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Overlea Cowshed

Hayfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1017057)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Well what can I say about this little bit of paradise!"

    The cottage was very well decorated and had all the homely facilities you could ask for and a high end spec! This cottage was immaculate and smelt amazing, as we walked in the sonos system was playing soft music, we thought this was such a lovely touch! The hot tub was an added bonus, very clean and well maintained. We used this more than once every day. Alan and Hollie are such lovely people and couldnt be more helpful. We would definitely recommend overlea farm to all our friends and family. Thank you Alan &Hollie Regards Adrian & Tracey xx

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "Beautiful property, so peaceful."

    not a sound on the nightime. Wished we could have stayed longer. Loads to do in the surrounding area. Would definately come back.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2022

  • "High quality accommodation."

    Fabulous location. Hot tub added something very special. Loved our time there and well definitely return as very relaxing venue. Thanks Alan and Holly

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in the perfect location."

    Thanks Alan. I loved the small details that you’d thought about like the fresh milk in the fridge and the loaf of bread on arrival. Also, providing tea bags, kitchen roll, aluminium foil etc. Not many properties bother with those. I loved having access to Netflix too. I’m an Amazon Prime subscriber, so it was great to watch some different content. The hot tub was amazing after a day of hiking. My only suggestion would be to perhaps provide a chest of drawers in the bedroom as the one drawer in the wardrobe wasn’t sufficient for my things. However, that’s only a very minor thing! I expect I’ll be coming back another year.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "The cowshed in the peak district is a beautiful property with stunning views over the peaks."

    I highly recommend this place for a trip in the UK.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "A perfect property set in very quiet and comfortable surroundings."

    Added luxury of a hot tub with great space to sit out and relax following a days walking with some lovely views of the countryside. Owners of the property are very friendly and have thought of everything to make this a great homely and place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2022

  • "We stopped in the cowshed."

    Its a beautiful cottage and private. It was extremely clean as was the hot tub which was very relaxing after long walks. Alan and Holly are the perfect hosts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "An amazing cottage in a wonderful quiet location."

    The cottage has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The soft music playing as we opened the door for the first time made us feel so welcome. The cottage is situated in a very peaceful remote location but is in fact just a couple of miles from Hayfield where there are some lovely pubs. Walks start from right outside the door too. The hot tub, with wonderful views, was a bonus after a day out. We had a fantastic week and cannot wait to return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "This is undoubtedly one of the best cottages we have ever had the pleasure to stay in."

    From the surround sound system with tablet, to the fantastically equipped kitchen and perfect hot tub, there is nothing we can say but it is the perfect rural retreat. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Overlea Cowshed."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and felt so homely. The log burner was a personal highlight as well as the wonderful rainfall shower. Alan and Holly were most welcoming and nothing was to much trouble. We truly felt very relaxed in the peaceful surroundings of Overlea Farm, it was a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life back home but close enough to some great restaurants, picturesque towns and stunning views of the Peak District, we were spoilt for choice on things to do. We would absolutely stay again without question! We loved it!

    Reviewed by DanielJan 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Overlea Cowshed."

    The property was wonderful, warm and a fab hot tub after local walks aplenty. One of the best properties we've stayed in! Everything was perfect ! And hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at overlea Cowshed."

    The property was very clean and was very well equipped and the location is superb for a relaxing and quiet break. The hot tub is an added bonus. We had a lovely Christmas break and would fully recommend this cottage and its location. There was also a lovely welcome basket with local produce on our arrival. Alan was also very helpful on our arrival. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous!"

    Such a fantastic place to stay to get away and relax!

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "Fantastic property, so lovely and cosy."

    Very private and has gorgeous views to enjoy from the fabulous hot tub! Can't wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2021

  • "Wonderful property, well furnished with everything we needed."

    Great to have a hot tub. Owners helpful when we needed a bit of information. Great access to local walks. Will recommend the property to our friends.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Loved it!"

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "When we walked through the door of the Cowshed, there was gentle background music playing."

    A lovely start to a stay in a most comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage. The cottage was spotlessly clean, and had everything that we needed. Relaxing in the hot tub after a days walking was lovely, and so peaceful. My only regret is that I have just remembered that we forgot to say how much we enjoyed and loved the cottage in the visitors book. So sorry.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent, great location."

    Hot tub was perfect after long walks we were unfortunate with the weather as it rained a lot and there was no cover for the hot tub - a gazebo would have been ideal other than that it was perfect

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was so beautiful!"

    Everything we needed and more!

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2021

  • "What an amazing place, we had a lovely week and will definitely be returning again."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Overlea Cowshead did not disappoint!"

    ! Perfect get stay in a lovely location. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by LiamJun 2021

  • "Overlea Cowshed is perfectly situated off the beaten track with amazing views of the countryside and close to a lot of lovely walks."

    Overlea Cowshed is very private, beautifully dressed and provides all the comfort you could wish for. The bed is really comfortable and the shower is large with really good pressure. The lounge is cosy with a well stocked wood burner, great WiFi and a Sonos system. The kitchen is well fitted out and there's everything you need to prepare a meal. The courtyard is private and the hot tub was fantastic after a long day of walking. This cottage was perfect for a relaxing break with my daughter. I would thoroughly recommend this property, you will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by HarrietJun 2021

  • "Just a massive thank you to the owners of the cottage."

    The place was so cosy and immaculate with small little touches that make it even more special. We had a great week away seeing the sights of the Peak District but also some time to ourselves in times like these. The cottage offered everything you needed during your stay. We loved the hot tub after lots of walking everyday and the Sonos sound was such a great addition! We will definitely be back in the future and we hope everyone enjoys their stay here as much as we did!

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2021

  • "Everything about our holiday was perfect , great service on booking , brilliant communication, and the cottage was absolutely amazing , would recommend I’m a heartbeat ."

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "The cow shed is an amazing cottage with all high spec interiors and facilities, you will not want for anything."

    The hot tub was amazing and just what was needed after a long day walking. The cottage is really central and close to many of the peaks tourist attractions and has some lovely walks from the cowshed door step, what more could you need. We has a fabulous stay and would highly recommend the Cowshed.

    Reviewed by JanetteApr 2021

  • "Wow amazing cottage all mod cons and sweet lil added extras like a breakfast hamper music playing on arrival."

    idyllic location stunning views and Alan was pleasant as seen him around couple times. would not hesitate to book again. Great local walks and short car journey away plenty other walks nearby. Highly recommend and the cleanliness cant fault they gone beyond what is expected under the current cobid 19 guidance

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2020

  • "Luxurious by thy name!"

    This little gem offered everything you would want in a holiday cottage and more. Just 5 mins off the beaten track and you out in rural heaven, 10 mins back on the road and in a local Inn. The hot tub was the icing on the cake after a day out walking, whilst soaking away your aches you just marvel at the view. Alan and Holly deserve nothing but praise for their hosting. We have booked again for next March as this is the first time I have been able to sleep for a whole week whilst away, the bed was so comfy. Roll on March! Anne and Ron

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "Great attention to detail, some lovely touches."

    Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "There are times in life when you need to escape from reality and forget about what's going on in the world."

    Our break at Overlea was a balm for the soul. No comprises to make in terms of home comforts, all our needs were met or exceeded. We immersed ourselves in the peace and beauty of the surrounding countryside. We have returned feeling refreshed and rested.

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2020

  • "The cottage is a very high standard regarding cleanliness, comfort and location."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting!"

    Will be returning!

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "This is the second time that we have stayed here and we were thrilled to find that the standards certainly have not dropped!"

    If you’re looking for pure relaxation and tranquility, this is it. Thank you again guys.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "The cottage is of an excellent standard in terms of comfort, cleanliness and the facilities provided."

    The hot tub and log fire are added luxuries that we, as a couple, look for in a UK break away but often struggle to find. We both agree that Overlea Cowshed was perfect for our weekend away and we can't wait to visit again! The cottage is in a quiet and peaceful location but only a short drive from the local village. It's a great location for accessing lots of wonderful walks in the High Peak area.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet area."

    Great for our mini moon to relax and recharge. Hot tub was perfect. Cottage was very clean and had luxury feel to it. Owners around if needed anything. Definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2020

  • "We stayed at Overlea cowshed for 5 nights for a birthday celebration and we werent disappointed."

    The cottage itself is absolutely amazing..Set in a lovely..quiet rural location in the Peak District.Finished to a very high spech..spacious..cosy with everything you could wish for.The added bonus of a welcome pack..sonas music system..tablet..TV with netflix..amazon prime etc..great log burner and not to mention the fab hot tub set in lovely gardens with amazing views of the hills and surrounding countryside made it one of the best accomodations weve ever stayed in... The bedroom..shower.decor .etc were also all to a high standard..The kitchen was fully kitted out and the owner Alan was very friendly and always helpful. You can gain access to the Sett Valley Trail from the cottage which takes you a short walk to the lovely towns of Hayfield and New Mills..also the millenium walkway..Lantern Pike and Kinder Scout...Also a short drive away is Glossop..Castleton..Buxton and and many other Peak District attractions.. all in all we had a fab stay at this gorgeous cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone!!

    Reviewed by JasonJan 2020

  • "Great little getaway in a rural setting."

    Close to some of the top spots that the Peak District has to offer. Very beatiful accomodation and the hot tub was fab.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2020

  • "Lovely views and stay and little personal touches like welcome pack"

    Reviewed by StephDec 2019

  • "This is a great place, has been furnished very well and the setting is fantastic."

    I hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2019

  • "More than we could have hoped for!"

    Clean, comfortable, cosy and quiet Pure Relaxation Great hosts and a very enjoyable Christmas in the Peaks! Rebooked for 2020

    Reviewed by SamDec 2019

  • "Absolutely prefect week!"

    ! Alan and Holly have gone above and beyond as soon as we walked through the door we instantly feel in love. Christmas tree on, music playing, basket of goodies in the kitchen, all the small touches made a difference. The cottage is finished to a high spec with everything you might need, the tv is set up with Netflix and amazon prime for your viewing pleasure, Sonos system linked to Spotify and the log burner all ready set up to light. Highly recommend, would not be disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by LyndaDec 2019

  • "Had a fantastic experience"

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "This place is a little piece of paradise!"

    Alan and Holly had gone above and beyond to ensure that everything was catered for. We had a little basket of breakfast food waiting for us which was greatly appreciated and Alan was on hand to solve a slight technical hitch with the TV. The cherry on top for me was the gorgeous Christmas tree in the lounge. It really made everything feel cosy and a bit special. I can not recommend this place more highly- it’s beautiful and the perfect place for a peaceful getaway!

    Reviewed by LydiaDec 2019

  • "Perfect in every single way!"

    Walked through the door to find that there was a basket of goodies in the kitchen, milk in the fridge, the hot tub up to temperature, the log burner set up and ready to go and super chilled background music. This is hosting done right! One very very minor niggle... the sonos systems could do with renaming to "barn" and "cowshed". I think I might have accidentally given the barn a very short blast of reggae one morning...while I was treated to Frank Sinatra at 1.30am. Again, this isn't a complaint...more advice. We had the perfect stay and cannot wait to come back!

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "It was an amazing weekend break for my partner's birthday."

    The hot tub and log burner was brilliant and we used it everyday. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early, but honestly had a brilliant time. Quiet and perfect area to get to and from towns, walking trails and public buses if needed too. Spent our second to last day walking around the Kinder scout Reservoir and another to Lanttern Pike. Highly recommend come here for a stay :) you will be pleasantly surprised and the hosts are asking and very friendly!

    Reviewed by AdrienNov 2019

  • "Loved every minute of our stay."

    Hot tub amazing and so much thought has gone into this building. The owner really has got everything perfect and we really enjoyed our stay. There is so much to do in this area. So glad we chose to stay here. Would highly recommend to anyone needing to get away to consider staying here.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "Such a stunning cottage in a lovely location."

    Everything was perfect. So many attentions to detail that made our holiday really special.

    Reviewed by MeganNov 2019

  • "I booked this accommodation as a surprise for my partners birthday and it certainly did not disappoint."

    We stayed for 2 nights in pure luxury. From the cleanliness to high end furniture/fittings to privacy - it’s got it all! The photos on this site do not do the cottage justice. The small touches that this property has are the icing on the cake. We will most definitely be returning guests.

    Reviewed by LeanneNov 2019

  • "Quite simply perfect."

    There have been no corners cut and no expense spared, the end result is a very comfortable fully equipped cottage that I was disappointed to leave!!. The welcome touches were the icing on the cake ...the biscuits were lovely. After a days walking the hot tub was divine lying back soaking away the aches in peace and tranquility what's not to love?. The location is convenient for many walks and attractions. Can recommend Mam Tor, the views are spectacular and Pooles Cavern was so interesting. Will definitely be going back, thanks for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "What a great little cottage , in a lovely part of the country ."

    Great little touches on a arrival , will defo go back . Hopefully will keep up the high standards .

    Reviewed by RyanOct 2019

  • "This was first class accomodation, beautifully designed & kitted out with no expense spared."

    It has certainly raised the bar when looking for future holiday cottages to stay in. Hayfield itself is a lovely village with great walks close by, there is a lot to do in the area without having to go far and although the barn feel's rural, you are not far away from towns and cities. Alan was friendly and helpful and clearly cares about his guests needs. All in all, we had a memorable and would happily return.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "Amazing little place."

    Everything was just perfect and so well thought out. Loved the hot tub and log fire. The owners Alan and Holly are lovely people and always available if you need any advice. We loved every minute of are stay and hope to book again soon.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place."

    Every detail had been carefully considered. Wonderful place to relax with plenty of opportunity to explore the area with walks on the doorstep and numerous places of interest nearby. We were able to take the word 'chill to a new level here! We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "It is very rare that something exceeds my expectations but wow, Overlea Cowshed did just that!"

    !! I booked this weekend break as my husband and I very much needed to recharge our batteries after a stressful period in our lives. I actually cried when I opened the door to the cottage as I was overwhelmed by how beautiful it all was. The instant feeling of relaxation was incredible. I know this all sounds over the top but it’s true! The little details did not go unnoticed and were very much appreciated. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. I have no doubt that we will be returning! Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2019

  • "The Cottage was absolutely wonderful, beautifully looked after and a delight to stay there."

    Beautiful views around and such a relaxing stay. Exactly what we were looking for and would happily go back.

    Reviewed by DeanSep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our three night stay in the cowshed, the cowshed itself its beautifully decorated and has every household appliance to make your stay as comfortable as possible."

    Big tv, good sound system, kitchen well thought out including dishwasher. Comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. The hot tub was great, very relaxing to sit in. The cowshed is ideal if you want to get away and relax.

    Reviewed by ThereseAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage spotless amazing loved it so much wished we had booked for a longer stay."

    Gorgeous location All facilities spot on Lovely owners !! We normally stay in a lodge but ...not sure we will in the future as this was the best place we have stayed in with a hot tub all private peace and quiet

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

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  • One super-king-size double (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Oven, induction hob, dishwasher, Smart TV, Sonos sound system, tablet and WiFi, Power inc. in rent, plus one basket of logs
  • Additional logs can be purchased on site
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1.5 mile, shop within 2.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £50.00
  • For more information please visit www.overleafarm.com

The property

Situated on the edge of the endearing Peak District National Park, 1.5 miles to the village of Hayfield and just a few minutes by car to the bustling towns of New Mills, Glossop and Buxton is this idyllic, barn conversion, Over Cowshed.

This romantic retreat is perfect for a couple seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend time amidst the rolling countryside setting of Derbyshire.

The interior enjoys an elegant-styling, outstanding features and carefully selected furnishings to ensure a relaxing week-long break for you and your loved one.

Relax into your evening within the open-plan living room, where you can connect to the surround sound music system as you cook up a storm in the kitchen or unwind on the plush sofa, with the woodburning stove offering comfort during a winter’s evening.

During a balmy afternoon, look forward to spending a moment or two upon the patio, where you can dine alfresco.

Year-round you can enjoy a warming soak in your private bubbling hot tub.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 976025 and 1025634, together sleeping up to six people, with a private hot-tub per couple.

This property is available during lockdown for key workers and others who require accommodation in line with government legislation, please call the number at the top of the website to enquire.

Overlea Cottages

Enjoying an idyllic position at the end of a countryside lane, boasting captivating views across the Peak District National Park reaching towards Kinder Scout are a pair of barn conversions and a 1600 cottage conversion, Over Lea Barn, Overlea Cowshed and Overlea Cottage. Theses properties have been superbly converted to the highest quality, with a refreshing colour palette, plush furnishings and outstanding features. They can be used as a romantic getaway for couples or booked together, ensuring a wonderful base for two couples or a group of family or friends to explore the delights of this rolling countryside location. Each property houses a Smart TV including Netflix and Amazon prime, a tablet with Spotify which can control the Sonos music system (and contains a wealth of information about the local area), and a roaring woodburning stove which offers a sense of tranquillity during a winter's evening. On warmer evenings, you and your loved ones can look forward to enjoying a spot of alfresco dining with a well-deserved glass of wine in hand. Year-round you can dip into your private hot tub to soak up your picturesque surroundings further. If you can tear yourself away from this quaint setting, take a stroll into the scenic village of Hayfield which is a 1.5 miles/ 30 minute walk down the Sett Valley Trail. The village can also be accessed by car in 5 minutes or by using the local bus service. Here you will find a quintessential Derbyshire village with a babbling brook, picturesque cricket pitch, pubs and restaurants all serving the finest quality local ales and produce. Hayfield is the gateway to Kinder Scout and is the starting point for numerous spectacular walks. The Mass Trespass of 1932 took place at Hayfield which ultimately led to the creation of the nation’s National Parks. Hayfield was also used as the beautiful location for the BBC TV drama The Village. You can also venture into the nearby town of New Mills where you will be further delighted by the selection of bars, pubs and restaurants that await, ensuring that all tastes are catered to, as well as a number of shops for picking up the essentials. To keep you busy whilst staying here, head to the Millennium Walkway which is a scenic spot for a picnic and a gentle stroll, with a wonderful view of the Torrs Riverside Park to admire. Alternatively, a short car journey will bring you to the spa town of Buxton where you will find further amenities and the soon to be opened Crescent and Thermal Spa. The market town of Glossop is also close by. For those feeling adventurous there are a wealth of walks to be enjoyed on the rolling hills of the Peak District, you can also explore local caverns such as Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and the Devils Arse! The area is well known as a haven for cyclists and mountain bikers who will be enticed by the dramatic rolling scenery. Overlea Cottages promises to be a refreshing base to enjoy any occasion within an area steeped with natural beauty and a vast array of things to do.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 4 miles; Glossop 5 miles; Buxton 8 miles.

The delightful High Peak village of Hayfield is situated in a wonderful rural setting on the north western edge of the Peak National Park. It’s a peaceful little village, popular with walkers who are attracted by its close proximity to Kinder Scout. Serious walkers head east out of the village, up and over the green foothills to the russet expanse of the Kinder Plateau, Pennine Way and Snake Path, whilst families (and those who enjoy more gentle rambles) head west along the beautiful Sett Valley Trail towards New Mills. Edale – an alternative start of the Pennine Way - is only a few miles away. The village caters well for tourists with pubs, cafes and restaurants. Other local attractions include the Goyt Valley, Castleton – with its famous caverns - and the popular spa town of Buxton.

Region Information

This property is available during lockdown for key workers and others who require accommodation in line with government legislation, please call the number at the top of the website to enquire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas