Speedwell House Stable & Barn

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Castleton

07943 196 256   Buxton Road, Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WP

These barn and stable conversions offer romantic self-catering accommodation in the Peak District for 2 people – and a dog!

Situated in the pretty Derbyshire village of Castleton, deep in the heart of the Peak District, Speedwell House offers a variety of accommodation. It’s a beautiful, award-winning 2-room boutique B&B but it's also home to a converted Barn and Stable each of which provides rather romantic self-catering accommodation for up to four people – and is dog-friendly too!

These two stone-floored, sympathetically restored properties are wonderfully cosy, kitted out with a mix of antique furniture, bespoke wooden beds and contemporary bathrooms that blends beautifully with the rustic stone walls and funky mirrors and fabrics –  and with large flatscreen Smart TVs, fast wifi, well-equipped kitchens (with dishwashers), they’re right up-to-date too. The barn's mezzanine bedroom, accessed via a spiral staircase, has two roof windows that make it a great place for guests to stargaze at night while the bedroom in the stable features an amazing handmade wooden four-poster and opens out onto a sunny patio. Both properties also have a sofa bed so are perfect for a family with young children as well as a couple.

Owners Mark and Hilary are on hand to help you make the most of your stay, with lots of tips on the best walks and pubs.  They have a large garden-cum-field that's perfect for impromptu walks, with newly planted trees and a small orchard. Your dog will also thank you for choosing to come here, with beautiful views and invigorating walks in all directions: everything from a circular walks around the village taking in the ruins of Peveril Castle to trips further afield to Mam Tor, Edale and the Hope Valley. It's a terrific base for exploring the Peak District National Park.



Relax and Enjoy is our aim. Once parked up you can forget the car and just enjoy walks in to the hills direct from the house. In the summer many guests enjoy sitting out in our meadow at the rear of the house with a glass of wine and some local cheeses after a great day out. In the winter a cosy pub fire makes a relaxing spot. Castleton is a very dog friendly area. 

Suitable For

The cottages are not large. They are romantic for 2 and cosy for 4. Both the Barn and the Stable have a bedroom with a hand made double bed with very comfortable mattress (Hypnos) and then a double sofa bed in the lounge area. They are fully equipped for a self catering stay. Dogs are welcome and seem to love the accommodation and particularly enjoy the meadow immediately adjacent where they can play and enjoy.
Speedwell House Stable is all on ground level and has been stylishly refurbished to give a modern yet rustic, cosy feel, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside
The bedroom at Speedwell House Barn is on a first-floor mezzanine, accessed via an open plan spiral staircase.  It has a stylish, hand-made bed, and purpose-made furniture, optimizing the space available.  What could be nicer than lying in bed, star gazing through the two Velux roof windows?!


There’s no wonder that idyllic Castleton is such a popular place for visitors and locals alike. The awe-inspiring ‘Shivering Mountain’ of Mam Tor is right on the doorstep, making it the ideal base for hikers. For adventurers of all ages the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle are great to explore, as are the four stunning show caverns, all within walking distance of Speedwell House Holiday Cottages. Castleton village boasts not one, but six great country pubs, as well as a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Food & Drink

1530 Restaurant and the George pub are our favourites. 5 out of the 6 pubs are dog friendly.


Two nights from £260, 7 nights from £550, dogs £30 per stay.

The Owner Says

Following the success and popularity of Speedwell House Bed and Breakfast in Castleton, we started on the project of our 2 outdoor barns and have now sympathetically renovated them, providing two lovely self-catering properties with breathtaking views.

With the mix of accommodation offered, Speedwell House Barn and Stable are ideal for a romantic getaway or for a small group of friends who prefer their own accommodation. Even better, Speedwell House Barn and Stable are both pet-friendly too, so you can bring your four-legged friends along with you. We know they’ll love this spot as much as you will!

Guests at Speedwell House Holiday Cottages can enjoy the peaceful patio area, with stunning views out to the hills beyond. You also have full use of a private meadow, ideal for exercising your dog or to let the children go wild in the countryside!  Parking for one car at each property is provided.

Here are some recent reviews from January and February 2020

''My husband and I came to the Stable In Castleton for his birthday - we were tempted by the great location, homely touches and wonderful views. We were not disappointed! This place is a great little find, close to amenities and right on the door step of the great outdoors. The Stable was spotless, very tastefully decorated and cosy. Hilary and Mark were great hosts - very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back.''

''It’s rare you go somewhere that is even better than the photos! The stable is so cozy and perfectly clean, we didn’t want to leave!! It has a really nice layout and is fully equipped with everything you need. Also perfect for bringing your dog as there are so many walks from the door. Everything you need for a relaxing break and lovely owners too. Can’t recommend this place enough. We will definitely be returning later this year.''

''A superb barn conversion in a stunning location. We had the most wonderful time exploring the peaks with our border collie. Walks (or runs for us) right from the door, an abundance of tea rooms, and a very warm welcome from the truly dog friendly hosts (including a great recommendation for half price pizza night) made this somewhere we can’t wait to come back to! It really is the perfect place to stay with or without a dog.''


Contact Website  07943 196 256  Speedwell House Stable & Barn, Buxton Road, Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WP

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