3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, breathtaking location.
- english, french
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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A great stay.
Just what we were looking for the first part of our trip, a quiet place in great scenery. Great host. Will definitely visit again.
There are hardly words to describe what an amazing stay we had at Ab’s place. The house and the scenery are exquisite, and Ab is such a special host and human. We felt so welcome. Ab made sure we were as comfortable as we could possibly be. He went above and beyond to make out stay pure perfection.
Fabulous renovated barn
A great place for friends and family, owner is very hands-on, helpful and available at all times. I would recommend this property to anyone.
Double wedding anniversary getaway and family get together
One family of 6 plus another couple had a fantastic experience at The Barn. Ab was a great host and we wanted for nothing. BEautiful Bedrooms and mezzanine bedroom are all very comfortable and the bathrooms both had nice eco toiletries. Massive Bath is Devine! You arrive, take stock of facilities, go to the supermarket (admittedly 16 miles away - though Ab says you can do a home delivery there) come back and you never want to leave :) we just managed with under worktop larder fridge, and separate freezer. Loads of socialising space inside and out and the grounds are a treat. Great recommended taxi service to get guests here from Bamford railway station (£20) and to take all 8 of us out for an evening meal (£25 each way for 8 guests to Bamford in minibus). A gorgeous place for family and friends who lived close by to come to see us for afternoon tea and to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and our friends' 29th wedding anniversary! Everyone agreed what an awesome venue it is, and everyone wants to return: no greater statement than that is there really! Ab is sincere in his desire to make your experience as perfect as possible and he asked for any suggestions that may make it better. I think The Barn will maintain high standards as he takes on board any guests' comments. It will will continue to wow and surpass expectations.
We enjoyed the outdoor patio that is new and the men loved the fire pit, and I think if we had stayed longer we would have been experimenting with the pizza oven and used the BBQ.
Be warned: you are nigh on 'off grid' here but for me that was part of its appeal! You have wifi within The Barn, (not outside) and no phone signal at all (bliss :D )
Would I recommend ? absolutely! so long as you were totally happy with off grid and wanted to properly escape. Escaping here from modern life is achievable surrounded by lovely gardens and grounds and walks in a beautiful area.
Amazing location, house and facilities! Would definitely go back!
Very easy booking and communication process. The owner was very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. The barn was stunning, in a beautiful location and had everything we needed. Would
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!
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.