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Candlelight Cottage

Self Catering

Rated 5 star GOLD, Candlelight Cottage is situated at the centre of the Peak District National Park. A romantic retreat in a peaceful village, with picturesque walks from the door and an excellent village pub and shop. Close to Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Buxton. Ideal for guests who enjoy the outdoors, sightseeing, history or culture. 

What makes a stay at Candlelight Cottage unique?

All guests are met on arrival and the owners are available at all times to help with any queries. A generous welcome pack of flowers and locally sourced produce is provided along with all the necessities such as toilet roll, dishwasher tablets and so on. Excellent customer service and quality are a key part of the cottage's continued 5 star GOLD rating. Guests can expect to stay in a spotless, well equipped holiday cottage, where everything has been thought of to help them relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Many original features such as oak beams have been retained but 21st century essentials such as free WiFi and Alexa Dot are also provided. Villagers are friendly and the pub excellent.

What is the capacity for Candlelight Cottage?

Candlelight Cottage sleeps up to four people in two rooms. The double room faces south and enjoys views over the patio garden and countryside beyond. The twin bedroom overlooks the village green with its spring bulbs and cherry blossom trees in spring and its Christmas tree and decorations in winter. The heated utility/boot room is great for drying wet clothing

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Buxton area?

The stunning Peak District scenery around Litton is crisscrossed by miles of walking and cycling paths suitable for all abilities. The bustling market town of Bakewell is a short drive away, as is Buxton, spa town and home of the Buxton Arts Festival. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and several NT properties are close by and many ancient historical sites such as Cresswell Crags and Arbor Low. Virtually every outdoor activity is catered for including climbing, gliding, fishing, sailing, hang gliding, potholing and caving. Manchester and Sheffield offer theatres, concerts, shopping, cinema and nightlife.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Litton has an excellent pub, renowned for the quality of its food and drink. A comprehensive list of fine pubs, restaurants and many local tea shops is provided at Candlelight Cottage. Several can be incorporated into scenic walks and the owners have many favourites to recommend! Farmers' markets and local shops specialise in locally produced specialities such as the famous Bakewell pudding. The Candlelight Cottage welcome pack includes a selection of locally made cakes from the bakery in nearby Tideswell and there is a dedicated folder of information in the cottage especially for foodies.

Top facilities

Award Winning

Free WiFi


Based on 12 reviews
Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

Litton is small village centrally located for many tourist attractions in the local area. It offers plenty of walks straight from the front door and so is ideal for walkers or cyclists. The cottage is so homely and thoughtfully designed that you have many luxury's to hand. Beautifully soft beddin...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

We have just returned from spending a week in Candlelight Cottage in Litton, Derbyshire. The cottage is warm, comfortable and very well equipped. It was refreshing to have basic items provided such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, cooking oil etc. Simon, the owner, met us at the cottage,...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first Stay at the cottage and would definitely recommend it. We stayed for a week as we wanted to do some walks and explore the Peak District. The location is great with its local pub and village shop and the cottage is full of traditional features and character. Candle...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

Our second visit to Candlelight Cottage and every bit as lovely as we remembered. The cottage is so well equipped - we didn't want for anything. Very comfortable and exceptionally clean The cosiness of the kitchen with the AGA and the wonderfully comfortable living room complete with Christmas tr...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

They say that repeat business is the best business. This is why we have already booked for 2019!! This is an outstanding cottage in an outstanding village with an outstanding pub. The tranquility is very special in any weather. Everything whether rain shine or tempest is available at this...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

After too long a gap we returned to this cottage for a second time. It was just as lovely as we remembered. Very well appointed and equipped we were cosy and comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is spotlessly clean and well situated for exploring the area. Simon and Jill are t...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

Candlelight cottage was a comfortable, clean, and cosy base from which to get out and explore a bit of the Peaks. Well situated for walking and towns, easy to find, and well equipped: I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a trip to the Peak District. We loved the woodburner, Aga, a...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

We have had a fantastic week in Candlelight Cottage. It was our first trip to the Peak District and we could not have chosen a better location for exploring the Peaks. The cottage has everything you could wish for and is really cosy and comfortable. The Red Lion opposite is great and the village...

Candlelight Cottage

5.0 5 0.5

Had a lovely few days in Litton and this cottage made the stay even more memorable. Jill is an excellent host. The cottage is warm and cosy with everything you would need to make it feel home from home. Will definitely be booking this cottage again!

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

5 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Tennis court


Swimming pool

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

1-4 People Capacity

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Gas / Electricity Details

Kitchen Facilities

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Spa Offsite


Bicycling, Cycling


Climbing, Abseiling


Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)


Electric oven

AGA (or equivalent)

Electric hob




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Manchester

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 30

Nearest Train Station: Buxton

Nearest Railway Time: 20 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 9

Open Times: All year round

Room Details: 2 bedrooms

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Star Rating: 5

Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award, Walkers Welcome Award

Number of room to: 4

Price Per Week From: 550.00

Price Per Week To: 800.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Candlelight Cottage, (Off Church Lane), Buxton, Derbyshire, BuxtonSK178QP, United Kingdom

From Junction 29 of the M1 - Take the A617 to Chesterfield, the A619 to Baslow and then the A623 towards Chapel-en-le-Frith. Litton is signposted on the left after the junction with the B6465. From the north west - Take the A6 to Chapel-en-le-Frith, and the A623 direction Chesterfield. Litton is signposted to the right after the various signs for Tideswell. From the South - Take the A6 to Bakewell, the A6 towards Buxton, the B6465 to wards Monsal Head and Wardlow, then briefly the A623 towards Chapel before you will see the signs to turn left to Litton.

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