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Eastry Cottage

(Ref. 952009)

Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect little find, family of 4 2adults and 2 children aged 5&2 perfect location for exploring Castleton, parking not an issue as you can park right outside the front door."

    Home from home everything you need. The pub which is a minute walk away does incredible pizzas, and generally good food. Love the Local bakery's too. Great place to stay and walk. There is a walk to the left of the cottage which we all enjoyed. We will definitely be booking again

    Hello, we were pleased to be able to accommodate your last minute booking to Eastry Cottage. Our family has run our self catering Cottage for over 25 years and are glad that you found it a "home from home" and had everything you needed for the duration of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2024

  • "Property is in a lovely location with wonderful views and within easy access to walks and local amenities."

    The beds and sofas are lovely and comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked. There was a slight smell of damp throughout the cottage and we found the air fresheners quite overwhelming (we put them in the cupboard). The downstairs was not very clean on arrival and we had to clean the pots and pans etc before we were able to use them.

    Hello, thank you for providing feedback after your stay at our self catering accommodation Eastry Cottage. Our family has run the property since the mid 1990's and we clean it ourselves. We were sorry to hear that on this occasion it wasn't up to our normal high standard. It is a shame that you did not contact us directly and we would have being able to rectify any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy2.8May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with everything provided that you could require whilst staying here."

    Would certainly come back again and would certainly recommend to others

    Hello, thank you very much for your feedback after your stay at Eastry Cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your few days away in Castleton and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2024

  • "Great base for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer with 2 small children!"

    Everything was provided that we could have needed.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent holiday cottage right in the heart of castleton."

    We had a superb Easter weekend staying at Eastry cottage. It had all that we required,the owners think of everything & the oldie world charm of the property as a very homely feeling. We will certainly be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew John3.8Mar 2024

  • "Another visit to this lovely little cottage in Castleton."

    Warm and cosy and well positioned for the village. Great facilities. The bathroom door still needs sorting out though as it doesn’t close properly!!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at the cottage."

    The owners had thought of everything! Very comfortable & very well equipped. Location was perfect as its right in the centre of Castleton within easy reach of all pubs, cafes etc. Haven't been to this area before but will definitely be back. We visited Bakewell, Buxton, Longshaw Country Estate with lots of walks to pick from. We'll return to this cottage & will recommend. Thank you for the welcome pack too

    Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you found our property comfortable and well equipped. The hope Valley is a lovely area, we are glad that you enjoyed sightseeing. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bath towels were small, thin and hard."

    Otherwise everything was great.

    Hello Mr F, Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your week's stay at Eastry Cottage. We are really pleased to hear that your overall experience in our property was great and you enjoyed our beautiful village. We will be taking your feedback onboard and will invest in some large bath sheets. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Black mould in the bathroom"

    Hello Mr M, thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at our family owned property Eastry Cottage. We have let our property successfully for 28 years and are very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the 2 nights you spent in our Cottage. If you had contacted us directly or spoken to Skyes we would have been more than happy to come and rectify any issues. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieran2.2Jun 2023

  • "We had an excellent week at this comfortable cottage."

    Great Location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent location, very convenient for walks and all the facilities in Castleton."

    We struggled at first to operate the hob (it defaults to 'locked') and some of the cleaning wasn't great e.g dining table had not been wiped, dust on some surfaces in the bathroom, several kitchen items had to be washed before we could use them. That said, the cottage is comfortable and well equipped, and communication with the owner's daughter was excellent.

    Hello Paula, thank you very much for your feedback regarding Eastry Cottage. We are pleased to hear that you found communication good between us, as the owners and yourselves. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Castleton and found that our cottage was in a good location. Sorry that you found areas of cleaning in the bathroom below standard. We have just had the bathroom tiled. Hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Feb 2023

  • "Perfect location in Castleton, easy access to all amenities."

    Eastry Cottage is very well equipped and was cosy and comfortable for our short break in January.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Really good cottage, will stay again"

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Sep 2022

  • "The beds were advertised as queen and two doubles."

    It was a double and 2 singles. The cleanliness wasn’t good across the board. It was okay but a lot of things were cleaned by us. Attention to detail and location were amazing. Lots of things in the house that aren’t normally in holiday homes or cottages

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback for our self-catering property Eastry Cottage. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Castleton. As a family we have been letting our property since 1995, we have always advertised that we have a room with two single beds and a room with a double bed. Our small terraced property is over 300 years old and would not have the space to accommodate larger furniture. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack3.1Aug 2022

  • "Great property, lovely little patio at the back perfect for a bbq."

    We enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage, finding it comfortable, relaxing and homely."

    Location is wonderful in the most beautiful village setting. Handy for the local amenities. We loved our stay with you!!!

    Reviewed by Diane4.7May 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay in Eastry Cottage despite some truly awful weather."

    The cottage was cosy, spacious and comfortable for two adults and two sizeable teenagers. It could do with a larger pan, but that's a minor gripe. No problems with parking and an excellent location.

    Reviewed by William4.4Feb 2022

  • "Third stay at Eastry cottage for us."

    It is a fantastic location for all the village amenities including plenty of pubs and restaurants. Lots of walks off the doorstep and easy access to all the local caverns. A lovely comfortable cottage and will no doubt be back again in the future!

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Oct 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Eastry Cottage."

    The location is excellent with about half a dozen pubs in a 5 minute walk and for 3 days we were able to go on hikes straight from the front door. The house is very homely with comfortable sofas for an evening in. The kitchen could do with a large frying pan and one or two larger saucepans for cooking. What is there is all a little small so cooking a meal for 4 is not as easy as it might be. Overall we thought is was a really nice place to stay and would recommend it as an excellent base for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Castleton."

    The cottage is beautiful and well equipped. It had everything we needed for a comfortable evening after a day out walking. We particularly liked some of the artwork, including some striking prints. The location of the cottage is perfect, right in the middle of Castleton and next to the well known Cave Dale, so as well as longer walks we did the little two mile circuit of walking up Cave Dale and back round to the village several times in the week. The one piece of advice I'd give is about eating out. If you prefer not to cook each night and want to eat out in Castleton it might be a good idea to plan this ahead of your holiday and book tables accordingly. We found this difficult with many places fully booked. If this happens, we recommend the takeaway pizzas from 1530, and one day we had excellent fish and chips, though this had to be lunchtime as the fish and chip shop isn't open in the evening. Altogether I wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location, ideal to visit the north part of Peak District."

    Pretty cottage, well equipped and comfortable but the decoration is a little bit dated.

    Reviewed by sandrine2.8Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely time at the cottage."

    It’s in a fantastic location and perfect for a famous

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay!"

    Everything provided and more … appreciated the extra touches, of flowers, eggs and milk. Chatted to the owner and her daughter who are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth4.4Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location, very pretty and well fitted cottage."

    Loved the rear deck/platform and also appreciated the high standard of bed, mattress and settees and that everything we needed in the kitchen was there. Only personal negative is that I would have preferred not to have such a large amount of air fresheners in the property. I ended up putting them all away in a cupboard, and they really weren’t needed. We had a lovely break, very relaxed, and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely weekend away… the house was lovely, right in the centre of Castleton with lots of personal touches that made all the difference, eg: clingfilm and foil in the kitchen!"

    Also a lovely surprise to find milk and eggs in the fridge! My 6 year old said the house had two things he’s always wanted… a secret garden and a bedside table! I agree it had both! Thank you

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cottage was in a great location and was comfortable and clean, everything was as stated before we booked and we had a lovely week’s holiday."

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a brilliant cottage in an amazing location."

    Castleton is simply stunning and the cottage is perfectly situated right in the middle (perfect for both walks and pubs). The communication before arrival was timely and helpful, and the cottage itself was incredibly well-stocked with both maps/guides and every utensil imaginable (and fresh flowers!). The patio was especially enjoyed (amazing to have views of Mam Tor!) and we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7May 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous find."

    We were there for a week of walking. The cottage far exceeded what we expected to find; the owners even left milk and eggs in the fridge which was handy as we forgot both! And the beds were comfortable, which is something you can rarely say

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have stayed at Eastry before and had a lovely stay, but this time around the shower was broken and at 6`5" tall a standard bath is next to useless."

    On arrival the house was clean but the kitchen utensils and general kitchen cupboard items where dirty, all needed fully washing taking up the first few hours of the stay.

    The shower had regrettably been broken prior to your arrival and we could not resolve it in time for your stay but did let you know and apologised in advance. The bath is indeed a standard size and we're sorry if this was not suitable for you and of course we would not have known that at the time when advising you that the shower was broken which unfortunately this was outside our control. Sykes also send out a contact number pre arrival to guests if they need to raise any concerns and they also have a dedicated phone line for guests staying at a property. The property was thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and we take pride in the cleanliness, as can be seen from the many positive reviews we receive. We're sorry that you didn't contact Sykes at the time with any concerns for us to be able to discuss this with you at the time. Sykes also sent you an email inviting you to discuss your feedback further with them and also left a voicemail recently asking you to call them, regrettably you have still not responded. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Oct 2020

  • "Good location."

    There is one parking space but cottage is on very narrow lane, so we found it difficult to park and easier to leave car. So hard to get back in space especially at weekend as the lane gets very very busy with cars Instruction manuals left for appliances but not very easy to follow particularly cooker and gas fire. Gas fire kept going out on it's own. So we didnt trust it. Although owner did assure it was safe. Wifi connection good,

    Reviewed by Maureen2.8Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic time had in Castleton."

    Perfect location in the heart of The Peak Dsitrcit to explore the area. Would recommend to everyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The cottage was extremely clean and tidy when we arrived with a few provisions to keep us going. All facilites in the kitchen and bathroom. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Ritchie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Excellent location to enjoy Peak District. Communications with the owner (via text message) is straight forward. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Ruhuai5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved Castleton and especially enjoyed our hike."

    Eastry Cottage is located right near the entrance to Cave Dale, a ravine/dale often a part of mapped walks. The hike up was lovely and a little challenging for us. One caution is make sure you know your route well before heading out and take along a good map that marks the terrain. Paths are well trodden, but not well marked. In December the weather was not too cold, but damp with rain possible for some part of every day - plan for that. Good waterproof hiking boots are a must, as you will be walking on rocky, wet paths. Eastry Cottage was lovely, but not fancy - which was OK with us. We had planned to cook more, but found the availability of groceries limited. Fortunately there were many excellent dining options in Castleton. The host provided some lovely Christmas decorations and fresh flowers on the dining table - we really appreciated that as our visit was near Christmas. There were eggs and milk awaiting us in the refrigerator and served as our breakfast the first morning. The kitchen provided the basics as far as pots, pans, dishes, utensils and included 2 kitchen towels, dish soap, salt and pepper, instant coffee, tea bags. We did not find the extra silverware and dishes until we were leaving. Look for that next to the dining table. We were thankful for the washing machine - as we got very muddy in our hikes. We arrived by public transport (train to Hope Valley and bus to Castleton) and managed without a car, but I got the sense that most vacationers in the village did have cars.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Dec 2019

  • "Great location."

    Comfy homely cottage.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great little cottage nice and cozy owners left lots of information for the stay ..."

    Great little cottage nice and cozy owners left lots of information for the stay Lots of good walking from the door step good area for a base for the Peak District attractions good pubs and restaurants in Castleton

    Reviewed by Phil4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage as described on web site."

    Comfortable, with all mod cons. Excellent location, quiet, yet close to village centre. Owner very helpful and informative about cottage and local area.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in the centre of Castleton."

    Plenty of pubs, cafés, walks and a good village shop within a few minutes walk, or less. Only 1 very small "negative", the low doorway to the 2nd bedroom. I know there is nothing that can be done about it, but you do have to duck. (and remember to duck). Other than that a great place and I would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Feb 2019

  • "The property is very convenient for the village of Castleton and surrounding walking area."

    Its warm cosy atmosphere was very much welcomed after a days walking in snowy sub zero temperatures. We had great fun walking in the snow knowing we had a great base to return to each evening.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jan 2019

  • "We had a great week in Eastry Cottage, a real rest which is just what we needed."

    When I walked through the door I thought, 'I could live here', which I rarely feel with holiday lets, and I got a real sense that Rebecca and her mum genuinely care about their guests and do what they can to help. The downstairs room is spacious and comfortable, the kitchen small but adequate, and the bedrooms again comfortable (we stayed in the twin rooms and the beds were too hard for us but I notice in another review another guest appreciated this so it's a matter of taste!). The house was warm and welcoming and while the decoration is a bit dated we really felt at home and that we could switch off and enjoy the area. I will recommend to friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Nov 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, nicely located and only a very short walk to the pubs and tea rooms of the village."

    Didn't need to use the car at all, walks straight from the front door and some interesting attractions well within walking distance such as the caverns etc. The cottage was warm and comfortable with the added advantage of milk and eggs provided on arrival and a fire already lit in the fire place.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2018

  • "Eastry Cottage was warm and welcoming on arrival, and we appreciated the eggs and milk in the fridge."

    Thank you. The flowers were a nice extra touch.The bed was comfortable so we slept well. WiFi and TV reception was good, and the new hob in the kitchen super-efficient and easy to operate. The little patio garden offered a secluded sitting-out area but the very steep steps were rather precarious for the elderly. We very much enjoyed our week in the Peak District and would be happy to recommend Eastry Cottage to other holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Katherine3.8Aug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Eastry Cottage."

    The location is second to none, just a couple of minutes walk to the shops, the pubs or many famous walks; the Cave Dale route is literally 30 seconds from the front door. The owners were really friendly in their communications and everything worked like clockwork for us. An excellent sun-trap garden area completes the perfect cottage experience. I'd love to go back, and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone else. The complimentary eggs and milk were a lovely touch and provided a much needed breakfast prior to tackling Mam Tor.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great cottage had everything we needed and loved that it had everything you needed for a self catering holiday and with a near 2year old."

    location was perfect for the local pubs cafes and caves and more importantly to us the walks. We had a lovely holiday and the weather was gd. We would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy and very well equipped."

    It was good to note that all the gas, and electricity safety inspections etc. had been regularly conducted. The cottage was in a very convenient position which was close enough to local amenities without suffering the obvious parking problems of the cottages the other side of the square (yes, I'm a car freak)

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was gorgeous!"

    Very cosy & so well equipped! It had everything you need & so homely. Even had fresh flowers, eggs & milk when we arrived. Also very well equipped for babies/toddlers with travel cot already set up ready for us & highchair. So one less thing to worry about. It was perfect from start to finish. Definitely want to go back again towards end of the year! Gorgeous location, just perfect, highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Mar 2018

  • "A very nice cottage, not much water pressure in the shower but got nice and warm after a cold walk."

    Very comfortable and fire was on when we arrived to keep us cosy. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Mar 2018

  • "Cosy Eastry Cottage was perfectly placed in picturesque Castleton in the Peak District."

    Cave Dale and Peveril Castle are just outside the property, Mam Tor and Winnat's Pass are nearby, and it's not far to Derwent Water, Stanage Edge, Kinder Scout and more!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Feb 2018

  • "Our stay here was lovely, very homely, there was everything we needed, with one ..."

    Our stay here was lovely, very homely, there was everything we needed, with one exception, there was a clothes airer and ironing board but no iron, but apart from that we have no complaints about this property and would definitely recommend this place, and we hope to re-book again at a later date

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Nov 2017

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage with a warm welcome with heating and a fire on (a chilly evening in September) when we arrived."

    Very well located for the attractions of Castleton.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.2Sep 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage is in excellent location. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable. Beds are good. Wi fi excellent;

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2017

  • "People, location and the cottage was great,"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking at front of property for 1 car on first come, first served basis
  • Front patio with furniture and rear raised patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There are galvanised steel steps up to the rear raised patio, care should be taken and children supervised
  • Note: Restricted headroom on entry into twin bedroom
  • Note: No bike storage facilities at property so will need to leave bikes in front garden
  • Note: Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks, arrivals Friday and Monday only please
  • Please Note: The Owner will not accept bookings within 24 hours of check in, call Sykes Cottages on 01244 345700 to enquire.

The property

This lovely mid-terrace cottage, over 300 years old, is situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Castleton in the Peak District.

A delightful break for families or friends wishing to explore this interesting part of the country.

There is a porch at the front of the property from where you will enter the cottage into the comfortable sitting room with dining area.

If the weather is unkind, there is a lovely living-flame gas fire to cosy up in front of.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals.

Upstairs, there are two attractive bedrooms, one double and one twin.

The twin bedroom has a low door entrance where you will have to mind your head!

There are also original beams in this bedroom.

All the accommodation is complete with a modern family bathroom.

Outside this cosy cottage there are two patios.

The first is at the front with furniture and there is a rear raised patio, accessed by galvanised steel steps, where you can sit and enjoy a refreshing drink whilst enjoying the fresh air.

Eastry Cottage is positioned just off the village's market place and at the entrance to Cave Dale, a popular walking route.

The pretty and historic village of Castleton, just three minutes’ walk from the cottage, is located in the heart of the picturesque Hope Valley and is famous for its Blue John stone.

Castleton has four underground show caves: Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern.

Why not explore the ruins of Peveril Castle, high above the village?

There are also many spectacular walking and cycling routes through the stunning countryside.

With many restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops, together with stunning countryside, there is much to do and see from the doorstep of this charming cottage, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Hope 1.5 miles; Buxton 10 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

The outstandingly beautiful Peak District village of Castleton is situated at the top of the Hope Valley, on the doorstep of some great walking country. Steeped in fascinating history, the village boasts the Norman Peverill Castle Keep which is in a commanding position keeping an eye on the village and the National Park. The village is a draw to walkers and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts wanting to follow the paths, conquer the Winnats Pass or have a go at caving. Castleton is world-famous for its visitor caves and the beautiful semi precious stone Blue John which is only found and mined here. Castleton has a fabulous array of interesting little gift shops, pubs, tea rooms and an excellent Visitor Centre with its small museum explaining life in the Hope Valley, plus the Christmas lights and festive activities are very popular with visitors during December. Nearby are the pretty villages of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way, Hope and Hathersage with its seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Also within easy reach are Buxton, Matlock Bath and Carsington Water, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

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Note Minimum of x3 nights for short breaks, arrivals Friday and Monday only please

Please note: The owner is unable to accommodate last min bookings, please call Sykes Cottages on 01244 345700 to enquire

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas