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The Hayloft

(Ref. 17509)

Combs near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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82 Customer Reviews

  • "The location was great, nestled perfectly to offer a lovely view of hills and reservoir."

    The cottage itself was spacious and well-equipped. Recommend for anyone looking for a scenic and peaceful getaway!

    Reviewed by Colleen4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, all the comforts of home."

    Beautiful views and surrounded by fantastic walks. Alternatively you could just get comfy in front of the wood burning fire. Fully equipped kitchen with the benefits of a washer and dryer for those wet and muddy. Very friendly hosts, would recommend the Hayloft to anyone especially dog owners. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Oct 2023

  • "Disappointing."

    The general cleanliness of the cottage was a problem, and what cleaning gear was available was dirty. The vacuum threw out more dirt than it collected, and I had to clean the mould out of the washing machine prior to using it. The bedding was tired and worn, the pillows and mattress topper stained. The dust bins overflowing and as such were got at by the wildlife. No firewood was available, so we had to buy it locally. No toilet rolls were provided and no milk with which to make a cup of tea after our long journey. Although we arrived at 4 pm (one hour after the official check-in) the floors in the cottage were wet from a recent mop, yet my dog still managed to find a sizable piece of broken wine glass down one side of the sofa. When I looked in the visitor’s book, the comments were mostly negative and centred on cleanliness issues – cobwebs, dust, and the mouldy washing machine. On Saturday morning, the owner of the cottage and a colleague decided to strim the grass in the small garden area. Unfortunately, my car was parked below the raised garden in the designated parking area and as such got covered in mud and grass trimmings. My car had been fully valeted prior to our journey, so to say that I was annoyed at this careless and avoidable incident would be putting it mildly. It then began to rain, so I was picking bits of grass off my car and dealing with muddy streaks for the rest of our stay. We didn’t let this spoil our holiday though. We will be returning to the Peaks in the near future, but we will be using another Sykes cottage, which we have already selected. We regularly use Sykes and have never felt the need to complain about any of the cottages that we have used. As the price of renting this cottage will be increasing next season (£50 for the same dates), I hope that the owners will look into improving the basic services that they provide. On a positive note, thank you for the dozen eggs which were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Steve2.5Sep 2023

  • "This property was far from clean!"

    !.Worktop dirty,crumbs from toaster not emptied out,washing machine stank (sour smell and seal black and slimey).Fridge totally inadequate shelve missing,No started pack for fire as described,not even cleaned out..lounge furniture very uncomfortable First impressions not good as the external stairs covered in seeds and overgrown.On positive note the beds and showers were good.Don't understand how this property had a 5 star grading plaque on the wall!!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth1.6Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location, quiet place, good facilities, very comfortable beds, clean ,very modern."

    Great sizes of bedrooms . Great food at local pub . We was very happy to choice this fantastic cottage house. Highly recommended, 5 stars .

    Reviewed by Zofia5.0Jul 2023

  • "A super place on the edge of the Peaks, within easy reach of some fabulous walks The Hayloft is so spacious, and we felt so relaxed there."

    It felt just like home The host was very welcoming giving some hints and tips on places to visit. We definitely be back

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely location."

    You need a car to explore the peaks but everything is not too far away. If you like open water swimming, the reservoir is literally at the bottom of the drive! Owners very helpful and on site. A lovely property. We stayed with friends so the 2 en suite bedrooms works very well.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at The Hayloft."

    We like the accommodation and the setting.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable stay in a lovely old Hayloft."

    Smashing bathroom and kitchen facilities. Very comfortable beds. Generous sized dining table and good lounge facilities. Very welcoming owner who gave a full explanation of all the facilities. Also very interesting to learn about the history of the location, the way in which the independently owned properties came to be.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "No welcome pack, however a beautiful location, very comfortable and characterful (if that's a word) everything there you could possibly need."

    A very enjoyable stay. Would be nice to have a mirror near a PowerPoint, when drying my hair.

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property is in a great location with wonderful views."

    It was a really comfortable stay and the host was very kind

    Reviewed by Sally4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Mark the owner, he came and showed me around the property and how everything worked, I have a feather allergy and he made sure the pillows were changed and the cushions were removed, he took time to tell me about some local dog friendly pubs and recommended some beautiful walks."

    The Hayloft was very clean and well equipped, it was lovely and warm and very comfortable, the king size bed in the main bedroom was very comfy. I really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Hayloft as a lovely base if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2023

  • "Could be a really stunning place."

    Really let down by the cleanliness The place needs a good deep clean. Dog hair and dust everywhere, dog food/treats in second bedroom, kitchen the walls, the red paint shows up all splash marks and food splash needs repainting or a good clean! All made for an uncomfortable few days stay I'm afraid. Place wasn't ready for 3pm but didn't affect us. Towels were still being dried for us in the dryer when we arrived at 6pm and there was no toilet roll. However owner did go to the shops and brought some back for us. Owner very welcoming and helpful with places to visit. The place is so much bigger than we were expecting. Would have been an amazing stay if it wasn't for the dust,dog hair and general cleanliness

    Reviewed by Tracey3.1May 2023

  • "Do Sykes ever re inspected properties they list?"

    On reading the guest book, items listed in 2017 and later remarks are still unresolved. No egg cups, No oven trays, Dish washer has power switch permanently connected, hoover attachment pipe broken, Ovens need professioonal cleaning, hob badly marked, fridge frrezes liquids and door shelf broken at one end, shaver socket inoperative master bedroom, no wardrobe in second bedroom clothes had to be left on a chair, skirting boards not fixed to walls, both beds in second bedroom very noisy and suspicious stain on bottom sheet on one bed. The accomodation needs attention to detail in the cleaning towels smelt fusty. Hoover was full to the brim and the cupboard where it was stored was dirty, as was the under sink cupboard. In short it was the accomodation could have been lovely and lacked attention to detail and cleaning. Our remarks only echo previous occupants over a number of years, which is a shame because the accomodation could have been so much better with a little TLC.

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Apr 2023

  • "Arrived at approx."

    16:30 to be told the accommodation wasn't quite ready for us, so we had to wait outside for 20 minutes. The accommodation made it well worth the wait though! The host was very nice and offered recommendations for places to visit and popular eateries. A Welcome Pack would have added a little something upon arrival. The accommodation was warm, spacious, relatively clean (there was a few gatherings of dog fur and dust here and there), smelt fresh and was very well equipped. We didn't need the twin room but noticed there wasn't a wardrobe in there. The shower in the twin room ensuite was fantastic, as was the huge bathtub in the double room ensuite. The kingsize bed was very comfortable. The oven could use a professional clean. Overall this was an amazing find, at a fantastic price and I will definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Caren4.7Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location, well appointed and comfortable but it would benefit from a deep clean (under the furniture and the oven especially), some tlc and two new twin beds - they were so noisy one of our guests had to sleep on the sofa."

    Reviewed by Kim3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property would definitely stay again."

    Only a couple negatives I have is one of the single beds was extremely noise whenever you moved so think that needs looking at! Also there was no fire starter pack left and we have to wait to gain access due to cleaning. Apart from that lovely place

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Apr 2023

  • "Extremely dirty/dusty on entry thick with dust under the beds and bookshelves looks like never been dusted !"

    Still last persons rubbish in the bathroom bins ! The 2 single beds were so noisy when you moved on them Microwave broken and dishwasher not working properly Otherwise lovely place Needs a bit of a refresher

    Reviewed by Stuart1.9Mar 2023

  • "The location of property was good easy access to many walks and Derbyshire towns."

    , The facilities including both bath rooms being en suite suited us as two friends travelling together. The owner was very friendly letting us know of a heating issue before we set off so we were able to bring our own electric heaters, those together with the wood stove kept us cosy during a snowy stay. We will stay again when in the area.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Mar 2023

  • "From the moment we arrived we was made to feel very welcome ."

    .the owner was helpful giving us recommendations on where to eat one of which was the swan inn kettleshulme it was some of the best food we've ever had ...the hayloft is spotlessly clean and although we take our dogs with us I'm always a little apprehensive about staying dog friendly as other peoples dogs hair can irritate my skin but i must say you would never tell a dog had been in this property it was clean and fresh smelling ...all furniture is comfortable and high end the beds are very comfortable and the views are amazing ...this property is in a amazing location easy accessible to lovely walks and plenty of restaurants we would highly recommend the hayloft we didn't want to leave and we can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage gave us all we needed for our brief stay."

    Mark the owner was gave us a good welcome spending time to ensure we settled in well. Great location for walks and car rides to explore the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "The Hayloft is a hidden gem with a wow factor."

    The views are stunning. The owners are very friendly and helpful, giving us advice on places to visit. We will definitely go back to the peak district and will stay at the hayloft.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Thank you from the Devlins."

    Even though the weather wasn't great we had a lovely New years week at the Hayloft. The four of us agreed that your property was warm and comfortable. Just a small observation however. A few more wine glasses would be nice (There were only two in the cabinet) and may be some champagne flutes too. Other than that, thank you for your hospitality.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't realised so many glasses had met their maker so we've restocked the glass cabinet. Kind Regards, Mark. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2022

  • "Amazing location many walks from door lovely pub nearby ,Accommodation as described."

    On downside no thermostat in any room so heating was only on at certain times , log burner was expensive to run , and accommodation could have been cleaner. Long single track road to Hayloft .

    Reviewed by Trevor2.8Dec 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at the hayloft."

    The pictures don't do it justice. The rooms are a lot bigger than I expected. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided. We plan to stay here again and again for years to come. Perfect base to explore the peaks with some amazing walks on your doorstep. Highly recommend staying here. You ate made to feel welcome by wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2022

  • "The premises are in a lovely location with beautiful views and walking from the door."

    The kitchen is satisfactorily equiped and on the whole there was everything we required. However, the main living room is very dark. More lighting would be beneficial and make the room more welcoming. . The floors are dirty and need washing also vacuuming under bed and bath. The fire does not work. We were told that someone would fix it on the Monday, but no-one came.

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.8Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous location and a lovely space."

    Great views across countryside. Unfortunately the wood-burning stove had been damaged and so could not be used. Hope this has now been fixed. Kitchen generally well equipped but needs more wine glasses and crockery. Some tatty coasters on the table just need replacing.

    Reviewed by Clare3.4Oct 2022

  • "Overall a nice place to stay, very quiet and good walks nearby."

    Brighter light bulbs in sitting room, especially over the dining table, a reading lamp would be a great addition near the chesterfield. Floors were rather dirty, another saucepan would be good plus some more wine glasses, only three .

    Reviewed by Trudi3.1Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant location close to everything you would want to see whilst staying in the peak district."

    Lovely big cottage, cannot fault the size of the property. Extra bonus for having excellent wifi and a chrome cast on the TV. There are a few points that lets this place down, the main one being cleanliness. There is dust everywhere, I had to clean the bath before I used it as the rim was covered in dust. The towel rails were covered in dust which prevented me from using them. In the second bedroom there is nowhere to hang your clothes. I appreciate this is a dog friendly cottage and I had dogs with me, however the cushions on the sofa in the lounge are covered with dog hair, as well as the fabric chair and throws. The outside of the building I feel lets it down, there is weeds everywhere especially on the stairs, it doesn't look inviting. The general outside is just very messy. This property just needs some TLC to get it up to 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Lauren3.1Sep 2022

  • "The Hayloft provides a spacious, cosy and quiet refuge in an amazing location but we were not pleased with the cleanliness."

    The location is amazing for exploring the Peak District (even starting a hike from the door step). It's interior is tastefully designed. The cottage had everything we needed. On the downside, there were large balls of dog hair under the beds, dressers and in the corners. The couch table shelf had clearly not been wiped in months and neither had the bathroom towel rails. However, showers, sink, bathtub and toilets were clean. There was a slightly musty smell in the towels and bed linen. The king size mattress was worn through and in our opinion should be replaced. The WiFi was very unreliable. It is a real shame as the cottage has such a great potential. Once we had done a deep clean we felt comfortable and really enjoyed the rest of our stay.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely if a little grubby, which was a disappointment as we had read previous reviews which mentioned this so we were hoping it had been sorted."

    The kitchen was woefully ill equipped, non matching glasses and chipped bowls and very little in the way of cooking utensils, jugs, casserole dishes, etc. we found one baking sheet in the bottom oven drawer which was very dirty. The fridge completely froze our salad stuff too. The main en suite was grubby and there was a terrible smell the whole time we were there. The mattress was also very thin. However, there were good points. The cottage was tastefully furnished and the views were to die for. The owner was very friendly and our dog was made most welcome. It was peaceful and cosy. If the above points could be sorted out it would have been perfect.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Jul 2022

  • "A very spacious cottage with the most amazing views out to the Peak District."

    The cottage is in a very peaceful, quiet and relaxing location yet very accessible to all the top spots to visit in the region. Our host was very helpful in providing lots of information about the area and was very accommodating for our stay.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a nice location, with plenty of walks close by and within easy reach of Buxton and Bakewell."

    It’s spacious and accommodated 4 adults and a dog comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped and the extra bathroom was great. The little garden area was very nice too. The downside for us was that the cottage wasn’t clean. The floors throughout were dusty especially in corners and under the furniture. Cobwebs in the windows and the brickwork behind the bath and shower in the main bathroom were off putting. The cooker in the kitchen was nice, but the ovens needed a good clean too. We enjoyed our stay, and this would have been a 5 star review had the cottage been clean.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and very tidy and clean was a few details missed windows had finger prints from a child all over them."

    Host lovely and they leave you alone I would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is better than described."

    The rooms are all a very good size and there is plenty of space rather than squashing another bedroom into the footprint. The setting is tranquil with a soundtrack of birdsong and the views are stunning. The owner was very welcoming and gave helpful suggestions of where to walk and eat, (which we followed) and although he and his family live next door they were not at all intrusive. I heartily recommend The Hayloft and imagine it's beautiful at any time of year.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Hayloft."

    The cottage was great with all the facilities we could want. It's a shame there isn't more freezer space other than a icebox, but it didn't detract from our stay. The Hayloft is a perfect spot to visit the Peak district, with lots of walks and places to visit within eady access.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Jun 2022

  • "The Hayloft was just saying described and the perfect location for peace and relaxation."

    The only reason for a slightly lower score on cleanliness is that there were some areas needing dusting, but the main things such as sinks, basins, bath, shower, toilets and beds were spotless. The Hayloft is well equipped with plenty of space for storing clothes and food. The WiFi is excellent if needed. The owner was very helpful in sharing local knowledge of walks and places to visit and eat. Most importantly for me, The Hayloft is genuinely dog friendly and the owner did not object to my dog being on the sofa. Other supposedly dog friendly cottages i have looked at have been restrictive in this sense which may not be an issue for some, but I am one of those "bad dog owners" who does allow their dog on the furniture. All in all, I would definitely recommend The Hayloft as a place to stay and will hopefully return again myself.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Hayloft."

    Apartment was lovely and clean and very comfortable. Perfect for bringing a dog along due to the enclosed garden as well. Looking forward to staying again in the future!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2022

  • "Great property and quiet location with beautiful views across the countryside."

    Easily accessible to nearby towns for supplies plust good access to main routes around Peak District. Owner welcoming.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.4May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location with stunning views!"

    The cottage is much larger than it looks in the photos and there is a lovely enclosed garden opposite which has views across the valley. There are lovely walks from the doorstep and the dog friendly Beehive Inn at Combs serves fantastic food and is only a short drive or 30 minute walk from the cottage. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous barn conversion."

    A lovely quiet location and beautiful views. Property is very clean and with excellent facilities, beds are comfortable and plenty of space. The two bedrooms with their own bathrooms is a bonus in this property. Will be booking again when visiting family next year.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Bigger than anticipated."

    Fridge was very small. No logs provided even for the first night but good supply of lighting material and kindling. Prompt response by owners to a toilet roll shortage - thankfully! Overall a lovely place to stay in a good location - we would use again.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay, it was a lot bigger than it looks on the pictures, spotlessly clean and smells very clean, we didn't want to leave."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2022

  • "The hayloft was beautiful."

    Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet, rural location with wonderful views, a car is definitely needed but lots of interesting places to visit within a short drive."

    Plenty of good pubs/restaurants within 5/10 minutes drive. A bonus that pets are allowed, lots of nice local walks.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation in a lovely location."

    Cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful stay, the Hayloft is much bigger than the pictures."

    Can't really praise it enough, Mark greeted us upon arrival then left us to enjoy our holiday but was around if needed. Will certainly be returning at some point.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very good property."

    Owner was very helpful and friendly. Plenty of room, two bedrooms both onsuite. Would recommend it, and would hope to return one day. Excellent views from the footpaths close by.

    Reviewed by C D5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was brilliant and the view was lovely."

    The Cottage was spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet location with fantastic views."

    Mark was very helpful with advice about local places to eat, met us the first day and easy to contact, but otherwise let us explore and enjoy our stay. Very dog friendly - the garden is right opposite the hayloft and enclosed with a closing gate. Much more spacious than we thought from the photos, had all we needed for a short break away. 2 supermarkets within 5 minute drive. Well located for lots of day trips in the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2021

  • "The accommodation and views were fantastic"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "The Hayloft was so much better than we expected from the photos, it was so spacious and also really comfortable."

    The kitchen was fully equipped, with a really big oven for cooking big family meals. The two ensuite bathrooms are both surprisingly big and we enjoyed the large bath after some long walks in the Peaks. There is a useful enclosed garden area which is perfect for dogs and also has a sheltered seating area for morning coffee. The views from the property are beautiful, and it is in a really peaceful, rural location with walks from the doorstep, yet all the amenities are only a very short drive away. The whole property is really dog friendly, as are the owners who have a lovely dog themselves and were really accommodating of our specific needs with our dogs. Mark was on hand to greet us not long after we had arrived and to show us around. We had no issues during our stay but if we had, the owners were just next door. We would really recommend The Hayloft for anyone looking for some peace and quiet in a lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2020

  • "When we arrived at the cottage we were amazed at how much better the cottage was than the few photos had given the impression."

    There were one or two issues once we got settled in but Mark,the owner, was very quick to rectify them. The area around the cottage was beautiful and was an area we hadn’t previously explored. The horseshoe ridge behind Combs Reservoir, Combs Moor, makes for an excellent walk and fantastic views all around the huge views. The Goyt Valley and the ridge above leading to Shining Tor is another fantastic walk. We are looking forward to a return visit as soon as circumstances allow.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Oct 2020

  • "The hayloft is more spacious than you might think from the pictures."

    It was spotlessly clean throughout and equipped with everything we needed. Very warm and cosy. In a beautiful part of the country - lots of places to visit within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2020

  • "Although it supplies a cot on the listing ,the cot doesn’t include a mattress which cost me a trip to Manchester to get one after a rough first night so bring your own travel cot and mattress or speak to the owner to see if they have acquired one since."

    Apart from that the hayloft is spot on. The location is in a quiet and beautiful setting close to a Morrison’s for supplies and is very dog friendly, I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful comfortable and so relaxed."

    Secluded yet so much beauty on your doorstep. Take a walk up the footpath to a lovely pub and wonderful views. Will definitely be booking again and again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Perfect location. Felt like home straight away, owners are lovely. Pictures do not do this place justice, it's so big inside. Will definitely be visiting again!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jul 2020

  • "WOW, the photos really don’t do The Hayloft any justice - its huge !"

    Mark, the owner, was really helpful both in the days before we arrived and once we got there. Let us settle in, then came and checked that all was ok, had we found everything etc. The property is very large, it is after-all a converted hayloft, but the sense of space hits you as you walk in. All the rooms are very spacious, even the two en-suites. Having a bath as well as a 2 showers was luxury after a day on the peaks. The decor is very fitting for the building, lots of bare wood and stonework. The furniture matches the style, large plain wood pieces that just look like they belong there. The kitchen had all we needed, the icebox on the fridge is standard size, but with Morrisons only 5 minutes away it didn’t matter. The electric cooker is a range style, with plenty of hobs as well as a warming drawer. Yes, it is a converted hayloft, there are a few cobwebs up in the rafters, you do find insects outside, you can hear the sheep in the fields, the lanes are narrow, but thats some of the many reason why this place is so great - its not a hotel, its a place to have a great holiday and make memories. Not to mention ‘Poppy’ the sheepdog, whom our son wanted to try and sneak home with us....... A few older reviews had mentioned about lack of cleanliness, we didn’t find this at all. Everywhere was very clean and tidy on arrival. We spoke to the owners about this, and they told us that they had changed cleaners a while ago. Nothing to worry about. We had a superb time and would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Well appointed & spacious. Second visit......that must be a recommendation in itself!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Really Pleased, fantastic cottage and facilities, great location, we would book again"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Good points: the Hayloft is comfortable, very spacious and well-heated."

    The en suite bathrooms worked well in general (but see below for some problems) and the kitchen is efficient. As we experienced it, it is a peaceful place to stay. Since we there at Christmas-time, we had no opportunity to use the garden space, so can't comment on that. Not so good: the smaller, twin-bed bedroom has no wardrobe, or any other way to hang up clothes. The bathroom for the larger bedroom was poorly lit, because the light over the mirror wasn't working, so shaving was a tricky business. Only one of the bathrooms was equipped with a toilet brush. In the kitchen, a lack of light over the stove made cooking more difficult than it needed to be, and we found no dustpan and brush, so cleaning up after ourselves was difficult. Overall, though, the good points easily outweighed the negatives: this is a very comfortable place to stay, and we enjoyed ourselves. Finding the track that leads to the property proved difficult in the dark, but the owner was patient and helpful, providing guidance over the phone.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Dec 2019

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, warm and had everything we needed for a lovely few days."

    Really good location, quiet but close to amenities and tourist attractions. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Gaby5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Would re-equip the kitchen but otherwise everything was perfect. Lots of space an very clean. Second time we have stayed here and would happily return again.

    Reviewed by Royston4.7Dec 2019

  • "This is a warm and spacious barn conversion type property set in a farm environment."

    Overall it was a good experience, but there were a few disappointments. Whilst some areas were clean (bathrooms), the floors were swept but grubby. We had to wait 15 minutes after entry time and cleaners were rushing to leave. Drawers and cupboards, particularly in the kitchen, have grit/hair residue. One particularly deeply buttoned chair was so grubby we unfolded throws to cover it so we felt comfortable to use it, but the throws had quite a bit of dog hair on them! Curtains are hanging droopily in places. Kitchen/cooking equipment is minimal. Fine for us as just a long weekend and we ate out. But if you’re a family of 4 planning on comprehensive self catering it might be tricky. The fridge is very small and a Christmas roast wouldn’t be viable. Mugs and plates are chipped/worn. We couldn’t find any trays. The nature of the building means natural light is slightly limited, which wouldn’t be a problem if artificial lighting compensated. Lighting is dim. Probably this is less noticeable in summer than it was in November. There is a chest of drawers in the twin room, however no wardrobe. It is very warm and there is lots of space. Logs were provided for the woodburner which worked really well. There is a warm boiler room for drying coats and boots which was useful. The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms very attractive and luxurious and there’s a nice big dining table; great for board games and spreading your maps out. The TV provision is great with a good selection of blue ray/DVDs. Our impression is the original conversion and set up was high end and polished. The ongoing maintenance of this seems to be not quite as strong which is a shame as it wouldn’t take much effort or expense to bring it back up, just a bit of care and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.8Nov 2019

  • "The Hayloft is a very well appointed 'cottage' and is exceptionally well situated for those of us who enjoy walking."

    There's also plenty to do on days when the weather disobliges. We wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2019

  • "Despite choosing the wettest week for some time we did have good holiday with our two springer spaniels."

    We could hang our wet gear in the boiler room below the upstairs accommodation. Some coat hooks on the wall inside the door of the cottage would have been useful as we had to drape our coats on the back of the dining chairs. That is the only thing I would add to the place. This is probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in as it felt really spacious and was very comfortable both in the evenings and sleeping. The bed was very comfortable. There were only two of us but it would have been fine sharing with another couple as there are two en suite bathrooms. We did a few walks directly from the cottage and also several places within a half hour drive in the Peak District. We were visited by family and friends on different days and had a lovely lunch at The Beehive in the nearby village of Combs. We would certainly book this place again to do more things we didn’t have time for due to the very wet weather on several days.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "It is set in a lovely quiet spot."

    It is fabulous for pets with the reservoir just down the road. It was extremely spacious. The photographs do not do it justice. The owner friendly & helpful. We WILL go back. Perfect for us and our requirements!

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and location with great views and everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "I booked The Hayloft at the last minute and was so lucky because it is a gem."

    The apartment is very large, comfortable and well-equipped. It's in a wonderful area with endless outdoor fun to be had - I drove just 10-15 mins each day to hike or run a different area with my dog and loved the 1.5 mile commute across fields to the pub. The owner was welcoming and lives just next door, the neighbours were equally friendly.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "The advertised garden area was a major disappointment as it was unusable due to the amount of dog poo on the grass."

    The owner said on our arrival he would clear it, be he never did. Not nice!!!!

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jun 2019

  • "Route description could be improved - we missed the turn first time which is ..."

    Route description could be improved - we missed the turn first time which is very hard to spot coming from the Chapel en le frith direction lovely place and we enjoyed the location

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation pictures on the app doesn’t do it justice."

    The views are spectacular. Only disappointment was that the bath is lovely but there wasn’t enough hot water to fill it, on the up side the showers made up for it. I would highly recommend thus property

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2019

  • "Loved the character of this place!"

    And my word the bed was so comfy.. I'd definitely go away again here.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location, lovely conversion, very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, bit chilly first evening but then it was lovely."

    Would recommend the cottage but the cleaning needs more attention to detail. Beautiful views, quiet and relaxing. A welcome pack would have been good as a drive to shops for milk after a 5 hour drive was disappointing. All in all lovely break.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Feb 2019

  • "This is lovely spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    There is some truly outstanding scenery in the area -great walks, drives and interesting places to visit - and the Hayloft is very well located to get around. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Nice to have walks from the door for the dogs and because I was working in Manchester for some of the time it as great to have two train stations close by with regular reliable services. I would happily return.

    Reviewed by Royston4.7Jan 2019

  • "Lovely warm quiet cottage ,excellent location for walking and exploring the Peaks ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "We arrived early and was meet by the owner of the cottage who made us very welcome, We could not ask for a better well presented cottage with excellent well equipped facilities."

    The beautiful scenery and the surrounding areas were outstanding. We will certainly be re-booking to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2018

  • "The pictures do not do this place justice."

    It was the most beautiful place I’ve seen in a long time. The owner was so helpful yet didn’t get in our way. Will definitely be staying here lots in the future.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Sep 2018

  • "We stayed here last week, me and my son and my mum and dad with our 2 puppies."

    We had a great time and the Hayloft was lovely throughout. The owner was helpful when needed and we would highly recommend. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Sep 2018

  • "The Hayloft is a beautiful cottage, set in picturesque countryside, very well situated for visiting the Peak District."

    We enjoyed a fantastic week of walking and relaxing in this idillic countryside. The only complaint was that as the property was listed as 5* I would have expected it to have been freshly cleaned as I assume this is reflected in the cost of stay. On arrival the property was very dusty, all hard surfaces had a layer of dusty dirt, this was in bedrooms, bathrooms, the bath was dusty and had a bird feather in it, the top of the range cooker was dusty, the dinning room table and coffee table the same. This was very disappointing and I contacted the owner regarding the condition as I felt we should have been arriving at a clean property, also there was mouldy bread and rancid butter left in a cupboard by previous guests, again I feel we are paying for the property to have been clean and checked before our arrival. It was a disappointing first impression as the cottage in all other areas ticks every other box. It certainly wasn't 5*cleaning!

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Aug 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Excellent accommodation. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Boot store room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, Wi-Fi, Blu-ray
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned area with patio and furniture 50 yards from cottage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: This cottage has a spring water system
  • Note: This cottage is accessed via 9 external stone steps
  • Note: Due to a steep drop in the garden, children and dogs should be supervised at all times.

The property

Combs 1.7 miles.

This delightful semi-detached cottage, converted from an old hayloft, is situated next to the owners' farmhouse, close to the village of Combs and 8 miles from Buxton.

Beautifully appointed throughout to provide spacious accommodation, this cottage is perfect for couples or small families who wish to enjoy a touch of luxury in this pretty part of the Peak District.

All on the first floor, you will find outstanding views of Combs Reservoir and the surrounding Derbyshire hills.

The cottage oozes character with wooden floors and open stonework throughout.

There are two comfortable bedrooms, both benefiting from en-suite facilities and TV.

The sitting area offers stylish comfortable seating for all and boasts a lovely woodburning stove, ideal for relaxing in front of after a long day of walking.

Outside, 50 yards from the cottage there is an enclosed, lawned area with patio.

The villages of Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge are within easy reach, or visit the Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park, the National Trust owned Lyme Park, and Buxton with its historic buildings and Opera House.

The whole of the Peak District is just waiting to be discovered from this wonderful cosy cottage.

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About the location


Chapel en le Frith 2 miles; Buxton 8 miles.

Nestling in the surrounding hills, Combs village is situated right in the heart of the Peak District. A quiet farming village, it is perfect for rambling and cycling, or fishing on the beautiful reservoir nearby. The village pub can be found in the centre of Combs, where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy a meal. Chapel-en-le-Frith, the Capital of the Peaks, is only two miles away, with its cobbled market place and historic old stocks. Just eight miles away lies the spa town of Buxton, famous not only for its therapeutic spring water, but also for its Pavillion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House, which boasts a variety of shows, attracting people from all over the world. A short drive away are an abundance of attractions including the Blue John show caves at Castleton, the nearby owl and otter sanctuary, and many stately homes such as Chatsworth House and Lyme Hall. Combs village is perfect for relaxing, and is also ideally situated for exploring the whole of the Peak District.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas