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Deer Croft Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Turnditch, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Deer Croft Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Highcroft is a semi-detached cottage in a rural location 1.6 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, as well as shared use of owners' field. 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.

Situated in the Amber Valley, Turnditch is a charming hillside village in Derbyshire. The village has a church and two public houses and the neighbouring village of Hulland Ward has a petrol station, post office and a shop, providing most amenities visitors will need. The market towns of Belper and Ashbourne are close by for more shops and restaurants and other attractions in the area include walking and cycling trails and water sports at Carsington Water with fishing available on the River Derwent. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House and Park are within easy reach, and there are many delightful towns and villages in the Peak District. The village of Turnditch makes an ideal base to discover the stunning Peak District and surrounding area all year round and is a great place for a holiday.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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August 2019
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.
August 2018
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.
September 2016
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!
Sandra S
July 2016
We have just had a wonderful holiday at Deercroft cottage,and didn't want to leave.The owners Jo and Rob have equipped the cottage with everything you might need,it is warm and comfortable and set in beautiful countryside.Every window had great views and animals wandering by.It was so wonderful to see the deer just a few yards away and we were welcomed by a beautiful stag grazing by the door.The two 2 week old fawns also came running and jumping by too. We also loved the daily visits of Agnes,their young black Labrador dog who was mum to the 2 remaining puppies.I will really miss her because she was such a friendly,happy dog. There are numerous places to eat in the area,the closest being the Tiger.Thursday night is "pie night" with a choice of no less than 100! We also found Ashbourne to be particularly dog friendly,as lots of shops allowed them in as well as the pubs. We found so many places to walk and villages to discover so wouldn't hesitate to go back. We have already recommended the cottage to our family and friends. It has been a real privilege to have stayed there. Thank you!
Mrs Smith
July 2016
We liked the peace, tranquillity and the setting amongst the hills. Always, when we looked out of the windows we could see the deer just a few feet away, and to be able to watch the two 2 week old fawns running and jumping about was a real privilege. The cottage was very warm and comfortable, so well equipped and very well laid out. We were all very sad to leave and have already recommended to our family and friends. The young couple who own it are lovely and work very hard to make your stay enjoyable. They deserve to be successful, we wish them well.
Cathy R
June 2016
We loved the setting and the cottage and our two rough collies settled in quickly, which is particularly unusual for one of them as he is very fussy about where we stay. The owners were helpful and meeting the deer, chickens, pigs and the Labrador Agnes and her gorgeous puppies was a bonus. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped and the local area was absolutely beautiful. Having never visited the Peak District before, this was a great introduction and definitely made us want to return.
Mrs Read
June 2016
The property is situated in a beautiful area and the owners were helpful. It was dog friendly and we enjoyed watching the deer grazing in the field next to the cottage.
Mrs Davies
May 2016
Really enjoyed our week at Deercroft Cottage. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Our dog enjoyed playing with the owners friendly dog as well! The cottage is well situated to tour the Peak District, and yet has peace and quiet all around. We particularly enjoyed watching the owners herd of deer in the field behind the cottage.
Mrs Parr
March 2016
Very relaxing, quiet location. The cottage was very well equipped, the bed was so comfy and we slept so well. Seeing the deer and ponies everyday was lovely, we'd definitely stay again.
Jill M
March 2016
What a lovely base for a holiday. Lovely and peaceful with plenty of outdoor space for the kids and dog to run around in. Eating breakfast with Deer wandering past the window was very special. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and whilst not huge, it was big enough for our family of 4. The owners dog Agnes was lovely and played nicely with our own. Chatsworth house and Gullivers kingdom were close by and we would highly recommend a visit to the Crich tramway museum.
Mr Oram
December 2015
The cottage was furnished to a high standard and the owners were really friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend the cottage to others and would stay again.
Mrs Hanbury
November 2015
Lovely place.
Miss Lillywhite
September 2015
A perfect retreat. We were looking for peace and quiet and we found it here. I'll definitely recommend to our friends and family and hope to visit again soon.
Mrs Orford
September 2015
Deer cottage was lovely and comfortable, we felt at home straight away. We loved the views and surroundings, it's a dream location, we would definitely return.
Mr Smith
August 2015
A fantastic cottage, peaceful and couldn't of wished for anything better. Beautiful setting.
Mr Russell
July 2015
The Cottage is in a peaceful and rural location. Having a garage to use as well was a bonus. Was a good location to travel round. Had a wonderful time.
Mr Le Cheminant
May 2015
A fantastic cottage with lovely owners living next door.
Mr Morton
February 2015
Lovely warm and cosy place to stay. Very friendly host. Can't wait to go back.
Mr Jackson
November 2014
Deer Croft Cottage is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful and quiet area.
Mrs Wilson
November 2014
Deer Croft is a charming cottage in a pretty location. I would recommend this property.
Mr Fleetwood
October 2014
The stay at Deer Croft Cottage was excellent. The only sad point is when we had to come home. We will certainly be staying again.
October 2014
We have recently stayed at Deer Croft Cottage for a week with our two Basset Hounds. On arrival we were blown away by the setting. Within minutes the local deer had wondered past the window to the much excitement of the dogs. The cottage itself was immaculate and spotlessly clean and is short of nothing. It consists of a huge double garage to store all our walking and doggy gear. There is also the local pig, chickens and Agnes the resident dog to keep us amused. We were not bothered by anyone all week and left in the peaceful tranquil surroundings of this amazing place. The property is finished to a very high spec and decor. We would highly recommend and look forward to a future visit very soon.
August 2014
Beautiful setting with deer grazing right next to the house. Very comfortable accommodation, clean and modern, the kitchen had everything you could need. There was a double garage available which went with the property and good for wellie storage and dog accessories ! Would definitely recommend.
July 2014
We stayed for a week in July and had an amazing holiday. The cottage was close to numerous attractions, pretty villages and beautiful countryside. The deer in the field at the back of the cottage made each morning/evening a pleasure. The garage was ideal for storing our dogs 'stuff' and was great for shoes etc. Both bedrooms had great views on countryside. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. Enough space to cook a meal but I must say we never did as the pubs in the village saved us that job! Our own parking space was useful and our dog was very welcome. We would not hesitate to stay here again if visiting the area. THANK YOU for a lovely holiday.
Ms Lane
May 2014
The cottage's situation was ideal for the area we wished to explore. It was set in beautiful surrounds and was very quiet. The use of the garage for wet weather gear and boots was ideal. We would happily use this place again.
Mrs Pedder
May 2014
The property was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and modern. It had a double garage for our use to store the dog things, wellies etc. It was lovely to watch the deer which came right up to the fence, and the views are spectacular.
Mrs Close
April 2014
This was our second visit to this property. The cottage remains well presented and comfy. We made use of the washing machine so that was a great extra; the cottage now has WiFi too! We love the area and find the property comfortable and easy to relax in. Great for our family with two young children. The property is a great base for exploring the Derbyshire countryside and Peak District. We will book again in the future!
Mrs Hilditch
April 2014
Warm, clean, quiet, comfortable. Nothing more to ask for! Deer an added attraction, of course. Owners extremely helpful in extending their Wi-Fi to the cottage, which was a great help.
Mrs Jacobs
January 2014
Very relaxing surroundings, the owners were very friendly but maintained our privacy. Lovely to see the deer every day. Nice warm, cottage with very good facilities. Lovely area to visit.
December 2013
Fantastic accommodation. Like a home from home. Very welcoming. Comfortable bed! Would definitely go again.
December 2013
We stayed in December, we all had a brilliant time, great quiet country walks, brilliant views, 5* accommodation and very friendly helpful hosts. Highly recommended. Chris
December 2013
We stayed in December, we all had a brilliant time, great quiet country walks, brilliant views, 5* accommodation and very friendly helpful hosts. Highly recommended. Chris
October 2013
Clean with everything you need. In a wonderful setting with Deer to welcome you everyday. 2 of the local Pubs welcomed the dog (in the Bar area). An excellent central location. Friendly owners.
Mrs Smith
August 2013
The Cottage was private and in a quiet location. It had everything we needed. The scenery was breathtaking and to see the deer so close up was a bonus. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this Cottage and hope to visit again in the future. It was in a central location for using as a base.
Mrs Close
July 2013
Scenery from cottage was amazing. Comfy and the living area was spacious. We would definitely book this property again.
Mr Wetherell
May 2013
The cottage was bright and airy. The open and scenic setting was nice.
April 2013
Beautiful cottage in a great location. Immaculately clean and welcoming. We would definitely return for another stay.
Mr Maycock
November 2012
Very cosy, lovely views and dog friendly. Grassed garden area perfect for our dog.
Mr Weeks
September 2012
An excellent cottage with all the comforts of home. Everything you need is provided and the deer in the adjacent field are a welcome sight when you come down in the morning. It is perfectly situated for some great days out in the Peak District.
Mr Morgan
September 2012
This was an ideal, secluded cottage, which was ideal to see the Derbyshire Dales. Not too far to drive to any of the attractions. The owners were very pleasant and although next door to the cottage. The owners deer were lovely to see and they were obviously used to people as they stood still for you to take photos.
Mr Cook
August 2012
Lovely location, quiet with excellent access to surrounding towns and attractions.
Mr Cooper
August 2012
Tremendous views and friendly hosts. We loved the deer coming up to the property several times a day. Many thanks to Sykes for the customer service.
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