The Cow Shed in Peak District National Park, Derbyshire
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The Cow Shed Self-Catering
Holiday home The Cowshed is a charming, cosy cottage in Alport near Youlgreave. The property is set solely over the ground floor and has an open plan living area with a double bed, a kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting area. There is also a shower room and outside, a hot tub and a bench where you can enjoy the stunning surrounding views, and off parking for one car. The Cowshed is the perfect base for couples escaping the city looking for a relaxing country retreat.
Accomodation Details All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed, kitchen and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. External shared utility.
Area Alport is nestled in some of Derbyshire's most beautiful countryside, a small hamlet scattered with farms and cottages. Close by, the ancient village of Youlgreave has three pubs, two shops, one with a Post Office, and a delightful medieval church. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Alport is a wonderful base for exploring Derbyshire, all year round.
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 Eco underfloor heating. Two ring electric hob, combination microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in the rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Patio with furniture, BBQ and hot tub and private summerhouse. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Property accessed via single track lane. Note: Coarse fishing lake on adjoining farm 5 mins walk. Note: Hot Tub can be used up until 10pm. Note: Hot tub for over 18s only. Please note: This property does not allow charging of electric vehicles, the nearest charging point is in Bakewell
We visited the cow shed for our first anniversary and couldn't have been happier with our choice. We arrived to a warm welcome from Tony, very helpful lovely chap! The little extras in the room were such a lovely touch and made our stay all the more special. The bed was so comfy, the hot tub a great perk! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
The road to the Cowshed is TERRIBLE deep pot holes for about half a mile so BEWARE!. I am AMAZED how cars are supposed to go on to this road! Even to dangerous for the cows.
Once we arrived at the Cowshed it was ok, hot tub lovely after a hard days walking. The Cowshed had everything you would need on holiday. The owner Tony was really nice and nothing was to much trouble. Sleeping, eating, watching TV in one room was not really what we wanted but maybe we should have read the description more intensely?
Had a great stay here. The owners are very approachable and pleasant. Really lovely location and buildings, with everything 2 people would need for a stay away. A few 'extras' are thrown in for your arrival, which are well received. Exclusive use of a hot tub is fantastic. The walk into the village will keep you fit (!) and The Bulls Head serves great food and great beer. The location offers a number of great walks and there are a lot of things to do /places to visit within a 10 mile radius. We'll be back :-)
I'm a cyclist and runner, my wife likes dragging me around small towns and villages. This made the Cow Sheds location the perfect base for us both. It's small yes, but beautifully finished and so comfortable. Every evening after a morning on the bike and an afternoon around one of the lovely local towns (Haddon Hall is WELL worth a visit btw and that's not usually my cup of tea at all) I jumped in the hot tub with a beautiful view over the hills, with a book and totally forgot that I have to go back to work next week. And I've not slept better for years. Super comfy bed, super quiet, super sleep.
Youlgrave is a five minute walk away and naturally we tried all three pubs, couldn't fault any of them, next time I won't be missing 'Pie Night' in the Farmyard either. Walking /running along the riverside is a pleasure and the locals all seem very friendly too.
The owner Tony is an absolute top man and couldn't be more helpful, I'll give him back the pint of milk I owe him when I return, which I most definitely will, probably in the Cow Barn with the rest of my brood.
If you're outdoorsy and like peace and quiet, comfort and a hill or 50 to bike/walk/run up then this is the place for you. Highly recommended.
My husband and I came here on our mini-moon.
Absolutely charming place. Fantastic setting. Beautiful little studio apartment, but well equipped with everything you could need. One of the best features for me is that the owners had thought of all of those 'finishing' touches that make a place feel warm and cosy. From the curtains and blinds, the toiletries in the bathroom and the chocolate just about everywhere we looked! (much appreciated btw haha)
Hot tub was great. Just made our stay even more perfect. We're already wanting to book again but for the summer time!
The only thing I would say is to take a torch I you're planning on visiting the pubs in the village after dark. The track is pitch black and a bit wobbly in places :-)
We arrived at the cow shed and were met with a clean, well-equipped studio cottage which we noticed the pictures online do not adequately do justice to. We found the decor in the Cow Shed to be modern but with a vintage feel to it, keeping it's traditional look. The inside of the cottage contained many lovely little touches including complimentary sweets/prosecco/biscuits/tea/coffee/milk/dvds and even fresh eggs from the owner's hens. The owner Tony was a great help, both informative and very friendly, anything we needed he was quick to assist with (coal for bbq,ironing board, matches and cooking oil). The hot tub was very clean and romantic with the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District. Lots of walks and sights to see nearby. The bed was a beautiful vintage feature which was extremely comfortable. There was lots of storage space for clothes etc.The only negatives of our stay would be a large amount of wasps nearby (which we understand couldn't be helped but should be looked into incase of nests) and lastly we felt the studio cottage was really hot even though we had turned off any heating, which we later discovered from the owner himself there was underfloor heating set at a temperature of 20 degrees. We felt this was set too high.Overall we had a fantastic,welcoming experience that we will cherish and will certainly be returning and recommending to all relatives and friends!! Thank you for having us and allowing us to celebrate a fantastic 21st & 22nd birthday all in one :)
An amazing holiday, a wonderful cosy cottage and a great hot tub. There were lots of nice walks in the area.
A quaint and cosy cottage, clean and perfect for a few days. The hot tub was brilliant for long days walking or cycling. The views were beautiful to wake up to and it was not too far to walk to the village for lunch or dinner.
A beautiful, cosy and cute property. We miss the tranquillity of it all already!
We would recommend to anybody.
Everything was beautifully presented and clean, with lovely little finishing touches. Had a friendly welcome and the hot tub was just perfect! We would definitely recommend and visit again.
Absolutely gorgeous property, we would highly recommend.
Beautiful cottage with excellent location and friendly owners. Spent our honeymoon here.We would return and recommend. Thank you!
We had a lovely time at the Cow Shed. The idyllic countryside location was perfect for switching off, enjoying some ' us' time and celebrating a birthday.
Everything in the Cow Shed exudes quality. It is really is a lovely haven of luxury. The hot tub is amazing, the weather was a little unhot tub friendly but we still enjoyed a few hours in it.
Everything was thought of in The Cow Shed. On arrival we had a warm welcome and the hot tub was a particular highlight and enjoyed walking through the countryside.
We loved the view, the peace and quiet and the intimacy of the cottage. The jacuzzi was situated in a great place and we loved the little touches.
Everything was perfect. The owners could not have been more helpful.
Everything was perfect, the owners could not have been more helpful.
Everything was excellent at The Cow Shed and the property owners were friendly and helpful.
Fantastic stay here. Hot tub was an amazing perk. The cottage was perfect and cosy. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. All the local pubs welcomed you. My boyfriend proposed to me here. Its a beautiful place and we will be back very soon. Thankyou.
Kate and Alex March 2015.
This was a perfect stay. In a beautiful private secluded spot but within a walk of the village. The hot tub was a particular highlight. The apartment was immaculate, everything had been thought of and the owner went out of his way to be helpful. Five stars. I would return.
High quality accommodation, great walks, great local pubs and very friendly people. The hot tub was extremely relaxing, however I am now being made to buy one! Fantastic time - definitely recommend.
The apartment was great. Beautiful surroundings and ideal for a weekend out of the city. Would highly recommend.
This property was perfection! Absolutely loved it!
Very nice place to stay and the owner is very nice and very helpful. Recommended *****
We had a great break; I could have easily stayed for a whole week, lots to do. The scenery was breath taking. The Cow Shed is very small, compact and bijoux, perfect for what my partner and I wanted. Beautifully refurbished, with lovely furniture and accessories and the hot tub was definitely a bonus. The village was welcoming with 3 friendly pubs. Lots of gorgeous walks, and tumbling hills. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
Very well presented and felt very welcomed by owners. Lovely relaxing feel of place and hot tub was amazing. Scenery was also quite beautiful.
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