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Bradnop near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1024110)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Hollydale is an Exceptional property."

    Jo and Giles have thought of everything we might need and their attention to detail really made this a special stay for my family. Visited with 3 adult children and their partners. Everyone had their own en suite facilities which was great. The games room was a huge hit and a welcome relief from the scorching heat we were lucky to have! The sauna was only used a couple of times (because of the weather) but when we did use it we were very pleasantly surprised; the unit was spotlessly clean and heated up to over 90 degrees, just like being at a spa! Our girls cooked up a storm in the beautifully appointed kitchen and we enjoyed ‘al fresco’ dining in the the tiki hut every night. We didn’t need to worry about late night hot tub dips and games room competitions with a lot of chatter, as the facilities were situated so that any noise we made didn’t travel over to neighbouring properties. Although there are two other properties on the site, the layout of all three meant every party had their privacy. Two minor things needed addressing at the property and these were attended literally within ten minutes of letting Giles know. Jo, Giles and daughter-in-law Laura were always available to help but never intrusive. The icing on the cake for me was that after a fabulous family holiday, my husband and I stayed for another few days in Parlour Barn, one of the other two properties on the site, which was stunning; beautifully designed and decorated, with All of the same outdoor facilities. Beautiful views and glorious sunsets to enjoy while sipping a glass of wine (or two). Three days of peace and tranquillity to round off a fabulous holiday. Thank you. We’d love to come back for another visit.

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2022

  • "This is quite simply one of the nicest properties we have ever stayed in."

    The facilties are amazing, the owners have thought of absolutely everything. The location and the views are amazing and Jo and Giles were very accommodating. Would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Of special importance to our party was that the perimeter of the cottage was totally secure dog wise and we had no worries about wondering where they were ( we did of course clear up after them). I would strongly recommend this cottage for the extra facilities. The champagne hut was a tempting venue when the evenings turned a little cool and we even played pool and chess which we had not done for years!

    Reviewed by DJun 2022

  • "Stunning house in a stunning location."

    Everything has been thought of and are all high end. We’ve stayed twice now and been thrilled to have had great weather both times so have made the most of the outdoor areas. Would

    Reviewed by NikkiJun 2022

  • "What can I say…."

    The house is stunning and the location is beautiful. We wanted to go somewhere where we could spend the week relaxing and this is the place for that. The owners have thought of everything from gorgeous decor, comfortable beds and things to do, whatever the weather. You will be spoilt if you stay at Hollydale! I would go back in a heartbeat x

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "This was a adult family holiday as my children do not live locally and this was an ideal family gathering with facilities for everyone which we all made full use of."

    The cottage was described accurately on the website, personal touches by the owners added to the overall feel of Hollydale. Facilities, cleanliness and comfort were outstanding and if you had any queries the owners responded quickly. Would be happy to rebook this property in the future.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2022

  • "A really well equipped and stylish and fabulously quirky property with so many things to do from hot tub to sauna to a fantastically equipped games room."

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in such a stunning setting with tremendous countryside views. We had pretty good weather but I can imagine in summer sitting out and enjoying those views is something else. We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Quite simply an amazing property."

    Every thing you could think of was thought of, along with many things you didn’t even consider. The area is beautiful, we had dogs and found some beautiful easy walks and the younger members of the family found some amazing hikes. We visited over Easter….there was an Easter Tree, large Thornton’s Chocolate Egg and many little Easter touches. A real Wow factor of a property.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2022

  • "A lovely house with brilliant facilities…."

    .just not enough time to get the most out of them - will have to stay longer next time!!!

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Hollydale house!"

    We went with friends and our children and we all had an amazing time. The kids had lots to do, there were lots of grass to play on, and a small park which the girls loved. It was also great for the adults, when the kids went to bed. The hot tub was fab, and watching the sunset with a glass of bubbly was bliss! The guys loved the games room too. The owner was really helpful and kind, she made sure we had everything we needed and checked in on us through the weekend. We will 100% be returning to Hollydale. Thank you for everything :)

    Reviewed by AimeeFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property, great location and amazing facilities."

    Even the weather couldn't spoil the trip.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    Beautifully presented with just a hint of quirkyness. Very comfortable bedrooms, but please take note of the steep stairs to the attic bedroom. It is worth the climb though. Kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need. The weather was bad for our stay but the sauna, hot tub and games room kept everyone happy. Very thoughtful welcome basket was left for us.

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful house with everything you could want ."

    Something to keep everyone entertained. Have already booked again

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2022

  • "Fabulous break."

    Everything was excellent from the beds bathrooms, outside facilities and a tremendous home cooked meal

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "Our second stay and will definitely be back."

    House immaculate and has everything that you could ask for. Owners are fab are there instantly to deal with any issues but respect your privacy. Hot tub, outdoor bar and games room top off the facilities nicely cannot wait until our next visit

    Reviewed by MelissaDec 2021

  • "Outstanding!"

    Whilst the photos and listings were accurate they don't do justice to what an amazing property this is. Beautiful and stylish in it's decor, extremely comfortable and so thoughtfully well resourced. Theyd thought of EVERYTHING! Had the standards of a boutique hotel whilst feeling homely. Am recommending to everyone!

    Reviewed by CathrynNov 2021

  • "This was one of the most beautiful holiday homes I've stayed in."

    Every detail thought of and everything finished to a high standard. Could not have asked for more. My only problem was I didn't want to leave. We will be back and I'm recommending the house to everyone I know.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Booked with 3 friends for a chilled weekend getaway (minus husbands and kids) and we had the most amazing time."

    The house is immaculate, spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The hot tub is total bliss and the extras such as the private games room and heated champagne hut are the icing on the cake. The property is great for a friends break like ours or family as the kids will be entertained in the hidden games console cubby and games room. Might never see them! This is the 3rd time I have been to the owners properties, and without a shadow of doubt, be back. Thanks again for a brilliant break

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2021

  • "What a lovely place hollydale is, it had everything you could need from a games room for the kids and adults, to a little cinema room for the kids to watch a film in peace."

    The place was immaculate on arrival, it’s was a beautiful place we are looking at booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything you could ask would definitely return one day"

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location with great views."

    Cottage is well furnished and modernly decorated - it has a great games room and the hot tub was spot on. Jo the owner was in communication and nothing is too much of an effort for her to make our experience (and after service) a joy. Very much recommended.

    Reviewed by AmitSep 2021

  • "Everything"

    Reviewed by ClaytonSep 2021

  • "Hollydale is always a pleasure to visit."

    We love going there as the accommodation is simply lovely and in an idyllic setting. The owners are very nice and always available to sort out any rare issue or provide tips on what to do. It’s a great week away to relax and unwind!

    Reviewed by SadiaAug 2021

  • "Wonderful place brilliant time had by the family all that you could ask for and more importantly at this time of year while covd still about thank you ."

    Reviewed by MarionAug 2021

  • "We have had the best week at Hollydale,this cottage has amazing facilities and is very clean."

    We had a couple of rainy days but that gave us the opportunity to stay in and use the facilities more. We didn’t want our holiday to end. We would love to return one day! Thank you once again Hollydale for our fantastic treats and making our holiday memorable. You definitely won’t be disappointed booking this cottage

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2021

  • "The house and the facilities were fantastic."

    We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "HollyDale is truly amazing!"

    The thought and detail that Jo and Giles have put into the design and construction is inspiring. The attention to detail and wonderful bright decoration is brilliant. The facilities are the best we have ever experienced - the hot tub and sauna are great. The Games room with pool table, table tennis, arcade machine, dart board and karaoke provides something for everyone. Jo and Giles were great - very friendly and approachable, on hand if you needed them, but not intrusive. There is plenty to do within a 30 minute drive of HollyDale including Alton Towers which is literally 20 minutes away Overall, a fantastic holiday had by everyone of us! Thank you Jo and Giles...until next time :-)

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Our third visit and once again it exceeded our expectations."

    The property is immaculate inside and out. Facilities are excellent. The owners Jo and Giles and their lovely family are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. They are kind enough to also care for our dog at their farm so we can enjoy some days out without worry. We cannot fault our holiday and would recommend Hollydale and Pastures or Parlour barn to anyone seeking a luxurious and relaxing break in top class accommodation.

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "My partner and I recently stayed at Hollydale."

    It was a brilliant experience, the accommodation is fantastic with everything you need. Clean tidy and extremely well equipped. Jo the owner is a brilliant host, very helpful during the booking and lead up to the visit. Left us to it during the visit but always on hand if we needed anything. The property is beautifully decorated and caters for all ages. If you are looking for a staycation with beautiful surrounds and fantastic facilities. Look no further. Highly recommend Hollydale and the barns.

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2021

  • "Amazing property, very luxurious and lots of nice touches."

    The hot tub was fantastic with beautiful views. We really enjoyed having an afternoon BBQ in the outdoor heated seating pod. The games room was brilliant and the kids loved the indoor gnome den with the computer games. We went to Alton Towers twice which was so much fun and it was only 15 minutes away. Would highly recommend Hollydale for a special occasion.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "Where do we start?"

    The whole place is amazing! What a week we have had. The house is immaculate and the decor is stunning and of very high quality. (especially the very comfy beds) The house has everything you need and alot more! The games room was a hit for all the family. We loved a few games of pool/table tennis/darts and a sing on the karaoke. The heaters are a great touch too, they meant we could enjoy it even in the cold naff UK October weather. On a evening it was lovely chilling in the hot tub taking in the views, while some of the party sat in the heated seating area for a game of cards. Jo and the family were so friendly and recommended a few places for us to go which were beautiful. Although we could have easily stayed in for the full week enjoying everything and lazing infront of the log burner. Everything was of impeccable standard and we can’t wait to return next year. And probably every year after that for the foreseeable! Thank you so much for a lovely time when the world is at such a crazy period.

    Reviewed by JoshOct 2020

  • "Superb property everything is 5 star, booked for my girlfriends 21st and enjoyed every minute of it."

    Bottle of fizz and biscuits there on arrival, literally everything you need is there. Facilities are amazing

    Reviewed by LewisSep 2020

  • "The house is decorated and kitted out to a very high standard."

    Jo and her family are supportive without being in anyway intrusive. the welcome basket and card with champagne for my wife's birthday was a welcome surprise. All in all Amazing!!!

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "We had a really lovely holiday at Holly Dale House, the house and surrounding area are both beautiful."

    The house has everything that you need and much more! There is so much attention to detail and little touches which make the house very special. We took our dogs and two teenage sons with us and it was perfect for everyone. We all enjoyed the Games Shack so much, we have stayed in properties with games rooms before, but this was the best we've seen by far. The outdoor dining hut was brilliant and so cosy with the heater on and the hot tub was fantastic, as are the views from everywhere around the house and garden. The boys particularly enjoyed the 'Gnome Room' with the PS4, very quirky and a brilliant idea. The house is very well designed for taking dogs and again lots of nice little touches to help keep your pets safe and comfortable. Our weather was mixed whilst we were there, but whether rain or shine, the house was perfect. I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone and would suit almost any family or group of friends. We will certainly look to return with friends and family and would also look at renting the barns next door too. The barns and house together would be perfect for a special celebration for a large group.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "We had a brilliant time at Holly dale house!"

    The surroundings are beautiful & excellent facilities! The kids loved the games room & we loved the hot tub & sauna!!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "It was absolutely perfect!"

    Anything you could need was available. The accommodation was fitted to the highest standards and was absolutely spotless. It’s also a great location to make trips to scenic spots. And the market town of Leek is barely 5 mins drive and everything is available there. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by SadiaAug 2020

  • "The house was totally fantastic."

    Really clean, modern and everything thought of. Outside the hot tub, sauna, bbq and games room were brilliant. Many a happy evening was had eating in the covered area and enjoying the view. As a group we all loved it and couldn't recommend Holy Dale more. A wonderful week in a lovely house. Anyone who books it will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Staying at this house was just amazing, the games shack and PlayStation room was brilliant for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed it all."

    This was the first time staying in The Peak District and it truly was beautiful. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the hot tub and the heated seating area which is where we were every evening. We have already recommended this house to our friends and family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2020

  • "Just on our way home from an amazing week at Hollydale Barns."

    We really can’t fault this place, everything is pure luxury even down to the cutlery! Stunning quirky decor throughout. Games room, Hot tub an sauna were fantastic and well used by all of us. Outdoor dining area was a lovely touch as well. As was the PlayStation/gaming room in the main house which was hidden away on the first floor. The kids loved it. Loads of supplies and thoughtful touches everywhere even for the dog

    Reviewed by GraceJul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time, the cottage was fantastic, all our needs where catered ..."

    We had a fantastic time, the cottage was fantastic, all our needs where catered for, it was like staying in a luxury show home, well worth a visit, Jo was very helpful she even contacted us a day after about items we left behind and sorted out the return, five star rating

    Reviewed by IanMar 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms Top floor master suite: 1 x king size bed with large en-suite walk-in rain shower, couples bath, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size bed (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request) with large en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, all bedrooms have a smart TV
  • First floor gaming room with PS4 and gaming chairs
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with underfloor heating and smart TV
  • Utility room with washer, drier and sink unit
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and large selection of board games
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis, arcade games, karaoke, darts and book exchange
  • External sauna
  • Heated thatched garden hut.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, electric oven, wine cooler, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, food processor/blender, iron and ironing board, WiFi, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Hairdryers and hair straighteners
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio area with relaxing garden chairs and bean bag, hot tub, sauna, Weber Summit charcoal BBQ and thatched heated garden building
  • Garden games, croquet badminton and swing ball
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Stair gates are fitted at tops of stairs
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Stairs to second-floor are steep, care to be taken
  • Please note that there is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125 for this property

The property

Leek 3.3 miles.

Nestled within striking distance of the majestic Peak District National Park is the superbly-appointed barn conversion, Holly Dale.

This spacious accommodation has been designed perfectly for a special gathering with family and friends, as well as an opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside setting.

Be impressed by the wonderful blend of character and contemporary, with the original features complementing the sleek and stylish furnishings.

Rustle up delicious meals within the elegant kitchen before toasting to a wonderful break at the dining table.

From here, move through the property and sink into the sofa within the sitting room which rests in front of a warming woodburning stove and board games.

Make your way upstairs where you will find three sumptuous bedrooms which all have en suites, and are all kitted out with everything you need for that authentic home from home experience including smart TV's, fluffy bathrobes, hair straighteners and hair dryers in every room, on this floor you can also enter through the gnome door into the gaming den which has a PS4 and gaming chairs, on the top floor you will find the master suite, luxury at its finest featuring a king size bed, smart TV and a show stopping en suite.

Continuing to impress is the outdoor area, where you can choose to dip into the hot tub, relax in the sauna or host evening meals cooked on the BBQ next the heated luxury thatched garden hut, perfect for relaxing, dining and playing games.

Alternatively, while away a few hours within the external games room, complete with a pool table, table tennis, karaoke machine and classic arcade console featuring 60 of those retro favourites we all know and love.

An impressive retreat for your next family adventure.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1001734 and 957753, together sleeping up to 20 people.

Pastures And Parlour Barn And Holly Dale House

Resting at the foot of the Peak District National Park, these luxurious semi-detached barn conversions and detached house have been sympathetically renovated to an exceptional standard. Inside, the cottages retain all of their original character, with charming exposed beams and cosy wood-burning stoves. Interiors, however, remain stylish and contemporary throughout. Spacious, welcoming sitting rooms, complete with smart TVs and well-stocked games cupboards, provide the perfect space to relax and unwind. Meanwhile, under floor heating lets you kick off your shoes and stay toasty throughout the winter months. A high spec kitchen provides everything you need for an informal family supper, special occasion dinner or just a lazy Sunday brunch. The bedrooms in each property are kitted out with everything you need for an authentic home-from-home experience, including fluffy robes, straighteners and hair dryers and smart TVs in every room. However, you’ll struggle to stay indoors when you see what the barns have to offer outside. Each cottage comes equipped with a private sauna and hot tub, where you can relax and enjoy the spot’s stunning sunsets. The grass lawns are ideal for a game of croquet, badminton, swingball and football for which is all provided. You’ll also find a book exchange. If you do decide to explore the surrounding area, you’ve picked the perfect base. The thriving market town of Leek is on your doorstep, Ashbourne is but a short drive, providing fertile ground for antique hunting, restaurants and cafes. As well as easy access to the renowned Peak District National Park, the local area holds many other countryside attractions, including the Dovedale Nature Reserve. Here there’s a plethora of picturesque views, iconic limestone formations and pathways for walking and cycling. Don’t miss a visit to The Roaches, a rocky outcrop carved by wind over the centuries – a great place for walkers, rock climbers and freerunners alike. Meanwhile, Tittsworth Reservoir lies just 10 minutes away, offering various water sports including kayaking, fishing and sailing, as well as an excellent local produce café. For more high-octane adventures, Alton Towers is a 15 minute drive from the cottages and provides a thrilling family day out. Don’t worry about leaving your dog behind for the day either – the cottage owners can provide a dog-sitting service upon request and subject to availability. A fantastic and beautiful area to explore. Note: The three properties, property ref 1024110 Holly Dale House, property ref 1001734 Parlour Barn and property ref 957753 Pastures Barn, can be booked together to accommodate up to 20 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Buxton 12 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles.

The hillside market town of Leek, known as “The Queen of the Moorlands” is situated on the western side of The Peaks and is surrounded by lovely Moorland countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris - a reminder of the town’s prosperity when it was renowned as a silk manufacturing centre. Today Leek offers a wide selection of shops including vast antique emporiums, a good selection of restaurants, a local park and leisure facilities and real ale pubs. Situated close to Three Shires Head, the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Leek is near to Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is within driving distance.

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Please note that there is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125 for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas