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Peak District Holiday Cottage
Reviewed 3 September 2011

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.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Booked late, so did not know what to expect. On arrival couldn't of wished for better. The cottage was upside down, with kitchen and lounge on first floor and bedrooms and bathrooms on ground floor. It certainly worked with the views from the lounge area was breath taking to say the least. Overall facilities in the cottage itself was of a very high standard. Location central to all the key attractions along with some excellent walks. Pubs serving good food were all within easy distance from the cottage, Cock & Pullett at Sheldon 2 miles, Church Arms at Charmalton 2 miles and Bulls Head at Monyash 2 miles. Overall we had an excellent time and would not hesitate in going back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

I visted The Hayloft with three friends and we had a super time.

It's quite remote, but within easy driving distance of some lovely places. I'd recommend Lyme Park, made famous as Pemberley in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Bakewell for its tarts, and Matlock Bath for an interesting ride in a cable car to reach the heady Heights of Abraham.

A big thank you to the owners Marian and Martin - the cottage was beautifully clean, it had everything you could possibly need and they couldn't do enough to ensure we had an enjoyable stay.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Wonderful location off the beaten track. A great place to unwind. Accommodation was home from home, everything was provided down to very small details-even clingfilm and dishcloths!
Very clean, well maintained, self catering house whcih we would certainly return to.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

We have stayed on a lot of cottages and so it is always hard when we go to a new one as we compare. The owner of this cottage was hugely accomodating when we booked and flexible when we wanted to extend our stay by one night at the last minute.
The cottage is in beautiful surroundings and the views (we stayed in The Hayloft) are just beautiful from every window, a great deal of thought has obviously gone into the design of the conversion. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and warm, everything that you could want really.
We enjoyed watching the cows coming past the cottage every morning for milking, they even pause to have their photos taken! :-)
The cottage is a great place to explore the Peaks, with all the major places close by, Bakewell,Buxton, Chatsworth to name but a few. We bought food from the Chatsworth Farm Shop every day for dinner...the deli counter is fab!
All in all a fabulous place that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone, we certainly hope to return. All that and it is even dog friendly :-)

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

Lovely comfortable cottage with splendid views and peace. Close to great walks and very easy to access the 2 well marked family trails of Tissington and The High Peak trail. Good trail books and maps at cheap prices at Brierlow book barn . Friendly hosts and children feel welcomed. Local pubs have tasty and reasonably priced meals, The Bull at Monyash is very close and has decent pub food. Seeing the cows walk by the window in the morning allows you to shake off the shackles of city life and connect with the country

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

I found this cottage / converted barn on the internet and as with anything you always worry in case it is not as good as it looks in the pictures, however, I can thoroughly guarantee this is not the case here and can wholeheartedly recommend these cottages for a wonderful stay wether weekend or longer.
The cottage itself is immaculate, modern but cosy with real log burner, not that you will need that as the underfloor heating is more than enough to keep you cosy, and the owners are on hand if needed and very friendly with it. They rescued us on arrival with spades to clear their driveway which due to unusually heavy snow was difficult to get up, it caused a giggle on arrival and they were so helpful, even carrying our luggage to the cottage.
The cottage itself had basic provisions, salt, pepper, cleaning products, toilet roll etc so didn't need to being anything like that. The bed and bedding was exceptionally comfortable and we loved the floating bedroom which meant you could lie in bed listneing to music from the CD player downstairs.

I wouldn't hesitate in reccommending the Hayloft cottage or returning for a future stay!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Peak District Holiday Cottage

Address: Rockfield House, Flagg Lane | Flagg, Peak District National Park, Bakewell SK17 9QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Bakewell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Bakewell
Price Range: £47 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Peak District Holiday Cottage Bakewell, Peak District National Park

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