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The Old Cart House

(Ref. 1054258)

Edale, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, well maintained converted barn."

    The facilities were great and there was everything we needed. My daughter absolutely loved feeding the lambs. Liz and the family were welcoming and helpful. The welcome basket of fruit and wine were appreciated too. The location is gorgeous and it was a perfect place to stay whilst exploring the local area. Thank you again for a brilliant holiday.

    It was lovely to meet you all, so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2024

  • "Clean and well presented cottage in a scenic and quiet location in the Peaks."

    The welcome basket was much appreciated and the Christmas decorations were a nice addition.

    Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy and warm. Great situation close to Edale station. Lovely welcome fruit bowl and wine.

    Very nice to meet you and thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2023

  • "If there was anything amiss during our week's stay, it was quickly rectified by the owners."

    They were most helpful and friendly. The situation of the Old Carthouse is ideal for walks up onto the ridge and for low level walks --to Edale especially.

    Thank you for your comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2023

  • "The Old Cart House is very conveniently located in the Hope valley."

    The place is nicely decorated, well equipped and created an excellent ambiance during our stay. We are thankful to the owner for basketful of fruits, some vegetables, and a bottle of wine. We enjoyed our stay. One thing we would like to point out is that although we were told that there would be a safe containing key and a pin number was provided to get access to it, on arrival we found no such thing. Not having the mobile signal in the area we found ourselves helpless in the rain for good 20 minutes. By chance we ended up at owner's place, couple of houses apart and got a spare key from them. The key was actually in a little housing by the door which looked like an electric socket point. For the next visitor this should be made clear. We have already pointed this out to the owner.

    Lovely to meet you and thank you for your kind feedback. We have taken on board your comments and will update the necessary information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ranjit5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great location, a wonderful cottage with all the facilities needed for a stop over in the Peaks, the owner was incredibly helpful, the personal touches on arriving were perfect and i would definitely return either with friends or for a family vacation."

    Would love to welcome you back, thank you for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, friendly owners."

    Fantastic complimentary basket of fruit and wine. Beds are comfy. Kitchen had everything needed.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a lovely stay we had!"

    A very comfortable cottage, weather was a bit cool for us, but the cottage was really cosy and the log burner was just great with plenty of timber. The basket of fruit and bottle of wine was a great touch too.The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely, accommodating and friendly hosts, our grandchildren bottle feeding the lambs was something we'll never forget, nothing was too much trouble, would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good design and very comfortable."

    It is set among several farm buildings so there is occasionally the opportunity to talk to the family and see the cows and horses. Also well placed in the Edale valley with some walks straight from the door and easy drives to Mam Tor ridge, Hope, Castleton and Hathersage.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really enjoyable stay on a working farm."

    Our fourth trip to the area for walking and our first stay in The Old Carthouse. Clean, warm, cosy, and superbly fitted-out. Vast amounts of towels, bedding and kitchen items. Wine, fruit and milk in the fridge is a nice touch. WiFi is booming but there is no phone signal in the area (if that is critical to anyone). Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent house, seamless experience"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, an excellent base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautifully presented property in a stunning setting."

    Lovely hosts and a fantastic welcome package of fruit and veg. 100% one of the best mini breaks ever. See you soon.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "We found this little cottage completely by chance as we were attending a wedding in the area."

    The cottage is next to a road but we were not disturbed by traffic. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and the addition of a fruit basket and wine was a lovely touch. The owners live next door so any queries etc can be dealt with quickly. The views from the property are stunning and there is a nearby footpath into Edale village which is an easy walk. We ate at the Cheshire cheese pub which was very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Even better than the photos. Our family of 6 loved staying here. The farm was lovely, the owners lovely. A wonderful basket of fresh fruit and veges and wine on arrival, everything we needed to make it so comfortable. It was a perfect place to stay and be close to beautiful walks, other towns, the train station...

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Aug 2022

  • "Warm welcome from the family!"

    Excellent rural location in Edale, comfortable, cosy accommodation and well equipped, with extra items such as fruit, milk, wine in addition to essentials- tea coffee, condiments etc. Perfect for a snatched 2 night family gathering where the energetic members hiked and the younger ones met the animals on the farm and relaxed. We will return!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Had everything we needed and more, very clean and homely. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful and relaxing week in the Old Cart House with easy walks / Hikes in the area, nice little trips to other Peak District villages and enjoyed the atmosphere on the farm with the friendly people who run it."

    Would love to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Markus4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great setting."

    Really clean, everything we needed, warm welcome, and just a great place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at The Old Cart House despite the weather Storm Dudley and Eunice."

    The nice touch of a fruit and vegetable basket on arrival and fresh daffodils. Would come again, thank you for our stay.

    Reviewed by Gail3.8Feb 2022

  • "The property was perfectly clean and well equipped with everything we needed."

    The welcome pack was really good as was the availability of unlimited free wood for the lovely wood burning stove. The Wi-Fi was good but we had no O2 phone signal at all (not just at the cottage but throughout the area - not your problem!). The TV with multi channel access was great and the (probably recent) carpet throughout was nice under foot (we took slippers for around the cottage as access to cottage is quite muddy - working farm - no problem). The settees in the lounge are "tired" and not particularly comfortable but this did not detract from us having a thoroughly pleasurable stay: many thanks!

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property well equipped, comfortable beds, good supply of logs for the burner."

    Would recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great Christmas at your property."

    Thanks for having us. We would definitely return some time. Hope you have a great new year 2022.

    Reviewed by A4.1Dec 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped, warm and comfortable property in a beautiful location."

    Lots of great walking from the door.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Old Cart House had everything we could want."

    The caretakers left arrival presents of milk, wine, eggs and banana bread. There were games for our five-year old grandson to play with. The surroundings were beautiful and we went on numerous walks over the five days. Could not have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent place to go walking without getting in the car."

    Chance to unwind & get away from it all! Everything u could possibly want & more available in the house.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage in the beautiful Edale valley."

    The owners are very hospitable and have lots of local information. Good walks up both sides of the valley are available directly from the cottage Edale itself has two good pubs and a well stocked village shop

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2021

  • "The farmhouse was beautiful, perfectly situated to visit all the highly suggested places."

    The house was clean and tidy on arrival and they had left us some milk eggs and wine which was a lovely thought. The carpets were lovely and soft and they left towels for us in each room. However there were some areas I feel could be improved. The beds were a little stiff so I ended up putting two folded blankets on top of my mattress but that was fine. And the advert states enclosed garden with patio, this isn’t enclosed. There’s a wall between the farm house ‘patio’ and the farm owners patio which only counts for one third of the area we have for the farm yard. The rest is open to the owners driveway and cars come and go throughout the day so I was unable to let my children out their unsupervised and had to keep them to one corner. Some of the windows downstairs, specifically the back door in the kitchen and the full length door just before the lounge had no coverings to the windows which at night time, with zero lights outside, made you feel very open and vulnerable, also one thing they could do to improve is add a DVD player and some generic dvds to the small amount of things already available. We had one particularly bad day of weather where we couldn’t go anywhere, so attempted to have a movie day, but no DVD players or dvds were there and the internet did not allow for Netflix to be used on the internet as it was too slow. These were minor things as we were out most of the days anyway. All in all. A lovely place to stay for a short trip.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful base for exploring the area."

    The family made us so welcome we would definitely return. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was great."

    We stayed for 2 nights. It's 30 mins walk to the Rambler pub and Edale Train station (next to each other) and from there trains are available to Hope etc to explore further. We had a great time and I would recommend it if you like a break away in the beautiful English countryside.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fab place to stay."

    The old cart house was spacious, clean, super comfortable beds with everything you needed. Well placed to enjoy the surrounding countryside and beautiful hikes. Edale visitor centre only a couple of km away, pitched between the Ramblers Inn, The Nags Head, & Honey Pot cafe for refreshments, accessible through rambling fields.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a beautiful area!"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "The house was incredibly clean and cosy and the hosts were really friendly and helpful."

    It would have been useful to have a bit more information on arrival, e.g. a simple sheet explaining things like the recycling facilities, how to change the thermostat (it was very hot!) etc. A lovely house in a beautiful part of the country with exceptional views!

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Oct 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunk room
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, seating, bike storage and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are low hanging beams throughout the upstairs, take care
  • Note: You can visit the farmyard animals on request with owner's supervision

The property

Find a delightful holiday at this enchanting barn conversion found on a working cattle farm in the heart of the Peak District National Park, boasting original features of characterful stonework and beams, this property is ideal for a family or group getaway to the countryside.

Surrounded by gorgeous farmland and landscape views, this rustic dwelling is found in the owner's grounds on a large estate, standing alone within gated walls and a sweeping driveway.

Kick off your muddy shoes as you enter through the utility room, where you can throw your clothes into the washing machine and run yourself a hot bath in the adjoining ground-floor bathroom.

Rustle up a hearty lunch in the country-style kitchen, keeping original features with stone tile flooring, exposed beams, old stable doors, as well as all the contemporary features needed during your self-catered stay, resting in here is a family dining table to tuck into all your home-cooked meals throughout the week.

Also downstairs is a lovely snug room where you can spend a minute to yourself with a warm hot chocolate, cosy blanket and a captivating book on a frosty winter's day, whereas the next-door sitting room can be used for a family film night with its plush sofas, TV, and homely woodburning stove.

Traditional features carry through to the upstairs with exposed beams, slopped ceilings and Velux windows dotted between each room.

Three bedrooms await for you to rest your head after a long day of exploring various walking trails, take your pick between a double, a twin and an adult bunkbed room, all beautifully decorated with lovely bedding and ample storage.

There is also a tiled shower room where you can wake up with a refreshing morning soak, before wrapping yourself with a pleasant towel from the heated rail.

Find a delightful patio area outside, a place to store your bikes, sit in the sun, or rustle up a fabulous lunch on the barbecue and dine alfresco!

The owner's will also let you visit their farm animals in the surrounding fields with their supervision.

This beautiful area of farmland is just a short walk away from Edale village centre, here you can find a village shop, Post Office, and a few local pubs serving food if you fancy dining out of an evening, the village itself is recognised for being the starting point of the Pennine Way walking route, an iconic National Trail suited for a variety of walking capabilities.

Journey over to the pretty Hope Valley village of Castleton to explore its historic cavern and ancient castle, featuring illuminated limestone caves with bones, marine fossils and guided tours.

Buxton is a gorgeous spa town where you can indulge in luxury spa treatments, visit boutique shops; dine in delicious restaurants, as well as a spectacular Opera House.

Visit Ladybower Reservoir, an 11-mile walk with magnificent views of breathtaking countryside, lush moorlands, winding rivers, and lovely villages.

Kinder Scout is the highest point of the Peak District and just a short drive away, at 636 metres above sea level, a difficult hike will take you up to extraordinary views and a striking waterfall, well worth the sore legs the next day.

The Old Cart House is a dreamy escape for a family to explore the wonders of the Peak District National Park.

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About the location


Castleton 4 miles; Buxton 9 miles.

The pretty High Peak village of Edale nestles at the foot of Kinder Scout, within the Peak District National Park. The village has two pubs - both serving food - a village Post Office/general store, a Moorland Visitors Centre and (close by) a railway station. Edale is the start of the famous Pennine Way and all around is excellent walking for all abilities! Nearby is the popular village of Castleton with its Blue John Caves. The spa town of Buxton, with its many amenities, is within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas