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Pipistrelle

(Ref. 1095839)

Blythe Bridge, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • welcome (25)
  • lovely (25)
  • hot tub (22)
  • hot (22)
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  • clean (17)

44 Customer Reviews

  • "The accomodation is set in a very beautiful and serene area."

    The weather was wet most of the time that we were on our holiday so the comforts of this accommodation helped us keep warm and the facilities provided were everything we needed for a lovely holiday away from home. There were several family games left on the shelf to keep us busy in the evening too. The hot tub helped to warm up after a cold day outside. The welcome package provided by the owners was a huge bonus. How generous of the owners to go out of their way to provide numerous treats for both the grownups and the children in the family; a big thank you to them for their very warm welcome. The goats in their paddock adjoining the backyard were a pleasant sight every morning; the children loved interacting with them. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Mariam5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous little cottage, which was warm and cosy and immaculately clean."

    With added bonus of hot tub and friendly goats in the next field. Situated in the countryside but so near plenty of attractions. i.e. Biddulph gardens NT, Buxton and Peak District, Churnet valley railway, Denby Factory ( booked tour recommended) As well as central Stoke with all its shops and potteries. The owners were nearby and very friendly and helpful if needed but didn’t intrude. Two bedrooms each with en suite facilities made this a perfect stay for two couples. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2024

  • "A perfect place to relax - clean, tidy, well appointed, and quiet (these are important aspects for us)."

    The owners were available for assistance but were not intrusive. For all these reasons I would stay again in this delightful accommodation. The rural location requires your own transportation to get groceries/supplies but short trips to Tesco are always a treat for Canadians!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was a carefully and lovingly converted Barn."

    The owners have clearly understood the needs of guests by providing relevant quality fixtures and fittungs. The en suites were particularly well appointed, and under-floor heating throughout kept the cottage cosy. Nowadays, we never go anywhere without a hottub! Another bonus was that both rooms were doubles, so no need to toss for the twin-bedded!!! The owners were lovely. Even with a full compliment of extended family of their own, they still invited us over for midnight fireworks at New Year.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage ."

    Comfy and immaculately clean . We had everything that we needed . Situated in a peaceful location - and we enjoyed relaxing there - but also convenient for visiting local attractions . The owners were also very helpful .

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "This property is the best that we have ever stayed in we wanted for nothing ..."

    This property is the best that we have ever stayed in we wanted for nothing everything was spotless plenty of towels supplied even for the hot tub also a nice little hamper on arrival and all cleaning supplies really great hostesses

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect cottage spotless ,10/10"

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday let, everything felt brand new and very cosy."

    The hot tub was a big bonus out children loved it and was nice for us once they were ticked up in bed to relax and have a glass of champagne, generously given by the hosts along side a welcome pack which included an assortment of snacks and some eggs laid by there own chickens. The kids loved saying hello to the goats from the back garden every morning too. I recommend this to anyone, and we will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage; it was ideal for what we wanted."

    It was well presented and probably the cleanest accommodation we have ever stayed in! Very impressed overall and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our two week stay in Pipistrelle was fabulous!"

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities that you could wish for. We have booked holidays with Sykes for many years and I can honestly say that this is the best property that we have ever stayed in. The owners are extremely helpful and nothing is too much bother. The welcome pack was a great surprise and the hot tub is just wonderful! There are lots of places to visit in the area too so no chance of being bored!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pipistrelle."

    Everything we needed was included, lovely welcome pack on our arrival and exceptionally clean property. The hosts were very responsive and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation well equipped and to have the welcome pack and kitchen cleaning things a brilliant bonus."

    Peaceful location and some nice walks nearby. Hot tub was also great with great views of the little goat's.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "The photos online do not do Pipistrelle justice."

    It was so clean,amazingly well equipped and the goats were very amusing. This is the nicest holiday home we have stayed at. The welcome basket came with chocolates, biscuits, tea, coffee, freshly laid eggs, milk, cheese Staffordshire oatcakes and prosecco. Such a lovely touch by the owners.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really lovely property had everything you needed."

    Very peaceful place. Hot tub was great and bbq. Had a great time even though it rained most of the week, will go back again. Owner put a bottle of wine, crisps, biscuits, milk, oatcake and cheese

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "An incredible accommodation."

    Very spacious, immaculately clean and in a beautiful location. A really thoughtful welcome gift from the very kind owners who were able to help instantly with any queries. This place has everything!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "A few welcome essentials and treats were there for us on our arrival and we were warmly greeted by the host."

    The property was spotless! Simple in design and spacious airy rooms with high ceilings! Facilities were as new with every need catered for. Lovely kitchen with quality appliances and the bathrooms with powerful hot showers! We are not normally fans of wet rooms but these were of a good design and with the underfloor heating dried floors quite quickly! The hot tub was that extra special addition which just made the stay even more fun and relaxing! Excellent location! Hidden away yet easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants. The friendly goats in the field at the back provided their own bit of entertainment! . Overall simply a lovely stay and to be recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a lovely place to stay with excellent facilities."

    We appreciated the spotlessly clean cottage with a well appreciated welcome package and we loved the hot tub. It proved to be an ideal place to meet up with family that we hadn't seen for a while and gave us nice comfortable evenings for a chat and catch up followed by a good nights sleep in nice comfortable beds. A lovely quiet location. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was just as pictured…."

    . beautiful, peaceful and extremely clean. The little extra touches too like milk, cheese & bottle of fizz were much appreciated! Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fab weekend with girlfriends."

    Extremely relaxing and comfy space made all the more enjoyable having the goats as entertainment !

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Pipistrelle!"

    The cottage is immaculately clean, well presented and there was a fab welcome pack waiting for us. There is a lovely garden area with BBQ and seating where you can watch the goats playing (they are really friendly and our girls talked to them a lot!) and the hot tub is amazing - again really clean and well maintained ... perfect to relax in. There is plenty to do and see within the local area and also access to shops and places to eat. The owners were on hand if needed and were lovely with our girls who enjoyed visiting their chickens and the ducks. We would highly recommend to families or couples. Thank you for a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "A first class cottage in every way."

    The welcome tray was full of goodies, including home produced eggs, comfortable beds , a super hot tub and the goats behind. Who could ask for anything more ? A relative of mine booked the cottage for us as we live in Virginia , USA . How lucky we were!

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was amazing. The hosts were very friendly and we would definitely recommend and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2023

  • "A well equipped and comfortable property."

    Hosts were friendly and quick to respond to questions we had. Property ideally situated for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Clare and Phil were such lovely and welcoming hosts."

    We felt at ease in this wonderful property for our new year’s getaway and enjoyed the hot tub! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay here at Christmas."

    Lovely clean place, well equipped. We enjoyed all the yummy welcome treats and fresh laid eggs. The hot tub is brilliant - clean & well maintained. The owners showed great hospitality and all the family were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a stunning and peaceful location ."

    Felt at home straight away and felt very welcomed by our hosts. The cottage is luxurious and kept to a very high standard. The hot tub is a nice touch and a good way to relax and unwind after a day out and about. We loved staying at Pipistrelle and we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing in every way."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "When we arrived at Pipistrelle the first impression was it looked very nice indeed however, when we went inside and saw what greeted us, we were absolutely blown away by everything."

    The place was spotless, inviting and the welcome pack was the best we had ever seen. Everything you could need, and probably more was provided, I cannot praise the cottage and everything enough. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Sep 2022

  • "An amazing get away in such lovely settings the best place I've stopped in so so clean"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week at Pipistrelle"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just returned from Pipistrelle after a lovely weeks holiday with our two friends."

    I cannot recommend this barn conversion enough, it was absolutely stunning, and the two owners Phil and Claire and their family could not have been more welcoming. There was everything provided for us that we could possibly need for our weeks stay, even a welcome pack which was over and above anything else we have ever received. We will definitely be returning next year….it can’t come soon enough. Jennie and Mike from Bournemouth….12/8/22 - 19/8/22

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent quality, clean and well equipped."

    Very friendly hosts and enjoyed meeting the goats!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely place, very clean an the added benefit of a hot tub was great after the long days out ."

    The substantial welcome pack the owner provided wasn’t expected but was appreciated and a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely holiday - cottage was just fabulous, everything spotless and very thoughtful welcome pack."

    We loved the hot tub and the goats. So much to do and see in the local area - we had a fab time.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The hot tub was a godsend after 2 long days at Alton Towers and the Welcome pack was a lovely and thoughtful surprise. I would recommend to anyone looking to stay in this area.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised and very comfortable."

    We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after a day of sightseeing. The welcome pack was excellent and thoughtful. We were introduced to Derbyshire oatcakes which we enjoyed. The goats in the back paddock were most entertaining and appreciated our gingernut biscuits. We only had to touch the back door and they were at the fence!

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jul 2022

  • "My husband & I took my mobility challenged brother here for a long weekend."

    We were thrilled with the high quality & stylishness of all facilities. We parked right outside front door, so we’d carried our bags & supplies inside & were unpacked & relaxed within minutes! Everywhere was spotless, hot tub was amazing as was our outdoor space. 100% we’ll return. Lovely peaceful break!❤️

    Reviewed by Carlo5.0Jun 2022

  • "Pipistrelle is in a beautiful and peaceful setting on the outskirts of Blythe Bridge."

    The hosts and their family members were kind, friendly, informative and helpful. The property has a high standard finish, is very comfortable and with all mod cons. The towels were fluffy and the beds very comfortable. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and enjoyed by us all. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. 5* from us. Thank You

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at Pipistrelle, Beautiful barn conversion and hot tub."

    Lovely welcome goodies when arriving and all the essentials we needed was provided for. Perfect for a quiet relaxing break, We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "This was a very well designed holiday cottage, with all the equipment needed."

    The holiday treat tray was overflowing with goodies to welcome us to Blythe Bridge. It is very well placed for exploring, and for visiting the numerous National Trust/English Heritage properties. Then to come back to a well maintained Hot Tub was delightful. This is certainly one holiday cottage that we will return to.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Pipistrelle is a beautiful barn conversion in a lovely setting."

    Everything we needed was provided for, including a very generous welcome pack. The place was exceptionally clean and the hot tub was amazing. It was very quiet and ideal for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, great finish to decor, food & drink welcome pack was great too."

    . beautiful

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, warm, clean and the welcome pack was amazing."

    Such a lovely place to stay only wish we had longer there ☺️

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property is beautiful and even better than it looks in pictures."

    Reviewed by Ema5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king-size (can be twin upon request) both with Smart TVs and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • x3 Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

Settled on Lower Gorsty Birch Farm in the countryside of Staffordshire, is this superb barn-conversion, Pipistrelle.

On the outskirts of the quaint village of Blythe Bridge, close to bustling amenities, this stylish holiday home hosts a mixture of traditional and contemporary décor.

Leave your vehicle on the off-road parking space and make your way inside your home-from-home to be charmed by exposed beams and brickwork, along with fashionable furniture.

Rustle up heart-warming meals in the matte charcoal kitchen, where you can make use of the electric oven and hob and let the dishwasher to do the cleaning up for you.

Gather around the dining table to chat about the adventures so far over a tasty meal; after, curl up on the sofa with popcorn at the ready for a movie marathon.

Head out the patio doors to discover the enclosed garden and sink into the hot tub to relax your muscles after a day exploring Staffordshire.

As the sky grows dark, retire inside to find two bedrooms including a double and king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) both with Smart TVs for a film under the covers and en-suite wet rooms for a refreshing rinse.

Awaken with a steaming cup of coffee in the garden and why not open a book to relish the peaceful setting?

For a much-needed break, secure a stay at Pipistrelle.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1095824, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Lower Gorsty Birch Farm Barn-conversions

Lower Gorsty Birch Farm Barn-Conversions consists of two delightsome barn-conversions resting in the quaint village of Blythe Bridge in Staffordshire. This collection offers open-plan styles with a blend of traditional barn features and stylish décor, so you can curl up on a plush sofa with a Smart TV for entertainment with the backdrop of exposed beams. Both holiday homes host alluring hot tubs in the enclosed garden, enticing you to let go of day-to-day life. If you don't fancy cooking, you can enjoy a home-cooked breakfast at Red Brick Café or sit in with a takeaway with a selection to choose from. The surrounding areas offer something for everyone, head to Trentham Gardens for retail therapy, watch monkey's roaming freely at Trentham Monkey Forest or spend the day on thrilling rides at Alton Towers. Unveil the rich history of Stoke-on-Trent, renowned for its pottery, where you an learn about its past at Gladstone Pottery Museum and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Jump on the train from Blythe Bridge station to explore more of Staffordshire and why not visit the historic town of Stafford, home to a 900-year old castle, a timber-framed museum and a Georgian mansion where you can stroll around lush gardens.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BLYTHE BRIDGE

Stoke-on-Trent 5.6 miles; Stafford 13.9 miles; Derby 31 miles

Blythe Bridge is a village settled near the unspoilt Staffordshire moorlands and rests south-east of Stoke-on-Trent. The village hosts a railway station, offering transfers to bustling cities and towns. Dining options include the Red Brick Cafe for a hearty breakfast and a tasty takeaway, and you can sample refreshing pints at Crossways Micropub. Uttoxeter Road offers an even wider selection of eateries and you can pick up fresh produce from the local supermarket. Just outside the village is the 725-acre shopping village of Trentham Gardens, here you can enjoy a shopping spree with budgets to suit al and explore the rich woodlands. Visit Trentham Monkey Forest to see monkeys freely swinging through trees and afterwards grab a refreshment from the on-site café. Travelling with the family? Be sure to spend the day on thrilling roller coasters at Alton Towers, the perfect place for adrenalin junkies. Unveil Stoke-on-Trent's past at the Gladstone Pottery Museum or enjoy a quaint picnic spot at Parkhall Country Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas