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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Leek

Downsdale Cottage in Leek, Staffordshire

From: €243 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Downsdale Cottage Self-Catering

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.

Area
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.

Region
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.

Amenities
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.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • 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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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Gamble
September 2020
The cottage itself was spotlessly clean both inside and out, considering it's in a farm location, and better than we expected.. If you were buying, you could move in so to speak. The owners, who lived next door were very helpful too. The location is very remote, walking to the local pub not an option, though plenty of on-site walks and cycling trails on wonderful open moorland. Our only issue (which for many we suppose would be a godsend), was the fact that there was no wifi, no mobile phone service, and the TV signal was poor to non existant. Though we were expecting these issues, to be without, came as a shock to the system, as we did have a medical issue, so not having access to a phone etc was a concern. However this is not a criticism. The farm had one of those scatty sheepdogs called Nellie who constantly wanted us to throw a deflated football so she could retrieve it for us. There was also a newly arrived kitten so new it had yet to be named. A lovely time, in a lovely cottage, in a wonderful location. On a negative note, the GOOGLEMAP picture directions which accompanied 'how to get to!' was a good mile off. We went to the location suggested in person, and although the farm looked similar to the aerial photo it was hopelessly wrong. Anyone arriving after dark or in poor weather would be seriously cheesed off. We think it's a googlemap issue as our own farm confirmed the postcode was correct, but the farm we were sent too was not in that postcode. *** We are happy for you to publish our observations but would like to remain anonymous. Thank You ***
Mrs Mullin
December 2019
The bathroom / shower needs upgrade.. Shower just a dribble with soggy shower curtain which also leaked onto bathroom floor Issue with tv also which kept losing signal in wet/windy weather Front door would benefit from a thick curtain or something to keep out the draft? On plus side very well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and excellent heating system - as we were there at Christmas and very cold outside !
Mrs Mullin, December 2019
November 2019
Our first experience of a Self Catering Cottage could not have been better! Both my wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed the quiet country life for a few days without the distractions of phones and WiFi! The cottage itself was extremely clean, well maintained and fully equipped. The surroundings and the local countryside walks were so beautiful. A hot cup of tea in front of an open fire after a 3.5hr hike in wet weather was just bliss! As a minor improvement: considering the lack of internet and therefore unable to plan local walks once there, perhaps pre-prepared LOCAL walk routes (or other activities) could be made available in the hut for the visitors. But the hosts were very hospitable and helpful, the location was convenient and the countryside was beautiful! What more can one ask for as a get away from stressful life! Would definitely go again, and this time with the whole family
Mr Keirl
May 2019
Cottage in a beautiful spot, with many lovely walks nearby.. Owners very helpful and are there if you have any problems. 7 miles from Buxton a beautiful town with lots of interesting architecture. Cottage is in an area whereby you can reach lots of interesting places such as Chatsworth, Crich Tram Museum, Cromford village etc , without having to spend hours in travelling time. Scenery in the immediate area is beautiful and I think is equal to the Lake District or even Scotland, we will certainly return to the area again.
Mr Jagger
May 2019
Very nice quiet location, ideal for a walking holiday base.. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Helpful, friendly owners. Until the coal fire got going we found that the downstairs storage heater was not quite adequate for the unusually cold weather during our stay. The owners provided us with an additional electric heater which improved the situation. The heating was fine upstairs. We would definitely use this cottage again
Mrs Freer
March 2019
Cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings, helpful & friendly owners..
Ms Peacock
February 2019
Had a great break at this lovely cottage.. Brilliant location with good access to The Roaches, Mam Tor and Dovedale - all within 1/2 hour. Even though it is close to A53 for access it still felt remote and was very peaceful. Cottage has a beautiful coal fire with free coal, is well equipped, bigger than expected there is also a dining room not shown in the pics, was spotlessly clean and has great views. Was a bit quirky in places which was fine - it’s old and so for instance some doors needed a shove to close but this added to the character - overall was very relaxing and homely. This cottage would get top marks from us but we had one issue that we found the 2 single mattress a bit uncomfy - prob fine for kids but not supportive enough for adults. Main bed was fine.
Miss Harrison
February 2019
Lovely people, great secluded location, log fire and friendly collie who wants to play.. ..a super place. Would definitely recommend.
Miss Barrett-tilbury
November 2018
We had a lovely time away here at the cottage, would definitely recommend staying here.. Location was perfect and our hosts were more then welcoming.
Miss Hardicre
August 2018
Yes you need more photos of the cottage and a more upto date list of equipment i.. E it says tv videos really in 2018 the cottage has a hd tv with freesat freeview.....the skyes description and photos dont do this charming cottage justice
Mr Evans
July 2017
Third visit to this cottage, still meets all expectations, very friendly owners, great location and will be returning
Mr Scheiring
July 2017
All was well and fine.. It was a quiet nice place and perfect for us.
Mr Bridgett
March 2017
Really nice Cottage.. Good location for hiking photography etc,very quiet.Owners are very friendly.
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.
Miss 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Chivers
July 2014
Central for all tourist attractions with plenty of walks.
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.
Mr Graham
January 2014
Great stay, excellent value for money, super clean, beautiful scenery.
Mr Martin
October 2013
Beautiful location and friendly owners.
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.
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.
Miss Zhao
October 2013
The cottage is clean and cosy with fantastic views.
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.
Mr Blight
June 2013
Perfect location with lovely owners
Ms Gold
May 2013
Beautiful quiet location. Kids liked the garden - small but well kept. Close to good days out. Lovely views.
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.
Mrs Brown
October 2012
The property was spotless and the owners were very welcoming! We will be back again.
Pike
October 2012
Warm, comfortable cottage in lovely countryside. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Guest
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.
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 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.
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.
Mrs Beard
July 2012
The location was beautiful and very peaceful.
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.
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 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.
Guest
October 2011
Easy to find, being close to a main a road. Very friendly service and excellent panoramic views.
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!
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!
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 Webb
April 2011
Beautiful property location, immaculately presented. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Guest
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!
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.
Mr Kippax
January 2011
Excellent!
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