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Horse Shoe Cottage

(Ref. 26262)

Threapwood near Cheadle, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much liked the cottage and the surroundings."

    Clean, quiet and all necessities were present. Unfortunately the was no phone signal in the area and no mobile internet nor was the wifi in the cottage working but of 2 nights. As much as we like it quiet we would have needed to be contactable as we had animal sitters on our place at home. And we were unable to plan next days walks. Also any instructions for the appliances and for the leaving day were not present in the cottage. Luckily we could sort the heating system so it wasn't making the loud noises at unexpected times.

    Reviewed by Dr.julia3.8May 2024

  • "Fabulous spacious countryside cottage with all necessities."

    Such a helpful owner. Great surroundings, so very peaceful. Lovely enclosed garden, ideal for the dogs. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage is located on a farm which is found down a single track road and then up a farm track, so don't expect it to be easy on your suspension."

    But it is worth it to find the lovely cottages with a superb view out across the rolling hillside. Horseshoe cottage is well kitted out with everything you need for a wonderful stay. Mobile phone signal is poor to being non existent, but there is some wi-fi to keep you connected to the outside world. Cheadle is only a couple of miles for takeaways and shopping. Good location to access all the Peak District has to offer. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2024

  • "A really lovely cottage, well equipped, comfortable and a wonderful location."

    Out in the countryside, peaceful and quiet, but close to Cheadle, Leek and Stoke if you need the shops. We had a great week, so relaxing to get away from everything and wind down for a week

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful stay."

    The owner even went above and beyond to put up Christmas decorations for us! It's peaceful, warm and the walks are fantastic. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2023

  • "First Class."

    On a farm out in the country, only the birds singing and the moo of the cows, what else could you ask for.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely character cottage set in a quite location."

    Great enclosed garden for your furry friends. WiFi and phone signal poor but plenty of dvds to watch. Central location for walkers and visiting Alton towers and peak district. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sonya4.4Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage , has all you need, beautiful country walks , 2 x dogs loved it , lots of space , lovely walks."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Aug 2023

  • "A Bostinly quiet and peaceful area on a working farm."

    Just the sounds of some cows going to be milked, birds singing and Bostin views .. what more could we ask for? Horse Shoe Cottage was really spacious and comfortable with a spacious kitchen, big enough for 3 people to cook at once! The bedrooms were again spacious and comfortable, the only little problem was our daughter suffers from ME and it tired her out going to the bathroom and bedroom up and down the stairs, but we had a Bostinly wonderful time. We will recommend it to all we speak to!

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Super cottage, handy location and exceedingly quiet."

    This was our second visit and will definitely stay again ❤️

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in stunning countryside."

    We really enjoyed our week here, the cottage is a good size with everything you could need. We couldn’t get any phone signal, but there was a weak open Wi-Fi. This just meant we kept off the electronics for a bit, did lots of walking and played cards

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Horse Shoe Cottage."

    A comfortable, sensible cottage, surrounded by beautiful countryside and views. Great for dogs and there human pets. Good base for visiting the Moors, dales and for those with the urge, Alton Towers. Plenty of walking, hiking and cycle tracks within easy reach. The local owners were very helpful and very friendly. Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Aug 2022

  • "Second time we’ve stayed in this cottage and would stay again."

    Lovely cottage, beautiful views. Very accommodating owners. Noisy central heating if radiators not opened full, but then for us, the cottage is too warm, great though if you like it cosy

    Reviewed by G5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    It’s set in the most beautiful tranquil area. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s warm, cosy and homely with stunning scenery. The owners are lovely. And very accommodating. There were fresh flowers on the table and milk in the fridge. It’s fully furnished, with towels provided and kitchen appliances and utensils all there. We only stayed one night, however we’ve decided we will be booking again for longer. Highly recommend.x

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nice and quiet setting; very comfortable property."

    shower very good. well-equipped kitchen too. we enjoyed sunshine too so could use the nice backyard/garden maybe lighting in the lounger area needs to be brighter- not the best for reading and writing in evenings. the central hetaing quite noisy at times - but easy to get used to!

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful area ."

    My carers and I will be back. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Roberta3.8Feb 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    .lots of space, well equipped, comfortable and warm. However, the visitor book and our experience logs several instances of the boiler being vary loud. It wasn’t just the clunking but for us the real problem was really noisy reverberation of the pipes at 6.30am! The owner advised put the heating on full blast to ease the pressure but then it was red hot! Next was to leave windows open as well and that was a solution but seems very wasteful!

    Reviewed by Penny3.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and and so was the welcome."

    It was very comfortable and very well equipped we lacked for nothing

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location, close to the Derbyshire Peaks and Dales."

    Margaret, the owner, is a very friendly, helpful lady. The nearest town, Cheadle, has lots to offer in terms of facilities and sights of interest but the cottage is also within a short distance of Buxton, Matlock, Tissington and Ashbourne, all worth a visit

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2021

  • "Spacious and comfortable."

    Perfect location for walking and seeing the Peak district.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is lovely - the host is friendly and leaves supplies in the kitchen, such a lovely touch!"

    Walks are beautiful and even though this is our 2nd visit we are back next year as there is still so much more to see... love this place!!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Made with one on arrival with fresh bottle of milk tea coffee sugar for a cuppa ..."

    Made with one on arrival with fresh bottle of milk tea coffee sugar for a cuppa and fresh flowers in a vase on the table

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant location, ideal to visit Alton towers."

    Very warm, cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very quite."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful location and comfortable stay in a well equipped cottage with pretty garden."

    Reviewed by George3.8Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely break at the Horse Shoe Cottage."

    It’s a lovely cottage set in picturesque surroundings. Facilities were good but the Wi-fi did not work at all which was frustrating. Overall I would say the cottage is not in the luxury bracket but for the money we paid it was good value.

    Reviewed by Karl3.8Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and setting."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Aug 2020

  • "Great garden"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    This cottage is two floors, very spacious rooms. The shower and bath are next to each other not shower over bath as stated. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2020

  • "The owners of the cottage put in some nice touches , such as decorating the cottage with christmas decorations over the christmas period."

    Cottage was nice and warm throughout.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, it had a slightly different lay out to what your website said."

    It has a halogen job, a full size fridge/ freezer and a separate shower. It has plenty of kitchen utensils and was very welcoming as we were there at Christmas and they had put up a tree and decorations. It is in a lovely quiet spot and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Dec 2019

  • "For a quite retreat, an ideal setting with lovely views this cottage is ideal."

    Perfect for dogs owner's come all weathers, as the floor downstairs was easy to keep clean and upstairs was comfortable and warm. Not to far to travel for shops in the Town of Cheadle and within easy walks in woodlands.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2019

  • "My family and I had a wonderful stay at Horseshoe Cottage, which we found to be a lovely, clean, tidy, and cosy base for us to explore the surrounding area."

    Everything we could possibly need had been provided, even down to instruction manuals for the kitchen appliances being left easily accessible should we have run into any problems.There were shops and pubs/restaurants within a ten minute drive of the cottage, and plenty to do to entertain our two young children within an hour's drive, including Alton Towers, Poole's Caverns, and Waterworld Stoke. I would highly recommend Horseshoe Cottage, it was the perfect countryside retreat!

    Reviewed by Kerrilee5.0Aug 2019

  • "An absolutely brilliant cottage."

    Perfectly located, full of everything you could want and a reat place to stay. I will be returning.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owners very welcoming , lovely walks and a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life."

    Mobile phone signal quite poor which may not suit some people.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2019

  • "This cottage is deceptively larger than it looks from the outside, it is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Lovely enclosed garden for the dogs, and plenty of walks from the farm. The only downside was, the radiator in the bathroom wasn’t working, which was a little on the chilly side as it was snowing outside, also bath sheets would be nice as towels are very small. Having said that this is a beautiful cottage and we had a lovely stay, it was very quiet, with lots of wildlife, we would love to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jan 2019

  • "A very relaxing stay, well placed to visit local towns and villages."

    Secure rear garden for the dogs. Owners very friendly, home from home. Returning again very soon.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

  • "Nice big cottage, perfect for families."

    it is very close to Alton Towers and local shops. it is a good starting point to discover the Peak District. we will be back for sure :)

    Reviewed by Laszlo5.0Dec 2016

  • "People very friendly, less than 10 minutes from Alton towers by car, lovely peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Gareth4.6Oct 2016

  • "We had an enjoyable stay in this nice cottage."

    The positives certainly out-weighed the negatives. It would have been nice to have Wi_Fi & a Mobile phone signal, but a week without internet was not the end of the world. The bigger downside was that the guests in the twin bedroom, slept poorly, due to the constant noise created by the Boiler/Radiator. This was something previous guests had commented on in the Visitors Book. The directions to the property need updating, as the Highwayman Pub has long gone,being replaced by newish housing. All in all a great week away, & hope these comments are helpful. Regards REX CAMERON

    Reviewed by Rex4.6Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles.

The property

This semi-detached cottage near Alton Towers boasts traditional charm with original beams and open stonework throughout.

Benefiting from pretty, countryside views, guests will find a twin bedroom and a romantic king-size double bedroom.

This Threapwood cottage offers a very cosy living area complete with French doors that lead into a pretty, private garden.

With some lovely touches, this Staffordshire cottage offers a delightful Peak District retreat.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 26348, together they sleep 7.

Eyres Cottages

Cheadle 2 miles. These two lovely barn conversions sit next to the owners’ farmhouse, in pretty, rural surroundings in the village of Threapwood just 10 minutes’ drive from the popular attraction of Alton Towers. Both Threapwood cottages boast charming views across idyllic Staffordshire countryside and offer warm and welcoming hideaways, ideal for an enjoyable break in the peace and quiet of the Staffordshire Peak District. In warmer months, guests can step outside into the private gardens, just the spot for an evening drink or a meal in the sun with friends. Alton Towers is just a few minutes away by car, so thrill-seekers can easily obtain an adrenaline rush, whilst quieter days can be enjoyed at Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Trentham Gardens and the Churnet Valley Railway, or by exploring the many walking and cycling trails of the Peaks. Regardless of the time of the year, these two cottages near Alton Towers, booked together or separately, offer an ideal base to enjoy this varied part of the Staffordshire Peak District.

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About the location


Alton Towers 5 miles.

In the heart of Staffordshire, the pretty market town of Cheadle is situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and is surrounded by lovely countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and is dominated by the historic St Giles Catholic Church, a beautiful example the work of A.W.N. Pugin. With some lovely little cottages and a pretty main street, Cheadle is an interesting little town to wander and discover independent shops and tea shops, not to mention some wonderful Victorian architecture. Families will be pleased to know Alton Towers is nearby, while a little further away is the Churnet Valley Railway, some magnificent walks and cycle tracks, and the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. With the whole of the Peak District so easy to explore, Cheadle makes an ideal year-round base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas