Welcome to Riding House Farm Cottages

Riding House Farm Cottages, a family run farm with three self catering holiday cottages located in Castleton, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The holiday cottages nestle on the slopes of Lose Hill, offering panoramic views of the Hope Valley and Castleton, with its famous caverns and historic Peveril Castle. 


The cottages have been created from an ancient stone barn, into three lovely self-contained holiday cottages. Offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort, including high speed WiFi, yet retaining many original features. They have been awarded the coveted 5-star rating Gold Award- the highest rating given by the tourist authority. 


David and Densie Matthews have farmed at Riding House for over 40 years. They are the modern day Shepherd and Milkmaid! If needed, they will be on hand to help you make the most of your stay in the Peak District National Park. 


Riding House Farm is a traditional Derbyshire hill farm, rearing beef and sheep, on about 140 acres of hill land. It is situated under the Losehill ridge with wonderful south facing views across the Hope Valley, towards Winnats pass, Peveril Castle and Mam Tor. It's a walkers' paradise with direct access to the footpath network. From your doorstep you can take the footpath directly to the Great Ridge walk and enjoy another spectacular view over Edale Valley to the famous Kinder Scout. Then walk to Mam Tor or drop down into the Edale Valley. 


If you bring your wellies you will be able to see the newborn lambs in the Spring, year round you can visit the calf house and even feed the hens! There is an abundance of wildlife around, especially in our own secluded bluebell wood.


Well bahaved and friendly dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. 


Riding House Farm is a 15 minuate walk, along lanes and footpaths, to the centre of the picturesque village of Castleton, one of the Peak District's most popular tourist destinations. Castleton is home to Peveril Castle and the spectacular Peak Cavern, Speedwell, Treak Cliff and Blue John caverns. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park and the historic plague village of Eyam are all nearby. 

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