Located in Elton Village close to Winster and Matlock Bath, Red Lion Yard is a stunning Grade 2 listed, 3 bedroom, stone cottage nestled in the heart of this peaceful village. Perfect for family and friends to come together to enjoy this beautiful part of the Peak District.
There are 3 fixed double bedrooms, with traditional features and decorated in their own unique style. One bedroom is conveniently on the ground floor.
Shared modern bathroom with large walk in shower, double ended luxurious bath, wash basin and toilet, heated wall radiators
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.
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.
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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.
The address of Red Lion Yard is:
Main Street, Elton, Derbyshire. DE4 2BW
Directions to Red Lion Yard by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 mins):
Directions to Red Lion Yard by car from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes)
Directions to Red Lion Yard from Matlock (approx 20 mins)
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Red Lion Yard. Verbatim.
Really great - would stay again. High standard furnishings and felt really homely. Quick response from owner when we needed it. Thank you
Beautiful cottage, lovely place to stay. Not far to travel to Matlock or Bakewell. Would recommend!
Six of us had a wonderful time in Elton at this house. It was also very dog friendly as advertised. Recently renovated, lovely wood burner in the lounge, and plenty of space to cook in for six. Loved our stay!
Great weekend, we will be back. Thank you for sharing your lovely home, for us it was home from home.....we had the perfect family weekend x
We had a lovely weekend stay! The cottage is beautifully done and in a great location. Thanks!
Fantastic house, very clean, well presented, good kitchen and living space, very comfy beds, great shower, heating and fireplace. No complaints at all.
Home away from home. Lovely cottage, very well equipped, stunning location. Highly recommend.
The cottage was absolutely beautiful. It was incredibly clean with everything we needed. The beds we so comfortable, gorgeous bathroom and kitchen and lovely lounge to relax in. The location was perfect with 2 children and the recommendations for things to do was great. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back.
Brand new accommodation - High end bathroom - Double oven - 2 toilets - easy parking - lots of walks from the front door - close to Bakewell - good communication with host management company. Low door heights (only applies to tall people) - Only 1 shower/bath room - some windows don't open (painted shut)
Lovely cosy and clean place and super well located for the towns and sights in the Peak District. Well equipped with everything we needed and a perfect family get away. Thank you!
Great place to stay!
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following are provided:
Cooking & Dining
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