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Oatcake Cottage (Circa 1690) June 2013

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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A romantic home from home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break.

Orriginally a bakery, Oatcake Cottage was built in 1690 of limestone and nestles below Peveril Castle in a quiet, rural backwater in the popular village of Castleton.

It has many orriginal features including two 7 feet long stone troughs which feature on the small forecourt, a gritstone fireplace and exposed beams and trusses.

A quaint dining room with french doors leads out into the beautiful private, enclosed terraced garden with spectacular views where you can sit in the evenings with a glass of wine.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 60 km, Nearest railway: Edale 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Centrally heated throughout (guest controlled) and water on demand. DVD player. Laura Ashley sofas. Roberts radio, parking etc etc

A delightful, well equipped country kitchen with Belfast sink, in-keeping with the cottage's character.

Country style bathroom, wood panelled and tiled, with all-season towel rail providing constant warmth.

Very attractive bedrooms with pine furniture, made by local craftsmen. Both bedrooms have exposed beams and an original oak King Truss!!

Oatcake Cottage is a treasure which everyone loves and to which many return.

Further details outdoors

Castleton itself has many facilities including a handful of good pubs, plenty of places to eat and lots of little shops open all year round. If you prefer you can park the car for a few days and enjoy the whole holiday entriely on foot!

All of the village hostelries serve super quality food and ale, the visitors' book gives previous guests' thoughts on the best ones! There are also three lovely country tea shops and a restaurant, all run by local residents. All four caves are within walking distance of 'Oatcake' and there are spectacular walks for you to enjoy in EVERY direction. All the neighbours are friendly and polite, part of a real community village which basks in quiet and solitude. On the first Sunday of every month Castleton holds a farmers market where you can sample all the delicacies and local produce of Derbyshire. In nearby Hathersage is the areas first Organic Restaurant, recently visited by Hollywood actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward when they stayed in Castleton in November 2005. The film Pride and Prejudice is set in this beautiful part of Derbyshire.

The Heart of England/Peak District

Dramatic gritstone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales make the Peak District National Park one of Britain's best-loved landscapes so no wonder it was Britains 1st National Park. It's renowned for its pretty villages, beautiful scenery, good walkes in the hills and stately homes. The Peak District is perfect for couples or families as it has something to suit everyone whether it's a walk in the hills, caving, hangliding or just pottering.


As a great place for a holiday, Castleton is unmatched even in this lovely part of the Peak District.

With stunning scenery taken as read, memorable walks from our doorstep (just around the corner into Cave Dale and you're away!), marvellous cycling (mountain bikers take note) all around, and the most notable attractions of the National Park within easy reach by car, the village is a delightful retreat at all times of year.


Peveril Castle

Castleton Caves

Haddon Hall

Jane Eyre trails

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3 Aug 2014


"Not Good at All"

We arrived with high hopes having paid considerably less at another cottage the previous week which was truly outstanding. Unfortunately we found Oatcake to be very poor. The kitchen can only be desc… More

I am so very sorry to hear of your disappointment with Oatcake and have returned from my job in Switzerland to attend to this.I have now changed cleaning companies and sent the old one your review as well as my own comments. The gardener I know has not been well and could not attend to the garden weekly ( though he did not inform me quite how bad the garden was). He is now fully recovered thankfully and Oatcake's garden is already back to a usable state. The benches have been removed and are in the process of being replaced. I am so glad that you could at least see through the faults to the fact that Oatcake is a delight and in fact the guests who followed you in August continued to sing its praises. I have also lowered my prices for the rest of 2014 and the whole of 2015 as a result of your comments.

12 Feb 2014


"Beautiful find"

Lovely little place. There was 4 of us for a girls night away and we all loved it and had a fantastic stay. We only stayed for 1 night but all wish we had booked longer. It was perfectly placed in the… More

4 Jan 2014



My boyfriend and I had a lovely couple of days at Oatcake Cottage. It was the perfect way to ease ourselves in to the new year. The cottage was beautifully presented and clean and close to all the pub… More

18 Dec 2013



We searched for a last minute get away before the madness of Christmas and we came across Oatcake Cottage, we are delighted that we did!From the moment of booking, the owner, Angela was so lovely and … More

22 Sep 2013


"Charming and cosy"

Very comfortable 17th century cottage, in a beautiful location. The cottage is very well equipped, well maintained and well presented. Situated just off the main road near the village green, perfect… More

9 Jun 2013


"Quaint and comfortable cottage."

Just returned from a relaxing short break in beautiful Castleton staying at Oatcake Cottage. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and ideally suited for exploring the local area. Main visitor attractions are all within walking distance as are places to eat. The George and The Cheshire Cheese pubs provided a good selection of meals in the evening. Homemade pies using local produce we're a particular favourite of ours. The 3 Roof's Café was a welcoming place to sample a wide variety of lunches. A small supermarket and bakers are available in the village centre for those wishing to buy food for self-catering. Car parking was directly outside the front of the property and all the neighbours honour each others individual spaces. All the local people and tradesmen we're very friendly and helpful. We would definitely like to make a return visit and use Oatcake Cottage once again.

1 Jun 2013


"Superb Cottage and fantastic location"

A wonderful second stay at Oatcake Cottage! The new wooden floors are really beautiful and make the lounge even cosier. Such a quiet location and really comfortable mattresses, so everyone slept well. Very clean and well equipped cottage - a joy with children - had everything we needed. Castleton is a gem for walking around with small children. Saw farm animals in the village and enjoyed feeding the ducks by the river. Drove to nearby Chestnut Centre with its owls and otters and the Fresh Fields Donkey Sanctuary! Lovely playground with swings in the village. Very pushchair and child friendly! When we ate out, we tried a different place each time - all pubs and restaurants were great! Went to an afternoon performance at the Buxton Opera house. Would highly recommend Oatcake Cottage to all our friends! Can't wait to be back!

29 Apr 2013


"Lovely cottage with potential, but not very clean"

We stayed at Oatcake recently and really looked forward to our break in the Peak District. The location of the cottage is perfect, with plenty of facilities around and some great pubs for dining. Th… More

THe annual decoration of the cottage was interrupted by snow this spring and the decorators consequently couldnt finish.The cottage is constantly booked so the first opportunity to compete this is early May when it will certainly be returned to its pristine condition ....though the person who stayed April 6th 2013 ( just the week before this reviewer) has booked again for New Year! Apologies to this particular guest for such a disappointing stay.The cottage has never before received a negative review.

18 Apr 2012


"The most idyllic cottage and location"

Just absolutely wonderful. The cottage had every appliance needed and even more. So very clean and tidy and even had hidden little extras. The owner had such insight to add little extras like flowers, pictures, ornaments etc, etc, list is endless making the cottage so homely - outrated some B&B's, as the feel in the cottage was so tranquil, an absolute delight - catering for every eventuality!

Garden just as exquisite; and so very well kept.

17 Apr 2012


"Great cottage for a romantic break!"

A beautiful olde worlde cottage with honey coloured oak floors in lounge and dining room.Superb views and location cant be bettered .Quiet but a minutes walk from excellent pubs and tea shops and evening strolls round this gorgeous village.Just walk out the door need to use car ..for excellent rambling on Mam Tor Ridge . WE explored caves and ate out every night with really good food . Recommend the George , Castle and Rose Cottage tea shops. David Mellor cutlery factory in nearby Hathersage also a treat

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Calendar last updated:10 Oct 2014

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