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1 The Retreat

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7 Nights  

  • £480  to  £850

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Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £160 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About 1 The Retreat

1 The Retreat has a stylish blend of rustic charm and boutique luxury that comes together to create a unique self-catering cottage. It's in the Peak District village of Taddington, high up in the White Peak and conveniently close to Ashford-in-the-Water (three miles), Buxton and Bakewell (both 6-miles), and within walking distance (just 400 yards!) of the friendly, family-run Queens Arms pub. The dog-friendly cottage sleeps up to four people in two sumptuous bedrooms that are as perfect for couples and friends as they are for families.

You could not ask for a more perfect Peak District village than Taddington. At over 1,000 feet above sea level, the views are sensational and the opportunities for walkers are endless throughout the limestone dales that surround Taddington. The long-distance Limestone Way passes through the village to give direct access to one of the region's favourite footpaths, and there are also excellent cycling routes with the Monsal Trail being a firm favourite following the disused railway line. Monsal Dale is within easy reach, as are Lathkill Dale and Millers Dale. There's a stunning walk waiting for you whether you want a gentle stroll or a challenging hill climb. The circular walk at Mam Tor in Edale will reward with incredible views, or if flora and fauna is more your thing, stroll through Grin Low Woods at Buxton Country park on your way to Solomon's Temple. Dovedale and Edale are each sixteen miles away and provide yet more walking opportunities with some of the country's finest hill walking including Kinder Scout.

Bakewell is six miles east of the village, or around a 10-minute drive. Its rustic charm is enhanced with a thriving weekly market where over 100 stallholders gather every Monday to sell their wares in the same way their predecessors have since 1330. It's a great place for a meal out, and to pick up some of the local speciality, Bakewell pudding. Six miles west of Taddington is Buxton. It was a leading spa town in Victorian and Georgian times, with its grand architecture lending gravitas. Buxton Crescent rivals Bath's for elegance, complemented by Buxton Opera House and the building that holds the museum and art gallery. Treat yourself to lunch, shopping and spa treatments that make excellent use of the area's natural spring water.

Local attractions include Derbyshire's most splendid country estate, Chatsworth House, as well as Haddon Hall and Bolsover Castle. Discover the subterranean beauty of Pooles Cavern and scale the Heights of Abraham. Alton Towers is about half an hour's drive from the cottage, so you can plan a holiday full of fun and variety with something to keep everyone happy.

Slightly further afield but still within an hour's drive are Sheffield and Manchester, in fact, pretty much anywhere in the Peak District is within easy reach and within an hour's drive of 1 The Retreat.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Dean Aggett joined Independent Cottages in November 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

1 The Retreat is a traditional Derbyshire stone cottage in a central yet quiet village location. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Guests love the stone walls in the living room, which are as warm and tactile today as when they were constructed centuries ago. A low ceiling and original beams together with a large wood burner, luxuriously thick carpet and comfortable soft furnishings create a space where guests can feel cocooned and cosy. A TV/DVD player and CD sound system are provided for guest entertainment.
  • Natural textures and indulgent shades are echoed in the large kitchen/diner, where a modern Rangemaster cooker sits beneath the stone lintel in the original fireplace. It's a room in which you'll happily linger over meals with cupboards beautifully topped with marble and even a rocking horse.
  • A separate utility room houses a washer/dryer, dishwasher and laundry facilities, as well as a fridge/freezer.


  • Master bedroom with a fabulous king-size four-poster bed and oval double-ended bath. A place where you can truly relax, like the rest of the house, this room oozes style, enhanced by fabulous fabrics and has an armchair and chest of drawers.
  • Twin bedroom displaying an equally high level of attention to detail with an en-suite shower room and WC.
  • Family shower room with large walk-in shower, sink and WC.

Outside: There is a terrace for enjoying a glass of wine or alfresco meal, along with off-road parking for one vehicle on the drive.

Additional information: Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, cleaning and a welcome basket of logs. One well behaved standard size dog at an additional charge of £20 (or two by special arrangement).

1 The Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £480
To £850
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)161 4421398 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Dean Aggett
Member Since November 2020

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