The Loft Bradwell
Stayed here from 15th to 19th Nov 2013
I would describe this place as almost perfect, nice location 5 minutes from the local pub. A pleasant hour and a half walk to Castleton.
The loft itself is cosy with everything you could possibly need, one thing that's makes a big difference is the presence of a decent sized fully working TV especially at this time of year.
The owner met us at the local pub car park as the loft could be difficult to find, we followed her in, she made us very welcome told us if we needed anything to knock on her door and ask, we didn't and she didn't bother us which was nice as it makes it feel truly independent.
There is a small balcony outside over looking the horse field it was lovely in November and I can only imagine how nice it would be in Summer. The bed was extremely comfortable with good quality pillows and quilt. There is a walk in shower cubicle in a very nicely tiled wet room, adjusting the shower was a little bit tricky but then I don't find many that aren't on my travels.
We visited the local pub on the Friday night, The Shoulder of Mutton, it was a little bit noisy with a group of local youths but I must say I was impressed at how well mannered and friendly they all were. We didn't eat in the local but the meals I saw being served looked good. We did have a meal at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope that was very nice I had Steak and Ale Pie my wife had Salmon and Prawns no complaints.
This was a very pleasant winter break I would highly recommend the loft to any couple young or old, just be aware though that if you are not too nimble on your feet it can only be accessed by a steel staircase outside. Wifi access would add greatly to this property's overall experience, the owner did tell us this is something she is looking into