This was exactly what we were looking for and what we needed. We were traveling as two families with 4 teenage boys (ages 14-19). Beavers Croft was our 2nd stay after 6 days in Bath and before our 3rd stay in London. We had plenty of room for all 8 of us and all the accommodations were up to date and comfortable. The real gem is the history of the Croft and dams, the hiking trails, quietness, and our hosts. We needed a period to relax after Bath and before London and we got it. If you are looking for a quiet place that is away from everything (but not too far) and you feel like you own it and all the park around you, this is where you want to stay. The grounds are well manicured and comfortable. You can access hiking trails right from the house or take a short drive or bike ride. Hike to town or pubs. Our boys are runners and they felt very comfortable going out on their own to get their miles. The grill/smoker was a GREAT addition. Ab and Paul (the awesome and super friendly Boston Terrier) were the best and most gracious hosts. Pippa, we would have loved to meet you and share stories, but we know you had bigger things ahead of you during our stay. Beavers Croft was definitely a highlight of our stay and we would love to go back. Ab, thanks for everything! Jim, Denise, Todd, Tami, Adam, Evan, Zach, and Jacob.
Suggestions: Find out in advance what the house offers for food, drink, appliances, and hygiene products and shop before you arrive because you won't want to leave anytime soon.
(Written June 2018)
I cannot say enough about this place! Every aspect was just perfect. Steve and Sarah are exceptional hosts and couldn’t recommend booking more
Did you want to spend time in a location that words cannot describe? Are you looking to impress a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, partner, significant other? Then Beavers croft is for you. The interior has all the classics, roaring fireplace, well appointed kitchen, Stone galore, ample and high end bathrooms, spacious bedrooms plus more. Located around the peak district its a short trip along the snakes pass to manchester or in the other direction to bamford. Our stay was in one of the most beautiful places on earth and we have been grateful to stay there. I would go back in a heartbeat.
We have just got back from celebrating my mums 50th over Christmas and New Year at Beavers Croft and it was amazing! The barn is in the most stunning location next to the Howden Dam, with loads of walks available from the doorstep. It was beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed. We spent the majority of the time around that beautiful fire! While there is no phone signal, there is WiFi which worked well for us. The nearest towns are Hathersage and Bamford, within a 10-15 minute drive, where there are pubs and tea rooms. We also went to Bakewell for the day, about half an hour away. Big thanks to Sarah and Steve for making us feel welcome, and also helping us through the snow! A real gem and the perfect spot to get away from it all, would highly recommend!
The barn is lovely and the location is stunning. Lots of great walks and cycle routes with the excellent view points of the dams. Already planning our return visit.