Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms ◊ Cosy Accommodation ◊ Log Burning Stove
Dogs Welcome ◊ Wifi ◊ Enclosed Garden
Elton sits high up on the limestone plateau near to the Limestone Way, a long-distance ancient trade route which lies just to the east of the village, and the many footpaths leading to and from Elton make it a popular place for hikers. Nearby Bakewell is also extremely popular with visitors and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a frequent local market.
Westdale Cottage is a stone built cottage situated at one end of the delightful village of Elton, with views across towards Robin Hood Stride. Centrally located in a beautiful part of the Peak District National Park, this is an ideal location for exploring on foot with lovely walks from the doorstep, or riding a bike through the many quiet lanes and footpaths of the area. This cottage is full of character and includes a log burning stove for those cosy nights in!
Westdale Cottage is full of charm and character with original features throughout and spacious accommodation including:
- Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 king sized and 1 twin bedroom
- Cosy sitting room with cosy log burning stove, Colour TV, with Freesat
- Fully fitted kitchen / Diner including a cooker, microwave fridge / freezer, dishwasher, dining table to seat 4
- Family bathroom upstairs with bath and shower-over
- Electric heating, all fuel and power included
- Bed linen and towels included
- Free Wifi available
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Well behaved pets welcome at no extra charge
- Quiet garden with furniture, ideal for sitting out and enjoying a barbeque
- Free parking on the street outside
The Cottage is available for flexible bookings throughout the year.
We look after our cottages and our guests personally and are on-call throughout your stay should you need any help or advice.
Elton sits high up on the limestone plateau where there are some stunning views across to Robin Hood Stride or Mockbeggars Hall.
Elton developed around lead mining and agriculture and both are still in evidence. Mining may have gone, but the surrounding area is rich in remnants of the industry, whilst agriculture is still very active. The village spreads along a single street that roughly marks the spring line and an underlying junction of rock types; north of the village are limestone outcrops, just to the south are old gritstone quarries and rocky tors. There are some fine stone cottages and the 17th century Derbyshire pink gritstone Elton Old Hall, and the church of All Saints. The village is slightly quirky; up to a few years ago it had its' own fire brigade that had to be disbanded when the volunteers became too old.
Elton is on a hillside overlooking a rock formation known as Robin Hood's Stride. It lies on the division between gritstone and limestone countryside and there are examples of buildings and walls constructed with both types of stone in the village. The nearest towns are Bakewell and Matlock.
At 271 metres (889 ft) above sea level, Elton is less sheltered from the wind than settlements at lower elevation, and it therefore has a reputation for being cold. The highest point on Elton Moor, known as Blake Low, is 330 metres (1,080 ft) above sea level; at this location is Elton Common trig point (TP3057). There is an interpretation board here that explains how the landscape has changed from the past mining activities and points out the effects on a scarred adjacent field. It shows notable points of the Peak District that can be seen from this viewpoint, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, some distance away. It states how this is one of the best viewpoints of the Peak District
The Limestone Way, a long-distance ancient trade route which lies just to the east of the village, and the many footpaths leading to and from Elton make it a popular place for hikers. Elton also attracts a large number of cyclists, particularly at the weekends, with events regularly routed through the village.
The village has the 19th-century Duke of York is a Grade II listed public house. The unchanged interior from the 1940s makes the "Duke", as it known locally, a tourist attraction in its own right. It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. But note the pub does have very restricted opening hours and does not serve food. There is also 2 pubs in Winster.
Hulleys of Baslow provide a bus service (route 172), linking Elton and the surrounding villages to the towns of Bakewell and Matlock. There are no shops in the village - the nearest is in Winster, 1.2 miles away.
We offer flexible holidays all year round - book the length of holiday you want, starting on the day you prefer. We do not apply booking fees, charge for paying with a credit card, insist on holiday insurance or have any other hidden charges. Please read our Booking conditions We offer Length of Stay discounts when you book more than a 3 night stay: Book 4 nights, get 10% off; 5 nights, get 20% off; 6 nights, get 30% off ; 7 nights +, get 35% off.
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- Book online or give us a call: You can book online securely, using the booking form below and secure your holiday by using a credit / debit card. Alternatively, call us on 01629 828 301 - no booking forms to fill out and we will do all the paperwork.
- Confirmation & final payments If you book online you will be sent confirmation by email shortly after you complete the upfront payment. Bookings for holidays due within 6 weeks of contacting us will need to be paid for in full within 48 hours of making your upfront payment online - in those situations we will take the final payment automatically from the card used to make your upfront payment. If your holiday is more than 6 weeks away, we will contact you when your final payment is due, so don’t worry about forgetting a payment.
- Joining instructions: All our cottages now have keysafe's so you can get into the cottage anytime after the cottage is ready. All the 'how to' instructions and local information are online, and details are sent out the day before you arrive, so you can familiarise yourself with everything before you arrive and plan your holiday in the Peak District.
- Enjoy ! Relax & enjoy your holiday! But if there are any problems or you want some information about the Peak District we have a 24 hour guest support line.