Scout Castle

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Sleeps: 26 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Chateaux & Castles Manor
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Romantic

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Peak District, Scout Castle beckons you to immerse yourself in its timeless charm and grandeur. A bastion of history, this ancient farmstead, dating back to the 14th Century, stands proudly on the slopes of Kinder Scout, where ancient pack horse routes from Glossop, Hayfield, and Edale converge.

As you approach Scout Castle, its mellow Derbyshire sandstone walls rise majestically, hinting at the opulence that lies within. Once inside, you are greeted by luxurious living spaces adorned with intricate stained-glass coats of arms, which bathe the rooms in a soft, ethereal light. The air is infused with a sense of tranquillity and warmth, inviting you to unwind and indulge in the comforts of this magnificent castle.

With accommodation for up to thirty guests, Scout Castle offers ample space for both communal gatherings and moments of solitude. Whether you choose to recline on the patio, watching the play of light on Kinder Scout, or curl up with a good book beside a crackling woodburning stove, every corner of the castle exudes a sense of serenity and elegance. Whether you are travelling as a large group, planning a wedding or celebrating a special occasion, every corner of this outstanding property will take your breath away.

Venture further into the castle's depths, and you will discover a treasure trove of delights awaiting your exploration. From the cosy bar with its flagstone floor to the covered courtyard ideal for alfresco gatherings, every nook and cranny tells a story of centuries past. The crowning jewel of Primrose Castle is undoubtedly its magnificent oak-framed Medieval great hall, where history whispers through the air, and memories are woven into the very fabric of the building.

Beyond its walls, the rolling hills and moorlands of the Peak District beckon, offering a myriad of outdoor pursuits to delight adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you are seeking a romantic wedding venue, a venue for a special celebration, or a corporate retreat with a touch of distinction, Primrose Castle stands ready to exceed your expectations.

Allow our dedicated team to cater to your every need, ensuring that your stay at Primrose Castle is nothing short of unforgettable. With its spectacular spaces and unparalleled hospitality, Primrose Castle invites you to experience the epitome of luxury in the heart of the Peak District.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The property boasts a Medieval Great Hall and onsite Pub which can be booked for an evening at an additional cost.
  • There are recommended suppliers for add-ons that guests can book directly with the suppliers.
  • For weddings, there are bespoke packages available for up to 100 guests, please enquire for more details.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Coffee Machine Hairdryer Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Scout Castle

Accommodation

Ground Floor

- Breakfast Kitchen
- Snug
- Larder
- Gun Room
- Entrance Hall
- Bathroom
- Dining Room & Service Kitchen
- Study
- Lounge
- Hall
- Shower Room
- Patio
- Medieval Banqueting Hall
- Pub
- Courtyard

First Floor

- Rosalind’s Room: Double bed and 2 Single beds
- Family Bathroom
- Sunrise Bedroom: Double bed
- Agatha’s Room: King-size bed (can be split into 2 singles), with 1 single day bed.
- Solstice Tower Sitting Room
- The James Room: Super-king size bed, Dressing room
- Shower room
- Watt’s Chamber: King-size bed (can be split into 2 singles)
- Family Bathroom
- The Reservoir Room: Super-king size bed
- Poirot’s Perch: King-size bed (can be split into 2 singles), with 1 single bed ideal for a child.
- Mezzanine Shower Room
- William’s Clough: King-size bed (can be split into 2 singles)
- Shower room
- The Garrett Room

Game Keeper’s Cottage (Ground Floor)

- Cottage Lounge
- Cottage Kitchen
- Tracker’s Rest: King-size bed (can be split into 2 singles)
- Cook’s Room: Double bed
- Family Bathroom

Butler’s (Ground Floor & First Floor)

- Butler’s Boot Room & Entrance Hall
- Peter’s Nook: Double bed
- Family Bathroom
- Butler’s Kitchen
- Butler’s Lounge

Exterior

- 30 Acres of country estate with exclusive access to Kinder Scout
- Sunset Terrace
- Patio
- Fenced Grounds
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- AGA
- Smart TV
- Table Tennis
- Heating
- Parking Space

Location

About the surrounding area of Scout Castle
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled amidst the breath-taking landscapes of the Peak District, Scout Castle is an idyllic destination steeped in history and natural beauty. Perched on the slopes of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District National Park, the castle enjoys a privileged position surrounded by thirty acres of pristine countryside.

Accessible via ancient pack horse routes from the quaint villages of Glossop, Hayfield, and Edale, Scout Castle offers a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The surrounding area boasts rolling hills, verdant valleys, and heather-clad moorlands, providing ample opportunities for outdoor adventures such as hiking, cycling, and birdwatching.

For those seeking cultural enrichment, nearby attractions include historic stately homes, charming market towns, and ancient landmarks, offering a glimpse into the rich heritage of the region. Whether you are looking for a romantic wedding destination, a family retreat, or an adventurous escape, Scout Castle promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the natural splendour of the Peak District.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Manchester Airport

(29 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Liverpool

(97 km)

Nearest Train Station Glossop Train Station

(11.5 km)

Nearest Village Hayfield

(3.5 km)

Nearest Town/City Glossop

(11.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Pack Horse Hayfield

(3.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Sportsman Inn

(2.5 km)

Nearest Shop Hayfield Village Store

(3.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore, Glossop

(12 km)

Nearest Beach Crosby Beach

(97 km)

Nearest Golf New Mills Golf Club

(8.5 km)

Nearest Tennis Mellor Tennis Club

(11 km)

Region

Oliver's Travels have pleasure in unveiling a jaw-dropping collection of luxury holiday properties sprinkled like fairy dust across the enchanting landscape of Derbyshire. Brace yourselves for a rollercoaster ride through a county in the heart of England that is captivating, oozes charm and blends nature's bling with a dash of historical pizzazz.

Derbyshire offers the ultimate blend of rolling hills, lush greenery and picturesque villages straight out of a storybook. Here, you will find the air is as fresh as the ideas for your next holiday. High on the list of attractions, Chatsworth House is a stately home that is a work of art against the jaw-dropping canvas of the Peak District. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, this place is a hotbed of exquisite architecture, art that will make your eyes do a happy dance and stunning gardens. You will explore rooms that redefine the word opulence, amble through gardens that look like they have been plucked from a dream and gawk at the famous Cascade fountain. Haddon Hall is your next stop, a medieval manor that boasts medieval and Tudor architecture, halls that echo with stories from centuries past and stunning gardens.

The Peak District National Park is a playground of hiking trails, cycling routes and views that will make your jaw drop. Whether you are strolling through Dovedale or hiking the Pennine Way, the rolling hills and rugged landscapes will be your canvas for adventure. For the two-wheel enthusiasts, the Monsal Trail is your ticket to picturesque dales and dramatic viaducts.

Bakewell, the land of delicious tarts and a market town on the River Wye, boasts historic streets, independent shops, charming tea rooms and a bustling market. Just down the river, Matlock Bath awaits, showing off its Victorian charm, scenic riverside walks and a cable car called the Heights of Abraham that offers views that will make your heart skip a beat. The charming village of Castleton is surrounded by hills and caverns that could give a dragon a run for its money. Peveril Castle stands tall, keeping watch over the village like a medieval bouncer. The county town of Derby is like a vibrant urban party with a side of history. The Cathedral Quarter is the place to be, with cobbled streets and boutiques that practically scream "shop here!" Derby Museum and Art Gallery is your go-to for a diverse range of exhibits, from archaeology to contemporary art.

Derbyshire is a wild tapestry of nature's wonders, historical bling and communities that know how to throw a party. The hills of the Peak District, the grandeur of stately homes and the charm of villages will delight and send you home wanting more!

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

At Scout Castle, families visiting with kids are in for an unforgettable holiday filled with fun, adventure, and relaxation. Surrounded by thirty acres of natural beauty in the Peak District, this enchanting property offers a safe and spacious environment for children to explore and play.

With eleven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and unwind after a day of adventure. Kids will love the opportunity to roam freely in the expansive grounds, discovering hidden corners and enjoying picnics in the fresh air.

For rainy days or quiet evenings in, the castle's four beautifully furnished lounges provide the perfect setting for family movie nights or board game marathons. And when it is time to refuel, the luxury kitchens offer everything you need to whip up delicious meals, whether it is baking cookies together or preparing a hearty family feast.

Beyond the castle walls, the Peak District offers a wealth of family-friendly activities, from scenic hikes and nature walks to wildlife spotting and historical attractions. Whether it is bonding over shared adventures or simply savouring quality time together, Scout Castle is the ideal destination for a family holiday to remember.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Ruins
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Decorate For Christmas
  • Bathroom Toiletries

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Approved private chef/cook/catering
- Recommended suppliers for local day-trips or tours
- Recommended suppliers for airport pick-up/drop off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Indoor Capacity - 100

Outdoor Capacity - 130

Wedding Ceremony and Reception
The venue has separate spaces for ceremony and reception. The property is fully-licensed to host legal marriages.

Additional Fees for Events
We have a different price package for wedding requests. Please enquire.

Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
Some restrictions, please enquire for details.

Catering
In-house catering is mandatory.

Wedding Packages
The venue can include furniture, planning, extra cleaning and marquees.
Day before events are permitted with an extra cost.

Venue Accessibility 
The property has limited accessibility via public transportation. There is no parking on-site. There is public parking nearby. All Non-Resident Guests are transported to and from site via our inhouse mini buses. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.

Venue Back-Up
Indoor space is available for back up.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
Yes, please enquire for details.

Children
Children are welcome, but no childcare services available. 

Security Measures
Limited security measures in place, guests are responsible for their belongings.

Noise Restrictions 
No major noise restrictions; parties can extend late into the night.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1,500 paid by bank transfer to the property owner 6 weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time Check-in 2.00 p.m.
Departure time Check-out 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Not allowed
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and other special events are permitted on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 £10,750 £13,188 £15,625 £20,500
Apr 15th 2024 - May 6th 2024 £9,751 £11,817 £13,884 £18,000
May 6th 2024 - May 13th 2024 £10,751 £13,188 £15,626 £20,500
May 13th 2024 - May 27th 2024 £9,751 £11,817 £13,884 £18,000
May 27th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 £10,751 £13,188 £15,626 £20,500
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 £9,751 £11,817 £13,884 £18,000
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 £10,751 £13,188 £15,626 £20,500
Aug 19th 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 £11,750 £14,439 £17,128 £22,500
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £10,751 £13,188 £15,626 £20,500
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 14th 2024 £9,751 £11,817 £13,884 £18,000
Oct 14th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 £10,750 £13,188 £15,625 £20,500
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £9,750 £11,817 £13,883 £18,000
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 - - - £22,500
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000
Feb 17th 2025 - Feb 24th 2025 £11,288 £13,726 £16,163 £20,500
Feb 24th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £11,288 £13,726 £16,163 £20,500
Apr 28th 2025 - May 5th 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000
May 5th 2025 - May 12th 2025 £11,288 £13,726 £16,163 £20,500
May 12th 2025 - May 26th 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000
May 26th 2025 - Jun 9th 2025 £11,288 £13,726 £16,163 £20,500
Jun 9th 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 8th 2025 £11,288 £13,726 £16,163 £20,500
Sep 8th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £10,238 £12,305 £14,371 £18,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
Apr 15th 2024 - May 6th 2024 €10,617 €12,867 €15,117 €19,600
May 6th 2024 - May 13th 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
May 13th 2024 - May 27th 2024 €10,617 €12,867 €15,117 €19,600
May 27th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 €10,617 €12,867 €15,117 €19,600
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
Aug 19th 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 €12,794 €15,722 €18,650 €24,499
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 14th 2024 €10,617 €12,867 €15,117 €19,600
Oct 14th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 €11,706 €14,360 €17,014 €22,322
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €10,617 €12,867 €15,117 €19,600
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 - - - €24,499
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600
Feb 17th 2025 - Feb 24th 2025 €12,291 €14,945 €17,599 €22,322
Feb 24th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €12,291 €14,945 €17,599 €22,322
Apr 28th 2025 - May 5th 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600
May 5th 2025 - May 12th 2025 €12,291 €14,945 €17,599 €22,322
May 12th 2025 - May 26th 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600
May 26th 2025 - Jun 9th 2025 €12,291 €14,945 €17,599 €22,322
Jun 9th 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 8th 2025 €12,291 €14,945 €17,599 €22,322
Sep 8th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €11,148 €13,398 €15,648 €19,600

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
Apr 15th 2024 - May 6th 2024 $11,389 $13,802 $16,216 $21,023
May 6th 2024 - May 13th 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
May 13th 2024 - May 27th 2024 $11,389 $13,802 $16,216 $21,023
May 27th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 $11,389 $13,802 $16,216 $21,023
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
Aug 19th 2024 - Aug 26th 2024 $13,724 $16,864 $20,004 $26,279
Aug 26th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 14th 2024 $11,389 $13,802 $16,216 $21,023
Oct 14th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 $12,556 $15,403 $18,250 $23,943
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $11,388 $13,801 $16,215 $21,023
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 - - - $26,279
Jan 6th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023
Feb 17th 2025 - Feb 24th 2025 $13,184 $16,031 $18,878 $23,943
Feb 24th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $13,184 $16,031 $18,878 $23,943
Apr 28th 2025 - May 5th 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023
May 5th 2025 - May 12th 2025 $13,184 $16,031 $18,878 $23,943
May 12th 2025 - May 26th 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023
May 26th 2025 - Jun 9th 2025 $13,184 $16,031 $18,878 $23,943
Jun 9th 2025 - Jul 21st 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023
Jul 21st 2025 - Sep 8th 2025 $13,184 $16,031 $18,878 $23,943
Sep 8th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $11,958 $14,371 $16,785 $21,023

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The History!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Agatha Christie's hideaway, this was Agatha Christie's sisters house, so used to stay here a lot and hosted inspiration for her books.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
The Great Hall

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

- Really do? Walk Kinder Scout 

- Really eat? Book in at the Pack Horse Hayfield (featured in the Michelin guide)

- Really see? Kinder Downfall

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Book on the Great Hall and Pub for a night of private dining and good fun!

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Reviews

  • An incredible place to stay

    on 01/10/2023

    An incredible place to stay with welcoming and accommodating hosts who go out of their way to help you. The House was spotless, cosy and well furnished Beautiful architecture, grounds and local vistas with plenty to explore. Perfect for outdoorsy people or someone looking for a quiet weekend away. My friend was so impressed he's considering having his wedding there. Would highly recommend!

  • Everything about our trip here was phenomenal.

    on 01/09/2023

    Everything about our trip here was phenomenal. The hosts were lovely, and the location was idyllic. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere better than this, we had such a wonderful time here and wished we could have stayed longer! We're hoping to come back again next year, potentially even making this an annual holiday. The House was beautifully decorated and incredibly clean, with all the cooking equipment you could need for your stay and high-end appliances. The bedrooms were very comfortable, and we had a lovely restful sleep and awoke to bird songs in the morning. You can watch the sunset across the reservoir from the front of the house. And, to top it all off, the bathrooms are out of this world, one bathroom has 2 baths and one has this beautiful spa bath and rainfall shower, with the water from the local area making your skin and hair feel incredibly soft. This location is not to be missed. I'm sure that reservations will start filling up extremely fast for this hidden gem. We had the most fantastic time. Thank you again for sharing your superb location! And all of your hospitality during our stay!

  • Would come back in a heartbeat - thank you!

    on 01/08/2023

    I can’t recommend this listing enough - we couldn’t believe our eyes when we arrived (even better than the pics!). Everything about our stay was perfection, from the stunning location and views, to the gorgeous interior and unmatched hosting. It was amazing to be able to roam free in the grounds and eat meals outside. There are so many beautiful walks in the peaks at your front door. The house was also impeccably clean and had everything we needed, I’d say the bathrooms are a particular highlight. In terms of dinner in the nearby Hayfield, I’d recommend ‘the pack horse’ and ‘colosseo’ which are a ten-minute drive away. Would come back in a heartbeat - thank you!

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