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The 'Secret' at Peak Serenity


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Excellent 5/5 3 reviews

Lavenders at eventide,calm,peaceful, no noise,no people......bliss !!!!

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Seclusion and privacy for those special breaks with your loved ones. Gardens, patios, decking where you can observe the amazing views whilst sipping your wine or champagne and eating your strawberries or chocolates....Peace....

The Secret sleeps 2 people in a king-size bedroom with maple furniture and all linens, including towels and bathrobes.

There is a chaise-longue sofa bed in the lounge and a stool-bed in the bedroom. ( Extra guest in the Secret at a cost of £25- p.p.per night )

The Haven, booked separately, and available for a dog-friendly booking , will be available,Spring, 2014. Please contact me for details.

There are various packages available

Silver Package from £580- per week for 2 people.

Home-made cake,tea,coffee..

Gold Package from £680- per week for 2 people

( Flowers,wine,)

Romantic Package from £780-

( Roses, wine,fruit, hand-made chocolates,)

( Week or short break )

the Serenity Experience. PLATINUM extra luxury. ( 3,4 day or week-long )

Price on application. Bespoke. Hand made chocolates,champagne,activity , airport transfers,etc.

Short or long-term breaks available. 1 - 3 months . POA

Bring your cameras, walking boots to walk the Limestone Way , artist's easel, to paint the surrounding country-side,

climbing gear ,( Robin Hood's Stride Rocks across the fields ) cycles , to ride the Monsall Trail and Tunnel

Bring your binoculars.....look at the stars...

Bring your Mountain bikes for the Trials at Elton, or to cycle the famous Winster, Elton, Parsley Hay Triangle.

Leave your worries and stresses at the door. Watch the world go by in your own private hide-a-way.

Take your watch off....leave the office behind....absorb the peace.....

See the sunrise, watch the sun set to the west, and imagine that all's well with the world...

Look at the stars and the night sky.. ..exquisite..bring your binoculars....

Be seduced by the tranquility...................

Peace...perfect peace....!


a busy director's Retreat

a honeymooners secret hide-away...

relax....unwind...feel the peace....

dream your dreams.....

listen to the silence....

peace.......Come !

enjoy the Serenity Experience .....

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach None
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 14 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 110 km, Nearest railway: Derby 60 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

A Very special, exclusive, unique LUXURY APARTMENT situated on the 1st floor of this 18th C barn conversion nestling in the panorama of Harthill Moor in the White Peak , near Chatsworth House and Bakewell.

Originally a working farm buildings, the barn was converted in 2007, and the 'Secret' at Peak Serenity created.

ONLY 1 APARTMENT. No interruptions, no other families...Just the birds and wildlife to keep you company.

The apartment sleeps 2 in a large, king-sized bedroom . A contemporary cosy but bright lounge with a comfortable corner couch unit and chaise longue, gives all things required for contemporary living.

The modern kitchen has all accoutrements for the chef in the family.

The large king-size bedroom boasts linens and bathrobes, and through the picture window the panoramic vista opens out before you encompassing meadows ,hills and sky as far as the eye can see...infinity....

An en-suite bathroom with spa bath and underfloor heating to ease your body after your walks.with towels provided.

The original beams from the wood across the fields,and stone walls,with stone from the quarry on Cliff Lane, enhance the building.

Watch the wildlife , sip your freshly-brewed coffee, savour the wine, and listen to the quietness., only broken by the birdsong.

Perfect for that busy Director's retreat.....for a honeymooner's hide-a-way...

....the Serenity Experience..with wine, champagne,liqueurs of your choise, hand-made chocolates from our preferred chocolatiers, flowers,Welcome Basket,theatre trips,collection in our limousine ...... somewhere to escape from the world, to re - charge your batteries.

Make it SPECIAL...that one-off experience for that Special person, at that Special time POA

Relax.....unwind...feel the peace....

A newly created ground floor twin divan room , the Haven,has it's own Wetroom, and is a available at an extra cost ( £50- per night , )

So, bring your family or friends, .... or just yourselves., and listen to the silence.... bliss....

Great for celebrations at Christmas or New Year, when the venue is decorated for the festive season.

Access to the 1st floor apartment via the original , outside steps, or in bad weather, via main barn (the Sanctuary )

Do come and join us in this peaceful, idyllic place....Watch the world go by.....

Experience a ' silent night ' , with no noise ....the Serenity Experience.


Further details outdoors

The barn was built in 1765 with sandstone from the local quarry across the lane, the oak beams and trusses hewn from the Tomlinson's Woods across the fields. An old wives' tale says that trees from the same wood were used to build some of Nelson's ships, and that the stone is used in some of the major buildings in London. Therefore, due to it's rarity, it is quarried VERY occasionally, maybe 1 afternoon per month.

Outside, the meadow, Harthill Moor, patios, decklng and ample private car parking surround the property.

A secret oasis from the cares of the world with fantastic , panoramic views.

A hidden jewel...




the Serenity Experience...

Further details

Tea, , milk and home-made cake on arrival..

Wine, strawberries,chocolates are available depending on package.

Activities e.g. guided walks, aromatherapy,life-coaching, outdoor pursuits,gliding,Hot Air Ballooning,meditation, can be arranged. ( The Aromatherapy treatment is superb....)

Specialist Weekends, eg the Platinum ' Serenity Experience.' with holistic therapies, champagne, handmade chocolates,etc..

Cookery Coarses at international Cookery School, eg. chocolate making, French Cuisine, etc.. or at the Tideswell Shool of Food , as featured recently onTV.

Please enquire about dates and costs..

Easter,Whitsun,Spring Bank Holiday, Father's Day ,Mother's Day, Valentine's Day .1/2 term. breaks available

Small Hen Parties, or friends meeting together.

Anything is possible, and all your dreams can come true.. Just ask ...

The Heart of England/Peak District

Situated on Harthill Moor, off Cliff Lane, between Elton and Alport, near A6.

Across cattle grids and farm track into my yard.

Close to world famous Chatsworth House and medieval manor house , Haddon Hall, locations for films such as Jane Eyre, The Duchess , etc.

Close to walking trails, the Limestone Way and Lathkill Dale, climbing at Robin Hood Stride Rocks, a practice climb. Superb for photography , painting and drawing.

a hidden jewel....

Total seclusion

yet within reach of local towns, villages and ccities. e.g. Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby.

Usual English climate, when it is good it is amazing. Snow at times in the Winter. As everywhere this year... fantastic... but DEFINITELY 4 wheel drive weather.


Chatsworth House

Haddon Hall, medival manor house

Bakewell. world famous market town

Ashourne and the Shrove-tide football game

Local villages fetes, e.g. Winster Wakes week, and the Well-dressings at Youlgrave, Moneyasg,etc.. Unique to Derbyshire.

Blue John Caverns.

Chesterfield and it's crooked spire

Chatsworth Game Fair

Music and Art Festivals on Bakewell, Ashbourne, Wirksworth.

Food and Drink Festivals at Buxton and Bolsover Castle

Idyllic fishing on the River Wye at Bakewell and Rowsly

Golf at Bakewell, Chatsworth , Ashbourne, Matlock , Breadsall Priory, Derby + many other coarses.

Gliding at Derbyshire Flying Club.

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Review 1-3 of 3

7 Jul 2014


"Mind your head!"

Where to begin? Ah, yes, making a guest feel welcome upon arrival. Unfortunately there wasn't such a thing. I was talking to a woman; who I only assumed was the owner. To double check I asked if … More

15 Jun 2014


"A beautiful place to relax - only noise are birds"

We stayed for 4 nights after arriving from a very long flight from aAustralia. We were greeted by Christine who made us feel most welcome. The accommodation was excellent, everything you would need, l… More

20 Jan 2013


"Cute lovely hideaway"

We went to The Secret for a Mini-moon just after our wedding. After spending months planning and organising we were ready to hide away from the world and enjoy each others company. That is exactly waht we did.

Christine gave us a very warm welcome despite the cold weather. We even had a congratulations card and flowers to welcome us to the flat. Thank you Christine. We only used the upper part of the property which was very well furbished. The kitchen is very well stocked and when we were leaving Chrisitine was even talking about replacing all the pots and pans. The sofa and bed were so comfortable it probably kept us in that bit more. There is a large flat screen tv with surround sound and DVD which was great to curl up infront of in the evenings. The only thing we were missing was teatowels but I'm sure if we'd bumped into Christine again she would have helped us. Nothing is too much trouble for the host and she is only next door if you need anything. Christine has provided a folder in the property with all the information for the flat as well as local information.

We didnt' venture out much but Bakewell is a quaint town only 5-10mins drive away. And Hartwell house is only 20mins. We went there for fireworks night and could see even then that the house has amazing grounds so probably worth a visit in warmer times.

The Entrance is well signed at the end of the road despite the fact you can't see the property itself. We found it in the dark with thick fog. The road in is a little bumpy but unfortunately it's not Christine's land to repair.

Alltogether a lovely few days away and would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere quiet to hide away.

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Calendar last updated:31 Aug 2014

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