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|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Matlock|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample safe car parking available in the gardens and a barbecue is available on request. A large rattan dining table and chairs is in the courtyard and there are plenty of sitting out chairs further down the garden overlooking the private land with chickens and the wooded hillside beyond affording wonderful views.
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.
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.