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The Old Croft

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Hartington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (6)
  • views (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was perfect for our stay, spacious and comfortable."

    The only downside was the lack of kitchen equipment such a large pans and cooking utensils. The children would have appreciated more board games to play. The garden is beautiful with stunning views and lots of great walks from the front door.

    Reviewed by Penny3.8Feb 2024

  • "Excellent property and location will be back"

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely house lovely village -perfect for attending Chatsworth Christmas fair - although the weather on the Saturday was abysmal - we got back and lit the log burner - then had a lovely welcome and comfort food meal at the Devonshire Arms in the village."

    My grandson (age 6 ) loved playing Scrabble and Monopoly in our quieter moments ! We all enjoyed great amenities and for 7 of us lots of space too ! The entrance hall was super practical with the adverse wet weather.We would return ! Jx

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great house with plenty of room for the 4 of us."

    Well kitted out kitchen where the only thing lacking for us was some weighing scales. Lovely big garden with fantastic views and some good walks on your doorstep. One thing to note, the bin men came on Tuesday where the book says Wednesday. Don’t know if this was a one off but we missed them - soz.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very good. Shame had to cut short our stay."

    Will re visit. Recommend

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Very high standard of equipment, very clean.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful country house in a fantastic location."

    A well maintained, clean and spacious property in walking distance of the village. An excellent supply of kitchen ware, towels etc. We instantly fell in love with the house and village which made our holiday a fantastic break. I will definitely recommend this property and will return to make more family memories in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "The old croft is a lovely property and we had a fantastic time."

    The kitchen had everything you would need and the beds were very comfortable. The one issue we had was dealt with promptly through Sykes and the owners.

    Reviewed by Wiebke5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage."

    Plenty of space for our multi generational get together. Beautiful garden and amazing views. Good location for visiting the peaks and walking distance to the pub and small shops.

    Reviewed by Christena5.0Jul 2023

  • "We all had such a lovely time at the old croft, its such a lovely house, the views are lovely and the garden is absolutely gorgeous, such a great setting in a beautiful village."

    Would definitely love to stay again in the future.All our family really enjoyed our stay. Great facilities and plenty of room for all of us.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved the house, we loved the garden, what would have been nice was an umbrella for the outside sitting area which facing south gets hot."

    Holiday brochures for the area would have been handy. We had a bit of a problem sorting the recycling for the correct bins could be made clearer. Otherwise everything you needed was there which gave us a great week.

    Thank you so much for your feedback.We appreciate all your comments. In the handbook we had written the information re the different bins / recycling which we know can be confusing but we will of course look to make this clearer. We will find some leaflets . There is a tourist information office in Ashbourne and Bakewell for future reference also. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully situated, comfortable, well maintained cottage."

    The enclosed garden is perfect for children and the views are lovely. The village has everything you need with shops and two pubs that serve great food and is so close. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back.

    Thank you so much for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freyja5.0May 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with piano
  • Oil central heating
  • Range with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please keep pets downstairs
  • Note: Travel cot, highchair and stairgate not provided
  • Note: no stag or hen parties please
  • Please note the property can only accept 7 nights bookings between 2nd June and 01 September 2023

The property

Enjoying magnificent views over the village of Hartington, and surrounding countryside of the Peak District National Park, discover this superb four-bedroom abode, The Old Croft.

Boasting a woodburning stove, off-road parking, pet-friendly living and close access to the local amenities and attractions, The Old Croft welcomes seven guests and two four-legged friends to enjoy a peaceful retreat to Derbyshire.

After a fun-filled day of exploring, return to your new home-from-home ready to kick back and unwind in the pleasant sitting room, complete with woodburning stove and TV so you can catch up on your favourite shows.

For some peace and quiet, why not head to the snug and reading room, also featuring a piano; the ideal nook for a relaxing evening.

In the kitchen/diner, get to grips with a fantastic array of high-quality appliances to prepare a tasty dish to be enjoyed in the formal dining room.

When the evening begins to draw to a close, retreat to the first floor to take a long soak in the tub or freshen up with use of your own en-suite shower in the double bedroom; a further two doubles and a single provide a flexible sleeping arrangement for all types of groups.

In the morning, begin your exploration in the centre of Hartington where you can stock up on the self-catering essentials at the convenience store or sample some hearty grub at one of several pubs or cafes.

From your doorstep, you can also amble to the Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow, explore the depths of Thor’s Cave, or tour the stunning ruins of Throwley Old Hall; close by is also Ilam Park, a 158-acre country park perfect for soaking in the magnificent countryside views or embark on a woodland walk.

Within reach of the adrenaline-inducing Alton Towers and the splendid cities of Derby and Nottingham, you’ll never be short of things to see or do here!

The market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Wirksworth, and Matlock are all reachable by car, teeming with further amenities and attractions to add to your itinerary, or why not head to Castleton for an underground tour of the Blue John Cavern, ending with a tipple at The Castle pub?

Whisk your loved ones away on a memorable escape to Derbyshire, with a stay at The Old Croft.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Bakewell 10 miles; Buxton 10 miles.

Hartington, situated in the Dove Valley in the Peak District National Park, was an important market centre in the Middle Ages, having been granted a market charter in 1203. Today the ever-popular village boasts lovely tea rooms, a cheese shop, old curiosity shops, traditional pubs and a splendid market square where the stone-carved village pump, once an important source of water for the villagers, still stands on the green. The local bars stock local ales brewed at the Leatherbritches Brewery in Fenny Bentley and Whim Ales in Hartington itself. The former Hartington railway station, about a mile and half from the village itself, is now a picnic area and the converted track is known as the Tissington Trail, popular with both walkers and cyclists. Hartington is also a good starting point for walking along Beresford Dale, a beautiful place with its curiously formed cliffs and rocks. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both within a 20 minute drive, and Alton Towers is within easy reach.

Please note the property can only accept 7 nights bookings between 2nd June and 01 September 2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter