We stayed here for Christmas 2015, this was our third in Castleton, but the first in Cavedale. The very helpful owner had sent a text to my sister telling her that we could check in early as it was all ready. This was great for us as we could get down there and settled in before nightfall. Another bonus was the chocolate cake, mince pies and caramel tarts! Together with the tasteful Christmas decorations this made out stay very special. The cottage was cosy and welcoming. The kitchen was extremely well equipped – we cooked our Christmas dinner and had all we needed – with good quality implements. The entertainment system was very impressive, though we did have to consult the owner about how to operate it (technical dunces), with Apple TV and the Chromecast there was no worry of us not having anything to watch on the rainy days and evenings. The TV is huge – makes a difference as usually in holiday rentals it is tiny. I guess in summer you might not want to watch TV much, but it was a nice touch in winter. The WiFi was strong throughout our stay. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bedding top quality. I was lucky enough to claim the enormous bed; I slept really well! The bathroom was clean and warm and the Jacuzzi bath a nice touch. The stone floors downstairs are really good for muddy paws, so much easier to keep it clean. We found the owner extremely helpful, he answered any queries within minutes and was quite happy to explain the TV system. His priority was on providing a great stay, and this was certainly proven. Our third cottage in Castleton, and definitely the best.