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Dawn Cottage ref: 411011

Cold Eaton, Alsop-en-le-Dale, Buxton & Bakewell and area
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 66
Parkingprivate 4 carsGardenPatio
2 person discountYesFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Dawn Cottage is a warm welcoming family run traditional farm set within the Dovedale region of Peak District National Park, between Ashbourne and Buxton. The owners run a livestock farm, and as well as breeding cows and sheep they also have geese, hens and sheepdogs. This beautiful barn conversion is located on a gentle hillside offering glorious panoramic views over the River Dove and open countryside extending to the Tissington Trail and the Dove Valley.
The cottage offers light and airy open plan ground floor living and three good sized bedrooms upstairs with original beams and fabulous views outside. The cottage is close to the Tissington Trail and the River Dove which can be easily reached on foot from the doorstep for many stunning and interesting walks and cycle routes.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil fired central heating  and comprises:
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With flatscreen TV and built in DVD player, Freeview, radio/CD player and log burning stove. Table and chairs, fridge, microwave and electric hob and oven. Laundry facilities available to include tumble dryer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Family bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.


All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. A cot and highchair are available at the property. Logs and sticks provided for log burner. Internet access available.


Off road parking for three/four cars. Patio area with garden furniture. One dog allowed to be kept downstairs. Children and dogs to be supervised at all times as working farm

Nearest townAshbourneShops3 Miles
Distance8 MilesRestaurant2.5 Miles
Nearest railway stationBuxtonPub3 Miles
Distance12 MilesLake

About the local area

There are hundreds of footpaths, which enable you to take in the fresh country air and view breathtaking scenery. The Tissington, Manifold and High Peak trails are all close by as is the pretty village of Hartington, famous for its cheese shop.
A short drive can take you to the market towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock. Ashbourne has many different types of shops, classy restaurants and a local market every week. Bakewell, with its meandering river and quaint shops, cafes and bars has a popular weekly market selling local produce. The spa town of Buxton, famous for its spring water, has an Opera House showing internationally famous stars, ballets and operas, a lovely park - Spring Gardens - and many shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. It also has a Go Ape park nearby where you can swing through the trees safely and visit the caves of Poole Cavern.
Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford each have attractions well worth a visit including The Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom and the Arkwright Mill and Retail Park. A fantastic location with endless walks, cycle routes taking in some of Derbyshire's most stunning scenery.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Dawn Cottage

R Wakeman -

Owner was really welcoming and helpful, we enjoyed a lovely weekend in the cottage.

A Heather -

Ann and David, who own the cottage and run the farm, could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating.

I D Pettitt -

The property was spacious and clean. With all the facilities that we required.

S J Weatherburn -

A warm and homely cottage, where the owner has spent time trying to make the holidaymaker more than welcome!

Y Tocco -

The accommodation was to a very high standard, set in idyllic surroundings, but what made our holiday extra special was the generosity of the owners Ann & David Wainright, who were so kind and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us - fantastic hosts and some of the loveliest people we have ever met! We don't usually stay at the same place twice but we'll definitely be back for more!

Jane Hogan -

Lovely cottage with super added touches, on arrival had a freshly baked choc cake which kids loved, half a dozen freshly laid eggs, milk and bread..

E Fitzpatrick -

A very friendly/warm welcome from owner

J West -

Very welcoming package left by the owners - eggs, bread, milk,chocolate cake and fresh flowers. Also the cottage was very well equipped with lots of basics such as tea bags and toilet rolls!

D Bond -

Obviously Mr and Mrs Wainwright have put a great deal of effort into providing a well equipped and comfortable cottage. They were particularly helpful and pleasant.

J Godfrey -

Everything was better than expected and the owners should take great pride from what they have achieved and how they look after visitor's interests.

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

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The Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to The Peak District.

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The High Peak Trail

The Cromford and High Peak Railways was built in the 1830’s but was converted in the 1970’s to a 17 mile bridleway from High Peak Junction on the Cromford Canal to Dowlow near Buxton.

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Tittesworth Reservoir

Tittesworth Water, located near Leek, is an ideal place to visit as part of a day out in the Peak District.

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Crich Tramway Village

Ride this world renowned vintage tramway whilst enjoying open countryside views, and exploring fascinating exhibitions in the workshop viewing gallery. You can also take a woodland walk through a sculpture trail and round off at the Red Lion pub for lunch!

Gulliver's Kingdom Theme Park

Gulliver’s is a family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen.

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High Wire Forest Adventure!

Set in the heart of The Peak District and within walking distance of the historic spa town of Buxton Go Ape is a popular adventure park.

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The Pavillion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton.

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Poole's Cavern & Country Park

Poole's Cavern dates back some two million years and is situated in Buxton Country Park.

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The Old House Museum

This is the oldest house in Bakewell dating back from the 1530s and now a local museum housing a collection of costumes, textiles, toys and tells the tail of the areas agricultural and industrial heritage from years long since gone. 01629 813642.

Masson Mills

Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson Mills, on the River Derwent are the finest surviving and best preserved example of one of Arkwright's famous cotton mills. There is a working museum, shopping village and restaurant on site. 01629 581001.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

This narrow gauge steam railway travels a scenic three mile return trip alongside Rudyard Lake. Open from 11am on Sundays, March to October and on Saturdays until September and also midweek during school holidays. 01995 672280

Sudbury Hall

A late 17th century house with beautiful interiors and home to the Museum of Childhood.

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High Peak Rail

Find out about local rail travel within this beautifully scenic area and leave the car behind! The local rail service calls at many of the pretty Peak District villages in the region and is ideal for exploring and walks from the station. But check train times first!. 01629 580000.

Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest and the surrounding land is a great place to enjoy a quiet forest walk with paths and bridleways and many waymarked paths suitable for horse riding and cycling.

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The Goyt Valley

The Goyt Valley is a very popular area just a few miles west of Buxton with an attractive mix of moorland, forests, reservoirs and farmland.

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The Limestone Way

This 46-mile route starts from Castleton, then crosses the lovely White Peak landscape at the heart of the Peak District National Park.

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The Upper Derwent Valley

The Upper Derwent Valley is an extremely popular area for tourist and those who live in the area. Visitors come here to enjoy the attractive mix of water and woodland within the surrounding moorland.

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Bakewell Visitor Centre

Bakewell Visitor Centre is an ideal place to find out all about Bakewell and the ‘White Peak’ area. The centre is a joint venture between the PDNP and Derbyshire Dales Council and is located in the atmospheric 17th century Old Market Hall. Tel: 01629 816558

Churnet Valley Railway

Hidden in the Churnet Valley, this preserved railway is Staffordshire’s best kept secret – the 10 ½ mile return journey incorporates Cheddleton-Victorian station; Froghall-award winning tearooms; Consall Forde- in idyllic surrounding. Tel: 01538 360522

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What our customers say

R Wakeman - October 2013

Owner was really welcoming and helpful, we enjoyed a lovely weekend in the cottage.

A Heather - September 2013

Ann and David, who own the cottage and run the farm, could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating.

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Derbyshire Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.