The Chairmakers Cottage

Sleeps 4

Charming and charismatic cottage located in the heart of a popular Peak District village


  • ​2 exquisitely designed double bedrooms, each with their own ensuite
  • Sleeps 4
  • Spacious kitchen with quirky homemade furnishings
  • Cosy lounge with log burner and a stunning Frame TV
  • Private garden to the rear, a real sun trap
  • Dog Friendly
  • On the doorstep are 3 village pubs, 2 restaurants and a variety of local, independent shops
  • Close to the towns of Bakewell and Buxton
  • Plenty of walking and cycling opportunities from the village of Tideswell

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The cottage has 2 spacious bedrooms on the first floor, both with their own unique style and offering plenty of comfort.

Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom, Fixed super king double, sleeps 2.   Hanging space and chest of drawers.  A space saving sliding door leads to a modern and compact en suite with feature exposed stone wall.  Fitted with overhead shower plus hand held shower attachment, wash basin and w/c. Towel warming rack.

Bedroom 2 - Fixed king double, sleeps 2. Hanging space and handy under bed storage.  Sliding door to modern and compact en suite, with overhead shower plus hand held shower attachment, wash basin and w/c and towel warming rack.

Kitchen & Cooking

Leading from the lounge and through the eye catching doorway with its tree trunk feature step you enter into the stunning light and airy bespoke kitchen which has been fitted out stylishly in green tones working effortlessly against the clean white decor and wooden handmade touches. A well equipped kitchen featuring Quooker tap, wine cooler, 4 ring induction hob, electric oven, washer/ dryer machine and dishwasher. A handmade, wooden, breakfast bar finishes off the kitchen adding more unique charm to this cottage.

The stairs to the first floor lead from the kitchen and there is also a back door to a private small courtyard which then further leads up to the main seating area.


Through the main front door you enter straight into the lounge. Finished in deep greens and warming oranges, this room instantly welcomes you to the warmth and relaxing vibe that The Chairmakers Cottage oozes throughout the property. With a 2 seater sofa and 2 further chairs positioned facing the log burner you can imagine how cosy it would be over the cooler months with the fire lit and enjoying a well earned drink after a day exploring. A stylish and ultra modern Frame TV is above the fireplace catching your eye wondering if it is a painting or TV. Nestled in the corner of the room is the dining table that can seat 4 comfortably with built in bench seat on one side and chairs on the other - it doesn't feel like it in encroaching into the living space at all, it feels perfectly placed. 

Garden and outdoor space

The door from the kitchen takes you to the rear of the cottage and the garden space. Opening to a private, cobbled compact courtyard with small table and 2 chairs plus handy mini shed which contains extra logs and kindling, BBQ, a mid daddy for dog washing and a place to store muddy boots.
Cobbled steps lead you up to the tiered seating and dining area- which is a real sun trap. There is established borders with planting and pretty pots, garden furniture to seat 4 with low table.  There is a storage box for the seat cushions and a small back gate leads to a lane that then takes you back to the front of the property. Access is required at all times so please do not drive up this lane.  Please ensure the gate is closed at all times, making it a dog secure garden area.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • by 10am on the day of departure

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping team enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay.

  • Please remove any high heeled and dirty shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • Please no fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • No Drones
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger fire alarms.
  • We ask that any outside socialising to please be brought inside by 10 pm. We kindly ask that neighbours and residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • No glitter please, as even the most eco-friendly kind is impossible to remove from soft furnishings and hard wearing floors

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • ​Outdoor lights offeering clear visibility on approach to the front entrance and at the back.
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • TV with subtitles
  • Parking is on the street which is smooth and even
  • The ground floor is not on level access as there are 2 steps into the kitchen from the lounge
  • Established planting in the garden with various colours and scents throughout the year
  • Private seating area outside allowing a safe and quiet space
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance or guide dog to the property

Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

Tideswell and the Peak District

A large, thriving, village set in the limestone hills near Buxton and Bakewell, with many old picturesque buildings and the remarkable St John the Baptist church, known as 'The Cathedral of the Peak' is an impressive sight and well worth a visit. Once known for the importance of the markets they held and being a huge part of the quarrying, lead mining, cotton and velvet mills that were in the area.

The location of The Chairmakers Cottage is just on the edge of the village which offers an immense choice of walks or cycle routes from your doorstep. You can enjoy easy access to the picturesque dales of Litton, Millers, Cressbrook, Tideswell and Raven, ambling through woodlands and the dramatic open countryside of the Peak District. The village itself has an array of shops with lovely cafes, gift shops, a few pubs, and 2 restaurants. 

The Monsal trail, is within reach via a good walk and the market town of Bakewell is only six miles away - you can even cycle down the trail taking in some of the most scenic views from your saddle, why not hire a bike from Hassop cafe. The must see royal residence, Chatsworth House, home to the Cavendish family is only a 15 minute drive. Spend the day exploring the house and gardens and why not finish your trip at their farm shop in Pilsley to be able to take some local produce home with you.

The Chairmakers Cottage is a short drive to our country pub The Royal Oak at Hurdlow which boasts an expansive menu of home-cooked food. Also our pub with pizzeria at  The Bull I' Th' Thorn offers homemade wood-fired pizza with fresh dough made daily by our Italian chef, tasty burgers, and classic British pub meals on the menu.  We have comfy booths complete with wall mounted TV's so you can watch all major sporting events whilst enjoying a pint. Both pubs welcome large groups.

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How To Find The Chairmakers Cottage


​The address of The Chairmaker's Cottage is:

8 Buxton Road, Tideswell, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire. SK 17 8PG.

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are 53.27547938261422 - -1.7735044928950239

Use 'what3words' to find the exact location: ///muddle.attaching.cushy or download the app here: what3words

Directions by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell follow signs for A6 to Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue for approximately 1.3 miles
  • You will come to a right turn signposted to A6020 for Ashford-in-the-Water (there is a separate middle lane for those turning right)- take the right turn
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Betty Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
  • Follow the road past the Village Hall, you will see a small shop in front of you- there is a right turn just before the shop which continues onto B6465 (Greave’s Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
  • Follow this road for approximately 4 miles through Monsal Head and Wardlow.
  • You will come to a ‘T’ junction with 2 signs in front of you (right to Chesterfield & Sheffield), left to Manchester & Stockport).
  • Turn left at the T-junction onto the A263 towards Manchester & Stockport (A623 & A6)
  • Follow the road for 0.3 miles then take the left turn (Mires Lane) signposted to Litton & Cressbrook (there is a house on the corner just after the turn)
  • Follow the road through the village of Litton passing the school on your right & the village shop on your left
  • You will come to a stone war memorial on your right hand side, continue straight on through the residential area of the village
  • When you come to the junction turn right for Tideswell onto the B6049
  • Follow this road for half a mile and the cottage is on the right hand side just meters before the pub The Horse and Jockey
  • The cottage is in between the cottages chimney pots and owl cottage
  • You have arrived at Chairmaker's Cottage!

Directions from Buxton (approx. 20 minutes):

  • From Buxton follow the signs to the A6 towards Bakewell
  • Once on A6, continue on this road for approximately 5 miles
  • There will be a left turn for the B6049 signposted to Tideswell, Miller’s Dale & Blackwell
  • Take this left turn and continue through Miller’s Dale for approx. 3 miles
  • Keeping on this road you will see a right turn for Litton- drive passed this
  • Follow this road for half a mile and the cottage is on the right hand side just meters before the pub The Horse and Jockey
  • The cottage does has a sign but is nestled between the cottages called chimney pots and owl cottage
  • You have arrived at Chairmaker's Cottage!

Directions from Stockport (approx. 55 minutes):

  • Follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue straight on for approximately 10 miles through towns of Hazel Grove, Disley, Newtown (New Mills), Furness Vale towards Chapel-en-le-Frith (via the dual-carriage way, going straight on at the roundabouts towards Buxton)
  • The dual-carriageway will merge into 1 lane, continue straight following the road until you approach another roundabout (signposted 1 left- 1st exit to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton or straight on 2nd exit to Buxton, Matlock & Dove Hole)
  • Take the 1st exit onto the A623 towards Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton
  • Follow this road for approximately 7.5 miles
  • (After 1.25 miles there is a sharp bend, wth a pub called “Wanted Inn” infront of you. Follow the bend round to the right signposted to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton)
  • Continue through Peak Forest and along the A623
  • (You will pass a staggered crossroads with a pub called “The Anchor Inn” on your left, the right hand turn is for Tideswell)
  • Turn right for Tideswell onto the B6049
  • Follow this road through the entire village until you come to The Horse and Jockey pub on your right hand side - a few metres on the left is the cottage- there is a sign saying Buxton Road on the end house
  • The cottage is in between the cottages chimney pots and owl cottage
  • You have arrived at Chairmaker's Cottage!

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

Hollingworth stayed in November '23

Milnes stayed in October '23

Wiltshire stayed in October '23

Saxton stayed in October '23

Rowsey stayed in August '23

Broughton stayed in August '23

Roth stayed in July '23

Teehan stayed in July '23

Patel stayed in July '23

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Your Stay At The Chairmakers Cottage

Our favourite places to eat nearby


  • The Horse and Jockey - across the road from the cottage,  serving traditional pub classics, steak burgers, and uses locally sourced ingredients for the fabulous home made meals. Welcoming log burner and outside seating area. An honest, family run pub.
  • The Star Inn - tucked away on one of the many lanes that lead from the main road through the centre of this village is this popular pub, serving pie and steak nights, a traditional village pub with wines, local beers, gins and a warm welcome - there is a small beer garden.
  • The George Inn - in the heart of the village is this former 1780's coaching inn. A family and pet friendly pub serving breakfasts from Wednesday through to Sunday and open 7 days a week for lunch and evening meals. Serving a classic pub menu with kid's options, plus many guest ales that change weekly. Has a lovely courtyard at the back for alfresco drinks in the summer
  • The Anchor Inn - on the outskirts of the village, but walkable form the cottage, The Anchor offers real ales, log fires, a sunny beer garden, plenty of parking and is also dog friendly.
  • The Red Lion - Litton, a short 15 minute stroll from the cottage over a back lane brings you to the neighbouring village of Litton. The Red Lion is a small pub but offers big food. Well known locally for the superb menu choice and warm and friendly service. A dog-friendly pub but unfortunately children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the pub. However, there is plenty of seating on the green looking out across the village.
  • The Angler's Rest - Millers Dale, a great spot to call if you are out and about walking. The Anglers Rest welcomes dogs, muddy boots, and tempts you with log fires, homemade food and cask ales, stop here in summer and you can sit in the scenic riverside beer garden and enjoy a pint.
  • The Packhorse - Little Longstone, a historic pub very well known in the area for serving great homemade meals, so booking is a must. All ingredients are sourced locally, open fires welcome you in the cooler months, and there is a heated pergola offering further dining space. It's a muddy boots and dog friendly pub too.
  • The Bull's Head - Ashford in the Water, a local family run pub, homemade meals are served in this former 17th century coaching inn. Large beer garden with boules pitch, dog-friendly, open fires and excellent food and ales are served.


  • The Merchant's Yard - located in the village, this former Builders Yard has been transformed into an elegant restaurant. A varied choice of menus are on offer, with takeaways pizzas being available on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. Sunday roasts are a must to try and are served carved to your table ready for you to all share.  Why not start your night with one of their fabulous cocktails too.
  • Sal's Italian - nestled in the centre of the village and only a few minutes from the front door of the cottage is a family run restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine.  A good choice of dishes are available and it's bring your own bottle as they do not serve alcohol, soft drinks and teas and coffees are available.
  • The Woodyard - Bakewell, 15 minute drive to the market town of Bakewell located in a former 1810 marble works and woodyard is this popular restaurant.  A warm and friendly atmosphere with welcoming log burner in the cooler months and sunny riverside garden area for those balmy evenings and lazy days. A lunch and evening menu is available.
  • Piedaniel's - Bakewell, this local husband and wife team offers you a  warm and friendly welcome to this gem of a restaurant tucked away in Bakewell. A varied menu all freshly made influenced by their former restaurant careers.
  • Stella's Kitchen - Eyam, a 10 minute drive.  If you want to try something a little different we would highly recommend Stella's Kitchen, based in her home serving Afro-Caribbean food, so you really do get a personal and friendly service. Booking is essential as very popular. Please bring your own drinks.


  • High Nelly's - friendly and relaxed cafe in the centre of the village, serving brunch, lunches, coffees and cakes, there is seating space for around 36 so not huge but certainly popular. Open Thursdays to Sundays usually.
  • The Cow Shed Cafe - Millers Dale, is walkable from the village but only a short drive via car. Located on a former dairy farm this cafe and farm shop offers locally sourced produce. Open everyday from 08.30am for dining in or taking away. with all of your usual favourites.
  • The Cherry Tree, a few minutes from the cottage, freshly made food to take away. Offering sandwiches, pasties, salad boxes, cakes and drinks. Closed at the weekends.
  • The Yondermann Cafe - Wardlow Mires, if you walk into nearby Litton then follow the public footpath taking you through Litton Dale you will reach this large and popular cafe. Open every day from 07.30 am the breakfasts are a hearty start to your day, or why not take a leisurely stroll then end up at the cafe for lunch or a light snack. Superb coffees and homemade cakes. Licensed to sell beers, wines, and local ales.
  • Hassop Station Cafe and Cycle Hire - Hassop (near Bakewell) situated on the side of the Monsal Trail you can sit and relax and watch the world whizz past whilst enjoying a delicious homemade treat or meal. Open every day and in the summer months until 9pm. If you fancy exploring the area on 2 wheels then there's no better place to hire a bike from.
  • High Peak Bookstore & Cafe - 15 minute drive, 2 miles from the historic town of Buxton, this cafe and bookstore is a real favourite with locals and visitors. Open everyday and serving brunches, lunches, children's menu, sandwiches, cakes, and drinks you will be spoilt for choice. 

​Fresh Delivered Meals and Takeaways

  • Sauced Here -Peak Venues has joined forces with Sauced Here, to bring you the best Peak District food, catering, activities and experiences, all delivered to your holiday home door at your own convenience.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home cooked food delivered to your holiday let. 
  • Elliott's Chip Shop, opposite the church in the village, is a family favourite and it doesn't just have to be on a Friday for this treat. Get there early if you don't want to queue
  • Hope Valley Pizza - Takeaway pizza with free delivery based at Calver.
  • Curry Cottage -  Stoney Middleton, you can dine in or have a local delivery. All your usual favourite Indian dishes to choose from.

Our top 5 favourite places to visit

​1. Walk along the Dales

From the cottage you are able to follow a couple of routes taking you to Miller's Dale, heading out of the village toward Litton you can take the first right onto Richard Lane which leads you on a scenic walk via a country lane ending up at Millers Dale. Here you can stop at the cafe and have a well earned rest or continue and pick up the Monsal Trail to make it a longer walk. Or another route is heading out of the village towards Litton but pass the turning for this village and carry on until Tideswell Dale car park, this route takes you through beautiful Tideswell Dale, past historic Litton Mill and then on to the traffic-free Monsal Trail. From there you head to the pretty hamlet of Miller's Dale on the River Wye, with a lovely pub at the halfway point for a break if needed. Or why not try Litton Dale - head into Litton and through the village across the fields will lead to the stunning Litton Dale, with the eye-catching Peter's Stone, (or Gibbet's Rock) at the end of the walk is a great cafe to stop and recharge.

​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.

​3. Chatsworth House & Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. 

​4. Walk along the edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows. There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent.

​5. The Caves of Castleton

The Peak District has a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the mysterious 4 caves dotted around the pretty village of Castleton.  There is Blue John Cavern lying below MamTor and approached via the very steep Winnats Pass, part natural and part mined it features natural chambers and veins of Blue John. There are numerous steps to reach the vast chambers so do be prepared. Treak Cliff Caven is higher up the old Mam Tor road, originally a lead mine but now mines Blue John.  Speedwell cavern is at the foot of Winnats Pass, several natural chambers and underground canal which is the main centrepiece of the visit. Take a boat down to the bottomless pit, a natural filled cavern. Lastly is Peak Cavern this is the only wholly natural cave of all 4, known to local's as The Devil's Arse, an impressive entrance sitting under the equally impressive Peveril Castle, this cavern is wide and very spacious. Castleton village itself is a pretty and extremely popular village to explore, throughout the year, especially near to Christmas when it attracts many visitors to see the lights.  With plenty of shops you are even able to buy various pieces of the mined Blue John Stone.

Key Facts

What to expect at The Chairmaker's Cottage

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

  • Hand Soap
  • Toilet rolls, 1 on the holder and 1 spare
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • A few dishwasher tablets
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi-fi

Useful Information

  • Fresh linen with beds made up ready for your arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath towel for each guests and hand towels
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer combined
  • 1 x log burner, with complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival. Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own.
  • Stylish Samsung Frame TV with access to Netflix / Prime etc using guests own log in
  • Details of how to use all the equipment can be accessed via a QR code
  • Basket of throws are available for those guests that might like to snuggle down in the evening. 
  • Few walking guides - please do not take these from the property when you leave
  • Hanging hooks in the lounge for coats
  • A small shed near the back door with logs and kindling, BBQ, a mud daddy for dog washing, and a place to store muddy boots
  • Bose Bluetooth Speaker in the kitchen
  • Hive heating
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Christmas - throughout December, the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights. You are more than welcome to bring additional decorations, but we ask you to please be careful of the paint and woodwork.
  • Unfortunately, we do not supply a travel cot or high chair

Cooking and Dining

  • Dishwasher
  • Under counter washer/dryer
  • Under counter fridge with pull down freezer compartment
  • Wine cooler
  • Microwave
  • Delonghi Magnifica bean to cup coffee maker- separate milk foamer
  • Induction 4-ring hob
  • Electric slide and glide oven
  • Quooker Boiling tap
  • 2 slice toaster
  • Selection of cereal/dessert bowls
  • Variety of pans including frying pans
  • Knife block
  • Glassware including tumblers/wine glasses / tall glasses
  • Selection of coffee cups / mugs and espresso cups
  • Crockery including large dining plates and side plates
  • Plastic plates and cups for outdoor use
  • Roasting tins
  • Cafetiere
  • Teapot
  • Scales
  • Great selection of utensils, including corkscrew, peeler, grater, colander
  • Measuring jug
  • Dustpan and brush


  • There is on street parking only which is in front of the cottage
  • Please do not park or take your car onto the lane that runs behind the property as this needs to be clear at all times for access
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • To the rear of the property there is a small cobbled courtyard leading from the kitchen with a table and 2 chairs
  • 15 cobbled steps lead up to a seating and dining area
  • A small shed with logs and kindling, BBQ, a mud daddy for dog washing, and a place to store muddy boots.
  • Established planting surrounds the garden space
  • Small gate leads to the back lane for walking access
  • BBQ available between 01st April - 31st October, we do ask our guests to please supply their own charcoal and lighting equipment as this is not provided.
  • Dog secure garden when the back gate is closed.
  • Hosepipe and outside tap near the back door
  • Sensor lights

Property Quirks

  • Tree Trunk wooden step then further step from the lounge into the kitchen
  • Cobbled steps leading to the top tier of the garden do not have a handrail so please be careful
  • The back door is slightly reduced in height which some guests may need to mind their head when using. Height is approx 5ft 9 high.
  • The en suites are compact
  • There are no wardrobes but there are quirky and stylish hanging spaces on the walls of each bedroom


  • We allow 1 dog in the cottage and charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of all bedrooms
  • Please do clear any dog litter from the gardens or grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time
  • Dog bowls are provided along with a mud daddy in the backyard for washing off dogs


  • 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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