Meadow Place

Ipstones near Leek, Peak District (Ref. 767)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A superb, Grade II listed stone-built property, situated in a delightful position in the rural village of Ipstones, on the western edge of the National Park.

This exceptional property has been skilfully created from the conversion of a lovely old barn to provide spacious accommodation of a very high standard.

Care has been taken to retain much of the original charm and character of the property including solid old beams and exposed stone.

The accommodation is upside down to take advantage of the light and the barn's splendid natural features.

The magnificent sitting room has a vaulted, beamed ceiling which is open to the eaves, while the second sitting room features a double bed, so you can relax with a good film.

A rather special base for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.


Upside down accommodation. Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Superb first floor fitted kitchen. First floor utility room with WC. First floor dining room. Large, beamed first floor sitting room with feature woodburning stove. Additional first floor sitting area/playroom with double bed and TV/video.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, hostess trolley, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 50" plasma screen TV in sitting room, TVs, videos, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi. Gas, electricity and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Garden area and patio with furniture and BBQ. Ample off road parking. One well-behaved pet welcome. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Absolutely excellent”
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    • “The 'cottage', a converted barn, in the lovely village of Ipstones was a great place to stay! The whole property was well equipped with plenty of space for our party of 9. All of the 5 bedrooms had plenty of space with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, who was happy to help and very welcoming. We couldn't have asked for any more on the break and I recommend this property to any party of a similar size!”

    Robinsonjack97, Beverley, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Amazing holiday home”
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    • “Me and a 8 other friends decided to go on a week holiday, we wanted a place with things to do and places to go, and by no means were we disappointed. Meadow Place was amazing, considering we were a large group of 18 year olds, it was great that the owners were trusting, on the first day they came to see if we had settled in okay and if there were any problems, which there were non. The building and garden were great, very spacious, good sized rooms, and great facilities. The living room was spacious and warming, and the house was just a nice size, at no point did anybody feel as though we were falling over each other. due to it being self catering, there was a small corner shop in town, with basic supplies, but a 5 minute drive away in Cheadleton there was a Morrisons and an Asda. Moreover it was only a 15 minute car journey from Alton Towers, which was a great day out. Overall I was extremely happy with the house, a great bargin, well placed, overall I would recommend to any family and friends. Hope to come back soon.”

    Matt H, July 2015

    • “A great place to stay”
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    • “We have just returned from a long weekend at this property. We were a party of 8 (extended family) and a number of canine guests too. The property was great, with 4 x bedrooms on the ground floor and all en-suite so each couple had their own space, then spacious comfortable communal areas upstairs. There is plenty of off road parking too. The property is really well equipped and in a great location with 3 pubs (2 that serve food) and a village shop all within a short walk. I really can highly recommend staying here.”

    YimYem, Oxfordshire, England, April 2015

    • “Fantastic Holiday Cottage”
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    • “I have seen a lot of people saying this property is ideal for 'older travellers'. We spent a long weekend there in December with a group ranging from early 20's to 50's and I would say this property is ideal for anyone, regardless of age. Clean, well presented, and far more spacious than we had hoped for, we were all a little blown away by the size of the property upon arrival, even with a group of 10 space was never an issue. The unlimited logs and coal for the open fire were fantastic, and the location is peaceful but secluded so there is no concern that you may be annoying the neighbours (within reason, of course). The owner popped round shortly after we arrived to run through things we may not be aware of, such as how to control the heating, where to find more wood for the fire, and where the bins were located if we filled the ones in the property. Other than that we were very much left to ourselves while we were there which was great. Absolutely no complaints, with a well stocked shop and multiple pubs in the village, and many scenic walks in the nearby area Meadow Place really is a fantastic and well priced property if you are looking to get away to the countryside for a while, I would definitely recommend it.”

    Gimby, Birmingham, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Excellent weekend away!!”
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    • “what a fabulous place to stay!! We had a fantastic weekend here. What can I say. Great accommodation, well equipped, wifi for the teenagers and a roaring open fire. Great village pubs and walks as well. Could not fault it!!”

    Paula R, December 2014

    • “Outstanding accommodation in a lovely village”
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    • “This is an excellent holiday home. First impression "wow" - it's huge and the barn conversion has been done tastefully. It is clean and well equipped We spent a week there from 31 May to 7 June and really enjoyed our time in the area, there are so many beautiful walks and nice pubs! We particularly enjoyed coffee and chatting to local people at Cafe Connect in the Memorial Hall.”

    Chris0801, Bath, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “excellent place”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here ,all facilities were excellent,beds comfy,one downside was the amount of spiders in the bedroom with the french doors I counted and killed 25 in two weeks ,they where big ones!. i was a bit disappointed with the view from the living room I could only see rooftops or someones garden.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wirral, December 2012

    • “An all round first class house and location.”
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    • “Indoor facilities first class. Bags of space without ten of us "living on top of each other" Good pub doing huge meals at good prices only walking distance away. The week we were at Ipstones was not good but the log fire with no restrictions on use of logs was a first class bonus. No shortage of facilities in the catering - loads of cooking utensils and glasses etc. All ion all a very pleasurable and memorable stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Devon, June 2012

    • “60th Birthday Celebration Week”
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    • “We hired Meadow Place in December for a week long house party for family and friends, and were not disappointed. The house is an ideal setting for a party, with its galleried dining area and chandelier, and is extremely well equipped to cater for entertaining. Various guests complete with dogs arrived and departed at different times of the week, and all were impressed. The village has 3 pubs, with 2 serving food, and there are great walks to be found nearby. Owners on hand, but very unobtrusive. Already planning for next event. Would highly recommend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Belper, March 2012

    • “Wonderful property”
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    • “This was a wonderful property ideal for what we wanted it for which was a pre-Christmas family gathering. It was spacious, well kept, and equipped with everything we needed. I particularly liked the huge lounge and open fire. The owners were friendly and helpful. There was a local shop and pub and it was close enough to everything the Peak District has to offer. We had a lovely weekend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Salisbury, March 2012

    • “My 50th”
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    • “This really is an excellent place to stay. The accomodation was huge! The highlight is the lounge where my friends and I spent many hours with the log fire roaring. I would recommend this place to everyone. The landlady was also a delight, very nice and helpful. We will be returning.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bath, January 2012

    • “A fantastic house for our family get together.”
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    • “We stayed at Meadow Place for a family holiday,9 adults altogether.We all loved the house,it is full of character, extremely comfortable and well equipped with everything you need.The fact that we all had our own bathrooms was a real plus.The wood fire was lovely on a cool October evening and we loved the large dining table and enjoyed many evenings sat around it .There are so many interesting places to visit within a short drive.A really lovely house that made for a fantastic weeks holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, December 2011

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    • “The standard of the property was outstanding - especially at the price. We felt the photos on the website did not do the property justice.”

    Mr Massie, Pudsey, September 2015

    • “Meadow Place was amazing. Excellent place to celebrate a family birthday. A super cottage. All the family really enjoyed it. Great place to spend special times with the family.”

    Mrs Daniel, Crawley, August 2015

    • “Loved the house, the location and the surrounding areas. The house was all enclosed and very safe.”

    Mrs Williamson, Glasgow, July 2015

    • “The interior design of this property has been done brilliantly. The property was very well set out and had more than enough space for our party of 9. We couldn't have asked for anything more.”

    Mr Robinson, Beverley, June 2015

    • “A lovely converted barn with fabulous living areas. It was well appointed and equipped. Parking was excellent in a private courtyard/garden and there were lots of nice touches. I am always happy if there are nice wine glasses in the cupboard!”

    Mrs Packer, Cheadle, June 2015

    • “A very spacious and well appointed property for our party of 8, and with ample parking for our 4 cars. In a very pleasant village with a good eating place close by.”

    Mr Rushton, Wickford, May 2015

    • “This was an excellent property for a crowd of friends. The furnishings, bed-linen, etc. Were of a very high quality without detracting from the 'home from home' feel.”

    Ms Boak, Nottingham, May 2015

    • “Meadow Place! A superb holiday 'cottage' (rather, a large beautifully converted barn!) where it would not have mattered to be snowed in, or cut off from the world! With a roaring fire, 50inch TV and lots of rooms to lose excited toddlers, we certainly enjoyed a happy family get-together! The outings to Sudbury Hall, Ilam Park and Ashbourne endeared the area to us - we certainly need to come back to see more!”

    Mr Allinson, Bournemouth, February 2015

    • “The proportions of the cottage and its location in a good village with pubs and shop within walking distance. As my group are walkers, we like that there are walks from the cottage and also that it is close to the Peak District and The Roaches. We particularly liked the superb lounge with wood burner, 4 bedrooms being en-suite, and the spacious hallway. Had an attentive owner, who seems to care that we enjoyed our holiday.”

    Mr Holmes, Leicester, January 2015

    • “No complaints at all about Meadow Place, it is a fantastic holiday cottage in a great location.”

    Mr Gilbert, Birmingham, December 2014

    • “Excellent property in a good location for walking and visiting the surrounding area.”

    Mr Lewis, Grimsby, August 2014

    • “Accommodation was absolutely stunning, the photographs do not do it justice. The owner came & welcomed us too. Thoroughly recommend this cottage & village.”

    Miss Thurston, King's Lynn, August 2014

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About the location


Leek 6 miles; Ashbourne 9 miles.

The attractive rural village of Ipstones lies on the western fringes of the Peak District in lovely moorland countryside, between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. The village offers a post office, village shop and pubs serving food. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking with miles of woodland trails and moorland hikes to enjoy. Dovedale and the limestone Churnet Valley are on the doorstep and The Manifold Trail is close by. There is easy access to many of the area's attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park (NT) as seen in TV’s Pride & Prejudice, the NT Ilam Estate or Blackbrook Zoological Gardens. A great touring base for all the Peak District - and Alton Towers is just a 10 minute drive away.

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