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2 Primitive Mews

(Ref. 4439)

Chelmorton, 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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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location,nice cottage,facilities good,dog enjoyed stopping there as there are stone floors and a large paddock to exercise in,welcome pack was generous,only slight criticism is the bed spread needs replacing as very worn."

    Would stop again

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jun 2024

  • "On arrival i found the cottage nice and clean,milk in the fridge a loaf of bread ,coffee, tin of beans."

    The bed very comfortable all the comforts of home with a lage screen tv and plenty of information of the local area.I would recommend this cottage and thank the people who look after it.

    Thank you so happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sephen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Heart warmingly cosy and quite."

    Immaculate cleaning pre-arrival. Personal touches be it historical or personal achievements from hosts dotted around the cottage. All topped off with tiny (but magical) details such as the safety light in the corridor and the disco down light in the main bedroom shower. Hosts are non-intrusive and very respectful. Will be coming back to book all 3 cottages at some point soon for a family get together. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you, lovely to hear that the experience was fun as well as comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful, well equipped, comfy cosy cottage."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Babs5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a restful week in a lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside."

    The cottage had everything we needed, with a really nice welcome pack, plus the added bonus of a 'dog field' behind it. Great pub only 8mins walk away, excellent beer and food. Buxton and Bakewell within easy driving distance, definitely coming back

    So pleased the dog paddock was of such joy to both dog and owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie3.8Jan 2024

  • "We loved our New Year stay at the cottage and the little touches and attention to detail were very welcome, such as having the lights turned on for us when we arrived on a wet ans cold night, the 'Christmas' feel created and chocolates on arrival!"

    The attached meadows are a lovely resource which our dog loved! Thanks.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2023

  • "2 bedrooms with ensuite power showers."

    We arrived to a welcome pack and all the heating on. Stone floors are excellent for our dog (not allowed upstairs. A huge tv and a 2 acre paddock which allowed our dog to charge around off a lead. Central position to many attractions and very quiet to allow a good nights sleep.

    Happy to hear the cottage was a warm welcome for you. we love the paddock provides a holiday for the dog too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Good weekend getaway, beautiful countryside from the door and comfortable cosy cottage with log burner and all amenities you might need."

    Thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack and range of DVDs and local information to hand. The walks from the doorstep were lovely and village pub is highly recommended! (Personal taste, I know, but a shame the crisp white linen is hidden under heavy tapestry style bedspreads which seem less clean, A mop would also be handy for muddy paws to the entrance way.)

    So glad to hear all was comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2023

  • "Property was in good and very clean condition."

    The downstairs furniture perhaps needs an update. Bathroom clean but again needs a little work due to age. Feel to much clutter in the lounge. Just my opinion. Kitchen has lots of appliances and equipment. Again tables and chairs not practical and dated. Shame about the false grass in the garden. Sign for entrance to the properties needs to be bigger and on both sides of the drive. Would visit again if in the area.

    Delighted you feel happy to return, you are welcome. We consider our revamp and updating of the property at the end of the year. I hope too much equipment is a better option to hopeful suit most peoples needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Oct 2023

  • "It is great for dogs as there is a paddock for them to run in."

    Happy to hear the paddock gave your dog freedom to enjoy their holiday too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis4.7Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable accommodation and very helpful owners."

    Ideal location for exploring the area. The weather turned very hot for our first week and we found a longboat trip on the Cromford Canal very relaxing. Went and bought a small sharp knife and some disinfectant and cleaning clothes as none available, otherwise all needs were catered for. It was very helpful being able to let our dog come and go in the back garden without having to watch her and she enjoyed a few walks around the field. If the tv could be linked to their internet connection there would be more channels available as the free view signal is very variable. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Sep 2023

  • "An accurate description of the small cottage."

    It was in a great location and the local pub is excellent. It was lovely to have the welcome pack, probably my only concern was there is no recycling in the village so we took our recyclable rubbish home. Is there anything you can do about recycling or suggest people bring a bag to take recycling home (most won't bother but may help some people plan a less environmentally impactful break)?

    Lovely to hear that the description fitted the reality. Thank you for caring about recycling as you mention not everyone does however, you can ask and we can do the recycling for you but this still has to be taken to the local recycling station 8miles away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "The bathrooms were tired with a constant awful smell from the drains."

    We found the dining chairs very uncomfortable. The cottage would benefit from being fully re decorated

    We are sorry to hear of any discomfort, in response to the suspected drain smell, we have carried out a full cleaning and disinfectant process to all drains in the cottage. The cottage was redecorated in the quiet month of Dec last year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.5Jul 2023

  • "The only thing I can say was the pub although within a short walk from the pub it is up a hill,"

    At least the pub was uphill on the way there, that means downhill on the way back. so happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely quiet location and Harvey loved the secure dog field."

    The cottage is very well equipped with all the initial basics, the beds were comfortable and the enclosed garden was great too.

    Thats lovely to hear. we have the paddock as well, three acres of lovely walking with benches for that quiet moment. see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely holiday with beautiful weather"

    Reviewed by Esther5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and excellent location."

    Warm cosy and lovely pub nearby for meals

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for a very enjoyable stay and for the welcome pack The property is in an excellent location to explore the Peak District."

    The Church Inn (village pub) served a variety of well cooked meals, so we had no problem in finding our evening meal.

    Reviewed by Zeinab4.4May 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal for our stay, spacious and well set up, the furnishings an eclectic imaginative mix which exuded charm."

    It was a cold day when we arrived and the owners had seen to it the heating was on along with lighting so welcoming to step into. An added bonus was receiving a text as soon as the cottage was ready rather than making us wait until the stated 4pm check in really helpful though not asked for. The enclosed garden was safe for our small dog and the meadows/paddock was a delight for him to run in whilst we humans enjoyed far reaching views and a well placed seat or two to take a moment. All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage, perfect for a short break with our family and dog."

    Tracy, the owner, was friendly and helpful, both on the phone before our arrival and when checking that everything had been OK on our departure day. We had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. The only thing that puzzled us for a while was the dial settings on the oven. The writing has worn away, so it was a guessing game for a while. We worked out where to position the knobs to get a hot oven, took a photo, and then went with that each time we used it after that. Certainly this didn't effect the quality of our stay. The adjoining oaddock was wonderful for walking the dog and you are truly surrounded by the countryside as soon as you step out of the front door. A very much recommended cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will look into this issue and rectify. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2023

  • "We received excellent communication from the owners prior to arrival, with directions and key access details."

    The property was clean, warm and well equipped. The only thing we felt was missing was a small dishwasher as the sink was very small and made washing up a little difficult but it certainly didn't detract from our enjoyment. The village was small and very quiet but was within easy access of Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "A nice cottage in a lovely Peak District village within walking distance of the local Inn."

    Cottage was well set out and big enough for 4 persons. Cottage decor needs to be freshened up to keep this a high standard property. Areas of the kitchen require work, and some areas of the cottage were not as clean as they could have been.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, our dog enjoyed the paddock and the welcome pack was much appreciated."

    Lovely location. Close to Buxton, Churnet Valley railway and Dovedale.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, well furnished and stocked."

    Nice Welcom pack. Plenty of space for 4 people. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent facilities, very clean."

    Ideal location for walking in Peaks and very good nearby pub. Landlady made us very welcome on our first evening. Would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a truly wonderful cottage nestled away in the heart of the Peak District."

    The cottage was spotless, wanting for nothing. Beds were oozing comfort leading to deep sleeps all round! The owners and supporting staff were fabulous, totally focused on ensuring our holiday was the best it could be. If you are looking for the perfect cottage, then look no further. This place is it. My family and I couldn't recommend highly enough. Can't wait to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Christine3.4Feb 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 Julie5.0Dec 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 Lynda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage a little tired"

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Nov 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 Colin3.1Oct 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 David5.0Oct 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 Melanie5.0Sep 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 Debbie5.0Sep 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 Jo5.0Aug 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 Beverley3.8Jul 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 Hannah1.3Jul 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 Anne4.7Jul 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 William5.0Jun 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 Jeanne2.8May 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 Julian5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by James4.1Apr 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 Barbara1.6Apr 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 Carol5.0Oct 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 Mark4.7Oct 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 Kelly4.4Sep 2020

  • "Excellent accommadation helpful owners if at any time we visit this area again ..."

    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 Greta5.0Sep 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 S5.0Sep 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 Esther4.7Sep 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 A4.7Aug 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 Elizabeth5.0Aug 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 Emma5.0Aug 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 Rita4.7Feb 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 Joy4.7Feb 2020

  • "The local pub does nice food."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2020

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

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Marcela5.0Jun 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 Jonathan5.0Apr 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 Delia2.2Apr 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 Diane4.7Oct 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 Christopher4.7Sep 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 Theresa3.8Sep 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 Mark2.2Aug 2018

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

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Aug 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 John3.1Jun 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 Rosemary5.0Apr 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 Tony5.0Sep 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 Gillian4.4Jul 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 Jessie4.8Jun 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 Steven4.4Mar 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 Jennifer5.0Sep 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 Stephen4.0Jul 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
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • 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
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure gated rear garden with outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome with shared use of a 3-acre grass paddock, where dogs can run off 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

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 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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute