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3 Primitive Mews

Chelmorton near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 4440)


Very good

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Primitive mews."

    It is in the perfect location for visiting the surrounding Peak District. You are in a quiet village, yet everything is close by. There is also a lovely pub 5 minutes walk away which serves nice food.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "We had a Great time at the Cottage which was fully equipped with everything you need on a self catering holiday."

    As it was November when we stayed I expected it to be cold in the cottage but it was lovely and warm and the showers were really hot. The only thing which was a problem was the internet and Phone signal which could be a bit hit and miss. The paddock was wonderful for our 10 month old puppy to race around because it was totally safe. All in all we really had a very relaxing time in Beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by AngieNov 2021

  • "Lovely property in a converted barn."

    Enclosed garden suitable for our dog however a smaller one may escape under the gate! Nice and toasty warm when we arrived and the welcome pack was appreciated. Made use of the private meadow for walking our dog- beautiful views. Beds comfortable and furniture great quality. Shower rooms looking tired however spa showers were great. All crockery and cutlery we could have wanted available. Able to attach both phones to the internet, although the signal was not great due to property location however this did not cause a problem. Checklist showing that the property had been cleaned prior and very extensive instructions for exit. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "The cottage was as expected, the garden area was lovely to sit in during the late afternoon and was great for the dog."

    The second bedroom is very small and really only suits a single bed. Location was excellent and the village pub served good food.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Field was great for my greyhound. The only negative comment was the virtually non exist ant Internet.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2021

  • "Great position in a typical Derbyshire village and has the benefit of a restaurant/pub at the top of the village."

    Ideal for some lovely walks from the village and just short drive to Monsal Trails.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2021

  • "Great cottage , very cosy , paddock to walk the dog was a great touch ,onsite ..."

    Great cottage , very cosy , paddock to walk the dog was a great touch ,onsite parking great place to stay would recommend

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2021

  • "Unfortunately this cottage is lucking of love and charm , garden has a plastic grass cold uncomfortable metal benches and the 2 flower pots are full of weeds and no plants it looks so sad."

    ... The main room is very small, very dark with dated decor and oversize TV for such a small room, we didn't enjoy sitting there. Internet was super weak and was bearly catching any signal only in 2 spots it was impossible to do anything and no reception to make any calls. Bedrooms were very basic and there was quite a lot of dust in the corners and on top of the frames plus big spiders in both rooms!!!! . There was no cleaning products except the washing up liquid no bin bags no kitchen paper no silver foil for the oven no ice cubes trays . Kitchen had a fair selection of equipment and we had a standard toast bread milk and biscuits but all very basic it would be nice if those products were local or better quality . Overall the property was very average I would give it 2/5 and it didn't meet our expectations and it was expensive for what it had to offer , we left few days earlier and we will not be coming back to this cottage.This is our honest opinion maybe it will inspire people to make improvements.The village itself was charming very quiet and rural.

    I am sorry to hear of your disappointment in your cottage stay. This property is photographed and represents well the interior and exterior of the property. Having met you twice I am sorry you didnt take the opportunity to tell me of your concerns, though you mentioned that you were leaving early from your stay due to work commitments. This is a self catering home and we do not provide cleaning products and are not allowed to during covid regulations. The starter provisions of toilet rolls, hand soap, washing up liquid, a loaf of branded bread, milk, a packet of biscuits, a tin of beans, coffee, tea and sugar is to ensure you have something available on your arrival not for the complete stay. The bedrooms are of a comfortable size as this is a cottage not a modern building. Again, we are sorry for your disappointment and hope your next choice meets your expectations Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "Very quiet location and a super village pub with a very good menu."

    The very modern showers were a great bonus and there was always plenty of hot water.

    Reviewed by MarionMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with superb private field for dog walking Nice quiet tranquil area"

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2021

  • "Great cottage in a peaceful location."

    The small enclosed garden was great for the dog and lots of rights of ways around for those who want a long walk.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, Sykes not so and would not book anything through them again."

    The cottage is set in an idyllic village close to Buxton and lots of great walks. We all loved this break away, it was quiet and relaxing. If I had to find faults, one would be the dining furniture, metal on stone is not a good combo and two, considering we had to wait longer to get in due to cleaning, the cottage was no cleaner than my house. However this would not stop me from going back to this cottage by booking direct with the owner.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Chelmorton is a interesting and friendly village with good access to a number of places of interest nearby."

    The Church Inn is very popular so book early..

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for visiting a number of towns and villages in the Derbyshire area."

    The accommodation was very comfy and fully equipped. Both bedrooms were en suite with plenty of storage space. The added bonus of towels and tea towels was very much appreciated as was the complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits milk and bread. However, a few cleaning products would have been appreciated. The cottage had a walled garden with garden furniture and guests also have the use of a walled 3 acre paddock to exercise a dog which was a dream for our dog who was allowed off lead to run around . There was a selection of books, dvd's with games consoles and of course a large plasma tv. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by LioenAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable and mostly well equipped (there was no dustpan and brush, for example)."

    The second bedroom bed size, a King, was too big, resulting in very narrow access down each side. A pair of 27" single beds with shared central bedside cabinet would work better. Excellent having access to the linked fields for dog walking, as the small garden was not really usable and, with plastic grass, needs to be swept clean. I would have done this myself but no tools were available. There is a damp problem around the sink base unit in the kitchen, possibly caused by having 2 separate circular deep/shallow SS bowls, with the tap fitted directly on the work surface. Water runs off the front edge easily, and damp has affected the base unit. A standard 1.5 bowl combined drainer unit would work better.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2020

  • "The cottage was in a good position in the village, it was a lot smaller than looked in the internet, the bedrooms where only just big enough for a double bed as you had to turn sideways to get into the bed!"

    The en suites where nice, the cottage was not a 4 star maybe a 3 , it could have done to have had a refurbishment as the paintwork was shabby and the garden which you looked out onto from the kitchen was full of weeds! The floors could have done to be cleaned as well as was really dusty, it was a good base to explore the area but for the money would expect a bit more!

    Reviewed by CherylJul 2020

  • "Ideally situated for touring the Peaks, and in a nice village."

    Fabulous secure dog walking facilities - we have an old dog and she galloped everywhere! Cottage was warm and comfortable - all lights and heaters left on for our arrival! Will definitely return (coronavirus permitting!!!) Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    Reviewed by MaureenMar 2020

  • "The information in the cottage was bang up to date,which is often not the case."

    Also very clean, very well equipped,warm and welcoming. The food at the church inn was delicious and we had a nice relaxing week. Thank you everyone

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in friendly little village."

    Nice stroll to the the warm and friendly local village pub that served excellent homemade food. The private walled paddocks were perfect to let the dog run free followed by a short drive to either Buxton or Bakewell and a wander round. We Will definitely re-visit.

    Reviewed by JuliJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage for our weekend getaway."

    Great cottage with all the home comforts. Chelmorton is a small village with just a church and a pub. Nice to walk out from. The use of the meadow for walking the dog was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2019

  • "From the welcome milk and bread to the cozy cottage we couldn't have a better experience."

    I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to explore Derbyshire for a long weekend or perhaps longer.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2019

  • "Brilliant place to stay!"

    Facilities were excellent, everything was thought of and I felt so welcome. I would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2019

  • "We had a welcome pack with facilities to make a hot drink and biscuits which was lovely after arriving late."

    The cottage was well kept and everything was what we expected of it, had informative packs of what to do in the area and places of interest. Area was lovely, fantastic walks. The WiFi was okay, lost connection a lot and it didn’t have a good signal in the lounge - not a problem though as we weren’t there for internet so worked well enough for what we needed it for! Only flaw was that when we arrived all the heating was on so it was pretty toasty when it was already a hot weekend, and the bedding was set for winter. I would stay at this cottage again, great value for money and very pleased with our stay.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    It lacked for nothing. Beds very comfortable, which is important when you’re slightly older. Lovely friendly village and the pub meals are to be recommended.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2019

  • "Great time"

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "Lovely village with friendly inhabitants."

    cottage had lots of personal touches. Kitchen utensils excellent but did not get round to using the melon baller. it was warm and cosy with facilties to dry soaked walking gear. would recommend cottage to others. Wifi only worked in some rooms which was a bit frustrating. The only negative points which so easily could be rectified :Table and chairs outside frontage could not be used as so rusty would have damaged clothes. On our arrival had to clean up dog poo in several parts of artificial lawn. Also the stairs had not be cleaned for a while but 5 min sweep with brush and pan put that right -an oversight I would think. Certainly value for money and would stay again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "Having a cottage with two ensuite shower rooms was great, but the second bedroom was definitely a squeeze with barely any manoeuvring room around the bed."

    This room was being used as a single and I think it's really too small for two people.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2019

  • "Fire in front room not fitted correctly also the top of the wooden fire surround is not attached to the sides touch it and it falls off ." of circular glass table is not fitted to legs again it moves if you touch it

    Reviewed by KenApr 2019

  • "We loved the accommodation other than upstairs squeaky floorboards."

    Location was great. Everyone was friendly. Ease of access.

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, in a lovely village where the local pub provide great food and beers."

    Ideal for the towns of Bakewell and Buxton and not too far to visit Chatsworth House.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2019

  • "Beautiful location, cottage had everything we could need and had a brilliant stay."


    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2019

  • "Quiet quaint cottage in beautiful village."

    Fabulous views, lots of superb walks, friendly people in village. Marvellous pub just up the road.

    Reviewed by GillMar 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage very warm and cosy."

    Easy to reach other places of interest. Pub had lovely food and welcomed the dog too and was in easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by GregFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy, well equipped, and clean."

    It was plenty big enough for four adults. The pub which served good food was 5 minutes walk and we found plenty of nearby places to visit in the car. Would return for another visit but maybe when the weather is better. The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2018

  • "It's a lovely cottage and easy to find with directions given and amenities were good."

    The location is fantastic.

    Reviewed by ShasmaSep 2018

  • "Lovely 3 night break."

    Everything you could ask for and more. Cottage was lovely and perfect for 2 couples (and a large dog). The meet and greet session by Carl & Tracey was a nice touch and would definitely go back...if allowed!!

    Reviewed by WarwickSep 2018

  • "The location was excellent."

    Perfect for a tranquil relaxing break.Fabulous countryside to explore and cottage well equipped.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2018

  • "We stayed at the cottage with our 8 month puppy."

    The cottage was lovely, had everything you needed. An added bonus was the 3 acre paddock to let him out early morning and late at night as there is no garden suitable for the dog. Excellent location for the peak district, fabulous walks within 15-20 minute drive.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2018

  • "There are beautiful paddocks for enjoying and walking the dog and sitting in - a really nice addition to the cottage which was much appreciated."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "The broadband being advertised was slower than dial up and kept dropping out."

    The advert did not mention this. The floorboards in the front bedroom were so loud you had to turn the television up when someone was in the bedroom. First aid box missing Elastoplast. Must admit I still enjoyed the stsyy

    Reviewed by AlunJul 2018

  • "The owners are very helpful and enthusiastic about their cottages and the area in which they are situated."

    We had a welcome pack which far exceeded any which we have had at other cottages. Not only did we have a loaf of bread but also 4 pints of milk as well as a packet of Jammie dodgers. We went to the local pub on Monday night and found that there was a quiz night on . We were invited to take part ,and we still felt welcome ,even though we declined. The atmosphere in the pub was very cheerful .The cottage is well equipped and everything was in good working order. It is definitely on our shortlist when we return to the area.

    Reviewed by RalphJun 2018

  • "Excellent meadow for walking our dog."

    The wild flowers were beautiful.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Good communication. Welcome pack is an added bonus. Ability to walk in 2 private meadows is another plus point. All in all a very enjoyable stay and - Yes - the weather helped !! Wifi worked OK but no phone signal in cottage - a bonus ??? however signal outside if necessary

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2018

  • "The owners were helpful telling us about various places/events that were available to visit when we were staying in the area."

    Reviewed by JillMay 2018

  • "Delightful cottage and delightful village."

    For guests with dogs this is deal. Despite going during lambing season the fact that there is private land without livestock in which to walk the dog is a huge bonus. It's plenty big enough for a short interim exercise time or a ball throwing game. The local pub is also dog friendly. Walking through deepdale is wonderful but appropriate walking boots with ankle support would be required due to areas of very rocky ground. Don't try it with shoes! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and of a nice size. If I was absolutely forced to make criticism it would be that there were no tongues to turn the bacon and sausages. The fact that that's the worst thing I can come up with surely shows how perfect it was .... a fork does the job! Thank you to Carl and Tracey for the opportunity to enjoy our stay so much in Chelmorton.

    Reviewed by SadieMay 2018

  • "Hosts/ owners very helpful and informative about the village/ pub walks etc and what to do around the nearby areas."

    Even came early in the morning to remove the snow on the paths outside the cottage. Very comfortable and cosy cottage with great fields for dog walking .

    Reviewed by AnnieMar 2018

  • "Where to start?"

    "The Beast from the East" hit whilst we were here with EVERY road blocked. Carl & Tracey came round with extra supplies of milk and bread to ensure we were ok. The local pub (The Church) has decent pub food, excellent ale & wine and friendly staff. Try the Monday pub quiz...but you'll need to bring your general knowledge A game. For a simple lunch nip up the road to the Book Shop & Cafe...BEST coffee in the area and outstanding home baked cakes. Our Labradoodle also recommends the "reserved" meadows for some crazy figure of 8 exercise.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable, clean and cosy cottage."

    Everything provided. We even had snow which was an added bonus as we had our grandson with us. The field for walking the dog was great we were able to have a snowball fight and made a snowman such fun.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in an ideal location for exploring this scenic area."

    Easy access to Buxton and Bakewell and close to the Mondial trail for walkers/cyclists. The enclosed paddock adjacent to the property was ideal to exercise our dog.

    Reviewed by SylviaNov 2017

  • "Apart from the fab location an excellent local pub 5 minutes walk from the cottage."

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2017

  • "Lovely spacious and cosy cottage."

    We only had a long weekend and wish we had longer to explore the local area. It was great meeting the hosts on Friday evening - lots of tips and local knowledge - we will need to come back to do everything suggested!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2017

  • "On the whole a very warm and comfortable cottage, situated in a peaceful village conveniently located for visiting the many attractions of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by BruceApr 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped."

    Local pub does delicious food and was very welcoming. Enjoyed the quiz on Monday.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2016

  • "Lovely place"

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2016

  • "Tracey and Carl held a welcome party for all visitors and gave us lots of information about the surrounding area and some history, an excellent start to the week."

    The cottage is clean, well equipped and very cosy. The beds are very comfortable and having 2 en-suites makes life so easy. The village is beautiful, an appearance of a bygone age, with friendly locals who are glad to welcome holidaymakers. We had a slight problem which Carl dealt with very quickly, despite it being after midnight! A wonderful week away home from home. You will enjoy!!

    Reviewed by MarionAug 2016

  • "A very comfortable and spacious barn conversion in a lovely village."

    The owners gave us a wine reception on Friday eve, and gave an interesting talk about the area. Would like to try out the other adjoining cottages in the future also.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2016

  • "The location was excellent and the cottage was ideal to return to after days walking in the hills."

    Reviewed by ReginaldMar 2016

  • "A good location and a very quiet."

    A good welcome from the owners with lots of useful information about the area. The beds were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JillMay 2015

  • "Location, excellent for walking."

    The owners are a very hospitable and fun couple, very knowledgeable on the area. A good local pub within easy walking distance. The 7 inches of snow dumped on us on Boxing Day evening was the 'icing on the cake'

    Reviewed by AudreyDec 2014

  • "The location was brilliant."

    ....the owners very friendly.....cottage was exactly as described. The pub in the village is great as well. Loads of walks from the doorstep. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by GlynnOct 2014

  • "Lovely cottage, good dog friendly location, quiet and away from the road, easy parking."

    Lots of great walks and a good pub too.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2014

  • "The owners are lovely people who took time out to welcome us and tell us about the area."

    The cottage is cosy with everything we needed as a family of 4 plus a dog.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2014

  • "Excellent facilities and a great location with lots of places of interest within easy access."

    Very friendly reception from owners and also people in villages and shops in area. Wonderful scenery.

    Reviewed by JocelynJul 2014

  • "The location was ideal for walking straight from the door with local places to visit if not walking."

    A quiet and peaceful location with good off road car parking for both cars. Met on first night by the owners who gave a great insight into locality, places to visit and local food specialities.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2014

  • "Perfect for 2 people."

    Easy to find, lovely location, we used the local pub several times which did excellent food and good ales, and ate in other towns depending where we'd visited on other days. Barely ate in the cottage apart from breakfast, but when we did everything you'd need was there and worked. Central heating was good and the cottage was always warm to come home to. We were lucky with the weather so we're out cycling or walking every day and didn't use the 60 inch TV, blue ray and PS3 as much as we were expecting; just in the late evenings but it would all have been great if we'd had a rain day or two. Excellent stay and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2014

  • "Delightful location."

    The cottage was perfect for our requirements really.

    Reviewed by JimApr 2014

  • "Excellent property that lived up to write up."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2013

  • "The cottage was warm and well equipped."

    It is well placed between the A6 and A515 to visit the attractions of the Peak District. There were walks from the village and it was very peaceful.

    Reviewed by DorothyMar 2013

  • "Access to cycle paths and views."

    The cottage was gorgeous and really beautifully done.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2012

  • "Separate en-suite showers."

    Warm and cosy cottage. Entertainment facilities, products excellent and extensive.

    Reviewed by DonaldSep 2012

  • "Accommodation was very good standard and in a good location for our activity."

    Property generally was well thought out for the visitor.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2012

  • "A fantastic, comfortable cottage finished to a high standard, and set in a great location."

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2011

  • "I thought it was a nice touch that the owners invited us, and our neighbours in their other property, for an informal meeting and a glass of wine, on our first night there where they gave us a lot of information about places to visit."

    They were very knowledgeable.

    Reviewed by KayJun 2011

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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.

The property

A charming stone terraced cottage in Chelmorton in the heart of the Peak District offering a wonderful place to stay.

This stylish and elegant cottage boasts stone flagged floors, a 50” plasma screen TV, PlayStation 3, Blu-Ray/DVD player with a selection of DVDs perfect for snuggling up after a day of exploring all the Peak District has to offer.

Upstairs there are two stylish double bedrooms both with modern en-suite bathrooms.

This wonderful cottage also has a large garden with superb outdoor furniture and a summer barbecue, perfect for all those summer evenings relaxing with a glass of wine, or al fresco breakfast in the glorious morning's sunshine.

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

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 4439 and 23919, together they sleep 10.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double, both with en-suite body-jet shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 60” plasma TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with a selection of DVDs, PlayStation 3, Radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, small library of books/games
  • Welcome pack inc. tea, coffee, sugar, bread, biscuits and beans
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure gated side garden with outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Shared use of 3-acre grass paddock, dogs can run off the 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 dogs and no other animals.

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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: One small well-behaved dog welcome, dogs are not allowed upstairs.
Note: This property will only accept dogs and no other animals.

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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