2 (off peak)
The Hayloft is a cosy retreat for two sitting in an idyllic position amongst beautiful grounds on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the Derbyshire Hills. Equidistant from Bakewell and Matlock, The Hayloft is one of two unique holiday homes that provide an ideal base for exploring the area's many attractions including popular Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall which are both ten minutes away by car.
As the name suggests, the building dates back to the 18th Century and was formerly an old stone hayloft. Today it still retains much of its former glory with lots of exposed stonework and timbers throughout, perfectly blended with traditional furnishings, giving a lovely cosy olde worlde feel.
The Hayloft is self-contained and nestles amongst glorious gardens. Accessed via a pretty courtyard, stone steps take you up to the apartment where you will find welcoming accommodation, well equipped with everything needed to self-cater in comfort. Ablaze with colour during the warmer months, guests have full use of the pretty cottage gardens and adjoining land where chickens wander. There is plenty of outside space to relax and take full advantage of the beautiful views that allow the eye to wander over farmland and the surrounding hills covered in woodland and heather.
For those who enjoy walking and cycling, the surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities with many lovely walks and cycle rides starting from the front door. The Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail are also a short drive away.
Spend your days relaxing in the beauty of this picturesque setting or tear yourself away and visit the many attractions. Stanton Moor offers lovely walks and is rich in historic interest with its ancient Nine Ladies Stone Circle and Bronze Age. The county town of Matlock is a short drive away with a great choice of shops and places for a meal out. Bakewell is another favourite with lots of lovely independent shops, cafes, bustling weekly market (Monday's) and picturesque riverside setting. Other popular attractions include: world famous Blue John Mines for an underground adventure; the ancient market town of Ashbourne with its cobbled market place that holds a twice weekly market (Thursday and Saturday); Derwent Water with its lovely circular lake walk; Ladybower Reservoir; the stunning valley and much loved beauty spot of Dovedale; and Castleton, possibly the most picturesque village in the Peak District.
Cherry Armishaw joined Independent Cottages in June 2016
The Hayloft is a first floor apartment, accessed via old stone steps. Lovingly converted, The Hayloft offers couples the opportunity to enjoy a romantic short break out of peak season or a longer holiday in a setting that assures peace and tranquility.
Outside: The pretty cottage gardens provide plenty of space for guests to relax during the warmer months including a terrace with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining and BBQ (available upon request). Abundant with wildlife, there are many bird varieties to see, as well as the occasional deer visiting the surrounding flower meadow.
Additional information: Short breaks available out of peak season (November to March) and charged at £120 for two nights, £150 for three, £175 for four and £200 for five. No dogs - the property is kept pet free so suitable for those with allergies. Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. There are two country pubs within walking distance and a list of personally tried and tested pubs and restaurants in the area is also provided for guests upon booking. Baby welcome and travel cot is available if required.
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Off-Peak Short Breaks - 2 nights £120, 3 nights £150, 4 nights £175, 5 nights £200
| Wed, 21 Mar 2018 for 2 nights, £110
SPECIAL OFFER: 2 NIGHT BREAK ONLY £110 FULLY INCLUSIVE
| Sun, 25 Mar 2018 for 2 nights, £110
SPECIAL OFFER: 2 night break only £110, 3 nights £140 fully inclusive