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Peacock Cottage

(Ref. 928158)

Sparrowpit near Castleton and Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • brian (67)
  • owner (55)
  • peacock (45)
  • well (39)
  • location (38)

115 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in, everything was provided, we needed for nothing."

    A friendly host in Brian, nothing was too much bother. An excellent location for exploring the Peak district, we found it really relaxing and peaceful. After a long days walk one of the best facilities was the luxury bath. Would definitely recommend and would come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Mar 2024

  • "All home comforts and some I don't have like an air fryer!"

    Very comfortable, lovely decor. Great location for the Peak District and also less than an hour by train from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Manchester. I intend to return!

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jan 2024

  • "2nd time of coming to Peacock cottage at New Year it was great."

    All u would need from a cottage and great position for the runners. It was warm and comfortable as the weather was a challenge and we even baked some brownies in the well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Dec 2023

  • "This cottage is a must."

    I could waffle on about all the good things but all I will say is don't hesitate to book this incredibly thought out cottage. Brian the owner has put his soul into renovating this cottage with everything thought of that adds to your comfort. He cares and it shows. We'll be back for sure Brian. Thank you Sue and Steve xx

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful, relaxing break at Peacock Cottage."

    The Cottage was clean, cosy, spacious and had everything we needed that made our stay so enjoyable. It was our first time here but we will definitely be back next year. Thank you, Brian, for letting us stay at your lovely Cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was absolutely fantastic!"

    It gave us a very relaxing time to unwind and chill. The owner Brian was very accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure we have what we need. The cottage is located in a quiet area and all amenities are in tip top condition. We would really love going back here.

    Reviewed by Michelle Mae5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautifully kept cottage."

    Brain is always willing to help if needed.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is probably the best Sykes Cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    It was absolutely spotless when we arrived and the previous reviews were spot on. Very comfortable sofa and bed with beautiful soft towels. Loved the little extras like a a bottle of Radox by the bath, hand soap by all the sinks and the position of the bird feeder outside the kitchen window was great! Both showers were hot and with good pressure and also an air fryer in the kitchen. Huge credit to you Brian, thank you for letting us enjoy our holiday in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage really well equiped and very clean."

    The view outside was lovely and Percy the Peacock visiting us was a bonus.I would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "You have done a remarkable job in providing the perfect home away from home."

    The level of finish and the equipment provided were second to none. We stayed at the back end of September and the cottage was always lovely and warm. It is certainly the best holiday cottage I’ve stayed in. The owner is conveniently on site and more than happy to help should he be needed but he wasn’t. However he still came to see us off at the end of our stay. Lovely man. Reference is made of the proximity to the road but you cannot hear it from inside the cottage day or night so don’t let that sway your decision to stay here.

    Hi Diane, thank you very much for that wonderful review of my cottage - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage has been prepared to an excellent standard with quality fittings throughout."

    Very impressed and we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks.

    Thanks Max, I delighted you enjoyed your stay - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Max5.0Sep 2023

  • "Peacock Cottage was lovely place to stay in a wonderful location for our trip to The Peak District."

    Brian, the owner is very friendly and gave us a very warm welcome. His spotless cottage had everything we needed for our holiday. A very comfortable bed, fabulous bathroom, well fitted kitchen and outside spaces to relax when the weather is fine. What more could we ask? We loved it and thorougly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our fifth stay at Peacock Cottage Brian has just got everything so right !"

    Always positive, and always there to help. Even asking for feedback on any improvements or additions needed in the Cottage ! The Perfect Holiday stay as always 10/10 Perfect !! The Peak district always something to do !

    Hi Paul & Denice, it was great to see you again & thanks for your review- Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "I don't very often leave reviews but we were so taken with this cottage, we just had to."

    Aside from the fact it is in such a wonderful location for exploring the area, this has to be one of, if not THE best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, in terms of comfort, facilities and provisions. It really did have all you could need to enjoy your holiday - quite literally a home from home. It was absolutely spotless, and well presented. We absolutely loved our stay here. Thank you so much Brian, we had a fantastic break at Peacock Cottage

    Thank you Rachel for your amazing feedback. I’m delighted you liked my cottage. Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage - spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    Really convenient for Buxton and Castleton. We enjoyed sitting in the sun in the front garden, and feeding the peacock. Lots of walks nearby, and lovely views. Very helpful owner. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you very much Karen - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comments left in visitors guest book in cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Idyllic cottage in beautiful surroundings close to Castleton, and the lovely towns of Bakewell matlock and chatsworth, the cottage itself is clean, fresh, and well furnished, and the kitchen fully equipped even with an air fryer, the very comfortable beds with soft furnishings make this a perfect place to relax."

    The owner Brian is on hand should anything be required, but ensuring your privacy is respected, The resident peacock (Dave) friendly and inquisitive always around to show off his plumage. A fantastic holiday cottage would definitely return. Kevin and Angela

    Hi Kevin, thank you for your honest review of my cottage, - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a emtb week in the Peak district and this property was clean,comfortable and thoroughly perfect."

    Owner was really helpful and property a very good price. We didn't realise the couches were electrical recliners until the last day so that was a bonus watching films from a good selection of dvds. Accommodation has every you'll need. Place was quiet and easy to access great walks and rides.

    Thanks Wesley, I really appreciate your comments & I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Peacock cottage was a lovely little cottage for the two of us."

    It was comfortable, spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a good location for visiting many nice places by car. We went to Buxton, Castleton, Winatt's Pass, Glossop, Ladybower Reservoir, Hathersage, Bamford and many other great places. Brian, the owner was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay was fabulous."

    Brian was extremely welcoming and kind; the cottage was amazing, extremely comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Being an animal lover i was so happy to see resident Peacock, chickens and cat, along with numerous wild birds feeding from the bird feeder in the back garden. It felt like Heaven on earth and we will definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for your amazing review Fiona. I’m thrilled to hear you had a fantastic stay. Take care - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing cottage owner Brian really friendly and welcoming had a fantastic ..."

    Amazing cottage owner Brian really friendly and welcoming had a fantastic time fully recommend some lovely walks beautiful countryside 5vstars in all area

    Hi Lauren, thanks for that lovely feedback. It was great to get to know you all & I’m delighted you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were delighted with the cottage, there was everything you need with small touches like washing powder and washing up liquid."

    Brian the owner was very helpful and attentive with good communication and on hand should any problem arise. We would definitely recommend Peacock cottage to any visitors.

    Thank you James for sharing your wonderful experience for others to read. It was great to meet you all - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Peacock cottage."

    Our first visit to the Peak district, and it proved a great base to explore this beautiful region. The cottage is spotlessly clean, very comfy beds and sofas and so well equipped. The owner is so friendly and helpful, going out of his way to ensure we had a great stay. We are just sorry we couldn't stay longer.

    Thanks Alison, it was great to meet you all & thanks for that amazing review - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay at Peacock Cottage."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and fitted to a very high standard. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need for a stay including sandwich bags which I had forgotten to pack for our day trips. Cottage also had some board games which we hope to try next time as did not have the time in this trip as we were instead enjoyed afternoon siestas in the lovely comfortable beds post daytrips! The cottage is located in a great location to visit Mam Tor ,Buxton, Chatsworth and especially Tagg Lane icecream parlour with gelato icecream.

    Hi Srilatha, it was wonderful to meet you & I’m so glad you had a great stay -Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Srilatha5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, very homely with a well stocked kitchen and very warm."

    Great location and easy to find with the directions provided.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant spot, warm welcome, stunning."

    Be back.

    Thanks Sarah for your feedback - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "As ever, we found Peacock Cottage perfectly presented, warm and oh so comfortable."

    It is a very easy property in which to stay, well equipped, all appliances clearly explained and high standards of cleanliness maintained, all whilst establishing a homely and characterful environment.

    Thanks Susan it’s always lovely to see you again here - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Peacock Cottage is our favourite cottage by far."

    We have stayed here numerous times now and have never been disappointed. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped. The surroundings are peaceful despite the cottage being on a working farm. The lovely owner Brian is on hand if you need anything. The cottage is well situated for all the tourist attractions in the Peaks and for some beautiful walks. We miss the place as soon as we have left. We have already booked to return in 2024!

    Hi Lynn & Julie, it’s as ever a pleasure to see you & thanks for your feedback it’s very much appreciated - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was immaculately kept, very spacious and in a great locations to access the Peak District National Park."

    The cottage was well equipped and Brian was very helpful- even putting the heating on ready for our arrival! Couldn’t recommend more highly!

    Hi Charlotte & Joel, chuffed you liked my cottage, & thanks for your lovely comment, it was great meeting you. - Brian Doocey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very happy with the location of Peacock Cottage, the owner Brian lives on the farm and was very helpful on our arrival."

    The cottage is very well equipped and maintained and is a credit to the owner. We like walking and this is our first visit to the Peak District and there is a great selection of guide books in the cottage. Peaceful surroundings and an array of tits and robins on the feeder....great to watch. As mentioned in this cottage briefing there is some road noise from the road but it's a very minor noise which didn't bother us at all. Thank you so much Brian as your cottage couldn't have been better for our needs. Call us lucky or what...as we found this place by accident and we will return.

    Hi Denis, I’m delighted you had such a wonderful holiday in my cottage. Thanks for your feed back. Brian Doocey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our Third visit to Peacock Cottage Everything we need and more !"

    Always Happy ! As usual 10 out of ten

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at Peacock Cottage, as usual the cottage has everything you need and the on-site host was welcoming and lovely."

    Couldn’t have wished for a better stay. Our most favourite Cottage in the area.

    Thanks Julie & Lynn, it was a pleasure seeing you both again & I’m chuffed you enjoyed your stay, Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "An absolutely superb holiday cottage, it's honestly the best we have ever stayed in."

    It's such a cosy cottage, equipped to a very high standard, super clean and it has everything+ you need. It's in a great location for exploring both the white & dark areas of the Peak District too, it's our 3rd stay here and we would highly recommend it. Brian the owner is so thoughtful & he genuinely wants you to have a good stay in his home, he's a great character too and we love seeing him around for some good banter & chats, but he's also got that good balance of leaving you to it too. Any critique he also takes on board too, so we are now loving the 4 slice toaster, thanks Brian!

    Hi Helen & Steve, I’m delighted you had another memorable stay here ,Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Peacock cottage is in an ideal position for walking in the Peaks."

    We found th e cottage to be clean , comfortable and well equipped with all we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Hi Chris, thanks for your feed back. It was lovely to meet you,Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week (23rd September) in peacock cottage."

    Super cosy and easy to get to favourite walks of Mam tor, stanage Edge, Derwent edge Kinder scout etc. Cottage was very well equipped and Owner Brian on site to help with any issues or just a general chit chat. Hope to return next year. Highly reccomend

    Hi Gillian, it’s just wonderful to get a response like that. Thank you very much. - Brian Doocey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "A superb cottage."

    Everything you need and more. Lovely location. Brian is very helpful and really goes out of his way to make your stay perfect. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Hi Brian, thank you for welcoming us to peacock cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need and more for a great holiday. Very clean and comfortable. An ideal position for exploring, with lots of walks and towns not too far away. We had a lovely holiday and were made very welcome Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2022

  • "We booked the cottage at short notice, but we think we got a fantastic deal."

    The property was very well maintained, by very friendly people, and was also attached to a working farm. We had the pleasure of being shown around, meeting some of the animals. The property was well placed, quiet, and within easy drive of the local towns, for groceries and industry. Wherever we went for sight-seeing, the scenery was consistantly beautiful, with the roads requiring you to be alert! I would ABSOLUTLEY recommend this particular house, and we may go again, in the near future.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Peacock Cottage is in an ideal position for exploring the Derbyshire Peaks and Dales."

    The cottage was immaculate with everything included to ensure a comfortable stay and the owner is on hand to help should there be a problem with anything. I would have no hesitation in returning and can thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brian is a great host, friendly , on hand if needed."

    The cottage was beautifully set up. Comfortable bed, bath was nice, just like being at home. A quiet location. From the cottage, easy to drive around the peaks. Kevin the peacock was super friendly. We will definitely re book.

    Hi Chris, thanks for your amazing feed back. Kevin is looking forward to seeing you again some time. - Brian Doocey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Peacock Cottage and it’s owner was amazing."

    All the fixtures were of a very high standard, little extra were included. Very peaceful farm setting, there is a resident peacock that wakes you up in the morning and comes to the cottage to be fed, it always brought a smile to our faces. Great location for getting around, nowhere too far away with beautiful scenery at every turn. Good selection of pubs and tea room all around too.

    Hi Marion, it’s great to hear you had an enjoyable stay, thanks for your lovely comments. - Brian Doocey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2022

  • "Another beautiful stay at Peacock Cottage, the cottage as always was immaculate, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and an owner on hand who is only to willing to help with questions."

    A stunning area, easy reach to lots to do or to just relax and have that needed break. We will be back again

    Hi Lynn & Julie, Thank you very much for your lovely comments/feedback.It was great to see you again & I’m glad you were able to unwind & chill out here. - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "An excellent cottage with lots of extra touches to make for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfotable cottage, Brian was lovely and helpful, the goodies he left was ..."

    Lovely comfotable cottage, Brian was lovely and helpful, the goodies he left was a really nice questure hopefully be back again in the future

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Second stay here, and standards haven't dropped !"

    Everything and more , and quality through out !

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week in the peak District, the cottage was lovely, great location to explore the area with lots of walks, cycle paths and fun things to do with the kids."

    Brian was very friendly and the accommodation was very clean and tidy and had everything you need.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "A super property, in a beautiful location oozing character and charm."

    Great facilities and all very homely indeed, managed by the most charismatic and engaging of individuals, Brian, who made us feel welcome and at ease from our very first contact. It was like visiting a friend. We will definitely head back there at some point in the future.

    Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for your kind words of your stay at my cottage. -Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed at Peacock Cottage a few times now."

    Beautiful cottage. Peaceful location. Brian the owner is a really lovely friendly host. Can’t wait to return in March 2022! Love this place!

    Hi Lynn, I really enjoy your lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you & Julie again in the future. - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Brian went out of his way to make sure that we had the best possible break in this lovely cottage which is surrounded by interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location for a holiday in the Peak District."

    Ideal accommodation for four adults. Very friendly owner who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2021

  • "We thought that this barn conversation was brilliant."

    Everything we needed was provided and more. It was well worth what we paid. Sadly we notice that the same week in the same property has doubled. That is greed. Not the owner but the letting agent. We will think twice using you again. Sad, as we have been with you for years but you have shot yourself in the foot as far as we are concerned.

    Hi Richard, Thanks for the honest review. It’s very much appreciated.It was lovely meeting you all. - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage set in a scenic area."

    We loved our stay in Peacock Cottage. The cottage is in immaculate condition, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We were met by the owner, Brian, on arrival who was very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was spotlessly clean, and there was tea, coffee, wine and fresh flowers on arrival. We stayed as a group of four adults, two older ones (us unfortunately!) and our daughter and her partner. There was plenty of room for all of us. There was lots to do in the area - the ‘children’ had great fun visiting three of the local caverns, Buxton and the Chee Dale stepping stones. We were keen to avoid the crowds, so have enjoyed walking in the remote moors and hills. I can particularly recommend walking from the car park near Bowden Bridge up and along Kinder Reservoir. We’ve all enjoyed our time and I strongly suspect we’ll be back!

    Hi Sara, Delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay in my cottage. - Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and well equipped."

    Brian was an attentive host. A car is essential as there's nothing really in walking distance but you wouldn't come to the Peaks without one anyway. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elliot5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Peacock Cottage."

    The property is full of character and was in perfect condition. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the extra welcoming touches from the host were greatly appreciated. The surroundings are stunning and the location was brilliant for exploring the Peak District with no more than a 15 min drive to anywhere we wanted to go for hiking. We wouldn’t hesitate to return to this great holiday cottage in the future and would like to thank Brian for going out of his way to make our stay memorable.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, great host, excellent facilities."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peacock cottage deserves a 5* plus, we couldn't have asked for more, every need catered for."

    Well placed in the Peak District, beautiful countryside. Nothing too much trouble from the friendly owner, Brian.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brian Doocey made us feel very welcome,nothing was to much,friendly and ..."

    Brian Doocey made us feel very welcome,nothing was to much,friendly and helpful,the cottage had everything you need will definitely be going back in the future,

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful, very well appointed and extremely comfortable cottage."

    Brian is the host with the most and nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the high peaks.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "Travelled with family (kids 7 and 4)The host Brian was really helpful and welcoming."

    The cottage is excellently equipped, spotlessly clean and fit out with quality materials. The kitchen is fully equipped from glasses to pans, washing machine with detergents. The farm is lovely with chickens, sheep and a peacock around. The second bedroom`s hotel style bed is a great combination as you can make it to a double or twin bed however the mattress was too soft for me and a bit uncomfortable but this is up to you if you like it. Altogether great stay, lovely host and farm. My daughter cried as she did not want to leave

    Reviewed by Marton4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Very well equipped and spotless with plenty of sprays and cleaning products provided during this pandemic. We felt very safe. Beautiful location in the Peak District with easy access to many good walks and beauty spots. Only one peacock left who is quiet so don’t let the name put you off. Brian an excellent host. Can’t fault anything.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage, beautifully furnished."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Renovated to an exacting standard, oozing with character and immaculately clean throughout, Peacock Cottage proved a perfectly idyllic base for exploring the Peaks."

    The reclining sofas, luxurious slipper bath and exceptionally comfortable beds were all greatly appreciated after a long day's hiking. The kitchen was probably the best equipped I have ever encountered in terms of crockery/utensils etc and the owner (Brian, an extremely personable chap) left tea, coffee and milk for our arrival (as well as a bunch of welcome flowers - thoughtful touch). I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Peacock Cottage and would definately stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very well equipped."

    Clean in all areas. Owner available if needed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Everything was fine, a very cosy and “happy” house."

    Very comfy bed too. Quiet surroundings, and the interest of the farm and animals. The owner, Brian , was friendly and helpful. Thankyou indeed for a much needed break.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2020

  • "The best property we have stayed in !"

    ! Attention to every need and detail has been provided by Brian who is so friendly and helpful The property is finished to such a high standard and is immaculate. The surrounding area is outstanding, and it was so nice to come back to the cottage after a days sightseeing . We will be back !! Thank you Brian for your kind help throughout Would highly recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "Christmas visit at an ideal location for us in the Peak District to visit family."

    Great for many Peak District attractions enhanced by a fantastic cottage that was clean, tidy and really well equipped. Thanks to the owner, Brian, for his attention to detail and warm welcome. Would love to return in spring or summer.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2019

  • "There is nothing that could be improved with this property."

    It is well equipped and the owner (Brian) has thought of everything to ensure that the stay will be perfect. If someone is not happy with this property, they will not be happy with life!

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Although we live in Derby, we rarely have opportunity to explore the more Northerly reaches of the county."

    Peacock cottage provided an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Edale, Ladybower, Buxton, Eyam and much more. It being November and forecast to be cold and wet, we hoped for warmth and comfort, Peacock Cottage is abundant in both. It is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in, and there have been many over the years. For attention to detail, charm, comfort and cleanliness, we cannot fault it. The warmth of welcome from the owner, Brian, made us feel very reassured and at home straight away.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "We stayed at this beautiful cottage in June this year and couldn’t wait to get back there in October."

    It’s the sort of place you don’t want to leave! Clean and comfortable, peaceful and relaxing, a real home from home. Loads of places to visit within easy reach and perfect for exploring the area. Brian the owner is a really nice guy and is on hand if you have any problems (which we didn’t). We’d love this cottage to be our secret getaway but it won't be a secret for long!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Peacock Cottage is perhaps the best cottage that we have ever rented."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the Peak District!"

    Castleton is only a short 5 mins drive away and has lots of pretty shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants. There are numerous walks straight from the town as well as some caverns too. We parked in the visitor centre car park, which was about £5 for the day – more than enough time to explore, do some walks and have an afternoon meal. Edale, Hathersage and Buxton are also all within a short drive from the property and worth a look, Buxton has some larger more varied shops and a lovely park. There are also supermarkets close to the property in nearby Chapel-en-le-Frith, so we never had to travel very far. The property itself was very comfortable, we really miss the comfy reclining chairs! It was a great place to return to after a long walk to relax and unwind. The roll top bath was gorgeous and the shower was very powerful, both great for easing tired muscles. It has been thoughtfully renovated and was a really nice place to stay and relax. To the front of the property is a walled garden area with patio table and chairs. We were really fortunate to get beautiful weather in mid-late September and it was really lovely to sit outside and enjoy the views and sun. The friendly group of hens and peacock would waddle over to greet us when we came out and would seem to enjoy our company, sitting around us as we all soaked some rays. I wasn't sure if the peacock would be noisy but it was actually quite quiet, and they made the stay that bit more special. I would recommend Peacock Cottage to anyone wanting to do some walks and explore this part of the Peak District, it's a lovely place to come back to and unwind.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is spacious and compete with everything to the detail."

    Set in a working farm which made it more exceptional as we had the opportunity to go around the animals and feed the chickens and peacock. They also have a small play area which includes two football nets and a trampoline (which our two girls became obsessed with). Location is good as well; on the A623, a couple of miles away from Castleton and Buxton. The best thing however is the host, Brian...such a friendly and amazing chap!! Thanks for everything Brian.

    Reviewed by Ruben5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owner is extremely friendly and helpful."

    Cottage extremely well kept and clean. Excently equiped even if the plumbing takes a bit of getting used to! The cottage is well placed for visiting the surrounding area. A very emjoyable short break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "I cannot emphasise enough how wonderful this cottage is."

    Everything is really high end from the en suite shower that you can have a sauna in, right up to the leather sofas that have individual reclining abilities. There is loads to do near by, you definitely don't have to be a rambler to enjoy the location, and Alton Towers theme park is only 30 minutes drive away. We had great fun feeding the chickens and Kevin the Peacock grapes by hand, they really are that friendly and tame. We could not pick fault with this cottage and its location and Brian the owner is always available for help or advice. 10 out of 10 all the way :)

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "Brian the owner was very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was clean comfortable and really lovely, in fact beautiful. It’s obviously well cared for and loved. It’s close to so many interesting and beautiful places, lots to see and explore. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2019

  • "This stunning cottage has been a pleasure to stay at and I can honestly say I could live here."

    Brian the owner is a great character with a lot in common with myself, it has been a pleasure to meet him and his family that live next door. The cottage has been refurbished to the highest standard and is faultless. I cannot fault this property at all. As a seasoned hill walker and geocacher the surrounding countryside is a dream come true with some stunning walks and views. There are some very high standard restaurants and pubs within a reasonable distance and dining out has been a pleasure. This cottage is highly recommended by myself and my wife and my sister. 5***** rating.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic few days away at this lovely cottage."

    The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need. The position is ideal for walking and seeing the area. The owner is really helpful should you need any additional information. We plan to return to see more.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautifully kept cottage, extremely clean, tidy and well equipped."

    The owner is so friendly and genuinely wants you to have a really lovely time. Already wanting to book for another visit. It's also a peaceful place to be.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Staying in this extremely comfortable cottage provided an ideal base for exploring NW Derbyshire with it's many interesting places to visit."

    The owner of the property, Brian, was always willing and able to suggest solutions to any queries we had. All in all we had a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7May 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Peacock Cottage and the owner Brian being so pleasant definitely helped to make made the visit very enjoyable."

    The cottage is very comfortable and attractively decorated with all the amenities you could want. The location was perfectly positioned for exploring the Peak District being very close to Castleton and Buxton with great views all around. Our two children loved playing with the animals on the nearby farm and we really liked having the very friendly peacocks, chickens, cat and dogs around. The bathroom at the cottage was gorgeous as are the bedrooms and the living room with its comfortable sofas was well-equipped. All in all a great visit, highly recommended and I just wish we could have stayed another week.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything ."

    .......beautiful cottage stunning location very friendly owner...wine biscuits and flowers on arrival....absolutely first class. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful."

    The beds very comfortable, the sofas ideal for a post walk snooze. Great facilities wanted for nothing. The owner Brian couldn't be more helpful or welcoming. Loved the Peacocks. Great location. Easy access to Buxton, Chapel en Le Frith, Castleton and Edale.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage and accommodation was just fabulous."

    We had a week of walking in glorious weather and at the end of the day, to come back to Peacock Cottage was “grand”. We have stayed in many cottages and this place is by far the best. Thank you Brian for being the perfect host and going beyond the call of duty when the microwave didn’t work and “popping” out to buy a new one! We’ll definitely go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Mar 2019

  • "Being frequent visitors to the Peak District, Peacock Cottage is now the top of our accommodation list."

    The location is easy to get to and enables you to explore around the sights of the peaks in all directions. The quality of fixtures and fittings are high grade and beautifully done. Very comfy furniture and beds and toasty and warm in the March weather. The kitchen provides everything you need to cook easily and lovely views from the windows. Brian the owner is a complete delight to meet and chat with and we felt instantly relaxed and at home and welcomed. We didn’t want to leave and very much look forward to returning .

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and decorated to a high standard."

    Facilities were great. We had a lovely stay and were so lucky with the lovely weather. Added bonus was the cat, dogs and peacock etc

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was even better than the photos managed to show."

    Speaking as a developer myself, I found it very impressive. The owner thought of so many little details to make you feel at home including lots of books and maps of trips and hikes and things to do whilst in the cottage. You could tell that his guests enjoyment of the cottage and their stay at The Peak District was of paramount importance. My boys and I had an unforgettable time there thanks to you Brian

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2019

  • "Location was ideal for walking trips, and the accommodation itself was extremely comfortable."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2018

  • "When you book a cottage, you build a picture in your mind based on the photos, description and previous feedback."

    There's usually some disappointment when you arrive. Not this time! Clean. Comfortable. Good facilities. Very warm. I would struggle to fault the experience. There is wifi but it's very slow. Plenty of walks a short drive away but not directly from the doorstep. This let is enthusiastically recommended.

    Reviewed by M5.0Dec 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage, clean, comfortable, fully equipped and very warm."

    Everything is of high quality, from the furniture to the towels & bedding. I highly recommend this cottage as a lovely place to stay. The only negative aspect of this location is the road that runs past the farm, even in November it was very busy.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2018

  • "We loved the cottage, thanks Brian!"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great family accommodation."

    The cottage was very welcoming with good quality facilities and was well provisioned. We liked the open plan living area with a warm fire and stocked with DVDs, the comfortable bedrooms with extra bedding if needed, 2 showers and a luxury bathtub with ample towels for all. In addition the location for walking and access to Edale, Castleton & Buxton was perfect for our needs. We will definetly be going back!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2018

  • "The pictures don't do this cottage justice."

    Immaculate throughout. Ideal location for the Dark Peak.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2018

  • "Peacock Cottage is perfect."

    This was our second visit - we have never revisited a cottage before! Extremely clean and comfortable - everything you could want and more for a relaxing holiday. Supermarkets and small shops less than five minutes away in the car. Amazing scenery on the doorstep. Brian is a brilliant host. What more could you want?

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "Impeccably designed, spotless, every detail and need carefully considered and accommodated."

    One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Brian was welcoming and friendly and gave us an entertaining tour of the farm which was very kind of him. Fantastic location within easy reach of several points of interest. Wasn’t difficult to find at all.

    Reviewed by Qamar5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great accommodation for 2 couples on a walking holiday."

    Can't think of anything bad to say about the house, and the location was perfect for us walkers. Brian was friendly helpful and a good laugh. The cat and the peacocks made several appearances on this working farm. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautifully presented and well thought out cottage."

    Very friendly owner. Excellent location for walks and visits.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    Owner Brian is a great guy very welcoming. This is a real gem. We loved it that much we have booked already for next year. Couldn't find anywhere better. Cosy comfortable cottage with everything you need. Lovely soft bed beautiful decor...I could go on for ages....

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard and the owner Brian was very friendly & welcoming."

    Was an ideal location for the Peak District. Would recommend and return in future.

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Jun 2018

  • "Peacock Cottage is certainly the best cottage we have stayed in!"

    We found everything we needed and more. The cottage was absolutely spotless. Wine, biscuits, milk in the fridge and even flowers on the table! Lovely bathrooms and really comfortable bed- we slept really well. Parking by the door, few minutes from the supermarkets, easy access to the attractions of the Peak District. Brian is amazingly friendly and has done a brilliant job on the cottage and takes enormous pride in keeping it up to scratch. John, the farmer was always ready to chat despite being so busy, it being lambing time. All this and peacocks looking in the window! We will certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "Probably best holiday cottage we've stayed in ."

    Quality / hi-tech fixtures and fittings , warm and cosy lots of character ; excellent location for touring and hiking the Peak District . The owner - Brian Doocey - has obviously put a lot of thought into the cottage and does everything he can to make sure his guests feel welcome and have the best experience they can . 10* out of 10 ! Thank you Brian

    Reviewed by Ralph Graham5.0Mar 2018

  • "The owner brian was very friendly and welcoming his holiday cottage exceeded all our expectations and more."

    We could not have had a better place to stay in the peaks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "This is a beautiful holiday let."

    Deceiving from the outside and a hidden gem inside. Not one negative and somewhere to definately visit again. Brian (the owner) has done an amazing job of the conversion and it is a credit to him.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "Amazing cottage, pictures look great but it's even better when you get there."

    Wonderful owner, very accomodating and we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Feb 2018

  • "Super cottage."

    Great quality finish. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.6Feb 2018

  • "Brian made us feel very welcome."

    The cottage was very clean, comfy beds and high standard of finish and fittings including A good quality TV and sound system.

    Reviewed by Helen4.6Oct 2017

  • "Putting it simply, this cottage is very good with everything you may need for a stay in the Peak District."

    Close to Buxton with good access to all the National Park. The owner lives nearby and is friendly and helpful. The cottage is equipped and fitted out to a very high standard with nothing left to chance. Very highly recommended and we will be visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was furnished to high standards and extremely clean."

    Both bathrooms have large showers and the main bathroom is a lovely size. The bed linen smelt delightful and the towels were lovely and soft. The owner is a friendly person and we enjoyed talking to him. He puts a lot of thought into the running of the cottage and has a lot of knowledge about the area. The peacocks are a picture and roam about freely. Certainly a place where you can have a relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2017

  • "This is the best holiday let we have ever stayed in."

    The cottage is decorated to a very high specification throughout. Everything you can think of has been provided for a comfortable stay. The owner Brian is so friendly, helpful and welcoming and the animals around the cottage frequent the outside of the building and have been a delight for our children. You will not go wrong with booking this place it was spotlessly clean on our arrival and Brain even left us a fabulous welcome gift of fresh cut flowers, wine luxury biscuits and fresh milk. What a gem this place is!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2017

  • "Peacock cottage was beautiful."

    It was clean, well presented and had everything we needed for our stay and lots more. Brian was an excellent host. I can't praise this cottage highly enough. I would have no hesitate in recommending it to any of my friends.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2017

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage the cleanliness the facilities and comfort first class."

    The owner Brian is extremely friendly and helpful. Couldn't find a single thing wrong and so this cottage goes to the top of our list for places to return. Also loved the peacocks who put a show on for us on a regular basis

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2017

  • "Amazing cottage, very clean, exceeded all expectations, loved the bathroom with slipper bath, owner Brian was lovely, very helpful, nothing too much trouble, brought out the peacocks just for my grandchildren to their delight, will definitely be returning soon."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2017

  • "What can i say about peacock cottage apart from it was fantastic."

    It was clean well equipped and there was no expense spared on the facilities and the decor to keep a family with two teenage children happy takes some doing but they loved everything from the shower pod,big bathtub to the reclining sofas to relax on in the evening and the brilliant internet to use on the evening also. The peacocks in the morning coming up to the door and window to be feed are fab and also isis (named after the greek goddess)the cat is lovely also all in all a wonderful new years spent at peacock cottage and thank you Brian you have a great property.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.6Dec 2016

  • "The owner was very kind and helpful, ensuring that we had everything we needed."

    The cottage was warm and inviting and despite being on a farm and not far from a main road it was really quiet. Extra touches like flowers, biscuits and wine just added to the experience. An ideal lace to stay both to relax and to visit the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2016

  • "Had a fantastic holiday!"

    I'm desperate to go back already! The cottage is stunning the pictures really didn't do justice to how wonderful it is, the furnishings are excellent and the cottage is stocked with everything you could wish for. The road is a little noisy and you can hear it at times but the cottage itself makes up for it. Good location close to lots of good attractions, I wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Emily4.6Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, extra touches that were appreciated."

    Really loved our week there.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with roll-top slipper bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bicycle storage for 4 bikes
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for children under 5
  • Note: The property is next to the busy A623 road, some noise can be heard
  • There's no footpath or street lights along either side of the road, which links the A6 and the hamlet of Sparrowpit, where a local farm shop is situated 0.8 mile away
  • Note: There is a mobile home on site belonging to the farm.

The property

This charming mid-terrace barn conversion is located near to the delightful hamlet of Sparrowpit, in the lovely High Peak area of the Peak District.

Situated on a working sheep farm with free range chickens, peacocks and pigs, in addition to lots of sheep and lambs.

This lovely property retains many original features, such as exposed brickwork, period beams and natural wood, making it a truly special place for a cosy getaway with family, a small group of friends or for a romantic break as a couple.

Set over three floors, this welcoming cottage boasts two tastefully furnished bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room, complete with a luxury multi-jet spa shower.

The family bathroom is no less luxurious, decorated in a nautical style and featuring a period roll-top slipper bath, ideal for enjoying a relaxing soak after a busy day exploring the surrounding countryside.

Downstairs you’ll find a spacious open plan living area, complete with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a snug sitting area, accessed down two steps, furnished with comfortable leather reclining sofas and a coal-effect fire, a great place to sit and enjoy your favourite tipple after dinner.

Outside, the enclosed patio area is perfect for an alfresco meal with loved ones whilst taking in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and watching the abundant bird life, including the resident peacocks that often make their presence known quite early in the morning.

Across from the patio is a secure metal bicycle lock up so you can sleep easy after a long day spent cycling the peaks.

Just a mile away from this characterful cottage is the pretty little hamlet of Sparrowpit, situated between Chapel-en-le-Frith and the village of Peak Forest and boasting a delightful chapel, a village hall and a quaint farm shop.

For those who enjoy walking in beautiful countryside, you could not ask for more lovely routes than those to both Edale and Castleton, with its ever-popular Blue John caves.

Alternatively, for cycling enthusiasts, the Tissington Trail takes in the wonderful views of the Peak District National Park and the spa town of Buxton is also within easy reach.

Peacock Cottage really is the perfect base from which to discover all the Peak District has to offer.

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 2 miles; Castleton 5 miles; Buxton 5 miles.

Sparrowpit is a delightful little hamlet surrounded by verdant green countryside, set amongst the beautiful rolling fells of the Peak District National Park, boasting a village hall and many pretty cottages. Sparrowpit is perfectly situated for either an action packed break full of caving, climbing, and enjoying the great walks from the doorstep, or a quiet countryside break in this rural part of the Peaks. The Winnats Pass cuts a course through superb scenery down to Castleton, and is a delight for walkers, cyclists and motorists alike. Nearby are the pretty villages of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way, Castleton and Hope, while horse riding, cycling and walking and the wonderful Castleton Caves are all available within 7 miles. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, all within easy reach. Also within easy reach are Buxton, Matlock Bath and Carsington Water, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

Note: Not suitable for children under 5.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas