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The Old Bulls Head

(Ref. 1116547)

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

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Spacious and sociable holiday home that was the perfect setting for a family celebration holiday with 9 people."

    Great location with some lovely pubs and cafes on the doorstep. House was well equipped, and the pool table, darts board and hot tub were an added bonus given we a little unlucky with the weather! Welcome goodies on arrival was a lovely touch. Comfy beds, large bedrooms and plenty of storage. Lounge had comfortable sofas with enough room for everyone. Kitchen was well equipped and enough of everything for a large number of people - 2 kettles, multiple toasters etc made such a difference. Enjoyed a wonderful week and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely location, lovely rooms and facilities."

    Nothing to fault.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing house for 12 adults we celebrated a family 60th birthday and everyone loved it"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a really lovely stay & found everything perfect for our family getaway."

    A couple of suggestions which I realise may be difficult to achieve due to layout of the building. > the oven is pretty small to accommodate 12 people. We tried cooking a full English for everyone which took ages. Maybe an addition of a separate grill such as George Forman could help with this. > I realised after that it said we needed to bring our own tea towels but I had missed this so we had to buy some which was fine, but oven gloves would be helpful. > we also purchased plastic glasses to take a drink around the hot tub. Would be good to invest in some of these. > locals were really helpful. Found a quiz in the local pub, might be useful to provide info on things like this in a guest book. These are just suggestions though, we had a really brilliant time in a lovely place & would definitely recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Feb 2024

  • "Superb location, kitchen could do with a bigger hob, and no small cooking pans, other than that excellent."

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad that overall, your stay was excellent, and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mathew4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Old Bulls Head with extended family."

    It is a great location, a real home from home and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The hot tub was a great bonus and the dart board and snooker table kept everybody entertained. Communication with the owner was excellent and the property was warm, clean and well maintained. The parking entrance is very tight for larger vehicles , but apart from that a perfect property that I would thoroughly recommend to others . We would definitely return .

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Angela. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us. Of course we'd love to have you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jan 2024

  • "Great property especially for the 10 of us size wise."

    Location good. The oven was not big enough for a large party such as us, and I would not want to try to do a roast dinner or Christmas dinner in it and it could have been cleaner as when it was put on the kitchen was smokey with burning grease from it. A couple of small niggles, wear and tear wise. Cupboard door in kitchen hanging off. Edging on the work top also coming off in one area. Door knob also in the kitchen dropping off. The main toaster has one side of it that didnt work, however there were 2 other additional ones, as well as 2 kettles which was good. We did get in the hot tub for 10 minutes, which was great as the weather was awful all weekend. A thoughtful conversion from an old pub. Lovely welcome pack thank you

    Thanks for your feedback Jayne. Apologies the oven wasn't quite up to scratch on this occasion. I've passed this onto our cleaning team who will ensure future guests won't have the same issue. We have now fixed all of the minor repair issues you mentioned. Thank you for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne3.4Dec 2023

  • "Our stay included 9 adult family members & 1year old."

    We all had a great stay. Situation of the property was great for exploring the Peaks & tourist sites. Facilities were more than expected. Everything was there for the kitchen. Hot tub very clean. As we stayed in Nov a better outside light might be a consideration cos of the dark evenings.

    Thanks for you amazing feedback Louise. We really appreciate it! Yes a better outside light is probably a good idea. Thanks for pointing that out. We'll take it onboard. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating my dad's 80th birthday at this property!"

    Great facilities, particularly the hot tub,snooker table and darts board. Only negative - the cutlery and some of the crockery was really dirty on arrival. Otherwise a great property to spend family time!!

    Hello Louise! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and for raising your concern. Our cleaner will make sure everything will be cleaned thoroughly. Hope you'll come back soon. Kind regards, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Sep 2023

  • "A teapot would have been nice also a DVD player."

    However a lovely place with good facilities and comfy furniture. A great location.

    Hello Richard! Thank you very much for giving us a perfect score and for writing a feedback. Hope to have you again in the property soon. Cheers! Kind regards, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay for a large group of friends with a convenient location."

    Look forward to returning again soon.

    Thank you very much Kelly for giving us a perfect score! Truly appreciated. We are glad to welcome you in the property in the near future. Cheers! All the best, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property!"

    Great for a big group - went for my partners birthday with all of our friends. Good amenities and great location with lots of pubs/cafes nearby. Had a bit of a strange encounter with a neighbour who ‘popped round’ once we’d arrived who mentioned that there is a cut off time of 11pm from the hottub (no mention of this on listing) and that she has noise sensors installed. Made us all feel a bit threatened and uncomfortable, but didn’t hear anything from her after that initial visit.

    Hello Natalie! Thank you very much for giving us a perfect score despite the not-so-good encounter with the neighbour. We were surprised as well about this incident. Our deep apologies. We still hope that this will not make you decide not to come back in the property. Respectfully yours, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We arrived a little early and the cleaner was extremely helpful and accommodating."

    Rooms are lovely. It's a lovely, quirky house.

    Thanks for being a great guest and we really appreciate your lovely comments about our property. We look forward to seeing you next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olive5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic weekend had by all in this wonderful gem of a property."

    Loved how spacious and quirky the house was. Hot tub was spot on and the facilities were excellent. I would highly recommend this property for large parties.

    Thanks Lisa! We're so pleased you enjoyed the house so much. We'd happily have you with us again if you are in the area next time! Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed as a group of friends couples, the house was spotless and had plenty ..."

    We stayed as a group of friends couples, the house was spotless and had plenty of space for everyone, plenty of kitchen utensils, glasses, plated you name it they had it, outside you were straight onto market Street, plenty of pubs to go to and locals were so friendly, we will definitely go back

    Ah thanks Kath. It was a pleasure to have you with us. It's a great location for a family get together. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kath5.0May 2023

  • "An absolute gem!"

    Perfect property in a perfect location. Every amenity you need in walking distance. 6 fabulous walks straight from the doorstep - do not miss the viewpoint at Eccles Pike. I would strongly recommend The Old Bulls Head to anybody considering it.

    Ah thanks for this Karon. I love this property! It's got such history and character like you say and it's so well positioned. You're welcome back anytime. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karon5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at the Old Bull's Head over the Easter holidays and had a great time."

    The property was very clean, warm and really spacious for our group which was 7 adults and 3 kids plus our dogs. We really enjoyed using the hot tub and the pool table. There is a co-op very close by and the kids enjoyed the Harry Potter shop just round the corner. There are walks into the countryside from Chapel itself or you can do a short drive (about 15mins) to Castleton which has caves to look round, Edale or Mam Tor for more walking options. We also had a day trip to Chatsworth which was a very impressive stately home with beautiful gardens, farm animals, ice cream and shops. We booked rock climbing for the kids for one morning with peak mountaineering which I really enjoyed, and also ventured to Buxton (again, only 15mins drive) for the shops, museum, little train in the park and a theatre show at the opera house. I would recommend this location for a holiday as it has something for everyone and the Bull's head was certainly very comfortable for us all. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay I would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you very much for the thorough feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and what the local area has to offer. We really hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property is amazing!"

    It is so full of character, beautifully presented and decorated to the highest standard. It is the perfect place to hold a big family weekend away in an excellent location, at the heart of the Peak District. The hot tub, poole and darts board kept us all thoroughly entertained! We were made to feel very at home with a surprise prosecco/treats welcome pack and Phil the owner kept in touch by text to make sure we had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this property. Thank you Old Bull's Head for a truly memorable weekend

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are really happy you enjoyed the property and all it has to offer. We always like to keep in touch to ensure guests feel welcome and looked after. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Old Bulls Head was exactly what we needed for a family get together of four generations arriving from Cornwall, Wiltshire, London and Australia!"

    ! Plenty of space in the bedrooms and communal areas all of which were extremely comfortable and warm despite the snow that had fallen. The kitchen was very well equipped and we cooked several times including a roast (oven a little snug for this but planning made it possible). The snooker table was a big hit! We loved that we could walk out to eat, go to the pub or restaurant and pick up a coffee (Twigs was great). We also did a number of walks from the house or with a short drive first. We could have done with a washing machine because of the Australian contingent including a baby and need to wash through some muddy clothing from the walks but it wasn't promised so my bad for not noticing. Would also have been nice to have bigger bath towels but didn't take the shine off the holiday! Hot tub was amazing and magical in the snow! Phil, the owner, was very responsive and helpful!

    Thank you very much Karen for giving us a perfect score and for taking the time to write a positive feedback. This inspires us to be better everyday in giving services to our guests. We hope you'll come back soon. Cheers! All the best, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Slight issue with a radiator and back-up gas heater which was very quickly sorted out by the owner. I would definitely return and recommend to friends and family

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we apologise about the slight issue with the radiator but are glad that we were able to sort it for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolute fab week at the Old Bulls Head."

    On the way we had a courtesy call from the owner explaining little things... We were early at the property, however we were allowed to unpack etc as the owner was just finishing off. She was very polite and welcoming. The house itself has everything you want/need and more. As a family of different ages we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank-you The Dale's

    So pleased you had a great time with us! We'd love to have you back so do bear us in mind for any future stays or events! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2023

  • "This property was perfect for our family get together of 12 people."

    The accommodation was great. The property was very clean. We had a wonderful weekend. The location was perfect for our purposes. Supermarkets, shops and takeaways were all nearby. Our only very, very minor criticism was that the towels provided could have been bigger.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback Linda. We appreciate the comments about the towels. I'll look to get some bigger ones. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had an amazing time."

    The property was really well equipped and made for the perfect venue to host a family get together.

    Thanks Neil. That's so nice to hear. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I'm so pleased you had a good time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    Good points: it’s clean and very welcoming. Lovely and homely and the facilities are good. It is in a good location and is easily accessible. Bad points: *the next door neighbour is extremely rude and came across aggressive. The TV aerial does not work so can only use the apps. Could do with having a manual for the hot tub and extra cleaning products needed for it, also the chlorine floating thing was broken so the top kept coming off and tablets falling out. Suggestions: could possibly do with a bigger cooker for the amount of people in the cottage and also more comfy seating in the lounge area Dart board should be made from cork and not wood as the darts bounce off and hit tiled floor bending the darts. * As we arrived at the cottage and parked around the back and closed gate as instructed, the next door neighbour came out and told us to “move that car as it’s right in-front of my kitchen window” aggressively. we had only just opened the door to the cottage not knowing this building was separate and assumed it was all part of the cottage. My Dad said “calm down mate sorry we’ve only just arrived and didn’t realise, we’ll move it now” neighbour replied “don’t tell me to calm down, move it now” again aggressively. Luckily this was the only interaction we had with him, but there was just no need for the extreme rudeness and aggressive behaviour.

    We're sorry about our neighbour. I can assure you that she is normally a very lovely person and happy to chat to our guests. I did reach out to her after this incident and she was very apologetic and somewhat embarrassed about her outburst. I believe she had just had a bad day. I'm pleased you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and were not too affected but this! We'd love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Oct 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/games room
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, snooker table and dart board
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn and decking with furniture and hot tub
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The dining table converts into a snooker table
  • Note: Please close the wooden gate after you have driven through

The property

Resting at the heart of Chapel-en-le-Frith, a market town in Derbyshire on the fringes of the Peak District National Park is The Old Bulls Head.

The former pub has been thoughtfully renovated into a wonderful holiday home with a stylish interior that pays homage to the building’s history through exposed brick and beams, stone fireplaces and Victorian tile, the perfect setting for a large family gathering.

After exploring the wealth of surrounding attractions, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and make your way into the kitchen adorned with blue subway tiles and all the appliances to whip up tasty meals for the whole family.

Gather around the table in the dining room to tuck in before branching off to take advantage of the house’s amenities; turn the table into the snooker table for evenings full of competitive fun or head outside to delight in a soothing soak in the hot tub, an idyllic place to watch the sun set.

When yawning begins, catch your rest in any of the six bedrooms; travel to the first floor to choose from a double with en-suite shower room, a double or a twin, or continue to the second floor to find a king-size, a double and a twin all serviced by a bathroom, shower room and cloakroom.

The Old Bulls Head lies paces away from local shops where you can stock up on necessities and pubs including The Kings Arms and The Royal Bar and Grill, both perfect for the nights when you don’t fancy cooking.

Venture to the historic town of Buxton to tour Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton Park, and Poole’s Cavern where you can marvel at a network of underground limestone caves.

Travel into the Peak District National Park, where outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with the myriad of walks, trails and cycling opportunities available such as Hope Valley, Monsal Head and Parkhouse Hill which all reward guests with breath-taking, panoramic views across England.

Make unforgettable memories with the whole family at The Old Bulls Head.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas