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Kempshill Cottage

(Ref. 925305)

Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay, cottage very welcoming and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely in a great little village."

    Very clean and with all the facilities you needed. Beds were exceptionally comfortable and our granddaughter loved the “cave” shower which was in the downstairs bathroom. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. we hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful, welcoming & well equipped cottage."

    Great facilities in the village & a good base to explore the Peaks. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Kempshill Cottage is a splendid place for a trip to the Peaks, very cosy & the patio area to the rear is a nice spot to enjoy the sun."

    Tideswell is a lovely village with useful facilities. Nice walks over the moors can be taken from the cottage. Plenty to do near by. Clear concise instructions from the owner on how to travel to the cottage. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant stay in atmospheric cottage in a village of great character."

    Thank you for your comment, so pleased you enjoyed your time in this beautiful village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay was great."

    The cottage was really comfortable, of high quality, clean and well-equipped. We were all impressed by both the cottage and its quiet location. Nice local (and very welcoming) pubs for good food and drink within close walking distance. Great walking from the door. I would highly recommend Kempsill, and many thanks to Sandie for the tips and the welcome. David.

    Thank you for your comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is quite small but perfectly formed."

    It is very comfortable and very well appointed with everything that you could need included .We enjoyed our stay and the only disappointment was that from the terrace the view is only of roof tops whereas from the photographs (26 and 27) on the website we thought that we at least would look onto fields. A small disappointment to an otherwise excellent cottage.

    So sorry Colin that you were disappointed with the view from the cottage, the photos you mentioned are of the field opposite and the small park a couple of minutes walk away. We love the view from the terrace, across the roof tops to the hills beyond.However very pleased you were happy with the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location."

    We enjoyed being able to walk into the village easily and liked the pubs, cafes and shops. We could buy everything we needed in Tideswell so that we didn’t need to visit big supermarkets at all. There are also great walks nearby. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Kempshill Cottage."

    The property was very clean, and beautifully and tastefully fitted out. Everything had been thought of and it was very well equipped. Beds very comfortable. We liked being at the 'top end' of town because of the views, also saw a lot of swifts flying around and we were able to walk into the countryside easily from the cottage. Easy drive to Castleton, Eyam, Hathersage, Buxton and Bakewell. Ate at the Star Inn - good food and friendly staff. Elliot's Fish & Chips very good too. Can't wait to go back!

    Sounds like you had a great time, so pleased. We look forward to your return trip. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Steps arrangement at top of stairs from bedroom is very dodgy."

    Suggest fixing handles or other to make it safer

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, fully equipped for all our needs."

    Great village and brilliant location

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was the best."

    It achieved that difficult mix of comfort, style and function with honours. A joyful cottage in a wonderful village. We’ll be back for more!.

    Thank you so much for your comments, so pleased you enjoyed staying at Kempshill Cottage , looking forward to welcoming you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really nice, well appointed and furnished property."

    Easy to park outside (as long as there’s a space) in a quiet lane near the heart of a nice village. The property is spacious for its small size but watch out if you’re infirm or very tall as there are a few low beams. Would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are looking forward to you staying again !! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolutely beautiful cottage, in an ideal and wonderful location!"

    I would highly recommend Kempshill Cottage to friends, family and other Sykes customers. Kempshill is very spacious and yet so cosy! It’s been beautifully decorated and is so very well equipped, there wasn’t a single thing the owners hadn’t thought of or provided… Tideswell is a fabulous village too, with so much to offer on the doorstep. The Star pub is welcoming and friendly both for drinks and Sunday Lunch. Elliot’s fish n chip shop gets a huge thumbs up too! So all in all we’ve had another awesome visit to the Peak District with huge thanks to Kempshill Cottage, Tideswell and Sykes… thank you all and here’s to the next time!

    Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback, really pleased you had an enjoyable time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need for a break away."

    Kitchen is extremely well appointed and the added extra of a boot room is brilliant when you are walking, first time boots have gone home clean. Fires really make this a cosy cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Kempshill."

    The cottage was very well presented, extremely clean and in a great location both for accessing Tideswell and the Peak District generally. We would happily stay again and thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the cottage, so cosy & welcoming."

    Lots of space & very well equipped. Extremely clean on arrival. The location within the village is great, as long as you don't mind a bit of a climb when returning from the amenities! Parking not so good ... especially if you have more than one car. Clearer information up-front would have been handy as the space is very limited.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we are so pleased you were happy with our cottage. We are sorry you had problems parking , I will look into adjusting the information given in my introductory email regarding parking two cars beside the cottage, on the public road. The cottage is very old so unfortunately there is no off road parking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very clean and good value of money thanks"

    Reviewed by Amarjeet4.7Jul 2022

  • "Our second time in this fabulous small town and wonderful cottage."

    This time there were just the three of us rather than the full troop of grandkids. Very comfortable beds, very well equipped, great location. Just watch your heads sometimes on the small bedroom door and the stairs! Recommended.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hopefully you will stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Kempshill is a beautiful holiday cottage full of character and in the perfect location."

    The house is super clean, beautifully decorated and has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. As a family with three children we loved the village of Tideswell as it has shops, two playgrounds, three pubs and stunning views. The location also meant we were close to all the places we wanted to visit and some amazing walks/hikes. Would definitely recommend Kempshill for a family stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased you had such a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "Kempshill is tastefully furnished, clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    We had a very relaxing stay in this beautiful, cosy cottage, which is in a great location for visiting nearby attractions. The log fires were particularly welcome during our chilly few days in the Peaks!

    Reviewed by Simonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, spotless and very tastefully decorated."

    A lot of thought had obviously been given to making sure everything needed for a comfortable stay was provided. Perfect!

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time in our cottage. We love staying there, it is very much our home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a terrific cottage: cosy, WARM, and well equipped, sitting gently above the village catching the sun, just wonderful!"

    We all liked it very much and would heartily recommend it to anyone. The owners exhibit the milk of human kindness firstly by allowing autonomy in the matter of heating, and the generosity of equipment and also in their personal help - lovely people!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. one of the things we love about the cottage is that it is very light , unusual for such an old building. So pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Lots of walking routes from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage which was really well equipped and very cosy."

    Loved our stay; thank you.

    Thank you Tania for your feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very good finish, comfortable and very well stocked with kitchen equipment."

    We stayed for the Christmas week and had all that we needed for meals etc. Warm, particularly with the log fires. Plenty of room for all and good beds to relax at the end of the day. We didn't need the outdoor areas - just step out of the doors to walk. We also had a challenging run or two as well. Village has shops some specialised and others general. Pubs good too. All in all a very good holiday

    Thank you Simon for your feedback, so pleased you enjoyed Christmas in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay - a perfect country cottage with modern comforts!"

    Reviewed by Camilla4.4Nov 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage and so well equipped."

    It really had everything you could possibly need. Really comfortable beds, lots of cooking utensils, lovely hot showers and is in the perfect location to see the Peak District with fabulous walks right on your doorstep.

    Thank you Sally for your positive feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed staying in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in Kempshill cottage ."

    The cottage is located in Tideswell a lovely quiet centrally located village to visit anywhere in the Peak District. The cottage was clean with loads of hot water and a very well equipped kitchen . It easily accommodated my family of 3 adult children and ourselves. The beds were extremely comfortable and the Smart TV was appreciated rather than the standard freeview. We spent many evenings in the Star Pub , excellent food and very friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was comfortable with everything you would need for a break."

    It’s situated in a lovely village with great choice of pubs, with easy access to some great walks and places of interest. A great base for a visit to the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very nice furnishings which made for a nice weeks stay."

    Very clean, although could do with some new towels. Shame there isn’t more outside space, although this is stated in the description. Nice village with good amenities. Lots to do locally. Would definitely recommend & would stay again.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2021

  • "Pro’s: Excellent location, plenty of space and very comfortable accommodation."

    Cons: Low beams not great for taller people. Lack of internet ready TV, very small tv screen.

    Reviewed by Bary4.4Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage just out of the village, perfect."

    We all enjoyed our stay, felt safe as cottage very clean. Village lovely and locals very welcoming. Only one thing the TV was a little small for viewing Britain’s got talent .. but that’s very minor! Hopefully we will be visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, well maintained and has everything you need."

    The property was cleaned to an exceptional standard and whilst we are in the midst of Covid19 that cleanliness made us feel very safe. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking at home if the pubs are shut. With two wonderful log burners for cosy winter evenings and a full central heating system there is no chance of being cold in this property! In a lovely location and so quiet, very little passing traffic. Perfect base for walking the beautiful peak district. We had a perfect week relaxing, and recharging our batteries and walking and enjoying the local pubs and cafes. Would definately recommend and just deciding when to go back.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely house that, despite its age, weathered the torrential rains of a violent storm with flying colours."

    Some occupants will have to remember to stoop at the sides of the master bedroom and on the step down to the dining room.

    Reviewed by Sebastian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a village that has everything you need had a wonderful ..."

    Lovely cottage in a village that has everything you need had a wonderful Christmas here best cottage we have ever stayed in

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2019

  • "Kempshill cottage was really lovely."

    It was very well equipped and in a great area for walks from the doorstep and short journeys away. All the recommendations left for us were brilliant.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Cottage was exceptional in every way."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an interesting village."

    Just some suggestions - could do with a bath mat in the downstairs, maybe a vacuum cleaner and some of the window locks were quite fiddly

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Aug 2019

  • "Very nice cottage with everything we needed for cooking and for entertainment."

    Beds comfortable and whole house beautifully clean. Good position in the village - easy to walk to shops and pubs but nice quiet spot. Very narrow roads!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything we could think of was provided and there were comprehensive instructions for the heating and how to use the wood burners."

    The location is excellent for exploring the Peak District, and parking wasn't a problem. We would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owner kindly arranged a Christmas tree to welcome us, and some mince pies and bubbly."

    There was everything we needed to settle in, and shops close by for extra provisions. The location is lovely for walks, and the log fire perfect for those long dark winter evenings. Cottage very well equipped in every way and a lovely location for a family Christmas away from home.

    Reviewed by Ursula5.0Dec 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage, great facilities and very comfortable Parking was a bit ..."

    Really lovely cottage, great facilities and very comfortable Parking was a bit difficult as we arrived in the dark in thick fog

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2018

  • "A really wonderful cottage, perfect location for my Mom's 60th birthday."

    Really pretty and rustic, very clean, lovely fire, great facilities and has everything you need. Great location too - good pubs nearby and a short drive from lots of other points of interest. Thanks so much x

    Reviewed by Tash5.0Nov 2018

  • "We absolutely loved Kempshill Cottage."

    It is very comfortable and cosy and far better equipped than many rentals. The location and the area are lovely too. We would happily return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful house which was resourced with everything you an think of ."

    Set in a beautiful place too. Would definately use again. Although there was an outside space at the back of the cottage with a small decking area we did find that we missed a garden at some points in the week - maybe because the weather was superb so it would probably not even have been noticed later on in the year. A great holiday spent .

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    very very clean and every detail to attractiveness and comfort thought of. We hated to leave.

    Reviewed by Timna5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very nice cottage, well decorated with a comfortable, homely feel."

    Had some contact with the owner who was very friendly. The entry to the master bedroom at the top of the staircase is not easy for people who are unsteady on their feet, so we slept in the second bedroom which was great. Very nice location with great views across Tideswell church.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice little village."

    Ideal location for visiting Buxton and all areas of the Peak District. The kitchen was well equipped apart from a couple of things - there was no potato masher and only 2 medium pans and a very small one. Not really enough for a family. Just thought that was worth a mention, but in no way affected the enjoyment of our holiday. Would be happy to recommend the cottage to anyone. All in all a lovely long weekend break. *********************************************Owner Response************************************* Thank you very much for your lovely feeedback. Just wanted to point out that the Potato Masher is in the bottom drawer, (as it does not fit in the top drawer ) along with 2 further saucepans. I am glad that you had a lovely time in our cottage.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great home and communication with owner."

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very narrow access roads and parking is rather tight, but Tideswell is a fabulous small town, good pubs, restaurant and fabulous fish and chips at Elliotts."

    Take care about bashing your head though on low beams and doorways...

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quaint cottage in Tideswell."

    Clean, cosy and full of all the things we would need. Good communication from the owner. Great location for other parts of the area such as Bakewell and Buxton.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely character cottage in the heart of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, very comfortable and so user friendly (no spending ages working out how to use cooker/heating etc)."

    You can tell it's a much loved home as well as a rental cottage. Great walking from the door. We were lucky & even though it was November we had great weather but if not there's still plenty to do in Derbyshire. There's no negatives to Kempsill Cottage, we were a party of 5 lady friends & all felt the same way...... Sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Val5.0Nov 2017

  • "The Cottage was fantastic, it was exactely what we had looked for."

    Very well appointed, and some really nice 'attention to detail' touches. Within easy reach of local stores, bus routes and walks. We will book again.

    Reviewed by Gary Kirkpatrick5.0Sep 2017

  • "Apart from the dodgy weather we had a great time."

    The cottage was lovely. Comfortable beds. Plenty of hot water and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.8Jun 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Secure bike storage
  • Small decked area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Front door opens directly on to street, children to be supervised
  • Note: Low head height on stairs, low doors to master bedroom and front door and sloping ceilings in bedrooms, care to be taken
  • Note: lawned area not accessible for this property
  • Please Note: Property can't accept bookings which start or end on a Sunday.

The property

This detached property is situated in an elevated position on the edge of the delightful Peak District village of Tideswell.

Featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary features, this cottage boasts stripped wooden floors and is perfect for a family holiday in a delightful Derbyshire village.

As you enter through the front door, you will discover a rustic dining room on your left featuring a warming woodburning stove.

From here, you walk through to a well-equipped modern kitchen with a door to the southwest facing terrace, plus there is a beautifully appointed shower room.

On the other side of the front door is a very comfortable sitting room with a stone fireplace and another woodburning stove, ideal to keep you warm whatever the weather is doing outside.

Head up the narrow stairs to find three lovely bedrooms, one with a beamed ceiling, and also the family bathroom.

Outside the cottage is a small decked area for a morning coffee, whilst just a short stroll will bring you to the centre of Tideswell with a selection of shops and cafes.

Set in the centre of the Peak District National Park, Tideswell is a superb base for discovering fabulous walking and mountain bike trails.

Short drives will bring you to the popular towns of Buxton and Bakewell, or you may wish to spend a day at Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall.

An ideal cottage for a family holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Please Note: Property can't accept bookings which start or end on a Sunday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas