Our guests tell us that Exchange Cottage is a cosy, welcoming cottage. It is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including towels, a welcome pack on arrival, and a good selection of books, games and DVDs.
The cottage sleeps four. It has two bedrooms, one a double and the other with two adult-sized bunk beds. The sofa bed in the sitting room is available for occasional use on request. A high chair and child gate are also available.
Exchange Cottage is an ideal centre for exploring the Peak district. There is something for everyone – whether you like walking and hiking on rugged peaks, or visiting places of interest like Chatsworth, Haddon Hall or the Blue John Mines. If your idea of a holiday is more relaxing there are many villages with tea rooms to sample. Guests comment on how good it is to come back to the cottage after a busy day! The cottage has full central heating plus a wall mounted electric fire in the sitting room. Guests come all year round.
The kitchen is fully equipped so if you like to buy local produce and cater for yourself everything is there, or there is the option of dining out in one of the many pubs and restaurants in the area.
Tideswell itself is a fascinating village, especially if you come during the famous Wakes Week. You will find a map with a walking tour of the village in the cottage. The map is produced by Visit Tideswell and introduces you to the history of Tideswell and gives information about all the places of interest, including the famous ‘Cathedral of the Peaks’. From tasting Bakewell puddings to going to a performance at the Opera House in Buxton, from walking the Monsall Trail to the wonder of the Blue John Mines – this area has so much to offer.
Exchange Cottage dates back to the 1700’s. It was once part of a shop, Chapmans of Tideswell and has been lovingly restored. In WWII it housed the telephone exchange. Hence the name!