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 easy access to the downstairs bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and hand wash basin which 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 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 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 Ritchie, 7th March 2019

Lack of heating on arrival was soon sorted via holiday cottages and owners - many thanks, great holiday cottage, highly recommended

Reviewed by Rebecca, 1st March 2019

Gorgeous cottage, well equipped and spotless throughout. It is in easy walking distance of several pubs and a lovely cafe.

Reviewed by Anne, 16th February 2019

This was the most beautifully furnished cottage. It is rare to find a place where everyone has a beautiful room and where all beds have a good mattresses and bedding. The downstairs bedroom has its own bathroom, and is just off the living room, which was useful because a couple with a small baby did not disturb the others from sleeping in the morniRead moreng. The living room is bigger than it looks in the pictures and every sofa and chair super comfortable also. Hide

Reviewed by Allison, 29th December 2018

Practically perfect in every way! The cottage is beautifully laid out (the pictures dont do it justice) with a large dining room, living room and a good size (and well equipped) kitchen. The living room is large but cosy and we had some lovely evenings playing board games by the log burning fire. The bedrooms are all good sized, comfortable and havRead moree plenty of coat hangers. All of the bathrooms are immaculate and with good showers. A real gem of a property. Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 23rd November 2018

Beautiful cottage full of character and very homely. Very well equipped and had plenty of room for the eight of us (6 adults and 2 children). The cottage is situated in lovely village Calver which is close to Chatsworth and other attractions in the area.There is a Spar shop not to far away and the Derwentwater Arms pub is well worth a visit. All inRead more all we had a very pleasant weekend at the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 21st September 2018

We stayed at the Old Bulls Head with friends. We absolutely loved this property, an excellent size. We will definitely be visiting again.

Reviewed by Sarah, 31st August 2018

A beautiful cottage in a gorgeous village - a real home away from home. Plenty of space for our party of 6 adults & 2 children, never felt on top of each other at any stage. Everything you need has been thought of and provided, to a top standard, and its a lovely stroll to a wonderful pub and an excellent shop. Within easy driving distance to many Read moreplaces of interest, too many to list here, and lovely walks right from the door. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by A, 24th August 2018

A gorgeous and idyllic cottage with plenty of space for 8 people. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and spotlessly clean ... we arrived late on Friday. The facilities and furnishings were faultless. We were a family of 3 generations and the space and layout was perfect for us all. It was in a super location for walking and days out.

Reviewed by Mark, 4th August 2018

Fabulous cottage. Spotlessly clean and the owners clearly care about making sure your holiday is perfect with such a welcoming homely feel, very well equipped, and little things like milk in the fridge and biscuits. Charming village and location is central for lots of lovely places to visit. Could not have wished for anything else, just simply amazRead moreing property. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be returning Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 20th July 2018

Beautiful cottage, excellent location. Would highly recommend- well definitely be back!

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.

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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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