Gaia Lodge, Nr. Hartington, Peak District


Entire cottage hosted by Susan

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bathroom
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A cosy, compact and bijou cottage with wood-fired hot tub, private garden and log burner. Perfect as a romantic retreat for two.

The space
Cosy up next to the log burner or pamper yourself in the extra-large wood-fired hot-tub under the stars. This fabulous, cosy barn conversion is compact, bijou and perfect as a romantic retreat for two. Gaia Lodge, a former piggery, nestles in an elevated position on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border which falls within the southern area of the Peak District National Park. Gaia Lodge boasts panoramic views of the undulating countryside, dotted with natural hedgerows and dry stone walls; characteristic of the Derbyshire Dales. It can be found 165 yards away from the family run caravan and camping site of Upper Hurst Farm, which has been awarded the coveted Environmental Quality Mark award. The warm, gritstone cottage has been renovated with much love, with exposed Douglas fir King-post trusses, stone flag flooring and a log-burner for cosy nights in. Logs are provided free of charge, as is WiFi.

The cottage is lavishly furnished with hand-made linen curtains and blinds, goose-feather & down pillows and duvet. We also have Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels, fluffy dressing gowns and handmade chocolates on arrival (2021 bookings) or a locally sourced breakfast hamper (2022 bookings). It is enhanced further by fully controllable underfloor heating for toasty toes! The kitchen has a granite worktop with quality fixtures and fittings and modern appliances, including a dishwasher.

There is a stone-flagged seating area with a westerly aspect overlooking Ecton Hill which includes a washing line. There is a small, gated, and walled garden with a north-west aspect where you can enjoy the last drop of evening sun. This garden leads to a further completely private, decked patio area (south-west facing and becoming a little suntrap) with a 1700L red cedar, wood-fired hot-tub, to provide a truly special and memorable stay. The hot tub is heated for your arrival and included in the price for shorter stays (up to 4 nights), for longer stays it will need to be emptied, cleaned, refilled, and reheated halfway through your stay which is included in the price for 2022 bookings but will incur an additional charge of £100 for 2021 bookings.

"What a little gem – in every way. Sue has created a relaxing and luxurious little retreat. The lodge is beautifully and lovingly decorated and furnished. Sue has thought about your every need and equipped the lodge accordingly. The hot tub is absolutely fantastic – especially during November. Sue is so kind and generous and there to help if needed but not in any way intrusive. The local walking is stunning and there are plenty of places to visit locally including good pubs and restaurants. Sue – you should be incredibly proud of your glorious lodge. A high thank you from us both xx"
- John and Steph - Derby

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Buxton, United Kingdom

Gaia Lodge is at Upper Hurst Farm Caravans, Camping and Glamping in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Set in Staffordshire's Manifold Valley yet walking distance to the Derbyshire Dales, Gaia's Hideaway is nestled on the border of these two fabulous counties. Cycle trails, hiking, open water swimming, picturesque villages and stately homes are within reach of the lodge. Farm shops, ice cream parlours, cafes and cosy pubs galore, Gaia Lodge is the perfect place for exploring what the Peak District has to offer. You can find information by looking us up, and you can even speak with us directly.

We are very rural so peace and tranquillity is assured, whilst being central to the four major towns: Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Leek. There are lots of places to eat nearby and a pub within walking distance. There's so much to explore here, you won't be bored!

Hosted by Susan

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 72 Reviews
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After getting planning permission in 2011, Sue built a touring site that now comprises 25 super pitches and 15 tent pitches, plus a warden’s pitch. There is also a holiday cottage for 2 with wood-fired hot-tub. The latest addition is Gaia's Hideaway, an authentic Mongolian Yurt also with hot-tub in a secluded spot with uninterrupted views - very magical indeed. Sue is the builder and owner of Upper Hurst Farm Caravans/Camping/Glamping and attributes her success (team included) to the unrivalled position Upper Hurst Farm enjoys in The Peak District National Park - the homely and welcoming customer service - and the exceptional quality that is evident in everything she does and builds. Sue genuinely takes pleasure from the positive experiences of our guests.
After getting planning permission in 2011, Sue built a touring site that now comprises 25 super pitches and 15 tent pitches, plus a warden’s pitch. There is also a holiday cottage…

During your stay

Help is on hand from the owner Amy (next door) and/or Lynn on the Caravan site (150 yards away).

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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