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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
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
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

Enjoy a rural romantic retreat in this stylish recently converted loft which is situated in the extensive owners grounds with superb walks direct from your door. The loft overlooks the nearby duck pond and mature trees for an abundance of wildlife to spot.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom- super-king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 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
  • TV
  • Regret no children (babes in arms welcome)

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 30th July 2021

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A perfect bolt-hole to relax and unwind in: a secluded spot, complete peace & quiet, walks from the door and a safe, gated space for our dog to explore. The loft is lovely, fab rain shower & very comfy huge bed. The deck is a great space to enjoy the sun and spot the rabbits and occasional foxes. Loads to see & do in the area. Owners very helpful aRead morend there if you need them. Short walk into Alton with 3 pubs, PO & local store. We had a wonderful time with mixed weather & would happily return. Hide

Reviewed by julia 23rd July 2021

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Fantastic holiday cottage. Great secure garden for out springer spaniel. Very peaceful and quiet. We had a lovely time. Lots of lovely walks. The Talbot pub has very good food. Easy to walk too. Would highly recommend this place.

Reviewed by Debbie 16th July 2021

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Enjoyed our stay at the lovely cottage. We brought our dog who was able to run free in the fenced in area. The cottage is kept to a good standard, has a sunny outside deck and is close to local walks in the woodland.

Reviewed by Stephen 25th June 2021

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The wee paddock was great for our Westie to explore and was well thought out by the fact that pig netting was attached to the fence to deter your dog from going out of bounds. The decking area provided a lovely sun trap especially in the evenings when a glass or two of wine was supped after a busy day. All in all lovely surroundings for walkers andRead more bird spotters with or without a doggie companion. We enjoyed our stay and would throughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 18th June 2021

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Perfect location great for access to the Peaks and local walks. Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed by dave 15th June 2021

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Great stay, accommodation excellent, nice welcome, owners very helpful,

Reviewed by Doug 11th June 2021

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Excellent location, within easy reach of good walks and lovely views! Also a short walk to Alton with local pubs and food. The cottage is in a lovely peaceful location, well equipped and looked after by the owners who were very welcoming. We had a great relaxing break, thank you!

Reviewed by Helen 4th June 2021

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Made to feel very welcome. Beautiful place to stay, we loved our week in Rakesdale Loft. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Nicola 28th May 2021

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We had a fantastic holiday at Rakesdale loft - thank you! It was very relaxing and the deck area was a real bonus.

Reviewed by Donna 21st May 2021

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We had a fabulous time in this property. It was perfect for us and our small dog who absolutely loved the enclosed garden. He also loved sitting at the doors in the lounge and bedroom watching the wildlife. The loft was well equipped and we really appreciated the welcome basket. The location of the property was ideal and within walking distance of Read morethe village and Dimmingsdale. We recommend the Ramblers Retreat and the Bulls Head Inn. We definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Peter Ernest 9th May 2021

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Fantastic location very pretty

Reviewed by Jackie 3rd May 2021

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Beautiful location for long walks, lots of wildlife and scenic views. Loft is comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Emily 30th April 2021

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Rakesdale loft is such a peaceful environment to relax and unwind in. The view outside overlooking the pond is very pretty, lots of different birds to see! Had a lovely time and the walks around the area have incredible views. Thank you!

Reviewed by Tracy 27th April 2021

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It was very secluded, beautiful scenery wildlife. Lovely apartment, modern, cosy not far from local shops and pubs. Very welcoming. As we were from North East it was really easy to find and get there. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Helen 18th April 2021

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We wanted somewhere tucked away and very quiet and Rakesdale Loft absolutely fitted the bill. It is far from any traffic noise and is secluded, almost isolated and yet only a stroll from a village. We enjoyed the walks from the door and lunches at the pubs nearby. There is a lot to do in the area, more than I had realised. The bed is huge and comfoRead morertable, kitchen compact but fine for basic food prep. The space is tastefully decorated and the private outdoor deck another bonus. A great find. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Victor 30th October 2020

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We were looking for a walking getaway this location was perfect with beautiful walks from the property. With the added bonus of dog friendly, perfect. Although the weather was not kind to us we were still able to get out walking through the woods. Finished off with a nice drink at the local pub Wildlife was in abundance. The colours of the trees atRead more this time of year was fantastic. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 26th October 2020

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Reviewed by Amanda 19th October 2020

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Loved our stay here! Three nights flew by in the beautiful grounds. We slept really well as the bed is super comfy and could hear the little brook nearby. Lovely walks, great pubs and dog friendly - what more could you want! Hosts were really friendly too. Have already recommended it to others!

Reviewed by Helen 2nd October 2020

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Set in beautiful grounds, so peaceful & only birdsong to listen to. Ten mins stroll to the Talbot pub, fabulous food & felt welcome there. Sunday lunch highly recommended. Alton village a further 10mins, all uphill, with 3 more pubs A visit to Ramblers Retreat is a must. We realise that this is our own fault as it is Rakesdale LOFT, but maybe if yoRead moreu are 5ft 6" or below you'd be ok-at 6ft 2" & 5ft11" the slanted roof caused many a bumped head! Very comfy bed. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 28th September 2020

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Reviewed by Tammy 18th September 2020

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Lovely little place just right for 2 people... the cottage/loft is hidden away from the road so it was so peaceful and very quiet..... definitely recommend this place

Reviewed by David 11th September 2020

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Lovely place very helpful host's

Reviewed by Mark 28th August 2020

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A great cottage, a total bargain and real good value for money. It had its flaws and needed some TLC.. but you get what you pay for. If you want something really nice then spend a bit more. Couldnt fault the location at all!

Reviewed by Ryan 27th July 2020

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Fantastic place to stay, walks right on your door step, beautiful setting with very well kept grounds,everything you need for a great relaxing break away.

Reviewed by David 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Martin 3rd January 2020

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Myself and my wife spent 2 nights at the property and I can honestly say the stay was fantastic. Great location, great hosts, good WiFi , comfy bed. I would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Karen 30th December 2019

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Lovely place to stay. Very peaceful, lovely views and everything you need for a relaxing break. Great walking routes from the door. Accommodation was very well equipped and there was a welcome pack with local produce and milk in the fridge! It is in the grounds of the owner's house and we were made very welcome. Great fenced off space for the dog tRead moreo run around at the rear of the accommodation too - great all round! Hide

Reviewed by Ammie 20th December 2019

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This holiday cottage was amazing. In fact superb in a great tranquil location surrounded by wildlife I would highly recommend and definitely come back Honestly in such a fab area for walking dogs and lovely strolls

Reviewed by Alison 29th November 2019

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Wonderful location and beautiful scenery. Local pubs are dog friendly and serve good food. Recommended going to the ramblers retreat which is less than 10min walk from cottage. Owners are very friendly and even provided a basket of local produce that I loved. Cottage was warm and clean and had everything you need for a weekend get away.

Reviewed by Emma 7th November 2019

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Rakesdale Loft from perfect from start to finish. The loft had everything we needed for our stay. The area for our dog was perfect as we knew he was safe to go outside and we didnt have to keep a constant watch on him. The location is perfect if you are wanting lots of walks , right from the doorstep. The loft was clean and modern.

Reviewed by Paul 4th November 2019

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This is a wonderful place, the setting is exactly as the photos. Welcomed by the owner who showed us round and has a very pleasant manner. If you live in a city this will just be a dream place to have a few days enjoying the Peak District. Wi-fi is fast and reliable, with a good size TV, everything you need to cook is here too. A very well equippedRead more loft cottage with plenty of room to exercise both you and your dog. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 4th October 2019

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A good location if you want peace and quiet and to get away from it all for a good rest.

Reviewed by Stuart 20th September 2019

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Lovely holiday loft that includes super king size bed, beautiful scenery, idyllic setting, enclosed garden for dogs, outside seating area, well maintained.

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