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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "We were a group of 7 adults and Hollydale exceeded all our expectations."

    From the well equipped kitchen/utility room to the most comfy beds and powerful showers and every room was spacious and immaculate. It was the perfect place to spend some quality family time, like a home from home. The outdoor heated seating area was so cosy whilst we sat out late into the evening and then the heated games barn which everyone loved! Jo had thought of everything to make it the perfect stay. The setting is also beautiful with the views of the countryside from every angle and yet a short drive to some great walks and pubs. This is one of the best places that we have stayed in this country.

    Thank you so much Carmel and it was a pleasure to have you stay at Hollydale. Lovely comments, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0May 2024

  • "Hollydale is exceptional for a holiday break for 8 people."

    It is in a peaceful location but so near so many wonderful attractions that there is not enough time in 7 days to explore everything. We had a fabulous time and fully recommend it.

    We too find it so peaceful, and yet near to so many places and eateries, cafes, pubs and farm shops. Glad you enjoyed it Pamela and thank you so very much for choosing us and reviewing your stay. We hope we can welcome you all back sometime. Our very best, Jo & Giles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2024

  • "Could not fault the property ."

    Every detail was to the highest standard , and every possible requirement thought of . Except to get some more supplies , there was not need to leave the property for the 3 days we were there . This is by far the best rental property we have stayed at. For take- away we would recommend the Chinse Gourmet , who deliver to Holly-Dale Cottage

    Thank you Philip for those wonderful comments. We strive to make you holiday as perfect as possible. We think we thought of everything but welcome any further ideas. Our very best wishes to you all, Jo & Giles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2024

  • "Host was lovely - the house was ready earlier so we were able to get in before planned."

    Place is great, met all our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend to others. Location is also beautiful, views from the hot tub are outstanding, close enough to amenities to pop out in the car if you forget something for breakfast etc. Everything is so well thought out inc towels and robes for the hot tub ❤️

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The house was beautiful and so clean with so many home comforts we had a lovely ..."

    The house was beautiful and so clean with so many home comforts we had a lovely 5 days stay making use of the sauna, hot tub & games room it was just the most relaxing time and the owner jo cooked for us and was so welcoming

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic house, everything you could need has been thought about, great area, couldn’t have asked for more, will definitely be booking again!"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2024

  • "Just beautiful - everything was perfect."


    Reviewed by Dani5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation Everything we could of hoped for 4 couples and felt ..."

    Excellent accommodation Everything we could of hoped for 4 couples and felt we had lots if space Used the games room & hot tub lots

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Everything was perfect, and the owners were incredibly helpful."

    Sticky toffee sponge which we ordered from the owner was delicious!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hollydale is just stunning."

    The views and location are wonderful and the property and everything within could not be faulted. Giles and Jo have thought of everything. It is very well equipped and the small touches are just fab. Our family of 8 had a wonderful time and we definitely want to return.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our second time with 8 adults and a dog."

    We all love it here at Hollydale. The facilities are brilliant and the house is really well equiped. We spent most of our time playing games eating and enjoying the hot tub Jo is a great cook and I would recommend the meal and Signature treacle steamed pudding. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2023

  • "Stayed at HollyDale with family for my dad's 60th."

    6 adults and 2 dogs. The house and grounds where amazing. Everything has been thought. We enjoyed the games room and hot tub daily and the outdoor sitting area is heated so we even got to enjoy it in all weather with the lovely views Couldn't fault the property or the owners and didn't want to come home. What an amazing week

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable country living."

    From the moment you arrive you feel immersed in the countryside, surrounded by space and scenery. All weather outdoor facilities supplement the comfortable interior. Ample space and everything you need for a relaxing break. Decoration is bright and cheerful, a welcome change from the cream and green of some properties. A quiet location but only a short journey to shops, walks and attractions. Host very friendly, meals fantastic.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at HollyDale."

    The house was beautiful and the views were gorgeous. We made good use of the sauna, hot tub and games room. We were grateful for the cot, high chair and stair gates and for the dog bowls, towels and cover. Our multi-generational family and dog had a great holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "This truly is the property that has it all, we wanted for nothing."

    The family had a wonderful week and so many things to do and lovely places to visit almost on the doorstep. When the weather wasn’t so kind we were more than happy to spend the day at Hollydale and were not short of things to keep us entertained. I could not fault this holiday accommodation and the owners were lovely too. Will look forward to a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay, clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Good location, just 3 miles for Leek, so convenient to pop to the shops to stock up when we arrived, but at the same time never too far from all the Peaks has to offer. Jo and Giles had thought of everything, from a welcoming bottle of fizz to things like dishwasher and laundry tablets and towels and robes for the sauna and hot tub.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had an amazing time!"

    Hollydale had everything you could wish for and more besides. Either sat in the heated thatched hut or chilled out in the front garden, weather permitting, the views are just perfect, the evening sunset was stunning. Both big and little kids so enjoyed the hot tub, sauna and games room, a great karaoke session was had by all. Everything at Hollydale is first class! The location is ideal for sightseeing, a visit to Rudyard Lake, Thors cave and Coombe Valley nature park and eating out at The Reform Inn and The Lazy Trout can be recommended. Thank you Jo and Giles for helping to make a special family holiday so memorable

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic house with excellent facilities."

    The games barn was great fun and enjoyed by everyone. The sauna isn’t really mentioned much in the description but was a real hit with us. Views are wonderful, lots of space for the dogs to walk. Giles and Jo are great hosts, bringing us home made desserts and fresh milk from their dairy.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "There are Genuinely not enough words to describe how EXCELLENT Hollydale House is."

    ...and not only is the property so Excellent, Jo & the Team who manage it, are just Absolutely the most superb we have ever known regards service, helping to make our break everything we wanted, and just wanting to make sure everything is catered for. The Personal touch is second to none & if anyone wants a get away to totally Relax, Rewind, Celebrate & be Totally looked after .... THIS IS IT. This was our Honeymoon with Best Friends, and Crikey..... If Carlsberg done Honeymoons this was It, but only because of the place and Jo & her Team

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Hollydale in April to celebrate our eldest son’s 30th birthday all together as a family ."

    It was the perfect venue for a family celebration - eight adults and two dogs stayed in complete luxury and comfort. Every bedroom being able to be made into a double or king and having their own beautiful, en suite bathrooms was what sold Hollydale to us in the first place. However, it totally surpassed our expectations. We didn’t need to go anywhere all weekend because there was so much to keep us entertained- so many highlights from the hot tub to the games barn (perfect for 3 grown up sons to rekindle their sibling rivalry and their dad to relive the arcade games of his youth!) to the sauna and heated outdoor area in which to eat, chat and chill. The property has absolutely everything you could possibly need and want (how many places supply a karaoke machine with accompanying wigs?). It is decorated in a quirky but very tasteful style. Jo and Giles were very quick to reply to any queries we had and have thought of anything you might need . Thanks to them for providing the perfect setting for a memorable and very special weekend of family celebrations. We will be back - quite possibly in 2 years time when it’s Son number 2’s turn to celebrate his 30th birthday.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "I honestly couldn’t say a bad word about Hollydale barns."

    Immaculate properties in a perfect location managed by amazing hosts! We do these sort of holidays every year and Hollydale has easily been the most impressive. There was nothing we could have wanted or needed whilst there as the hosts had thought of everything. There is also a no expense spared feel to the property’s with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout even following out into the garden with the bbq and the furniture. The location is superb too and we honestly didn’t think the photos did the views justice ( which made for a nice surprise on our arrival ). If you’re looking at staying at Hollydale barns don’t hesitate you will not be disappointed. These properties are a credit to Jo & Giles who clearly give 100% to their business in both maintaining the barns and also as hosts to ensure you have the best holiday possible. Thanks for an amazing stay and we look forward to seeing you next year.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation with very thoughtful touches."

    Comfortable rooms with excellent shower/bathroom facilities. Well equipped kitchen with very comfortable dining chairs. We loved the games room, hot tub and watching the sunset from the garden room.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous house with everything you could possibly need ."

    It was our second visit as a group of friends get together and ideal for a wonderful relaxing weekend. The owner is lovely and extremely helpful with any request we had . Definitely recommend and hope to return next year

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had an amazing 3 night stay, I was trying to think of anything that could be improved but can’t think of one thing."

    This time we stayed in January but hope to return when the weather is warmer and for a week. I can’t recommend it highly enough, perfect.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Booked it for my husband's 70 th birthday. There were 8 of us with 2 dogs. There was plenty of room for us all & the dogs were well catered for with treats, towels and a throw for the furniture. Jo and Giles went above and beyond providing meals - which were plentiful and delicious - and a lovely cake. Even a hiccup with the heating was no trouble for them. On the whole we had no problems and would certainly come again but in the summer to sit in the garden and take in the beautiful views. Please note that when it says steep stairs. They mean steep stairs.! You have been warned. Having conquered them you have your own private retreat. Thank you again for a very memorable time. Joe said it was the best birthday he has ever had. That is a compliment indeed.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely weekend away to celebrate a birthday, everyone enjoyed staying at Hollydale and as it was December it was decorated for the season!"

    ! Everything was provided to make a great weekend and the games room was fantastic. Giles and Jo were very helpful and responded very quickly to any question.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property, games room and hot tub fantastic."

    Lovely area and great places to eat, especially The Lazy Trout and Jervis Arms.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was the 2nd time myself and 3 friends have stayed at Hollydale."

    We love it! So relaxing and the best place to get away from it all and chill. The hot tub is amazing, especially with all the lovely fairy lights. The house is immaculate and so warm and comfortable. I would actually go as far as saying it’s perfect. We are looking at coming back again next year. Thanks for another wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were totally blown away by this property."

    From the minute we arrived we were instantly comforted by its decor and the attention to detail that the owners have put in. The rooms are beautifully decorated and each one unique in its style and equipped with everything you would need. We sampled the owners cooking as they offer a home cooked meal delivered to your door. This was such a nice touch as the food was delicious, especially the homemade bread. The leisure facilities at the property are amazing. Lots of variety and thought gone into making your stay a memorable one. A stay here is a must and not one to ponder over just book as you will be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great place to stay for a family get together and very well suited to our needs."

    We wanted for nothing absolutely everything was provided.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "A super property in a most beautiful location."

    The quirkiness of the interior design is a joy to live with! Accommodation was perfect for a family of 4 with grandparents, and we made full use of the excellent games room and hot tub. We lacked nothing! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just absolutely stunning."

    Amazing caring owners, who went over and above to make our mini moon special, with champagne and balloons. Incredible stay, we will be returning. Thank you so much, love Amy and Nicole

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2022

  • "An excellent property, spotlessly clean and everything you can imagine was there."

    Games room and sauna were fab, we'll definitely return :)

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We can't speak highly enough of our stay at Hollydale in the Peak District."

    From the communication ahead of our stay, and the attention to detail in the facilities and amenities on site, everything was first class. This was our first family holiday post-pandemic and we wanted to splash out on a bit of luxury and that's certainly what we go with Hollydale. Can't recommend it enough! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Janine5.0Jul 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 Gillian5.0Jul 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 D5.0Jun 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 Nikki5.0Jun 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 Julie5.0Jun 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 Carole5.0May 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 David4.7Apr 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 Lynne5.0Apr 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 Robert5.0Mar 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 Aimee5.0Feb 2022

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

    Even the weather couldn't spoil the trip.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 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 Ruth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house with everything you could want ."

    Something to keep everyone entertained. Have already booked again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous break."

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 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 Melissa5.0Dec 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 Cathryn5.0Nov 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 Emma5.0Nov 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 Joanne5.0Nov 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 Chris5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 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 Amit5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything"

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Sep 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 Sadia5.0Aug 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 Marion5.0Aug 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 Tina5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house and the facilities were fantastic."

    We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 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 Richard5.0Jul 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 Anna5.0May 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 Adam5.0Apr 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 Michelle5.0Oct 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 Josh5.0Oct 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 Lewis5.0Sep 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 Richard5.0Sep 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 Debbie5.0Aug 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 Sarah5.0Aug 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 Sadia5.0Aug 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 Andrew5.0Aug 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 Gemma5.0Jul 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 Grace5.0Jul 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 Ian5.0Mar 2020

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  • Hollydale has been presented with a Gold Award at the 2023 Sykes Gems awards in the ‘Best for Families’ category
  • Sykes Gems recognises the very best cottages and owners within the Sykes Holiday Cottages family
  • 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 with an open-sided covered structure now sit over 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.

Please note that there is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas