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The Shavings Pet-Friendly Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Shavings Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Shavings occupies an excellent location on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Just 2.5 miles from Buxton, this charming studio apartment is set on the ground floor of an old stone barn on a working farm in the hamlet of Cowdale. The Shavings' welcoming and comfortable accommodation includes an open plan studio room with a 4ft double bed, a well equipped fitted kitchen area with breakfast bar and a sitting area. There are numerous diverse and enjoyable walks that start from The Shavings' doorstep, and wonderful market towns offering gorgeous local food and drink. This is a cosy and value for money holiday home for those who want to sample all that the Peak District has to offer.

Buxton is home to many magnificent buildings and gardens, thanks to the patronage of the successive Dukes of Devonshire. The splendour that characterizes the buildings of the town was created in the 18th and 19th centuries including the semi-circular Crescent, Hall Bank, The Pavilion Gardens, The Square, The Great Stable and The Opera House. The history of the town goes back much further, to when the Romans came to Buxton, drawn by the constant 28 degrees centigrade of the bubbling waters of Buxton's eight thermal springs. Every year, Buxton hosts the Festival of Music and Arts, and the Opera House offers a full programme of performances. The ruggedly beautiful peaks and gentle hills of the Peak District make this area a wonderful location for lovers of the great outdoors.

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.

Skirting heaters and electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, WiFi. Shared use of laundry room with washer/dryer. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Shared outdoor sitting area with furniture. Ample off road parking. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 2.5 miles (Buxton). Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.


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

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Ms Khan
April 2016
The cottage is in a beautiful and peaceful setting yet is only five minutes from a major town. The accommodation was so cosy and welcoming to arrive back to at the end of each day. The owners were helpful, friendly and always on hand.
Mrs Inns
December 2014
Owners are friendly and very welcoming. Property is in a prime location for walks from the door plus to go out exploring further a field.
Mr Woodard
February 2016
A lovely, quiet and peaceful place. Just what we needed!
Mrs Hendry
October 2015
A lovely cosy little cottage, perfect for the two of us. It had everything we could have wished for. A thoroughly enjoyable week away.. wish we could turn the clocks back!
Mrs Sutton
September 2015
The accommodation was very well maintained and clean, it was quiet and relaxing. Can't wait to return.
Ms Prince
July 2015
A lovely economical cottage. It was very cosy and in a nice quiet location with good access to places of interest. Received a warm welcome from helpful owners who were there but not intrusive.
Mrs Ruffles
May 2014
The cottage was really cosy and comfortable - this was our 4th visit and we shall return again and again. The hosts are a lovely couple and really friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful with loads of local walks from the cottage itself as well as further afield. The farm and surrounding area is really peaceful. We love it!
Mrs Richardson
June 2014
The rural location was wonderful. The Shavings was very cosy and comfortable. Ideal place for peace and quiet. Other places to visit easily accessible. The owners were very friendly and helpful with general advice about the surrounding places to go. Really enjoyed our stay, didn't want to leave. Will definitely be returning and will be highly recommending to friends and family.
Ms Martin
August 2014
Fantastic location and great hosts; it was a perfect break.
Mrs Hollingshead
September 2014
A very nice clean, comfortable place ideal for 2 people in the country but 5 minutes by car to town. Fully recommended.
Mrs Cleave
July 2014
Very relaxing and quiet. The owners were extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back soon for the third time! We were there again in June it was that good. Many thanks!
Mrs Bilby
March 2014
Great cottage, excellent value for money.
Mrs Fawcett
April 2014
I have had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation was excellent and couldn't be faulted in anyway. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
Mrs Pollard
February 2014
This cottage was set in an ideal location for travelling around the area. We enjoyed returning to the warm and cosy cottage each day after our long walks. There is a bus stop on the A6 just a 5-10 minute walk away. We used the bus several times, leaving the car behind. The owners were always very friendly and helpful too. We would definitely stay here again.
Mr Aldridge
July 2013
Nothing too much trouble for the owners. The place was very clean and is a well kept accommodation.
Mr Evans
October 2013
It was very cosy, and had everything we needed to make our stay a comfortable one.
Miss Hall
December 2013
All very nice and easy parking. Good facilities. Nice and warm upon arrival. Liked the Christmas tree. Good for our needs. Better than a hotel or BB!
Mr Robinson
January 2014
Warm property, very homely. Everything we needed and a good location too.
Mr Housden
May 2013
This is our fourth year running staying at 'The Shavings' and it will not be the last. It is central to the walking area that we like to visit with lovely walks from the doorstep. Friendly owners and dog.
Mr Pollard
June 2013
This is a lovely downstairs studio in a stone-built cottage on a working farm near Buxton. It's quiet and the owners are really nice, so helpful and they provide a welcome pack with a bottle of wine if your journey, as ours was, is long and exhausting. Very pet friendly.
Mrs Gaffney
July 2013
Peace and quiet of the countryside but near enough to Buxton and main routes that you are not cut off. Lots to see and do in the area.
Mr Price
January 2013
Fantastic place to stay with lovely owners.
Mr Goodman
April 2013
The cottage is in a good location for walking and cycling. Friendly people made us feel very welcome.
Mr Mrs Housden
July 2012
Within easy reach of the Peak District with lovely walks from the doorstep. Parking in front of the cottage. It's our third visit to the Shavings and it won't be the last.
Mrs Sealey
October 2012
It was quiet and somewhere to take the dog walking. A lovely cottage with lovely owners.
Mrs Morris
August 2012
Terrific value for money. Everything you need and in a very central situation for both Buxton and outdoor activities.
Mrs Ruffles
July 2011
Friendly and helpful owners, nothing was too much trouble for them. The Shavings is in a beautiful area with lovely walks.
Mrs Spelman
July 2011
The location was excellent. Owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Particularly liked the fact that tea, coffee and milk were waiting for us plus some posh biscuits. Accommodation was very clean and excellent value for money.
Ms Harr
March 2012
Everything, from the location to the owners.
Mr Knight
March 2012
The owners were brilliant - made us feel very welcome and were always on hand if you needed anything. We took our 4 month old baby and they supplied cot and baby bath which was fantastic. Coffee, tea and biscuits were supplied on arrival which was a God send. Accommodation ideal for visiting Peak District. Cannot praise enough.
Mrs Wright
June 2011
The location and area was fantastic and the accommodation was just what we needed in terms of a base to explore the Peak District. Also we could take our dog which was an added bonus. The hamlet of Cowdale was lovely with access to some great country walks.
Mrs Smith
June 2011
Clean and comfortable quality accommodation in the midst of stunning countryside.
Ms Kiersey
March 2011
The Shavings was a delightful property - cosy, warm and comfortable in wonderful surroundings.
Mr Housden
May 2011
We had stayed at the Shavings once before and the friendly owners made us feel very welcome again. As we like walking, this is a very good location.
Mr Solem
June 2011
We spent two weeks at the Shavings. We especially liked living on a working farm, actually a large verdant property focused on boarding and care of horses. There was plenty of activity yet we had total privacy. Buxton, two miles away, is lovely. The Derbyshire countryside is more than lovely. We used it as an excellent base for rural walking.
Mrs Kennell
September 2010
Friendly people, comfortable accommodation, beautiful scenery. We liked everything about the holiday
Mrs Robinson
April 2011
Lovely place to stay, nice owners and nice countryside. Brilliant!
Ms Schmidt
August 2010
The Shavings is a cosy, nice accommodation. The people were very friendly. We had a great time. I would recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
Ms Harr
January 2010
Beautiful property, gorgeous location, we had a lovely stay. More than anything we can't thank the owners enough, who were lovely and welcoming. They even gave us a tow up the snowy hill with their tractor. Great stuff!
Mr Armitage
June 2010
Property was located 1 mile from main road in small village so was very quiet throughout the day. Property was very clean, well maintained and cosy and an ideal size for a single occupant or couple.
Mr Spencer
April 2010
A very good location for walks and places to see. We are going back for a week in Aug. Very friendly owners always happy to say hello (Meg the dog does to).
Mr Smith
June 2009
Great place, very peaceful with friendly owners
Mr Traill
July 2009
The owners were very friendly and helpful.We enjoyed the holiday very much and hope to return again.
Mrs Bardsley
August 2009
The property was in a nice quiet location but within easy reach of places of interest and good walks. The property was bigger than I had expected. The owners were friendly and showed us around the property on arrival.
Mr potter
October 2009
Very friendly and welcoming owners. Pleasantly surprised by the accommodation, it was superb. Very warm and cosy. Perfect base to visit the area.
Mrs Snell
October 2009
Liked the attention to detail on the equipment. Such a lovely touch. Really nice.
September 2009
A nice, neat little cottage that suited our needs and had friendly and considerate owners.
Mr Mrs Morrison
September 2009
It was nice to have our own area to cook and relax as opposed to staying in hotels!
Mr Thomas
May 2009
The owners were welcoming, friendly and approachable.
Miss Alexander
June 2009
Fantastic property, beautiful surroundings and very cosy.
September 2014
After a long drive from Devon motorway gridlocks.we arrived at the shavings,lovely bigger than expected ideal for a couple everything one would need .and very comfortable.Very good position for visiting many places.
Russell R
May 2015
We have just returned home after a lovely week in this area. The shavings is perfect for a couple and dog. Comfortable accommodation with all amenities we needed. Clean and tidy cottage with own parking, greeted by a pack of cookies and fresh milk. There is plenty of heating so this can be used all year. From the visitors book there appears people on their 7 and 8th visit's. Can't recommend highly enough. So thank you for a lovely stay. We may well returned if you have a vacancy. Would recommend you use the A515 access on your first visit and avoid the A6 side until you find your way around.
August 2014
I stayed at The Shavings earlier this year and would have no hesitation in going back. The accommodation was superb, very comfortable and the accommodation is in a nice quiet spot. It is in an ideal spot for visiting many places. I have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone.
August 2012
Terrific value for money. Excellent kitchen, and pretty much everything else you could need, with parking right outside. There is also a small seating area on the patio. The location is very convenient for both outdoor activities and for visiting Buxton: you feel you are in the middle of the countryside, but the town is only a couple of miles away. I would just be aware that you have another bedroom on top of you in the upstairs accommodation, and if young children are staying there you are likely to be woken early in the morning. A bonus is the shared laundry: very useful to have a washing machine available.
September 2011
The owners were helpful nice people who made us very welcome. We enjoyed our stay very much
May 2011
The Shavings was a compact rental, with all the amenities that you would expect. The very friendly owners were on hand to show us around and offer advice on places to visit, they had ensured that we had fresh milk to see us through until the next day.It was hard to believe that this place was so close to the main a6 road because situated as it is atop a hill, via a wooded valley, you could have been miles from the nearest habitation. Of course the stunning Peak District all around us was the icing on the cake. Would not be able to recommend this highly enough, more than value for money. Thank you!
December 2009
We were made to feel very welcome. The property was clean, well-equipped and set in a beautiful area. Everything we wanted for a short break for two people, thanks!
November 2010
we enjoyed our stay at the shavings, everyone was very friendly and helpful The only complaint we had was, the sink in the bathroom which was too small and leaked all over thr floor coseqently we had to wash in the kitchen sink
July 2010
The property is located in a very quiet hamlet a couple of miles outside Buxton. If you are happy to drive everywhere including to the pub, shop, restaurant etc then you will be fine. The property was very cosy, clean, and well maintained and is a good size for a couple.
November 2012
We spent a few days at The Shavings in September. We loved the quiet location and we felt very welcome indeed. The owner showed us everything and suggested things to do & see in the area. The cottage is just the right size for a couple, with a fully equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. There was one slight problem: the cottage smelled a little damp and some wooden cooking utensils were mouldy but we alerted the owner to this when we left, because it really wasn't a big deal - he was shocked and apologized. It seems that a pipe in the kitchen wall was causing problems. He said he was going to have it looked immediately. We will probably be back - next time with our dog! I would recommend this cottage to people who want some peace and quiet. As it's a working farm, there is the occasional farm noise but nothing that bothered us. People with allergies to mould etc might want to check ahead if the problem has been fixed.
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