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Great British Bakeoff

The Great British Bakeoff is back on our screens and inspiring men and women alike to get into the kitchen and whip up a masterpiece of their own. Here is our quick round up of the very special kitchens in our Group Stays properties. We bet they are just as good as a marquee on the lawn - if not a little better and you won't have to go through the judging process!

Large and Luxurious

Peak District Holiday Barn

How about this for a kitchen then? Open plan and everything to hand to cater for up to 24 guests the kitchen at the Peak District Holiday Barn is gorgeous. A really sociable space why not rope in the others to help, there is certainly space for a few chefs!


A modern kitchen equipped with just about everything you can imagine and a little bit more Cobbleside has even had a few professional chefs cook dinner parties here and they left all their kit in the van because it just wasn't needed! The added bonus with this kitchen is a butlers pantry where everything can be stored for your whole stay meaning you wont need to send someone for an extra dash to the shops.


An eclectic mix of traditional and colourful modern touches the kitchen at Farmhouse is a joy to be in whether you are cooking using the Aga or propping yourself up against the worktop with a glass of wine in the pretence of 'helping'. You will find that everyone begins to congregate in this stunning kitchen. Let's hope that the familiar saying 'too many cooks spoil the broth' is a myth! The lovely photo in the blog title is also Farmhouse and we think you'll agree - that bread looks scrummy!

Cosy and Cute

The Steadings @ Balbinny

The kitchen at The Seadings is found upstairs and is part of the open plan living accommodation. Modern with marble worktops this is a great kitchen in which to bake, that is if you can drag yourself away from the luxury swimming pool and hot tub! A really great place to chill out families love the feeling of being together in the same space. 

The Railway Carriage

Despite the small size the kitchen in The Railway Carriage feels much bigger as it is so bright and airy and perfectly well equipped for a family break away. Self catering is easy when you stay here with a dishwasher and modern appliances. The kids will love the quirky property and you'll love the fact that you can order some local produce to make things even easier!

You'll be impressed with the style and substance of all Group Stays kitchens. Our owners think of everything from plenty of cutlery to a range of glasses. Most of our larger properties have dishwashers, some have two, and you'll even find cake tins in some of our properties. If you would like to know more about a wonderful kitchen above do get in contact with the owner. You will find a contact form on any of the property links above.