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2 Primitive Mews

Chelmorton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 4439)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall property was very clean but didn't get that cosy feel."

    We felt property would be best suited for summer months not winter. Heating very limited, large radiator needed in place of sideboard in living room and fitted carpet needed. Kitchen had everything you wanted but mismatched furniture let it down. However the tea, coffee, milk and bread a nice touch.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "A last minute booking for two couples and one dog, 3 nights over New Year."

    Communication leading up to our stay was great with messages arriving with details for check-in times and key collection. On arrival we found the cottage beautifully clean and not only did we have a basic staple food supply (bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, beans) but had been left a lovely card and box of chocolates! Our priority after unpacking was to take our dog out. The paddocks were perfect, a huge area to play ball which was totally safe and enclosed with no one else around. It was also good to have the small enclosed garden to let him out last thing without having to walk down the field in the dark (and the rain!). The beds were really comfortable and it was lovely for each couple to have our own en-suite shower rooms - the body jets were fantastic! The kitchen was extremely well equipped for self catering, a good supply of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and utensils. Only one very small suggestion that would have benefitted our stay - the music system was in the bedroom so wasn’t used, it would have been nice to have had that downstairs? In short, everything we needed under one roof, thanks to the team at Primitive Mews, you made our New Year!

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "Cottage a little tired"

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "Fantastic property, very clean, cosy, fully equipped and set in a quiet area with lovely views."

    Parking is provided and walks from the doorstep. If you enjoy eating out, The Church Inn pub is only a 10 mins walk from property serving good food. Owner friendly and easily contactable. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LyndaNov 2021

  • "I feel that the kitchen need an overall."

    The table is far to heavy and big plus there isn’t enough surfaces. The units didn’t match or fit properly. The welcome pack is a lovely idea but a few necessities could be added such as kitchen roll and toilet roll. From the dogs point of view it was great

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "Second time this year in the peak district, but always something to do and see."

    weather could have been better but did not spoil our stay, plenty of places to eat and most reasonably priced. We will be coming again. Cottage we stayed in very nice well appointed.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "We have just returned from a week’s stay at this beautiful cottage."

    It had everything we needed - reclining chairs, a 60” tv!, beautiful Denby crockery to use in the kitchen, the beds were soooo comfortable, the showers were wonderful with body jets hitting aching parts! The cottage is in a very central area to enjoy Derbyshire - lovely scenery to view before hitting the main roads. Although the weather wasn’t great we planned our days accordingly. The Great British Car Journey recently opened in Ambergate is a must to see on a rainy -with a lovely cafe and reasonably priced meals. Would thoroughly recommend this little gem of a cottage

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2021

  • "A charming cottage set in a spectacular location, ideal for walking and visiting all the sights."

    The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and full of character with a well-equipped kitchen, the welcome pack (bread, milk, biscuits, beans, etc) was a thoughtful touch. The adjoining paddock, with perfectly mowed pathways was great for our little dog who loved to run off the lead safely. The Church Inn was a short uphill walk, but well worth it for the excellent service, food, and wonderful views too! Communication with Tracey was spot on and much appreciated. All in all a perfect stay which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2021

  • "The cottage was bigger than I expected with good facilities."

    We enjoyed the adjacent meadows that belonged to the cottage. Good safe parking. No shop in the village, but Tesco extra 3 miles away in petrol station outside Buxton was useful. Good local pub within walking distance. It seemed like there were no Re-cycling facilities in the village, so brought it home.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and in a lovely location."

    I would definitely recommend it. The place would be perfect, if it had a dishwasher!! Unfortunately the barbecue was dirty and had to be cleaned before we used it and the garden needed some TLC. Kitchen had no tin opener.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "Stayed here in July for one week , as we opened the door the first thing that greeted us was the smell of damp, it was the worst cottage we have stayed in, we had to wash some of the pots and pans before we could use them, the garden was not pleasant to sit in as it was full of weeds with no flowers, the outdoor furniture would suit fire wood."

    The owners are not obviously gardeners but a little time spent would go along way. The cottage needs a lot of care and attention.There is also a children’s play area but that was also full of weeds and is certainly not safe for a child to play on. As we left we took the quilt covers off the single beds and we were taken back as the colour of them were yellow. The best thing about the cottage was the location, a lovely village pub and great for getting to other beautiful local areas.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and in a lovely village and would be suited to a couple rather that 4, it is smaller than it looks and could do with some TLC."

    The garden furniture is poor and some of the furniture is very old fashioned. The couple staying with us said the bed was very noisy and not very comfortable but Tracy was very accommodating and did what she could to make it better so no problem there. We loved the area and as a couple would definitely recommend it as long as you are aware some TLC is needed. On the whole it was a lovely stay in a lovely area with a very good pub within walking distance but we have stayed in nicer cottages.

    Thank you for your feedback. The comments you have raised are very out of character for this property The cottage is suitable for four people and can comfortably accommodate that size party The furniture inside and out is new, modern and well maintained. The sitting room furniture is a modern leather recliner sofa and chair that is just over 1 year old. The garden furniture has been cleaned and re varnished We did help with the complaint you had regarding the comfort of the bed very quickly and are glad that was resolved for you. Once again, thank you for your comments. Customer feedback is very important to us as owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2021

  • "We have been visiting the Peak District for some 45 years, but had never been to Chelmorton before."

    We had an excellent week at 2 Primitive Mews, it suited our requirements perfectly. This is a homely country cottage, really cosy, with its thick stone walls; it is part of a barn conversion – the original building is ancient: look out for the Devil Stones, projecting from the exterior walls, to ward off evil spirits. It is very comfortable (nice reclining leather armchairs and sofa). It is quiet, well equipped, with good storage space, it has ample off-road parking and it is surrounded by good walking country. It's very professionally managed (you will receive a text message with the key code when the cottage has been made up, this came soon after 2pm). It's also conveniently near to Buxton, which has good food shopping. We were particularly impressed by the range of tableware and kitchen utensils. There are pasta bowls, serving spoons, champagne flutes as well as wine glasses, proper coffee cups as well as mugs; kitchen scales, mixing bowls, plenty of baking trays, lots of kitchen tools; this is much better attention to detail than most cottages provide! Giant plasma screen, trouser-press and body-jet showers we can live without; but having two shower rooms is a real plus. Other thoughtful details – memory foam overlay on the mattresses, choice of firm or soft pillows... Suggestions for small improvements that would make a big difference: a non-slip mat under the microwave; a clothes hook on the inside of each shower room door; a printed diagram of the oven settings, which are worn and difficult to read. NB ONE IMPORTANT POINT: The directions for finding the cottage are designed for visitors travelling from the South. If travelling from the North on the A6 you approach the village by a different road, Common Lane; at the village, turn right and Primitive Mews is on the right, the opposite to the directions given!

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2021

  • "Cottage was quite comfortable but not as clean as previous cottages although because of the covid virus we would have expected a more thorough clean."

    Instructions for using utensils etc hidden away in a cupboard over the oven. Very basic utensils only 4 of everything! No welcome package although not necessary it has always been there at all our previous cottages and always appreciated. No dishwasher - which was listed on original description. Although not up to usual standard we still enjoyed our break x lovely village and great dog walks

    Thank you for your feedback. The cottage has kitchen utensils consisting of spatulas, spoons, knives, ladles as well as peelers. Cutlery is provided in sets of six. No where in our information has a dishwasher being listed. We advertise and provide a welcome pack of Tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, beans, bread and milk. Cottage information booklets with instructions, information and clear owners contact details are left on the kitchen table. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanneMay 2021

  • "A very comfortable two bedroom cottage in a quiet village."

    I appreciated the Denby crockery and range of utensils in the kitchen. Good for parking. Lots of footpaths which lead from the village to well known beauty spots such as Deep Dale and Wye Dale. Ideal for walkers who want to discover that part of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by JulianMay 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and as advertised, we enjoyed our stay and the surroundings were lovely."

    Reviewed by JimApr 2021

  • "No 2 Primitive Cottages was exactly that - primitive!"

    Considering the owners have had lockdown to revamp the facilities we found it rundown and grubby. There was mould in the bathroom shower in the tile work. There was accumulated dust everywhere. The area surrounding refuse bin in kitchen was dirty, the bin did not work and cutlery draw runner broken. We didn’t use all china but found mug chipped. Only 1 toilet roll provided, stingy. A tin of beans, cheap sliced white bread and biscuits are no-one’s idea of a welcome pack!! Better not to have one at all!

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are happy to respond to valid comments by all customers so thank you for finding the hairline crack in the mug, we have replaced it immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2021

  • "Saying that the dog was not allowed upstairs was difficult as there was no door ..."

    Saying that the dog was not allowed upstairs was difficult as there was no door on the kitchen and no gate at the bottom of the stairs

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2020

  • "There wasn’t any bread or milk and the fridge wasn’t switched on."

    Also says dog friendly on the website but when you get there you find out that dogs are not allowed upstairs but there is nothing there to stop them.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely time, ate in the local pub "Church Inn", great value menu and price, also allowed the dog in."

    The mews was lovely and warm and cosy, the walks through the fields was ideal for me and the dog, neighbours where all very friendly and we all would revisit, of which many had been coming for years. Ideal location for touring around the lovely dales. My weather was lovely all week, so saw the dales through sunglasses. Great time, would go again.

    Reviewed by SSep 2020

  • "Great showers."

    Loved recliner chairs as we're both arthritic and needed to put out feet up at the end of the day! A dishwasher or a kitchen sink with drainer is my only suggestion for improvement

    Reviewed by EstherSep 2020

  • "..."

    excellent accommadation helpful owners if at any time we visit this area again we would go for these cottages again the church inn was an good reccommandation too

    Reviewed by GretaSep 2020

  • "Very homey cottage with lovely comfy lounge area and welcoming feel."

    Had thought it was open plan and was not - just a heads up for people if that is what you want. Great location near local pub and walks, plus the meadow right by for a quick walk at night with the dog. Plenty of easy parking.

    Reviewed by KellySep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country."

    It has been really well furnished with everything you need and the two ensuites are a particular perk when trying to get a family ready to go out in the morning. The owner was very kind with her pre-arrival information and quick to respond to some questions.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Really pleased with the whole experience and would definitely book again."

    The listing was accurate, lots of information in the welcome pack, and a great amount of thought and care in Covid-19 management The cottage is lovely, the private meadows at the back ideal for dog walking and the village is full of really friendly people. Ideally located to visit Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth too

    Reviewed by Miss Lara AAug 2020

  • "House was lovely, very clean and nice extras like bread, milk and biscuits."

    Bedrooms were spacious and both en suite which was great. Small secure garden for the dog, and enclosed private paddock was perfect for training! Village was lovely and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Ideally located for quiet country style yet close to tourist spots and outdoor activity, including a great walk through Deep Dale straight from the cottage."

    Just as described and the pub was a great, friendly bonus.

    Reviewed by JoyFeb 2020

  • "2 Primitive Mews was a comfortable,clean and well appointed cottage, with very comfortable beds and good showers there was nothing we could fault."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch. The meadow to walk the dog in the morning was a real bonus especially as the weather was very changeable during our week. The church inn was a complete bonus with great food and friendly staff and locals. Just one tip take slippers the ground floor stone floors look lovely but are a bit chilly on the feet

    Reviewed by RitaFeb 2020

  • "The local pub does nice food."

    Reviewed by IanJan 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at this cottage!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by MarcelaJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed with good outdoor space for my dog."

    The paddock is brilliant, amd is a great spot to see the sunset. The property owner Tracey called before we arrived which was a lovely touch. Would defiantely recommend.

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

  • "Discussion with Tracy about time of entry - despite being advertised as 3pm, initially told 5pm until I objected and advised would be ready at 3pm."

    Well equipped, but tired looking and very disappointed with the garden area. Obviously not been touched since winter - piles of leaves under/around dirty children’s climbing frame, broken slab stones, dandelions along building and in pots containing dead shrubs, and less than clean artificial grass (particularly as it had obviously been used by dogs! Garden furniture needed some TLC. One of the bedroom windows had opaque glass and very difficult to open. Certainly not the best/best value cottage I have stayed in, but access to field for the dog very useful. I don’t want these comments published, but believe they should be fed back to owner.

    Reviewed by DeliaApr 2019

  • "Had a great time in this comfy, cosy cottage."

    The welcome pack is a lovely touch. We have stayed in No 1 previously, and must admit in both properties a few things could be upgraded. The oven is a bit hit and miss. But we did enjoy our stay and Chelmorton is a pretty Village with an excellent Pub serving really good good at reasonable prices and they have a quiz night and all are welcome.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2018

  • "We visited with our dog in September, we always try to find somewhere peaceful and with a pub in walking distance and this was perfect."

    The cottage was warm cosy and very comfortable. Quirky blend of old and new furnishings but all clean and tidy which was more important. One of the major advantages was the huge paddock area where we could let the dog off to run free as for some reason she didn't like the astro turf!!!! Like a similar reviewer we had problems with cooker but nothing we couldn't get round. Bumped into the owner who was very helpful and made us very welcome. The only point I would make is to get the photos on the website updated, the main bedroom looks so much better now and the picture of a cupboard showing the welcome goodies was not really a selling point. I would have rather seen more pictures of the paddock area - a much better selling point. Overall a great time away, good value for money and would come back.

    Reviewed by TheresaSep 2018

  • "Very good stay."

    Be aware there is effectively no mobile phone signal here. Also the tv reception is limited to about 20 freeview channels however there is a large library of dvds. We eat twice at the local pub. Recommended really good food but do book. The pub is very small. There is good walking from the door. You can download some walks from the pub web site. Buxton is a short drive away. Pretty run down town. Not much there except the opera house. Bakewell and Castleton are reasonable close and good bases for walking

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a very lovely position and the meadow was much appreciated for walking the dog ."

    Unfortunately the sofa was not very clean and neither was the cottage and a tea towel would of been useful .Such a shame as this let the cottage down .

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Comfy cottage, lovely village, good local pub."

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2018

  • "Downstairs furniture old and worn not as good as primitive Croft cottages."

    The location is good. Plenty of care parking and it’s very private. Dog walking facilities are excellent. Garden needs to be tidied lots of dead leaves and twigs over lawn area. The B/Q was rusty and a bit of a wreck. I don’t think the cottage deserve 4 ticks. We rented primative Croft last year which was a much better standard. ************************** Owner response ********************** We spoke with the guests at the time and no issues were raised during their stay which we would have endeavoured to resolve if had known. 2 Primitive Mews is country cottage like. Croft is angular modern leather sofas and are of different style. They are not old and run down. The first time a BBQ is used and it is second hand. The rear garden is laid in synthetic grass to give a long term smart appearance. We are sorry that you experienced these issues and take onboard your comments.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "We stayed at Primitive Mews for a long weekend as a family of four."

    The location was perfect as a base for visiting both Buxton and Bakewell and there's loads to do within a short drive. The cottage itself is lovely. Well furnished and homely. Comfy beds and warm! Lots of nice touches like a welcome pack, information file about the local area and lots of DVDs for unwinding at night. We went to the local pub for a meal on the Saturday night. It was ok but nothing special. It's within an easy 10 minutes walk of the cottage though, otherwise it would be a drive into Buxton for alternatives. Would definitely recommend staying here and we would book again if returning to the area.

    Reviewed by RoseApr 2018

  • "Outstanding cottage, in immaculate condition, with everything possible provided."

    Excellent pub 10 minutes walk away, our short break could not have been better.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2017

  • "As a dog owner, I found the enclosed private fields near the cottage were very useful for exercising my dog off the lead."

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2017

  • "The location was superb for visiting other interesting locations such as Bakewell and Buxton."

    Great base for walking. Hosts very jolly and informative. Cottage comfortable and very well maintained. Super meals at local pub and locals very friendly. Very nice film show evening on the Wednesday at local Community Centre. Locals very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JessieJun 2017

  • "Had an excellent weeks holiday in a superb area."

    Cottage was cosy and warm. Only criticism - some of the furniture and fittings in kitchen were worn and needed refurbishing.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2017

  • "An extremely pleasant and beautiful location, the cottage was everything we expected and more!"

    We will be re-booking for next October! Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2016

  • "Extremely enjoyable holiday with a welcome and informative reception for all of the holiday cottages (3 in total) on the evening we arrived."

    Cottage comfortable and clean - everything we required. Welcome pack of essentials (milk, tea etc) was appreciated.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, both with en-suite body-jet shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 60” plasma TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with a selection of DVDs, WiFi, small library of books/games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack inc. tea, coffee, sugar, bread, biscuits and beans
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure gated rear garden with outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Shared use of 3-acre grass paddock, dogs can run off lead
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Please note: dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop within 4.3 miles, pub within 0.3 miles
  • NOTE: No children under the age of 4 allowed at this cottage
  • Note: This property will only accept 1 small well-behaved dog and no other animals, the dog is not allowed upstairs

The property

A wonderful stone terraced cottage, in the beautiful village of Chelmorton, in the heart of the Peak District, offering quality and elegant accommodation.

This wonderful cottage has stone flagged floors, open stonework to the walls, a 60” Plasma screen TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and a selection of DVDs to choose from.

This cottage also boasts a woodburning stove, perfect for snuggling up on those chilly winter evenings.

Upstairs comprises of two bedrooms, one with a stylish double bed, feature wall and an en-suite bathroom, while the other is a twin room with a modern en-suite bathroom.

The secure gated rear garden is perfect for summer evening barbecues or letting your dog run freely about.

A beautiful Peak District Cottage, one not too be missed!

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 4440 and 23919, together they sleep 10.

Primitive Mews

Three delightful stone-built Peak District cottages found in the peaceful village of Chelmorton, within easy reach of the popular spa town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell. Showcasing a lovely renovation of a traditional stone barn dating from 1837, these fantastic Peak District cottages skilfully blend original character and contemporary styling, with exposed stonework, stone flagged floors and en-suite bathrooms, whilst enjoying an idyllic village position. All three cottages have the use of a shared grass paddock with a feature wooden castle for children to play on. Adjoining the paddock is a three-acre meadow to enjoy, 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. The surrounding area offers great walking and cycling and an abundance of wildlife, from Deepdale to the summit of the Low with its prehistoric barrows, which is also well-known for its September 1000ft fell race. Perfectly placed for all that the National Park has to offer, these Peak District cottages really do offer a magnificent holiday retreat.

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About the location


Buxton 4 miles; Bakewell 7 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 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 and the market town of Bakewell.

Region Information

NOTE: No children under the age of 4 allowed at this cottage
Note: This property will only accept 1 small well-behaved dog and no other animals, dogs are not allowed upstairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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