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The Loft

Millthorpe near Baslow, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2674)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SarahNov 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 ChrisSep 2021

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


    Reviewed by AbbyMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by AimeeMay 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 DavidMay 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 CarolineMay 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 SophieMay 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 DaneApr 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 WarrenOct 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 BrianSep 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 AmandaAug 2020

  • "Amazing weekend away."

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

    Reviewed by RachalFeb 2020

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

    Reviewed by AprilDec 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 MathewAug 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 LisaJun 2019

  • "Fantastic views and location"

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage experience"

    Reviewed by HollieNov 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 JanineSep 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 SandraAug 2018

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

    Reviewed by BethanyMay 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 SarahMar 2018

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

    Reviewed by RebekahDec 2017

  • "Excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

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

    Reviewed by FrancesMar 2017

  • "Absolutely wonderful"

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2016

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

    Reviewed by JacquiOct 2016

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

    Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2016

  • "A lovely warm welcome."

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

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, just as described."

    Fantastic location, perfect for a relaxing break so you can relax in the cottage and jacuzzi/sauna facilities as well as being in a great position for Peak District walks and Bakewell etc. Andrew and Suzanne were very friendly and welcoming too, and patient with our dog. Lovely dogs and horses too they have. 10/10!!

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2016

  • "The Loft was in a fantastic location with stunning views."

    It had everything we needed for a weekend away. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by ZaffiFeb 2016

  • "Loved The Loft!"

    ! Friendly hosts and great views. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by GuyFeb 2016

  • "We booked this accommodation with close family for a quiet few days for my 50th birthday."

    All in all I can say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the accommodation and surroundings were beautiful and tranquil. I have wonderful memories of the occasion. We really couldn't have picked a nicer place, in addition, we thought the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. I would certainly love to stay here again and would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by DaveJan 2016

  • "The exposed brick and beams were very pleasing on the eye and the beds/sofas were comfortable."

    The sauna/hot tub area was very relaxing and just a short walk across the courtyard.

    Reviewed by AdamDec 2015

  • "Excellent accommodation, full of character and lovely and cosy."

    Well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. We loved the sauna and hot tub. We had our dogs with us and the owner allowed us to walk them in the adjacent field. Lovely pub approximately 1.5 miles away. All in all a thoroughly relaxing break, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage and a lovely friendly family, they were very accommodating."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by VerityMay 2015

  • "A stunning location, the use of the hot tub and sauna were great."

    The owners helpful when asked anything. Would recommend and would return given the opportunity.

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2014

  • "We had such a brilliant time."

    The owners were really friendly and gave us a warm welcome letting us know that if we needed anything we could go see them. The cottage was beautiful and so spacious especially for six 18 year olds. The only thing we could recommend (due to our vanity/makeup application) is a large mirror :) The jacuzzi and sauna were brilliant and we had them all to ourselves for the whole week which was great! Other than that... It was excellent :) Thank You to the owners x

    Reviewed by GeorgiaOct 2014

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, really convenient for loads of things."

    The children had a fantastic time on the farm, helping with the animals! The owners could not have been nicer to them. There was also was the added bonus of seven black lab puppies.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2014

  • "Good views with plenty of walks nearby, the Family enjoyed the sauna and hot tub."

    The owners were on site and very pleasant, they showed us around the farm and let the three year old grandson feed the young lamb.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2014

  • "We had the best time at The Loft."

    The people were so helpful and accommodating and the views and accommodation were stunning. We will definitely be back. Thank you all so much for a perfect weekend!

    Reviewed by RachelleMar 2014

  • "The owner (on site) was extremely helpful, but without being intrusive."

    The facilities were fabulous.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2013

  • "The owners of the loft are very welcoming people."

    The scenery is breath taking. Hot tub and sauna facilities are excellent! Overall an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by TaraNov 2013

  • "Excellent friendly owners."

    Property had everything you needed. Good location to visit all tourist sights. Had a warm and cosy feel.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2013

  • "The cottage was immaculate and comfortable."

    The whole atmosphere was totally relaxing, the hosts were very friendly. The sauna and hot tub were incredible.

    Reviewed by SherylSep 2013

  • "The owner was lovely."

    She made us feel very welcome. Jacuzzi a bonus. Beautiful location. We aim to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2013

  • "The hosts were extremely friendly and the opportunity for the children to be involved with the animals at the farm was wonderful."

    Reviewed by JanisMay 2013

  • "Lovely hosts who were very helpful when one of the party got lost."

    Lovely walks.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2013

  • "The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was excellent."

    A relaxing holiday in a quiet area with plenty of places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by RonnieSep 2012

  • "A relaxing stay, beautiful scenery and the hosts were friendly and allowed us the freedom to enjoy the facilities."

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2012

  • "We particularly enjoyed the hot tub, the sauna and the shower outbuilding."

    Very friendly and helpful property owners were on hand in the farmhouse.

    Reviewed by GarethJun 2012

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    The owners were very friendly and understanding given that we basically turned their cottage into a recording studio for a week! The countryside was beautiful. I would recommend the cottage wholeheartedly to anyone.

    Reviewed by JimMay 2012

  • "The hot tub and sauna made our holiday!"

    The owners were very helpful and friendly. If you like walking this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by DevonDec 2011

  • "Wonderful accommodation."

    Very friendly owners. Hot tub and sauna an excellent bonus. Very child and pet friendly. Great location for days out in a beautiful part of the country. Would definitely return. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2011

  • "The owners and their family were so kind and helpful and very patient with our excitable spaniel who had a great time running in the field and playing with the dogs on the farm."

    My husband and I both enjoyed the wonderful scenery in the Peak District and having the freedom to do everything to suit ourselves. The weather was also perfect for walking and sight seeing.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2011

  • "As a family we had a fantastic week!"

    The owners made us feel so welcome and they took time each day to take our children around the farm collecting eggs and feeding the lambs. It included us all in the excitement of new lambs being born, an amazing experience for all to enjoy. The hot tub and sauna were fabulous too!

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2011

  • "The whole holiday was thoroughly enjoyable."

    The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was very nice with beautiful views. Well located with a local pub close by and a nice Italian restaurant in the next village. You will enjoy.

    Reviewed by KieranApr 2011

  • "An excellent weekend break, friendly owners and we would highly recommend."

    Mrs KirkpatrickMar 2011

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Hot tub and sauna were an absolute bonus.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2011

  • "The location of the property was excellent for access to all areas of the Peak District."

    We had a really good week's walking which was made even more enjoyable by coming back to the hot tub and sauna.

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2010

  • "The setting was beautiful, although only 15 mins from Chesterfield we felt as though we were really away from it all."

    The sauna & hot tub were great. We wouldn't hesitate to go there again.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2010

  • "The owners were very nice and helpful with everything."

    They made us feel right at home. Our dog got his own field that he could run around in. It was our first holiday in the Peak District but we will never forget the kind reception we got in the Loft.

    Mrs SpijkerSep 2010

  • "Excellent location, good quality accommodation, owner very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2010

  • "This is a really quirky place to stay, we loved the hot tub and sauna."

    Being situated right near the horses was amazing! The hosts were fantastic and really friendly. The views were amazing and there was a lovely walk into the Peak District really close by.

    Reviewed by JodieApr 2010

  • "A fantastic property!"

    We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Beautiful views from the property and lovely walks nearby. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful weekend! My sister had a brilliant 30th birthday surprise!

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2009

  • "A very dog friendly property with lots of outdoor space."

    Also local to lots of tourist attractions. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2009

  • "Very friendly helpful owners."

    Lovely location. Hot tub and sauna a great bonus. Plenty of space.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2009

  • "The Loft was beautiful and clean."

    The hosts are warm and friendly. Even though it is dog friendly it is still finished to a very high standard. There are several good walks on your doorstep and the sauna and hot tub were great if you were feeling a bit lazy. Shops and pubs are close by too. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2009

  • "The sauna and jacuzzi were a great benefit."

    ...especially after a long rainy day. Our daughters loved the horses in the stables below their bedrooms and were allowed to help out with the horses when they asked. The family were very friendly and hospitable.

    Reviewed by Andrew & EmmaApr 2009

  • "This place was very special and I have already recommended it to friends."

    In particular, the welcome from the owners was amazing. The Loft is in a spectacular location and is a beautiful cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by AdrienneApr 2009

  • "The cottage was on a farm, in a isolated, quiet position in the Peak District and gave us many opportunities to get out and about."

    The cottage was warm, had everything we needed and ideal for needs. The children liked having a choice of five tvs to watch!

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2009

  • "Fabulous location, spotless accommodation, very roomy."

    Owners very friendly and very helpful. All in all we had a fantastic few days.

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2008

  • "The property was quirky and charming, very spacious, and in a fantastic location."

    It was well equipped and very warm, and the hot tub and sauna were a real luxury after a hard day of hiking and climbing. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by TDec 2008

  • "Lovely location."

    Very helpful owners.

    Mr WhalleyOct 2008

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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.


  • 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
  • Utility
  • 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, washing machine, 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

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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