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Woodlands Family Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire

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sleeps 12
6 rooms
4 bathrooms

Woodlands Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Woodlands is a delightful barn conversion in Cowdale near Buxton. With six ground floor bedrooms, four king-size doubles, two with en-suites, and two twin bedrooms, one with an en-suite, it sleeps twelve comfortably. There is also a ground floor bathroom and utility, and a first floor open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and two sitting areas. Outside Woodlands is a shared garden area, off road parking for six cars, and great walking from the doorstep, making it a wonderful base for exploring the Peak District.

Buxton is home to shops, pubs and wonderful buildings including the Crescent, Hall Bank, the Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House, which hosts many productions including an annual Festival of Music and Arts. Superb walking is available nearby on rugged peaks or gentler hills and dales.

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 heating with electric fires. 2 x electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 6 cars. Shared front garden with gravelled and lawned areas with picnic benches. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles. Note: Due to upside down layout, this property is not suitable for the less mobile. Note: One of the king-size double bedrooms with en-suite does not have a window, but there is a constant fresh air vent.


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  • Linen provided
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Dr Newton
December 2015
Woodlands is a wonderful barn conversion. Very homely feel and immaculately clean, also very well equipped. We were delighted to find children's crockery and cutlery too. Thank you so much for a wonderful festive weekend break!
Mr Clarke
December 2015
We were celebrating a special surprise birthday and our ages ranged from 18 months to 65 years. Woodlands was perfect for us all and we were able to celebrate with family and friends. A most memorable weekend in a perfect property. Thank you!
Mr Marshall
November 2015
Amazing property, so clean spacious. Everything in perfect order all seemed brand new. Perfect place for families. Would highly recommend, absolutely amazing 5 star.
Mr Gretton
May 2015
The cottage was exactly right for our party of 10, another 2 would have been no problem. The children in our group aged 3-12 absolutely loved the space. The area was good and if the weather had been a little kinder it would have been perfect.
Mrs Bayley
April 2015
A large lounge and kitchen where everyone could be together. An ideal area for walking and cycling. Buxton is close by, a lovely town with good restaurants and plenty of events going on through out the year.
Mrs Wright
March 2015
In a lovely location and the owners were extremely helpful in giving us instructions for a local walk and finding a local takeaway. The accommodation was warm and welcoming. The bathrooms all had great showers. I would definitely stay here again given the opportunity.
Mrs Blakly
February 2015
Amazing place to stay, everything you needed!
Mrs Hayes
February 2015
Wonderfully warm and cosy despite being a large open plan space. Plenty of crockery and cutlery. Helpful owners and the cottage was pristine clean.
Mrs Fletcher
November 2014
We had a family celebration here and it was perfect for 12 of us, 7 adults and 5 children. The little snug room was a great place for the kids to make their own space. This was our second time here and we all love it.
Mr Young
October 2014
The large open plan living area was superb and ideal for large groups.
Mrs Threlfall
October 2014
We had an excellent weekend in Woodlands. Its an excellent cottage for a large party and the owners are very hard working and lovely. I cannot rate this cottage highly enough on every level including value for money.
Mr Meenowa
August 2014
Upon my first visit to the cottage, I thought it looked beautiful and perfect for my families visit to Buxton. Everyone loved the cottage so much and I recommend this to anyone. The scenery was amazing and would love to stay at this cottage again!
Miss Hulme
June 2014
We were made to feel extremely welcome and the calm of the property and surroundings made our stay more enjoyable, especially after a busy day at Hillhead.
Mrs Joy
June 2014
We had a really lovely family gathering at Cowdale. A wonderful welcome, comfortable accommodation to suit all our needs, and will always hold very happy memories of our time here. Grateful thanks from us all.
Mrs Sherratt
May 2014
The owners were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The property is beautiful, spacious and very functional. We also liked the layout of the downstairs upstairs switch as this gave the best views. It was easy to walk straight out of the door and off for lovely scenic walks.
Mrs Watson
March 2014
Walking was great but the cottage was so lovely no one wanted to go out, we ate in, played games and generally made the most of the fantastic space available. Everyone wants to do the same again next year. A brilliant cottage and a great find.
Miss Price
February 2014
Beautiful and extremely spacious property, with friendly, helpful owners. Lovely quiet location, but close to lots of amenities and access to many different activities. Perfect for a big group of friends or family.
Mr Evans
February 2014
The setting, the building itself, the size and location was all excellent. The owners were friendly and helpful. We were able to all fit around the large dining room table easily which was a joy considering how many of us there were. Sunday was made so much easier by the comfy sofas and the lovely fire.
Mrs Casson
December 2013
Property and surroundings were excellent. Ideal for our family Christmas get together. The accommodation was really warm and well equipped. The surrounding area is beautiful, really good for country walks and just getting away from the rat race. The owners made us feel very welcome. We were even invited to a Christmas Eve get together in Cowdale Hall which included a local brass band playing Christmas music and mulled wine which was magical. A super Christmas and holiday at Cowdale. I would highly recommend this accommodation.
Mr Jamson
December 2013
We had a fantastic weekend at Woodlands. It was a great size for 3 families. There were no arguments about bedrooms because they were all well decorated and a good size. It was great having such a big living/eating area where we could all be together but also have the snug for the little ones to disappear off to. We all felt that the photos didn't quite do justice to this lovely property and we hope to be returning next year.
Mrs Fletcher
December 2013
We had a fabulous time. The accommodation was superb, very modern and clean. The living area was great, super big dining table for our meals, and little TV room where the kids watched DVDs and had their own space. Everyone loved it.
Mrs Darnbrough
September 2013
Very close to town and Peak District, so could have the best of both worlds. The open plan living area was excellent and made the weekend, as the large group could mix the whole time, and made a very sociable event.
Mrs Strang
September 2013
The house was beautiful, and we found it very spacious.
Miss Villegas
May 2013
The house was perfect and completely new. The owners live close by and were extremely nice and giving us good tips, and a new BBQ! It was a really nice weekend.
Mrs Murdoch
May 2013
Very helpful owners but not intrusive. For a large party, the open plan area was excellent. Lovely large oak table for all to sit around for meals. Good location in beautiful part of the country. The owner's dog Meg has great football skills and kept the Grandchildren amused in the yard. We will certainly return and recommend to family and friends.
Mr Fielding
May 2013
Great place to get together with a large family, hoping to go back next year.
Mrs Becky Kay
April 2013
This property is really spacious and very well presented. We thoroughly enjoyed a weekend catching up with friends here and exploring the local area. Buxton is a nice walk away and Bakewell a short drive. I would highly recommend this property which is really well equipped, roomy and nicely finished.
Mrs Livermore
April 2013
We received an extremely warm welcome from the owners - they couldn't have done enough for us and were on hand if we needed them, without intruding upon our holiday. We can't stress enough the wonderful surprise we all had when we saw the property for the first time. The living/dining areas are more than accommodating for 12 people, with plenty of room to spread out as a large group or smaller groups. The snug is also a lovely escape for those who want a bit of time to themselves or somewhere to put the kids if you want some peace! All bedrooms are an excellent size, with none feeling cramped or small. We would highly recommend this property to any group looking to have a getaway together.
David L
April 2014
We came here to enjoy a ten year sixth form reunion with some of our group having young babies. The venue was great, with a large communal area which was perfect for our requirements. the 'snug' helped to create a smaller communal area where people could watch a DVD or have a little quiet time away from general baby chatter etc. Excellent venue for board games, general wanderings and reminiscing.
May 2014
I rented this place for my 30th birthday with a group of friends. We absolutely loved it from the moment we arrived and found it to be the prefect venue for catching up and partying my way into my 30's. Our hosts were very helpful, giving us taxi numbers (very cheap into Buxton where my party was). I'd Reccommended this for groups and family in a heartbeat
December 2016
Had the best time staying here - the property was warm throughout with more than enough of everything. The owners thought of everything regarding our requirements for cooking, eating drinking - beautiful accommodation set in stunning scenery. The snug was a hit with the younger members of the family, the sheer size was a hit with the baby of the family who had recently begun walking, she was in her element being able to wander around unaided with nothing to get in her way. The size of the property was brilliant for the amount of adults as we didn't feel we were in each other's pockets we could, if we wanted retreat to our bedroom for some solace if required. The property was well appointed and well apportioned with 3 en-suites as well as a family bathroom so there was never no queuing to use a bathroom. To add to this, although the accommodation was in a rural setting we weren't too far away from a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs etc. All in all a really good time was had by all - none of us would hesitate to return!!
Mr Gilligan
January 2016
Peaceful, scenic and everything you could need for a relaxing break.
Dr Pillinger
April 2016
A really lovely quiet location but with good links to the major areas of the peak district. The owner was helpful and informative, and easy to contact if needed.
Mr Henley
July 2016
The house was extremely spacious which, with several small children, was wonderful. Access to the country lanes where we could see pigs, sheep, horses and hens was great. The was lots to do within a reasonable distance.
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