We arrived in beautiful weather, no problems with parking at any time during the week - there was always a place close to the property. This was a classic "two up two down" Peak District cottage that has been brought bang up to date with lots of mod cons. For example, the kitchen had under floor heating and every utensil you would need for a weeks stay. The view from the kitchen across to the fields, sheep and moors, was lovely. The TV was a 'Smart' one, and made a real change from the usual tiny old style TVs you often get in rental properties.
The bedrooms were so comfortable too - we both slept like logs, and we appreciated the fact that there was no traffic noise as the main road now by-passes the village.
It must be said that Hayfield itself is an absolute gem of a place! It is picturesque, has several really good pubs for both real ale and good-value food, lovely little shops, a unique connection with 'Dad's Army' (and other TV series), easy access to the moors, and a church that has a stream actual flowing underneath it.
From the property, it is a very short walk into the village, everything is on your doorstep and if you wanted to venture further afield, Manchester is a short ( and very cheap) train ride from nearby NewMills.
In short, it is a great village to explore and a fab little cottage to base yourself in - highly recommended, and we want to go again!