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Rose Barn

Sparrowpit near Castleton and Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 3686)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean cosy little cottage."

    Well equipped. Owners had thought of everything

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "A very cosy, clean cottage in an excellent location."

    On road parking was no problem at all. Very friendly neighbours.

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Nice and cosy for a couple of nights away walking with the family and dog

    Reviewed by KylieApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rose Barn very much."

    There was just the two of us which was perfect but would have been a little small in the sitting area if there was 4. Side parking was too small for our SUV but plenty of on road parking which is not a problem Just a small thing, would have liked a hair drier provided for use Owner extremely helpful

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage for the four of us and the dog."

    Lovely location with local walks for the dog and children. Play park in the village was great too and the local shop. The property had everything we needed. Really nice. One suggestion would be to have a fence and gate going across the drive to secure the area so that the dog could be let out to do his business. This is a suggestion not a critisism. Thank you for a lovely week away with my family. Really nice and relaxing.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely little cottage, just as described enough space for us the two children and dog!"

    Spotlessly clean and tidy, fresh linen and towels all laid out ready for us, with cute little Christmas decorations up! The little courtyard out the back is lovely, we had our little frenchie with us and was more than suitable to pop him out to and would imagine lovely in the summer looking over the fields! Really close to Castletown where we visited Blue John Stone caves, and hiked through Peak District National park. Also close to so many little villages for pubs! We would definitely stay again if we were visiting the area! Thanks so much :) x

    Reviewed by ChloeDec 2021

  • "I don’t think the cottage is dog friendly - the garden isn’t accessible from the property so it means putting the dog on a lead and standing with it whilst in the garden as the fence is very low so any dog could easily hop over and there are sheep in the field."

    It would be good to make this clear - it’s a really nice cottage but not with a dog.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a good location for exploring the Peak District."

    Great value for money. No need to contact the hosts as everything went smoothly.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Good location for many surrounding attractions."

    Cottage is small but comfortable and easilly suitable for two people. Sun in back garden most of the day and a nice place to sit out. The pub is now a cafe and shop, 'The Olive Tree', opens at 10am, food is very good quality and would recomend sunday lunch! Parking for barn is on road which is double parked but didn't really cause any problems so long as you park sensibly.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming, friendly people."

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, clean and tidy."

    Good location for walking.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2021

  • "Great location, lovely walks close by."

    Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Neighbours and people in the village were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ConnyOct 2020

  • "Great location for walking extremely peaceful cottages is clean and comfortable hope to be going back in the future"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Parking is very tight, not helped by neighbours who park right to the limits of the drive opening."

    One neighbour had four vehicles parked outside and opposite their home. This made it very hard to reverse out of driveway and turn in road. We had to park opposite the house and someway up the hill. Repacking car and roof box was awkward. There needs to be a plunger in the house. The shower tray was blocked. Husband spent some time unblocking it. No phone numbers in house for essential services etc. We did not need them but other visitors might. Had hoped for some maps, info etc but appreciate these might have been removed because of Covid. We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was good value for what was a fairly late booking having been let down by a late cancellation of another booking. We found plenty to do in the area without having to drive far. Would recommend to anyone looking for a simple, comfortable base.

    Reviewed by FredaSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage perfect :)"

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2020

  • "The cottage owners lefty’s a bottle of wine and a tin of chocs as it was Christmas."

    thanks so much.

    Reviewed by ShirleyDec 2019

  • "I took my kids for a short break so that they could all spend time together at Christmas."

    The cottage is the back half of a barn conversion. The neighbours are welcoming and willing to point out where the key is. I didn't know what to expect so we took extra duvets and blankets, but inside is very warm with night storage heaters that belt out heat. So much so that we slept with the windows open in December! :0 I also took kitchen equipment, but again, this was supplied in abundance, with even a pizza wheel! The wifi was easy to connect to and we managed to stream films using it. Blue John Cavern, Mam Tor and Speedwell Cavern are within walking distance with excellent underground trips available. We even bumped into Jarvis Cocker who had broken down just outside of Speedwell Cavern, which was a pleasant surprise for me, (if not Jarvis!). We traveled 5 miles to Morrisons in Buxton, only to find out on the drive home that Chapel-en-le-Frith has an Aldi about 1 mile away. The Wanted pub is 50 meters away and does an excellent Sunday lunch of turkey, beef or my personal favourite, lamb. I don't normally go back to the same place twice, but I may take my parents as I think they'd love it too.

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2019

  • "No lovely cosy cottage, ideal for walking in Peak District."

    Reviewed by JillNov 2019

  • "Great barn really comfortable and well placed to explore the peak district"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location, perfect for visiting all the Peak District sights."

    Quiet, homely and just what we needed for our short family break.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2019

  • "An ideal cottage for walking in the high peak or the white peak and for access into local places such as Buxton."

    Beautiful views over the hills and it snowed on the morning we left!!

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "A Return Visit."

    . Rose Barn situated in the Hamlet of Sparrowpit is situated in the Perfect Location for the Enjoyment of High Peaks. The Cottage is Spotlessly Clean, Very Cozy and Comfortable with everything to meet your Living Needs. We will Return.

    Reviewed by CSep 2018

  • "Parking by side of house narrow and occasionally blocked by neighbour"

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "Great little place that was very close to many fabulous walks."

    ...this was the big plus for us as well as being very warm and cosy Absolutely no complaints xx

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Le séjour a mal commencé car, bien que nous ayons renseigné notre heure d'arrivée, entre 16h et 17h, il n'y avait personne pour nous accueillir."

    Nous avons attendu longtemps, nous avons téléphoné au numéro indiqué sur notre confirmation de réservation mais ce numéro n'était pas celui des propriétaires mais c'était un répondeur , dans un anglais très rapide donc difficile à comprendre. Quand on est enfin tombé sur une personne, celle-ci nous a donné deux numéros de téléphones des propriétaires; Pas de réponse au premier numéro, messagerie sur l'autre. On a prévenu que l'on était devant le gîte et qu'on attendait que quelqu'un vienne nous ouvrir mais on n'a vu arriver personne et la batterie du portable était déchargée. Heureusement qu'une voisine complaisante a accepté d'appeler pour nous ! Elle a enfin eu un renseignement qui nous a tiré d'embarras: la clé se trouvait dans une petite boîte qui s'ouvrait à l'aide d'un code, mais personne ne nous avait donné ce code avant notre arrivée !!! On a donc visité tout seuls la maison qui correspondait à notre attente mais autre petit désagrément: moquette et tapis étaient imprégnés d'une forte odeur de chien dont nous n'avons pas réussi à nous débarrasser malgré l'achat d'un désodorisant. Mais bon, malgré cela, nous avons passé une bonne semaine car la région est belle. Mais nous ne connaîtrons jamais les propriétaires que nous n'avons pas vu non plus le jour de notre départ. C'est un peu dommage, je trouve !

    Reviewed by MichelAug 2018

  • "A lovely, small cottage."

    Has most facilities you will need. Fridge, not fridge freezer, so don't bring too much frozen food. Iron and ironing board. While we were there the dishwasher did not even dissolve the wrapper of the dishwasher tablets, let alone dissolve the tablet itself. Needs looking into. Be aware there is no soap etc. provided, but it didn't matter too much to us. There's a Tesco superstore 10 minutes drive away, northbound up the A6. It's fantastically situated for visits to the Hope Valley; Castleton; Edale and the reservoirs, as well as being close to Buxton and the charming village of Tideswell and the stupendous walk across the hilltop from Mam Tor, also just 10 minutes away. Had a great stay. No complaints. The TV is much newer than the publicity shots show, so HDMI may be possible (didn't actually check it, to be honest).

    Reviewed by Roy KimAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for exploring the Peaks."

    Enjoyed the garden with views out over the countryside. The cottage was small but big enough for us and our 2 teenagers. Had a great weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2018

  • "This cottage is a value priced cottage, and as such is great value for money."

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2018

  • "1. Blind in kitchen broken 2."

    Stairgate broken 3. Radio in lounge not working 4. Radio clock in bedroom not working 5. Hook on back of bathroom door broken 6. Loose/broken tiles on bathroom floor 7. Bulbs in kitchen and lounge blown NO extractor in kitchen Worst of all dirty items left in dishwasher!

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "The cottage is charming, comfortable and well located for day trips in Peak District."

    However, some renovations could be done to refresh the look, and fix little things that need to.

    Reviewed by PhilippeMay 2018

  • "Everything was fine about this place."

    It's modest in sophistication but fully satisfactory for us.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Great little cottage, good location for walking, very good price, only the weather let us down."


    Reviewed by PaulMar 2018

  • "Although this little cottage was clean, snug and well maintained we were alittle disappointed with its location."

    The cottage itself is attached behind an end terrace meaning there is only one very small window (which overlooks the side of next doors house) in the lounge, we personally found this rather oppressing.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2018

  • "The greeting was warm and welcoming from Debbie and her delightful daughter."

    The cottage was excellent, warm, cosy, all mod-cons that you need and extremely well maintained and spotless. The location was totally perfect overlooking the peak district and a real treat after a hectic London working life. We took a couple of walks directly from the cottage door which was our plan for our two night stay. We even popped into The Wanted pub for a coffee and sandwich and our two dogs were very welcome, wish we still had proper community pubs like that down south! Thank you Debbie for a perfect rural break away from our hectic lives :-) Would absolutely return.

    Reviewed by MaggieDec 2017

  • "Enjoyable, clean and comfortable and perfect for our party of 4 plus the dog."

    Cannot wait for to go back.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent,location and views very good,very friendly neighbourhood and easy access to other locations."

    Very nice dog friendly pub nearby.

    Reviewed by BernardJul 2017

  • "Lovely ,cosy,warm , well appointed cottage."

    A new mattress would make it perfect. Walked from cottage everyday Local pub excellent Dog friendly Fab break !

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    perfect location. clean, warm and cosy. lots to do nearby. just what we needed for our weekend away. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2017

  • "Small lounge and very small tv."

    Towels were included but no mention of this was on the website. No off road parking unless you have a very small car. Doble mattress needed replacing as springs were felt when sleeping. Overall very clean and cosy

    Reviewed by KazOct 2016

  • "Lovely property in a great location with easy access around the peak District."

    Clean and fresh, with all facilities. I would definitely book this property again, dog friendly with small enclosed garden. Owner was very helpful even with a late night phone call upon arrival.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2016

  • "It was great that there were lots of walks straight from the cottage"

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 small car, or ample roadside parking
  • Garden with furniture and countryside views
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Last minute, short break bookings accepted for a minimum of 3 nights only

The property

A lovely, semi-detached barn conversion enjoying superb country views, in the hamlet of Sparrowpit, 3 miles from the amenities of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and only 4 miles from Castleton.

Full of charm, this cottage has been lovingly converted, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a cosy sitting room with beams and an electric woodburner-effect stove.

Enjoy beautiful walks from the doorstep over Rushup Edge and to Edale and Castleton, cycle on the nearby Tissington Trail or take a sightseeing tour of the wonderful Peak District National Park.

With the market town of Buxton within easy reach, this is an ideal cottage for family and friends to get away from it all and enjoy a break in the country.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Last minute, short break bookings accepted for a minimum of 3 nights only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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