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Enjoy relaxing in the summer house by the pond
Rural location set within grounds of owners estate
Open-plan social living
Put your feet up and breathe in the fresh air
Dine together with good company
Stretch out in the super-king-size bed
Subtle touches for a cosy stay
Wonderful views from the bedroom
Refresh and energise
Stylish loft with views
Lots of wildlife to spot
Elevated decking provides good views
1 / 12  Enjoy relaxing in the summer house by the pond
2 / 12  Rural location set within grounds of owners estate
3 / 12  Open-plan social living
4 / 12  Put your feet up and breathe in the fresh air
5 / 12  Dine together with good company
6 / 12  Stretch out in the super-king-size bed
7 / 12  Subtle touches for a cosy stay
8 / 12  Wonderful views from the bedroom
9 / 12  Refresh and energise
10 / 12  Stylish loft with views
11 / 12  Lots of wildlife to spot
12 / 12  Elevated decking provides good views

Rakesdale Loft

Alton, Peak District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish newly converted loft tucked away in mature grounds surrounded by nature, spend summer evenings sat in the summer house overlooking the duck pond
  • There is an abundance of walks to explore in the surrounding countryside and woodland from your door
  • Rural location with the benefits of a pub, café and farm shop within a mile
Property code: 62237

Enjoying a secluded location on an extensive private estate, this beautiful loft conversion provides cosy and relaxing accommodation for two guests. Ideal for a couple exploring the stunning vistas of the southern fringes of the Peak District, this delightful property has wonderful views out across the surrounding woodlands. Overlooking a tranquil pond, with plenty of chances to spot local wildlife, this tastefully furnished property is a wonderful retreat for walkers and cyclists discovering the area’s glorious countryside.

Approached via a flight of external steps and a decked platform, patio doors lead into the property where you will find the refreshing open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge is a relaxing spot to unwind with a good book or a film, while the kitchen is an ideal space to rustle up a favourite meal that you can enjoy in the charming dining area. The property also features a stylish shower room and an airy super-king-size bedroom with a Juliet balcony offering delightful views. Heading outside from the lounge, the fully enclosed and raised decked platform sits at the head of the steps, providing a lovely spot for al fresco dining on a lovely afternoon. There’s plenty of space to exercise dogs in the surrounding grounds where you will also find the pond and a summerhouse.

The property is a mile from the ancient village of Alton in the heart of the Churnet Valley, near the site of the Chained Oak. There are miles of walks to follow, with the Furnace Forest and the Tissington Trail both nearby. The popular theme park Alton Towers is also nearby (2 miles), or you could head to the thriving market town of Ashbourne (10 miles) which has a variety of independent shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants to discover.

  • 1 bedroom- super-king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • 1 dog welcome (Due to other animals in the grounds dogs must be kept on a lead when not in enclosed garden)
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV
  • Regret no children or toddlers (babes in arms welcome)
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian 7th June 2024

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This is a wonderful location, quiet, beautiful and restful but near to diverse local attractions whatever the weather. Fine for walking with gentle to more challenging routes through delightful scenery. Our dog Percy was very impressed! Our hosts were very helpful and friendly leaving goodies for our enjoyment but allowed us to feel we were free toRead more enjoy the peace and quiet. Many thanks to them. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Chris 3rd May 2024

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Very comfortable and peaceful location. Nick and Maxine were very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Guy 29th March 2024

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Lovely peaceful stay in smashing loft which was just right for our stay, owner very helpful and area great for walks and local pubs for dinner

Reviewed by Jason 8th March 2024

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Lovely set out ideal for the dog where they can go out use the fenced field area inside nice and cosey lovely shower and king size bed

Reviewed by Nigel 23rd February 2024

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Fantastic Weekend

Reviewed by Roger 9th November 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay at the loft despite the very wet weather on a couple of days. It was great that George our dog could be let out in the fully enclosed garden. Thanks to the owners for the welcome gifts and for allowing us to be in control the heating.

Reviewed by Allison 22nd September 2023

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Loft is in a beautiful setting with lovely walks on the doorstep.It's great to have access to enclosed area for your dog direct from the decking,but to keep dogs on leads outside as there's lots of ducks and some goats in the grounds. The wildlife and views are stunning and can be seen through all the windows. I had the pleasure of seeing 3 muntjacRead more deer and owls whilst I was there Be aware that main access to the loft is via a number of steps The owners are very accommodating. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 15th September 2023

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Set in a beautiful, rural location. Lovely, clean and comfortable. Great walks from the door. Welcome pack of milk, bread, croissants and biscuits which was a nice touch. Great to have an enclosed deck area and grass area for the dog to use - lovely to see the ducks and rabbits everyday! Maxine was very responsive and was there to meet me on arrivaRead morel and when there was a power cut one evening, she called to make sure everything was ok and brought me a torch. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 1st September 2023

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Rakesdale Loft was everything we hoped for and more. The location of the loft was stunning - completely surrounded by countryside and nature. The perfect place to relax! The outdoor, enclosed space was great for our dog to explore and chill out in. We loved sitting by the duck pond and watching the wildlife. The loft itself was very comfortable andRead more well equipped. We especially loved the balcony in the bedroom with its gorgeous view and the sound of water from the pond. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 28th August 2023

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Warm welcome, perfect accommodation for a couple. A decent sized garden area fenced off for our dog. Lovely walks with a local pub. A relaxing break.

Reviewed by Steven 16th June 2023

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Excellent accomodation in a beautiful setting. Ideal for people seeking peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Michael 9th June 2023

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Super location for anyone seeking piece and tranquility. Great for wildlife lovers with plenty of bird species to be seen. Plenty of walks from the door.

Reviewed by Michelle 6th May 2023

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Good communication and friendly welcome from the owners. Absolutely stunning location so very peaceful with an abundance of wildlife to listen to and watch. Easy access to Peak District & local towns. Local Riverside pub with ample parking & great food within 10 min walk. Arrived to flowers, milk & a bottle of sparkling wine which was a nice gesturRead moree. Bed was huge and very very comfortable slept like a log. Would thoroughly recommend this property and look forward to staying there again. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 21st April 2023

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Comfortable & well equiped.

Reviewed by Michal 18th March 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Lesley 15th February 2023

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Lovely place with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Really appreciated the milk, bread, coffee, tea and treats left for us as well as the flowers. The bed was super comfy! The owners were really friendly and helpful. Lovely quiet location with ducks and goats on site as well as rabbits, birds of prey and owls close by. Perfect for those Read morewho want to get away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Nikolai 27th January 2023

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One I would stay away from. The bed and couch are not very comfortable, the kitchen chairs are cheap and uncomfortable. it is on a lovely property and very clean, just very uncomfortable

Reviewed by Colin 20th January 2023

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The location is excellent if you want to get away from everything for a while. You can wonder around and watch the ducks and goats from the summer house in the evenings. There is a safe area to let your dog out during the day or evening.

Reviewed by Anna 6th January 2023

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Reviewed by Racheal 25th November 2022

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Amazing place to stay not only the loft, but the area and countryside. Very clean and the best bed I have ever slept in. So relaxing and everything you would need. The owner was very helpful and made sure everything was in order for my stay. Would have stayed longer, but had to get back to work not far for the village and amazing walks. EverythingRead more amazing and would love to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 4th November 2022

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Had a fantastic couple of nights here, owners were very helpful and accommodating ,lovely property in a lovely part of the world, will definitely be back soon

Reviewed by niall 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sharron 21st October 2022

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A lovely holiday in such a stunning location. The owners are lovely and accommodating and eager to recommend some beautiful walks and fantastic food close by! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Lee 23rd September 2022

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Stayed here 23-09-2022,upon arrival to the property there was fresh milk,bread and cookies for us and lovely flowers too. We went for a relaxing weekend and that's exactly what we had,situated in beautiful location with only sounds of wildlife around. The village is beautiful too only 10 minutes walk away and another place is ramblers retreat againRead more 10 minutes walk away. Overall we were really impressed with the cottage and grounds it is on and would highly recommend staying here overall 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Lawrence 16th September 2022

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Accommodation was clean and of good standard with generous sized bed, well equipped kitchen albeit with a small area to prepare food. Central heating quickly warmed a chilly morning, location was beautiful with ponds, stream, weeping willows, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, horses, goats, etc. All located in its own quiet valley. As a bonus there was evRead moreen a fenced area on the green hillside for our dog to roam. We will definitely go again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 9th September 2022

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Small and compact but big enough for two plus medium sized dog. Great secure paddock which Sam our collie loved running around in. The location is lovely and peaceful, only disturbed by the sound of the owls at night. If over medium height need to be aware of sloping ceilings ! Overall recommended.

Reviewed by Sharon 25th August 2022

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A lovely place to stay in a great location. Very helpful owners.

Reviewed by Amanda 22nd July 2022

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Lovely idyllic location, clean and well equipped and to be met on arrival with a lovely welcome pack. I could not have asked for more. Thank you for making a special weekend even more memorable. Highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by S 8th July 2022

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Lovely, cozy loft at fairytale location. Clean en well equipped and soft and king sized bed. Very kind and helpful hosts. Would stay here again!

Reviewed by Michael 17th June 2022

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Cottage is set in an idilic setting for a peaceful and relaxing environment especially especially for the wildlife.

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