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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Peak District National Park

Exchange Cottage in Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

From: €272 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Exchange Cottage Self-Catering

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.

Area
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.

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
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.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Roberts
September 2020
Direct communications with the owners was excellent & really prompt by email.. The cottage was really clean & all the additional COVID procedures were clearly communicated, understandable & well facilitated. The traffic on the road outside took some getting used to but had been explained so to be expected. Would definitely use this location again.
Miss Macnab
November 2019
Lovely cosy house and ease in using appliances, super village and area
Miss Macnab, November 2019
June 2019
Really enjoyed ourselves, loads to do and places to go.. Would recommend..
Penfold278
January 2019
An excellent rental. The facilities were more than adequate. Three pubs serving food within walking distance. A restaurant/bar at the Courtyard just past the George which is quite upmarket but do excellent takeaway pizzas. A Co-op, Post office and Chip shop. Buxton is not far if you require more. Ideal for walking or just as a base to visit the surrounding area.
Mrs Gasson
September 2018
It was so refreshing to get an email from the owners of Exchange Cottage within hours of booking, introducing themselves and giving further information (so much better than having to try and contact the owners a couple of days beforehand which seems to be the norm).. Exchange Cottage is in a great location centrally located in the village with a cafe next door, a fantastic chippy a couple of doors down and a Co-op just around the corner. There were also buses to catch that stopped through the village going to Buxton, Bakewell and even Meadowhall!. The cottage itself was cosy with a comfortable bed and soft sheets. The main disappointment for us was the shower, as the water would suddenly go stone cold for no apparent reason. One shower was enough for this most unpleasant experience and this is the reason we would not return.
Dr Allfrey
September 2018
A well equipped cottage (with full instructions for everything).. We had no problems with noise (commented on in some reviews) - even in the bedroom facing onto the road. Through traffic does not go through the village and the buses do not run late. Tideswell is a good location for walking in the Peak District, at the intersection of bus routes. Exchange Cottage is ideally located in the village: close to the centre and the bus stops. Check bus times as they are not very frequent. We had 6 days walking in the area without using our car.
Mrs Fisk
September 2018
The cottage was excellent for two people.. Comfortable and well equipped in every way. Being on the main road was a little noisy at times, but the location within the Peak district made up for that. Very close to Chatsworth, Monsal trail, Ashford in the water, Padley Gorge and many other lovely places.
Mrs Randall
July 2018
The cottage was lovely, with everything we needed.. The village is also a very good, and beautiful, base with which to explore the local area. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Harris
June 2018
A delightful cottage in the heart of Tideswell village that is immensely proud of its heritage.. Ideally situated for visiting all areas of the Peak District National Park. The owners have gone to great lengths to make the cottage homely and welcoming and there is an abundance of information on the surrounding areas to help plan your days out. Local shops and pubs are all within walking distance, plus a fish & chip shop and two cafes so shopping and dining out is very convenient.
Mrs Boyle
May 2018
The cottage was in a great location in terms of accessibility to all main tourist places, however, I was shocked how busy the road was where the cottage was situated.. There were really huge articulated lorries going quite fast past the window, and I would have been nervous if my children were younger as there isn't much pavement. I am not sure if there is a quarry nearby but it felt wrong that such large vehicles were able to storm through a tiny village. I was also surprised to find out there was no outside space at all, not even a back door (not sure if this is even legal?). We didn't necessarily expect a garden but as a smoker, I had nowhere to stand outside at all, other than in the path of an articulated lorry! I am not saying that the owners should cater for smokers, it clearly says it is non-smoking, however, I would have made different choices if I had been given that information. Overall, the cottage was clean, comfortable and presentable and we really enjoyed our stay. However, I would not re-book due to those factors above.
Mrs Whatley
April 2018
Lovely cottage in a great location.. Well equipped and cosy. It had everything we needed. Perfect for exploring the Peak District.
Miss Waite
April 2018
We had a wonderful time.. The cottage was lovely and provided everything we needed plus more. We visited some amazing places and love Tideswell as it is central to where we want to travel to and has a wonderful community spirit.
Mr Kitson
February 2018
Exchange cottage was very comfortable and well equipped.. It is in a very central location in a charming village.
Ms Thornberg
January 2017
Amazing cottage with even more than we expected.. Lovely little café right next door with an amazing locally sourced breakfast. Can't wait to come back again :)
Ms Thornberg, January 2017
December 2016
A brilliant holiday in a warm and cosy cottage.. Facilities were excellent and we wanted for nothing. Complementary bottle of wine was a lovely touch.
Miss Bindon, December 2016
October 2016
When initially booking, I entered the specific dates I wanted to book.. However, the website is defaulted to emcompass a range of +/- 3 days to these days. This was confusing and resulted in different dates being booked. I had to telephone Sykes Cottages to rearrange, and whilst the staff I spoke to were lovely and very helpful, the website should recognise that if a customer enters specific dates then it should not automatically default to a greater range of date. As a first time user of the website, I found it awkward.
Mr Rollinson, October 2016
August 2016
Very conveniently position in village, with handy shops close at hand..
Mr Bowman, August 2016
August 2016
Property was well looked after and very well equipped.. Extra touches of biscuits & toiletries was nice too.
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.
Ms. Palmer, August 2016
July 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.
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.
Ms Palmer, July 2016
March 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.
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 !
Mrs Keyte, March 2016
April 2015
This cottage was just right for our family of four.. It was cosy, clean and comfortable.
Mrs Markay
April 2015
This cottage was just right for our family of four. It was cosy, clean and comfortable.
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.
Mrs Markay, April 2015
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 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.
Mr Leslie, January 2015
September 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.
Mr Longyear, September 2014
August 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.
Mel076
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.
Mrs Birley
June 2014
The location was ideal for walking,. Tideswell has all the amenities required. The cottage was well equipped.
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.
Mr Wheatley, June 2014
May 2014
The location was ideal for walking,.. Tideswell has all the amenities required. The cottage was well equipped.
Mr Crane
January 2014
What can we say? So good we have already booked to go back - twice!
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 Crane, December 2013
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.
Annie
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!
Ms Anzalone
May 2013
The cabin was perfect! It had everything we needed for a delightful weekend.
Mr Grove
April 2013
The holiday was just what we wanted. The scenery was superb.
Ms Anzalone, May 2013
April 2013
The holiday was just what we wanted.. The scenery was superb.
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 Grove, April 2013
December 2012
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.
Mrs Fowler
September 2012
We found our cottage very well equipped with plenty of information supplied about the surrounding countryside.
Mr Williamson, December 2012
September 2012
We found our cottage very well equipped with plenty of information supplied about the surrounding countryside..
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
August 2012
Excellent holiday, close to lovely walks and attractions.. Clean, cosy and comfortable. All the kitchen equipment you could need.
Mrs Sturman, August 2012
August 2012
The cottage was in a convenient location for exploring the village and the region around..
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.
Mrs Price
July 2012
The cottage was in a convenient location for exploring the village and the region around.
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.
Mrs Price, June 2012
December 2011
Gorgeous cosy cottage, perfectly situated.. We had a wonderful break. Many thanks for all the great finishing touches, they made us feel very welcome.
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 Newton
September 2011
Fantastic village to stay, wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a great place to have as a base.
Mrs Graham, December 2011
September 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 Anderson
August 2011
Everything that you could possibly need was there, even down to the chocolates on the beds.
Mrs Anderson, August 2011
August 2011
Fantastic village to stay, wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a great place to have as a base..
Miss Forman, September 2011
August 2011
Everything that you could possibly need was there, even down to the chocolates on the beds..
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 Newton, August 2011
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.
Mr Cooper
March 2011
Comfortable and well equipped cottage in lovely village.
Mrs Healey, July 2011
March 2011
Comfortable and well equipped cottage in lovely village..
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.
Mr Cooper, March 2011
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.
Devvers
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.
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 Caynes, February 2011
April 2010
Cottage placed central in village so close to all amenities.. House was functional and reached expected standard.
Mr Woodhouse, April 2010
April 2010
Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and cosy..
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 Humphreys
March 2010
Great base for walking, cottage was perfect.
Mrs Humphreys, March 2010
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
March 2010
Great base for walking, cottage was perfect..
Guest
December 2009
Very well placed for exploring the Peak District. Clean, smart cottage, with a very helpful and friendly owner. Would highly recommend!
Guest
December 2009
The cottage was beautifully presented and well positioned for amenities.. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
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 Chalkley, August 2009
July 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.
Mrs Pickering, July 2009
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.
Mrs Warburton, June 2009
April 2009
Good base to access places of interest towns etc.. Close to all local amenities, shops etc.
Mr Ford, April 2009
April 2009
Great location, lovely village and nice cottage..
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.
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.
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!
Mrs Saunders-Pedersen, October 2008
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!
Miss Reid, October 2008
October 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.
Ms Casey, April 2009
October 2008
The Cottage was lovely, very cosy and very nicely decorated in a modern style.. A great base to tour the Peak District.
Mr Morris
July 2008
Lovely Cottage, friendly village where we enjoyed meals in all the village pubs.
Mr Baynes, October 2008
July 2008
Lovely Cottage, friendly village where we enjoyed meals in all the village pubs..
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