Slaters Cottage

Sleeps 6

Beautiful Cottage in the Village of Taddington Near Buxton and Bakewell.


  • ​2 Bedrooms
  • 1 en suite bathroom and a downstairs bathroom
  • Sleeps 4 or six with use of the bunk beds
  • Dog Friendly
  • From the outside these are an attractive row of three deceptively spacious traditional Derbyshire stone cottages. Yet from the inside they have been transformed.
  • The three attached cottages offer a wealth of character and charm plus a fascinating history. Star House (situated in the middle) was a former public house called ‘The Star’ and in 1750 and the smaller cottage was the villages ‘Oddfellows Meeting Room’.
  • Relax & unwind whilst soaking up the ambience of your very own country retreat in the beautiful Peak District.
  • Perfectly placed between Buxton and Bakewell with amazing walks from your doorstep!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are two fabulous bedrooms one with a set of bunk beds ideal for children.

Slaters Cottage (sleeps 4 adults or 6 as a family with children)

All beds will be made as doubles unless otherwise requested at the time of booking.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Cooking and Dining

Slaters Cottage features a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and plenty of equipment to cook and prepare your meals. The spacious open plan setting makes it a great space to chat with family and friends at the dining table whilst the cook gets busy! 

Living Spaces

With a feel of traditional country charm, the tastefully decorated open plan lounge

 is great to relax and unwind after a day exploring. A 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player are perfect for movie night and there is WiFi throughout the cottage.

Garden and Outside Space

Slaters Cottage sits at the end of the row of the three cottages features a private gravelled area to the rear with picnic bench seating. 

A further gravelled drive leading onto a shared car park with Star House and is available for guests to use to park cars.

The owner resides in a detached house on site giving you the assurance that assistance is close by if needed but still affording you privacy to enjoy your stay.

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

Taddington itself is very well located and sits midway between the popular market town of Bakewell and the historic spa town of Buxton and is set in some glorious Peakland scenery. From your door step you can walk a spectacular variety of scenic routes including the Limestone Way which passes right through the village. 

Nearby are some beautiful dales and grassy hilltops with spectacular panoramic views. You are a very short drive or cycle to the Monsal Trail – you can hire bikes here at Blackwell Cycle hire and even abseil from the viaduct at Millers Dale.

 Around the surrounding area, you will find the Blue John Caverns, The Tissington and High Peak Trails, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall all of these are within an easy drive. Alton Towers is within a 25 minute drive too. 

It's a perfect retreat for all family and friends reunions.

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How To Find Slaters Cottage


The address of Slaters Cottage is:

4, Main Road Taddington Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9TU

Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.236572, -1.788391

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Directions to Slaters Cottage by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 mins):

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 4.8 miles
  • Immediately the speed limit changes from 50 to national speed limit and the road turns into a dual-carriage way, there is a left hand turn onto ‘main road’ (often there is a sign for The Queen’s Arms)
  • Follow the road for 0.8 miles (continuing past the Queen’s Arms on your right hand-side)
  • There will be a red telephone box on your left hand-side and The Star is immediately after on your right
  • The entrance to the carpark is just after the property on your right (just before the entrance to the churchyard)
  • You have arrived at Slaters Cottage!
  • Directions to Slaters Cottage by car from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 5.5 miles
  • You will go past a left turn to Priestcliffe and a bus stop on your left hand side. Just after the bus stop there will be a sign with Taddington signposted. There are two turnings shown on the sign, make sure you take the second one signposted ‘Taddington’ as this will make sure you are on Main Road not School Lane.
  • Once you have turned right onto Main Road, follow the road for 0.4 miles
  • There is a churchyard on your left hand-side
  • The entrance to Slaters Cottage car park is immediately after the churchyard entrance on your left (if you reach a red telephone box on your right hand-side you have gone too far!)
  • You have arrived at Slaters Cottage!

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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Slaters Cottage. Verbatim.

Pyke stayed in February '22

Freegard stayed in June '21

Rossi stayed in April '21

Jenner stayed in April '21

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Your Stay At Slaters Cottage

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • The Queens Arms - Old traditional village pub, a  5 minute walk from the property.
  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The Church Inn, Chelmorton - Traditional village pub serving hearty meals.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. 
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday roasts and homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines all situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.


  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurant located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton, 01298 78388
  • Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
  • Columbine, Buxton - Small privately run restaurant, perfect for a special occasion. 
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell- A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - A stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!


  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A  family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks -great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal  01298 78388
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
  • Indian Palace 
  • The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
  • Maazi - Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Cycle or walk the Monsal Trail 

With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire to the property is at Blackwell Mill and you can also hire bikes at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for more information regarding cycle hire at Blackwell Mill and Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

2. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe. 

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is not far from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable. 

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery

4. The spa town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoythe playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.

Click here for further information on Buxton

5. Chatsworth House and Park 

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park

Finer Detail

What to expect at Slaters Cottage

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied in each property (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Anti bacterial hand wash
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film, kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi is available in all properties.
  • The owners do live in a private detached dwelling on site

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (if requested)
  • 1 x Travel Cot
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath towel & hand towel for each guest
  • 1 x 40-inch flat screen TV located in the open plan lounge (HDMI compatible please bring your own cable)
  • 1 x Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clothes Airer
  • Hoover
  • Mop
  • Combination washing machine and tumbler dryer
  • Online deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page.
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask our guests to please bring one with them, along with any relevant cable

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 1 x Microwave
  • 1 x Kitchen scales
  • 1 x Bosch electric fan assisted oven with 1 x ceramic electric
  • 1 x full height fridge freezer
  • 1 x Double toaster
  • 1 x cafetiere
  • 1 x Kettle
  • 1 x blender
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 x Dining table and chairs for 6 guests

House Rules

  • ​Standard check in is 4pm and check out is 10am
  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring candles or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns please
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time
  • Not suitable for Hen or Stag groups


  • There is a shared carparking area with the other cottages so please park considerately
  • There is enough parking for 15 cars in total
  • More village on street parking if needed

Outdoor Space

  • ​Shared garden with the 2 other cottages
  • Landscaped gardens on different levels with mature borders
  • Private flagged area directly from the property at the rear with picnic benches
  • Steps to a lawn area in the main garden
  • Further steps to a sunken patio area
  • BBQ- charcoal- available between the 1at April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • ​There are no interconnecting doors between the cottages, they each have their own external entrances
  • The owner does live on site so is there should you need them
  • The village is a working farming village so you may experience some seasonal sights and smells


  • ​We allow 1 dog at the property and charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of bedrooms
  • Please make sure all dog litter is cleared from the garden and grounds
  • Do not leave your dog unattended at any time


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area.


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