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Two bed character cottage, Sheldon, Near Bakewell in the Peak District

Enjoying life in a characterful cottage in the village of Sheldon
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28 reviews
Enjoying life in a characterful cottage in the village of Sheldon
Shape of the stone fireplace is 16th century!
Views onto garden from sitting room
Christmas at The Old End
Old window discovered during renovations, and the only piece of glass that remains of the original
Afternoon tea with a slice of delicious, locally made, Bakewell Brownie!
handy downstairs toilet
Light & airy kitchen
part of wall left exposed to view in main bedroom, note round wooden peg fixings in beams
Bathroom with over-bath shower
twin room
twin room
twin room
twin room
Window frame possibly predates 1617 !
Garden and patio area
Views to village
Footpath to Magpie Mine
Found in garden-probably an item of peasant jewellery of the post medieval period' British Museum
Magpie Mine
Heading home for a warm drink after a leisurely walk across the fields to Magpie Mine
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Bakewell, Peak District National Park, England
Welcome to 'The Old End' in the peaceful village of Sheldon, three miles from Bakewell, Derbyshire in the heart of the stunning Peak District National Park.

'The Old End' is a two bedroom character cottage and is believed to be the oldest standing building in Sheldon - a building resembling the current footprint is shown on the Senior Map of 1617 and it is thought that the window on the gable end predates this. It has many original features, sympathetically restored but with modern amenities including under-floor heating, log burning stove and a downstairs toilet. Walks into the countryside from your doorstep and with a pub just up the road serving delicious food - who could ask for more?

Please be aware that the property has varying levels and that the double bedroom has a quirky, low entry access which we have tried...
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Listing #HL6854888
About the Owner
Rosemary S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceeded my expectations, very quaint comfortable cottage. The owner is helpful and has gone to a lot of effort to provide a well stocked kitchen and lots of information on local walks and nearby restaurants etc. The stairs are very narrow, and bedroom doorway low...More

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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old End. Apologies for the wifi - we wish that you had advised us as we could have rebooted it and got you back online. So glad that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect place to relax after 4 long walking days. Good kitchen facilities and a lovely quiet garden in which to chill. Good pub grub just along the road. The only comment would be that the low entrance to double bedroom really is...More

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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed walking in our beautiful countryside and that you could relax and enjoy our cottage at the end of the day. Yes the doorway is low; we don't notice it as much as...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago


  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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1 Jul 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
3 nights
2 Sep 2018 -
27 Oct 2018
3 nights
28 Oct 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
2 nights
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About the neighbourhood
Other attractions nearby include:

The Monsal Head Trail and Viaduct (3.5 miles)
Arbor Low stone circle (5 miles)
Cycle hire on the High Peak Trail at Parsley Hay (5.5 miles)
Go Ape at Buxton (9.5 miles)
Haddon Hall (5.5 miles)
Chatsworth House (7.5 miles)
The Mining Museum, Heights of Abraham, and Gulliver's Kingdom and numerous other attractions at Matlock Bath (13 miles)
Carsington Water (19 miles)
With beautiful towns and villages to explore such as Ashbourne, Buxton, Hartington, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell and Matlock Bath to name just a few, you will never be short of something to do.
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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