The Hayloft

Tastefully converted genuine old stone hayloft dating back to the 18th century idyllically situated amidst beautiful countryside in this peaceful hamlet midway between MATLOCK and BAKEWELL.

The Hayloft is now a completely self-contained cosy apartment with access via original old stone granary steps, which rise from the quaint south-facing courtyard full of various shrubs, cottage garden plants and climbing roses.

Panoramic views from The Hayloft windows take in the gardens, private adjoining land and the wooded and heather clad hillsides towards Stanton Moor, and in another direction, the old steam trains of Peak Rail and the rolling farmland towards Darley Hillside and Beeley Moor.

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 tastefully restored, decorated and equipped to a luxurious standard with old pine furniture throughout, but also providing all modern facilities.

An open-plan sitting area comprises a comfy cream sofa and easy chair, wide-screen Freesat TV and DVD player together with radio/CD player. A dining area and farmhouse style pine kitchen with oven and hob, microwave and full size fridge-freezer all make for easy, comfortable living.

There is a spacious, character double bedroom with an original antique Victorian brass & iron bed including a new comfortable double 10” thick mattress. A vanity unit with gold taps is set in an alcove alongside a fitted wardrobe, and there is a dressing area with chest of drawers and a window overlooking the courtyard with wonderful views. An en-suite shower and toilet complete the accommodation.

Bumble Bee Barn

If you are looking for seclusion, wonderful views and top quality fittings and furnishings in a truly beautiful stone property with real character set in the fabulous Derbyshire Dales and Peak District, look no further, Bumble Bee Barn is the perfect holiday destination for you.

Bumble Bee Barn is a beautifully recently converted (to a very high spec) detached barn with extension set in glorious gardens in this quiet hamlet. It is the perfect get-away for couples seeking a romantic and tranquil break away from it all in a wonderful country setting and yet only ten minutes away from the country towns of Bakewell and Matlock. This is, as guests say, not your normal run of the mill holiday cottage, it is a luxury home and very special.

The lovely stone property which is 5 star, faces south with French doors from the large dining/sitting room opening onto a private patio (with table and chairs) overlooking the garden, ponds and adjoining land, with fabulous views up the valley towards the moor and also over to a wonderful wooded hillside which is sensational in autumn.

The dining/sitting room is tastefully furnished in chintzy style with two very comfortable sofas, an easy chair and a dining table and six chairs, not forgetting a recently installed Freesat widescreen TV, DVD, and radio/CD player. Free Wifi is also available.

Bumble Bee Barn has a farmhouse style craftsman built fitted kitchen in old pine with granite worktop and Belfast sink, Alpha range cooker/boiler which provides plenty of hot water, central heating in cold weather and of course cooker which is very simple to use. There is a built in fridge/freezer, new washing machine and microwave together with plenty of crockery and an iron and ironing board. Great attention has been paid to every detail for your self-catering needs.

You will find a very pretty double bedroom with lots of character, plenty of storage space and a most comfortable bed with quality linen and touch-on bedside lamps.

A gorgeous white Victorian style bathroom with gold fittings, incorporating a bath and shower completes the accommodation.

General information on garden and private meadows areas

There are plenty of sitting out areas in the garden. Bumble Bee Barn have their own table and chairs with parasol on their private patio overlooking the garden while The Hayloft guests have the use of a new rattan table and chair set with parasol in the courtyard.

All guests can use the table and chairs down by the ponds immediately overlooking the meadow and free-range chicken area.

A barbecue is available for all guests wishing to have a barbecue in the summer time.

THE GARDENS have been lovingly created and tended for many years to encourage wildlife and insects including many butterflies and I do hope you will enjoy them and find you too can be as one with nature in this magical place.

FREE-RANGE EGGS are usually for sale during the laying season (January to August).

There is a productive vegetable and fruit garden and surplus produce is sometimes for sale in season.

There is safe parking within the gardens on the gravelled drive.

Tourist Information is available in both these properties and walking books can be borrowed on request.

All guests will be sent my own tried and tested recommendations of local pubs and restaurants.

Finally, I wish all who come and stay in this little piece of heaven a wonderful holiday or short break.