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2 Primitive Croft

(Ref. 941340)

Chelmorton near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage and perfect base for surrounding area with plenty of walks and places to visit."

    Pub in village is lovely and welcoming. Food very good and well worth a visit. Nice little welcome pack on arrival from owners was very nice and welcome with small essentials of milk, bread etc. Will recommend to friends and family and will definitely look to stay there again.

    Thank you for your comments, happy to hear we may see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2024

  • "Lovely area with pretty views, great location for walks & towns nearby, lots of off road parking."

    Very comfortable, lots of sitting space, perfect for 4 people for a long weekend. Bedrooms were a bit small but still ideal & comfy & fabulous with 2 en-suites AND a downstairs toilet!!! Could have done with a bit of painting here & there but the cottage was very clean which is the most important thing.

    Super to hear you like the layout with two ensuite and a downstairs toilet, we are delighted the cottage met your comfortable needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage, so close to everywhere we wanted to go."

    Delighted it met your needs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2024

  • "This cottage is in a super location with lots of great walks on your doorstep."

    The pub at the top of the road is also very inviting. The cottage it’s self is well equipped, warm and comfortable. Messaging from the owner Tracey and housekeeper Ellie was excellent. I Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Happy to communicate with all our guests and pleased to hear you used the local facilities after such enjoyable walks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottages, beautifully and thoughtfully maintained."

    Very very comfortable, both double bedrooms have a quality en-suite. Warm, clean, had all amenities needed. Lovely private paddock to walk the dogs (it states walled paddock but my pup did escape - if your dog is a flight risk like mine best not to them let off lead in there). I genuinely could live in this cottage. They are new builds but manage to maintain the charm of Peak District housing. Only downside is walls are quite thin so if you have a noisy neighbour..

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2024

  • "Cosy and warm and good location."

    Extra cutlery, crockery and drinking glasses should be provided!!!

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Feb 2024

  • "Lovely warm cozy cottage, very welcoming."

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village."

    Ideal for exploring the area. Well equipped with everything you need. We found it extremely warm and couldn’t reset the thermostat (may have just been us). I think you could have it set a little cooler as there is also the fire available. Nice small enclosed back garden and I used the paddock over the road to walk my dog which was ideal.

    We do like to keep our guest warm however we ask that guidance is requested when adjusting the underfloor heating, as this is not something everyone understands. all other heaters are controlled at the wall plug for easier use. Always feel happy to text or call us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy very clean cottage."

    New build so well insulated and underfloor heating on ground floor (also great for drying wet boots) along with log burner (which we didn't use as so warm in house). Comfy beds, electric showers (so unlimited hot water) and spa bath (which we didn't use). New bathrooms and kitchen. Parking outside and round back. Good walks directly from door (and Lathkill Dale which is very pretty was 10mins drive away). Good location - 15 mins drive to Buxton/Eyam/Bakewell. Only a few minor niggles - no light above sink so hard to wash up in the dark. Built in fridge/freezer isn't attached to cupboard door so you need to open 2 doors every time you open fridge/freezer. Only 4 of all crockery and no dish washer so you need to wash up often (sometimes between courses). Can't put your legs under dining table properly due to its design. Some reviews have complained about lack of TV signal. We didn't have any problems. We also took our firestick so watched netflix etc through that Overall a great stay and we'd go back

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear of your discomfort, we would suggest that the table was moved to give you more leg room. As a two person cottage we will review the crockery situation. Thank you for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom4.4Oct 2023

  • "Everything we had hoped for."

    The paddock for letting the dog run was just the job Tracey was excellent when we discovered we had left 3 pairs of shoes in the cottage She sorted it out quickly Excellent holiday

    Thank you for your comments, w e are happy for the dog to enjoy the freedom of a holiday as well as their owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville3.8Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Provided everything we needed with the additional bonus of a good local pub selling excellent food. The cottage was very well located in the lovely countryside for great walks.

    The cottage is settled beautifully in the Peak District in a lovely village. glad the cottage suited your needs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic"

    Fantastic is a great response Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "A truly lovely cottage and ideally situated to explore the surrounding area."

    Lots of places to go to within a 15-20 minute drive. To say it was cosy was an understatement, we had to turn the heaters off upstairs and open windows. We had all that we needed and the welcome food pack was appreciated. It’s true that the tv signal was intermittent, we got a signal on the Sunday, a relief to my son and his partner so they could watch Dr. Who but nothing thereafter. It actually seemed a waste to have 3 tv’s available. We did manage to log into our Netflix account through the PS3, to watch a film in the evening, so maybe that’s a consideration for future guests. The thing all four of us agreed on was the feature bath, a bit of a waste really. Not enough hot water to enjoy a good soak, even with pressing the ‘boost’ button to heat more water. We all ended up using the shower in the other bathroom. The off road parking was ample and good to have. We met the owner as we were leaving and she was really friendly. Definitely would stay again, my son’s partner said they could happily live there!

    Really sorry to hear that, would have loved to have heard of the issue at the time as we could have resolved the issue, we have plenty of spares. Dont hesitate to contact us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location - Meadow across the road was a great bonus for dog walking - Off road parking was good - nice cottage"

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely everything you need and somuch more"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Have stayed at this property twice, and both times it was clean, comfortable and reasonably quite for a mid terrace."

    The location is very convenient for Buxton, and shopping and fuel are both just a short drive. There is a nice pub in the village walking distance which I can recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "2 Primitive Croft was faultless."

    Everything was as expected from the website photos, the place was very clean, beds very comfortable and an ideal location for many of the Peak District attractions and walks. The village pub well worth a visit and the available meadow for our Westie dog to chase around securely was really beneficial early evenings. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone who appreciates quality and cleanliness. Property Manager Tracey's communication and service was spot on! Henryk.

    Reviewed by Henryk5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little comfortable place picture doesn't do it justice Tracey was so ..."

    Lovely little comfortable place picture doesn't do it justice Tracey was so helpful place was spotless my little dog loved the walled garden sheep out the back

    Reviewed by V5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cozy cottage in a pretty village close to Buxton."

    Lots of great walks near by and the owner gave us access to their field the village to walk out dog. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an issue with neighbours who damaged our car."

    Neither the owners or sykes showed any real concern or made any effort to address the matter.

    Thank you for your feedback. Our cottages have off road private parking, and all guests are made aware of this before arrival. You choose to park on the public highway rather than on our off road parking area but when you advised us of the vehicle damage, it was reported and handed over to the Police. We care about the safety of our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger Mark2.5Aug 2021

  • "Quality of fittings poor - cupboards etc."

    Small rooms, space not utilized. Jacoozi bath not appropriate for this type of cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great stay in a fantastic location between Buxton and Bakewell with all basic needs met."

    The cottage was in great condition with only minor issues to be seen (eg some water damage from a leaky chimney in one bedroom). Will definitely be trying to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Great place."

    The preparation was great, leaving the lights and heating on and having milk and bread etc available was Made us feel very welcome. We felt very Covid safe too. Just a couple of things: there was a couple of sweets under the bed from a previous guest, the bbq had used coals still in (we brought our own bbq to use so there wasn’t a problem) and there was a was food stuck in the grove by the door on the oven. We really enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to friends and if we get chance to come back we will. Thanks for a great break

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage in amazing location to explore the beautiful peak district."

    Walks on the doorstep great village pub, lovely food. Really helpful owners responsive to enquiries and needs highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is exactly what we wanted."

    Area, walks, proximity to the local pub, serving excellent food. The owners of the cottage,go out of their way to provide the best experience. Lots of information. Immediate response when we needed help with the TV. A paddock to walk our dog off the lead. Bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, beans, biscuits, all provided. All the lights on for our arrival, cottage beautifully warm, kettle boiled ready. What more can we say, fabulous.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Nov 2019

  • "Unfortunately this is the first cottage that we have stayed in that failed to meet our expectations, the cottage was so warm and no instruction how to adjust the thermostat, we spent most of the week with the windows open, not great for the environment."

    Our sheets were not clean, had hairs in the bed that were not ours. No cleaning products so unable to clean the kitchen after cooking. Wheelie bin was full on arrival so had to squeeze our rubbish in and no recycling facilities. Dyson was full when we went to use it. The listing said Games Room, 1 board game and a PS2 does not constitute a games room. Toilet in back bedroom was not attached to the wall securely and the jacuzzi bath did not work which was very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Jane2.5Nov 2019

  • "Although the cottage was great we were disappointed that the website did not mention that wi-fi and mobile signals in the area were poor."

    The lack of mobile signal didn't bother us too much but may have been a concern if we needed to be in contact with family on a regular basis. The wi-fi was unavailable at the cottage for the duration of our stay (which appears to be a regular problem looking at other reviews) which meant our daughter could not do the college work she intended to do.

    Thank you for your feedback. As soon as the report of wifi loss was made BT was contacted and confirmed an external line fault. BT repaired the line within three days and the wifi was back on and in full working order. We are a rural village with overhead lines of telecommunication. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Aug 2019

  • "The cottagescwas spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable and attention to detail throughout the house was excellent."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "We picked a really wet week but the walking was still good."

    Chemorton is a good place to make as a base, a lovely village with a great pub; the food was home made and delicious and Justin was a good host. 2 Primitive Croft was very comfortable and relatively new. Ground floor was based on open plan living and boasted a huge TV with a good selection of DVDs and the log burner came in very handy for drying walking boots. A drying area for wet clothes would have been good but we managed without it. Two double bedrooms each came with en-suite facilities and the bedding was good quality even though the bed was a little to firm for me I am sure that it would be okay for most people. The only item I was disappointed with was the astroturf in the rear garden; but I suppose it's maintenance free for the owners. Our first time in the Peak District and it won't be our last, would recommend Chelmorton and the Primitive Croft cottage.

    Reviewed by Antony W4.7Jun 2019

  • "Wish we were there longer!"

    Awesome property. Great contact with Tracey. Lots of nice touches in the property. Fitted out to excellent quality. Couldn’t ask for more!

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2019

  • "We, all four of us plus the dog, had a very good couple of days in the cottage."

    I cannot find any fault with it. It was clean, comfortable and a welcoming pack of biscuits, bread and milk was a ver.y nice touch. All in all I would very much like to stay there again

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Great location easy access everywhere and cottage was very clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable beds, good quality TVs in all rooms, wifi that actually works, modern interior, decent showers, good location, plenty of off street private parking at the rear of the property, welcome pack and easy key collection."

    The host Tracey, also rang in advance of our stay to advise of facilities and key collection. Room heating and lighting was on ready for our arrival. Everything was spot on, it is a pity that some other hosts cannot manage to get some of these basics right. The hot water timer had been switched off on the controller in the main bedroom so there wasn't any hot water on arrival but this was easily resolved by using 'boost' function on controller and the timer switched back on. If I had to be really picky the toilet cistern in the main bedroom was a little wobbly but this really was very minor and hardly worth mentioning. It is a lovely place to stay with everything we needed and we would like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "The jacuzzi bath is a nice feature but totally impractical."

    To fill the bath to be able to use the jets means the hot water has run out and basically the bath becomes tepid - so not a good experience! The kitchen would benefit from a sieve and some smaller tumblers for juice, spirits etc and possibly some egg cups. Although the welcome pack was appreciated we noted that both the milk and bread had a sell by date of the day we arrived!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2018

  • "It was a beautiful, homely property in a lovely location, the paddock was an added bonus for walking our dog."

    Tracey was very informative and although we had no need to, we wouldn't have hesitated to get in touch with her for any problems. We will definitely return and have already recommended to my parents!

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped warm cottage - meadow for the dog wonderful - he loved it!"

    Lovely food in the local pub and beautiful surroundings - what more could we ask

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely cosy cottage which was so near to many attractions and perfect walking opportunities."

    The cottage was very dog friendly and the 3 acre meadow was wonderful to walk our dog around. We hope to return next year as the area exceeded all expectations.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a great holiday, cottage and facilities were excellent."

    There is too much advertising by email from you, almost from day one of booking this holiday not to my liking constant pestering.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a great time the cottage that we rented was superb and had everything needed for a short break."

    There were no towels when we arrived but a quick call to Tracey resolved that with towels delivered about 15 minutes later. The access to the meadow for these cottages was brilliant too as this gave us the opportunity to let the dog off the lead for early morning and late evening walks as she had an aversion to going to toilet on the artificial grass! The village was great too the pub especially the food there was really good value and there was a good selection of beer.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Primitive Croft."

    The welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch and lots of information about the local area was really helpful. The cottage was very clean and décor was lovely. The location was perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside and surrounding areas. Local pub just a short walk away, great food and friendly locals. We will definitely return one day and would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.4Jun 2018

  • "I was disappointed with the cottage."

    There was no starter pack for the kitchen or the log burner. Two of the toilets were not fixed properly and consequently rocked and banged the wall as you got off them. The cottage did not seem finished to a good standard.

    Reviewed by Alison2.5Apr 2018

  • "Just what I needed, The cottage was beautiful, really clean, loved the Easter egg!"

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great cottage in lovely village."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Owners had thoughtfully supplied welcome pack, containing coffee, tea, milk etc. Would not hesitate to stay there again. However there are just a few observations I would like to make: Insufficient hot water available to take a decent bath Downstairs room not warm enough without having the log burner on. One night I resorted to using the quilt from upstairs. We did have snow during our stay at New Year. Insufficient supply of soft pillows

    Reviewed by Karen4.6Dec 2017

  • "Great well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable sofas & beds, quality bedding. Friendly village & local pub food good, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2017

  • "We had a lovely time beds could of been a bit better felt they were a bit worn and the furniture could of done with footstools as they were quite low and it was hard to get comfortable on them, Every thing else was very nice."

    Reviewed by Brian4.8Aug 2017

  • "Very well equipped, clean, comfortable cottage."

    Good location midway between Buxton and Bakewell. Couldn't ask for anything more really. The paddock just a short distance down the street was brilliant for the dog.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.6Jun 2017

  • "Very relaxing holiday in a stunning location with a good pub in the village."

    Excellent facilities provided in the cottage together with welcome pack ensured a perfect start to our holiday.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fabulous stay ."

    ..very relaxing and private .dog was very relaxed there ...nice big TVs ... Only gripe was tv was not HD

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage is finished to a high standard & my wife & I found it extremely comfortable,very home from home."

    The pub 5 min walk up the road (the church inn) is a very welcoming establishment,the food is excellent massive portions, a great place to finish an evening dogs very welcome which is also an added bonus. We will definitely return,hopefully for longer next time & will also highly recommended the property.

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Feb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite Jacuzzi bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 55" TV with Freeview, Blu-ray/DVD player, PlayStation 3, WiFi, and a small selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front graveled area and rear enclosed artificial turf lawn with patio, garden furniture and barbecue
  • One small well behaved dog welcome with a shared use of a 3-acre grass paddock, where dogs can run freely off the lead
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop within 4.3 miles, pub within 0.3 miles
  • We are unable to accept children under the age of 4 at this cottage

The property

The middle cottage of three terraced cottages, situated in the peaceful village of Chelmorton in the heart of the Peak District.

This lovely cottage has traditional stonework exterior, while inside, it boasts stone-flagged floors, underfloor heating, a 55” plasma screen TV with Blu-ray/DVD player, a PlayStation 3, a small selection of DVDs to choose from.

On a chilly winter night, enjoy all of these luxuries in front of the woodburning stove, snuggled up with your loved one, with mood lighting offering an added effect, this is an ideal place to stay.

For that added convenience, there is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin. Upstairs, there are two stylish double bedrooms both with TVs and en-suite bathrooms; one with a jacuzzi bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC and the other with a shower, basin and WC.

Outside the cottage, to the rear, there is a private artificial turf lawn area with patio, garden furniture and a summer barbecue, perfect for having al-fresco breakfast on those sunny mornings whilst planning the day’s activities.

To the front of the property, is a secure gated gravel path.

A beautiful cottage for a relaxing break at any time of the year!

Note: This property is can be booked alongside Refs. 941338 and 941341, together sleeping 10 guests.

Primitive Croft

Three delightful terraced cottages situated in the peaceful village of Chelmorton, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. These cottages are within easy reach of the popular spa town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell. These lovely terraced cottages have the charm of a traditional cottage and the contemporary feel of a modern property. Beautifully furnished throughout, they have a traditional stone exterior. Each cottage has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 55” TV where you can curl up in front of the woodburning stove and watch your favourite film. Enjoying stone flagged floors throughout with the luxury of underfloor heating, upstairs the cottages offer comfortable bedrooms all with en-suites. Each cottage has its own private outdoor area with garden furniture and a barbecue. Each property benefits from a shared grass paddock, while adjoining the paddock is a three-acre meadow, with a flowing grass walkway, perfect for safely exercising your dog off the lead, or enjoying family games. There are benches available for you to sit and relax on and take in the picturesque views around Chelmorton. Located in the Peak District National Park, there is plenty to do whether it is country pursuits, visiting stately homes or browsing the shops in nearby Buxton or Bakewell. These cottages offer an ideal base for a relaxing break at any time of the year.

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About the location


Buxton 5.3 miles; Bakewell 8.3 miles.

The ancient, picturesque, and peaceful village of Chelmorton is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The village boasts a lovely pub, The Church Inn, which serves excellent food and real ales. The medieval church of St John the Baptist sits within the village. Chelmorton has an interesting historic landscape of 'fossil' arable strips enclosed within drystone walls. Surrounded by superb walking countryside, perfect for those who want to get out and about. Within easy reach of Chelmorton is the popular spa town of Buxton, where you can spend an afternoon in the idyllic Pavilion Gardens, catch a live performance at the Buxton Opera House, tour the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, explore the fascinating Poole’s Cavern, or dine at the welcoming eateries of The Old Sun Inn, Michelangelos, and The Great Panda. Venture further afield to Bakewell, home to the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, the pubs and restaurants of The Rutland Arms, Ricci’s Fine Italian Foods and Restaurant Loveage by Lee Smith, along with the esteemed attractions of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House.

Note: Children under the age of 4 are not allowed at this cottage

Note: One small well-behaved dog welcome, but they are not allowed upstairs, thank you

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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