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The Smithy

(Ref. 1079242)

Grindleford near Calver, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property ideally situated to make the most of a beautiful area of the country."

    The owners responded quickly to answer any questions that we had. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely perfect cottage for a break in the Peak District."

    Clean, comfortable and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spotless and really well equipped

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage in beautiful location with many walks nearby"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2023

  • "We were very impressed with The Smithy."

    It was clean and very well equipped with a lovely welcome pack and plenty of helpful information on the area and eating places. We would certainly recommend to friends and hopefully return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "A good place to stay."

    Smithy is very comfortable and well equipped for an enjoyable stay. Good walks just across the road. Railway station in easy walking distance with access to good walking areas (Edale)if you don't want to take your car. If you want to eat at the king William make sure you book, we went there two nights running, unable to get any food either night. Kitchen shuts at right.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2023

  • "A well equipped, comfy cottage."

    Owners very helpful. In an ideal spot for exploring north Peak District.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely spotless & superb accommodation will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2023

  • "Spotless and beautiful,would recommend and will return"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really appreciated the high degree of comfort and the personal touches."

    We enjoyed a lovely stay in a very scenic area. Grindleford seems like very special village and your cottage is in the centre of it. We hope to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property, friendly owners, no complaints at all."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us."

    It was comfortable and warm. Having 2 bathrooms meant that we were never in each other’s way.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2022

  • "Immaculate and well equipped cottage, welcoming, warm and comfortable."

    Welcome hamper was an unexpected and lovely surprise. Perfect location with some fabulous walks right on the doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Its the sort of placeyou'd like to keep a secret, as its such a nice place to ..."

    Its the sort of placeyou'd like to keep a secret, as its such a nice place to stay, this being its first year, its like syaying in a new house, very nicely located for touring the Peaks, and half an hour outside of Sheffield, all in all, very nice indeed

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Great hospitality from friendly owners. Clean, has everything you need. Great location.

    Reviewed by Jet4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    The welcome gamper was a wonderful touch and was very welcoming into the cottage. The hosts were very helpful and the information they gave us was useful and added to the visits we made of the area. A great cottage with lovely hosts.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect in every way."

    Could not fault a thing. I have been taking self catering holidays for over 40 years and this is right up there with the very best!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Everything of the highest standard. Nicely decorated and a real bonus to have two en suite rooms. Perfect for two couples. Perhaps only drawback off road parking for one car only. Good location and lots of great walks in the area. Would certainly use again.

    Thank you for your feedback - happy that you enjoyed your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, immaculate with everything you could possibly need for a lovely stay."

    Clean and comfortable with all mod cons. Lovely welcome basket, very much appreciated. We stayed for a week and found it an ideal place to explore the Peak District. Have already recommended it to a friend and would definitely like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable and beautifully kept cottage."

    It was in a great location right next to a park, perfect for little ones

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is a delight to stay in."

    It is spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped. The owner has really gone the extra mile to make sure everything you need, or may need for your stay is provided and of the highest standard. The Welcome basket was a lovely touch, especially the fresh local bread. Loved the Pears soap and hand wash in the bathrooms and the bee cushions on the bed. Cyclists would really appreciate the lockable storage for their bikes and there is a lovely space to sit outside. The perfect place to stay in order to explore the Dales. Thankyou for a wonderful few days.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage overall with very helpful and friendly owners nearby."

    Only negative was the proximity to the road compounded by more traffic than normal because of a diversion.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "One of the best holiday cottages I’ve stayed in."

    Very well appointed and equipped.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just returned from a short break and have to shout out about this rental."

    First of all a fantastic welcome pack.A lot of thought had gone into this. The Smithy has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The kitchen had everything you would have at home. The bedding and bath towels were luxurious. Spotlessly clean. Yvonne and Paul are fantastic hosts and have thought of everything. This is a gem in a wonderful part of the country. We will definitely be back and wish Yvonne and Paul every success.

    Wow!!! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed in many holiday let's over the years but none better than this one!"

    The property has recently been fully modernised to a very high standard. We were greeted with a welcome pakage which was a lovely touch. This is a new venture for the owners and it's bound to be a huge success. If you are looking for a holiday home to explore the stunning Derbyshire countryside then you really don't need to look any further!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with slate chippings, furniture and lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • No access to Electric Car Charging

The property

Calver 1.8 miles.

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Grindleford near Calver in Derbyshire, is this beautiful two-bedroom cottage, The Smithy.

Enjoying a prime location within the Peak District National Park, with easy access to the surrounding destinations of Eyam and Bakewell, The Smithy is a superb dwelling for couples or a family of four.

Leave your vehicle on the driveway with space for one car, before making your way into your new home from home.

Enter into a lovely kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, where you can whip up delicious meals ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

If the weather is nice, why not make dinner an alfresco affair on the patio?

The garden also enjoys lockable bike storage.

After dinner, relax in the light and airy lounge as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

On the ground-floor you will find a beautifully decorated double with an en-suite shower room, perfect for preparing for the day in style.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find a well-appointed king-size, also with its own en-suite shower room, ideal for freshening up after a day of hiking through the peaks.

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find the welcoming Sir William pub, serving a tasty menu and local ales; it is the perfect place to refuel, followed by a leisurely stroll along the River Derwent.

The popular Maynard restaurant is within easy reach and offers excellent dining and plays host to functions.

The village is also home to its own railway station where you can venture further afield to the bustling cities of Sheffield and Manchester for a memorable day trip and ample shopping opportunities.

Just behind your new home-from-home, there is a recreation ground with a children's play area and easy access to riverside walks which will take you to the delightful local villages.

For a wider selection of amenities, head to Calver, where you can stock up on essentials at the convenience store or hike up to the viewpoints of Curbar and Baslow Edge for breath-taking views.

Nearby, you will find Eyam, where you can delve into history at the Eyam Museum.

Visit the Eyam Hall Craft Centre or enjoy the thrills of rock climbing at Horseshoe Quarry.

Take the short drive over to the popular town of Bakewell, where you can sample the famous Bakewell Pudding, tour the Bakewell Old House Museum or venture over to the esteemed Chatsworth House with decadent interior and landscaped gardens.

Your memorable adventure to Derbyshire starts at The Smithy.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Baslow 1.5 miles
  • Eyam 2 miles
  • Bakewell 5 miles

The delightful, traditional village of Calver lies in the shadow of Froggatt Edge and Curbar Gap, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. A wonderfully traditional village with a Post Office and a country pub serving good food, Calver is close to the National Trust-owned Longshaw Estate, and less than five miles from Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. As well as a traditional pub and Post Office, the pretty village of Calver has a cafe, petrol station, small supermarket selling local produce, 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 and a half 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. Haddon Hall is close by, as is the historic village of Eyam with its selection of pubs, cafes and a craft centre, meaning a day out in the parish of Curbar can be enjoyed by all. Castleton, the home of the Blue John and Speedwell caverns, is 8.5 miles away and offers boat tours through underground caves. Hathersage, 2.7 miles away, is where you can find the Hathersage open-air swimming pool, which must be booked in advance, and, in the church yard, the grave of the legendary 'Little John'.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas