Riding House Farm is a family-run farm on the slopes of Lose Hill in the Hope Valley, offering panoramic views over the Hope Valley, Castleton and up to the historic Peveril Castle.
About Riding House Farm Cottages
Owners David and Denise have farmed at Riding House Farm for over 35 years and look forward to welcoming you to their two beautiful holiday cottages.
Converted from an ancient stone barn into two lovely self-contained holiday cottages, Riding House Farm Cottages retain the original features of the old building whilst offering the highest standards of comfort. Both cottages have been awarded a coveted 5-star grading Gold Award – the highest grade given by the tourist authority.
If you bring your wellies you will be able to see the newborn lambs in Spring, visit the calf house and even feed the hens!
Well-behaved and friendly dogs are welcome by arrangement too; your four-legged friend will love their adventure here as much as you will!
Shepherd’s Cottage (Sleeps 4)
Shepherd’s Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage in the Peak District, just perfect for 4 people. It has one double and one twin bedroom and has two bathrooms. The cottage retains many original features, including oak trusses and beams upstairs and thick stone walls throughout.
Downstairs you’ll find a spacious open-plan living room with comfy seating and a flame effect fire, there is also a dining table and 4 chairs. Next door is the well-equipped kitchen with hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and an adjacent laundry room with washer and dryer should you need them. Also downstairs is the second bathroom with shower and toilet.
Upstairs the two bedrooms are presented to the highest standard and both offer lovely views over the valley. Bedroom 1 is a twin room with 2 single beds, and Bedroom 2 is a super-king-size double room.
Next to the bedrooms is the modern family bathroom with bath, basin and WC.
Outside there is a private parking area along with seating, offering lovely views across the valley, the perfect spot for a BBQ or for a morning cup of tea while reading the paper!
Milkmaid’s Cottage (Sleeps 2)
Milkmaid’s Cottage is a lovely and spacious 1 bedroom holiday home. The living room is cosy, retaining original features and has a lovely corner fireplace made of reclaimed timbers from the original barn.
The furnishings are of the highest quality and owners David and Denise ensure that Milkmaid’s Cottage is spotlessly clean and maintained to the highest standards.
The cottage has full central heating and double glazing to ensure it remains warm and cosy year round.
Downstairs is the living room with flame effect fire, TV, CD, DVD and a well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is also an adjacent laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
There are two bathrooms, one upstairs with a bath, basin and WC, and a downstairs shower room with basin and WC. The bedroom has a 6’ bed and original features of the building.
Outside there is private parking and lovely views across the valley.
Riding House Farm is just a short 15 minute walk along lanes and footpaths from the Peak District village of Castleton, with its many pubs, tea rooms and lovely independent shops.
The main Trans-Pennine train line can be accessed from the next village of Hope and offers regular connections to Sheffield and Manchester.
If you prefer to get your boots on and enjoy the hills and dales of the Peak District, then from the doorstep you can take the footpath directly up on to Lose Hill ridge and enjoy spectacular views over the Vale of Edale, across to Kinder Scout and then walk up on to Mam Tor – the famous ‘shivering mountain’.
The Hope Valley is in the heart of the Peak District National Park. To the north is the ‘Dark Peak’ with its huge expanse of gritstone moorland; to the south is the ‘White Peak’ with its more gentle limestone scenery. The Hope Valley runs from Castleton in the west to Grindleford in the east.
The Hope Valley offers the pretty villages of Hope, with its pubs, cafes and great access to Win Hill and Lose Hill. A little further along you’ll find Hathersage, with its historic church, open air swimming pool and access to the world famous climbing crags of Stanage and Burbage.