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Contemporary Apartment For 4, Doorstep Countryside, Fabulous Local Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury apartment in the former Pump House of Ladybower Reservoir, Upper Derwent Valley.

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, one ensuite with a further bathroom. Both bedrooms can be arranged as superking or twin. Travel cot and high chair available on request, Towels, bed linen and hairdryers provided.

Well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.

Other amenities include wireless internet, ipod docking station, Blu-ray DVD, freeview, iron and ironing board.

Secure parking for 2 cars and secure bike storage. Guests also have use of the communal gym.

Stunning scenery for walking and cycling from the doorstep. Other outdoor activities in the local area including fishing and golf, along with historic places to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, the villages of Castleton and Eyam and the market towns of Bakewell and Buxton. Award winning pub opposite and amenities in Bamford village, approx 1.5 mile, including community pub/cafe/post office, bakery and petrol station/convenience store. Additional amenities and cafe/restaurants in Hathersage, including an outdoor swiming pool.

Bus service to Sheffield/Castleton and trains to Sheffield/Manchester.

More Details

Fran Carmichael
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Fran Carmichael

I purchsed this property in 2008 with the intention of holiday letting. After successfully letting the property for a couple of years, I decided to move in and have lived very happily in the apartment for the last 5 years with my 2 daughters. I have now moved to Bamford village, approximately a mile away from the apartment, as I love the area so much. I am therefore on hand to help you with any queries you may have during your stay and able to service the property myself, ensuring the highest standards.

Fran Carmichael purchased this apartment in 2008


Bamford Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Shower attachment on tap
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom sleeps 2 in superking or single beds, space for cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom sleeps 2 in superking or single beds, space for cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Contemporary Apartment For 4, Doorstep Countryside, Fabulous Local Attractions
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way, clean, exactly as described and reviewed. Fran was extremely helpful calling us enroute to advise of an area powercut, which was resolved by the time we arrived. She even checked that the local pub were still serving food. She also mailed me in advance about a road closure, and her detailed instructions about keys etc. were perfect.

It was a joy to have such a clean, tidy and well equipped place to stay. I normally choose somewhere with outside space, but as it was a short two night stay and a busy time of year, I compromised. But I was still able to enjoy watching the birds and squirrel on the bank outside the window. Thank you Fran.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always my intention to make my guests' stay as enjoyable as possible, so it's lovely to hear that I'm doing the right things!
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Comfortable, Well Equiped Apartment, Charming Hostess

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a most enjoyable long weekend in Fran's apartment. The accommodation is just as described, and true to the photos. The place is spotless, really well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable. The location is perfect for walking in the Peaks, with a number of walks being possible from the apartment itself. There is even a bike store if you want to go cycling. Lots of villages like Edale, Castleton and Bakewell are easy to get to by car as are Haddon Hall and Chatsworth.

As a hostess Fran was excellent, responding quickly to queries and being very accommodating with a couple of things we asked for. We are very much looking forward to our next stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and spacious apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Fran's apartment with our 19 month old son. It was great not to have to worry about stairs so we could let him run around quite happily. The apartment is modern and very spacious with everything we needed. It's also very conveniently located for the main sights like Ladybower reservoir and Chatsworth House. Fran was easily contactable and responded quickly to any messages. The only suggestion I would have would be to upgrade the Sky box so that there were more channels available and also the ability to log into your own Netflix/Now TV account. Also the listing said that there was access to the communal gym but we weren't allowed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback regarding the television channels, I will consider this. I am sorry the gym is not listed as a facility as access has been limited by the management company.
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Fantastic apartment in a great location close to Ladybower Resevoir. Great hub to explore local area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious apartment with everything you could possibly need for a break away from home. Good pubs nearby for food and drink and a stone throw away from the resevoir and lovely walks. We intend to return again the next time we are planning a break in the Peak District.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well equipped, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Came up to Sheffield for a week for the World Snooker Championships, decided to stay out in the Peak District and fit in some hiking too. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped (only thing missing was a pair of kitchen tongs!) and the location is fantastic. There were loads of great walks from the door or within a 5-minute drive. Would definitely recommend the following: Win Hill, Bamford Edge, Birchin Hat + Alport Castles, Cutthroat Bridge + Whinstone Lee Tor. In the evenings after walks, we were able to catch up on snooker on the TV (there is a Sky box, also freeview (with red button) and a DVD player). The drive into Sheffield itself is not bad. About 20 minutes.

Just to comment on a previous review regarding no outside sitting space - this was a consideration when we were initially looking for properties, but we definitely didn't miss it (although, granted, we had no children with us). It is so easy to get outside from here - especially to walk over to the reservoir just up the road and loads of trails from there. Also, the living room window looks out on a downstairs neighbour's bird feeder, which was teeming with life all day long... robins, thrush, tits, even a greater-spotted woodpecker.

We found the oven to be a bit slow to cook in, but this was not a massive problem. The food at the Yorkshire Bridge Hotel over the road was a little above average, but we ate there twice as the location was so convenient. The food at the Ladybower Inn just up the road was superb though! (Have the lamb rump! So good!) Would also recommend the food at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow if you're out that way - although it's about half an hour away.

The internet was a little slow (maxing out at just under 1mbps) - I mention that only for note in case this a requirement for your stay. I was still able to get some work done, but not as much as I would have otherwise (I guess that's not really a bad thing!) An initial mix-up regarding our arrival date was handled above-and-beyond our satisfaction by Fran the owner. Quite the opposite from a previous poor experience on Owners Direct. Would definitely recommend and will almost definitely be back! Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A very well-appointed and maintained apartment which was a great base for our holiday. Dealings with the owner were very easy and prompt - definitely something we would book again. Everything you could think of to make your stay feel like you are home from home, books, dvd's, games if you want to stay in and chill out in the evenings. A well equipped kitchen if you wish to stay in and eat or there is a pub just over the road (we didn't have a great experience here) and the Ladybower about 10 mins walk in the other direction.

We drove about 10 minutes into Hope and found a fantastic pub The Cheddar Cheese where the food was fantastic

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Our apartment is situated in a perfect location to enjoy spectacular scenery whilst walking, mountain biking, or climbing. It is also provides a great base to explore the local area, including Chatsworth House, Longshaw Estate and the Castleton Caverns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Shorter bookings may be available during holiday periods, please enquire.
Nightly rates are based on 2 guests, an additional charge of £15 per night will be made for up to 4 guests.
Weekly bookings start on Friday but there may be flexibility, please enquire.
Arrival from 4pm and departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.