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Gorsthead Mill Farm

(Ref. 930094)

Bradnop near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "What a magical location, charming close to so many fun things in the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Deniene4.7Mar 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stop at this property and it’s a amazing place ..."

    This is the second time we have stop at this property and it’s a amazing place to make beautiful memories with the family The place is big enough for the whole family Massive kitchen all equipped with everything needed to cater for the family and a big table to all sit around and have a family meals in the evening Bedrooms and front room can fit eveyone in The surrounding fields are Brillant to get the family out for a walks and if you want to venture out further you have more walks/sightseeing available 10 minutes away you have leek which has a Asda,petrol station if you need to stock up or run low and stuff why you are staying The owners are very reachable to answer any questions or if you anything We will be booking again and can’t wait to stay again Absolutely cottage to stay at

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Caroline, We are so pleased you had another amazing time at Gorsthead Mill Farm. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon All the best Matt, Liz and Family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great property in a great location."

    Lots of comfortable spaces for the family to come together and equally enough room to escape for some alone time. The owners were very accommodating in providing all of the necessary information ahead of our visit and answering any questions during our stay. Would highly recommend the Cottage Kitchen Country Café for breakfast or if you fancy a cheeky coffee and cake. A visit to Emma Bridgewater in Stoke on Trent is also recommended and is only 30 minutes away.

    Thank you Tim for your kind words, we're glad you were able to have a wonderful family Christmas at Gorsthead Mill Farm. Great tip about the Cottage Kitchen, i go there often especially for breakfast!! Regards Matt Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a fabulous holiday we had at gorsthead mill farm the cottage was absolutely stunning with lovely views, and all the local attractions are all in close proximity to each other, we will definatley be returning again, and matt the owner was very helpful and always at hand if we needed him thankyou for a great holiday."

    Thank you very much Lynn for your lovely comments, We're so pleased you were happy with your stay and that you enjoyed everything Gorsthead Mill Farm and Leek have to offer. Regards Matt Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay; the cottage was beautiful, spacious, clean, well maintained and even better than the listing."

    The owners were really obliging with a request we made and provided really helpful communication about our stay and things to do in the local area. A perfect stay which delighted our family and friends.

    Thanks very much for your comments Sam. We are so pleased you all had such an amazing time. Really glad to hear that the useful information document came in handy for you. Cheers Matt Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place everything was perfect and the owners very helpful and friendly"

    Thank you Suzanne, We are really pleased to hear you had an amazing time. Regards Matt Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Gorsthead Mill Farm."

    House was ideal for our party - lots of open space to accommodate everyone. Clean, well-appointed, and good car parking.

    Thanks for your comments Lorna, we're glad you all had a wonderful time at Gorsthead Mill Farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house, great location, excellent value, thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    Thank you for your kind feedback Ian, We're glad to hear you had a great stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely house surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    The house was nicely furnished and plenty big enough for a generational family of 12. It rained most of our stay but because the house was so nice inside, we really didn’t mind. The garden is very steep and we did have to keep a close eye on children and dogs as the garden is not fenced off. But there are footpaths and fields which lead off from the property so there’s plenty of space to run around, and seeing the steam train go past was an added bonus! Hosts were friendly and helpful, the only pointer I would make would be more kitchen equipment such as cutlery and bowls/plates would have been great.

    Thank you so much for your comments Kimberly, it's unfortunate that the weather wasn't better for you, but pleased to hear that you enjoyed spending time in our Farmhouse even when it was raining. We have ordered and had delivered some more tea spoons and bowls, thank you for highlighting this. Have a fantastic remainder of your summer. Regards Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kimberly4.4Jul 2023

  • "We booked this property for a large family gathering and were very impressed and pleased with the house."

    The separate Annexe was perfect for my daughter and her family with two small children. The main building was also perfect for all the adult couples. The kitchen was huge, a large table that could seat our whole group, and other rooms very spacious. Outside the patio area and barbecue was great and luckily we had good weather. The property is situated in a very quiet area but close to all facilities in Leek and some great places in the peak. The owner was extremely helpful and gave me a call to check everything was OK. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback Gary. I'm glad to hear that you had great weather and were able to enjoy the garden, bbq and new table and chairs. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was just as the photos show, absolutely wonderful."

    It was in a lovely location, in the Countryside yet close to the supermarkets. Everything you want for your stay is provided for. We had a great week staying there, did not want to come home.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Gary, we're so pleased you had a lovely time. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property with attentive and helpful owner."

    I would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Stephen, We are glad you had such a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Matt Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2023

  • "Just fab, everyone really enjoyed our stay."

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback Gary, Thanks also for your return booking in a couple of years. We look forward to hosting you and all once again. Take care Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2022

  • "Suberin holiday home all the mod cons and lots of parking space, will definitely be booking again in the future"

    Thanks for your comments Ian, we are really glad that your colleagues enjoyed their time at Gorsthead Mill Farm. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year. Happy Christmas Matt Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful stay with our extended family."

    Everything we needed was there and the layout was perfect for us! The location was ideal the hosts were on hand if we needed them (we didn’t!)

    We are glad you had such a lovely time. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Regards Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Nov 2022

  • "The beautiful cottage provided a comfortable and cosy home for our family, there is ample cooking and dining facilities so we were able to enjoy relaxed mealtimes together."

    The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfy - which was much needed after a days walking. The house was clean and we had all the supplies we needed. After our evening meal we gathered in the lounge to play games and watch the television with enough seating for everyone. The owner was very helpful and communicated well ensuring we had everything we needed. A wonderful time was had by all!

    Thanks for your wonderful comments Donna, it sounds like you all had a lovely time and made full use of the house and it's facilities. These breaks with family and friends are the entire reason we let the property, to allow loved ones to build memories and enjoy the tranquility of the Peak District. Thank you for sharing Matt, Liz and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Nov 2022

  • "What an amazing property."

    We had the best weekend with our extended family. The house had everything we needed - even a quiet annexe for the oldies. Matt was a brilliant host, great communication and help. We'd love to go again.

    Thank you for your kind words Samantha, also for sharing the photos of the lovely halloween meal you all had. It looked like such fun. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Matt and Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic well equipped kitchen."

    very much enjoyed our stay. great to see the steam train pass on the Sunday. Generally the whole house and annex was great to stay in. The boot room was fantastic to use with four grandchildren. Just stack the shoes and boots before entering the house, Very much enjoyed our holiday. One comment. Could do with a hanging name plate for the cottage at the entrance to the drive. IJust a thought. David Thomas

    Thanks Caroline and David, We are so pleased to hear you had such a nice time. Thanks for the suggestion about the hanging name plate. I'm discussing this with the neighbours (down the lane) to ensure they are happy with this along with the council etc. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "We are just back home from a week’s stay at Gorsthead Mill Farm."

    We were a party of 6 and had a few family from the area visiting too. The property definitely has the curb appeal, located down a short private road and has plenty of space for various family and guest sleeping arrangements. Bed linen is obviously of good quality. The annexe can sleep 4, ideal as a ‘granny flat’ or for a 2nd family. Taking into consideration that this is an older property, it is in great condition and was presented very well equipped and clean. The heating in both buildings is run from hive thermostats and didn’t once feel the property was too cold. Quite disappointed that the heating was so good, really was looking for an excuse to use the log burner in the lounge

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time so much at Gorsthead Mill Farm. We paid special attention to the small details such as bedding, towels, and also plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses etc, so we're pleased to hear these small details have been noticed. Thanks for the comment about curb appeal, we wholeheartedly agree, but we're a little biased. Hope to welcome you back one day. Regards Matt and Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice location but seriously poor maintenance."

    Curtains off poles Linings hanging off. Bizarre plumbing, Cold water, broken iron, broken ironing board there weren't even any dishwasher tablets or Dishwasher salt. Taps dripping . I could go on - While this was reported to the owner he did nothing about it.

    Thank you for your feedback, I’m sorry to hear that the property didn’t live up to your expectations. We do take all comments and feedback in relation to the property very seriously. After we spoke on Sunday 2nd, I had offered to refund you for the expense of replacement dishwasher tabs etc, this was declined. Also as promised I arranged for the tap to be fixed, unfortunately Dyno informed me they weren’t able to gain access to the property. Further to this, I have spoken to the cleaning team to remind them of the importance to remember to leave out dishwasher tabs and salt. I also took the opportunity to let them know you’d provided 4 out of 4 for the cleanliness of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, all that was needed was provided, lovely quiet position and too far from sights and towns."

    Thank you for your comments and wonderful feedback Errol. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the lovely Peak district attractions. Regards Matt and Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Errol5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday here."

    A very spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped property. The patio area has good quality furniture and was a great social space during the day and into the evening. We loved watching the buzzards and the children enjoyed watching the trains on the heritage railway. Good access to tourist attractions in the Peak District and beyond.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Claire, We're really glad you had such a lovely time at Gorsthead Mill Farm. I'm particularly pleased about your comments in relation to the new outside furniture. This was a new investment this summer, so am pleased it's well received. We hope to welcome you all back one day. Regards Matt and Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Had everything we needed and was perfect for our family get together for my husband's 70th. Well positioned for visiting all the sites round about and happy hours spent sitting round the dining room table and playing games in the living room in the evenings. Croquet was challenging trying to avoid balls going over the steep sloop on the garden. Pippin had a wonderful week but was a bit perplexed when her ball disappeared into the wilderness beyond the garden (fortunately there were several humans willing to retrieve it). Biggest improvement would be to cut back the vegetation on the roadside coming out of the property so drivers could see the fast traffic coming from the right and also a post or sign of some sort as it was difficult to see the entrance to the property. But otherwise would highly recommend.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Mary, we are glad to hear you all had a fantastic time. We will take a look at the hedges at the main road with a view to improve visibility. Croquet sounds very much fun. Hope you had a safe trip home Regards Matt and Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorsthead Mill Farm was absolutely perfect for what we needed."

    A beautiful house, ideal for a large family get away. The living spaces inside the house were perfect and very sociable, and we were able to sit outside in the garden and enjoy the sunshine! We loved it and will definitely be back.

    Thanks for your feedback Laura, We are really pleased you had a lovely time at Gorsthead Mill Farm. We are aware that the outside furniture is in need of a re-fresh so have a new table which can seat 8 comfortably, but hopefully 12 (including small people) which will make the outside space a little more sociable. We look forward to having you back Regards Matt Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "The area was beautiful , the house was clean ,some of the sofas were quite low down."

    That was a problem only because we are not teenagers any more. We did have a problem with the hot water every day ,the boiler kept showing F1 so had to telephone the owner who told us to press in a certain place on the boiler. he told me a gas engineer would be attending the property on Thursday morning he never got back to me and the problem was still occuring on friday.More cold showers for other clients!!!

    Reviewed by Linda3.8May 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday, clean and spacious accommodation."

    Great communication from the owners. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Ray, we are really glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 2022

  • "Overall good and mostly what I expected."

    The photo was misleading as I was expecting a larger lawn, essential as our party consisted of 5 children. The kitchen equipment was very good and the bedrooms in the main house good. My daughter didn't like the bedside basket tables as these were not stable enough for a wine glass!! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the children enjoyed the toy box and the garden, especially the ford. The only negatives from the adults in the party was that the property was looking a bit tired and I did think the torn armchair didn't help. The Annex games room we stayed in had a shower problem, in that it didn't adjust and the water was too hot and a shower screen problem as water went all over the floor. We all thought it was cheeky to ask for money for the logs, as we thought the price and the star rating should have included these.

    Thanks for your feedback Patricia, this is all gratefully received. We’ve arranged a replacement shower and shower screen for the annexe, had the majority of the downstairs redecorated, installed new bed side cabinets in the end bedroom (which have been wine tested!). Additionally we will review the honesty box process for logs to ensure we are aligned with the industry. Hope to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful place and surroundings and had everything we needed at the property!"

    Thanks so much!

    We are so glad you had such a wonderful time. The Peak District is such a lovely part of the world. We hope you return to Gorsthead Mill Farm one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Very comfortable beds, large bedrooms. Clean bathrooms and toilets. Quite location in lovely countryside. Perfect for big family to be together when exploring the area. Could do with an additional TV in main house?

    Reviewed by John3.8Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house in a fantastic location."

    Matt was so helpful and kept in contact with us continuously when there was a problem with the heating. Will definitely love to go back

    Thank you Hayley, we look forward to welcoming you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful setting."

    A small fridge in the annex would be a good idea; would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jan 2022

  • "A lovely home set in beautiful countryside."

    We especially enjoyed the babbling brook at the bottom of the garden. The kitchen was perfect and fully equipped with everything we could possibly need to enjoy large family meals together. Communication with the owner was outstanding and we felt instantly relaxed and at home. Perfectly situated for visits into Leek, the Roaches and Ilam park. We would love to return next year.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2021

  • "Amazing house on the edge of the Peak District."

    Had a great stay with the family and lots of room in the house to help us have an enjoyable holiday. Weather was kind so we were able to sit out in the garden and enjoy the quiet of the country. Lucky enough to see the steam train go by one afternoon which was a bonus. Peak District is one of my favourite places for walking so being so close to the Roaches is great.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic place, the walks and surrounding areas are beautiful too!"

    We stayed at the house for a week as a family of 7 and thoroughly enjoyed it! We will certainly be back in the near future! The host was extremely helpful too.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2021

  • "We went as a family of 11 and there is plenty of space for everyone."

    Lovely location, very quiet. The house is very well equipped and everything of good quality. We had a lovely week and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SANDRA4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful quiet location."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our second tie here having holidayed here last year."

    The house and facilities are excellent and is set in quiet surroundings which we wanted. We had a problem with the boiler but Matt the owner got it fixed as quickly as possible which is all you can ask for. Would definitely recommend this venue for a secluded, quiet stay in a high calibre and well equipped house.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "The farmhouse is in a great remote location."

    It is well maintained and has everything needed for the perfect staycation. Lots of great walks nearby. Perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely rural setting for a family get away, allowing you to embrace yourself in a cacophony of morning birdsong and a babbling brook, whilst still having those essential amenities close by."

    With an RSPB nature reserve on your doorstep and easy access to the Peak Wildlife Park, Tittesworth reservoir, Rudyard Lake and the Roaches, this is an ideal location for all the family.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2021

  • "Only one of the bedrooms had hanging space/wardrobe, not a big problem for our party, but is the first time we have experienced this ( and we rent a holiday cottage every year!"

    ) towels and bedding good quality, nice plates and cutlery but could do with a new frying pan!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing time when we stayed in this beautiful house."

    It is ideally located to visit lots of places and was beautifully clean and very well maintained. We would love to return again next year and explore more of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very roomy and comfortable; well equipped kitchen; excellent location."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Nice place."

    Spacious kitchen and comfortable lounge. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jul 2020

  • "We had such a lovely time at the cottage ."

    Myself and husband , daughter and hubby with my three granddaughters , my youngest son and his girlfriend . So much space and no one getting under each other’s feet. Wi fi was brilliant as my husband and son in law had work to do . We are hoping to book again . The views and surrounding area are amazing . Absolutely recommend this lovely home !

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely big house for 3 families to get away from it all for a week."

    Well equipped with plenty of kitchen equipment, dvds and lots of space for us all. Great location for exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Mar 2020

  • "A brilliant place to stay in."

    Beautifully well maintained and equipped. All the comforts of home. Surroundings big and safe enough to keep children busy. Gortshead is close to areas of interest and walks. I would strongly recommend this place to all and sundry. Matt and Liz make you feel welcomed and would make sure that you are for want of nothing. Our thanks to them for making our stay a memorable one.

    Reviewed by Seangkam5.0Feb 2020

  • "A beautiful, spacious home and a delight to spend quality family time ."

    We loved our stay

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2019

  • "A great spacious "cottage" which fitted our family gathering well."

    Owner very helpful and even called us while we were there to check everything was OK. Access to local fields was great, but due to the weather we didn't venture too far by foot. Great kitchen + diner, lounge with log burner (which got a bit cold), very useful boot room (could do with some coat hooks!), comfy beds. Overall It's not far to Leek which was worth a visit, as was the Peak Wildlife Park down the road.... as long as you can find the turning upon your return in the dark, as it's easy to miss. Overall - very good.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Nov 2019

  • "We stayed at Gorstead Mill Farm in November to celebrate a birthday in our friendship group."

    The cottage and surroundings are absolutely stunning. The owners were so helpful and were available to contact whenever we needed. The owners allowed us to extend our check out, free of charge which was a lovely added bonus. The cottage has everything you need and more! Cannot recommend this place enough!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Nov 2019

  • "The luxury of the house itself, not to mention the space."

    The feather pillows and quilts , and the beautiful linen. The quantity and quality of the kitchen equipment, The host is very attentive, with information and help willingly given. Altogether , a delightful holiday

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Nov 2019

  • "A gathering of 11 family members."

    ages from oaps to 4yrs, everyone was happy especially the smallest one with the toys and games. The wood burning stove was a hit with the 14yr old who perfected his pyrotechnic skills. Good food and drink were enjoyed in the well equipped spacious kitchen - also challenging games in the evening. A lovely setting very peaceful and we could imagine it would be very relaxing in the warmer months of the year. Good location - within easy reach of many local attractions to suit all our needs - perhaps the entrance to the drive from the main road could be a little clearer? it is ok once found but is something of a challenge when you do not know the area. All in all a good location, beautiful surroundings and a comfortable holiday home.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Oct 2019

  • "Had a few problems with the electrics and think the main bathroom could do with ..."

    Had a few problems with the electrics and think the main bathroom could do with a few little tweaks but overall it’s a lovely house and was big enough to accommodate three families easily

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage with lots of space, books, games, information and a very well stocked kitchen - lots of pans, glasses etc."

    The boot room is great if you have a dog and it's raining as it's a good 'drying off' and storage space, however the garden isn't enclosed and there's a small brook at the bottom with a steep embankment so we kept our dog away from there. Lots of places to go within a short drive including parks and fields to walk the dog.The owner contacted me to check everything was ok and returned the bond within a couple of days too.

    Reviewed by Monique4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great place for a large gathering."

    Grass could have done with cutting as we had two dogs with us and it was hard to scrutinise for debris with all the dandelions and tufts of grass.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2019

  • "This was the perfect house for a large family gathering of all ages."

    The teenagers loved the freedom of the annexe and the surroundings provided the perfect place for the younger ones' Easter egg hunt. The large kitchen was a fantastic focal point and accommodated 20 for dinner easily. So close to stunning scenery and beautiful small towns. Owners very helpful. I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great property, great location."

    We loved it and would book again.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Apr 2019

  • "I could not fault the property or the support provided by Matt when asked a question about Wi-fi etc."

    Excellent experience, excellent support. The property exceeded expectations, the location was great for people and the dogs. Would highly recommend this for a family break.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week walking in the Peak District in February which was made even better by the quality of Gorstead Mill Farm when we returned each day."

    Warm, cosy, well equipped and beautifully situated with a peaceful view. The cottage was fabulous and the owners offered assistance should anything be awry, which it wasn't. I'd recommend both the area and the cottage for large families or groups of like minded friends keen to enjoy the beauty of the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Feb 2019

  • "We were large a party of 14 (including four children and two toddlers) the property was just what we needed - spacious, comfortable and well-equipped."

    The owners were really friendly and helpful. The bedrooms were well sized and comfy, with plenty of extra pillows, blankets and duvets and it was lovely opening the window and being able to hear the stream and birds in the mornings. We had a relaxing family week-long holiday here visiting nearby attractions, visiting Dovedale twice for a hike (and ice cream!) heading out on countryside walks and eating Bakewell pudding in Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Feb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the weekend."

    The house has everything you can ask for. Very spacious and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the Peaks at this cottage."

    The house was as described and had everything we needed for a home away from home. There was ample parking, lots of space for kids to play and adults to chill out, a fantastic dinner table and even an ice machine on the fridge! We did have a problem that previous guests had not warned the owner that the gas had run out for the annexe meaning no heating/hot water in that room. This did get sorted out though eventually. Overall we had a great stay, the cottage is in a good location for exploring and is well furnished.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2018

  • "The house is situated in a beautiful location near the Peak district."

    Childeren enjoyed the nearby small river with ford. For the small children there is alof of toys available and for the older children a playstation. It is a beautiful spacious house with all conforts that make a holiday enjoyable

    Reviewed by Reint5.0May 2018

  • "The house was lovely but was unfortunately just off a very busy main road so despite being in the countryside there wasn’t anywhere to go for a run, walk or family cycle."

    We had some trouble with the heating in the annexe but eventually we were able to sort this following a couple of conversations with the owners and we had a rather serious leak in the living room when it rained but despite that the main house was well appointed, warm, comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Mar 2018

  • "What a lovely house Gorsthead Mill Farm is."

    I would definitely recommend it. Me and my 7 friends stayed here for my 40th birthday weekend and we had an amazing time, in part because of the beautiful house and surroundings. The house had everything we needed (even a slow cooker) and it was warm and comfortable and inviting. The weather was snowing at the time and it was lovely to settle down in front of the log burner and keep warm and cozy. The house is clean, the bedrooms are large and spacious and the beds are pretty comfy too. The bed linen was clean and crisp and the bath towels were soft and fluffy. Perfect. The owner is lovely and makes sure you’re all settled and everything is ok which was really lovely and welcoming. We went to a lovely local pub (the jarvis arms) for Sunday dinner which was delicious. We will definitely book again maybe in the summer or autumn so we can go for long walks round the surrounding areas without our wellies.

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Mar 2018

  • "We stayed for a week a Gorsthead Mill Farm and had a truly wonderful time."

    The house has everything you need and more and so much space. Our kids loved running around. Despite the temperatures outside being close to freezing we were cosy and warm inside. The Log burner wasn't needed but we still put it on most evenings. I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone looking for either a relaxing weekend or something a bit more energetic as there are numerous walks close by and the scenery is beautiful

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2018

  • "Really nice cottage, located in great place."

    Had some problems with heating of the annexe but owner sorted out very promptly and compensated for any inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.2Jan 2018

  • "We booked the house as a surprise 65th birthday (family gathering) and the location, house and facilities did not disappoint!"

    From start to finish we had a fantastic week and couldn't recommend highly enough. Communication with Matt (the owner) was great, emails were quickly answered and they even let us check in early to help us with the surprise - great service! The house is nestled away and although you feel secluded it is easly accessible and you can venture out by car or walking which we took full advantage of. The house has everything you need - the log fire is beautiful, a wonderfully equipped kitchen and plenty of bathrooms. We will certainly come back in the summer months to take advantage of the decked area.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2018

  • "This was an exceptional property."

    We had a fabulous time, I hope we will be able to come again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic location and a very beautiful house for a large group."

    Highly recommended. Thanks to the owners for making our holiday so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty of room for all of our party."

    Very comfortable and a good selection of toys for our little grandchildren. Nice area to stay too. We especially enjoyed dovedale and the roaches.

    Reviewed by Avril4.6Sep 2017

  • "The owners were helpful and considerate, communicating with us over issues with the heating and boiler."

    Which overall didn't spoil the stay we had in lovely area.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2017

  • "An ideal location for a large family celebration ( our golden wedding)."

    Elegant, spacious, comfortable accommodation and superbly equipped. Even Storm Doris failed to spoil what proved to be a happy, memorable week!

    Reviewed by Judith4.8Feb 2017

  • "Brilliant holiday, well described, met everything we wanted."

    Really happy an would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.2Nov 2016

  • "What a fantastic stay we had at Gorsthead!"

    It has everything you could ever want or need for a getaway break. The kitchen is so spacious and brilliant for cooking up a big meal for everyone. We also enjoyed coming back and putting on the log burner fire after an afternoon out. All the bedrooms are spacious and the garage room is fantastic. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.6Nov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, the owners and the team at sykes work well"

    Reviewed by Zach5.0Aug 2016

  • "Our family 6 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs had a wonderful holiday."

    House beautiful. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jun 2016

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  • Main building
  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x adult bunks (lockable link door to double to create a family room)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First floor annexe
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, sitting area with sofa bed and TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with SkyQ, DVD, WiFi - Fibre Broadband, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots, two highchairs, two children's stools and two stairgates
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Lawned area and patio, BBQ with furniture
  • Decked balcony/terrace
  • 2 well behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: A river runs along the bottom boundary to the garden which has a steep bank in places, children to be supervised
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar

The property

A stunning, designer detached country house situated in 2.3 acres of grounds in the village of Bradnop near Leek.

This superb house is perfect for a large family or group of friends looking for a bit of luxury to come home to after a day exploring the nearby Peak District.

The tastefully furnished entrance hall is an impressively large boot room, ideal for getting out of your walking boots and drying the dogs.

Then pass through to the large contemporary kitchen with a breakfast and dining area which is a fantastic place to gather while you discuss the day’s busy itinerary.

The sitting room is beautifully finished with high quality sofas and French windows opening out to the garden.

There’s a woodburning stove to set the atmosphere while you sit and chat or enjoy a favourite movie together.

The contemporary design and quality continues through to the light and airy bedrooms, one of which opens out to a huge decked roof terrace where you can step out of bed and greet the morning sun or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun dips over the horizon.

As you’d expect, the bathroom is very high end with a designer roll-top bath and large walk-in shower.

Across the courtyard is a separate garage annexe which has been cleverly adapted to create a first floor apartment with a double bed and a sitting area with a sofa bed, TV and games console making it a great place to park teenagers or a place to break away from the madding crowd.

The annexe also has a contemporary shower room, so it is completely self-contained if required.

Sit out on the patio and enjoy a barbecue as the kids run off the last of their energy.

The grounds are beautiful with countryside all around and a babbling river flows along the bottom of the garden where you can watch the wildlife and nod to the occasional passing farmer crossing the ford.

Tempting though it might be to spend your whole time here, there is plenty to do within easy reach, whether it's riding at the equestrian centre just up the road, exploring Leek, Hartington or Bakewell or driving the short distance into the breathtakingly beautiful Peak District with the Roaches nearby.

A luxurious retreat to be enjoyed any time of year.

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

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About the location


Leek 2.1 miles; Hartington 10.7 miles; Buxton 13.8 miles.

The small and pretty rural hamlet of Bradnop is situated on the western edge of the Peak District National Park close to Leek, with its antiques shops, and within easy driving distance of the market towns of Buxton and Ashbourne. Nearby is superb walking with Dovedale, the beautiful Manifold Valley, and the popular Manifold Cycle Track all within easy reach. There are lots of pretty villages to explore close by, many with good pubs. Alton Towers is less than 15 minutes' drive away.

Two well behaved pets welcome; if customer has more than 2 pets please contact us with this request.