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Galen Croft

(Ref. 967600)

Curbar, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous family stay at Galen Croft over the Easter break."

    The cottage is in a beautiful and peaceful location with views of Curbar Edge (a good walk to do up the hill). It is charming and well-kitted out with everything you could ask for. The hosts go to a great effort to ensure your stay is comfortable and give lots of good recommendations for a visit to the Peak District. We would highly recommend a stay at Galen Croft and look forward to returning again some day.

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Needs hair dryer and toast rack, otherwise excellent, thank you Rodger."

    Hairdryer and toast rack are now in the cottage. Thanks Paul for you valued input. Rodger Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely birthday stay in Galen Croft, thanks to the kind hosts who made sure we had everything we needed there as well as all the useful details."

    The property was spotless, very well located for walks (including Curbar Edge and others from the doorstep), easy on road parking (some roads are narrow but nothing particularly tricky!), WiFi, central heating, hot strong shower, quiet & nice neighbours, etc. all great too. With thanks to Rodger and Judith - we'd definitely return!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "My partner and I had a wonderful stay at Galen Croft."

    The house was immaculately clean and a fantastic base for exploring the Peak District with a local pub, shop and the fantastic Curbar Edge all in walking distance. The hosts Rodger and Judith couldn’t have been more accommodating and were quick to answer any questions we had. They offered lots of advice and recommendations and were very friendly. We would definitely recommend Galen Croft and stay here again!

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything about this cottage was 5star ."

    Very helpful owner . Spotlessly clean . Very comfortable . Everything you need . Definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week staying in Galen Croft."

    The walks and cycle rides from the cottage are superb - with super views from the edges. The Eating House cafe was a particular favourite nearby and the kitchen was very well equipped for family dining in. It is such a friendly village and we would very much enjoy another holiday here!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a fantastic location with walks right out the door and a great pub a short walk down the hill."

    I have read the reviews about parking but it is not an issue parking on the road. It’s tight but even the bin lorry had room past our car and there is a garage for a small car too. Cottage is comfortable bright and modern with a well equipped kitchen. It looks newly refurbished. It was spotlessly clean. Neighbours really friendly. Only issue is no Wi-Fi- I would rather pay a little more to have it just to research plans for the day restaurants etc.

    Thank you very much Nigel for your positive and objective comments about the cottage and surrounding area, it is much appreciated. The WiFi issue is being addressed as of now. Rodger (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Aug 2023

  • "The house is comfortable and clean with a good kitchen, lounge etc."

    with all amenities. It is a converted stone terraced cottage. It is walkable to National Trust Curbar, Baslow and White Edges footpaths ((steep hill - footpath across fields rather than up hairpin road) and to Baslow (fields). There is no WiFi so we were dependent on mobile data for supper bookings (etc.), and the day a member of our party worked from the house. Parking is in Green Lane and is challenging as the lane is narrow with dry stone walls on both sides and neighbours' vehicles parked on 1 side of it. During our stay we were competing with the builders next door for space. The building works next door are substantial, and although the building noise was scarely audible from inside the house, it did impact our ability to use the garden on the 1 sunny day we attempted to do so. The garage is not suitable for a modern vehicle as the door is face to face with the neighbours' garage door at a distance of about 2m and we were not prepared to try to do so. We used it to store bikes and our bike carrier.

    Ms T Thank you very much for your invaluable feedback which I appreciate very much and take all your suggestions extremely seriously, especially as it contradicts, in certain aspects, every other review previously submitted over the past four years. However, I feel I would like to respond and put all you have stated into some perspective. Thank you for for your appreciation of the cottage accommodation which I agree is almost accurate. I also concur with your appraisal of the walkability and close proximity of the three glorious Edges, Curbar, Baslow and White, that are easily accessible from the cottage. As the owner of the cottage I do contact all my guests, via a telephone call and follow up texts the day prior to their arrival, which I did with yourself, to give guests information regarding the cottage and the surrounding area. I have recently, however, included in my conversation to guests, the fact that our lovely young next door neighbours are having a small extension built to accommodate their two little girls arrival. The builders are not overly noisy, they are hardly ever there after half past three in the afternoons (guests are usually out and about during the day while the craftsmen are working) and they have been instructed not to park their one solitary vehicle in the space at the side of my garage that guests accommodate. A request which they have so far respected. The irony I find, however, of the criticism regarding your difficulty to park on The Green is this. I suspect that when arriving from a terraced house in an extremely built up conurbation like London, which is where you are from, it must have been a bit of a culture shock to find lanes and roads bordered by miles upon miles of classic drystone walling, a feature of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, that are sleepier, narrower, quainter and less car populated than the roads you must be used to in the metropolis. So I therefore do sympathise with your comment of parking was “challenging” on The Green. However, I do not comprehend your statement that you “competed” with builders for spaces, who only have one van. I can imagine you surely must “compete” for spaces on the road in the area where you live in busy London. Remaining on the parking subject, it is a fact that all our previous guests have never had an issue with their own ability to park their “modern vehicles” safely, unlike your experience, either on the The Green or in the garage provided. A garage, which I admit, must have been built over a hundred years ago when there were not many cars on the road, as modern as todays vehicles, and quite possibly it may have originally been a stable all those years ago. But, I must point out, that the lady who lives next door, whose garage door is opposite to mine, does have the ability park her “modern vehicle”, in her smaller garage than mine, each and every night. This proves, therefore, that to park in the garage is not an unsurmountable problem for a driver with reasonable parking ability and spacial awareness. In essence, I presume a lady driver of a large “modern vehicle” who is more familiar to using wide open roads of the capital city as opposed to the quieter country back roads of the Peak District ought to possibly evaluate their own relative ability to park and consider the strength of their parking skills when negotiating a quiet Derbyshire lane such as The Green with its dearth of cars. I apologise for the lack of WiFi, and the inconvenience it caused, of which the problem is being addressed. Rodger Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place, easy to get out walking both uphill and down."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage to stay in and in the perfect location too."

    There are so many tourist attractions nearby making it very easy to visit from the cottage. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, the lack of WiFi was a slight issue however the 4G signal was strong enough to use. Rodger and Judith were thorough with any information or questions we had and helped us with the tight parking. The banana bread was also a nice touch! Overall a really great experience and would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic and is situated in a very beautiful area."

    In addition, the hosts were very helpful and it was extremely easy to communicate with them. We will definitely be revisiting.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The hosts were easy to contact and quick to respond. The cottage was even better than we imagined, spacious and immaculately cleaned. The banana bread was also a delicious addition. Location is fab, parking a bit tricky to understand at first but a very helpful lady passing by pointed us in the right direction and I know we could have easily contacted hosts if we had any problems. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was excellent, with very good facilities and space for two people!"

    Car parking was a little difficult, and situated on a narrow country lane! However we managed fairly well! The owner was very helpful, and was available if needed to be contacted! Overall, a very enjoyable and pleasant stay!

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Feb 2023

  • "What a gem of a property!"

    Beautiful views from a beautiful cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would very happily visit again!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay at Galen Croft."

    The cottage provides a high standard of accommodation with quality fittings and furnishings throughout. It was exceptionally clean, also very warm and comfortable and the log burner lit easily. Also a great location for walks and excellent food at the Bridge Inn and the Eating House cafe in Calver just down the hill. Unusually there is no hairdryer provided which is rather inconvenient particularly in winter and this should be made clear in the property description.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely & well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Great location with lots to do and beautiful walks in the surrounding area. The owners were very helpful with good communication regarding access etc & the banana bread was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Galen Croft in Curbar."

    It was a fantastic base from which to explore the beautiful area surrounding it, either a short drive away or walking from the cottage itself. Everyone we met in Curbar during our stay was friendly and welcoming, and we enjoyed walking down to the local pub 'The Bridge Inn' for a drink and a very good meal. We left on the Friday feeling that we still had things that we wanted to do, perhaps another time! Thank you very much for providing such a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "The location of Galen Croft is excellent and we enjoyed our time in the quiet village of Curbar close to walks on Curbar and Baslow Edges."

    The house is comfortable and very well maintained with an excellent kitchen and bathroom. It would benefit from more guide books and up to date brochures on events in the area. A couple of deck chairs would enable guests to relax in the garden. The lack of wi fi was a problem since we were on a two month trip from Australia but overall the experience was very positive.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Jul 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at Galen Croft."

    The cottage is immaculate, clean and comfortable and the owners are incredibly nice and helpful. Situated just below Curbar Edge so great for walks, including along Baslow Edge and on to Chatsworth. Trying to work out if I can squeeze another visit in this year! Would totally recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage that is perfectly situated and is so tastefully decorated."

    Rodger and Judith have done a great job! They are also the most helpful hosts you could wish for making sure everything went well-thankyou both. The banana bread was a lovely thought too! We would recommend this cottage to anyone without hesitation and we will no doubt be back ourselves!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Utterly delightful."

    Would certainly book again - (and pass on details to close friends if they wanted to stay in this area). Renovated to a high standard. Excellent contact with owner about access, etc.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Galen Croft."

    The communication from the owners was first class - as was the banana cake left for us. The house was beautiful and spotlessly clean. We couldn’t have wished for anything better. The walks (and climbing for our son) were fantastic. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really beautiful cottage, refurbished to a very high standard, and in a beautiful location just downhill from Curbar Edge."

    I absolutely loved my stay there - my only complaint was that it wasn’t for longer! I will definitely be returning. (Homemade banana cake provided was also excellent!).

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Super base for walkers."

    We walked every day from the cottage. Walked high on the Edges and down by the River.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Great walks and climbing from the door. Lots of good places to eat nearby via a short drive or longer walk. We had a lovely time and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with helpful informative owner."

    Only minor observation was cold tap in bathroom sink was very lose and turned opposite way. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic, well appointed cottage."

    Very clean. Comfortable bed. Easy to use kitchen. Very tastefully decorated.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

  • "Second time we have stayed at Galen Croft."

    Beautiful cottage in a great location. Every need possible need has been catered for. Very comfortable beds. Lack of WiFi not an issue as 4g signal is good here. A real home from home and a great base to explore the wonderful Peak District

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location. Quiet and peaceful."

    Security. Hygiene (spotless!). Contact with owner. Fabulous renovation. Quality fittings. All in a 5* category! Sykes cottages are expensive but you expect to pay for this level of quality.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week here, lots of walks from the house, we only used the car once."

    The house was lovely, very clean and comfortable, we were left tea milk and a very tasty banana cake. Thank you so much for our amazing break, after 18 months of being at home we had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location for two keen walkers."

    The cottage has been refurbished to a very high specification, a spacious and comfortable home from home. Although no WiFi, this presented no problem as Internet access via our mobile data worked very well for general use.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    It was a lovely escape for all four of us before the lockdown. We turned the phones off and actually managed to forget for a few days that everything was going on. We are very grateful to the hosts for giving us a warm welcome (over the phone of course) and some tips about the sights in the local area and we will definitely go back when we next get the opportunity. In fact non of us really wanted to leave! Sykes have also been brilliant after refunding our welsh holiday in full when Wales went on the firebreak, with no hassle whatsoever! and that encouraged us to have confidence to book this trip.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2020

  • "Parking was not ideal as it was not an allocated space."

    Reviewed by Edward3.8Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully presented and very clean."

    In a lovely village location and great spot to explore the Peaks from. Everything you could want from a holiday cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location for exploring the area."

    Walks available from the house with pubs and shops within a mile. Really good accommodation and owner keen to help with any queries.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant, the booking process was easy and uncomplicated, we had contact from the owner a few days before to confirm the details and key location etc, the cottage is extremely well presented and very very clean, alomost like a show house !"

    location is very very good as well within lots of nice walks from easy to shall we say a little more demanding, couple of decent pubs close by as well. Parking is a little tight at the rear of the cottage but really isnt a problem, Cant recommend this place enough, will def be going again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "The service from the owners was excellent; phone calls beforehand* making sure that we we had all the information needed."

    The accomodation was excellent, well resourced and thoughtful in the most beautiful location. Excellent secure storage for things such as mountain bikes and the most comfortable of beds. Can't wait to book it again and feel I will do so many times. * extra note regarding current (covid) situation. The booking was postponed twice and the owner kept us informed which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Galen Croft is a delightful property, in a quiet and picturesque village."

    The owners have done a superb job refurbishing the property to a very high standard, with comfortable furnishings and a very well-appointed kitchen. The whole property was spotlessly clean, inside and out. I honestly cannot think of anything which the property is lacking. Prior to our stay, we also received a courtesy call from the owner, who clearly takes the enjoyment of his guests seriously, and he was tremendously helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this as a property to visit, and I would certainly look to stay at this property again should we return to the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Brilliant location with walks abound from the door."

    Pub which serves food is just a short walk down the hill but, you wouldn't want to wander far with the cosy log burner and brilliant cooking facilities. Comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom with an excellent attention to fittings and fixtures. Would we recommend, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is one of the cleanest, well kept cottages we've stayed in."

    The quality of the beds, furnishings are really excellent. Teabags,milk and homemade banana loaf was a very welcome touch on our arrival, the owner was very helpful before arrival and available if needed. The parking is at the edge of a narrow lane, against the side of the garage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our stay at Galen Croft was so lovely, relaxing and peaceful and we wished we could have stayed longer."

    The cottage has been fitted out to a high standard, was spotlessly clean, has very comfy beds and is the perfect place to stay to visit other places in the Peak District. The owners were very helpful and it was lovely to have tea, milk and scones left for us on arrival. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Julie and Mum

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, perfect setting for exploring the peaks."

    Rodger was a great host and we especially enjoyed the home baked banana bread!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Have been with you once before I think."

    This place has been lovingly restored with great taste. Needs a few extra bits and pieces to make perfection which I will tell the owner about but it was comfortable and well appointed. Would happily go there again.

    Reviewed by C5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have stayed in various properties in this country and Galen Croft is an absolute dream of a property."

    Its location was perfect for touring and despite it being not ideal weather we were able to still get around the area. The property was warm, comfy and lacked nothing The banana cake provided by the owners was worth the visit.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great accommodation ."

    Wi fi would be a personal request

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, and 1 x twin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC, and first floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with triple gas oven and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no candles or BBQ's at the property
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.4 miles
  • Garage parking is available for one car with additional parking for one or two cars on The Green, which is a quiet sleepy lane at the back of the cottage

The property

Calver 1 mile.

As you approach the entrance of Galen Croft, you will be taken back by its stunning traditional exterior; a delightful stone front mid-terrace cottage, it makes a brilliant base for exploring the beautiful lands of the Peak District with your loved ones.

Enter through the hallway, with the dining room positioned directly in front of you, ideally situated for you to stop to unwind and have a cup of tea before unpacking your belongings upstairs.

Head into the kitchen, a fantastic contemporary room decorated with bright white furnishings against stone mullion windows and a double Belfast sink, this room reflects the thoughtfully styled interior of the property that runs throughout.

Step into the sitting room in the evenings where you can relax in front of the woodburner and watch television before heading to bed ahead of your action-packed day.

Upstairs you can find two bedrooms; a twin and a super-king which offer the perfect arrangement for a small family to get a good night’s rest amongst the magnificent countryside settings just outside the windows.

In the summer months, the courtyard at the back of the property makes a lovely area to enjoy some alfresco dining, whether you’re concocting a family favourite or trying out some local food bought at the independent supermarket, this private setting is an ideal spot to spend quality time with the family.

Located in the heart of the Peak District, Galen Croft makes a fantastic location for walking amongst the scenic routes of the Peak District, with routes straight from your doorstep such as Curbar Edge, you’ll be sure to spot an abundance of nature, rock climbers, and stunning scenery here.

Jump in the car and head to Chatsworth House to observe the royal magnificence of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s home, with its gardens rich in history and a maze for all ages to enjoy, along with a farmyard and playground for the children, it offers a fun day out for all of the family.

For a day out in the biggest town in the Peak District, head to Bakewell, offering more than its famous pudding, here you can find the heritage museum of The Old House where you can find out more about the history of the area, the historical landmark of Bakewell Bridge, and an abundance of shops and eateries, this market town makes for a fantastic day out for everyone.

Galen Croft is a beautiful property, ideal for small families looking to venture into the lands of the Peak District for an action-packed holiday.

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About the location


Baslow 1 mile; Bakewell 6 miles.

The sleepy village of Curbar lies just below Froggatt Edge and Curbar Gap in the heart of the Peak District National Park, just a stone’s throw from the National Trust owned Longshaw Estate and less than five miles from Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This pretty village has a collection of Peak District Millstones, a pub, a craft shop and a gallery, and is a wonderful base for walks, climbing and mountain biking. The village of Baslow with shops, pubs and restaurants is only a mile away and a further range of amenities can be found in the market town of Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District and home to the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!). Haddon Hall is close by and Alton Towers Theme Park is also within easy touring distance meaning there is plenty to enjoy from Curbar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas