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The Old Workshop

(Ref. 934070)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little place, very central in beautiful surroundings."

    Fair price too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful comfortable cottage, very clean, loved the quirky upside down living, the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in."

    Walks from the doorstep. The only negative thing I would say is that although we had parking, you can't get out if the neighbour also parks their car, but we worked it between ourselves. There are 7 pubs in the village, we ate in most of them through the week, can honestly say we never had a bad meal. We didn't do as much walking as we wanted due to the weather but we didn't expect great weather due to being March, we will have to come in the year

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Some comments relating to replacing light bulbs, a clean sweeping brush and heating instructions left at premises."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Mar 2024

  • "Excellent little cottage and great location, will recommend to others."

    Thanks for great little break. Cheers Adi

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Old Workshop."

    It is in a great location in the centre of town, meaning it is only a few minutes from all the amenities and many pubs. It also makes a great starting point for some wonderful scenic walks. Parking is at a premium in Castleton at busy times of the year, so being able to park two smallish cars (with difficulty and care) is a godsend. The accommodation was clean and generally well-equipped, though there are low doorways, so mind your head! The rule about not being allowed to take other guests back seems Draconian. We were there for New Year when the weather was bad and some friends were staying in another location – we were unable to bring them back for a coffee or a game. If we had known about this rule, we would not have chosen the property. The choice of a very small bath, rather than a shower, in the master bedroom en-suite, seems bizarre and a tremendous waste of space. I am 6" 3" and could hardly get my legs covered with water. Getting out of the bath, would also be extremely difficult for many.

    Reviewed by James4.4Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay, thanks very much."

    There were a few lights out in the kitchen, just wanted to let you know.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2023

  • "The Old Workshop was a lovely place to stay in, in the area of Castleton which was fabulous with lots of pubs, tearooms, restaurant, and a good visitor centre."

    The scenery was amazing. We enjoyed our stay in this traditional cottage. A few repairs need to be done - a new door to the bathroom, maybe a bigger shower room and back door was stiff to open. We would definitely stay in the Cottage again it was great and the welcome basket was a nice treat.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Jun 2023

  • "The main issue with this property is that the listing on the website is inaccurate, as it states that you can park at the Bulls Head Inn car park which belongs to the owners."

    This is not the case and the landlord of the pub is not impressed when you arrive looking to use his parking facilities. The cottage has a very small car parking space and you will rely on next door not having a car or moving for you when you want to get in and out. The cottage itself is comfortable (although there are several minor maintenance issues which need attention e.g. loo roll holders off the wall, loose cupboard hinges) and in a brilliant location, although the village gets very busy at peak times. When we advised the owner that the Freesat was not working, he arranged for it to be repaired at the earliest possible time, so he is very receptive to helping out with issues. All in all, we had a very enjoyable week here.

    Reviewed by Alison2.8Jun 2023

  • "This was a lovely place to stay, not least because the oub was so close."

    Seriously, this placexwas first class.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for the provisions, very kind."

    There were only blunt knives in the house - please can you provide a sharpener? We struggled to slice the bread you had kindly left us. The wi-fi code is wrong, but we eventually worked it out! The last page(s) of the information file is/are missing. Nothing serious but all frustrating.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7May 2023

  • "We have just completed five days at the "Old Workshop", and really enjoyed our stay."

    We are a mixture of ages 17, 50, 80, and 85, so it is difficult to please everyone, but it managed to do quite well. On arrival the Cottage was lovely and warm, and a lovely welcome pack just what we needed after our long journey in the rain. It has a large spacious lounge, seating six adults with ease, beautifully decorated and clean, with a view from the rear window of Pevril Castle, being upstairs was different, and may be a problem for some, but we managed well, being positioned in the heart of Castleton is a bonus for those who cannot walk far, and compensates for the limited views from the windows. The kitchen is also very spacious, and has everything you need (except a dishwasher), which would be a luxury to us anyway, the microwave position would be easier and safer to use at a lower level, specially for an older person. The double bedroom was the smaller of the two, but cosy and adequate, the bathroom and shower were adequate and worked well, but it was small and the shower was a little difficult to get into for the elderly. The second twin bedroom was much bigger, and an on suite attached was a nice extra, although it was a bath not a shower. Parking can be an issue, luckily we have a small Saloon car, and next door had a larger Saloon, so I did manage to squeeze in and out without disturbing them, however if you had two SUVs or larger Saloons, you would have to juggle to get your car out, which you need to be aware of, we managed ok, but parking on street is difficult. Apart from the points mentioned, the weather was very kind to us and we had a very nice stay and would return.

    Reviewed by William Ba4.4Apr 2023

  • "Hello, lovely property and location."

    Great to be able to park to. We would like to come back, what would be keeping us at the moment from doing so is the quality of the mattresses in both bedroom. They are old and completely sank on the smaller room you can feel every spring. It is ok for one night or two but prohibitive for a longer stay. Would highly recommend to change the mattresses

    Reviewed by Laurene4.1Apr 2023

  • "Ideally located for the village and all activities."

    The property is well appointed and clean. The lighting needs to be brighter low wattage bulbs aren't so bright. Two bulbs not working in the kitchen. Thay said we loved it and would 100% stay again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "My brother and I had a wonderful time in Castletown and the cottage reached our expectations 100 percent."

    Reviewed by Jeniffer4.7Sep 2022

  • "All things that you could need were there!"

    Lovely location. Beautiful cottage! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really nice welcome pack. Very comfortable. Relaxing break.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is a beautiful cottage in an awesome location."

    We loved our stay there and would consider a return trip. Loved the upside down layout of the cottage, particularly as it was hot. The bedrooms remained lovely and cool and one of the best showers we have come across. So many great walks from the front door and lovely pubs close by. The only possible issue is parking. You share the driveway with the next door cottage and there really isn’t room to drive past another car to get in or out. Not a huge issue as I understand you can use a very close pub car park but good to know I think. Overall, I would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage."

    Welcome basket on arrival. Set in a quiet part of the village away from the crowds. Already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is really lovely and has all you need."

    One thing we noted is that a couple of lights don’t work. We had a very comfortable stay and did lots of hill walking, enjoying good food in the local pubs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had to spend majority of the time in the cottage due to storm Eunice and storm Franklin!"

    !! however cottage was warm an cosy so made the most of it. will return in better weather .

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent as always."

    First choice if staying in Castleton.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2021

  • "A super nice cosy cottege, just loved staying at The old Workshop."

    The only thing missing is an extractor hood in the kitchen, but that a minor thing. Would love til stay in the cottege an other time.

    Reviewed by Karsten5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which was well equipped, beautifully furnished and in a lovely location."

    The welcome included milk, bread, eggs butter and some biscuits. Parking wasn’t a problem for us as the adjoining cottage didn’t have a car parked in the courtyard. However, it was only a few minutes walk to the Bulls Head carpark for an alternative place to park. Would definitely book to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location for walking and visiting other parts of the Peaks."

    Castleton very friendly with good eating out facilities. The Old Workshop was wonderfully comfortable and lovely to come back to after long days out.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Well equipped and spacious with a lovely welcome package of milk, butter, bread and biscuits. Tea coffee and sugar were also available. Castleton is a delightful village. The cottage description mentioned a washing machine and tumble dryer which we presumed was in the shed but we could not get access so some explanation about this is necessary. It would be good to be told that maps and walking guides are available in the sideboard drawers because unless you ratch around you are not going to find them. A bit more storage for food would be good as two top shelves in the kitchen cupboards is no good if you can't reach them. just needs re-organisation of the cupboards. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Edwina3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious, well equipped and in a good location."

    We had problems with the hot water supply which was quickly resolved on contacting the owner. The bedrooms which were downstairs were quite dark and cool even in August.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Aug 2021

  • "This lovely cottage is in a great location to explore the Peak District."

    Also there are several great places to eat in the village. We enjoyed having a meander around the village after a day exploring and our evening meal. The cottage was clean, well equipped and very comfortable, we would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely and clean accommodation in a quiet corner of Castleton."

    Exceptionally well equipped with high quality furnishings and fittings. Castleton is struggling with Covid restrictions and not all of the 8 pubs serve meals every day, due to shortage of chefs!! The shops and cafes also have strange opening hours, but I'm sure once restrictions are lifted, the village will return to normal working. If you are walkers, there are countless footpaths across the hills. If you are sightseers like us, there is lots to see and do within 20 miles of the venue.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "It would have been helpful if the owner had left instructions for the hot water and heating and there had been a shower curtain or screen for the bath as there was never enough hot water to have a bath."

    Otherwise it was a lovely place to stay and we would definitely like to come back

    Reviewed by Denise4.7May 2021

  • "The Old Workshop was an extremely pleasant stay."

    Castleton is a fantastic village, and The Old Workshop couldn't be better placed right under Peveril Castle! Absolute beaut spot, and was perfect base for exploring the Peaks. If the villa next door is also occupied then parking can be a bit tricky especially with larger vehicles, but the Bulls Head is 90 seconds walk, so not too many issues there. The set up is interestingly planned out with bedrooms on the ground and living/kitchen upstairs. The cottage is modern and recently been done up, has all the amenities you need and is a great space to relax after a long day exploring. Only thing missing is a fire, but the Hive heating system was really quick and fast acting. Would deffo come back.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Apr 2021

  • "Parking is very tight."

    Anyone with a large family car would probably struggle to get past any car parked at the adjoining cottage. A dishwasher would be very beneficial. NN141GJ

    Reviewed by Davina3.8Oct 2020

  • "Very well cleaned property."

    Extremely comfortable and homely. Everything I needed in the kitchen. Very relaxing beds with good bathroom facilities. Perfect location for daily walking.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Old Workshop was immaculate, making us feel very safe in an uncertain time."

    The upside down living worked very well, meaning a light and airy daytime space and cosy bedrooms. The hosts had left lots of cleaning products for us to use, adding to our sense of security, and also left a range of fresh produce - milk, bread, eggs, tea and coffee which made us feel at home immediately.

    Reviewed by Yultan5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have stayed at The Old Workshop before so we knew what to expect."

    Highly recommended as is the next door Laburnum Cottage owned by the same people. Both are very spacious and comfortable. Central location in the beautiful village of Castleton and easy access to all the surrounding area has to offer. I am sure we will be revisiting again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was in the centre of the village close to all amenities."

    It was very well presented with a good size kitchen containing everything you would need if cooking! The lounge was large and comfortable and the two bedrooms were of a good size, each with an ensuite. We were left a welcome basket containing milk, butter, eggs and bread which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Old Workshop is a fantastic cottage!"

    We could not fault it. So clean and tidy with everything you need. The 'upside down' set up is wonderful as the living room and kitchen are bright and airy and the bedrooms cosy. Location and parking perfect. Definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2020

  • "We all really enjoyed it and loved everything about the attention to detail."

    We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great location and lovely cottage."

    Very helpful owners. Spacious rooms. Only small issue was the hot water for shower and bath was lukewarm. Other than that a great stay

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Dec 2019

  • "Was a lovely cottage ,very clean, and the lady who saw us at the Bull pub when we first arrived was very helpful."

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated. Only draw back was the large deep bath which was a job getting in and out. Would recommend cottage and hopefully will be back..

    Reviewed by M5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was everything we were hoping for, it was cozy and warm and very very clean."

    The beds were very comfortable and the little extras were very much appreciated (milk, butter, coffee, tea and biscuits). Everything seemed to have been thought of and we loved our stay. The location was superb and Castleton is a lovely village. Communication with the owner was very easy and efficient. I would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped."

    Right in the centre of the village, it is ideally situated. Minutes from local shops and pubs. We would highly recommend it and would use it again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a gorgeous village."

    Spotlessly clean. Comfy bed in main room. Didn’t use smaller bed but that felt nice and firm. Amazing bath that I didn’t want to get out of. Well equipped huge kitchen although a pair of oven gloves would have been useful. No sign of the dishwasher that’s advertised but we never use on so for us it wasn’t an issue.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2019

  • "Very nice spacious quiet cottage in fantastic location for exploring Castleton and the Peak District."

    We will defiantly be returning to the old workshop.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage , we will be going back ideal spot , only thing it says ..."

    Lovely cottage , we will be going back ideal spot , only thing it says dishwasher there is not one , but not bothered me , my husband washed up ,

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely property in great location right in centre of town but very quiet."

    We didn't find the dishwasher!

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, and so so clean!"

    In a gorgeous location, and really spacious. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are really comfortable

    Reviewed by Lou5.0Feb 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king (can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This terraced cottage boasts a central position in the village of Castleton, with access to lovely walking country right from the doorstep.

This reverse level accommodation offers a pretty exterior and a cosy setup inside, perfect for families and couples.

The bedrooms rest on the ground floor, comprising; a double and a twin with zip and link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements.

They both offer en-suite facilities for your convenience.

Plush carpet follows the staircase up to the first floor which opens out into the lounge.

This bright and airy room is elevated by the high ceiling and sleek, laminate floors, which sweep across the interior.

The well-appointed kitchen is just off from here, with a lovely dining area and modern fittings making you feel right at home.

A heart-warming getaway in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 934071, together they can sleep eight guests.

Holiday Cottages Castleton

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

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About the location


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

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

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