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Lady Pond Retreat

Bradley Near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1051369)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “I'm afraid we would like to make a general complaint about our accommodation experience.”

    We understand that there was an uplift on the accommodation due to demand, however the standards did not meet the 5 star rating that you give this. ...

    We understand that there was an uplift on the accommodation due to demand, however the standards did not meet the 5 star rating that you give this. The accommodation was poorly equipped with no potato peeler, no large glasses, not enough teaspoons, no binbags, very little toilet roll and no washing up cloths. The shower in one ensuite was broken (I have a photo to show this though can't attach to this, and both ensuites stank of sewerage. The kitchen freezer was unusable as it was completely full of ice and in desperate need of defrosting. The beds had not been made up as requested and as we moved them we realised that one ziplock was broken. It was advertised as having a garden and patio, when in actual fact it just had a think strip of garden on the other side of the drive. This strip was further diminished when builders showed up halfway through our stay to build the new hot tub platform. We had had no prior warning of this. They left power tools out despite our children being outside, and left wet cement to dry one evening without telling us. Which of course the children ended up standing in. We had to listen to building noises from 8am each morning and had a HGV pulling up at regular intervals delivered materials for them. The property details also suggested we had use of a field opposite the accommodation, by the church. This was in use for horses, so not accessible to us. In addition to the above, the key safe code we were given was incorrect. When we rang Sykes to help they did not provide us with the code but stated that the owner would be there shortly. an hour late we rang them again and they were able to give us the code straight away. This was a disappointing start. We require a response to our comments, particularly as previous guests had commented upon the broken ziplock, broken shower and iced-up freezer, yet these hadn't been attended to prior to our arrival.

    - Mrs Paszek, August 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you did not have the experience you had expected, if we had been made aware of any of the points raised we would of been very happy to assist in any way. We did inform you about the builders, however you had advised that this was not an issue, we would of been happy to reschedule if it was. We had checked the shower upon your departure but could not find any issues, we had noticed a strange smell which had come from the shower trap, which was removed and reinstalled with no issues, if we had been informed we would of been happy to resolve this for you. We have fed back to our cleaning team in regards to leaving toiletries for future guests, thank you for raising this with us. Property Owner

The property

Lady Pond Retreat is a superb Grade II listed apartment attached to the elegant Bradley Hall, located in the picturesque village of Bradley with the Peak District on the doorstep.

Holding reams of character, featuring fantastic exposed ceiling beams and brickwork, surrounded by quaint gardens and grounds, including a fishing lake with plenty of carp, it makes an ideal choice for a family or group looking to enjoy Derbyshire.

After climbing the original external stone steps and coming through the front door, find the laundry facilities to the right before continuing up to the first floor to the beautiful apartment.

Be welcomed into the extensive open-plan dining kitchen and living room, immediately admiring the dramatic apex ceiling held up with solid oak beams, and the soft duck egg blue fitted kitchen, presenting a quaint country style, there is plenty of seating here to accommodate all guests.

Carry on past the substantial dining space, before coming to the relaxing sitting area, enjoy gathering the group on a quiet evening to watch a film on the large flatscreen Smart TV with DVD, there is a sofa bed in here to accommodate two guests.

Beyond this area are three lovely bedrooms, consisting of a king-size zip/link bed so it can be twin on request, a king-size room with a spacious en-suite bathroom, complete with separate bath and walk-in shower, and finally a family room hosting a king-size zip/link bed and a single, with an en-suite luxury shower room.

Completing the interior is the family bathroom, home to a shower over bath.

Step outside on a sunny day and spend time in the pretty garden to the side of the property, where a lawn and patio make an excellent spot for some alfresco dining.

Keen anglers will be delighted to know that guests staying at Lady Pond Retreat are welcome to enjoy unlimited access to Bradley Hall estate's fishing lake, well-stocked with large carp and fresh water fish, it lies just a couple of minutes walk from the property.

For any food and essentials, you can find plenty of shops along the cobbled, narrow streets of the neighbouring market town of Ashbourne.

Plenty of attractions and activities can be found in all directions in this part of Derbyshire; head up to Carsington Water and choose from an array of activities including water sports like canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing, or choose to explore on foot or bike taking the trail around the water.

An easy drive can bring you to Alton Towers for a day of exhilarating fun, riding rollercoasters and rides within the elegant grounds.

The scenic Dovedale Valley is also close by and with its impressive limestone ravines, iconic stepping stones, and great range of walking routes for all abilities, you are sure to find something to suit your group.

Lady Pond Retreat is a unique property ideal for a superb stay in Derbyshire.


  • First-floor layout
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite, separate bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with king-size (zip/link) and single with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area (seats 10) and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Biomass heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 4 x Smart TV with DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3+ cars
  • Garden with 6 seater hot tub, patio and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: This property is located above Yew Tree Nook (1051373) which sleeps up to 8 guests, together the properties can sleep 17 guests
  • For bookings made from the 16th June 2021 onwards, there is a £200 good housekeeping bond pre authorised on your payment card

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ashboure 3 miles

The small historic village of Bradley is about 3 miles east of Ashbourne, lying at the southern end of the Peak District. Amongst winding lanes and captivating countryside. Beautifully positioned near All Saints Church which dates back to the 14th Century. Ashbourne is a perfect example of an English market town - market place with stalls, eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th century, the town was a fashionable social centre and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don’t expect a bargain! A world class destination providing spectacular walks and a wide range of other sporting activities including cycling, fishing, sailing, and climbing. With fascinating historical and cultural heritage. This beautiful region is home to some of the country’s finest stately homes, enchanting market towns and picturesque villages. Local attractions include the beautiful valley of Dove Dale, Manifold Valley and Carsington Water. Alton Towers is only 20 minutes drive away!

Region Information

Note: This property will have a hot tub available for guests from the 27th August, it is not available for bookings made before this time.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas