We desperately needed a short break before the onset of winter - having a curtailed main holiday earlier in then year and a number of health issues in the family. We chanced upon the Hayloft when searching the internet for accommodation in Derbyshire and because we were really relying on a relaxing, trouble-free break we were a little apprehensive having not been before.
We really need not have worried! The cottage was perfect for us in every way. Compact yet spacious with a lovely atmosphere and in an idyllic setting we had truly found a gem. We travelled a relatively short distance from Leicester but having visited so many cottages over more than 3 decades we would gladly travel from one end of the UK to the other for a place like the Hayloft. We were accompanied by our daughter, who normally shuns the countryside for the city she knows so well - now she wants to go back to the Hayloft and stay there permanently! We also had our German Shepherd Eric along with us as always and again the Hayloft was ideal for him. He's not as young as he used to be and really appreciated the underfloor warmth!
We are Derbyshire people, born and bred and it was wonderful to visit some old haunts as well as finding new ones! Buxton with it's wonderful architecture and nearby Goyt Valley for a great walk suitable for dogs and owners alike are a very short drive away. Beautiful and surprising Monsall Dale is also very close, take a slightly longer drive south to Dovedale or the Manifold valley to get a geological treat - or head north to Edale and conquer Kinder Scout (or go down under to the caverns at Castleton). Lots to see, places to eat and to suit every taste in every direction.
We cannot recommend this property enough and wow.... how clean everything was (and we're not easy to please) - we have had many, many cottages with results varying from disastrous to good but the Hayloft surpasses everything and to cap it all, so do the owners Martin & Marian. If only all holidays were like this one! Thank You indeed...
- 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