Gaia Lodge ref: UK4047

Hulme End, near Ashbourne, Buxton & Bakewell Area

4 Stars

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Bedrooms
1
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This fabulous, cosy barn conversion, which has been described as compact, bijou and perfect as a romantic retreat, can be found 165 yards away from the family run camping site of Upper Hurst Farm, which has been awarded the coveted Environmental Quality Mark Award. There is also an unique, eco-friendly Mongolian yurt, Gaias Hideaway (UK4189) on-site which can also be booked. Gaia Lodge, a former piggery, nestles in an elevated position that boasts panoramic views of the undulating countryside, dotted with natural hedgerows and dry stone walls; so characteristic of the southern Peak District National Park. The warm gritstone cottage has been renovated with much love, with exposed Douglas fir king post trusses, stone flag flooring and an outside patio and garden area that is fully enclosed with a dry stone wall. It is enhanced further by fully controllable underfloor heating, a wood burner and its own, completely private, additional decked patio area (south west-facing and becoming a little sun trap) with a red cedar, wood-fired hot tub, to provide a truly special stay.
Upper Hurst Farm has a nature-based, ethos, encouraging bio-diversity in fields and hedgerows. In addition, the majority of energy is provided from sustainable sources or solar panels. Resident animals include four characterful and friendly mini Shetland ponies. There are resident little owls as well as other indigenous owls and buzzards, and peregrine falcons are a common sight. Swallows and curlews return here every spring.
An area popular with walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers alike, the River Dove is just 1 mile away and takes you to Hartington, Dove Dale and Biggin, via Biggin Dale. It is also just 1 mile to the River Manifold and the start of the Manifold Trail. The Tissington Trail is around 3 miles away, and a dog friendly, food serving pub is within walking distance of the cottage, as is the local village stores. The picture-postcard village of Hartington is just 2 miles down the road and the market towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek are all around 20 minutes from the site, providing a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. The infamous Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall can all be reached in around 30 minutes, as can one of the country’s most popular theme parks, Alton Towers. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Exposed beams throughout.
Open plan living space: With stone flag floor.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Bio mass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. External utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site).

Miscellaneous

Small lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, BBQ and fire pit. 4.5 acre natural unspoilt grounds (shared with other properties on site). Wood fired hot tub for 4 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Ashbourne
  • Shops
    ¾ mile
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¾ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Buxton
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    10½ miles (reservoir)

About the local area

The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.

Glossop Sailing Club

Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.

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