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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is clean and well located in the village and the wider Peak District."

    It is reasonably well provided for in terms of equipment. Comfortable it is not. The sofas are very cheap and uncomfortable for even a reasonable period. The mattresses on the singles are truly awful, with the front double not being much better. The springs come through making for a very uncomfortable night; whilst the front is better it is still not great. There is a VERY unpleasant smell in the bathroom of damp and urine. This is not a failure of cleanliness, but maintenance. Broken remote TV control - how much does it cost to replace? Attitude of the owner is terrible. A failure in communication led to us having to wait 5 hours to gain entrance. Owner failed to answer over 12 phone calls/texts. This is treated as a hobby not a business and is reflected in the cheap furnishings, damp and broken remote.

    We were saddened to read this review which does not reflect all the positive and excellent reviews that we have had regarding our cottage. We would like to respond to your various points as our aim is for everyone to have a lovely time in our home while staying in this stunning area and we particularly care about what is said, taking all feedback seriously. In regard to the furniture, the sofa next to the radiator in the lounge is actually from a highly regarded furniture shop (Ponsfords in Sheffield). We accept that the comfort of furniture is down to personal taste and we are sorry that you found the sofas uncomfortable. With regard to the beds, we would like to point out that we offer accommodation for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms; you booked for 2 people and did not mention the comfort of the king size bed in the master bedroom which is a mystery to us. As we use the cottage with our family, we have slept in all the beds, but will of course look at this again. The smell in the bathroom was certainly news to us, as no other guests have found this to be the case and we have not recognised this as an issue when we have stayed on a fairly regular basis. We have just been to Rosskeen again for another maintenance visit since your stay (Oct 23) and could not smell what you describe. We were pleased that you thought the property was extremely clean but we have to disagree about the smell of urine. We stayed in the cottage to do maintenance three weeks before you stayed and replaced the remote control with a brand new one. It was purchased from Amazon on 16th August 23 before your stay in September. In October on a further visit, I checked the remote as soon as we arrived at the cottage. On turning on the TV I was able to change all the channels with no problem at all; therefore the remote control was certainly usable. However when I turned it over, I noticed that someone had stuck the back on (where the batteries are placed) with blue tack and sellotape. It appears therefore that guests prior to you at some point between the middle of August and your stay in September must have broken the catches on the back but not informed us. This however, did not affect the use of the TV at all. As we are sure you will appreciate, we are totally reliant on communication so that we can fix things as quickly as possible. Had you told us we could have (and would have) sent a replacement to you during your stay. Incidentally, a second new one has now been ordered for the next guests. We totally accept that there was a particular issue upon your arrival in relation to the key collection and changeover. We fully accepted at the time that there had been a breakdown in communication and apologised profusely for the inconvenience caused, responding as soon as we found your answerphone message. We were saddened that you did not mention in your review that when we made contact, we offered you an extra night in our cottage free of charge, (which you were unable to take) as we totally understood and empathised with your frustration at not being able to enter the cottage at the agreed time. We then offered you a later check-out time so that you had full use of the cottage on your day of departure, which you did not respond to. You received a free meal at the George Hotel in the village which we hope you enjoyed as recompense for this unprecedented situation. During that first evening we asked you to let us know, once you were settled, if there were any issues. You chose not to do this but to write your grievances in a public review after your stay when it was then too late for us to act. We are extremely sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Rosskeen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2023

  • "Great position."

    Super walks from the door. Plenty of places for good food. Bookshop that could delay walking.

    Many thanks for this positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location at the heart of Tideswell."

    Rosskeen has everything you need for a comfortable stay, with well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a nice outdoor seating area. Pubs, shops and chippy all within walking distance.

    We are pleased to hear you had a positive stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2023

  • "A pleasant cottage well positioned for good walks in the Peak District."

    The village is interesting with sufficient shops and eating places. Would consider using cottage again

    We are pleased to hear you would consider rebooking Rosskeen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2023

  • "Rosskeen is a lovely cottage, a delight to come home to at the end of a hard days walking or general sightseeing."

    It is well located in close proximity to all amenities in Tideswell. I would not hesitate to rebook or to recommend it to others.

    We are delighted to hear this feedback, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful break, The cottage was great , Very well equipped, Would have no problem staying again ."

    Thank you

    Many thanks for the positive feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay."

    Instructions were very useful. It was ideal for the 5 of us. comfortable and well equipped. thanks

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2022

  • "We had a great week here at Rosskeen, a lovely cottage well equipped with all you need."

    Tideswell is a lovely village and we recommend Elliotts chippy

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "A very cosy conveniently situated house from where we enjoyed 3 days of great walks."

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas break at Rosskeen, the cottage had been decorated a little by the owners for Christmas which was very much appreciated!"

    The cottage is lovely, well equipped, clean and the open fire was great to have given the time of year. The cottage is in an excellent location for access to the village shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "Comfortable , cosy and well equipped cottage."

    A perfect base from which to explore the amazing Derbyshire Dales !!

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped and in a great location."

    The owners were especially brilliant when sadly our holiday had to end unexpectedly early.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location in Tideswell."

    We had everything we needed and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by CathrynApr 2021

  • "Had a lovely long weekend in Rosskeen Cottage."

    The photos do not do the cottage full justice as it is very spacious and well equipped with everything you need and more for a self catering holiday. We were there for an 80th birthday celebration and not only was the cottage perfect for the 5 of us but Tideswell village also has everything you need and all within 5 minutes walk from the cottage. Lots of lovely walks available from the village too. We would definitely stay in this cottage again and certainly want to explore more of the area.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2020

  • "Had a good short holiday"

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2020

  • "It was in a central location nice village location."

    Quite Road good shower would stay there again.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "A disappointing start."

    After a long drive we arrived but no key left in the agreed location. After ringing the owner we had to wait 20 minutes for the cleaner to arrive to let us in. We then discovered the property hadn't been cleaned so we had to wait a further 45 minutes for this to be undertaken. Very surprising given Covid considerations! The remainder of our stay went as planned. The cottage is an in an ideal location and well equipped.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Already told people about your company"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, good communication from owner, well stocked kitchen (pots, pans, plates, glasses etc)."

    Great location too; a scenic town in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "A lovely cottage the owner had thought of everything required it was extremely warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "The cottage is centrally placed in Tideswell which is a great place for exploring the Peak District."

    The cottage is well equipped and was very comfortable. The owner was very helpful during our stay and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2019

  • "The house was very conveniently located with ample available parking in the market place."

    The house was very well equipped and we throughly enjoyed our stay. The hosts were helpful in providing a travel cot at short notice for our 12 month old baby. We would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by NicoleAug 2019

  • "Rosskeen is a lovely home in the gorgeous town of Tideswell."

    The location is excellent for exploring the Peak District. The house itself is clean and tidy. The kitchen was well stocked with all the right things you need for a week away.

    Reviewed by LizApr 2019

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Very well equipped with excellent wifi. Three roomy bedrooms and a cosy lounge. Kitchen has all you would need and the cottage is clean and well kept. The first floor double bed is a little hard but the attic bedroom is lovely and comfortable and surprisingly warm in winter. There was an issue with the television which was not a big deal for us at all but the owners insisted on replacing the TV and even sending an engineer when the new installation didn't work. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "The owners made Christmas in the cottage enjoyable with decorations, a gift box of biscuits and similar."

    Thanks to them.

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2018

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "We booked Rosskeen for 1 month and sadly it did not meet expectations in cleanliness and comfort."

    The lounge was small and not homely with a sofa which did not support your back and a TV which was out of date many years ago. The DVD player did not work either. The carpet in the hallway was filthy and my wife scrubbed it and it is now cleaner than when we arrived. Many cobwebs in the house, left a few for the cleaner behind the curtain near the back door. Cost £1969 and not worth it. No issues with Tideswell a very pretty village. *****OWNER RESPONSE***** We are very sorry to hear these comments about our cottage. We were aware you were staying for 27 nights and invited you to contact us with any issues or questions. We therefore feel saddened that you didn't contact us at all while you were in the cottage. The cottage is extremely well equipped and, as we regularly stay there ourselves, we feel able to say from experience how it may work for guests. We did offer a cleaner for the house during your stay but this offer was declined: we did however provide you with fresh sheets so that you could change the beds if you so wished. It is expected that after one month in any property cobwebs will appear, this is natural. It is interesting to note we actually stayed in the cottage the week before you arrived and also stayed for the weekend after you left and so feel very well equipped to comment that the cottage was extremely clean.In relation to the other points you raise; we tested the DVD player: the switch was turned off at the plug on the extension lead and just needed to be turned on. The TV has a good picture and a Talk Talk box has been installed so that digital freeview channels can be viewed: This area of Derbyshire was one of the last to have the analogue signal switched off. We were surprised by your comments in relation to the lounge. It is a typical Derbyshire stone cottage which features a cosy lounge. We have ensured however that there is seating for six people. The sofas all have proper backs and you may not have noticed but the black sofa is a recent addition to the cottage (and is different from the small brown sofa pictured on the website and much more comfortable). The second sofa nearer the window is also comfortable and can in fact be made into a chaise longue with the addition of the footstool which adds a new dimension if so needed. The bedrooms are very spacious and the kitchen diner is a nice size. We have had many highly positive and lovely reviews with repeat bookings and therefore felt the need to respond particularly due to your insistence that your comments were published. However it has saddened us that you chose to air these views so publicly without giving us any opportunity to help you during your stay. *****

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "Good place to stay, nicely maintained."

    Just one thing that the bathroom door lock was not working - so basically you can't lock the door from inside.

    Reviewed by AnkitMay 2018

  • "Very good stay for the 6 of us, just parked outside with our two cars, no problems."

    Front wall needs some attention, leaning towards road.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2018

  • "The cottage is ideally located, near to pubs and shops."

    Lovely walks from the door. Cosy and comfortable. We were very pleased by the response from the owner - and from Sykes - when we had to unexpectedly stay an extra night due to heavy snow. I would stay here again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by LoisMar 2018

  • "Great cottage in picturesque village with well stocked kitchen."

    We'd stay again.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was very good,the instructions inside were very helpful."

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2017

  • "Really good base for walking and local amenities were excellent."

    Reviewed by PMar 2017

  • "Amenities in cottage good And very pretty Central village tideswell with pubs and co op and other small shops"

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2016

  • "Perfect stay thank you, comfy, warm, nice facilities, everything you could ask for, apart from it rained nearly all week."

    Beautiful area and countryside. The only reason we wouldn't re-book is life's too short and the worlds to big to go to the same place twice! Shops are a bit rubbish in Tideswell, very small and basic Co-Op. Best fish and chips from Corner Chippy. Lovely walks everywhere. Would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by BrendonAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and sloped ceiling, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburner-effect gas fire
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Additional parking in market place opposite cottage
  • Rear tiered patio (10 wooden steps to upper level), side decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to tiered patio, children should be supervised
  • Please note: this property does not accept parties of workers.

The property

A lovely end-terrace cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire village of Tideswell.

Comfortably furnished throughout to provide cosy accommodation, the cottage is just the place for families to use as a base to discover the glorious Peak District.

Set over three floors, you will find two lovely double bedrooms and a twin room and downstairs offers a living room and kitchen/dining room to relax in after day of exploration.

Outside the cottage is plenty of space to enjoy, with a tiered rear patio and side decked area with furniture, all ready for an evening drink or your morning cup of tea!

Just on the doorstep, Tideswell has some good pubs and places to eat, individual curiosity shops, and an ice cream parlour.

Beyond Tideswell, the whole of Derbyshire and the Peak District are just waiting to be explored from your cottage, with excellent walking and cycling on offer.

The spa town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell are just a short drive, while the imposing Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are nearby, along with a fantastic array of attractions to take your pick from!

A lovely cottage base for your Peak District break all year round.

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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: this property does not accept parties of workers.

Please note: The open fire is not in use

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas