Little Hallmoor Castle is a unique and wonderful little castle with its mellow stone walls hiding a luxurious, modern, warm and cosy interior. Hidden away in the peace and tranquillity of the Derwent Valley hillside you can almost hear the silence as you gaze at the incredible views from the roof top terrace.
The castle was built as a nurseryman's cabin or 'bothy' about 150 years ago but it has recently been converted to an absolutely fabulous holiday retreat. Simple decoration, sumptuous furnishings and a lovely kitchen and shower room are complemented by hard wood floors, deep pile rugs, a glowing log burning stove and super 'picture' windows.
Country walks through the hillside woods or down into super Halldale radiate from the castle door. Just a few minutes in the car will take you to Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and all the Peak District's other attractions along the valley. Save an afternoon or two just to laze around the castle before a walk across the fields to the Plough Inn in Two Dales. Have the last few glasses of an evening under the stars on the sheltered roof terrace.
A stunning first floor lounge with glowing log burning stove, luxurious settees, desk, flat screen TV and DVD. An adjoining dining kitchen, classily fitted, with quality units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. A separate laundry store with automatic washer and tumble-dryer. A lovely downstairs double bedroom. A similar single bedroom. An attractive shower room with W.C. A sheltered roof terrace with breathtaking views out across the Derwent Valley.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. (£15 p.w. charged extra Oct-Mar). A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a roof terrace with furniture. Ample parking is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Due to the number of steps down to the cottage access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available from November to March excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Two Dales 0.75 miles. Nearest village shop - Darley Dale 1 mile. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 2.5 miles.
"Thank you for a brilliant week in the Little Castle! We had some lovely walks and enjoyed visiting Bakewell and Matlock. Being able to sit at the top of the castle and enjoy the view was great. The badgers’ favourite food was definitely peanuts and we saw them every night at 9.15pm. Thank you."
Written by Dawn, Norwich, 17th August 2019
"Thank you Bob for a lovely stay in your wonderful castle. Beautiful views from the roof! Did lots of lovely walks in the area and visited Chatsworth which is stunning. We will definitely recommend this place to friends and family."
Written by Fran, Sittingborne, 10th August 2019
"You have a truly amazing and unique cottage here and we have enjoyed thoroughly our stay. We are truly sad to be leaving."
Written by Mrs Thomson, Dundee, 17th July 2019
"Little Hallmoor has been the perfect retreat this week. Blessed with sunny and warm weather we particularly enjoyed breakfast and dinner up on the terrace. Thank you Robert for creating this perfect getaway. We hope to be back."
Written by Lydia, Bristol, 05th July 2019
"We had a magical week, feeling as though this little castle was all ours for the week."
Written by Trudy and Mike, London, 15th June 2019
"Had an enchanting couple of days in this wonderful wee Castle. Beautifully furnished with all the home comforts and more. Squirrels and Pheasants to watch in the morning and visits from Bill the Badger, what a treat. Bob and Margaret very welcoming and full of useful tips about the area. Thanks."
Written by Bobby and Fran, Newcastle upon Tyne., 05th December 2015
"Proper Castles have carved sone steps in the walls and they lead to ramparts, just as Little Hallmoor does. We could'nt resist another stay here after our visit last month. It has been a perfect week for us both."
Written by Pauline and Ken, Newcastle upon Tyne., 17th October 2015
"We have had a lovely relaxing week staying at The Castle. The chocolate biscuits on arrival were very welcome and the fresh flowers on the table were a really nice touch ! We have enjoyed exploring the area and had some good meals at the Shalimar Indian restaurant and the Peacock in Bakewell. The most badgers we have seen at one time was just two. Badger watching has been an unexpected delight."
Written by Terri and David, Tunbridge Wells, 10th October 2015
"If, like us, you love to explore new surroundings on foot, then for this small area, there is a new map " Around and about Matlock and Darley Dale " available at Matlock station. Apart from walks from the cottage, we also walked from Elton and from Beeley, both in different ways perfect places. We had lunch on the roof terrace, in the most blissful of surroundings and weather: never doubt the impact of really first rate design so evident in this cottage."
Written by Catherine, Pauline and Ken, London and Newcastle upon Tyne., 26th September 2015
"An excellent week ! Weather changeable but only minor rain !! Great area of the U K with lots to see and do. The castle was comfortable and peaceful with good views and facilities. The local wildlife was good numerous birds seen. all in all a great , enjoyable week for us."
Written by Kevin, Milton Keynes., 22nd August 2015
"Our third visit to the cottage. This time for 2 weeks. Great weather which meant plenty of nice walks. High Tor opposite Heights of Abraham is highly recommended ! The wildlife around the cottage was a bonus Pheasants, Squirrels , Bats and not forgetting Badgers. There is so much to do in the area and after 3 visits we are still just scratching the surface. We will have to return to do more. Thanks !"
Written by Karen and Drew, Co Durham., 08th August 2015
"We had a wonderful time staying in your unique cottage. The Peak District is a beauitiful place to discover. We visited many smaller towns and villages ( we enjoyed Eyam, Bakewell and Matlock ) We also made several bigger excursions to Nottingham, Lincoln and Manchester."
Written by Kris, Marc and Kasper, Belgium., 25th July 2015
"Thank you for a lovely week. We had a wonderful time watching wildlife from the roof - saw a Fox about 6pm on our first day ! Also saw Owls, Bats,Jays, Squirrels, Pheasants and best of all Badgers. It's been like staying in a tree house - great to be able to open the doors on a night and look out at the trees and view. I can't remember the last time I watched so little T V ! Sorry to be going home to we hope to return one day ! Thanks again."
Written by Mark, Karen and Emily, North Yorkshire., 04th July 2015
"We had a lovely stay at Little Hallmoor. The weather was kind most of our stay and it was nice to just sit on the battlements. Consequently we did'nt get off much so we'll just have to come back. The wildlife certainly made it. Squirrels, Pheasants, Badgers and even a young Fox. How we've never discovered this place before amazes me but that can be remedied. Expect to see us again Bob and Margaret and thanks for the use of your Castle."
Written by Geoff and Sandra, Cumbria., 06th June 2015
"Nice friendly welcome. Wonderful accommodation. Going home feeling much more relaxed than when we arrived. Definitely recommend to friends."
Written by Jane and Surjit, Nottingham., 16th May 2015
"Our daughter's friend recommended the cottage to us and we will certainly be recommending it to all our friends. It's a lovely cottage and we have had a brilliant stay. The badgers visited us every night. We can recommend to anyone staying here the book on heritage walks-they really bring the landscape alive."
Written by Tony and Lyn, Northampton., 02nd May 2015
"Another wonderful week here in this Castle ! Fantastic weather, amazing wildlife. Thank you so much Bob and Margaret."
Written by Raymond and Janette, Hemel Hempstead., 24th April 2015