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The Barn

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The Barn was perfect in every way."

    A great location with stunning views and superb, well equipped accommodation. Everything had been thought of and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was so quiet and peaceful and yet only minutes from local amenities. Whether visiting the city or the countryside The Barn is an ideal base.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic place to stay we loved it."

    Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely place to stay, comfortable, clean , well equipped."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location with wonderful walks on the doorstep."

    Well equipped and very clean

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely loved this holiday ‘cottage’."

    Well maintained, modern and comfortable. Probably not the easiest of locations but the views from the front door make up for that. We had come over from the USA for Christmas and New Year to visit family. Would definitely recommend this property to others and would book again. A hidden gem!!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay at the Barn, owner was very helpful when contacted or contacting us with important information."

    The place was very cosy and the beds were so comfortable! Stunning views!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house with amazing views over the countryside."

    When I walked in it was just WOW! There was everything and more you needed for a stay. Lovely touches like tea cofffee sugar and milk and a lovely bread and even a bottle of wine and even some treats and a bowl of water for my little doggy. The owners were on hand and came round right away when I couldn’t figure how to work the TV to help me. ( my own fault completely as it’s an internet tv and once I was helped to figure it out there was so much choice of things to watch with films and normal tv, series and so much! Everything is top of the range and so luxurious xx The beds are so comfortable. The rooms are really spacious and the whole place is immaculate xx Little Boo the owners doggy is adorable and her and my little dog Jack made friends right away she is such a good little dog and her and jack played outside a few times as I encouraged her to do so. Jack watched for her passing by so he could go out to her! There are lovely walks over the fields to take your dog and the walk down the lane to Etherow Country Park which is only a mile away and being a well kept single track lane it’s safe to walk down. I took my little dog to get away from the fireworks for bonfire night and you could still hear them but nothing like as bad as at home and the cottage walls are so thick, with the TV on you couldn’t hear them too much and my little dog settled right away. It’s an amazing place to get away from everything and the owners Vicky and her husband couldn’t have been more welcoming. It was lovely to chat with them about the place which is 200 years old and was a barn for the cattle originally and the original features like the vent holes in the walls which are now little windows keeping the history of the place so tastefullly done. It is the most gorgeous place I have stayed at and cannot wait to go back again. At night time you could hear the hoots of owls in the distance which was amazing xxThank you for an amazing little holiday with my little dog Jack xx

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Vicky and her Husband very helpful and a pleasure to meet Property very comfortable and lovely location."

    Clean, well thought out and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage in a beautiful setting with everything you need and more."

    Little touches in the cottage made our stay feel special. Our little pooch loved having a very large area to run around and explore. Great walks right on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2023

  • "What an amazing, peaceful & tranquil setting, beautiful surroundings, a real joy to wake up to."

    The accommodation itself was perfect in every way, very well equipped and exactly as described in the advertisement, restored and maintained to a very high standard, very clean and beautifully decorated. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating & nothing was too much trouble. My family and I will definitely be returning to this amazing place.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Well equipped and though quite small very well thought out to provide all the comfort and services needed for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely barn very tastefully done and so clean."

    The views from the barn are great and it’s so peaceful. Had a lovely week away and would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2023

  • "We weren't able to attend the property due to myself breaking my ankle a few days before our stay."

    The interaction I had with the host prior to this incident was prompt and pleasant.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Jun 2023

  • "This is a delightful property in a peaceful location with easy access to amenities."

    It is furnished and equipped to a high standard and very comfortable. We enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful short break. Great location to visit National Trust properties and RHS Bridgewater.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "Wow , what a gorgeous Barn, we loved staying there ,nicely fitted out and so comfortable ."

    We were visiting Family, who lived near by . Amazing views all around, we both agreed it was one of the best places we have stayed in . Would definitely recommend staying in this very special place . We will be booking it again for our next visit to the area .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had such a great time, thank you so much."

    Everything was absolutely spot on. Great location, lovely hosts, really child friendly.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was a real find!"

    Beautiful location with views of the hills and surrounding countryside as well as being very clean, cosy and thoughtfully decorated. We stayed as a family with our dog, and the field opposite the cottage was safe and secure to take him (although please note this field is also used for livestock at different points), plenty of open space all around for walks though. Kitchen is well equipped and the welcome tray of bread, wine and dog biscuits are a nice touch! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in a stunning location.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Barn, possibly the best self catering property we've stayed in."

    The Barn was fully equipped with everything you could need and the welcome pack of bread, wine, milk, flowers and dog treats was a lovely gesture. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Amazing friendly hosts who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Some previous visitors have commented on the access but we went out every day and never encountered another vehicle coming up the lane. We live in Cornwall and are quite used to having to reverse and pull into passing places! Would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage - clean, comfortable, all you could ask for in a kitchen and stunning views from the windows."

    One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Great walking straight from the doorstep which our dog loved. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Overall very good accommodation."

    Lovely welcome hamper and all amenities - like dishwasher tablets etc provided. There were just a few issues The shower room en-suite shower was quite weak and would not get as hot as we would have liked. I think it may have been stronger in the the en-suite with the bath but my children said that shower was not that hot either. The un made road we were warned about but it that could get properly tarmac over that would be a great improvement. Otherwise lovely

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Feb 2023

  • "Very awkward to give constructive feedback on a Holiday Home that has been put together with such passion and thought, I can guarantee you that everything has been done with a lot of careful thought, virtually everything you could possibly need has been catered for, if I was to rate the whole experience it would be 5star plus, the only criticism I could make would be to emphasise ALL NO ACCESS SIGNS ARE TO BE IGNORED!"

    !!! as we got to one sign in the dark when looking for the Barn which is Baddeley worded, to the point it is saying No access to the Barn, this caused us to turn round and retrace the route, only to find the left fork we were initially looking for was just 100 mtrs past this sign. I would highly recommend this accomodation, superb for four people, and well situated for all local amenities, including if you so wish to walk the area. This is a real Gem and a credit to its owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Was much better than I expected and was spotlessly clean. Very very good

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    Beautiful views and nice and quiet. Close to Compstall village / Andrew Arms Pub and Etherow Country Park (5 min drive, 20min walk). Larger villages of Marple and Romiley just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "The barn is wonderful."

    It is a perfect place for a quiet escape and so well equipped and comfortable. It's isolated location and views are great although the access farm track has limited passing places. We have stayed in a few 'country cottages' and this is the best.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Warm and well equipped. Helpful and friendly owners. A beautiful situation with glorious views.

    Reviewed by Will4.7Sep 2022

  • "Amazing..."

    . Everything high quality with a well equipped kitchen. Victoria,family and neighbour very welcoming and friendly. Really nice touch with the bread, milk, wine, treats and poo bags for the dog. Ideal location for exploring the peaks. Thanks for an amazing stay...

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent! Very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage that has been refurbished to a very high standard."

    The owner provided the flexibility of either two double or twin rooms so that it is suitable for both couples and families. Everything you need (except food) is provided and it is in a excellent location on the edge of the Peak District yet you would not know you were so close to major towns.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Barn."

    Beautifully furnished, comfortable and in an idyllic location. We walked straight from the front door for several stunning walks. The owners were a delight - charming, friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Isabella5.0Jun 2022

  • "I would have no problem recommending this Cottage, it was clean, tidy and modern."

    Excellent facilities where available to use, Cooker, microwave, clean and easy to use, bit difficult for a short person to reach the top shelf of the fridge but otherwise excellent. Bedrooms where arranged how we requested and everything was clean with plenty of storage for clothes. Towels where available and lovely and fluffy, Shower was brilliant, hot water almost instant and liked the smaller shower as well as the waterfall one. You do need to be careful driving up the lane, it is a single track so oncoming vehicles and also pedestrians can suddenly appear and there are limited places for pull in's. Host was available for any queries and very approachable both before arrival and during our stay.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2022



    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our second stay at the property and just as good as the first."

    Lovely property, beautifully presented and great walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2022

  • "Maaaaaaaaaaaaarvellous."

    Second time around, this time with bonus, springy, cuddly Lambs. The cottage is super-comfortable and the owners and their family are warm-hearted and helpful. Great views, walks from the house, plus lots to explore via train or car. You can access the Etherow-Goyt way from the cottage via the Drovers Track and across to Beacom Farm to start of the Langendale Trail (PDF on line). The canals are great for easy kayaking/SUP with storage space in the Shed. A word of warning, not related to the Barn itself in any way - the BP garage in Romily charges £33.99 for a litre of oil - a mark up is OK -but at 3 times normal price I was anticipating inclusion of the Koh-I-Nor. Many thanks for a great stay again. Say hi to the woolly and feathered ones for me.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a perfect location, a lovely barn conversion, beautiful surrounding countryside, close proximity to Manchester."

    Our two young boys especially enjoyed themselves, wonderful hosts and could not fault. Perfect extras like the coffee machine, we want to move in!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Barn was everything we could have wished for for our short stay."

    We do hope to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well equipped, comfortable, a home away from home"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous place, modern and really clean loved the fact each bathroom had its own ensuite, decor lovely, bed really comfortable slept really well, most places we looked at didn't have seating for 4 people, kitchen was lovely and well equipped and you even had a Christmas tree for us which was a lovely thought."

    You can see you have furnished with only the best quality fittings, furniture and furnishing and we would love to come again in the summer. We did try to respect the fact it was such a lovely barn so tried to leave it as close to how we found it. Only thing missing was a long mirror on the wall by one of the plug sockets for drying hair couldn't see any plug near the bathroom mirror.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Barn is stunning and great care had been taken to ensure we would have a comfortable stay."

    It sounds such a simple thing but the fact that lights had been left on for our arrival in the dark made all the difference. The Barn was also lovely and cosy for our arrival, again greatly appreciated after having driven from Scotland and the temperature being low. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we will definitely be booking again for the summer so that we can explore further afield. We had the unfortunate luck to be involved in an accident in the snow on the way back to The Barn the evening before our departure and would have been lost without Vicky and her husband. We were abandoned by our insurance company in the dark and snow with freezing temperatures and Vicky's husband drove down to pick us up and take us up to The Barn. He also drove us to our daughter's in Stockport the following morning. They could not have done more to help us and we are extremely grateful for all their help.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location with great dog walks."

    Thanks for making us so welcome. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a fabulous break in 'The Barn ' a family of 3 adults, 1 16 year old and our dog."

    The Barn overlooks fields and has cows and sheep less than 10 feet from the front door. The Barn has everything you could need for a very comfortable holiday. All appliances and resources are of a very high standard. Lots of places to walk and visit only a short drive away. We enjoyed Etherow Country Park, walking along Marple Bridge canal, Castleton, Lyme Park to name a few. We will be back as there's alot more to see and do in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Oct 2021

  • "We stayed for several days at this lovely little unit within the peaceful setting of a farmyard."

    There were chickens, sheep and cows which our son loved! The hosts were very accommodating and approachable. They left a welcome note and water bowl for our dog and dropped some salt in for the farm eggs we had picked up from down the lane. The property had recently been refurbished to a high standard with tasteful decor and top-rated appliances. The reason why I have scored the property a 7 was that it was not compliant with fire regulations for the paying guest. However, I do not want to detract from the lovely property and the stay we had at The Barn. I provided the hosts with some goodwill advice and was confident that they would address what was required.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, like a luxury 5⭐ hotel, perfect for my birthday treat."

    Fluffy towels, really comfortable bed, kitchen well equipped and flowers well tended, you know you're staying in a place where owners really care. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation with great views across the valley."

    Friendly, helpful host. Easy access to city and countyside.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very welcoming and friendly owners - we really enjoyed meeting you all (including the animals)."

    The Barn is in a beautiful location and the building has been renovated to preserve interesting features eg the little windows but is still light, clean, airy and warm with great views - you don't even need to step outside. We weren't that lucky with the weather or with the fuel situation - but still had a grand time as there are lots of walks from the Barn itself or from nearby villages and it is a lovely place to just stay-in too. Train stations are a short drive away. Fantastic storage for toys such as kayaks/bikes! The route up is steepish and narrow but we had no issue in our non SUV - it could be trickier in winter perhaps. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with exposed original beams."

    Very relaxing and absolutely stunning. Great views of the countryside and walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    The walks around the barn were fantastic. Two of our walks were right fro our door step. The kids and the dog lover there stay too. Loved exploring the area, and seeing the sheep, cows and horses every day. The owners made us feel very welcome. The sourdough bread and the wine was a lovely touch when arriving. We would highly recommend staying here. The local pubs are great, the food was nice and they all welcomed dogs.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful property, so well done and everything you need."

    Comfortable and welcoming, area is fabulous, amazing views from the house.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2021

  • "Gorgeous holiday home, beautifully decorated and set in a lovely quiet place, relaxing and peaceful yet only half an hour to the centre of Manchester."

    Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent hosts and a great location"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything exceeded expectations at the Barn, including the luxury touches like the coffee pods, bread and wine provided by the host."

    Every care was taken to ensure a brilliant experience, and a relaxing stay. Will return myself at every opportunity, and will recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful and tranquil experience.

    Reviewed by Therese5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Barn is a lovely place to stay."

    It's set in a beautiful part of the country where we had a lovely relaxing break. Waking up to cows, sheep and horses in the fields opposite was wonderful. This is a newly renovated Barn which was immaculate inside and out and has everything you need. We really liked the information pack which was full of clear instructions for all the gadgets as well as an insight into the Barn' s history. We followed two of the detailed walking routes to local country parks and enjoyed every minute of it. We would highly recommend a stay in The Barn, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything about The Barn was simply stunning."

    From the lovely host Vicky to the views and facilities this is a gem if you’re after peace and luxury. Can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "This house is beautiful!"

    The owners are so friendly and accommodating, and it is clear how hard they have worked to create an amazing holiday home. There’s nothing I can fault - we were disappointed we couldn’t book to stay another week! I would highly recommend this house and it’s location. We can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2021

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  • **Please note: 28th June-5th July, no short beaks during this week**
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size on request) with Smart TV and en-suite roll-top bath, hand held shower, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Please note, this property has a minimum night stay of 3 nights
  • Gas central heating with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio to side of property with furniture
  • Secure bike store
  • One well-behaved dog welcome - £25 pet supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is reached via an off-road, single, tarmac farm track of around 500 yards, please consider this when booking

The property

Reached via a single farm track and boasting beautiful views over the owner's fields and beyond to Cheshire, Shropshire and the Welsh mountains, The Barn is a superb barn conversion resting just outside the centre of Compstall in Greater Manchester.

This wonderful rural retreat can accommodate four guests and is ideal for a family or two couples seeking a base near to the Peak District National Park, being only around five miles away from the border.

Once you've reached this idyllic escape, take in the views before heading inside this traditional building which still boasts the original, small arrow slit windows throughout.

Take a left from the entrance hallway to find the inviting sitting room, complete with plush leather and tweed Chesterfield sofas to unwind on, a Smart TV and an electric woodburning stove-effect fire, perfect for cosy nights in.

Pass the handy cloakroom in the hallway before heading into the kitchen/diner, a contemporary space where quality appliances can assist you in cooking up delicious meals, all to be enjoyed at the dining table which sits in view of the window.

When the evening draws in, retire to one of the two beautiful bedrooms - The first is home to twin beds and a Smart TV, and benefits from a wonderful en-suite bathroom complete with subway wall tiles, decorative floor tiling and a roll-top bath to soak in, along with overhead and hand held showers.

The second bedroom is equally as elegant and hosts a king-size bed and a Smart TV, served by a sleek en-suite shower room with a spacious enclosure and more stylish tiling, with both bedrooms offering zip/link beds so the layout can be made to suit your group.

Enjoy relaxing outside on the patio furniture, admiring the luscious views of the fields with sheep and horses grazing, the perfect setting for alfresco dining or evening drinks.

You will also find a secure bike store.

The Barn lies around a mile from the centre of Compstall village where you can visit the local, The Andrew Arms, for a pint and some delicious pub grub, and pick up any essentials from the village store and Post Office combined, with a scattering of other local business too.

The Etherow Country Park is practically on your doorstep, home to a nature reserve and a sailing club, with a café to stop in for a treat at following a ramble around the scenic green spaces.

Pay a visit to the National Trust's Lyme Estate, once used as Mr Darcy's Pemberley in the TV adaption of 'Pride and Prejudice', this imposing house and large 1300-acre estate with a deer park is well worth a visit.

Enjoy an endless choice of wonderful walks in the Peak District, hiking up the scenic Kinder Scout where waterfalls await, taking in the far-reaching vistas from the top of Lantern Pike, or climbing to the top of Bleaklow to visit the aircraft wreckage memorial.

Explore the Longdendale Trail which runs along four reservoirs affording wonderful waterside views, with wildlife to spot along the way including the mountain hare and short-eared owl, it forms an important section of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Just an easy car or train journey away is the bustling city of Manchester where you can look forward to all manner of amusements and attractions, from museums and art galleries, to concerts and events, not to mention the array of fine dining and lively nightlife, there's something for everyone in this welcoming city.

Spend quality time with your loved ones near the Peak District at The Barn.

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About the location


Stockport 5.5 miles; Glossop 7 miles; Manchester 11.1 miles.

Compstall is a charming village nestled on the banks of the River Etherow on the outskirts of Manchester, Stockport and the picturesque Peak District National Park. Formerly a mill village, Compstall was first noted as the location for farmers to trade, meet and sell their sheep. Today the village is home to a local post office, the Andrew Arms pub where guests can sample delicious meals and the breath-taking, riverside Etherow Country Park. The village has excellent links to the thriving city of Manchester where guests can immerse themselves in the past at Ordsall Hall, the People’s History Museum, the Museum of Transport or Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Other notable attractions in the city include The Crystal Maze Experience, Legoland Discovery Centre and a whole host of quirky and unique bars and restaurants; there is truly something for everyone! The Peak District National Park is also within reach, keen ramblers can find themselves amongst the picturesque walking and hiking routes or try something more adventurous and summit peaks including Lantern Pike, Crook Hill and Dale Head! All this and more awaits from your base in Compstall.

Please note, this property has a minimum night stay of 3 nights.

Please Note: Between 28th June - 19th July 2024 this property is only able to accept bookings of a 1, 2 or 3 week duration beginning and ending on Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas