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Castle Hill

(Ref. 993152)

Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed in this property over Christmas."

    The property is in a good location and overall it was comfortable and well equipped. However there were a number of maintenance issues that were not resolved during our stay, some of which had been reported by previous customers. On arrival the oven had not been cleaned although this was rectified the next day. The heating went off at 9pm on day 1 and did not function again until 4pm the next day after we managed to fix the problem. The underfloor heating in both bathrooms did not work during our stay. The element in the oven kept dropping down on to the rack while we were cooking. This was dangerous. The dining chairs were not assembled correctly causing them to come apart. The downstairs toilet door did not shut or lock which gave lack of privacy. We have been disappointed by the lack of acknowledgement of these issues both by Sykes and the owner.

    Reviewed by Rachel2.5Dec 2023

  • "An outside light need to be fitted by the side entrance, as there are 4 steps and you can’t see them in the dark."

    The kitchen lid needs replacing as the lid will not close. There was no washing up liquid or kitchen cloths, so we had to buy some ! This was not great and not normal in a holiday home. I had contacted Sykes about changing the twin beds in one bedroom into a superking bed, as in the details provided. This was not done until Saturday, which I was not impressed with at all as I had called twice before our arrival !

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Nov 2023

  • "The property itself was lovely, with very comfortable beds and great bathrooms."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and generally we had a pleasant stay. However, there was a considerable number of maintenance issues that were very surprising, given the emphasis on quality and luxury in the write-up on the website: 1. The built in Miele coffee machine had not been cleaned or maintained for a long time - some of the interior parts were filthy 2. The door of one of the kitchen cupboards was hanging off only one hinge and could not be properly closed. 3. Several light bulbs were not working 4. The downstairs toilet door could not be shut or locked 5. Exterior light above the outdoor area was not working 6. Two of the dining chairs were broken - one dangerously so 7. There were no instructions on how to turn on the towel rails in the bathrooms. One afternoon, the owner of the property turned up and knocked on the door. He had not called or messaged to say that he was going to call round. He did not say hello, or introduce himself. He walked in, saying that his cleaners had told him that there were some bulbs needing replacement, but he had not brought the right bulbs to replace all of the missing ones. This all seemed rather strange and intrusive - it felt like he was checking up on us. He never returned to replace the other bulbs.

    Reviewed by Danny2.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation - comfortable and clean."

    Great location too.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "I was appalled that I had to chase access to the property 5 hours before booking in time."

    Thhe owner advised they sent emails which I did not receive if they were using the email address I gave to you. I would reccomend that in future the owners request a reply to the emails sent. Not nice being left in the lurch like that. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Sep 2023

  • "A large, well-equiped flat in an excellent location."

    Short walk into a beautiful little town, but a few minutes in the other direction to walking through a field with young cows. Dales nearby including walking along the old railway route. Two fascinating stately homes and gardens within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2023

  • "The Cottage was very well equipped and all very clean and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had such a great stay at Castle Hill."

    We were a group of 8 friends and the fact the beds could be made up as 4 twins made a big difference. The house itself is lovely, everyone was so impressed. It’s homely with lots of nice touches and the owners have obviously worked hard to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Less than a 5 minute walk into Bakewell so a brilliant location too. All in all it was fantastic - highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was comfortable, clean and well situated to explore the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property short walk into Bakewell centre."

    Peaceful, clean, high spec and well kitted out.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a convenient location."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were extremely spacious and the beds and linen exceptionally comfortable. We loved the open plan kitchen/diner and had everything we needed. Two small points. As the weather was good, we spent little time indoors but sofa seating was somewhat limited. It might be useful for a handyman to spend a morning at the property with a screwdriver, a few lightbulbs etc. A couple of tweaks would make this house a truly exceptional place to stay. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Castle Hill, there was plenty of space downstairs and the bedroom were a good size with luxurious bedding."

    We found the house lovely and clean upon arrival and would definitely return, also handy as only 10 minutes from Chatsworth.

    Reviewed by Aisling5.0May 2022

  • "The property was equipped to a good standard with one exception; the sofas."

    Generally, the property is in need a some proper maintenance to correct the following: 1. Heating doesn't work in the main bedroom and ensuite. 2. Light bulbs need checking throughout the property and bathroom mirror lights need replacing. 3. Hall thermostat needs checking, batteries probably need replacing. 4. The sofas are looking very tired and are not suitable for 8 people. It was difficult enough for 4 people but 8 would be impossible. 5. There was no central information file, which is usual in this type of rental. 6 The cooker controls need attention. The ring igniter seems to have a will of its own and the cooker heat dial is a joke. I can't understand why nothing has been done about the sofas as so many people have complained about them. I also don't understand why the keysafe access number is not released when the full rental amount is paid. The idea of ringing a contact number to obtain the code is probably fine, if someone answers the phone but I had to wait outside the property for over an hour making several phone calls to sort things out. I was not very happy after a five hour drive!

    Reviewed by Philip3.1Apr 2022

  • "Property was great ."

    ...better than we thought....we had a great stay....wouldn't hesitate to go back. Only one minus point ....there is an extremely rude neighbour who swore at my children as they were packing up their car to leave..... I had gone already , so i think he thought he was ok to have a go.....they were literally parked for 10 mins whilst they put the heavy stuff in.....not blocking anyone in.... Can't be good for business.....maybe ask the owners to have a word with him......i'm sure they will know who he is, because there can't be many like him about......Hopefully !!!! Other than that.....it was brilliant....

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "The bedrooms are fantastic but the downstairs needs some new sofas urgently not enough for the occupancy and the have seen better days."

    The dining furniture some of the chairs need fixing. The downstairs kitchen window constantly blew open too. A few maintenance issues that for price should be done. However, fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    We had really good time spotless,very comfortable beds, well equipped, very good location.We would book again

    Reviewed by Nahima5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very comfortable beds."

    Nice & warm. Great location! Would agree that sofas are a little odd & difficult to sit in for long periods. We enjoyed our stay & would go back.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful retreat for meeting family."

    Lovely open plan living area and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms. Beautiful views across Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Nov 2021

  • "The house was lovely, it was a shame the sofas let it down, compared to the rest of the furnishings in the house they looked quite shabby and weren’t very comfortable."

    Other than that you couldn’t fault it. The position was perfect for strolling into Bakewell, we didn’t use the car for the first week, the local buses took us everywhere. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jun 2021

  • "Was so nice to get away after lockdown."

    Place lived up to our expectations from Sykes

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, very well equipped & in a good location ; within easy walking distance to Bakewell & all it offers."

    Definitely to be recommended.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2020

  • "The location is excellent with a very short walk to all the Town facilities."

    The accommodation is beautiful and very comfortable. Some of the beds had winter duvets which seemed a little excessive for the time of year. The main criticism is that the lounge seating is totally unsuitable for the number catered for in the property and is extremely uncomfortable. We were a party of 4 and found it did not lend itself to socialising (rather than watching the TV) and could not have seated another 4 people. As this property commands a high weekly rental, I would have expected there to be appropriate quality and quantity seating.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful property that gave everything and more of the promise Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms all have lovely high quality fittings but the sofa in the lounge is not of the same quality and not big enough to accommodate 8 adults comfortably."

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Feb 2020

  • "The house is well appointed and in an excellent location overlooking Bakewell."

    The owners were easy to deal with. We would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful part of the country."

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Nov 2019

  • "Simple and efficient booking process and helpful staff when I called."

    Property was incredible and we will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cooker had lost all of its markings which made very hard to use having to use the manual to do the operation of the cooker was not easy being so small to read had too take a picture and blow it up."

    The house was very comfortable and well laid out we all loved the beds but we all said that the settee were a bit uncomfortable and not up to the quality of the rest of the house. The house is in a good setting by river and the town in easy walk with everything that you could need.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Oct 2019

  • "Castle Hill was wonderful!"

    ! We were a group of 6 and it was perfect. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the bathrooms excellent. We all have it 10/10

    Reviewed by H5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property was beautifully decorated and sparkling clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of space for eating and relaxing. Very convenient location for Bakewell. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2019

  • "Had an absolutley fantastic time at Castle Hill."

    The property is top quality, clean & spacious, and a credit to its owners. Would definatley recommend this property to others wanting to stay in beutiful Bakewell

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2019

  • "High quality accommodation and attentive hosts in a great location"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great time."

    We really appreciated the bed configurations, as a group of mostly single adults it can be really difficult to find appropriate sleeping arrangements, but the flexibility of the zip-lock beds was perfect - plus they were very comfortable, everybody slept well. The décor was lovely and relaxing, the rooms all spacious and comfortable, the kitchen had everything we could ask for - we didn't figure out how to work the Miele coffee maker but made good use of the cafetieres! The location was also lovely and convenient, we didn't touch our cars until it was time to leave.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday home!"

    It was so impressive to walk into the house, it's furnished beautifully and it was so clean. We were there for a family break and we all loved it, so much space and so comfortable. Both Sykes and the owner were so helpful. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2018

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 4 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), three on the first floor and one on the ground floor, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with utility area
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio to the side of property with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • No infants or children under 5 years old
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Resting in the heart of the Peak District, with access to National Trust properties, walking and climbing, is this Georgian townhouse within a Grade II listed building.

Set in a residential courtyard, in the pretty market town of Bakewell, this luxury accommodation is ideally suited to groups of friends, or a large family looking to explore a region of rugged peaks and open country, among attractive towns and villages.

Entry is gained to this beautiful cottage via Yorkshire stone paving, with two tall plant pots resting either side of the front door.

The entrance hallway offers a ground floor cloakroom with a utility area, and to the right is the open-plan living room.

Sit and relax on the sumptuous L-shape sofa and take the weight off your feet after a long day walking the limestone valleys.

Enjoy dinner together at the large dining table or your morning coffee up at the breakfast bar, there is plenty of space to spread yourselves out amidst a warm, welcoming setup.

The built-in fixtures in the kitchen offer a stylish feel, combined with cream gloss units and marble top island.

The bedrooms all occupy super king-size beds with zip/link function for flexibility during your stay; one bedroom rests on the ground floor whilst another boasts a large en-suite bathroom.

A modern finish throughout contrasts nicely with the period of the cottage; sash windows and picture frames on the walls stay in tune with the character.

Outside is a small patio area with seating which can be reached via the back steps.

There are many stately homes to visit in the area; including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, whilst the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit.

This remarkable holiday home is the haven you have been looking for.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 931942, together they sleep 16.

Note: There is a 7-minute walk between the two.

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About the location

BAKEWELL

Chatsworth 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

An attractive little market town retaining a delightful rural atmosphere and offering a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as local farmers’ markets. There is an old 17th Century market hall in the town centre and a modern leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. Take a trip to Buxton and visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium.

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Please note: No children under 5 years of age. This property also cannot accommodate infants/babies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas