'The Cowshed' was indeed historically a cowshed on what used to be a farm. In 2011, this Grade II listed building was fully renovated to be holiday-let accommodation. The cottage is ideal for guests wishing to be in close proximity to open countryside (half a mile by car, or 300m via public footpath), and for easy access to Manchester via rail link (half hour journey).
Please note: although still on the same site as the old farmhouse, the farm is no more, and the land has become urban development over the centuries; the property itself is not now in open countryside (see map/satellite view).
Most visitors prefer to visit by car, and there is ample parking space both right in front of, and beside the cottage. There are two small outside seating areas: right outside, and a few yards away within the turning circle, at the front of the cottage. The cottage has three rooms in total.
The cottage is accessed via a barn door-type entrance, into the lounge/diner/kitchenette. The front of the cottage faces south, very pleasant on sunny days!
The lounge area has two comfy leather chairs, a TV/DVD, and a log burning stove/fire. A 'starter pack' of logs, lighter, and kindling is provided. A range of traditional table games are available.
The kitchen area has a dining table with two chairs, and a range of cooking facilities.
The bedroom is accessed via the lounge area, where there is a double bed.
The bath/shower room as accessed via the bedroom. There is a sink, toilet, and a bath with electric shower option.
Water is heated by an internal immersion heater. Although this is a well-insulated cottage, it can be heated by the wood burner, and there is also radiator central heating.
Guests have access to a small outside seating area (within the turning circle).
The owners provide fresh flowers, home-made cakes, tea, coffee, milk and sugar to welcome visitors to the property.
Guests can access the property from 3pm on day of arrival, sometimes earlier by arrangement with the owners.
The latest check-out time is 10am on the day of departure.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester (23 miles, 40 minutes by car), Nearest railway: Glossop (0.8 miles, 10 minutes walk)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Glossop is situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. The Cowshed is a quarter mile from open countryside, with a range of short scenic walks on the doorstep.
Glossop is a market town on the A57 Manchester-Sheffield road, at the base of the legendary Snake Pass (as featured regularly in traffic updates!)
Try beautiful Derbyshire towns: Bakewell (great market on Mondays), Buxton (Pavilion and Opera House), Edale, Eyam ('plague' village), Castleton (underground caverns), Hathersage, or other great places to go: Chatsworth House, Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs (the Dambusters museum, a free gem, is situated in the tower of the Derwent dam - open most Sunday mornings).
Manchester is a half hour train ride from Glossop station. Trains leave Glossop station every half hour, and take you to Piccadilly station, a ten minute walk away from Manchester city centre with its great shops, museums, restaurants, concert halls, playhouses... and legendary football!
The Cowshed is situated in the Whitfield area of Glossop, on a hill high above the town centre.
The cottage is an ideal centre for a range of holiday experiences: touring by car, walking (short walks, or major challenges such as the Pennine Way from Edale across Kinder Scout and beyond), climbing (i.e. at Stanage Edge, near Hathersage and Sheffield), or lounging around on site, perhaps occasionally venturing to the lovely local Beehive pub, 400 yds along the road. The Beehive serves a range of great English and Thai dishes (try the very satisfying Sunday roast!). Previous Cowshed tenants have raved about the great food at the Beehive, and the warm welcome from landlord John and his wife Yom. The pub offers free WiFi access, a cash-back facility, and a choice of 150 whiskies!
The hilly area is favoured by committed cyclists, and a lock-up facility for bikes (i.e. the owners' garage!) is available for guests.
Wendy and Andrew (the Cowshed owners) are happy to advise about the area, and what the locality has to offer visitors.
Weather: please note that this part of the Peak District is on the edge of the Pennines. It can be relatively cold and wet for much of the year, so warm, waterproof clothing and footwear are highly recommended!