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The Loft

(Ref. 2674)

Millthorpe near Baslow, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The place was outstanding, the old feel to the place, everybody was so relaxed, loved everything about it, the owners were so helpful and very kind at every point, I don’t understand when I read some of the negative reviews on this place, as they seem very picky, I’ve stayed at lots of places and the whole point of staying here is it’s rustic old and it’s part of its charm, so why search for perfection, yes there is is one bathroom And a shower room in with the hot tub, but it’s part of your stay and it’s what you make it, torches provided to walk through the rooms at night to get to the toilet, again great and all part of the charm at your stay, so embrace it, this is what made it all the experience and unique part of staying in a beautiful large barn ."

    me my family two dogs and 82 year old mother loved every minute of it !

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "On departure I left detailed feedback which I hope will help improve the stays of future guests."

    Cold in afternoon. Twin bedroom with 3 outside walls was cold, draft, noisy. Inadequate lighting in bedrooms and living area for reading. Insufficient crockery, toilet rolls, towels and bedding for 6. Had very sore eyes and dry skin on first night in hot tub, but afterwards realised that this was due to very large chlorine tablet in the water. Chlorine gas in the enclosed room was hazardous: we opened the door and windows, and removed the tablet for the following nights. Good location, great walks nearby. Field for the dogs to go in. Bar billiards was fun.

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.8Nov 2023

  • "Great stay, responsive owners."

    Relaxing stay in a beautiful setting, the property has so much character and was perfect to escape society. However; just a short journey into the local towns, or sheffield, or various country walks. Dogs on the property were very friendly. Definitely would recommend.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a great time, staff were very friendly, everywhere was clean and tidy."

    Loved the whole feel of the barn effect with the beams. It had everything we needed. Had a nice time in sauna and hot tub. Would definatley stay again x

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great space for a large group of friends or a big family - hot tub and sauna were a real treat, and communication was great in the lead up to the visit."

    We really loved the place and will be back, we even managed a bbq between the rain - and the farm dogs were great company for ours. A few niggles - I was sure the advert said towels were included, but they weren't there and we only had one between us - and it is the first stay I have ever had where there wasn't a toilet roll on arrival, we had to go shopping!

    Reviewed by Samuel3.8Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation was nice, the beams are a real test of memory though!"

    The layout was a bit of an issue, as you have to walk through each bedroom to get to the next one, and the toilet so when the little one is asleep you have to creep and duck. The view was amazing, when you sit outside you just feel every bit of stress release, there is a small courtyard which leads onto a big field but this was out of use due to a horse and a foul being on there, this was lovely as they came over to see us, it would of been great if we could of used that field as there was not much room for the dogs and the little one to burn some energy off. The working dogs were lovely, they just like to bark a lot so we had our wake up call each day. Over all we had a nice time and the weather was great. The owners leave you to it, if you have an issue you can contact them.

    Reviewed by Hannah3.8May 2023

  • "The farm was lovely."

    The weather was clear but cold, and the number we were ringing and messaging was the house phone not the mobile, we rung the number shakes gave on their site. We just wanted the heating on from 4pm for the last 2 days but unfortunately they didn't get the message. Otherwise lovely place and people. Take treats for the dogs,they're adorable and I lost my border collie 5 weeks earlier but they brought me so much joy.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "- [ ] The main bedroom is lovely and very big and the bed is great."

    Very comfortable. However, there is a skylight window directly opposite which doesn’t have a blind or curtain so at 4am - wakey, wakey! - [ ] Kitchen is fine and a nice room to sit in. The oven needs replacing though as the top part appears to work but at a very low heat. Took 30 minutes to cook a baguette (normally 10). Bottom main oven doesn’t work at all. No markings on the knobs or any instructions. All the crockery needs replacing too as it has chips on. - [ ] Living room is a nice size but can be chilly and feels dark. The sofas are completely worn out and collapsed, definitely in need of replacing. - [ ] No welcome pack with any details in about bins, when to put them out or where. Having some local info might be a nice touch with directions to local walking routes maybe? - [ ] The Billiard table is positioned against a wall and is wonky and worn out. The skittles are so worn out and chewed that they don’t stand up making the table unusable - [ ] The hot tub is old, with some cracks in the laminate base but is actually really good with fantastic powerful jets. However, it’s inside a small shed and the cover is completely broken so that the only way to remove it to use the hot tub is to fold it back and then on to the floor. The problem is that it is then almost impossible to pick up and put back on the top due to the lack of access around the tub. Great hot tub, needs a new cover! - [ ] The Sauna is brilliant. Lovely and clean and works great - [ ] The farm itself is lovely and the cottage is situated with easy access. It’s handy for your dog to wander around in a safe area and it can also access the field as well for a wee at night On the whole, albeit it’s nice enough for a few days I wouldn’t want to stay for a week. It just feels a bit run down and not looked after. I think the owners would benefit from staying it it themselves for a couple of days to see it as a visitor does

    Reviewed by Pete3.1May 2023

  • "We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas - wow!"

    The Loft is very homely and comfortable and we were all delighted to see that a real Christmas tree and decorations were there, thank you for this. We were a group of 3 adults and 4 children age between 6 and 10, and there was plenty of room for us all with all bedrooms being large and spacious. We cooked Christmas lunch and found almost everything we needed to do this, the only thing we were missing was a pair of scissors! The owners were both very helpful, introducing us to the two farm dogs, letting the children visit the horses in the stable and answering our questions for where to go for a walk - beautiful countryside! We would highly recommend and would love to return in the summertime.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing place, great host, excellent facilities."

    Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay here at the loft ."

    ...... very comfortable and owners made us feel very welcome. Perfect location for us to avoid fireworks. There was just one thing that would help and that is coat hooks in the kitchen - there was nowhere to hang our coats. Will definitely be staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Nov 2022

  • "We have just had a lovely stay at The Loft."

    The property is in a beautiful location on a working farm. The accommodation is set out well but would not be recommended for anyone with mobility issues. And there are very low beams. Worth leaving a lamp on at night in case you get up and forget this! The owners provide many things that are not always in a self catering property which was great - toilet rolls, kitchen roll, washing up liquid etc. This was really appreciated. It is worth noting that there is a dishwasher although not listed in the features. The hot tub and sauna are a great addition to the property and the owner showed us how to use them just after our arrival. The dogs are just lovely and greet you every morning. They are obviously very used to the visitors and look expectant at breakfast time! If you really don’t like dogs, this might not be the property for you! The only thing I would mention is that there are no mirrors in the bedrooms which makes getting ready quite difficult but this could be easily solved. However, this is the only fault I can find with the Loft. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "I would like to go again when I have a longer holiday."

    Reviewed by Chan3.8Sep 2022

  • "Had a great time at The Loft with my family."

    Lovely and clean with very welcoming hosts. Loved the quirkiness of the layout and the dog welcome committee each morning. Lots to do and visit in the surrounding area. Miss having my morning coffee outside in the quiet taking in the view.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "We were blown away by the outstanding view as we pulled up to the loft!"

    It exceeding our expectations! Every morning, it felt like we were in the countryside of a foreign country -it is that beautiful and peaceful! The loft itself was clean, accommodating and our pups loved all the space to run and explore. Suzanne and Andrew answered any questions we had and we just didn’t want to leave! The stay really helped us unwind and take a break from our daily lives. I would strongly recommend and would love to come back. Most importantly, we want to say how loving and warm the owners dogs were to us all, it was a treat to wake up, open the door and be greeted by Twiggy. She was so motherly to our pups and being around the dogs really helped with some their socialisation! 5 star stay!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Jun 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay, georgeous setting, lovely venue, lots to see and do."

    Good location for exploring Peak District on foot or by car.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2022

  • "Enjoyed a needed hot tub and sauna break in spacious accommodation in lovely surroundings."

    Everything you need is supplied. Slept very well in king sized bed. Felt very 'at home'. Peaceful farm location but not remote so makes a good base for nearby towns and sight seeing. Would book again for the Loft.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely place, helpful hosts."

    My daughter fell in love with the horses and dogs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you Andrew and Ross.

    Reviewed by Sohail4.7Apr 2022

  • "If there was a higher rating to give our stay at the Loft I would use it."

    We had an absolutely amazing time and we will most definitely be coming back. The place was amazing and everyone, including the the people that use Fox farm to keep there horses were really lovely and friendly to talk to. Steven Barker

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had the most amazing stay, couldn't have wanted anything more."

    Everything was thought of Would 100% stay again

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely time (3 night break) at The Loft."

    The sauna, billiard table and hot tub were an excellent bonus. The dogs and horses were friendly and made our twin girls very happy. We have never stayed in such a spacious holiday let before. It was amazing. Yes, there are very low beams! As soon as you are used to them all is fine! Comfy beds, two fridges, powerful oven, lovely hot water. A gem of a place to stay!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a fabulous 2 days here."

    The Loft made up for the rubbish weather. Sauna & Jacuzzi brilliant, everything you need for cooking, huge fridge/freezer + an under counter fridge, bedrooms huge with comfy beds plenty of storage space. Just could do with mirror in each bedroom, apart from that it’s perfect

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely quirky converted barn."

    We enjoyed our stay. Easy access to property. very quiet and secluded spot. Fantastic sauna and hot tub which gave our stay extra comfort given the weather. Thank you. Points for improvements: the cleanliness could be improved. spare bedding will really help particularly that the property was very cold the first night we arrived but improved afterwards. People have different preferences, but we would've liked being introduced to the property by the owner same or next day given they lived locally.

    Reviewed by Hosam4.1Feb 2022

  • "Lovely long weekend at the Loft."

    Clean and spacious accomodation. Owners were nice and friendly. Dogs and horses were a hit with kids. Lovely scenery. Hot tub and sauna were definitely a highlight of the weekend ☺️ Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the loft."

    Beautiful accommodation, welcoming committee of dogs and horses and spectacular scenery. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Loft was a lovely cottage."

    Comfortable beds and good facilities, all in a lovely rural setting. Although the owners were not around to greet us themselves on the day of arrival, the dogs on the farm were very friendly and visited us every day. Hot tub and sauna were an added bonus. Many thanks. X

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable and enjoyable stay we would definitely recommend and already have !"


    Reviewed by Abby4.7May 2021

  • "What a beautiful place, friendly hosts and a lovely loft to stay in!"

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0May 2021

  • "Really great place to stay."

    Hot tub and sauna are a great way to relax. Lovely countryside setting. Ideal for animal/ dog/horse lovers. Fantastic scenery bang outside the door. Beautiful walks close by. Friendly owners/host. Only thing to improve would be an extra bathroom required if you had a large party, as the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are Accessed through the master. Oh and mind the low beams. Ha ha.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this location, there are plenty of walks around the area while also being a good base to get to many more places."

    We really enjoyed being there after lambing season as we got to see all the lambs running and jumping in the fields! The Loft itself is a nice cosy venue with pleasant owners. Although it is a working farm you were never disturbed or feeling as though you were in the way. We would definitely recommend this venue to others, just beware the low beams if you're tall! Really enjoyed the Bar Billiards table, so much so that we're really wanting to buy our own!

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8May 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay, owners lovely, definitely feel refreshed after a week away!"

    Owners left us too enjoy our holiday but always there if we needed anything. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2021

  • "Great location."

    Owners very helpful. Hot tub and sauna good to relax in at the end of the day. Beautiful part of the world

    Reviewed by Dane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful property,great hot tub and sauna."

    Only negative were the owners dogs, who wake you up in the morning with there barking, not super early but when your on holiday you want a lie in.also they are constantly hanging around the kitchen door wanting feeding and attention,great if your a dog owner but if not a bit too much

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely stay in picturesque surroundings."

    The cottage was as expected as we stayed there many years ago. The only real drawback, particularly at night, is the access to the bathroom being through the main bedroom. We were aware of this and it is made clear in the information listed about the cottage. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay in a beautiful countryside setting, thank you.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was absolutely excellent !"

    ! And the location was so peaceful...... the owner who lived on site made us feel so welcome and the hot tub and sauna were a lovely addition. Just one more thing as dog lovers the dogs on the farm were so lovely and friendly can’t wait to come back!!!!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing weekend away."

    Stunning views and gorgeous stables. The hottub and sauna were a lovely relaxing touch.

    Reviewed by Rachal5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had the most amazing break cottage was beautiful and clean hot tub was brilliant"

    Reviewed by April5.0Dec 2019

  • "Just the most amazing place, owner on site and his family were very friendly and helpful, great location for walkers and absolutely fantastic holiday for all."

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely location but quality/care of the Loft let it down."

    Kids loved feeding the horses and being able to roam in the hills. The kitchen wasn’t clean, splashback needed cleaning, dishes were left dirty in the dishwasher, only one dishwasher tablet, no dish cloth, no kitchen role, no hand wash....if going Make sure you take supplies. Jacuzzi lovely but looking at the mould whilst sitting in it wasn’t that relaxing. Saying that, huge space, loads if room for kids to play and plenty of space to spread out!

    Thank you for your feedback and please accept our apologies for the issues you encountered during your stay. Unfortunately our regular housekeeper was away and we are sorry our usual high standards appear to have slipped. If we had been made aware during your stay we would have rectified these issues for you immediately. We are glad you enjoyed the location and the children loved the horses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic views and location"

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage experience"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2018

  • "Amazing relaxing week spent in The Loft."

    It is a spacious comfortable characterful dog friendly property, with beautiful views and the added bonus of the hot tub, sauna and exclusive use of a gas BBQ. It’s a bit away from the nearest convenience store so we were glad that we had arranged a supermarket delivery on our arrival. Sharing the one bathroom through interconnecting bedrooms proved challenging at times, especially with a sleeping infant, but it didn’t spoil our break. Just something to be aware of. The local pub is a mile away and is closed on a Monday. Great local walks and despite the storms we successfully completed two of them. Andrew and Sue are very friendly relaxed and accommodating hosts. Thank you both for making us feel welcome and at home in your lovely property.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous setting close to lots of lovely places to visit."

    Owners were very welcoming and friendly, kept our grandson very happy as he loves farms. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely loved the loft, it was a lovely place to stay and the views were amazing"

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent facilities."

    Unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of the hot tub as broke my ankle and arm week before but my husband and children loved it. Home from home and lovely farm setting. Owners both very welcoming and the dogs. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic place, amazing views, home from home :)"

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Dec 2017

  • "Excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by David4.6Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic location, extremely friendly people on such a lovely working farm"

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2017

  • "Absolutely wonderful"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2016

  • "Very friendly family owned holiday accommodation with amazing views - loved it!"

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.4Oct 2016

  • "Brillant weekend away, lovely location and a warm welcome."

    Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2016

  • "A lovely warm welcome."

    Clean and tidy property. the hot tub was a welcome addition. will be returning. thank you

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with pull-out stacker bed, 1 x twin (please note all bedrooms are interconnecting and as such can only be accessed via one another - second twin can also be accessed via external staircase)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor split-level living room with sitting area with woodburner-effect electric stove and games area with bar billiard table
  • Private separate building with sauna, hot tub and shower facilities.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, ice maker, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player/radio, WiFi, library of books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Open courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Staircase opens directly into living area
  • Note: The working stables are located directly beneath the bedrooms (stables not occupied by horses in summer months)
  • Stabling available by prior arrangement

The property

A superb, stone-built, Grade II listed detached cottage, in open countryside in the hamlet of Millthorpe, 5 miles from Baslow.

Converted from a stable block, most of the accommodation is set over the first floor, including the split-level living room with cruck beams, a cosy sitting area and a games area with a bar billiard table.

The accommodation offers exposed stonework and original beams, plus private use of a hot tub and sauna.

The lovely courtyard garden provides fantastic views, whilst within walking distance is an award-winning pub, serving real ales and fabulous food.

Within reach of the many walks and attractions of the area, this is an ideal base to get away from it all and enjoy the magnificent Peak District.

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About the location


Chatsworth House 6 miles; Baslow 5 miles; Bakewell 9 miles.

Millthorpe is a small hamlet situated on a high peak between Bakewell and Sheffield, on the very edge of the Peak District National Park, and with commanding views of the Cordwell Valley. The hamlet is surrounded by undulating countryside and deep valleys, and is set amongst pretty villages made up of traditional old houses, interesting manors, village halls and old churches. There are many local amenities; the area boasts eight pubs and a number of fine restaurants, and is ideally located for exploring this interesting and beautiful area. Nearby, the impressive Damflask, Agden, Dale Dike and Ladybower dams make for an interesting afternoon's ramble, while the attractive village of Hathersage is also within easy reach, thought to be the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and home to a selection of shops, pubs and inviting eateries, and a lovely outdoor lido. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, whilst the historic and ever popular town of Bakewell along with the lively city of Sheffield, are both within a short drive. An ideal location whatever the time of year.

Please note: There is no washing machine at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas