Stayed for 10 nights in this lovely cottage with my partner and dog. Firstly – LEVELS! Each part of the cottage – living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are all on different levels. Even the very pretty rock garden is split across levels. It made for a very unusual but wonderful cottage experience. A lot of attention has been paid to detail and the kitchen was well stocked with good quality pots/pans/utensils/dishes/glasses etc. It is a beautifully presented property and the fireplace and jacuzzi bath was a nice touch. There is a range cooker in the kitchen, so cooking in the oven is a little tricky for novices such as myself, but it was a fun novelty nevertheless.
Castleton itself is a gorgeous little village with views aplenty, nice pubs, a fair bit to see and do (Peveril Castle and the various showcaves) and a good bakery with substantial cake portions! Overall, we had a comfortable stay and the owner of the cottage was very welcoming and accommodating and went out of his way to help us get the most out of our holiday. We even had a bottle of wine and a cheese selection waiting for us on arrival. The washing machine and tumble dryer made life easier (less packing) and there was a dog bed, dog towel and dog bowls provided. Ocado will even deliver food to the address, a real bonus considering we don’t have a car.
Nothing bad to say really, a hairdryer would be a nice touch and a few tea bags and sugar (but there was wine and cheese instead, so no real loss!). Everything else is A+ and we’d love to visit again. The fast wi-fi is also a bonus and picking up the key was a breeze (keycode box outside the property). Getting to the cottage without a car was OK as well, 25min train journey from Sheffield to Hope and then a 5min bus journey to Castleton. Just check the times as trains run every approx every 2 hours and buses every hour or so. There are so many walks to do in the area, that a car is almost unnecessary. Highly recommended.