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Downsdale Cottage Family Cottage in Quarnford And Flash, Staffordshire

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Downsdale Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Downsdale Cottage is a barn conversion cottage with views over the surrounding countryside, next door to the owners' home on a smallholding farm just outside the Peak District village of Flash and seven miles from the spa town of Buxton. With one double and one twin bedroom, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. Also within the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with an open fire and a sofabed. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed garden with a small lawn with a swing and slide, a patio area with furniture and countryside views. Set in one of the most beautiful areas of the Peak District National Park, Downsdale Cottage is the perfect holiday home for anyone wishing to explore this stunning region.

Quarnford is a village in the Staffordshire Moorlands district of the Peak District, between the towns of Buxton and Leek. Quarnford is also part of the village of Flash, which, at 1518 ft above sea level is the highest village in Britain. Quarnford and Flash are situated in some of the most unspoilt areas of the Peak District countryside. With an air of peace and tranquility, Quarnford and Flash are in a great location to enjoy the full extent of the Staffordshire Moorlands and the rest of the Peak District.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Electric storage heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with video, stereo, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden with small lawn with swing and slide, patio area with furniture and fantastic countryside views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Catterall
April 2014
Fantastic stay at Downsdale Cottage; we arrived to a lit open fire which was a nice little touch. It was everything we wanted and more.
Mrs Baxter
April 2015
The location was beautiful and picturesque and the cottage was light and spacious. There was a nice pub called the Knights Table a few minutes drive up the road. The owners were really friendly and helpful. The location was quiet but only a ten minute drive into Buxton. We love the area with lots of cycle routes; Monsail, Manifold and Tissington.
Mrs Mallard
July 2016
We loved the location of the cottage, the children had lots of space to play outside. The cottage itself was lovely and the owners were really friendly.
Ms Oborne
September 2014
Lovely peaceful location but in easy reach of everything needed. Fantastic views and walks nearby.
Mrs Brigden
August 2014
A lovely, homely cottage in quiet location but within easy reach of Buxton and the rest of the Peak District. The cottage was great for children and perfect for a family holiday.
Mr Martin
October 2013
Beautiful location and friendly owners.
Mrs Chivers
July 2014
Central for all tourist attractions with plenty of walks.
Mr Graham
January 2014
Great stay, excellent value for money, super clean, beautiful scenery.
Mrs Jackson
October 2013
Fantastic location with wonderful views. The cottage had a lovely homely feel on entering. A lovely open fire was burning to welcome us. We will definitely return, but hopefully for longer. And we will be recommending the cottage to our friends and family.
Ms Gold
May 2013
Beautiful quiet location. Kids liked the garden - small but well kept. Close to good days out. Lovely views.
Mr Blight
June 2013
Perfect location with lovely owners
Miss Zhao
October 2013
The cottage is clean and cosy with fantastic views.
Mrs Chapman
October 2013
The property was in a quiet location, but only 1 mile to the pub serving excellent pub food for very reasonable prices. During our stay we visited 5 National Trust stately homes, all less than 1 hour's drive away. All in all a very enjoyable stay at Downsdale Cottage. A lovely cottage which I shall recommend to my friends and family.
Mr Cook
January 2013
The owners are both lovely people and made us all feel extremely welcome. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others and are hoping to return.
Mr Bertels
September 2013
We have enjoyed our week-long holiday. All was perfect. The cottage is very well located, and ideal for daily getaways. The landscape is beautiful and ideal to relax. We especially liked the fantastic Poole's Cavern in Buxton.
Mrs Mumby-croft
August 2013
A superbly clean cottage, close to lots of days out, but in a peaceful location.
Mrs Brown
October 2012
The property was spotless and the owners were very welcoming! We will be back again.
Mrs Pike
October 2012
Warm, comfortable cottage in lovely countryside. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Mr Klitzke
July 2012
The cottage was very homely, clean and comfy and in a beautiful setting. The owners were ready to help with any queries but were unobtrusive. A memorable fortnight.
Mrs Beard
July 2012
The location was beautiful and very peaceful.
Miss Colman
March 2012
Loved the fire, perfect size. Well stocked with fire lighters, tinder and coal. The kitchen was brilliant, spacious and a great layout for socializing while cooking. The owners were fantastic, really friendly and helpful. The cottage was in a great location and we were able to walk from the cottage straight onto footpaths, bypassing the main roads.
Mr Pearse
July 2012
The owners of the property were very friendly and more than willing to chat and offer to help start the coal fire. The property is a lovely place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet family holiday.
Mr Spurgeon
July 2012
We arrived on a cold and very wet day - to find a beautiful and most welcoming open fire going. What a treat.
Ms Holman
June 2011
The cottage was literally spotlessly clean (and I am fussy!), very nice and welcoming and extremely well located. It had everything we needed. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive and had even lit a fire to welcome us. This cottage would be hard to beat for quality and value and I would recommend it wholeheartedly.
Mrs Mills
June 2011
The cottage and surrounding areas were simply stunning, we had a lovely family break and would definitely go back - no complaints whatsoever!
Mrs Reynolds
September 2011
A lovely homely cottage in a beautiful location with easy access to other Peak District towns. There were sheep on the doorstep and a gorgeous puppy!
Mr Stock-allchurch
October 2011
The location was really good for the places we wanted to visit. The owners were really friendly and on hand if we needed them.
Mr Mrs Tullett
August 2012
The position of the cottage was lovely, the owners were available if needed. The property gave us the peace and quiet we wanted within easy reach of amenities.
Mr Kippax
January 2011
Mr Barrack
February 2011
The cottage was well appointed and cosy. The fire was lit when we arrived, and for that we were very grateful, as there was quite a lot of snow that day. A lovely tranquil setting, that feels isolated and remote, even though it is only a short drive into Buxton. If you want to forget any stresses, and get away from the hussle and bussle, and have some lovely walking and scenery right on the doorstep, then this is the place for you.
Dunc P
December 2014
Downsdale cottage is a lovely small place perfect if you want to be away from it all, for me it was great no mobile signal or 3G so I was not bothered by work. The cottage is well equiped with everything you need, 2 lovely bedrooms, the bathroom could do with been updated but serve well, the kitchen is well equiped with everything you require, lovely coal fire with free coal just leave the empty bucket at the front door and the owners will fill it for you. The cottage is of the main Buxton to Leak road and in the thick fog that covered us for 4 days the turning is very dangerous and difficult to find, no the owners fault just a word of warning. The night sky was incredible the first 2 nights with shooting stars. All in all a lovely place for small family we have 2 small children and they loved it. Thank you for a lovley stay.
Mrs Webb
April 2011
Beautiful property location, immaculately presented. Owners very friendly and helpful.
September 2012
Cottage was well appointed and spotless, set in glorious countryside on a farm. Pub with good food within reach. Buxton just a few miles away.
March 2011
Very relaxed and pleasent stay. Location does require a car as most walks are best accessed after a short drive Bedrooms are not huge, but sufficient Kitchen/dining area and open fire in the lounge were the highlights of the cottage Limited storage for dirty boots and coats!
Sarah O
September 2014
A fantastic opportunity to get away from it all, with lovely views. Cottage fairly comfortable with great kitchen, parking and easy access to the delights of the Peak District. We would stay again which is always a good measure of a place.
October 2011
Easy to find, being close to a main a road. Very friendly service and excellent panoramic views.
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