Utterly wonderful are about the only words I can use to describe Croft Cottage in its brilliant location on the edge of attractive Taddington village. This superbly furnished and decorated cottage, formed from an old stone barn, combines every luxury with lots of original features like exposed stone walls, stripped wood doors, beamed ceilings, an old stone fireplace and glowing log burning stove.
Set amidst rolling fields, the cottage is just a two minute stroll out of Taddington, which is a 'real' village with the 'Queens Head' and 'Waterloo' pubs, and footpaths radiating in all directions. Head off across the tops of the 'Peak' along the Limestone Way or down into Millers Dale and Monsal Dale with the river Wye splashing over the waterfalls in the valley.
When your feet are tired you can always visit Bakewell or Buxton, Chatsworth House and Carsington reservoir, Edensor and Eyam villages and Haddon and Hardwick Halls, which are just a short drive away. But save a bit of time to visit Treeline's jewellery in Bakewell, Hartington's fantastic cheese shop, Rowsley's incredible craft workshops and all the designer label factory outlets around Alfreton.
A beautiful lounge with lovely furniture and drapes, stripped wood doors, old stone fireplace, glowing log burning stove, Flat screen T.V., DVD, Freeview and WiFi. A superb, fitted dining kitchen with attractive tiles, oiled wood surfaces, cooker, microwave, fridge, automatic washer, dishwasher and stereo. A fantastic double bedroom with beamed ceiling, pine furniture, attractive lighting and T.V. A luxurious bathroom with terrazzo tiling, corner shower, large bath and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of logs are included (£15 p.w. charged extra Oct-Mar). Additional logs can be purchased from the owner, £15 per week. There is a large secluded patio with furniture and access to the surrounding fields. Ample parking is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted.The cottage is not suitable for babies and toddlers due to the open straircase. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Taddington 250yds. Nearest village shop - Tideswell 3 miles. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 3 miles.
"Thank you both for a very relaxing stay. Cottage is marvellous, had everything we needed and more. Very refreshing to find a full size comfortable bed and a modern shower with plenty of hot water. Must also thank you for the lovely eggs - they were delicious."
Written by Penny and David, North Yorkshire, 14th October 2017
"Wonderful accomodation with lots of extras. Brilliant walks, Monsal Dale and Castleton. National trust properties visited, recommend Eyam(Plague village) tour and talk well worth a visit. Chatsworth very nice but expensive. Two lovely meals at Bull's Head, Monyash (large portions). Will definitely recommend to friends and family without hesitation. Thank you"
Written by Jayne and Roger, Fareham, Hants, 29th September 2017
"Thank you once again for another most wonderful holiday in our favourite cottage ! We really appreciate the extras and for organising the good weather for us. We have had a fabulous walking week enjoying beautiful Derbyshire at it's best with daffodils, baby lambs, flowing rivers and green rolling hills. It was especially lovely to be greeted by the sweet baby lambs outside the back door. Thank you so much Joy and John. We hope to see you again later in the year."
Written by Christine and Ian,, 16th April 2016
"This has been our 5th fantastic stay at our favourite cottage. Yet again everything was perfect many , many thanks for all the extras. We will be back again hopefully later in the year."
Written by Sue and Tony, 12th March 2016
"Thank goodness for people like you Joy and John ! You give nothing but the best to those who come to stay, you thoroughly spoiled us, the warmth expressed in our arrival to the cosiness of the cottage through to all the little extras, it was wonderful. Thank you in every way. Bridget I like to read other peoples comments to learn a lot about the area, plenty of good tips. We very much enjoyed the walk on the hills above Chatsworth House, to the hunters tower, it's another world up there, with amazing water features. Thank you Joy and John.I don't think you could have done more ! We will return. Barney"
Written by Bridget and Barney, Norfolk., 22nd November 2014
"Such a brilliant location for exploring this exceptional area...We absolutely love the cottage, it is perfect. We will definitely be back ! A great week and so much more to do and see. But not enough time to do it in."
Written by Cathy and David, Kent, 01st November 2014
"Thanks John and Joy for maintaining such good standards. We have had a great week apart from the gales on Tuesday, we have walked every day. Great stuff ! Hope to see you again next year."
Written by Dorothy and George, Lincolnshire, 25th October 2014
"Memories of a week spent at Croft cottage will linger in our minds for a long time to come. The warm welcome from John and Joy, the little extras provided in cosy Croft cottage, we could not have wished for more ! "Well maybe better weather" We hope to return in the future."
Written by Kate and Stan, Malaga., 04th October 2014
"Beautiful cottage-fantastic location, the weather has been good. The hospitality great and the blue eggs were a special bonus. We will be back."
Written by Viv and Steve, Worcs., 28th September 2014
"Thank you Joy and John we have had another most wonderful holiday in our favourite perfect cottage. Superb weather amazing scenery. Always a pleasure to return after a long day of walking to this cosy beautiful cottage. Thank you for everything ! Really looking forward to coming back very soon."
Written by Christine and Ian, Cambridgeshire, 20th September 2014
"Had a wonderful relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage, did some really good walks. Lovely meals in the Queens Arms. Thanks for the many goodies you left for us they were much appreciated. We will definately be back."
Written by Ilma and Terry, Staffordshire, 23rd August 2014
"We had a lovely time again !. The cottage is the best and a great base for many walks. I am sure we will be back !"
Written by Chris and Bob, Harlow, 09th August 2014
"Have had a lovely week, weather much better than first forcast, so have been able to enjoy lovely walks and cycle rides. Thank you Joy and John for providing a very well equipped, cosy cottage and for the finishing touches-fruit , flowers etc very much appreciated."
Written by Margaret and Lawrence, Berkshire, 02nd August 2014
"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Had a great two weeks. Weather great, views wonderful. A good base to walk and cycle from. Cottage everything and more.Many thanks to John and Joy for being excellent hosts."
Written by Colin and Julie, Norwich, 12th July 2014
"As you know we really love this delightful little cottage and surroundings so much and was really looking forward to coming back. Thank you for another wonderful holiday. We really do appreciate the lovely extras and for making it so cosy and welcoming. We've also been so lucky with the weather ! Thank you again for a most memorable holiday. We would love to come back soon."
Written by Christine and Ian, 17th May 2014
"Thank you John and Joy for another fabulous week in what is now a very welcome home from home. We have enjoyed our 4th visit to the beautiful cottage and taken in some new experiences including walks around Eyam and the tremendous Royal Oak at Hurdlow; huge portions great service and a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you again for your kind hospitality. Until next time."
Written by Charles and Stephanie, Oxford, 05th April 2014
"We've had a lovely week at this beautiful cosy cottage. Many thanks Joy and John for the warm welcome and all the thoughtful extras. We've had some lovely walks and have been in all directions. To the pretty villages and towns. This is a very special cottage in a perfect position. We loved the lovely dog, the hens and the very friendly sheep. We hope to return again. Thank you again."
Written by Jean and Tony, Hertfordshire, 15th March 2014
"First visit to the cottage. All we can say is that it is excellent. Wish we could pick it up and take it with us when walking the mountains and hills. Weather somewhat wet which made the walking tricky. Said "Hello" to the ground a few times. Thank you for making our week so peaceful and relaxing , look forward to returning."
Written by Jo and Patrick, Oxfordshire, 28th December 2013