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The Nest Pet-Friendly Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Nest Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Nest is a studio apartment, on a working farm, converted from a stone barn in the rural hamlet of Cowdale, 2.5 miles from the town of Buxton in the Peak District National Park. This all ground floor apartment sleeps two people and has one studio room with a drop-down 4ft double bed, kitchen area, small dining area and sitting area, as well as a family shower room. To the outside of this apartment, there is ample off road parking and shared use of the sitting area with garden furniture. The Nest is a cosy romantic retreat in a National Park that is renowned for its stunning scenery and countryside.

Originally a Roman spa town, due to the constant 28°C of Buxton's eight thermal springs the town reached its peak in the 18th and 19th Centuries under the patronage of successive Dukes of Devonshire. The Palladian grandeur of today's town was designed and built by this family, including the magnificent semi-circular Crescent, The Great Stable, Hall Bank, The Square, The Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House. Visitors continue to enjoy these buildings and gardens, as well as a full programme of events at the Opera House, in addition to the annual Festival of Music and Arts. Close by, walkers and cyclists can enjoy numerous trails and paths, which lead into the stunning scenery around the town.

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 fire and skirting heater. Combination microwave/oven with 2-ring hob, microwave, small fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi. Shared use of laundry room with washer/dryer. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Shared sitting area with garden furniture. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no smoking. One well-behaved dog welcome, dog bed available. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles (Buxton). Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Note: Drop-down 4ft double bed folds into wall for additional living space during the daytime.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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December 2009
Service we got was fantastic even down to the biscuits and milk and tea that was in for us arrivind. The cottage is pristine clean with everthing you need for your stay. The location was what we wanted in the country but close enough for the town. Nothing we didnt like would like at some time to return and would recomend it to family and friends thank you for making us feel very welcome.
Ms Sims
April 2016
I love the ambience of The Nest, it is always a pleasure for my dog and I to stay there. It has all you could need in a cosy and well-designed space. We were made to feel very welcome and looking forward to the next visit!
Mrs Aris
November 2015
It was in close proximity to Buxton, Chatsworth House, Ashbourne, Bakewell. The peace and quiet was a change for us, it was lovely. Beautiful scenery. Would go again for a short break.
Mrs Plain
November 2015
The location was very tranquil and relaxing. The Nest was a the perfect get away from it all break. We would recommend to anyone.
Ms Hackney
October 2015
My elderly dog and I enjoyed the cosy Nest and the farm walk was a bonus. This is a good base to explore a beautiful area.
Ms White
October 2015
A cosy and well equipped little unit in a great location for exploring the Peak District.
Mr Crook
March 2015
A lovely warm comfy stay with polite and friendly hosts, it was peaceful all the time. Well located for Buxton and lots of info was provided on everything from things to do, to how to turn on the fire effect heater etc.
Mr Hanson
June 2015
'The Nest' proved to be an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. The farm walk was a bonus for someone with a dog.
Mr Lenton
January 2015
Nice cosy bolt hole in a good location for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the New Year. Good walks from the front door, yet close to Buxton.
Mrs O'Callaghan
November 2014
An absolutely fantastic getaway from it all. The Nest is cosy and romantic and has everything you need. We will be back.
Mr Biffin
November 2014
I thought the location was fantastic the reception was warm and friendly and the scenery beautiful.
Mrs Gladwell
October 2014
It was a lovely location, the property was on a peaceful farm but the town of Buxton was only 5 minutes drive away.
Mr High
April 2014
Lovely small studio, great area, great owners!
Mrs Porter
September 2014
Very welcoming hosts, the Nest is well positioned for exploring the Peaks and really cosy to come back to. The fact that we could take our dog too was a distinct advantage and very welcome.
Mrs Green
August 2013
Good location for walking, facilities were great, and the hosts were wonderful.
Mr Norton
November 2013
The let was warm, comfortable, clean and cosy.
Mrs Rushton
June 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and hope to return again.
Mr Cooper
June 2013
It was a great location and excellent facilities. The extras provided on arrival were particularly welcome after a long drive. I would most definitely come back again.
Mr Gray
September 2012
Very friendly owners. Cosy cottage, nice location, close to many lovely walks. Nice to chill out, good place to walk dogs.
Mr Sax
December 2012
The Nest itself was very cosy. It was situated in some very beautiful countryside.
Ms Hardiman
March 2011
The Nest in Cowdale near Buxton was perfect. This was in respect of the surroundings, the atmosphere, the owners and their continued willingness to help in any way that was possible. This holiday and studio was enchanting and I look forward to coming again and again.
Ms Richards
August 2011
The property nestles in a beautiful and peaceful valley with walks from the door. Comfortable, warm cottage and friendly owners. You don't have to use your car, my little dog loved her long walks and was fascinated by the herd of cows which are moved from field to field in the evenings. 'Cowdale' is very aptly named!
Mr Coombes
September 2011
The Nest, although small, was cosy and in an ideal position for exploring The Dales. Our short break holiday was great and included a superb night at the Buxton Opera House. The owners were ideal hosts and we would definitely recommend the cottage.
Ms Copson
March 2012
Nice location, close to many lovely walks and tourist attractions. Quaint little cottage, perfect for two. Just what we needed for a brief getaway from it all!
Mrs Walch
July 2012
A very warm welcome by the owners. I felt both secure but able to do my own thing. It was excellent that I was able to walk in stunning countryside direct from the doorstep.
Mr Donovan
July 2012
The holiday was very peaceful and we were made very welcome. The countryside was magnificent with beautiful footpaths and almost hidden valleys starting at the farm entrance. A nostalgic holiday returning to areas we walked almost forty years ago. Delighted with the changes over the years with the opening of the Monsal Trail, the cleaning up of the River Wye and the reclamation and cleaning up of quarries in the wider area.
Mr De Baerdemaecker
July 2012
Very good base for exploring the area. Cottage very well equipped, even to providing sandwich bags!
Ms Inwood-Rogers
August 2012
On arriving at The Nest there was a friendly welcome, on entering The Nest there was a bottle of wine and tea, coffee and milk in the fridge. A much needed, restful and peaceful stay.
Mrs Matthews
August 2009
The owners were very friendly and approachable. Recommending places to go and where we could walk our dog.
Ms Hutchinson
October 2009
Nice location, rural and peaceful - even though it was on a working farm! Amenities not too far away from property. Ideal for short break. Owners nearby if you needed them, but didn't bother you otherwise.
Mr Trivett
July 2010
Very good value for money. Would recommend it for shorter or longer stays.
Mr Peat
August 2010
The location of the venue was excellent as were the couple renting out the property.
Mr Scott
September 2010
Loved The Nest - cosy for 2 and nice and warm for the colder evenings. Peaceful surroundings and everything one needed was there. The tea and biscuits were well received on arrival. Our little dog loved her first holiday too.
Mr Kinsella
November 2010
Very friendly owners who made us welcome with tea and biscuits. Property was very cosy with everything we needed, couldn't fault it at all. Quiet location, lovely scenery, really enjoyed our short break - wish we could have stayed longer!
Mrs Dunham
March 2009
Accommodation was 1st class and people very friendly and helpful. It is also situated in a fantastic area and will definitely go back again.
Mr Loffler
April 2009
Good location, the owners where very nice people.
Mrs Basey
August 2008
We like the area around Buxton, so the location of the cottage was good.
Mr Hale
April 2007
Excellent peaceful base for exploring the area. Very convenient for Buxton.
Miss McStravick
August 2008
We enjoyed the rural location. Although based on a farm, it was extremely quiet. The owners were very pleasant.
Mr Harmer
October 2007
The surrounding area was great. The location of The Nest was excellent for exploring everywhere.
Mr Mason
July 2006
We love the area and find The Nest convenient, comfortable and cosy and a good base.
Miss Sim
July 2006
I absolutely loved my time there. It was so lovely and peaceful. The location was great. The cottage ideal! The owners were wonderful. I am hoping that I can go back next year!
September 2011
The Next is a cosy place - ideal for a couple who like walking as we do, as it is so close to the Tissington and Monsal trails - and also just 5-7 minutes from Buxton
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
September 2012
lovely clean and adequate cottage, we stayed for a week (sat-sat) milk, biscuits and a lovely delishous bottle of red wine on arrival, also no need to take towels or tea-towels and washing up liquid etc as all provided. Plenty of information on attractions and places of interest to drive, walk or cycle to. Monkey Forest, Chatsworth House, Otter world, Bakewell and Matlock etc a must to visit all within driving distance. Lovely couple Trish and Steve (owners) and their gorgeous friendly collie Meg, very helpful if we asked about areas to visit, a must for walkers as central to most places, very clean courtyard and safe for parking gorgeous farm to walk round, would definately return and recommend to others.
November 2012
on arrival at the nest, the couple were upstairs cleaning the other cottage as ours had already been done. everyone very friendly and the animals, the cottage and area was quiet, clean and very restful. Thank you for a lovely stay.
June 2013
The Nest is situated with a couple of other holiday cottages in a converted barn in a friendly farm in a small hamlet very near to Buxton. The location is perfect - although you will need a car! The surroundings are very calm and tranquil and it is a lovely place to be. The Cottage itself is a one room studio, but the way it is laid out doesn't make it feel like that at all. There is plenty of space, and it has been utilised very well. The fixtures were clean, and there were some extras provided upon my arrival (milk, biscuits and a bottle of wine) which were much appreciated after a long drive. The cooking facilites are very good and there are plenty of utensils, plates, pans etc. The bathroom is a good size and, again, nice and clean. The managers are friendly and there are even a few animals on hand who are keen to greet - in particular a lovely collie who ran over to greet me as I got out of my car one day. There is easy access by road to the Peaks, and the many various touristy places - Chatsworth, Peak Rail, and so many more - plus major cities like Derby, Manchester and Sheffield not too far away either. I will definitely make a return visit to The Nest, or one of the other Cottages at Cowdale Hall. Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay.
Miss Waterman
July 2006
The area we stayed in was very convenient for many of the tourist attractions and local towns.The cottage is in a small hamlet, so there is much peace and quiet and it was a lovely place to relax in. Local footpaths led to beautiful views.
Mr Murphy
December 2004
The location of the property was excellent for walking and cycling. The owners and local people were friendly and helpful. Very good value for money.
Miss Gallagher
December 2004
The owners were lovely, and the area was very scenic.
Mr Defosse
December 2004
It was lovely, cosy, calm.The owners are very kind, they have beautiful horses and we could take many walks all around, we would like to go back again .
Mr Wong
March 2005
Just everything was perfect and beyond expectations.
Mr Garbett
July 2005
The accommodation was really comfortable and the surroundings were magnificent. We really enjoyed our stay with you and would recommend you to anybody, friends and family included.
Miss Marshall
December 2004
The setting was peaceful but easily accessible to many interesting and beautiful places, for example the Monsal Trail, Bakewell etc.
Mr Meaden
December 2004
The owners were very welcoming and friendly.
July 2016
Plus points - welcoming friendly hosts, good location and great that it's pet friendly. On the slightly down side - be aware that the accommodation is very compact with little natural light, inadequate bedside lighting for reading and some floor noise from apartment above when occupied.
Mrs Lund
November 2006
Friendly, pleasant owners with a bottle of milk provided on arrival. There was a good laundrey room. Excellent location near to Buxton, a beautiful area for walking. In Buxton there was an excellent theatre, park, shops. Fill up your empty bottleswith Buxton water for free at the well by The Crescent in Buxton.
February 2016
The cottage was OK. Everything worked. Apart from the bed, which was uncomfortable, couldn't really complain about the actual cottage. Little things were missing, which looking at previous reviews, had been provided in the past. The BIG problem was the sound proofing between ourselves and upstairs. They were loud (music and dog's barking). We booked the cottage for a peaceful weekend away, which we did not get. If you can tolerate what sounds like a herd of elephants moving around above, then this cottage will suit you.
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