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18th Century Stone Cottage, family and pet friendly in Tideswell

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Tideswell, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, UK - Original Features, Well Equipped. Great Walks, Pets Welcome

Renovated to a high standard with quality furnishings, this delightful terraced holiday cottage is located in the village of Tideswell, known as the Cathedral of the Peaks. With original oak beams and stone fireplace, the cottage offers a comfortable sitting room (with sofabed) and fitted kitchen with dining table/chairs. One twin room & one double room, there is a bathroom with shower over corner bath, washbasin and lavatory. Outhouse with washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Pets welcome. With all local amenities it offers a perfect base from which to explore the many attractions and activities found in the surrounding Peak District National Park. There are many trails nearby for walking and cycling including walks from the door leading to the Monsal Trail. For a day out visit Chatsworth House or the underground caverns at Castleton, Buxton and its Opera House or take a steam train ride on the Peak Railway to Matlock Bath. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards. Free WIFI available.

Lucy Brown
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Lucy Brown

We're Lucy & Andrew and have three children, ages 6, 8 & 10. We live and work in Nottinghamshire and when possible enjoy spending our time in the beautiful Peak District.

Lucy Brown purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Lucy Brown chose Tideswell

Nowhere else in the UK will you find a wide variety of stunning scenery, beautiful places to visit, a wealth of things to see and do and quality places to eat and drink in such a compact area.

Nestling right in the heart of the Peak District, Tideswell is easy to reach and is an ideal location to enjoy a short break or longer stay at any time of the year. Nearby you can visit the famous caverns at Castleton, watch Otters at the Chestnut Centre Conservation Park or visit Freshfields Donkey Village at Peak Forest.

Enjoy a trip to Matlock Bath - featuring the Peak District Mining Museum and the Heights of Abraham, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Derwent Valley from the heights of a cable car. There are also many historic houses and castles including Chatsworth House.

What makes this cottage unique

Tideswell is a perfect location for enjoying both the 'White' peak and 'Dark' peak areas of the Peak District National Park. The village offers everything you need for either a short stay or long holiday and the locals are very friendly and willing to help.

Guests can easily spend their whole stay on superb local walks and activities, (fishing, cycling, rock climbing) that start from the door of the cottage or use the car to travel a short distance to visit the market towns of Ashbourne, Buxton & Bakewell. Or explore one of the many picturesque villages, such as the famous 'Plague' village of Eyam, Ashford in the Water with its ancient sheepwash bridge or Dovedale and the famous stepping stones.

Short Breaks available between November to March.

Free WIFI available.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'This cottage was an excellent find, very well equipped a real home from home. The personal touch from the owners made all the difference. We will definitely be back.'

'A beautiful cottage in a lovely area. The little touches made all the difference. We've had a wonderful stay and we'll definitely be back.'

'Excellent cottage, well equipped with lots of personal touches, great walks from the door. Enjoyed our stay.'
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tideswell in Tideswell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over corner bath, washbasin and lavatory.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Sofabed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: May Cottage is new to the market and has recently been awarded 4 star accreditation. Public footpath 5 yards from the door through fields leading to Millers Dale and the Monsal Trail. Strictly no smoking. Free Wifi available. Outside: Very small yard leading to outhouse. No garden but fields at rear with public access. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedlinen & tea towels are included. Property cleaned and linen changed ready for each booking. Other: Outhouse with washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Small enclosed yard with hosepipe for pets & boots! Retractable washing line.


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18th Century Stone Cottage, family and pet friendly in Tideswell
average rating of 4.4375 based on 17 reviews

Great location for biking and walking. Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great location and lovely cottage. Only downside was shower not too powerful. Excellent otherwise.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Derbyshire get away

  • 4 of 5

We picked this area as it was central to our walking needs. Cottage was great although we didn't get the welcome pack promised. Everything else about the cottage was fine. Good pubs and eating places all very close.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped house. Just what we needed for a short break at this time of the year

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Central for all we needed. Christmas shopping in Buxton and Bakewell. Tideswell is a lovely village, worth a walk round. Everyone was friendly. Will be back

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Great location and a lovely cottage .

  • 5 of 5

Very well situated , lovely walks also plenty to do in the village will be back

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Super cottage- clean, beautifully decorated and lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this as a last minute holiday and were delighted with all aspects of the cottage. It was situated in a lovely village with all the amenities that we needed (bell ringing upon arrival was an added bonus!) The owners were extremely helpful and the cottage was very clean and tidy as well as being well equipped and very well set up for children (travel cot, stair gate, toys, books etc.) We had beautiful weather and were able to explore a new area of the country. Our three year old who doesn't always like being away from home loved it.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at the end of September. The cottage is well-equipped and we had everything we needed. A shame there is no garden - the picture is of the property across the road, however, there was a handy patch of grass at the end of the street for the dog's 4a.m. wee!

There is a handy book of instructions and information but no info about what to do when your husband's enthusiastic cooking sets the smoke alarm off !! But we figured it out.

We visited Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock, all within reasonable driving time, as well as lots of villages roundabout. If you're looking for dog walks, we found it very difficult to find somewhere safe to walk the dog that was also not too onerous for a couple of 'a certain age'. The Monsal trail is flat and lovely but there's an incredibly steep and dangerous drop at one side for much of it and we had to keep our curious dog on the lead for most of the time. There's lots of livestock around, so, again, the dog had to stay on the lead a lot of the time.

We enjoyed some lovely walks and stunning views of a part of the country very different to our own.

I recommend following the trail around the village itself, using the information leaflet in the cottage - it was very interesting.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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The nearest motorways are the M1 & M6, both approximately 40 minutes away. Railway stations are at Buxton and at Bamford, each 10 minutes away. Limited bus service. Manchester International airport approximately 45 minutes away, and East. Midlands Airport 1 hour.


Bakewell 8 miles. Buxton 8 miles. Millers Dale (Monsal Trail) 2 miles. Castleton 6 miles. Edale 1 miles. Eyam 5 miles. Matlock 15 miles. Chatsworth 10 miles. Dovedale 18 miles. Alton Towers 28 miles.

Further Details:

Tideswell is one of the Peak Districts most popular picturesque villages and is an ideal base for walking, cycling and climbing. Within easy reach of nature reserves and close to the popular Monsal Trail, the village is also conveniently located to the nearby market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. The Pennine Bridleway, open to cyclists, walkers and horse riders, also weaves up through the Peak District to the west of Tideswell.

The main feature in the village is it’s magnificent 14th Century church, known locally as ‘The Cathedral of the Peak’. The church was built between 1346 and 1386 and its superb pinnacled tower has dominated the village for over 600 years. The village is also well known for its annual Well Dressing, which starts on the Saturday nearest to the 24th June and continues for a week with carnivals, parades and fun for the whole family.

There is a range of amenities within the village including four pubs, bakery, butchers, post office, chemist, greengrocer, fish & chips, bank and Co-op store. There is also two outdoor childrens play areas. Free wi-fi at The George Hotel.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tideswell, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% of total cost to confirm the booking, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. If the cottage is booked six weeks or less from the start of your holiday we will require the full price. All payments to be by bank transfer or cheque. PLEASE NOTE - our off-peak short breaks are a minimum of 3 nights at a cost of £60 per night to cover our operating costs.

Please email or call for last minute availability & prices.

Changeover Day:
Flexible start days on short breaks. 7 night stay to start on a Saturday. Arrival time after 3pm and on the day of your departure we'd be grateful if you could leave by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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