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Dale Cottage

from £258 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4/5 Score from 9 reviews

Very Good 4/5 

from £258 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Dale Cottage part of a Grade 2 listed Derbyshire Longhouse, original farmhouse for the Eyre Estate

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Approached via a long sweeping driveway, flanked by a large wild life pond and undulating fields grazed by cattle, Rowdale nestles in a sheltered spot in the heart of the Peak National Park, surrounded by mature grounds. Dale Cottage is part of the Grade 2 listed Derbyshire Longhouse dating back to the early 16th centaury.

This comfortable character cottage, with a gateway to the Monsal Trail, provides easy access to the footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. There is an excellent choice of pubs, village shops, and cafe's all within a short walk. It also provides an excellent base to visit the many visitor attractions to be found in the surrounding area.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 59 km, Nearest railway: Chesterfield, Buxton, Grindleford - all within 22 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Dale cottage is a spacious semi detached cottage, full of character with original beams and stone mullioned windows throughout.

The entrance hall also provides somewhere to kick off your shoes or boots after your days activities, with a cloakroom off the entrance hall, offering a newly fitted shower, basin and toilet.

The painted country kitchen is a well-equipped with a range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster and dishwasher


The kitchen opens out into a large comfortably furnished dining lounge, featuring the original beamed ceiling with exposed timbers, wide pine floorboards and an original grit stone fire place with log burning stove.

Off an inner hall, the staircase leads to a galleried landing area with a shower room off. Two further steps taking you onto the bedroom corridor.

A very spacious double bedroom has the original wall timbers, and stone mullioned windows to three aspects, and room for a further two single beds. Adjacent is a double bedroom enjoying a view over the rear garden and space for a further two single beds. A further double bedroom opposite has a view over the front garden and woodlands beyond. Along the corridor is the fourth double room which features original stone mullioned windows with leaded panes.

The family bath room comprises a bath, separate shower, toilet, bidet and basin with shaver point/light over.

Bed linen is provided.

We will consider a well behaved dog in this cottage, please ask about our other cottages where dogs are welcome too.

Strictly no smoking please

Flat screen TV and mini hi-fi system.

There is central heating and double glazing throughout.

Further details outdoors

The cottage has views over the gardens and fields, there is a stone paved patio with outdoor seating for guests use. Guests can walk round the large wildlife pond (close to the parking area) that is home to Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, frogs, toads, newts, and an abundance of fish and occasional heron!

There is parking for six cars at the cottage (please enquire if you require more parking spaces). Please note the parking area is not as next to Dale Cottage, we mention this as there is a distance of approximately 25 yards to transfer your luggage.

The Peak District National Park region

Rowdale was originally a site for lead mining, however the farm house dates back to the early 17th century and formed part of the Eyre Estate, a Cavalier stronghold at the time of the civil war. The other older buildings are The Coach House and tithe barn at the top of the farm yard, which dates back to the 18th century. A dairy farm for all its working life, transported the milk to Manchester from the station just down the road at Hassop. When the Midland railway was built.

There is direct access onto the Monsal Trail from the cottages, the former Midland railway line, which linked Matlock to Buxton. Work on the line from Matlock via Buxton to Manchester began in 1860. The Haddon tunnel, 1,058 yards long, the second longest on the line, built to divert the line away from the Duke of Rutland's home, Haddon Hall. As a result the line reached Bakewell, 100 feet above the town, and accounts for the station being placed where it is. Hassop Station was used by the Duke of Devonshire and Thornbridge Station is alongside Thornbridge Hall.

In May 2011 the tunnels along the line, were opened giving walkers and cyclists the ability to walk the trail end to end, approximately nine miles, for the first time with the whole trail now being almost level it can be used by wheelchair users, with access from Bakewell, Great Longstone, Hassop Station, (with disabled toilet access) or Millers Dale.


Ashford in the Water and Great Longstone, both pretty and unspoilt, are the closest villages, both just under a mile away, provide a choice village stores, pubs and café's, you can even buy milk direct from the local dairy farm.

Bakewell, a 2 mile walk, has a cattle and farmers market in the Agricultural Centre and market square every Monday, and is also famous for its puddings.

The historic towns and villages of Buxton, Matlcok, Tideswell, Eyam, Hathersage, Ensor and Castleton are just a few of those close by and worth a visit. Sheffield our closest major city only 16 miles trip.

Chatsworth House, just 3 miles away, is a must visit, but perhaps make time to visit many of the other great attractions close by, Haddon Hall, Derwent Valley Mills, Crich tram museum, Blue John caverns, Tissington Hall, Hardwick Hall, to name just a few.

Climbing, cycling, walking, fishing, sailing, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, gliding, microlighting and golf are all outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed close by. For thrill seekers of all ages, Alton Towers or Gulivers Kingdom are easily accessable too .

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Review 1-9 of 9

19 May 2015


"Un gîte très confortable, avec une grande capacité d'accueil"

Nous étions un groupe de 14 personnes, et nous avons loué en plus du Dale Cottage, The Old Diary et the Byre Cottage qui sont juste à côté (il y en a même encore un autre si besoin). Tout le mon… More

6 May 2015


"Wow! What an amazing place!! "

Sometimes finding cottage accommodation is hard especially to tick all the boxes... Dale cottage will not disappoint... Tastefully decked out this cosy place made our visit to the Peak District most m… More

27 Apr 2015


"Superb cottage- very high quality and full of character"

Inglenook fire place- beams/ stone flagged floor and plenty of room for large groups with a very large but cosy lounge. Located near Bakewell/ chatsworth and monsal trail at the top of the garden. Dec… More

25 Apr 2015


"Consistently good every time we visit!"

We stayed at the cottages a few times with family and friends and are always delighted at the picturesque location and this is a beautiful cottage which is very spacious and lots of character. The… More

19 Apr 2015



My family and I (a party of 9) stayed for a weekend at Dale Cottage. While the cottage itself is generally well presented, we just felt that there was a real lack of effort put in by the owners. We we… More

Firstly, thank you for being so kind to take the time to review Dale Cottage where you stayed recently; we are pleased that you found the cottage well presented and are grateful for your comments; we do appreciate our guests taking time to comment on their cottages as this ensure we are providing appropriate services and facilities for all our guests. We have always supplied one key as most of our cottages are smaller; we have not been asked for additional keys, however, we will note for this cottage additional keys may be appropriate and thank you for this useful feedback. We are very sorry that you missed us on your arrival day, in our correspondence we do inform guests that you can call us anytime and we will be pleased to provide any information you require or attend if you need any assistance. We are mindful that some guest prefer not to have the owners in attendance but we are surprised that you did not contact us personally if there were matters of concern that affected your enjoyment of the cottage. We are also disappointed that your review does not mention that the matters raised during your stay related to the television and heating and these were resolved by our technician, at our earliest opportunity and to your satisfaction. As you requested, the neighbour kindly telephoned us on your behalf. It is always more helpful if guests contact us themselves, this enables us to take a personal approach and fully understand any queries, and allow us the opportunity to make your stay as pleasant as possible. It also enables us to take your contact details so we can resolve any matters promptly by passing to our representatives. We would like all our guest to be delighted with their stay and would have liked the opportunity to do this for you. Our technician did attend as an urgent call the next morning, unfortunately, he was unable to gain access to the cottage; we are aware that he supplied a cable that corrected the problem for you on your return later in the day and you confirmed that the television was working after this. The heating was checked; we can only apologise that the timer was incorrect (possible due to power cuts or clocks being altered), this was attended to by the technician and you confirmed that it was then fine and warm for you, there was a basked of logs available that could have made the cottage very cosy too. We attended to both matters that were raised at the time, ensuring that you were able to enjoy the facilities for the remainder of your stay. We do not know what further we could have done for you on this occasion? The details for the cottage do state that tea towels/personal towels are not provided, so we are not sure why this is mentioned in your review, however, we do offer a rental service for these from our laundry if they are required for guests convenience, there are starter supplies of dishwasher tablets/washing liquid/J cloth in the cottages. The cottage sleeps 12 people for £30 pppn and as you were a group of 9 we agreed a discounted rate of £33 pppn which was acceptable to you, this is comparable to other cottages in the area, the cottage is busy throughout the year and we believe our guests that return season after season feel it represents good value for money. The cottage is very central in the peak district national park and offers a great deal of convenience to holiday makers, enabling them enjoy the beautiful countryside straight from the door on foot, whilst leaving cars in the parking bay. We appreciate that your family may have has in mind a less active holiday but we trust that the cottage offers sufficient choice of activities indoor and out for the many different groups we have the pleasure of hosting at Rowdale Holiday Cottages and are pleased that the cottage met your requirements for your family weekend.

17 Aug 2014


"Spacious and well-situated, baby equipment provided as requested."

Dale Cottage is in a lovely setting and the nearby trail was great. There was plenty of space , crockery etc for our large group. It seemed rather mean that there was no welcome pack and it was a nuis… More

5 Apr 2014


"Loved it - but it could just do with a few welcoming touches"

This is a lovely cottage just off the Monsal Trail and a couple of miles outside Bakewell. It's a great area for walking and eating and drinking. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed and, altho… More

24 Aug 2013


"A great place to stay"

2 families met up in Derbyshire for a short break, and stayed here. What a brilliant find. There were 9 of us in total and there was more than enough space. It is an excellent property with a fantasti… More

18 Jul 2013


"Great cottage - good location"

Great cottage - lots of room and is well stocked and set up for up to 12 people or so. Very close to so many things, really nicely located. Very quiet… More

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    Calendar last updated:23 May 2015

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