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Grace Cottage

Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 965731)

4.8

(52 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Gace cottage was everything we were expecting."

    It was a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. We had a lovely relaxing holiday. Our little dog was absolutely shattered at the end of the week. Thank you Sally

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2022

  • "Garden steep (handrails will be fitted but needs a note now)."

    Would have liked a washing machine. Could freezer go and washer put in? (how many people actually use a freezer?)

    Thank you for your feedback. The freezer you mention is actually a fridge freezer so this cannot be removed as a fridge is much needed in self catering accommodation. Re the washing machine - this is not listed in the cottage description. Regarding the garden, fortunately there are a few levels and I have placed the main furniture on the lowest, accessible level, which also happens to be a lovely sun trap :) I hope that you had a lovely week up in the Peaks. Thank you for your booking. Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovey location."

    Thank you for your feedback! Please come again, Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "The only negative thing was there is no washing machine."

    We were visiting the area walking and would have liked to have washed our muddy clothes

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you felt that the absence of a washing machine was disappointing, but this is not listed in the cottage description. Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2022

  • "Gorgeous l"

    Thanks you for your feedback :) I hope you had a lovely holiday. Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by CiaraJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Grace Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy.

    Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you had a cosy week up at GC! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2021

  • "We had a short but lovely stay at Grace Cottage, ideally situated in the centre of Tideswell so lots of amenities close by."

    The cottage was immaculate with everything we needed. It was also warm and cosy.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you had a good weekend up at GC! Please come again :) Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanNov 2021

  • "A gem of a cottage."

    Excellent email communication from the owner. Beautiful and fresh bedding and towels. A generous welcome gift from Sally the owner. Lovely comfortable sofas and beds. Central location in Tideswell As we were snowed in for the duration of our stay we were very thankful for the above Thank you so much Sally you truly do have a little gem of a cottage !

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for coping with the Tideswell snow! Hopefully you made good use of the wood burner! Come back any time :) Thanks, Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatrinaNov 2021

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage just as described on the booking site."

    Welcome bottle of Prosecco, chocolate and treats for the dogs was a thoughtful touch. Situated in a beautiful and friendly village, plenty of amenities and all walking distance. An exceptionally dog friendly place to be. Would definitely visit again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Much appreciated. Please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2021

  • "Fabulous little cottage, perfect location."

    Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the Peak District with walks right from your doorstep."

    The owner had left us a bundle of treats, including wine, chocolates and biscuits, whcih was very kind of her. We had a lovely holiday with long walks, followed by a good night's sleep on comfortable beds. Good fridge and freezer space and warm water. Please note that the stairs are steep and care needs to be taken when coming out of the bedrooms (as you are straight into the stairs). We are very grateful to the owner for allowing us to take our dog, as this is the make or break for us in choosing a cottage. She rightly has 'doggy rules' such as no dogs upstairs. I would recommend this cottage to all, but if you do visit, please do respect the owner's wishes of no dogs upstairs. I understand from the owner that some have not been respecting this rule and I would hate for this to ruin things by dogs not being allowed in the future. Please remember it is someone else's home and respect it as you would respect your own.

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2021

  • "Cottage in lovely spot in Tideswell, which is a well-served village with plenty of facilities."

    Easy parking. Cottage is quite small and has difficult steps, both in the garden and in the house, so not really suitable for very young children or the elderly. Cottage not as clean as we would have liked but owner quick to take on board our feedback and very approachable, so I would anticipate this improving fairly swiftly. Lounge would benefit from better lighting and cosy lamps.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2021

  • "A very nice little cottage ideal for 2 and dog friendly."

    We were very comfortable there. It’s in the centre of Tideswell with everything on the doorstep so an excellent location. Adequate parking on the street or nearby. We had very good weather and an enjoyable break. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "Fab holiday."

    Great cottage to retreat to at the end of a busy day. Tideswell lovely village, with all the facilities you need and very central to all attractions within the Peak District Park. Thoroughly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2021

  • "Cosy well equipped cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "+s - Great location in the village - good selection of DVDs and games - easy to park -s - cleanliness of cottage was poor."

    We complained and was offered a re-clean but we declined as all our stuff was unpacked by that time and we wanted to relax. - Photographs are out of date. Cottage is very tired and needs a re-vamp. - BBQ hadn’t been cleaned so we could not use it. Apparently it is the responsibility of the previous guest to clean it so be warned if they don’t do it, you either have to clean it yourself or not use it. - cottage is very small. It would be very cramped for 2 couples and a dog. - Dogs are not allowed upstairs so if your pooch likes to sleep in your bedroom, that’s not permitted.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm very disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the cleanliness of the cottage. In well over 200 bookings I have not ever had any comments apart from how clean the property is. I highly value and respect my cleaner and have seen first hand the excellent job that she does. I can only apologise for the one strand of my cleaner's hair that you found upstairs and the small mark on one of kitchen chair cushions. I did offer two re-cleans where I would have happily rectified both issues for you straight away but you declined both of these offers. In my welcome information which I emailed out to you before your stay I ask that you let me know directly if there are any issues so I can resolve them ASAP as the comfort of my guests is paramount. You did not raise these issues directly with me at any point despite having my contact details. You only contacted Sykes asking for a full refund despite being offered re-cleans on two occasions. You were also offered a refund twice should the cleanliness of the cottage contribute to an early departure date. You declined this offer and continued your holiday for the whole week despite continuing to request a full refund. I am sorry that you found the BBQ unclean. Again, as stated in my welcome email, the cleaning of this is not something we do as the BBQ is an added extra which I thought guests may appreciate. Having taken on board your feedback I have now removed the BBQ completely to avoid this issue so guests will no longer have this potential problem in future. Your comment regarding the photographs - they do represent the cottage well and are accurate. The only photos that are out of date are of the bathroom which has had an upgrade since the original photos were taken. Regarding the size of the cottage - the description and images of the property provided make it clear of the size. It is an old 2 bedroomed cosy stone cottage in the village centre. It is not advertised as a spacious property. The garden space is a bonus sun trap after a long day out walking. It is disappointing to hear that this may not have been up to your expectations. The cottage itself was refurbished in March 2018 with brand new beds, TVs, sofas, furniture, kitchen crockery and utensils, fridge, garden furniture and the new bath, basin and wall panels were installed just before lockdown at the end of 2019. It has had major work to the roof over the second lockdown. I am particularly disappointed with your comments regarding the cottage being very tired so I will look into this to see where I can improve in this area. We do not allow dogs upstairs as you comment. This is to be courteous to all future guests, especially those who may have allergies. I am extremely proud of the comments that I receive from non-dog guests about its cleanliness and lack of dog smell. I'm sure that you understand that if I allowed dogs upstairs that this may cause issues. As a dog owner myself I know that some breeds have oily coats which carpets do not enjoy at all and dog hair can be tricky to get rid of depending on how much they moult. This policy is something that will not be changed for those reasons above. Thank you again for your feedback and I apologise if the issues you raised contributed to a less enjoyable holiday. It is disappointing that you may not fully appreciate the difficulties that small self employed businesses like myself have endured following a very difficult year with limited income. I will, however, take your comments on board and look at the property to see where any improvements can be made for future guests. Thanks, Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "Grace cottage was very comfortable with a wood burner to take the chill off in the evenings."

    The garden was a lovely bonus, returning after walking to have tea and cake. Plenty of walks - Kinder, Big Moor, Bleaklow plus the Mondale trial and the dales. Tideswell is a very pleasant village to stay in.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2020

  • "Grace Cottage is fabulous and situated right in the heart of the pretty village of Tideswell."

    Great walks from the door. Very clean and a secure garden for our dogs (always crucial in our choice of cottage). The owner Sally kindly left a useful starter pack and the log burner kept us lovely and warm despite frost in the evenings. We would highly recommend this cottage and would love to return. Ian & Juliette Paxton

    Reviewed by IanMar 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable and cozy cottage in a brilliant location."

    Near to shops, pubs and some great dog walking on the doorstep. The owner Sally has thought of everything including lovely welcome pack including Prosecco. We loved every minute and can’t wait to go back. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, in the perfect spot to explore the Peak District."

    Owner made us very welcome and nice treats upon arrival for both us and our fur-babies. Would recommend cottage to Family & Friends.

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2020

  • "Everything was good ."

    Beds were very comfortable which is very important when you are away from home .Will be coming back. Right in the middle of village 4 pubs all serve good food .

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "Grace cottage is in a very friendly village every body was so helpful."

    The cottage was vey clean and cosy and the welcome pack that Sally the owner had left was very thoughtful.Had a great stay, lots of places close by to visit and plenty of pubs and cafes to enjoy.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2019

  • "Very comfortable, warm holiday cottage in a great location both for exploring the Peak District and for local amenities."

    Tideswell has all you need a local Co-op, baker, greengrocers and others plus good cafes, pubs & restaurants. Additionally it is full of history. The owner of the cottage was extremely helpful even messaging us about severe delays on the M1 on our onward journey. Great walks - woodland, moors, edges and trails (Monsal & Tissington) , gardens, interesting towns / villages and historic properties all within easy travel. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    It was so quaint but with a fantastic finish, a lovely welcome pack on arrival to accommodate for the immediate essentials which is really thoughtful, plenty of information before arrival which was really useful.Sally couldn’t have done more to set up our holiday to a fantastic start. The location is ideal for going all over the Peak District as nowhere is that far away from the cottage. The village itself is very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend a stay here and I don’t think that anybody could be disappointed if they did. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a fantastic location."

    This cottage provides everything you need for a holiday at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2019

  • "We had a really wet drab week in the Peak District but we always had the lovely cosy and comfortable Grace Cottage to return to."

    It was a pity we could not use the garden but far too wet. We found Tideswell a good base to explore the Peak District and beyond. We went over to Llandudno which is well worth a visit and was the one day it was dry and the sun came out so got to walk the dogs on the beach. Lots of dog friendly pubs in and around Tideswell and we were impressed by the good home cooked food and very reasonable prices. A good holiday despite the good old British weather!

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2019

  • "Good location for the Peak District National Park."

    Lovely clean cottage and great value for money.

    Reviewed by MarcJun 2019

  • "Grace cottage at tideswell is a excellent clean dog friendly and handy for the shops"

    Reviewed by DenisApr 2019

  • "A very enjoyable break ."

    . Thank You .. One thought was a guard for the log burner Children could easily touch the hot burner Very fortunate with the weather and the different levels out back are perfect for relaxing in the sun

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "Great cottage well presented & equipped also superb location this is our 3rd visit to Tideswell & certainly not the last ."

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2019

  • "Nothing to be made aware of at all as it ticked all the right boxes."

    Lovely comfy cottage with everything you need. Excellent location so good for pubs and local stores for supplies. Walks from the door but also just a short nip in the car to the likes of Castleton, Edale and reservoirs etc. Couldn't fault our holiday at all. Sally the owner was lovely and easy to contact if any queries. Lovely doggie and human treats to welcome us. We will be back!!

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2019

  • "I would recommend anyone wanting to go to the Derbyshire Dales that this cottage is as good as you will find, location great,clean and comfortable with everything you would need for a good break including a nice welcome pack and some nice provisions."

    We will be going back later in the year. Thanks Sally

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "This was a really welcoming place to stay, with everything we needed."

    I would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2019

  • "An excellent location with really good transport links."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable few days away. Co_Op right opposite. Lots of facilities in the village which was useful. Definitely need to bring slippers as stone floors throughout the downstairs.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "Grace cottage is extremely well presented, clean and tidy."

    Sally, the owner, has catered for everything, even leaving a card and gift for my birthday! I would highly recommend Grace cottage, its the perfect location for all your needs. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by LynneJan 2019

  • "We have just spent Christmas in this beautiful cottage centrally located in Tideswell, 15-20min walk from Tideswell Dale, 10-15 min spectacular drive into Castleton, another 10-15 minutes drive to bakewell, definitely the most central base I have stay in and made getting around easy."

    The village was wonderful at Christmas, we were given very useful information by the local people who were very inclusive and happy to chat, on Christmas Eve Father Christmas toured the village and the church bells rang out his arrival at 4pm, there was also local brass band to make it feel even more special. The cottage... I cannot convey how much we enjoyed our Christmas here. We stayed with a dog and it has a garden (not all in the village do) and sally (the owner) made both humans and dog feel welcome with a welcome pack and the personal decor and feel of the cottage was very homely and modern, and there was excellent communication. However, if you do not have a dog do not let this dissuade you, dogs stay downstairs and off furniture and I would never have guessed that any dogs had stayed previously, it was pristine. Things I wish I had known; the attention to detail is excellent and consequently the cottage is so well equipped, you only need to take yourself, some clothes and personal toiletries (although there was even shampoo, conditioner and shower gel) no need to take a car load of food (we left with as much as we took) there is a decent sized co-op across the road open long hours everyday except Christmas Day and Easter, there’s a large reasonably priced outdoor clothes shop on the A road to bakewell, and some really good little outdoors shops in Castleton if you forget anything, the Tideswell Dale is a short walk away, and there are a lot of walks that can be combined to make it suitable for everyone - there are a lot of walking books at the cottage even one for pub and another’s for dog (without stiles, handy as my lab x dobie is a hefty 45kg), pretty much everywhere is dog friendly - so a trip to a larger towns such as bakewell is not as much of a problem as anticipated, can go in most shops with you as you browse. The cottage was immaculate and the personal touches such as the huge selection of games and books really make our stay so comfortable, we didn’t want to leave! Thank you for a very special Christmas, and the cake was delicious!

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2018

  • "Fantastic and very comfortable cottage in a great location."

    .. Fabulous relaxing week and couldn't fault anything at all.... Very highly recommended...

    Reviewed by TimDec 2018

  • "Cottage was to a high standard, clean, tidy and extremely comfy."

    Treats left by owner where a lovely touch. Tideswell is a great village with plenty of amenities within or close by. A great base to stay at in Peaks.

    Reviewed by AdeleNov 2018

  • "Grace Cottage is lovely and exceeded our expectations."

    It is in a great location in the village with plenty of places to eat very close by. The cottage is well equipped and has lovely decorative touches making it a real home from home. We were met with friendliness wherever we went and the villagers extended their welcome to our dogs.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2018

  • "The cottage was really well located and had lots of useful things that we needed (we took a highchair and a travel cot for our baby but all the usual things were there and more)."

    It was very clean and cosy. The neighbours were friendly (they spoke to us about parking a few times, as we had to move our car for their removals/decorators, parking was fine though). Tideswell was a great holiday location, plenty of amenities in the village, welcoming locals and lovely little walks. We would definitely return to Tideswell and to Grace Cottage.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2018

  • "Grace cottage was perfect!"

    Everything was there that we needed. It was clean, cosy & well maintained. Communication with the owner, sally, was impeccable too. We had some goodies left for us & even dog treats. Sally had also left fog bowls, towels & throws. The garden was beautiful, it would be lovely to return in the summer months. Tideswell is the perfect village, chip shops, pubs, cafes & a couple of shops. We really cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in immaculate condition."

    Décor and facilities exceeded our expectations and is definitely a 5 star from us. A gift of a welcome pack (fresh bread, milk cakes!) was a bonus. I can't praise it highly enough.

    Reviewed by AvrilSep 2018

  • "The location is perfect in the heart of Tideswell."

    Everything you may need is on the doorstep of Grace cottage which is on a quiet street just behind the main street. Tideswell is dog friendly and welcoming. The quality of the food offered in the cafe and chippy next door to the cafe are excellent we will certainly be back to try other venues. There are many walks for different abilities that all give the Dales experience.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely ideal if you go with dogs but wouldn't recommend for young children or people with restricted mobility as steps are a little steep up to bed."

    The owner was lovely and we even had milk coffee snacks and a bottle of cava on our arrival. Lots of dog friendly pubs in the area! If you decide to go for a meal without pooch the merchant which is a 2 minute walk did a fabulous steak and amazing cocktails! I would return to the cottage in a heartbeat if I get a dog and another babysitter for the weekend but wouldn't bring my kids until they are much older! The cottage also has fab collection of dvds games and books to keep you occupied too and the garden was very quirky lots of areas to sit but again over several levels so fabulous if you can climb the steps even has apple tree on the top level my only regret was it rained all Weekend so didn't get chance to enjoy it but I bet it would be fabulous sun trap if you drop on the weather

    Reviewed by ChevaunneSep 2018

  • "We booked this holiday as a base for touring some places in the Peak District ."

    The cottage is cosy and comfortable with nice furnishings. The bed was very comfortable though be aware if you sleep with the window open the church bells ring every 15 mins. Sally had left some lovely treats on the table as a welcome. There was also many other extras that you may have forgotten to pack. The garden was not used due to the weather but it is layered in several tiers and won't be accessible for some people. Sally has advised will be putting in handrails which will help but it's the nature of the location.Tideswell does not have much to explore in itself although it has a huge church aptly named "the cathedral of the peaks". There is a co op nearby as well as a post office and chippys. We walked to The Anchor on Sally's recommendation and were not disappointed with the hearty meal. Very generous portions. We would recommend the cottage and Sally was quick to respond to text etc. It offers a great base to explore the beautiful peaks. The furthest we travelled was to Crich Tram museum which was 45 minutes . Well worth a visit and as well as riding as many times as you like on the restored trams and track , there are woodland walks filled with some amazing wood sculptures. It's run by volunteers and it's amazing. also if you like history Eyam is literally about 15 minutes down the road and the museum is filled with the story of the village . During the plague the village lost 250 of its 800 people. Please note there is a free car park directly behind a paying one. If you want to enjoy the peaks the cottage offers you a great base and was warm and cosy to return to on chilly evenings.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2018

  • "Grace Cottage is a little gem."

    It’s comfortable, well- equipped and right in the heart of the village so has easy access to shops, cafes and pubs. The owner left lots if useful information

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location."

    The village is great with plenty of places to eat after a busy day out & about! We'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything in it we expected and more besides. Very central in village. Excellent communication with owner who was very helpfull.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "My dog Henry and I had the most amazing week-long holiday in Grace Cottage."

    It was the perfect location for so many Peak District walks, and the community of Tideswell is very welcoming (and dog-friendly). The cottage’s back garden is a sun trap with views to the countryside and the Cathedral of the Peak from the top. The cottage is very well appointed - with everything you could need and the beds were very comfy. We took a daily walk from the door and stopped at various pubs for afternoon lunch. The owner of the cottage was available by email (and phone too if needed though not required on my trip) and suggested various events that were on the week of our visit. She also arranged for a welcome treat for both me and my dog. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by StacyJun 2018

  • "Lovely clean welcoming cottage, owner was great and communication was fantastic, Tideswell was lovely and the cottage was couldn't have been in a more central location."

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2018

  • "What a beautiful little gem of a cottage to escape the daily stresses of city life too !"

    Perfect location, and had everything we needed for a romantic couple of days break. Sally the owner even left us a card and welcome gift for my husbands birthday and made sure we had everything we needed & some treats for our dog pepper! We were very sad to leave such a stunning place and we will definitely be back - highly recommend Grace Cottage for a lovely holiday in the Peaks

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2018

  • "The cottage is fab, clean and cosy with everything you need, we loved it The sofas and bed are really comfy."

    Furnishings are clean and modern. The garden is amazing

    Reviewed by SueJun 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with a walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV x 3, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Rear enclosed terrace with patio, furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £50

The property

Nestled in the very heart of the wondrous Peak District National Park is this beautiful mid-terrace cottage, within the charming village of Tideswell.

The heart-warming accommodation, designed in a thoughtful manner for four guests, as well as the beautiful Peak District location, make this perfect for two couples, friends or families looking to get away from it all.

Step off of Tideswell's main street and be drawn...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas