In the Bakewell-Buxton-Ashbourne triangle that is the southern half of the Peak District, The Byre is ideally placed. Travel times are Buxton and Bakewell – no more than 20 minutes – and there is a series of lanes that mean that we didn’t use the A6 the whole time we were staying – the biggest road for a lot of our trips was the A515.
Its attributes include:
- The cottage itself is upside down – and with a late finish, you may well appreciate this (bedrooms downstairs, living rooms above)
- Very discrete – small windows (e.g. in the bathroom) opening onto farmland
- A well-appointed kitchen with plenty of storage space
- Comfortable beds
- Satellite Freeview (FreeSat) on a large screen HD TV
- DVD player
- Good mobile phone reception (T-Mobile, O2)
Our hosts were very helpful – and almost invisible for most of the time (although we knew that they were about). We were pleased at their provisions for recycling – everything including food waste. All in all, The Byre was as pleasant a break as any we have enjoyed elsewhere in the UK. Would we come back? Yes!
Tips for anyone thinking of staying – don’t wait about as the Peak District is busy through the autumn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two, two-bedroomed holiday cottages appointed to a high standard with breathtaking views of the surrounding Peak District and with Freesat HD television & WiFi. Each cottage sleeps four in one double and one twin bedroom. Each cottage has been tastefully appointed in order to retain as much of the original character as possible whilst ensuring a warm cosy place in which to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Both cottages have a large lounge with log burner, exposed oak beams complimented by a bright decor. We also own and manage Jasmine Cottage in Winster and Cliffe Cottage in Castleton ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Peak District Holiday Cottage Bakewell, Peak District National Park