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Exchange Cottage

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

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "A well equipped cottage in a great location, a great base to explore the area from."

    It was very child friendly and the owners' communication was great.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2016

  • "This is a cosy, comfortable cottage, ideal for walks and visits in the Peaks."

    There were lots of beautiful walks close to hand. Our granddaughters loved being next door to an ice cream parlour! It is also very convenient for shops and places to eat.

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2016

  • "This cottage was just right for our family of four."

    It was cosy, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by KristinApr 2015

  • "Exchange Cottage was perfect for our requirements."

    It is very warm and comfortable after cold January days exploring the surrounding Derbyshire Dales. The cottage is well located near the centre of Tideswell, and within walking distance of Tideswell Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Millers Dale and Monks Dale. All beautiful and each with its own distinct character. We would love to come back to Exchange Cottage in each season to see the dales change through the year. Brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by RogerJan 2015

  • "We had a very nice few days at the Cottage."

    It suited our needs perfectly and would not hesitate to return. It is in a great location and was very comfortable for us. A Great Village, Cottage and Holiday Destination.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2014

  • "The cottage ideally situated in the centre of village and shops."

    Well-presented accommodation with full use made of available spaces. The location was ideal for what we wanted to do to - visit Chatsworth, Haddon and Eyam Halls plus surrounding towns and villages.

    Reviewed by HenryJun 2014

  • "The location was ideal for walking,."

    Tideswell has all the amenities required. The cottage was well equipped.

    Reviewed by RoseMay 2014

  • "What can we say?"

    So good we have already booked to go back - twice!

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2013

  • "Very clean, and furnished to a good standard."

    Lots of information provided, and a good range of books to browse and videos to watch. Almost felt like home from home.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2013

  • "The cabin was perfect!"

    It had everything we needed for a delightful weekend.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2013

  • "The holiday was just what we wanted."

    The scenery was superb.

    Reviewed by RonaldApr 2013

  • "The cleanliness was very important to us and we were pleased with how clean and tidy the cottage was."

    Also, the location was important and once again - it was in a great location.

    Reviewed by NicholasDec 2012

  • "We found our cottage very well equipped with plenty of information supplied about the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2012

  • "Excellent holiday, close to lovely walks and attractions."

    Clean, cosy and comfortable. All the kitchen equipment you could need.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2012

  • "The cottage was in a convenient location for exploring the village and the region around."

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2012

  • "Gorgeous cosy cottage, perfectly situated."

    We had a wonderful break. Many thanks for all the great finishing touches, they made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2011

  • "Exchange Cottage was ideally located centrally within Tideswell, close to all shops and amenities."

    Also a good base for walking and touring to other parts of the Peak District. Excellent value for money and nice welcoming touches with fresh milk left in fridge on arrival.

    Reviewed by JudiSep 2011

  • "Fantastic village to stay, wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a great place to have as a base."

    Mrs NewtonAug 2011

  • "Everything that you could possibly need was there, even down to the chocolates on the beds."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2011

  • "The village of Tideswell was delightful and very well served with shops, pubs and buses."

    It was an excellent centre for walking and visiting other places of interest.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2011

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in lovely village."

    Reviewed by KrisMar 2011

  • "The cottage is in a good location for exploring the Peak District."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm when we arrived. The addition of games and books made it feel really homely.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2011

  • "Cottage placed central in village so close to all amenities."

    House was functional and reached expected standard.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2010

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and cosy."

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2010

  • "Cottage, in a quiet village, within an excellent walking area."

    Great for walkers. Plenty of pubs in surrounding areas serving good meals.

    Mrs InglisMar 2010

  • "Great base for walking, cottage was perfect."

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2010

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and well positioned for amenities."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2009

  • "Ashford Arms, Morsel Head Hotel and Red Lion at Ashford all excellent food and very friendly."

    The ice cream parlor next door is great for breakfast sandwiches and the fish & chip shop 2 doors down is lovely!

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2009

  • "The location was superb - ideal for walking/touring the whole area."

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2009

  • "Good base to access places of interest towns etc."

    Close to all local amenities, shops etc.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2009

  • "Great location, lovely village and nice cottage."

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2009

  • "The Cottage was lovely, very cosy and very nicely decorated in a modern style."

    A great base to tour the Peak District.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2008

  • "Ideally located with excellent village amenities - no need to shop elsewhere."

    Ice Cream parlour next door very handy! Very cosy and warm cottage for cold Autumn break.

    Mrs Saunders-PedersenOct 2008

  • "The cottage was really beautiful, the bathroom was particularly good - great shower."

    The location was superb with the best butcher's shop ever just a couple of minutes away!

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2008

  • "Lovely Cottage, friendly village where we enjoyed meals in all the village pubs."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2008

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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.


  • 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.

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About the location


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:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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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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