View towards this chocolate box cottage
Lounge area with cosy wood burner
Spacious lounge with original beams
Country style kitchen with range cooker
Dining room with lots of original features
A great space for all to gather
Dining area
Luxurious bedroom
Family bathroom
Courtyard area
View towards this pretty cottage
Quiet village lane
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The Old Bull's Head,

Calver, Peak District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 300 year-old cottage full of chocolate box charm
  • Private walled courtyard with afternoon sun, ideal for BBQs
  • Located in the heart of a village, close to local amenities
  • Enjoying beautiful rural views up to Curbar Edge
  • Close to the pretty town of Bakewell
  • Stunning walks right on your doorstep
Property code: PK939

This 300-year-old stone cottage offers the perfect blend of period charm and contemporary conveniences in an unbeatable village location with a walled courtyard perfect for summer evenings.

Located in the heart of the old part of the stone built Derbyshire village of Calver, the property is within walking distance of the local shops, cafes and gallery. Spreading across the floor of the Derwent Valley, the village is surrounded by stunning scenery and walking routes, including gristone edges, heather clad moorland, grassy heights and limestone outcrops. The family-run – and allegedly haunted – Derwentwater Arms sits overlooking the village and cricket field, the perfect spot to enjoy a pub lunch.

The property is entered through the pretty stone wall and iron front fence into the dining hall. With stone flagged floors and an original decorative fireplace with traditional gritstone surround, this is a suitably grand venue in which to enjoy your evening meals. Beyond the dining room, the newly refurbished kitchen is fitted with a Rayburn Range Cooker and stocked with everything you should need throughout your stay. On sunny evenings, guests can enjoy an al fresco meal in the private courtyard located through the kitchen. Once you’ve finished your meals, head to the sitting room to relax next to the log burning stove in one of the many sofas under the beamed ceiling.

A twin bedroom, which has 2 steps down, and it has its own en-suite shower room is also located on this floor, while the three remaining bedrooms can be found upstairs. The master bedroom features a super king-size bed with an en-suite shower room. There is a second bedroom with twin beds and tranquil views across fields. The final bedroom has a double bed and enjoys views to Curber Gap. All bedrooms on this floor have access to the family bathroom which has a large shower cubicle, bath, toilet and hand wash basin.

Outside is a private walled courtyard with afternoon sun, ideal for BBQs.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 super king size bed, 1 double bed, 1 twin upstairs and 1 twin downstairs, with 2 steps down
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet access
  • Off road parking for several cars
  • Washing machine and airer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Range cooker
  • Microwave
  • Wood burner
  • DVD/TV
  • Central heating and power provided
  • Bed linen and towels included

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah, 17th June 2018

We had such a wonderful week staying at the old bulls head, all the bedrooms were decorated lovely and the beds very comfy, the cottage was very well equipped, everything we could of wanted, plenty of space for 6 adults, the location was fantastic, lovely little village with easy reach to a pub and shop, would recommend and return :)

Reviewed by Jonathan, 18th May 2018

The cottage was gorgeous in every way in an idillyc setting. Lots of info on how to work things in the cottage; dishwasher, TV, log burner etc. Walk recommendations a great touch. Clean, spotlessly clean. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Lisa, 30th March 2018

Fantastic in all respects, totally would recommend and looking forward to staying again!

Reviewed by Paul, 9th March 2018

The cottage is in a very convenient location. There are beautiful walks accessible from the front door. The cottage itself is obviously very old but has been beautifully modernised and is very comfortable. It is also spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Susan, 11th February 2018

Lovely cottage. Good location. Fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Diane, 5th January 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. So peaceful, wish we could have stayed forever! Love the original features so glad they have been lovingly restored, fabulous interior, wonderful ! Diane Derbyshire

Reviewed by Steven, 20th October 2017

A wonderfully presented cottage. Looks even better than on the photographs and larger too. Great location for exploring the peaks with some good walks from the cottage and also some handy walking books provided for other walks. There's also good local pub and an unusually excellent Spa both within a few minutes walk of the cottage.

Reviewed by Jess, 12th October 2017

Lovely, spacious but cosy house, very tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Great location with lovely walks from the house.

Reviewed by Diane, 8th September 2017

The cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. We had 7 adults in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone - we loved it. The village is lovely and well located for walks and places of interest to visit. It also has a lovely pub closeby and a local shop.

Reviewed by Janet, 21st July 2017

Great location for Chatworstworh House and all the top Peak District attractions. Pleasant village with very good local facilites and easy access to walks. Lovely cottage for larger groups/ families with a high standard of comfortable furnishings, great ensuites and family bathroom. Downstairs twin room with ensuite has 2 steps for access so may noRead moret suite all disabled travellers. Hide

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View towards this chocolate box cottage
Lounge area with cosy wood burner
Spacious lounge with original beams
Country style kitchen with range cooker
Dining room with lots of original features
A great space for all to gather
Dining area
Luxurious bedroom
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