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Peak Dale near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Kitchen and bathroom are very old, but certainly useable and fully functional. We would definitely use again when in the area visiting relatives. One note to property owner, we couldn't get the gas fired log burner to work, there was a small metal piece on the floor next to it that may have been part of it?? We turned the gas off at the valve behind it.

    Thanks for this. You were right the knob had broken and we've now replaced it. Your comment was really helpful, Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bathroom has had a quick refresh but needs a more thorough update."

    The loo seat is a bit flimsy and won't survive a season! House is lovely and warm. All new equipment although we didn't use the washer or dishwasher. The railway / quarry workings were a bit noisier than anticipated. Window open on a warm night in the summer might be less than ideal.

    Thanks for your comments. We hope to rwvamp both kitchen and bathroom next winter. And we've replaced the dodgy loo seat. Really helpful comments, Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Jan 2024

  • "A wonderful find."

    The cottage is cosy and comfortable. Everything provided cannot find fault with anything. Recommended and we hope to book again in the future.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and for all your helpful communication when you stayed. We're glad you had a lovely time. Best regards, Kevin and Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice little cottage."

    Clean, cosy and tidy.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Aug 2023

  • "We stayed 3 night in Magdala last week."

    We received realy nice welcome note, fresh bread, milk, eggs, tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh beautiful flowers.Thank you very much. The cottage was bigger than we axpected, very clean and comfortable. Very well equipped and good quality kitchen essentials. Great eco cleaning products, tea towels....really everything what you need to prepare meals. Little garden with a grill and pizza stone ready to use, only bring your charcoal, all needed utensils provided. The bathroom isn't modern but everything worked well. Additional towel rack would help to dry the towels, There was only 2 things to improve and make our stay perfect: better quality of bath towels, which were smaller and didn't absorb the water well and to provide a hair dryer. However the owner promised to get one for the next guests. I would come back to stay in the cottage because it is in a central location for hiking and exploring The Peak District, very quiet, relaxing area and we slept well.

    Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. I'm sorry there wasn't a hairdryer but there is now so thank you for suggesting it. We'll also think about somewhere to dry towels. Kind regards, Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wioletta4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cute good sized cottage with a wonderful little cottage garden."

    We found it a good base to explore from and come back to. Every where we went was within half an hour or less by car such as Chatsworth House, Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton, Pavilion gardens, Solomons Temple…all dog friendly with great parks and walks to explore. We found we slept really well (no problem with the trains) The neighbours were great especially when we had a storm and a power cut. The owners also were at the end of the phone for any problems. Keys

    Reviewed by Georgina4.4Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely place!"

    !! I went with a friend and our two spaniels and we absolutely loved it! It was perfectly located for all the walks we wanted to do, well equipped, clean, cozy. Several thoughtful touches as well such as dog bowls, a crate, and bread/milk on arrival. Don’t be put off by the proximity to the train tracks, we hardly noticed. And the neighbours are lovely as well.

    Thank you Kate for the lovely feedback and it's great to hear that you had a good time with your friend and the dogs. Best wishes, Kevin and Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed for our brief New Year's stay."

    Very close to lots of great walks, restaurants, and shops. Owners prepared a lovely note for us with milk and bread. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Dec 2022

  • "Good location for the southern area of The Peak District."

    The cement works could have been off putting but did not encroach at all. The shunting of the trains could be a little noisy but only if you were already awake. Magdala itself was cosy and quirky with a lovely history. The owners made sure that the property was well kitted out and made you feel very welcome.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the lovely feedback and the helpful suggestions that you left, which we have acted upon. Best wishes, K&J Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love this Peter Rabit house (my daughter name this house)."

    House was nice and clean. A lot of space for our 2 kids. Thank you so much

    Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We're so pleased your daughter liked it. Her name for the house made us smile. We're thinking of getting some children's books like Peter Rabbit due to her! Take care, Kevin and Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylwia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage Well presented think the owners have done a great job."

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it. I hope you had a good stay. Kevin and Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with Gas Stove Fire
  • Gas central heating with Gas Stove Fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, pizza oven and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: The property is located near to a railway station which runs for 24 hours, please be aware some noise may be heard

The property

Buxton 3.5 miles.

Tucked away in the charming village of Peak Dale near Buxton, Derbyshire, is this delightful 19th-century terraced cottage, Magdala.

Formerly an ex-quarryman’s dwelling and enjoying a fantastic location with close proximity to the Peak District National Park, Magdala is a superb pet-friendly base for couples or a family of four, plus their pooch.

Park-up roadside, before unloading your bags and stepping into the porch to discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Be welcomed into the sitting room, where you can look forward to unwinding on the plush sofas in front of your favourite show on the Smart TV, as your pooch curls up in front of the Gas Stove Fire.

Whip up flavourful meals in the well-equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

On warmer days, why not fire up the barbecue or pizza oven and dine out in the rear enclosed garden, whilst your four-legged friends stretches their legs?

After a day of exploring, climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can relax your muscles with a soak in the bath or freshen up with a hot shower.

When sleep calls, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms to catch your rest, a double and a bunk, ahead of another day of adventure.

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find the charming Devonshire Arms pub just a short drive away, offering a tasty menus and local ales, it is the perfect place to refuel after exploring.

For a wider selection of amenities, head into Buxton, where you can tour the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Buxton Opera House, picnic in the picturesque Buxton Park, or enjoy a fascinating underground tour of the renowned Poole’s Cavern.

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers will delight at the opportunity to explore the treetops at Go Ape, with Tarzan Swings and zip wires available also.

Take advantage of your excellent location and venture into the Peak District National Park, a walkers and cyclists haven, with the imposing Mam Tor, Blue John Cavern, Kinder Scout and Jacob’s Ladder on offer.

For a taste of city life, Manchester is easily accessible via car or train, where you can enjoy a plethora of shopping opportunities, a variety of museums and the remarkable Manchester Cathedral.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Magdala.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Tideswell 7 miles; Bakewell 12 miles; Matlock 21 miles.

It was the constant 28 degrees centigrade of the bubbling blue waters of Buxton's eight thermal springs that originally attracted the Romans to the town. However it was during the 18th and 19th centuries, under the patronage of successive Dukes of Devonshire, that the Palladian splendour of the Buxton of today was designed and built - including the magnificent semi-circular Crescent, The Great Stable, Hall Bank, The Square, The Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House. Today visitors continue to enjoy these magnificent buildings and gardens, as well as the Opera House's full programme and annual festivals of music and arts. There is good walking close by with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south and a number of pretty towns and villages are dotted throughout including Bakewell, Ashford-in-the-Water, Castleton and Edale. The stunning properties of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy driving distance and must be seen while visiting this area. A great base for exploring the Peak District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas