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Callow Cottages

(Ref. 986914)

Mappleton near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was just as listed."

    It was clean, comfy and cozy. Close to great walks and Ashbourne only a mile and half away

    Reviewed by Judy4.7May 2024

  • "Excellent location and cosy, tidy space to rest-up and explore from."

    Maintained to basic standard but that is sufficient for most persons requirements.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1May 2024

  • "Callow Cottages is in a wonderful location with so many walks direct from the front door."

    We stayed here four years ago and were surprised to find the settee hasn’t been replaced, it’s rather old and past it’s best unfortunately. A few more utensils in the kitchen would be handy, such as a serving spoon, a glass bowl for use in the microwave and larger wine glasses. These are minor points and could so easily be sorted. The outside chairs were very comfortable and it was lovely being able to sit in the sunshine enjoying a drink after a long walk. The pub just a short stroll down the road is definitely worth a mention, the staff are all very friendly and the food superb!

    Reviewed by Claire3.4May 2024

  • "The location was perfect."

    On arrival little to indicate that this was the actual cottage we were staying in. The cottage was very basic. It was warm. In our opinion, of the many we have stayed in...not one of the best sykes cottages.. disappointing.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.8Mar 2024

  • "Charming cottage."

    Nice and warm. We couldn't get the fan in the oven to work. It may be us or the oven.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic stay in Mappleton."

    The cottage was as advertised and we will certainly book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Francisco5.0Oct 2023

  • "I've stayed at Callow Cottage many times, and it never disappoints."

    Even as Storm Babet raged, it was a warm and comfortable sanctuary. Loads of great walking, close access to the Tissington & High Peaks Trail networks & some terrific coffee shops in nearby Ashbourne. Be sure to have a dinner at the Okeover Arms - very close-by. I'll be booking for next year soon!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a stunning, peaceful, location and a lovely part of the country."

    Its one major downfall is that there is no through-flow of air making it very hot and stuffy in very good weather. For us in particular, my wife has mobility issues and really struggled with the staircase. It might be worth adding a comment to the listing about the staircase for future bookers. All in all a wonderful place, at a good price, that I would recommend to others without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.1Sep 2023

  • "Nice cottage with character."

    Everything clean and as expected. Location is quiet, not too many cars but only about five minutes or so drive along a country lane into Ashbourne if required. David

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A quaint little cottage in a lovely village not too far from Ashbourne for local shopping and take-aways."

    The owners were pleasant and helpful on arrival. Having been in other Sykes properties we found the facilities lacking a little e.g. hairdryer, drying facilities, heating for drying towels although we did find on the last day that the bathroom radiator thermostat could have been turned on. However we did have an enjoyable stay in Callow Cottage as it had a comfortable bed and sofa. It was very peaceful and we had good weather.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet village with an excellent pub/restaurant nearby."

    Immaculately clean, great shower. A few additions in the kitchen would enhance the self catering side. A decent new frying pan, set of Pyrex style casseroles for oven or m/wave and a couple of table spoons. Really enjoyed our short break.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was in great location."

    It was cosy and had everything we needed for the week. We were worried about the lack of chopping board as didn't want to mark the work surface. The bed was very creaky.

    Reviewed by Jan4.1Jun 2023

  • "Perfect cottage with everything you need in a great location."

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0May 2023

  • "Callow cottage is such a delightful property - well appointed and comfortable for a solo traveller."

    There was an issue with the TV, requiring replacement, which the owners looked-after promptly. I'll be back in October 2023 for another stay!

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2023

  • "Could do we some bigger glasses and the sofa in 2 bits was a bit of a pain."

    Stove was a nice touch, overall nice little place, very happy stay, thanks.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Dec 2022

  • "It was our first time in the Midlands."

    The cottage was very nice and so cosy. We had a warm welcome by the owners. The cottage has all you need for a good stay. Only the curtains in the bedroom are very lightly

    Reviewed by Petra4.1Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, really enjoyed my stay."

    Perfect for two. Ideally situated and so close to Tissington Village and Dovedale-had some fabulous walks. Locals friendly. Bed was really comfortable and the shower was powerful and hot. It's a lovely, little old cottage and just some ongoing maintenance/cleaning required. Had a lovely time and will return, thank you

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Aug 2022

  • "Callow Cottages and all its facilities were spot on."

    Everything we needed was to hand. Comfortable, clean, and well located. a beautiful part of the Midlands.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage has everything you need for a holiday."

    Great location with lovely views all around. Local pub is only a short walk away and the nearby town only a few minutes away in the car.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spent a lovely few days."

    At this quaint little cottage very comfortable and handy for visiting the peak district

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2022

  • "The listings and images were accurate."

    The kitchen equipment provided was more than adequate, however a sharper knife would have been useful. Would have preferred to have had some wood / logs initially to use for the log burner - could possibly list locations to buy for future guests. Tiny criticism- whilst the TV worked, the screen size is small and the image was a bit dull. Overall, a gorgeous little property in an outstanding area.Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage for a short stay."

    It was in a great location with lots to do nearby and not far from the major tourist sites. The pub in the village was great, proper pub grub but ideal for what we wanted. Enough cooking equipment for what we needed. It would have been nice to have some board games in the cottage but I understand due to Covid these were not in the property. Overall, a great stay!!

    Reviewed by Polly4.1Dec 2021

  • "Cosy cottage and great location."

    Very clean and tidy and easy to follow instructions . Would recommend a slightly large fridge/freezer , bigger TV for definite and the sofa needs to be one instead of two single seats pushed together . A great stay and would highly recommended so thank you ! :)

    Reviewed by Cameron4.7Dec 2021

  • "This is a really snug, warm cottage in a perfect location for a walking holiday."

    The village pub is only a short distance away and accessible by pavement. We were made to feel very welcome there, and the pub grub is very tasty, the portions enormous. The cottage would benefit from a little more kitchen equipment, in particular, a decent cooks knife and a couple of small roasting tins. A clothes airer would help with wet clothing, and a slightly larger TV would be a bonus. However, these are only minor things and overall we had a brilliant time in this little gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Joy4.1Oct 2021

  • "No starter pack for the wood burner, as stated in the summary of the brochure."

    Kitchen utensils very minimalistic, no bread knife or teapot and cooking equipment lacking. No pan cleaners or hob cleaner.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2021

  • "All very nice but must complain about TV which was so small it was difficult to view."

    Surely, it wouldn’t cost the owner much to provide a decent size TV.

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent location for Dovedale and nearby sites and attractions."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2020

  • "We gave a 10 score as we found this ideal for two people and great for touring and walking from the cottage."

    The only downside was the black dustpan outside the front hadn't been emptied for weeks and putting it mildly stunk, as the the neighbour put her bin out on the Wednesday for collection Thursday morning we thought it best to put our cottage bin out for collection.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a lovely location of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by 00000003.8Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage within a peaceful village in a perfect location to explore Dovedale and Ashbourne."

    We enjoyed several walks direct from the cottage, it was especially lovely walking along the river Dove. Would happily stay here again as it was so peaceful. The views across the fields are wonderful as you open the bedroom curtains. A visit to the pub, just along the road from the cottage, is the perfect end to a long walk!!

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2020

  • "We Thoroughly Enjoyed our stay at the cottage ."

    We felt safe. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2020

  • "Cleanliness not good, rather shabby in places."

    Bathroom described as stunning !!! - not good.

    Reviewed by Stan1.9Mar 2020

  • "Holiday booked at short notice following cancellation of trip abroad."

    Small cottage booked so we could stay in relative isolation due to corona virus. Cottage could be described as cosy. It had everything we needed for our stay. Would probably consider using cottage again. Owners on hand nearby if required.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, fully equipped."

    Warm, cosy and perfect size.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ideally located for visiting places such as The Heights of Abraham, Alton Towers and Chatsworth House."

    A lovely cottage for a mini break!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2019

  • "Great base for exploring."

    Took 4 minutes to walk to Okeover Arms where they served good food.

    Reviewed by Rhoda4.1Aug 2019

  • "Your description is overdone, it is a good cottage, but it is not " fabulously presented", you mention "Games Room" in the headings, this is not mentioned again in the description - there is no games room!"

    It should mention in your description that the door to the bedroom is not full height (approx 5'8") which could be a problem for some and is certainly a problem to consider if getting up in the middle of the night is required! There are only instructions for the use of the TV & freeview box, otherwise there are no guides to equipment or helpful lists of local facilities. The local pub "The Okeover Arms" has been praised in the past for good food and large portions, we certainly did not find that it was special on our visit, and it is certainly more than a " 3-minute walk", possibly a run or cycle, but it is about a quarter of a mile.

    Reviewed by J.3.8Jun 2019

  • "Very relaxing quite little cottage lovely views"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2019

  • "The people who owned it lived Nextdoor,said if we want anything just to ask very nice and friendly people"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a great holiday - lovely cottage - nice area - good pub for food nearby."

    Only problem was Friday to Friday bookings - as took us 2 hours longer than expected due to volume of traffic to get there (which someone else who had been in the cottage before us had mentioned). There would definitely be less traffic on a Saturday.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location with views across fields."

    It is small and cozy, perfect for two people, and has everything you need. The village has a lovely local pub which serves great food. The Tissington trail is within walking distance from the front door as is Ashbourne with shops and places to eat. Would recommend this cottage and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Sep 2018

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Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3-minute walk.

The property

This heart-warming couple's retreat resides within the lovely Derbyshire village of Mappleton, just a stone's throw from the captivating market town of Ashbourne and the glorious Peak District National Park with its abundant attractions and opportunities.

Callow Cottages benefits from snug, tastefully furnished accommodation and rests in an excellent location, making it the perfect escape to the country for you and your loved one.

Step away from Mappleton's peaceful main road and into this enticing home-from-home, the ground floor is occupied by a stylishly furnished, open-plan living room.

This attractive setup beautifully combines the modern with the traditional - the slick and contemporary kitchen area contrasts well with the redbrick fireplace housing a rustic woodburning stove, making this a marvellous spot to spend your leisure time when you're not out exploring the area.

At the end of each unforgettable day of exploring Derbyshire and the Peaks, retire to the first floor where you will find the tasteful double bedroom, set with plenty of storage space and resting adjacent to a stunning shower room with a corner walk-in shower cubicle, allowing you to prepare for each day in elegant style.

A tranquil patio sits to the front of Callow Cottages, here you can sit with your morning coffee and watch this sleepy village go about its day, you may even wish to stroll to the friendly pub which serves delicious food.

The property conveniently rests almost equidistant from the Peak District National Park and the market town of Ashbourne.

The latter is a wonderful market town comprising a network of cobbled streets, lined with high-quality restaurants and antique shops.

Those who appreciate rural scenery and have a love for scenic walking and cycling can easily reach the Peak District, bursting with things to see and do.

A fabulously presented, well-located retreat just waiting to be the base for your next couple's adventure.

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About the location

MAPPLETON

Ashbourne 1.5 miles.

The tiny village of Mappleton is situated in the heart of the Dove and Manifold Valley boasting stunning views of Dovedale, and is one of England’s most famous and photographed beauty spots. Mappleton is a lovely red brick built village offering a thriving village pub, whilst further amenities are available in the nearby villages of Ilam, Tissington, Longnor and Hartington. The market town of Ashbourne is only 1.5 miles away and boasts fine Georgian buildings, a good selection of restaurants, wine bars and interesting antique shops. This fabulous area has great outdoor pursuits, including walks in Dovedale, Thorpe Cloud, which is an imposing 1000ft limestone hill and the famous Tissington Trail, plus within driving distance are Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers. Mappleton is a beautiful village in a very pretty part of the Peak District.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas