We would be pleased to welcome you and your dogs to Michill Cottage.

Please do read this section to the end.

Because we use it ourselves as much as time permits, it  has the warmth and personal touches of a second home. Although we have now teamed-up with Welcome Cottages and their associates, it is important to us to maintain contact with our guests, and we are pleased that Welcome allow us to do this.

The cottage is small, but clean, tidy, well-equipped and welcoming. Michill Cottage is situated in a side street in the pretty Peak District village of Castleton

  • Dogs welcome at no extra charge
  • Sleeps 4
  • Self-catering cottage
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Peak District – Castleton

Welcome to Michill Cottage. With original features and oak beams this pretty 17th Century stone cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation for anyone visiting the Peak District. There are 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a kitchen and a living room.

Michill Cottage
Michill Cottage

A charming place to visit at any time of year, the cottage is ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists. It is positioned in a quiet lane off the old market square in the village of Castleton. The views of the surrounding area are stunning and there are excellent walks straight from the door.

Thank you to all our guests for looking after the cottage so well. It really does help make it home from home.

View of Michill Cottage and surrounding area



Castleton itself is an ancient lead mining village and one of the most popular locations in the peak district, famous for its 4 show caverns and unique Blue John Stone. It sits snugly in the Hope Valley, guarded both by the shaly slopes of Mam Tor and the square towered Norman Keep of Peveril Castle, which overlooks the village from a lofty limestone perch.

As well is its own show caves, caverns and castle, Castleton is a great base for visiting surrounding attractions including Lyme Park, Chatsworth, Bakewell and Buxton.

For walkers, runners and cyclists, there is no need to use a car to make a very short journey into the hills where even in the height of summer you may barely meet another soul. And at the end of the day, Michill Cottage awaits you: a quiet refuge where you can enjoy a home-made meal, indoors or out. If you don’t want the trouble of cooking there are more eating-places than you can sample in a week, all less than ten minutes’ walking away.

Michill Cottage is comprehensively equipped:

  • 1 double room with chest of drawers and hanging cupboard (there is a step up into this room)
  • 1 twin room with combination wardrobe
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas stove in living room
  • Well equipped and fitted kitchen (there is a step up into the kitchen)
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave with grill and oven
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge with icebox
  • Toaster
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lounge / Diner
  • Colour TV with integral IP docking station, radio, DVD and CD player
  • Internet
  • DVDs, games and books
  • Full size hair dryer
  • Duvets, linen and towels provided

Additional points:

  • All power included
  • Non smoking – STRICTLY
  • Pets very welcome, but not on furniture or upstairs (and definitely not on beds), thank you
  • Excellent pubs, inns and restaurant within 5 minutes walk
  • Short breaks available
  • Easy on-road parking within 100m
  • Very small enclosed courtyard at both front and rear of the cottage.
  • Garden furniture, and a BBQ provided.
  • Excellent walking straight from the cottage

And more:

  • Small cars may use off-road parking space directly opposite cottage
  • Garden opposite the cottage with fantastic views of the surrounding hills.

Neither of these points are advertised on the Welcome Group sites and are used entirely at the Guests’ own risk: the garden is steep and uneven but no worse than the path up Cave Dale, and some guests have complained about this and about the private parking space, which we feel is unfair. It would be tempting to stop mentioning either, but that would mean the majority of guests would lose out.

In addition, and to reiterate: the cottage is small. We frequently have parties of 4 adults with up to 3 dogs who seem to manage but occasionally have complaints that it is too small for 4 people. (We have been told that some time before it was a holiday cottage it was home to a family of 6!)  Just as the cottage is small, so is the television, and the location of the village means that the signals, both TV and WiFi are interrupted on occasions, and may not be as good as you are used to.

If you are looking for a warm, comfortable base, but intend spending as much time as possible outside, I would suggest Michill Cottage is just what you are looking-for. If however you want to spend your stay indoors, watching television or NetFlix, you might be better advised to look for a bigger and probably more expensive cottage,