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Churnet Valley Escapes La Maison

Whiston near Ipstones, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1037703)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous weekend away , making special memories with my family."

    The house is fabulous with everything you could possibly need. The owner was very informative before our visit and went beyond to meet our special requests. Thank you Emma it meant so much to us. Can not recommend highly enough how wonderful this house is and the high speck of finishing is truly amazing. … underfloor heating was great! Book this property without hesitation, you will not regret it :-)

    I’m so glad you and your Sisters had such a lovely weekend. Can’t wait to Welcome you back x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Lovely 3 night stay at this property."

    Very clean and had everything you need. Lovely surroundings with a really nice view. The only thing I will say is that the mattresses are becoming worn and we’re a bit uncomfortable but other than that the stay was amazing.

    Hi Victoria, thank you for your feedback, I will examine all the beds as they are not yet 12 months old, so mattresses should still be tip top? I will investigate further, thank you for bringing it to my attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2021

  • "A lovely clean modern holiday house for a very comfortable and relaxing get together with friends"

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "This is a beautiful well equipped holiday home."

    The linen and towels are hotel quality. It’s a modern spacious home that exceeded our expectations. The house would comfortably sleep eight and has plenty of space in every room. The location is ideal for Alton towers, a matter of 10 minutes away. Spotlessly clean which is my number one like. I never actually met the host Emma but she sent me emails and messages regarding the holiday let. I messaged one night to see if she knew if owls were near by and she promptly replied. She gave the impression that should I have needed her she would have been available immediately. But I had no reason to require any assistance. I believe the test of a good holiday home is would I recommend to my family and the answer is a resounding yes. I already have. Thanks to Emma for a wonderful stay, we may be back one day.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "Lovely stay."

    The hosts were so welcoming and provided lots of information beforehand. The property is immaculate and in a great condition. The hot tub was great. Thank you - we will be back!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Fabulous property, clean and spacious, with lovely views."

    The area was excellent for walking, biking, National trust properties. The owner, Emma was extremely helpful

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "A very well presented holiday home for us two families with children."

    They loved to play table tennis in the downstairs garage as well as to explore up and down in the back yard. A convenient location to travel around in the area, close to quite a few walking trails and Alton tower. The hot tub is a bonus after a day’s walk in the mountains, felt so comfy and relaxing! Very good communication from the owner prior and during the stay.

    Reviewed by XiaoyingAug 2021

  • "Really nice property, great views, central to all locations that we wanted to visit."

    Would certainly come back to stay.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "This is a stylish, modern, comfortable house."

    Plus the many personal touches by the owner made it feel very welcoming indeed. We were a party of 4 adults and used it as a base for our walking holiday in the southern dales. It was a treat to come back each day and use the hot tub. The property is spotless which felt safe and good during Covid-19 times. There is also a lovely view from the front of the house Only small downside is there is some traffic noise from the road at the front of the house when the windows are open, but it did not spoil our stay. I would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "Beautiful set in peaceful countryside really enjoyed my break away"

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2020

  • "We had the most amazing family holiday at La Maison and were so sad to leave."

    A beautiful house - even more beautiful and spacious than in the photos! Incredibly well equipped kitchen (which was handy for our family Come Dine With Me nights!) - so many thoughtful touches too. Emma and her husband were so friendly and helpful, and made us feel thoroughly welcome. A perfect base to get out and see stunning parts of the countryside! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone; we’d love to go back in future.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "The house was fantastic, really spacious, immaculate with lovely views."

    Perfect for a family holiday with lots to do within easy reach. The owners were very friendly and helpful and have obviously put a lot of thought into all the extras provided in the very well equipped house. The hot tub was an added bonus that everyone enjoyed using. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2020

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The property

Ipstones 2.5 miles.

Nestled in the idyllic village of Whiston, surrounded by the spectacular Churnet Valley countryside, is this contemporary self-catering holiday home, La Maison, designed for maximum comfort with oodles of high quality features that will make your stay truly exceptional.

La Maison offers underfloor heating, stunning self-catering kitchen/diners, sumptuous king-size beds, elegant en-suite bathrooms and outdoor dining areas as well as an amazing sensory hut which can be enjoyed by both you and your little ones.

Step into the hallway and make your way up the stairs to find your social spots all settled on the first floor; head into the sitting room and relax on the sofa, with a Smart TV to provide your entertainment for the evening when you're not out exploring.

Across the hallway sits the kitchen/diner, a spacious spot where you can find all the essential appliances to rustle up a tasty treat including an electric oven and induction hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, and even a handy dishwasher to assist with the washing up!

Spend some time with a loved one sat at the breakfast bar, discussing your favourite moments from the holiday so far, or for more formal occasions, gather in the dining room, where you can enjoy a home-cooked delight surrounded by your loved ones.

End your day in one of the charming bedrooms sitting on the second floor, taking your pick from a king-size master bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, or king-size with en-suite basin and WC, both doubling up as twins on request for extra flexibility.

A third king-size bedroom has Jack-and-Jill access to the gleaming family bathroom where you can enjoy an indulgent soak, reminiscing on the activities of the day.

The fourth bedroom is a twin, each offering lots of great storage space, crisp white fresh linen and sumptuous soft fluffy towels.

To the rear of the property sits your own private patio, where you can find a selection of furniture to enjoy alfresco dining in the form of a barbecue, where you can sit beneath the stars and cherish your time here on your wonderful break to Staffordshire.

Surrounded by adventure and fun for all the family, such as the nearby attractions of Alton Towers, Peak Wildlife Park, Churnet Valley Railway, Tissington Water and so much more, La Maison is the perfect base for your trip to Staffordshire.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom with bath, shower over basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin; all of the king-size bedrooms offer a zip/link feature and can be made into twins on request
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Ground-floor utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Garage/games room
  • Gas underfloor central heating throughout
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books, games and a garage/games room with table tennis
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair-gate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar parties
  • Note: This property is in a residential area so please be considerate of the neighbors
  • Note: This property does not accept guests under the age of 25 years old unless they are children with parents who are also staying

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

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About the location


Leek 6 miles; Ashbourne 9 miles.

The attractive rural village of Ipstones lies on the western fringes of the Peak District in lovely moorland countryside, between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. The village offers a post office, village shop and pubs serving food. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking with miles of woodland trails and moorland hikes to enjoy. Dovedale and the limestone Churnet Valley are on the doorstep and The Manifold Trail is close by. There is easy access to many of the area's attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park (NT) as seen in TV’s Pride & Prejudice, the NT Ilam Estate or Peak Wildlife Park. A great touring base for all the Peak District - and Alton Towers is just a 10 minute drive away.

Region Information

Please note: No stag/hen or similar parties.

Sorry no under 25 year olds allowed, unless they are children with parents who are also staying

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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