Cottage in Tideswell, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, UK - Original Features, Well Equipped. Great Walks, Pets Welcome
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. Website - www.maycottage-tideswell.co.uk
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
lovely little cottage
We had a great time loads of walks from the door with our dog, in a really nice village. Will stay again. Must mention a couple of the pubs tried over charging for drinks and meals could have been mistakes not to sure.
The property is furnished with quality furniture.
First impressions were good. Nice, clean and tidy. A welcome pack was there on our arrival. Tea and biccies where much needed after a 5:30 car journey with the dogs. Loads of information regarding the cottage, local walks and walks further afield.
On closer inspection we found the bathroom was dusty where the cleaner had missed the edges of the tiles but this was only surface dirt. Overall a nice little cottage. On emptying our cases and putting empty cases in the downstairs cupboard we found a sign requesting that pets be kept downstairs and off the furniture. We had checked before booking that our 5 dogs would be allowed in the property and this was the first notice we had had regarding no pets upstairs and kept of the furniture. With 5 dogs this was an impossibility for us. The rear garden is just really a 15 foot narrow walkway to gain access to the washing machine and tumble dry. A lot, lot smaller than we expected but we managed.
The heating was on when we arrived but seemed to be a bit hit and miss at times. We did not call out the caretaker as we didn’t want someone coming in. We left the gas fire on all the time and this sufficed.
Overall, we enjoyed staying at this property and apologise for not keeping our dogs downstairs and off the furniture (We did take throws with us and and used these to protect the beds and furniture. We always do when we have ours dogs with us. If we had known the owners rules, maybe we would not have booked the cottage). We will not be staying here again due to our realisation that we are not healthy enough for the Peak Districts and for the unknown restrictions regarding the dogs.
We really loved our stay. Perfect for a little family.
We stayed here in Dec for 5 nights. We are a family of 4 with 2 girls 6 months and 4 years old. We were so amazed at the price of this cottage for how lovley it was. It was really cosy warm and comfortable. My oldest loved her little bedroom and the travel cot that was provided fitted in there Nicely to. We loved the village to,it had everything you need and the local towns Buxton and Bakewell are beautiful. We would love to go again maybe in the summer. X
Homely comfortable cottage
The cottage is lovely and welcoming, unpretentious but has everything wned. The only drawback was the parking which is on the road. We are 2 old ladies and I struggled to read the key code as the key safe is so low down but it wouldn’t be a problem for younger people. We had a brilliant weekend, loved Buxton and the Opera House, the scenery and the history in the area. Very nice stay and we would definitely visit again.
Excellent value for money
The cottage was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We loved the gas fire, it was a little tricky to light, but well worth the effort; very cosy on a cold, dark, rainy evening! We also appreciated the coffee, tea and chocolate biscuits - a welcome treat after a long walk!
Lovely well equipped cottage, enough room for 4 adults and 2 little dogs.
Stayed for 4 nights in May cottage. Can’t really fault anything and good value for money. Tideswell had plenty to offer with 3 pubs all doing food, and our dogs allowed in all of them. Everyone was friendly and chatty. Would stay again.
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.
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.