Holborn Cottage

Sleeps 5

A warm and welcoming luxury boutique cottage, hidden away in the picturesque village of Litton.


  • ​2 individually styled bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4/5 (with use of a loft bed - ideal for older children and adults only)
  • Beautiful bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Situated in the heart of the village, Litton offers you a great village pub and local shop both within easy walking distance
  • A short drive to the nearby towns of Bakewell and Buxton and also the stunning Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are only 15 minute drive away.
  • After your day out exploring the surrounding area, settle down in the luxurious lounge in front of the cosy log burner.
  • Private South facing enclosed courtyard
  • Pet Free property
  • Featured in the March edition of Country Homes & Interiors
  • Less than 2 miles from joining the Monsal Trail at Cressbrook

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Whilst retaining its original character, this 17th Century two double bedroomed cottage has been lovingly designed to provide modern Boutique Style creature comforts: 

Bedroom 1 - Fixed King Sized Double bed- Feature Stone Wall and Wardrobe Space

Bedroom 2- Compact room with Fixed King Sized Double bed - please see photos for restricted access to either side of the bed . Also features a Loft Bed with access via a steep ladder - ideal for older children and adults only! Small cupboard with hanging space.  Room for a cot

Shared Shower Room -  a stunning feature stone wall with a quirky built in space for storing towels, this bathroom is finished to a high standard with a luxury walk in shower and underfloor heating.

Please click here for the Floor Plans

Cooking & Dining

Fantastic open plan kitchen / dining area, this is a great space for all of you to get together to prepare your meals whilst still socialising.  There is a fully equipped kitchen including a built in dishwasher/ washing machine and fridge.  A handy drawer that holds all your recycling goods - clearly labelled for ease.  The kitchen has all the items you would expect to find at home to make sure your stay is as comfortable  as it can be.

A good sized dining table , that easily seats 5, consisting of a bench seat and a couple of additional chairs - there is ample space for all your meals.  Near to the door that opens onto the courtyard you can enjoy the sun shining through whilst enjoying a lazy breakfast,  lunch or dinner.

Living Space

An inviting lounge welcomes you as soon as you walk into the cottage.  With traditional beams and a stone fireplace it really does have that cosy cottage feeling. 

There are 2 plush sofas to sink into and a cosy log burner to light in the cooler months.  A quaint window seat is ideal to maybe sit and enjoy a book. There are plenty of homely touches with a well stocked games cupboard filled with reading books for adults and children, a selection of DVD's and plenty of board games to keep the children (or adults) happy!  

A Panasonic Smart TV and DVD player with soundbar is also available.

Garden & Outdoor Space

Holborn Cottage is tucked away down a quiet lane so the enclosed courtyard gives you a space that you can relax and enjoy the sun all day long.  The courtyard has a wooden table and chairs to seat 5 and an additional bench. 

A fabulous area to enjoy a BBQ, (available for use from 01st April through to 31st October) we do ask you to provide your own charcoal and lighting equipment. 

There is parking for one standard sized car. Please see under "Your Stay" for additional or alternative parking options.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • Please no fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property.  Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that any outside socialising be brought inside by 10pm. We kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy 
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • Open plan kitchen / diner flowing into the lounge
  • Level access into the cottage and throughout the ground floor accommodation
  • Parking is close to the cottage
  • TV with subtitles
  • Hypoallergenic bedding throughout
  • Located near to a working farm so you may experience​  the sights and sounds of country life
  • Established seasonal planting creating a calm and tranquil setting

​​​Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at hello@peakvenues.co.uk

The Peak District & Surrounding Area

Situated across the road is an ideal children's play area. 

The cottage is located near to a working farm that is at the end of the lane and over the wall so from time to time you may experience seasonal sights and smells that working farm life can generate.

Litton has a very popular village pub, which is great for food or just to go and enjoy a drink.  There is a community run village store offering most of the essentials along with the basics of milk / bread cheese etc.  The Post Office is situated in the building too.

The location of Holborn Cottage  has an immense choice of walks or cycle routes from your doorstep. You can enjoy easy access to the picturesque dales of Litton, Millers, Cressbrook, Tideswell and Raven, walking through woodland and the dramatic open countryside of the Peak District.

A 15 minute walk across the narrow back road (which is suitable for cars too) is the village of Tideswell. Here there is a small supermarket,a  great restaurant called the Merchant's Yard, very popular cafes and a couple of village pubs

You are less than 2 miles away from joining the Monsal trail at Cressbrook, which is a fantastic walk from the doorstep.

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How To Find Holborn Cottage


The address of Holborn Cottage is:

Off Mires Lane, Litton, Nr Buxton, SK17 8QP

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.2728404, -1.7533403 

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Directions to Holborn Cottage by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell follow signs for A6 to Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue for approximately 1.3 miles
  • You will come to a right turn signposted to A6020 for Ashford-in-the-Water (there is a separate middle lane for those turning right)- take the right turn
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Betty Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
  • Follow the road past the Village Hall, you will see a small shop in front of you turn right just before the shop which continues onto B6465 (Greave’s Lane) signposted to Monsal Head& Wardlow
  • Follow this road for approximately 4 miles 
  • You will come to a ‘T’ junction once through the village of Wardlow with 2 signs in front of you (right to Chesterfield & Sheffield), left to Manchester & Stockport).
  • Turn left at the T-junction onto the A263 towards Manchester & Stockport (A623 & A6)
  • Follow the road for 0.3 miles then take the first left turn (Mires Lane) signposted to Litton & Cressbrook (there is a house on the corner so turn just before this)
  • Follow the road into Litton, and over the brow of the hill you will pass a farm on your left carry on for a couple of 100 yards and there is a small turning on your left signposted for West Villas opposite the yellow and green clothing recycling bins on your right and just before the Methodist Chapel.
  • Turn down the lane that is marked West Villas and the cottage is the second on the left- the parking is opposite the cottage on a gravelled area next to a couple of stone buildings.  Please look out for the Holborn Cottage parking sign. There is additional parking in the village if needed.
  • The cottage is accessed via the low green gate into the courtyard garden.
  • You have arrived at Holborn Cottage!

  • Directions to Holborn Cottage by car from Buxton (approx. 20 minutes):

  • From Buxton follow the signs to the A6 towards Bakewell
  • Once on A6, continue on this road for approximately 5 miles
  • There will be a left turn for the B6049 signposted to Tideswell, Miller’s Dale & Blackwell
  • Take this left turn and continue through Miller’s Dale for approx. 3 miles
  • Take the  right turning signposted to ‘Litton’.
  • Follow the road through the village - after a turning signposted for Cressbrook you will see a Methodist Chapel on the right. 
  • Turn down the lane to the right that is marked West Villas and the cottage is the second on the left- the parking is opposite the cottage on a gravelled area next to a couple of stone buildings. Please look out for the Holborn Cottage parking sign. There is additional parking in the village if needed.
  • The cottage is accessed via the low green gate into the courtyard garden.
  • You have arrived at Holborn Cottage!

Please note: 

Parking is compact only ideal for a small standard size car and this is opposite the property on a gravelled pull in however there is ample village parking on the roadside.

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Holborn Cottage

Our Favourite Places to Eat

Country Pubs

  • The Red Lion, Litton - Small traditional village pub serving great food. Please note that they do not allow children under the age of 6 in the pub.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub. It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinsons small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow – Our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.
  • The Bulls Head Inn, Foolow - Family run pub serving hearty traditional pub food.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton- Quaint 16th century inn with the most amazing views - on a clear day it is possible to see five counties.
  • The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton - A lovely traditional pub with a great beer garden.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - An idyllic setting near the river which serves great traditional pub food with large beer garden.


  • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell.
  • Simply Thai, Buxton, Derbyshire - Great Thai restaurant located in the centre of Buxton – booking is definitely recommended.
  • The Prince of Wales , Baslow - great village pub and restaurant serving locally produced food and a friendly welcome.
  • The Woodyard - Bakewell, family friendly restaurant - situated in an idyllic location by the river.  Serves both lunch and dinner.


  • The Yondermann Cafe - Wardlow Miers - Hearty Breakfasts available in small, big, bigger and biggest portions -  a must to try! Sandwiches / jackets potatoes and main meals. Now fully licensed.
  • The Cherry Tree, Tideswell - Specialising in cakes, sandwiches & home made hot pasties
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly café right on the Monsal Trail, with gift shop and bike hire.
  • Village Green Cafe, Eyam - in the heart of the beautiful famous 'plague' village of Eyam .

Fresh Delivered Meals & Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, Home-Cooked Food, Delivered to You in the Peak District
  • Elliott’s, Tideswell - Fish & Chips
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi - Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton

Our Top Places to Visit

1. Walk along Litton Dale

A great circular 4.5 mile walk starting in Litton and incorporating some of the Peak District’s prettiest dales including Water-cum-Jolly Dale. The walk takes you by the river Wye and passes by Cressbrook and Litton Mills (now residential flats) but in the 19th century these mills were notorious for their cruelty and unsavoury employment practices.

Click here for a link to Litton Dale .

2. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is a idyllic market town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Situated on the River Wye and famous for Bakewell Pudding, you might like to pop into The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which claims to have the old original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

3. The Monsal Trail

With the impressive Monsal Trail so close you must take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this former Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, near Buxton. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free cycling/walking. The nearest access to the trail is at Miller’s Dale and you can hire bikes at Blackwell Mill. For the more adventurous and adrenaline junkies you can even abseil from Millers Dale Bridge, arguably the most spectacular Peak District abseil site!

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or Blackwell Cycle Hire.

4. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns

Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge. Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.

5. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house , with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

Key Facts

What to Expect at Holborn Cottage

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand Soap
  • Toilet Rolls (1 on the holder and 1 spare)
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Basic Cleaning Products
  • 2 x Tea Towels
  • 1 x Dish Cloth
  • Dustpan & Brush which is under the sink in the top pull out drawer
  • Utilities - Electric, Gas, heating and Hot Water
  • Hoover - this is in the lower under stairs cupboard

Useful Information

  • 1 x High Chair (if requested) in the under stairs cupboard
  • 1 x Travel Cot in the under stairs cupboard- we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Child's Groclock nightlight in the under stairs cupboard
  • Fresh Linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh Towels - Bath and Hand Towel per guest
  • 1 x Log Burner in the lounge - 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (please supply your own fire lighters or matches)
  • 1 x Panasonic Smart TV with DVD player and sound bar
  • Alexa in the Living Room
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • Iron, Ironing Board & Airer in the lower under stairs cupboard
  • Please note the stairs are steep so may not be ideal for the less agile of us.
  • Christmas - throughout December the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

Cooking & Dining

  • ​Microwave (situated in a cupboard under the worktop)
  • Dishwasher
  • Recycling Drawer
  • Electric Hand Blender
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Under Counter Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Gas Hob and Electric Oven
  • Roasting Tins and pots
  • Selection of pans in the drawer under the cooker
  • Cafetiere
  • Grater
  • Wine glasses / tumblers and Champagne flutes
  • Plates / bowls / mugs
  • Plenty of cutlery and kitchen utensils
  • Chopping Boards
  • Dining for 5

Should there be a particular cooking  item that you need for your stay we do suggest to bring it along with you - for peace of mind.


  • There is parking for one car
  • Please note that if your car is larger than the standard size please do not use the parking space as it blocks access for the residents living down the lane.
  • There is plenty of village parking on the main road or across from the cottage there is further parking in the space before the park, do not park in front of the park gateway
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find useful, for local, nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • Patio table that seats 5 with parasol
  • Small paved courtyard with mature borders
  • BBQ- charcoal - available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • Due to the age and character of the property the stairs are quite steep​, so may not be ideal for the less agile of us
  • Some guests may need to duck slightly when using the stairs
  • There is no solid stair handrail - there is a rope to use which is attached to the wall
  • In bedroom 2 there is a loft bed with access via a ladder - we do ask this is only used by older children or adults- please take care when using the ladder
  • In bedroom 2 the bed is up against the wall on either side so does not allow you to walk around the bed on both sides, making it a compact
  • The cottage is at the end of the lane to a working farm so you may experience from time to time seasonal sights and smells


  • We are sorry but this property has a strict no dogs allowed policy​


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent signal that is beyond our control.  We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi is there are technical issues in the area.


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