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The Hayloft Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from 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.
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.
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. 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.
Location description from owner
The England 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.
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.
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Ask about pets
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot available
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 23 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jul 2006. Located in Matlock, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £280 to £320.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Aug 2016.
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– based on 17 reviews
- Very Good
“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.
“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.
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.
“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!
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