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Galena Cottage

(Ref. 919707)

Wardlow near Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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100 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Galena Cottage so comfortable and cosy."

    We had a fabulous week there all sleeping so well in the super comfortable beds and enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2024

  • "What a fabulous house, actually didn’t want to leave."

    Total comfort and everything you could possibly need. The view from the the garden was beautiful. Close proximity to Monsal heights with magnificent views and many trails leading off. Definitely worth a visit. Yes the house is on a main road, but honestly the house and views is worth a bit of traffic noise.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location - lambs nearby were a bonus!"

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location."

    Plenty of room for us, our two daughters and their boyfriends. The kitchen was big and had everything we needed, having two lounges with real fires was a real bonus. Would definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had another fantastic holiday at Galena cottage."

    This is a great cottage for dogs, cyclists and walkers. It is warm, cosy and very well equipped. Communication with the owners is very good. A lovely welcome pack is provided. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our first stay at Galena Cottage and very unlikely to be our last!"

    We were surprised by how big and spacious it was inside whilst retaining its period features. The property was full of character and its in a beautiful village within the Peak District with superb walks for the dogs straight from the door and some great views. The house was very well equipped with possibly as well equipped kitchen as we have experienced and lovely touches throughout the house. Very dog friendly with dog beds provided, numerous water bowls and a large enclosed garden for them to run around in. We would certainly recommend Galena cottage for a relaxing week!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property in a lovely location."

    Thank you for the welcome pack. Excellent amount of literature regarding the local area and great range of games and puzzles. The radiator in the kitchen needs to be looked at as we were unable to get it to work and that was the only heating in that room. Some additional draft excluding on the kitchen door would also be beneficial.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2023

  • "Yet again an amazing cottage to spend your holiday at."

    This is our second time at this cottage and have booked a third for next year. It has everything you need for a great stay and very comfortable. We love our walks with the great scenery surrounding the cottage and visiting the old 3 stags head pub is a blast in the past. Thank you for a wonderful cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very warm and cosy for our winter stay, very thoughtful welcome pack and fresh flowers to greet us, and cosy dog beds for our 2 dogs, we had a lovely stay, great place for a get together with friends or family, the only one thing was the kitchen radiator didn't work very well, did call and leave a message but had no response?"

    But didn't spoil our stay would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2023

  • "A superbly equipped property that has maintained its original character."

    Gorgeous views from windows on all sides. Off-road parking for 3 cars a huge bonus. Pet friendly also greatly appreciated. The perfect place for 3 couples plus dog. Local guide books and games an added bonus. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage was one of the best we'd rented through Sykes cottages."

    It was wonderfully clean, and the beds were so comfy, we couldn't fault this cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Very comfortable and homely, everything provided for. Great location for seeing the best of Derbyshire. Disappointed about close location to a busy road making it quite dangerous to walk dogs on footpath. No recycling bins.

    Reviewed by Serena4.7Sep 2023

  • "Galena cottage offers all that is required to make a holiday more than a home from home."

    The cottage offers so much quality and comfort. The kitchen is a real family base and bedrooms are superbly comfortable. Dogs are so well catered for and the secure large garden offers them a real break too. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, and is well equipped, and is comfortable."

    We received a comprehensive welcome pack, which was very thoughtful.There is plenty of space inside and out. The location is really good, and there are plenty of walks and attractions within a short drive. Tideswell has a Co-op and a good fish and chip shop which is very cheap. ( Be prepared for a wait, as they cook to order and it is popular at the weekend) The Yonderman cafe , just down the road is also well worth a visit. All in all, Galena Cottage is highly recommended, we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Deric5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well equipped cottage, great location, lovely walks from cottage, Fabulous holiday"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "We arrived to the most warming welcome pack ever and the most warming cottage."

    We were absolutely thrilled with the overall exterior and interior. The cottage was so comfortable and had all the essentials and amenities that we needed for a wonderful week stay. We have two doggies and they loved the inclosed back garden and believe me so did we. I would inform prior visitors to ensure they pick up their doggie poop so other visitors don’t have to, like we did. Anyway, wonderful stay and we would like to thank the owners greatly. We will certainly be visiting again! Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, very well maintained and perfectly set up to accommodate 3 couples or a family."

    The outdoor space is perfect for dogs and the owners make them feel very welcome with beds and treats. 3 bathrooms and a downstairs toilets support privacy and the walks are amazing. You can walk to the pub in Litton (Red Lion) we had Sunday lunch there. We did then continue our walk to Tideswell where there was a festival on. Great weather really helped, but we were unable to make use of wood burners which means we may return. I recommend whole heartedly.

    Reviewed by Julile4.7Jun 2023

  • "A perfect stay everything we hoped it would be."

    Cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Gardens were large with outstanding views . Would recommend this cottage and would happily return. Also thank you for the welcome pack which included ground coffee , loose tea, wine and flowers.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a great area - central to everything."

    House very comfortable with just a few steps to negotiate inside if you have issues.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4May 2023

  • "Galena is an excellent base for a Peak District stay."

    It’s clean and well equipped. Welcome pack for humans and dogs provided. Convenient for Monsal trail, Bakewell and Chatesworth. We have stayed before and have booked again. Recommended to friends who have also enjoyed their stay.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2023

  • "Galena cottage was wonderful."

    Absolutely everything, and more, had been thought of. It was extremely well equipped, right down to the last detail. The location was ideal for us as we were visiting family. The beds and linen were very comfortable. We'll definitely be booking again.

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Galena Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a spectacular area."

    Most comfortable in every way. Super beds and lounge furniture. Everything we could have needed. Lovely garden space with gorgeous views. A credit to the owners for providing a real home from home. Thank you, we had a fabulous week and even the weather was kind.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2023

  • "We've had another lovely holiday at Galena."

    The cottage is very well equipped, comfy, warm, great for dogs & in a beautiful area. Walked & cycled from the cottage, almost daily walks to Wardlow Hay Cop with the happy dogs. Will be back again soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another great stay at Galena Cottage!"

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Galena is a lovely old cottage in beautiful rural surroundings, very well modernised, with three huge and comfortable beds in the two en suite bedrooms and third bedroom with bathroom two steps away."

    It's secret extra ingredient is in the micro details the owners have deployed - almost every little nice-to-have extra thing you wish you had in other good cottages is actually already in place in Galena. This ranges from kit to make young kids comfy to kit for your dogs, and adult tools. For example really good kitchen equipment, from a range of good oven trays and saucepans, kitchen knives that are actually sharp, a coffee pod machine, right down to small wooden tongs with which to pick toast out of the toaster and little plastic bag clips. Throw in an efficient log burner, with a good supply of logs to make the living room toasty, and it's a real home from home. The views from the kitchen and bedrooms are spectacular green vistas of fields, farms, dry stone walls and distant hills, while the cottage is surrounded by amazing Peak District heights, view points, roadside rivers and plunging valleys. There's no shortage of good pubs and cafes within a very few minutes' drive. But what I enjoyed most in our stay at the end of March was the magnificent tree blossoming right outside the back kitchen window, full of songbirds from blackbirds to so many beautiful little blue tits, goldfinches and others, filling the air with their music. ...and the sheep! You can't miss the sheep grazing peacefully on the slope just above the kitchen window, a few feet behind the cottage's dry stone garden wall, as you graze on your own breakfast. My wife and I and two other couples of very old friends have been hiring lovely cottages together for an annual break for about 15 years, not to mention family holidays, so have plenty of experience. We all agreed Galena Cottage was one of the very best.

    Reviewed by Leon4.1Mar 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable loads of utensils loved it."

    We had a family weekend 6 of us and a small child so it wasnt a walking holiday although the area is fantastic it was a family get together to eat and talk and the property is just great to do what you want. Felt at home the minute we stepped inside it was just so welcoming.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2023

  • "It’s a wonderful cottage."

    We have stayed in it before and have already booked our next visit. It is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. There is a wide selection of local information available, books to read, games to play on bad weather days.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage was amazing!"

    Everything we needed and as described. As it bucketed down with rain most of the weekend it was so nice to come back to a cosy fire and the comfortable living space. So much better than a hotel. Welcome pack and doggie facilities made for a perfect weekend. Will be returning next year for sure. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage with completely secure garden."

    Very dog friendly. Lovely walks from the door into cressbrook Dale. The only disappointment for us was that the cottage is situated right on a busy B road so we were disturbed by traffic noise

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is a great property & very large."

    Very comfortable with lovely beds & furniture. Little extras nice touch. But, it’s always the little things. It said in listing kindling for one fire was provided, but it wasn’t! And only logs for one fire were provided not logs for coal fire and log burner. I would have got some if I’d known, rather than not be able to have a fire. It said in listing dog treats were there, but they were not. The tin opener does not work, not to be able to open tins was a major issue! There were loads of saucepans but no steamer. I think it would be a good idea for property owners stayed in the property for a week, to see exactly what one would need.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped in a great location for walks and hikes around Buxton, Castleton, Edale, Matlock and Bakewell as well as the Monsal Trail."

    Especially appreciated the fencing around the large garden which allowed our dog to play freely and safely.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fantastic holiday cottage in every way."

    The owners provided the most detailed information pack I have ever seen. The cottage itself is beautiful, exceptionally well cared for and equipped with everything you could possibly want. The beds are comfy, the showers are excellent and the garden is perfect for 2 large boisterous dogs.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location for seeing the peak district."

    Would happily come back.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2022

  • "Galena cottage was fantastic, everything we could possibly want was provided and thought of, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Comfortable, clean a very thoughtful welcome package tea, coffee, milk and biscuits, the dogs loved their big fluffy beds and the lovely garden to explore. The weather was even good to us which is probably a first in our 20 + years of staying in the Peak District. We would definitely love to stay again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed in this cottage."

    Wonderful to find standards are still high. New dog beds were a pleasant surprise. Welcome pack always brings a smile. We will be returning, I think that shows we were very impressed

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    We really appreciated the king sized beds and off road parking and the welcome pack. The garden needed a bit of attention but I am sure that will be sorted once the weather improves.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Super cottage in a great location."

    A lovely welcome pack and plenty of space to relax in.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fab cottage so cozy plenty of space for a family or 3 couples."

    In a beautiful part of the Peak District with good pubs a short drive away and an great cafe a 10 minute walk. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent location, cottage was very clean on arrival and very well equipped."

    The tumble dryer was a blessing on a rainy February week. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and roomy."

    There is everything you could need in the kitchen and the welcome coffee, tea, wine etc were very thoughtful. Nice big garden and the sheep in the adjoining field came down to say hello. We particularly appreciated the dog supplies, dog beds (which they loved), bowls etc. Thank you for a lovely visit.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a superb find, Galena Cottage has to be one of the warmest and best equipped cottages we have stayed in, great location and some fabulous walks straight from the door, we enjoyed our stay that much we have rebooked for a summer stay."

    .would most definitely recommend

    Thanks Rebecca for the great feedback, it's very much appreciated and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "It is a lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even with storm Arwen raging.

    Thank you Dorothy, this is very much appreciated and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope you stayed nice and toasty with the log burner :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Nov 2021

  • "The garden was described as dog friendly."

    There was a gap in the fencing. R side of toaster broken. 1 switch on oven broken on arrival. But a comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings. Owners very helpful.

    Hi Mrs Shannon, we're really pleased that you enjoyed Derbyshire and the Cottage and so sorry about the toaster, nothing had been reported by the previous guests, we'll get a replacement arranged. Again nothing had been previously reported about the oven switch, again we'll get this sorted. Could you let me know where the gap is please and again we will get this addressed. Many thanks ELaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy3.8Oct 2021

  • "Galena Cottage was enjoyed by all our family."

    "What a lovely cottage" was one comment from one member. Think we had everything we needed , we were probably in more than normal as weather not too good. In summer it will be lovely to sit out on all the seats and take in the views. Added bonus of a visit from the cows and sheep at breakfast!

    Hi Alison, so sorry for the late reply, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, the Cows and Sheep are really friendly in the back field :). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was definitely a home from home for the few days we were there."

    Every effort was made to make the weekend special, so thank you so very much. We all had a lot of fun, and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "I really dislike Sykes Cottages email style."

    The no-reply format is not helpful. You asked me a while ago who would be staying in our cottage and I was unable to list everyone as we had 2 different groups staying for 3 nights each. There was no facility to let you know about that. You have already asked me who is coming on future booked holidays but the answer is "I don't know yet". I book well in advance and only ask friends nearer the time. Ask me a week before we go. In general Sykes Cottages sends far too many emails. I will approach you when I am looking to book my next holiday. I do not require weekly emails.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Galena Cottage is lovely, clean, well equipped and cosy."

    The owners go out of their way to provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is a good location within easy access of everything we wanted to do and is a good location to mountain bike from. It also has good, secure bike storage. We would rent this cottage again and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with fantastic facilities, everything you could possibly need was catered for."

    Great garden, secure for medium to large dogs, and plenty of parking space. Numerous walks from the property and a cafe within walking distance. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Owners were very approachable and friendly."

    The cottage was excellent and suited our party very well. Will definitely be returning there.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our third stay at Galena Cottage."

    All very comfortable and homely. We seemed to be plagued by flies on this occasion - lots of them, inside the house, on arrival, taking 3 days of repeated spraying to eradicate. This property has fly guards on all the windows. Perhaps the cleaners had not put them down? However, we did not allow them to detract from our stay and we are looking forward to our next one in 2021.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Really great location for the Peak District, excellent cottage with excellent facilities."

    The only feedback we have is that the only downside was that the cottage was on a semi busy B road where the cars and other large vehicles drove very fast. Not good if you have dogs who aren’t very good with traffic as the nearest public footpath is a short walk along the busy main road.

    Reviewed by claire4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage with great facilities in a beautiful location."

    Would have been nice to have a bbq provided but we managed with disposables so this would not put me off booking again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage and."

    Very pet friendly

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2020

  • "Second stay at Galena Cottage Fantastic welcome Fabulous spacious cottage ..."

    Second stay at Galena Cottage Fantastic welcome Fabulous spacious cottage ideal for three couples Great pubs for food nearby

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "My friends and I (3 couples) have stayed in a number of wonderful Sykes cottages over the past 10 years across the UK."

    We all agree that Galena Cottage is the best! Before we arrived the owners sent us very detailed information about the history of the cottage and the location. They provided information about local pubs, restaurants and cafes and these were all excellent. The cottage itself is immaculately clean throughout. The fixtures and furnishings are all of a very high standard.The accommodation is such that we were able to spread ourselves across two lounges. This enabled quiet conversations with friends in the small snug area and we all used the the many games provided in the other lounge. The location is spectacular with views across the peaks. We were able to access excellent walks in the peaks from the cottage We plan to return and have already recommended the cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jan 2020

  • "We all loved galena cottage warm and welcoming, very dog friendly and everything ..."

    We all loved galena cottage warm and welcoming, very dog friendly and everything you could possibly need one of best cottage we have stayed in will definitely be back thank you 5 adults and 1 chocs Labrador

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is well equipped - however the lounge and snug need a refurb - the lounge could be made more comfortable by throws etc."

    ..., the snug,a new carpet! -the beds are comfortable enough but, as you would expect the floorboards creak a lot due to the age of the property. The cottage is homely and the village is great for walks, can recommend the Yondermans cafe at the bottom of the hill. Bakewell,Tideswell and Eyam were great places to visit -all in all a great Christmas break.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owners are always looking to improve the quality of the cottage and to enhance the experience of their guests. As the cottage had a refurbishment only 4 weeks before you arrived, we were surprised to read some of the content. We agree and are sorry that the carpet in the snug was not perfect, this was due to the owner not being able to replace the carpet in time for your stay as this was damaged previously just before your stay. A new carpet is on order and will be replaced as soon as possible. We feel that the snug and lounge is warm and cosy with plenty of fresh soft furnishings. Again we thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again at Galena Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful, warm, clean and exceptionally well equipped."

    The kitchen has everything you could want. We had a fantastic time, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Dec 2019

  • "This cottage is ideally located near Monsal Head and is close to Ashford in the Water and Litton Dale, so it makes a great place to stay to go on great rambles."

    The cottage is super dog friendly and the owners are extremely helpful and responsive. When we arrived on a cold wet late afternoon the heating had been turned on and it was cosy warm and very inviting. Having a washing machine and dryer was very useful for muddy clothes after a day out in the hills. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, but it is walking distance to the yondermann cafe at the end of the road if you dont want to cook breakfast. The only comment I would make is the steps to the garden perhaps need rethinking. They are deep and steep and very slippery. Ideally they could be changed to provide more steps on a slower slope so that they are more child/elderly friendly. But if you have very young children you need to watch them on the steps. Other than that, its an amazing place and I would go back definitely.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2019

  • "Exceeded all expectations."

    ..will definitely recommend to friends and hopefully return next year!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2019

  • "Slightly quirky layout but extremely well appointed with quality kitchen and bedrooms."

    Very comfortable beds

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and location."

    Perfect for our stay. Welcome pack was a lovely touch. Everything we needed was on hand Brilliant

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2019

  • "Warm, comfortable, well equipped, welcoming"

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Sep 2019

  • "Superbly equipped and well arranged cottage in Wardlow."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable throughout. One of the best we have stayed in. Dogs especially catered for with dog beds, bowls and treats all provided. Traffic noise from the road at the front the only downside, especially early in the morning.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfectly located, only a short drive from our places of interest and many great walks."

    It was an ideal little cottage with all we needed. We’ll definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was so homely and well fitted even dogs were well catered for I took two parrots so they didn't need them!"

    Our welcome pack was great too in a lovely location beautifull area with so much to do lovely quiet garden with beautifull views nice comfy beds and nice linen and soft towels everything we could have wished for thankyou kind regards lynn

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and brilliant for our family gathering of 3 couples - fantastic to find somewhere with 3 double rooms that was so conveniently positioned."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great location and particularly welcoming of dogs."

    Lots of downstairs space for the family to sierras out. The only issue we had was the wi-fi which was down most of the time. Not a massive problem as we all had phones with data but might be more problematic for some.

    Reviewed by G4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you would need is there ."

    . very comfortable beds and sitting rooms and kitchen are excellent. Would recommend for anyone who loves walking or cycling, plenty of walks from the cottage and the Mondale Trail / Dovedale Trails are very close in proximity.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2019

  • "Galena Cottage is full of character and is a quality holiday letting."

    Fixtures and fittings are first rate in a cottage that has been adapted and updated for holiday hire. In addition to the stunning Peak District scenery, there is a lot to do in the local area based on Wardlow; and there is excellent signposting to local attractions and activities in the landlords 'welcome pack' that is e-mailed 2-4 weeks before arrival and supplemented by many flyers in the cottage. There are numerous excellent hostelries within 15-20 minutes driving but the The Stags Heads that is within walking distance comes with 'health warnings' from other local: "the landlord is eccentric and taciturn, make sure you shut the door, they don't 'do' mobile phones and don't ask for lager". We didn't experience any of this because the pub was not open at either lunch time or early evening (1900) on a Thursday, or perhaps they saw us coming and locked the door. Since returning home I've found on the Good Pub Guide, "only open Fri evening and all day weekends". Finally, if you don't love the cottage and enjoy the local area you will be in a very small minority.

    Reviewed by Mary Beth5.0Apr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage, very spacious for our Grandchildren to explore"

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Apr 2019

  • "From initial booking through to duration of our time at Galena, everything was simply faultless."

    The owners were quick to respond to queries, the cottage exceeded our expectations as regards cleanliness, size and amenities. Its location is idyllic in terms of views and cycle rides from the cottage and from everything to the logs for the fire, the dry storage for our bikes, the welcome for our dog and the hamper on arrival, our experience has been simply amazing. A holiday to remember, thank you so much and my family and I are forever grateful.

    Reviewed by Kendra5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage was warm and comfortable, very clean and well-appointed."

    There was nothing lacking in any aspect ... a wonderful kitchen , lovely beds, bedding and towels. A welcome pack , including milk, butter, bread and wine was a kind thought . My little dog had his own welcome pack too, with toys, treats, poo bags etc..... most unexpected. The cottage was situated within a short drive to Chatsworth and lovely walks across fields from the door. Altogether a lovely cottage which I would be very happy to book again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The super king sized beds were extremely comfortable. The house was spacious and well equipped and the personal touches such as the welcome hamper for us and for our dog were greatly appreciated. We would return and would thoroughly recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent location, great cottage."

    Warm, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was spacious and well presented with good equipment , comfortable beds, plenty of lounge furniture and an excellent bright kitchen."

    Enough parking for 3 cars and in ideal position to find walks straight from the house.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "The description of the cottage was accurate, which was great."

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Directions from the owners were clear, no problems finding it. Lovely walk from the door one day and board game afternoon the other - perfect. Only slight worry was that we couldn't find a brush etc to sweep up around log burner or front entrance (muddy boots) - so felt bad leaving that for cleaners. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2019

  • "A very well equipped ultra comfortable cottage (even the dog beds were plush!"

    ) in the perfect location for us. Very dog friendly and that means a lot to me. I didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jan 2019

  • "Galena cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Best cottage we have stayed in. Wonderfully comfortable beds and bedding. Never been to such a well equipped cottage before - like home from home. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Every aspect of our holiday was excellent."

    From the booking process through to our cottage information was first class so that we got the most out of our stay. Galena cottage is a gem, extremely well fitted out and presented with everything we could want. The welcome pack was most thoughtful and our dog enjoyed his treats too. We really enjoyed the log burner as the evenings became cooler. It is in a perfect location for exploring the Peak District and we will definitely be returning to stay at Galena cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage that catered for every minute detail for both humans and dogs."

    We would love to return to this fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2018

  • "As there were six of us and a baby it was perfect because it was so spacious."

    It was also very well equipped and we loved the large kitchen. The beds were also very comfortable with plenty of storage. We also liked the garden and the beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "The house was amazing."

    Had everything you need and more. The location was stunning

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2018

  • "What an amazing find."

    This cottage was homely, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. We were a party of two couples and two singles and this cottage was just perfect for us. the couples had the rooms with ensuite and the singles the large family bathroom. There was so much space that we didn't actually use the snug. The standard of everything was top rate from the bed linen and towels to the cookware and crockery. I can't tell you how pleased we all were to see plenty of large mugs, in fact there was plenty of everything . The welcome pack and toiletries were another nice touch. we were still finding other nice touches on the day we left, there is nothing more we could wish for. We go on this type of holiday every year , the girls go walking/shopping and the boys cycle.( we are all the wrong side of 60, 70 and one 80) We found plenty to do , nice pubs close by , The Anchor in get to top award from us. The cottage has set a very high bench mark for us. We like to try new places but we have all said we would like to return here, maybe have a winter break.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped comfortable cottage."

    Everything done to a very high standard. Lovely area and surroundings. Very helpful when requesting a change over wuth the beds. I highlly recommebd Galena Cottage to all. X

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Would happily return to this property if we wanted to holiday in Derbyshire again."

    3 couples fitted very easily - plenty of washroom facilities and seating. 'Snug' very useful as an addition to the lounge space. We had to make a request for detailed information and arrival arrangements which should have been sent earlier but when they came they were very full and helpful. Property had been properly described in the publicity literature and met all our expectations (which were high). The location was perfect for exploring some of the delightful Derbyshire villages nearby - well-dressing villages in particular. Literature did refer to internal steps but this is something elderly or less mobile visitors will need to be aware of. Care is needed both inside and to access the back door. Owners were delightful and very helpful in sorting out a problem with the TV.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2018

  • "There are a lot of steps inside the cottage, to get into any room you either have to go up or down anywhere between 1-3 steps, I feel that this may be awkward for somebody who is not very mobile."

    Having said this the cottage details state that there are steps inside the cottage. Galena is a lovely cottage and we would not hesitate to renting this cottage in the future. Galena cottage is situated in a rural location and not very far from all local attractions.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2018

  • "A great cottage for 3 couples to stay at as all the beds are large and very comfortable with their own bathrooms (2 en suite)."

    Very well positioned to visit both white and dark peak areas. Cressbrookdale is a great walk from the front door and was filled with flowers - both orchids and cowslips.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4May 2018

  • "Galena Cottage was perfect for our stay."

    It was tastefully decorated and they have put a lot of thought and effort in to the cottage as there was everything you could possibly need. 3 good sized bedrooms- 2 ensuite which left the main bathroom to be used by the other bedroom. Downstairs toilet and utility. Having 2 rooms was perfect as it meant we were not all on top of each other and had our own space. Location was excellent- walks from the door and a short ride in the car from Bakewell. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2018

  • "Another great holiday booked through Sykesb"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in beautiful part of the country."

    Cottage owners had taken everything into consideration for the perfect break and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2017

  • "This holiday cottage is fantastic, very well-equipped and in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2017

  • "Away from the madding crowd."

    Great views, everything to hand in the property and good location for walking

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and great owners to deal with."

    Fab place to take dogs. Would definitely go back :)

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Mar 2017

  • "Ample bathroom space, and a big friendly kitchen."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2017

  • "Perfect, comfortable and snug cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped in a great location. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2017

  • "I was at the cottage for 3 nights, it was my hen do with my oldest and dearest friends as I'm getting married this week."

    It was beautifully furnished and had plenty of room for 6 of us and 2 dogs. I loved the little touches- dog bowls, collars and treats for our pets, wine , bread and milk for the adults. The kitchen was well equipped as were the bathrooms. The views surrounding the house were spectacular. It's ideally located to Monsal Head were we went walking. I would love to come back at some stage. Thank you for a great memorable hen do.

    Reviewed by Amina5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Furnished to a high standard. Very clean.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a glorious week in this comfortable , well thought out, very well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage."

    Beds and sofas were super and comfortable and kitchen pretty and welcoming. The location was good for us, we were looking for good walks and were spoilt for choice, it was very helpful having OS maps of the area on the walls. The owners had thought of and provided everything we and the dog might need. Thank you for a wonderful week. PS I stupidly left a dressing gown* on the back of our bedroom door, ( the room was called Topley Pike) Please could you ask the housekeeper / cleaner whether it would be possible to post it back to me? I would be happy to pay postage costs. * pale blue and white cotton long dressing gown, made by a company called Indian Runner Many thanks , Sarah

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8Sep 2016

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  • Three super king-size double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request), two with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug (seats 5) with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Range with 2 x electric ovens, 6-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for stove and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 10 mins walk. Note: There are 3 steps from kitchen to lounge, 1 step from lounge to hall & 2 steps into the bedroom.

The property

Tideswell 3 miles.

A lovely, spacious detached cottage with excellent views and extensive gardens in the rural village of Wardlow, close to Tideswell.

This delightful cottage is perfectly placed for families or groups to enjoy the very best that the Peak District National Park has to offer.

This attractive cottage has been sympathetically modernised with a tasteful combination of contemporary furniture and soft furnishings.

Many of the original period features, such as beamed ceilings and quarry tile floors, have been preserved.

The three bedrooms, two of which have en-suite showers, are spacious with lovely views, and can be offered as super king-size doubles or twin beds, making the cottage very adaptable to the particular needs of your family or group.

Also the family bathroom is a great place for a luxurious soak or tired muscle therapy.

The farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area is an ideal place to gather for a hearty meal, while your group debates which of the myriad of things to do next.

There is an attractive sitting room with woodburning stove, as well as a snug with open fireplace, if you wish to be far from the madding crowd.

The utility room and the two halls means there’s plenty of space to hang up coats and park muddy boots, and there’s even a bed and supply of toys for Fido!

Outside, the extensive gardens, with open views of the surrounding countryside, afford maximum sun worship.

If you are either a mountain or road cyclist, you will already know that this part of the world is a two-wheel heaven, so it’s good to know there is also a garage where your trusty steed can be stabled securely.

A large choice of pubs, eateries and shops are available in the neighbouring pretty villages of Ashford-in-the-Water, Great Longstone and Tideswell.

With fantastic walks, rides, and tourist attractions all within easy reach, this is a cottage which can offer a superb holiday at any time of year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas