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River Cottage Hayfield

Hayfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1007439)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was beautifully decorated and had every convenience."

    -we didn't cook much but the kitchen was fully equipped and had a huge stove and oven. The weather was unusually warm so we were a bit hot on the top floor; however, the owners very kindly provided us with a fan to help aleviate the heat. The grandchildren had a great time feeding the ducks on the river and in the playground just a little further along upstream. We didn't do much hiking but it is the ideal place for those wanting to get in some serious walking and then relax back at the house.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and cosy, comfortable beds, lovely hot showers well equipped with everything you needed."

    Really disappointed with the village itself. Monday and Tuesday was like a ghost town nothing was open. The Royal Hotel had no chef so couldn't get anything to eat, the George Hotel was close for refurbishment, The Pack Horse Inn didn't open until Wednesday, most of the smaller shops were closed just the village store was open even the local chippy didn't open until Thursday, if this happens on a regular basis it would be useful to mention at the time of booking. I think it would be a good idea to provide a local map of the village and surrounding area letting guest know what amenities were close by and a bus time table would be good for those without a car so other areas could be visited. The cottage would be great for walkers and cyclist and those that love the outdoors. When booking the advert said the village had lots of pubs ,restaurants and cafes for tourist that's great if these facilities were open and to top it all it rained most of the week so we couldn't even sit outside next to the river as this was one of the main reasons we booked(not your fault you cant help the weather) lovely cottage unfortunately the village let us down hence we will not be returning.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were very unfortunate that week as the George was in the process of changing management and the Royal had two chiefs off with Covid. The other four pubs do shut on Monday and Tuesday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "Awesome property."

    Great location. Going to sleep and waking to the sound of the river was lovely.Many, many little extra touches that made it exta special, Prosecco, duck food etc. Quality bedding and towels. It felt like home straight away and we were sad to leave. Listing was exactly as described.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated comfortable and spacious cottage in a delightful village."

    Loads of wonderful walks from the door. Even better in real life than in the photos. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by HarrietApr 2022

  • "Such a lovely place and the location was perfect!"

    Couldn’t have asked for better. Rarely do you get there and the place exceeds your expectations! Excellent stay for my partners 40th with friends. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful property!"

    Very nicely decorated, lots of space, and very cozy

    Reviewed by RoryFeb 2022

  • "The house is beautiful-exactly as the pictures on the website show."

    We couldn’t fault anything. Gorgeous location. We loved the pack horse pub. The duck food was a lovely touch. We will recommend it to all our friends in Spain and will definitely return. Truly a memorable trip. Maybe put in a nespresso machine (Spaniards love their coffee!

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "Previously stayed at River Cottage and loved it then and same this time."

    Will book again in the future. Lovely village and good walks.

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely stunning."

    Right in the centre of a beautiful village. I stayed for my 40th with friends & we couldn’t have wished for a better stay. All essentials are provided & it is exceptionally clean. Thank you to the owners for the bottle of Prosecco, milk & chocolates on arrival.

    Thank you very much for the review, we are glad you had a nice stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth ClaireJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay over New Year."

    The photos don’t do it justice, such a great cottage on the river. The kids loved feeding the ducks every morning. Hosts were fab and sorted us out with a travel cot as we had forgotten to bring one. We also loved the champagne and chocolates which didn’t last long.

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, Beautiful setting ."

    Loved the village very friendly locals. Ate at the George Hotel across the road highly recommend. Appreciate we were leaving late by 5 minutes! but found it rude how the owners (cleaners ?) came in as we were loading the car I only needed to pick my handbag up and nip the toilet . With all the rules about COVID as well stripping beds etc . A bit pointless. they had no masks on either.

    Sorry you were rushed, and we were unable to accommodate a late departure time. The cleaner was going on holiday that day, and had arranged extra help so she could finish early. Apologies once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful village, which is well located for exploring the area."

    The house is well equipped with everything you need, the terrace is also gorgeous and there were lovely welcome touches when we arrived. There are lovely places to eat and drink within walking distance.

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2021

  • "A fabulous house in a gorgeous central location - we will Hope to book again in the future."

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "The cottage is really lovely and quite unique and located in a beautiful spot overlooking the river."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped and we were delighted with the flowers, prosecco and chocolates left for us by the owners, plus various teas, coffee and duck food! There are a couple of minor maintenance issues which need sorting in the bathroom but otherwise no problems. The holiday was rebooked from last year so we had to wait 12 months for it but it was well worth the wait!

    Reviewed by GlynisJun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and much bigger than expected."

    Hayfield (which we'd not even heard of before) is a terrific village with four decent pubs and an excellent Italian restaurant. It's a super base for a week in the Peak District. Parking adjacent to the cottage is a bit hit and miss, but we could always park within three minutes' walk. And for loading and unloading one could stop briefly on a yellow line just down from the cottage. There is a robust railing (kids wouldn't easily be able to squeeze through) separating the cottage terrace from the river below and we felt the property surprisingly safe and suitable for young children (we had a toddler with us). Unreservedly recommended.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "WOW what a stunning property it did not disappoint us one bit."

    The little touches that the owner added to the property to make our stay more comfortable was very much appreciated by us all.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2021

  • "We truly had the most wonderful time here at River Cottage."

    . spotlessly clean, beautiful attention to detail and set in the most idyllic spot next to the river ! We will definitely be returning !

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Great cottage in great location."

    Clean and very welcoming with milk, tea, coffee, wood, cava and duck food!. We had fabulous weather too. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by GavinApr 2021

  • "Very smooth"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Riverside Cottage excels in so many areas - It is light and spacious and very well laid out to a high standard over three floors."

    The owners clearly work hard to ensure their guest feel appreciated and at home during their stay. Cleanliness and general facilities are exceptional.

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2020

  • "From the moment of entering the cottage we were thrilled at the prospect of spending four days in such fantastic surroundings."

    The space, the decor, the cleanliness plus the generous gifts of wine, chocolates, the variety of tea bags and coffees and various toiletries all exceeded our expectation.

    Reviewed by CyrilSep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in perfect spot for us."

    Every detail had been through about and made for a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful with lovely welcoming touches."

    The location was great - lots of local pubs and walks we could do straight from the cottage. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by MadeleineAug 2020

  • "We spent a week at the cottage and it is in such a great location."

    Lovely village with 3 pubs in walking distance for good food and drinks. Plenty of walks can be done from the village. The cottage itself is beautiful and nicely decorated. All amenities you could need. Was nice sitting out at night with stream running past. Had to score low on the comfort as both mattresses in the twin bedroom are very uncomfortable and can feel all the springs. Even using blankets under sheet didn't help. If these get replaced then it would be a 5 star accommodation and couldn't have any complaints.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "My friends and I arrived on the day pubs and restaurants were closed due to Covid-19."

    However, we still had a fabulous weekend driving around the area I grew up in. Everybody in Hayfield was really friendly and the owners of the cottage were exceptional. The cottage was stunning in every way and my friends and I have already decided to return to the same cottage when we are out of lockdown. We are keen to enjoy the pubs and restaurants in the area and to go back to the cottage in Hayfield that we have already experienced and enjoyed so much.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2020

  • "Cottage fabulous very clean some very nice touches."

    A lovely place to stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2020

  • "We had the absolute pleasure of spending a family Christmas at this beautiful cottage."

    Yes, the setting is stunning, convenient and exactly as pictured but what blew us away was all the little touches in this cottage. It genuinely felt like a home away from home. We were so comfortable, cozy and happy - didn't want to leave! You will not regret booking this exceptional holiday home! Only regret.... is we didn't book for 2 weeks!

    Reviewed by AzaraDec 2019

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and provided everything we needed."

    All the home comforts you would need for a stay if exploring the local area or just chilling for a few days

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "We are 3 related couples all got married in 1969 and chose riverside cottage as part of our anniversary celebrations perfect place so well equipped with everything you need."

    The location by the river was idyllic A good central spot for touring The village having the necessary pubs and shops

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2019

  • "Our stay at River cottage was amazing and exceeded our expectations."

    We were a party of 2 families (5 adults and 4 children) plus visiting friends and River cottage accommodated us perfectly. It is huge and very well equipped. The little ones had an absolute ball and loved feeding the ducks from the patio. We would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2019

  • "River Cottage was just perfect for a weekend break with old school friends."

    A beautiful property in an ideal location. We felt the photos did not do it justice. So warm and cosy and lots of little thoughtful touches that made it a real home from home. No hesitation in recommending this property and we would be happy to return to it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2019

  • "Fabulous location."

    Comfortable and cosy with lots of lovely little touches. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "The cottage is excellent especially for a group or family holiday."

    It is roomy, light and tastefully appointed with attention to detail.The location is excellent in a picturesque but genuine working village with good facilities. Very efficient heating and a kitchen with high spec equipment. We particularly appreciated the welcome pack of provisions. Thank you for a splendid three days. I'd be happy to vote for your award if I could work out how to do so. Michael Bell (and four others)

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "This cottage is everything it says it is, absolutely loved it ."

    Location great, friendly village, can't ask for anything else. We will be back next year for another family get together.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2019

  • "We were very pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and homely feel to River Cottage."

    The owners have put in a lot of effort to make this feel home-from-home and it shows! Hayfield is a lovely little village and there are plenty of walks, pubs and places to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Beautiful house and locations."

    Fiona went over and beyond to tailor to our individual requirements. The cottage was spacious and perfect for group trips away. I would definitely recommend river cottage to friends and family in the future!

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Fabulous to find a property that was so accurately listed."

    Photos and information were clear and helped make our decision to book. Customer service from both the company and the cottage owners was of a high standard.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "River Cottage is in a lovely setting by River Sett with all the amenities of the village a very short distance away - three pubs, two cafes and an Italian restaurant/bar."

    A slightly further walk - about 4-5 hours - will take you up Kinder Scout and back - all along footpaths with no roads involved. So a perfect location for exploring the high Peak. The cottage is a perfect blend of original features and tasteful renovation - resulting in a comfortable, clean and cosy living environment which is very relaxing - the large terrace by the river is perfect for outside eating and drinking. The kitchen and dining room is very well equipped for cooking and eating - a serious number of pans and dishes ! In the end there were 5 adults in our group - the cottage would be perfect for 6 adults and 2 children. The owners left a welcome gift of wine, chocolates and coffee/tea which was very welcome. The beds, bedding and towels were all high quality. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2019

  • "We had an amazing short break, was a lovely location to spend time together and have space to relax."

    Great walks nearby, explored Kinder Scout. We really enjoyed the ducks right outside the door every morning and being next to the water.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "River Cottage provided a lovely birthday break for our family ."

    .. ranging in ages from 6 to 90. The river with its ducks was a specal hit with everyone. With a shop, tearoom, fish & chip shop & pubs on the doorstep plus beautiful countryside what more could you wish for.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into king-size on request), 1 x second-floor king-size accessed through 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting Room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas Range, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, WiFi and Smart TV
  • Study room with a selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • High chair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Road side parking
  • Enclosed patio area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Second floor king-size bedroom is accessed via the twin bedroom
  • Note: the outside area is fully enclosed, but adjoins the River Sett

The property

Boasting a superb position overlooking the River Sett, in the charming village of Hayfield, is this charming stone-built cottage.

River Cottage Hayfield has been designed to bring together family and friends, or group of walkers to the North Western edge of the Peak National Park, offering a vast array of walks and activities to suit a group of all ages and tastes.

After a long walk over the green foothills, be welcomed into a spacious hallway, where you and your loved ones can kick off your muddy walking boots before relaxing into your evening with the seamless blend of traditional and contemporary interior.

Step into the kitchen/diner, where the exposed beams and the stable door reflect the history of the property, whilst the quality appliances of the Range cooker, the dishwasher and the washer/dryer ensure that you have everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing break.

The charm of the property is continued into the sitting room, where the woodburning stove takes centre stage before the plush sofas and the Smart TV.

From here, throw open the patio doors to discover your private garden area, where you and your loved ones can dine alfresco whilst soaking up the views of the river and the charming village.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to find four well-presented bedrooms to choose from, each designed to ensure a tranquil setting to retire to each evening.

On the first-floor you will find a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower and a twin bedroom (zip/link beds), whilst the second floor houses a king-size bedroom which is accessed through a twin bedroom.

Within the village of Hayfield, you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of pubs and cafes that await you, as well as a village shop for picking up any essentials.

From the doorstep of the cottage you will find a number of walking and cycling routes to enjoy on the Peak National Park, with varied walks to suit all ages and tastes.

For those seeking a challenge there is Kinder Plateau, Pennine Way and Snake Path, while the Sett Valley Trail offers a gentle stroll for families.

Alternatively, a short drive will bring you to the villages and towns of Buxton, Castleton and Bakewell, as well as the historic houses of Chatsworth and Lyme Park to brush up on the local history.

River Cottage Hayfield is a superb base for bringing together a group to explore this picturesque location.

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About the location


Chapel-en-le-Frith 4 miles; Glossop 5 miles; Buxton 8 miles.

The delightful High Peak village of Hayfield is situated in a wonderful rural setting on the north western edge of the Peak National Park. It’s a peaceful little village, popular with walkers who are attracted by its close proximity to Kinder Scout. Serious walkers head east out of the village, up and over the green foothills to the russet expanse of the Kinder Plateau, Pennine Way and Snake Path, whilst families (and those who enjoy more gentle rambles) head west along the beautiful Sett Valley Trail towards New Mills. Edale – an alternative start of the Pennine Way - is only a few miles away. The village caters well for tourists with pubs, cafes and restaurants. Other local attractions include the Goyt Valley, Castleton – with its famous caverns - and the popular spa town of Buxton.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas