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The Dairy

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Clay Cross, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place in a lovely place."

    Spacious, comfortable, as someone said bigger than it looks in the photos. My toddler and dog loved the open space. It's sad that it's not cleaned properly, it spoils the charm of the place. It shouldn't be hard to clean, seeing how open it is, but the furniture and the skirting boards were covered in thick dust. Also, it would be more than useful to have at least a cordless hoover; I don't know about others but we went on a walking holiday in November, with a toddler and a dog. Picking up after ourselves with a broom and dust pan was less than desirable, time consuming and inefficient. I hope this gets addressed as the property is truly beautiful and it shouldn't be ruined by lack of cleanliness. Lovely, enjoyable stay, otherwise, we would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Andrada4.1Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property in a lovely condition."

    I think the overall experience would be first class if there was WIFI available and tea plates instead of just dinner plates. Overall I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Cottage was a lot bigger than it looks but very comfortable. Finished to a high standard and fairly well equipped. Would have been nice to have some lighting round the fireplace just as a focal point , even just fairy lights. There were wonderful views and it was very quiet and peaceful. It was a real bonus having the cafe at the end of the drive. (Also belonging to the owners of the cottage) Had a lovely breakfast there on the morning we left. Food was delicious.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • ". In reply we would like to confirm although the property was lovely unfortunately we have had to come home a day earlier than we have paid for due to the property house keeping really letting us down and spoiling our stay and costing us more unexpected expenses. We wanted the holiday to be special as we went with our mother who is poorly with cancer and just wanted a nice break together and unfortunately this was not the case, on arrival we were told we were nor expect until the following day and some things in the house were not complete in fact very little was ready, the bedding had not been changed and was badly stained and smelt awfully, the furniture was in poor repair, flu's and insects in all windows, glasses still half full left on the fire place baby-bottle with moldy coffee or similar left in draws grill in kitchen left with badly burned food baked to it and in all totally unacceptable"

    . We had to spend over £40 on new bedding and eat out for the days we were there mostly. I have pics of some issues mentioned but doesn't seem to be anywhere on here to send them to you and I await your response. Many thanks Steve Brown

    Reviewed by Steve2.2Sep 2023

  • "Such a beautiful property in a lovely location, so quiet."

    Everything on our arrival was first class, and really did feel like a home from home for us. Clay cross was just a stone's throw away with great restaurant's , and the lovely Tea room and farm shop at the end of the lane for a quick breakfast and milk etc was just the ticket. Would we return, oh yes !

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Dairy."

    Property was lovely and well maintained.Karen and Tony and Margaret.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2023

  • "We loved the dairy but the cleaning was very very poor."

    Lots of bits on floor including two hair clips which we removed from our dogs mouth. Lots of dust on all the tops ,bedroom tops, under settee and in the wardrobe. The mattress protector was very stained The bathroom floor was really dirty at the sides of the sink. The kitchen worktops were really dirty as if sugar had dried on it and took a bit of energy to get ride of it. The settee was really dusty behind the head rests also down between the seats there was loads of food bits. The kitchen table took a bit of cleaning also very marked. So before I could start my holiday I had to address a lot of the issues. So I would suggest a deep clean to the property. It is such a shame because it could be a beautiful place to have a perfect holiday. Just so sorry we had to write about the issues.

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a peaceful and relaxing short break."

    The Dairy is a beautiful property in a stunning location and close to many places and sites of interest. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a fabulous barn conversion!"

    This one was huge, about 85 feet from one end to the other. Very comfy beds, 2 showers and a kitchen to die for.. think I counted 26 cupboards! What would have put the cherry on the top, as we've had on every stay with Sykes would be a welcome pack. Only something like a small bottle of milk and maybe a few biscuits. And we've had a vase full of fresh flowers. But that's only a teeny grumble. Julie was very friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for her. We sat out in the courtyard, or the seats outside the cottage, or the other sests on the faux grass, wonderful! Our little dog enjoyed herself too. Plenty of places to explore around too. We'd recommend The Dairy to all.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, close to many places, yet quiet in the evenings."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "A spacious well furnished property and being on one level made it safe to take our toddler."

    The Dairy was equipped with everything we required for a comfortable break back in our home county of Derbyshire. Shops are only a short drive away and it was ideally situated to tour the surrounding countryside and attractions. We would love to book again, hopefully in warmer weather!

    Reviewed by Mal5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely Barn, a little disappointed that there was no Christmas decoration and very disappointed with the lack of kitchen equipment, no washing machine and there was no way we could have cooked our Christmas dinner, only 1 baking tray and no dishes to cook anything else in."

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Dec 2022

  • "The heating was noisy Everything else"

    Hi Belinda. Sorry to hear about that, we wish that you would have made this known during your stay. Unfortunately due to changing times, our heating source is from an air source heat pump which is more environmentally friendly. They’re not very noisy but can be heard when they kick in the heat the underfloor heating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean & welcoming, the location is so quiet & peaceful."

    It would be a great place to stay in for Christmas.

    Thanks so much Trudy for your kind words, we hope you come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Sep 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double bed
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, No WIFI, Fuel & power, inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Side garden with lawn, patio and furniture, and a communal courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop on-site, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps inside of the property, to reach the patio
  • Note: This property does not accept less than 3-night stays
  • Note: This property does not provide a highchair or a travel cot

The property

Set within the quaint village of Clay Cross, in Derbyshire, and on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, lies this single-storey stone-fronted cottage, Barn Conversion.

Accommodating four guests and one well-behaved dog, the cottage is the perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones, suitable for families or couples looking to explore the countryside.

Travelling down the country lane of Stretton Hall Farm, reach the Barn Conversion and make use of private off-road parking, before venturing into the welcoming entrance, ready to start your staycation.

Arriving at the grand living/dining room, with lofty ceilings, traditional beams, exposed brickwork, and rustic furnishings, use this space to relax, dine and truly feel at home; there’s a woodburning stove to gather around, a Smart TV to entertain the whole party, and direct access to the private patio, displaying rolling views of the nearby fields.

Venturing into the contemporary kitchen, you’ll find an array of state-of-the-art appliances, perfect for the budding chef of the group to cook up a storm and make the most of your self-catering break; you’ll also find a convenient utility room nearby, where you can refresh your clothes after a day of exploration.

Enveloped by the epitome of nature, retreat to the private garden, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, unwind, and truly escape from everyday life; there’s also a communal courtyard to the rear of the property, where you can socialise with other staycation guests.

As the evening unfolds, find yourself at two spacious bedrooms, stylishly furnished and equipped with plenty of storage, and direct views out to the surrounding fields; choose between a super-king-size, which also boasts an en-suite, or a double bed, with proximity to the contemporary shower room.

Well-positioned near the bustling towns of Matlock and Chesterfield, be entertained by an array of attractions, from tours around Bolsover Castle, and elevated picture opportunities aboard the Heights of Abraham, to relaxing strolls around Matlock Bridge and River.

You’ll also be a stone’s throw away from Matlock Farm Park, where you can greet a mix of farm animals, Matlock Bath Aquarium for marine life fans, or Bakewell House Museum for those who enjoy historic activities.

For avid walkers, Reynards Cave is perfect for exploration, whilst hikes towards Stanage Edge and Harbour Rocks offer hillside views of the Peak District National Park.

Nestled within the countryside, choose the Barn Conversion as your home-from-home.

This property does not have WiFi.

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About the location


Chesterfield 5 miles; Matlock 7 miles.

Clay Cross is a small town on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The town is home to a varied range of shops, pubs and excellent restaurants. Just a few miles away is the historic market town of Chesterfield which acts as the gateway to the Peak District, and has much to offer visitors. The town is famous for its 14th Century church with "Crooked Spire", twisting curiously from its true centre, while the frequent bustling market days are ideal for exploring the many different specialist shops and stalls which line the old Market Hall and charming Shambles beyond. The town also boasts Queens Park, with its boating lake, walks and summer bandstand, as well as a museum and theatre. Nearby, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall is still impressive today, with its 6 grand towers elaborately monogramed with Bess of Hardwick’s initials, overlooking the superb gardens and walled courtyards of the grounds. Also popular is the semi-ruined 17th Century mansion of Bolsover Castle, set high on a wooded hilltop, looking west towards the heights of the Peak District. The area has a host of other attractions within easy reach, such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, the amenities of Matlock and Bakewell, or the Opera House at Buxton. An interesting base for a varied break.

This property does not have WiFi.
Note: This property does not accept less than 3-night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas