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Townend Holiday Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, overlooking the village in 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 honeymoon destination or place to celebrate a special occasion.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 35 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
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 Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The bathroom is fully tiled and features a bath, electric sports shower, complementary toiletries on arrival and bathrobes.

A generous welcome pack of local specialities in addition to tea, coffee, sugar, milk, home made cake, eggs and fresh flowers are provided.

A variety of extras including washing up liquid, toilet rolls, soap, washing powder and dishwasher tablets 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

There is a cot and high chair available please request upon booking.

Stairs have a sturdy hand rail.

The Heart of England/Peak District

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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Review 1-10 of 16

6 Jan 2014


"Cottage was cosy and well equipped - ideal for walks from the door!"

Cottage was warm and cosy. Lots of nice touches - home made cake, milk and eggs in the fridge, good range of toiletries. Very quiet so ideal for a restful break. Lots of excellent walks from the cott… More

2 Oct 2013


"Weekend away"

Townend Cottage is a cosy little place to stay in Sheldon. Lindsey the owner greeted us with a warm welcome, she provided us with milk in the fridge and a gorgeous Victoria cake. The cottage as everyt… More

15 Apr 2013


"Wonderful, cosy cottage in a lovely location"

We really enjoyed our stay at this ideal cosy cottage. It was extremely well equipped, and the owner provided some milk, eggs and a delicious cake!. It was in a quiet location, with a pub close by. Th… More

22 Mar 2013


"Perfect country cottage"

This is an absolutely lovely cottage. It has everything you could every need and feels very cosy and homely. It's close to Chatsworth House which we visited and the pubs of Bakewell are excellent… More

22 Mar 2013


"Just Perfect"

We stayed 4 nights mid March and did lots of walking. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well-equipped and Sheldon was a lovely quiet village with a nice pub. Will certainly return for more of … More

19 Mar 2013


"Peaceful Country Getaway complete with cake!"

Lovely cottage in a very idyllic small village in the Peak District, 30 seconds walk from the village pub which was buzzing with locals and had good pub grub type food. The cottage's interior act… More

28 Jan 2013


"Townend Cottage brilliant"

Booked at very short notice (2 days) cottage was spotless and the welcome pack a very nice touch. Everything seems to been thought of to make the stay here as comfortable as possible from selection of… More

15 Jan 2013


"lovely quaint homely cottage"

We really enjoyed our time here, cottage was perfect, quaint and cosy and very homely, Lindsey had baked us a delicious cake on arrival and there was milk and eggs in the fridge, the cottage had everything we needed, lots of care and thought from lindsey, would highly recommend this lovely cottage and we will come back

6 Nov 2012


"The perfect cottage!"

My girlfriend and I wanted a few days away in the peak district and the Townend Cottage was perfect! When we arrived there were fresh eggs, milk and a delicious victoria sponge which Lindsey had made.… More

24 Feb 2012


"charming and homely"

A lovely place to stay ,spotless,every thing you need and more to enjoy your stay.On arrival you are greeted with a welcome pack of home made cake fresh eggs and milk.

Review 1-10 of 16

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