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The Old Workshop

Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 934070)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MegApr 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 SarahMar 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 MarilynFeb 2022

  • "Excellent as always."

    First choice if staying in Castleton.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 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 KarstenNov 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 VanessaSep 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 KeithSep 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 EdwinaAug 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 JanetAug 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 KayJul 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 PaulineJun 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 DeniseMay 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 BenjaminApr 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 DavinaOct 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 SheilaSep 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 YultanJul 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 LynnMar 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 CarolineFeb 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 DebbieFeb 2020

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

    We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by TerriJan 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 KimDec 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 MNov 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 GillianOct 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 DavidOct 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 JulieJun 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 AnthonyJun 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 HazelMay 2019

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

    We didn't find the dishwasher!

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 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 LouFeb 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,...

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, some fantastic food pubs 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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