Star House

Sleeps 10

Beautiful Spacious Cottage in the Village of Taddington Near Buxton and Bakewell.


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 en suites and 1 shared bathroom
  • Dog Friendly
  • An attractive row of three deceptively spacious traditional Derbyshire stone cottages. Yet from the inside they have been transformed to offer hidden surprises.
  • The real treat is the sunken conservatory which creates the most amazing open plan kitchen/dining room and leads straight out onto a private patio .
  • Star House (situated in the middle of the row) was a former public house called ‘The Star’ .
  • Perfectly placed between Buxton and Bakewell with amazing walks from your doorstep!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are four fabulous bedrooms on the first floor 2 with ensuite bathrooms and 2 with a shared family bathroom. There is also a further bedroom on the ground floor with ensuite facilities. 

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

The sunken conservatory offers a real treat creating the most amazing open plan communal kitchen/dining room. This impressive hexagonal shaped room with a glass ceiling offers a dynamic light and airy space . The clever use of space creates the feeling of outdoor dining all year round. Double doors open up onto a hidden gem of a patio perfect for you and your guests to enjoy a drink outside before dinner!

There is a fully equipped modern kitchen .

Please click here for the finer details of what to expect at the property.

Living Spaces

The large  living area in Star House is perfect for a family with a lounge conservatory inter flowing into a games room with a traditional bar billiards table.

With a feel of traditional country charm, the tastefully decorated lounge sits right in the heart of the house. Furnished with comfy sofas providing a sanctuary to snuggle down into luxury living in front of an original stone fire place housing a cosy log burner.

There is wifi .

Please click here for the floorplans of the property.

Garden and Outside Space

All three cottages lead out directly onto the shared garden which is an absolute delight to use as an outdoor entertainment area. It has been landscaped on different levels with a flagged terrace directly outside the main house.

Steps lead down to a lawned area which then leads to a lower level offering a totally private patio area that creates a lovely intimate space for outdoor dining and socialising. There is a large oil drum BBQ available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment,  and four picnic benches for your use. Plenty of private parking

The owner resides in a detached house on site giving you the assurance that assistance is close by if needed but still affording you privacy to enjoy your stay.

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

Taddington itself is very well located and sits midway between the popular market town of Bakewell and the historic spa town of Buxton and is set in some glorious Peakland scenery. From your door step you can walk a spectacular variety of scenic routes including the Limestone Way which passes right through the village. 

Nearby are some beautiful dales and grassy hilltops with spectacular panoramic views. You are a very short drive or cycle to the Monsal Trail – you can hire bikes here at Blackwell Cycle hire and even abseil from the viaduct at Millers Dale.

 Around the surrounding area, you will find the Blue John Caverns, The Tissington and High Peak Trails, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall all of these are within an easy drive. Alton Towers is within a 25 minute drive too. 

It's a perfect retreat for all family and friends reunions.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

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How To Find Star House


The address of Star House is:

4, Main Road Taddington Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9TU

Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.236572, -1.788391

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Directions to The Star by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 mins):

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 4.8 miles
  • Immediately the speed limit changes from 50 to national speed limit and the road turns into a dual-carriage way, there is a left hand turn onto ‘main road’ (often there is a sign for The Queen’s Arms)
  • Follow the road for 0.8 miles (continuing past the Queen’s Arms on your right hand-side)
  • There will be a red telephone box on your left hand-side and The Star is immediately after on your right
  • The entrance to the carpark is just after the property on your right (just before the entrance to the churchyard)
  • You have arrived at The Star!
  • Directions to The Star by car from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 5.5 miles
  • You will go past a left turn to Priestcliffe and a bus stop on your left hand side. Just after the bus stop there will be a sign with Taddington signposted. There are two turnings shown on the sign, make sure you take the second one signposted ‘Taddington’ as this will make sure you are on Main Road not School Lane.
  • Once you have turned right onto Main Road, follow the road for 0.4 miles
  • There is a churchyard on your left hand-side
  • The entrance to The Star carpark is immediately after the churchyard entrance on your left (if you reach a red telephone box on your right hand-side you have gone too far!)
  • You have arrived at The Star!

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Star House

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • The Queens Arms - Old traditional village pub, a  5 minute walk from the property.
  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The Church Inn, Chelmorton - Traditional village pub serving hearty meals.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. 
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday roasts, homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines all situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.


  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurant located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
  • Columbine, Buxton - Small privately run restaurant, perfect for a special occasion. 
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell- A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • 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!


  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.

Fresh Delivered Meals and 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
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
  • Indian Palace 
  • The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
  • 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.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Cycle or walk the Monsal Trail 

With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire to the property is at Blackwell Mill and you can also hire bikes at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for more information regarding cycle hire at Blackwell Mill and Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

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

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe. 

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is not far from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable. 

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery

4. The spa town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoythe playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.

Click here for further information on Buxton

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

Finer Detail

What To Expect At The Star at Taddington

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

  • Anti bacterial hand wash
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film, kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wi-fi is available in all properties.
  • The owners do live in a private detached dwelling on site

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (if requested)
  • 1 x Travel Cot
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath towel & hand towel for each guest
  • Log burner in the main lounge- 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • There are 4 x free view TV’s in total. There are 3 x 40-inch flat screen TVs located in; bedroom 1, the main lounge and the dining room. In the games room, there is a 72 inch wall mounted flat screen TV. All TVs are HDMI compatible-please bring tour own HDMI cable
  • 1 x set of bluetooth speakers
  • 1 x Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clothes Airer
  • Hoover and brush
  • Mop
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask our guests to please bring one with them, along with any relevant cable

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are  absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x Microwaves
  • 1 x Kitchen scales
  • 2 x Bosch electric fan assisted oven with 2 x ceramic electric
  • 2 x Full height fridge freezer
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 2/3 x Cafetieres
  • 2 x Kettles
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • 1 x Blender
  • 3 x Large oblong dining tables seat up to 16 in a rectangle and then up to 24 when separated with a mix of chairs and benches - the 3 dining tables in Star House measure 2200mm x 900mm individually or 2200mm x 2700mm when formed to make one table
  • Please note that the French door leading out to the private patio has a low level head height – you will need to duck!

House Rules

  • ​Standard check in is 4pm and check out on 10am
  • Please remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candle or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns please
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time
  • Not suitable for Hen and Stag Groups


  • ​There is shared parking with the other cottages on site
  • There is enough space for 15 cars in total but please park considerately
  • There is further village on street parking if needed

Outdoor Space

  • ​Shared main garden space with the other cottages
  • Landscaped gardens on different level with mature borders
  • Flagged area directly from the property
  • Steps to a lawn area
  • Further steps to a sunken patio area
  • Picnic benches
  • BBQ- charcoal-half oil drum style - 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 cottages Star House is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility due to steep steps in the garden and the main kitchen area which is accessed via  a stairwell
  • The French doors leading to the patio has a low head height so please duck!
  • The Conservatory Roof is toughened glass but no guest should venture onto the roof at any time
  • There are no interconnecting doors between cottages they all have their own entrances
  • Traditional Billiard Table


  • We allow 1 dog at the property and we charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • Please do not let dogs go onto any furniture and please keep out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure all dog litter is cleared from the garden or grounds
  • Please do not leave your dog unattended at any time


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


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