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Lower Lodge

Cressbrook near Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 957515)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Joyce

    “We've previously had very good ...”

    We've previously had very good experiences with Sykes Cottages. Lower Lodge was warm, the view was lovely and the bed and sofa were very comfy. However, while I feel it would be fine for a night or two as accommodation for a wedding in the main house (which is one of the ways in which it is pitched) , it is less suitable for a longer stay. We are walkers and were there for 4 days. ...

    We've previously had very good experiences with Sykes Cottages. Lower Lodge was warm, the view was lovely and the bed and sofa were very comfy. However, while I feel it would be fine for a night or two as accommodation for a wedding in the main house (which is one of the ways in which it is pitched) , it is less suitable for a longer stay. We are walkers and were there for 4 days. Lots of things that seem fairly basic to us were absent. For example: - nowhere to hang coats. A few hooks on the back of a door would have meant we didn't have dripping coats draped over chairs. A couple of hooks in the large porch would provide somewhere to hang wet weather gear. -very little provision for clothes storage: five small bedside drawers and a few hooks. No hangers. No room in the bedroom for both suitcases where most of our clothes had to be kept. Maybe underbed storage would help. -2 of the 5 light bulbs in the central living room light weren't working - very little in the way of basic supplies e. there was a cruet but it was totally empty. Who takes salt on holiday? Most cottages provide this, plus a small quantity of oil, maybe some sauces etc to facilitate self catering. There was a presentation box of assorted tea bags and a few coffee and sugar sachets. -no mirror over the sink made wet shaving awkward for my husband -There was a DVD player but no DVDs -no books at all -No visitors' book, which usually provides invaluable recommendations about local places to eat and shop. Really missed this. -wifi was extremely sporadic and totally non functioning in the mornings when we were planning our day. Couldn't use the Sykes App much in consequence -no welcome note or any of those personal touches that make a difference. Every other place we've stayed over many years of self catering has left a welcome note or card, often a posy of fresh flowers and a treat such as a cake, a pot of local jam, sometimes even a bottle of wine. And this has been true of less expensive cottages. All in all it was not a very homely place to spend much time in. I think they need to spend more effort if they don't just want to use the Lodge for brief stays by wedding guests who just need somewhere to sleep, change, and buy their 'breakfast at the Hall' which is prominently advertised in the kitchen.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Cressbrook Hall Cottages

These charming character cottages are set in 23 acres of secluded park and woodland with spectacular views over the waters of Water-cum-Jolly Dale and the River Wye in the Peak District National Park, just 5 miles from the attractive little market town of Bakewell. Cressbrook Hall is an impressive Grade II listed Tudor-style mansion, built in 1835 during the reign of William IV, and a perfect holiday location - from romantic getaways for couples to large family get-togethers and even weddings and corporate events. Offering stylish accommodation with panoramic views of The Monsal Trail, Upperdale, the village of Cressbrook, and the River Wye, guests have the choice of seven individual beautifully-appointed properties, including a wing of the main Hall. There is a choice of 3 converted gardeners buildings set in a Victorian walled garden with stunning views over the valley, 3 traditional properties set around the Tudor-style Lodge, again with spectacular views - this time of the River Wye, and finally a wing of the main hall overlooking the formal gardens. Guests can also enjoy the perfect angling holiday in the clear waters of the internationally-famous River Wye, which runs alongside the grounds of the Hall. For those guests who prefer a more active holiday, mountaineering, caving, mountain biking, hang gliding, sailing, canoeing, orienteering, abseiling and hiking are all available nearby. Of course, you could just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings and even have your breakfast cooked for you each morning. This group of wonderful holiday cottages will provide a memorable holiday at any time of the year, as you relax in the superb surroundings with stunning views.

The property

This Tudor-style lodge is set above the river alongside Rubicon Retreat and Hidesaway, all offering panoramic views of the River Wye and valley.

Lower Lodge is a character, traditionally-furnished one bedroomed property, ideal for romantic getaways.

The cosy living room has an open fire and a comfy sofa, perfect for those chilly winter evenings.

There is a spacious kitchen off the living room complete with a table and not forgetting the river views.

Up the stairs is a double bedroom with a high sloping ceiling and across the landing is a quirky, luxury bathroom.

In the bathroom is a stand-alone roll-top bath, a shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Outside there is a large shared terrace with stunning river views.

Note: This property can be booked with the two adjacent properties Refs 957498 and 957497, together they sleep 13.

It can also be booked with the other properties on the estate Refs 957496, 957500, 957501, 957502, together they sleep 37.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Shared use of washing machine and tumble dyer in external utility
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking within estate grounds
  • Shared use of own patio and shared use of communal grounds within the estate, including swings, football pitch and BBQ area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are steep stairs to the first floor and 4 steps up to the bathroom
  • This property is unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: River and pond easily accessible, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Breakfast can be ordered from the main Hall at an extra charge
  • Note: Fishing day tickets can be purchased – please ask the owner for more details
  • Note: WiFi suitable for browsing.

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About the location


Tideswell 3 miles; Bakewell 4 miles.

Cressbrook is located on the River Wye and its focal point is the wonderful mill, which was built in 1779 by the famous Richard Arkwright. The surrounding area has some of the prettiest scenery in the Peak District. Follow the footpath upstream of Cressbrook Mill to Water-cum-Jolly, a beautiful river gorge with fine limestone cliffs, which is superb for rock climbers, birdwatchers and walkers. North of the mill lies the lane to Ravensdale, which is adjacent to Cressbrook Dale, a fine gorge-like limestone dale with numerous crags and the remains of several lead mines. Cressbrook Dale is a National Nature Reserve renowned for its range of rare flowers. South of the mill you pass through the lovely Upper Dale and Nether Dale leading up to the famous landmark of Monsal Head, which is on the Monsal Trail. This provides a wonderful “behind the scenes” view of this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Close by is the lovely little village of Litton, which has a village green outside the wonderful food-serving pub, The Red Lion, and a well-stocked village shop. Visit nearby Tideswell in the heart of the Peak District National Park with its fine church dedicated to St John the Baptist, known as "The Cathedral of the Peak", country inns, local eateries, wells dressing and carnival wakes. There is excellent walking with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south, while Mam Tor and Castleton are only a few miles away with the popular Spa town of Buxton a 25 minute drive.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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