|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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, Bakewell (tarts!) Lyme Park (Colin Firth wet shirt!) Haddon Hall, Manchester FC Ethiad Stadium, Manchester velodrome. 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.
This house is ideal for a weekend breaks, either two families or a group of friends wanting to have a get together. We operate a flat rate for all weekends - 70% of the full week cost. You can arrive Friday (4pm) and leave Monday morning making it a 3 night stay. Some leave Sunday evening, same price, your choice.
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
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.
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 far away from everything and it is so quiet and peaceful. All small food items, newspapers etc. can be bought in the village but several 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 and a wash basin in the 4th b/r 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 cost friendly with competitive pricing which works well with a full house (9 beds). 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. This house is ideal for a short breaks where we charge 70% of the full week cost for a Fri - Mon. 3 night w/end or Mon - Fri 4 night mid-week stay.
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.
Peak Retreat provides great accommodation for up to 9 people over 4 double/twin bedrooms. The place is very clean, spacious and with modern facilities in an old cottage. It is situated in a fantastic location above the village of Hayfield with great views over 360degrees and with fantastic walks in the high peak and Kinder Scout close by.
I thoroughly recommend Peak Retreat and will hopefully be back.
Peak Retreat is a brilliant venue for a stay in the Peaks. It is an excellently maintained and clean property with all the mod cons you will need. My friends and I were all very impressed with our stay there, and the customer service offered by the owner was second to none. There are several lovely little country pubs nearby, most child friendly and serving excellent food. I would highly recommend Peak Retreat.
The house was perfect for our hen weekend. The countryside is right on the doorstep and the views were stunning. Beds were comfy and the house had everything we needed. I would recommend this propert and would like to go back.Thanks Louise.
Our party of 5 people stayed at Peak Retreat for a week in May 2016. The house is located at the top of a quiet lane where the only "noise" we heard was the birdsong. As previous reviews have said the house has everything you need during your stay and most importantly the beds are very comfortable. We all had phones, a few tablets and laptops with us so a big plus point was the unlimited Wi-fi internet connection with 15.5 Mb/s download and 4 Mb/s upload speed. The TV also has an HDMI connection.
We like walking during the day and visiting local real ale pubs in the evening, so Hayfield is the perfect location with five pubs and if you don't mind a scenic one mile walk there is another one in Little Hayfield.
Some of the walks we did from the door were, the Sett Valley to New Mills and return (5.5 miles), Lantern Pike circular (5.5 miles), Kinder Downfall to Kinder trig point to Noe Stool circular (10 miles).
Anyone wanting a more restful break should visit the little park behind the church by the village hall where you can sit and watch the river weir in peaceful surroundings and then walk to the Memorial Garden on the other side of the weir to sit on a bench with a lovely view of the river, weir and all the local ducks.
If anybody needs a break from the scenery, there is a good bus service to Stockport where you can "shop till you drop" and then return to relax at Peak Retreat.
Finally, for a peaceful break with beautiful scenery and a friendly owner, Peak Retreat is ideal.
We stayed at Peak Retreat for a week which culminated in a big birthday celebration at the weekend. The cottage itself was perfect. Beautifully equipped and appointed with great views from every window. The kitchen/dining area in particular was a treat and quickly became our main living area, but there's also a separate comfortable lounge/living room with a huge TV and (of course!) fabulous views.
The property was very clean and benefited from two en-suite shower rooms/toilets and a separate bathroom/toilet. All the bedrooms were comfortable and well appointed.
Peak Retreat is located at the top of (steep-ish) lane with a five minute walk into the pretty village of Hayfield. We tried several of the pubs and it was hard to pick a favourite - they were all good and everyone seemed so friendly. The village also has a number of local shops so all facilities are pretty much within walking distance. Many fantastic walks (Kinder Scout, Edale) are on the doorstep and several more major Peak District and Derbyshire attractions are just a short drive away.
We were blessed with good weather and it was a treat to wake up each morning with the sun shining across the top of the Derbyshire peaks. Despite the comfortable beds, we couldn't wait to get out into the beautiful countryside.
We would highly recommend Peak Retreat to anyone - especially if you enjoy comfortable, tranquil surroundings, unspoiled countryside and good, traditional pubs and restaurants.
Hayfield is at the edge of the Peak District National Park and is a 45min drive to both 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. A TV Production 'The Village' series one and two were filmed here so you may recognise 'Hankins Grocers', various cottages, the war memorial and surrounding countryside spots. 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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
This house is ideal for a weekend breaks, either two families or a group of friends wanting to have a get together. We operate a flat rate for all weekends - 70% of the full week cost. You can arrive Friday (4pm) and leave Monday morning making it a 3 night stay. The same formulae is applied to a Mon. - Fri. 4 night short stay 70% of the full week cost. Any periods outside of weeks or short breaks need to be priced by separate negotiation with the owner. The owners price is the final one, not the HomeAway price.
To book your holiday break at Peak Retreat
1) Contact us or view our website for further details if required. www.peak-retreat.co.uk
2) Contact owner by e mail for a booking form.
3) Complete the booking form and return with a 25% deposit to secure the booking.
We then confirm booking.
THE RATE IS SET BY THE PROPERTY OWNER AND SHOULD BE AGREED ON BEFORE BOOKING. 25% is payable on completion and return of owners Booking Form. Remainder plus Security Deposit is due 8 weeks before arrival. A key and directions will be posted to the address on the booking form two weeks out. The security deposit is returned by the housekeeper after her checks are done.