The living room at Woodpecker Loft, Peak District
Location Icon Ashbourne, Peak District
From £220 - £842 per night

Woodpecker Loft

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Sleeps 10
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5 Bedrooms
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5 Bathrooms
The perfect place for a large family gathering, a reunion or to celebrate a special occasion together, this beautiful barn conversion in rural Derbyshire is stylish, cosy and very well equipped
Woodpecker Loft is a luxury holiday cottage set within a stunning farm complex surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and fields in the Derbyshire countryside. A former barn, it has been lovingly transformed into an exceptionally stylish and modern place to stay combining original elements such as rustic stone walls, with a host of top-of-the-range appliances. Sleeping up to 10 guests in five bedrooms, each with private en-suite facilities, it’s the ideal choice for family gatherings or getting together with good friends. One-to-one beauty treatments, hair care and massages are also available at the on-site salon and can be pre-booked before your stay.

Why we love this

  • Luxuriously appointed barn conversion with state-of-the-art appliances
  • Set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside at the southern edge of the Peak District
  • Walking distance to Carsington Water for nature trails, canoeing and hikes

Key Features

Countryside views Countryside views
Garden Garden
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Children welcome Children welcome
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Self check-in Self check-in
Sonos sound system Sonos sound system
Wine cooler Wine cooler
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Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

There’s a climb of 14 stone steps up to the entrance of this cottage. Once inside, the star of the show is the large open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge area that runs the full width of the house. It’s spacious and bright with extra height achieved from the arched ceiling that incorporates huge oak beams and stunning, contemporary chandeliers. Meanwhile, the views out to the fields and countryside are heavenly.

It’s a very sociable space perfect for chatting, cooking, eating and relaxing together. The deluxe kitchen is ready for you to prepare large meals and is well-equipped with high-spec Gaggenau appliances consisting of two ovens, a microwave, a warming drawer, a double touch hob, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There’s also a double American-style fridge/freezer, two bottle coolers and two islands with plenty of cupboard space and bar stools where you can help the cook prepare ingredients for dinner. When it’s time to eat, the long dining table accommodates everyone comfortably.

Meanwhile, the lounge area has plenty of sofa seating positioned around a lovely wood burner where cosy nights can be spent watching the TV or a film (there’s Freesat and a DVD player). Or, on summer evenings, fling open the patio doors that lead to the balcony where there are fantastic views across the countryside.

On the same floor as the living area, there are three bedrooms. One bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite with a shower, bath and WC; a bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite with a shower cubicle and WC; and a bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite with a shower cubicle and WC.

One floor up there are two more bedrooms, both with a double bed and an en-suite shower room.

There’s also a patio garden area, equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue, while the lawned gardens are shared with guests of other cottages on the site.

There is a lockbox where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in, however the owners live nearby and are available to offer assistance during your stay.

If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

The garden is not enclosed and there is a small unfenced lake in the grounds where the cottage is located, so please supervise children at all times.

Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • No dogs allowed

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is located in the peaceful hillside village of Kirk Ireton in the stunning Derbyshire countryside, with several good country pubs to be found within a few miles.

If you like gentle outdoor pursuits you are in the right place and just a short walk from the cottage is Carsington Water. This reservoir and nature reserve has a visitor centre, a picnic area, a playground and lots of activities to try. Families might like the 1-mile stroll to Stones Island where there are lovely views across the water, or for a longer hike take the route that passes through the villages of Carsington and Hopton. You can also hire bikes or book water sports including rowing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. Carsington Water is also a good spot for trout fishing which is available from March to November.
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