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Louise Hall

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Sleeps 9, “Peak Retreat” a country S/C holiday cottage.

49 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

High Peak District House Rental Photos and Description

S/C for 9, 4-bed,3-bath Peak District Cottage for a walking & relaxing holiday.

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. 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About Louise Hall

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

Why Louise Hall chose High Peak District

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.

What makes this house unique

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 feel away from everything and it is so quiet and peaceful. The farm below sells fresh eggs and all small food items, newspapers etc. can be bought in the village although two 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, plus a wash basin 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 weekend breaks where we charge 70% of the full week cost for a Fri - Mon. 3 night break.

Reviews

4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

Sleeps 9, “Peak Retreat” a country S/C holiday cottage.
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews
London
4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your weekend. Increasingly we are finding people choosing a UK holiday and Hayfield within the glorious Peak District National Park makes for an ideal short break destination. We have found so far that family/friends/reunion groups and even study parties all love our fresh open plan facilities at Peak Retreat coupled with the friendly hospitality of Hayfield country village.
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Wonderful stay at peak retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Village Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Location

  • 5 of 5

With 8 of my family we had a brilliant time at Peak Retreat. The location and accommodation were perfect for our stay to have Xmas with our family in the area. Louise is a awesome host and Hayfield is a great village with lots of pleasant people. The accommodation is perfect for a family with the big kitchen and dining area. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Visited her with another family. We genuinely couldn't believe how stunning the views were, and how huge the house was. Little gem of a town, with lots of walking routes right out of there, and such a lovey property to come back to. We can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Manchester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
10 within a mile!
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Mills
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Dutsons, Royal,Packhorse,George,Sportsman
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Hayfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$291
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,247
 
 
High Mid Season
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$251
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,075
 
 
Low Mid Season
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$231
Fri,Sat,Sun
$989
 
 
Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$247
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,061
 
 
Low Season
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$217
Fri,Sat,Sun
$929
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$402
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,725
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$433
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,858
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,061
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $265

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.

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Amenities

High Peak District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • This property has been designed for use as a holiday home and is well endowed with bathroom facilities. As well traveled owners we realize that guests nowadays expect privacy and no longer wish to share a single main bathroom. At Peak Retreat all sanitary ware is white and bathrooms are both fresh and modern with black granite tops, stainless steel splash backs and high quality chrome fittings.There is plenty of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Ground floor - 1 queen , En-suite. WC,basin&shower.
    First floor - 1 queen , Vanity unit & wash basin.
    First floor - 3 twin/ single , En-suite. WC,basin&shower.
    Ground floor - 2 twin/ single , Antique pine sleigh beds. Opposite main bathroom.
  • Two of our bedrooms, the downstairs queen and upstairs triple have full en-suite facilities - WC, Shower and wash basin. One queen bedroom upstairs has a granite topped vanity unit and wash basin. The compact twin bedroom downstairs (ideal for children) has the main bathroom directly opposite. So no fighting for the bathroom in the mornings!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The large open family kitchen/dining room gives hillside views front and back. This room is the selling point of the house - spacious and clean with a solid oak floor and light maple units having black granite worktops and stainless steel splash backs. It is fully equipped for cooking for larger numbers. Dining is a relaxed affair around the large dining table and there are 8 dining chairs and a carver plus a two seater sofa. The kitchen has all modern conveniences – stainless steel gas cooker with chimney hood, 2 fridges,dishwasher also toasters, juicer, kettle and microwave.The lounge/“snug” is to relax in with 2 comfy sofas CD/TVSKY/DVD/WIFI and a library of up to date movies.Once again a stunning view from this room. A private lawned garden is at the rear of the house and a well-stocked sunny garden, a covered patio area garden furniture & BBQ. Fields flank the property both front and back, and you have private parking for 3 cars.Peak Retreat is unique, both rural & central.

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