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The Loft at The George

(Ref. 1065378)

Clay Cross, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Warm and welcoming host, who was very helpful and accommodating."

    We were warned about possible noise from the pub downstairs, from the entertainment, but this was a little louder than expected (but we did stay on New Year’s Eve, so it wasn’t a problem). Comfortable rooms and living area. Warm and clean. Near to shops/ pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Dec 2023

  • "Perfect in every regard."

    Clean and tidy with a welcome pack of breakfast goods and beverages. Kitchen has all mod cons including dishwasher. Only slight problem is the uneven floors - little unexpected steps in the hall corridor and into the bedrooms. But we got used to them.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean & cosy."

    We loved it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ovtavian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was wonderful and fit for purpose."

    Yes it can be noisy from the road and pub below but we knew that when booking so did not put us off. I would suggest breakfast being available to eat at the pub in a morning and not something to order but this is minor and didn’t impact our stay. Lovely people and it really feels like a home from home. Towels and bedding provided, even break and milk. Would 100% stay again!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Sep 2023

  • "Property was spacious and quite clean."

    Very noisy with road noise from the front and pub noise out the back. Expected noise from pub but was surprised how busy the road was. Beds were quite lumpy. Nice touch having bread, milk, fruit on arrival. Had dinner in the pub on the first evening, very good food but the woman at the bar was extremely unfriendly, which left us feeling unwelcomed at the pub and the flat.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Aug 2023

  • "Firstly I’d like to say that the quality of decorating and home furnishings was perfect and we loved that."

    The bread, milk and basic provisions was also a lovely touch. Craig is a lovely bloke with great taste. My issue is that the listing said there was a smart tv in the lounge and there isn’t. The sofas were not fixed and so moved everytime we sat on them and need blankets as they’re cold. The showers were not good and I’ve seen previous comments saying the same. Low pressure and run hot and cold. My main issue though was the noise. It’s clear it’s above a pub so expect some noise of course but the listing highlights occasional singers which is when I expected the most noise to be. We had a singer on the Saturday night of our stay but she wasn’t an issue, the noise was 11am until midnight every day. Starts with the kitchen staff playing music and then runs all day and night, there’s also a lot of noise from the customers. We all had to sleep with ear plugs and air pods in. The noise was excessive. We had to come home a night early as we’d had enough. We did raise it several times with Craig but there’s not a lot he can do other than close the pub. I think the listing is misleading about the extent of the noise. I think we should have been offered a refund for leaving early at the very least.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay with my family to attend a family wedding nearby."

    The property is lovely and was perfect for us.

    Thanks for leaving us a review and comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ours was a midweek stay for two families with young children over half term."

    Had some issues with noise into the early hours on the first couple of nights as you can hear the kitchen/staff in some parts of the flat, but this was dealt with extremely professionally by Craig and the place itself is overall well appointed (perhaps sound proofing aside). The flat is well equipped but the dining table is too small for 8 people. As other listings have said, parking is a little bit away from the access to the flat, but Craig helpfully let us park outside for loading and unloading the cars, so this didn't feel problematic. Lovely touches like the arrival hamper were extremely welcome. The pub was lovely, though quite quiet given it was midweek, we all enjoyed the food.

    Reviewed by Rosa4.7May 2023

  • "Many thanks to Craig for a really warm welcome and my family and I had a great time."

    The food in the George was great too!!

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback - it's much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2023

  • "Just a couple of things to improve: given that the property sleeps 8 people, it would be better to have seating for 8 in the sitting room and at the dining table."

    Also, the showers were a bit weak. Otherwise, it was excellent.

    Thanks for leaving your feedback. After checking with our plumber we have discovered we need a larger mains water inlet for the building, espcoially during the restaurant kitchen opening hours becasue of the higher deman. We are in the process ofarranging this. The pressure problems you have encountered should then be rectified - apologies for the inconvenience of this. We'll provide some additional seating for later parties too, thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian4.4May 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Lovely and clean with everything you could possibly need. The hosts in the pub were also just amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was gorgeous. Will be back to visit again with Flo!!

    Thanks so much for leaving feedback and your lovely comments. So glad you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Only issue is water pressure in the showers affecting the temperature control, otherwise lovely stay, some lovely touches too like milk and bread on arrival."

    Spotlessly clean and the roast dinner in the pub below was deliciously.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedabck and comments, it's appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property done to a very high standard Kitchen has everything you need welcome basket a lovely touch I would have give 5 * but like in other reviews the shower in en-suite runs hot and cold, its not fit for purpose No parking space for this property the over flow is dark and does not feel safe."

    As in the past owners did say they would look into we though would have been sorted by now, but sadly no The owner is very friendly and the bar/ restaurant is well worth a visit The music from pub did not bother us one bit and did stop at 11. This could be a perfect property just sort shower and 2 spaces on main car park

    Apologies for the late response and for the water pressure issue which we have been trying to resolve. We have been able to use the overflow area by arrangement but appreciate there is currently no electricity supply. We will do our best to reserve a space for residents wherever possible. Thanks for leaving your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe4.1Feb 2023

  • "I have marked it down because the WiFi didn't work and the showers were either scolding hot or freezing cold"

    Thanks for your review. We'll get the issues with the showers and wifi checked - apologies for the inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clair4.4Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our brief stay at the property."

    The staff were really great when we arrived and were also excellent during our stay.

    Thanks for your review comments, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas at The Loft."

    It is a large spacious apartment with everything you could possibly need. Decorated and furnished to a really high standard. Only gripe was the shower in the en-suite ran hot and cold but this has been mentioned in previous reviews. We had two cars and managed to park even though it was Christmas. Also mentioned in other reviews music is rather loud when entertainment is in the pub although it didn’t bother us. Can also thoroughly recommend the food in the pub it is fabulous. Also the owner of The Loft is a very nice guy and very accommodating. He couldn’t be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Loft, the owner was very polite and easy to contact when ever we needed to."

    The apartment was very comfortable and clean with all the amenities that you need. The welcome basket of bread and milk etc was a lovely touch. It's a great location with a short drive to other places to visit. We had no problems parking our 2 cars in the pub car park. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars is that you can hear the music in the pub below playing till midnight every night. I would definitely recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "In the listing of the property it says there is allocated parking for the ..."

    In the listing of the property it says there is allocated parking for the property when there isn’t, there is a car park for the pub but no allocated spaces which did mean we had to park in the overflow car park which was ok but not ideal

    Hi thanks for your comment. Apologies for the car parking situation. We’ll update our listing to clarify this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable property, comfortable beds."

    Well equipped, though a teapot would have been useful. The owner was very helpful and pub downstairs was lovely with excellent food. The park just down road was great for dog walking.

    Thanks very much for leaving feedback; glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at The loft at the George!"

    Craig and Mark we very welcoming, on hand if we every needed anything!! And for providing basic essentials for our stay was a lovely gesture, thank you! The property was just as described beautiful, clean, felt new and it had everything we needed! Was like a home from home! The ensuite shower would run cold when water was used elsewhere in the property, but a minor inconvenience. The furniture was good quality, and looked amazing. The apartment was surprisingly really spacious, and relatively quite considering it was above a pub, of course you could hear the sound of voices, but not at all intrusive. Probably would be helpful if the property could resever a parking space for guests of The loft, although ample parking was available not too far away, just didn't feel safe! In all we had a lovely stay and we would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Clay Cross to stay at The loft at the George! Thank you

    Hi thanks so much for your comments, they are appreciated. We are trying to see what we can do about parking space but are a little restricted at the moment. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at The George."

    The accommodation was beautifully presented and included a very generous welcome pack. Clay Cross is very well placed to take advantage of all the main attractions of The Peak District. Our host, Craig, was extremely helpful and welcoming and we made use of the pub facilities on many occasions including dinner on our final evening, celebrating our granddaughter's 10th birthday. An altogether memorable week. Thank you Craig.

    Thanks we really appreciate the feedback and comments! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was as described and on the whole had a great stay."

    All staff that we interacted with including in the pub bow the property were extremely helpful and accommodating. Lots of nice little touches and amenities to the property and Craig the contact was lovely to speak to prior to and during the stay. Thank you for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hosts were really friendly."

    Placed a loaf and some milk in fridge to get us started The apartment is above a pub which adds to the atm of the stay. Highly recommended The only concern the price gif the stay maybe to high for a two night stay Thanks again

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, and stairgate
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub on-site
  • Note: The apartment is located above a gastro pub with its own direct access from street level - There are stairs up to the apartment
  • Note: There is occasional weekend entertainment (generally a live singer on Saturdays from around 9pm to 11pm).

The property

Set in the heart of Clay Cross, a small Derbyshire town on the edge of the Peak District National Park, is this first-floor apartment, The Loft at The George.

Completed to a contemporary standard, closely located to amenities, and set above a gastro pub, the apartment is perfect for a family break, accommodating eight guests and two well-behaved dogs.

Arriving at sought-after designated parking, travel up to the first floor, and enter the spacious and stylish apartment, fully-equipped for a self-catering stay.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, boasting contemporary furnishings, an electric fire, Smart TV, lofty ceilings, grand chandeliers, sleek interiors and state-of-the-art culinary appliances; gather around the dining table, relax with a wine in hand and take in the panoramic views of Crich's hillside.

Venturing through the apartment, arrive at four well-furnished bedrooms, all inviting, warm and spacious, helping you feel right at home as the evening unfolds; you'll find a king-size with en-suite shower, a further king-size with TV, and two twin rooms, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for your group.

The apartment is completed with a contemporary bathroom, with a large walk-in shower, perfect to refresh before a day amongst the Derbyshire countryside.

Whilst The Loft at The George is perfect for a self-catering staycation, there's also an on-site gastro restaurant and pub to take advantage of, a perfect dine-out option; you'll also find additional restaurants and eateries in the centre of Clay Cross, ideal for avid foodies.

Once you're ready to explore the county, head for an outdoor adventure to Aston Springs Farm, see the Peak District from an elevated position at Heights of Abraham, or hike across Lathkill Dale, a stunning valley within the National Park.

For a historical activity, explore Bolsover Castle, experience the mining heritage of the county at Peak District Mining Museum, or tour the Tudor grounds of Bakewell Old House Museum.

Sherwood Forest Railway, Chatsworth House, and Black Rocks are all popular attractions to also visit whilst calling Derbyshire your home-from-home.

Choose The Loft at The George for a family-friendly dwelling.

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

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About the location


Chesterfield 5 miles; Matlock 7 miles.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas