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The Hayloft

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Tastefully converted genuine old Hayloft dating back to the 18th century set in a peaceful hamlet midway between MATLOCK and BAKEWELL amidst beautiful countryside with wonderful views in all directions. The Hayloft nestles in lovely gardens just below Stanton Moor and the Druid’s Nine Ladies Stone Circle, with the use of a 3.1/2 acre private paddock with free-range chickens – lovely brown eggs available with that long-forgotten flavour!

The Hayloft is a completely self-contained luxury apartment approached from its own stone steps and overlooks the quaint and colourful south-facing courtyard full of various cottage garden and climbing plants and an abundance of wild birds.

A wealth of natural stonework, original king post truss and old pine timber framing give an olde worlde atmosphere to the high class accommodation which has been beautifully restored, decorated and equipped to a luxurious standard with antique pine furniture throughout, but also providing all modern facilities. An open-plan sitting room which has been recently luxuriously re-carpeted includes a comfy cream sofa and easy chair, 32" flat screen TV with Freesat and radio/CD player, a dining area and fully equipped farmhouse style pine kitchen with oven and hob, microwave and full size fridge-freezer all making for your utmost comfort. The views from the kitchen window take in the old steam trains of Peak Rail, Darley Hillside and the rolling countryside towards Beeley Moor.

There is a spacious, character double bedroom including an original antique Victorian brass & iron bed with a comfortable double 10” thick mattress, bed-side tables with lamps, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. The dressing area overlooks the courtyard, and has panoramic views of the fields and woods beyond. An en-suite shower room completes the accommodation.

The Hayloft which is strictly NO SMOKING for the comfort of all guests, is centrally heated when required and all bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided free of charge. WiFi is now also available free of charge.

Car parking is available within the gardens and The property is situated 1/2 mile from 2 pubs, and public transport at Darley Bridge. There are also several local village inns in nearby villages where you can enjoy a lovely evening meal. On booking, a full list of tried and tested eating out pubs and restaurants will be provided for you.

Being centrally situated within the peaks and dales of Derbyshire, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are only ten minutes away and wonderful walks are from the door or within a short drive.

One small well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement and may be exercised on the adjoining private land.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Matlock
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Thick new carpet, lovely soft furnishings and quality bed linen for your comfort.

Further details outdoors

There is ample safe car parking available in the gardens and a barbecue is available on request and plenty of sitting out chairs. Rural setting with wonderful views.

The Derbyshire region

Derbyshire and the Peak District is an area that has something to offer for everyone. Why not walk through the Peak District in England's first national park? It has spectacular scenery and cosy pubs across its 500 miles of beauty. There is also a rich cultural heritage across the area, starting with Chatsworth House where Pride and Prejudice was recently filmed. There are also many lively and friendly towns to visit across the region, from Matlock to Derby, where you can shop to your hearts delight in the high street shops, farmers markets or craft fairs.

Warren Carr

The Hayloft is situated about half way between Matlock and Bakewell, a little off the beaten track but not isolated and is an ideal base for walking holidays and exploring the dales and peaks of beautiful Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.

Matlock and Matlock Bath sit on the edge of the Peak District on the banks of the River Derwent, and are former spa towns. There is plenty to see with the former spa now used as council offices for the surrounding area and Riber Castle high on a hill was built by Smedley who introduced the spa to Matlock. There are numerous shops and good transport links to other areas of interest. Bakewell is a lovely old market town full of interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. The beautiful historic houses of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are only 10 minutes away from The Hayloft and Kedleston is 30 minutes. Numerous villages have Well Dressings during the summer and there is Carsington Water just 20 minutes away and the sensational dams of Derwent Water and Ladybower Reservoir only 40 minutes away. Just a mile away you will find Peak Rail with its old steam trains and Red House Stables where you can ride in a carriage and four. There are also the Tissington and Monsal Trails where you can walk and ride your own bike or hire one for the day.

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Review 1-10 of 13

10 Aug 2014


"Ideal location to explore the beautiful Peak District"

This was a lovely converted hayloft that was a good size for 2 people. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything I needed and it had a full size fridge freezer. The small open plan living space h… More

19 Jun 2014


"A little gem!"

A lovely little apartment in the heart of Derbyshire with Chatsworth, Matlock, Bakewell, and Dovedale (and lots more) on the doorstep. Set in a beautiful country garden - a real labour of love - with … More

6 May 2014


"Lovely, quiet retreat"

We've just spent a lovely few days at the Hayloft. It had everything we needed and was an ideal base for walking and sightseeing in this beautiful part of the country. We would definately stay … More

13 Oct 2013


"A wonderfull retreat with stunning scenery"

The Hayloft is a 1st floor apartment with a living room/kitchen and a separate bedroom with en-suit shower/toilet.Cherry the owner is very hospitable and we arrived to find the tidy clean apartment wi… More

23 Mar 2013


"Clean, cosy, comfortable and cute"

Very peaceful location, spotlessly clean, well equiped, small but well thought out layout. The Hayloft is basically 2 rooms, a lounge/kitchen and bedroom/ensuite. Lovely high ceilings and beams with… More

20 Mar 2013


"Great location, lovely accommodation"

The Hayloft is petite and cosy. Although it looks small, I stayed with my partner and dog and there was ample room. The accomodation was also very clean and tidy. The location is great, lovely views and plenty of nearby walks. It does however adjoin the owners property and is straight opposite is another letting cottage perhaps not made clear on the advertisement so if you are looking for seclusion this may not be for you, but there was no one in the other cottage while we were there and we rarely caught sight of the owners so it was fine. Overall I would recommend The Hayloft.

20 Nov 2012


"Lovely cosy apartment with everything I needed."

I booked this apartment / cottage with the intention of going walking in the Peak District. It ticked all the boxes: I needed Internet access (to keep in touch) , a LCD television and DVD player (for the evenings), a pub nearby, a cooker and microwave and comfort. It has all of them - the bed was really comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping. The kitchen facilities are very good and the Freesat and TV work well.
The nearby pub (0.6 miles on my car milometer to the Three Stags) I did not use because I was too tired to walk any more after several hours walking. The local area is a treat: Stanton Moor is worth a walk. All in All I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Hayloft, Cherry (the owner) proving to a most pleasant and accommodating host.

12 Sep 2012


"Superb beautiful scenery, home from home feel and great hospitality"

The location was idyllic and within easy reach of several beautiful walks. We used the house as a base and drove out to follow walks from a guide book. We also used the full kitchen facilities to se… More

30 Aug 2012



Truly excellent holiday let! We book a lots of weeks away in holiday cottages around the UK & this one was one of if not THE best. Very well maintained, cute petite holiday property. Couldn't fault anything. Steps to property & parking were as described and is ideally suited for those of good mobility.

Would 100% recommend this property to those seeking a peaceful pretty property in a lovely location but a short 5 minute drive to Darley Bridge Village & 10 minutes into Matlock.

14 Aug 2011


"A little bit of heaven in Warren Carr, Derbyshire"

The Hayloft Barn proved to be a perfect choice for our two week stay. We had a very warm welcome from Cherry, the owner and her golden labrador, Chloe.
The cottage was quirky and very comfortable, with all the amenities you need for your stay. It was well situated for visits to surrounding villages and especially Chatsworth House. The new Westfield Shopping Centre in Derby was also only 30 minutes drive away through some lovely countryside.
The gardens were beautiflly kept and it was a joy to enjoy freshly laid eggs courtesy of Cherry's own hens.
The local pub, The Three Stags Heads, was a delight, full of local characters and very welcoming.
All in all, a great location and would recommend it to anyone. We are plannng a return visit later - can't wait!

Review 1-10 of 13

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Calendar last updated:26 Jan 2015

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