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Exchange Cottage Family Cottage in Tideswell, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Exchange Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The property's unusual name was coined during the Second World War when the rear of what is now the kitchen was used as a telephone exchange. The sleek, modern interior of this cottage offers WiFi and great accommodation for a total of four people - sleeping arrangements being one double bedroom and one with adult bunk beds - and is only a short walk from local amenities, including excellent traditional pubs, local restaurants, intriguing curiosity shops, and an ice-cream parlour.

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Peak District National Park, the lovely village of Tideswell enjoys beautiful surroundings. Famous for its church, "The Cathedral of the Peaks", which was dedicated to St John the Baptist, the village is also noted for its unique well-dressing and carnival wakes. With the Peak District always a favourite amongst ramblers, there are some excellent hill walks over the northern rugged peaks and the gently undulating hills of the southern dales. Only a fifteen minute drive away is the popular spa town of Buxton, whilst closer to home are the charming Mam Tor and Castleton, though with a variety of fine country inns, excellent restaurants, a chemist, a butchers and a bakers shop, you might never need to leave the village of Tideswell.

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.

Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD player, library of books/games/CDs, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking opposite cottage. Off road parking within hundred yards. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1 min walk. Note: Arrival time at this property is 4pm.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Markay
April 2015
This cottage was just right for our family of four. It was cosy, clean and comfortable.
Ms Palmer
August 2016
A well equipped cottage in a great location, a great base to explore the area from. It was very child friendly and the owners' communication was great.
Mr Leslie
January 2015
Exchange Cottage was perfect for our requirements. It is very warm and comfortable after cold January days exploring the surrounding Derbyshire Dales. The cottage is well located near the centre of Tideswell, and within walking distance of Tideswell Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Millers Dale and Monks Dale. All beautiful and each with its own distinct character. We would love to come back to Exchange Cottage in each season to see the dales change through the year. Brilliant holiday.
Mr Wheatley
June 2014
The cottage ideally situated in the centre of village and shops. Well-presented accommodation with full use made of available spaces. The location was ideal for what we wanted to do to - visit Chatsworth, Haddon and Eyam Halls plus surrounding towns and villages.
Mrs Birley
June 2014
The location was ideal for walking,. Tideswell has all the amenities required. The cottage was well equipped.
Mr Longyear
October 2014
We had a very nice few days at the Cottage. It suited our needs perfectly and would not hesitate to return. It is in a great location and was very comfortable for us. A Great Village, Cottage and Holiday Destination.
Ms Anzalone
May 2013
The cabin was perfect! It had everything we needed for a delightful weekend.
Mr Stradling
October 2013
Very clean, and furnished to a good standard. Lots of information provided, and a good range of books to browse and videos to watch. Almost felt like home from home.
Mr Williamson
January 2013
The cleanliness was very important to us and we were pleased with how clean and tidy the cottage was. Also, the location was important and once again - it was in a great location.
Mr Crane
January 2014
What can we say? So good we have already booked to go back - twice!
Mr Grove
April 2013
The holiday was just what we wanted. The scenery was superb.
Mrs Price
July 2012
The cottage was in a convenient location for exploring the village and the region around.
Mrs Sturman
August 2012
Excellent holiday, close to lovely walks and attractions. Clean, cosy and comfortable. All the kitchen equipment you could need.
Mrs Fowler
September 2012
We found our cottage very well equipped with plenty of information supplied about the surrounding countryside.
Mrs Anderson
August 2011
Everything that you could possibly need was there, even down to the chocolates on the beds.
Mrs Newton
September 2011
Fantastic village to stay, wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a great place to have as a base.
Miss Forman
October 2011
Exchange Cottage was ideally located centrally within Tideswell, close to all shops and amenities. Also a good base for walking and touring to other parts of the Peak District. Excellent value for money and nice welcoming touches with fresh milk left in fridge on arrival.
Mrs Graham
January 2012
Gorgeous cosy cottage, perfectly situated. We had a wonderful break. Many thanks for all the great finishing touches, they made us feel very welcome.
Mr Cooper
March 2011
Comfortable and well equipped cottage in lovely village.
Mrs Healey
July 2011
The village of Tideswell was delightful and very well served with shops, pubs and buses. It was an excellent centre for walking and visiting other places of interest.
Mrs Caynes
February 2011
The cottage is in a good location for exploring the Peak District. The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm when we arrived. The addition of games and books made it feel really homely.
Mrs Humphreys
March 2010
Great base for walking, cottage was perfect.
Mrs Inglis
March 2010
Cottage, in a quiet village, within an excellent walking area. Great for walkers. Plenty of pubs in surrounding areas serving good meals.
Mrs Minty
April 2010
Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and cosy.
Mr Woodhouse
April 2010
Cottage placed central in village so close to all amenities. House was functional and reached expected standard.
Mrs Chalkley
August 2009
The cottage was beautifully presented and well positioned for amenities. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
Mrs Pickering
August 2009
Ashford Arms, Morsel Head Hotel and Red Lion at Ashford all excellent food and very friendly. The ice cream parlor next door is great for breakfast sandwiches and the fish chip shop 2 doors down is lovely!
Mrs Warburton
June 2009
The location was superb - ideal for walking/touring the whole area.
Ms Casey
April 2009
Great location, lovely village and nice cottage.
Mr Ford
April 2009
Good base to access places of interest towns etc. Close to all local amenities, shops etc.
July 2013
Our stay at the Exchange Cottage was heavenly. It had everything we needed, from a fully equipped kitchen to board games and a fireplace. The service was lovely as well. Thanks for everything!
August 2014
Lovely cottage in the heart of the village. Cafe next door with gorgeous ice cream. Fish and chip shop nearby. Well equipped with everything you need. Only downside was no wifi and the shower head needed cleaning/descaling. Wouldn't stop me staying there again though. Excellent base for exploring the Peak District.
Miss Reid
November 2008
The Cottage was lovely, very cosy and very nicely decorated in a modern style. A great base to tour the Peak District.
Mrs Saunders-Pedersen
November 2008
Ideally located with excellent village amenities - no need to shop elsewhere. Ice Cream parlour next door very handy! Very cosy and warm cottage for cold Autumn break.
Mr Morris
July 2008
Lovely Cottage, friendly village where we enjoyed meals in all the village pubs.
Mr Baynes
October 2008
The cottage was really beautiful, the bathroom was particularly good - great shower. The location was superb with the best butcher's shop ever just a couple of minutes away!
October 2010
This immaculate and otherwise comfy cottage would be lovely, but is based on the main road through Tideswell, and at a bottleneck on that main road. If you're prepared for almost constant traffic (including trucks, lorries and buses) stopping and then accellerating right outside living room window, that's fine. But it came as a bit of a shock to us and we've since found out the village is a known rat run outside of winter. Also next door neighbour's dogs howl at night. One day of our stay he played a rock CD at 4.30am at full volume. Owner was good and got police round, but not what you expect to have to deal with on holiday. Such a shame because apart from the awful road and the neighbour this would be a great and good value holiday cottage. We would consider staying in Tideswell again, but not on the main road.
Terry P
September 2015
The Cottage itself and facilities are very good. However ......... the situation of the property is far from ideal. To start with it is on the main road through Tideswell, for a small village it is very noisy with speeding cars a huge lorries passing through right outside the window. Then !!!! the icing on the cake ! there is a very noisy, rowdy neighbor living right next door. You can quite plainly hear them walking up and down their stairs from the master bedroom in Exchange Cottage, Its like they're in the room. Thumping around on the floors from next door, conversations and shouting are quite clearly audible, as is loud music. Talking to the locals. this person is well known for being a nuisance, We were kept up until 2am on our Friday and 4am on the Saturday/Sunday morning. Definately not recomended, avoid at all costs if you want peace !
Julie S
August 2012
The cottage was well equipped and in a good location for walks and attractions. It had all the comforts of your own home. The bedrooms were a good size though the kids room overlooked a busy road. A nice shower room and lovely kitchen with washing machine. Would certainly recommend the cottage for a short stay. Directions could have been a little clearer as to the exact location of the cottage.
December 2009
Very well placed for exploring the Peak District. Clean, smart cottage, with a very helpful and friendly owner. Would highly recommend!
Mrs Keyte
April 2016
This is a cosy, comfortable cottage, ideal for walks and visits in the Peaks. There were lots of beautiful walks close to hand. Our granddaughters loved being next door to an ice cream parlour! It is also very convenient for shops and places to eat.
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