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Keeper's Rest

Buxworth near Whaley Bridge, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1026950)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage, clean, great facilities and ideal as a Peak District base."

    Reviewed by GerryJul 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable week at this immaculate, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    It has a small and secure garden and off road parking. It’s very well situated for Bugsworth Canal Basin and the Peak Forest Canal. Plenty of walks from the doorstep and a local pub 5 minutes away. The only downside (and this in no way ruined our holiday) was it’s proximity to the A6 which is a busy road. Recycling instructions would have been useful as we had to guess what went in each bin.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2022

  • "Perfect location for exploring the peak canal and Goyt valley."

    Cottage was a perfect base and had service bike storage. Would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by AshleyMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage and it was everything we wanted for a relaxing week with lots of nice local walks nearby."

    The cottage itself is very comfortable and clean and the welcome pack was a nice added extra. Thank you, we hope to come back next year.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely time."

    This is a lovely cottage and a great base for exploring the Peak District. The owners even left us some goodies for our arrival which was a lovely touch. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TerriApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, within a few minutes walk of the canal basin and pub."

    Cottage has everything you need, great secure garden for our dog, but all very clean and comfortable. Lovely walk down the canal to Whaley Bridge, Tesco, cafes etc. Would return

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week in this cosy comfortable cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. The owner had provided everything and more to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and welcome treats! ❤️ Our cocker spaniel was very happy and loved the treats left for him. We would highly recommend this haven in the hills.

    Reviewed by FredMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, in a quiet location."

    It was ideal cottage for a restful retreat but it was close enough to interesting places to visit. The cottage and garden are dog friendly and secure. Thank you to the owners for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Keeper’s Rest."

    A lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Great location with beautiful local walks and charming local pubs and restaurants. We would definitely like to return!

    Reviewed by JudyFeb 2022

  • "So kind and helpful to have supplies already in the fridge on arrival."

    Very dog friendly. We loved it.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "A very good small ,warm cottage in an excellent location for hikers, dog walkers and to visit local attractions."

    However, much depends on the weather if you are elderly like us. Unfortunately, during our stay the weather was inclement so we left a day earlier than programmed. The added touches of leaving a small gateau cake, milk, fresh orange, bread and other daily needs such as condiments by the owner(s) was extremely helpful and made the visit worthwhile. Although there was off road parking for our car it was not easy getting out due to roadside parking by neighbouring people.

    Reviewed by HadynFeb 2022

  • "We loved our stay at keepers rest."

    It was perfect for us. Ideal location. We definitely intend to visit again. Thank you very much for everything especially the little extras; the chocolate cake was yummy!!

    Reviewed by DebraJan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely in a nice area."

    There was a lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. Would recommend and hopefully return.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2021

  • "I have rented a cottage through Sykes four time and always been happy with the ..."

    I have rented a cottage through Sykes four time and always been happy with the accommodations but I really enjoyed the stay at keepers rest very cozy and a very nice owner I hope to rent this cottage again when I next visit England

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Absolute gem of a cottage."

    One of the nicest we have stayed in. The food items. Doggie treats were most welcome. The cottage was extremely clean, cosy and welcoming. Great location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by OrianaNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at Keeper’s Rest."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable with everything we needed. It is in a very good position which enabled us to get the train into Manchester and to walk our dog in the wonderful Peak District countryside. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and we appreciated the welcome pack."

    Although we did not bring a dog (but have one), we also appreciated the dog treats and essential dog towels etc. We found the cottage cramped especially in the shower room, anybody rather large - we are not - might have great difficulty, no light over the basin, no shaving point and no towel rails. The lighting downstairs was awful. With overhead downlighters (two of which in the kitchen had dead bulbs), one is always working in one's shadow especially in the kitchen where the work surfaces need to be lit. I had to replace all the bulbs in the side lights; the 2 spares kept under the boiler shelf were both dead as were the spare batteries for the clock. I also had to replace the batteries in the TV remote so all these had to be bought. The electric fire did not work properly because the 2 most important control buttons were damaged. Instructions as to how the boiler worked would have been helpful rather than leaving the guests to work it out and instructions for the recycling protocol would also have been helpful - there were none. The floor boards under the double bed need examining, window side - nothing seems to be supporting them. The extractor fan in the shower room does not seem to work and is full of fluff. The position of the cottage was ideal (the noise from the A6 did not bother us) and near to everything we wanted to do. The Navigation Inn was a bonus and very friendly.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped and in a beautiful location."

    There is lots to do round about, we went to Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth house and farm shop. Lots of local pubs all dog friendly. Emily was very helpfull, great place to stop we will be ack soon.

    Reviewed by DaleSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, nice location, helpful host."

    Would happily return

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage - great for the dogs too, with the garden and walks on the doorstep."

    A great location, with picturesque Buxworth Basin a short walk away.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage, all the facilities we needed for a short break."

    Exceptionally clean for a dog friendly cottage & dog towels bowl & treat a great addition. For the humans a welcome pack of bread, eggs, cake milk & orange juice was a much appreciated after a long journey. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely clean and well equipped."

    Beds very comfy and lovely little back garden and dining area to eat. Only downside was didnt realise how close it was to motorway. Noisy road. But that's no fault of anybody's just the way it is.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Clean, well presented and well equipped cottage."

    Very relaxed feel and good use of space so it does not feel cramped. Chairs and beds comfortable and shower was lovely. Easy access to walks and to this lesser known part of the Peak District and into Cheshire. Parking for an extra car on the road may be difficult due to narrow road and residents who have no off-road parking. Neighbours have pedestrian access across the garden; not a problem and very friendly, but should be mentioned in the description. Some noise from nearby A6, but not excessive and the road is convenient to get around.

    Reviewed by LoisJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the well-appointed Keepers Rest."

    It's compact, but fine for 3 adults. We're used to a firm mattress, so found the double bed rather unsupportive, but all else comfortable. Plenty to see and do locally or further afield, with friendly service at the local Navigation Inn and a good meal at Casa di Pizza in Whaley Bridge after a walk along the canal.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "A comfortable cottage in a lovely area with some very nice features and well presented."

    A couple of downsides to this property involve the restricted parking for neighbours of this cottage . We had a vehicle parked in front of the cottage for the duration of our stay which restricted views from the lounge window. There were no problems in parking our car on the cottage driveway nor was our access blocked to the side off road area.. Also the neighbours clearly have access to the back of the cottage to convey their refuse bins for emptying a necessity for them and not so much of a problem should we have known about it. On one of the two occasions we were relaxing in the rear garden when we were disturbed by neighbours opening the side garden gate to push two refuse bins through the rear garden of the property via the off road area to the front of the roadway. This probably happens once a week and not an inconvenience if arrangements known. We like a number of users visited with our collie dog and the owners clearly have welcomed dog owners with open arms with treats towels food bowls etc all made available which was great. A hoover would have been a bonus for us to assist in keeping the lounge carpet hair free. Everything else was provided. Overall a great break in a lovely little cottage with fantastic local walks and pubs.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, would definitely return."

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2021

  • "This cottage was in a great location for easy access to main roads, shops and tourist attractions."

    Cottage was clean and comfortable. Welcome hamper and fresh flowers on arrival, also selection of tea and coffee. Full range of cooking utensils and cleaning products available. Secure gated garden and large area of off road parking suitable for large car. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to return. There are so many amazing sights and things to do in the area, you won’t be disappointed!

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Welcome pack included milk, juice, bread and chocolate cake. Comfy bed, safe enclosed garden for our dog. Lovely walks to Chinley and to Whaley Bridge. Had a great day at Lyme Park. Would love to visit again

    Reviewed by CathyOct 2020

  • "We had the most fantastic week at this lovely cottage, it was our first time ..."

    We had the most fantastic week at this lovely cottage, it was our first time visiting the Peak District and we couldn't be happier, the welcome gift of wine and chocolate and biscuits for the dog went down well after a 4 hour drive, The walks we found on our doorstep were amazing and we certainly will be back

    Reviewed by JoOct 2020

  • "The Cottage was spotlessly clean."

    Beautiful fresh flowers and welcome goodies on our arrival. Lovely comfy bed and everything you could possibly need. Great to have off road parking and own garden too. Great location for stunning walks and lovely Canal and boats nearby. Definately one to return too. 10/10 ***

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very pleasant and ideally situated for a holiday in Derbyshire, with many walks and a picturesque canal basin close by."

    Our only problem was that the M6 was nearby, and there was a lot of traffic noise in the garden or with the cottage windows open.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage so warm and welcoming on our arrival."

    Nice welcome gift of wine and chocolates and treats for our dog.The cottage was spotless on arrival and every cleaning product was there to use.Very safe small enclosed back garden for your pet and wonderful walks along the canal just minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Holiday was a nice break, shame it was spoilt by the treatment of Sykes Cottages, they completely ensured that I will never use them again, dreadful customer service."

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and very clean and well looked after."

    We feel that it should have been mentioned in the listing that it was shared access with several cottages in the row. People passed right by the back door which was embarrassing when sitting out with our morning cuppa in a nighty, and next door dog wandering in for a wee. Having said that we did enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "Accurate listing therefore no surprises."

    Thoughtful welcome pack and doggie facilities much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JosephFeb 2020

  • "A beautiful, clean cottage in a great location."

    Had all mod cons and was furnished and decorated to a very high standard. Emily recommenced a local pub which we went to, and it was amazing! Near to villages, shops and places of interest, will definitely be back. Loved it!

    Reviewed by SheratonFeb 2020

  • "The cottage owner rang us when we were on our way (as the weather was terrible) to make sure that we were still planning to arrive that day."

    Lovely welcome pack when we arrived was much appreciated she had also put on lights and heating ready for us. It was all these small touches.

    Reviewed by ColetteFeb 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage!"

    Very well equipped and lovely finishing touches, such as milk in the fridge when you arrive and a few essentials to get you started for your weekend or week away. The owner was also very lovely and phoned me as soon as she realised my daughter had left behind her teddy. I would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage lots and lots of extra touches ie fresh flowers and smellies in all the rooms."

    easy to use heating system,. home from home, fantastic area so much to do and right on the door step, if you like walking you needn't rely on the car .we both [and poppy the dog] feel nice and relaxed.very friendly area

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2020

  • "Last minute decision."

    Very easy to find somewhere suitable in the area. Lovely property with nice little additional touches - fresh flowers and cake and bread. Enclosed garden and interesting things to visit close by. Thanks

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2020

  • "The cottage is very cosy and well-equipped with everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    The garden is properly secured which is important for our dog and the owners even provide treats! It's also close to some excellent local pubs and in a great location to explore the rest of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by LironDec 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Clearly alot of effort goes into making guests feel as though we are very well looked after. Emily has thought of everything. We are a family with a 4 year old, a 5 month old and a dog and it was perfect for us. Emily was always available on the phone to answer any questions we had. The cleanliness of the cottage was to a very high standard! Lots of info on things to do in the area. Beds and sofas very comfortable, the Shower had really good power. Lovely new cooking and brewing facilitates. Excellent value for money and service thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Under an hours drive from Manchester."

    We was soon in the stunning scenery of the peak district. & G.P.S took us straight there to keepers Rest. A worm welcoming self contained cottage, with lovely decor & had everything we needed & more. We didn't explore much on are first visit. However we were just a few minutes walk from the local free house that served home made food & minutes from lovely Bogsworth lock. We will visit a lot more places which are so close & are already planning are next stay in the lovely keepers Rest.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric log burner.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car, additional parking on-road
  • Rear enclosed garden with seating, lawn and shed for bikes
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.9 miles, pub within 0.2 miles. Note: The property's bathroom has been renovated and the property is awaiting new photo's

The property

Whaley Bridge 1 mile.

The delightful Keeper's Rest cottage sits on the very edge of the magnificent Peak District National Park, in the village of Buxworth, Originally an old miners’ cottage, nowadays it provides beautifully renovated holiday accommodation for a couple or a small family wishing to take a break in this stunning area.

You can park up on the off-road parking space and enter the cottage, coming straight into the sitting room, where you can take the weight off your feet after a long walk in the Peaks and enjoy a well earned rest on one of the plush armchairs.

An electric coal effect fire can warm you up in the brisk cold months, and a TV sits in the corner for your entertainment on a quiet evening.

Moving further in, the cosy, well equipped kitchen/diner is complete with all the appliances and equipment you will need for your self-catered stay and has a solid pine kitchen table and four chairs allowing plenty of room to enjoy a meal with your loved ones.

There is even a jar of doggy treats for your four legged friends and also dog towels provided for those muddy paws.

Explore upstairs and find the two lovely bedrooms, beautifully decorated in white and other light colours to create tranquil sleeping spaces.

Comprising of a double room with white wrought iron bed and a cosy single room; with the single room overlooking the pretty little garden, and the double looking out to the road below and the trees and hills beyond.

The lovely light and bright shower room lies across the hall waiting to provide you with a refreshingly hot shower.

Once outside make use of the pretty garden; if you have a little one they can run around or you can simply set up the furniture to enjoy dinner outside.

The garden is completely enclosed and safe for your little ones or your four legged friends. Buxworth is home to the Buxworth Canal Basin, the head of navigation of the Peak Forest Canal.

This was fully restored in 2005 and is a popular tourist attraction, with many lovely walks along the canal and is a fascinating way to spend an afternoon.

It is also located on the Penine Cycleway and therefore perfect for a long bike ride to visit the various villages and pubs along the way.

Whatever the time of year there are all kinds of things to do in the Peak District National Park.

There are plenty of beautiful walks on your doorstep in Buxworth and if you venture out a little further into the Peaks to really begin your holiday, you will find many tourist attractions.

The spa town of Buxton is close by, along with Bakewell to try an original Bakewell Pudding, Eyam (the famous Derbyshire plague village), the Goyt Valley, Castleton which is home of the Blue John mines.

For a wonderful day out for all the family, the magnificent Chatsworth House has to be visited and is only 45 minutes away.

Get out for some amazing walks, with Kinder Scout and Mam Tor just a couple of Peaks waiting to be explored.

There are lots of opportunities for cycling, climbing and many other outdoor activities. There is also trainline in Chinley which has regular trains to the cities of Sheffield and Manchester, if you fancy a little city culture.

Keeper's Rest will be a great base from which to explore the fantastic Peaks and surrounding areas.

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 3 miles; New Mills 4 miles; Buxton 7 miles.

Known as the Gateway to the Goyt Valley, Whaley Bridge is a lovely little town in the High Peak. Passing by the station, with its’ links to Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly, Whaley Bridge town centre is just a short stroll away. A range of local businesses include food and convenience stores. Pubs, restaurants and takeaways in the town provide great options when you don't feel like cooking. Chapel-en-le-Frith, known as the Capital of the Peak, is only a short drive away, boasting a cobbled market place and historic old stocks. Within easy driving distance is the delightful spa town of Buxton, famous not only for its therapeutic spring water, but also for its Pavilion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House. Within easy driving distance are the Blue John Cavern show caves at Castleton and many stately homes, such as Chatsworth House and Lyme Park.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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