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The Hayloft a romantic country haven.

Waterhouses, Staffordshire, UK
  • Apartment1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

The Hayloft is beautifully decorated conversion with all the modern amenities you could possibly want to make your stay special and hassle free. There is full insulation and central heating and the open plan sitting room has a cosy woodburner which even on the coldest winter days keeps you toasty and warm. There is a large TV, DVD's galore and books, games and jigsaws to keep you amused in the event of wet weather. The kitchen has everything you could want to rustle up dinner with and of course has a dishwasher. The bedroom has a very comfortable kingsize bed with electric blankets and crisp Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy towels. The bathroom has an elegant free standing claw footed bath with a separate power shower and luxurious towelling bath robes.

You will have this flat all to yourself and in addition a private garden with stunning views and a BBQ area. Parking is ample, but it should be noted that the flat is on the first floor and the outside steps might not be suitable for the elderly or infirm. Dogs are very welcome for a £10 surcharge.

Charles and Caroline or the housekeeper will be on hand to help with all aspects of your stay from advising on the many walks from your doorstep (Charles has published books on the subject) to providing meals or picnics if required.

On arrival you will be welcomed with a plate of either homemade cakes or biscuits and the log burner will be lit for you in colder months. With advance notice we are happy to take delivery of an online shop for you. We do however provide a basic welcome pack of olive oil, eggs (usually from our own happy chickens), bread,butter, tea, coffee and sugar. We also provide several capsules for the Nespresso machine if you intend to use this for your coffee ( there is also a cafeteria) you will please need to bring more of your own or they can be purchased from ourselves.

If you wish to have homemade oven ready meals provided for you please let us know in advance.

In addition to this we also offer a full English cooked breakfast in the Hall and also three course silver service candlelit dinners.

The Hayloft is situated in the former stable yard of Casterne Hall a beautiful Georgian manor House. The Hall itself is open to the public on many days of the year and also hosts its famous Christmas Tours and teas. Should you wish to join any of these tours please see our website for details and dates. Or we are happy to arrange a private tour for yourself.

The Peak District is one of the most beautiful areas in Britain, famed for its wonderful walking. There are also many opportunities for rock climbing and clay pigeon shooting. Should you wish to bring your horse we offer exceptional equestrian facilities, off road hacking, 30x50 all-weather menage with full set of show jumps, horse walker, solarium and fantastic grazing.

Casterne Hall is located in the hills above the small hamlet of Ilam with outstanding views over the Manifold Valley. However, it is only 6 miles from Ashbourne with its excellent restaurants, shops and antiquities.

The surrounding area has so much to offer for all ages, whether its is for a weekend break or fortnights holiday. Walkers and cyclists all have so much to choose from, with great selection of trails with easy distance - including Tissington, High Peak and of course Dovedale.

Carsington Water is only 15 minutes away which offers cycle hire, kayaking, sailing, fly fishing and bird watching. Wilde Park is about 30 minutes and offers paint balling, quad biking and shooting. For the really adventurous we are 15 minutes from Alton Towers. For our younger visitors Go Ape, Gullivers Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham are all within 30 minutes drive.

The nearest gastro pub is the George, 12 minutes away. Alternatively there are several other good pubs in the area

Alternatively, there are many fine stately homes to be visited in the vicinity, including , Haddon Hall, Kedleston Hall, Hardwick Hall, Sudbury Hall, Tissington Hall, and Calke Abbey and Chatsworth House ( this also has a superb garden, children's farmyard and adventure playground) .

Finally, some of the finest walking in England starts at our front door!

Other things to note

We provide a a detailed information pack identifying the enormous amount of places to visit in the area and also the many good places to eat.

Our local pub, The George at Alstonefield, is extremely good and therefore does need advance booking which we can do for you with enough warning.

We provide one basket of wood for the woodburner which is more than enough for your first evening.


Please note that at bank holidays, Easter, Christmas and high season prices may be higher.

Property Manager

Caroline Hurt

Member Since 2016
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response time:
within a few days
french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Extremely comfortable large room with king size bed, crisp cotton linen and electric blankets. Superb views across the valley from your bed!


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Very spacious top of the range bathroom with shower, large bath on claw feet, plenty of storage and lovely views.

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          The Hayloft is extremely well insulated and very warm ! Central Heating is throughout.
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                          all crisp Egyptian cotton.
                        • Living Room
                          lovely bright and airy room with log burner double sofa, arm chair, foot stool contain games, jigsaw puzzles and cards.
                        • Parking
                          Spacious room for large vehicles.
                        • Telephone
                          Mobile phone is patchy
                        • Towels Provided
                          Large fluffy bath towels, hand towels, bathrobes and slippers provided.
                        • Wood Stove
                          We supply one basket of wood after that bags are available for £7


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Plates and glasses to serve 4
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, induction hob, dishwasher, coffee machine and blender.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              with girll
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt and pepper, sugar, flour, olive oil, coffee and tea. Welcome pack provided including milk, eggs, butter, bread and cake!
                            • Refrigerator
                              small freezer department
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              4 slice


                                • Dining
                                  table to seat 4 with lovely view of the garden,hills and valley.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Monopoly, scrabble and playing cards.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Speakers that you can pair your phone to.
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • theme parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful, tasteful with considerate touches like milk and eggs in fridge, wood for the fire and ba

                                                              Ness W.

                                                              We went for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place


                                                              Lisa H.Manchester

                                                              Stayed at the Hayloft for 2 nights and wished we were there for longer. Decorated tastefully with everything you need to make your stay special. The location is stunning and a perfect place to explore the best of the Peak District. Caroline and Charles are on hand but not intrusive. Will definitely look forward to a return visit in the summer months.5*

                                                              Blissful way to bring in the New Year

                                                              Stewart W.

                                                              The Hayloft is magnificent. It is a beautifully appointed apartment, as the name suggests, converted from the hayloft over the barn. The views are fabulous, you have everything that you might need in order to cater for yourselves should you choose (although Caroline's prepared meal that we discovered in the fridge on arrival was devine!).

                                                              A lovely afternoon relaxing in front of the stove, a beautiful, if bracing walk from the door to Whetton and back, lovely food at The George, a great pint at the pub in Whetton - and a fabulous bath to relax in when we returned, followed by a luxurious sleep in the tasteful bedroom.

                                                              Charles and Caroline are lovely and we will definitely be returning. Fabulous!

                                                              Thank you.

                                                              The Hayloft is an amazing escape from it all.

                                                              Helen K.

                                                              Beautiful setting.

                                                              Property just as pictures suggest. Everything high quality,spotlessly clean and toasty warm.

                                                              Charles a great guide to local area.

                                                              Did not disappoint

                                                              Malcolm M.

                                                              We came here for a quite quality break before the onslaught of children and grandchildren for Christmas and the Hayloft certainly delivered. A really comfortable and well appointed property with some rather nice homely touches such as the Christmas tree, baubles and crackers.

                                                              Charles certainly made us feel most welcome during our short stay.

                                                              Beautiful apartment, well equipped and clean.

                                                              Lisa S.

                                                              Really nice place. Beautifully furnished, spotless, beautiful views, lovely walks from the front door and very helpful hosts.


                                                              Waterhouses, Staffordshire, UK

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