen. No microwaveable dishes. Would have preferred a dishwasher to washing machine. Used front garden furniture (a wee table would be great). No key for shed to get out back garden furniture. Padlocked and key didn’t fit. Much of the ‘crockery’ is plastic. Never come across this before. Kitchen blind broken. Bathroom basin plug broken. Not fantastically clean. Cobwebs are difficult. End of season so oven well used and not clean. Units need good clean. Freezer etc. Not sure why Sykes doesn’t put an info manual in each cottage (something I had to research and compile as a holiday rep in my working life beginning of each season with all cottage and local info) There was no info on: Nearest hospital Nearest doctor Nearest vet That we could find. All rather essential especially when you’re in a small hamlet 6 miles from the nearest town. Above comments meant to be constructive and helpful. We had a great week at Box Tree. The area is stunning and great for walking. All the villagers we met were helpful and friendly. Thank you to the owners for letting us and our dogs stay there.

    Thankyou for staying at Boxtree and taking the time to provide much appreciated feedback. Most importantly , I note that you had a good time and appreciated the cottage facilities and services available to you. I note your recommendations and will take them into account as we are striving at all times to improve the customer experience. Just a couple of points of reassurance, all the plates and dishes are microwave friendly with of course the exception of metal dishes. I am sorry that you were unable to access the garden furniture in the shed. We had locked it away having thought the warm weather was behind us . We have a full 6 person set of all ceramic crockery required as well as an extensive offering of plastic crockery for children , garden usage and picnics. I will of course deal with any minor maintenance issues immediately , including the new batteries in the salus system. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future as , it is as you say, a very comfortable and cosy cottage enjoying quite stunning views. Thank you once again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2022

  • "A comfortable stay - beds were lovely, living room Comfortable and kitchen well equipped."

    Fantastic location for exploring the area. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Hi James, Thanks for taking the time to post such a glowing report . We have worked so hard this year to make sure that all our visitors have a great stay and it’s really satisfying to receive such positive feedback . I do hope that we can welcome you back in the future . Best wishes , Stuart & Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful location and fabulous views."

    Comfy bed,pillows,sofas. Great bath too. Not quite so keen on the grubby kitchen (I know open stonework means cobwebs etc, but it was obvious that the kitchen windowsill area and the hanging utensils hadn’t been cleaned for a while), the sofas looked as though they needed a clean, (we used our spare dog towels as throws), and although the oven looked as though it had been cleaned, the oven trays and ceramic dishes definitely needed cleaning,(we were more than happy to eat out in the local pubs).

    Dear Mrs Boyston , Thank you for your helpful feedback . I have discussed the cleaning issues you have raised with our professional cleaning company and they will be addressed . The kitchen was only installed a few years ago and has all the facilities and equipment required to ensure an enjoyable stay . I do hope we can welcome you back to Boxtree Cottage in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive3.1Jun 2022

  • "We were a group of four adults plus two small dogs staying for two nights."

    Stuart’s property is wonderful. It is full of charm and wonderfully fitted out throughout. All of the rooms, both upstairs and downstairs are perfect. The kitchen is roomy, with all of the equipment and appliances you will need for your stay. The living room is comfortable with plenty of room to spread out and relax. We didn’t really use the snug, but can see that it would be a place to go to get some peace and quiet if you didn’t want to watch the TV with your fellow guests. All of the bedrooms and the shower room / bathroom were perfectly fitted out. All-in-all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The area is so peaceful and quiet, but easily accessible. We could have / should have stayed for longer. Maybe next time. We would certainly come back to Box Tree Cottage and highly recommend it.

    Hi Bill, It was great to receive positive feedback during your stay and now to read your review , including 100% scores in all areas, has more than made my day! We do work hard to provide a very comfortable , relaxing cottage and to make sure that all our guests are satisfied with the facilities provided . I am very grateful that you have taken the time to describe your experience and I look forward to welcoming you back to Boxtree in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0May 2022

  • "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

    I am so pleased you had a wonderful week and enjoyed your stay. I very much appreciate the points you have raised and have actioned them accordingly. The plumber has been booked for Wednesday to fix the loose tap and the slow draining shower tray , I have replaced the light bulbs and hoover and my quality cleaning contractor will undertake a deep clean , including the oven and garden furniture . All will be dealt with prior to our next guests arriving on Friday as we pride ourselves in providing the very best cottage services and responding promptly and positively to any customer feedback. Thank you . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pearl3.4May 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 Adam4.7Apr 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 Jill5.0Mar 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 Beverley4.1Mar 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 James4.7Nov 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 Ian3.8Oct 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 Jill5.0Sep 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 Neil1.6Aug 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 Louise4.4Jul 2021

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

    Lots of great walks and welcoming pubs. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Bill4.7May 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 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 Kerry4.4Dec 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 Nicholas2.5Oct 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 Kathryn4.4Sep 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 Janice5.0Aug 2020

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

    Fantastic place a location for mountain bike lovers.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

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

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 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 Heather5.0Oct 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 Melanie3.4Sep 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 Stephanie4.4Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 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 Mary4.7Apr 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 Marie4.1Apr 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 Jane5.0Apr 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 Heather5.0Mar 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 Rachael4.7Mar 2019

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

    Fire needs attention as difficult to maintain, otherwise very warm

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Feb 2019

  • "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 Jane4.1Nov 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 Marian5.0Nov 2018

  • "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 Sammi4.7Nov 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 Chris5.0Oct 2018

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

    It was well equipped, cosy, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect location."

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

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Sep 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 B4.4Aug 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 Irene4.1Aug 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 Tamsyn5.0Aug 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 Shanley5.0Jul 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 Jacqueline5.0Jul 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 Laura5.0Jun 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas