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Highcroft

(Ref. 948686)

Turnditch, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very warm on arrival."

    It was also very clean. Sofas and beds super comfy. Lots of utensils in the kitchen. Great views from every window of the countryside and deer. Huge fridge and freezer.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have just returned from our first holiday at Highcroft."

    We have had a marvellous time. The house is lovely, well cared for and very clean. The owners Jo and Rob are very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. One of the delights is looking out of the windows to see deer very close by grazing. Hot tub was amazing. We have had a quiet and peaceful holiday even with four grandchildren in attendance. Hopefully will be returning soon. We also travelled into Matlock Bath and Belper. Both worth a visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Highcroft, this time for a pre-Xmas family gathering."

    We had a wonderful weekend. The cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated and maintained with views of surrounding countryside and deer in adjacent fields. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. The owners are friendly, helpful and accomodating. Thank you, Jo & Rob, for helping to make our stay so memorable

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    We had a wonderful time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Tricia And David5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a great place, a few friends getting together for a birthday celebration."

    Beautiful location and a friendly helpful host. I would definitely recommend this as a venue for a great getaway but conveniently located.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spot."

    Made to feel very welcome. Fascinating to watch the deer and the hot tub was a big hit. Minor issues with some kitchen equipment but everything was sorted out. Certainly happy to return another year

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Highcroft."

    The house was every bit as good as it appeared from the photos and there is some kind of magic in those beds - we all slept better than ever! The deer are always around and great to watch, and the views are superb. The hot tub is an added bonus! Jo was super friendly and helpful. There’s tons to do in this beautiful part of the country. Would recommend absolutely without reservation.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed an amazing week at Highcroft."

    The house was beautifully decorated and great layout. The gardens and surrounding areas were so glorious. A fantastic time was had by all !

    Reviewed by Aron5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our extended family."

    It was spotless and very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Highcroft which was everything we could have hoped for."

    The enclosed gardens with daily visits by the deer was a real treat for the grand children and adults alike. We really appreciate the low key support you provided. We made many lovely memories, thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing weekend for my aunties 60th Birthday!"

    The property was exactly as described! Very clean, comfortable and warm! The only thing I would mention is an outside light near the hot tub steps, as one member had quite a nasty fall due to it being very dark getting out and maybe some slip mats through the outhouse into the kitchen. But overall very nice memories shared! Thank you

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at Highcroft with the family three generations, the first wow was the deer,then the house itself."

    Every comfort had been thought of .Loved it .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property in absolutely stunning settings."

    Myself and 8 friends had a perfect weekend and I would highly recommend it. From the moment we walked in to the (sad) moment we had to leave, it couldn’t have been better. Hand-feeding the deer in the field next door was an incredible experience. Walking distance to a lovely pub, hot-tub, plenty big enough, all the facilities, and very helpful owners (who we didn’t actually meet but were at the end of the phone if we needed them). We’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a family early xmas get together from Friday to Monday ."

    First class accommodation, very spacious with great kitchen equipment and cooking items . House was lovely and warm throughout and log fire burner was a treat to experience. Family enjoyed the hot tub and walks out and around in the local area . My two granddaughters were enthralled with the deer. Highly recommend this property for family gatherings as it has ample space , including an upstairs sitting room we never got to use. Well thought out decor and furnishings of a high standard. lovely photo memories were made for us to look back on. Thank you to the Jo for her help

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday with the family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property."

    We were left a little hamper with different local bits and a bottle of bubbly. The beds were very comfortable, plenty of space for our little ones to play. Will 100% be coming back.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Nov 2022

  • "The house was immaculate."

    Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need. Bedding and towels of a very high standard. Bathrooms all had top quality products. We lacked for nothing. A lot of thought has obviously gone into this by the owners. The hot tub was enjoyed by all the party. The house is in a lovely spot and we were all fascinated by the deer who were wandering around in the field adjacent to the house. The owner Jo was very helpful providing tips on eating out and where to go. All in all we had a fabulous multi family trip and can highly recommend this property. The best we have stayed at in the UK.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Highcroft. Thank you for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and a great location."

    The deer and stag kept adults and children alike enthralled!

    Reviewed by Maddie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Highcroft is a superb property in delightful surroundings."

    We celebrated a very special anniversary with our family around us and with the additional bonus of the extra first-floor sitting room and the hot tub. The children loved watching the deer which came right up to the fence, especially when attracted by offerings of carrots! I would highly recommend it; the owner was friendly, helpful and obliging and we hope to visit again one day

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Sep 2022

  • "An absolutely amazing weekend."

    Can't fault any of it. Having the deers in the garden is also really amazing. You can relax in the hot tub and just watch them. The house was spotless, the beds were the comfiest ever and the added touch of wine and chocolates on arrival was brilliant. I would recommend to anyone xxxxxxx

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was booked for a family gathering and was just right for the occasion."

    The owner was very helpful in all respects.

    Thank you for kind feedback. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by K5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house with everything you need and expect from a holiday home."

    The hot tub was a little disappointing, in that it was extra and quite expensive, but fully understand in this current financial crisis. I would fully recommend this property to anyone, I found the owner was very helpful and friendly. The only reason I didn’t give the house 5 stars, is because the dining chairs are a little worn, which is very petty I know but it was the only criticism I have. Very clean and homely.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Highcroft. We advertised the hot tub in the past but after we removed it from the property information we were charging on an adhoc basis if customers wanted to use the hot tub as it wasn't included in the rent. We hope to welcome you back again in the future and have now added the hot tub to the listing again so anyone who makes a booking from today will be able to use this facility without an additional charge. Once again, thanks for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the property."

    It was an ideal place for a family get together. The energies in the house were lovely and we enjoyed watching the deer and playing in the garden. The owner was friendly and helpful. We would like to stay there again. Lesley

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Highcroft in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property perfect for large families"

    Reviewed by Francesco4.7Apr 2022

  • "A very enjoyable weekend in a fantastic facility in beautiful surroundings."

    Jo one of the owners was extremely helpful in the lead up to our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a great location."

    The only thing I would recommend is adding a few good knives and cutting boards to the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Sigrid4.7Apr 2022

  • "The house is beautiful all the fixtures and fittings are top quality."

    The cleanliness was 100% The views were amazing and it was lovely to see the deer and the magnificent stag who were totally unfazed by our Poodles. We had a wonderful family weekend would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely situation and beautiful home."

    Struggled with cooking facilities but owner did everything to help. Information easy to find from owners but could use a visitors book with suggestions for local walks and activities.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Dec 2021

  • "Highcroft is a beautiful property and the views of the deers from the house are gorgeous."

    The owners live nearby and I found them extremely helpful but not at all intrusive. I've stayed in a few cottages now and I'd definitely stay at Highcroft again. There's a lovely pub, called The Cock, about 2 miles walk away which I'd head back to. My party thoroughly enjoyed there stay there.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Dec 2021

  • "Excellent accomodation."

    Plenty of space and really comfy. Really cool waking up and seeing the deer in the field out back. Would highly recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "Was concerned about the deer as I have quite an inquisitive dog, but the fencing was good (chicken wire with wooden fence)."

    Good quality beds and bedding, 6 singles and 2 doubles. In terms of electronics there were plenty of good modern TVs but bring your own HDMI cables. Outdoors there was a decent sized BBQ. Kitchen was moderately equipped, enough pots and pans but nothing for baking, storage space was slightly lacking. Lots of fridge and freezer space, plenty of glassware, crockery and general utensils. Not quite as secluded as I'd like, with another smaller adjoining rental property, but for most this won't be a concern. Parking was a little awkward but plenty of space. Instructions and materials provided are very useful and accurate. Cleanliness was second to none. Overall one of the best holiday homes I've stayed at.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was amazing just right for our big gang of 4 families that hadn’t seen each other since lockdown."

    As NHS and key workers exactly what we needed after the long hard months we’ve had - nice tranquil place. Location amazing, the facilities fantastic. The hosts were very accommodating and very kind. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is just perfect for a family holiday, situated in a quiet area ideal for a morning walk with your dogs, with a fenced off garden where you can sit enjoy the view and know your children or dogs are safe."

    The house itself is spotless, well equipped, comfortable and cosy. The kitchen/dining room is great for cooking and eating family meals together , the table can seat nine or ten, while you can talk to the rest of the family in the sitting room. The bathrooms were modern and good for a bath or shower. Bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds. For us it was set out perfect as a multiple family holiday with space for one family sleeping downstairs a spacious double up stairs and sitting room for grandchild when they were wanting space and a bedroom on the third floor all comfortable.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Highcoft."

    It was a very clean and comfortable house to stay in and perfect for two families. Great location.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house was so spacious and well equipped."

    Even with 10 adults staying we didn’t get in each other’s way. The situation of the house was so tranquil and to be surrounded by different generations of deer together with the amazing views was just incredible. The beds and bedding were so comfortable and the pillows just hugged us back. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing property, comfortable,yet luxurious lots of space and tastefully decorated."

    Deers in field beside house were a delight. We used as a base for our daughters wedding and it was the perfect choice for a family get together. Hosts really helpful nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had an amazing time in a gorgeous property."

    Such a beautiful place to stay and amazingly comfy beds and bedding. Would say that the cleaning of areas like kitchen oven/kitchen items and baby highchair could have been better. Some items were missing/light bulbs out when we arrived which would have been better if checked before we arrived but Jo was amazing in sorting for us v quickly. The kitchen table also needs reviewing as chairs are definitely too low for it and felt like a child sitting at the table. The larder also not the easiest layout as when dishwasher open impossible to put dishes etc away. If it was my house would have kitchen reshuffled and to make better use of the island but would not discourage another stay. Thanks for letting us stay we had a lovely break

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely place we went in November and perfect for the kids to see the reindeers ."

    Beautiful property

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful house."

    Super relaxing holiday for all, from 15 to 81. Lovely scenery....watching the deer, in the sunset, from the hot tub was amazing. Superb location. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely outstanding property with fantastic views and deer roaming right up to the garden."

    The house was extremely clean and the owners were lovely. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. It was superb.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic property in an amazing setting."

    Sitting out late at night in the hot tub looking at the stars surrounded by deer. Does it get any better than that?

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "We went to Highcroft as a family of 10 to celebrate a special 40th birthday."

    We could not have asked for more. The house has everything you need with so much space. The grounds are lovely and large which enabled to us play games outside. The inside open plan layout allowed us to all be together with out being on top of each other. The table was lovely and again there was plenty of room for us all to sit down to eat together. The hot tub was used most of the time and was a great asset. The deers were beautiful and we were lucky with the weather in that we could spend a lot of the time outside watching them. This really is a beautiful place and we would definitely love to go back but hopefully for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The property was superb and provided the perfect location to both relax and ..."

    The property was superb and provided the perfect location to both relax and unwind as well as an excellent base to explore the surrounding area

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were a party of 10, 5 children, aged from 8-13 years, and 5 adults."

    Plenty of space inside and out. Hot tub was enjoyed every day by us all. The deer were close and we enjoyed feeding them carrots. Owners came and spoke with us, making sure everything was ok. Views all around were lovely, as we live in a very flat area. Parking was adequite for the 3 cars we took. There was toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets ,liquid soap and hand lotion all there for us. A truly great holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2020

  • "High Croft is an absolutely stunning property situated in a beautiful location ."

    Jo the owner was absolutely lovely and really made us feel so welcome. Would highly recommend and will stay again

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Aug 2020

  • "A brilliant getaway, the photos do not do this place justice!"

    The grounds were gorgeous, we particularly enjoyed the deer and views from the hot tub. The house was clean and could accommodate for 10 of us, the hosts were amazing and always ready to answer any queries. An exceptional getaway would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Jul 2020

  • "Family of 7 from 11years to 88years old."

    This house was amazing, we had a really relaxing holiday. It was like home from home in terms of feeling comfortable. The views were wonderful, my mum spend most of the week sat outside appreciating them. There is plenty of space to spread out, and haveing two lounges in our case was great for children to have their own lounge/TV. Internet connection was very good, another bonus for the children. Well equipped kitchen and nice large table for the family to sit comfortably at for meals. Beds and pillows are very comfortable with lovely crisp white bedding. We had a day out at Carsington Water Centre (8 mins drive) which has lots of water sports, bike hire, walk etc and well worth a visit. Shops are only a short drive away and some chippy/pubs did delivery which was great if you wanted a night off from cooking. I did not feel the house was suitable for anyone with mobility problems. My mum walks with a stick and is not very good getting up stairs. Sadly the walk- in shower was upstairs and she was unable to use the stairs. The downstairs bathroom is very small and unless you can climb into the bath (difficult) to use the over bath shower you are without a shower for the week.

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Jul 2020

  • "Highcroft was absolutely perfect."

    Not just a beautiful property surrounded by beautiful countryside but it had everything we needed and more. The additional items and touches really topped the holiday off. Finding the cottage and booking was easy and allowed me to feel happy and confident in my choice. After I'd booked I had some questions which Jo, the owner, was happy to answer and was always on hand with information and tips.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fabulous house with ample room for 10 people to be comfortable."

    The kitchen is well equipped with a 10 seat dining table, the bedrooms were very comfortable (big sturdy wooden beds with lovely crisp white bedding), the bathrooms modern and the 2 living areas were perfect to fit everyone in to play games and chill out. The owner, Jo, was extremely helpful when I spoke to her on the phone before arrival, giving us some good options of local pubs etc, we also bumped into her walking to one of the pubs she suggested and she gave us some very helpful directions to get there over the fields! A beautiful location in the countryside - perfect for a gathering of friends.

    Reviewed by Tori5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and the beds were all very comfortable."

    The hot tub was one of the best I've ever experienced and retained its temperature despite 10 of us getting in and out. It was beautiful to wake up to the deer surrounding the cottage. I will definitely return to the smaller cottage next door with my husband and dog in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, as were the owners."

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas week and are already tempted to rebook in 2020!

    Reviewed by Dev5.0Dec 2019

  • "Booked both this property and Deer cottage for a long weekend."

    The house was beautiful and we had a great weekend. The property was so easy to book and Jo was lovely and so helpful on the phone when arranging the key collection. Was lovely to wake up in the morning & opening the curtains to see the owners deers outside. The hot tub was an added bonus and the views were beautiful all around. We all had a great weekend and couldn’t ask for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Highcroft is a beautiful cottage finished to a very high standard, Jo and her husband are lovely and went out of their way to make sure our party including 2 young children were catered for."

    We really enjoyed the hot tub, it was very warm and pristine just like the rest of the cottage. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Oct 2019

  • "There was not Enough comfy seating to enable us all to sit and talk."

    The two couches in main lounge only seated 5 and there where 9 of us. Meant some had to sit on floor or dining chairs. Top single bedrooms had no cloths hanging facilities or draws. No plugs near mirrors to facilitate hairdryimg in some bedrooms. That said rooms the furnishings that where in the rooms were clean and beautiful as was the property and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is a beautiful house and is finished to a very high standard."

    Is really lovely to sit in the huge garden and watch the dear in the field who kept.coming up to the fence. As the weather was so hot we didn't spend much time in side but think it would be very homely in the winter months when the log burner is lit. Beds are very comfy. And certainly aided in a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2019

  • "We came as a group on 9 and 1 dog for a family vacation and spent many hours looking through different websites and properties to get something which is affordable but still provide a relaxing weekend."

    We all agreed that we don’t think we can have done better than Highcroft; the house is very big and very well maintained with everything that you need and the deers that live on the field behind just give it that extra element. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2019

  • "We found Highcroft to be a spacious property with commanding views,it easily accommodated 3 generations of our family."

    It has the wow factor,two large lounges separate floors,a small sofa in a little nook and a lovely suntrap of a large balcony.The house is decorated to a high standard and is very clean,comfortable with endless hot water !!!,the hot tub is a bonus.There is plenty of room to socialise or to sit quiet and contemplate.It is also very dog friendly having a large room where they can sleep and be fed without having to worry about spoiling anything,also an area where they ca be walked.Highcroft is very central to reach a wide variety of interesting places.This is a gem of a place ENJOY.

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Jul 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground floor king-size, 2 x ground floor twin, 2 x second floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with a bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hot tub to seat 6 people
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn garden
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available on request
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: garage use not included
  • Please note: This property is adjacent to another holiday let
  • Property does not accept Stag, Hen or Similar groups.

The property

Highcroft rests on the owners fields full of deer, amidst the countryside of Derbyshire, within touching distance of the Peak District National Park.

Boasting spacious and stylish accommodation in a beautiful rural location, this semi-detached property is the perfect spot for your friends and family to get together for that special occasion.

Three bedrooms rest conveniently on the ground floor, uplifted by light-filled windows to make you feel right at home.

The addition of a tasteful bathroom and a cloakroom on this level add further to the thoughtful setup.

Cook up a storm for the group in the stunning kitchen/diner, with its traditional handmade shaker units and hosting a dining table for all to gather around.

Just off of this, a utility and a boot room are on-hand upon return from a thrilling outdoor adventure.

Head to the sitting room for some quality relaxation time, sat around the roaring woodburner while reminiscing on the day's events.

A well-presented king-size bedroom can be found on the first floor, along with a lavish family bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower.

Also on this floor, find a quiet spot to read a book away from the group in the extra sitting room, or simply sit and gaze out on the balcony at the far-reaching countryside surroundings.

Head up to the second floor of Highcroft to discover two pristine bedrooms resting under the sloping ceiling, brought to life by Velux windows lighting the place up.

Keen walkers can enjoy stunning paths and trails right from the front door, while the nearby village of Hulland Ward plays host to a convenient shop and the Nags Head pub, serving tasty food.

The popular Carsington Water sits close by for those looking to try their hand at some water sports, while the Peak District National Park is home to all matter of attractions and fascinating towns waiting to be explored.

Use the impressive Highcroft as the base for your action-packed break in the Peak District.

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

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About the location

TURNDITCH

Belper 4 miles; Ashbourne 7 miles.

Turnditch is a delightful hillside village in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the Ecclesbourne Valley. Conveniently located on the Belper to Ashbourne road, the village has a church, school and three pubs. The adjacent village of Hulland Ward offers a petrol station, shop and Post Office. There are many walks up and down the valley, as well as cycling and watersports at nearby Carsington Water. The attractive, traditional market towns of Belper, Ashbourne and Matlock are within easy reach, as are Alton Towers and the famous and historic houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Along with fishing on the River Derwent and golf nearby, this is a wonderful part of the Peaks, with plenty to do whatever the time of year.

Please note this property does not accept stag/hen or similar bookings

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