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Peak District Self Catering cottage, Deer Croft Cottage, Turnditch, sleeps 4

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Deer Croft Cottage

Deer Croft Cottage, Turnditch, Derbyshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £349.00

Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this semi-detached cottage is in a rural location near Turnditch, 5 miles from Belper.

Highcroft is a semi-detached cottage in a rural location less than 2 miles from Turnditch. The cottage has a double and a twin, along with a house bathroom and additional ground floor cloakroom. The living area is open plan, with a kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

Outside is off road parking for two cars and a private patio area with furniture and countryside views. Highcroft is a great family base for enjoying walking, the towns of Belper and Ashbourne, and historic houses, or simply relaxing and watching the owners' small herd of deer.


Lovely cottage
We have just returned from a lovely week here. We have 2 children 5 and 3 who loved waking up to the deer every morning and looking out for them on our return from our days out, generally they were outside our window. The cotrage was very comfortable with all John Lewis bedding, smeg kitchen and all necessary equipment for cooking a nd cleaning (if you want to do this on holiday) The sloping ceilings weren't really a problem, just had to remember them, mainly in the shower. The owners live at the bottom of the drive and were on hand by phone immediately with any questions. The location is perfect for days out. We visited Sudley Hall which was absolutely lovely, as was Chatsworth Castle and Markeaton Park, the best park we've ever been to, definitely worth a visit with or without children. We went to Drayton Manor and Gullivers Kingdom all full days out with children. There was so such more to do..... Tiger Inn was a mile away and local produced food was delicious well worth a visit.
Emma B

Deer Croft cottage
Cottage was a good base to visit other places of interest. The main road directly from the drive with no paths made it a bit unsafe for walking,especially with our young dog. The owners did allow us to use the grassed area next to their cottage though. Cottage was clean with all necessary equipment but we had a few bumped heads in the bedrooms and bathroom due to the sloped ceilings.

Good location in need of improvement
We have just returned from a lovely week at the cottage. The owners were very friendly and let us come a bit early. We have three small children who loved seeing the deer in the field next to the property. There is loads to do in the area. The tram village was great and we managed some beautiful walks. The cottage was nice a clean and big enough for our requirements, however we had issues with the stair gate. There was one left out for us to use but it didn?t fit in any gaps - at bottom of stairs/top of stairs or bedrooms! Slightly dangerous given the ages of our children. Also there were exposed wires and a light socket hanging off a wall. Again found this to be dangerous given the ages of our children. Nothing that couldnt be fixed easily. The place just needed a fresh lick of paint as had been patched up with different shades of the same colour.

Amazing !!!! Didn?t want to leave perfect
What a stunning little quaint place ! This was a perfect place for our family of four and Dalmatian Macy. Our two boys are 2years old and 4 years old and loved being able to see the deer out the windows all the time. All the features are high tech, it's clean, modern, and has everything you need. It's spacious enough and the kids loved running round in the double garage for a minute to let off some steam. It was so so nice, great location for loads of places. We went to the caves, elvaston castle, cusworth hall and was going to try the steam train but had to come home. We went to the railway pub which was lovely food, real chips and fab portions. We also went to the hanging gate ( a chain ) which was lovely too, with a cosy real fire. Really enjoyed the break maybe a few more DVD's needed but perfect thanks so so much

Misleading and disappointing
We started at Deer Croft Cottage last week. The cottage itself is ok but key points to note: 1. It's a venison farm rather than family herd of deer - the deer are all ear tagged and processed on site, discovered by the big sign offering venison for sale on site. This is fine if you are ok knowing the nice deer you are looking at are due for the dinner plate - I wasn't comfortable with that 2. The gorgeous dog Agnes is indeed gorgeous however she spent a lot of time in a small cage on the driveway when we were there. We welcomed her visits happy to see her out of a cage! But note, if you aren't keen on dogs (which we are so hard to imagine however...), you will get a visit and the owners don't intervene with this - we never saw the owners of the house despite the cottage actually being attached to their house - that's not mentioned either in the spec! 3. It's off quite a busy road so if wanting to walk anywhere bear that in mind especially if you have children 4 A travel cot and high chair and toys are there which are good but there are no stair gates which isn't great as there is the main staircase then small steps to both bedrooms 5. Kitchen could do with having a few basics - cooking oil, foil etc.. 6. FLIES! Everywhere! We had at least 5 in the cottage at anytime, usually more. Not sure if there was a bin problem or if they were attracted to the waste tank next door to the driveway by the cottage 7. Wifi was intermittent - we tended to get kicked off in the evenings 8. Small detail.but the batteries in the to remote didn't work! And neither did the lamp in one of the bedrooms. Ok small moan but after all the other things it got a bit annoying! If I'm honest, I'd look elsewhere if I were you!
Hayley W



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Lockable garage for bike storage
Enclosed patio and lawn with furniture
Shared use of owners' field
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
Please note: This property is next door to another holiday let

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Kedleston Hall - 4.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Kedleston, All Saints Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Crich Tramway Village - 5.8 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Cromford Mills - 6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Masson Mills - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Cascades Gardens - 6.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Peak District Lead Mining Museum - 6.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bonsall, St James Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wingfield Manor - 6.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Peak Cavern - 6.9 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

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