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About our home
Castleton Cottage ‘Llamedos’ is a 17th century barn converted into a luxury cottage, the cottage still retains the beautiful features of the time it was built with spacious rooms and beamed ceilings, but has been modernised with all the everyday conveniences, which include central heating, a modern kitchen and modern bathroom. Castleton Cottage is situated in a quiet corner just off the village green, close to all the local amenities.
To the front of the cottage there is parking for up to two cars with other spaces available around the village green. There is also a small patio with seating giving a view of the village and the hills. Castleton Cottage is perfect for families or a group of four or less adults. Pets and smoking are not permitted and access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
A modern bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower over the bath, the view from the 'loo' to the Great Ridge is worth seeing. The twin bedroom incorporates an en suite toilet and washbasin. Oak beams and a super view make this a lovely place to stay. The master bedroom has oak beams and wonderful views to the Great Ridge. Pine wardrobes are fitted and the traditional style of furniture reflects the style of the cottage.A bright modern country kitchen with concealed lighting and fitted cupboards throughout, the oak beams and tiled floor give that unique genuine old English cottage feel.
The lounge feels like home from the minute you enter. Luxury with a 17th Century cottage feel thanks to the oak beams, exposed stone and lots of brassware, centrally heated with satellite TV, DVD, Wi fi and iPod player.
Please note: This is a mid week let (via points/swap) or Saturday - Saturday as we also use a local agent country cottages to rent our vacation home. Please check dates with me and I can talk to them to check availability.
Cleaning Cost will be £90.
More about us
We are a family with two boys aged three and one
Rob and Kate are Co owners of a real estate company based in central London (Greater London Properties)
We love the energy and vibrancy of London but also love to escape for weekends in the countryside
Dominated by the 10th Century Peveril Castle, Castleton has long been the destination of choice for those wanting to explore the Peak District. Its central location and picturesque setting make it one of England’s most beautiful villages. 5 Pubs, 2 Restaurants, 4 cafes – all serve good food at various prices, visitors tend to write their opinions of the eating establishments in our visitors book, most of which are complimentary. Castleton has a wide choice of gift and curio shops and two local grocery stores for essential items. A visit to the Visitor Information Centre and a walk along the river to Hope village are a must for most of our guests. VISITOR ATTRACTIONS All within 30 minutes drive of Castleton Cottage with full details, Brochures, Maps provided in the cottage. Chatsworth House and Gardens: A ‘must do’ for anyone who has never experienced the grandeur of this famous stately ‘Palace of the Peak’. The past Duke and Dowager Duchess opened the property to the public in the 60s, since then Chatsworth has developed into probably the largest stately home visitor attraction in the UK with the House, Gardens, Farm and Grounds making a fantastic day out for the whole family. Haddon Hall Haddon Hall: Considered the finest example of Tudor architecture in the UK, home to the Duke of Rutland since 1567, and recorded in the Doomsday Book survey of 1087. Matlock Bath: A visit by Cable car to The Heights of Abraham should not be missed. A leisurely drink at the Cliff Top cafe followed by a meander back down into town along the lovely river makes any days outing complete. In addition, there is the Gullivers’ Kingdom Leisure park, a real treat for very young children. Matlock Bath Buxton Spa: Just 20 minutes from Castleton Cottage, a visit to Buxton Spa is a step back into a different period of time, The Museum, The Pavilion, The Gardens, The Theatre/Opera House and Spa are all worthy of the fantastic setting among the hills of the Peak. Lose Hill Hall: An eco friendly visitors centre just 10 minutes walk from Castleton Cottage provides courses in a wide range of countryside pursuits all year round. It is well worth checking availability of places for anything from traditional weaving to water colour painting. Haddon Hall Eyam: A 10 minute drive from Castleton Cottage, Eyam is famous for its role in restricting the spread of the Great Plague into this area of the country. By isolating themselves, the cost to the village was the death of some 260 people from 70 families, almost one third of the population. Bugsworth Basin: One of the largest inland ports ever created, Bugsworth Basin was a key link in the 3000 mile canal system which spread throughout England. For over 100 years this unique development was the centre from which millions of tonnes of lime, limestone and quarried products were processed and shipped to England’s Agricultural, Tanning and Textile industries. It is just 15 minutes drive from Castleton Cottage.
Castleton Cottage is in a superb central location just off the village green. It provides a holiday which combines a fantastic variety of things to do by day with good food in quality restaurants or country pubs in the evening. Location of Caverns within a walkable distance of Castleton Cottage The Caves Treak Cliff Cavern, Blue John Mine, Speedwell and the Peak Cavern are all within the village and all provide a different visitor experience. Blue John Mine – the original source of one of the world’s rarest stones, said to be unique to Castleton and its caves. The Peak has the largest cave entrance in Europe, locally known as ‘the Devil’s Arse’ home to the river Styx. Rope makers made their homes and their ropes in the mouth of the cave, signs of which can be seen to this day. Speedwell offers a journey by boat through underground tunnels to see how the old lead miners worked. Treak Cliff – the last of the Blue John mines where stone is still being worked and souvenirs can be purchased. Walking: Hope Valley and the surrounding area provides a ‘honeypot’ location for Walkers/Ramblers/Hikers. The cottage is within 50 yds of Cavedale, The Great Ridge and Mam Tor can all be reached easily on foot. The Limestone Way – Pennine Way - Kinder Scout and Bleaklow are all within easy reach for both ramblers and serious hikers. Cycling: Derwent Valley – Famous for the Dam Busters now offers cyclists bike hire and miles of closed roads and forest tracks to explore around Ladybower and Derwent Water reservoirs, all just 15 mins from the cottage. Golf: The 9 hole course just 5 minutes from the cottage at Blue Circle in Hope is ideal for beginners, whilst the superb 18 hole course at Bamford (Sickleholme) is just 3 miles from the cottage. Both welcome visitors and club hire can be arranged. Bakewell, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton’s 2 courses are 20 minutes by car. Hang Gliding and Para Gliding: Mam Tor and Rushup Edge are ‘hot spots’ for both beginners and experienced proponents, whilst just 3 miles away, Derbyshire Gliding club offers gliding lessons, again for beginners and the more experienced. Pot Holing/ Caving: Castleton is a ‘Mecca’ for Cavers and Potholers. The fantastic limestone formations underground have to be seen to be believed and access to many is relatively easy. 10 minutes from Castleton Cottage. Shopping: Catch a bus or go by car to Sheffield City centre or Meadowhall, one of the largest shopping malls in the UK, just 30 mins by bus or car from Castleton Cottage. Fishing: Day licenses for Trout Fishing are available in season at Ladybower and Derwent Water reservoirs whilst river fishing in the Wye, Dove and Derwent with a Gillie can be organised Horse Riding/Pony Trekking: There are numerous opportunities for Horse Riding and Pony Trekking in the area; details are provided in the cottage.