View towards the property
Surrounding countryside
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The Trap House,

Eyam (1.6mls N), Peak District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stone cottage in quiet rural hamlet overlooking the village of Eyam
  • Close to local pub serving seasonal local dishes
  • Outstanding views of the village of Foolow and valley below
  • Cosy sitting room with log burning stove and exposed beams
  • Patio area outside for al fresco drinks
  • A great location for exploring the Peak District
Property code: PK478

This cosy hideaway is full of character in a rural hamlet location with historic connections to Highcliffe Hall. Includes an outside patio area for alfresco dining and views and is within easy reach of the local pub.

The property is located in the peaceful rural hamlet of Highcliffe, surrounded by rolling hills bordered by dry stone walls. The historic plague village of Eyam is just a mile away which, together with its famous past, boasts a thriving country pub, restaurant and Saxon church. If you head north from the property, you’ll find the picturesque mining village of Castleton, the beginning of the popular Pennine Way and the many attractions of the Hope Valley beyond.

Inside the property the beamed lounge features a large window and door leading out to the patio, as well as a solid fuel stove set within a traditional gritstone fireplace. With a bookshelf stacked with interesting and useful local resources and historic information, this is the perfect place to relax in front of the cosy fire and plan the day ahead. In the adjacent kitchen, which displays cream cabinets, pretty splash back tiles and all the essentials you should need for your stay, there is also a good-sized dining table. Upstairs, the bedroom has been decorated in cool, contemporary shades for a relaxing night’s sleep. An exposed beam adds character to the room, while the bright and airy en suite bathroom is the perfect place to end a busy day with a soak in the tub, there is a shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet.

If the sun is shining, there’s no better place to unwind than on the small patio area to the front of the cottage and take in those spectacular rolling views.

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.

  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Microwave
  • Electric hob and electric oven
  • Wood burner (first basket of smokeless fuel provided)
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • CD/clock radio/DVD/TV
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Patio seating
  • 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 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony , 16th June 2018

Everything was very good, the only downside was the smell of dogs on the furniture. We loved our daily visitors (chickens) from across the road

Reviewed by Cornelius, 5th May 2018

Lovely property in an ideal location, particularly for walking. Highly recommend this property and the Peak District. Very impressed.

Reviewed by Dominic, 24th January 2018

Perfect isolated place for us to escape to! Really cosy, well equipped & a lovely feeling cottage. Fire was wonderful on the cold nights, shut the world out & relax.

Reviewed by Alexandra, 28th October 2017

We loved this cottage. It was clean, cosy and had everything we needed. The location is amazing if you want to be remote, but it's close enough to lots of good walks and pubs for food. (We highly recommend the Bull's Head Inn). A 15 minute drive to the nearest supermarket in Bakewell, which has a great market on Mondays. Good self catering facilitiRead morees, great coal stove and a wonderful bath - long enough for a large grown man to have a good soak. We loved it and highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 21st October 2017

We loved the cottage but think it might be worth mentioning how steep and dark (at night) the walk is back from the Miners Arms, especially as the pub at Bretton doesn't take dogs after 6! Absolutely beautiful area and superb walking location.

Reviewed by Christine, 8th October 2017

Lovely homely cottage, great location for touring around Derbyshire & beyond.

Reviewed by James, 25th September 2017

It's a very comfortable and cozy place, we felt welcome and the owners are nice. There are some chickens that live across the road that liked to visit and the neighbours are friendly. The walks around the area are fantastic with beautiful views.

Reviewed by Richard, 16th September 2017

A lovely well appointed cottage with good quality equipment and fittings. Ideal for a couple and a dog. We would certainly like a return visit.

Reviewed by Joanne, 2nd September 2017

Overall a nice cottage, but would benefit from having a fresh coat of paint and improved cleaning, especially mould in the bathroom, but really cosy place.

Reviewed by Kath, 23rd July 2017

A wonderfully cosy cottage which we and our dog loved. It was lovely and warm with lots of hot water. The bed was very comfortable and there was lots of storage space for the "pack for every type of weather clothes" we took. The bathroom - bath, shower, loo and basin was ensuite and good. The lounge was cosy and off the kitchen which was nice for wRead morehen we cooked. TV but no wifi which was great!! Hide

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