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Exchange Cottage

Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2422)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay, especially being in the heart of the village."

    Initially the shower wasn't working but this was fixed quickly on the day I reported the problem. The windows are very efficient but couldn't be opened by anyone with weak wrists/hands.

    Reviewed by EilenJul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our weekend in Exchange Cottage."

    We didn’t meet the owners, but communications with them were both prompt and helpful. We, too, had difficulty finding the cottage. Reference to the cafe next door might help, but it might also put people off since walls are thin in old properties and we were aware of conversations next door. The property is well renovated and kept perfectly clean. The kitchen is very well equipped but the table is, indeed, small and seating four adults for meals would be a squeeze, so in that respect this is more a property for two than for four. The fact that it opens directly on to the path on a busy street makes for quite a bit of noise, but the central location is very helpful in other respects and the property is certainly delightfully situated for touring the area. The second-hand bookshop opposite was a real bonus! Now we know exactly where it is and what to expect, we’d gladly return if looking for a place just for the two of us.

    Thank you for your feedback. We did update the new name of the cafe next to the cottage after the feedback from guests a couple of visits ago. However I realise the information we sent you probably predated the change. Glad you enjoyed the book shop and Tideswell's food event. Hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "It would be good if you mentioned that it is next to The Roost cafe."

    It was VERY hard to find the cottage or even where Queen Street begins and ends. The people in the post office don't know where it is. Some locals in H&D café were helpful. I have added it to Google Maps now so hopefully that will help. Some hooks by the front door would be good for hanging up wet or snow-covered coats.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear you struggled to find the cottage. We will check the information that we send out to all our guests to see if we can make things clearer. Useful point about hooks near the front door in view of the weather we have been having lately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

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

    The owner was also very helpful.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean, and well equipped."

    However, the owners should have fitted bottom sheets on the bed instead of a flat sheet which was clearly meant for a single bed not for a small double.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally located for some local walks."

    We were able to leave the car parked up and explore on foot. Tideswell is a lovely village and the locals are very welcoming. Our cottage was comfortable and homely. Extras such as milk, tea and coffee provided for our arrival were a lovely added touch. I would definitely recommend this holiday to friends and family.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2021

  • "The house is in a great location."

    Tideswell has lots to offer and is a great place to get out into the peaks. The house was very pleasant, clean and tidy but basic and probably suited for adults not children under 12. The house was very noisy from the neighbours the road and the shop next door. The house opens straight on to a VERY busy road with cars, heavy lorries and farm traffic from early in the morning. There is no safe outside space with this house and parking is not guaranteed near the house. We had children under 3 and the noise was very disturbing and they were woken up early due to the traffic noise.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "Direct communications with the owners was excellent & really prompt by email."

    The cottage was really clean & all the additional COVID procedures were clearly communicated, understandable & well facilitated. The traffic on the road outside took some getting used to but had been explained so to be expected. Would definitely use this location again.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy house and ease in using appliances, super village and area"

    Reviewed by IshobelNov 2019

  • "Really enjoyed ourselves, loads to do and places to go."

    Would recommend..

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2019

  • "A well equipped cottage (with full instructions for everything)."

    We had no problems with noise (commented on in some reviews) - even in the bedroom facing onto the road. Through traffic does not go through the village and the buses do not run late. Tideswell is a good location for walking in the Peak District, at the intersection of bus routes. Exchange Cottage is ideally located in the village: close to the centre and the bus stops. Check bus times as they are not very frequent. We had 6 days walking in the area without using our car.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2018

  • "It was so refreshing to get an email from the owners of Exchange Cottage within hours of booking, introducing themselves and giving further information (so much better than having to try and contact the owners a couple of days beforehand which seems to be the norm)."

    Exchange Cottage is in a great location centrally located in the village with a cafe next door, a fantastic chippy a couple of doors down and a Co-op just around the corner. There were also buses to catch that stopped through the village going to Buxton, Bakewell and even Meadowhall!. The cottage itself was cosy with a comfortable bed and soft sheets. The main disappointment for us was the shower, as the water would suddenly go stone cold for no apparent reason. One shower was enough for this most unpleasant experience and this is the reason we would not return.

    Thank you for your feedback. The problem with the shower was fixed very quickly once we realised the problem. The gas engineer who serviced the boiler had changed the settings. Apologies to our guests who were affected and we hope they will come again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent for two people."

    Comfortable and well equipped in every way. Being on the main road was a little noisy at times, but the location within the Peak district made up for that. Very close to Chatsworth, Monsal trail, Ashford in the water, Padley Gorge and many other lovely places.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, with everything we needed."

    The village is also a very good, and beautiful, base with which to explore the local area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EleanorJul 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in the heart of Tideswell village that is immensely proud of its heritage."

    Ideally situated for visiting all areas of the Peak District National Park. The owners have gone to great lengths to make the cottage homely and welcoming and there is an abundance of information on the surrounding areas to help plan your days out. Local shops and pubs are all within walking distance, plus a fish & chip shop and two cafes so shopping and dining out is very convenient.

    Reviewed by MarionJun 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location in terms of accessibility to all main tourist places, however, I was shocked how busy the road was where the cottage was situated."

    There were really huge articulated lorries going quite fast past the window, and I would have been nervous if my children were younger as there isn't much pavement. I am not sure if there is a quarry nearby but it felt wrong that such large vehicles were able to storm through a tiny village. I was also surprised to find out there was no outside space at all, not even a back door (not sure if this is even legal?). We didn't necessarily expect a garden but as a smoker, I had nowhere to stand outside at all, other than in the path of an articulated lorry! I am not saying that the owners should cater for smokers, it clearly says it is non-smoking, however, I would have made different choices if I had been given that information. Overall, the cottage was clean, comfortable and presentable and we really enjoyed our stay. However, I would not re-book due to those factors above.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Well equipped and cosy. It had everything we needed. Perfect for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by SallyannApr 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was lovely and provided everything we needed plus more. We visited some amazing places and love Tideswell as it is central to where we want to travel to and has a wonderful community spirit.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "Exchange cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    It is in a very central location in a charming village.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2018

  • "Amazing cottage with even more than we expected."

    Lovely little café right next door with an amazing locally sourced breakfast. Can't wait to come back again :)

    Reviewed by MariaJan 2017

  • "A brilliant holiday in a warm and cosy cottage."

    Facilities were excellent and we wanted for nothing. Complementary bottle of wine was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2016

  • "When initially booking, I entered the specific dates I wanted to book."

    However, the website is defaulted to emcompass a range of +/- 3 days to these days. This was confusing and resulted in different dates being booked. I had to telephone Sykes Cottages to rearrange, and whilst the staff I spoke to were lovely and very helpful, the website should recognise that if a customer enters specific dates then it should not automatically default to a greater range of date. As a first time user of the website, I found it awkward.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2016

  • "Very conveniently position in village, with handy shops close at hand."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2016

  • "Property was well looked after and very well equipped."

    Extra touches of biscuits & toiletries was nice too.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk (sleeps 2)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Fitted kitchen with small dining table
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD player, library of books/games/CDs, WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage
  • Off road parking within hundred yards
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Arrival time at this property is 4pm.

The property

A lovingly restored, traditional terraced cottage situated in the very heart of the village of Tideswell.

Dating back to the 1700s, the cottage was once part of a shop, Chapmans of Tideswell, a newsagent and printing company.

During WWII, the rear part of the present-day kitchen was used as a telephone exchange, hence the name of the property.

Refurbished to a high standard throughout, great care has been taken to create a warm, comfortable holiday cottage in an idyllic location.

Offering well equipped accommodation with two bedrooms, the property is just a short walk from the amenities of the village, including excellent old pubs, fine local eateries, intriguing curiosity shops, and cafes.

With its central position in the heart of the Peak District National Park, and close proximity to Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House, Exchange Cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing or romantic break.

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About the location

TIDESWELL

Buxton 9 miles; Bakewell 9 miles.

The village of Tideswell stands in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Famous for its fine church dedicated to St John the Baptist, known as "The Cathedral of the Peak", the village is also noted for its well dressing and carnival wakes. There is excellent walking with rugged peaks to the north, gentle hills and dales to the south and Millers Dale just outside the village. Mam Tor and Castleton are only a few miles away and the popular Spa town of Buxton is within a 15 minute drive. Tideswell has many fine country inns, a chemist, butchers, bakers and much more including a convenient supermarket open daily until 10pm. The pretty little market town of Bakewell is also just a short drive away and well worth a visit.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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