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
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.

This stunning rural retreat, situated on south of the Peak District National Park, is brimming with opportunities for walkies. The stylish loft conversion, nestled in the owner’s extensive grounds, sleeps two people and one dog, perfect for a romantic getaway with the pup along for the ride, or some R&R for just you and your furry companion. After a day of making the most of the countryside on your doorstep, sit back and relax with a glass of wine, or a bowl of water, and look out across the charming duck pond from your elevated position.

Relax on the sofa and keep an eye on dinner cooking in the oven in the modern kitchen area. Feel the breeze coming in through the open patio doors and watch Fido snooze in the sunshine on the decking, tired out from all the fresh air that day. Dine alfresco at the bistro table outside and listen to the chatter of the birds as you while away the hours ‘til the stars come out. Have a peaceful night in the calming double bedroom and then take pleasure in a morning coffee and a stunning view from the comfort of your bed, opening up the doors to the Juliet balcony and enjoying a lazy start to the day.

Head to Dimmingsdale Valley and Furnace Woods (1 mile) to discover a tranquil haven for dog walkers, nature lovers and those seeking stunning scenery. Sandstone rocky outcrops, lakes, streams, rivers, and a mixture of broadleaf trees and spectacular Scots pines are all waiting to be explored and sniffed, so grab your best pal and head for this gorgeous walkie on a sunny afternoon.

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)

This property is personally managed by Kate.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 3rd January 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Justin 6th September 2019

Very nice apartment ,very quite , very nice location , wildlife right on the door step

Reviewed by Edmund 30th August 2019

This is a modern, stylish, clean and comfortable property in such a lovely, peaceful location. All you can hear is the wind, running water bird song. Outside it has a secure area for the dog to exercise and a raised deck with table and chairs to relax in or have breakfast. 10 minutes walk away is Dimmingsdale forest park which is just perfect for wRead morealking the dog and the Ramblers Retreat which is perfect for a coffee afterwards. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 23rd August 2019

Lovely location, quite only sounds are the birds nice accommodation lovely hosts very lucky to live in such a beautiful home and the weather was amazing, sat by the summer house near the pond watching the ducks, very relaxing, thank you

Reviewed by Judy 12th July 2019

Magical situation , calm and quiet and excellent for spotting an array of local wildlife. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. A friendly welcome before and on arrival with useful information on the area and the delightful and useful goodie basket was a real bonus. Our dog enjoyed the enclosed garden and was kept entertained by the rabbits.

Reviewed by Mandy 1st July 2019

From the moment we arrived we felt welcome the owners of the property where very kind and helpful the property and the area was amazing so quiet and stunning views with lots of wildlife to see ... just perfect thank you

Reviewed by Katie 22nd June 2019

We had a fantastic stay at Rakesdale loft. Brilliant peaceful location with lots of great walking from the door. We really enjoyed the excellent cafe just down the road too. The cottage itself was very well equipped and was a great space for us both, a dog and small baby. Hosts were great - friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed by Alan 14th June 2019

Fantastic setting, owners very friendly. Ideal for walkers and for those interested in wildlife

Reviewed by Thomas 7th June 2019

Very nice indeed. Had a great time and would go again. Very clean and modern. Liked it a lot. Beautiful setting.

Reviewed by Liz 3rd June 2019

Lovely cottage in a quite location. Perfect for a 3 night stay. No need to get into the car as many walks nearby. Maxine and Nick are excellent hosts from sending out an email with things to do, to settling us into the cottage. Great outdoor space for the dog to run around and a wonderful deck to relax and enjoy the surroundings. We had a super staRead morey and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 10th May 2019

Great Hosts nothing too much bother Hopefully will return in the not too distant future. The secure area for our dog made things easy to manage.

Reviewed by Catherine 5th May 2019

Set in a delightful location and it was a very quaint, clean cottage. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone and also would go back. The owners are lovely and welcoming. Thought the information guide was of great value.

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