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Croft Cottage

(Ref. 1039937)

Elton near Winster, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideally situated for us, The cottage was perfect for our short stay."

    My wife loved the kitchen, our children enjoyed playing the games available. Beds were comfy and shower facilities were fantastic. The local area is really pretty too.

    Heart warming to read your positive review, so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved the cottage."

    Very comfortable and everything we needed. Will definitely recommend to others, thank you.

    Thank you very much for your postive feedback. We're here now at our cottage and have found everything to be just perfect. A couple of small maintenance jobs which we have addressed during our stay which should ensure future guests enjoy their experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2024

  • "Location of the property was lovely."

    Drive was tight but did manage to get a pickup truck up the drive to the opening at the top. The cottage seems very run down and needs some care. We woke a couple mornings to pools of water on the living room floor that appeared to come from around the fireplace stone. This was reported the maintenance man but he did seem concerned. Just made it sound like it was a normal problem. Also there was a huge damp patch on the main bedroom wall that sat wet the whole time we were there. The windows were running in water the whole time and moldy. We left early as all developed horrible coughs and put it down the condition of the cottage.

    Utterly horrified to read your review. We were at the cottage in January and didn't have any problems what so ever. We can't understand why you would say the cottage is run down. We live abroad and will address the water ingress straight away. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison2.2Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable on the whole ."

    My only complaint would be the lack of newspaper and kindling wood to start the fire ...we had to obtain our own..disappointing. A picture of the house from the main street would be more helpful than the one supplied on the website.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely comfy, cosy cottage, perfect for Christmas!"

    Thanks very much for the beautiful Christmas made our stay really special. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but could do with a few little bits."

    Arriving at 10pm, the cottage was freezing (heating set to about 10 degrees but getting out of a warm car it feels colder and not welcoming), and there was a whole section in the folder on how to light the log burner with nothing to light it-a tiny bit of starter wood some coal and no firelighters. It would have been courteous to supply enough for just lighting it once at least as we had no idea where we'd be able to get those after our long journey.

    I can't begin to tell you how sorry we are to read your comments when we usually receive such great reviews. The heating is operated by Nest and has an eco feature and if there's no movement in the house it clicks off. However a turn of the dial and its usually very warm within 30 minutes. Also shocked at such a low review on cleanliness we will contact you directly to ask for more details. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Croft cottage, despite the weather!"

    As soon as we walked in we felt totally at home. This is such a cosy little cottage, full of charm but very well equipped with all kitchen utensils and a big smart tv, super comfortable beds and sofas, a modern kitchen, bathroom and shower and spotlessly clean. The time of year meant we couldn't enjoy the garden, but it is fully enclosed for dogs, although as mentioned on an earlier review, at one point the wall is only a couple of feet high so be aware if you have a larger dog. Equally true that you will not want to bring your car right up the driveway to the cottage unless it is a small one, but that is no hardship as it can be left at the main gate which just adds 20 yards to your journey! Overall one of the nicest dog friendly cottages we have stayed in, we would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Oct 2023

  • "On arrival- cottage was clean, tidy, immaculate to be honest."

    Welcome gift of pint of milk, bottle of water, 2 cans of San Pellegrino & 3 small packets of biscuits was a nice gesture. Kitchen area was well stocked- with a extras like foil, cling film, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dishcloth, etc Garden area was well kept, secure and dog friendly 2nd bedroom is a small double Bathroom was clean, tidy with double walk in shower- stocked with shower gel, shampoo & conditioner( the fan didn’t work, but open window helped with getting rid of steam) Note- pub in village has limited open times on certain nights, to be fair we didn’t use it. Pub in nearby Minster was lovely Cottage not far from Matlock, Bakewell or Ashbourne We would definitely consider returning to the cottage in the future

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2023

  • "After visiting Derbyshire for many years Croft cottage gave us everything that we needed and more for an enjoyable carefree stay."

    We will be returning x

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Very clean spacious comfortable. Had every thing needed. Lovely location. Nice back garden for the dogs relaxing and bar b q area. Nice secure front area. Good off street parking. No issues would recommend and return .

    Thank you for your lovely review! We really appreciate it when guests take the time to provide feedback which is helpful both to us as owners and to future guests. We really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and has been modernised well."

    The location is beautiful, even with all the rain we had during our stay. Plenty of walks locally, and places to visit. There is a generous amount of utensils, pots and pans, and tableware. The downside of this is that unfortunately all the cupboard space was taken up. We got around the lack of storage for our food, by moving some things we weren't going to use to the dining room. The only real issue was that the bathroom fan wasn't working.

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Jul 2023

  • "Really beautiful cottage comfy and ideal for the dogs a couple of things could be done the back garden wall could do with a small fence to stop the dogs getting over the wall and we could not find a first aid kit in the cottage or spare blankets,you need to put on your website no facilities in the village but all in all great place."

    Reviewed by Terence4.1Jul 2023

  • "We stayed for 4 nights with our two dogs."

    The cottage is clean, very comfortable and warm. The garden and front of the cottage are secure for the dogs and we had a lovely break (even though the weather was terrible!) Lovely walks and great for visits to nearby towns.

    Lovely review and thank you! Just curious to why you rated everything with such a low score level which sadly means our overall score had dropped dramatically Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe3.8Jul 2023

  • "I gave you feedback during our stay."

    Not complaints but things that required attention. I didn't even get an acknowledgement. So much for Sykes.

    Hi Peter Your score rating affects our overall score and I wonder why you contacted Sykes with any problems. We provide you with our telephone number and the cottage manager. Sykes are merely a booking portal. I will contact you directly as I’m extremely concerned to read what you’ve wrote. The last thing we want is for any of our guests to experience problems. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area, nice walks from our doorstep, what more can I say"

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage had everthing we required, and was warm and comfortable. Very clean and organised. Many thanks to the owners. A real effort has been made to ensure this cottage meets all holiday requirements and the standard of rooms, facilties etc top draw.

    Thank you Simon for your lovely comments. We’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found everything perfect! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden, really clean and the welcome park was a nice surprise."

    I would suggest a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs it would prevent children and dogs going upstairs. Thanks for a lovely stay and we hope to return next year

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very lovely cottage."

    We had a lovely time. Couple of things that need looking at. 1. Fan in bathroom wasn’t working 2. Garden furniture wasn’t very comfortable could have done with cushions on seats 3. Grass was very long and I had to clean up dog Pooh that wasn’t my dogs. Not amused. On the positive side beds were very comfortable and all rooms were very clean. Also very central for Bakewell and Matlock

    Hi Gaynor We’re so sorry about the garden. We have a gardener who should visit weekly. However on our recent visit we also noticed the length of the lawn and called him straight away. It would appear that he hadn’t visited us as often as he was suppose to, he has assured us though that’s he’s back on track. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, so quiet and peaceful."

    Garden was great for the dogs and us to relax in. Needed blackout curtains in main bedroom, other bedroom needed to be changed around as double bed right up to the wall and stars on the ceiling which illuminated at night, great for children, not so good for adults tho. We all enjoyed our stay, cottage was very well equipped. Lovely area. Definitely would like to go back again.

    Hi Lorraine Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback questionnaire. The curtains in the main bedroom are thick cotton and lined and it’s such a tiny window we haven’t ever had an issue with needing black out curtains. With regards to the second bedroom unfortunately there isn’t any alternative location for the bed due to the layout of the cottage. So for future guests do please be aware that the double bed is against the wall. With best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4May 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and I was checking availability the same day we got home to see when we could return."

    Brilliant location for visiting all the must see attractions in the Peaks. House was perfect for us and the garden was excellent and really secure as we have 2 tiny escape artist dogs! Welcome pack was most appreciated to get us started. We loved our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "There were no cleaning products so i could not leave the property as clean as i would have liked."

    It stated in the information book cleaning products would be found under the sink. But on the whole a very nice cottage in a lovely little village.

    Hi Judith We’re so sorry to read your review and your low scoring is disappointing as our average has dropped :-( I’ve been informed by the cleaning company that they don’t leave cleaning products due to U.K. health & safety laws for holiday lets. Unfortunately we work abroad so we aren’t able to amend the information book until we’re back in June so if anyone reads this review please bear in mind that there are no cleaning products. Glad otherwise you enjoyed the cottage and the village. Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was well fitted out , clean and comfortable."

    It would have been nice to have some equipment brochures in particular the heating system. The enclosed garden was nice for our dog. As previously said the drive is narrow, we did get up to off load all our stuff but then parked outside the gates. Lots to do without going far. Shall be back hopefully.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was so welcoming and cosy."

    Very tasteful and had everything you could need. The bed was very comfortable, the bed linen and towels were top quality. The garden was enclosed, so great for the dog. The drive is very tight, but my husband managed with a small van; there is road parking. Probably one of the best places we have stayed in. We loved it. Such a pretty village too with lovely walks. Shame it rained all week, but we bought some wood locally and enjoyed drinks by the fire. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great stay, the property was ideal for us."

    It had everything we needed and was well located. The property had a very nice homely feel that made us feel comfortable and relaxed during our stay. The only thing I would recommend is for a hose to be connected to the outside tap to make a better wash down area for dogs and muddy boots.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage."

    May I suggest that the heating is set to a reasonable temperature before guests arrive, as it was extremely cold when we arrived & took hours to warm up.

    Hi Nicola I’m so sorry about this. It’s something which we normally do using the Nest wifi App although in all honesty we rarely have any gaps between check-out and check-in so the cottage is always very warm. Thank you for letting us know though. I will ensure the housekeeper is made aware of this for future. We hope despite the chilly start you enjoyed your stay! With best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage tastefully decorated and with all the necessities."

    Beautiful setting with easy access to local walks. Blissfully quiet!

    Hi Jo So great to read your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was a good place to stay whilst we were having our new kitchen fitted."

    The cottage was very clean with a comfortable bed and although the kitchen is compact it is a lovely cosy space. We had our meals in there and didn't bother with the dining room. We loved the bathroom which looks quite new and the shower is very effective. Bags of hot water and excellent water pressure always makes for an effective shower. Photographs of the living room are rather deceptive and seemed smaller than we were expecting. We didn't use the log burner, purely because the handle was jammed firmly in place and we couldn't secure the door. We had some heavy rain whilst staying here (not unusual in Derbyshire) and we noticed some damp patches on the wall and ceiling above the bed. Probably coming from the flashing around the chimney. Only other comment is really aimed at Sykes, who perhaps should have pointed out that you can only get a small car up the drive as the gate posts are so narrow. However, you can park your car at the bottom on the grass verge /Tarmac.

    Lesley Thanks for taking the time to write your review and we are so sorry to hear about the fire and the damp wall. When we returned to the cottage we realised that there is a leak on the roof. We have now commissioned a local builder to repair it. The log burning stove door handle was just a quick spray of WD40 and it's working just fine. Glad though that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.1Oct 2022

  • "Some cleaning materials would have been nice, especially for toilets and washing the floor."

    Shower floor was very slippy, I bought a mat for out stay. The entire cottage was a delight and our Jack Russel could not escape from the lovely gardens!! This is possibly the best presented and equipped cottage I have rented and the photos are true to life. The shop in Winster really does stock everything you could need or want. The area and surrounding towns were generally dog friendly too in particularly The Square and Compass pub.

    Hi Denise Many thanks for your feedback. We would love to leave cleaning materials and condiments but our management team are insistent that the law now is we can’t. It’s really annoying as we have a cupboard full of them but they have locked them all away. So glad though that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2022

  • "For the price, a very good venue."

    A tea pot was a miss. It is a pleasant, quite small, quiet cottage and ideal for a “reading” break. It would cost very little to make this five star. They have the bones. We would recommend it. Derek

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Sep 2022

  • "A cosy cottage in a quiet location with good garden space for our dog (Westie) and a well-stocked (equipment) kitchen."

    Comfy beds. I do not recommend driving up to the cottage from the road, it is very narrow. Parking by the gate is easy. Good walks and fine views from Elton village.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage in a very quiet village."

    It was very clean, the beds where very comfortable

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely clean, cosy, comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    Fantastic for those of us with a dog, the enclosed large garden and outside space was perfect

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Facilities are good, however pictures deceiving."

    Cottage is smaller than it looks on pictures, 4 people and 2 dogs would have been a squash. The garden is overlooked on both sides, no private space, and quite noisy out of school hours. The vacuum cleaner was broken , but Margaret and her team came in and cleaned for us until it could be sorted. Thank you. One thing the owners should be aware of is that we found water across the floor in the lounge on the Saturday evening, after investigating it had seeped through the wall behind the fireplace. The neighbours garden is higher and they had emptied water out of the pool, oops. Have let them know that this was an issue, but thought you should be aware. All things said we had a lovely holiday, would visit the peak district again, but not necessarily this property.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and we're so sorry about the issues. Thank you too for kindly informing us about the water ingress issue caused by our neighbour. The management team had reported the vacuum head had broken and although I had suggested we buy a new one they have told me it's been repaired now. Our cottage is small, we don't dispute that, but it's 400 years old and very quaint. We're sad to read that you wouldn't necessarily return. We've had so many repeat guests over the last two years, perhaps it wasn't the right choice for your requirements. Thank you once again though for taking the time to complete the feedback. Kind regards Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Jul 2022

  • "First impression was how spotlessly clean the cottage was."

    The kitchen was amazingly well equipped with top quality utensils and cooker. Pretty little garden to sit in front and back and the neighbours were all lovely and welcoming. Best for us were the beds! Absolute luxury. Top class mattresses obviously and the bed linen and pillows were fantastic to make a lovely night's sleep. Will recommend. Trisha and John.

    Hi John & Trisha So nice to receive such positive feedback, we are really pleased to hear you enjoyed our little cottage and many thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Croft Cottage!"

    The cottage was beautiful and cosy, with all the amenities we needed. The garden was the best enclosed garden we’ve ever experienced in a holiday cottage, our two dogs had a great time running around the lawn. The location was perfect for from the door walks and most things were a 10-20 minute drive away. We would definitely recommend Croft Cottage and would love to stay again!

    Hi Jayne - thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re so pleased to hear you loved our cottage and garden. Best wishes Jane, Chris and our dog Samson! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Neat and tidy and cosy."

    And so quiet. We wished that the village pub had been open whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "A very nice cottage set in the quiet village of Elton, surrounded by beautiful countryside with some great walk."

    The cottage was imaculatey clean with everything we needed. The garden was great for our Cockerpoo. We will look forward to staying there again.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll be back again soon. Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2022

  • "Great little cottage with 2 pubs 1."

    2 miles away, would definitely stay there again x

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage, quiet, homely and clean and comfortable."

    Only negative was an outside light which couldn't turn off, we're used to total darkness at night. Otherwise great stay.

    Thanks so much for your great review, we so wish you had mentioned this during your stay as we would have attended to it. The outside lights are on a dusk to dawn sensor, perhaps we should look to change this. Glad you enjoyed your stay though!! Best wishes Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely and perfect for 3 -4 people."

    It would be a bit of a squash for 6 adults, as there is only seating in the living room for 5…..and only one full bathroom. My only niggle is that the blurb said that fuel was included, so we didn’t pick up any logs. On arrival there were no logs or coal so we couldn’t have a fire the first night. We picked some up next day. I think it would be nice for either logs for the initial night were provided or that it made it clear that they weren’t. The driveway is very very narrow, and would not want to negotiate it in the dark.

    Hi Ruth, Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. I'm so sorry you didn't have any coal left for you, we had instructed our management company to provide coal for all our guests. Also worth mentioning is that we have taken the decision to reduce the occupancy for the future season. I'm glad to hear though that you found the cottage to be lovely!! Many thanks and hope to see you again in the future. Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Oct 2021

  • "Pub in village not open as stated."

    Have to travel to next village which was a disappointment

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was smaller than the photos made out, which was disappointing, and I'd certainly not want six adults to stay, particularly with only one bathroom."

    The mattress in the downstairs bedroom was very poor - you could feel every bump and movement no matter how careful you were. And why are the external lights permanently on?! It was really distracting for the people sleeping downstairs. However, overall the cottage is comfortable, clean and in a wonderful location.

    Thank you for your comments Neil and we're glad that you found the cottage comfortable & clean. We do agree that the cottage is smaller than the wide lens photo's taken by Sykes, it is rather cosy!! I am really sorry to hear that you found the mattress downstairs to be poor though, I'll look into that as all beds are less than 12 months old and so many of our previous guests have commented what comfy beds we have! The exterior lights are on a dusk to dawn sensor, we will definitely look to change that on our next visit and thank you for drawing that to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Sep 2021

  • "It would be helpful to really explain how narrow the driveway is and that you cannot turn round at the top."

    Also it would have been nice to have had some central heating on in the evening as the cottage is very cold. Heating was on in afternoon when weather was hot. Heating timing needs sorting out

    Thank you for your comments and we hope you enjoyed your stay at Croft Cottage. Just for other guests who may read this, we do have a 'Nest' thermostat in the kitchen by the sink which is really simple, it can be turned clockwise to increase or anti-clockwise to decrease the temperature at any time during the day or night, otherwise if left on standby, the central heating is set at 20 degrees. The driveway is narrow but does accommodates an average size car quite easily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Krystina3.8Sep 2021

  • "Loved the cottage , and the comfiest beds we’ve ever slept in!"

    Beautiful village too xx

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was full of dog hair, we tried to hoover but the machine was broken."

    Bit horrible as it had clearly not been cleaned very well before we arrived.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was in a wonderful location, with a lovely garden and bathroom."

    However, the sofas were extremely uncomfortable in a very cramped living room which would not accommodate 6 guests and also needed dusting properly. The mattresses were very old and uncomfortable, one failed to have a mattress protector, the duvet cover was inside out, as were the pillow cases and one bed had hairs on the sheets. The antique furniture fell apart when it was moved. All in all sadly disappointing and too small as a 6 guest cottage.

    Dear Mrs Golder, we are so sorry our cottage didn't live up to your expectations. It is a very much loved holiday home to us as we live/work abroad during the Summer and we leave it in the hands of a local management company who provide gardening, cleaning and laundry changes. Clearly their standards have dropped and we will contact them immediately. With regards to your mention of our mattresses being very old and uncomfortable, I am shocked and extremely disappointed. All three double beds were new last September and both myself and my family have always found them to be really comfortable. They were very expensive and 2 were purchased from a well known high class department store, in fact previous guests have actually mentioned how comfortable they were. I am so sad to hear the our antique furniture has fallen apart, again I will contact the management company, they certainly haven't informed us of any damage which has occurred since we left the cottage in their hands in April. The cottage is small & quaint, we don't deny that, it has super low ceilings and small rooms but our family of 6 have always been comfortable there for short stays. With thanks & kinds regards Jane & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by C2.2Jul 2021

  • "We loved this cottage, it was well equipped and so very comfortable so we were very pleased that we had arranged to stay for two weeks."

    The negative was the village pub was not open, we heard that it was very much a drinkers pub (no food, although we were told that might change). We were also told to go if it was open as it was quite an experience. We did take a portable Weber with us as we were told there was no BBQ at the cottage but we were delighted to discover that there was one.

    Thank you for your review!! So pleased that you loved our cottage. Just for future reference and to other guests, the local village pub has been closed since the onset of Covid unfortunately. We do however have a wonderful pub just a little out of the village called the Miners Standard. A great traditional old English pub serving delicious food. Sorry we didn't mention a BBQ, as you found we have a lovely stone built BBQ built by my Husband Chris!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Croft Cottage."

    The house and location were perfect. We had our two Saint Bernards with us who loved the garden and got plenty of attention around the village, even at the school. The house was everything we could have wished for and we were able to go on some fantastic walks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovey cottage with a great location to exploring Derbyshire, lots of lovely walks locally and a great local pub the Miners Standard serving great food."

    The beds in the cottage are really comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Unfortunately there were some problems with the cottage in that it wasn’t as clean as expected and floors had to be swept on arrival but this is a dog friendly cottage so should maybe expect a few hairs. Other areas needed a quick wipe, the garden was quite over grown and there was a problem with a slight leak in the lounge area leading to a soggy rug however in fairness to the owner we were so busy with our lovely week away we did not give opportunity for them to rectify this as I’m sure they would have.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8May 2021

  • "Croft Cottage was lovely."

    There was a welcome folder which told us the basics of what we needed to know about the property and the area which was helpful. The great things were - beautiful decor, somehow managed to be both modern and cosy country style - really comfy bed and pillows - loved the fire - kitchen really well stocked in terms of utensils - there was also milk in the fridge and ketchup, oil, salt and pepper in the cupboard - there was shampoo, conditioner and body lotion in the bathroom, plus a gorgeous blackberry hand lotion. Also hairdryer - spacious garden for the dog - quiet area but easy to drive to winster, matlock, bakwell etc - great customer service, easy to get someone to talk to and we asked to stay an extra day and they got back to us within an hour - easy to find, if coming from Winster, you go passed Back Lane on the left, then you will see the bus stop and the BT phone box which is now a defibrillator also on the left and its immediately after that on the left. The gate is a pale green and has a large oval "Crofy Cottage" sign on it The less good things: - both at the front and the back of the garden the walls and gate are low - about 2ft - so i couldnt leave the dog unattended in the garden - no dryer - so if your clothes get wet on a walk, you can wash them, but if its raining you cant dry them outside and no dryer means they stay wet! - the downstairs bedroom has a glass door and is connected to the lounge, so no privacy in there. - technically you can sleep 6 there, but i think that would be a squeeze generally, for eating/relaxing. - there was a dishwasher, but no tablets - the welcome pack asked us not to change the thermostat.. sometimes we were boiling hot! - i wish the property description had included all the little things that are there so i wouldnt have had to think about taking them, like the salt, pepper, shampoo, conditioner etc etc. But overall the property is gorgeous and we had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4May 2021

  • "Would have been nice to have had a welcome package , would definitely recommend the cottage it was lovely"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2021

  • "Just spent a glorious week at this beautiful Cottage."

    Very Clean, Very Comfortable and well equipped with a wonderful garden. Walkers will love this cottage as there are lots of footpaths to explore. Elton is a lovely quiet village and we will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

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  • Twobedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility area
  • Dining room & Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Winster 1.1 miles.

Found in the charming Peak District village of Elton is this lovely semi-detached dwelling, Croft Cottage.

Enjoying the perks of a woodburning stove and enclosed garden, Croft Cottage makes a wonderful choice for a group of six seeking a homely base from which to explore the Peak District.

On entering the property discover a handy utility area in the front hallway home to a washing machine, before passing the cloakroom containing a basin and WC.

A country-style kitchen with tiled floors and walls boasts a great range of appliances and offers a light, bright setting for preparing your self-catered meals, whilst a traditional wooden dining table and chairs rest near the wall for your group to gather around at mealtimes, or dine in the separate dining room..

Afterwards retire to the lovely sitting room, admiring first the rustic stone fireplace which houses a woodburning stove, and relax on one of the two check sofas or classic armchair while you flick on the TV in the corner.

A back door leads you out to a neat patio area with a gate and steps bringing you into your own large enclosed lawned garden, perfect for summer days sunbathing or playing with the little ones.

Head to bed in one of the two delightful bedrooms, a king-size and a double on the first floor, with antique furniture, wrought iron bed frames and quaint window seats being just some of the lovely features throughout.

Offering a more contemporary style is the sleek shower room, home to a large walk-in shower enclosure and fully tiled, you can freshen up in here before beginning the day's adventures.

Walkers will be delighted with the various routes and landmarks in the area to be discovered; walk up to nearby Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe Rocks and clamber over the rocks, take a peak in the Hermit's Cave and admire the stunning scenery all around you, or visit another site Rowtor Rocks to see impressive rooms, alcoves, tunnels and flights of stone steps carved into the rock by a local man almost three centuries ago, even a stone armchair!

The Bronze Age stone formation of Nine Ladies Stone Circle lies rests just outside of Stanton Lees, while the grand stately home of Haddon Hall with its Tudor hall and Elizabethan gardens is another great attraction.

Elton has one pub whilst just over a mile away is the charming village of Winster where you'll find a village shop and two pubs, with the Limestone Way, a long distance walking route spanning 46 miles, passing through the village.

Venture just outside of the Peak District and over to Matlock Bath where you'll find plenty more fascinating places like The Great Moss Cavern, Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade and Gulliver's Kingdom.

Visit the picture-perfect town of Matlock for an afternoon treat at one of the cafés or tearooms before heading over to Bakewell to see the incredible Chatsworth House, used as Mr Darcy's Pemberley Estate in the 2013 adaption of Pride and Prejudice, this lavish stately home is a sight to behold and contains a notable art collection along with vast grounds and gardens to explore.

Watersporting fun can be enjoyed at Carsington Water in the warmer months, whilst plenty more walking and cycling awaits throughout the Peak District.

Spend a memorable break at Croft Cottage experiencing the natural beauty of Derbyshire.

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About the location


Bakewell 6 miles; Matlock 4.5 miles.

The conservation village of Winster is situated within the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park and is an extremely pretty place, with a charming 17th century market house at its centre, and other imposing 17th and 18th century houses, many three storeys high. The three main streets - Main Street, East Bank and West Bank are interconnected by alleyways known as ‘ginnels’, which are well worth exploring. The village of Winster is famous for its Morris dancers, the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race, Wakes festivities in June, and the Secret Gardens of Winster event in July. Within the village there is a well-stocked, community-owned general store incorporating a Post Office. There are two pubs, both serving food and traditional beer. Bakewell, Matlock, Chatsworth House, and the Peak Rail Steam Railway are all nearby and, for keen walkers and cyclists, The Limestone Way runs along the edge of the village. The Tissington and High Peaks walking and cycling trails, with bike hire available, both lie less than 5 miles from the village, a wonderful base for exploring the Peak District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas