Red Lion Yard

Sleeps 6

Stunning cottage in Elton village, close to Winster, Bakewell and Matlock


  • ​3 double bedrooms, 1 located on the ground floor
  • Shared modern bathroom, the ground floor bedroom has its own toilet and basin in the room
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Stunning kitchen/diner with modern fitted units and appliances
  • Cosy lounge with impressive stone fireplace and log burner
  • Outside seating area
  • Located in the heart of the village, with plenty of walks from your door
  • Ideal for families and friends, dog and cycle friendly
  • All pictures painted in the cottage are by Ali Cotton Art

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are 3 fixed double bedrooms, with traditional features and decorated in their own unique style. One bedroom is conveniently on the ground floor.

  • ​Bedroom 1 - Fixed Super King Double, wooden beamed room with double aspect windows - sleeps 2 with space for a cot
  • Bedroom 2- Fixed Standard Double, with wooden floors and feature fireplace - sleeps 2 with space for a cot
  • Bedroom 3 - Ground Floor, fixed small double with feature stone fireplace, offering a cosy space. There is a handy toilet with basin built into the room neatly hidden behind a sliding door - sleeps 2

Shared modern bathroom with large walk in shower, double ended luxurious bath, wash basin and toilet, heated wall radiators

Cooking and Dining

The main entrance bring you into the kitchen - with stone floor and fitted modern units and appliances, fitted to a high standard. There is a large stone feature fireplace as the main focal point and plenty of storage. The well equipped kitchen has all of your modern appliances, with electric hob, built in microwave / slow cooker, electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is plenty of natural light filtering in through the double aspect windows. 

In the centre of the room is the dining table - comfortably seating 6 , a great room to all socialise and help with preparing the meals or drinks after a busy day exploring.

A stone step leads you up into the lounge.

Living Room

The cosy lounge has a real traditional feel about it, the first thing you notice is the large, stone fireplace which houses a log burner ideal for those cooler nights. Tastefully decorated in soft greys, its oozes country charm. Featuring 2 large sofas and a couple of easy chairs there is ample space for you all to gather together in this cosy room.

There is a flat screen Smart TV, and free Wi-Fi. Leading from this room takes you to the stairs and the ground floor bedroom.


Red Lion Yard is situated just off the main street of the village of Elton, parking is all on street allowing you to park near the cottage,  you are able to park across the driveway if there is space, there is a gravelled area with outdoor furniture to enjoy in the warmer months to the side of the property. Behind the property there is a lockable stone building that can be used to store up to 6 bikes, we do ask you to request this prior to arrival.  The washing machine is located in here too.

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 housekeepers enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay.
  • Please remove 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
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns as the property is in a residential area
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Any outdoor socialising to 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.

  • ​Ground Floor Bedroom with toilet and wash basin built into the room
  • The ground floor accommodation is not completely level as there is a 100mm step up into the lounge
  • TV with subtitles
  • Located in stunning countryside with beautiful scenery which can create a calm and tranquil stay
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

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

Elton and Surrounding Areas

Elton is a small, unspoilt, village close to the towns of Bakewell and Matlock.  Located on a hillside that overlooks Robin Hood's Stride which is a collection of gritstone rocks and open countryside offering differing walks for families with children or for the more hearty walkers. A fascinating spot to explore, with the Hermit’s Cave at Cratcliffe Rocks, where a carved crucifix and a indent for a candle remains under a rock under hang, this was at one time home to a hermit. Hermits were looked on as holy men, appointed to lonely places by a bishop, they rendered hospitality and assistance to travellers.  The nearby villages of Stanton, Birchover and Winster are heaped in history and are easily accessible with local walks. Rowtor Rocks near Birchover is also a great place to visit too, with a mysterious caves complex. This area is certainly steeped in history and needs to be explored.

The market town of Bakewell is only a 15 minute drive away, offering plenty of independent shops to browse and take home a memento of your time in the Peak District. There are plenty of cafes and pubs, a public swimming bath and a great park for the children to let off some steam. 

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How To Find Red Lion Yard


The address of Red Lion Yard is:

Main Street, Elton, Derbyshire. DE4 2BW

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Directions to Red Lion Yard by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 mins):

  • ​From the centre of Bakewell (the roundabout by The Rutland Hotel) follow signs for the A6 towards Matlock
  • Go passed Haddon Hall on your left and continue on this road
  • Once on the A6 follow the road until you come to a right turning signposted Ashbourne / Youlgreave the B5056- take this turning.
  • Follow this road until you get to a turning on your left which is signposted Ashbourne A515 / Longcliffe B5056
  • You then keep on this road for about 7 miles
  • You will come to a crossroads and Elton is signposted take the right turning for Elton.
  • Follow this road (Chadwick hill) - which is narrow in places into the village
  • Continue through the village and you will see a school sign on your left just passed Ivy Lane the cottage is then immediately on your left after the sign, facing you.
  • Parking is on this street
  • You have arrived at Red Lion Yard and the entrance is the first door.
  • If you pass the church on your right and the Duke of York pub on your left you have gone too far - please turn round and head a few yards back down the road.

Directions to Red Lion Yard by car from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes)

  • ​From the centre of the town follow the A515 heading for Buxton
  • Keep on this road until you see a signpost for Longcliffe / Grangemill B5056- take this right turning
  • You then keep on the B5056 for about 6 miles
  • Turn left at the crossroads for Aldwark this is the road opposite Longcliffe Quarry
  • Keep on this road and do not take any turnings at the small junctions keep heading straight across
  • Keep on this road until you drop down into Elton via Moor Lane
  • It is a country lane so can be narrow in some places
  • You will come passed the Duke of York pub on your left and the church in front of you turn right into Elton Village
  • Go passed the school on your left and the property is on your right - unfortunately it is not named at the end of the drive
  • Parking is on this street
  • You have arrived at Red Lion Yard

Directions to Red Lion Yard from Matlock (approx 20 mins)

  • ​From the centre of Matlock at the small roundabout head onto the A6 for Buxton (Manchester) (Bakewell Road)
  • Keep on this road and when you pass Macdonalds on your left head straight across the roundabout, heading for Darley Dale, Rowsley, this turns into Dale Road South
  • You will come to a turning that has a sign for Red House Stables on your left - turn left here onto Old Road
  • When you come to a junction turn left onto the B5057- signposted Winster
  • Carry on this road for 2 miles and through the village of Wensley which then leads into Winster
  • Continue through the village for 1½ miles and the road name changes to Elton Road.
  • At the junction head straight across - signposted Elton onto Chadwick Hill
  • Follow this road (Chadwick Hill) - which is narrow in places into the village
  • Continue through the village and you will see a school sign on your left just passed Ivy Lane the cottage is then immediately on your left after the school sign.
  • Parking is on this street
  • You have arrived at Red Lion Yard and the entrance is the first door.
  • If you pass the church on your right and the Duke of York pub on your left you have gone too far - please turn round and head a few yards back down the road.

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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Red Lion Yard. Verbatim.

Edwards stayed in November '23

Williams stayed in November '23

Tanouye stayed in October '23

Lee stayed in October '23

Hill stayed in September '23

Watts stayed in September '23

Davies stayed in August '23

Plaskett stayed in August '23

Robinson stayed in August '23

Bell stayed in August '23

Lorna stayed in July '23

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Your Stay At Red Lion Yard

Our favourite places to eat nearby


  • ​The Duke of York, Elton - The pub is truly brilliant & very welcoming. Food is not served unfortunately & the opening times are a little strange , Wednesday to Sunday from 8.45pm until closing but its full of old school charm & character, certainly a place to try.
    The  Miners Standard, Winster - just over a mile from Elton. Offering pizzas, steaks, pub classics, kids menu and Sunday roasts. A warm and friendly, traditional village pub, with a good selection of local ales, spirits, gins and fine wines.
  • The Bowling Green, Winster - 3 minute drive, (1½ mile walk) Dating back to 1472 this is a charming village pub offering fine wines and local ales. A drinking  pub only but does offer pasties and chips on Fridays.
  • The Druid Inn, Birchover - (3 miles, 7 minute drive). In an area surrounded by history this pub is an ideal spot to stop and enjoy a bite to eat or drink whilst out exploring. Serving a good selection of pub classics alongside lighter snacks, plus roast dinner options on Sundays.
  • The Red Lion, Birchover - a warm and welcoming family friendly pub, home cooked specials with a Sardinian twist. A good menu with pub favourites and seasonal specials, plus Sunday Carveries.
  • The Flying Childers, Stanton in the Peak - (4 miles, 10 minute drive), a traditional country pub, only serves snacks but it's a great location if you are out and about exploring the local history. Ideal spot to stop and grab a drink and relax. Offering pies, pasties, toasties and sandwiches.
  • The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell - (6 miles, 15 minute drive) in the heart of the town this spacious, relaxed pub welcomes walkers and dogs throughout the day. With a great choice of sandwiches, pub classics and sharing platters. Ideal for families and friends to enjoy a good meal.


  • The Rutland Arms, Bakewell (14 minute drive, 7 miles)- open for coffees, lunches and evening meals this former coaching inn has been refurbished into a smart and relaxed restaurant
  • Lovage, Bakewell - owned by former Great British Menu finalist Lee Smith, booking is a must - you can enjoy a modern British restaurant with a charming country vibe. Offering a la carte menu or tasting menus
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - a family favourite- once a former mill this has now been transformed into a modern and welcoming restaurant, open for lunches and evening meals.
  • Raja's, Bakewell - Authentic Indian cuisine positioned near to the much photographed Bakewell Bridge. Warm and friendly staff welcome you to the most amazing array of menu choices with all of your firm favourites and more.
  • Stones, Matlock - (7 miles 20 minute drive), offering a modern British menu in a relaxed setting. Open for lunches and evening meals.
  • The Peacock - Rowsley, 10 minute drive - originally a manor house but now a boutique hotel offering fine dining. With open fires,  atmospheric bar and friendly staff it is well worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere special. 


  • Chatsworth Kitchen, (10 miles, 20 minute drive) - the latest addition to the Chatsworth Estate, located in Rowsley within the Peak Village Shopping outlet. Enjoy delicious, fresh produce sourced locally, served alongside your favourite coffee and tea selections.
  • Chakra Lounge, Bakewell - fabulous cafe serving Indo-Western Cuisine and a wide vegan and vegetarian menu. Serving all-day breakfasts, small and large plates, kids portions, coffees, cakes and pastries.
  • The Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell - home of the original Bakewell Pudding - so no better place to try one! A spacious upstairs cafe offers a fantastic breakfast menu, light bites, sandwiches and mains, with a choice of coffees, teas, soft drinks, and a small choice of ales and wines. Ideally located above the shop you can then wander downstairs and take home a souvenir, whether it be a sweet treat or something that last a little longer!
  • Hassop Station Cafe and Gift Shop, near Bakewell- (9 miles, 25 minute drive)- if you fancied a day exploring the Monsal trail by foot or bike this is the ideal place to start or finish your day outdoors. Once a former Railway station it now offers a large cafe, with plenty of outside seating too, a gift shop plus a bike hire garage. Situated on the Monsal Trail you can easily enjoy the 8 mile traffic free route this area offers. The cafe is open for breakfasts, light bites, main meals and in the summer months it is open until 9pm.

Fresh delivered meals or near-by takeaways

  • Sauced Here- we work closely with Sauced Here who offer a fantastic selection of homemade prepared meals from local chefs, baskets of locally sourced groceries that can be delivered to your holiday cottage, adding something a little bit different to your standard supermarket order.
  • Scoff - local bakeoholics who can prepare and deliver locally sourced treats to your door. Starters, mains, desserts, plus full menus are all available.
  • Rajas- Bakewell, collection only due to distance, authentic Indian cuisine. Able to place your order directly online and then collect when ready.
  • Riverside Fish and Chips, Bakewell - who doesn't like the traditional favourites from a fish and chip shop - it is collection only.

Our favourite places to visit

​1. Robin Hood's Stride

Ideal for families with children to walk too this is a great and interesting place to visit. As legend would have it, it got its name from the 14th century when Robin Hood leapt between the large stones at each end of the tor - the rocks are now popular for climbing and scrambling over. Nearby Cratcliff Rocks offers more advanced climbing. On this walk you get to witness the fabulous far reaching views, a medieval Hermits Cave where you can still see the carved crucifix on the wall and a recess where a single candle would have been placed, a bronze age stone circle, called Nine Stones Close (or locally The Nine ladies) where 4 stones are still standing and oval earthworks where the castle ring defended settlement once stood. 

2. Stanton Moor

One of the walks from the property brings you to an area that is filled with local History there is an early Bronze Age stone circle called The Nine Ladies traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. There is a 10th stone nearby, slightly embedded still in the earth which is believed to be the fiddler! This is still a popular site at each solstice. Well worth a walk out too or drive to nearby Birchover to park then walk the short distance. You can also view The Reform Tower, built in 1832 to commemorate Earl Grey who fought for the reforming of parliament - unfortunately it is now not able to be accessed to the public. The Cork Stone is one of a number of impressive natural outcrops on Stanton Moor standing 15 ft high. Weathered sandstone resembling a huge mushroom or cork has steps carved into the side to allow access to the top, but is a difficult climb!

3. Rapid Horizons - Matlock

Only a 15 minute drive away this is a great day out for all the family. Offering Climbing / Rafting / Mountain Biking/ Tubing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding it's a great way to fill one of your days stay. Get to know the stunning surrounding area by floating down the River Derwent or climbing the many crags that The Peak District has to offer. Advisable to book the activities you may be interested in.

4. Gulliver's Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham

20 minutes away is the popular attraction of Gulliver's Kingdom, great for children aged between 2 - 13 years, you can easily spend a full day exploring the site and enjoying the numerous rides available. Set on the hillside of Matlock Bath the location itself boasts great views. You have various themed areas within the park, from Western World, Pirates Play Area, Lost World of Dinosaurs and a log flume. Why not bring your own picnic or eat at the various eating spots throughout.  A couple of minutes away from Gulliver's Kingdom are The Heights or Abraham, a cable car ride taking you high above the valley letting you enjoy the stunning views. At the summit you can enter the 2 caves, Masson and Rutland Cavern, experience the day in the life of a 17th century miner from the guided tours available. There are also two play areas with slides, climbing walls, rope walks and a range of activities to keep you active all day.

5. Chatsworth House and Gardens

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.​

Key Facts

What to expect at Red Lion Yard

A basic weekend supply of the following are provided:

  • Toilet Rolls ( 1 on the holder and one spare in each bathroom)
  • Hand Soap
  • Washing Up liquid
  • Salt / Pepper
  • Handful of dishwasher tablets to get you started
  • Tea towels
  • Dishcloths, pan scourer
  • Basic cleaning products
  • Utilities, electric, gas hot water and heating
  • Free Wi-Fi

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (on request prior to arrival)
  • 1 x Travel Cot (on request prior to arrival) - 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.
  • Fresh linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath and hand towel per guest
  • Log Burner - complimentary basket of logs to get you started, however, in the store behind the property there are kiln dried logs and kindling, with an honesty box
  • Hair dryer in each bedroom
  • Washing Machine in outhouse (request to use prior to stay)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Clothes Airer
  • Hoover
  • Christmas - throughout December, the property will have a small Christmas Tree with a set of lights, you are welcome to bring additional decorations but please be careful of paint or wood work.

Cooking & Dining

  • NEFF electric induction hob with 5 cooking zones
  • NEFF combi electric oven with built in microwave / slow cooker
  • Tall Fridge with 0 degree fresh area- no freezer compartment.
  • Siemens Dishwasher
  • Under counter recycling drawer
  • 2 slot toaster
  • Kettle
  • Table place mats
  • Large glass jug
  • Selection of crockery, plates, bowls, mugs
  • Pint glasses
  • Wine glasses
  • Prosecco glasses
  • Small tumblers
  • Casserole dishes
  • Baking trays


  • You are able to park across the driveway, if there is a space
  • There is only on street parking with the cottage - and this is free, please be mindful not to block any neighbouring driveways
  • 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 does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please take a look at this useful link for nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • ​Gravel seating area to the side of the house
  • Garden Furniture
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Lockable stone outhouse for 6 bikes (please request to use prior to your stay)  and to be used at your own risk. We do advise to make sure your bikes are covered under your own house insurance for personal belongings, personal effects and household contents
  • There is no lawn to the property but there is a playing field further in the village

Property Quirks

  • ​The stairs are quite steep so may not be ideal for the less agile guests
  • There is a step from the kitchen into the lounge
  • The doorway to the stairs and then to the ground floor bedroom is slightly reduced at 5ft 7
  • Small carpeted step down at the top of the stairs to the upstairs landing also slightly reduced head height at this point
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 doorway is 5ft 7 high some guests may have to watch their head
  • Bedroom 2 has wooden floorboards so you may find them a little creaky in places
  • The Bathroom door is also 5 ft 7 so some guests may find this slightly reduced for them
  • The washing machine is in the outhouse and will need to be requested


  • We allow 2 small dogs at the property and charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please do clear any dog litter from outside
  • Do not leave dogs unattended in the property at any time
  • There is no dog secure area outside as open to the main road


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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