Sleeping 9, “Peak Retreat” self catering holiday accommodation promises tranquility and far reaching views. The house offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, (2 en-suite) 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. The views are stupendous, looking onto fields both front and back with Lantern Pike one way and Mount Famine the other. The last thing you hear at night will be sheep or cows and first thing in the morning birds. For this reason (mainly) we do not accept dogs/pets at the house. The village of Hayfield with all its amenities are only 4 minutes walk away, so we have all the convenience, with none of the noise. There is private parking for two normal or three small cars opposite the house - you can leave your car parked up and access all the hospitality of village on foot.
The property offers a contemporary style with everything you could want for an enjoyable holiday. We are both extensively traveled and know what we like and expect from accommodation away from home. We have aimed to put it into “Peak Retreat”.
Through the wee garden gate and up the steps takes you to the front door with a covered deck area outside it. You enter the house into a huge communal room, which is both kitchen and dining with solid oak floor and lots of windows. The light birch kitchen has granite worktops, a stainless steel gas hob, electric oven, hood and splash backs, an integrated dishwasher, microwave and fridge. There is a large table that will seat 8 and all equipment and utensils to create convivial relaxing dining amongst friends or families. There is also a back door at the far end of this room – the tradesman’s entrance for dirty boots, outdoor clothing and wet gear, etc and there is a utility room opposite to put them all in. In the utility room is a washing machine and a second fridge.
The corridor to the right leads you to a small twin bedroom, ideal for kids as it has two antique sleigh beds and also has the main bathroom opposite. The beds in this room are full length and can also sleep adults reasonably comfortably and give flexibility when parties of friends wish to be housed together. The main bathroom has a bath with independent shower over, a WC and a beech washstand with granite top and modern freestanding sink. We also provide a hair dryer. Next along sees you to the cosy lounge/ snug, which along with an amazing view gives you comfy seating, a CD player, also a TV and DVD player with a library of up-to-date movies to watch if you want a square eyes holiday! We now have hi speed internet at the house too. Opposite the lounge is a queen size bedded room en-suite (with a private shower, sink and WC.)
Stairs from the main kitchen/dining room take you up to two further bedrooms -one triple (3 single beds), which is en-suite, bathroom facilities include a large shower, WC and wash basin. The other double bedroom has a queen size bed and although not en suite does have a wash basin and granite topped vanity unit.
There is a lawned area running up the back of the house and a cottage garden at the front with a birch tree and many wondrous plants and flowers that we don’t know what they all are. Spring brings an abundance of colour– daffodils, crocus and tulips. Our small covered deck area at the front is a lovely spot to sit – for breakfast, book reading or just fresh air with easy access to the kitchen for that lovely cup of tea or glass of wine. We would prefer it if visitors refrained from smoking inside the house, thus keeping it fresh for those that follow. However the garden areas we don’t count should anyone have to indulge but please pick up your cigarette ends! There is a gas Bbq for use in the summer months.
Hayfield itself has everything you need for both self catering supplies and an enjoyable holiday - a general food store/off license/Post Office along with a chemist, butchers, newsagent, laundry/dry cleaners not to mention several good pubs and eating establishments. There is an Italian restaurant , Colossio down the alley beside the church. The Royal Hotel adjacent to the cricket pitch is in the center of the village and runs many social events throughout the year and serves good basic home cooking. Then we have the George, Kinder Lodge, the Sportsman and the Packhorse in the village yet also The Lantern Pike and The Lamb Inn still within walking distance. There are two cafes in the village too. Mountain bike trails and moorland walks abound and the tamer Sett Valley trail which starts in the village is good for leisurely ambles or family bike excursions. The trail within 10 mins also gets you to The Grouse in Birch Vale, authentic Chinese food and family pub. Also in Hayfield there is a good children’s playground and a skateboard ramp.
We are not going to go into all the hundreds of easy-reach attractions here – there will be a folder at the house with lots of ideas in it to help you enjoy your stay. If you wish to plan a little in advance it can be e-mailed to you on request.