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Shires Rest

Hartington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 996810)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was clean, well-equipped, and had everything I needed."

    I loved it and loved being there.

    Reviewed by Jenny MJun 2022

  • "Excellently base if touring the peaks, near Buxton, Matlock and Bakewell."

    We visited Wirksworth and did the circular walk, well worth a go if you enjoy walking also we did a couple of walks directly from the cottage, which was clean, well equipped and cosy, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TanyaOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with everything we needed."

    Great location for walks in the White Peak.

    Reviewed by DeirdreOct 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed to make our stay a comfortable one."

    The settee was ok but not the most comfortable. It is located on a dairy farm - so lots of country smells and animal noises. If this bothers you, this is not the place for you. There is some road noise but this is really only at peak times. There is a good pub/ restaurant just a few minutes walk away, but there is no footpath so care is needed walking along the roadway. It is about 5 minutes walk to Friden carpark on the High Peak Trail. This was brilliant for walking the dog. Lots of good walks locally. The cottage was excellent value for money and I would t hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, in a great setting on a working farm, easily accessible for all the places we wanted to visit."

    All the facilities you would need are there in the kitchen, although we ate out every day, only having breakfast in the cottage. When we returned back, it was nice to sit on the bench outside and read, soaking up the sunshine but the bench could have been more comfortable so used the sofa cushions for comfort. We didn’t find the road noise distracting (and I’m a light sleeper). The heating was very efficient which we used in the evenings as it became chilly, being October. We ate a few times in Carriages which is about a 2 minutes drive and had no complaints with the food or service. We definitely recommend. This is a very nice cottage for 2 and doesn’t feel at all cramped.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week ."

    Cottage felt and looked very homely . Would definitely book again in the future .

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Lovely cute cottage, excellent for exploring the surrounding areas of the Peak District"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shires Rest."

    This was booked with the help of your excellent staff as we arrived at our intended Sykes accommodation "Pail End" at the check in time only to be greeted by the owner to advise us that there was no hot water and problem couldn't be fixed til Friday (therefore unavailable thru out our four day stay).On contracting your very helpful staff alternative accommodation was offered and in under 2 hours we were met by the owner at the alternative property.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Very helpful host.

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2021

  • "Close to numerous beautiful villages and towns, with access to walking and cycling trails."

    Fabulous countryside whatever the weather there's still plenty to do. A good O S Landranger map is a must to navigate the many small lanes and byroads around the area.

    Reviewed by RJun 2021

  • "We had a very nice stay in this charming cottage which was well equipped very comfortable and well placed for us re visiting the Peak District the weather was perfect which made for some stunning photo's."

    Despite the covid rules for the cottage it was spotlessly clean and had all we needed. Sue the owner was very nice and very helpful and we loved Boris the dog! Although on a busy main road we were not disturbed by the traffic which was mainly first thing in the morning and evening rush hours as it is anywhere. we would stay here again if we are intending to be in the area in the future and enjoyed the meals we had at the local pubs!

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Shires Rest had everything you could want in a cottage, very well equiped."

    We felt really relaxed right from the first day. Having the Pennine Bridleway a short walk through the farmyard and across the field, was ideal for early morning and evening dog walk. If you enjoy walking, the cottage is ideally placed, with so many routes to choose from, either from the cottage or a very short car ride to their start point. I'm sure we will be back to do some more walks, and wouldn't hestitate to book Shires Rest again.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "The time to check- in was far too late at 5 p."

    M. and check out was far too early at 9 a.m. The settee was uncomfortable. Radiators on landing and bathroom didn't work. No telephone signal.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "A lovely little bolthole for exploring Derbyshire."

    Everything you needed was available in the cottage and a great pub/restaurant within walking distance.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "There is easy safe access to the high Peak trail and Tissington trail from cottage which was an added bonus, as we want especially to ride our bikes on the trails."

    the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NoreenAug 2020

  • "Cottage very secluded and right next to a busy road."

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2020

  • "A comfortable, well equipped cottage on a working farm - just across from one of the large cowsheds and a field of friendly calves."

    We loved it, but obviously if you are not used to farmyard smells and noises, keep the windows on that side shut! It was in a perfect location for walking and for visiting places such as Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, etc. The nearby Carriages Bar and Restaurant is good but choose your time carefully as you have to walk along a fairly busy road with no verges. No problem if you avoid the early evening rush. A thoroughly enjoyable week in the Peaks.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Very clean, comfortable, warm, spacious and well supplied cottage."

    High peak and Tissington trails both within a mile which gave us easy walking options despite the weather storm Dennis gave us. Pub- restaurant just over the road (dog friendly in bar) and farm shop 5 minutes walk meant we didn’t need to use the car at all during our 4 night stay. We will happily return and explore the area more.

    Reviewed by TheresaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday, very cosy place."

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2019

  • "Shires rest is a lovely cottage, clean well equipped and comfortable."

    The location is central very close to the high peak trail and tissington trail

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Ideal accommodation for two people, comfortable and well equipped."

    The host was helpful and was kind enough to show us how the farm worked. The farmer Tom is a talented artist who was kind enough to invite us into his home to admire his work.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "Great location, perfect for touring all of the Peak District."

    Cottage was perfect for us, thanks to Sue and all for catering to all our needs.Would highly recommend Shires Rest

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2019

  • "He cottage was on a working farm, but that didn't affect the holiday, the highlight was to see newly born calves, beautiful."

    The owner was friendly and we both enjoyed our time in the cottage.T

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2019

  • "The cottage is very clean,comfortable and well equipped-perfect to return to after a day exploring the beautiful Peak District."

    It is in a very good location for visiting the many attractions of the area.Sue,the owner is very friendly and helpful. The only slight downside is the closeness of the road which was quite noisy at times, But on the other hand,having the road close was an advantage as it made it easy to get to places in any direction. All in all we had an enjoyable holiday at Shire’s Rest.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019

  • "The family were helpful when we needed a vet for our dog and recommended a helpful vetinary practice in Bakewell."

    Our dog was soon well again.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Extremely clean cottage with plenty of storage."

    Pleasant welcoming hosts. Cottage ideally geographically placed for numerous varied walks plus many other interesting places. Would definitely recommend and certainly would return again

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

  • "A superb cottage, very well equipped and very cosy."

    Superb “Carriages Inn” a short walk away serving superb food. Everywhere dog friendly. Cottage is close to many lovely walks. Our Westie loved every minute and so did we! A great Easter break. Have used Sykes before and never disappointed.

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2019

  • "Just come back from a really good 3 night break at Shire's Rest."

    Cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Public house is a 5 minute walk up the road which serves good food and is dog friendly. Cottage is well located for access to all parts of the Peak District. Only a 5 minute walk to the High Peak Trail and not too far from the Tissington Trail.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "Shires Rest was lovely, warm and welcoming."

    It was situated close to the high peak trail for daily dog walks, was warm and provided a cosy vase for exploring the peak district

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2019

  • "Cottage was very cosy and Warm, our weather was glorious for February."

    Family on farm very friendly. Just one little thing about the cottage, there is no towel rail in bathroom, so nowhere to put your towels after your shower, we found a clothes horse in cupboard. But would definitely return to this cottage. Area beautiful

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2019

  • "Cottage is located perfectly for the exploration of the Peak District, Stunning walks, & every wear we went was Dog Friendly."

    Highly Recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2019

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  • Set over two floors
  • One bedroom: 1 x double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room with gas fire and sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Cot available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small courtyard with patio and picnic bench
  • No smoking
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Situated on owner's farm
  • Note: Situated on a main road, some noise is to be expected

The property

This stone semi-detached cottage is situated in the hamlet of Newhaven, near the village of Hartington, a starting point for walkers and cyclists, with many places of interest just waiting to be discovered.

Designed with couples in mind, Shires Rest is homely and inviting, an opportunity to spend some quality time in this wonderful part of the country.

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Old House Farm Cottages

A delightful group of cottages located in the hamlet of Newhaven, by the village of Hartington, in the Dove Valley of the Peak District National Park, an excellent base to begin your adventures throughout the season. Offering somewhere comfortable to return to, each retreat has been thoughtfully put together, so you can enjoy dining in style, and cosying up in front of the TV after an adventure-filled day. Woodburner-effect fires provide warmth on those cooler nights, with charming furnishings to set the scene. The bedrooms are each attuned to the feel of the cottage, your little place to enjoy some peace and quiet upon returning home. The hamlet of Newhaven, which is right on the doorstep, offers the Carriages Bar and Restaurant, serving a selection of local Real Ales and locally sourced wines, as well as a relaxing atmosphere. Try something from their tasty menu or just stop by for a refreshing drink. Steeped in history, this little hamlet is home to many old inns and farmhouses from different periods, and there are some beautiful walks varying in strength to suit all capabilities. A lovely village at the northern end of Dovedale, the village is set in some of the very best walking country including the high peak trails, suitable for off road cycling and walkers. Hartington's past wealth and importance is reflected in the impressive stone cottages and houses around the village square and many ancient routes and trackways still meet in the village. One of the most notable buildings in the village is Hartington Hall, now the local YHA. Dating back to 1611, the manor house still retains much of its original charm and is one of the most popular youth hostels in the Peak District, with a restaurant open to the public serving locally sourced produce. This village is surrounded by wonderful scenery with a network of footpaths radiating from it. To the south is romantic Beresford Dale, leading to Wovescote Dale and the famous Dovedale or venture north, in the Upper Dove valley on quieter paths to Pilsbury Castle and Crowdecote. All you need for a memorable getaway.

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About the location


Bakewell 10 miles; Buxton 10 miles.

Hartington, situated in the Dove Valley in the Peak District National Park, was an important market centre in the Middle Ages, having been granted a market charter in 1203. Today the ever-popular village boasts lovely tea rooms, a cheese shop, old curiosity shops, traditional pubs and a splendid market square where the stone-carved village pump, once an important source of water for the villagers, still stands on the green. The local bars stock local ales brewed at the Leatherbritches Brewery in Fenny Bentley and Whim Ales in Hartington itself. The former Hartington railway station, about a mile and half from the village itself, is now a picnic area and the converted track is known as the Tissington Trail, popular with both walkers and cyclists. Hartington is also a good starting point for walking along Beresford Dale, a beautiful place with its curiously formed cliffs and rocks. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both within a 20 minute drive, and Alton Towers is within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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