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Laburnum Cottage

(Ref. 934071)

Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • cottage (32)
  • location (17)
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  • comfortable (11)

38 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, cosy and warm."

    Very well situated. Will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Insufficient instructions on eg heating."

    Many doors and windows difficult to open or close. Lights not working in one bedroom. Parking only possible with cooperation of neighbours. Several windows cracked. On the plus side we'll equipped, roomy and comfortable. Shame really, so many little niggles, could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage perfect location a proper home from home met the owners on arrival and found them most hospitable woul"

    Reviewed by Pete4.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful location situated in a quiet area of the village and an ideal base for exploring the Peak District."

    As per previous reviews, parking outside the cottage is problematic more so if travelling with disabled people, as not wide enough for two small cars. The door lock still requires attention as hard to lock when leaving the premises. Overall, well appointed property and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Edith4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, well appointed & parking."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "No complaints, very comfy property."

    Had there been a couple of throws/blankets in the lounge we wouldn’t have used the fire to warm the room in the evenings. Also the front door lock was a little temperamental-sometimes when you turned the key it didn’t lock and sometimes it locked but was tricky to unlock. Generally ok but just a warning that it might need looking at.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Good location for exploring the local countryside.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0May 2023

  • "A really nice cottage situated in the heart of Castleton, perfect place to stay ..."

    A really nice cottage situated in the heart of Castleton, perfect place to stay after long walks to relax, warm and comfortable place… all the facilities available to be able to relax

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage well appointed in excellent condition everything you could want."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "The big issue is parking."

    The Bulls Head is listed on the website, and in the visitor information book in the cottage, as somewhere to park, and to leave keys. However, when we left our car there, and notified a member of staff as a matter of courtesy, they were not happy. We didn’t understand why until we spoke to the owner who confirmed they no longer own the pub. There is space for two cars outside the cottage but only by blocking one car in; we had to discuss with the people next door when they would be coming and going and, as they were there first, we moved our car to accommodate them. It is almost impossible to park in the village at weekends as it is so busy. The gas fire doesn’t work (waiting for parts) but the central heating is efficient. On a positive note, the cottage is spacious, comfortable and clean; the shower is powerful, the bed extremely comfortable and there was a plentiful supply of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, tea towels etc.

    Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies, we no longer own the pub so the parking is not available here, thank you for pointing this out as we needed to update this in our visitor information. We have a parking space that's available for use left of the patio doors. We are sorry to hear that you had issues, the parking space should be sufficient for a normal size car, those with bigger vehicle's may struggle. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay overall. Kind regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage right in the heart of the village fully equipped with everything you could need for a lovely break."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Laburnum Cottage."

    The location was excellent (Cave Dale and Peveril Castle are right behind the property), and the cottage was larger than expected! It had everything you could need, the nights were quiet, and the bed super comfy. We did not try and use the parking space as it looked very tight with the next door neighbours car there too, but parking was available across the street so this was no problem at all.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed. Welcome pack was very nice. Two negatives: car parking is tight (we ended up leaving our car at The Bull's Head); and locking the front door can be a bit fiddly (until you get the knack!) Both minor things though; overall very good.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Would never recommend Sykes, they increased the price of the cottage with 65% (£389) after we had to rescedule because of covid."

    + Laburnum cottage is a very nice, spacious property in a wonderful location. The beds are comfortable, so are the sofa's. - No refresh of towels for 2nd part of week. Front door difficult to close, remains that way also after feedback from others. Bathroom/bedrooms could have more facilities for towels to dry (we were with 4 persons). Outside furniture: 2 chairs for 4 persons is strange!

    Reviewed by Kirsten3.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location and comfortable cottage."

    Front door lock needs replacing.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.8Apr 2022

  • "Delightful property."

    Ideally situated for access to the centre of town and local sights. Very clean and well equipped. One drawback is the parking. If parked outside cottage you block in next door cottage's car. We parked in Bull hotel car park instead just a couple of hundred yards away. Kitchen has a vast 6 ring range cooker but we only ever managed to light 3 of them simultaneously!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage that was very clean and well equipped in a fantastic location."

    Beds are comfortable and everything has been thought about. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property with everything you need for a break, which was great as the weather wasn't very kind to us."

    The welcome basket on our arrival was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Had a problem initially, locking the door but was sorted by contacting the owner. The shared parking to the front of the property is a bit tight I had to park very close to the cottage wall to enable our neighbours to get their car in but we managed. Had a great time would certainly recommend the cottage and look forward to coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in the heart of the village."

    All the furnishings and contents were of a high quality and we were very comfortable and cozy. There was an issue with opening the kitchen door from the outside but I did eventually get the knack! I would mention that it is a gas fire and not electric in the living room and it would be very awkward to get 2 cars parked directly outside the cottage - we used the carpark at The Bull’s Head. - all minor issues which didn’t detract from a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Feb 2022

  • "We have stayed here before at both cottages."

    They are in a great area for walking, so much around. Great selection of pubs if you want to eat out or socialise lots. On this occasion we were happy to cook and stay away from lots of people. Ample shops for gorgeous fresh bread, cakes and the staff are really friendly and welcoming which is great. The cottage is lovely and doing yoga looking out at the hills a great bonus. Appreciated the food hamper left for us, thank you very much made us smile. I can't think of much negative thoughts just 2 points. I personally could not lock the door from the outside as a problem with the lock. We did mention it and it was not sorted before we left so hope it mended soon. If my husband wasn't there although a safe village would not appreciate leaving it unlocked whilst out. We have always found the parking fine as we don't use the car all week so need to chat with other cottage. Have always found them nice and agreeable. Thanks for a great week Regards Janet and Steve

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very spacious property with a brand new kitchen and bathroom."

    Photo doesn’t show updated bathroom which is a shame because it has the wow factor. Set in the centre of Castleton within 2 minutes walking distance to cafes, shops and lovely cosy pubs. You can park in the Black Bull which is about a four minute walk away so no problems parking at all. Walking distance to Blue John Mines and Mam Tor. Had a lovely stay and would really recommend giving this property a try.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "The setting and location are perfect for a quiet escape."

    My only concern was when using the shower there was a leak that came through the living room ceiling. I contacted the owner to inform them of this immediately who undertook to have this checked by the housekeeping team. This is my reason for not giving the facilities the highest mark.

    Reviewed by Jenni4.7Oct 2021

  • "The location of the cottage is great."

    The welcome basket was also a nice touch. Many homely touches which made the stay even better. We parked at the pub, otherwise we would have blocked the other cottages parking space - but it was literally a 2 minute walk away from the cottage and always spaces there for residents so wasn’t a problem at all. Thank you very much for a very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was good and it was in a clean state."

    But the following needed attention: 1. WC flush was not working well and was temperamental. 2. The Front Door lock was difficult to operate it from outside and needs WD40 or something 3. The floor tiles at the entrance of the door have come loose. 4. The freezer tucked under the staircase was occasionally noise for periods. Don’t display our name if you wish to publish this feedback. You can use ‘SG’ instead

    Reviewed by Srinivas4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is located right in the village centre so all facilities are close to hand."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2021

  • "Nice size cottage with spacious rooms, set in a nice spot in Castleton."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely super clean cottage!"

    In an amazing location in Castleton! We loved our stay and would highly recommend to anyone else. The hosts were amazing - really flexible with us and helping when the fire wasn’t working. 10/10

    Reviewed by Bekkie4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage furnished to a high standard and very spacious."

    Kitchen cupboards need rehanging but contents provided to a high standard. Perfectly situated for some stunning walks and plenty of hot water for that shower afterwards. Welcome basket a lovely touch. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfectly located in the heart of Castleton with plenty of pubs and cafes nearby."

    As has been mentioned in previous reviews, the kitchen could do with a little updating, but the rest of the cottage was lovely. Very comfortable and spacious with good quality linen and towels and a great shower. A welcome basket with eggs, milk, bread and shortbread was a nice gesture. From the cottage description, we were expecting there to be parking at the cottage. In reality, there are two cottages and only one parking space (unless you block each other in). Additional parking was available at the Bulls Head which wasn't a problem for us as it is only a few minutes walk away, but may not suit everyone.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Sep 2020

  • "Everything was as described and all hygiene and anti viral precautions had been observed with additional supplies of anti virus sprays left for our use."

    A very useful welcome package was also left. Could not fault the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage with lovely, friendly owners."

    We have stayed here a few times now & I would suggest in a little modernisation & An upkeep of the kitchen. Other than this it’s lovely & in a fantastic location in the heart of Castleton with plenty of walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Aug 2020

  • "Very good location."

    Thoughtful provision of milk, bread, butter, eggs and shortbread. Handy having contact at the Bull's Head.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2020

  • "We have just had a lovely stay at Laburnum cottage."

    It is a lovely spacious well equipped cottage. Very warm and cosy. Only let down is that the kitchen cupboards needs renewing.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious and well equipped, and really warm."

    The bed was comfortable and the shower was powerful. Great location in the heart of the village. Kitchen could do with an update. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy, minor problem with flush on toilet in bathroom, but soon rectified by Peter."

    Brilliant being right in the middle of Castleton. The only minor problem is the car parking. Although I pulled my car right over a large car could not get by for the cottage next door. No problem for me to have mine outside the door. Apart from that all good.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2019

  • "Yet again Castelton was amazing & Laburnum Cottage never fails, we returned ..."

    Yet again Castelton was amazing & Laburnum Cottage never fails, we returned after staying in Laburnum many times a few years back and it exceeded our expectations & more, warm, cosy, very clean & the welcome basket was much appreciated thank you very much Hope to return next year

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Dec 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is fantastic."

    Beautiful and well presented cottage, will definitely return. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Carly4.7Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable and generally well-equipped."

    The parking, and getting cars in and out was a little awkward, as it is in a small courtyard shared with another cottage. Our neighbours eventually decided to park elsewhere! That courtyard is also the only outdoor space for the cottage. The location (Castleton) is very attractive, and has good pubs, restaurants, tearooms etc., although facilities to buy groceries for self catering are quite limited. However, despite those few reservations, we would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Apr 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV with freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

Laburnum Cottage is a lovely stone-built terrace located within the beautiful Peak District National Park.

It boasts a spacious interior with oak furnishings and soothing colour schemes, offering families and couples the perfect retreat in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enter into the fully equipped kitchen occupying a lovely set of white painted units, integrated appliances and a lovely dining area.

Just off from here is the cosy sitting room, elevated by exposed beams and an orange glow from the electric fire.

Upstairs, are two well-presented bedrooms, sharing a gleaming all-white bathroom.

The attractive exterior offers a lovely patio area at the front with garden furniture and decorative hanging baskets.

A refreshing escape to an interesting part of Derbyshire.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 934070, together they can sleep eight guests.

Holiday Cottages Castleton

Situated in the heart of Castleton, at the top of the Hope Valley, are these beautiful cottages nestled within a stone-built terrace. Set back from the main bustling street in the centre of the village, these cottages boast a lovely standard of quality throughout with tasteful furnishings and surprisingly spacious interiors. Exposed oak beams add character, as the light, neutral colour schemes uplift your experience. Each of the bedrooms are thoughtfully designed, with lovely bathroom facilities serving you each morning and evening. They share a private driveway outside with off-road parking and lovely little patio areas to the front. There is also additional parking available at the Bulls Head Inn carpark, which belongs to the owners. Here, you can treat yourselves to something delicious off the seasonal menu or perhaps a gravy soaked roast on a Sunday afternoon, washed down with a refreshing pale ale. This family-run pub is overlooked by the magnificent Peveril Castle, Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and Losehill Tor, attracting walkers and explorers from all over the country. The village of Castleton offers a fascinating history, with its world-famous visitor caves and the beautiful semi precious stone Blue John which is only found and mined here. Right from the doorstep is a 50 metre stroll to the entrance to Cave Dale, leading to a beautiful walk up the valley and around Peveril Castle. The Hope Valley is one of the most popular tourist locations in the Peak District National Park. It is best known as a haven for walkers, bikers, pony trekkers and rockclimbers, as well as attracting artists, anglers and birdwatchers. There are plenty of fun-filled, family-friendly activities on offer in the area, such as Alton Towers Theme Park, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, along with the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. Fabulous accommodation in the High Peak district of Derbyshire!

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About the location

CASTLETON, PEAK DISTRICT

Hope 1.5 miles; Buxton 10 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

The outstandingly beautiful Peak District village of Castleton is situated at the top of the Hope Valley, on the doorstep of some great walking country. Steeped in fascinating history, the village boasts the Norman Peverill Castle Keep which is in a commanding position keeping an eye on the village and the National Park. The village is a draw to walkers and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts wanting to follow the paths, conquer the Winnats Pass or have a go at caving. Castleton is world-famous for its visitor caves and the beautiful semi precious stone Blue John which is only found and mined here. Castleton has a fabulous array of interesting little gift shops, pubs, tea rooms and an excellent Visitor Centre with its small museum explaining life in the Hope Valley, plus the Christmas lights and festive activities are very popular with visitors during December. Nearby are the pretty villages of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way, Hope and Hathersage with its seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Also within easy reach are Buxton, Matlock Bath and Carsington Water, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas