Cottage rentals in Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

Tideswell Knows How to Entertain During a Cottage Holiday. Come for a week or just a weekend to have a wonderful time in the village of Tideswell in the centre of the Peak District. Come and see the streets decorated with bunting, the fine stone houses and general atmosphere of a flourishing tourist centre.  

Facts about Tideswell for Cottage Holidays

Every holiday home advertised near Tideswell on this page is of a very good standard, reliably clean and nicely presented. Find quality bedlinen, fluffy towels and attractive accommodation that will please.

Properties vary in terms of the small but important details. Think about whether you would you like a holiday cottage that has a garden with a barbecue and seating so that you could grill a couple of burgers outdoors in the summer and enjoy the sunshine. Even the fittest hikers like to rest a while between long walks or cycles in the Peak District.   Every Tideswell holiday letting is unique, not only in size but also in terms of kitchen appliances, décor and style of furnishings. Browse the interiors to find what appeals to you.

About holidays in Tideswell

Tideswell is a large ancient village in Derbyshire’s scenic Peak District, six miles from Buxton. Its alleyways and narrow lanes are an echo of the past, but it is also a thriving, modern community and a wonderful location for a self-catering family break.

Its parish church, the Church of St. John the Baptist, dates from the 14th century and is sometimes referred to as the Cathedral of the Peak. Walkers and climbers often frequent the local area. Tideswell Dale is a Wildlife Nature Reserve, offering a pleasant walk amongst some rare flowers. You can continue walking from here to Miller’s Dale, a valley which is a popular beauty spot. 

The village is fortunate in being able to sustain its many shops and pubs. A scheme known as Taste Tideswell resulted in the setting up of a cookery school and nano-brewery where visitors are welcome to participate in food and drink classes.

Book a break to coincide with the festival

Tideswell Wakes Week occurs along with the village Well Dressing, an old Derbyshire tradition whereby village wells are decorated with twigs, flower petals and so on. This happens on the Saturday closest to St. John the Baptist Day in June. The week-long celebrations involve family entertainment, parades and carnivals, bringing a colourful spectacle to the village.

Tideswell Food Festival only began in 2011 but has already become a popular part of the events calendar. Celebrating local produce and artisan food is the name of the game. The 2012 festival involved cookery demonstrations, wine tasting, dance and live music. Hoping for an even bigger event, the organisers have announced May 4th as the date for the 2013 festival. Perhaps rent a holiday cottage or self-catering apartment in Tideswell to coincide with this event?

Lots to do in Tideswell for holiday fun

There is plenty to do in the evenings during your holiday. Tideswell Sports Complex provides various facilities for different sports plus a children’s obstacle course and playground and a BMX/skate park. For enthusiasts of stage drama, Tideswell Community Players is an amateur theatre group based in the village that likes to put on an ambitious programme of plays. Film lovers are catered for too, from September to April, when the volunteer-run Tideswell Cinema presents its season. The George Hotel is the venue for the screenings, which include mainstream, foreign language and classic films. Live screening of stage productions from London and other locations is a recent innovation for the group.

As you can see, there is more than enough to keep everyone entertained in Tideswell, but should you want the amenities of a larger town, nearby Buxton is a worthy destination for shopping, eating and attractions. Meanwhile, Tideswell punches above its weight and is a worthy holiday destination in Derbyshire.

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Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

sleeps 16 - 20 guests
16 - 20
8 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1400

Late availability: from 06 March to 09 March 20

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

sleeps 2 - 15 guests
2 - 15
7 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
no dogs allowed

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 07 April to 10 April 20 from 13 April to 24 April 20