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Torside Holiday Cottage in Stunning Peak Cavern Gorge, Castleton

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Holiday cottage in stunning gorge location. Sleeps 4. Short walk to village pub


Torside is a family run cottage for discerning guests seeking authentic vernacular accommodation. Located in the beautiful Peak District village of Castleton, it was our family home for 12 years. It has been lovingly renovated using traditional building conservation methods and decorated to English Heritage standards.

Torside comprises a spacious double master bedroom and a twin bedroom (large single and small double bed). The impressive dining kitchen is fully equipped with double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The cosy living room has an imposing inglenook fireplace built of fossiliferous limestone, a pair of 2 seater leather sofas, Smart TV and DVD player. The bathroom has an over bath shower and views of the limestone cliff at the rear of the cottage that gives Torside it's name.

- Complimentary unlimited wi-fi

- Radio and CD player

- Egyptian cotton towels and linen provided

- Gas fired central heating and power included

- Open fire and complimentary coal

- Large shed to store bikes

- Parking available in Resident's Car Park with a complimentary pass


Torside is a traditional Derbyshire limestone cottage set in its own garden. It is a vernacular building with rubble walls and wooden floors suspended over the bare earth. It is decorated to English Heritage standards and all external walls are lime plastered with pony hair binding it together!


Torside is tucked away in the stunning and 'other worldly' Peak Cavern Gorge, a tranquil corner of Castleton. It is a popular film set location due to the immediately dramatic scenery. Wildlife enthusiasts might see several species of bat flitting about, trout in Peakshole Water (AKA The Styx) and hear Tawny Owls calling in Spring. The nearby Peak Cavern is a Jackdaw roost, which can provide wonderful entertainment on a warm Summer's evening. Torside is the nearest dwelling to Peak Cavern, which has the largest land based cave entrance in the British Isles and is also a SSSI. The cavern was home to one of Britain's last troglodyte communities until 1915. Peak Cavern is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and several tours are conducted daily. It is a short walk away from the village centre, with 6 pubs, several cafes, village bakery and Blue John jewellery shops. There is also a Visitors Centre and 4 show caverns to investigate..


- Stair gate on landing

- High chair, travel cot and bedding available on request.

- Selection of children's toys and books.


Castleton is well-equipped for visitors. There are 6 pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, 4 show caverns (and events therein), Blue-John Jewellery shops, Peveril Castle, Ancient Garland Ceremony, Christmas lights, Winnats Pass, geology galore (e.g. Mam Tor landslip), walker's paradise, post office, village store and bakery and an informative Visitor's Centre.


Many major tourist attractions are within a short drive: Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Lyme hall and Park and Eyam (historically a Plague village). Child focused attractions include The Chestnut Centre (Otter and Owl Sanctuary), The Heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom (Matlock Bath, 27 miles) and Alton Towers (38 miles).

Buxton, an historic spa town is a 20 minute drive away. It is the highest market town in England. Visitor attractions include Poole's Cavern, Go Ape, Go-Karting and St Ann's Well. Buxton Opera House is one of Britain's leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year. The pavilion Gardens are excellent for a picnic and a wander on a warm day.

​Sheffield is about 30 minutes drive away.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018

About The Owner

I am a Uni academic taking time out for my family.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1999

Why The Owner chose Castleton

This was our first family home, ideally located in the Peak District but within commuting distance of Sheffield and Manchester. We moved out when we needed more space for out growing family.

What makes this cottage unique

The location in Peak Cavern Gorge is stunning. It is in a quiet area of the village but just a short walk to the centre where the pubs, shops and cafes can be found. Castleton is very much a working village and has a buzz about it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castleton in Castleton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom overlooks the cliff that gives the cottage its name
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Small double bed, exposed limestone feature wall. Fab views.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Beautiful spacious cottage bedroom with wonderful views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming


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Car: not necessary

Castleton is world famous for Blue John, a locally mined precious fluorspar. There are several Jewellers workshops in the village that use Blue John to make jewellery and object d'art. Castleton has 4 show caves to investigate, a visitor Centre and a ruined Norman Castle. The area is very popular for hill walking, hang gliding and para gliding.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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