Beavers Croft is located in the outstanding landscape of the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park, adjacent to the breathtaking Howden Dam. Furnished to the highest standards, it has all year round appeal for families, cyclists, walkers and those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle. It boasts a beautiful, open plan lounge with log burner, a fully equipped kitchen, TV with freesat, DVD player, bluetooth speakers, satellite internet, outdoor dining, BBQ & smoker, secure storage for bikes, board games, table tennis and table football (in outbuilding). An open plan kitchen and dining area leads to a double height sitting room, with two bedrooms, both with twin beds, and a bathroom with walk in shower on the ground floor. Upstairs is the gallery with a trundle bed which pulls out to sleep two on twin beds, a further bathroom with bath and shower and a double bedroom with double bed, sleeping 8 in total. Kitchen boasts large preparation island, hob, double oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. All cooking utensils, pans and crockery are provided. Washing machine, drying rack, tumble dryer, steam iron and ironing board. Included - bedlinen, towels, dining table cloths, serviettes, tea towels and end-of-hire cleaning. Essentials for your stay (tea, coffee, milk, washing up liquid, toilet roll, washing powder etc.) also provided. Welcome tray. Parking for multiple cars. Private entrance with gate.
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, breathtaking location.
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Why Abdoulaye diaw chose Hope Valley
Beavers Croft has been in our family for the past seven years and we have spent many wonderful weeks relaxing in its gardens. We especially enjoy its remote location and the sense it brings of being away from it all. If you are feeling active, there are endless activities to choose from on your doortep and if you would rather relax and unwind, what beautiful surroundings to do it in. In the Winter, the barn has a very cosy feel. Perfect for cooking a family dinner and playing board games by the log burner.
What makes this Barn unique
The only accommodation close to the beautiful reservoirs and the Howden Dam (dambuster practice site). Stunning views all around the property. Secluded. Off grid (Solar energy, biomass, fresh filtered stream water)
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Magical Christmas break
From the outset Ab was exemplary in dealing with enquiries and helpfully answering questions, and so willing to go above and beyond with offers to help.
The barn itself is quite simply more stunning than it looks in the photographs, and in keeping with its tasteful and creative decor was all decked out for Christmas with fully dressed and lit tree, lights around the stairs, kitchen and mezzanine and baubles on the deer's antlers.
The main living area is lovely and cosy - especially with the log burner going - and comfortable for the whole family, and the skylights let in plenty of light during the day. The large kitchen affords foodies plenty of space to get creative with locally-sourced ingredients (Chatworth farm shop is definitely worth a visit!) and there's an eclectic mix of cooking pots, pans, utensils and serving bowls etc.
The beds are very comfortable, the sheets pristine and high quality, towels clean and soft, and there were some nice toiletries in the two bathrooms. It's sooo quiet and the bedrooms sooo comfortable, that you get a fabulously good night's sleep!
The satellite-internet service worked really well for browsing, emails and telephony using Facetime-Audio and Skype (it's true there's absolutely no mobile network reception); and we had no issues with the off-the-grid heating, hot water or electricity supply.
Ab has now completed an upgrade to the patio area - which features a fire pit, wood-fired pizza oven, huge barbecue range and a smoker! We definitely need to return to make use of these! And there's also now a cinema room in the outhouse!
On practicalities: The barn is about a 12-minute drive from the turn off the A57 Snake Pass. The road is two-way as far as the visitor centre and then a single lane for another 2.5 miles, so you have to find a passing place if someone's coming the other way. In snow you would definitely need to have a 4WD vehicle to get there (we had one on a stand-by cancellable booking with Enterprise in Chesterfield just in case!).
But remoteness is also part of the appeal: There are beautifully scenic walks around the reservoirs - and we managed short walks alongside the Howden Reservoir above the barn with elderly relatives who are less mobile - and loads more to do nearby with the more active.
All this made for a Christmas week in a gorgeously cosy and welcoming home in a stunning unique setting, that will live long in our memories. Thank you so much Ab - it's my intention to return!
Thank you very much Ab for such a wonderful stay. This lovely barn was warm, cosy and very much well decked out with plenty of kitchen utensils/board games/books and a practically unlimited supply of wood for the fire! The beds (even the gallery bed) were extremely comfortable and the location was of course stunning. Ab rang me the day before I arrived to give me the information needed for our stay, as he wasn't around to greet us on our arrival. Would highly recommend this place. Best wishes, Shan and family
We stayed here last weekend with family and friends and could have easily stayed longer! The landscape around the property is breathtaking and the barn itself is beautiful. Very clean and has everything you need. The main thing we loved about this property is the privacy as Beaverscroft was the only property in this part of the park. There isn't any phone signal which actually gave us a nice break from our everyday busy lives! This property is perfect and we look forward to staying here again next year!
Remote and Peaceful location
Lovely house in beautiful location. Would have had 5 stars if builders hadn't been in working on patio for this property 3 days of our stay. We couldn't sit outside and enjoy the scenery which would have been very much a part of our holiday with my mum. A bit disappointing we didn't have this to ourselves as expected.
We had the most amazing time here at Beaverscroft. Plenty of room for the size of our party. Clean, comfortable and homely. Ab, Pippa and Paul were the most friendly and helpful people (and dog!!) you can imagine. We would recommend this as the perfect place to stay.
Beautiful scenery and walks. Close to pubs, restaurants, villages and towns. Lots to do and see.
Great property in a beautiful location.
We had a brilliant weekend of walking in the Peaks. Beaverscroft was the perfect place to relax, recouperate and reminisce. The smoker was a particular treat when it came to BBQ time!
The Peak District National Park offers breathtaking views and plenty of opportunity for adventure. The Derwent Valley, where our property is situated is one of the most popular parts of the Peak due to its attractive mix of beautiful reservoirs, dams and woodland within the surrounding moorland. For families, walkers and cyclists there are endless trails to explore - all of which you will find in our information pack in the barn. Bikes can be hired at the visitors centre down the road and once you are set, nature is right on your doorstep. Picnics by the water, the nature trail and taking a guided walk to explore the highest points of the Peak District are some of our fondest memories at Beavers Croft. Enjoyable days out to Chatsworth House and Bakewell to sample the bakewell tarts, visiting the farmers markets and a Sunday roast in one of the many local pubs are also firm favourites. For the children, there are plenty of farmyards, adventure parks and wet weather options. In the Summer, the gardens at Beavers Croft have a magical feel and in the Winter, boardgames around the log burner keep you feeling cosy. Once you have made your booking we will send you our information pack and you are welcome to contact us with any queries you have. We do hope you enjoy Beavers Croft as much as we do.