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Here’s what people say about Candlelight Cottage:

An idyllic quaint cosy cottage in a superb village location with the characterful village pub just yards across the green and many stunning walks from the door. Everything one could wish for in comfort and hospitality, and a very warm welcome from Simon; we will certainly return.
Phil & Carmel Dennis

Candlelight Cottage exterior

Candlelight Cottage exterior

We spent an idyllic few days in Candlelight Cottage on our Honeymoon in February. The cottage was spotlessly clean and contained everything we could have possibly needed. It is furnished and decorated to a high standard. The Aga was a pure delight – it kept the cottage warm & cosy & was wonderful to cook with. Litton is a lovely little village, as is nearby Tideswell, and all the locals are very welcoming and friendly. Simon, the owner, was there to greet us on arrival and was happy to answer any questions and provide any information about the area. The chocolates and champagne were a very kind gesture, as were the delicious cakes from Bakewell that Simon purchased for us. We just didn’t want to leave and would love to return sometime in the future – a beautiful little corner of the world!
Diane & Gordon Leighton-Hall

Our third stay at Candlelight Cottage – Wonderful as ever. Excellent spring weather. Many thanks again Jill and Simon. Your awards are more than deserved.
JB Sutton Coldfield.

Recommended on tripadvisor

Recommended on tripadvisor

Thank you for our goodies when we arrived and for stocking sundry items like soap powder. The cottage is charming, nice to come home to. The pub was a God send on the days we had walked or cycled all day. Thank you for working hard to make our stay so memorable.

Such a cosy cottage in an idyllic situation. We have hardly used the car, there were so many wonderful walks from the doorstep. The local shop was a great asset.
JH South Croydon


A fantastic place to spend Christmas week. The cottage was superb, warm and welcoming. A great location from which to explore. The weather was kind, so we managed a good few walks. Christmas lunch at The Bull’s Head, Foolow was fantastic – very welcoming and great food. Enjoyed the walk there and back.
PF Norwich

It was the week before Christmas and it was very cold. However the welcome at Candlelight Cottage was anything but! – a twinkling Christmas tree, chocolates and champagne in the fridge, cake, bread, biscuits etc. etc. in a most comprehensive pack of goodies. Simon and Jill really do know how to pamper their guests. The lounge was stylish yet so cosy. Everything was spotless and we enjoyed a very happy and relaxing few days. Sunday lunch at The Red Lion was delicious. Thank you Jill and Simon.

We so enjoyed our stay at the cottage.We have travelled extensively in recent years and have never received a welcome pack as comprehensive AND delicious as the Candlelight version — especially the chocs and champagne!
The cottage was so spotless, very well equipped and stylish to the last detail. Your twinkling Christmas tree and subtle decorations were beautiful, and the cosy stove created the ideal atmosphere following our days out in the freezing temperatures of December 2010.
We wish you and your family a most pleasant Festive Season.
Very Best Wishes, P and JW

Our choice of cottage fell on Candlelight Cottage, right across from the Red Lion pub (listed in some good pub food guides). It has all  the modern conveniences that you would need for a comfortable stay in Derbyshire. A cosy lounge with gas fire, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a very nice kitchen. All foodies out there will note that the kitchen has an AGA cooker and also a more modern cooker. So if you would want to use the AGA, let Simon Wills (the charming owner of the cottage) know a day in advance to start-up the beast. There’s also some literature in kitchen to figure out how and what to do when you wish to cook on it. I don’t think it’s an easy undertaking so if it fails, you can also go for the electrical cooker. We were graciously met by Simon and found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and more than adequate.  Read their full blog.

We had a wonderful time at Candlelight Cottage Litton this spring. It is an invaluable experience to spend our holiday in such a characteristic English home while enjoying the benefits of an ecologically conscious household, which is exactly what Candlelight Cottage provided us with. The house itself is equipped with everything one would possibly need (and much more) and the welcome pack the owners so kindly offer to guests can prove life-saving if you arrive late in the evening…The house is a rustic building … … but cleverly and stylishly blended with modern technology. The owners were very helpful all along, they were careful to tell us everything we needed to know about the house and facilities. Also, they were exceptionally open and flexible when it came to questions. We were lucky enough to have spent a perfect holiday in Peak District with most beautiful weather, lots of sunshine and the friendliest locals on earth. Staying at Candlelight Cottage made our holiday even more complete.
VP and friends – Hungary

Thank you for the warm hospitality. All the extra goodies made us feel very welcome here. Only problem, we don’t want to leave!
HM – Belgium

So completely equipped we brought along a lot of stuff we didn’t need because it was all provided. So exceptionally clean we felt we were the first guests to ever stay there.
AGN – Newbury, via The Real Visitors Book website (website has become Rated Places)

Our second visit was not a disappointment – the cottage as lovely as ever. Thanks to Simon and Jill for another great holiday.
SB – Bicester

Andrew and I so enjoyed your cottage, every detail had been so carefully thought of and the cottage is very lovingly looked after.  The decor and the well planned lighting really suit the cottage.  We found everything we needed plus more, i.e. ground coffee, tea, olive oil etc, so many details on the area’s attractions and walks that it would have taken a whole week to read them – I just wish we had had a week and not just three nights, oh, and of course the Bakewell tart, fresh bread and milk.  It is the most well equipped self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in, and it was lovely and warm in cold November.  Thank you so much.
LH from Lichfield

Fantastically warm welcome, lovely goodies, everything we needed and more in this lovely cottage. Can’t wait to come back and walk the area.
BD – West Yorkshire

Very much appreciated the great care that is taken in the welcome and in the cottage especially the Christmas decorations and celebratory Champagne.
SB – Salisbury

Thank you. We have had a wonderful holiday so much to see and do. The cottage is beautiful, comfy and cosy. Found the people in Litton really friendly. Great meals at the pub and delicious cake at the shop. We needed some long walks to burn off some calories; need to go home for a rest.

One of the best cottages I have stayed in. Lovely to have a kitchen that you can actually cook in with all the necessary equipment. Not such good weather but warm and cosy indoors at least.

A delightful cottage in which to spend Christmas. Warm, cosy, spotless, so tastefully decorated and incredibly well equipped. The extras you provided were much appreciated. We found this an ideal location to access superb walks both in the Dales and up on the Moors and Edges.
IP – Chesham

Shame you can’t get 6 stars.

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