Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage letting with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

Townend Holiday Cottage

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Townend Holiday Cottage

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 132589

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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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
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
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, 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
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

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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Review 1-10 of 49

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.

5 Aug 2014


"Perfect place for a peaceful getaway"

We had a lovely time at Townend Cottage and can't rate it highly enough - it was really well equipped, immaculately clean, comfortable and had a lovely feel. The welcome pack with local eggs was a lovely touch! Sheldon is a lovely village - really peaceful with a great local pub, and very close to Bakewell, which is a lovely place to visit for the day. The cottage is well situated if you like walking or cycling, or just like being in the great outdoors. Thanks for a lovely break!

5 Aug 2014


"Brilliant Cottage, wonderful village, great location. Delightful !!!!!"

This is the most delightful holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, it is clean, cosy, picture perfect!! the location is fantastic, with a lovely quaint little pub in the village, which serves real ale and home cooked food. We enjoyed wonderful walk after wonderful walk straight from the the cottage door. Such beautiful countryside and local scenery. And then there was the CAKE! Wow!!! what a treat!. Eggs from Lindsey's own free range hens, and lots of little extras all around the cottage. And a very very comfy king size bed. I would highly recommend this cottage to everyone! Thank you, and we can't wait to return!!!

5 Aug 2014


"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

We had a fantastic stay at Townend Holiday Cottage and will definitely be back to stay again. Sheldon is a wonderful little village, in a perfect location for exploring the Peak District. The cottage was extremely clean and well presented and I would definitely recommend.

14 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

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.

10 Jan 2012


"Delightful Cosy Townend Cottage"

This cottage was delightful, warm, spotlessly clean and comfortable with every gadget you could ask for. We had terrible weather and to be able to come back to the warmth and comfort was lovely. Lindsey had a lovely cake waiting for us with milk and eggs and extras such as shampoo, conditioner etc in a small pack. There was a dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, every utensil mentionable even a hot water bottle and sewing kit should you need it. The cottage is only small but typical of surrounding buildings but totally adequate for a lovely stay. The pub is just over the road, so quaint and friendly, we loved it. The whole stay was wonderful.

15 Jul 2011


"A peaceful holiday retreat in a lovely Peakland village"

A return visit to Townend Cottage, which certainly did not disappoint. The cottage is very well appointed and equipped and a perfect base for exploring the Peaks. There are many wonderful walks in the vicinity, especially since the tunnels have been opened on the Monsal Trail, and walks along the railway and return along the Wye are highly recommended. It is lovely to sit outside and soak up the atmosphere after a day's walking and the thoughtful touches of the delicious cake, milk, eggs, toiletries and bath robes are much appreciated. Already looking forward to our next visit

20 Jun 2011


"lovely clean compact stone cottage"

Experienced a first rate friendly helpful service from the owners who live next door. Always there if needed but never intrusive Townend Cottage is a very welcoming compact property built of local stone & with ample parking. It's location is ideally situated for walkers & motorists alike with many pretty villages & towns scattered about it within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is quite beautiful. The bedroom is really cosy. The whole property was spotlessly clean. Ample kitchen utensils were provided. Lovely personal touches like toiletries added the finishing factor. There was a large welcoming homemade Victoria sponge awaiting our arrival. With a bit of restraint this could last the week & leave a slice or two for the drive home ! . We were a little apprehensive about the size of the cottage initially but it proved adequate The only thing missing is a private outside rear sitting area..& maybe one or two extra curtains. But..........!!!

20 Jun 2011


"Wonderful cottage and wonderful holiday."

Very welcoming hosts who had left eggs, milk and homemade cake to welcome us. Scrumptious cake, lovely, very well equipped cottage and beautiful area for walks. The cottage is set in a beautiful farming village and is the perfect setting for a quiet relaxing break.

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