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Bretton Mount Studio Flat

(Ref. 1004220)

Eyam, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This is an amazing little place to stay."

    It was clean and cosy and the layout meant that when sitting on the sofa you are looking out into the garden and the valley beyond - the view is amazing! The bathroom only has a handheld shower but this is obvious from the photos so I'd decided to make do and it wasn't a problem. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The owner was friendly and welcoming but gave us our privacy. It is situated in a perfect location for seeing this part of the Peak District. We (my little dog and I) really didn't want to leave at the end of the week!

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Mar 2024

  • "First impressions of Bretton Mount were pretty good: the location is fantastic, with plenty of great walking close by and a pub that serves food practically across the road, and the view from the back garden is absolutely breath-taking."

    And once inside, the small living room space is the best of the four areas, with a comfortable mini-settee, a modern, suitably sized TV, and some well-thought-out lighting. However, it wasn’t long before problems started to make themselves evident. I tried to get a bath soon after I arrived and managed to fill three or four lukewarm inches before the hot water ran out. I rang the owner to ask if there was anything I could do for the rest of the week to ensure I’d have enough, and her response was less than helpful: comments included “I don’t know what I can do, I’m five hundred miles away” (she’d gone away on holiday, apparently without leaving anyone to look after the property) and “no-one else has complained” – not that I had complained, just asked a polite question. I don’t recall exactly how we left things, but I never heard from her again, and barring the last night when there was again barely any hot water, managed to muddle through by topping up the bath from the kettle. Things continued to go downhill from there: aside from the living area, everywhere had its issues. In the bathroom, the toilet seat had come loose, there was unrepaired damage to the bath, and for some reason the blind had been ripped out but the fixings left to go rusty, which looked awful. In the kitchen, the fridge light seemed to work at random, the oven was missing half its buttons – meaning the timer was unusable - and there was nowhere to store anything, which made even preparing simple meals in the tiny space a chore. But the most frustrating problem became apparent on the first night, when I discovered that the owner had seen fit to put the lightest of summer quilts and a thin throw on the bed in the middle of October and to not leave any additional bedding that I could find. I was far too cold until the heating came on and then too warm for the rest of the night – something I could probably have fixed if the thermostat had been working properly, but the display was barely readable and I felt it was better to leave it alone than to risk losing the heating altogether. Adding to all that, there were a couple of safety issues that I’m shocked Sykes would turn a blind eye to. The smoke alarm had been removed, leaving just the fitting, and on the first night I got back after dark, I discovered that the outside light didn’t work, which was especially dangerous given how isolated the property is and the fact that there’s no light switch near the doors. Oh, and there’s no WiFi. At least I assumed there was no WiFi; Bretton Mount’s the only place I’ve stayed where the owner didn’t provide a folder with useful information about the property, and all there was in its place was a couple of passive-aggressive notes about what not to do while there. In the end, I was so disappointed with my stay – not to mention tired out from a week without a single decent night’s sleep – that I raised a complaint through Sykes. Perhaps needless to say, the owner wasn’t sympathetic and couldn’t even muster an apology. My impression is that she’s lost interest in keeping the property to a decent standard and doesn’t care whether her customers enjoy their time there so long as she gets paid. As such, although the place has its charms and could hardly be better placed for a walking holiday, I’d recommend thinking carefully before booking, and definitely be ready to take your own bedding and anything else you think you might need.

    Reviewed by David2.8Oct 2023

  • "Only hitch was the poor internet coverage in the area!"

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely little studio suitable for one or two people."

    The kitchen is compact but has what you need to cook if you don’t want to eat out. The host is very friendly and we were even provided with fresh strawberries from her own garden. The view from the garden is spectacular and so peaceful to sit and gaze out over the valley below. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2023

  • "A lovely quiet place to recharge my batteries and owner friendly and approachable."

    Amazing views from the property and walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, the view are glorious!"

    The studio was clean, quiet and comfortable. It is well equipt and it was lovely to come back to a nice hot bath after a long walk. The kitchen is small but has all you need. The garden is secluded and the view makes it hard to tear yourself away!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7May 2023

  • "Great location & view."

    Perfect for touring the area. Studio exactly as I expected. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful location."

    Beautiful views. Although i was on a walking holiday i would have been content to sit on the comfy sofa all day looking at the vista! Surrounded by fabulous walks The space is clean and has everything you need

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful studio apartment with an amazing view,great garden for the dog ,and lots of accessible places to visit ,ideal for a restful break ."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "All was fine."

    Value for money. The property owner Helpful and cheerful.

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Jun 2022

  • "Extremely happy with our stay."

    Looking forward to our next visit to Bretton Mount. Apartment was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with all essentials provided."

    View from flat and garden made my holiday. Host welcoming but not obtrusive. Doorstep could be difficult for some. Perfect get away from the noise of city life. Lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Apr 2022

  • "Bretton Mount has amazing views that change day yo day."

    It is within walking distance of Foolow which is a gorgeous village and easy driving to so many places. Coming back to Bretton was a joy and I left feeling refreshed and energised. Much recommended

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    The owner was extremely nice and very helpful. We will go back soon.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely studio flat nice and compact but very useable with amazing views from patio window and enclosed garden"

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfy accommodation in a remote rural setting."

    Beautiful views from the garden. When l saw the cockerels in the garden next door l thought my lie ins would be disturbed..l was wrong! The double glazing blocked all sounds from outside out! I was very comfortable here for the week. Just the place to escape the rat race.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "No privacy."

    It was a bit unnerving having someone walk past the patio doors and bathroom window 4 times a day to feed the hens. Bearing in mind it is the bedroom. Upset the dog someone entering the garden unannounced. When you rent a property you expect a certain level of privacy.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Aug 2019

  • "Location was superb, owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Studio flat was as described and did all we needed it to.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jul 2019

  • "All was great and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jun 2019

  • "A welcoming cottage with fantastic views over the hills."

    A pub with excellent food just a short stroll away. But it was the bowl of fruit and wine left for us by the owner that made the us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

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Summary

  • Studio-style accommodation
  • One double bedroom with sitting area and dining area
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box
  • TV with DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden to rear with bench seat and garden chairs
  • One well behaved pet from welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.1 mile and shop within 2.5 miles

The property

Eyam 2.5 miles.

Boasting breath-taking views over the Derbyshire Dales, is this wonderful studio-style dwelling, Bretton Mount Studio Flat.

It comes within striking distance of the rolling countryside, the famous town of Bakewell and the endearing spa town of Buxton, making this perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all.

After an adventure-filled day, look forward to unwinding within the cottage which boasts a charming interior and all the necessities you will need during a weekend getaway or a week-long break.

Pick up locally sourced produce from one of the shops within Eyam and rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal within the amply equipped kitchen before settling down for dinner within the dining area.

As the evening draws to a close, enjoy a warming soak in the bath tub before retiring to the double bed for a refreshing night’s sleep.

During the warmer months, step outside to find a garden area, where you and your loved one can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining before strolling to the local pub, The Barrel Inn.

Within 2.5 miles you will find one of the best-preserved villages in the Peak District, Eyam, where you will be delighted with the superb selection of amenities and the historic property, Eyam Hall.

If you are feeling adventurous why not cycle along the wonderful Monsal Trail.

Brush up on the local history further, by visiting Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, each impressive stately homes with charming gardens to explore.

Further afield attractions include Alton Towers and the picturesque towns of Bakewell and Buxton.

Bretton Mount Studio Flat is a lovely getaway for a couple looking to explore the Peak District National Park.

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About the location

EYAM

Bakewell 7 miles; Tideswell 5 miles.

Eyam is one of the best-preserved villages in the Peak District National Park, nestled at the foot of Sir William Hill, 800ft above sea level and is surrounded by the most glorious countryside. Historically the village is known as the famous 'plague village', as it went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was imported from London in 1665 and thus prevented the spread of the disease. There are many fine old houses in Eyam, and parts of the village have been kept as they looked several centuries ago, such as Eyam Hall, a beautiful 17th century manor house with delightful gardens, craft shops and tea rooms. Above the village lies Eyam Moor, a fine area for walking, with fantastic views across the Derwent Valley, with its many Bronze Age remains and monuments. Visit Bakewell (7 miles) a picturesque market town which holds a livestock market every Monday and the home of the world famous Bakewell Pudding. Explore the mysterious caverns of Castleton, the elegant spa town of Buxton or enjoy the many stately homes on offer including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, to mention a few. With Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, only a short drive away, this is an ideal base for all the family.