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The Dairy

(Ref. 1079765)

Middleton near Youlgreave, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay in The Dairy with all the family to celebrate my husband and my 60th birthdays."

    The accommodation was perfect. Very clean. Lots of space for all of us.The kitchen was so well stocked. Each bedroom and bathroom were beautiful.The cosy cottage next door proved to be very useful as an 'overflow' for fridge space etc as well as additional living/sleeping space. The location and surrounding area were amazing, even in wet weather! And the welcome pack is always a bonus. The Dairy is ideal for a large group of people.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Ben was such a lovely host and the accommodation is outstanding."

    There were 8 of us and we all had a bed. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    I’m so pleased you had a good stay despite the heavy rain one day! It was fun to meet you all. I hope we can welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dipesh5.0Sep 2023

  • "If you are thinking "far from the madding crowd", this is the place for you."

    Technology (even for our adult children) took second place to the idyllic surroundings (including from out hot tub!!). Any minor niggles were quickly dealt with by the caretaker and don't worry if you collect bottles and recycling, these are collected routinely or with just a message. I couldn't complete this message without mention of the single line access to the property which we got stuck in and had to reverse on an upward incline; irritating initially but adapted by sending out a recce' team. Minor inconvenience for the pleasure of being here. In all, we loved this place, its character, the amenities and the surroundings.

    Reviewed by Gopi5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Dairy was perfect for our large family group of 9 adults, two children and a dog."

    I had messaged David prior to arriving and he had confirmed stair gates (bottom and top of stairs) high chair and travel cot. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and crockery and the open plan kitchen/dining/lounge worked well for us. One point of note for the owners - a washing line somewhere in the garden would have been useful as we had to drape washing over garden chairs and tables - noticed that farmhouse had a rotary line. Access to the property can be a bit tricky, especially if meeting a car coming in opposite direction. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    So pleased you had a good time and found the facilities up to your expectations. Very happy to add a clothes line - great idea. As to access. It’s a narrow lane with stone walls either side. Most of the time it’s not a problem. But meeting another car is a pain as you say. Hopefully rare enough but I know it very well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a brilliant week in the Dairy."

    Everything was wonderful. Thanks to David for his help

    Really pleased to hear you had a good experience and thank you for your reply. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was the perfect holiday accommodation for our family gathering to celebrate a 'big birthday'."

    Ages ranged from 3 to 75, and we had everything we wanted. The views from the hot-tub were stunning, and the hot tub itself was hugely popular as the weather was cool, windy and wet! Plenty of space indoors too, and the charging point for our car was a great bonus.

    Sorry about the weather - mad this year… but at least the hot tub is a reliable heat and good mood generator! Hopefully the sun is on the way soon. It will certainly be green and lush in the Peaks this year after all the rain we’ve had… really appreciate your visit and glad it all worked out (We’ve added lots of car chargers this year - nothing more irritating than not having one free… and to be clear. The electric is on us!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely family stay at the dairy."

    It is set in a beautiful location and all rooms in the property were lovely. The kitchen was well equipped and the log fire and hot tub enhanced a wonderful relaxing holiday. Dave the caretaker was on hand and very helpful for any queries. Would definitely stay here again for a big family gathering.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at The Dairy the first weekend in March."

    We were three families getting together to celebrate a birthday. We had a fabulous stay. The Diary is located in a beautiful part of the Peak District with a waking route on the doorstep. The Dairy has five lovely bedrooms, all en-suite which was perfect for our families. The open plan kitchen, dining and seating area was warm and cosy and very well equipped. We had some lovely meals sitting round the large table after a hearty walk. The hot tub was definitely a hit with everyone especially as it looks out across the valley. Would love to come back, explore the area more and stay at the dairy again .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and so pleased to hear you had a good stay. It’s something of a battle to keep things to a spotless standard given all the daily challenges but gratifying to hear that on this occasion everything worked well! Looking forward to your return stay. As you may know, the Cottage next door is now part of the Dairy offering another (sixth) bedroom and bathroom - and separate sitting room. If you are more next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful 3 generation Christmas stay at The Dairy."

    We thoroughly enjoyed all the extensive facilities (including the hot tub) and the caretaker was very helpful. We would highly recommend. Thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback - glad you had a great time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fabulous weekend at the Dairy, the property with its additional self contained cottage really fulfilled the needs of our party."

    The log burner with constant supply of wood was brilliant and the overall highlight of the property for us was definitely the hot tub which was well used by all. A special mention to David the caretaker who answered calls over the weekend to answer a couple af questions we had and kept us topped up with firewood!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Hope we can welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Sykes emailed to say you found my credit card."

    I replied but got an automated response saying the email's not monitored - please destroy the card and i will order another. Thank you.

    Thank you for your note - our caretaker found the card and wanted to make sure you had the option to get it back if you wished! We will chop it up. Glad you had a good visit and look forward to welcoming you back. All feedback is gratefully received and integrated into our ongoing investment and improvement plans since we became owners a year or so ago. (Note - we can’t respond to all feedback but please be sure we do take it on board and generally do what is helpfully suggested!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay, we were a big group of friends with children and had everything at our disposal for a wonderful stay."

    The hot tub was especially popular!

    I am so pleased! The hot tub does seem to be a popular addition. Glad the facilities are up to the standards you would expect - we’ve made quire a few upgrades in our first season as new owners. Any further feedback or suggestions are welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location, excellent full 5 bedroom, 10 person accommodation with individual en-suite facilities"

    Thank you - glad you had a good time. I’ve been upgrading the facilities this season (it’s our first as new owners!) - so any feedback on what you thought you might like extra is welcomed. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful stay snd wonderful property."

    Thank you - all suggestions and ideas to make it a better stay are appreciated. It’s a wonderful spot but all ideas welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Izabela5.0Nov 2021

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite basin and WC
  • 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x family bedroom with king-size and single with en-suite basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Next door to the main house (although joined) there is a separate Annexe that entertains 1 double bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove (please note this has a separate entrance to the main house)
  • Central heating with woodburning stoves and underfloor heating
  • 2 x electric ovens, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, Star-Link WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • EV charger
  • Garden with lawned area, new furniture and hot tub
  • Ten well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Lowfield Farm is non-working, although there are livestock in the surrounding fields - please be mindful of and keep your dogs under control and clean up any mess in the gardens
  • Note: This farmhouse is reached via a single track road, please take care
  • Note: No day visitors can be accommodated
  • Note: this property can be booked alongside Ref 1079762 totaling to 32 guests.

The property

Youlgreave 2.6 miles.

Nestled in the midst of the Peak District is the picturesque village of Middleton, near Youlgreave, where this stunning, stone-built barn conversion rests.

The Dairy is a semi-detached cottage encompassed by working farmland and rolling countryside, idyllic for walking and cycling and is the perfect hideaway for a family of 11 looking for a rural retreat.

Be greeted by ample off-road parking before admiring the quaint setting and refreshing, earthy air. Enter into The Dairy to discover the capacious open plan living space, the ideal spot for socializing, home to a crackling woodburning stove and underfloor heating to keep you extra toasty.

Prepare heart-warming meals in the stylish kitchen, well-equipped with two electric Bosch cookers to bake tasty treats, and boasting an island to keep the designated chef company as they make use of the fantastic facilities. Enjoy dining at the large, elegant table with plenty of seating to sit the whole family, tuck-into a feast and chat about the highlights of the day.

Unwind on the plush corner sofa, with a plethora of games, DVDs and books to keep you and your guests entertained throughout your stay.

On warmer days, make use of the delightful garden, take a leisurely seat to soak in the sun or indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in the hot tub; this setting is also the ideal place for stargazing due to the lack of light pollution, so be sure to look up at the sky as you indulge in the hot tub. As the evening draws to a close, retreat inside and choose between five stunning bedrooms, featuring characterful beamed ceilings and all with en-suite bathrooms.

On the ground-floor there are two lovely double bedrooms and a spacious king-size bedroom, venture upstairs to the first floor to discover another king-size and a family bedroom, offering a king-size and a single.

In the morning, make use of the en-suite bathrooms to prepare for the exciting day ahead, where you don't need to worry about any queues whilst you get ready!

The Dairy is an excellent location for exploring historic sites, take a scenic car journey to the magnificent, stately home of Chatsworth House, where you can tour the fine interior, and also within easy reach is the wonderful Tudor architecture of Haddon Hall, with a grand space to explore, as well as beautiful Elizabethan gardens for a quaint stroll. Venture into the heart of the charming town of Bakewell for delightful cafes to fuel your excursions whilst you enjoy guided tours of Thornbridge Brewery for a fascinating insight into the production of ales, be inspired by contemporary art at White Peakhouse Gallery and relish the romantic bridge over the River Wye, which holds love lockets.

Travel a little further afield to the wonderful town of Matlock, boasting picture-perfect surroundings, here you can enjoy spa treatments, soak in the spectacular views of the countryside on the Heights of Abraham or have a unique experience at the Peak District Mining Museum.

A footpath passes by the property giving easy access to wonderful local walks such as along Gratton Dale, Smerrill Moor and the Limestone Way. For an unforgettable escape to the glorious countryside, choose The Dairy.

Note: this property can be booked alongside Refs 1079762 totaling to 32 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Bakewell 4 miles.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, the Historic village of Youlgreave winds its way along a narrow limestone shelf, situated between two of the area's loveliest valleys - Lathkill Dale to the north and Bradford Dale to the south. Once the centre of Derbyshire's lead-mining industry, this charming village now plays home to three pubs, all serving Home Cooked food, two shops (one with a Post Office) and a delightful medieval church. The attractive market town of Bakewell is nearby and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a weekly local market. With the whole of the Peak District National Park on the doorstep, many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Clake Abbey offering a great day out. Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, is just a short drive away, this great area has plenty to offer!

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Bedroom 6 is a self contained Annexe
This property accepts unlimited number well behaved pets

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas