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The Cottage

Peak Forest near Tideswell and Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 5630)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "From the Sykes pictures the seating was plush red velvet and looked comfortable."

    In reality the sofa and chair were a faded green and most uncomfortable. I've had better furniture from Age Concern! The heating hadn't been on and the place was musty and damp and the thermostat was showing 10degrees centigrade only.. I know the weather was poor but I didn't expect damp to be coming in from the French doors. Upstairs also smelt musty and our clothes got damp. We left earliet than planned as a result. I can recommend the location but, sadly, not the property. I have used Sykes before and the properties were fine, but this was poor. Sykes need to do better

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "We found this property fantastic, Jane was extremely friendly."

    Top quality furnishing, really clean and comfortable. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Property was very comfortable with lovely views."

    Great for dogs with enclosed garden and a field behind to exercise your dog. Good location for getting around to seeing many places.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage , very well equipped, cosy and comfortable , also lovely for ..."

    Beautiful cottage , very well equipped, cosy and comfortable , also lovely for the dogs we couldn't fault it would book again if was going to the area

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2021

  • "A Lovely cottage in lovely surroundings, Lovely friendly host, very dog friendly, and the field at the back is a bonus for them."

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2021

  • "Only thing wrong with the place could have better sign posted as arrived in dark hard to find"

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage Central location."

    Friendly hoast. Wonderful holiday did not want to leave. Local pub was also fantastic.

    Reviewed by ShariAug 2021

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage with stunning views."

    The 4 of us (+our dog) were very comfortable here for the week, so much so that I could have stayed forever! The information pack helped to locate local facilities and walks. I can't recommend it enough! Would love to come back some time.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2021

  • "Lighting was poorly positioned making quite dark in the evenings and hard to read The sofa was very low and saggy, not very comfortable."

    Missed in the advert that the cottage did not have a washing machine. Parking was under some trees that covered the car with sap each night, meaning a couple of trips to the jet wash! Otherwise the cottage was quite homely and fairly priced. Would really benefit from a log burner for a winter stay.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "The only small reservation was that the sofa’s were uncomfortable!"


    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "A lovely compact cottage with amazing views!"

    (which strangely were not included in the property photos?) We would have liked to have it pointed out to us the proximity of the main road. It is also pretty unusual not to have WiFi these days. And a small fridge freezer would have been very handy! One single bed was very squeaky which meant our son kept waking up. Otherwise a lovely place! And very dog-friendly.

    Reviewed by GretaMay 2021

  • "The cottage was in an idyllic spot, with spectacular views and walks from it."

    However, it is a “ tired” cottage, with a saggy sofa and chair in the sitting room.It had no wifi which was my fault for not checking, and poor phone signal on our network(3). The kitchen has no dishwasher( not a great problem) and no freezer, which was more of a problem.Again I should have checked.The tv is small and as we are both close to 70, we struggled to watch it.The bathroom was fine, shower excellent.The bedroom was adequate but only a normal sized double...again, I need to check these details next time I book one!We had a lovely time despite these negatives!

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great views from the living room, secure garden for the dogs."

    Central location to popular attractions. Only slight negative, the Hoover is not very good when you have 2 Large dogs, but im sure they use another one once customers have left, as it was very Clean on arrival

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2020

  • "The location and set up were just what we wanted."

    For our first week we also rented the next door Barn cottage for extended family which was also excellent. Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect in most aspects."

    There was an issue with the shower but it was handled brilliantly by the hosts. The view was spectacular.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Great cottage to stay in with lovely views."

    The location of the cottage was great as it was only a short drive away from places to visit. Cottage itself is very comfortable with a secure garden for the dogs along with a shared grassed garden too.

    Reviewed by JanineJun 2019

  • "Cottage was situated well within 35 mile radius of attractions ."

    Dog friendly area with plenty of places to exercise , with a good welcome in pubs .

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well presented with stunning views from the garden."

    Very well located to take advantage of the surrounding area/beauty spots.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "Such a beautiful cottage."

    Very idyllic surroundings. The garden was full of daffodils and the view beyond was such an amazingly peaceful panorama of fields gently lilting up to hills in the distance. In the view from the sitting room there were no roads to be seen.Truly peaceful. I loved sitting and looking at this view. First thing in the morning there was a distinct sound of sheep which was so lovely as they were quite a distance away. From staying here we were able to visit a few highspots in the Peak District and absolutely loved Poole's Cavern.

    Reviewed by MyraApr 2019

  • "The Cottage was clean and well equiped in a lovely setting."

    Plenty of information and maps for sight seeing however although there was a pub in the village the nearest shop was in the next village a short drive away.The enclosed rear garden was good for our dog and there was also a field for her to run about.The only thing that was missing was any seating in the garden.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owner was extremely helpful."

    It was a beautiful place

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well situated within the Peak District."

    The cottage overlooks a large field with stunning views which was perfect for our two dogs. Very clean and comfortable and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by VeronicaOct 2018

  • "This cottage is immaculate, comfortable and in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2018

  • "Comfortable and warm especially when we arrived as weather was cold and raining."

    Lovely views from the cottage, which was handily located for days out. Only negative was the beds were very noisy when getting comfortable.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "The organisation was very easy and straight forward."

    The cottage was ideally located and a very comfortable base. Being able to let our dog out in a safe place was a real bonus. From the back we had stunning views. But as the cottage was on the main road, there is naturally going to be some road noise. But it did not detract us from having a great break.

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2018

  • "A really cosy and warm cottage in a great location."

    Stunning uninterrupted far reaching view from The Cottage. Spiral stairs have a fixed gate at the bottom which was good to stop the dogs going upstairs. Also plenty of room to put a dog bed/crate in the living room. A real bonus was the field at the bottom of the garden which were allowed to exercise the dogs in. A fantastic holiday for both dogs and humans!

    Reviewed by JosephineApr 2018

  • "Cosy cottage - great location - just needs better shower"

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2017

  • "Cosy, comfortable cottage in an ideal location with stunning views."

    Super dog friendly with secure garden and a large enclosed field to let them run wild. Catered for our every need and would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2017

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    All the home comforts you need for a relaxing break with spectacular views to boot! We had a great New Year's here and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by MeganDec 2016

  • "A very pleasant stay in a comfortable, spacious cottage."

    The oil fired central heating was great to come back to, being mid November. The location was good but just off a busy road. Absence of a hair dryer and grill pan were the only minor niggles.

    Reviewed by KerryNov 2016

  • "This is a lovely cosy little cottage which is good value for money."

    It is in a good location as a base for the Peak District (as long as you don't mind getting in the car). Very dog friendly, it was spacious and comfortable for my Husband, myself and our two dogs. There is a large field that can be used but this may be occupied by sheep as times. What possibly let it down slightly was the shower, not very powerful and the head height could not be adjusted and the double bed was creaky and uncomfortable (also seemed smaller than a normal double). However, we understand that the more luxury the facilities, the more the price goes up! One improvement I would suggest for the owners would be to provide more local information in the cottage about nearest shops/supermarket, dog friendly pubs etc. As phone signal is poor and there is no wifi this would be most useful.

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed patio with furniture, side shared enclosed lawned area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: First floor accessed via spiral staircase.

The property

A lovely, cosy semi-detached cottage boasting uninterrupted views over the Derbyshire countryside, on the edge of the small village of Peak Forest, in the Peak District National Park.

Welcoming throughout and offering many character features, this Peak Forest cottage offers an ideal retreat for couples or small families looking to explore this wonderful area.

This Peak Forest cottage boasts exposed beams throughout, with a kitchen/diner and a sitting area.

French doors lead from the sitting room to a private patio garden, from where you can enjoy those beautiful views at any time of the day.

Peak Forest has a good pub serving food and even its own beer festival every year!

Enjoy excellent walks from the doorstep of this Peak District cottage towards Tideswell and Edale, visit the caves and Peveril Castle in Castleton just a short drive away, cycle on the nearby Tissington and Monsal trail, or take a sightseeing tour of the stunning National Park.

With the spa town of Buxton within easy reach, this is a delightful Peak Forest cottage for a peaceful escape to this pretty part of Derbyshire.

Note: This cottage is next to refs 985633 and together they sleep 8.

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About the location


Tideswell 4 miles; Chapel-en-le-Frith 4 miles; Buxton 4 miles.

The ancient and peaceful village of Peak Forest is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park, boasting an excellent pub, which serves good food. The village is named for the Royal Forest of the Peak, which was an open area used as a royal hunting park rather than a forested area. Peak Forest has a church, which was founded in 1657 by the Countess of Devonshire and until the 18th century, its vicar had considerable freedom in conducting marriage ceremonies, hence Peak Forest became Derbyshire’s Gretna Green. Eldon Hole, one of the seven wonders of the Peak, is surrounded by superb walking country. Nearby are the pretty villages of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way, Castleton, with four spectacular caverns to visit, the ‘plague’ village of Eyam, and Tideswell, where the church is regarded as the cathedral of the Peak. Horse riding, cycling and swimming at the open-air pool in Hathersage and the wonderful Castleton Caves are all available within 7 miles. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House estate, Haddon Hall, or the house and glorious gardens at Lyme Park, all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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