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Carters Cottage

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Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, the photos really don't do it justice as it is much bigger than they suggest."

    Even the tvs seem to have grown! Very comfortable and the cellar/drying room with a Belfast sink and dog towels is a real bonus for muddy dogs/walking boots. I would suggest that it is made clearer that the owners do not allow dogs upstairs as if you have an anxious dog this could be a problem. They also are not allowed to toilet on the only enclosed space. These things are good to know before you book. Very good situation, close to Castleton and two National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Mar 2024

  • "Property was easy to find, parking was available with no issues."

    Nicely equipped kitchen with all you need. Lovely to be able to have a cuppa when we got there plus a great addition of a tasty home made cake . Very handy for lots of lovely places to visit

    Very many thanks for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Carters Cottage and of course the cake! We know that very many of our guests have travelled quite a distance to get to us and we like for you to have the ability for a cuppa and cake the second you walk in. Martyn and Sheena Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, good location, would recommend"

    Many thanks for your feedback. Very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Carters cottage, the property had everything we needed for a home away from home!"

    Martyn was very helpful in contacting beforehand to ensure we had directions and instructions for the property, along with some local recommendations, the perfect host! Looking forward to returning in the future!

    Thank for your lovely comments. Looking forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2023

  • "The property was very cean and comfortable, in a very good location."

    Welcome pack for us and treat for our 2 dogs was lovely and adds that personal touch. Allocated space on car park wasnt always available, so had to use other parking spaces, hopefully no one complained. Will definitely go back.

    Thanks very much for the great feedback. Sorry about the parking. Everyone has their own space as well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and lovely furnishings. Very well equipped.The photos don’t do the property justice. It is a truly lovely cottage and in an area of outstanding beauty. We also found the owner to be very helpful and considerate. We would definitely like to stay here again and I would definitely recommend it.

    Very many thanks for the kind words. We are really pleased you were happy , both with the cottage and the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is delightful and the owners have taken care to provide everything you need, with good linen and towels."

    The beds were very comfortable. The cottage has a lovely atmosphere. The only thing we were unhappy about was having one set of keys so when I took the dog for a walk I had to leave the backdoor unlocked. I would have thought a back door key could have been left on a hook near the back door. Also with one set of keys, normally kept in the front door, it means you have to exit from the back door in an emergency. They cake and milk in the fridge was very thoughtful. Marie-Therése Shennan

    Reviewed by Marie-Therse4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage, really comfortable and super clean."

    Wet room on ground floor very nice shower. A few more steps especially out back than expected but a perfect location for exploring the Peak District. Extremely nice and helpful owners plus they left us a cake. Can't get better than that.

    Very many thanks for the kind words. We are really pleased you were happy , both with the cottage and the cake!!. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev4.7May 2022

  • "Great practical cottage, has everything you need."

    Many thanks for the review, we are glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Carters Cottage."

    It is well appointed particularly for those enjoying outdoor activities. With the use of a leaflet from the local tourist office discovered walks from the as well as the ones slightly further afield. Fosters Deli in Chapel provides a good range of cooked foods and other foodie treats.

    Very glad you had a good stay at Carter’s Cottage. The library and tourist centre have some great info. We had been advised to remove books which included our local guides and walks due to Covid. These books are now back in the property. Thanks for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by D4.4Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Really well equipped. Great based for touring round

    So pleased you had a great time and very many thanks for this wonderful feedback. All the best to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely tea cake spacious rooms."

    Traffic could be a bit noisy when the windows were open. Very good Wi-Fi. Great location for the Dark Peak We know that it wasn’t the usual cleaner. But we found a few items left by the previous visitors and a number of cobwebs. Owners were very helpful when a light bulb needed changing.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    The cottage was very well equipped and the welcome cake and dog treats were a very pleasant surprise after an arduous journey there. The owners were always on hand should we need them and were very friendly. It is an ideal location for reaching the likes of Buxton, Bakewell and even Matlock wasn’t too far away. If, however, you are looking for a walking holiday, as we were, there are a plethora of walks in the vicinity. Thor’s Cave - well worth a visit - is around 20 minutes away and the views are spectacular. The Tissington Trail is a nice cycle ride/walk and the valley of Dovedale is very picturesque. We were spoilt for choice on what to do every day. We had read on previous reviews that the traffic noise at the accommodation was very loud and that did worry us as we live in a quiet cul-de-sac. However, please don’t let that put you off as we very quickly adapted to it and after a while we barely noticed it. All in all we had a great time here and if, next year, we find ourselves needing to book a staycation again we will most definitely look at rebooking the cottage.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped and the welcome pack was gratefully received."

    The basement entrance was perfect for wet paws and boots as it did rain every day... not all day:) We had some fantastic days out exploring the area and greatly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean."

    Beds were super comfortable. Lovely to have a pint of milk, a gorgeous cake and dog treats left for us. Nice living area. Small kitchen but pretty much everything was there. Despite having an area to barbeque, there were no tongs. The location lets it down, sitting between the busy A6 and the A6 filter road means it is very noisy, meaning when you sat outside on the patio the traffic noise was very loud and very fast on the front. Parking is an issue, having 2 allocated parking spaces we had only been there around 10 minutes to a knock on the door from another resident asking us to move 1 car as its so tight to fit 2 cars in!! There are stairs downstairs to the patio and very useful cellar but this meant there were no back doors to any patio so you unable to get a breeze through. Chapel en le Frith was a good base to travel out to places, but a small high street with very few shops/cafea to mooch round, it isnt the place if that's what you want to do. The cottage does accept dogs but not allowed to have a wee on the patio so had to take her out all the time to toilet (we would have washed it down) which was a faff. Also the back gate isnt to the floor so our small dog could have got out under the gate so we had to watch her constantly. Overall we had a really good holiday but would not return to Chapel en le Frith.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Carter’s Cottage, the place was clean, spacious and came with everything we needed."

    The property owners were also very welcoming and friendly and were happy to help with any issues we had. We would definitely recommended Carter’s cottage and we would certainly stay here again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was very comfortable."

    It lacked a garden area but there was easy access to local footpaths and a small grassed area for the dog.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous 3 night break at Carters Cottage and will definately be returning as soon as we can!"

    We found the cottage to be cosy, spacious and homely and the location was perfect as we were able to walk into Chapel and have a drink (outside a pub) and also dined outside at the local Greek restaurant; Kouros which was delicious! We were located within a short drive to very scenic walks and to other pretty surrounding villages. I contacted the cottage owner; Martyn a couple of days prior to our stay and found him very helpful and friendly and I didnt hesitate to contact him whilst we were staying in his cottage to ask him how to turn the tv on!!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2021

  • "Very well equiped house, a short stroll from the centre of town and a very short drive from lots of fantastic walks."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "We will certainly be booking the same cottage next year."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owner was very easy to contact if needed."

    The cottage is bigger than you might expect, and had everything we needed. It probably wasn't the homeliest place we have stayed in but this was, at least in part, because many little home comforts had had to be removed due to Covid.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Sep 2020

  • "Owner of cottage very helpful."

    Welcome cake and milk/tea/coffee much appreciated for arrival

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and clean."

    The personal touch of the welcoming card, cake and dog treats was a lovely surprise. A break away was just what was needed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, far exceeded my expectations."

    We had a fabulous week. The cake and dog biscuits were a really nice treat. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was immaculate upon arrival and so many little thoughtful provisions to help set us up for the week."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovey cottage and a great base for exploring the beautiful Peak District."

    The cellar was a great space to safely store our bikes.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "Communications from Skyes brilliant and very helpful with advice for COVID-19."

    Cottage very clean and comfortable. Location great and welcoming card and cake a lovely touch. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Home from home well maintained fully equipped cottage and very welcoming hosts."

    Spacious and comfortable cottage. Good parking although near village and facilities.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Aug 2019

  • "Carter's Cottage met our expectations from the description on the Sykes Website."

    It was a very comfortable base for our break in the Peak District. Martyn the owner was very helpful, even phoned to tell us of a road closure that may have impacted on our journey. We had everything we needed for the few days we were there. Everything was very clean and of high quality. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Good communication from booking from the home owner."

    Beautiful house, home comforts. Like being home to home. Nice touches with a welcome card and cake. Would definitely stay there again soon

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2019

  • "We felt instantly at home in the property,and it's spaciousness meant that we could all enjoy some privacy if necessary."

    Two things need to be made clearer in the description. First the location of the parking, secondly the location of the property - we have actually discussed the difficulty in finding the property with the owner, for some reason Google thinks it is in neighbouring Chinley. You could also mention the stairs to the basement to warn anyone with toddlers. Chapel-en-le-Frith is a lovely little place, good pubs and good food, and an excellent base for exploring Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location, couldn't fault a single thing."

    Decor and furnishings/equipment spot on. Felt at home the minute we opened the door. Plus a big thank you to Martyn and Sheena for allowing us to take 3 pooches.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2019

  • "We loved Carter's Cottage - it was welcoming, clean and spacious."

    We really enjoyed our stay (a family get together) and would definitely recommend it to others. Thank you to our generous hosts!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable cottage, easily placed for some great walking."

    The homemade cake was lovely too thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2018

  • "Very well appointed and equipped house in a lovely part of the country."

    Convenient for shops, pubs and restaurants. Tastefully furnished - the owner is an excellent photographer.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great cottage/helpful and accommodating hosts- nice break (there is a fantastic Greek restaurant in the village!"


    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely stay in a clean, spacious and homely cottage."

    The owners even left us cake on arrival!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is an excellent cottage in all aspects except one!"

    First the excellent stuff - clean, tidy, car parking, alarm, space, cake supplied, friendly neighbours, access to Kinder/Castleton, 2 bathrooms/showers. The cottage is listed as sleeping 6 by use of the downstairs second room and a pull out double and this is accurate. However it is almost impossible to seat 4 round the Kitchen table (the only table) and how one would seat 6 is beyond me. We (two adults, two 12 year olds) found it very difficult to squeeze/climb in and out due to lack of space and the number and spacing of the table legs. I opted to stand for breakfast and the rest of the time we ate out. Cant see a solution really - there just isn't room in the kitchen to sit at a useful table. (Personally I hated the tap too - wibbly wobbly spray and difficult to use - but the kids thought it was cool!). But overall we had a very good stay and would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1May 2018

  • "Great find ."

    The cottage is an ideal location for visiting the Peak District Would book again

    Reviewed by Steph5.0May 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Carters Cottage."

    The facilities were amazing with many extra touches. The welcome cake (the best victoria sponge ever)and card made us feel very much at home. We would definately highly recommend Carters Cottage to anyone visiting the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2018

  • "Many thanks for this wonderful stay in the charming Carters Cottage."

    We felt at home and will keep many lovely memories. Best wishes from Germany.

    Reviewed by Mohammad4.0Dec 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size zip/link double can be twin on request 1 x first floor twin zip/link can be super king-size double on request
  • Two sitting rooms; one of which can be made into a 3rd bedroom using the comfortable double sofa bed, this ground floor sitting room also benefits from having an en suite wet room with a walk in shower
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cellar with laundry/drying room may also be used for bike storage
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is an iPad in the property, giving useful property and local information
  • Off-road parking for two cars in the private car park, other spaces are available at the front of the property and there is also on road parking around Carters Cottage
  • Private enclosed patio to rear with seating
  • Externally, there is a small stone shelf adjacent to the cellar that would support a small disposable BBQ
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome; there is a grassed area by the car park to use
  • Other pets may be allowed, subject to a charge; please enquire
  • Please make sure the patio area is left clean
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Please note that any bookings during the Summer period for 1 week that does not start on a Friday needs to be agreed prior to booking - Please contact the office if you are seeking an alternative start date

The property

A mid terrace stone cottage situated next to the popular village of Chapel-en-le-Frith.

This vibrant and contemporary property is tucked away at the edge of the village, and makes an ideal getaway for couples or families.

Step inside, and you will be welcomed by an inviting sitting room with comfortable sofas where you can relax in front of the TV.

There is also a DVD/CD player and input for personal audio devices all available through a five speaker surround sound system.

Sweeping across from this is a second sitting room with its own TV and DVD.

Ideal for quiet reading or for the children to enjoy their own viewing.

This room can be converted into a double bedroom utilising a comfortable sofa bed and has the benefit of an en suite wet room consisting of Shower, Basin and WC.

The well equipped kitchen offers plenty of space to prepare meals to serve at the dining table.

Downstairs, a cellar accessible from both inside and out, provides a convenient space to securely store bikes and boots after a day exploring the surrounding area.

This room also benefits from heating and a dehumidifier so is ideal for drying wet clothes.

On the first floor you will find a well-presented Master bedroom with a superking sized bed and an equally well appointed twin room, along with a large family bathroom.

Just a short walk away, Chapel-en-le-Frith offers a selection of real ale bars, cafe's and independent shops.

Just four miles further, lies the spa town of Buxton, with its Pavillion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House, attracting people from all over the world.

The popular cities of Manchester and Sheffield are easily accessible by train.

A charming cottage for a memorable stay

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Combs 2.1 miles; Chinley 2.2 miles; Hayfield 4.4 miles; Castleton 6.4 miles; Buxton 6.4 miles.

Chapel-en-le-Frith is known as the Capital of the Peak, with its cobbled market place and historic old stocks and Eccles Pike, ‘pike’ meaning pointed hill; a gritstone hill, pink in colour at the summit which boasts far reaching 360 degree views. Just seven miles away lies the popular spa town of Buxton, famous not only for its therapeutic spring water, but also for its Pavillion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House, and which boasts a variety of shows, attracting people from all over the world. A short drive away are an abundance of attractions including stately homes such as Chatsworth House and Lyme Hall. The Goyt Valley and Castleton famous for its caverns; Blue John, Speedwell and the Devils Arse! Chinley is a lovely little village nestled in a wonderful rural setting, on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. Popular with walkers, who are attracted by its walks over the dramatic Cracken Edge, linking to Chinley Churn, Mount Famine, South Head and further to Kinder Scout, Edale and the Pennine Way. Visitors are well-catered for with the village’s selection of pubs offering award winning Ales, cafes and restaurants. The quiet village of Combs has a country pub, which prides itself on quality ingredients, the perfect place to enjoy a meal after walking Combs Moss and Castle Naze. The delightful High Peak village of Hayfield is situated in a wonderful rural setting on the north western edge of the Peak District National Park. It’s a peaceful little village, popular with walkers who are attracted by its close proximity to Kinder Scout. Serious walkers head east out of the village, up and over the green foothills to the russet expanse of the Kinder Plateau, Pennine Way and Snake Path, whilst families (and those who enjoy more gentle rambles) head west along the beautiful Sett Valley Trail towards New Mills. Edale – an alternative start of the Pennine Way - is only a few miles away

Please note that any bookings during the Summer period for 1 week that does not start on a Friday needs to be agreed prior to booking. Please contact the office if you are seeking an alternative start date.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas