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Sleeps 9, “Peak Retreat” a country S/C holiday cottage.

Louise Hall

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Louise Hall

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2015
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Sleeps 9, “Peak Retreat” a country S/C holiday cottage.

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Hayfield - 'Peak Retreat' Peak District

S/C for 9, 4-bed,3-bath Peak District Cottage for a walking & relaxing holiday.

Sleeping 9, “Peak Retreat” self catering holiday accommodation promises tranquility and far reaching views. The house offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, gardens and modern contemporary living making it perfect for a relaxing holiday. Wi-Fi. Private parking, 5 minutes walk into Hayfield village and within the Peak District National Park.Weekends and short breaks & last minute stays - the house is ideal to self cater for large families or groups of friends, super large kitchen/diner for convivial dining. Kinder Scout and the Pennine Way are on your doorstep famous for excellent hill walking and mountain bike trails. Rock climbing, walking, mountain biking, cycling, golf - the Peak District has it all in a relaxing environment. Lots of Peak District attractions, Chatsworth House, Castleton Blue John Caverns, Buxton & Opera house Alton Towers. Peak Retreat is a comfortable base for both outdoor enthusiasts and relaxing alike. Hayfield offers 10 country pubs within a mile, all walkable - leave the car parked up. Many do excellent food. The village has food shops, a Post Office plus a pharmacy and there are larger supermarkets within 10 minutes drive.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2015

About Louise Hall

My roots into Hayfield started to spread when my husband Brian and myself Louise, bought a disused shop with living accommodation in the centre of the village back in 1982 when we first got married. We rolled up our sleeves and started renovating furiously and eventually opened the doors of 'Kinder Kitchen' Easter 1984. This became a successful village cafe with home cooked food in demand from both locals and visitors from afar. A licence was applied for and a bistro style restaurant also ran three nights a week. We also catered in the marquee for the famous Hayfield International Jazz Festival where the virtues of KK's chilli-con-carne were extolled on stage by both Acker Bilk and Slim Gaillard!! Things took off and Louise found herself non stop cooking (luckily a passion) for the next 5 years. We decided to sell the business whilst it was at the top of its game and before Louise wore herself out!. Our next project was a cottage conversion in nearby Chinley. In the middle of all this Louise returned to work - as long haul cabin crew for British Airways and travelled the world bringing home innovation from hotels, restaurants and ideas picked up along the way. We next tackled Pike View Barn (our other holiday property) - and turned a cow shed into a super luxurious home, bursting with beams, views and history. However the affinity with Hayfield had always remained with us and its a place that we would like to retire to in several years time. So when the unusual property that is now 'Peak Retreat' came on the market we saw an opportunity not to be missed!

Louise Hall purchased this house in 2005

Why Louise Hall chose Hayfield

The views from this house are amazing but they had not been taken advantage of by the previous owner. You walked into what was essentially a corridor with small rooms off it.' Oh this cannot be!' we cried and opened it all up into the huge, light and airy kitchen diner that is there today. The original kitchen had been a tiny pokey affair yet left behind was the most amazing original gas cooker (see photo) in really good condition. I wanted to keep it but was out voted and it took 4 men from the scrapyard to carry it away.They almost smashed our stone steps in the process it was so heavy.

Still ever the keen cook Louise wanted a convivial open kitchen which could accommodate large families or a group of friends. A cook should never be alone slaving away whilst dinner guests chat away in another room. The cook should participate in both the conversation and the wine! We must have achieved our aim as we get more comments in the visitors book about our kitchen-diner than anything else. A large dining table with comfy solid dining chairs sits well in the room and there is even a sofa tucked under the stairs for a more relaxed chat.

What makes this house unique

Private parking in Hayfield is at a premium so at Peak Retreat we made a space for three cars. The house has great views from both front and back - over fields and farm animals to the hills afar. Kinder Scout and the surrounding walking country is literally on your doorstep. You will be awoken gently by birds tweeting and cows lowing as you snuggle under your duvet planning what the day ahead can bring. The position of the house is perfect - five minutes walk to Hayfield village centre yet you feel feel away from everything and it is so quiet and peaceful. The farm below sells fresh eggs and all small food items, newspapers etc. can be bought in the village although two major supermarkets are within 10 minutes drive. Another BIG plus is the number of fine ale houses and eating options that Hayfield has to offer, all accessible on foot so you don't need to use the car at all.

Bathrooms were also a high priority on the agenda when converting Peak Retreat. Gone are the days when big groups pile into ski chalets and all share facilities, everyone expects en-suites nowadays. So we juggled architect plans and found the space somehow to install three full bathrooms, plus a wash basin to satisfy the demands of a full house of nine visitors. Our central heating system is state-of-the art and there is lashings of hot water when you come home from your days activity.

Brian and I are both well travelled and have strived to put everything a visitor could possibly need into our holiday home, small comforts count and often do not cost much to provide. However we also wanted to make it accessible to most with competitive pricing. We hope to have provided a good quality holiday home at a reasonable price that can be enjoyed by all. One only has to read our reviews or the Visitor Book to see that this has been achieved.

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People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

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Sleeps 9, “Peak Retreat” a country S/C holiday cottage.
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
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4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely cottage catering easily for 9 people with an excellent kitchen / dining area where everyone can gather and chat. Hayfield village has everything you need and when it comes to pubs even more. A thoroughly recommended property and location.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your weekend. Increasingly we are finding people choosing a UK holiday and Hayfield within the glorious Peak District National Park makes for an ideal short break destination. We have found so far that family/friends/reunion groups and even study parties all love our fresh open plan facilities at Peak Retreat coupled with the friendly hospitality of Hayfield country village.
5

CLEAN, WELL EQUIPPED, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

WE RENTED THE COTTAGE TO CELEBRATE OUR 4OTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH OUR FAMILY. IT TICKED ALL THE BOXES AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. BOOKING DIRECT WITH THE OWNER WAS VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND OUR DEPOSIT WAS RETURNED WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS OF OUR DEPARTURE. GREAT LOCATION AND WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK. GOOD CHOICE OF PUBS IN THE VILLAGE DOING A RANGE OF FOOD IF YOU DON'T WISH TO COOK EVERY NIGHT.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Edinburgh
2

Lovely cottage great location

  • 2 of 5

Lovely cottage and great location for walking and mountain biking. Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Deceptively spacious cottage, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our holiday. We came over from Canada to "host" Christmas for our family and were very pleased to find the property exactly as we had hoped from the photographs we'd seen and that the kitchen was fully equipped so that we could provide meals for up to a dozen of us. Louise was very prompt to respond to all of our questions and her housekeeper was kind enough to decorate the cottage for Christmas for us which was quite unexpected. All of the rooms were comfortable and we were warm and cozy, even when the snow decided to fall. We made full use of the kitchen, eating in every evening and entertaining family who came to visit us from the surrounding area. The extra fridge in the utility room was very useful and the washing machine was also put to good use. The Wifi signal was high speed and reliable. We've rented other properties in the UK in the past but none have been as well set up as this one is. We thoroughly recommend it and we'll be returning if we plan another holiday like this.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Peak District is magical when the snow comes down so you truly had a white Christmas Wendy. I am glad that you found the house equipped for all your needs and that you enjoyed having your family around you. The Wifi is super fast now, comes direct line from the Post Office, it never used to be like that I can assure you! Oh if only we could move as fast as technology!!!
5

Perfect for a group break.

  • 5 of 5

A group of nine plus 2 babies, we stayed in Peak Retreat to celebrate New Year and had such a fantastic time. The house was really well equipped and the massive kitchen-diner was the perfect space to all get together for eating/drinking/chatting then more drinking and dancing a bit later on! Great bedrooms and a cosy living room too meant there was plenty of room for everyone.

The house is perfectly situated a short walk from Hayfield village where there are a few pubs & a couple of handy shops. Great walks along the Sett Valley trail (easy) or up to Kinder Scout (a bit more challenging) straight from the front door so you could park your car at the house and not need it again all weekend!

I really couldn't recommend Peak Retreat highly enough, if I'm planning another break in the Peak District it will be the first place I look.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that Sarah a great review. I have always been an advocate of leaving the car parked up all weekend whilst you have fun!
4

Weekend family get together at Peak Retreat.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage with spectacular views and in a lovely village.

The cottage had some lovely features particularly the spacious kitchen/dining area.

Louise replied promptly to our queries.

We really enjoyed a visit to Chatsworth , a splendid day out for all the family. We also went to Eyam village and found it very interesting to learn about the plague and the village is delightful.

We enjoyed an excellent meal at the Royal and also enjoyed a bar meal in the very friendly Lantern Pike in Little Hayfield.t

We would definitely recommend Peak Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Manchester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
10 within a mile!
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Mills
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Roundhouse, Royal,Packhorse,George,Sportsman
Car: recommended

Hayfield is at the edge of the Peak District National Park and is equidistant to Manchester and Sheffield. This area, known as the High Peak boasts fantastic walking country and amazing scenery. You are on the doorstep of Kinder Scout, the highest hill in Derbyshire situated on the famous “Pennine Way”. Hayfield itself is a pretty Peak District village with stone built cottages and the River Sett weaving through the centre. Feeding the local duck population is a popular pastime. Hayfield cricket pitch is at the heart of the village and matches are played all season. There are an abundance of good pubs and coaching houses – six in the village, ten within a mile! There are excellent eating options also food shops, a chemist, newsagents and a Post Office plus two artist studios all in Hayfield centre. Glossop and Chapel en le Frith are close by, market towns with supermarkets and a larger choice of facilities. Manchester only 20 miles away, has an international airport, rail and bus links. Nearest railway stations to Peak Retreat and Hayfield are New Mills (2), Chinley and Glossop.

Other Activities: rock climbing. bouldering.

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Prices & Availability

From £49 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Hayfield, High Peak District

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter Holidays
27 Mar 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£186
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Low Mid Season
17 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
From
£174
Fri,Sat,Sun
£745
 
 
May BH W/E
1 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£186
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Mid Season
8 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£173
for 3 nights
From
£178
Fri,Sat,Sun
£765
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£186
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Mid Season
29 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£173
for 3 nights
From
£178
Fri,Sat,Sun
£765
 
 
High Mid Season
3 Jul 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£189
Fri,Sat,Sun
£810
 
 
High Summer
17 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
From
£219
Fri,Sat,Sun
£940
 
 
High Mid Season
4 Sep 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£189
Fri,Sat,Sun
£810
 
 
Low Mid Season
2 Oct 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
From
£174
Fri,Sat,Sun
£745
 
 
Oct Half Term
23 Oct 2015 - 5 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£186
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Low Season
6 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£148
for 3 nights
From
£151
Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 
 
Xmas Week
21 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
New Year Week
28 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Weekends (3 nights Fri- Mon) and Short breaks (4 nights Mon - Fri) are both charged at 70% of the full week cost.
To book your holiday break at Peak Retreat :-
1) Contact us or view website for further details if required. www.peak-retreat.co.uk
2) Contact owner by e mail for a booking form.
3) Print off the booking form and send with a 25% deposit to secure the booking.
We then confirm booking.
25% on booking. Remainder plus Security Deposit 8 weeks before arrival. A key and directions will be posted to the address on the booking form two weeks out. Security deposit is returned by the housekeeper after her checks are done.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hayfield in High Peak District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This property has been designed for use as a holiday home and is well endowed with bathroom facilities. As well traveled owners we realize that guests nowadays expect privacy and no longer wish to share a single main bathroom. At Peak Retreat all sanitary ware is white and bathrooms are both fresh and modern with black granite tops, stainless steel splash backs and high quality chrome fittings.There is plenty of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite. WC,basin&shower.
    First floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Vanity unit & wash basin.
    First floor - 3 Single Bed , En-suite. WC,basin&shower.
    Ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Antique pine sleigh beds. Opposite main bathroom.
  • Two of our bedrooms, the downstairs queen and upstairs triple have full en-suite facilities - WC, Shower and wash basin. One queen bedroom upstairs has a granite topped vanity unit and wash basin. The compact twin bedroom downstairs (ideal for children) has the main bathroom directly opposite. So no fighting for the bathroom in the mornings!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The large open family kitchen/dining room gives hillside views front and back. This room is the selling point of the house - spacious and clean with a solid oak floor and light maple units having black granite worktops and stainless steel splash backs. It is fully equipped for cooking for larger numbers. Dining is a relaxed affair around the large dining table and there are 8 dining chairs and a carver plus a two seater sofa. The kitchen has all modern conveniences – stainless steel gas cooker with chimney hood, 2 fridges,dishwasher also toasters, juicer, kettle and microwave.The lounge/“snug” is to relax in with 2 comfy sofas CD/TVSKY/DVD/WIFI and a library of up to date movies.Once again a stunning view from this room. A private lawned garden is at the rear of the house and a well-stocked sunny garden, a covered patio area garden furniture & BBQ. Fields flank the property both front and back, and you have private parking for 3 cars.Peak Retreat is unique, both rural & central.

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