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Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

Townend Holiday Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

Townend Holiday Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market town of Bakewell, the world famous stately home of Chatsworth and the regal spa town of Buxton.The cottage has been newly renovated and is beautifully furnished throughout to a high standard, and kept spotlessly clean.

Situated in a conservation area in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this charming and peaceful cottage is the ideal base for sightseeing, walking, bird watching, fishing, caving, climbing, cycling, gliding or simply getting away from it all at any time of the year. A perfect destination to celebrate a special occasion.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 35 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A HOMEMADE Victoria Sandwich Cake which awaits your arrival is always very well received.

The bedroom has a big comfy king size bed, adorned with soft cosy duvet and white bedlinen. Lots of storage space, and large white towelling bathrobes.

The bathroom is fully tiled and features a bath, electric sports shower, and complementary toiletries and white fluffy towels, for use during your stay.

A variety of extras including, Tea, Coffee,Sugar,Milk, Washing up liquid,Kitchen roll, Toilet rolls, Washing powder, Dishwasher tablets, Salt,Pepper,Dried Herbs, Vinegar, and Oil, tin foil, cling, film are also included.

Further details outdoors

A quiet linear village, with its cottages and farms set alongside a single road. The view down the village from Townend Cottage is wholly delightful, and surprisingly soft for a former lead mining village. Ancient sycamore trees, village greens and the old red telephone box all add further character, (and mercifully free from both yellow and white lines). Small cottage garden with seating area in front cottage. Parking for one car in cottage grounds, plenty of parking area in front of cottage.

Further details

Stairs have a sturdy hand rail.

About this location

The Peak District National Park region

The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, It offers all year round activities and events for people of every age. For lovers of the outdoors, there are around 1,600 miles of footpaths across stunning scenery. Discover limestone dales full of rare wild flowers, stroll along trout filled rivers or watch skylarks soaring above heather clad moors. Walking, bird watching, caving, rock climbing, potholing, fishing, sailing, gliding and cycling are just some of the activities available.

For those interested in history, there are a number of stately homes to visit such as Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Eyam Hall, all of which offer a range of cultural activities throughout the year.

Visit the prehistoric sites of Arbor Low and Cresswell Crags, step back in time at The National Tramway Museum or take a ride on a steam train at Peak Rail. Discover the Norman castle and stunning caves in Castlelton, iron age settlements above Hathersage and the area's lead mining and industrial heritage sites.

Magpie Mines are just 5 minutes walk away from the cottage.


The local towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock Bath, each famous in its own right, offer culture, shopping, restaurants and traditional markets and if you still have energy, there is always the famous theme park of Alton Towers.

The beautiful village of Sheldon lies near the heart of the Peak District, three miles from the bustling market town of Bakewell, five miles from Buxton, famous for its spa and waters,and less than 15 miles from Sheffield.

Townend Cottage looks onto the village greens. The Cock and Pullet is well known for the quality of its beer and catering and Ashford in the Water village shops provide essential provisions, and post office facilities.

There are excellent walks from the door, especially down Deep Dale to reach the River Wye or down Lathkill Dale and Cressbrook Dales down to Monsal Dale and Monsal Head. Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale are famous for their wild flowers, as are several other local dales.

In the summer, Ashford in the Water and many other local villages create unique well dressings from flower petals. And we have our very own Sheldon Day, including a Poultry show and Dog show.

At Christmas time, the area hosts a range of Christmas activities, such as carols in the caves at Castleton, music by local brass bands, events at nearby Chatsworth House, Xmas markets and whole villages dressed with Christmas lights..

A full range of up to date tourist information is available in the cottage for your use.

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10 Jan 2015


"Amazing cottage and stay"

One best stays I have ever had so clean comfortable and welcoming arrived to a fantastic home made cake and tea coffee milk sugar what welcome to start your break well recommended will go back excelle… More

3 Jan 2015



Me and my husband were ready for a little break after the Christmas period and stopped here for one night. The cottage is beautiful and cosy and there is everything you need and more.. Lindsey the own… More

26 Nov 2014


"Excellent cottage!!"

What a lovely little cottage in a perfect location as a base for exploring the local area. The cottage was just right for two people. The milk, eggs and cake left for us were a wonderful added touch a… More

29 Oct 2014


"Cosy and Restive"

We loved staying at Townsend cottage. It was very cosy and restful. There were delightful welcoming staples (eggs, milk and cake), luxurious toiletries, and very good selections of both books and DVDs… More

21 Oct 2014


"Homely cottage with great views"

Myself and my husband stayed for 3 nights as a relaxation retreat before our baby is born in January. We had read the reviews on this site prior to booking and with the price it was the only choice fo… More

17 Sep 2014


"Superb Holiday Cottage"

This was our second visit to this delightful cottage. Townend cottage is a lovely cosy cottage in a small attractive village. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need and is very cl… More

22 Aug 2014


"Sheldon's Little Gem"

I've just got round to writing about one of the best holidays ever. We had read the very positive reviews about Townend Cottage and we hoped that our expectations would be met. I can honestly s… More

22 Aug 2014


"The best"

Great Cottage, Great location, Great Pub in village. Superb Cake!!!!Excellent value for money. Will be back!… More

21 Aug 2014


"Great little cottage for 2 - clean, comfy and nice location"

Great little cottage which is well maintained and nicely presented. Lots of extras such as shampoo, other toiletries, fresh eggs, milk and cake. The cottage also had wifi which was not advertised. The… More

19 Aug 2014


"A Lovely relaxing place to stay"

Great little cottage, ideal for a quite weekend for two. Spotlessly clean and well presented. A friendly welcome from the owners. Well located for looking around this lovely area. Great local pub for a pint and a bite to eat.

Review 1-10 of 33

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    • 4 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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